7 Home Decor Finds Under $35 | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

7 Home Decor Finds Under $35

Written By: Robin Reetz

The start of cooler weather means that we’ll all soon be spending a lot more time at home. Maybe you like to entertain and will be hosting some fall soirees this season, or maybe you just like to chill out and watch Real Housewives…no judgement from us, Chicas!

Either way, your home should reflect your personal style and taste as much as the clothing in your wardrobe. If you don’t have a big budget, don’t worry – we’ve chosen some great pieces that will perk up your surroundings for less than the cost of a night out.7 Home Decor Finds Under $35 | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Here are some of the best home decor pieces we’ve found this month, all under $35:

Posted on September 17, 2014 | no comment
Shopping Round-Up: The Fall Shift Dress | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Shopping Round-Up: The Fall Shift Dress

Written By: Robin Reetz and Lauren Dougherty

Arguably one of the best trends this fall is the same dress style that we’ve been wearing all our lives. This dress works for all seasons and all body types, and can be purchased at all price levels.

So what is it, dear Chicas? The shift dress, of course. You no doubt have one (or a few) in your wardrobe, but the good news is that the super versatile shift is right on-trend this season, so not only will you be comfortable but you’ll also be in style. Don’t you love that?

Here are our top 10 fall shift dresses:

1. Dress with Sequined Embroidery$59.95, H&M

2. Printed Dress with Back Zip$59.90, ZARA

3. Contrast Collar Shift Dress$27, Dorothy Perkins

4. Leoni Zip Detail Shift Dress$29.95, Forever New

5. Red Embellished Shift Dress$55, Dorothy Perkins

6. Patterned Dress$59.95, H&M

7. Short Dress$24.95, H&M

8. Keyhole Detail Dress$59.99, Mango

9. College Style Shift Dress$44.99, Mango

10. Funnel Neck Dress$79.99, Mango 

Posted on September 16, 2014 | no comment
Look for Less: Juicy Couture for Kohl's | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Look For Less: Juicy Couture for Kohl's

Written By: Katelyn Chef

What’s velour, sparkly, and Juicy all over? It’s the new Juicy Couture collection, of course, now available at Kohl’s locations nationwide.

If it’s been a while since you’ve dipped your toe in the Juicy pool, let us catch you up: The California-based brand was started back in 1997 by business-savvy best friends Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor and found incredible success in the early-mid 2000s with their velour jumpsuits.Look for Less: Juicy Couture for Kohl's | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Fast forward to 2014 and the pair is now following in the footsteps of other major designers (Vera Wang, Lauren Conrad) and turning their luxury California mega-brand into a more accessible line.

But not to worry, Juicy fans – the brand’s clothing, shoes, accessories, and bedding will be just as juicy. The good news is that now you can score Juice Couture at prices that are much more wallet friendly – all clothing hovers around the $50 mark.

See you at Kohl’s, Juicy fans!

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 September 15, 2014 | no comment
Links We Love | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Links We Love

Written By: Robin Reetz

Hope you guys had a great fashion week! We’re kind of obsessing over Lilliana’s dresses above which are from Rent the Runway and H&M. Cute right?

Have a wonderful weekend, and before you take off be sure to check out the links we loved this week:  

An NYFW street style report…. (The Everygirl)

…and some addicting off-duty model style. (Who What Wear)

This genius home planter DIY is definitely on our weekend to-do list. (oh joy!)

Party planning tips for any budget. (The Alison Show)

Home decor inspiration, brought to you by fall trends. (Design*Sponge)

Posted on September 12, 2014 | 1 comment
Daily Deal: Target's $22 Textured Mini Skirt | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

One of the biggest trends of the fall season is the textured mini skirt. Aside from the fact that a textured mini can be worn on a variety of occasions (they’re actually very versatile) and apart from the fact that they’re just plain cute, we’re also excited about this trend because it’s super affordable.

There’s really no need to break your budget for something like a mini. Affordable retailers like Forever21, ASOS, Kohl’s regularly offer cheap, chic mini skirts – and in today’s Daily Deal Target is proving our point by offering an under $25 version of the on-trend textured mini.

