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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Fashion, Mac, Make Up, Shopping, Style

DEAL ALERT! FREE MAC LIPSTICK OFFER!

Hi all!

Happy Stormy Tuesday!

I wanted to quickly reach out today with a very important public service announcement that should help to brighten up your Tuesday if you are experiencing a gloomy day like I am today!  Mac Cosmetics is offering a buy 2 get 1 deal on lipsticks!  Buy any 2 lip products and get a free lipstick!  Yes FREE!  Great deal, because let’s face it we all know that when we purchase a new lip color from Mac we don’t just get 1, now for a limited time when yo purchase 2 lip products you get a lipstick free!  Now is a great time to try a new lip color and restock your favorite.  The offer is available via the Mac Cosmetics online store, Bloomingdales and Macy’s!

I took advantage of the offer just to try to create my  “perfect nude pout” !  I chose Blankety lip color, lip pencil in “Soar” and “Purr” lip glass!   I was then able to snag my free lipstick in Capricious!   All of these are new colors for me, I’ll let you all know how it goes!

 

Don’t forget– this deal ends June 25th!

Interested in the offer?  Took advantage of the deal already?  Let us know, we’d love to hear from you!  Send us a picture of your perfect Mac pout!

Happy Shopping!

 

XOXO,

Chickwares

 

 

Images courtesy of retailer websites

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Fashion, Handbags, Henri Bendel, Shopping, Style, Summer Fashion

Bag Review: Henri Bendel Chrystie Embroidered Satchel

Happy Friday! 

I don’t know about you guys but I am super excited (as usual) that Friday is here!!!  Today’s post is one of our favorites–a new bag review!  And why is this one of our favorite posts to write do you ask?  Because a bag review means we have a NEW bag and we LOVE new bags!!  The gorgeous leather embroidered Henri Bendel Chrystie is our feature bag for today.

This bag is beautiful!  Pebbled leather with beautiful embroidered front detail and a fun leather tassel are the standouts.  This is a true satchel so there is no additional shoulder strap,  however the two double carry handles are very comfortable and easy to hold in hand or on your arm.  Structured but not stiff so the bag doesn’t droop when full.  This bag is great in that it also features 4 decorative but functional zippers on the sides of the bag that allows you to expand the bag when needed!  This is a large size bag, could easily accommodate everyday purse essentials, a tablet or even small laptop and a bottle of water.

The best part is that this little beauty is on sale right now during the Henri Bendel Semi Annual Sale!  We will post our favorites from the sale a bit later!  The bag retailed for $598 but is on sale now for $358!  Available in Black and Roobios Tea (love)!  I have the Roobios Tea and I love it, I’ve received several compliments already!

All about the bag:

Chrystie Embroidered Satchel

  • Pebbled leather
  • Embroidery detail on front
  • Expandable sides
  • Flap closure
  • Interior open pocket
  • Pocket on back
  • Three interior zippered pockets
  • Dimensions: 11.5″H x 17.5″W x 6.5″D
  • 5″ handle drop

 

 

 

PROS:

  • 100% pebbled leather
  • Adjustable sides
  • Embroidered detail
  • Leather tassel accent; very substantial and stylish tassel can be removed and used with other bags
  • Versatile; great large size makes this bag perfect for work or play
  • On sale now!

CONS:

  • Could get heavy once full, as with most bags this size or style.  Just be mindful that you don’t HAVE to stuff it to the brim!
  • No additional shoulder strap; I list this as a con because I know some women like the option however for me personally it isn’t an issue.   I tend to gravitate to more satchel styles and prefer to carry my bag that way– IF I’m not running around with my kids!
  • No inside dividers–not a deal breaker for me but again I often hear from clients that they like dividers or compartments inside of large bags to help them stay organized.

 

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

Overall Rating: 35/40;  Love this bag– go get yours!  🙂

 

What do you all think about this bag?  Love it?  Really love it?  Send us a note, would love to hear from you!

And don’t forget, check out the other great deals happening right now during the Henri Bendel Semi-Annual Sale.  Don’t miss!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,
–Chickwares
Pretty.Fabulous.Things

 

 

 

**Images courtesty of Henri Bendel site

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Gifts, Shopping

Top Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2017!

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Father’s Day is quickly approaching and we can’t forget to treat those special and important men in our lives! I’ve taken a minute and pulled together what I believe to be some pretty awesome treats for the special men in our lives!

 

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  • Amazon Echo | $139.99 (limited time pricing) | Amazon 

So much more than a speaker! Great sound quality and connects directly to Amazon Alexa for calling and messaging. Connect to your smart home apps to control lights, fans, garage door AND plays all of Dad’s favorite music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and more! What dad wouldn’t LOVE that?!

  • Away The Bigger Carry-On | $245 | Away Luggage 

For the traveling, professional Dad! Lightweight, sleek and guaranteed for life, this luggage is super cool! The outer shell is impenetrable, it bends under pressure but doesn’t break, roomy compartments inside. The best feature is the built-in charger for phones or laptop! I bought this style for my husband’s birthday, he loved it! Now available monogrammed!

  • Michael Kors Dylan | $250 | Nordstroms 

Great for the sporty yet fashionable Dad! I love the color combo! Chronograph watch with a comfortable silicone wristband.

