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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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

What do you all think about this bag?  Love it?  Really love it?  Send us a note, would love to hear from you!  Don’t currently follow our blog– why not?!

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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What’s In My Cart? Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks! #NSALE

Hi all!

I hope everyone is ready for an awesome week!  And the best way to kick things off is with little shopping awesomeness!  Of course you all know that the Nordstrom Anniversary Early Access Sale is in full swing.  Early Access is now for all of you Nordies fans and the sale opens to the public on August 21.  To get things moving I wanted to share some top picks from my cart!  Actually now a good bit of these are at my house, but you know what I mean!

There are some great deals to be had and some things are selling out surprisingly fast, don’t miss!

Have you shopped the #NSALE yet?  If so, share your pics!  Love any of our picks??  Let us know, we’d love to see how you style your #NSALE favorites!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO
Chickwares!

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!  #NSALE

1. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings, $64.90

2.  Top Shop Distressed Denim Jacket, $63.90

3.  BP Leopard Print Scarf, $11.90

4.  Madewell Paint Stripe Transport Tote, 129.90 (I got the English Saddle color!)

5.  Marc Jacobs Square Vic Bracelet Watch, $165.90, Great for the office!

7.  Girls’ Worldwind Glitz Puma Sneakers, $32.90

8.  BP Rib Stitch Cardigan, $31.90

6. Vince Camuto Manolee Over the Knee Boot, $259.90

9.  Vans SK Mid-Reiusse Sneakers, $25.90 (something for my littles!)

10.  Top Shop Lattice Back Sweater, $42.90

11.  Ugg Ugg Wren Rib Shearling Slippers $79.90

 

Have fun!  Send us a message, we’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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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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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