It's back. . .the long denim skirt

Hey Chicas!! I cannot believe it's August already. This summer is breezing by......

I was doing my weekly Target sweep when I noticed this little number:

Target, $27.99

The maxi dress craze of the summer has given way to the maxi skirt, which will be BIG this fall. I have this exact same skirt in my closet right now. I love how fashion comes back. I bought it 5 years ago from Gabriel Brothers, but it's made by Express. I used to love wearing it to class, or just to hang out, and it goes from season to season. Will you be adding this to your fall collection?

Check out this other maxi skirt on clearance at Target. I saw it in the store and it was way cuter:

$17.48, Xhilaration

Weekend (link) love 7-31-09

Will try to do some updates tomorrow. Got a lot of stuff going on today. In the meantime, enjoy some links from my fellow Hyper Luxe Media affiliates. Later....

Adventures in Round Brown takes a look into the world of Men's Big and Tall Fashion.

Askmewhats reviews L'oreal Elseve Smooth Intense.

The Beauty Chick share some of her favorite face primers.

Beauty Junkies Unite tells us how awesome Bare Escentuals Buxom Lashliner.

BeautySweetSpot has a behind the scenes look at the MAC Fall collection.

Best Things in Beauty has a Giveaway Contest: Sephora's new Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Kiss.

Claire's Beauty explores lipstick trends through the decades.

Denim Debutante is giving away a bottle of Arbonne's Made in the Shade Self-Tanner to one lucky reader!

Fabuless Beauty has us super excited for the MAC Look in a Box sets available exclusively at Nordstrom.

See Fabulous Over Forty's review of Josie Maran lipstick.

The Fashion Planner shows us how to how to make a no-sew top and necklace from a t-shirt.

Glamour Whore introduces you to Illamasqua cosmetics.

Gloss Menagerie homemade toner experiment.

Gouldylox Reviews has a sneak peek of Bare Escentuals liner and lipstick.

Hot Beauty Health gives you the low down on the white nail polish trend.

The Informed Makeup Maven is all about body and hair this week. Check out her must haves.

Krasey Beauty cozies up to Erno Laszlo Cosmetics.

Visit Lipgloss Break and Enter to Win Sunkissed Glow by JLo and AminoGenesis Perfect Reflection!

My Beauty Bunny recommends a cruelty-free self-tanner and body firming cream in one from Tarte.

Obsession Confessions of Glamour and Love reviews Ouidad products for curly hair.

Sicka Than Average keeps you walking on sunshine with its roundup ofsizzling hot shades.

The Style and Beauty Doctor begs you not to match your eyeshadow to your outfit.

Su Ferreira has another great tutorial on smokey eye.

ThisThatBeauty shares a beauty observations - Extreme Length False Eye Lashes in everyday life!

Tres Chic Style reveals her shopping secrets.


Reader submission: 20% off at Coach Factory Stores

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From now until Sunday (Aug. 2), enjoy 20% off your purchase at the Coach Factory Store! Thanks Mz. Tish!

Lunchbreak shopping: 40% off clearance @ Kmart

Yesterday, I drove over to KMart to pick up some school supplies for my little brother. You know as always, I have to check out what's in the clothing/shoe department before I leave the store. Right now, take an additional 40% off clearance apparel. This Attention coat was marked down to $8. With the discount, it came to $5.60. The romper was marked down to $6, and with the discount, it came to $3.60. I also bought a tunic/dress for $1.80 and tie neck blouse for $1.80. Sweet! I browsed the young mens' section to see if I could find anything for my brother, but I think it would be best if I brought him along with me. You know how teens are about their clothes, lol.


Today's video: How to store your accessories on the cheap!

Check out this video clip from the lovely D over at Discount Trendsetter. A lot of us are bad when it comes to organizing our accessories. I know I am. I just started organizing my jewelry about three years ago. Before, they were just tossed in a drawer and the end result was a tangled mess. Not good. Enjoy the video!

Check out some inexpensive ways that I've organized my accessories:
Jewelry organization
re-organization of my necklaces
belts and shoes

Canadians, Save 30% @Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic!

For four days only (7/30- 8/2/09), save 30% off of your purchase at Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic at their Give and Get Family and Friends Event- in Canada only!!! I'm waiting for this coupon to be available for stores in the States again, because last time I had this coupon, I got some pretty cute pieces from there. For every purchase you make during that time period, Gap Inc. will give 5% of the amount you spend to their non-profit partners- Boys and Girls Club of Canada, CARE Canada and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Well isn't that special? Print your coupon here. It can also be used at Gap and Banana Republic Factory Stores.

***UPDATE*** Thanks to an anonymous commenter, the US stores also have a coupon! Click here to get it. Thanks again, anonymous!


Weekend (link) love 7-25-09

And some fab links from my Hyper Luxe Media Network affiliates...

Askmewhats has nail art tutorial for bling bling nails.

The Beauty Chick reviews CoverGirl and Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush.

Beauty Junkies Unite shows you the right way to get cheeky with 4 easy cheek stains.

