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Monday, September 15, 2014

NYFW Storefront brunch

My second fashion week event was a champagne brunch hosted by Storefront X RePopRoom. The combination pop-up shop brunch featured six designers, including Marrin Costello, who I recently collaborated with and who invited Meg and I to the event.

We got to meet Marrin (along with five other designers), get a preview of her new collection, and sample food made by chef Jordan Andino, all of which was outstanding.

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The Rundown
Little Yellow Dress Pim + Larkin c/o Piperlime similar
Pumps BCBGeneration via TJMaxx similar
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Pearl Earrings Belonged to my Grandma similar
Long Gold Chain Necklace Thrifted
Pearl Bracelet Thrifted
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Bracelet "Saratoga" c/o Marrin Costello
Pearl Midi Ring Forever 21 similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Sierra" c/o Under Armour
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie



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Friday, September 12, 2014

NYFW RewardStyle party

Just say the words 'rooftop party' and I'm there. RewardStyle once again put on an amazing party at the top of the Empire Hotel in NYC. There were so many bloggers in attendance who I got to meet or catch up with, and sadly so many who I missed!

Adding to the fun, several brands were present to show off their new lines, offering contests and goodies. Piperlime and Ann Taylor had some stunning fall pieces, and Kendra Scott's new line had me lusting over everything, (you know costume jewelry is the way to my heart) there is a photo below of a few of their rings, all of which I want.

A DJ after my own heart and a couple of Gin and Tonics later, I wanted to dance, but since no one else seemed to be into that, I just instagramed to my heart's content.

Even thought the day had threatened rain, and the humidity was insane (I did in fact melt), the party was far from a washout and I had a fabulous time.

A quick little shout out to some of the amazing bloggers I got to chat with at the party: Meg, Nnenna, Becky, Alyson, Alex, SamKendi, and Alex after the party, it was so great to see you all!

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The Rundown
Kiss Kiss Tee J.Crew similar
Sequined Skirt Kohls similar
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx similar
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Pearl Midi Ring Forever 21 similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Sierra" c/o Under Armour
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ladies in leopard

Chloe has not been on the blog too much lately, because she can be a difficult model to work with. Sitting calmly by my feet is not currently in her bag of tricks (though she will give me a high-five!) and it takes a lot of effort to corral her into a few decent frames.

However, I got this new leopard tee from South Moon Under, and the thought of coordinating her studded leopard leash to my outfit was too good to pass up, resulting in my dealing with this prima donna; of course she got plenty of treats afterward.

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The Rundown
Leopard Tee Joe's Jeans via South Moon Under
White Skirt Jolly Chic via Pink Sole's Giveaway
Cream Pumps Tahari c/o ThredUP
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Gold Hoop Earrings Taken for Granite similar
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports
Hammered Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie
Dog Chloe
Leopard Leash C.Wonder similar



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Six

Today Chic on the Cheap turns six!

Every year that passes, I am so grateful that I get to sit here and reflect upon all the wonderful things this blog has brought into my life. The people who I have met, both in real life, and those only through their blogs who I feel like I know just as well, and the endless amount of encouragement and inspiration they have given me.

In some ways running this blog feels like a job; I post five days a week, often on holidays, and I haven't taken a 'vacation' in four years. But it's a commitment I love, and that is why even when it's 20° and snowing, I'm outside taking outfit photos. The blog is always on my mind; from wanting more interesting locations for outfit photos, to trying to arrange blogger meet-ups, as well as hosting more giveaways, and shopping of course. I am always thinking about shopping.

Getting to share my love of fashion, and bargains, and thrifting, and putting myself out there in a bold way this shy girl never imagined she could has been amazing. Thank you all so much for being here and making it possible.

And speaking of giveaways, I have a few lined up for you in the coming weeks, but right now you can enter for the chance to win a limited edition “Lockland” handbag by Hammitt, courtesy of Stearns & Foster. They are giving away 20 of these bags valued at approximately $760, now through December 15th. One lucky winner will receive their very own hand-stitched Stearns & Foster Lux Estate mattress.

Both Stearns & Foster and Hammitt are American made luxury brands with superior craftsmanship and timeless design. The giveaway is being hosted by Stearns & Foster through their Facebook page. I am only promoting the giveway. Clicking on my link in this post, or on the banner at the top of my blog may result in a small commission for me. 

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The Rundown
Tropical Print Dress Matty M c/o thredUP similar
White Sandals Ferragamo via Coco's
Straw Clutch Rodo Italy via Goodwill similar
Panama Hat Gap similar
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Gold Statement Necklace c/o LydellNYC
Cuff Bracelet c/o Belcho
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Eco" c/o Polette
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie




Contest Rules:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal US residents (incl. DC), 18 years or older (19 years old in AL and NE, 21 in MS) at start of Sweepstakes. Promotion consists of 4 separate Sweepstakes the first of which begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on 8/13/14, and the last of which ends on 12/14/14, at 11:59 p.m. ET. To enter, go to https://www.facebook.com/stearnsandfoster, “like” the page, and complete and submit the registration form. 20 prize winners will receive a limited edition Hammitt® Handbag. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each: $760. One winner will receive a Stearns & Foster® mattress set (ARV: $1499). Limit one (1) prize per person/per household. Odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received per sweepstakes. For complete rules and eligibility requirements, visit www.stearnsandfoster.com Sponsor: Tempur Sealy International, Inc. Compensation for sweepstakes is provided by Temper Sealy.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sometimes I wear heels

...with my boyfriend shorts, and a silk top.
Sometimes I have on three different animal prints, without even thinking about it.
Sometimes, it even works.

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The Rundown
Grey Silk Top Royal Silk c/o thredUP
Boyfriend Shorts Old Navy similar
Pumps BCBGeneration via TJMaxx similar
Leopard Clutch Gap similar
Pearl Earrings Belonged to my Grandma similar
Monogram Necklace oNecklace via Good Girl Style Giveaway
Pearl Bracelet Thrifted
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Go Overboard" Essie