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

Holiday Links We Love

Written By: Robin Reetz

The holidays are officially in full swing. Whether you’re finishing your shopping this weekend, traveling or taking some time to relax, we hope you have a great weekend full of holiday cheer!

We’ll have one more gift guide for you next week and then we’re off for the until the new year. But don’t worry – we’re still going strong on Instagram with 25 Days of Giveaways which runs through Christmas Day. 

Have a good one, Chicas!

What to wear during your holiday travels. (Who What Wear)

In case you’ve put it off: Christmas decorating ideas. (The Girls With Glasses)

Add some red lipstick, and this would make a romantic holiday look. (The Sartorialist)

Chic hostess gifts. (DESIGN LOVE FEST)

5 best holiday sales going on right now: Forever21, H&M, ASOS, Old Navy, Gap

Posted on December 19, 2014 | no comment
Daily Deal: The Most Expensive-Looking Handbag You've Ever Seen | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Without seeing the price, how much would you think this bag costs?

$150? $300? Try $32.90.

When we first came across the Chevon Faux-Leather Backpack from Forever21, we had our socks knocked off. It just looks so much more expensive than it is, don’t you think? Of course, this bag was a no-brainer for Daily Deal.

Consider treating yourself for the holidays and grabbing a bag for yourself. At a price like this, it won’t hurt a bit.

Posted on December 17, 2014 | no comment
Look For Less: Warm Winter Capes | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Look For Less: Warm Winter Capes

Written By: Robin Reetz

There’s nothing more luxurious than a cape, don’t you think?

Aside from being warm and adding an extra stylish something to even the most casual winter look there’s just something about capes that gives you a little oomph.

We fell hard for this Wool Blend Wrap Front Cape at Nordstrom – but not for the price. At $428, it’s way out of our budget.

So for today’s Look For Less, we found a cape at a style and price that we love even more than the Nordstrom counterpart: the Stripe Blanket Cape from ASOS. At $33.16, this cape is whopping 92% cheaper. And if you’re not a fan of this particular cape, check out the many other options at ASOS.

Look for way less.

Posted on December 17, 2014 | no comment
Gift Guide: Sweet Treats Under $50 | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Gift Guide: Sweet Treats Under $50

Written By: Robin Reetz

In our third gift guide of the season, we thought we’d share a few of our favorite edible gifts because really – who doesn’t like a little something sweet around the holidays?

Whether you’re picking up a hostess gift or saving the sweets for the main event, these 9 tasty treats make for the perfect gifts:

Want more ideas? Don’t miss all of the 2014 Cheap Chica’s gift guides: 
For The Early Bird
For The Traveler
For The Beauty Buff
Posted on December 15, 2014 | no comment
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Budget Babe: Holiday Glam with Conair

Written By: Lilliana Vazquez

The holidays are here, which means there are plenty of parties and festivities to get glam for!  But getting gorgeous shouldn’t break the bank… and that’s where my secret (beauty) weapons come in!

My hair borders between fabulous and frizzy, so to give it a little volume and body, I turn to the new Infiniti Pro by Conair® Secret Curl.  They feature the latest hair technology in hot rollers!  These pop-up rollers are clipless for seamless curls and have a vertical design so they’re perfect even for the smallest of bathrooms like mine! And, the best part is they’re under $75 dollars!

For a festive look that’s perfect for the holidays, grab a 1”-2” section of hair and place the roller in the middle of that section – right about ear level.  Roll the hair, but make sure to leave the ends out for a more modern beachy look that isn’t too curly. I typically leave mine in for about 2-3 minutes for that perfect wave, but depending on the type of curl you want, you can leave them in longer (up to 10 minutes) for tighter, bouncy curls. You can see exactly how I used them in my latest Conair Beauty Board video, here!

And if straight is more your style, say good-bye to unwanted frizz with the Infiniti Pro by Conair® Finishing Brush. It even has a replaceable Argan Oil Treatment Strip to keep my hair looking smooth and healthy in just a few short brushstrokes!

Believe me; you’ll want to try both of these fabulous products out for yourself this holiday season!  To learn more about the Secret Curl, please visit www.secretcurl.com, and for more information on the Finishing Brush, go to Conair.com.

And don’t forget to “like” the Conair Beauty Facebook page for more holiday glam tips from me! Happy Holiday Styling!

 

Posted on December 12, 2014 | no comment
Links We Love | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Links We Love

Written By: Robin Reetz

Reminder: 25 Days of Giveaways is going strong on Instagram, so make sure you’re following us @cheapchicas!

We plan on doing lots of holiday things this weekend, so we’re celebrating one of the best (or the best?) time of the year with festive, seasonal links. Have a great weekend!

25 gifts $100 and under. (Design*Sponge)

Recipe for a delicious holiday cake. (DESIGN LOVE FEST)

Would you try this holiday trend? (Madewell)

The best online holiday sales. (Fashionista)

11 festive holiday looks. (because i’m addicted)

Posted on December 12, 2014 | no comment
Daily Deal: 69% Off Heeled Booties | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Daily Deal: 69% Off Heeled Booties

Written By: Robin Reetz

Psstt…

Urban Outfitters has just done a big markdown. Some of the pieces in the markdown are out of season, sure, but there are plenty of in-season holiday pieces that just got a lot more affordable.

For today’s Daily Deal, we had to go with one of these newly-discounted Urban Outfitters picks, and we’re choosing a pair of booties that are going to accompany us to all of our upcoming holiday fetes – the Ecote Harnessed Slingback Heel.

At $39.99, these heeled booties are now 69% off their original price of $129. 69% off! How can you say no to that?

Head over to Urban now and let us know what you’ll be picking up in their sale. We’ll wait to hear back!

Posted on December 10, 2014 | no comment
How To Wear Over-the-Knee Boots | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

What We're Wearing: Over-The-Knee Boots

Written By: Robin Reetz

As much as we love over-the-knee boots (here are nine of our favorite pairs), we’re the first to admit that they can be a little intimidating.

Still, they’re warm, super sexy, and forever in style. They also work well with a variety of outfits for women at a variety of ages.

Don’t believe us? Check out these three great outfit options to wear with over-the-knee boots:

Because let’s face it: sometimes your outfit revolves around your shoes.

Posted on December 10, 2014 | no comment
Gift Guide: For The Beauty Buff | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Gift Guide: For The Beauty Buff

Written By: Robin Reetz

In our experience, beauty products make for a perfect gift.

Whether it’s skin care, a spa package, or some new nail shades, pampering products are great gifts. And anyways, this time of the year, doesn’t it feel like we could all use a little extra pampering?

Whether you’re gifting for others or picking up a few things for yourself (oops), we’ve put together a gift guide featuring 9 of our favorite products for the beauty buff in your life – even if it’s you:

Want more gift guides? Don’t miss these posts: 
For The Early Bird
For The Traveler
Posted on December 8, 2014 | no comment
Links We Love + 25 Days of Giveaways | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Links We Love + 25 Days of Giveaways

Written By: Robin Reetz

In case you haven’t heard, we’re hosting 25 Days of Giveaways on Instagram! We’re on Day 5, so make sure you’re following along: @cheapchicas

The giveaways will run through the weekend so stay tuned! But first – here are a few of our favorite reads of the week:

Cozy winter outfit inspiration. How great is the look pictured above? (Sea of Shoes)

A fun, affordable DIY for the holidays. (Design*Sponge)

100 holiday gifts under $100. (Who What Wear)

Obsessed with this of-the-moment haircut. (The Beauty Department)

Holiday gifts for under $25. (Cupcakes & Cashmere)

Posted on December 5, 2014 | no comment