Best Things in Beauty spotlights the new Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 colors.

Claire's Beauty gives Clarins Delicious Self-Tanning Cream a test drive.

Denim Debutante has an in-depth review of Paige Premium Denim.

Fabulous Over Forty is giving away Sothys Sun Care to one lucky reader. Enter now.

The Glamour Whore shows off the hair raising talent of Olivier Chomienne.

Gloss Menagerie reviews Softlips Pure Honeydew.

Gouldylox Reviews sneak peek at Milani Eye Tech Infinite Liquid Liners.

Hairs My Story has a gorgeous summer tropics FOTD.

in a word...fab has a sneak peek at J.Crew's Fall 2009 Collection.

It's complexion week at the Informed Makeup Maven, and don't forget to enter her cool giveaways this week!

Krasey Beauty discovers the beauty in going organic with Revolution Organics.

Visit Lipgloss Break and Enter to win The Cure 24/7 hair treatment and Sunkissed Glow fragrance by JLo!

My Beauty Bunny shows you how to get gorgeous, healthy, post-beach hair!

The Style and Beauty Doctor will show you how to keep your blowout for blowing up.

ThisThatBeauty runs down fall's hottest collections!

Unfunded takes on Farmer John with some killer denim cut-offs.

VexInTheCity invites you to share her addiction - her make up collection.

***Affiliate of the Week***

The Style and Beauty Doctor will show you how to keep your blowout for blowing up.

For more information on The HLMN or on becoming an affiliate please visit our website.


MJ tees @ Rue 21

I've been trying to find a Michael Jackson tee everywhere (one that's under $20 thank you very much), and I had no luck. Then, I got an email that Rue 21 is now carrying them for $12.99! Awesome. Here are a few that I like:

You can't order them online, so you'll have to find a store near you. Viva la Michael!


New fall shoe styles @ Target

Check out some of the new fall shoe styles that are at Tar-jay- all under $40! Not sure if they're in stores yet (may want to check your local store), but they are available online for purchase.

Xhilaration "Kamaria" ankle boots $29.99

Designer Way vs. The Cheap Chica Way

The all new All You!

I'm finally getting around to checking out the relaunch of All You magazine's site and I'm loving it! All You.com is packed with extensive content such as coupons (we all love coupons, right?)videos on how to cook with budget ingredients, cheap chic fashion and budget beauty tips.

“Our goal at ALL YOU is to offer practical, affordable solutions that empower women to save money in every area of their lives,” said executive editor Susan Spencer. “In addition to delivering value-focused editorial content from budget beauty ideas to meals under $2, the new site also allows us to share exclusive printable coupons, discount codes and up-to-the-minute deals. ALLYOU.com is the go-to destination for value-minded women.”
Never heard of All You Magazine, shame on you (just kidding, lol). If you're into saving money in all aspects of your life (fashion, home, diet, food, and beauty), then this magazine's for you. All You is sold only at Walmart and by subscription. Get two free trial issues here. Other articles of interest that I've found on the site:
A Month's Worth of Money-Saving Ideas. Great article on saving on everything- from your restaurant tab to finding free and low cost clinics.
Jump Into Summer with Affordable Swimwear. Cute swimwear looks on the cheap- most under $100.

Check it out and tell me what you think!


Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco and his experience with Ross Dress for Less

I first saw this video on Nouveau Cheap and I thought I'd share it with you, too. As much as I love Ross Dress for Less, I can totally co-sign with him on this one biggrin. Enjoy!

Comedy Central PresentsFriday 10pm / 9c
Sebastian Maniscalco - Ross for Less
Joke of the DayStand-Up ComedyFree Online Games

Chicalicious savings 7-21-09


Star style under $200: Miranda Kerr

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Add a pop of color to your basic tank and jeans combo with a coral blazer like Miranda Kerr. Get her look for under $200.

  1. coral blazer $21.99, Spiegel
  2. tank $10, Old Navy
  3. a.n.a. skinny jeans $24.99, JC Penney
  4. satchel $19.99, Target
  5. Jessica Simpson "Acadia" pumps $78.95, Amazon
GRAND TOTAL= $155.92


Reader question: Where to find a white blazer

A comment/question from post "Faux denim leggings"...

A little off the subject..where can i find a white jacket similar to the one Beyonce is wearing, i am loving it!- Veronica

Aaah, the white blazer- one of this summer's wardrobe staples. Veronica, girl, I love Beyonce's jacket too- exaggerated shoulders and all. But, you know Ms. B's white hot Balmain blazer is a month's salary for us common folk, and in CC's world, that's a no no. Until we hit the lottery to afford that Balmain jacket, check out some of these blazers that I've found for under $100.

twill blazer $17.99 Old Navy

City style two-button jacket $29.97 NY & Co.

Merona Collection twill jacket $39.99 Target

blazer $24.99 Mango

Ivy League jacket $54.50 G by Guess

white blazer $89.99 Banana Republic


Lunchbreak shopping: Another great 2 for 8

I decided to take a stroll into Charlotte Russe on my lunch hour to check out what new items they had in store. It's been a long, excruciating week with moving (kind of settled in now finally) and work, so I decided to buy myself a little sumthin' sumthin'. You know Ms. CC had to check out the two for $8 accessories they always have....

