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’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’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!
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!