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

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**photos courtesy of respective retailer sites

 

 

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!

 

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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

Fashion, Shopping

Ready, Set, FALL!

Ready, set FALL!  Raise your hand if you’re ready for Fall!  I am definitely getting excited for the coming season!   A new season brings a another opportunity to reinvent your wardrobe and try new looks!   As far as the retail world goes Fall fashions have been flooding stores for the past month or so, however if you are like me I’m just now actually starting to pull together my Fall wardrobe.  Up until this point each year I have a solid look but don’t buy policy!  As much as I want to I find it difficult to purchase Fall items that I can’t wear just yet.  I’m here in Atlanta and it is still 95 degrees, so there are still a lot of shorts and dresses in rotation.  The thought of buying that new sweater and hanging on to it for another month or two just doesn’t jive with my personality!   I use this “transition period” to plan for Fall meanwhile taking advantage of end of other end of the season deals!   Through the course of my planning I’ve identified some gotta have pieces which I’ll share later.  I wanted to spend  a little time now talking about the colors you’ve undoubtedly have seen for the coming season because you will continue to see them everywhere!

For Fall 2016 think rich, sophisticated shades of reds, greens, browns, dusty pinks (yay!), blues and grays– super luxe and sophisticated!!  I’m loving the dusty pinks, grays and greens!

Pantone identified the palette below as the top 10 colors of the Fall 2016 season.   Pantone calls the below:  Riverside, Airy Blue, Sharkskin, Aurora Red, Warm Taupe, Dusty Cedar, Lush Meadow, Spicy Mustard, Potter’s Clay, Bodacious.

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You will see variations of these hues and different interpretations throughout the season, for example I’ve seen so many varying shades of the beautiful and lush green shown in the palette above!  All so gorgeous, which is your favorite? .  Some of my own personal thoughts on the colors I’m eyeing for Fall based on the above palette!

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Images courtesy of Pantone.com

 

Fashion, Shopping

Nordstrom Early Access Has Begun! Crush-worthy Sale Items!

It’s the happiest time of the year!– Ok, one of the happiest times of the year, it’s time for the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!  My fellow Nordies Cardholding Fashionistas know this happy time oh so well!

This year’s Anniversary sale opens to the public on July 22nd, however if you are a lucky Nordstrom card holder (like me) you get to preview and shop EARLY, starting July 14th, cardholders get to visit the sale a full 8 days before everyone else!  Early shopping = you get first dibs on everything, so no missing out on the items you want!  In addition to discounts on regular in stock  items there are special “Anniversary Only” deals; exclusive items brought in only to be sold during the Anniversary sale, so even more Fabulous pieces to choose from!  Non-Nordstrom cardholders can visit the Sale via Nordstrom.com to preview available styles and create a “to buy” shopping list so that on July 22nd, you can hit the ground shopping!  This year’s Anniversary sale runs July 22nd through August 8th.

Below I’ve assembled a few (in my opinion) of the more crush-worthy must have items up for grabs in this year’s sale.  This list may or may not include items that I may or may not have already ordered :).  The small sampling of items I’ve chosen to highlight in this post is not at all intended to be a complete list of all of the awesome deals available during the sale.  For the sake of sharing this post in a timely manner I focused only on a few top picks–potentially more to come ;-)!  Nordstrom Anniversary Sale– Go, Shop, NOW!  Free shipping on almost every item, no minimums!

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FABULOUS right?  What are your favorites from the sale?  Share your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you!  #Nordstromearlyaccess  #Nordstrom #chickwares

 

-XOXO,
CHICKWARES
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**Images taken from Nordstrom website.