Fashion’s Hottest Hair Do | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Round-Up: Fashion's Hottest Up-Do

Written By: Lauren Dougherty and Robin Reetz

Fall weather means things are about to get super unpredictable up in here. Sorry Chicas, but the season of rain, sleet, and chilly weather is just around the corner.

Solve all of your winter hair woes with a little help from fashion’s hottest up-do: the top knot! This is by far the easiest way to look chic on rainy and windy days all year long.

Here’s everything you’ll need to master the perfect top knot:

Luminous Hairspray, $22.50,  Moroccanoil 

Flat Brush$15, drybar

Jumbo Hair Pins, $1.99 ($2.29 without Beauty Club Card), Sally Beauty Supply

Ghost Oil$14, Verb Products

Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer, $48.99, Conair

Elastic Hair Tie, $3.99, Target

Posted on October 9, 2014 | 1 comment
Daily Deal: H&M’s Mid Season Sale | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Daily Deal: H&M's Mid Season Sale

Written By: Robin Reetz

Just in time for October, H&M has just launched their mid season sale (!!).

This means you can now stock up on the cool weather pieces that you’ve been wanting without having to blow your budget and – extra bonus – now that we’re in full-on fall mode, you can start to actually wear the pieces.

A few favorites we have our eye on include this dark blue jumpsuit (now $30), these oh-so-comfy loose fit zebra pants (now only $10), these rain boots (now $17), and this adorable tribal-inspired shoulder bag (now $15).

The sale starts at only $5, with some styles marked up to 60% off. Happy shopping!

Posted on October 8, 2014 | 1 comment
Color Clutch | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Here’s a scenario you might be familiar with:

You’re on the hunt for your favorite nail polish color and you just can’t find it. Maybe it’s at the bottom of a large cosmetic bag or a plastic bag. You spend a good 5 minutes looking through the awkward-shaped bottles, and when you finally find the color you want at the bottom of the bag, the nail polish has separated from improper storage.Color Clutch | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Frustrating, isn’t it? Luckily – there’s now a solution thanks to Color Clutch. This compact nail polish storage solution will store your nail polish correctly, take up little shelf space, and display your polish perfectly so that your favorite colors can be easily found.

The project is currently on Kickstarter and already more than halfway to goal. You can pre-order your Color Clutch now at a variety of price levels, all of which are affordable.

See? We knew you’d like this. Stock up on one for yourself, and a few for the holiday season – needless to say, the Color Clutch would make the perfect gift.

Posted on October 8, 2014 | 2 comments
Budget Babe: Perfectly Plum Lips | The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style

Budget Babe: Perfectly Plum Lips

Written By: Katelyn Chef

As much as we love a classic red lip, sometimes a Chica needs a change. And when it comes to this season’s hues,  plum is the color you need for fall — in every shade from deep plum to vivacious purple.

Jessica Alba can pull off the perfect plum lip. So can The Good Wife, Julianne Margulies, but can you? We say yes, with a little thanks to MAC ‘s gorgeous plum shades for fall.

Might we suggest the divine Smoked Purple (which is a gorgeous, very-on trend matte) or rather a more vibrant shade like Heroine?

You won’t go wrong, no matter which plum you pick. When you’re shopping, keep in mind that they key is to select a shade that compliments your skin tone. Light skin tones work best with plum shades that fall in-between the red/purple family, and cooler skin tones can pull off nearly any color of purple or plum.

We’re game if you are. Which shade of plum are 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 6, 2014 | 2 comments
Shop Prima Donna Exclusive Discount | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Links We Love + Exclusive Giveaway

Written By: Robin Reetz

Hey Chicas – it’s Friday. Pretty great, right?

Well get this: We’re doing a slightly different take on #CCFreebieFriday today and instead have paired with Shop Prima Donna on an exclusive discount AND giveaway!

Today through next Thursday, Shop Prima Donna is offering Cheap Chicas readers and followers an exclusive 20% off discount site-wide with code CHICAS20, excluding sale items. But that’s not all – they’re also giving away two $50 gift cards! To enter, head over to Instagram. While you’re there, be sure you’re following @shopprimadonna and @cheapchicas.

