Steal of the day: Earrings fit for a queen

crown earrings $13, Girl Props
I like that these earrings are big (okay, not that big-click here to see earrings on model) and different. I like big, different earrings, lol.

Yay or nay?

I'm thinking of getting these. I love the deep purple color. What do you think? Yay or nay and why.


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Weekend finds: Charlotte Russe

This past Saturday, we took a drive up to St. Petersburg to visit my mom in the hospital. The original plan was to visit Mom and then go to Guavaween in Ybor City (to all my Tampa/ St. Petersburg folks, how was it?), but we decided to just visit Mom. After leaving Mom, we went to the mall to kill some time. I went to Charlotte Russe where they had a lot of tops on sale for $7.99.


If I forgot to put your link up...

As you can see, I've re-did my layout. I'm still working on adding blog links to the side, so if I forgot to put yours up, don't hesitate to remind me. Just don't keep sending me threats talking about you're going to take my link down off your site just because you don't see yours on mine. I could care less. So, if I forgot to put up your link, just email me and it'll be up ASAP. Ciao!


Star style under $100: Kelly Rowland's simple black and white

Grand total= $90.50

Dollar Accessories and More

To all of my 239 area Chicas, Dollar Accessories and More has opened up today. I went there on my lunch break and bought a few things. They have a great selection of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings (as well as purses and belts) in an array of colors. Prices start at $1 (duh!). So, if you need that bracelet or necklace to compliment your outfit, drop in and take a look.


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Not a lot this week. Sorry.

After the Fires Fund

First and foremost, my prayers go out to all the families affected by the California wildfires. My brother-in-law and his girlfriend just recently moved to San Diego and my husband hasn't heard from him since Sunday, so I hope they are alright. Right now, at AnyKnockOff.com you will get 10% off your purchase using promo code FIREFUND at the checkout. Offer expires 11-1-07. Also, 10% of your purchase will be donated to the After the Fires Fund. Keep everyone in your prayers.


Win cool stuff @ The Fusion Boutique!!!

If you look over to your right of this page, you will see there is a pic you can click on to enter The Fusion Boutique's awesome contest. Stuff you could win are a cute dress from the boutique; a goody bag that includes a belt, jewelry, and more; a makeup set from Loose Lips NY. Drawing will be held on November 18, 2007. Good luck!

This week's deal @Baghaus: 20% off Balenciaga inspired totes

What: 20% off Balenciaga inspired bags from Baghaus

When: Valid through October 31, 2007

Coupon code: 20off

***update*** this offer has been extended to 11-4-07


Cute coats under $100

It's still a million degrees down here in Florida, so I won't be needing a coat for a while. By no means am I trying to rub it in. In fact, I would love for a cool breeze to come through here. I'm tired of sweating my perm out, lol. Anyway, I don't own too many coats- I have two that I rarely wear, but I'm thinking that I should buy one for this winter. I got my eyes set on a nice plaid coat or a nice trench. Here are some cute ones that I've found:

from left to right

  1. purple wool coat $45, Forever 21
  2. plaid cropped coat $15, The 15 Dollar Store
  3. red coat $67, Lulu's Fashion Lounge
  4. black belted coat $55, Forever 21
  5. black plaid coat $98, Urban Outfitters


Lunchbreak shopping: Old Navy

I actually bought this stuff last Wednesday. Almost half the store was marked down and a lot of stuff was marked down to $1.97. I love it when Old Navy have $1.97 markdowns, but I also hate it because that's when a lot of the crazies come out, lol. You can be there minding your business, browsing away, when one of the crazy scavengers decide they want to bump into you and is all over you trying to browse as well. Um, excuse me. I don't like your armpit all up in my face, nor your pushing. Moving along. Here's all of my loot:

  • ruffle collar top $1.97
  • ruffle sleeve top $1.97
  • trouser jeans $6.97
  • bell sleeve top $1.97
  • purple ruffle collar top $1.97. Remember when this was featured as the "steal of the day"?
  • tie neck top $1.97. Yeah, I know, another mustard colored top. I love the color, though.