  • LifeProof NUUD IPhone case | $89.99 |Amazon

Outdoorsy Dad! Durable, waterproof, scratch resistant–these cases are the ultimate in protection. The perfect gift for the outdoorsy Dad who may or may not tend to drop, kick or otherwise destroy his phone! Comes in a variety of colors to fit your Dad’s style!

  • Happy Socks Gift Set | $45| Happy Socks  

Such a cliché to give socks for Father’s Day, but these are so fun! Another favorite of my husband as well J . These socks feel great and come in a variety of prints and patterns. Made in Sweden these unique socks are sure liven up your favorite Dad’s accessory game!   Box set is a set of 3, but also available individually.

  • Blast Golf 360 Stroke and Swing Analyzer | $120 | Amazon 

For the Golf aficionado! Dad can perfect his golf swing with the Blast Motion Swing and Stroke analyzer. Dad attaches sensor to his golf club and this device monitors and records his swing via Bluetooth technology to help him perfect his game!

  • Saddle Leather Weekender | $239.99 | Pottery Barn 

For the jet setter Dad! Upgrade Dad’s travel swag with this gorgeous hand-stained chocolate leather bag with hand stitch detailing and antique brass hardware. Roomy enough to carry all the necessary necessities! Can be monogrammed.

  • Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch | $149.99 | Fitbit.com 

For the athletic Dad! The latest and greatest in the world of Fitbit. The Fitbit Blaze is a fitness tracker, but also includes GPS, Bluetooth, heart rate monitoring and some very cool fashionable wristbands! Dad can sync his Fitbit to over 200 apps to help him stay active! Prices begin at $149.99

  • Amazon Gift Card | Amazon 

No explanation necessary.  Amazon is awesome, Dad is sure to find something he loves!

  • Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf 

Such a manly sexy scent, and the bottle is gorgeous!

 

I hope there was something on this list helpful either for Father’s Day or any up and coming gift giving events for the special men in your life. Own any of these, planning to give any for Father’s Day? Let us know what you think! We’d love to hear from you!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,

Chickwares!

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Fashion, Jewelry, Shopping, Style, Summer Fashion

Must Have Monday (on Tuesday)!!  NEW Alex and Ani Wonder Woman Cuff!

Due to technical difficulties my must have Monday post is now being posted on Tuesday…sorry!  I was really excited about this one as well because it involved me and new jewelry!

Now–calling all Wonder Women!  Alex and Ani has  launched their Wonder Woman collection that coincides with the recent launch of the movie Wonder Woman. Even if you aren’t a lover of Super Heros but you love Alex and Ani, I think you  will love the fun pieces in this collection.

The entire collection is pretty cute but for today’s (yesterday’s) “Must Have” Monday I am focusing on the metal cuffs from the collection. So cute!  Pic below is of the exact cuff I scored (shown with my Wonder Woman t-shirt!)

Wonder Woman Gold Cuff

 

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The cuff is adjustable and available in the signature Rafaelian Gold and Rafaelian Silver finishes for $48! Looks great with other Alex and Ani bracelets, image above is how I wore it, shown also with my new color infusion cuff!

I love Alex and Ani, the pieces are so easy to wear and dangerously fun to collect!  See slide show below for a few other standout pieces I noted and that you must have for your collection!

Own this piece or any of the pieces from the new collection?  Like it?  Love it?  Let us know, we’d love to hear from you!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,

Chickwares

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Denim, Fashion, Gifts, Home, Mark & Graham, Shopping, Style

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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Fashion, Shoes, Shopping, Style

Swoonworthy Summer Sandals! (say that 3 times fast!)

Hi everyone!  I hope that everyone is moving and grooving through another week!  I spent the last couple of days and my weekend finishing up, or at least attempting to finish up my bedroom/closet/office reorganization in between all of that hard work I did manage to get in some online retail therapy :)– that was the fun part!  My .com shopping research prompted me to share some of the Fabulous sandal styles I came across and maybe purchased…  Here’s to hoping that the below eye candy for your feet will help push you through this week or at least hold you over until your next UPS delivery ;-)!

I’ll keep the list sorta’ short, only 8 pair in the mid-priced range.  Also, these are not in any particular order, I think they are all pretty darn cute!  Check out the 8 pretty.fabulous.sandals that I think you just might need in your life this summer!  Happy Shopping!

 

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  1. Vince Camuto Harper; Vince Camuto, $159.99 (on sale!)
  2. Kendall & Kylie Evelyn; Nordstroms, $98 (on sale!)
  3. Kate Spade Daisy Too; Zappos, $188
  4. Steve Madden Landen; Steve Madden, $89.95
  5. Sam Edelman Yaro; Nordstroms, $119.95 (featured shoe, above)
  6. Marc Fisher Adalyn; Bloomingdales, $170.00
  7. Steve Madden Carrson; Nordstroms, $89.95
  8. Jessica Simpson Ahnika; Macy’s, $99.99 (on sale!)

See any you like?  Own any?  Love any?  Let us know, we’d love to hear from you!

XOXO,

Chickwares
pretty.fabulous.things

 

 

**Images courtesy of retailer’s site.  We were not paid to feature or endorse any of the styles shown above.

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