Don’t Be Scared!

Don't Be Scared!

Here is technically the same outfit I posted yesterday but I wanted to show you how great the NEON accessories look with the blue jeans!
It doesn’t have to be yellow neon, it could be pink or green.
I love this necklace!
Or how about neon nails?
Just a thought!
XOXO,
Happy Shopping
Fashionable CHICKs
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My May Uniform

My May Uniform

I don’t know about you, but for me May is Nuts!
I have something every single night between now and Memorial Day.
This is my uniform for the moment.
I’m scrambling to keep my favorites clean and/or back from the dry cleaners…..
A pair of skinny jeans, colored are my fav, but a regular dark wash does the trick too.
I really prefer cropped ones in the summer.
A blousey (is that a word?) top, that hides all kinds of imperfections but can look polished with a skinnier bottom. 
I like one that has spaghetti straps to show off my shoulders.
Hey, I need to draw the eye up and away from my bottom half!
A great pair of shoes.
Cool & bright accessories- I’m loving neon right now. This outfit would look great with some neon jewelry or bag!
 And a clutch.
I can’t live without my gold clutch, it goes with everything.
All about accessorizing!
May Wardrobe Essentials:
Neon Something- A necklace, bracelet, clutch
Happy Shopping!
XO,
Fashionable CHICKs
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Heading in Search of the Sun

Heading in Search of the Sun
Heading in Search of the Sun by fashionablechicks 




Heading South for the week and I can’t wait! I feel like a kid again, this week has gone by so incredibly slow!


Looking forward to spending time with my children away from the phones and tv’s and computers.
Looking forward  to finishing my book and starting a new one.
Looking forward to the sunsets.
Looking forward to lots of cousin time.
Looking forward to visits to the Sugar Shack.
Looking forward to a very cold beverage.
Looking forward to long walks.
Looking forward to no work and all play.
Looking forward to drip castles.
Looking forward to mermaids.
Looking forward to seeing lots of stars.
Looking forward to listening to good music.
Looking forward to feeling rested……
should I go on?

Oh, sorry I was day dreaming, back to the fashion blog.
Must pack all of the above.
Big hats, sunscreen, sunglasses and a bikini is really all I need.
But I love a denim shirt as a cover up, a light sweater for cool nights.
A great pair of gold thong sandals, a cool DVR coverup.
A pair of gold hoops and Im good to go.
All set!

XOXO,
Fashionable CHICKs
Leslie

Hopefully the soon the be bronzed CHICK!

Take Me Away….

Take Me Away....
Susana Monaco Dress from Poppy’s of Atlanta
As you can see I am wanting two things in my life right now.

Vacation. Simplicity.


Easy clothes that look great and are simple, comfortable and not fussy.

I love this simple column Susana Monaco maxi for the summer.
I actually got it in navy.
I can’t wait to wear it.

It will look great with these matching Kenneth Jay Lane Studded Cuffs. 


Having matching cuffs is a simple way to take an ordinary outfit and make it special. 

And with my new favorite flips flops.
Tkees.

They are the best and very affordable- around $45.
They come in all different colors but I love the nude ones.
http://www.tkees.com

XOXO,
Fashionable CHICKs
Leslie








Mirror Mirror on the Wall…

Mirror Mirror on the Wall...

Mirror Mirror on the Wall… by fashionablechicks on polyvore.com

I don’t know about you but about this time every winter I look in the mirror and feel 5 years older. My skin looks dry, pale and ughhhh wrinkly! 
I try to get a regular facial in the winter but somehow I can’t quite squeeze it in. So instead, here are a few products I love that help with the winter blahs.
I use an exfoliator everyday, yes everyday, along with my Clarisonic. If you do not own a Clarisonic, they are a great investment. A little pricey but worth every penny. I think they are around $250 but I have had mine for three years and it is still working great.  I like Clinique and YSL, they are not very strong so perfectly safe to use everyday. The Bobbi Brown body scrub is great and I can not live without this one.  

When I feel really dry and dull, I add a retinoid product. To get one that really works- you need to get it from your dermatologist.
A great addition all year, is the Kate Sumerville Face Tanning Pads. I try to not get sun on my face and these do not smell soooooo incredibly bad like most sunless tanners do.
Hope this helps a tad, I’ve added a moisturizer (Bobbi Brown) and Aquaphor for the lips. I’m addicted to this stuff. I even put it under my eyes with and without makeup on. With makeup, I add it to the top of my cheekbones and it gives you a dewy look. Try it and see, not too much- you don’t want to look greasy.

