All That Glitters Is Gold

To know me is to know I love some gold bling….and lots of it!

I have been collecting gold bangles ever since my first son was born

when my in-laws gave me my first bangle! It was love at first sight. The boy and the bangle.

 I have acquired a few more along the way (children and bangles) and I have to say I rarely leave home without them.

This gold obsession has moved into my home.

I guess growing up the in 70’s around a lot of gold and brass, it kinda stuck with me.

Guess what ladies, Brass is Back!

Here are some interior shots that Im digging right now.

Love the clean lines of this brass stair rail.

And these chairs could go in any room in my house.

They have classic clean lines, so modern and fresh and fashionable.

I honestly think they could stand alone in a room and be perfect.

How about this tile in the master bath?

Lovely.

What door doesn’t need a little gold trim?

Check out the modern art in the background.

Mixed with the worn antique rug.

Perfectly Fashionable & CHIC in every way.

Modern, fresh, a tad worn.

And of course, you can’t forget the clothes.

I love this top.

It looks great with these white shorts

or

a pair of jeans, a blazer, your favorite Louboutin’s and holy smokin’ hot.

Golden.

Glam it up.

You won’t regret it.

Thursday is the big Launch Party at Poppy’s.

Don’t miss it!

6-8pm

56 East Andrews Drive

Rock This Way

To add to my last blog…

I am really into adding some edgier pieces to my fall and winter wardrobe.

In all the magazines and catalogs- my attention keeps going to leather.

I guess I read too much 50 Shades this summer or something!

Gah!

I saw a pair of jeans at market last weekend that were coated denim.

They looked liked leather. I had to get some. I fell in love!

Who knows what they will look like on my post three children bod!

Hey, thats what tunics are for, right?

Like I said before, my style is very feminine so I think edging it up a bit will be good for me.

I like the idea of soft combined with harder more structured pieces.

Maybe in my way too quickly approaching new decade, I’ll become a rocker chick.

You will know I have completely lost my marbles when I get a couple of piercings and tats.

Kidding Mom!!!

Faux leather has come a long way too so

A) we don’t have to worry about PETA

and

B) It wont break your bank.

And I can hear ya now. Im getting to that part.

No, you are not too old for leather.

I’m talking to you Elizabeth S!

You know who you are- LOL!

Buy a leather skirt, a leather jacket, leather leggings, leather boots this fall!

Add some sparkle with it!

Michael Kors Fall Collection

XO,

Happy Shopping

Leslie

 

In going with my glam rock theme

I love me some Miranda Lambert and her style!

 

Song of the Week

Fastest Girl in Town 

I love her!

Glam Rock- Go For It!

Rebecca Taylor Lovefest

Rebecca Taylor Lovefest

As you know, I’m in the mood for Fall.

I’m tired of my summer clothes, time for them to hibernate.

I will like them again next year. Maybe.

I’m off to market this weekend and of course I can’t wait to visit my favorite showroom…

Rebecca Taylor!

I have a small crush on this designer.

I want everything.

Her style is

Feminine and Sexy.

Romantic and Rock N Roll.

Sugar and Spice.

I love the idea of a ruffled blouse combined with leather pants and a rockin’ boot with a gold heel!

Check out this NAIL HEAD dress, come on!

A perfectly feminine and curvy silhouette with edgy nail heads- gotta have.

My girlfriends laugh at me because I can walk into a store and I gravitate to anything by RT even without knowing the designer.

So here is my ode to Rebecca.

God Love Her!

I can’t wait to share my pics from market this weekend and all the trends that are on the horizon.

New website launch is around the corner-

without giving away the surprise 

y’all go ahead and mark your calendars for August 23rd.

Details to follow.


XO,

Leslie


Song of the Week

Sweet Annie

Zac Brown

(great song and of course great name)

Summer in the City

My week in pictures…
This has been a crazy week for me so I apologize for not blogging.
As I was thinking and researching what to write I thought I should do a where to go and what to do in good ole A-T-L for those who may be heading this way this summer!
Maybe I’ll make this a weekly thing…..
Where to Shop
Clothes
Poppy’s of Atlanta- Of Course, my second home
Tulipano- My good friend Mary is the owner, tell her I sent you!
Sandpiper
Emly Benham’s- Best shoes in town!
DEKA- very cool workout clothes and shoes
Had to post this pic of my girlfriends clothes, do you think she likes Coral?
 I think she has an issue! LOL!
I love how organized and color coded it is! Go Girl!
Interiors
Vintage- Trayce Carr is the owner, she has fabulous stuff
Bungalow
Pieces
Scott’s- 2nd Weekend of Every Month, Bring a Truck!
Where to Take the Best Walk

Chastain Park- If you come soon you will see the flock of goats they brought in to eat the kudzu
Piedmont Park

Where To See The Best Sunset and Eat the Best Sushi

Park Tavern
Had a glorious night with great friends on Sunday, we had sushi and watched the sunset
Every Sunday they have a free Unplugged concert
It is a great place to bring your children and your dogs
For the Kids

