Fashion, Handbags, Shopping, Style

It’s National Handbag Day!

Happy National Handbag Day friends!  October 10 has been designated National Handbag Day and is a day to celebrate all things bags.  Obviously this is not a day started by or acknowledged by the government (although it should be!) but just a fun way to celebrate a well-loved accessory by many and just another reason to go shopping!

In honor of this spectacular day and prior to any purchases I may make to commemorate the awesomeness of today I wanted to start with a post to share with you all some eye candy to help inspire your day! The below is a short list of beauties that I pulled together, so many many more out there.  Range of sizes and price points, a few I have and a couple I have my eye on!

Those who love handbags are asked to post images of your favorite bags– you don’t have to own it yet– with the hashtag– #nationalhandbagday.¬† Would be awesome if you guys would tag chickwares as well and follow us on Instagram!¬† Have a wonderful day and Happy Shopping!

 

National Handbag day

Louis Vuitton Montaigne Empreinte Leather

Rebecca Minkoff Velvet Love Crossbody

Celine Luggage Tote

Louis Vuitton Daimer Neverfull

Chloe Large Leather Marcie Satchel

Gucci Marmont Bag

Burberry House Check Large Banner Tote

BP Leopard Print Calf Hair Pouch

Henri Bendel Leather Jetsetter Backpack

Let us know what you think– do you have any of these bags?¬† What’s your favorite?¬† What bag will you add to your collection on¬†National Handbag Day?!

XOXO,

Chickwares

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Fall, Fashion, Shopping, Style

Fall’s Hot Trend– and Boy Do We Have A Crush! Velvet Crush That Is!

Firstly let me say, I’ve missed you!¬† That goes out to any and everyone that takes a second to read or even look at my blog!¬† Over the last couple of weeks, life happened and I just could not get it together!¬† Needless to say I’ve had a ton of ideas to share with you via the blog but I just couldn’t do it.¬† I hope you all haven’t forgotten about me!¬† I’m kicking off my return with of course a blog about shopping and fashion!¬† I hope you enjoy!

Velvet, velvet and more velvet, velvet pieces are everywhere!¬†¬†Definitely a hot and trending fabric for Fall and I think I love it!¬† Once assumed just a fabric for holidays or special occasions and nights out velvet has the ability to add “just enough” uumpf to any outfit so that you are always perfectly dressed or accessorized!

I think There are so many ways to incorporate this material into your wardrobe for Fall.¬† Every retailer and top brands are¬†getting in on the velvet trend and offering some gorgeous must have pieces for the season!¬† You can spend a little or a lot to create your own FABULOUS look for Fall.¬† I’ve compiled a short list of must have pieces in a range of prices for your viewing and shopping pleasure!¬† Just to get you ladies started; so many options to choose from out there, Happy Shopping!

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  1. Velvet Clutch by BP., Nordstrom Р$25; I love mine!  I use this inside of my larger tote bag to carry all of my smaller accessories and knick knacks!  Note:  I checked and this blue color is sold out, but this clutch was also available in pink or black.
  2. Velvet Cami by Free People, Macy’s – $68; Gorgeous color choices!
  3. Velvet Julian Backpack by Rebecca Minkoff, Nordstrom Р$245  Great way to jazz up your weekly athleisure wear!
  4. Hoxton Velvet Peg Jeans by Paige, Bloomingdale’s – $239
  5. Velvet Double Tier Tank by Xhilaration, Target – $19.99
  6. Graceful Velvet Ankle d’Orsay Pump by Topshop, Nordstrom – $100
  7. Velvet Off the Shoulder Top by Do and Be, Bloomingdale’s – $68; pair with distressed jeans and sexy pumps!
  8. Tai Velvet Wrap Dress by Seen Worn Kept, Anthropologie – $158; Velvet dress for this season– you’re going to need one!

 

Hope you enjoy shopping and wearing this trend!¬† What’s your favorite velvet piece?¬† Seen looks you love?¬† Share with us, we’d love to hear from you!¬† Follow us on Chickwaresblog!

 

XOXO,

Chickwares

www.chickwares.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**photos courtesy of respective retailer sites

 

 

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Fall, Fashion, Shopping, Style, Tops

Fall Looks! Sleeves, Sleeves and More Sleeves!

Greetings all!

I hope everyone has had an awesome week!

Fall weather is upon up and I don’t know about you all, but I am ready! I love the weather and dressing for Fall! The weather here (Atlanta) during Fall is just the right amount of warm so that one can still be comfortable bare-legged; mixed with just enough cool so that you can wear sweaters and cozy cardigans later in the day or when you’re inside which I love! With that in mind and just in time for the week ahead I’ve decided to pull together a preview of some of the Fabulous inspo styles and looks that I’ve noted over the past couple of weeks.

