National Sunglasses Day

Thanks to Coastal for sponsoring this post!

While it may seem like every other day is national declaration of celebration for something, when Coastal invited me to celebrate National Sunglasses Day with them, I learned today is not just about how fabulous sunglasses can complete a look, but how important it is to remember to protect my eyes from the sun's UV rays.

Just like remembering to wear sunscreen before heading out the door, sunglasses are equally as important to wear during prolonged periods spent the sun. For me that would probably be shopping with a leisurely lunch al fresco, and since I spend a great deal of time driving, I opted for polarized lenses, which reduce glare. (If you've never tried a pair of polarized lenses, I highly recommend them!)

Because I adore tortoise frames, I was really excited when I saw this dramatic Kam Dhillon pair in a white tortoise. They are unlike any pair I currently have, and I can see them working with so many looks - which is the idea - so I will always be wearing them! Coastal has pretty much endless frame options, and all the lenses can be customized to prescription, so there needn't be any sacrificing of style for function.

Remember to keep your eyes safe this summer, and if you spend a lot of time outdoors with your dog, consider keeping their eyes safe too!

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The Rundown
Leopard Crop Top Leith similar
Black Skirt Simply Vera for Kohl's similar
Lace-up Sandals "Mariachi" Report
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar
Circle Drop Earrings Natasha via TJMaxx similar
Cuff "Vista" Gorjana via Rocksbox
Ring Upper Metal Class
Diamond Chip Ring c/o Crown Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cinque Terre" Kam Dhillon c/o Coastal 
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie





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Sandy a la Mode's On Trend Tuesday

Coastal provided me with sunglasses for the purpose of this post, but as always, my views and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!

Summer Wedding Attire


Over the weekend Sean and I attended a wedding at the Guilford Yacht Club, which was a gorgeous venue and thankfully it didn't end up raining all day, as forecasted! I decided last minute to change my dress from the black and white one I was intending on wearing, to this blue and white chevron dress, as I wanted Sean and I to have coordinating outfits.

In the end it worked out, as I played up the nautical theme more with my anchor accessories, this dress has a much shorter hemline, so I got away with lower heels, and Mr. "I only wear blue and grey" wasn't forced out of his comfort zone.

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The Rundown
Silk Chevron Dress Calypso St. Barth via Coco's on Poshmark
White Slides Ferragamo via Coco's similar
Tilly Scalloped Clutch Matine
Pearl Earrings Gift similar
Pearl Anchor Necklace Made by Me similar

Pearl Anchor Bracelet Made by Me similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade





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A little rusty


I used to have a pair of very similarly colored heels, so these mules struck a chord with me. I decided to call the Madewell store closest to me to see if they had a pair, in an effort to focus my shopping away from the internet and it's vicious cycle, and it just so happened they did. Actually, they were a customer return because there is a little mark on one of them, so I got the extra discount for damage on top of the sale. Score.


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The Rundown
Crop Top Banana Republic similar
Striped Skirt H&M similar
Mules Madewell
Vintage Coach Bag Thrifted similar
Gold Bar Earrings Argento Vivo via TJMaxx
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx





and

Soak Slides Giveaway!

Thanks to Nakturnal for sponsoring this post and giveaway!

Imagine your favorite pair of flip flops - the ones you wear around the house, to the beach, to yoga. The ones with no arch support, that you'd feel slightly embarrassed wearing to grab coffee with a friend in. Now imagine if the ease of those sandals were a stylish slide with arch support that you'd confidently wear out to dinner, and could still go to the beach in.

The creators of Soak slides realized there was a gap in most of our shoe wardrobes that was begging to be filled, and not only are Soak slides comfortable and stylish (I've honestly worn them every day since they arrived, work, weekend, and out to drinks, which is what I'm sharing here) but they are made here in the USA from recyclable material.

The slides come in a number of colors, including two tone and metallics and I was having such a hard time deciding, so I decided to play it safe and just get go-with-anything black, especially since the color I chose would be the color one of you will have a chance to win! Yes, Soak is generously giving one Chic on the Cheap reader a pair of their amazing slides! Head to the bottom of the post to enter, however if you'd like to just grab a pair right now, use the code CHIC15 for 15% off your order.

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The Rundown
Black Off The Shoulder Tee Express similar
White Pleated Skirt TJMaxx similar
Black Slides c/o Soak
Straw Tote Memar via TJMaxx similar
Gold Circle Cuff St. Thomas via TJMaxx
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Sunglasses "Emma" Ray-Ban similar

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and
Sandy a la Mode's On Trend Tuesday

Nakturnal provided me with a pair of slides for the purpose of this post. My views and opinions are my own.

C'est La Vie

Waiting for summer.
Waiting for Friday.
Waiting for happiness.

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The Rundown
C'est La Vie Tee Old Navy similar
Linen Striped Skirt Loft similar
Leather Flip Flops Gap
Straw Clutch Rodo Italy via Goodwill similar
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie



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Vintage Straw Bags Under $50

This week I decided to deviate from my usual (have I been doing it often enough to call it usual?) Friday Five Under $50 and share, well at lot more than five things. But they are still all under $50!

Every summer straw bags and totes are always part of the repertoire, but this year it feels like they are really taking center stage and showing up in more unique shapes and styles than just the standard market tote or clutch. Many of the bags feel like a throwback, so why not shop vintage and get something unique?

Thus, I've spent far too much time browsing Etsy and finding so many adorable, affordable vintage straw, wicker, and raffia bags. Happy shopping!