September 27, 2013


Have I ever told you all about my infatuation with Minnie Mouse? I love her!! LOL. Ever since I was a kid, she is the one character, other than Kermit the Frog, that I've adored through the ages. Back in my dorm room days, I had Minnie stuff all over my room, which was probably quite annoying to my chain-smoking Goth roommate *side eye*. I had the bedspread, a lamp, sock etc.. Desperately trying to hold on to my childhood you think? LOL.
Well let"s fast forward to me finding this sweatshirt buried deep in my drawer purchased from Forever21 last fall. Love at first sight of course DUH!! There was a lil chill in the air in the morning, and I din't feel like wearing a blazer or anything to stuffy for a casual meeting with a client so there's that. Not only did this sweatshirt keep me in a great mood all day, but it was the best conversation starter. Who knew so many adults still loved this super girly mouse?


Minnie Sweatshirt (past season) Forever 21 Similar HERE
Denim: Joe's Jeans
Pumps: JCPenney (old) Similar HERE for wayyyy cheaper

September 25, 2013


Hey there CHICsters, after an overwhelming response to I WANT IT WEDNESDAYS last week, I decided to do another update this week on the latest trends and things I want.

Here's what made the list this week :-)



3.1 Phillip Lim for Target French Terry Sweatshirt
River Island Black and white colour block wrap skirt
Sharpen Your Pencil Skirt
Over The Knee Boots
Pointed Ankle Boot
Rotating Bow Tie Watch
Rolled Brim Bowler Hat
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target® Mini Satchel
Tory Burch Logo Studs

Well there's the list of WHAT I WANT ...If only we could buy every single thing we wanted at any given time, *sigh* ...a girl can dream right?

What's on your I WANT IT WEDNESDAYS list? Tag me on Instagram, Send me a Tweet, or find me on Facebook and share...I'd love to know :-)


September 24, 2013


That moment when you wake up in the morning, stretch and as you glance outside your window you realize it's gonna be a gloomy, rainy day *sigh*. Have no fear...other than the fact that this hair does not cooperate in rainy weather, I actually like the rain. As long as it isn't cold AND raining...I'm good! An easy way to add some cheer to your rainy day morning commute is to add a pop of color to your attire. Trust me, it works!

Here are a few essentials I think is totally necessary for such occasions: a waterproof coat that is roomy enough to fit over your work outfit without having you feel all stuffy and uncomfortable. A belted one is great for accentuating a waistline. Rain boots, or Wellies as they're called in the UK are not only functional for puddle stepping, but they also come in a variety of colors and patterns from basic black to this fun bug printed pair by Tory Burch. A handbag that is large enough to carry all of your essentials in an easy to wipe off material is also great. Last but not least, the umbrella...and not some boring, half broken I just keep in my car umbrella either. Get a nice umbrella that is functional!!! I can't stress this enough. There's nothing more ridiculous than a person with an umbrella not proportioned to their body *side eye*. Like seriously though...what's the point? LOL. If you're not planning on getting drenched, at least use the right size umbrella. I prefer ones that is mostly clear for obvious reasons. Growing up in NYC and having to walk everywhere whether it's raining or not, you tend to appreciate these kind of umbrellas where people can actually see where they're going and not bumping into you because of an obstructed view HA!.



Hope you all have a CHICtastic day...and if it's raining in your city try this look to keep dry and still look CHIC

September 23, 2013


Hooray, it's first day of Fall!!! I don't know about you all, and I loveeee the summer but I can do without the sweating, oily face, random bug bites and above all else the look of horror that I give people that wear clothing that's NOT RIGHT for their bodies!!! Girl please cover that up! LOL.
Which brings me to an aspect I love about the season change...jackets. I'm really into jackets. Whether it's a moto jacket, puffy vest, trench coat, or plain ol' denim jacket, I love it. I narrowed down my long list of must haves for this season into the 10 below...


September 22, 2013


Hey CHICsters *waves*, hope you all have enjoyed the weekend. I've enjoyed mine but I am still in awe of how slow the week tends to go yet the weekend speeds by hmm. Anyways, here is just a quick post of my brunch outfit. A patterned dress, silver heels, and of course a tote (I love large bags) LOL.


Dress: NY & Company (old)
Tote: ZARA (Spring/Summer 2013)
Heels: ZARA (Spring/Summer 2013)

September 21, 2013


It's not hard to tell from many of my pics that I'm a denim girl. Light wash, medium wash, dark wash, I love it all LOL. Yesterday I had a busy day of meetings, and running errands plus it was Book Fair Day at my daughter's school so this look was the first thing I grabbed out of my closet. 

I prefer to mix and match my denim tones because the contrast is a little more chic and less like "I'm gonna spend the day in a garage working on cars", if you know what I mean :-)
The jeans are Burberry Brit Mid Rise Skinnies which are a lil pricey, but you can find similar options HERE for 30% right nowonline using code 'GAPNEW' and also HERE at Forever 21 for a whopping $7.80 *gasps*... now that's a deal!

When I have errands to run, or I'm out doing things with the kids, I always carry some kind of tote like this MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium Jet Set Multifunction Saffiano Travel Tote
which comes in handy for holding my iPad, makeup bag, client folders, as well as toddler wipes & an extra change of clothing for when your 4 yr old spills chocolate milk ALL over herself *side eye*. 

