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12 Things Blogger Tag: Fall 2017

Hi all!

I hope that everyone had a lovely Fall weekend and a productive Monday!  The weather here in ATL was gorgeous over the weekend but started out super wet and gloomy today!  The skies have cleared but I imagine we’ll have more Fall sweater weather now that the rain has passed, at least for this week!

I’ve seen/read about the “twelve things” post a lot of bloggers are doing now and thought– why not?  The twelve things post is a post that features twelve random things or facts about the blogger, could be anything they are willing to share– likes, goals, current projects, family, anything!  I thought that this would be a fun way to share more of me and connect with you all; perhaps we’ll find that we have lots in common!

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  1. I am really interested in doing community awareness and outreach type of work.  I am interested in working with other organizations or bloggers that are focused on working with young people to help drive change and create opportunities for them that will positively impact their futures and build stronger more close-knit communities and support systems.  We need to come together people!
  2. I manage this blog and Chickwares.com the online boutique!  Chickwares started first as an online store and then the blog came after.  It is my current  passion and creative outlet.  Combines my love of fashion, shopping, all things girl and sharing my ideas and tips!  My little piece of Zen!  Check it out if you have a chance  www.chickwares.com
  3. I am striving to become a better runner.  I plan to participate monthly in area races.  I never much enjoyed running growing up, but now find a feeling of accomplishment whenever I complete a race or route.
  4. I love coffee!  I’ve found that as I’ve gotten older I really enjoy drinking coffee most anytime of day!   don’t necessarily “need” it for the caffeine jolt as I can drink decaf and be happy with that, I just enjoy it!  It’s something about the warmth and comfort of the drink.  Yummy!
  5. I am obsessed with becoming a better blogger and to be more consistently active on all my social media platforms.  I’ve always done OK, but I know there is so much more to this social media world, participating more and connecting more is key!
  6. Pink is my favorite color.  Such a happy and warm color!
  7. I love to shop and help people shop!  The hunt for the perfect gift or “thing” that I can pull together and bring a smile to someone’s face is awesome!
  8. I am a collector of handbags!  That was never my intention, but based on the number of bags that I have acquired I supposed I could be considered a collector!  🙂
  9. I love monograms and personalized options for everything!   My favorite everyday necklaces right now are these oversized initial necklaces with my kids initials on them, I wear them all the time.  I recently ordered a pendant with my monogram, can’t wait to get it!
  10. I really want to start a subscription box service focused on accessories and gifting.  I have so many ideas and equally as many doubts!  The creative in me says try it, but the other side of me is really questioning timing and execution– decisions!
  11. I design jewelry and looking for more chances to develop and grow my craft so that when the opportunitiy arises I am ready to share my work with a broader group of people!
  12. I love planners and all things stationery!  I am obsessed!  Planners, paper, notebooks, journals pens, pencils, stickers– you name it!  There are so many planners and journals available now that allow you to really be creative and personalize more that I find myself having serious conversations with myself when I come across a new planner or notebook– “self:  you do not need another!”   I still enjoy the art of writing and capturing moments whether via pictures, journaling or scrapbooking I think it’s great!  Make great gifts too!

Well that makes 12!  I hope you enjoyed reading these very random 12 things about me and my interests!  If you have any questions please reach out!

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Do we have similar tastes?  Any guidance or suggestions for me?!  Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

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XOXO,

Chickwares

 

 

 

Fashion, Shoes, Shopping, Style

The Shoes You Need Now!

Pink. Velvet. D’orsay. Pumps. Love!!!


Wanted to do a quick share on these hot, hot, hot pumps. I wore them today and got a ton of compliments and questions so thought I’d share. This style is actually one of my faves, these are the “Claudette” D’orsay pump by Jessica Simpson!  I don’t recall how I was first promoted to try this shoe, but I am so happy I did!  The style goes with everything!  Great for everyday if you wear heels everyday like I do 😉—can go from office to evenings out effortlessly!  These are very comfortable yet sexy. The style tends to run small so I’d recommend going up a 1/2 size. I did!  

I love these and have them in 3 different looks, well 4 now…!  I have the nude patent leather (favorite), leopard print, black leather and now the pink velvet!

There is another shoe by JS that look similar to this one called the Livvy.  They are not the same, the heel is shorter and the fit is slightly different. I prefer the Claudette. 

A little shoe bio:

  • Claudette pump by Jessica Simpson (yes, Jessica Simpson!)
  • Pointed toe 
  • 4” stiletto heel (not a super skinny heel but it is technically a stiletto heel)
  • Half-d’Orsay style (sexy!)
  • I’m featuring the velvet here but they are also available in leather, patent leather and suede
  • Retails for $59-$89 depending on retailer and style, you can most likely find a great deals on any of the options!  See links below. 

Check out these retailers:

  • Nordstrom.com| has the suede and a few more specialty styles 
  • Zappos.com| has the velvet and patent leather 
  • 6pm.com| has the leather and patent leather 
  • Dillard’s.com| has the leather and patent leather
  • Amazon.com| has the leather, the suede, the velvet and a few of the more specialty options

What do you think of these beauties?  Love?  Do you own a pair?  Comment here, we’d love to hear from you!
XOXO,

Chickwares

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Fall, Fashion, Gifts, Henri Bendel, Mark & Graham, Shopping

Tuesday Deals & Steals!! Don’t Miss!

Morning Dears!

I hope everyone is smoothly easing into their week and enjoying some of this Fabulous sweater weather we are finally having here in Atlanta!!  I love Fall and dressing for Fall, so in honor of this warm and cozy Fall feeling I got going on, I wanted to share some amazing deals happening NOW!

Just in time for Fall shopping ladies– and remember if you need help, let us know ;-)!

 

Today’s Deals From Some of our Favorite Sites!

 

  1. Chickwares.com – Haven’t shopped our store yet??  This month get 15% off our special Girl Power Collection in support of Breast Cancer Awareness | Fight Like A Girl! | Ends 10/31
  2. Henri Bendel – 20% off a full price $150 purchase.  Spend $250 and get the coveted Bendel girl limited edition sweatshirt free!  Ends today!
  3. Macys.com – Site-wide sale POP_UP Sale!  Free shipping at only $49 for online shoppers | Ends 10/18
  4. Mark and Graham – offering free monogramming on all items site wide!  Great time to plan some personalized Christmas gifts!  Ends 10/18
  5. Bloomingdale’s – Buy more save more! | Multiple tiers of savings, up to 30% off! | online and in store | Ends 10/22
  6. Steve Madden –20% off $100 or 25% off $150 | PLUS Free Shipping with code WEEKEND | Ends today!
  7. Anthropologie – Extra 25% off sale | super cute stuff!
  8. hm.com – up to 80% off during their mid-season sale happening now! I’ve checked it out and some good deals to be had! | while stock lasts!
  9. Rebecca Minkoff – 25% off your order | Take a short survey to get 25% off!  It’s painless, trust me! | Ends 10/17
  10. Snapfish – Because I still enjoying printing pictures!  This site is a fave!  There is something about holding an actual picture in hand vs. looking scrolling through pics on my phone that gets me!  Snapfish is offering a FREE 5×7 soft book you can personalize and up to 60% off any order! | Ends today!

 

Share with us what your finds, we’d love to hear from you!

Follow our blog and on Instagram or Facebook to keep up with our latest finds and posts!

XOXO,

Chickwares

www.chickwares.com

@chickwares

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

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 – $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 – $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