Neon Maxi

The weather outside today is amazing! Right?!  So I decided to finally take pictures in this skirt that I made a few weeks ago that you may have seen on Instagram (@CheapbutChic).  Spring is the time to bring out those maxi skirts and dresses.  This year I decided that I wanted to make a few for my Spring/ Summer wardrobe.

skirtstripesLet’s talk about how amazing this fabric is!  I purchased it from Hancock fabrics.  If I can recall correctly, I think its a polyester and rayon mix.  This fabric is usually used for maxi skirts and dress.  It drapes on your body beautifully, it’s lightweight, and it feels great. I definitely recommend that you pick up some fabric and make a few maxi skirts for this year.  They are easily worn to make you look and feel like you are well put together. So here is my pulled together look.  I ran errands today, so I paired it with a basic black tank top, neon statement necklace and flip-flops from Charlotte Russe.
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This skirt is can be made using my recent tutorial that I recent uploaded onto my YouTube channel.  One change I made that was different from the video tutorial, is that I inserted an invisible zipper instead of a regular zipper.  A regular zipper would work, but I feel that invisible zippers give a cleaner finish. Click link below:
DIY Gather Skirt

Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@CheapbutChic) and on Facebook (Cheap but Chic) for pictures of future posts and behind the scenes photos.
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YouTube 5000 Subscriber Giveaway

Hi guys!  Hope you all are doing well.  In appreciation of all the love and support of my YouTube channel, I decided that I would do a giveaway.  Yaaaayyyy!!!
Check out the following video to see what you’ll win and the rules will also be listed below.
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RULES FOR GIVEAWAY:

1) Be a subscriber to this channel
2) Follow one of my other other social media sites (My blog, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumbler, etc) All social media links below rules.
3) Comment below with your social media site username
4) “LIKE” Victor Alexander Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/victoralexanderco?fref=ts
5) Giveaway ends  Dec23, 2013.  Winner Announced Dec 24.

Good Luck!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

Summer flew by so quickly, but when it came to DIYing and making my own clothes, I learned so much and I had a ton of fun along the way. I have already started posting looks for my Fall wardrobe but before I continue on I wanted to look back on my favorite looks from the Summer of 2013.
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Fall is my all time favorite part of the year. So with that said, I decided that I was going to go all out this year for Fall. Be prepared for more amazing DIY Fall clothing items to add to your wardrobe, Fall Décor, and my favorite…Home Décor. So put your seatbelts on ladies and gentlemen because we are going to be busy this season.
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If you haven’t already, be sure to follow me on Facebook (Link on the left column of my blog) and/or Instagram (cheapbutchic) so that you are able to get sneak peeks of DIY videos that I will be posting on my YouTube Channel every Tuesday. I have already posted what project we will doing this Tuesday, so who’s excited. I know I am! Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you won’t miss out.

Also, have you checked out my online shop yet?  I have a ton of fashion accessories that will go great with your Fall wardrobe this year. I would love your support.  www.shopmyclozet.etsy.com or follow on IG (shopclozet)
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Alright guys, let’s say goodbye to Summer and let us welcome Fall.

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DIY Couture High Low Skirt

A trend that was hot last year and even hotter this year is the High-Low skirt.  My fabric choice for this skirt is chiffon.  It presents itself to be feminine and soft.  I love the way the silhouette of the skirts sways when you walk; it’s so graceful.
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(This skirt above will be posted in a future OOTD)

Just like every other article of clothing purchased in retail, quality skirt like these do run pretty high; between $75 to about a couple hundred dollars.  Who has that kind of money to spend on a skirt?  I surely don’t so I decided to make a couple of my own. Below is a list of supplies I used to make this skirt.  This DIY is easy and fun.  I’m sure you will probably make more than one. (Hey! That rhymes!)
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Note:  When shopping for fabric, always check the Clearance first.  I found the multi-colored one for less than $5/yd.  You will need about 1.5-2 yards depending on your height.  Also, don’t be in a hurry to purchase fabric. Wait for the sales or 50% off coupons. One more key thing to remember is JoAnn’s and Hancock Fabrics always has .99 sales on their patters. NEVER pay full price on patterns. Keep a look out for the sales on those and stock up when you can. My local fabric store has excellent sales every week. My husband has to pay me to stay out of there. LOL!
If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel yet, subscribe today!  Enjoy the video and please be sure to rate, comment and subscribe.

get the lookDSC_0053DSC_0081DSC_0060 Tank Top: Forever 21
Shoes: Urbanog.com (These heels run 1/2 size big)
Necklace: Charlotte Russe Outlet
Watch: Target
Ring: Charlotte Russe Outlet
Fabric for Skirt: Hancock Fabrics
Butterick Pattern: Joann Fabrics
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Fashion Challenge of the Week

What better way to start off a new year than to THRIFT!!!  I’m sure that most of your New Year’s resolutions are to start saving money.  The love of fashion for a lot of us burns a lot of our cash so why not thrift.  I am all about thrifting.  You can save loads of money and you are able to basically find your self by recreating your own style by what you find in thrift stores.  If you have never thrifted a day in your life, start today and see what hidden treasures are in store at your local thrift store.  On Thursday, I will check up on you on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cheapbutchic) where you can post your fabulous finds that you found at the thrift store.  Alrighty then,  good luck and have fun.
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Home for the Holidays: Home Decor

Hello Ladies and Gents!  This is an extremely busy time of the year for me and my family and I definitely find so much joy in doing diy’s and crafts during the holiday season with them.  Unfortunately, I don’t have … Continue reading

Thrifting Thursdays:BCBG

Thrifting Thursdays:BCBG

As most of you already know, I LOVE Thrifting.  You can find AMAZING things in the Thrift Store for dirt cheap and I love it. Today I would like everyone to post their favorite Thrift Store find.  It doesn’t matter when … Continue reading

Fashion Challenge of the Week

Fashion Challenge of the Week

Ok, so i hope you all enjoyed the DIY portion of the Home for the Holidays series.  I’m excited to tell you that I have a Home Edition of that same series.  The projects that I will be filming are … Continue reading