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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mood booster

With the weather being on the chilly side and the grey skies threatening rain, I was pretty much reaching for the same pair of jeans and flats day after day. I wasn't in the best of moods when I woke up the morning I wore this outfit, and blaming the lack of sunshine, the 'comfortable' clothes went on.

Running late (as usual) I gave myself one last glance in the mirror and felt so unhappy in those jeans, I had to change. Never mind the chill or the rain, as soon as I put on the skirt and the heels my mood elevated. It was the boost I needed, physically as well as mentally.
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The Rundown
Grey Tee Gap similar
Leather Pencil Skirt Lord & Taylor thrifted similar
Floral Bomber Jacket Gap
Shoes Adrienne Vittadini via TJMaxx similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Monogram Necklace oNecklace via Good Girl Style Giveaway
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Midi Ring Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mint and Yellow

I've always been a lover of pastels, so layering them up seems like the perfect thing to do in the spring.

As much as I keep telling myself to stop buying cheap costume jewelry from China, I fell victim to yet another super trendy piece. Last one, I promise! At least in an effort to make more room in my jewelry box, I ditched the regrettable bubble necklace, along with several other pieces.

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The Rundown
Yellow Sweater TJMaxx similar
Mint Button Down Thrifted similar
Denim Jacket Gap similar
Black Cropped Pants Gap
Turquoise Pumps Karen Scott thrifted similar
Turquoise Bag Charm and Luck via TJMaxx similar
Crystal Flower Statement Necklace eBay similar exact
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Ray-Ban "Meteor" c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie
iPhone Case Rifle Paper Co.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Birthdays are good for you

"Birthdays are good for you, statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest."
-Larry Lorenzoni

It was a gorgeous spring weekend. It did not rain on my birthday for the first time in at least four years. I got to spend my day surrounded by my wonderful family and friends. I ate the most decadent chocolate coconut cheesecake (of which there are leftovers I can indulge on for the rest of the week) and was treated to several of the items on my wish list that you will be seeing soon.

As much as a part of me resists getting older, with acceptance comes enjoyment. Birthdays are for celebrating, for looking back as well as ahead. Another year is past, and I can't help but to hope that the one to come will be even better.

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The Rundown
'Hello Gorgeous' Tee Old Navy thrifted
Pleated Chiffon Skirt Thrifted similar
Sandals Franco Sarto via TJMaxx
Silver Straw Tote Sun 'n' Sand via TJMaxx
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Tennis Bracelet c/o Anjolee
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Nail Color "No Place Like Chrome" Essie

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mi-Pac Leopard Duffle Bag Giveaway!

Since getting my Mi-Pac duffle, I've put quite a few miles on it, which means I can attest to it's durability - and believe me, as a habitual over-packer, this bag has put up with a lot. I'm talking several pairs of shoes, a ridiculously large toiletry bag, and my computer (with clothes too, obviously). The double zipper is great help when it comes to cramming as much stuff in as possible, and the cushion on the shoulder strap is a nice touch as well. Plus, it's leopard print. Aside from the fact that it's my favorite print, it also does an amazing job of hiding dirt, because I know this bag is filthy, however it does not look it at all.

So I know you are going to be pretty happy to hear that Mi-Pac is offering one reader of Chic on the Cheap a leopard duffle of their own! Just scroll down to the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post to enter. Good luck, and have a fabulous weekend - I know I will, because tomorrow is my birthday!

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The Rundown
Jeweled Sweater Elle for Kohl's
Jeans Max Studio via TJMaxx
Trench Coat London Fog thrifted similar
Toe Cap Pumps Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Red Willis Bag Vintage Coach via ebay
Leopard Duffle Bag c/o Mi-Pac
Wool Baseball Cap San Diego Hat Co. via Zappos
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Ring Taken for Granite similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cat Eye Combination" Cole Haan via TJMaxx
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, April 10, 2014


I have very few polka dot pieces in my closet, so I was pretty excited when I bought this blouse in February. I then proceeded to wear it a mere three times, only one of which got photographed.

However, when I saw Alissa, a self proclaimed lover of polka dots, wearing double dots last week I was both reminded and inspired to wear my blouse again.

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The Rundown
Polka Dot Button Down Gap similar
White Blazer Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx similar
Boyfriend Jeans Old Navy similar
Black Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Pearl Bracelet It's Loading Darling Blog Giveaway
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Mini Punk Princess Bracelet CC Skye c/o Linger Rose
Tennis Bracelets c/o Anjolee and The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "Lion Around" Essie