Fall, Fashion, Gifts, Holiday Shopping, Home, Mark & Graham, Shopping

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK & GRAHAM! 20% OFF TODAY ONLY!

Good morning!

Today Only!  In honor of their birthday Mark & Graham is offering 20% off your purchase AND Free Shipping!  The site also offers free gift wrap on all orders!  This is an awesome deal ladies.  I know a few of you have had your eye on the Elisabetta Handbag, now might be the time to snag yours!  A couple of years ago I do recall that Mark & Graham offered a larger discount (it may have been upwards of 30%) as the holidays drew nearer, however I don’t recall seeing the same discount last year.  But of course, any discount is possible during the holiday shopping season!

20% off + FREE SHIPPING with offer code: CHEERS

Below are a few of my favorite gift items!  Happy Shopping!

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Let us know if you take advantage of today’s special offer!  We’d love to hear from you!  If you’re not already, click to  follow our blog!

 

XOXO,

Chickwares!

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** We did not receive any compensation for this post, just sharing great sale information!  ;-)!

 

Lifestyle

12 Things Blogger Tag: Fall 2017

Hi all!

I hope that everyone had a lovely Fall weekend and a productive Monday!  The weather here in ATL was gorgeous over the weekend but started out super wet and gloomy today!  The skies have cleared but I imagine we’ll have more Fall sweater weather now that the rain has passed, at least for this week!

I’ve seen/read about the “twelve things” post a lot of bloggers are doing now and thought– why not?  The twelve things post is a post that features twelve random things or facts about the blogger, could be anything they are willing to share– likes, goals, current projects, family, anything!  I thought that this would be a fun way to share more of me and connect with you all; perhaps we’ll find that we have lots in common!

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  1. I am really interested in doing community awareness and outreach type of work.  I am interested in working with other organizations or bloggers that are focused on working with young people to help drive change and create opportunities for them that will positively impact their futures and build stronger more close-knit communities and support systems.  We need to come together people!
  2. I manage this blog and Chickwares.com the online boutique!  Chickwares started first as an online store and then the blog came after.  It is my current  passion and creative outlet.  Combines my love of fashion, shopping, all things girl and sharing my ideas and tips!  My little piece of Zen!  Check it out if you have a chance  www.chickwares.com
  3. I am striving to become a better runner.  I plan to participate monthly in area races.  I never much enjoyed running growing up, but now find a feeling of accomplishment whenever I complete a race or route.
  4. I love coffee!  I’ve found that as I’ve gotten older I really enjoy drinking coffee most anytime of day!   don’t necessarily “need” it for the caffeine jolt as I can drink decaf and be happy with that, I just enjoy it!  It’s something about the warmth and comfort of the drink.  Yummy!
  5. I am obsessed with becoming a better blogger and to be more consistently active on all my social media platforms.  I’ve always done OK, but I know there is so much more to this social media world, participating more and connecting more is key!
  6. Pink is my favorite color.  Such a happy and warm color!
  7. I love to shop and help people shop!  The hunt for the perfect gift or “thing” that I can pull together and bring a smile to someone’s face is awesome!
  8. I am a collector of handbags!  That was never my intention, but based on the number of bags that I have acquired I supposed I could be considered a collector!  🙂
  9. I love monograms and personalized options for everything!   My favorite everyday necklaces right now are these oversized initial necklaces with my kids initials on them, I wear them all the time.  I recently ordered a pendant with my monogram, can’t wait to get it!
  10. I really want to start a subscription box service focused on accessories and gifting.  I have so many ideas and equally as many doubts!  The creative in me says try it, but the other side of me is really questioning timing and execution– decisions!
  11. I design jewelry and looking for more chances to develop and grow my craft so that when the opportunitiy arises I am ready to share my work with a broader group of people!
  12. I love planners and all things stationery!  I am obsessed!  Planners, paper, notebooks, journals pens, pencils, stickers– you name it!  There are so many planners and journals available now that allow you to really be creative and personalize more that I find myself having serious conversations with myself when I come across a new planner or notebook– “self:  you do not need another!”   I still enjoy the art of writing and capturing moments whether via pictures, journaling or scrapbooking I think it’s great!  Make great gifts too!