As you can probably guess from the title the focus of this particular post will be all about sleeve styles for Fall! Ruffles, slits, balloon, bell, voluminous, ruching, you name it and they have done it to our sleeves! So much attention is being paid to sleeves and shoulders for Fall–it is super awesome! I love great sleeve detailing and from t-shirts to sweaters there are so many options to choose from this coming season. I’m sharing here several pieces that I absolutely love and can’t wait to wear!

 

From top row l-r,

Off The Shoulder Ruffle Sleeve Sweater, Express

BP. Cold Shoulder Tunic Sweater, Nordstrom

Love by Design Grommet Sleeve Sweater, Nordstrom; I have this one in 2 colors, so cute!

Cut-out Shoulder Tunic, Express; so easy to wear and on sale now!  I have this one in 3 colors!

Free People Drift Away Floral Tunic, Nordstrom; the green color is amazing!

Honey Punch Ruffle Sleeve Sweatshirt, Bloomingdales; the distressing is so cute!

Cold Shoulder Ruffle Sleeve Top, JOA; Bloomingdales Exclusive; great for a night out!

Top Shop Lattice Back Sweater with bell sleeves,¬†Nordstrom; I snagged this one in cream and yellow from the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom! Can’t wait to wear!

Rebecca Minkoff Gracie Sweatshirt, adorable!

Fall dressing is so much fun! I love the opportunity to layer and dress in cozy sweaters and tops! ¬†This is just a handful of what’s to come, so many more styles I didn’t get a chance to post. ¬†Thinking I’ll do another post a bit later!

See anything you like? ¬†Have you started Fall shopping yet? ¬†Let us know what you think of the trends! ¬†We’d love to hear from you! ¬†Share your comments!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,

Chickwares

 

 

 

Some images courtesy of retailer sites

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Fall, Fashion, Handbags, Mark & Graham, Shopping

Mark & Graham Elisabetta Handbag in Suede! Just In Time For Fall!

Happy Monday Ladies!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, I am in recovery mode myself and thought I would ease into the week sharing an update on a bag I featured in a blog months agoРthe Elisabetta Handbag from Mark & Graham.  This stylish bag is now available in Suede!

I don’t know about you guys, but I love suede, especially in the Fall!¬† And from the looks of things this bag is equally as nice as it’s leather counterpart!¬† The overall specs including price are the same both versions retail for $398, however, the suede version is available in only 2¬†colors for Fall mushroom and chestnut (LOVE!).

Monogramming is available on this bag as well which makes it that much better!

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I’m¬†attaching the link to my original post on the leather version of this bag so that you can review the details for yourself!

Bag Review: Mark & Graham Elisabetta Slouch Handbag

What do you think of Mark & Graham’s Elisabetta Handbag for Fall?¬† Do you own it?¬† Let us know, we’d love to hear¬†from you!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,
–Chickwares
Pretty.Fabulous.Things

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did not receive any incentives for this post.
**Bag images courtesy of the Mark & Graham Website
Mark & Graham is a brand under the Williams-Sonoma brand house offering jewelry, totes, leather goods, housewares and more.   Mark & Graham is relatively new to the handbag and accessory world, the brand launched in 2012.
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Fall, Fashion, Handbags, Henri Bendel, Shopping, Style

Bag Review! Henri Bendel Modern Icon Satchel

It’s Bag Review Time!

Time for another awesome bag review!¬† Today I am reviewing the lovely Modern Icon Convertible Satchel from Henri Bendel!¬† Yes, another Bendel bag!¬† ūüôā The Modern Icon Satchel is one of their latest arrivals and is gorgeous!

The bag is made of smooth leather and includes a leather ID tag and decorative Henri Bendel fob.  The bag is described as a convertible satchel and can be worn three ways.  1) Keep the sides expanded for a very Celine-bag look, or 2) gusset the sides of the bag via a connecting strap to create a boxier look or 3) place the flap inside to show off the inside pockets.  Personally I think the 3rd way is a bit of a stretch, but nonetheless it offers a different look.  The collection photo at the top shows all 3 ways to style.

The bag is a bit structured but roomy, multiple pockets¬†inside makes it functional as well as fabulous!¬† It features a pinch lock closure on the flap which looks so fancy!¬† There is also a phone pocket on the back for easy access, although I don’t think I’d place my phone inside.¬† Great for work, greater with jeans and a casual top!¬† Additionally, the bag comes with a removable shoulder strap so¬†in addition to the satchel style (my fave) you can wear¬†it as¬†shoulder bag or crossbody to keep your hands free!

The bag is available in 3 colors I suspect additional colors will be added later in the season, ¬†just a feeling I have :).¬† I got the lighter color, called Amphora, with gold hardware.¬† Also available in black with silver hardware (hard to find) and Sun-dried Tomato.¬† I struggled a bit between the Amphora and Sun-dried Tomato but ultimately chose the Amphora. I have 2 other satchel bags in the Sun-dried tomato / Brick-red color — which reminds me…..

