Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

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I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

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Lilliana Vazquez Q&A: Looking Chic On The Cheap

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Lilliana+Vazquez Lilliana Vazquez Q&A: Looking Chic On The CheapI’ve often said that – even if I was a multi-millionaire – I’d still be clipping coupons, scouring the Internet for promo codes and making beelines for clearance racks. Deal-hunting gives me a sense of control in a world full of chaos – and one of the best recessionista resources is The Cheap Chica’s Guide To Style, a website that shines a spotlight on high fashion at low prices.

For me, bargain shopping is more than just a hobby. It’s a way of life. And as with any endeavor, practice makes perfect. So I was thrilled to chat up the blogger behind Cheap Chicas (and fellow Philadelphian), Lilliana Vazquez, and pick her brain about how to dress luxe for less.

Read on for Lilliana’s tips on looking fabulous within the framework of your own figure, budget, and lifestyle.

SP: When did you first fall in love with fashion and beauty?
LV:
My mom says out of the womb…even when I couldn’t talk she says I had a say in what I wore!

SP: What was your first big break as a style expert?
LV:
My first time on air at FOX4 in Dallas was my biggest break early on…since then I’ve turned it into a regular gig on NBC 10 in Philadelphia where I’m their fashion and style correspondent.

SP: What is your style philosophy?
LV:
I’m all about mixing. High and low, plaids and prints, pearls and denim. I love using unexpected pairings to create a look that’s unique and interesting and NOT predictable. Oh and style has nothing to do with money or labels…you can look just as good in head to toe thrift as you can in couture.

Chanel+Jumbo+Classic+Flap+Bag Lilliana Vazquez Q&A: Looking Chic On The CheapSP: What is the most treasured item in your closet?
LV:
My Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag…it’s my most prized possession!

SP: If you could spend the day with one fashion icon (living or deceased), who would it be and what would you do?
LV:
Coco Chanel and Christian Louboutin…they’re both masters. I’d have Coco edit my closet and dress me to her liking and have Louboutin personally fit my foot for a custom pair of shoes!

SP: What makes a woman ‘stylish?’
LV:
Confidence. You can wear anything if you have the attitude to pull it off…whether it’s pair of shoes from Payless or a Lanvin gown.

SP: Who are some of your favorite designers of all time?
LV:
Chanel, Balenciaga, Giambattista Valli, Lanvin.

SP: Which trends will be big this fall/winter?
LV:
Over the knee boots, excessively chunky knits, and motorcycle jackets.

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SP: Which trend(s) do you wish would die?
LV:
I love to have fun with fashion and trends are a part of that so I’m willing to try anything once…but I won’t spend money on super trendy items and I always advise my readers not to either.

SP: Current handbag obsessions?
LV:
I rarely spend money on “it” handbags…I have two or three classic bags that are designer but the rest of my collection is comprised of bags that cost $50 or less! Trends I’m loving are cross body for day and evening, 80′s inspired shapes like the drawstring and oversized clutches are my fave!!

SP: Which celebrities would you love to style and why?
LV:
Cameron Diaz because she’s fearless and has an amazing body to dress, Nicole Richie because I love her eclectic style and she’s petite like me, and January Jones because she’s so fresh and new on the fashion/celeb scene but has incredible potential!

SP: Where are your favorite places to shop?
LV:
Zara, Forever 21 (it’s my mecca and I visit at least 3x per week!), H&M, Cherry Hill Thrift Center, Barney’s Shoe Floor, Madewell, Ebay, Lulus.com, Target.

SP: What tips do you have for women who want star style on a budget?
LV:
Make a list of your celeb style icons and watch what they’re wearing. If you keep a close eye on their fashion choices you’ll start to see a few common threads (colors, textures, cuts, styles, etc) and those are the items you purchase at budget friendly stores like Forever 21 and H&M. These items are their “signatures” and by incorporating them into the clothes you already own, you won’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe to get their star style! Oh and for the best in celeb looks for less, go to my blog!!

SP: What are three fashion accessories every woman should own?
LV:
An amazing pair of nude pumps (4″ at least and your legs will look a mile long), a big, chunky statement necklace and tons and tons bangles that can be layered together!

nude+patent+pump Lilliana Vazquez Q&A: Looking Chic On The Cheap

SP: Can you share some figure-slimming fashion tips?
LV:
Use belts to accent your waist…especially in the Fall/Winter when you’re layering! Understand proportions and how they relate to your body…shortening a skirt by one inch or sending your blazer to a tailor to be taken in can make you look 2 sizes smaller!