Well that makes 12!  I hope you enjoyed reading these very random 12 things about me and my interests!  If you have any questions please reach out!

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Do we have similar tastes?  Any guidance or suggestions for me?!  Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!

Find us on Instagram and Facebook @chickwares

 

XOXO,

Chickwares

 

 

 

Fall, Fashion, Gifts, Henri Bendel, Mark & Graham, Shopping

Tuesday Deals & Steals!! Don’t Miss!

Morning Dears!

I hope everyone is smoothly easing into their week and enjoying some of this Fabulous sweater weather we are finally having here in Atlanta!!  I love Fall and dressing for Fall, so in honor of this warm and cozy Fall feeling I got going on, I wanted to share some amazing deals happening NOW!

Just in time for Fall shopping ladies– and remember if you need help, let us know ;-)!

 

Today’s Deals From Some of our Favorite Sites!

 

  1. Chickwares.com – Haven’t shopped our store yet??  This month get 15% off our special Girl Power Collection in support of Breast Cancer Awareness | Fight Like A Girl! | Ends 10/31
  2. Henri Bendel – 20% off a full price $150 purchase.  Spend $250 and get the coveted Bendel girl limited edition sweatshirt free!  Ends today!
  3. Macys.com – Site-wide sale POP_UP Sale!  Free shipping at only $49 for online shoppers | Ends 10/18
  4. Mark and Graham – offering free monogramming on all items site wide!  Great time to plan some personalized Christmas gifts!  Ends 10/18
  5. Bloomingdale’s – Buy more save more! | Multiple tiers of savings, up to 30% off! | online and in store | Ends 10/22
  6. Steve Madden –20% off $100 or 25% off $150 | PLUS Free Shipping with code WEEKEND | Ends today!
  7. Anthropologie – Extra 25% off sale | super cute stuff!
  8. hm.com – up to 80% off during their mid-season sale happening now! I’ve checked it out and some good deals to be had! | while stock lasts!
  9. Rebecca Minkoff – 25% off your order | Take a short survey to get 25% off!  It’s painless, trust me! | Ends 10/17
  10. Snapfish – Because I still enjoying printing pictures!  This site is a fave!  There is something about holding an actual picture in hand vs. looking scrolling through pics on my phone that gets me!  Snapfish is offering a FREE 5×7 soft book you can personalize and up to 60% off any order! | Ends today!

 

Share with us what your finds, we’d love to hear from you!

Follow our blog and on Instagram or Facebook to keep up with our latest finds and posts!

XOXO,

Chickwares

www.chickwares.com

@chickwares

Fashion, Handbags, Shopping, Style

It’s National Handbag Day!

Happy National Handbag Day friends!  October 10 has been designated National Handbag Day and is a day to celebrate all things bags.  Obviously this is not a day started by or acknowledged by the government (although it should be!) but just a fun way to celebrate a well-loved accessory by many and just another reason to go shopping!

In honor of this spectacular day and prior to any purchases I may make to commemorate the awesomeness of today I wanted to start with a post to share with you all some eye candy to help inspire your day! The below is a short list of beauties that I pulled together, so many many more out there.  Range of sizes and price points, a few I have and a couple I have my eye on!

Those who love handbags are asked to post images of your favorite bags– you don’t have to own it yet– with the hashtag– #nationalhandbagday.  Would be awesome if you guys would tag chickwares as well and follow us on Instagram!  Have a wonderful day and Happy Shopping!

 

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Louis Vuitton Montaigne Empreinte Leather

Rebecca Minkoff Velvet Love Crossbody

Celine Luggage Tote

Louis Vuitton Daimer Neverfull

Chloe Large Leather Marcie Satchel

Gucci Marmont Bag

Burberry House Check Large Banner Tote

BP Leopard Print Calf Hair Pouch

Henri Bendel Leather Jetsetter Backpack

Let us know what you think– do you have any of these bags?  What’s your favorite?  What bag will you add to your collection on National Handbag Day?!

XOXO,

Chickwares

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

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

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.

Denim, Fashion, Gifts, Handbags, Shoes, Shopping, Style

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 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

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.