5 Skin-Saving Summer Sun Hats | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

5 Skin-Saving Summer Sun Hats

Written By: Robin Reetz

We recently received a reader question about sun hats – how to wear them on the beach, and how to find the fit and style that’s right for you.

It’s important to wear a hat or another type of coverage during the summer months to help protect your skin from the sun. The problem? Many of us struggle with hats, especially if we’re talking about a wide-brimmed style.5 Skin-Saving Summer Sun Hats | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

They key to choosing a summer hat is knowing your face shape and your head size. You want to make sure that the hat fits you properly – it shouldn’t be so big that it blocks your vision and could easily fly off, and it shouldn’t be so small that it fits too tightly and isn’t covering your skin properly.

We recommend trying on before you buy – this is the only way to assure that you’re buying the right hat at the right size. If you’re shopping online, make sure the store you’re ordering from has an easy to use return policy in case the hat isn’t quite what you imagined.

Here are 5 of our favorite sun hats:

Not into the woven style? Try this adorable vintage-inspired Logo Applique Baseball Cap$17.94, from Old Navy. Just make sure you have some sort of coverage in addition to your sunscreen. You’ll thank us later!

Got a question about what to wear? Let us know via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or just commenting below. We’d love to help!

Posted on July 14, 2014 | no comment
Links We Love | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Links We Love

Written By: Robin Reetz

TGIF, Chicas! Today in Links We Love, we’ve got outfit inspiration, an insane home makeover, skincare tips, and so much more. Our #CCFreebieFriday giveaway is now on Facebook! Full details below.

Have a great weekend!

3 summer outfits for under $75. (Refinery29)

Your top 10 skincare questions, answered by none other than Bobbi Brown. (The Everygirl)

This fun, vintage-inspired home makeover is incredible! (Design Sponge)

Realistically, our workout gear usually comes from Target, TJ MAXX, and other similarly-priced stores. But if you’re looking for a little pep in your workout gear, check out NET-A-PORTER’s new activewear site, NET-A-SPORTER. It just launched!

A gorgeous maxi skirt. Excuse us while we wear this for the rest of the season. (a house in the hills)

*Entries will only be accepted via Facebook. Open to U.S. residents only. Giveaway closes at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, July 13th. Winner will be contacted Monday. 
Posted on July 11, 2014 | no comment
Daily Deal: Delia's Summer-Ready Skater Dress | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

At this stage in the summer season, it’s safe to say that we have enough sundresses. Ok, more than enough.Daily Deal: Delia's Summer-Ready Skater Dress | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

But after spotting this darling Halter Top Terry Skater Dress from Delia*s, we’re considering making room for one more. First of all, the halter style is super flattering and will make your shoulders look fabulous. Second of all, we’re in love with the pale coral Melon color. And third? It’s now $24.90 – that’s 44% off it’s original price!

If the Terry Skater Dress isn’t for you, then take a look at Delia*s Sun Sand Sale, where select pieces are up to 80% off. And if you end up spending $75 or over, be sure to use code DHG at checkout for to receive free shipping.

Posted on July 9, 2014 | no comment
Budget Babe: Kure Bazaar Nail Polish | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

We love nail polish here at Cheap Chica’s (remember our past posts on Hoopla Nail Studio and this Five Favorites featuring Butter London?) so when Lilliana showed off her latest manicure featuring Kure Bazaar nail polish, you’d better believe we paid attention. And you’ll want to, too.Budget Babe: Kure Bazaar Nail Polish | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

This French nail line has what they call “The Good Nail Philosophy“ – meaning that their nail polishes are all naturally based and contain no chemicals, and are never tested on animals. Now that’s eco-trendy.

There are currently 30 color choices offered by Kure Bazaar, ranging from lovely nude Rose Milk, to cobalt blue Mon Bleu, and bright red Stiletto.

Kure Bazaar is currently available in salons in both Los Angeles and New York, and can be purchased online via Anthropologie, Spirit Beauty Lounge, and more. A full list of salons and e-tailers can be found here.

J’adore!

Posted on July 9, 2014 | no comment
5 Office Supplies Under $55 | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

5 Office Supplies That Will Make You Want To Work

Written By: Robin Reetz and Lauren Dougherty

Feeling a little bummed to be back at work after the long weekend?

Even if you like what you do for a living, there are days that are just meh for everybody – but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Brightening up your workspace can make a big difference on your mood, and you should treat your office or desk just how you would with your home – respect your space, and surround yourself with things you love.

