Celebrate Life’s Most #BasicBitch Moments With Pop.Fizz.Clink.


Happy Monday!

Mimosas? ✔️ Motivation? ✔️ A new PopFizzClink podcast? ✔️

If you’re asking – what the fuck is PopFizzClink?

Oh, darlings let me explain.

PopFizzClink is my newest endeavor – a podcast.

I know, I know I can barely keep up with this blog so adding another thing to my plate is genius. Pure genius.

I’m blaming it on unemployment. When you’re trying to figure out your next steps in life, you get a million ideas. And believe me, PopFizzClink is one of my better ideas. Pinky swear.

So, what’s the deal with this podcast?

PopFizzClink is where we celebrate life’s most #basicbitch moments. Sounds fun, right?

I wanted to create a place where I discuss EVERYTHING – gossip, culture, celebrity gossip, dating, fashion, life, sucky feels, and so much more!

It’s a place to bitch it out while downing a couple of drinks.

The podcast is hosted by Moi and my unofficial co-host Jenna.

Join in on the fun bitches, and check out PopFizzClink on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Clink, Clink bitches!

Xo, Lara

are you ready to create your dream life?


Do you ever feel like you’re a little late to the party called life?

OMFG, me too!

All my friends seem “settled” in their lives and careers. You know the story they all appear to have it all – great jobs, marriages, engagements, babies, new homes and I’m over here like….


Let’s get even more real, for a moment.

Does that ugly little monster named jealousy ever rear its ugly head? Hell yes.

The bigger question is – what can we do about it?

A while back I came to the realization that I’m not where I’m meant to be in my life.

You too?

Ok, let’s change that ASAP.

Instead of moping around about it let’s transform ourselves and our lives.

Will it be easy? No. Will we stumble along the way? Fuck, Yes. Will it be fun as hell? YES, YES, YES!

Now it’s time to get into the nitty gritty and make some introductions.

Hi, I’m Lara the name behind Chic and Sequined. More on me at a later date. But don’t you worry we’ll get to know each other very well, promise. 

Chic and Sequined is a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle guide to getting the life you’ve always wanted. After all – it’s not just a look, it’s a lifestyle.

Now, I don’t claim to know-it-all and to be honest, I’m probably just as lost in my life as you are. Super fun, right?

However, I do know quite a bit, and I am here to share my knowledge with you. As I grow and learn so will you.

Sound like a win, win?

So, let’s grow together and become who we’re meant to be!

I’m up for the challenge, are you?

Remember – the dream of who you’re meant to be is still out there…you’re just a little late to the party.

Make sure you subscribe to ChicandSequined.com to get daily updates. Also, follow me on Twitter and Instagram so we can become BFFs!

xo, Lara

unexpected life changes


Less than a month ago, I found out I’m losing my job in March. Talk about a major what-the-fuck moment. Initially, I was numb, then angry, confused and sad about the whole thing. I gave 8 years of my life to this company, and now I was being kicked to the curb. This whole experience quickly became a blessing in disguise, and I suddenly refused to be sad about losing my job; in fact, I was happy as a pig in shit.

Did I love my job? Fuck no. So why was I staying at this job? The people. And honestly, that’s not a good enough reason to stay in any job. The Universe had given me what I desperately wanted; a way out of my current job and the opportunity to go after what I wanted.

What do I really want? I want to be a digital content creator, which is a fancy name for Blogger/YouTuber/Podcaster etc. I’m creative as fuck and working a desk job, pushing papers just isn’t for me. And to be honest, I’ve wanted this for years but was too afraid to admit it to anyone.

So what’s the whole point of this post? Well, it’s to remind you that sometimes life gives you exactly what you need at the most unexpected time. Major life changes can be tough, but if you stay positive, you can turn lemons into lemonade. I encourage everyone to take the time and figure out what YOU really want and then go out and live the life of your dreams!

I’d love to know how you have handled unexpected life changes – tell me below!

xo Lara



monday motivation…


Mondays are a bitch.

Mondays can be rough so why not a little motivation to make Monday a bit more manageable.

Bring on the Bloody Mary’s coffee!


Current mood.

sprinkles cupcakes

a yummy treat from Sprinkles


Food for thought.


super pretty Christmas decorations in Georgetown


words to live by


Hope you have beautiful Monday!

xo, Lara

monday motivation


Mondays are a bitch.

Mondays can be rough so why not a little motivation to make Monday a bit more manageable.

