Turquoise blazer

I'm so happy with my white jeans I picked up from Old Navy, I keep reaching for them again and again. I know they are going to be a wardrobe essential this spring!

Another spring staple is the bright blazer, this one from Sammydress is super inexpensive at a mere $13. While the blazer is lined, I must say the price does merit the construction. However if a bold blazer is a trend you'd like to test run before committing to something more expensive, this might be a good option.

I'm pleased to be putting these turquoise pumps back in rotation as well. They've spent quite sometime collecting dust in my closet due to a fit issue, but a $3 set of heel cushions from Payless has solved that. Hopefully you will be seeing a lot more of them now!

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Navy Blouse Gap similar
Turquoise Blazer c/o Sammydress
White Jeans Old Navy
Turquoise Pumps Karen Scott thrifted similar
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Linger Rose
Bling Earrings c/o JoJo Loves You
Sunburst Pendant House of Harlow
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Halston via Coco's similar
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie

Floral Bomber

You knew there was no way I could resist this floral bomber jacket from the Gap, especially when it had been marked down to $28 with an extra 40% off clearance. Why it's still $66 on their website, I do not know. What I do know is that if this jacket is not in stock in the store nearest you, you can call other stores and they will mail it to you. This one came from a location in New York. If you have a silver Gap card, shipping is free, otherwise it's $6.

I also picked up this gold knot bracelet from Banana Republic. I foolishly bought it on what had to be the one day there was not a coupon code, so I paid the full price of $35. I had a gift card though, so at least I didn't spend any money! Plus it's very similar to the Kate Spade bracelet and even at full price, still less than half the cost.

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White Tee Gap similar
Jeans J.Brand via Consignment Originals
Floral Bomber Jacket Gap
Studded Booties Guess via TJMaxx similar $$, similar $
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Linger Rose
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Necklace LC for Kohls
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Sunglasses Ray-Ban "Meteor" c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie

Time to pretend

Last Saturday boasted highs of 50°, and since the forecast for the week said that was as warm as it would be getting, I decided to pull on this chiffon maxi skirt. Sure it was super chilly in the morning, and downright freezing after the sunset, but there was that midday window of warmth when it actually felt like a proper spring day. I even celebrated by ordering my first iced coffee of the year.
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Navy Sweater The Limited similar
Pleated Chiffon Maxi Skirt Forever 21 similar
Distressed Denim Jacket Gap similar
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Linger Rose
Sunburst Pendant House of Harlow
Gold Circle Bracelet St. Thomas c/o TJMaxx similar
Bracelet J.Crew similar
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Antler Ring House of Harlow
Midi Ring Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie

Instant Crush: Scalloped Edges

My love of scalloped edges started three years ago when H&M came out with their Conscious Collection line and featured several items with scalloped edges. The object of my desire was the pair of shorts, which resulted in a mission of visiting half the H&M locations in NYC to find a pair. Eventually I came home with the shorts (in a size too big) and the matching blazer.

Still, the infatuation has only grown, and I would happily add each and every one of these scalloped beauties to my closet.
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Scalloped Edges

Clutch, $42 at Matine
Ring, $20 at JewelIQ
Skirt, $38 at ASOS
Swimsuit, $72 at Topshop
Mia Pumps, $40 at DSW

Longer days

After the time change I felt like we had so many overcast days I didn't even notice that it was setting later, but now that a few weeks have past and we have are trying to say goodbye to winter, the after 7pm sunsets have been quite wonderful. It's nice to have that late afternoon sunshine back in my photos.
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Green Blouse Banana Republic via Coco's similar
Jeans Kohls similar
Leather Jacket Gap similar
Brown Booties Crown Vintage via DSW
Bag Coach thrifted similar
Leopard Belt c/o TJMaxx similar
Monogram Necklace oNecklace via Good Girl Style Giveaway
Watch Fossil "Stella" via ebay
Chain Link Bracelet Thrifted similar
Ring Lucky Brand Gifted
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Ray-Ban "Meteor" c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie

Creme de la Creme

I'd been wanting an affordable version of the Zoe Karssen "Creme de la Creme" sweatshirt for a while. I was considering a DIY until I found this one at Tobi, and when realized I could take advantage of their 'half off your first purchase' Facebook offer, I was sold.

The sweatshirt retails for $42, so I got it for $21. Tobi offers free shipping, and thankfully free returns and exchanges, as I originally ordered the medium and needed to exchange it for the small. Also worth noting: the phrase may be French, but this sweatshirt was made in the USA.
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"Creme de la Creme" Sweatshirt Tobi
White Jeans Old Navy
Turquoise Pumps Karen Scott thrifted similar
Bag Shop in Italy
Pearl Drop Earrings c/o LydellNYC
Pearl Cluster Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie

Warm day

Little miss shopaholic got herself a new wool wide-brim fedora from H&M for $20, thrifted a silk Joie blouse for $7, and was treated to a pair of J.Brand jeans from the consignment store for $35.

For my first pair of designer jeans, I do quite like them.

And for the record, these photos were taken on what was probably the nicest day we've had yet this year.
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Printed Blouse Joie thrifted similar
Jeans J.Brand via Consignment Originals
Studded Booties Guess via TJMaxx similar $$, similar $
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Linger Rose
Wool Wide Brim Fedora H&M similar
Starburst Pendant House of Harlow
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports via Bedknobs and Baubles Giveaway
Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie

Spring equinox

It is the long awaited, much anticipated, first day of spring. Unless you were lucky enough to be in California and enjoyed an unseasonably warm winter, this one was particularly brutal. So many days below freezing and snowstorm after snowstorm, much of which will be a lingering reminder, as those huge piles take forever to melt.

Winter is a funny season, I feel like it stands as a reminder that you have to take the good with the bad, and take every opportunity to enjoy life. We have holidays and celebrations and time with family; reasons to look forward to winter and get us through the cold.

For me, this will always be remembered as the winter that I lost my job, and the winter that I fell in love. Now I am looking forward to new beginnings this spring.
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White Blazer Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx similar
Paisley Print Blouse c/o JCP similar
Black Cropped Pants Gap
Black Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Linger Rose
"White Bean" Necklace Thrifted similar
Striped Bracelet Coco's on the Green similar
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses Ray-Ban Meteor c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Haute as Hello" Essie


Keep the chill away

The transition into spring has been slow; chilly days peppered with warmer ones, and it's always a good idea to keep an extra layer like a scarf on hand.

While I have a ton of printed scarfs, my neutrals are significantly lacking; so when Nimli, a curated marketplace of makers and sellers, offered to send me a scarf by Kitara, I decided on a classic navy pashmina. The great thing about a scarf is that it can totally transform your look, keep you nice and warm, and also provide a great adornment for your bag when you don't want it on.

Presently, all of Nimli's Kitara scarfs are on sale, and readers of Chic on the Cheap can get an extra 20% off their order with code chiconthecheap20 through March 24th.

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White Sweater TJMaxx similar
Diamond Print Pants Gap similar
Toe Cap Pumps Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Mint Leather Tote Bag Gap similar $$ similar $
Navy Scarf  Kitara c/o Nimli
Wool Baseball Cap San Diego Hat Co. via Zappos
Watch c/o Caravelle by Bulova via Lucky Fabb
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry



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