Stay light

No matter what the calendar says, it's hard to fight the pull of the Fall.
It's hard to ignore that the days are getting shorter, the nights cooler.
It's hard to see the sweaters in the store windows, and as much as I don't want them, I want them.

I just wish summer ended on September 22nd, and not September 1st.

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The Rundown
White Eyelet Stripe Shirt Loft
Striped Skirt J.Crew
Gold Glitter Loafers Gap similar
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Straw Fedora Gap similar
Gold Chain Necklace Thrifted similar
Shell Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

His and Hers

Today is a first for Chic on the Cheap, today's post features men's fashion. I'm pretty excited and happy to be introducing you to my boyfriend, Sean. He wasn't initially too keen on joining me, but when Lisa, the fabulous PR rep I've been working with, asked me if I was doing men's fashion these days, I thought it would be the perfect catalyst.

When it comes my to own fashion choices, comfort is an adjective that often gets placed pretty low on the list, however that is not the case with men. That's why Tani, currently tailored exclusively to men, puts comfort first with their undergarments.

Sean has on their Swiss Cotton v-neck, which is extraordinarily soft, stretchy, and comfortable. I'm particularly fond of v-necks on men, and while the description states it can be worn on it's own, it would probably be best to size up for that purpose. It's also entirely possible I will be borrowing it, on those days when 'comfort' creeps up just a bit higher on my list.

Hopefully this won't be the last you see of Sean on the blog, but even if it is, I'm just happy he puts up with playing photographer whenever we are together, loves going thrift shopping with me, despite my keeping him in the store about an hour longer than he would like, and even submits to the occasional selfie.

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His Rundown
Striped Shirt Brooks Brothers thrifted
Swiss Cotton Undershirt c/o Tani
Cobalt Shorts Outlier
Boat Shoes "Yarmouth Camp Moc" Eastland via DSW
Sunglasses Ray-Ban

Her Rundown
Floral Funnel Collar Dress c/o OASAP
Pumps BCBGeneration via TJMaxx similar
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Earrings c/o Lucky Fabb
Gold Filigree Bracelet Belonged to my Grandma similar
Pearl Bracelet It's Loading Darling Blog Giveaway
Thin Gold Rings Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Coral Bikini" Avon

Swiss cotton shirt was provided to me by Tani through Lisa Wells PR, my views and opinions are my own.

Don't forget to accessorize

Today I've joined up with Megan to present a mini look book showcasing pieces from Marrin Costello, an LA based jewelry designer.

While Meg certainly isn't a stranger on my blog, this the first time we've done a collaboration like this and I'm really excited to share it with you! Marrin's pieces are delicate, feminine, and edgy. For the first look, I'm styling the gold Saratoga bracelet, an equestrian piece that looks great on it's own, but can easily be layered up (as I so often do). Meg is wearing the gold Helix necklace, which makes a striking contrast against her recently acquired and adorable Jason Wu dress.

For the second look, I have on the Baby Bowser bracelet, gold spike beads pointing every which way are the perfect tough-but-feminine accessory to my asymmetrical LBD. Continuing with the spikes, Meg has the silver clustered Stellar ring, along with the coordinating Midi rings. And yes, I did intentionally match my shoes to Megan's skirt!

A big thanks to Marrin for sharing your fabulous jewelry with us! I hope you all go and check out her site, where all the pieces are made in the USA, and remember, don't forget to accessorize!

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Lydia's Rundown
White Silk Blouse J.Crew similar
Black Satin Shorts Made by Me similar
Leopard Sandals Target similar
Bag "Kaylee" Trask via in.d giveaway
Gold Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Bracelet "Saratoga" c/o Marrin Costello
Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Coral Bikini" Avon

Megan's Rundown
Dress Jason Wu via Roundabout Resale
Heels Franco Sarto via DSW
Gold Necklace "Helix" c/o Marrin Costello
Sunglasses Cole Haan c/o Marshalls

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Lydia's Rundown
Black Dress Marc by Marc Jacobs thrifted similar
Turquoise Pumps Karen Scott thrifted similar
Fold Over Clutch Alberta Di Canio via TJMaxx similar
Spike Bracelet "Baby B" c/o Marrin Costello
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Gold Statement Ring TJMaxx
Sunglasses "Sierra" c/o Under Armour
Nail Color "Coral Bikini" Avon

Megan's Rundown
Top Equipment c/o Marshalls
Skirt Carven via Net-a-Porter
Heels Michael Kors via DSW
Midi Rings c/o Marrin Costello
Stellar Ring c/o Marrin Costello
Sunglasses Cole Haan c/o Marshalls

One more beach weekend

I can't believe Labor Day weekend is already upon us, and I could think of no better way to spend it then at the beach. I still haven't made to Block Island yet this summer, but if I were going and had carte blanche to shop for new designer swimwear, I'd take advantage of Orchid Boutique's amazing farewell to summer sale.  My perfect beach look includes a bold one piece suit by Trina Turk, a pile of gold jewelry, an adorable pink coverup that could easy go out to dinner, and of course a huge Mar y Sol tote to throw it all in.

