Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Help for the Hatless??


Do you need it? To shop for hats?

I was proofing copy for some items in our new fall catalog and noticed that we had quite a few really cute ones that caught my eye. A newsboy cap (which is way too cute for any real newsboy to wear), a cloche with a glam flower on the side and one with kind of a modified brim. And they looked absolutely marvelous on the models that were wearing them. I said aloud that I wish I could wear hats but they always look kind of ridiculous on me, to which someone replied, “you have to find the right one.”

I kind of laughed at that since I’ve tried on so many hats and haven’t found one that I thought looked good. But I guess the comment stayed with me and I decided to go online to see if there was some kind of rules for hats.

So I went on over to a few web sites to see what kind of advice I could get: On instructables.com, they had this to say: Drag a friend with you when shopping (someone who you can trust to give you the truth and not flatter you by fibbing.) Of course, the next stop on that particular website kind of stopped me in my tracks with this advice, which I know to be true: “the world is full of hats and, most of them will look terrible on you.” Now tell me something I don’t know!!!!

The next site was something called MidoriLei.com, which claimed that the large, lightweight slouchy beret looks good on everyone. And it did look good in the pictures they had of JLo, Rhianna, and Lindsay Lohan. But there was no one on there close to my age (definitely older than those girls), so I had no role model there. Although, they did make a good point that it doesn’t give you hat hair!

Then I went over to stylelist.com that grabbed me with the intriguing headline-How to…wear a hat. According to the girl who wrote the post, it all boils down to this: find a saleslady to give you valuable advice. What she got from hers was to cover her ears (both with her hair and the hat), and to tilt the hat slightly to the left. What happened was amazing (at least to me)! Her hat looked “smashing.” And when I did look at our model in the marled hat on the metrostyle website, she had her ears covered just as advised, so I just might take that advice out for a "spin".

I guess what I really want is a program that allows you to try on hats virtually like the ones they have at the salons to try on hairstyles. Anyone know of any way to do that?

I just feel like my look for fall could stand some [hat]titude added!

Monday, June 29, 2009

We Love Big Earrings!

I love big earrings. Like really really really big ones. However, there is one thing that bugs me – gravity. Here’s my issue: when you wear big earrings, every turn or movement of your head seems to make your earring holes bigger, and you do feel the pain when your earrings are terribly overweight (like the ones I am wearing today).

So here are my solutions for people who like big earrings: (1) when someone calls you, don’t just turn your head but turn your whole body so that you can reduce the movement of your head! It may look a little bit strange, but at least you can protect you earring holes! (2) Just simply get some light wood earnings instead of some crazy raw metal. Light wood earnings can create that exotic feeling just like metal earrings.

How do I know the wood earrings on her are light? That's what our customer said, "These are large, but not too heavy. The wood is a nice color. Pleasantly surprised!"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Suit Your Mood

I am your regular, every day shopper…not a fashionista by any means but enjoy looking put-together, like I actually thought about my outfit before rolling out of bed and getting dressed in the dark. And of course, always shopping on a budget. As every girl knows, there’s nothing better than walking by someone at the office and getting a “cute top!” comment. That alone inspires me.
Just because I am not a fashionista doesn’t mean I don’t have my moments. If I’m going out for a girls night, I want the perfect party dress. If I have a big meeting at work, I want the perfect suit. Being a woman means needing a solution to our multi-dimensional wardrobe wants!

The beauty of clothing is it gives you the freedom to be who you want to be, not day by day, but moment by moment. It means you can be whomever you want to be and look however you want to look. If you’re having a bad day, try throwing that sweater you’re wearing to the bottom of the closet and start over! You never know, maybe your luck will turn around…

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

“It’s just disorganized.”

So my boss stopped by my cube today, and asked me for our latest fall fashion collection book. He was standing there for literally almost 5 minutes just to watch me searching for it. 5 minutes is certainly not a long time for a cup of coffee, or for picking the dress for tomorrow's date. However, it’s quite an unbearably long time for my boss who was desperate wanting to see our latest fall book after he got back from Paris. “Arg… you know… my desk is not dirty; it’s just a little bit disorganized,” I said while I was looking for the book.

Finally, after another 2 minutes, I found the BOOK. The latest CHADWICKS FASHION book for fall 09. Now you can return to your office, Mr. Y (that's how we call him).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rainy Day Shoes

Ok, if you’re in our neck of the woods or pretty much the better part of New England, you’re getting sick of the rain too! What’s a stylish girl to do rainy day after rainy day? I love a great trench as much as the next woman. It’s simple, classic & breathes chic- No thinking involved as you’re running out the door on a groggy morning. But what about our feet? I have a basic pair of black wellies I wear from time to time. I love them, but I can’t help thinking they’re a little too heavy for the supposed summer months. Step in my new rain shoes they’re a cross between loafers and duck boots and are completely waterproof. Sound hideous, don’t they? But I have to admit they’re kind of cute with a pair of rolled skinny jeans. Even on the quick run from the car into work I’m guaranteed to splash into a puddle and there is nothing worse than sitting at my desk all day with soggy feet even in the cutest shoes. What do you think? Wear your best heels & chance they get wet & ruined in the rain? Splash through the puddles in your sandals? Anyone have any chic ideas for braving this summer rain?

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Welcome to the Chadwicks blog- it’s officially here! An insiders look from all of us behind the scenes (or behind the seams!) of your favorite clothing brand. Whether we’re talking fashion, answering your style questions or simply letting you in on what we do on a day to day basis, we’re your go-to gals (and guys too!). Have comments or questions, need fashion tips, even ways for us to improve the brand- we are all ears. In the meantime we’ll keep posting our own musings on all things fashion & even some things not. Give us your feedback & hopefully you can even answer some of our own fashion questions! Take it from us, the best ideas and answers come from a bunch of stylish minds with one bigger & better goal– to make fashion fun!