Cheap Chicalicious links 2-29-08

Happy Leap Day! Check out some fab posts from some of my favorite fab bloggers. Enjoy!


Today's forum topics

Since Brandie convinced me not to take the forum down, I've decided to start some more topics up in there. Topics up for discussion are...
And of course, you can join and start your own topics. Visit the Cheap Chica Forum!


Weekend finds: A trip to the mall... and Goodwill

I haven't been to my local mall in a while. The only time I go is when I want to see what's new in Wet Seal, other than that, I don't really step foot in the mall. I went yesterday because I had a hair appointment at the JC Penney salon. My co-worker's sister is a stylist there, so she did my hair. And since it was a first time visit, I got 20% off because my co-worker referred me. Sweet! Before my appointment, I killed some time by walking over to Gadzooks/Forever 21. I bought a cute necklace and a set of gold bangles.

necklace $5.80

Today, I went thrifting at my favorite Goodwill store and found two items:

bolero/shrug/whatever you call it, lol $3.50. I also bought a pair of black cuffed wide leg pants for $3.99.
Sidenote: I've had the Cheap Chica Forum up for quite some time and the last activity shown was from November until I posted a couple of coupons the other day. I'm thinking about shutting it down because it's really no use keeping it up if noone's visiting it. What do you all think? If it needs some improvement, just let me know. Maybe that's the reason why noone is posting in it. Just thought I'd put that out there.

$5 find: Metro 7 short sleeve jacket

Metro7 - Women's Short-Sleeve Jacket $5 ***update*** it appears that this jacket is no longer $5. It is now $15. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

I've been tagged for a book meme

I don't know what a book meme is, but I've been tagged by Shopalicious to do one. The rules are pretty simple. All I have to do is pick up a book of 123 pages or more, find page 123, read the first five sentences and post the next three sentences. The closest book near me was The Thrifty Girl's Guide to Glamour by Susie Galvez. I've posted a beauty tip from this book before. Here's my meme:

Instead, all fault finding does is create feelings of insecurity and self-loathing, and instills a body picture in the mind of despair, or "what's the use". Who really wants to go around the rest of their lives loathing anything- especially their own body parts? Instead, decide that a new mind-set of acceptance and what is beautiful needs to occur.

This is a great book for us Cheap Chicas. Go check it out. I now tag F Girl, Poster Girl, and Psyche.


Today's printables and codes

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Clearance alert: Teal heels at Wet Seal (hey, that rhymes)

Dolphin nose heel $16.50, Wet Seal
F Girl put together a cute outfit with these shoes. I really love the blue color, but, I'm not a blue person. I just can't work with the color blue, lol. The price is just right, too, and what's even awesomer (is that a word, lol) is that all clearance is 50% off. Sweet!


Tell Payless why you love shoes...

and win free shoes for a year. Click on the pic to enter.


Designer way vs. Cheap Chica way: Metallic platform sandal


Larissa Ramp Wedge $23, Payless

Not identical, but almost the same. Both shoes would look so cute with a nice spring-y dress.

L.E.I. heads to Wally World

Jones Apparel Group Inc announced that Wal-Mart will begin carrying the l.e.i. brand for juniors, junior plus and girls in summer 2008 for Back-to- School, at Wal-Mart stores nationwide. Wesley R. Card, Jones Apparel Group President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are enthusiastic about expanding our existing relationship with Wal-Mart, and bringing this dynamic junior lifestyle brand to a broader audience. Furthermore, we see this as a great opportunity to utilize Jones' operational skills in partnership with a retailer of Wal-Mart's size and scale. We are confident that with this partnership with Wal-Mart, there is excellent potential to grow and leverage the strength of l.e.i. as a branded resource across categories."
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Today's printables and codes


Weekend finds: Wally World cropped peacoat and more thrift store haulage

Yesterday, I went on my weekly/bi-weekly trip to the Goodwill. Man, did I find some stuff and on top of that, my Goodwill frequent buyer card (I think that's what it's called) was filled up so I got $10 off my purchase.

  • Mossimo sweater $4

  • button down top for work $2

  • Old Navy wedges $4

  • Isaac Mizrahi pumps (brand new) $5

not pictured:

  • black Isaac Mizrahi pumps (just like the above brown ones) $5

  • black trapeze cardigan (brand new) $4

  • gray button down NY & Co. shirt for work $2

Grand total for everything after $10 off discount= $16. Sweet!

The night before, we went grocery shopping at WalMart. Of course, I had to browse through the apparel, and they had these cute, cropped peacoats (I think that's what they're called) on clearance for $5. I got a black one, but I should've gotten a red one also. Oh well, next time I go, I may just pick up a red one.


New styles @ Accessory Bug

I need a new bag, damnit! With so many styles to choose from, I don't know which one I want. While browsing the Accessory Bug website, I noticed they had new stuff in. I like, I like. Maybe the lovely ladies over there will hook me up with one for my birthday *wink wink*. Just kidding. But they did hook us up with a 10% discount. Just use coupon code "wintersale" at the checkout.


Today's printables and codes

  • All The Rage: 25% off your order. Coupon code: VDAY25. Expires 2-14-08.
  • Any Knockoff: 10% off your order. Coupon code: LOVE6. Expires 2-15-08.
  • e.l.f.: Get a free heart pendant when you spend $20 or more. Coupon code: EGVALAC. Expires 3-1-08.
  • Baghaus: 10% off your entire order. Coupon code: VDAYBAGS. Expires 2-14-08.
  • Loehmanns: 20% off clearance and "just reduced" items. Expires 2-11-08.
  • Ann Taylor Loft: 20% off and free shipping on Ann Taylor Maternity items. Coupon code: MATERNITY20. Expires 2-29-08.
  • Kiehl's: Free shipping on orders $45 or more. Coupon code: KISS08. Expires 2-14-08.
  • Charlotte Russe: $10 off $60 or more. No coupon needed, discount applied at checkout. Expires 2-11-08.


Clearance alert @ Steve Madden

So, a little birdie (thanks Ruby Subi) told me that Steve Madden is having a 50% off sale in their stores. That's all well and good, but, of course, Chicaville doesn't have a Steve Madden store. But, their online clearance section is pretty nice. I found these cuties for $21!

"LeJune" raffia peep toe pumps $21

Spring 2008 trend: Tribal prints

One of Spring 2008's hottest trends right now is tribal prints. Here are few items that I've found to get you in on the trend for under $40.


Today's printables and codes

  • All the Rage: 20% off your purchase. Coupon code: JET20. Expires 2-10-08.
  • La Redoute: Free shipping on orders $50 or more. Coupon code: LRFS50. Expires 2-13-08.
  • e.l.f. cosmetics: Add a clear e.l.f. cosmetic item to your shopping bag and shipping is $1 on orders $25 or more. Coupon code: EGCLEDN. Expires 2-15-08.
  • Avenue: 20% off your purchase. Expires 2-28-08.
  • Bluefly: $30 off your first purchase of $150 or more (new customers only). Coupon code: AFF30. Expires 2-29-08.
  • Sephora: Free shipping on orders $50 or more. Coupon code: SHIPPING50. Expires 2-7-08.

For my UK people:

Cheapalicious links 2-2-08

Just spending some QT with my mommy. She's finally out of the hospital (yay!), and I want to thank all of you for keeping her in your prayers and sending donations. I'm very, very grateful. Here are some links out in the blogsphere to keep y'all entertained. Enjoy and thanks again!
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