Bye Bye Winter Blahs…..

XO, Fashionable CHICKs
Leslie

Spring Finds!!!!!

Spring Finds!!!!!

Spring Finds!!!!! by fashionablechicks

So I don’t know if you have noticed, but its getting awfully close to March. Growing up, March always meant one thing… Spring Break and spring weather! However, someone forgot to mention to me that lawyers do not get Spring Break! If I had known this I might have re-thought my career choice.  
However, given the recent weather trends lately and our 65 degree days, I think it is safe to say that even without spring break, sunny skies are around the corner. While at Poppys of Atlanta last weekend I saw all these beautiful spring pieces and decided I had to share some of my favorites.
1. Hudson White Jeans
These are a spring necessity.  White jeans seamlessly transition you from early spring when the weather is just becoming warm all the way through summer. They look great with anything and like all denim, can be dressed up or dressed down. 
2. Rebecca Taylor floral top
This beautiful Spring top can be put on with white jeans, dark jeans, or even under a suit. The ruffling details and the cut make the fit great and allow it to still be flowy without looking like a bag. 
3. Trina Turk Yellow Jacket/Blazer 
Ya’ll know I am a sucker for a good jacket. This one looks great on but is super lightweight and can be worn with jeans and dress pants for work. 
4. Trina Turk Accessories; Necklace, Ring, and Cuff
Trina Turk is relatively new to the jewelry business but like their clothing, they are right on the mark. This necklace, ring, and cuff could be worn for lunch with friends or to dress up a flirty dress for a night out on the town. The best part about Trina Turk jewelry; its all very reasonably priced. 
5. Ali Ro Rain Jacket 
I know Leslie has told ya’ll about these before, but they are AMAZING. I actually have ammm… four. They are lightweight, look great on, don’t wrinkle, and will go with anything. Especially in Atlanta where our summers tend to be monsoon like, they are a life saver.  
6. Joie Striped Top
I am so happy the striped trend is here to stay. Stripes are always more fun to put on than just a solid shirt and add a bit of interest under a blazer or open sweater. Since it is still early spring, this top is great when it is not quite warm enough for sleeveless shirts yet. 
7. Rebecca Taylor Sweater
Every wardrobe needs one of these. In the early spring, there is still a crisp in the air and a light sweater will keep you just warm enough. In the summer, if you are like me, you always have a sweater like this in your purse because the air condition seems to always be set on freezing. 
8. Trina Turk Crochet Dress
Spring wouldn’t be spring without a great spring dress. This one is super cute with its colored stripes and could easily be worn to an afternoon wedding or with flats on a Saturday. Throw a blazer over this and you are set for work too.  
8. Jbrand Skinny Jeans 
I’ve said it before. A good pair of skinny jeans are your best friend. These are simply perfect. Wear them to the grocery store. Wear them to work on Fridays. Wear them with anything else you see. You just can’t go wrong.  
 9. A Great pair of shoes!
During the summer, I live in two types of shoes; wedges and flat fun sandals. You can’t go wrong. The ones shown are just two great examples of these. 
Happy Spring Everyone!!! 
xoxo,
Jennie 

Vegas Baby!!!!

Vegas Baby!!!!

Vegas Baby!!!! by fashionablechicks featuring clutch bags

Ok sooooo, I guess my last post about what to pack was quite a hit! I’ve had dozens of people ask me to do one for them. My other sista cousin is heading to Las Vegas with a big group of friends this weekend. My question is- when do I get to go on a trip???

Although in Vegas you can go a little crazy with clothes, I wanted to put together outfits that I knew she would feel comfortable in and also wear back home.
1. Day wear- Something casual and easy to walk around in. I picked this cute blazer that will transition so well into spring. I’m always cold in casinos so I paired with a cute pair of jeans and these super cute Kade Spade wedges. I added a pretty spectacular bag- but this Marc Jacobs bag will NEVER go out of style. Its fab. Add a cute cuff and the coral necklace for color and you are good to go.
2. Night- Again Im always cold in Vegas so I paired skinny J. Brand jeans with a great beaded top. Add a super high pair of stilettos and honey you will win BIGGGGG! Grab the same cuff and add a clutch. You’ll look so hot!
3. Dress Night- I love a dress. One stop shop, easy to pack. Grab the same clutch, add a Loren Hope necklace, a bunch of bangles, great bold cocktail ring. More, more and more accessories!
4. Don’t forget a great pair of shades-it is BRIGHT in Vegas BABY!
Did I mention that all of these clothes came from Piperlime? Well, they did! Shop away!
XOXO,
Happy Shopping Girls and Bet on Black for me!
Fashionable CHICK
Leslie

What to Pack…..

