Look For Less: Amy Poehler | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Look For Less: Silver Belle

Written By: Robin Reetz

Amy Poehler is one of our favorite ladies in the biz. Aside from the fact that she’s straight-up hilarious, she’s also whip smart…not to mention increasingly fashionable.Look For Less: Amy Poehler | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

We loved her look at the Emmys – that super glam silver Theia ballgown, her minimal take on accessories, and those perfect beachy waves.

Your next soiree might not call for a ballgown, but you can still take a tip from Ms. Poehler and go for modern Hollywood style by way of a silver cocktail dress.

Here’s everything you’ll need to get the look for less:

Posted on September 2, 2014 | no comment
Links We Love + LuLu's Giveaway | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Links We Love + LuLu*s Giveaway

Written By: Robin Reetz

Not only are we celebrating the fact that it’s Friday and Monday is Labor Day, but we’re also celebrating because we’re about to hit 10,000 followers on Facebook!

In honor of our Facebook milestone, we’ve paired with LuLu*s to gift two lucky followers $100 gift cards! Entries will only be accepted on Facebook, so make sure you’re following us for more details.

 Have a great weekend!

Loving this printed jumpsuit – the perfect uniform for a holiday weekend.Links We Love + LuLu's Giveaway | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Headed to a party this weekend? Try bringing this.

Wishing we were spending the next few days in Big Sur.

More holiday weekend outfit inspiration (loving the hat!).

Don’t forget to check out our newest additions to #ShopCheapChicas, here and here.

The LuLu*s  x Cheap Chica’s giveaway is only open to readers in the U.S. Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Monday, September 1st. Winners will be notified on Tuesday, September 2nd and must contact Cheap Chica’s within 24 hours to claim their prize.

Posted on August 29, 2014 | no comment
Over-The-Kne Boots | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Trend Alert: 9 Over-The-Knee Boots

Written By: Robin Reetz and Lauren Dougherty

There’s no doubt that fall is on its way (it’s September next week, Chicas) and one of the things we’re most excited about purchasing is boots. A great pair of boots can be worn with just about anything in your closet, from skinny jeans to textured minis and everything in between. They also work well for a variety of occasions and can be dressed up or dressed down effortlessly.

Today we’re bringing you some amazing boots, all under $100, and all perfect for your fall wardrobe. Here are our top 9 must-have over-the-knee boots for fall:

Nadya Over The Knee Boot, $80, Victoria’s SecretTrend Alert: 9 Over-The-Knee Boots | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Aliz Over The Knee Boot, $44.95,  JustFab

Sleek Over-the-Knee Boot, $30.99, Forever21

Sacred Over The Knee Boot, $89.95, Chinese Laundry

Riley Over-The-Knee Boot, $99.95, Victoria’s Secret 

Posted on August 28, 2014 | no comment
Daily Deal: Fall's $22 Crop Top | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Daily Deal: Fall's $22 Crop Top

Written By: Robin Reetz

While the crop top may seem like a look specifically designed for summer, they actually work as a great transition piece between seasons.

Daily Deal: Fall's $22 Crop Top | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Take today’s Daily Deal – the Vintage Floral Boxy Crepe Crop Top ($29.99).

While this crop top would work perfectly with a midi skirt and heeled sandals, it would work just as well for early fall with a blazer, tailored trousers, and a stacked heel.

Aside from the fact that this crop top can be worn across seasons, we’re also loving the price tag. The Vintage Floral Boxy Crepe Crop Top is under $30 to start, and an additional 25% off if you use code TEACHME at checkout.


Posted on August 27, 2014 | no comment
#ShopCheapChicas | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Look For Less: New In At #ShopCheapChicas

Written By: Lilliana Vazquez

Last week, I announced a new micro-boutique concept curated by myself, your Chief Cheap Chica. #ShopCheapChicas is a “shop” that will feature some of my favorite labels, new finds, and select items in my closet that are in constant rotation.

The “shop” is hosted completely on Instagram, and we’ll post new items every week – so you’ll now be able to buy the exact outfit that I’m wearing, right off of Instagram.

To purchase, simply comment on the photo in Instagram with your size and e-mail. From there, we’ll contact you for more information. It’s that easy.

We posted a new outfit yesterday and would love your feedback. Like it? Confused at how the process works?  Let us know what you think. We’re excited to launch this new concept with our favorite Chicas and can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

Posted on August 27, 2014 | 3 comments
Altuzarra for Target | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

One of our favorite things at Cheap Chica’s HQ are Target collaborations. From Peter Pilotto to 3.1 Phillip Lim, we just love it when our favorite designers pair up with (one of) our favorite retailers to create a collections that are both super on-trend and beyond affordable. Really, does it get much better?Altuzarra for Target | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Which is why we’re pleased to bring the Altuzarra for Target look book, which features over 50 items. Apparel will be priced at $17.99-89.99 and accessories will be $29.99-79.99, which means that nothing is over $100.

