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You guys, Chic on the Cheap is going to eight next month, and it was long overdue for a little makeover. With a little help from a template I got on Etsy for $6, and a TON of help from Meg who spent her Sunday afternoon helping me tweak the code, create a new header, and getting it to look all shiny and new; I present the new and improved Chic on the Cheap!

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The Rundown
Tribal Print Peplum Top Banana Republic similar
Black Satin Shorts Made by Me similar
Gladiator Sandals Dive & Co. similar
Fringe Bucket Bag Margot via TJMaxx similar
Ear Crawlers Gorjana
Pave Triangle Necklace Meredith Leigh via TJMaxx similar
Gold Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses Vogue via Sunglass Hut



  1. Love the new look of the site! Great job, oh, and the outfit too. ;)

  2. The new design looks brilliant - it's inspiring me to want to tinker a bit with my design!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. Loved this outfit (obviously since I did basically the same thing, haha)
    And I'm so happy with how well the new look came out!! :D

  4. Wow, congrats on your blogging anniversary. Loving the new look and your look!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. OMG already 8?!
    I like the new layout and header, how nice of M to help you out.
    You both are looking fab in b&w looks.

  6. Yay I love the new look! Meg is too sweet for helping you tweak it as well. I'm doing little tweaks as well and still trying to learn it all!

  7. I love the new look of your site! Sometimes, a refresh is just what you need and your space really is looking refreshed and better than ever. I love that you're wearing a black and white outfit in these photos that matches the new layout, and that Meg is wearing one that's so similar, but totally different from yours all at the same time. That is truly masterful styling!

  8. Fabulous summer outfit! Love that top, the bag, and the shoes!

  9. You guys are adorbs! Love how your prints complement each other!

  10. Congrats! The new site looks great! And I really love the dual black and white looks here!

  11. Love the new layout! Clean but on-trend. Same with your outfit, love the b&w :)
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  12. Love the black and white with gold accents! So cute :)


  13. Congrats on your new site design. I love your summy outfit too.

  14. Love the new layout and the outfit rocks too!!

  15. Love the new look! It's still easy to navigate which I appreciate :)

  16. Love the new blog look! And happy early blogiversary!!

  17. Love the new look on your blog! Everything is so sleek!

  18. I'm loving the new look!!! and that top is gorgeous!


  19. Love the B&W outfit! That fringe bag is so fun!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  20. Hi Lydia, love the new design! I was out of the blogging scene for a few months but I just finished installing mine yesterday, also from Etsy for $5.99! Look at us savvy savers. :)


  21. Wow 8 years of blogging is awesome, happy soon to be blogaversary! :)

    Lovely new layout - worth the time I think! :) I like your outfit too, that's such a nice peplum top :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  22. Yay! Your new site looks fabulous! Congrats on 8 years!

  23. Yay, I love the new look Lydia! It's so fresh and clean and elegant. 8 years, wow!! Cute look too, I love the print of that top!

  24. Wow, 8 years, that's amazing! The new design looks awesome. You guys did a great job and I love the photo with your color-coordinated outfits!

  25. I am loving the blog update Lydia, eight years is a long time girl! Cute look.