To help you on your way, we’ve found 5 office supplies for under $55 that will brighten your work day:

Maybe being back at work isn’t that bad after all.

Posted on July 8, 2014 | no comment
What We're Wearing: PopBasic's Micro Collections | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

What We're Wearing: PopBasic

Written By: Robin Reetz

PopBasic is about to make shopping a whole lot easier.

This Aussie-owned, San Francisco-based company releases monthly micro collections of complete, accessorized outfits. Each micro-collection features classic, need-to-have basics that are all priced affordably.What We're Wearing: PopBasic's Micro Collections | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Case in point: this month’s Jane Collection. Purchase the Jane and you’ll receive the Jane Blush Tee, the Basic Black Pencil Skirt, and a Deux Loop Necklace.

Individually, these pieces would price out at $120, but the total for all three at PopBasic is just $75. That means you’re receive a savings of $45$45!

Great idea, right? New collections are released each month (check out some of their past collections) and we’d recommend signing up for their newsletter so you can be the first to know. Another bonus: PopBasic offers free worldwide shipping. That’s basically unheard of.

Fashion problems = solved. Thanks, PopBasic, for making our shopping lives a whole lot easier!

Posted on July 7, 2014 | 3 comments
Made In The USA: 4th of July Beauty | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Made In The USA: 4th of July Beauty

Written By: Robin Reetz

Happy 4th of July!

Whether you’re off to the beach, a picnic, or a a barbeque, you might need a little last-minute beauty help. Hot weather and humidity is no friend to makeup or skincare, after all.

To celebrate the 4th as well as the holiday weekend ahead, we’ve rounded-up 6 American-made beauty products, all under $35.Made In The USA: 4th of July Beauty | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Links We Love and the #CCFreebieFriday weekly giveaway will be back next Friday. In the meantime, be sure to check out our other Made In The USA favorites, from accessories to homeware.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Posted on July 4, 2014 | no comment
Summer Pool Essentials Under $75 | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Summer Pool Essentials Under $75

Written By: Robin Reetz and Lauren Dougherty

With the long weekend upon us, we’re planning to secure as much pool and beach time as we possibly can. And as far as gear goes, last year’s swimsuit, sun-faded beach towel, and fraying sun hat just won’t cut it.

So with that in mind, we’ve out together everything you need for the beach or pool, whether it’s this weekend or for the rest of the summer.  Here are our top 7 pool essentials under $75:

And a reminder that Lilliana will be talking through her favorite all-American accessories, homeware, and more on Kathie Lee & Hoda TODAY! Check your local listings for air time, and be sure to follow along on Twitter @cheapchicas!

Posted on July 3, 2014 | 1 comment
Daily Deal: LuLu*s Mega Sale

Daily Deal: LuLu*s Mega Sale

Written By: Robin Reetz

Do you know what you’re wearing this weekend? Well Chicas, if not, you’re seriously running out of time.

But never fear – we’re here to help, and so is LuLu*s, who’s hosting a seriously awesome 4th of July sale right now, one that they’re calling their biggest sale ever.

If that hasn’t grabbed your attention, allow us to help. We’ve got our eye on the t-strap Piece of Paradise Blue Dress (now 29% off at $29), the super sweet Red and Cream Floral Print Dress (30% off at $32), and the tropical Crash Quartz Purple Print Dress ($37 down from $47).

If dresses aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other options at LuLus.com – including separates, shoes, and accessories. We’d love to know what you guys are lusting after – let us know in the comments!

Posted on July 2, 2014 | no comment
Made in the USA: 4th of July Fashion Accessories | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

The second post in our #MadeInTheUSA series is all about the accessories.  We’re BIG accessory people at Cheap Chica’s HQ – there’s no better way to jazz up an outfit, especially when you’re on a budget – than with a great accessory.

Today we’ve got 5 of our favorite fashion accessories from brands that are designed and manufactured in the United States. Oh, they’re also affordable – did we mention that? Let freedom ring!

Made in the USA: 4th of July Fashion Accessories | The Cheap Chica's Guide to Style

Want more all-American picks? Tune in to Kathie Lee & Hoda TOMORROW to see Lilliana talk through her favorites. Check your local listings for air time, and be sure to follow along on Twitter @cheapchicas

Posted on July 2, 2014 | 3 comments