Happy Friday, Chicas! What are you guys up to this weekend?
We have a great giveaway launching today on Instagram at 7AM EST. This is a good one and features some of our favorite Stila products.
In the meantime, here are our favorite reads of the week – all Thanksgiving themed!
How to throw a proper Friendsgiving. (A Beautiful Mess)
If you need us next week, we’ll be in these pants. (Nordstrom)
The master shows us how to entertain. (Into The Gloss)
How to make the perfect cup of hot cocoa. (Refinery29)
15 Thanksgiving side dishes. (Gimme Some Oven)
The holiday season officially starts next week – can you believe it?
That means December is right around the corner, and before you know it you’ll be awash in holiday party invitations and events. Make sure your wardrobe is ready for the celebrations to come by picking up a few new pieces from ASOS.
Just in time, ASOS is offering 25% off of their entire All-Star Collection. Think shoes, clutches, coats, capes, holiday dresses, and so much more.
We’re planning to stock up now so that we’re fully prepared for the upcoming season. Thank you, ASOS, for saving the day yet again. Which pieces will you pick up?
To help warm you up on these crazy chilly days, let’s go back – back to warmer weather, and back to summer camp.
You heard us. Thanks to CAMP Collection and designer Tamar Wider’s new capsule line – just released yesterday – we’re reliving our summer camp days in style. Think “counselor off duty” as CAMP calls it, and think comfortable, 70s chic – all at prices you can afford.
The Staff Ringer Tee ($48) is a CAMP classic, and the Varsity Camp Sweatshirt ($68) is sure to be your new cozy weekend go-to.
If you’re up for spending a little more, consider pairing the Argonaut Thermal Leggings ($128) with a button down and heeled booties for brunch, and top the whole look off with the Mariposa Green Scarf ($65).
If you need us for the rest of the cool-weather season, we’ll be roasting marshmallows and reliving memories at CAMP. See you there!
The weather is unpredictable this time of year– polar vortex, anyone?
This year, we’re setting smart and not taking chances. Instead are getting a head start on our all-weather winter wear, and if there’s one item you’ll want to splurge on, it’s a great pair of boots.
Here are 10 of the best winter boots, all under $150:
- Thermoball Micro Baffle Bootie, $90, The North Face
- Gail Duck Winter Boots, $69.99, Kohl’s
- Amber Cold Weather Boot, $44.99, Target
- Joan of Arc Knit Boot, $150, Sorel
- Winter Carnival Boots, $125, Sorel for J.Crew
- MicroTherm Boot in Eggplant, $104, Eddie Bauer
- Over The Chill Waterproof Boots, $150, Timberland
- Carrabassett Snow Boots, $119, L.L.Bean
- Cranbrook Boots, $140, Cougerboots.com
See more shopping round-ups here!
Officially, the holiday shopping season doesn’t begin until after Thanksgiving – think Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday.
But if you’re looking to beat the shopping rush and knock a few things off your list, we recommend picking up your gifts pre-Thanksgiving. You’ll avoid the crowds, catch some unexpected deals, and rest much easier come December.
For the early birds in the crowd, we’ve put together a gift guide featuring some of the best gifts under $50:
- Midi Sparkle Ring, $22, Dogeared
- Trinket Tray, $24, C. Wonder
- Textured Beanie, $39.50. Banana Republic
- Arabian Nights Studs, $28, BaubleBar
- Mohair Blend Sweater, $24.95, H&M
- Chrissy Bootie, $45.95, Minnetonka at Nordstrom
- Lavender Gift Set, $45, Etta + Billie
- Passport Case in Gold Dot, $50, Kate Spade Saturday
- Pearls of Friendship Necklace, $36, Dogeared
Tell us, Chicas – what’s your holiday shopping strategy? Are you an early bird, or do you like to wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping?
Happy Friday, Chicas! We’ve got a brand new giveaway for you hosted today on Facebook! Tune in at 7am EST to win a selection of beauty products from Illamasqua, Tweezerman, and more.
In the meantime, check out some of our favorite links of the week, and have a great weekend!
How cute are these $5 letterpress cards?!
Can’t wait to give this new shopping app a try.
We’re obsessed with this series on the New York City ballet, narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker. Have you been watching?
Fun, girly gifts for under $20.
A how-to guide for curing chapped lips. (So needed this time of year!)
Yesterday, we received a request from a reader looking for chic, heeled rain boots at a price that won’t break the bank.
Chica – we know how you feel. Rainy days are tough: You want to stay stylish, stay dry, and stay within a budget you can afford. What’s a gal to do?
Luckily, there are several stylish rain boot options out there that are Daily Deal-worthy. We’re loving the tough-girl Vincent Wellies from Topshop ($60), the GAMBLE Wellies from ASOS – which look just like a chic pair of Chelsea boots ($37.90), the Betsy Bow Wellies from Missguided ($32.28), and the Jeffrey Campbell ‘Stormy’ Rain Boot ($54.95) at Nordstrom.
These affordable rain booties will keep you warm, dry, and stylish no matter what the weather may bring, and for that we’re thankful.
Our love affair with PopBasic started earlier this year.
This San Francisco-based line is known for their micro collections – limited edition, pre-styled sets of just-trendy-enough pieces that are sold in a set for a discounted price. The sets are also super stylish, thanks to owner Madeline Veenstra’s great taste, and flattering on a variety of body types.
We’re super pleased to announce that today PopBasic is launching its first Kickstarter campaign. Through the campaign, PopBasic will offer 150 of their popular Milk and Strawberries & Cream blouses for $75 and $80, which includes worldwide shipping.
You’ll also be able to purchase blouse sets at a reduced price, as well as six different PopBasic mico collections. Amazing.
The campaign launches today at 10 AM PST. We plan on picking up a few things, as well as scopping up new Franklie Collection which will you give you three great pieces for a price of $78.
The love affair continues.
The holiday season is all about giving and thanks to a new Target designer collaboration, giving is about to become much easier.
Introducing TOMS x Target – an exclusive new collaboration between our go-to give back brand and the retailer known for its killer collaborations.
Launching November 16th, the collaboration features products for women, men, kids, and home. The best part? For every single item purchased from the limited edition collection, a pair of shoes, blanket, or meals will be donated to those in need.
You can preview the full collection here, as well as pricing details (hint: it’s affordable) and information about what you’re giving back by getting something new.
As far as we’re concerned, this is the perfect designer collaboration for the holiday season. What will you get to give?
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Exciting week for us at Cheap Chica’s – we’re planning something BIG for December that we’ll tell you about in a few weeks. Can’t wait to share the news!
In the meantime, we’re celebrating the weekend with some great reads below as well as #CCFreebieFriday which will launch on Facebook at 7am EST.
This home in Australia is extra cozy, not to mention beautifully decorated. (The Design Files)
Love this black and navy combo! (Fashion Squad)
A twist on traditional carrot cake. (smitten kitchen)
Check out this bold, spotted nail art. Would you try this look? (Polish & Pearls)
When to find the best holiday deals this season. (Fashionista)