Chic on the Cheap started in 2008, with a handbag. It was a turquoise leather bag I'd found at TJMaxx on clearance for $60, and I was so excited about it, I started a blog.

Like so many women, I adore fashion, but have to deal with a budget. I might not have a Chanel bag in my closet, but I do have a vintage Coach bag I thrifted for $10.

I love to shop, and get the most I can for my hard earned money. Thrift stores, clearance racks, TJMaxx, ebay... there is amazing fashion out there if you are willing to put the time and effort into finding it, on the cheap.

I live in Connecticut, as in, close enough to NYC to jump on a train at a moments notice!

My Gear
Over the years I've had a few different cameras and lenses, but presently I'm using a Canon 60D with a 50mm 1.4 lens. I have a Manfrotto tripod and Opteka remote shutter release for when I'm taking my own photos.

All photos you see here are property of Chic on the Cheap, and while I do not mind if you use one, please remember to give credit and include a link back!

I use affiliate links on this blog, which means if you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a tiny commission.

If a company has given me a product for free to review, the item will be noted with 'c/o' in my outfit details. When reviewing a product I will always give my honest opinion.

If you enter a giveaway, I will never share your personal information, except in the case of the winner, so that you may receive your prize!

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Contact me at chiclyddie@gmail.com