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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The Hi and the Low of it All…

The Hi-Low Dress is a Spring/Summer Staple- Add it to your list.
I think it is a great spin on the maxi or mini for that matter.

Akiko-This is my fav.

Aqua, Spendid

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This is a great trend to show a little leg but still look classy and age appropriate.

Great with a thong sandal or a wedge.
Very wearable.
Perfect for the beach, for drinks, for dinner with the girls.
It’s on my list FO SHO.

Another great addition to your Spring Shopping List would be this Michael Kors Sandal.
It comes in Nude & ORANGE, I think I need both.
You can wear these with everything….

XO,
Fashionable CHICKs
Leslie

All in the Accessories…..

I believe that true style boils down to the finishing touches.
Start off with a great pair of jeans and a white T.
Pile on the bracelets- Im CRAZY about bracelets and bangles.

Add a great scarf- My two favorites are Love Quotes and Chan Luu

This Hermes Belt is a wardrobe must, they are reversible and NEVER, let me repeat will NEVER go out of style.

Love this outfit, simple and perfect but add boots and a bag and you’re looking good

Add a blazer. A must for work or weekend.
I can’t live without my Aviators.

Dream Bag! 

More Bracelets…
Now this is what Im talkin’ about right here girls……

Simple trench, awesome orange clutch

Hubba hubba- I promise he won’t care how much they cost!

And most importantly- a smile and confidence.
You are always prettier when you smile. Smile Big!

Happy Friday CHICKs!
XOXO,
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

Every One Needs A Little Sparkle

Every One Needs A Little Sparkle



Since old man winter decided to come a little early, I thought we all needed a little SHINE to get us to the weekend! 

I have a party on Saturday and Im really wanting to find a sequin skirt to wear! Add a cute tuxedo jacket with it to dress it up or add a denim shirt tied in a knot with a cute pair of pumps and you are ready to hit the town with the girls!! 

Ignore the fact that this jacket cost a bazillion dollars, you can find them anywhere. Try your local vintage store. And remember what I always say about blazers, buy a size smaller. It will be a lot more sexy and feminine for sure!!

Muah,
Fashionable CHICk


September is for Shopping!

I’m into to basics right now, things I can wear to work and maybe just maybe spiff them up to wear out to dinner or a girls night out….
Im obsessed with this Alice + Olivia Jacket and come to find out it sold out everywhere!
I’m in acute depression! It’s so perfect in everyway!
Moving on….sigh
I’m ready for boot weather although I hate cold weather, of course once again it’s all about the clothes, shoes, accessories……
Digging the thicker heal on boots this season
Ivanka Trump
Kamila Boot

My Girls at Tulipano carry Diane Von Furstenberg-
This dress is perfect for work or weekend

Last but not least you need a good bag- Im in to structured bags right now.
Michael Kors
X.
Fashionable CHICK
P.S. Ann R had a birthday last week, she was born the day before 9/11- 10 years ago, 
God Bless America and all of our Service Men and Women
Song of the Week-
Stereo Hearts featuring Adam Levine
Gym Class Heroes
Quote-
Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost.

Fall Fashion in my FUTURE!

Trust me I know it is HOT as H-E-Double Hockey Sticks (as my daughter would say)
BUT I’m looking forward to a little change in my wardrobe.

I love Atlanta in the Fall! I love Football Season, I love Halloween, I love watching the Leaves Change, I love Fall Festivals, I love Pumpkins, I love how all the neighbors begin to take 
Evening Walks and Linger A Little Longer and 
I love sitting outside by the fire with a tall glass of
  RED WINE!
Ahhh, I can’t wait!
Here are a few of my MUST HAVES for Fall….
My #1 has to be Michael Kors new CHOCOLATE stainless steel watch- DEVINE!
That will definitely be my first “BACK to WORK” purchase as a kudos to myself!
(PS. Sorry for the icky image, Im having POLYVORE issues)

I saw a girl at market last weekend and she had on the BEST jeans, I stopped her to ask her about them. She swore by them, JBrand Love Story Jeans. They have a wide leg but are skinny down past the knee which I love, they are so flattering! I’m going to get some ASAP! Hey, I actually have Casual Fridays at work so I neeeeed some new jeans, right?!
Some Chick Inspiration-
Music- Matt Kearney (I love his entire new album)
“Hey Mama”
Quote of the Day-
“Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it”
-Mae West
XO.
Fashionable Chick

blissfully neutral

blissfully neutral
Couple of things that Im loving right now… First is the Michael Kors 2011 Ad campaign and second is every shade of neutral! Look at these beautiful images and how clean the clothes are. I feel you can look beautiful and stylish by adding just a couple of great pieces and keeping the rest neutral. A great pair of shoes with a simple tank and shorts, a little pop of color or a great bag!I just came back from a quick trip to the beach with some friends and I came back to cold and rainy, yuck! These images make me want to jet off to Greece and ride scooters thru Santorini! I got lots of blogging ideas from my friends and one was style and fashion on a budget. Well everything in this image is under $100 so shop away GUILT FREE!! XO, Leslie