A Collar Makes Me Holla, Honey Boo Boo!

So, I promised fall trends and I never break promises! Of course collars have been a big thing for a while. But for the most part, the best collars have been super expensive or DIY’s.

However, these days, our fave cheap chic shops have collars for us.

 

 

 

 

$38

 

 

 

 

 

$32

 

 

 

 

 

$32

 

 

 

 

 

 

$30

 

 

 

 

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$30

 

 

 

 

 

$25

This is a trend we all know and love, right? We’re not surprised or happy to find this out. I mean that’s so 2011, right? This is true. These necklace collars are fun but they’ve been around for quite a while. Well, this trend is only growing. Now, the biggest collar trend are real embellished and statement collars. Yes, you can find fun shirts with cool collars. But what if I told you that your plain t-shirts and sweaters could join in on the fun.

Yep, detachable statement collars are new thing. You can add them on top of collared shirts for a layered look or to cover the boring collar all together. You can add them to sheath dresses, t-shirts, sweaters or turtlenecks.

The best thing about buying cheap and making it chic is finding one of a kind pieces. That’s why I love Etsy. Here are a couple of collars you won’t find anywhere else:

 

 

 

$12

 

 

$24

 

Keep shopping one of a kind collars on Etsy here or here.

 

xx Nastasia

Smearing Oxblood!

To my dismay, Fall is upon us! While I am not excited at the idea of cold weather, I am excited to layer my summer clothes and incorporate boots and sweaters. Also, with the Fall comes trends we’ve been waiting to wear since February. I’m going to give you a run down of the hottest, or in this weather, the coolest Fall ’12 trends.

This time, we’ll talk OXBLOOD!!

   

 

I’ve been waiting almost all year to paint my lips in a matte vampy lipstick like Selena circa the 90’s. But before I knew it, Oxblood was the color of the season and it was about wearing it in every facet; from shirts to shoes to pants to jackets. Here’s a few ways you can incorporate Oxblood into your wardrobe for under $100!

 

This shirt is awesome because the sheer allows you the chance to add colors and the embellished collar is right on trend.

 

 
$38

 

This sweater is a nice sweater for the weather. I’m really loving the crew neck, which can be embellished with collars or bib necklaces or it can be worn in it’s most organic state.

 

 

 

 

$29

 

This sweatshirt is a great way to bring this high fashion trend into super casual wear. The spikes are an incredibly fun detail that you can work into a more styled outfit or with sweatpants and Nike house shoes.

 

 

 

$38

 

This dress is fun. It can be worn super simple or dressed all the way up. The cutouts are on trend and sultry while the flowing skirt allows a bit of innocence and fun.

 

 

 

 

$55

 

These Corduroy skinnies are perfect for the season. It gives great texture, perfect fabric for the colder weather and a great shape for layering silhouettes.

 

 

 

 

$60

 

This tailored blazer makes for an amazing outfit toppers. Over a monochromatic outfit or mixed with prints, or simply over a tee and jeans, it’s perfect for this weather. And when it gets colder, you can later it over a hoodie or a jean jacket which is a new fun trend to try.

 

 

 

 

$30

 

I’m in love with parka’s… I think they are comfy, warm and along the lines of hipster chic. In this color, it’s more chic than anything else.

 

 

 

 

$73

 

Flat shoes with a pointy toe is so on trend. In this oxblood color with the gold tip, it is chic, trendy and can be worn with a variety of outfits.

 

 

 

 

$79

 

These Isabel Marant inspired sneaker-wedges are all the rage these days. And there down to $40 from $65.

 

 

 

 

$40

 

I’m a high heel girl, so I had to find a beautiful pump in this oxblood color. These are great with several outfits; the embellishment can be fun or fancy; and you can wear them with tights or socks for the colder weather. AND guess what?? It’s $40 down from it’s original $100.

 

 

 

 

$60

 

Of course you just can not forget the beauty products. Use Oxblood colors on either your nails or your lips or be a true vixen and wear it on both! I have several choices I love. These two are just one of the picks for lips and nails.

 

 

 

 

$11

 

 

 

 

 

$8

 

Or be a trailblazer like the ultimate trendsetter, Rihanna and wear the oxblood hair!

 

xx Nastasia

Good Day Columbus!

Good Day Columbus was definitely a good morning! Assisting as Columbus’ Lead Cheap Chic Stylist to the talented Fashion Stylist/ Shopping Expert Jess Zaino, was literally a whirlwind of fun and full of cheap, chic fashion finds. The most amazing of finds was the “pharmacy look” that Jess purchased from a Walgreens and CVS on Rt. 71, not only blew my mind but everyone’s in the studio!

With the perfect white tank and the most gorgeous floral printed skirt…it just screamed chic! Next time your running in for some mascara, check out the clothing! The other two looks were just as amazing.

The Miss Tina by Tina Knowles for Walmart (yes, as in Beyonce’s Mom) collection is to die. The leopard printed top (which is something I HAVE to buy), to the dark washed denim, was sleek, sexy, and was polished off sweetly with a black ballet flat, also from Walmart.

The grand finale though was the infamous summer dress that you love so much you want to wear year round! With a cobalt blue tight, black blazer that everyone needs because of its versatility, and an ankle boot all from Target, it was spot on for the fashionable and trendy girl. Throw on some affordable jewelry, “more is more,” as Jess says, and you are a cheap, chic girl.

xx Revae

Taxi TV Goes Cheap Chic Shopping!

Hola Cheap Chicers! Did you miss me??

I have been working some long days and sneaking in some fun! A little mix of both came to me in an opportunity to be taped while Cheap Chic Shopping for ABC.

