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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, 

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:
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


  1. 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. :)

  2. congrats on the new domain name!!

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

  4. I love this outfit! And haha, all my websites have hyphens ;) all 3 of them... :p congrats on the domains :)

  5. Congrats on the new domain. Loving the gingham!

    Aesthetic Lounge

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

    ♥, Jamie

  9. 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.

  10. Congrats on the "official" URL!

  11. Fabulous outfit, great photos.

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

  13. 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. :)

  14. the pictures are beautiful and I love the bracelets!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

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

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

    Happy Friday!


    Fashion Fractions

  19. 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

  20. congrats on the new url!!! :D

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

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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

  23. love the shirt and skirt combo with the bit of brown, so sweet!

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

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

    PS - Love this outfit & photos!

  26. Love your shirt!!

  27. 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!

  28. 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.


  29. 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!! :)

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

  31. 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.



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


  33. 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!

  34. 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!

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


  36. 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!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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

    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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

    BTW: just found your blog and i love it!


  39. Congrats on getting the domain, loving the gingham!

  40. congrats on the domain! woot, woot! hope you saw that i featured you (particularly your starfish cuff!) in friday's post:

  41. 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



  42. 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 :(

  43. 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.

  44. congrats on the new domain! yay!

  45. 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!

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


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