Cyber Monday Insider Tips from Jess + Bitsy J


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

Cheap Chic Shopping Makes It Mo’ Better

This morning I had the pleasure of partaking in a Cheap Chic Shopping segment for Better TV. I had met host, Audra Lowe previously at a party, and both she and I couldn’t get enough of sharing steals and deals that we’ve found over the years, so reconnecting with her on set was a blast!

I featured three Cheap Chic Shopping looks modeled by “actual clients, “real girls” if you will, as Cheap Chic Shopping is for everyone, not just the professional models you normally see on-air. One of the models, may even be a bridesmaid of mine… who am I kidding? Meg, a hairstylist at Salon V in the  East Village, was bold and brave enough to rock the pharmacy chic look, which YES! came from the pharmacy. Including the $1 shoes, and polka-dot beer cooler I repurposed as a clutch for $2.50.

I had originally purchased Yuri’s shirt at H&M for $20 but on the way to the fitting, I found a similar dark denim button-down from a street vendor for $3!!? Of course, I negotiated that down to $2 matched with the $15 Old Navy dark denim, which topped the outfit out at $17!?

Rounding out the group of Cheap Chic cuties was Danielle. She loved her yellow, floral Summer dress so I made sure to refresh it for Fall with a fantastically rock glam leather-like jacket for $19 and tights I scored for $3 in the bargain bin. Her awesome booties, complete in trendy taupe for Fall with side fringe was $14 at my secret Soho spot. Come shopping on tour with me to find out more about that.

As for the segment, it airs next Wednesday, August 15. Click here to locate time and listings.

xo, Jess

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

There Isn’t A BackPack We Lack

I’m feeling on the backpack these days. It’s not the most chic thing to tote, but I feel like the fresh sizes, bold shapes and different styles that are out there right now, warrant a little bit of love when worked with some backpack swagger. Looking ahead to Fall, I’m most interested in the Cheap Chic global print of the Olsonboye bag at JC Penney for $35.

 If you want to spend some dough, this Diane Von Furstenberg Printed and Canvas pack is gorgeous.

For the 80’s lover, a stone washed denim is totally tubular.

And if you’re into a more grown-up look, this double fabric from Romwe is perfect for all adult boys and girls.

xo Jess

Last Night at the Bloglovin’ Awards

I had the great pleasure of co-hosting the 2012 Bloglovin’ Awards last night at the Edison Ballroom in NYC. Bloggers from around the globe, from Style Bubble to Sh*t Fashion Girls Say, descended on the award show, in style to fete the online fashion elite.  Olivia Palermo was named newcomer of the year, while theManRepeller’s Leandra Medine scooped the gong for blogger of the year. I wore a Shoshanna cocktail dress from her 2012 resort collection with a Stuart Weitzman heel and bathed in Stella and Dot accessories. Want my look for less?

Love, Jess xx

Cheap Chic Shopping GIVEAWAY!

The holidays are upon us, and with them come the emergence of an endless stream of cocktail dress opportunities and options. How does one hope to stand out in a sea of women wearing similar styles? Why, accessorize, of course! And what better way to accessorize than with cheap chic options that are under $10? Wanna win ALL of the yummy accessories here? Click the link below to share this post on your Facebook page, linking back to our Cheap Chic Shopping page on Facebook and you’ll be in the running to win a stocking stuffed with Bombay Fashions accessories by designer Rupee Lota.

Shop Jess’ Closet on Sole Society

There is still time to sign up and shop Cheap Chic Shopping Tours founder, Jess Zaino’s closet on Sole Society. We love love love the trendy, afforable styles of Marco Santi and can’t get enough of their adorable new clutches. Click this link to take a peak into Jess’ closet and receive 30% off your order.