7/31/10

Where did you get that?: Kim Kardashian's Born Famous Couture Dagger necklace

pic via x17online.com

Love that beautiful necklace that Kim is wearing?  It's the Born Famous Couture Dagger necklace and it retails for $78.



pic courtesy of Born Famous Couture

 For all you fashionistas that want to get your hands on one, it's available for purchase at Diane Merrick in Los Angeles. 

Cheap. Cheaper. Cheapest: Inspired by Cynthia Vincent's Dinah sandal

Here are three cheapalicious versions of the Cynthia Vincent Dinah sandal that I've found- all under $50!



Cheap:  Steve Madden "Saahara" sandal $39.95
Cheaper:  Mossimo "Perl" flat sandal $17.99
Cheapest:  Route 66 "McKinsey" sandal $14.99

7/29/10

$2 camis@ Old Navy


Right now until Saturday (7/31), Old Navy's layering camis are only $2!  Usually, these camis are $8.50 each, so $2 is a steal!  Print out this coupon to get the deal, or take your camis through the checkout line and say the code words "CAMI 4 ME" to get the discount.  Limit is 5 per customer while supplies last.

7/27/10

Dolce Vita for Target



By now, I'm sure you all know that Dolce Vita has designed a small shoe collection for Target. I haven't heard any talks or seen anything about the collaboration coming to the store, so I was a bit suprised to hear the news from a few of my Twitter followers. It's available for purchase right now online, and will be available in stores nationwide on August 22, although some people have already spotted a few styles in their local stores.  Prices range from $29.99 to $34.99.   Me, personally,  I think I'm going to pass on this collection.  The designs aren't really my style, but that's just my opinion.

 What do you think about this collection for Target?  Have you spotted it at your local store yet?

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    7/26/10

    Star style under $200: Rachel Bilson at Vanessa Bruno VIP Fashion Dinner

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    Get Rachel's nautical look for less with pieces from Forever 21, ASOS, and more.


    Aqua girlfriend blazer $88, Bloomingdales; button shoulder striped top $6.74, ASOS; basic red skirt $8.99, Forever 21; Jessica Simpson "Glorie" sandal $49.99, Dillards; sequin garden clutch $14, Fred Flare

    GRAND TOTAL= $167.72

    7/23/10

    Freebie Friday 7-23-10

    7/22/10

    Christian Siriano partners with O-Cel-O

    sponges from O-Cel-O (not Christian Siriano's designs, but they are pretty!)

    Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano is designing something more than just shoes and clothing.  He's partnered with O-Cel-O, maker of innovative household cleaning products, to design a set of sponges.  Yes, the common, everyday cleaning sponge is going to get a glamorous makeover!   If the designs are as pretty as the ones pictured above, I think I would rather use them for decoration rather than use them for cleaning (lol).  The Christian Siriano for O-Cel-O sponges will be available in stores beginning spring of 2011.


    To kick off the partnership, O-Cel-O is inviting you to enter the “Clean with Style” sweepstakes for a chance to win a New York Fashion Week getaway and a backstage pass to meet the fierce designer!

    One lucky grand-prize winner will enjoy a trip for two to New York City to attend Christian Siriano’s Spring 2011 runway show. At the show, the winner will get a sneak peek at the fashions that will inspire Christian’s  sponge designs, as well as an exclusive opportunity to chat with the designer backstage. How cool is that?  You can enter now through August 13th.


    What do you think of Christian Siriano's collaboration with O-Cel-O?  Will you buy his sponges?

    7/21/10

    Mark your calendar: Back to school sale @ Old Navy (7/23- 7/25)

     ***update***  I was told by one of my friends that works at Old Navy that you have to show your high school or college ID to get the discount.  I don't know if it's for all locations, so you may want to call your local store and find out more details.


    School will be starting up again pretty soon, so it's time to get some school shopping done.  Head on over to Old Navy this weekend and save 25% off your entire purchase!  This in-store sale is good until Sunday (7/25).

    7/20/10

    Tira's Vacation Shopping: The Finale

    Overall, I had a great vacation. I was NOT ready to go back to work. I took a trip back home to Cleveland, hung out with my sisters, and some of my good friends. I went to my college roommate's wedding and performed a poem. Of course, I got some shopping done in between. Not too much, but I did score some nice finds. Check it out:


    I love shirts with animals on them, so this cheetah top from Target was a no-brainer:







    Sidenote: I can't prove it, but I'm almost convinced that Target has changed their sizing. I used to have to wear an XL in their tops, on account of my boobage, but now the L is ok. Maybe I've lost a little weight, but I've mentioned this to a couple of my friends, and they've noticed too.