Right now, get 10% off this bag and any other new arrival at Henri Bendel.  The online store is also offering free shipping, monogramming and gift wrapping!

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All about the bag:

Modern Icon Convertible Satchel

  • 100%¬†leather
  • Expandable sides
  • Satin lining
  • Convertible:¬† 3 ways to style
  • Multiple inside pockets
  • Phone pocket on back
  • Dimensions: 11″H x 20″W x 7″D
  • 4.5″ handle drop
  • Metal protective feet on bottom

PROS:

  • All of the above!¬† Great looking bag and great useable features
  • Very upscale top-shelf designer look
  • HB makes great quality and long-lasting¬†bags
  • 10% off now + free shipping, monogramming

CONS:

  • $550; gorgeous quality bag but I think the price tag may deter some depending on if this is another “nice to have bag” or if someone is looking for a new primary bag for the season

 

Bag Scorecard
Looks:  9
Value:  8
Functionality:  9
Size:  9

Overall Rating: 35/40;  Love this bagРhighly recommend

What do you all think about this bag?¬† Love it?¬† Really love it?¬† Send us a note, would love to hear from you!¬† Don’t currently follow our blog– why not?!

Happy Shopping!

 

XOXO,
‚ÄďChickwares
Pretty.Fabulous.Things

 

 

 

 

**Images courtesty of Henri Bendel site; I did not receive any compensation or incentive for my review of the Modern Icon Satchel.

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Denim, Fashion, Gifts, Handbags, Shoes, Shopping, Style

What’s In My Cart? Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks! #NSALE

Hi all!

I hope everyone is ready for an awesome week!  And the best way to kick things off is with little shopping awesomeness!  Of course you all know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access Sale is in full swing.  Early Access is now for all of you Nordies fans and the sale opens to the public on August 21.  To get things moving I wanted to share some top picks from my cart!  Actually now a good bit of these are at my house, but you know what I mean!

There are some great deals to be had and some things are selling out surprisingly fast, don’t miss!

Have you shopped the #NSALE¬†yet?¬† If so, share¬†your pics!¬† Love any of our picks??¬† Let¬†us know, we’d love to see how you style your #NSALE favorites!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO
Chickwares!

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!  #NSALE

1. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings, $64.90

2.  Top Shop Distressed Denim Jacket, $63.90

3.  BP Leopard Print Scarf, $11.90

4.  Madewell Paint Stripe Transport Tote, 129.90 (I got the English Saddle color!)

5.  Marc Jacobs Square Vic Bracelet Watch, $165.90, Great for the office!

7.¬† Girls’ Worldwind Glitz Puma Sneakers, $32.90

8.  BP Rib Stitch Cardigan, $31.90

6. Vince Camuto Manolee Over the Knee Boot, $259.90

9.  Vans SK Mid-Reiusse Sneakers, $25.90 (something for my littles!)

10.  Top Shop Lattice Back Sweater, $42.90

11.  Ugg Ugg Wren Rib Shearling Slippers $79.90

 

Have fun!¬† Send us a message, we’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gifts, Home, Jewelry, Shopping, Style

Chickwares Online Is Open!  The Grand Opening Giveaway!

Chickwares the online shop is now open for business!  Chickwares is more than just a blog, it is also an online store and we are beyond excited to write this post and announce the grand opening!

Chickwares the shop offers cute and fabulously fun accessories and gifts for you and all your favorite spaces!  We also partner with other small business owners and designers to offer their unique gifts and accessories on our site as well.  We are very excited to share our unique offering of products.  We are stocking the site with new items weekly so please take a look and come back and take another look, and another… 

To celebrate our opening and thank our followers for supporting us, we are giving away a free t-shirt!  The shirt was designed exclusively for Chickwares and you can be one of the first to get one, for free!!  No purchase necessary, although we do hope you will visit our online store. 

To be eligible to win all you have to do is:

  1. Follow our blog here (Chickwaresblog)
  2. Follow us on Instagram @chickwares
  3. Leave #unicorn in comments AND tag a friend!    

Easy!  Just be sure to do all 3 steps to be eligible. 

We will close the giveaway on Sunday July 9th at 12pm EST, 3 winners will be chosen at random and the names of the winners will be announced here on Chickwares blog and our Instagram page on Monday July 10th!  

Below is the graphic for the t-shirt, cute right??!  This style and other t-shirts will be available for purchase on Chickwares.com later this month, but win yours now for free!  

Everyone Wants To Touch A Unicorn

Thank you so much for following our blog and we hope you will also visit our store and come back often!  

XOXO,

Chickwares 

Visit our store!  Chickwares.com

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