Happy Holiday Weekend CHICKs

Woot Woot, I love a three day weekend!
I am heading South for the weekend right into a tropical storm but you can’t rain on this CHICKs Parade!
I am so happy to see friends and family and celebrate my brother’s upcoming wedding!
No American holiday is complete without some Stars and Stripes-
Show your true colors, Nautical Stripes are a wardrobe must!
And if you don’t like stripes just plain ‘ole red, white and blue will do!

Stars and Stripes

Happy Shopping and Safe Travels!
XO,
Fashionable CHICKs

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

The Short on Shorts

We Wear Short Shorts





Old Navy rib tank
$8.50 – oldnavy.gap.com

Alice Olivia short
$90 – theoutnet.com

Alice Olivia cuffed short
$154 – bloomingdales.com

J Crew denim short
$80 – jcrew.com

Jessica simpson shoes
$75 – piperlime.gap.com

Beach Wear By Echo – Beach Bags, Bathing suit Cover ups for the beach,…
echodesign.com

I love that it’s shorts season, I HATE that I’ve ignored that part of my body that looks good during shorts season. It’s not too late ladies, I still have hope. Lunge two three four, squat two three four…..

And I absolutely love short SHORTS!
 (que the Nair commercial from the 80’s)

Shorts and short jumpers are super sexy for the summer and you can really dress them up for a night on the town or dress ’em down for lunch with the ladies. Don’t be shy, if you’ve got it -flaunt it! And if you don’t got it, fake it! Add a big wedge and a spray tan and you are off!
(if you are in Atlanta- Laura from Jolie Spa ROCKS
for a spray tan!)




I’m loving Alice + Olivia‘s linen gold shorts, they are my fav. Luckily, dressy shorts are everywhere this season so you don’t have to spend a fortune. Try J. Crew, Banana Republic etc. for a less expensive pair.


Akiko, BCBG and Rolando Santana have great shorts jumpers!

bcbg.com



Add a tank, blazer, cute hat, great pair of shoes, 
a little Keri Hilson-Pretty Girl Rock
 and Life is Good!


xo, a fashionable chick

PS. Tory Burch’s Spring line looks oh so seventies! Check it out for a little inspiration.