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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Different names for the same thing

After being badgered persuaded by my Brother, I finally got my own domain for the blog. Now I'm "legit".

Actually, I got two domain names, first I bought my address exactly as it was, chic-onthe-cheap, but Big Bro told me that was stupid, and that a hyphenated address was a terrible purchase.

At first I protested, I mean, we live in a world where most people don't type web urls, my teenage sister googles everything, even the simplest web address gets googled, rather than typed. Apparently a lot of people don't even know what a browser is.
Yes, go watch that, it's funny.

But then I considered the simple fact that when I'm out taking photos, and someone comes over curious, and I explain to them that I have blog, and they ask me what the address is, I don't have to say, "Chic, Hyphen, on the, Hyphen, Cheap Dot....."
I can just say, "I am chic on the cheap dot com!"

Welcome to the new URL, 
www.iamchiconthecheap.com

Go on, update your bookmarks.
What? I'm not in your bookmarks? Now would be a good time to fix that.

Thanks Kileen, for helping me sort out the confusion!
P.S. It seems everyone on my blog roll has been deleted... I'll rebuild a.s.a.p.

And now on to the gingham goodness:
Gingham
This button down was a good buy at $10, I've gotten a lot of use out of it this summer; this skirt however,  hasn't been worn since January. I blame my near inability to iron.

Also, for the first time ever, I've got two photos of this bracelet so that you can see it's actually two colors, coral on one side, fuchsia on the other; isn't that lovely?
Gingham Gingham
Gingham members only catty  Gingham Gingham Gingham
The Rundown
Top J.Crew - Skirt Charlotte Russe - Sandals Nine West - Belt Pineapple Mint Vintage - Bracelets Kohls, Coco's, The Cavernous Jewelry Box - Earrings Coco's - Sunnies Betsey Johnson

48 comments:

TrophyBoutique said...

Congrats on the domain! I am one of those freaks who types into the browser, but of course the browser googles by default!

I love this outfit--clean and crisp and perfect for a brand new domain. :)

Isabel said...

congrats on the new domain name!!

rlutz said...

Congrats on finally being legit!! What a great bracelet!

Closet Fashionista said...

I love this outfit! And haha, all my websites have hyphens ;) all 3 of them... :p congrats on the domains :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Mimi said...

Congrats on the new domain. Loving the gingham!

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Frannie Pantz said...

Oh! Good call on the domain and on the name. Much better hyphenless. I also love the fun bracelet! Yummy! Your photos are so fun.

Bravoe Runway said...

Congratulations on owning the domain and becoming 'legit.' Love this outfit and how you keep finding new ways to style the it! So sorry to hear that the giant anchor necklace sold out at F21, I did get it in Early May to help me incorporate nautical looks w/out stripes as they aren't exactly my favorite pattern!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Yay! Liking the new domain name! And your outfit is so pretty and picnic chic!

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Jenn said...

Congrats on the new domain. I totally relate to your little sister because I sometimes find myself googling amazon or target instead of typing in the www.---.com part. Call me lazy but it's weird to type in a web address. Oh and the gingham!! I recently bought a minty green one and can't wait to remix the crap out of it.

Vicky said...

Woooonderful pictures!! xx


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Iris said...

Congrats on the "official" URL!

Sue said...

Fabulous outfit, great photos.

Nikki said...

Congrats on the domain name! ^^ and i LOVE gingham shirts. I'm going to buy a red one! ...and a blue one. x

Madeline Quaint said...

Congrats on the domain! :)

Also on the great photography - again. Maybe you should start a photography blog too, I love your extra pictures!

Gorgeous skirt, but if I had to iron it, I wouldn't wear it very often either. :)

kittenhood said...

the pictures are beautiful and I love the bracelets!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the top, congrats on getting your own domain name! When I changed over my blog list got deleted too, and somehow I had "unfollowed" some of my favorite blogs, so check for that too!

eek said...

I don't know if I have ever told you how beautiful you are when you are smiling...you are! Those last 2 photos just make me happy :)

Congrats on the new domain name! I like it a lot!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

I love that necklace and I just e-mailed Kate for one. Copycat, I know - but it's fantastic!
xo,
The Fashionable ESQ
www.theFashionableESQ.blogspot.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

YAY! Congrats on your own domain name! You look wonderful!

Happy Friday!

