Dressing like a HBIC on a BAB budget

If I had to make a list of things that make me feel like a HBIC (Head Bitch In Charge), wearing 'bomb-ass work clothes' and having 'a fresh set of claws' would be at the very top. No matter what industry you're in, if you're in an office setting, I firmly believe you will perform better if you feel good. Don't act like you haven't heard the saying "look good, feel good, do good". Upgrading your wear-to-work attire doesn't have to leave you overdrawn if you know where to look. I may not need to be on a BAB budget (Broke Ass Bitch budget) anymore but why waste money on clothes that are 2-3 times the cost?

Let's start with shoes. Since I am about 3 feet tall I wear heels to work nearly every day. If I am wearing flats there is a 500% chance my toe nails look absolutely horrendous. In my early 20's I would wear 4.5 inch stiletto pumps to work... I know, I know.

Photo Credit: @Keepthesunshine

Now that I'm pushing 30 and value my ankles I've traded in my Jessica Simpson Parisah Platform Pumps for the A New Day Ema High Block Heel Pumps from Target. They come in five different colors, all of which I have, and they are unbelievably comfortable. I've had the black pair for over two and a half years now and of all the colors I wear them the most. They've held up very well, however I have heard they are BOGO right now so I will be picking up another pair in black this weekend. Only $29.99 for a perfect pair of heels that will last almost three years? Do yourself (and your feets) a favor and go get 'em.

I was on the search for a leopard print pair but the only ones available at target were either out of stock in my size or too short of a heel (this gal does not vibe with those kitten heels). Thankfully, my gorgeous HBIC cousin, Courtney, owns an online boutique based in Charleston. Needless to say, I am very excited to receive my STELLA Leopard Heels from Ivy Rowe.

Now to the meat of this fashion burger. I love Fashion Nova... like A LOT. Don't get me wrong some of their clothes are the quality of tissue paper, but thats why I'm here! I've got your back and I'm here to share the best of the best with you. First and foremost you can usually always find a 30%-80% off promo code, don't let those "SALE ENDS IN 5 SECONDS' emails fool you. There is always a sale.

Knot Your Girl Pants -$29.99

I wore these today paired with a black bodysuit and they sit perfectly between my hips and waist while lifting my tush. The compliments were flowing before I even stepped in the building. They come in a variety of colors and you bet your booty that I am going to get a few more!