8/31/11

Nifty under $50: High heeled loafers

What's on my fall shoe radar?  A pair of high heeled loafers, of course! They're the perfect balance of masculine and femine style. I owned a pair a very long time ago (thirteen years ago to be exact), and I wished I never gotten rid of them.  They were so awesome! I wore those suckers everywhere and with mostly everything.  They would've been so on trend today if I would've kept them, but now that I think of it, that heel was about five inches!  I surely wouldn't be able to walk in them now.  So, yeah, time for me to do a little shopping to gear up for this coming fall.  Here are five pairs I've found for under $50.




Envy penny pump $41.25, Endless.com.  How unexpected is this color for a high heeled loafer?  Blue is going to be big for fall. ;  Deperro loafer pump $44.98 (clearance), Aldo;  suede penny loafer pump $27.30, Go Jane;  Bamboo "Leighton" penny loafer heels $32, Lulus;  LC Lauren Conrad platform penny loafer heels $48.99 (on sale, reg. $64.99), Kohls


[CLOSED] Win This Wednesday: $30 shopping spree from Warehouse Chic Accessories!

Cheapalicious has teamed up with newly launched online accessories boutique, Warehouse Chic Accessories, to give one lucky reader a $30 shopping spree!  You all know how much I love fashion jewelry, so when I got a chance to sit down and browse the site, I was in heaven!  So many pieces that I want to order!  And the best part?  Everything's under $15!  Here's a few pieces that I love.  Since the items don't have descriptions, I did the best I could of describing them.


Now for the giveaway (please read rules carefully)!
  • Go browse Warehouse Chic Accessories and tell us which pieces you would like to win (totaling up to $30) on the entry form below.  If you can't see the entry form in your browser, click here.
  • Giveaway is open to US residents 18 years or older only
  • Giveaway ends on September 6, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.  Winner will be notified and announced on September 7, 2011 via on the site, Twitter, and Facebook, so please provide a VALID email address.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply to notification email.  Failure to reply will result in forfeiture of the prize, and an alternate winner will be chosen.
Good luck!




For updates on new arrivals and promotions, "Like" Warehouse Chic Accessories Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter.

This is not a sponsored post.  I was not compensated to write this post.  Warehouse Chic Accessories is providing the prize.


8/30/11

Cheapalicious Deals 8-30-11


  • Ulta:  20% off your entire purchase.  Expires 9-3-11
  • Agaci:  30% off hair accessories.  No coupon needed.  Expires 9-1-11
  • The Body Shop:  All skincare products buy two, get one free.  Expires 10-2-11
  • Kohls:  $0.99 shipping on each item.   Expires 8-30-11
  • Kmart:  $10 off $60 or more purchase.  Coupon code: SEPT1SAVINGS.  Expires 9-3-11
  • MetroStyle:  20% off all clearance.  Coupon code: MS33990.  Expires 9-5-11


8/28/11

Cheapalicious Events: SWFL's Riddim Runway Festival


Do you plan on being in Southwest Florida (mainly Fort Myers) anytime soon, hmmm, let's say, around September 17th?  Well, if you are, why don't you make your way downtown and check out the 4th annual Riddim Runway Festival!  Not only will you hear great music from a few hot reggae artists and see beautiful models strut their stuff in the latest fashions on the catwalk, but the event is free!  Yes, free!  Three of my favorite things (reggae music, fashion, and free admission) all wrapped up into one.  Music to my ears!  I'll be there and hope to see you there as well!

For more info about this event, check out Riddim Runway's website, Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter.


8/27/11

Today's Video: Behind the scenes with Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's





Are you ready for the arrival of Karl Lagerfeld's collection for Macy's next Wednesday?  I can't wait to see it in person!



8/26/11

Where did you get that?: Vanessa Hudgens' Lucca Couture floral maxi dress

photo credit:  Fame Pictures 

Vanessa Hudgens was spotted out and about in Studio City yesterday.  Loving her dress as much as I am?  It's from Lucca Couture and it's only $55 at Karmaloop!





Freebie Friday 8-26-11



8/23/11

Cheapalicious Deals 8-23-11





8/22/11

Cheapalicious DIY: Basketball Wives- inspired hoop earrings


I decided to make a pair of earrings inspired by the hoops that the ladies of VH1's Basketball Wives wear.  Their earrings can be found at online boutique, Poparazzi, but they're currently out of stock.  Not to mention that those babies are $55, and I don't want to put that kind of a dent in my wallet (at least, not for a pair of earrings).  Here's my very easy DIY version of them.


Materials used:
  • hoop earrings:  Again, I went to Citi Trends and purchased this three-pack for only $2.49, but you can use any gold hoops that you have laying around.  Whatever size you like is totally up to you, but I prefer huge hoops.  The bigger, the better.
  • rhinestone encrusted spacers/beads (not sure what the exact name of these are):  I purchased mine from Ebay seller, Good Buy Bead.  For $10.99, I got 100 spacers, but I'm sure you can find these from any craft store.  I used a 10mm spacer, and if I would've gotten a smaller size, they wouldn't have fit through my earring.


closeup of  spacer/bead


I used about twenty spacers on each hoop, but I think I'm going to add more.  What do you think?