What to Pack.....
My cousin is heading to Costa Rica next week and I told her I would help her shop and pack.
I put together a few things that you can mix and match in order to get a bunch of different looks without packing a ton. I have to admit I am a terrible packer but if you plan ahead and lay it all out it will help!

1. Evening wear- Resort Casual, mix it up with shoes and jewelry. This JOIE jumper is so cute!
(Rebecca Taylor, Joie, Velvet)

2. Day wear- I love a denim shirt, they are great to throw in your purse or beach back, use it as a jacket or coverup as the sun goes down. Pair it with a cute pair of white shorts, hat and a wedge and you are good for a great excursion! Love the K. Jacques sandals- I promise you will wear them out! (J. Brand, J.Crew, K.Jacques)

3. I love Missoni and I especially love their bathing suits! This cover up is great because it is sheer and you still look sassy without feeling completely covered up. (Missoni, Michael Kors)

4. A definite is a pair of white jeans- you can wear these with a great top for dinner or with a tank for daytime! A must!! (Old Navy, Spendid, Kate Spade)

-These three pairs of shoes should do the trick for all of the outfits!
-Add a great clutch and you are good to go!

Happy Shopping!
XO, Fashionable CHICK

From 9-5 to Weekend Chic

From 9-5 to Weekend Chic

From 9-5 to Weekend Chic by fashionablechicks

As I mentioned before, I am a lawyer. (Insert your favorite lawyer joke here :).  Let’s be honest, lawyers are not known for their “fashionable wardrobe.” Think your typical, drab, pant suit, and multiply that by your three color options; gray, brown, and black, and that’s about the extent of your wardrobe.  To make matters even more interesting, I work for the government, and when the Georgia Legislature is in session, I have to be in some form of a “suit,” so dress pants and a jacket, every day.  The legislatures even limit my jeans days…. sheeshh… 

But never one to be held back by “office dress codes” I have discovered the secret to working in a conservative profession and still feeling fashionable and fabulous.  Behold…. the “Blazer/Work Jacket.” I promise it will solve all your work-weekend problems.  


All you need to have a work wardrobe and a weekend look you will love is a few key pieces: 1. A great pair of black work pants. I prefer Theory – seriously. They are expensive, but they NEVER WRINKLE… I kid you not. I don’t know how they do it, but they manage to fit and look nice week after week. 2. A great white shirt. This Bellatrix shirt I have shown is only $78.00, looks fabulous with jeans and work-wear, and most importantly, is machine washable. 3. Some great skinny jeans – like these JBrands. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE jeans. I think I honestly am verging on 25 pairs at the moment…. that is for another post. 4. Some great black pumps. They are work appropriate and look great with your jeans. They almost become your “uniform shoes.” 5. Finally – some great accessories. A classic black purse, great statement watch and beautiful diamond earrings. All work appropriate that can easily transfer to a Saturday lunch date.


The best part now, picking out a fabulous blazer/work jacket.  Your options are limitless! And the best part, you can wear it with black pants for the week and jeans for the weekend. I personally think jeans and a great blazer/jacket is probably one of the best outfits a woman can put on. You always look put together and chic. And with Georgia weather not being super cold – you always manage to stay warm as well.  


My dream blazer/work jacket…. The classic Chanel Jacket. The black/white above is not a Chanel but modeled after one. I am not sure my law career will ever take off to afford a Chanel beauty but one day! 

So that is how this lawyer makes it through the work week. And even sometimes, I get a celebratory jeans day on Friday.  

XOXO
Jennie

Hello Fashionable Chicks Followers!!

Allow me to introduce myself. As the fabulous Leslie stated, my name is Jennie and I am obsessed with fashion, clothes, shopping, home decorating, beautiful vacations and all things … well fashionable. I am also a lawyer… An interesting combination I know.  I am sure your first thought is what does a lawyer do that in any way relates to anything fashionable? And to be perfectly honest, I am still trying to figure that out. My dream job is to be general counsel for Neiman Marcus – A good combination of the law and beautiful clothing… Someday. 

Anyway, I digress. I hope to offer ya’ll advice on everything from how to take a boring lawyer wardrobe and make it work appropriate and fashionable to where to find those designer duds at 70% off and everything in between.  

With that I wish you a Happy Wednesday!

XOXO,
Jennie