Today’s Tour: Unique Uniqlo

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We love shopping with mothers and daughters. Especially when both get more bang for their buck and enjoy the same store to shop at. Uniqlo on Broadway is a favorite stop on our Cheap Chic Tour for incredible basics with terrific material and even better pricing. On this morning’s tour, Mauri (pictured here) bought the gray blazer and white denim (with free alterations) for less than $100. Mama got a great capri that fit in all the right places. Add in the great weather, and it was a Cheap Chic Success!

 

 

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Spring 2012 Trends !

This spring one of the top 2012 trends is the Peplum!

Peplum: The peplum is a short full flounce or an extension of an garment, below the waist covering the hips, it looks like a skirt attached to a bodice or a jacket.

How to incoroporate it into your wardrobe?

1. A Structured Dress

missselfridge.com $65.oo                                                              dorothyperkins.com $79.00

2.   A Classic Blouse

oasis-stores.com $50.00                            Elizabeth and james $92.00    

3.     A Traditional Blazer

 farfetch.com $98.00                                                 Bluefly.com $72.00

 

Stay Tuned Taja $-)

New Year , New You!

During the holidays many people resolve to make changes in their appeareance, they want to loose weight, have a healthier glow, or change their hair color. But what if I told you, you can get the same effects without the long enduring process. Heed these tips and let them work magic. Check in daily to see the New Year, New You tips for the month of January.

January 22, 2012

 

Some days, we can get stuck into a routine. Especially when it comes down to our hair, we’ll stick with the same style as long as it gets us out the door in time. Though as part of the New Year, New You tribute, I want you to consider trying new things with your hair which is an easy an affordable way of updating your look!

Try donning a headband!

Headbands allow your hair to be kept out of your face and for your beautiful smile to show. You can update your look even more by picking out unique stoned or jewled kinds.

Try pinning some behind while letting the other side fan out !

This look allows you to look seductive and sweet at the same time.

Try a messy bun!

 You can also decorate this upknot with jewled stones and accesories as well.

Stay Tuned!  Taja $-)

Summer Up Your Winter

When we’re not off Cheap Chic Shopping, our hostess with the mostess, Jess Zaino style produces The Chew on ABC. As part of our daily to do, we often help out host Clinton Kelly with a clothing pull here and a Cheap Chic tip there. This week we Summer’d Up Your Winter Wardrobe. Take a look and let us know what you think.

Get Pippas Fave Pieces for Our Fave Prices!

One thing I love is a lady who knows how to make the most of her wardrobe! The Middleton sisters have become known for wearing pieces more than once! Pippa, though has found numerous ways to wear her fave pieces in different settings from casual to office wear and adds fun to each outfit!

Her red flats and matching messenger bag have become a staple, get these options for cheaper and copy her looks to make them last outfit after outfit!

 

$36

 

$12

 

XX Nastasia

Red Carpet Style Thats Budget Friendly!

It’s that time guys and gals for award show season, the time when we see all our favorite movie and television sirens come on screen and capture our hearts. We swoon on what they wear for the Red carpet, be it Givency, or Lanvin we know most of us cant afford it.  Though this post will help you emulate the look, cheaply and chic!

First off let’s start with Ashley Greene at the Peoples Choic Awards:

Trend to steal : Lace.

Wouldn’t her dress be fantastic without the leather? Guess what, I found it 🙂

 Where to buy: Coturecandy.com $242.00

Another trend I spotted on the red carpet were: the Plunging V- Necks

Scared to show off some skin? Make believe with this affordable number !

Where to buy: Oasis-stores.com $ 90.00

 

Lastly do you love geometrical plays, and one shoulder looks ike these lovely ladies?

Try this alternative:

Where to buy: modcloth.com $75.00

 

Cheap Chic Alert!

 

Feeling the need for a stand out piece? Is your hand bare, when you shake your managers hand? Then you need…..Acessories! accessories are the easy and most affordable way to update your look instantly, particularly jewelry. Be it teddy bears or snake charms, gold or silver, it can always be used as a conversation starter. So before you walk out the door, throw on your best piece!

 Where to buy: Anywhere! Street stands in the market place, your favorite chain store, or if you’re really bold go into mom and grandmas closet, psst don’t get caught!

Taja $)

Amazing Tour Today!

We love when mothers bring their daughters to shop till we drop. Today was no exception. We met up on Broadway in Soho and immediately headed to pick up a $1 cupcake at the Baked by Melissa street kiosk to fuel up for our shopping trip. $100 dollars or so later, we had six bags full of funky, flow-y skirts, sheer tanks, amazing little black dresses, a $5 Burberry-inspired scarf and some awesome neon belts for less a can of soda. We can’t wait to do the same for you – join us!

New Year, New You!

During the holidays many people resolve to make changes in their appeareance, they want to loose weight, have a healthier glow, or change their hair color. But what if I told you, you can get the same effects without the long enduring process. Heed these tips and let them work magic. Check in daily to see the New Year, New You tips for the month of January.

January 10, 2012

Do you have days, when you are feeling drab and dreary? Is there a time when you look in the mirror and say why do I look blahh today? An instant way to pop up your look is to try a colored lipstick, or lip gloss. A great cheap alternative to updating your smile, without spending a million bucks.  The challenge with this trend though, is that many women are unsure what is the shade that works well with their skin tone. Thankfully below you will know what works and what dosen’t by the end of this post.

If your ethnicity happens to be Asian, Hispanic, or African American you are under a warm category.  This means that your compexion tends to have warm, or darker undertones. The lipstick colors that work best for you are deep pink, coral, and dark plum.

If you are of European descent , or of a lighter skin complexion then cool is your tone. Lipstick colors for women of these complexions that look best are blood red, bright fuchsia, anything with a reddish undertone in the shade.

 

Get the Look!

You can visit your local Sephora or Mac Cosmetics store if you want to spend a bit more on the name brands, like YSL

1.

Smashbox “Be Legendary” 14$

2.

YSL “Rouge Volupte” $34

For More information go to your local cosmetics store or even drugstore for an afforadable price. Stay Tuned!  Taja $)