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The Perfect Leather Shorts

Every once in a while we stumble upon a style gem, a wardrobe item that unexpectedly, yet instantly becomes a staple; a piece that we wonder how we ever did without before we found it. This season, I found that one of a kind find in my faux leather shorts. I was in the market for a piece of the fall/winter leather trend. I love the versatility of these shorts, and the quality is excellent, they are by the Parisian fashion brand I have been slowly falling in love with, FRNCH . I will be wearing these shorts so many different ways as the weather continues to cool off, i’m so excited.

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NEW ORLEANS | Fashion Week 2019

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Way back in the day, a young(er) Candace walked the runway for New Orleans Fashion Week. It was such a blast. I made so many friends, met incredible people, and was able to experience fashion and runway in a way i’d never imaged possible. When I made the decision to go back to school and pursue my pharmacy degree, I took it very seriously; leaving zero time for extra curricular activities, including participating in Fashion Week. For years I have watched and admired, but not returned to the New Orleans Fashion scene until this past year when I started The Chic Script. This year I have the opportunity to dive in and experience New Orleans Fashion Week head on, here are the highlights from the events I attended (I will be updating content throughout the week).


Sip and Shop

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 at Canal Place

Models wore looks from MCM, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, BCBC, and many more.

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Looks from Banana Republic

Looks from Banana Republic

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ORLÉANS Originale X ORLEANS Nouvelle Soeur Cités Liasson Pour la Mode

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Wednesday, September 25, 2918 at Degas House

This Parisian experience featured French designers Martial Tampolo, Soleo, and Tchambo R.

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Runway Shows

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 at the Board of Trade

NamiSutra - designer and stylist Nami M

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Elise Designs - Sarah Terral

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As always fashion week never disappoints, I had a great time. See you next year!

Be the Prayer

Getting unstuck. We all have our moments when we feel stationary. We are unsatisfied with where we are, but we aren’t quite sure how to get to where we want to be. These are the times I find that I have allowed my mind to become cluttered and I have lost my focus. These are the times I know I need to push through the mental block and start doing the work, instead of just thinking about it.

My frustration comes from not fully stepping into the potential of whatever I have been focused on achieving at that time. For example, waiting on a promotion at work that hasn’t come. Instead of waiting, step into the person you want to be when you receive that promotion. I’m not talking about spending money that you don’t have, i’m talking about becoming the person you want to be, not waiting for an event or a title to give you the authority to live your life the way you truly want to. Rise up, and be the prayer.

Become the person you want to be. There is a gap between the actions we are taking on a daily, and the circumstance, situation, or environment we want to change. Identify what steps it would take to make that leap, and then start tackling them. Develop a morning routine , set actionable goals, and hold yourself accountable. Take time to refocus and realign yourself daily with the vision so you don’t become distracted and fall off course. Take it one day at a time, one task at a time; life is a marathon, not a race.

“Visualize you highest self, and start showing up as that person”.


 

Be the Prayer

Transitional Style | Fall 2019 Trends

I am so excited fall is on the horizon, time to refresh the wardrobe. Some of the retro vibes we have become accustomed to over the past year or two are here to stay this season as well; but there are a couple new trends I cannot wait to explore and have already invested in some great versatile pieces. Some returning trends: plaid, biker shorts, and everything animal print. My favorite new kids on the bock: pink and leather.


Pink

Colors - sherbert, rose, and coral

Textures - corduroy, wool, and cotton

Style - Pantsuits


Leather

Shorts are my favorite for this trend. There will also be lots of skirts, dresses, and of course jackets.


Plaid

Blazers, pants, suits, dresses, and lots of workwear.


Animal Print

Snake print is having a major moment right now, from cool all the way to warm blush tones. Leopard, Cheetah, and Zebra are here to stay as well.

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Which trends are you taking advantage of?

Ciao,

Candace

Philadelphia | Food, Fest, and Fashion

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Philadelphia

is a city that I don’t frequent enough. Every time I visit I find something new to fall in love with. It’s a big beautiful city filled with art, culture, and plenty of this to do. I recently made my way to the city of love for a quick weekend getaway. I was only in town for two days but I made my way to some of the coolest spots around town.

EAT

I had brunch at two excellent locations. First, the Farmicia. Not only are the food and drinks good, this local favorite is located not far from the fashion district, which makes it the perfect brunch spot if you want walk off that meal and do a little shopping. I had the Mexican Omelet and washed it down with a Pimm’s cup.

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The next brunch location we visited was my absolute favorite Bud and Marylin’s . Everything my girlfriends and I tried from their menu was absolutely amazing. I ordered the Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit Sandwich, and we all tried the Froze Slush…. amazing. As a table we also shared the Crunchy Almond French Toast (pictured below) and it was incredible! I will definitely be frequenting this spot every time I visit Philly.

Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit Sandwich: Bud and Marilyn’s

Nashville Hot Chicken Biscuit Sandwich: Bud and Marilyn’s

Fose Slush: Bud and Marilyn’s

Fose Slush: Bud and Marilyn’s

Crunchy Almond French Toast : Bud and Marilyn’s

Crunchy Almond French Toast : Bud and Marilyn’s

SHOP


Century 21 - I was introduced to this store at my first trip to New York, now when I am in a city with one I always try to check it out. Century 21 specializes in discounted trendy apparel, shoes & accessories. The Philadelphia store has an extensive collection of vintage bags that was pretty in impressive.

Vintage Gucci

Vintage Gucci

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JOAN SHEPP - This it a true gem of a store. Joan Shepp is luxury street style at its finest. This self proclaimed art meets fashion boutique is a go to spot for the fashion forward luxury lovers. Carrying brands such as Off White, ETRO, Moschino, Golden Goose, Rick Owens, Stella Mccartney, and the list goes on and on. This is the place to find statement pieces you won’t see anyone else in.

You’ll want to visit this store not only to be in the know, but to take in all the decor that is truly a fashion gallery.

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“The store is home to a beautifully curated selection of the most creative European, Japanese, and hard-to-find designers.” - Joan Shepp

Fuzzi Skirt Joan Shepp Philadelphia

I saw this skirt in Joan Shepp and immediately fell in love. Fuzzi’s designs remains true to its Italian roots. I adore the bold prints, quality fabrics, and modern femme.

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BOYDS - This family owned high end department store has been a Philadelphia staple for over 80 years. Conveniently located directly across the street form its luxury contemporary Joan Shepp, Boyds offers a more refined shopping experience. The department store is 3 levels, offering men’s and women’s clothing and apparel.

I absolutely loved how timeless the store was, while still carrying the most current and on trend designer pieces. This is a great place to find your wardrobe staples and investment to elevate your wardrobe.

“WALK'N'DIOR” SNEAKER

“WALK'N'DIOR” SNEAKER

Top:  The Laundress  New York City  Bottom:  Fornasetti  Candels

Top: The Laundress New York City

Bottom: Fornasetti Candels

I left Boyd’s with the lace low top Chloe sneakers pictured below. They will be perfect for spring and summer of course, but I also can’t wait to have some fun and pair them with tights and socks in fall and winter for street chic look.

Chloe  Lauren low top lace sneaker

Chloe Lauren low top lace sneaker


FEST

Cousin’s  Main Lobster

Cousin’s Main Lobster

Made in America is a an annual music festival held in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend This was my first time going and I had a great time. Of course my favorite part of festing is the food, and Cousin’s Maine Lobster Food truck stole the show.

I made it to the concerts on Saturday and Sunday to see Cardi B, Lizzo Travis Scott, and so many more. I am not much of a festival person but I did enjoy myself during Made in America. Because this festival is in the heart of the city, it’s great option for people who want to explore Philly and hear some great music too.

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Airport Outfit

Track Pants by Theory - linked: here

Shoes from Chloe - linked: here

Luggage Tumi - Voyageaur Osona Carry-on : here and Voyageur Sheryl Business Tote - here

Unit next time Philly —

Ciao,

Candace

Philadelphia

The Miracle Morning | Book Review

The Miracle Morning | Book Review

Recently I finished a book that helped me put words to the feeling I have always known about mornings. “The Miracle Morning” written by Hal Elrod is a quick but very insightful read. It gives step by step instruction as to how to maximize your time to work towards becoming a better version of yourself; it’s not a course, rather it serves as a guideline to develop disciple and habits for an overall lifestyle change.

What to Wear | White Linen Night

What to Wear | White Linen Night

What I enjoy most about white linen night is the style, it’s not the typical “free spirit” fashion fest we have become so accustomed to. White Linen night requires a more refined sophistication. Although, as the name suggests, linen is the fabric of choice for this event, most people opt for anything breathable. The options for putting your own twist on this are endless, but here are a few Chic Script suggestions.

Passion Lilie | New Orleans Designed | Sustainable Fashion

 Passion Lilie | New Orleans Designed |  Sustainable Fashion

Passion Lilie creates clothing from sustainable organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO cotton. “At every step in the supply chain, we make sure we are using sustainable materials to reduce our impact on the environment.” But echo friendly clothing is just a part of what Passion Lilie represents as a brand.

3 Podcasts I'm listening to, and you should be too…

3 Podcasts I'm listening to, and you should be too…
  1. “Super Soul Conversations”:  This is just a no brainer, I mean, everyone loves Oprah and if you are a podcast listener, then you’re most likely already subscribed. Oprah interview authors, actors, politicians, religious leaders, and everything in between. 

  2. “Elevation with Steven Furtick”: I’ve been watching elevation worship service and Pastor Furtick’s sermons for a while now. Because I enjoy watching his sermons so much, the podcast was a natural subscription for me.

