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

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

Home, Shopping, Style

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.

Denim, Fashion, Handbags, Henri Bendel, Style

Fri-Yay! What I Wore Today & Weekend Steals & Deals

It’s Friday!!  Nevermind that today is gloomy and rainy and a bit cool for Atlanta in May–but it’s Friday!!  Woo Hoo!  Can you tell I’m excited about the weekend?!

First up:  #whatiworetoday  – 7 for all Mankind jeans, nude pumps, American Eagle camo sweatshirt (love!), Nude pumps, Rebecca Minkoff Gold MAB Satchel (a fave), Henri Bendel Southstreet Carryall (I have the soft leather version with gold interior (love!) same style different leather here)

I wanted to take time today to share some AWESOME deals that have been flooding my inbox.  I’m including a variety or retailers and brands so that I can share a range of prices and styles because,  let’s be honest, not everyone looks for designer or premium designer styles to purchase!  There are some great deals to be had out there right now and just in time for Mother’s Day– don’t forget to get a little something for yourself too!  Hope you get to take advantage of some of these deals!

  1. Nordstrom Rack & Haute Look
    1. Lucky Brand event starts today! – Clothing and Shoes
    2. Calling all cardholders – earn TRIPLE Points through Sunday 5/7
  2. Express
    1. Women’s tops are 50% off! thru Monday 5/8
    2. Buy 1 get 1 50% off shorts and denim
    3. 30% off dresses; select styles
    4. Clearance is an extra 20% off!
  3. Michael Kors
    1. 25% off through Tuesday 5/16 – great Mother’s Day gift options!
  4. Tory Burch
    1. 30% off sale; select styles – beautiful styles available!
  5. Old Navy
    1. 30% off adult styles – online only!
    2. All dresses, tops and pants are on sale – up to 50% off
  6. Henri Bendel
    1. 25% off all jewelry – Friday 5/5 – Sunday 5/7 only! – You can still utilize ground shipping for delivery before Mother’s Day!
  7. Bloomingdale’s – if you’re a Loyallist, earn 3x points when you purchase items from home
    1. One day home sale!  Saturday 5/6 only! (preview on Friday 5/5)
  8. Nordstroms
    1. Earn triple points on your purchases 5/3 – 5/7!
  9. Macy’s
    1. Friends and Family Event – a whopping 30% off most items
    2. 10% off beauty and fragrance purchases – (can you say new Jimmy Choo perfume!)
    3. Free shipping at $49!
  10. Bath and Body Works – need some smell goods?
    1. Free item with $10 purchase AND free shipping at $40
    2. Mother’s Day limited edition tote – $30 with $30
    3. 2 for $22 CocoShea product line (one of the newer collections– great time to try!)

We’ve shared 10– not in any particular order and of course there are plenty more out there available, enjoy and Happy Shopping!!

As always, if you have something to say, we’d love to hear from you!

XOXO,

Chickwares

 

Fashion, Home, Shopping

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
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Happy Shopping!