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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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Don’t Miss! The Best Memorial Day Sales – Ending Tonight!

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SERVICE WOMEN AND MEN WHO HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR US AND OUR COUNTRY.  WE REMEMBER AND APPRECIATE YOU!

10 Great AWESOME Memorial Day Sales!  Happy Shopping!

  1. Nordstrom – Love this place!  | Half-yearly sale going on now!  Look for my post later showcasing a few top picks from the sale!
  2. Express – Check out this maxi!  I purchased the floral version which appears to be sold out, but this white and black option is equally as gorgeous!  Sexy yet classy and now 40% off | Up to 50% off EVERYTHING on the site!
  3. Bloomingdales – Love, love, love!  | Up to 60% off Brown Bag Sale! | Shop with code BIGBAG
  4. Target – Up to 30% off patio & home + take an extra 15% off with code HERO and 20% off shoes, clothing and more | Shop with code MEMDAY
  5. Markandgraham.com – Extra 35% off all sale items! | Shop with code EXTRA35
  6. hm.com – In-store and online! | Save up to 30% off + free shipping
  7. westelm.com – Up to 30% off + free shipping | Shop with code SUMMER
  8. macys.com – Site-wide sale!  Up to 20% off | Shop with code SUNNY
  9. Jcrew.com – Love these beaded earrings!  Take an extra 40% sale style AND 30% off everything else! | Shop with code SWEET
  10. Steve Madden – Feed your shoe addiction!  Buy 1 get 1 50% off + free shipping!   Check out my previous post on must have summer sandals – here! | Shop with code MEMORIAL

Phew!  Ok fellow fashion and shopping fanatics, looks like we’ll be busy today!  We’d love to hear from you regarding great deals you snagged during this year’s sale!  Leave us a message!

 

Have a great day!

XOXO,

Chickwares

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5 Affordable Pieces You Need in Your Home Office Right Now!

 

Happy Tuesday! 

As a part of my own spring clean-OUT  I recently decided that I also needed to redecorate my home office because of course cleaning and redecorating often go hand in hand, at least at my house!  The problem is my office wasn’t exactly the area that I’d decided to clean-out!  Nevertheless, I have decided to let the redecoration commence and as with all of my projects that involve shopping and new and beautiful things I am super excited about it!

My current office space is modern and functional with very feminine touches.  I will post pictures later, currently it is a bit messy given the redo in progress!   I love the color pink so there are pops of pink and Parisian elements and pictures are favorites to decorate with.  I am looking to add some more rustic elements, I’m loving all things with a sort of vintage, washed look and feel.   I like incorporating my jewelry and handbags into the décor, I spend a good amount of time in my office and really just enjoy keeping some of my favorite pieces on display vs. shoved in my closet somewhere! 

Quite by accident I stumbled on the first piece for my newly redecorated office–a bookshelf, from Target!!   My plan to redecorate and the subsequent finding of the bookshelf is the source of inspiration for today’s post.  I didn’t find everything I needed at Target however, I noted so many awesome pieces in store and online that I wanted to share a few items with you.  I picked 6 from the many and assembled them here–6 pieces from Target that you never knew you needed in your home office!  Enjoy!

 

5 Affordable Pieces from Target that you NEED in your Home Office Right NOW!

  1. Darley Bookcase – $99.99; This is the one I purchased for my office!  Vintage oak look, love, love, love!  Target currently has a promotion on select home décor items – get an additional 10% off with the code HOME!
  2. You Are Amazing framed art – $22.99; currently on sale for $21.84; From their Pillowfort Collection so geared toward children’s décor however I think I am pretty amazing sometimes, so why not?!
  3. Bulletin Board – $24.99; features a chalkboard, corkboard and hanging cups to catch and hold all of your kick knacks!
  4. Barrel Chair – $179.99; I love this chair!  Add an ottoman in a fun print and you’re all set!  On sale now for $143.99  + get an additional 10% off with the code HOME
  5. White Orchid – $19.99; currently on sale for $18.99; because we all need flowers in our office and these lovely orchids are sure to last!
  6.  Pink Quill Monogram Pillow – $29.99; currently on sale for $26.99; I love any and all things monogrammed– great accent piece to place in your barrel chair!

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Let me know what you think about the pieces or if you currently have any of them in your home or office.  We’d love to hear from you!  If you are planning a remodel or have recently updated your favorite space let us know, we’d love to see your style and ideas!

Cheers to a happy shopping week!

XOXO,

Chickwares

 

 

**Images from Target website– we were not paid to choose or endorse any of the items featured.

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Spring Cleaning! 8 Tips To Organize Your Closet For Spring

Spring has definitely arrived (yay) and I for one am excited for the warmer weather, the possibility of Spring dresses, open toes and bare arms–can’t wait!  With the inevitable change of seasons always comes the opportunity to reinvent your look and do the annual purging and organizing of your wardrobe.  Not to mention the possibility of finding those one or two pieces that you forgot that you had tucked away between the heavy sweater coats and turtlenecks!  Shopping in your own closet– score!!