Available in both classic black and – our favorite – black and white stripe, the Pleated Circle Skirt is only $22.99 and perfectly on point for fall. Whether you rock yours with sandals, low booties, button downs, or chic sheaths, this skirt is about to be on permanent repeat in your closet. Now that’s what we call a Daily Deal.


Posted on September 10, 2014 | no comment
Trend Alert: Nail Polishes We Need For Fall | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

A mega-important part of your fall look that often gets overlooked is nail polish.

Maybe you didn’t bother with a mani this summer – what, with all the swimming, sand, and sun – but now that cooler weather is well on the way you need to make sure your nails are polished (literally)…and fast.Trend Alert: Nail Polishes We Need For Fall | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

We’re super obsessed with navy nail polish in Ryan from Zoya ($9), and we’ve been rocking Dress To Kilt ($8.50) since Labor Day, and are contemplating a purchase of the Essie Fall 2014 Mini Cube Kit ($17).

We’re equally obsessed with Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine Nail Color ($4.59) and are switching off between Sparkling Water when we’re feeling bold, and Oyster Bar for a more subtle shine (it’s also great for layering).

Of course if you prefer a nude nail, you can’t go wrong with Nostalgia ($18) by Jin Soon – it’s our stand-by nail color, no matter what the season.


Posted on September 10, 2014 | no comment
Fall Trend Round-Up | The Cheap Chica's Guide To Style

Shopping Round-Up: Top Fall Trends

Written By: Robin Reetz and Lauren Dougherty

As much as we love summer, around this time of year we start to crave fall fashion and look forward to adding a little more structure and style to our everyday wardrobes.

The Fall 2014 trends make for an easy transition, thanks to prominent pieces like shift dresses and culottes that can easily be layered and worn both now and later in the cooler months. So if you still need to shop for fall, have no fear – we’ve rounded-up the 5 pieces you need for fall.Fall Trend Round-Up | The Cheap Chica's Guide To Style

Without further ado, here are the Cheap Chicas-approved top 5 fall trends:

The Culotte, $17, Dorothy Perkins

The Robe Coat, $95, Dorothy Perkins

Cut Out Heels$49, JustFab

Boxy Bags, $27.80, Forever21

Shift Dress, $34.95, H&M

Posted on September 9, 2014 | no comment
Stylish School Supplies | The Cheap Chica's Guide To Style

Growing up, one of our favorite things about going back to school was shopping for school supplies. And while it’s true that we no longer have the need to shop for pens, pencils, and notebooks each year, we can’t help but treat ourselves every September.Stylish School Supplies | The Cheap Chica's Guide To Style

Whether you’re headed back to class this fall or just want to jazz up that desk of yours, there are luckily plenty of super-stylish school supplies out there that are also super affordable. Here are 7 of our favorite stylish school supplies, all for under $25:

Posted on September 8, 2014 | no comment
Links We Love | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Links We Love

Written By: Robin Reetz

Happy Friday, Chicas! Whether you’re in NYC surviving the fashion week madness or are keeping it low key elsewhere, we hope you have a great weekend.

But before you go, here are a few required readings:

All of the New York Fashion Week shows, so far. (Fashionista)

A perfect between-seasons outfit. (Kendi Everyday)

10 questions about denim, answered. (And 10 perfect pairs).

A beginner’s guide to makeup brushes. (Into The Gloss)

How much chicer would your living room or kitchen be with this bar cart? (DESIGN LOVE FEST)

Posted on September 5, 2014 | no comment
Daily Deal: The Girl With The ($28) Pearl Earring | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Pearls are having a bit of a moment this fall.

It all started with Chanel’s pearl collar which was featured in their Spring/Summer 2014 show, and it’s continuing into fall in all forms – necklaces, collars, bracelets and of course: pearl earrings.Daily Deal: The Girl With The ($28) Pearl Earring | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

BaubleBar is giving the classic pearl earring a twist with their Pearl 360 Studs ($28). Available in five different colors, these wear-with-everything studs feature pearls on the front of the earing…and on the back.

At under $30, there’s no question that we’re buying this Daily Deal ASAP though no doubt the hardest part will be deciding which color to buy first. Which is your fave?

Posted on September 3, 2014 | no comment