Mixed Media

Summer is officially over and although lake season might be coming to an end, all those chunky knits you've been eyeing will now be socially acceptable to wear. Soon you'll be snuggling in your favorite cashmeres, toasting up in wool coats but in the mean time --as in between seasons, you'll have knit --and that's one thing you can never have enough of.

I tend to mix and match prints but when showcasing the best transitional wear tip: summer staple + sweater, mixing textures was the way to go. Beiges, oatmeal tones with pops of accents was what this cozy, Lean On Me Chunky Knit, begged for. Layered over a must have,easy to wear; our Light Hearted Romper. Decorated with a bandana, quay sunnies, and patched embroidered Maria Bonita Clutch. Find the deets below! 

I hope everyone had a great labor day weekend, and remember the no. one fashion rule: there are no rules. Keep those whites coming! XO. Shop inquieres: shopchictique@gmail.com

Lean On Me Chunky Knit $45

Light Hearted Romper $47

Maria Bonita Clutch $58

White Jinx Sunnies by Quay $53

Tulip Town

First day of September! I love the beginning of months, we meditate on new choices, new goals are aimed, and maybe I'll be consistent with the gym. But there's so much I look forward to in September particularly, aside from Fashion Week (eeek!!), CHIC'TIQUE goes live and we move into a showroom!! There's so much going on, I can't wait to show you. Be sure to subscribe below to our emailing list to be the first to know! 

Onto the outfit post. Nobody rocks a pair of sunnies like Anna Wintour but with these oversize rim by Quay you might come close. Sunglasses are a woman's shield and secret weapon, I mean...favorite accessory. It's easier to get into character behind the shades and their fun shapes or rims add personality to any outfit, casual or glam. The case with this outfit, feeling flirty and girly in what I say is a very flattering fitted bodice and full skirt dress. The China Doll sunnies by Quay add the darling glam touch.  

I hope this month brings everyone much love and health, along with small and big victories. xoxo 


Tulip Damsel Print Dress, $55

China Doll Quay Sunnies $45, Faux Marble Gold Cuff $17

All available for purchase, inquiries please email shopchictique@gmail.com

White Terrain

*A personal note from owner.

Welcome peeps!

My name is Michelle Cook, an all things fashion lovah. Most of the blog posts found here will be written by yours truly. It was about time to get back into the blogging world and continue to share this old passion and sticking it to new projects. A couple of years ago I started a fashion and style blog called 'Nice Things and Stuff' as a form of creative outlet --expressing myself through art and fashion is my happy place, it drove me to make jewelry, paint, photograph, style, and write a fashion column for a local magazine, but a lot of my love went into women's fashion retail.

This blog space adopting now the name of 'Nice Things' will be an extension of Chic'tique®, focused on the daily wear about's, behind the scenes, ootd's, special features, you name it! Why Chic'tique? A lot a girls grow up fantasizing and joking about their future kids' names, I (of course did that too) grew up thinking about the name of my dream business. With clippings from a 2006 Elle Magazine and word playing with chic + boutique, the name was born! I'm beyond excited for this new journey, hopefully growing it into a space that will cater to all your fashion necessities -because at the end of the day, aren't they necessities? What's even better, if you like what you see, you'll be able to find it directly on site and shop away. 

Exhibit A: a flowy pleated tunic with a peep hole back is a fall dream dress, just in time for the summer transition. Earth hues and warm tones are huge this fall and expected to pop up in every corner. We can begin with this little number. ;) Decorated with layers from an elastic choker to a long tasseled necklace, one I haven't taken off at all. I wont be able to finish describing my love for wide brim felt hats, so I'll just stop here.  

For the moment the site is not completely finished but feel free to email us with any of your outfit inquiries to: shopchictique@gmail.com. We'd be happy to help, thank you for stopping by! XO

PS. Dont forget and sign up to our newsletter. Launching date is getting closer!!  

Dress: Arizona Tunic Dress $45,

Necklace 1. Isabella Layered Feathers Necklace $21