  3. “How I Built This” with Guy Raz: Innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists and the ideas they built.

Spring Dresses | On trend in Overalls

Spring Dresses | On trend in Overalls

Spring is under way and I am enjoying every moment! The weather has been absolutely perfect lately, not too warm not too chilly, and the sun is just beaming. I walked around this French quarter this weekend and took full advantage of a beautiful day. I finally had the change to wear my overall dress I purchased from a warehouse sale last fall. I wanted to style it in the cooler months with a sweater and tights but I love it over a comfy tee as well, Ill be getting a lot of use out of it this summer!

Jimmy Choo | Made to Order

Jimmy Choo | Made to Order

I had the pleasure of attending a Jimmy Choo luncheon to unveil the Made to Order Pop up that will be available in stores for a short time. The Made to Order by Jimmy Choo is not new, the line has been available for a while and is perfect for a special occasion. I considered getting my own wedding shows designed because there is a plaque you can place on the underside of the show that displays a whatever date or initials you want, it’s a great why to have a tasteful monogram to commemorate a special day. Being able to pick out every detail in store is a really great chance to get your hands on a pair if you’ve been contemplating. The Made to Order line consists of select heels, flats, and handbags.

Write the Vision, Make it Plain | Refill

Write the Vision, Make it Plain | Refill

Outline your goals and work backwards, each step needed to get to the next level and make a conscience effort to complete the task. Documenting and executing brings clarity and a sense of accomplishment, it’s somewhat like an evolving business plan, dreams and goals are dynamic, they change and shift as we grow. “Stop being reactive, and start being proactive.”

Read: Bible verse Habakkuk 2:2

Listen: Super Soul Conversions - Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith

Pray: Ask empowering questions, repeat affirmations, and develop a personal mantra

Power | Refill

Power | Refill

Sometimes while reading I come across a teaching or a quote that resonates deeply, that feeling of “this me, I needs this” sets in and I spend a little more time applying the lesson to my daily life.

Two quotes that have stuck with me throughout the course are: "Nothing can hurt you unless you give it the power to do so." And "Teach no one he has hurt you, for if you do, you teach yourself that what is not of God has power over you. The two quotes about power struck a chord with me; often times in life we are put in situations that make us feel attacked and vulnerable and we act out in self defense and fear.  

5 Life Lessons I've Learned from Pharmacy | Soul Scripts

5 Life Lessons I've Learned from Pharmacy | Soul Scripts

I’ve been a pharmacist almost two years now, and although that is a short time, I have learned so much. Not just the clinical knowledge gained from working as a hospital pharmacist, or the operational skills acquired from being part of such an intense work flow…but l have been challenged and developed in areas that shape the world outside of my career.  These are the 5 skills being a pharmacist has taught me that I’m learning to utilized in my day to day life.

  1. Attention to Detail

  2. Efficient Multitasking

  3. Effective Communication

  4. The Art of Anticipation

  5. Know what you don’t know

Spring 2019 Trends | Things You Can Wear Now

Spring 2019 Trends | Things You Can Wear Now

Spring is a few weeks away and I so ready for warm air, festival season, and a wardrobe change. There are some really fun trends this season I can’t wait to try when winter is officially over, but fo now, here are some Spring 2019 trends that we can start wearing now.

  1. Laying Neutrals

  2. Pretty in Pearls

  3. Head to toe Tonal

Spring Layers | The Belted Scarf

Spring Layers | The Belted Scarf

We are in the midst of shoulder season, spring is in the horizon and but winter is still trying to told on. Every morning I wake up I have no idea what the temperature is going to be, it’s fluctuating all over the place and this is the perfect time of year to play with layers because the day to (even hour to hour) weather is so inconsistent. One of my go to way to layer is belting a scarf, it’s to functional and versatile. This look add depth to basics and refresh your wardrobe.

Suistudio Review | Suitsupply

Suistudio Review | Suitsupply

I finally had the chance to get my hands on SUISTUDIO, the sister company to SUITSUPPLY launched in 2017. Following in the footsteps of it’s big brother, the brand specializes in suits, blazers, jackets, and work wear. The SUITSTUIDO’s contemporary boutique decor is chic and fun, reflecting the fashion forward twist on tailored that I’ve come to expect from SUITSUPPLY.

What to get him for Valentine's Day | Gift Guide for him | Gifts he'll actually love

What to get him for Valentine's Day | Gift Guide for him | Gifts he'll actually love

Valentine’s day always sneaks up on me. By the end of January I m completely over shopping and usually broke from Christmas and the New Years sales. The last think on my mind is spending money. Then, February comes into the horizon, and every year I’m unprepared, running out February 13th last minute trying to find a card and something clever for my significant other. But not this year, this year , this year I ‘m prepared and weather your purchasing for your husband, boyfriend, or best friends I’ve got you covered, plus a little extra