Links We Love | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Links We Love + Giveaway

Written By: Robin Reetz

Happy Halloween, Chicas! What are you guys up to this weekend? Before you take off and begin the celebrations, check out our weekly Links We Love below AND be sure to head over to Instgram where we’re giving away products from S.W. Basics, Origins, h20+, L’oreal, VERB, and more.

Giveaway launches at 7am EST. Good luck and have a GREAT weekend!

Must-have fall and winter coats. (The Everygirl)

These DIY candles would make the perfect holiday gift. (A Beautiful Mess)

10 ways to decorate on a tight budget. (Domaine)

How to wear denim on denim. (Unfancy)

Halloween in NYC. (Hey Natalie Jean)

Feature image via Happily Grey
Posted on October 31, 2014 | no comment
Daily Deal: H&M's $25 Embroidered Top | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Daily Deal: H&M's Embroidered Top

Written By: Robin Reetz

At Cheap Chica’s, our favorite pieces are the ones that we can wear for multiple occasions. Pencil skirts that work with booties, flat sandals, and heels; blazers that dress up a professional look and work just as well on the weekends – you get the idea.Daily Deal: H&M's $25 Embroidered Top | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

H&M’s beaded embroidered top is the perfect example of a flexible, wear-all-the-time piece. This top is cut like a t-shirt, which gives it a casual vibe, but the beaded neckline gives it an elegant look. It’s also striped, and now marked down to $25 from its original price of $39.95– did we mention that?

Wear it with jeans, a perfect black skirt, on a date, at the office, on the weekend, and more. Now that’s a Daily Deal.

How would you style this piece? Leave a comment and let us know!

Posted on October 29, 2014 | no comment
Star Style: Mindy Kaling | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Star Style: Mindy Kaling In Issa

Written By: Robin Reetz

Things we love: The hilarious, best-friend-worthy Mindy Kaling and every single episode of The Mindy Project.

Other things we love: All things orange and pumpkin for fall.

And while we definitely love Mindy in a graphic pumpkin dress while on-set for The Mindy Project, we don’t love the fact that this dress, anything else by London’s gorgeous Issa, is out of our budget. Way out of our budget.

Instead, we plan on picking up The You Autumn Know Dress ($41.99) from ModCloth and pairing it with some suede, side-zip booties ($69) from Urban Outfitters for a fun, fall, prairie look.

With our spare change, we’ll accessorize with a burgundy ZARA Mini Shopper bag ($59.90) and the simple Bar Bracelet Set ($19.99) from Mango.Star Style: Mindy Kaling | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

See? A similar look for SO much less.

If you’ve seen a celebrity look lately that you’d like to pull off for less, let us know! We just might feature it on the blog.

Image via @mindykaling
Posted on October 29, 2014 | no comment
Shopping Round-Up: The Luxe Life | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Shopping Round-Up: The Luxe life

Written By: Lauren Dougherty and Robin Reetz

Every now and then, a gal needs a little bit of luxe. Whether it’s a touch of sparkle, some fur, or some metallic nails, a little glam never hurt every now and then.

If you’re looking to live the luxe life on a budget, check out these 6 finds. You’ll go from regular gal to glam in no time:

 

Posted on October 28, 2014 | 1 comment
Jonathan Adler For Under $50 | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Jonathan Adler For Under $50

Written By: Katelyn Chef

True: it isn’t even Halloween, but if you’re like us we already making our gift buying list for the upcoming holiday season.Go ahead; blame it on the dancing sugar plums or our willingness not to procrastinate this year—but we’re on a mission to find affordable, stylish gifts this holiday season.

Jonathan Adler For Under $50 | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Jonathan Adler makes our job a little less difficult, because he has some amazing, one-of-a-kind gift ideas that can be bought for less than $50.  Now, that’s cheap and chic.

Jonathan Alder is known for his whimsically-chic home décor and accessories – perfect for the everyone in your life. Give the gift of style with Alder’s fashionable yet colorful Jet Set Coasters for $48.  Another fab Adler find would be his selection of mod sunglass cases.  We adore the black and white ‘eye see you’ case ($42).

Another Adler item that’s more for the décor fanatic is the Utopia Reversible Williamsburg Vase ($38). Pair this vase with a few peonies and you have one happy giftee, not to mention one smart gifter (you!).