SP: What products are staples in your makeup bag?
LV:
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Tarte Creme Blush, NARS Catfight Lipstick, CoverGirl LashBlast and I’ve never met a lipgloss I didn’t like!

lilliana+vazquez+beauty+favorites Lilliana Vazquez Q&A: Looking Chic On The Cheap

For more style tips and tweets, follow Lilliana on Better Philly and Twitter.

Kenzo Friends and Family: November 2-9, 2009

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Look What I Just Bought at Gilt Fuse

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 Look What I Just Bought at Gilt Fuse

Check out this Betsey Johnson watch I just bought at Gilt Fuse! It was only $56 (originally $115). Lately, I’ve been relying on my Blackberry for time checks – that was getting old. This sale couldn’t have been timed any more perfectly…I needed a watch desperately, and you know I can’t resist a leopard print sprinkled with rhinestones.

Forever 21 Makeup Line Sneak Peek

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forever+21+makeup+line+love+and+beauty Forever 21 Makeup Line Sneak Peek

Want a sneak peek at Forever 21‘s not-yet-released makeup line, Love & Beauty? Now through November 7, spend $75 at forever21.com and get a free lip gloss sample.

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And from November 8-14, use promo code MAKEUP10 to get 10% off all makeup from the Love & Beauty collection.

Ideeli Sales This Week

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Atelier Ideeli Sales This Week
AteLier Sale
Starts Monday, November 2
Up to 78% off

Suzi+Chin Ideeli Sales This Week
Suzi Chin Sale
Starts Monday, November 2
Up to 70% off

Harajuku+Lovers+Shoe Ideeli Sales This Week
Harajuku Lovers Sale
Starts Monday, November 2
Up to 53% off

Premium+Denim Ideeli Sales This Week
Premium Denim Sale
Starts Tuesday, November 3
Up to 73% off

Inshuti Ideeli Sales This Week
Inshuti Sale
Starts Tuesday, November 3
Up to 64% off

Lucca Ideeli Sales This Week
Lucca Sale
Starts Tuesday, November 3
Up to 70% off

Anolon Ideeli Sales This Week
Anolon Sale
Starts Tuesday, November 3
Up to 64% off

Victorinox+Swiss+Army+Watch Ideeli Sales This Week
Victorinox Swiss Army Sale
Starts Wednesday, November 4
Up to 50% off

Via+Spiga+Kids Ideeli Sales This Week
Via Spiga Kids Sale
Starts Thursday, November 5
Up to 54% off

Jessica+Simpson Ideeli Sales This Week
Jessica Simpson Sale
Starts Thursday, November 5
Up to 50% off

LNA Ideeli Sales This Week
LNA Sale
Starts Friday, November 6
Up to 80% off

Ideeli membership is free…click here for an invite, courtesy of Spoiled Pretty.

Treesje Handbag Sale at Ideeli.com: Get On This!

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treesje+asher Treesje Handbag Sale at Ideeli.com: Get On This!

I love me a Treesje handbag. In fact, I own three: the Asher satchel (above), Mortale Clutch, and Sophia hobo. Tomorrow, Ideeli.com is hosting a Treesje sale – and I plan to add to my collection. The sale begins at 11am, and prices start at just $173 (up to 54% off retail prices).

Here is sampling of the sale’s offerings:

treesje+willow Treesje Handbag Sale at Ideeli.com: Get On This!
Treesje Willow

treesje+marquis Treesje Handbag Sale at Ideeli.com: Get On This!
Treesje Marquis

treesje+avalon Treesje Handbag Sale at Ideeli.com: Get On This!
Treesje Avalon

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Treesje Cypress

Ideeli membership is free…click here for an invite, courtesy of Spoiled Pretty.

Lord & Taylor Friends and Family: Take Additional 25% Off!

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lord+and+taylor+friends+and+family Lord & Taylor Friends and Family: Take Additional 25% Off!

Hey, chicas! Remember the coat that I bought on Friday – and I saved $141 on it? Well, guess what? You can save MORE!

Lord & Taylor‘s Friends and Family promotion starts Wednesday in stores – but you can start saving now online! With the Friends & Family discount, the Ellen Tracy coat I paid $219 for will only cost you $187.50…plus, you’d qualify for free standard shipping! Simply enter promo code FRIENDS at checkout.

If you’d prefer to shop the good ole fashioned way, check out the printable coupon below.

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