7/31/07

Designer way vs. Cheap Chica way



DESIGNER WAY...







CHEAP CHICA WAY...


"pascale" metallic heel $34.99, Go Jane
I know the colors are different, but you get the idea. These shoes have a 5" heel. I think I'll pass since I'm already tall enough, lol.

Cheap Chicalicious links 7-31-07

  • Would you shop for fashion at Wally World? [The Budget Babe]
  • I heart this outfit that F Girl has put together. [The F]
  • Top 5 things to consider when shopping a great sale [Style Nosh]
  • Just in time for back to school, cute Mossimo apparel for little girls.[Art of the Steal]
  • Want thicker hair? Follow these tips. [Healthy Textures]

FORUM TOPIC(S) OF THE DAY:
  1. I need style suggestions for the top I bought this weekend.
  2. Does anyone watch "Rock of Love" on VH1? What about "Without Prejudice" on GSN?

7/29/07

Weekend finds: $6.99 crops and a Mossimo top

Yesterday I got off my lazy butt and drove to the Gulf Coast Town Center. I browsed Charlotte Russe and got these two pair of crops for $6.99 each:




I then went to Target and found this top:



I like the colors in this top. I also found a pair of skinny jeans for $5 at Marshall's.

Today's video clip: Janet Jackson is Alright with me

This is hands down the best Janet Jackson video in my opinion. I love this song.


7/27/07

Today's printables and codes

  • Go Jane: 25% off purchase of $50 or more. Coupon code: GJ255007. Expires 8-3-07.
  • e.l.f.Free shipping on orders $45 or more. Coupon code: SHIP45. Expires 1-1-09.
  • Avenue: 20% off any item. Expires 7-31-07.
  • Express: 15% off any purchase. Expires 7-31-07.
  • LaRedoute: 20% off any item. Coupon code: LRF20FAV. Expires 8-5-07.
  • Bloomingdales: Take an extra 40% off sale items. Coupon code: JULY30. Expires 7-30-07.
  • ELuxury: Free shipping on all orders. Coupon code: FF07. Expires 7-31-07.
  • Goody's: Buy one item, get another item of equal or lesser value for 50% off. Coupon code: B1G1H. Expires 9-30-07.

FORUM TOPIC(S) OF THE DAY: Thoughts on interracial dating and assymetrical haircuts- do you love the "Rihanna bob"? Keep comments in the forum.

7/24/07

Get a free sample @ E.L.F.

Elf Cosmetics


and...

Elf Cosmetics

I've been tagged...

I've been tagged by Ivy Frozen to give seven random facts about myself. Hmm. Since I'm a rather boring person and nothing exciting ever happens in my life, this going to be hard, lol. Here are the rules of getting tagged, as copied and pasted from Ivy's blog:



Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.
  1. I'm the oldest of two kids- by 14 years to be exact. I didn't know that my mom was pregnant with my little brother until two weeks before he was born. How come I didn't know my mom was preggers? For one, she's a heavyset woman, so I couldn't tell and number two, she didn't tell me.
  2. I have an Associate's degree in Paralegal Studies and after graduating three years ago, I still haven't found a job in my field.
  3. I am so fascinated by Idris Elba. He's the most beautiful man to me besides my husband. If I were crazy, I'd probably be in jail right now for stalking this man, lol.
  4. I'm afraid of rollercoasters. This just recently became a phobia. I don't know what brought it on.
  5. I never really liked dogs until I got Napoleon. He was given to us by our neighbor who couldn't care for a litter of puppies. I wanted a cat, but my husband is allergic to them.
  6. I'm a reformed party girl. I wasn't into drugs or anything, I just had a habit of going out every night of the week when I was younger. Now, I really don't care too much about going out.
  7. I can't think of anything else, lol. Sorry.

Ok, I now tag The F Girl, Hot Sauce, Dexie, Beauty Girl, The Budget Babe, Frugalicious, and Budget Chic.

7/23/07

Now you can shop online @ Charlotte Russe


floral top $21.99
I may be a little late on this, but I just discovered that you can now shop online at Charlotte Russe. To me, this is pretty cool because the Charlotte Rusee in my local mall is kinda jacked up. The Charlotte Russe that was just recently built at the Gulf Coast Town Center is too far to drive. So now, instead of browsing online and hoping the store would have an item I like, I can just purchase it from the comfort of my own home. Sweet!