Katelyn Chef is a regular contribute to The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style. For more of her work, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Posted on October 27, 2014 | no comment
Links We Love + Giveaway | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Links We Love + Giveaway

Written By: Robin Reetz

Happy Friday! Are you up to anything fun this weekend? We’re planning on snuggling up to some warm apple cider and maybe hitting a pumpkin patch or two. 

To celebrate the start of the weekend (yay!) we’re giving away a super glam #CCFreebieFriday over on Facebook. Giveaway will launch at 9AM EST, so be sure you’re following!

A day in the life of designer Lela Rose. (Design*Sponge)

Can’t wait to shop the Oh Joy for Target holiday collection!

Inside the (gorgeous) office of a Glamour editor. (Domaine)

Would you wear a tutu on the streets of New York? (Atlantic-Pacific)

Makeup tips for the perfect everyday autumn look. (I Covet Thee)

Posted on October 24, 2014 | no comment
Daily Deal: $32 Levi’s Denim | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Daily Deal: Levi’s Denim From $32

Written By: Robin Reetz

Need some new fall denim? We thought so. After all, you can never get enough of good jeans, and when it comes to quality denim, Levi’s is the best.

Right now, the Daily Deal gods have smiled on us through Levi’s, who’s offering a HUGE selection of denim starting at only $32. Scoop up a pair of skinnies ($32), boot cut ($32) or denim leggings – in regular ($32) or plus ($38).

We’re planning to stock up on several pairs, but which will you go with? Check out the full selection here, and be sure to let us know what you get.

Happy shopping!

Posted on October 22, 2014 | no comment
6 Cozy Things We Want For Fall | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

6 Cozy Things We Want For Fall

Written By: Robin Reetz

Of course there are plenty of downsides to cold weather: chilly mornings, darker skies, and knowing that your favorite sundress won’t see the light of day for many, many months.

But there are some perks to the cooler weather. Snuggling up under a cozy throw, to start, not to mention warm socks and sweet-smelling body oils.

Today, we’re nodding our knit hats to all things warm and fuzzy with our list of6 Cozy Things We Want For Fall | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style the 6 cozy things we want for fall. After you take a look, share your cozy wish list with us.

What cozy items do you HAVE to have come winter?

Posted on October 22, 2014 | 1 comment
Trend Alert: Falling For Pumpkin Shades | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Trend Alert: Falling For Pumpkin Shades

Written By: Katelyn Chef

Florals for spring. White jeans for summer. Pumpkin shades for fall. Every fashion season seems to have its traditions – those certain styles that repeat every year, no matter the trend forecast.

There’s no doubt that pumpkin is the ever-repeating trend for fall. We eat it, we wear, we pick them on weekends, we live for pumpkin come fall – and luckily there are plenty of affordable ways to master the pumpkin trend.

Trend Alert: Falling For Pumpkin Shades | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Being a Chica on a budget, we adore Forever 21’s Cutout Cable Sweater ($24.80).  We also dig their divine Pleated Crepe Woven Skirt ($17.80) — both chic but affordable ways to incorporate orange into your fall wardrobe.

Another look to add some autumnal punch to your wardrobe is Old Navy’s Quilted Zip-Front Vest — on sale for $20. Try out the vest in pumpkin and you’ll be  warm and cozy all season long.

Happy Harvest.

 

Katelyn Chef is a regular contribute to The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style. For more of her work, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Posted on October 20, 2014 | 2 comments
Links We Love + Giveaway | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Links We Love + Giveaway

Written By: Robin Reetz

Happy Friday, Chicas!

Today we’ve got a great new giveaway featuring Urban Decay, Tweezerman, and so much more!

The giveaway will launch at 9am EST on Instagram, so be sure you’re following us @cheapchicas. In the meantime, check out our favorite links of the week: 

5 ways to update your home for $50. (Clementine Daily)

Love these weekday wardrobe ideas. (Penny Pincher Fashion)

Anyone up for a trip to London? (Gal Meets Glam)

Because everyone knows that DIY is the cheapest way to pull off a look: 37 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas. (Brit + Co)

This gorgeous eyeshadow would work for so many skin tones. (Allison Anderson)

Posted on October 17, 2014 | no comment