    I noticed a necklace my mother had on her dresser. Begged her for it, and she refused because it was a gift. I went back to Dots to return a blazer, and spied the necklace. She has so many colors, and so many possibilities. Only $8







    My favorite find came from Conway's. I used to ALWAYS spy the bright pink bags whenever I came to visit NY, but I never went in until they opened one in Cleveland Heights, OH. I went with my sister and spotted this jacket:

    I can't wait for the slightest chill to wear this baby. And only $13. I was going to spend $35 for something similar in J.C. Penney




    Last, but not least, I bought this cute maxi dress from Dots to wear to the wedding rehearsal:



    I usually shy away from maxi dresses since I'm pretty short (5'4)...but this one is perfect with heels.

    I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer full of cheapalicious savings!!

    Cheapalicious deals 7-20-10


    7/18/10

    Cheapalicious beauty: Wet n' Wild's "The Gold & the Beautiful" and 9021Orange

    While I was out and about doing my weekly Walgreens shopping, I spotted a new Wet n Wild cosmetics display.  On the display were limited edition baked eyeshadows, lip glosses, and new Craze nail polish colors.  You know my eyes zeroed in on the polishes, and I grabbed a couple of the colors.  I purchased "The Gold & the Beautiful"- a deep gold color, and "9021Orange",  which I describe as more of a coral-y orange. 




    I decided to wear "The Gold & the Beautiful" first because I haven't worn a metallic nail color in a while.  I've been wearing it since Thursday layered with Sinful Colors' "All About You" (gold glitter), and Seche Vite dry fast topcoat, and so far my manicure is holding up really well. Love it!

    two coats, natural outside light

    inside with flash



    Wet n Wild Craze nail colors are available for $1.99 at mass retailers and drugstores nationwide.

    Star style under $200: LeAnn Rimes


    LeAnn goes green in a ruffled dress and Miu Miu Forma cutout sandals for a concet at the Grammy Foundation House last week.  Get her look for less than $150, with this Max & Cleo ruffle trimmed dress and Miu Miu- inspired heels.

    Max & Cleo ruffle trim belted dress $74, BlueFly; perforated peep toe heel $31.50, Go Jane

    GRAND TOTAL= $105.50

    7/16/10

    Star style under $200: Keri Hilson


    Ms. Keri Baby was spotted singing the National Anthem at a Hawks vs. Lakers game back in March.  Her adorable blazer is from the Givenchy Spring 2010 RTW collection.  Love it!  See how I re-created her look using  an almost identical blazer from Anthropologie, and items from Charlotte Russe, Endless, and more.



    Hello Sunday blazer $98, Anthropologie;  black denim leggings $14.99, Charlotte Russe;  black cami $3.50, Forever 21;  Luchiny "Marching On" ankle boots $79.96, Endless


    GRAND TOTAL= $196.45

    Freebie Friday 7-16-10

     

    7/15/10

    Get 20% off @ Piperlime- today only (7/15)!



    Save 20% on your purchase today only (7/15) at Piperlime!  Use coupon code TREAT4ME at the checkout. Don't forget to check out some of their early arrivals for Fall! Offer ends at 11:59 PM ET tonight.

    7/14/10

    7/13/10

    Thrift score!: $2 Paper Denim & Cloth jeans

    I have good news and bad news.  The good news is that while out thrifting at one of my favorite stores, The Family Thrift Center, I stumbled upon a pair of Paper Denim & Cloth jeans (in good condition, yay!) for a mere $3.99.  Since the 50% off colors of the day were red, green, and white (the tag was green), I only paid $2 for them!



    Now for the bad news.... they are a size 27.  Obviously not my size, but I bought them for the sole purpose of reselling them anyway.  I would've love to have kept these for myself if they were my size.  My loss.  Hopefully, I can get something for them.  Click here for my Ebay listing on these.

    Tira's Vacation Shopping: Aldo Accessories


    Aldo Honsinger, canvas hobo, $24.98 on website, may be cheaper in-store



    I saw this purse at the Aldo Accessories in my regular mall in New Jersey. I totally fell in love with it. The beads and the other details had me drooling. It was regular $50, marked down to $39.99, with an additional 30% off. I fell in love with it, but that little voice inside told me to hold on, so I gave it one last look and left the store. Fast forward to my vacation back home to Cleveland. I peeked inside another Aldo store, and my purse was around $24 with an additional 30% off. I ended up getting it for $18. Gotta love it!