LegoLand-
took the kiddos this week and it was very cool
King and Queen Building made out of Legos
Hair
DryBar
If you are coming with girlfriends or your mate, You must book an appointment at the Dry Bar!
This is my favorite spot for some Sexy Goin’ Out Hair!
All they do is shampoo and blowdry and hand you a glass of wine!
Brilliant!
Where to Stay

St. Regis
This is by far my favorite place to check in when I need a Staycation
and they have the best patio for drinks and apps.
Went last night and I’m ready to move in……
Where to go Dancing with your Girlfriends

Johnnies Hideaway- Old School Tunes
Vanquish- Be prepared to stay a while, you wont want to leave
Song of the week:
Great for Walking And Dancing!!!
Titanium by David Guetta
Whew, what a week. I need some R&R!
Happy Summer to All-

Im heading south today for some beach and baseball time!
XOXO,
Leslie
Fashionable CHICKs

My Fav White Tank

My Fav White Tank

Ok, it is no secret.
I have said it a hundred times before.
I can not live without plain white “wife beater” tanks.
So today I decided to do the “Wife Beater” three ways-
Work, Weekend and Nights
For work (of course), you need a cardi or a blazer.
For weekend, show some skin and enjoy the sun.
For nights, the tank/blazer combo is literally my go-to outfit
add a sexy pair of skinnies and an awesome shoe and you are out the door!
All of these pieces are interchangeable, switch it up!
Wear the shorts out at night with the blazer.
Wear the hi-lo skirt out to lunch with the girls.
I could go on and on….are you tired of me yet?
XO,
Leslie
Happy Shopping
Fashionable CHICKs
Oh, look who greeted me this morning on my way to work! My favorite CHICKs! If you don’t know this already, these girls right here are why my blog is named Fashionable CHICKs! These are my babies!

KFC and Ralph – Yes, they are girls but with boy names!

Summer Hat Love.

I love hats.
Especially a great straw hat in the summer.
Mine are looking slightly tattered and torn so time to re-invest!
I found a few on Pinterest in the wee hours of the morning this morning when I was still wide awake until 445 am!

Argh!
In addition to the hat, this is a great summer look. Especially when traveling.
I cant live without a pair of white cotton pants.

To keep all the harmful rays off!
Must have a cool pool hat!
CHICKs, the baseball hats DO NOT DO THE TRICK.

Great for a day of lunch and shopping.

And this one I love, she looks like she is either at a vineyard or a farm.
Ill take both! Classic Style.
A Must have!
XO,
Protect Your SKIN!
Fashionable CHICKs

Things I’m Afraid to Tell You

If you are a crazy blogger stalker like I am, you have probably seen the latest trend.
Bloggers posting about 
Things I’m Afraid toTell You


So I thought I would follow suit.
1. 
 I sometimes change clothes 5-10 times before I leave the house.
I know this is crazy and I think “who is looking at me anyway!” but…
I am a little crazy over aesthetics. If every little detail does not seem right, even down to my underwear I have to change. And in addition to this problem, changing 5-10 times creates havoc on your closet when you are trying to get out of the door. Sometimes it can look like a bomb went off.
2.
I am the worst when it comes to keeping in touch. My friends will agree. I miss them, I think about them but I can’t seem to ever pick up the phone. Good news is, when we see each other it’s like we were never apart. You know who you are girls. I promise I truly value our lifelong friendship.
3.
I am a terrible procrastinator! I feel crippled by duties that must get done by a certain deadline.
Although, some of my most creative work has been done at two o’clock in the morning.
Creative minds thrive on a last minute rush.
4.
I hate confrontation. I run from it at all cost. This is a huge problem because I think I get taken advantage of most of the time. It is easier for me to say yes and move on.
I think in my 40’s I am going to become a BITCH! Excuse my language but the bitchy ones always seem to get their way and succeed.
I need to put that on my TO DO List for sure.
5.
I hate to close the door when I go to the bathroom.
Ok, I said it. 
I don’t know what it is but I feel trapped or something.  
Maybe it is laziness, one extra step, but I hate it. 
6.
I HATE those stickers on the backs of cars that represent the family.
Dad, Mom, Brother, Sister, Dog, Cat
You know the ones that sometimes have Mickey Ears on them.
Come on people!
XO,
Fashionable CHICKs
Happy Friday!


Oui, Oui

Oui, Oui
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One of my dearest friends has a birthday next week
It may or may not be a big one, I’ll never tell!
She is off to Paris in a couple of weeks to celebrate with her sister.
Soooo, I couldn’t resist….
I can pretend I am going, right?
It reminds me of “Always the bridesmaid, Never the bride.”
My motto should be…
“Always the stylist, never the styled!”
So I created a couple of looks that can be mixed up to create a bunch of different outfits.
Easy outfits that can go from day to night with the switch of a couple of accessories and shoes.
Have a Wonderful Day Hil!
We love you and you deserve to have the time of your life!
Ayez un merveilleux voyage,
XOXO
Fashionable CHICKs

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&
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XO,
Fashionable CHICKs