We’re sharing a few of our favorite pieces here, and you can see the full lookbook on Target’s site. The full collection will be released at most Target stores and on Target.com September 14th. Selected items will also be available on NET-A-PORTER.com

Posted on August 25, 2014 | no comment
Links We Love + Giveaway | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Links We Love + Giveaway

Written By: Robin Reetz

We had a super big week at Cheap Chica’s including the launch of #ShopCheapChicas – which is something we’re really excited about.

To celebrate Friday, we’re hosting another #CCFreebieFriday giveaway! The giveaway will launch Friday morning on Facebook and will full include details on how to enter. Winner will be announced early next week. Good luck!

A delicious late summer dinner. (Kitchen Konfidential via Refinery29)

25 (amazing) DIY tips for decorating. (Apartment Therapy)

How to change your look in just 3 seconds. (Cupcakes & Cashmere)

A relaxed, boho look, perfect for fall weekends. (Pink Peonies)

Mastering the no-makeup look. (Glitter Guide)


CCFreebieFriday giveaway ends at 11:59PM EST on Sunday, August 24. Open to U.S. readers only. Winners must contact Cheap Chica’s within 24 hours of notification to claim prize. 
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Posted on August 22, 2014 | no comment
Budget Babe: Pre-Fall Beauty | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Budget Babe: Pre-Fall Beauty

Written By: Robin Reetz and Lauren Dougherty

With the start of the new season just around the corner, we’re re-setting our wardrobes and refreshing our makeup routines.

While there are a few pieces that can stay in your cosmetic collection all year, fall calls for darker, romantic colors as well as an upgrade to basics like eyeliner and foundation.

From OCC lip tar to high-wattage lashes, we’ve rounded-up our top 10 favorite beauty products for pre-fall:

Metallic Eye Shadow, $32, Stila Cosmetics

Sheer Glow Foundation$45, NARS

Matte Lip Lip Tar by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, $18, Sephora

Prima Donna Lashes, $15, Benefit Cosmetics

Revlon Colorstay Skinny Eyeliner in Blue, $7.99, Drugstore.com

Outlast LipStain by Cover Girl, $8.99, ULTA

Loreal Sulfate-Free Shampoo, $5.60, Drugstore.com

Nude Nail Polish, $8.50, Essie.com

Blush Papier by Mai Couture, $17.50, Nordstrom

Beauty Wipes, $9.95, Milk & Co.

Posted on August 21, 2014 | no comment
Daily Deal: Dip-Dye Denim | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Daily Deal: 59% Off Dip-Dye Denim

Written By: Robin Reetz

Whether you’re soaking up the last rays of summer fashion or are readying yourself for fall, there’s one (perhaps unexpected?) piece of denim that will work all year: white denim.Daily Deal: Dip-Dye Denim | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Some of you may disagree, but trust is: winter white is incredibly chic when embraced properly. To ease your way into the transition of slipping some white into your cold-weather wardrobe, try this pair of 1969 Dip-Dye Skinny Jeans from Gap.

Originally $69.95, this delightful denim is now 59% off at $27.99. That’s a deal, all right!

They’ll work fine with tanks and tees for the remainding summer days, and will easily transition to fall with the right blouse or flannel button-down.

If you’re planning on incorporating a patter in your top, like plaid, make sure that pattern includes some blue – this will really help the dip-dye detail to pop.


Posted on August 20, 2014 | no comment
Barney's Warehouse Sale | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

You’re here, so we’re assuming that you love fashion and can appreciate a good deal. And this one is about as good as it gets: it’s the Barney’s New York Warehouse Sale.

If you’ve never been to this sale, it’s not one to miss – it’s legendary. Shoppers line up for hours just to get in because the deals are that good.

For those of you in the New York area and interested in attending, here’s what you need to know:

  • WHAT: Items will be marked up to 60% off retail
  • WHEN: Sale runs tomorrow, August 21-September 1
  • Opening times: Aug 21-22, 8am-9pm || Aug 23-31, 10am-8pm, Mon || Sept 1, 10am-7pm
  • WHERE: Metropolitan Pavilion, 110 West 19th Street (btwn 6th and 7th Ave)

Be sure to wear comfy shoes and clothing that you can easily change in and out of. For the full scoop, follow @BarneysWH on Twitter.

See you there!

Featured image from Refinery29
Posted on August 20, 2014 | no comment