7/22/07

Today's printables and codes

  • Old Navy: Free shipping on orders $75 or more. Coupon code: STOCKUP. Expires 7-26-07.
  • The Children's Place: Take 15% off your order. Coupon code: FMA77. Expires 9-3-07.
  • Sephora: Free Lorac Mocktail sample with any purchase. Coupon code: HOTLIPS. Expires 8-31-07.

Check out new free samples in the Cheap Chica Forum

7/21/07

Under $5 find



Mossimo bow wedge $4.99, Target

FORUM TOPIC(S) OF THE DAY: What do you think of Rihanna's new video for "Don't Stop the Music?" Keep comments in the forum.

7/19/07

Meet Jane...she's Fly

Cheap Chica reader, Danny, has introduced me to this new, trendy site by the name of Fly Jane. Fly Jane is an online accessories boutique with all of the hottest styles at very reasonable prices. What's also cool about them is when you register an account with them, they have a rewards program called the "Hook Up" whereas if you purchase seven pairs of regular priced shoes , Fly Jane will hook you up with a $50 voucher towards your next purchase! How sweet is that? Here are some items I like:





7/17/07

Cheap Chicalicious links 7-17-07

Got a cheap chica-licious link pertaining to bargain fashion, tips, etc. email me.

7/12/07

Are you Clothez 2 The Edge?

Well you should be. This online store carries cute and trendy juniors, misses, and plus size clothing with awesome prices. They also have a nice accessories section with some items under $10. Here are some of my favorites:








And just because you readers out there are so awesome, the lovely Keknesha has hooked y'all up with a 25% off discount now until 8-5-07. Just enter iLuvCheapChica0707 at the checkout. Check out Clothez 2 The Edge>>>

7/11/07

Today's poll: Would you wear metallic leggings?

leggings $19.50, Wet Seal

I know metallics are big this year, but do y'all think about metallic leggings? I haven't seen anyone wearing them yet. What would you wear them with?

Today's printables and codes


  • EBags: Free shipping with any purchase. Coupon code: EMOTSJULY. Expires 7-15-07.

  • Gap: Free shipping on orders $100 or more. Coupon code: FREE100. Expires 7-31-07.

  • Payless: $2 off $9.99 or more purchase. Coupon code: 14203. Expires 1-31-08.
  • Rocawear: Take 25% off all watches. Coupon code: ROCK25. Expires 7-15-07.
  • Office Depot: Take $10 off $25 or more purchase. Expires 7-15-07.
  • Sephora: Free shipping on orders $50 or more. Coupon code: FREESHIP5. Expires 7-19-07.

FORUM TOPIC(S) OF THE DAY: Eyeshadow matching your clothing... is it a do or a don't? And did anyone see Transformers? Please take forum comments to the forum.

7/8/07

Metallic belts under $10.... cute with a summery dress!


photo source: InStyle

I love how Kate jazzes up her flowy shirtdress with a metallic belt. Very cute look for summer. Add a pair of cute flat metallic sandals, and you're good to go. Here are a few belts I've found that could transform that summery frock into a totally different outfit. Or, you could just pull one out of your own closet.




Bargain item of the week 7-8-07



metal plate clutch $29, About Attitude

Just added more stuff in the Cheap Chica's Closet>>>

7/6/07

Steal of the day: Chain print thong sandals



Bamboo "Riff" sandal $24.98, Love My Shoes

Cheap Chica's Closet


Cheap Chica's Closet is basically a bunch of items I don't wear or use anymore. Instead of me listing them on Ebay, I can list them here for free. So far, I only have a few things on there, but there will be more things to come because I have a lot of items to get rid of. Check out Cheap Chica's Closet>>>

7/4/07

Wally World outfit under $100

Here's an outfit that I came up with from Walmart. Hey, I'm bored today. It's raining on this lovely 4th of July here in Chicaville. Arghhh!



Total= $63.74

FORUM TOPIC(S) OF THE DAY: Do you still follow the no white after Labor Day rule? Holla!

7/2/07

Today's printables and codes

More coupons in the Cheap Chica Forum...

This week's deals @ BagHaus









7/1/07

Designer way vs. Cheap Chica way

DESIGNER WAY....




Juicy Couture "Edith" flat $225, Bloomingdales




vs.


The Cheap Chica way....

"Rosia" flat $18.99, Go Jane





Bargain item of the week 7-1-07



belted top $13.95, Junior Trends