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Onward

I accept who I am now, and look forward to becoming even better.

Every so often I have to remind myself that this blog is still very much a hobby for me, and that most days, I don't have any obligation to post, other than the obligation I put on myself. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, I like my commitment to the blog, and I appreciate everyone who comes to read it. But there will still be some nights when I don't have the drive to make sure a post is scheduled for the next morning - nights when I just want to sit on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and watch "This Is Us" and not stress over a post title - still always the hardest!

I know I want to make changes this year, and I want them to stick, I want to be able to enjoy more and dread less, because why put up with a life full of dread at all? A thought that keeps nagging at me is, 'could I blog full time?' Yet I'm at a loss at how to bridge that gap. If you've made the leap, I'd love to hear about it.

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Floral Blouse Old Navy similar
Black Merino Cardigan Gap similar
Yoga Jeans Second Denim via Coco & Vera's Giveaway
Green Suede Flats "Adana" Banana Republic
Snakeskin Box Bag c/o Vintanthromodern similar 
Blue Teardrop Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
Beaded Bracelet Alex & Ani
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Sunglasses "Glasgow" Ottoto c/o GlassesUSA




Tortoise Aviators

I accept all gifts graciously and with deep gratitude.

Eyewear is one of my favorite accessories, there are so many shapes and styles to flatter and hide behind. I was delighted when GlassesUSA.com invited me to try out a pair of glasses from their house collection. Aviators feel like one of the tricker shapes when it comes to my face, and so they might not want to be a pair I'd order online, however I felt confident in doing so after using GlassesUSA.com's virtual try on feature, and they fact that they have a no hassle free return policy makes it completely worry free.

When I was in high school there was one class where I was assigned a seat in the back and had trouble reading the board. I got my eyes checked and came home with the ugliest pair of glasses, which my parents spent upwards of $300 on. I wore them for that class and that class alone, and haven't gotten my eyes checked since. I know I can't live in denial of not needing glasses forever, though it's amazing how much the internet has changed the landscape of prescription lenses. Companies like GlassesUSA.com offer frames including perscription lenses for as little as $48, which is simply remarkable, and makes the idea of addressing my myopia a little less intimidating; for my wallet anyway.

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 Grey Cable Knit Sweater Gap similar
White Jeans Old Navy
Over the Knee Boots "Atilla" Ivanka Trump similar
Suede Bag Shop in Italy similar
Grey Fur Pom Amazon
Grey Wool Hat Forever 21 similar 
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Beaded Bracelet Alex & Ani
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Sunglasses "Glasgow" Ottoto c/o GlassesUSA





This post is sponsored by GlassesUSA.com, thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!

Winter Green

My positive attitude promises a coming year of great happiness and success.

Monday has a way of sneaking up on me, but I can't say I didn't have a lovely weekend. I met up with Meg on Saturday for some outfit photos, lunch, and coffee - nothing is more crucial for the blog on these short winter days than being able to get in a few outfits over the weekend, and getting to do it with another blogger always makes it enjoyable and efficient!

We got another dose of snow, a bit more than the 'dusting' predicted, but I suspect it will disappear like the last bout just as quickly.

On Sunday I baked an apple pie, Sean roasted a chicken, and it was the perfect low-key day to wrap up the weekend.

Is it strange to plan an outfit around a coat? Because while I wouldn't typically opt to wear head to toe black, I knew I wanted something minimal to just let the coat shine.

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Black Sweater Banana Republic
Black Jeans Old Navy similar
Mint Cocoon Coat Banana Republic similar
Booties "Calixta" Cole Haan
Tilly Tote Matine
Necklace Taken for Granite
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Pavé Star Ring TJMaxx similar




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