All this for under $20. Sweet!


The Blind vs. Tar-jay

NEW YORK - "Links list dialogue." "Links list view." "Your Account — Two of 164."
This is what the Internet sounds like to Chris Danielsen.
Danielsen is blind. He's using a software program called Jaws that converts the text on a Web page into a computerized voice that comes out through a speaker, allowing him to
surf the Web using keyboard commands instead of a mouse — the same way lots of blind people use the Internet.

In this case, his computer is listing all the Web links on the page he's on and telling him that the highlighted link his cursor is on now will take him to the "Your Account" section on Wal-Mart's Web site.
Danielsen, who writes a
blog called "The Voice of the Nation's Blind" for the National Federation of the Blind, says accessing the Internet has been a "huge boon" for blind people. It's allowed them to accomplish a great number of tasks on their own that would otherwise present difficulties or require the help of a sighted person, such as banking, buying plane tickets and shopping for things like groceries and music.
But like any evolving technology, accessing the Internet has hardly been a smooth ride for the blind. Some sites can be difficult to navigate, particularly if they contain relatively few text links and rely more on graphics and other visual elements that screen-reading software such as Jaws can't interpret.
That's why the NFB, an organization that represents blind people, is suing Target Corp., saying that its Web site is inaccessible to blind Internet users.

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What to wear with that mustard top...

Remember that mustard ruffled collar top that I bought from Old Navy a couple of weeks ago? I've worn it once, but Girlfriend 007 has given me a new idea on what to wear with it. Here's an outfit that she's put together for me using a similar top. Since I'm jeans girl, this idea is great. Thanks, Girlfriend!


Steal of the day: Little black dress

I would so dress this up with some metallic heels and a nice clutch. What a cute little black dress for under $11! Thank you loyal Cheap Chica reader, Krystal, for this find!


Get $10 off @ FlyJane!

Check out new arrivals here>>>

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Talk fashion and more in the Cheap Chica Forum

New items @ Accessory Bug!

I really need to buy a new handbag, and I think Accessory Bug is going to be where I get it from. The lovely ladies over there sent me their Winter 2007 catalog. Me likey. Here is one that me likey a lot. It's the perfect bag for fall/winter.

Right now, save 10% off your purchase using coupon code spooky at the checkout.


Weekend finds: Do you BOGO? I do.

Yesterday, I found myself venturing out to the Gulf Coast Town Center to check out the grand opening of Steps New York. Everything in the store was 20% off, plus an additional 10% off for telling them that you heard their ad on the radio. I saw a couple of things that I liked, but I didn't buy. It was a nice store and I will go there again when they get more stuff. I then walked over to Payless, where they were having their BOGO. When they have BOGO, I never find a second item. This time, I did. Two pairs of shoes for $10.50. Sweet!

  • American Eagle heels $7
  • ballet flats $3.50

I then went over to Tar-jay to do some grocery shopping, and of course, I have to browse the clearance section. I found this satin babydoll top for $3.74. They had other prints, but I liked this one the best.


Win a $100 shopping spree from Lulu's Fashion Lounge!

Hey all you fashionable Chicas out there, put your fashion sense to use. Lulu's Fashion Lounge wants you to create a stylish outfit using Polyvore, and you must use at least two items from Lulu's Fashion Lounge. You can submit up to three entries. Grand prize is a $100 gift certificate to Lulu's, second place will get $50 gift certificate, and third place will get $25 gift certificate. So let's get creative! Contest ends Oct. 11, 2007.

$10 party tops @ Charlotte Russe

It's been a while since I've been out partying. I know I told y'all that I really don't wear prints that much, but when I go out, my top has to be an eye catching and bold print. I keep everything else pretty simple. Here are a few going out tops that I like from Charlotte Russe that are all $10.

Click here for more $10 tops.


Designer way vs. Cheap Chica way

  1. Christian Louboutin criss cross vamp pump $620, Barney's
  2. Steve Madden "Becky" pump (pre-order) $100, Steve Madden

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