These NEON Heels was another pair I've had for two years or so LOL...from ZARA of course. Either way, neon is a great way to give your denim look a some "pop" of color.. I'm not a huge fan of all over neon, just doesn't work for me, but I like to play with accessories in those bright colors.

 Neon earrings in the same color was used to pull the look together.

 If you EVER wonder what my *side eye* loos like... well here it is! HA! LOL

Hope you Enjoy this weekend.. & tag me if you find any CHIC deals during all of you're shopping and treasure hunting.. Ya'll know I LOVEEEEE a deal :-)

September 17, 2013


Hey CHICsters,

Soooo, was I the only one that ran out to my local Target on Saturday like a chicken with her head cut off just to get my hands on a few pieces from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for target collection? LOL what a sight to see! The entire six rack area of the womens clothing section specifically for the new collection was filled with women grabbing dresses, pants, shirts, scarves..YOU NAME IT! This is another time where being tall and having long worked in my favor. I kindly reached over the masses, grabbed my goods and headed straight to the check out line HA! I don't play!!! 

Yea, you already know that when I saw this Floral Shirt Dress, it was love at first sight's true though, it really was. Just look at it *big smile*, the earthones, mixed the aqua, outlined in black on an off-white background is PHENOMENAL. 

I love the "Hi-Low" cut of this shirt dress,so edgy and on trend!

The look was paired with the 3.1 for Target Large Carryall Tote in a complimenting color. Shoes in a similar style to those Jeffrey Cambell 'Lita Bootie' that I've seen alot, but I actually got these from Urban Outfitters several years ago *yes I said years* and just never worn them. I should have!!! These booties are super comfy. Similar Chunky Lace up Bootie HERE

You all know how much I LOVES ME some accessories!! Leather Studded Cuff by my own line CHICTOLOGY *coming soon*, Juicy Couture Rose Gold Watch, and the Gold Fingertip Rings by H&M.

Round Sunnies by ZeroUV..I love there sunnies. A great selection of styles and you can't beat those prices :-)

HA! This Pose though..You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but you can never take Brooklyn out of the girl ;-)

Later for now CHICsters, have a CHICtacular day!! 

September 16, 2013


Hey there CHICsters *waves* it's Monday...yet again *side eye*. Is it me, or does this day seem to roll around at warp speed? Geesh! This is what I wore for a morning of meetings w/ current and prospective clients. I found this dress while on a random visit to TJ Maxx and it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!!! And yes I know I say that alot LOL but I really do swoon over chic clothing :-)

I'm really a big fan of stripes whether it is in dresses, pants, ADIDAS *which I will discuss in a whole other post*... #STRIPEGANG Forever *Big Smile* 

I love the sheath silhouette of this dress. Also, did you all notice the inverted pattern of the stripes around the waist area? It gives the illusion of having a teeny tiny waist! Who's complaining?

Do you all recognize this tote? It's the Carryall by 3:1 Phillip Lim for Target. Just about the entire collection launched this past Saturday sold out online the very same day! WOW!!! There were so many great pieces to choose from it was hard to narrow it down. 

I tied the whole look together with my FAVE green heels that I got from ZARA two yrs ago, a chunky green statement necklace, and a Leather Studded bracelet coming soon to my new online boutique. 

Well that's all for now CHICsters, hope you enjoyed this post. Feel free to comment, and don't forget to LIKE my Facebook page, Follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, BlogLovin', or Twitter for more daily fashion as well as lifestyle updates.

xoxo Osa 

September 14, 2013


Hey CHICsters *waves*, hope your summer went well! Mine was quite busy, with travel, work, kids, and more travel Geesh *wipes forehead* LOL. I'm just now getting settled back at home. Now that the weather is starting to change I know alot of us tend to get confused on what to wear. The mornings either starts off cool and then by the time we get out of school or work, it feels like it's July over again. Or equally frustrating is being warm all day, and then by the evening the temperature drastically changer Brrr. I guess it's just mother natures way of keeping us on our toes ;-)

Yesterday I met up with some friends at a local lounge here in Atlanta to catch up on what's new in our worlds and as I was standing in my closet pondering what to wear, I glanced at my white jeans. First thought in my head, "NO WHITE JEANS AFTER LABOR DAY!" , second thought " WHY NOT?" LOL... No judgement as if I'm the ONLY one that has dressing debates with myself. So here it is, a simple look wearing white denim, and Fall earth_tones. *Sticks Out Tongue* to whomever says it's not "fashionable" to wear white this season because I DID and I WILL!!

Excuse the lighting...the sun was out of control yesterday!!

I LOVE NEUTRALS!! This tote I got from ZARA earlier this summer, and paired it with these CHIC heels from White House Black Market which were regularly priced at $108, but you're soooo not ready for the price I paid. Ok I won't keep you in suspense any further...$9.99 *gasps* Yes you read that right! They only had one pair and wouldn't you know it was MY SIZE,,,YESSSS!!!! LOL

Leather stud bracelet by YOURS TRULY *smiles* coming to my new online boutique that I've been working very hard to get up and running :-)

As you already know I am a die hard fan of Joes Jeans. My legs are really long, but my body type is somewhat curvy, so the length and fit of their denim does the trick for me.
This peplum top is one that I've had for a while now hanging up in my closet. I love the peek a boo mesh cut out as well as the olive color. I think olive is such an overlooked color yet it's so CHIC and flattering to most skin tones. 
Also wearing these uber chic "Lioness" earrings also coming soon to my online boutique...stay tuned xoxo


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