Cheap & ChicCheap & Chic: April 2009

Editor’s Note: We’re thrilled to tell you about our newest feature called “Cheap & Chic.”  We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re giving you what you want! This monthly installment will include obsession-worthy items that each of our editors have personally picked out – and they’re all $50 or under. Now you don’t have to feel guilty if you indulge and purchase (and we won’t either)!

ONE. Anthropologie Ikat Bowls — I’m totally obsessed with these gorgeous bowls. Every time I’m at an Anthropologie store, I can’t help but stop by and pick these up to look at. This dramatic print is done in an oversized ikat print that is so classic, yet modern. At $14, these totally are an affordable luxury that I might just have to buy this month as a treat to myself. – Connie

TWO. Urban Outfitters Delicate Initial Necklace — I love the cute, vintage feel of this initial necklace from Urban Outfitters. The double set of chains give it a layered look, with one longer and one shorter chain. The small charm and initial pendant are indeed delicate, yet the pretty script writing of the initial letter definitely draws your attention. I can already picture myself wearing this with a variety of outfits throughout the seasons. Not bad at all for $18! – Nina

THREE. Old Navy Sweater Knit Shrugs — The perfect transition item to take you from spring to summer, these Sweater Knit Shrugs will look adorable over a tank top or camisole and instantly make any outfit a little more polished.  They’re available in a whopping nine different colors (I can’t decide whether I like the Heather Gray or Purple Grape the most – and I know I need the basic New Black one), but since they’re only $19.50, you can afford to get them in as many shades as you’d like. They’re also 100% cotton, so you can take them anywhere (like the beach) and simply toss them in the washing machine when you get home. – Stacey

FOUR. Casey Cuff — has some amazingly beautiful jewelry pieces priced under $20.  What I love about their selection is that they’re not designer knockoffs and they don’t look or feel cheap. My pick of the moment is the Casey Cuff- which looks like it should be worth 10x as much with its beautiful detailing.  It would go well with a variety of outfits in my closet and perfect for any season. Can’t beat that for $16!– Carolyn

FIVE. Fred Flare USB Tulip Hub — Leave it to Fred Flare to find the cutest little USB hub that ever existed!  Although my laptop comes equipped with 2 USB hubs of its own, I’m always needing more space for when I’m uploading pictures of my most recent night out with my digital camera, downloading new music to my iPod, or downloading some new books to my digital Sony reader. Luckily, this USB hub makes it cute and eye-catching to have extra USB hubs, with 4 additional USB spaces, each of which is housed in a red tulip.  At $22, it’s also affordable and practical, with my favorite combination of design and function! – Kathleen

Tell us, what are your Cheap & Chic finds this month?


  1. Dana  |  30 April 2009 at 8:07 AM

    The Old Navy link isn’t working- is the shrug still available online? It’s adorable!

  2. Nina  |  30 April 2009 at 8:52 AM

    Hi Dana, sadly, it looks like it is sold out online. I’d call your closest Old Navy store to see if they have it in stock. I hope you’re able to snag one, they are really cute!

  3. Vanessa  |  30 April 2009 at 9:23 AM

    Thanks for sticking to the intent of this feature! So many places that do “great stuff for under $50” (or any other amount) always seem to end up with stuff that costs $49.99.

  4. Carolyn  |  30 April 2009 at 9:39 AM

    Thanks Vanessa! We have a lot of fun finding cheap and chic stuff because who doesn’t like a deal!

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