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!

 

From top row l-r,

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

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Fall, Fashion, Handbags, Henri Bendel, Shopping, Style

Bag Review! Henri Bendel Modern Icon Satchel

It’s Bag Review Time!

Time for another awesome bag review!  Today I am reviewing the lovely Modern Icon Convertible Satchel from Henri Bendel!  Yes, another Bendel bag!  🙂 The Modern Icon Satchel is one of their latest arrivals and is gorgeous!

The bag is made of smooth leather and includes a leather ID tag and decorative Henri Bendel fob.  The bag is described as a convertible satchel and can be worn three ways.  1) Keep the sides expanded for a very Celine-bag look, or 2) gusset the sides of the bag via a connecting strap to create a boxier look or 3) place the flap inside to show off the inside pockets.  Personally I think the 3rd way is a bit of a stretch, but nonetheless it offers a different look.  The collection photo at the top shows all 3 ways to style.

The bag is a bit structured but roomy, multiple pockets inside makes it functional as well as fabulous!  It features a pinch lock closure on the flap which looks so fancy!  There is also a phone pocket on the back for easy access, although I don’t think I’d place my phone inside.  Great for work, greater with jeans and a casual top!  Additionally, the bag comes with a removable shoulder strap so in addition to the satchel style (my fave) you can wear it as shoulder bag or crossbody to keep your hands free!

The bag is available in 3 colors I suspect additional colors will be added later in the season,  just a feeling I have :).  I got the lighter color, called Amphora, with gold hardware.  Also available in black with silver hardware (hard to find) and Sun-dried Tomato.  I struggled a bit between the Amphora and Sun-dried Tomato but ultimately chose the Amphora. I have 2 other satchel bags in the Sun-dried tomato / Brick-red color — which reminds me…..

Right now, get 10% off this bag and any other new arrival at Henri Bendel.  The online store is also offering free shipping, monogramming and gift wrapping!

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All about the bag:

Modern Icon Convertible Satchel

  • 100% leather
  • Expandable sides
  • Satin lining
  • Convertible:  3 ways to style
  • Multiple inside pockets
  • Phone pocket on back
  • Dimensions: 11″H x 20″W x 7″D
  • 4.5″ handle drop
  • Metal protective feet on bottom

PROS:

  • All of the above!  Great looking bag and great useable features
  • Very upscale top-shelf designer look
  • HB makes great quality and long-lasting bags
  • 10% off now + free shipping, monogramming

CONS:

  • $550; gorgeous quality bag but I think the price tag may deter some depending on if this is another “nice to have bag” or if someone is looking for a new primary bag for the season

 

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

Overall Rating: 35/40;  Love this bag– highly recommend

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Happy Shopping!

 

XOXO,
–Chickwares
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**Images courtesty of Henri Bendel site; I did not receive any compensation or incentive for my review of the Modern Icon Satchel.

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