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Sex And The City in Hindsight

Season 1 of Sex And The City was released in 1998 – let that soak in! That was 20 years ago folks! That means I was 16 when it first came out. As a girl of immigrant parents, I can assure you that I had no idea Sex And The City was “a thing” since we didn’t have cable…either way, my parents weren’t going to let me watch it so it didn’t really matter. The freedom of college gave me my first access to cable AND this show.  It was also my first glimpse into a reality that I would only realize much later on in life.

Here we are 20 years later, and still reflecting and referencing episodes from this iconic show. How did I miss that 20 years ago these ladies were doing it right all along? The age old journey of women continues to look similar to that of these women.  Balancing love, career, fashion, and girl time are all things that we strive for every day!  

Over the years I have heard women often identify with one of the characters over the others. In my case, I feel as though in my life and in my social circle I am most like Charlotte. Like her, I always dreamed of the ‘white picket fence’ with a husband and kids. My desire to be defined by my family has always motivated my actions. Also, like Charlotte, I love to wear pretty dresses like this one and this one.

Leopard Sweater | Yellow Animal Print Sweater | Bauble Bar Earrings | Ruby Woo Lipstick

Truth be told, I do believe that for those people who watched the show it helped mold the coming together of girls nights out and women supporting women. It’s no secret that historically women have been suppressed, the show openly talked about things that women were dealing with that weren’t necessarily openly discussed (i.e. marital, financial, social, and health issues). 

I’m amazed at how I still take fashion tips 20 years later from these ladies. I’m also amazed at how their situations in the show still normalize my situations in real life. Making time for myself without my husband and kids has also become ‘a thing’ (which was not true for the generation before us). Hats off to the writers of Sex And The City and the actresses that made this iconic show a legacy for so many women who followed along and continue to reference it all these years later!

The Chicks Line Up:

Sonia – Charlotte – Ladylike and Polite

Rina – Carrie – Writer and Party Girl

Avani – Samantha – Confident and Outspoken

Shelly – Cynthia – Career Oriented and Loyal

Which character is most like you? Respond in the comments below.

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Your Chick,
Sonia

I am a Spiritual Gangster, Are You?

I have always loved the ring of this – Spiritual Gangster.  It speaks to the philosophical and edgy side of me all at the same time, and I love it.  So when I found a company that speaks to the vibe, I had to check it out and not surprisingly, I loved ALL OF IT!

With fitness and clean eating top of mind at the beginning of the New Year, I thought an overhaul of my workout clothes was in order too.  Fitness with a message – I could not resist.

This tank top pretty much summarizes my plans for 2019! Teamed up with my favorite leggings and new sneakers, I am ready to win!

The collection fuses ancient wisdom with modern culture and as an Asian American, I totally get that. With catchy slogans and inspirational designs, Spiritual Gangster has a style all their own! See my favorites below.

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Thanks for stopping by Chicks And Salsa!

Yours,

Rina

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Just Do It – Stay Motivated!

All in a days work…right? Yeah right (insert eye roll here)!!

As a Mom, I know firsthand that our work is NEVER done. 
There have been so many days where after dropping off the kids to school, I head to the gym and then run dozens of other errands before making it home. On those day I end up in workout clothes all day! Then there is the run in with ‘those moms’ at the grocery store who have their matching accessories on or ‘that friend’ that you have never seen without make up.  We have written before about putting your best foot forward EVERY DAY, but there are a few fashionable short cuts that you can take so that you don’t get caught feeling less than your best ever!

Zella Top

This Zella top is a WINNER! This Nordstrom exclusive athletic brand really has their stuff together.  This knotted top is perfect for transitioning from the gym to lunch any day.  With a comfortable loose fit, it is flattering on all body types.  It comes in a variety of colors and I am wearing a size Small.



Nike, Nike, and More Nike

With Spring around the corner I could not resist these floral Nike leggings, they add just enough umph to an outfit, they pair well with the Zella top I shared and of course are always on trend.  I just updated my black Nikes because my old pair must have had a least 350 miles on — them I wore them so much! 

Also, if you are into custom products, check out my NikeID High Tops for $100, these make a great gift and look super cute on!

High Waisted Leggings

Sometimes you just like what you like and if you have a pear shaped body like I do (see my post from over a year ago gushing about them here), then you will love the Victoria Sport Anytime high waisted leggings.  I have worn these for as long as they have existed and own every style.  I wear a Medium in regular length and have never had an issue with these pulling down at the waist, ripping, itching, or stretching.  Another perk is that they have great tummy tuck and they are currently ON SALE for $15 (Normally $39.50) at VS, so try them out! You will be glad you did.

In this look, I can run all my errands in confidence and comfort! What special athleisure pieces have you invested in lately?

Your Chick,

Rina

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We Dress Up For Our Chicks! Keeping It Real In The New Year

There used to be a time when I would dress up to get the attention of a cute guy at the bar. As I got older I watched women find themselves through fashion, fitness, family, and friendship. So much so that I started dressing for me and also kind of for them! Let me explain…

I have an amazing group of women that are always keeping me on my toes.  If we go out to brunch, they put in the extra five minutes to throw on lipstick or some statement earrings.  When out for drinks after a long week they manage to throw on their new shoes and own the room when they walk in.  I think it is a combination of the surge of confidence that we get as we age mixed with some fashion elements, but either way – women are always ‘bringing it.’

This Satin Top Is $8 and available in so many colors!
Sonia’s go-to high waisted leather skirt is $35
My Kendra Scott double ring is a favorite, see it here!
These edgy Fendi earrings are stunning and linked here.
Shop for women's street style at SHEIN

I went to the Georgia Aquarium recently and was so proud my fellow chicks! All the Moms were on point.  I am talking matching hats, bags, boots, you name it- they were rocking it.  The Dads- not so much.  I was so impressed at the commitment that women have to feeling great about themselves at all time.

So when I say that I do it for the ladies, what I mean is that I am NOT going to be left behind. They motivate me to get up and show up every single day.  After all, how can you put your best foot forward without confidence? I admit a lot of my confidence comes from feeling ‘put together (as you can see here)’ but is that a bad thing? 

This bodysuit is $8, I am wearing a size Medium and love it!
My Initial Necklace that I wear everyday is from Nordies and is linked here.
This knot sweater comes in so many colors and fits like a glove, for $17, its a steal!
With Leopard Print Sweaters taking over my feed, I had to find one just to get me through the season, well– here it is and for $26 you can get the look for less.

Staying on top of trends in a way that does not break the bank is a great way to stay motivated to bring it each and every day.  I had been dragging my feet on placing my first order with Shein.  I was nervous about the quality and construction of tops that cost $8-$10!  Turns out, this company is a hidden gem.  I can stay on top of all the latest trends at a fraction of the cost.  Check out some of the looks from my latest haul above.

Shop SHEIN for the latest in Fall and Winter Fashions

Do you feel the same way I do? Do your friends help empower you by being on top of their game?

Your Chick,

Rina

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