Chickwares as recently partnered with Olive Style, a personal stylist and wardrobe specialist, to bring you 8 tips to help organize and transform your closet and ultimately your look for Spring!  Olive Style is an Atlanta based company dedicated to assisting working, stylish women who have little time (or desire!) to shop or organize their wardrobe.  Working with a personal stylist is super easy and most of all fun, if you’ve ever considered it and you’re in the Atlanta area I’d recommend checking out Olive Style!  Stay tuned for more information about this company in later posts!

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8 Tips For Organizing Your Closet For Spring!

  1. Organize your closet BEFORE you shop for new Spring pieces! The sad reality is that none of us have a bottomless closet, if you do I want to know you, and I n order to make room for all of the new Fabulous Spring fashions you want to purchase, you need to make room! As you focus on incorporating your new cooler Spring wares, take the time to organize your closet by style– i.e. all sleeveless tops together, all cropped pants together, separate jeans by style, etc. so that at a glance you can see what type of pieces you already have available to style. 
  2. Toss it! If you didn’t wear it last season, toss it! Take this age old piece of advice– if it’s been a year or more and you haven’t worn a piece what are the chances that you will EVER wear it?  Toss it!  Begin making room in your wardrobe and open yourself up to new style options by letting go of those older items!
  3. If an item is in need or repair or alteration– make a decision to take care of the fix immediately or toss it!  If an item goes back into the closet “for later” you will never take care of it, trust me I know!  
  4. Create more hanging space by incorporating slim or flocked hangers into your closet.  These slim hangers take up less space so they will help make tons more  room in your closet! I did this years ago and trust me, they do help!  I loved my fancy wood hangers but they weren’t practical for hanging all of the stuff I needed, the slimmer hangers were definitely they way to go!  You can find these hangers just about anywhere now– try Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target and even some discount stores!
  5. Don’t just throw items away, donate your worn but good condition items to local charities and organizations like Goodwill, Salvation Army, Dress For Success and many other local charitable organizations that help those in need.  If you are up for it, check out some of the online sites like Ebay, Poshmark or Tradesy to help sell your goodies!  More money, more shopping!  I’ve personally used Ebay a number of times and had good success. I’ve tried Tradesy, it was easy to get set up but had no success selling there. I have never tried Poshmark personally but have heard both positive and negative comments, I’d recommend you doing a bit of research first and decide what will work best for you!
  6. Grab a friend or two!  Make this daunting, tiring and potentially stressful task FUN!  Grab your girlfriend(s) (or boyfriend), whip up some cocktails and crank up the music!  Spring cleaning and purging is a great opportunity to work and play, play dress up that is–remember the scene in the Sex and the City when Carrie was cleaning out her closet and Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda were there to encourage and cheer on her efforts!
  7. Invest in clear plastic bins to help tame those smaller items that can be difficult to corral and keep tidy like wristlets/clutches, scarves, belts, etc.  The bins are see through so easy to see what’s inside and they are stackable so you can maximize space. The stackable bins work well for shoes also.   Try to keep as much as you can off the floor, that will help keep your space looking neat!  I have these bins, from The Container Store, available in couple different sizes to accommodate your shoes and small items!  
  8. Hire a professional!  Let a professional like the stylists at Olive Style do the heavy lifting for you.  Work with the team at Olive Style to assess your wardrobe and help you define a look that reflects your style and personality!  Olive Style can help you organize your closet space and help prepare your wardrobe for the coming season!  The process is super easy and zero stress, after all who wouldn’t enjoy a little help from a personal shopper!  

That’s it for my bit o’ Spring organizing wisdom. Nothing that I shared here was rocket science, but perhaps good reminders and motivation?!!  I know I need both at times!

Of course there are a ton more ideas out there for organizing so feel free to share how you prepare your closet for Spring, we’d love to hear from you!

For more information on Olive Style click on the link in the post or send us a message here!  

As always, thanks for reading and if you aren’t following us, please do!  

XOXO,

Chickwares
Check out Olive Style! 


Web: Olive Style Home

Instagram: Olivesocial

Pinterest:  Olive Style 

Happy Shopping!

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Monday Must Have!  Mark & Graham Tortoise Catchall

Chic and stylish, these awesome acrylic Mark & Graham catchalls make a great gift for the girl who has everything–  and now she’ll have a place to put everything in!  


Available from markandgraham.com; $45 includes FREE monogramming and gift wrap!  I love these and the gold glitzy monogram is the perfect touch!

Let us know what you think of these chic accessories, we’d love to hear from you!
XOXO,

Chickwares 

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