    Cheapalicious deals 7-13-10


    7/12/10

    Cheapalicious beauty: Trying to take control of my edges

    In this hot and humid Florida weather, trying to keep the hair tamed and frizz free is sometimes a difficult task. While reading one of my favorite blogs, Stained Couture, I stumbled upon a post that Samida did on different hair products that she uses to keep her edges smooth during this time of the year.  One particular product that stood out was Organic Root Stimulator Olive Oil Edge Control. Me being a fan of some of ORS's products, I decided to give this one a try.  I've searched high and low at my local beauty supply stores and drugstores and noone carried it. I settled on buying it off Ebay.





    I love that this gel/pomade is alcohol free, and doesn't have a greasy feel to it.  It also has a very pleasant smell.  What I didn't like about it is that I felt that it didn't really serve its purpose.  It slicked my edges down  for all of one minute, and then they curled back up again- and this was before I stepped outside into the humid weather. Maybe it doesn't work too well on my post relaxer edges (I'm 3 months post).  I even used the scarf method to make my edges stay down with the Edge Control, and it still didn't work.  When I get a fresh relaxer, I'll use this and see what it does then, but right now, I'll just stick to slicking my edges down with my beloved IC Fantasia styling gel.

    Have you tried ORS Olive Oil Edge Control?

    7/11/10

    Designer way vs. Cheapalicious way


    I've been stalking the L.A.M.B "Zayn" heel forever.  I'm just waiting on the price to go down a little lower and then they'll be mine!  Hopefully, my size will still be left (lol).  Love the look, but can't wait for them to go any cheaper?  Go Jane has a similar version for a mere $28!

    Tina Knowles to launch clothing line for Walmart

    The designer behind many of Destiny's Child's outfits and also Beyonce and Solange's mom, Tina Knowles is debuting her collection- simply called "Miss Tina" to a Wally World near you this fall. 

    In explaining the concept of the collection:

    “The line caters to a consumer whose beauty is represented in a variety of shapes and sizes ranging from 4-20. The collection is also affordable, all items of the collection are designed to compliment one another, saving women time and money while simplifying the decision making process while shopping."

    Her inspiration for creating the collection:

    “As a woman with a very busy lifestyle, I know from personal experience how challenging it can be to find clothes that fit comfortably and that are flattering,” Tina, a former Houston hair stylist, explains. “I had become frustrated in searching for fashionable well-fitting yet age appropriate clothing that was affordable, well-made and addressed the problem areas so many of us women struggle with. Having created and launched two successful fashion brands, House of Deréon and Deréon, I felt there was still a void in the marketplace and wanted to find a solution to this situation.”
     

    Check out this behind the scenes video of Ms. Tina doing a photoshoot.  I believe some of the clothes that she's modeling are part of the collection.





    Will you be checking for "Miss Tina"?

    Thanks to Budget Chic for the heads up!

    7/7/10

    Weekend finds: $5 Miley Cyrus finds @ Walmart

    While on my grocery shopping trip to Wally World last weekend, I noticed that a lot of the Miley Cyrus/Max Azria apparel had been marked down to $3 and $5. When the collection was first introduced to Walmart last year, I'd wrote it off as being strictly for the teeny boppers. However, I did end up buying a a couple of pieces, like a pair of gray skinny jeans that I absolutely adore (they fit like a glove) and let's not forget that ruffle top that I ended up returning. I spotted some cute items on those sale racks and this is what I ended up buying.



    denim boyfriend shirt and dark rinse skinny jeans. I think the jeans were marked down by accident. There was a whole rack of the same jeans that weren't marked down, and these actually rung up at the regular price. I told that cashier that it was their error and they had to honor it, and she was really cool about it. Any other time, the cashier would've probably cussed me out.



    romper and skirt. I'm on the fence about the romper. I made the mistake of buying it without trying it on and when I tried it on, I didn't like how it looks on me. I may end up giving it to my cousin.

    7/6/10

    Winner of $25 Marshall's gift card giveaway

    Congratulations to Elismom!  You are the winner of the Marshalls gift card giveaway!  I've emailed you, so please reply back with the requested info.  Thank you and thanks to everyone who've entered!

    Cheapalicious deals 7-6-10

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