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

silvergirl said...

congrats on the domain
it always amazes me how little some people know about computers
i have friend that doesn't even know how to cut and paste
i mean come on....
you hit it on the head with your description... gingham goodness
brett

monica said...

congrats on the new url!!! :D

Courtney Erin said...

Oooh, new domain name - that's exciting! And gingham is pretty exciting too.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh man your own domain name?! You are so out of my league now :)

Jessica Gitler said...

love the shirt and skirt combo with the bit of brown, so sweet!
jess
www.jesscauseblog.blogspot.com

Shey said...

You look great, love this outfit because of the skirt and gingham, congratulations on buying your site! =D

Style-Edition said...

wooops.. my blog address definitely has a hiphen in it haha.. oh well..

PS - Love this outfit & photos!

Lorena said...

Love your shirt!!
Kisses
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Alex Elizabeth said...

Congrats on becoming official! Next is business cards, right? I'm actually thinking about them for the Fashion Week blogger meetup, you should beg off work early and come! I really like that skirt, you should become better friends with your iron. And the light in these photos is wonderful!

StyleIDnet said...

Congrats! you are right the dot 'blogspost' is weird.
I like how the orange looks together with the gold and the shirt is beautiful... you reminded me of all the ironing I have to do myself. at this pace I will end up in yoga pants the coming week:) nothing against them but aren't them the last resource when we don;t have clean or iron clothes?

PS: Crop pictures (the one with the shades) is beautiful.

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Mrs. J said...

Congrats on the domain name!! I'm like your sister I usually Google everything..lol

Great outfit and I love your facial expression in the last picture! Good score with the gingham button-up!

Have a great weekend!! :)

Shawna said...

Congrats, your brother was right getting a domain without the hyphen was a great idea, now we can easily access you on our mobile.

bridechic said...

I've had a domain name for my web site for years now (amyjotatum.com) and haven't gotten around to redirecting my new home page to it yet. Another blogger just got her new domain with her actual name and is pleased as punch about it!
BTW love the gingham. Just loverly.

oxoxoxoo

Amy

--Sanam-- said...

I think the new URL is much easier to remember now, good move :) & i'm loving your look :)

DayByDiva.Com
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DaniellaBella said...

Congrats on being legit! Looks very sleek without the hyphens. And the good news if someone else has the same blog name and tries to purchase the hyphened one you already own it!

Shea said...

I love that last photo of you--adorable! And congratulations on being "legit" now :) I didn't even notice at first when my entire blogroll disappeared when I switched domains. Whoops! Anyway, I love that skirt--I"m sorry it's such a pain to iron!

Vicky said...

Thank you. :)


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wardrobeexperience said...

congrats on the domaine.
this outfit is just awesome. simple, chic and casual at the same time. ...love your smile.

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Woohoo, loving the new domain! I have to remember to update your link on my blogroll. The lame things is that I already bought the domain, but haven't done the whole WP transfer and all yet.
Hope you had a lovely weekend!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Marie said...

Beauuutiful little ensemble :) And congrats on getting your own address! I gotta do the same someday soon...

-Marie
So What If I Like Pretty Things

Krystle said...

AWesome! you look incredible. i love this outfit!!!

BTW: just found your blog and i love it!

http://kissesfromkryssie.blogspot.com/

Fashion Tales.... said...

Congrats on getting the domain, loving the gingham!

Alyson said...

congrats on the domain! woot, woot! hope you saw that i featured you (particularly your starfish cuff!) in friday's post:
http://theaveragegirlsguide.com/2011/08/starfish/.
LOVES!

Plami said...

Congrats on the domain! I think about purchasing one as well but it's so hard as all the good ones are already taken... anyways .. You look gorgeous! I love the skirt


Check out my giveaway :) http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-first-giveaway.html

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Mochachocolata Rita said...

congrats on the domain! i knowww...the hypen hypen thang can be so hard to explain to others.

LOVE the shirt. I've been wanting a nice fitting and comfy shirt for the longest time and haven't found one :(

Terri said...

Congrats on buying your own domain. I did that in June and also lost my blog roll. The good news--your blog still comes up on my reader.

Krystal said...

congrats on the new domain! yay!

heather said...

how exciting about your not-so-new domain name!!!

i agree with your brother and how you can say it so much faster. that just rocks!

Diamonddigger said...

beautiful photography, love the look and want those bracelets! ;-)