***update***  I've added about ten more spacers to each hoop (for a total of 60 spacers).  Here's the result:




8/19/11

Cheapalicious Links of the Week

photo source: Stripes and Sequins
  • What a genius way to store your jewelry! [Stripes and Sequins]
  • Abercrombie and Fitch wants to pay The Situation (Jersey Shore) to stop wearing its clothes. [Savvy Sugar]
  • Tips on how to build your work wardrobe on a budget [Madame Noire]
  • 7 model trends you can rock. [All Women Stalk]
  • My girl Patrice over at Looking Fly on a Dime, will soon share her love of thrift shopping to the nation on The Nate Berkus Show! Congrats to her!

Have a great weekend!


Freebie Friday 8-19-11




8/18/11

Where did you get that?: Shenae Grimes' Susie Rose maxi skirt

photo source: BuzzFoto

90210's Shenae Grimes looked cute and boho chic while grabbing a bite to eat in West Hollywood yesterday.  Who would've thought that's a $12 Susie Rose skirt from Walmart she's wearing?  Perfect piece for summer! 





8/16/11

Nifty under $50: Are you feelin' Brash?

Just in time for back to school, Payless has launched their edgy new line for girls and teens called Brash, that includes shoes, accessories, and makeup.  Prices range from $2.99 (for nail polish), to $49.99 (for boots).  I've only seen the jewelry so far at my local store, but I haven't seen the shoes or the handbags yet. Although this line is geared towards the teens and some of this stuff is a bit "young" for me, there are a few items that I'm diggin'.  Check em' out!



"Katy" leopard print bow wedge $29.99.  Such a fun shoe; fly rhinestone ring $9.99.  Although I despise flies, I find this ring kinda  fly (okay, that was corny, hee hee).  Another statement ring to add to my collection!; "Teagan" moto boot $49.99;   layered stone ring $9.99; "Livie" crossbody bag $22.99.  I love the color of this bag!

**Deal Alert**  Text BRASH to 747474 to get 20% off your entire purchase.  You can always text STOP to cancel text alerts from Payless. 

Have you seen Brash at your Payless? 



Cheapalicious Deals 8-16-11





8/13/11

Where did you get that?: Beyonce's Love Culture geometric dress

photo source: Fashion Bomb Daily

I love it when I see celebs wearing cheap, chic finds!  Check out Queen B's dress from Love Culture!


Only $23.90!  It appears that it's sold out.  Maybe they'll restock it soon....

Thanks to Fashion Bomb Daily for the find!

Fab Find: Lauren by Ralph Lauren perforated ballet flat (reader submission)

Cheapalicious reader, RHONYC submitted these fab Lauren by Ralph Lauren flats.  Marked down to $23.99!  What a steal!


Hi Niki!!!

I wanted to hip you to these AMAZEBALLS 'Abana' ballet flats in color 'Saddle' from Ralph Lauren that went from $69.00 to $23.99!
They are perfect for brown-skinned girls like myself who are looking for 'nude' colored flats in their skin tone.


There are limited sizes, so hurry! I bought 2 pairs. Cheers. :-D








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8/12/11

75% off clearance shoe haul @ Target

This afternoon, I decided to pop into my local Target to grab a few much needed items and to see if they had any of the spring and summer sandals on clearance.  My blogger buds, Cadrommy (My Dress Ways) and Tiffany (Fashion Court) have tweeted that they've found shoes as low as $6, so I had to take a browse.  So many cute shoes were marked down from $6.24- $7.48, and I wish I could've bought them all, but I controlled myself and only walked away with two pairs.  Here's what I found.

Mossimo "Vivien" sandal $6.24.  I'm so happy that I found these!  I've been looking for a pair of taupe heels- that i actually like- for the longest.

"Tavia" crochet sandal $6.24.  I actually scored these for $3.24, because I had a $3 off Xhiliration item coupon (unfortunately, it's not available on the site anymore).  These sandals remind me of the Elizabeth and James "Gypsy" sandal, but so much cheaper, of course.

A lot of the Dolce Vita for Target wedge sandals were marked down as low as $7.48, so if you still want a pair, you better check and see if they're at your local store.

Did you score any spring/summer clearance sandals from Target?

Cheapalicious Links of the Week


  • Wanna get your hands on a pair of earrings inspired by the ones the Basketball Wives wear- for cheap?  ChicStylez gotcha covered! [ChicStylez]
  • Missoni for Target lookbook is out! [I Have a Degree in This]
  • Thrift shopping for plus sizes [Looking Fly on a Dime]
  • Are Gap's mannequins promoting unrealistic body images? [Clutch Magazine]
  • Check out my interview over at Smashion, and while you're there, check out their cool marketplace!

Have a great weekend!


8/11/11

Winner of My Diva's Closet giveaway

Yay!  Contest Machine is back up and I've chosen a winner for the My Diva's Closet hair clip giveaway!  Congratulations to....

Liz!

Liz, I've sent a notification email, so please reply back with the requested info.  Thank you everyone for entering!


8/10/11

Cheapalicious DIY: Tribal bead hoop earrings

When it comes to my stash of earrings, just like my rings-, I like them big and bold!  I wanted something different to add to my collection, so I decided to try a little DIY this weekend. With a pair of hoop earrings and some tribal-esque beads, here's what I came up with.



Materials used:
  • hoop earrings.  I just grabbed a three-pair pack of hoop earrings from Citi Trends for $2.99, but usually, I would use an old pair that I have laying around.  
  • crafting beads $3.49 each, Michaels.  I had a 20% off coupon when I bought the beads, so they were a little under $6



My next earring DIY will probably be a pair inspired by the earrings worn by the "Basketball Wives". Stay tuned...


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