Chic At Home

The Art of Making it Work: Part 1


We find ourselves—like you—in the middle of a situation we never could have imagined.

We thought we might give you a glimpse into how our community of associates is living in this new world…and invite you in with tips and tricks on how to practice self-care.

Meet Kimberly, Senior Vice President of Marketing

Where I’m at: Home. (I haven’t quite figured out my home-office setup yet, so I keep moving around the house.)

Where I want to be: I’d rather be at the office!

What I’m wearing right now: The Chico’s Snakeskin Blouse with white jeans and bracelets, of course. (Always accessorize!)

What I want to be wearing: Chico’s Solid Asymmetrical-Hem Dress.

What I’m learning: How much my team inspires me and how much I miss the social setting of an office.

How I take care of myself during this time: Walking my dog and going outside to warm up because my husband is always blasting the air-conditioning, so I’m always freezing!

Meet Brooke, Copy Manager

Where I’m at: About to sit down for early-morning writing with my pal, Lulu.

Where I want to be: Aruba. The water there is the perfect shade of turquoise—so serene.

What I’m wearing right now: My favorite Chico’s necklace – it always makes me smile.

What I want to be wearing: Our Geometric Tunic Dress with some of our Lucite jewelry. Such a chic, modern look.

What I’m learning: The Art of Patience. (Managing work and teams remotely and my two children in person is uncharted territory!)

How I take care of myself during this time: Lots and lots of exercise. I especially love a good solo run or an improvised at-home Tabata workout.

Meet Brett, Senior Art Director

Where I’m at: Working from home in Fort Myers, Florida…or taking a break (ballet, walking, having lunch outside with my kids).

Where I want to be: I’m really missing the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva.

What I’m wearing right now: Super-soft Chico’s Zenergy® Cotton-Cashmere Jogger Pants with a cozy layer on top in air-conditioning. I’m also living in tunics and leggings these days.

What I want to be wearing: I can’t wait to get a certain new Chico’s Black Label piece that I’ve been eyeing ever since our photo shoot. It’s not available yet, but I’ll keep watching for it on chicos.com.

What I’m learning: Time is such a gift—to reset and reassess what is important in our lives.

How I take care of myself during this time: At the end of the day, I take a ballet barre class on YouTube. It’s my favorite way to reset my body and mind after a long day of being still.

Meet Shea, Art Director

Where I’m at: At my home desk, helping where I can.

Where I want to be: On Davis Island, in Tampa, Florida, where there are walking paths, sailboats, a dog park, sunshine, and fresh air.

What I’m wearing right now: A white tank top, black athletic crops, and no shoes.

What I want to be wearing: The Chico’s Solid Asymmetrical-Hem Dress with a wrist full of our chunky bracelets. Très chic and effortless.

What I’m learning: I signed up for an online Kelly Wearstler class. I love interior design and can’t wait to hear everything she has to say!

How I take care of myself during this time: I take a long walk to the waterfront before dinner and chat about everything with a good friend (keeping a safe distance, of course!). Organizing and cleaning also keep my stress levels at bay.

Meet Jana, Associate Sweater Merchant

Where I’m at: At my condo in downtown Fort Myers, Florida.

Where I want to be: This weekend is my birthday, and I had hoped to be celebrating and relaxing in Key West (postponed now, until all this passes).

What I’m wearing right now: A cotton racerback yoga tank and leggings.

What I want to be wearing: A Chico’s Microfiber Tank, a long Open-Front Pointelle Cardigan, and Girlfriend Jeans with Faux-Pearl Trim.

What I’m learning: I’m learning how to work from home in meetings and on video calls. Self-isolation is hard but necessary.

How I take care of myself during this time: I start each morning with a 2- to 3-mile hike along the water. At sunset, I do Pilates on my lanai and end with meditation, Namaste!

#ChicAtHome

We want to see how you’re keeping it chic at home. Tag us @lovechicos and #chicathome for a chance to be featured on our social channels. Can’t wait to see you!

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