Now y'all know that Ross Dress for Less is pretty much one of my favorite bargain stores, so when I wandered in there tonight with only five dollars and some change on me (hey, peep the name, duh!) I left out of there with this shirt. Y'all tell me what you think about it. I like the print on it because I'm into florals and the length is tunic length. But, other than jeans, I really don't know what to wear with it. Any suggestions? If you like it, let me know. If you hate it,let me know. If you have any ideas on what to wear with it other than jeans, let me know that, too. It's from Aaron Chang. I don't know who he is, but if any of you out there do know who he is, let me know that as well. Holla!
Yankee Candle now through April 1, 2006. Hurry!
Avenue-now through April 30, 2006
Macy's: $10 off a $50 or more purchase in Juniors' or Young Mens' department, online or in stores nationwide, now thru July 6, 2006.
NY & Co.: Take $30 off a $75 or more purchase now through April 3, 2006.
DKNY: 20% off any regular priced item when you spend $50 or more. Now through April 9, 2006.
Keep it cheap!!!
Hell yeah I shop at the dollar stores, and I'm not talking about Family Dollar or Dollar General. I'm talking about the stores where everything is $1. I've bought everything from toothpaste to incense to those dreaded chinese mesh slippers out of there. I've even bought items for my house like figurines and wall hangings. I guess you could say I'm a veteran shopper of these dollar stores, but recently, I had talked one of my saditty friends into shopping there. My friend is one of those people that get on her soapbox from time to time and brag about how much this costs and how much that costs ****rolls eyes at her bullshit****. You couldn't get her to go into one of these dollar stores to save her soul. The day that I've talked her into coming with me, you would've thought this girl was a kid in a candy store. "Wooowww, so everthything is a dollar, cooolllll". This girl was grabbing everything-candy, figurines, candles, etc. After our little shopping trip, the girl was smiling so hard you would've thought she walked out of there with a new Gucci bag for $1. "I bought a lot of stuff, and everthing was a dollar"! Now she goes there all the time. I'm not trying to push my cheap and frugal ways onto people, but you could find some really neat stuff in the dollar stores, so give them a chance. You'll never know what you'll find until you go.
Free samples for women:
1. Calgon Perfect Bliss
2. Astroglide (for all y'all freaky deakies out there)
3. Biz Laundry Booster
4. Jovan Pink Musk
5. Poise panty sample
6. Maybelline Pure makeup
7. Dove Calming Night lotion
Free samples for men:
1. BRUT shave product
2. Arcade Outpost-free online games
3. Trojan Mint Tingle condom (no glove, no love)
4. Jovan Musk for Him
And let's not forget our non-human friends:
1. Greenies pet treats
3. Mighty Dog
4. Dog Gone Pain-Revitalizing supplement for dogs
The Cheap Chica has finally made it onto "Project Blog". For those of you who don't know what Project Blog is, it's a fashion, shopping, and beauty blog community that has a list of all of the blogs that pertain to those areas. Project Blog is presented by the Budget Fashionista, who's website is one of my favorites. Now this blog can hopefully get the exposure that I want because so far, just my co-workers and family members have been viewing it (thanks for the support you guys!) . I've been blogging for almost a month now and I'm learning new things everyday. I'm always open to suggestions and ideas on how to make this blog better, so if you guys have any, holla!
I must admit, I was into the whole chinese mesh slipper fad three years ago. I think I bought just about every color ever made because they were so damn cheap-like $2-$4 a pair. I haven't worn mine in forever, but while I was out and about this week, I saw some people, a couple of people, still rockin' 'em. Oh, hell to the naw! I could've sworn these shoes were over and out about a year ago, but apparently they're not over in my neck of the woods. I've even seen people wear these shoes in nightclubs. And the super-tacky award goes to... Why, why, why? I mean, if that's your style, more power to 'ya. Even I still have a couple of pairs in my closet that for some strange reason I haven't been able to get rid of, but you wouldn't catch me in the club wearing them-or anywhere for that matter. I'm no fashion expert, but when I first saw this trend start, it just screamed "i'm not going to be around for a while". The shoes just had that look to them. Now, if any of you are reading this, and you are still wearing the chinese mesh slippers, I don't mean to offend you, I just wanna know how anyone can still incorporate them into their wardrobe.