Last week, we met at our favorite Soho haunt and found amazing outfits for our three ladies! Of course, we fished through the sales racks to find a beautiful maxi dress for Jeny and pulled the outfit together with a cheap jean jacket and perfect accessories. We were excited to find a classic outfit for Tracy in a Soho boutique. The awesome classic white denim and chambray shirt were made trendy and exciting with pops of color in the purse and belt. Lastly, we taught the women how to make any outfit instantly chic with a trip to street vendors with cool sunglasses, hats and scarves. With the addition of a colorful printed scarf and cheap aviators, our clients took their tshirts to a completely new look with $10.

The girls were so very excited and the shooting crew were impressed. Jess and I had so much fun, as usual, picking out the cheapest finds and making them chic. Check us out on Taxi TV!

xx Nastasia

Dressing for a Summer Wedding!

Of all the activities that come to mind when you’re thinking of summer, weddings is not at the top of the list. But in actuality, it’s a great time to get married. A lot of really awesome locations boast beautiful outdoor settings. Receptions that are held outside can be magical when they’re done under a sunset or a night full of stars. Anyway, this post is not about beautiful wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses what colors you should choose, even though the Cheap Chic family is buzzing with Jess’ wedding planning updates.

This post is to help you Cheap Chicers that are on the guest list. Here are three outfits you can wear to any type of wedding – glamorous or casual. And each piece is under $50!

 

PRINTS AND METALLICS!

This outfit is perfect for a summer wedding. It’s fun, colorful and glamorous. The asymmetrical hemline and the print is right on trend. The great thing about having so many colors, is that you don’t have to worry about matching the wedding party but you’ll look great in group pictures. The bad thing about too many colors is, you have to be careful about accessories and shoes. My tip would be to pick one prominent color in the dress and find a shoe in that color. To avoid being matchy-matchy, you should choose metallic accessories. How glamorous you want to be decides how much jewelry to stack on. This particular dress may not need a necklace but you can really go crazy with the bracelets and it may be fun to stick some color in your arm candy.

 

CASUAL BRIGHTS!

Both outfits are more on the casual side but I wanted to give two ideas for a more edgy look and a more classic look, depending on the type of wedding. Actually, more like depending on the type of girl you are! When you have solid color dresses it’s fun to add prints like I did with the leopard shoes and snake skin bag. With the the coral dress, I added neutral and coral accessories. With the purple dress, with its edgy and sexy cutout, I added color with the lips and earrings. Again, adding accessories add personality so depending on how you’re feeling: pile ’em on!

 

HOW TO WEAR WHITE TO A WEDDING!

Of course, it isn’t as taboo as before to wear white to a wedding but if you still feel uncomfortable, here’s a fun way to do it. Wear pants! With pants on, your less likely to offend the bride. A pair of slim cut or cropped pants are appropriate for this type of event. To keep it glamorous, wear a top with structure and detail. A trendy peplum top is perfect. Of course, you want to add color. You can go wild with this. You can do neutral, metallic, print, neon or brights. And as always, the more accessories, the more you can project the mood you want. For some, all white is still uncomfortable or they aren’t into wearing pants. If this is the case, a white dress with colorful prints will be just as fun and kind of daring.

You may have noticed I chose wedges or flats. A lot of outdoor locations have beautiful lawns and grassy parts where you have to walk through. The last thing you want is your heel to continuously sink into the grass and dirt so if you’re not sure what the space is like, where wedges or flats to avoid that. Not all summer weddings are outside but these looks will go for indoors or out. Keep in mind that you can find sexy stiletto alternatives for each outfit.

If it is indoors with AC or outdoors with chilly night air, you may want to think of a jacket. You can reach for a cardigan, a leather jacket, a fur shawl, a blazer or even a cape.

xx Nastasia

PS If you want to look get any of these pieces, click the title of the outfit! Remember, each piece is less than $50!

Cheap Chic J.Lo

Having just turned 24 last month, I am someone who was young enough to be interested in American Idol and old to know when it became a horrible show I’d never watch again, until last season. Last season brought one special reason to tune in again:

1.Steven Tyler.

And two things kept me watching the entire season, and this one.

1. The amazing caliber of talent in the contestants across the board that American Idol has not possessed, ever.

2. Jennifer Lopez’s outfits.

Before AI, I was not blind to the fact that J. Lo has amazing style and I continuously stalked her outfits. But now, it just makes it easier. (LOL)

Anyway, Jennifer wore an amazing Day-Glo outfit to a Brazilian talk show and yours truly found the perfect cheap chic alternative to the $1,995 Michael Kors dress and $740 Casadei pumps.

You’re Welcome 😉

Topshop $140

 

Betsey Johnson $109

xoxo Nastasia

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

Cheap Chic Find

Hola Shoppers!

Nastasia here!

I just wanted to share one of my favorite Cheap Chic finds! A couple years ago, I was going to a party and wanted a fun outfit. This was about the time my love affair with jumpers was blossoming and I found a short sleeved, black, linen Silence+Noise jumper that I thought could be one of those versatile pieces.

With certain accessories, shoes and make-up it could be turned from something fun or sexy to something comfy and simple which meant it would be perfect for my party with friends and could be worn over and over again. Silence+Noise isn’t cheap but boy is it chic! So, for this jumper, I was willing to pay the $78.

I walk into the store to find the jumper on the sale rack for $20. As you could imagine, I was thrilled! I waited in line excitedly chatting on the phone with my best friend about how much money I’d saved. What I didn’t know was the entire store was having what they call a garage sale. I bought my $78 jumper for $9.99!

Every once in a while, Urban Outfitters has garage sales that bring pieces to unbelievable amounts! You won’t be able to purchase this Silence+Noise jumper, however, you can find something just as chic and buy it cheap.

Later,

N ❤