You know I died when I saw the peacock bib necklace. It wasn't included in the 2 for $8 deal but $7.99 is alright with me.

I wanted another bold ring, so I found this one. Sorry for the brightness of the pic. To see it a little better, click here. I just noticed that they started carrying size 9 rings. At one time I couldn't wear a lot of the rings because they either stopped at size 7 or 8. My fingers are too fat, lol. I'm glad they make them bigger because they have a lot of cute rings. And for $4, what a steal!

Faux denim leggings

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I'm starting to see faux denim leggings pop up everywhere now and I'm thinking about getting a pair. I like the ones that kind of look like jeans but don't have that faux denim finish like Paris' leggings. Fake pockets? C'mon y'all. And although Paris Hilton kinda pulls off wearing her Niki Biki leggings as jeans, I still think leggings should be worn with a longer top/tunic or a dress. What do you think about faux denim leggings? Would you wear them? Here are a few that I've found that I've found for under $25.


HLMN Weekend Roundup 7-17-09

Check out these awesome links from my fellow Hyper Luxe affiliates...

Beauty Junkies Unite reviews InStyler Rotating Hot Iron Hair Straightener.

Check out Beauty Sweet Spot's, Jeannine Morris, on an NBC segment and enter the Huge Lips Skinny Hips contest to win a trip to NYC for two filled with sexy activities

Check out Best Things in Beauty for a Laura Geller Giveaway Contest.

Why did Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash disappoint Blaq Vixen Beauty?

Claire's Beauty falls in love with KenzoAmour EDT Florale.

Denim Debutante reviews Aritzia Boutique.

Fab Over Forty takes an indepth look at neuLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum.

Fabuless Beauty tells you how to try Physicians Formula cosmetics for FREE.

Glamour Whore dares you to be bold with red hot makeup looks.

If you're looking for a great primer, choose Avox Magix. Gouldylox Reviews loved it.

Hot Beauty Health shares with its readers a britbeauty brand, Illamasqua and it's coming to Sephora.

The Informed Makeup Maven reviews primers, foundations and beauty powders this week and gives away an Avene tinted compact for summer.

Krasey Beauty shares her night of beauty, twitter, and a lovely evening of girl power in NYC.

Visit Lipgloss Break to Enter to win LashFood Mascara and Go Green with a Baggu Bag!

Obsession Confessions of Glamour and Love has the scoop on the Janrah Boutique Sip and Shop Event in Seattle, WA.

The Style and Beauty Doctor is obsessed with nail trends. Take a look at her current fascinations.

Su Ferreira has a great FOTD makeup tutorial.

Unfunded's opinion is heard in the LA vs. NYC fashion debate on 39th and Broadway.

For more information on The HLMN or on how to become an affiliate please visit our website.

Another Freebie Post: Bath and Body Works

Print this coupon and receive a FREE lip product with any purchase! In store only, while supplies last.

Also, buy one Wallflower or starter kit, and get a second one for free. This is In Store Only as well. Click here to visit the site and find more deals.


Tweet for a shopping spree from RetailMeNot

If you're constantly on Twitter (and I know you are), put your tweeting to good use and enter RetailMeNot.com's Twitter contest. All you have to do is tweet a money saving tip and tag #retailmenot. For each money saving tweet, you’ll be entered to win a $500 shopping spree at Macys. RetailMeNot will be giving away one $500 prize each day through the end of July and one $1000 grand prize at the end of the contest for the most original tip. You can enter as many times as you like. For more info on the contest, visit their Twitter page.

KMart gives you the Bluelight Special this weekend

I didn't know Kmart still had "bluelight specials", but there's a Blue Light Special Event going on this weekend starting tomorrow (7/17- 7/19/09). Examples of what's in store:

1 HOUR offers that will run once on Friday( 7/17) and once on Sunday( 7/19):

Outdoor Living: Gas and charcoal grills, grill accessories, patio furniture, outdoor decor and pots - 50% off · I'll definitely have to check this out. I need furniture for my patio, lol.

  • Apparel: Kids graphic tees and men's swimwear $2.00; 3 pack Joe Boxer socks -$1.00. Moms, take advantage of the graphic tees for the kiddies for back to school.

Offers that are running ALL WEEKEND:

  • Jewelry: 1/8 cttw diamond studs, regular $139.99 - this weekend $29,99 and a 3 piece pearl set, regular $99.99 - this weekend $19.99 ·

  • Toys: Slip N Slide Splash Factory Water Slide & Banzai Titan Blast Water Rocket, regular $49.99 - this weekend, save 50%, $24.99 each ·

  • Home Electronics: Sylvania Blu-Ray Disc Player, regular $199.99 - this weekend on sale $159.99 ·

  • Footwear: BOGO clearance, buy 1, get 2nd at 50% off regular and clearance prices

To learn of even more deals at Kmart, follow them on Twitter.

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