Trina Turk Zebra One Piece, $103
Gorjana Aria Long Necklace, $52
Made Birds Nest Bangle, $45
Kaanas Marrakech Cabo Flat, 99
Mar y Sol Oversized Tote, $107
Lovers and Friends, Sunkissed Pink Dress, $70

Best of all, now through August 29th, you can take an extra 20% off already reduced items with the code LABORDAY20!

This post has been sponsored by Orchid Boutique, but all views and opinions expressed here are my own.

Hello Cheeseburger Giveaway!

Happy Monday! I can put an exclamation point there because I get to tell you about this fabulous statement necklace from Hello Cheeseburger, and how you can win one (or anything from the shop) for yourself!

Hello Cheeseburger is home to an array of sparkly jewels, curated by Jennifer the creator of the shop and brand, and recently joined by one of my blogger besties, Alissa. From what I've seen on Instagram and read in the 'about' section, it would seem the two of them spend all day wearing pretty jewelry, eating froyo, donuts and ice cream cookie sandwiches, and playing with puppies. Basically I wish I were in Kansas and could work there too.

At least I do get to work with them, and style this iridescent eye-catcher of a necklace, called the galaxy. The facets display a rainbow of colors that move and shift and pretty much look amazing. Somehow the photos don't even do it justice.

Be sure and visit Hello Cheeseburger, then head down to the Raffelcopter to enter to win your favorite piece!

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The Rundown
Scalloped Hem Dress Target similar
Leopard Pumps "Okala" Sam Edelman similar $
Gold Sequin Fold Over Clutch Halston similar
Galaxy Necklace c/o Hello Cheeseburger
Black Rhinestone Bangle Coco's on the Green similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Sierra" c/o Under Armour
Nail Color "Coral Bikini" Avon

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Part of the family

Let's talk about hair. It took me a long time to figure mine out; it's thick, it frizzes at the mere suggestion of humidity, it's extremely oily, yet still dry enough to become flaky. I still remember how embarrassed I felt when I first noticed dandruff in my hair when I was in middle school. That was when I started using Head and Shoulders.

Not a lot has changed with my hair since then, but I can't say the same for Head and Shoulders. They now offer a whole line of shampoos and conditioners with amazing scents that do more than just guarantee a flake free scalp. I recently got a chance to try out the Smooth and Silky frizz control duo from their fresh scent technology collection, and in combination with my flat iron and a reasonable humidity level, you can see my hair is looking healthy, full of body, and lacking frizz and flakes.

I might not normally want to talk about dandruff, but it's an issue for so many women that it seems silly to be embarrassed about it, especially since Sophia Vergara has recently partnered with Head and Shoulders and revealed that she and her entire family have been loyal users of the brand for the last 20 years. I'd be lying if I said I'd never lusted after Sophia's amazing hair, and it's nice to know she doesn't just wake up with it - she's got help from Head and Shoulders (and a great stylist, I'm sure).

If you would like a chance to meet Sofia Vergara and be #PartOfOurFamily, now is your chance! The sweepstakes is for a three day trip for you and your bestie to attend a Sofia Vergara Head & Shoulders photo shoot in either LA or NYC. (Get the full details here.)
To enter, simply follow @HeadShoulders on Twitter and post a photo of your gorgeous, flake-free hair, tagging #PartOfOurFamily #sweeps and @HeadShoulders, and be sure to do it by September first!

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The Rundown
Floral Dress Collective Concepts via Piperlime
Coral Cardigan Loft
Turquoise Pumps Karen Scott thrifted
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx
Bling Earrings JoJo Loves You
Chain Necklace Monet via Macy's
Bracelet Belonged to my Grandma
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx
Opal Ring T Tahari via Macy's
Sunglasses "Eco" c/o Polette
Nail Color "Coral Bikini" Avon

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.