No Boundaries "Nita" wedges $15.00
1. Sleeveless striped top sz M
2. Paisley Print Peasant top sz L
3. Dressy paisley print top sz L
4. Old Navy "Aruba" purse
5. Pink drawstring mini-skirt sz L
Eyes, Lips, Face: This coupon is not printable, so use the code that is provided above.
And while we're on the subject of Old Navy......Check these cute sandals out. I know, I'm a shoe whore, but I can't help it.
Ring sandals $16.50
And get $5 off your purchase of $25 or more from Dots. Now thru March 26, 2006.
Keep it cheap!!!
"City Chic" by Nina Willdorf, is one of my favorite books of all time. You may as well say it's the "bible" for us Cheap Chicas. This book covers everything from how to creatively cheat at looking chic for cheap (try saying that fast three times) to throwing extravagant dinner parties for less than $100. Even though I finished this book ages ago, I still flip through it from time to time to get ideas on how to make the most of my punk-ass paycheck. Head to your local library to check it out or buy it at Amazon.com. It's definitely worth a read!
How Irish Are You? (You know tomorrow is St. Patty's Day)
Are You a Gold Digger?
What's Your Fashion Style?
What Style of Jeans are You?
While I was skimming through my new issue of ElleGirl magazine, I came across these earrings. I just had to have them, and for $6.00, I couldn't let them get away.
Bamboo hoops $6.00 http://www.alltherageonline.com/store/product/sch/bamboo/1/
Saturday was the first time in a long time that I've stepped foot in a thrift store, and it re-ignited a fire that I thought I'd put out. Just knowing that you could take a $20 bill and possibly walk out of there with bags full of stuff makes you feel so good. Nowadays, you can't even buy a shirt with $20.00. Believe it or not, I just recently started thrifting about 3 years ago. Once I started, I was hooked. And me, being the crafty person that I am, found items and turned them into something all my own. I've even found things for my home that I've re-vamped. For those of you who have never been thrifting (you don't know what you're missing), here are a few tips that can get you started:
1. When shopping for clothing, make sure you check for holes, stains, etc. If it's something that it minor and you think you can repair it, go ahead and buy. If it's too much work to put into it, then forget about it. It really isn't a deal if you have to pretty much rebuild it.
2. If you're shopping for household items such as appliances, most thrift stores have power outlets where you can plug in the appliances to test them.
3. Tip #1 applies to shoes as well. Take a look at the heel. If it has minor wear to it, go ahead and buy, but if the heel is worn out, don't even bother.
4. When you get your items home, mainly clothing, make sure you throw them in the wash. You don't know where those clothes have been and you may get a rash or something if you don't wash them. As for shoes, I always soak a cloth in water and a little bit of bleach to wipe the shoes down to disinfect them. You can also use water and Pine-Sol if you like.
Well those are some of my tips for a thrift shopping tip. Above is one of my recent finds from the Goodwill. Have fun shopping and keep it cheap!
I really need to stop shopping. But how can I when there are so many great deals floating around at my local stores. What was supposed to be just a quick trip to the store to buy my unborn nephew a gift turned into damn-near a shopping spree for me. But I had the strength to not buy so much and walked away with the gift, a shirt for my husband, and two shirts for me. Above is what I found for myself. The white babydoll tank is only $10.50 and come in several colors. I think this basic shirt can easily be jazzed up with some cute accessories. And the red sequined tank was only $6.49! It comes in several colors as well. Damn, I need to stop shopping.
What you'll need:
1. plastic clothes hangers
2. plastic shower curtain rings
What to do:
Link shower curtains together and hang them on the neck of the hanger. Slide your scarfs through the loops or unhook the curtain rings and hook belt buckles through the rings. Told ya' it was quick and simple!
Okay, I know I've already posted the "Bargain Shoe of the Week" yesterday, but I discovered these and I feel I have to share these with you. They're so cute and they're only $16.50! Also available in pink stripe and turquoise stripe. Old Navy Striped Wedge Espadrille http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=13913&pid=361530&scid=361530012
10% off any purchase: http://www.kohls.com Coupon Code: NEW5583, no expiration
$20 off $75 purchase: http://www.FashionBug.com Coupon Code: 776147407, 4-26-06
$10 off $100 purchase: http://www.figleaves.com , expires 3-15-06
Keep it Cheap!!!
I love these shoes, and for $24.99 at Target, I think I'll have to snag me a pair. http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/ref=br_1_3/602-4534028-8190251?%5Fencoding=UTF8&frombrowse=1&asin=B000BDD53U