Bring on the Bloody Mary’s coffee!


so true it’s funny


something to think about it


current mood


beauty inspiration


hoping the super moon brings a lot wonderful and happy changes to all our lives

xo, Lara

monday motivation


Mondays are a bitch.

Mondays can be rough so why not a little motivation to make Monday a bit more manageable.

Bring on the Bloody Mary’s coffee!


Get off your ass and #VOTE this week! Listen to the Lorax and care enough to make your voice heard.


eye patches

A must-have especially on Mondays



Motivation to work extra hard this week…momma needs a new pair of shoes!



words to live by via the champagne diet


What’s getting you motivated to get through this week?



8 benefits of lemon water

lemon water

We all could do more to be healthier – eat less, move more, drink more water, etc.

While getting or staying healthy is easier said than done I’ve always been super curious about one lifestyle tip most fitness guru’s swear by and that’s drinking lemon water in the morning.

People rave and rave about what amazing things drinking lemon water in the morning does for them, but my question is does it live up to all its claims?

 First off, let’s talk about the supposed benefits of drinking lemon water each and every morning.

1. Boosts Your Immune System
Lemons are full of Vitamin C and potassium, so they fight off colds and stimulate brain and nerve function.

2. Balances Your PH
Lemons help reduce your body’s overall acidity.

3. Helps You Drop The Pounds
Lemons are high in fiber and help fight hunger cravings.

4. Aids In Digestion
Lemon juice flushes out all the crap and reduces heartburn.

5. Is A Diuretic
Water makes you pee, and Lemon water makes you pee even more while helping purify your body of toxins.

6. Clears Your Skin
The Vitamin C in Lemons helps decrease wrinkles and pimples.

7. Freshens Breath
Lemons can make your breath smell better and relieve any tooth pain.

8. Keeps You Zen
Vitamin C is depleted when your mind and body get stressed. Adding more of it to your diet can take you from Namast’ay away from me to Namaste.

People also claim that lemon water each morning will help you kick your coffee habit. Umm..NOTHING comes between me and my coffee.

So, why am I telling you all the benefits of drinking lemon water every morning?

I want to challenge myself to try this practice for the next 30 days, with weekly check-in’s to see if lemon water is fabulous as it claims to be.


monday motivation

monday motivation

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Mondays are a bitch.

Mondays can be rough so why not a little motivation to make Monday a bit more manageable.

Bring on the Bloody Mary’s coffee!



a lesson in self-love from my girl Annabelle at Adderall and Compliments


new moon

Image Source: Google Images

relishing in the positive new moon vibes and manifesting my dreams



admiring my gorgeous new crystals  – how pretty are they?


monday motivation

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words to live by


monday motivation

Image Source: Google Images

current mood


xo, Lara

On My mind….


Happy Fri-YAY my loves! I’m beyond grateful for the amazing week I’ve had. Friday’s are for fun so let’s have some! I’m sharing what’s on my mind right now in hopes that you’ll do the same. Let’s chat about everything we can’t get enough of whether it’s silly, embarrassing, sad, or fun!

On my mind…

dreaming of….quitting my job and starting fresh!

can’t put down…China Rich Girlfriend. It’s the funniest book with glamour, money, and a lot of crazy drama.

currently craving….champagne. I’m ready to get the weekend started ASAP 😉

can’t get enough of….Swedish Fish

obsessed with….home decor. Itching to redecorate every inch of my house.

can’t stop watching….Real Housewives (guiltiest pleasure ever!) + Underground

learning….meditation and gratitude. The Secret is life changing if you haven’t watched or read it you must!

What’s on your mind this week? Share below! 

xoxo, Lara

And I’m off…


As I write this I’m sitting on the runway waiting for my flight to Athens to take off.

I’m reminded of how fun and exciting it is to travel to a new place.

While I’ve been to Athens before my final destination on this trip is Santorini. One of my good friends is getting married in Santorini hence the trip.

It’s been eight years since I’ve been to Europe which is far to long in my opinion so I’m happy to be heading back.

Travel has been a huge piece missing out of my life these last few years between work, school and life traveling wasn’t high on my priority list.

Here’s to hoping this trip changes things and reignites my passion for traveling.

I’m in desperate need of this trip and am looking at it as my very own Eat.Pray.Love. moment. I need Lara time to unwind, focus on me and let go of the stresses in my life.

My plan for the week is to relax, sightsee, meditate and have plenty of fun – Sounds like the best kind of medicine.

Hopefully I can keep you all updates on my trip throughout the week but no promises since I may have spotty internet service.

So here’s to seeing you in a week and telling you all about my fabulous trip.

xo, Lara