To get you in the shopping mood, check out our five Shop Prima Donna favorites for fall:Shop Prima Donna Exclusive Discount | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

 
 
Giveaway open to Cheap Chicas readers and followers from Friday, October 3rd at 7AM to Thursday, October 9th at 11:59PM EST. Gift cards winners will be announced Friday, October 10th. Sale items are not included in promotion.
Posted on October 3, 2014 | 7 comments
Shopping Round-Up: Home Accents | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Shopping Round-Up: Home Accents

Written By: Robin Reetz and Lauren Dougherty

Looking for some comfy, chic accents for your home?

From cozy throws to can’t-live-without candles, these 6 home decor items are all we’re thinking about right now:

Faux Fur Throw$79.95, H&MShopping Round-Up: Home Accents | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Zig Zag Faux Fur Pillow$29.99, Target

Assorted Candles$4.95, H&M

Chevron Wall Decals, $19.99, Target

Chain Links Woolen Pouf, $59.99, West Elm

Wooden Box with Lid, $6.95, H&M

Posted on October 2, 2014 | 1 comment
Daily Deal: A 2-For-1 Workout | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Daily Deal: 2-For-1 Workout Gear

Written By: Katelyn Chef

We all know the feeling: You’re pumped-up and getting ready for a workout. Maybe you’re headed out the door for a run or off to do some yoga, but first you have to change into your workout gear. And let’s just say that your tired, old sports bra is a little less than inspiring.

No worry. The trusty Victoria’s Secret Angels are here to help you on your way with two perfect (and perfectly affordable) options. We’re after The Player Racerback and The Player Cami, which would be perfect for the gym or just for errand running. Might we recommend the Marl grey color? After all, it does go with everything.

And, thanks to the two for $49.50 deal, you can get two quality (not to mention sexy) sports bras for less than $50. Sounds like a Daily Deal to us.

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 1, 2014 | 1 comment
5 DIY Projects for Fashionistas | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

5 DIY Projects For Fashionistas

Written By: Robin Reetz

At Cheap Chica’s HQ, we may not be the craftiest bunch but we’re all about doing a little DIY in the name of a good fashion find.

After all, DIY projects are one of the best ways to save money, so if we can accomplish the same look for a lot less by just doing it ourselves then we…are…in!5 DIY Projects for Fashionistas | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

With the new season in mind, we recently did some digging and found some amazing DIY fashion projects. Here are 5 of our favorites:

Are you into DIY? Have you made something that you were really proud of? Leave a comment below or share with us on Instagram – just be sure to tag @cheapchicas so we can find you!

Posted on October 1, 2014 | 2 comments
What We're Wearing: Amelia Moon Velvet Flats | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Chicas: We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled post to let you know about a pair of flats that we are obsessed with…and think you will be too.

We present to you the Amelia Moon Velvet Flats, which are obviously absolutely adorable. The flats feature double embroidered moons, a purple gem for extra polish, and metal plates on the low heel to give you a teeny tiny bit of height.What We're Wearing: Amelia Moon Velvet Flats | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

These super sweet flats are also $58 which means that we’re getting a pair for ourselves and an extra for a friend. Seriously – wouldn’t these flats make a cute gift? We’re seeing a whole moon and stars theme.

What do you think? Will you pick up a pair of these velvet flats? Leave a comment and let us know!

Posted on September 29, 2014 | 2 comments
Top 8 Fall Beauty Finds + Freebie Friday | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Happy Friday! Today we’re getting ready for the weekend by mastering our beauty routine.

To help you prepare for fun days ahead, we’re taking a look at Lilliana’s fall beauty must haves PLUS…we’re giving away one of the items: the Conair Sonic Vibrating Flat Iron!

Head over to Instagram (@cheapchicas) or Facebook to enter our Conair Freebie Friday, and in the meantime, check out Lilliana’s top 8 fall beauty finds: Top 8  Fall Beauty Finds + Freebie Friday | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

8. Caudalie Overnight Detox Oil

Posted on September 26, 2014 | 3 comments