Crochet...under $30

Crochet. Does it ever really go out of style? Here are some cute pieces that I've found. I really love the shoes.

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Bargain shoe of the week 4-29-07

round toe stacked wood wedge $19.99, Urban Outfitters
Take an additional 25% off sale shoes. Offer ends May 2, 2007.


Today's quiz: Is it time to bump up your style?

You're no style slouch.But it could be fun for you to kick it up even further. Try some smoky eye makeup for evening or wear some chunky rings for a change. You are very well aware of the major fashion trends and try to incorporate them into your wardrobe in an affordable way that suits your lifestyle -- and it works. Your friends would rate you as one of the more fashionable people they know and might compare you to Hilary Swank since you can look like a million-dollar baby when you want but also know how to keep it real when necessary. It's only during those occasional rainy Monday mornings that you tend to let things slip a little in the style department. But then again, who doesn't?

Is it time to bump up your style? Take the quiz>>> (quiz from IVillage)


I heart these

$28.99, GoJane

Free shipping on orders $40 or more. Coupon code: FS070427. Good until 5-4-07.

Under $10 finds @ Old Navy

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Star style under $100: Eva Longoria

photo credit: In Style

Here's my somewhat similar approach to Eva's great look here.

Grand total= $73.65


Link love 4-26-07

Designer way vs. Cheap Chica way

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Today's printables and codes

If you have any coupons you would like to share, post them in the Cheap Chica Forum

This week's deals @ BagHaus

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Weekend finds Earth Day rhymes with birthday

As you all know, April 22nd was Earth Day. It was also my mom's birthday, and though I was sick as a dog on Sunday, it didn't stop me from spending time with my mom on her special day. We stopped for lunch, where she got hooked up with a free birthday meal, and then we went shopping. We went to Ross Dress for Less and Target for grocery shopping. Here's what I found at Ross:

both tops $8 each

I found this Mossimo cardigan from Target off the sale rack for $2.54. Sweet! I also bought my mom a pair denim capris from Ross. Yesterday was great, despite the fact that I was nauseous and had a throbbing headache. I love mother/daughter outings.

Free gift for Mom from E.L.F.

Elf Cosmetics


Today's video clip: Pearl the landlord

I'm probably late with this one, but this is the funniest video clip I've seen in a while. I want my money, bitch!!! Enjoy!
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Today's poll: Colored denim...would you wear them?

photo credit: Off the Rack

Bargain item of the week 4-22-07

I thought this tank was so cute the moment I laid eyes on it. Too bad I can't do the trapeze look. This tank comes in other fun colors as well.


The romper room...under $40

Nia Long, with her son, at the 2007 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards

Here are some of my budget-friendly picks:


Under $10 find

dress $8.99, Go Jane

Lunch break shopping: Wet Seal

JaHaute asked me in my last "Lunch break Shopping" post if I ever eat on my lunch break. The answer to that question is yes- while I'm shopping, lol. Just kidding. The days that I go lunch break shopping are the days that I have a big breakfast and I'm usually still full until work is over. My job is very close to the mall and my apartment, so when I don't feel like going home for an hour or sit there at work for an hour, I go over to the mall just to browse the new merchandise. Today, I went over to Wet Seal. I was hoping that they had this tank in my size, but they didn't. However, they did a further markdown on all of their clearance accessories. Clearance belts were $1, clearance jewelry were $1, and clearance handbags were $5. Here's what I bought:

  • patent chain handle bag $5
  • beaded necklace $1
  • belt $1
  • top $15.50


Today's printables and codes


Awesome deals everyday this week @Baghaus!

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Free gift from E.L.F.!

Elf Cosmetics


Designer way vs. Cheap Chica way


Foley for Foley+Corinna maxi dress $440, ShopBop


Chiffon floral dress $39.80, Forever 21

seen @ Erica B's D.I.Y. Style

***UPDATE*** The Forever 21 dress is no longer available. Hmm, I wonder why.


Star style under $150: Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland photo credit: In Style

Grand total for this look= $115.80

Today's quiz: Are you a cheapskate?

You Are Not a Cheapskate

When it comes to money, you're very fair.

You're generous when you can be, and you never cheat anyone out of what they deserve.

If you have the money, you enjoy splurging. But you never overspend.


Today's printables and codes

  • Karmaloop: Free shipping on new arrivals $25 or more. Coupon code: HOTSPOT. Expires 4-17-07.
  • Kiehl's: Free shipping on orders $40 or more. Coupon code: NYC. Expires 4-16-07.
  • Origins: $10 off $40 or more purchase. Coupon code: b0407. Expires 5-31-07.
  • Shoebuy: 20% off your order plus free shipping. Coupon code: ANNIVERSARY07. Expires 4-16-07.
  • Target: 10% off your order. Coupon code: TGTSAVQ2. Expires 6-30-07. ***update*** for some reason this code isn't working. Do not use.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Free shipping on orders $150 or more. Coupon code: GOSPRING. Expires 5-3-07.
  • Aeropostale: 30% off any purchase. Valid 4/12- 4/15/07.
  • Loehmanns: $10 off $40 or more shoe purchase. Expires 4-22-07.

Cheap Chica readers, get 15% off your order @ BagHaus!

Hudson tote $49.99

Hey Chicas, the lovely folks over at BagHaus are hooking you guys up with a 15% discount off your order. Just enter 15forcheapchica at the checkout. Offer expires 4-20-07. This site has really cute designer-inspired handbags. To the right is one of my favorites. Maybe I'll treat myself to a new bag this week, lol.
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