How to put together an outfit

As we have started on our journey we have been asked different questions here and there and requests for things to write about on our blog. One of those is a request to write about how to put together outfits. This is a great question. Below we will show you the four easy and simple steps to putting together a beautiful outfit fuss free every time

How to put together an outfit

Step 1: Start with your essential piece. This should be the “neutral bridger,” the basic yet stylish piece of your outfit. This is a staple piece, one that is classic and never goes out of style. Ex: dark jeans, trousers, basic tops, or pencil skirts.

Step 2: Add a focal piece, the one piece in the outfit that has the most attention and that is the most interesting. This can be something with texture, color, pattern, or shine, such as a top.

Step 3: Add the “closer” or the piece that adds that essential and classic layering component, such as a cardigan, jacket, pashmina/wrap, or a belt. Yes, a belt! Though a belt is an accessory, a belt gives that layering component to an outfit and also can give a very flattering effect.

Step 4: An outfit is not properly done until you accessorize! Add your final touches with coordinating, matching, or contrasting jewelry, scarf, handbag/clutch, shoes, or a hat.

And that’s it! Follow these simple steps and you will have a beautiful no-fail outfit every single time!

Tip: Think of it as like decorating a room. First paint, then find your focal point in the room, add layers, and finish with the pretty details.


Inspirational Quote for Women #3

Every once in a while I am tempted to compare myself to someone else. When I start having these kinds of thoughts in my mind I try to immediately take them out because 1) they are not happy thoughts and 2) they are not healthy thoughts. Sure, you can be motivated to change something like a behavior or a habit or some choices because of the example of someone else. That’s different. But when you start comparing yourself to someone else, which in most cases you end up comparing someone’s strengths with your weaknesses, it’s just not fair.  Just as much as I try not to compare myself to anyone else but rather be comfortable in my own skin, I don’t like it when others compare themselves to me. Because I wish those people could see themselves like I see them. They are amazing and beautiful, and people who I look up to. The truth is, we each have different lives for a reason, and that’s a good thing. And we should embrace that every. single. day. of our lives. So, in honor of all of these words I have shared with you, I designed this next inspirational quote for women to help us not to compare ourselves to others. Why? Because we are ALL beautiful. So remember that.

First & Chic Heart and Love

{Feel free to share this inspirational quote on social media, blogs, wherever. Just please do not edit it. Thank you!}

First & Chic Inspirational Quote #3 for Women

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NEW – Style Boards!

Are you ready for Fall? Everything in our shop can easily be mixed and matched with each other. Our colors, patterns, textures, all together form a gorgeous collection that will delight your eyes and those who see you.

First & Chic 25% off sale

Our 25% OFF SALE is still going on and ends October 1, 2013! So make sure you visit the shop to get all the items you want while they’re on sale! These prices are incredible so check them out!

This season we are showcasing our gorgeous products and putting them together as outfits for you all to see – we are calling these Style Boards. Feel free to pin them onto your Pinterest board to showcase your style. Of course, all of these lovely clothes and accessories are available at First & Chic!

Tribal Skirt  Versatile BlouseDolman Sweater Stretch TrousersLace & Layers Blouse Tribal Pencil SkirtHoundstooth Scarf Skinny JeansColor Skinny Jeans Wide Belt CardiganColor Skinny Jeans Floral Tunic

Want to see our style boards every day? Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter or Pinterest to get all news from First & Chic! Come back Wednesday for another Inspirational Quote for Women, only here at the First & Chic Blog!

We are Open!

Ha! I just about panicked this morning. I was nervously watching the clock, counting down to the time that I would finally open up my online boutique. Alas, when I went to click on the button I was supposed to, it gave me an error message. “Why? Why?” I asked frantically in my head. I kept trying to remedy this but to no avail. It was still giving me issues. Then my little baby girl started to coo and I turned to face her with my laptop and tried once again to hit the button. “Yes!!!” It worked! How funny is that? So next time the website gives me any issues, I’ll just turn to face my baby girl. LOL

I am so super excited, we are finally open and I want to personally invite you to check out our online boutique and if you like it (I know you will!) please tell your friends! Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! I will be coming back to post some more awesome promotions for you! Stay tuned!


We are coming!

First & Chic will be live tomorrow, Friday September 20, 2013 starting at 9AM Pacific time! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for even more fun and to not miss a thing!



If you have noticed me being a little absent lately, it is because I have been working super hard on my end to get the online shop ready for opening day. I am so super excited about this! You will love everything that we have in the shop. Everything is ready so come back tomorrow and after that to get your hands on gorgeous clothing, get inspiration, and be empowered as a woman. fnc-heart1n