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Cheap Chica’s Shopping Tip

Every Tuesday, I’ll be posting a new tip to help you on your quest to saving money while still looking chic and not sacrificing one ounce of style!

Tip for 11/04/08: Don’t spend money on basics or trend items!

The world of fashion is constantly changing and by the time you’re out buying the next big thing, French Vogue has already added it to it’s OUT list, so breaking the bank on something like this is a no-no.  Shop for basics at Old Navy or Target and look for those trendier items that you need to feel fashionably chic at H&M or Forever 21.  In most cases, you’ll find them for under $30!

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Every Tuesday, I’ll be posting a new tip to help you on your quest to saving money while still looking chic and not sacraficing one ounce of style!

Tip for 10/28/08: If you are going to splurge, invest only in a great ____!

The only items that are allowed to go here are: handbag, shoes, coat or a “multiple”.  A multiple is something you can wear many many times and can therefore amortize the cost over a long period of time. For example, a Mike&Chris leather jacket that you will own for a lifetime.  Having a nice ____ instantly ups the status of your whole outfit and makes jeans and a t-shirt (or anything you bought at Forever 21) look like a million dollars.

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CheapChica Shopping Tip

Every Tuesday, I’ll be posting a new tip to help you on your quest to saving money while still looking chic and not sacraficing one ounce of style! 

Tip for 10/21/08:  Make a shopping list before you go and stick to it!

Approach this as if you were going to the grocery store for your weekly shopping trip…you’d look up some recipies, take note of what you already have, make a list of all the ingredients your missing and only shop for those. 

Starty by looking at magazines and find pictures of the look you’re trying to achieve.  This will not only help you get inspired, but it will also open your eyes to new trends and new ways of putting clothes together.  Next, write down the looks you want and list out all of their components…shoes, accessories, etc.  Check your closet to see what you already own that could also work for this look and be creative…just because the outfit calls for a V-neck doesn’t mean a crew neck won’t work.   Once you take inventory, write down a list of items to purchase and then commit to buying only those things.

Lastly, DO NOT SHOP ON CREDIT CARDS!!  If you don’t have the cash to buy it, they you can’t have it.  Period.  Please also watch Suze Orman and pay attention this time!

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