Introducing Chic Steals’ Newest Sponsor:!

PLEASE NOTE: This post is from November 2011, and after this post was published continued to do business online for a few months.  On July 6, 2012 I was alerted by one of my readers that their website has been down for quite some time, and there is no information on where the company went.  I have not yet been able to track down the story on, but it’s looking like now the company may have gone out of business.  Sometimes online retailing is not a long-lived endeavor.



 You guys may have noticed a new banner in my sidebar: that’s from, a brand-new one-stop online accessories shop.  Having just launched at the end of July they’re new on the scene, but offer a great selection of jewelry, handbags, scarves, belts, and watches, all entirely merchandised by color. This way it becomes easy to accessorize your wardrobe in a variety of different hues, all with the simple click of a button!

The interface tiles items in a similar way to Pinterest, so shopping becomes faster and more visually appealing.  They also offer their exclusive “Matchmaker Tool” (above): a clickable tab in all item subcategories that allows you to compare two different items and coordinate them color-wise as you shop.  They also offer designer fragrances (and bags by Big Buddha in addition to their own line) – and nothing is over $150.

They have great discounts the more items you buy; purchase 2, 3, or 4 items of the same color & receive 10%, 15% or 20% off your order respectively.  Shipping is a $5 flat rate to all U.S. customers, and you get Free Shipping with orders of $75+.

With December only a few days away, now is a great time to snag a pretty, sparkly bauble for your next holiday party – or gift to that special someone.  (I’m coveting that gorgeous nude-colored Floret Bag and their yellow Goldenrod Necklace – so pretty!)  If you missed out on winning the giveaway generously hosted here on Chic Steals, you can still get in on the action with the following coupon code:

50% OFF any order at

use code ChicTreat


So if you saw anything you liked – now’s the time to snap something up!  Thanks so much to for being my latest sponsor, and please check them out!





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Introducing Chic Steals’ Newest Sponsor

I’m so excited to introduce to you, a brand-new sponsor for Chic Steals through the month of August!

Founded in 2008, is the culmination of over 50 years of combined professional expertise in the diamond and jewelry industries. For decades the company’s founders and management have been offering high-end jewelry and diamonds to the public in retail stores throughout the United States. They also have a showroom in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where you can visit and see their array of jewelry and loose diamonds, as well as consult with a staff jeweler to create a custom crafted piece.

Now that it’s the end of May and we’re heading into engagement and wedding season fine jewelry might be on your mind – or not – but even so this site is incredibly extensive and the photos (and product videos) are brilliantly-detailed so you always know exactly what you’re getting.  Plus – they’re pretty affordable compared to some other online fine jeweler’s, and seeing all the types of rings and settings and diamonds they offer, I now wish I could go back in time and get my wedding band from Zoara instead.  (*sigh*  Something to keep in mind for an upcoming anniversary perhaps…)

(from left to right: Heart-Shaped Engagement Ring, Scroll Accent Diamond Stud Earrings, Multi Hoop Earrings, Diamond Studded Key to My Heart Pendant)

They boast a fabulous array of diamond and pearl stud earrings, engagement and wedding bands, right-hand rings, religious jewelry, bracelets, men’s jewelry, and diamond pendants.  Even more appealing to a DIY’er like myself is their option to Design Your Own Engagement Ring, where you can choose first the cut of diamond, and then the setting to go with it. (just click on the Search button in the “My Ring” box to the right of their screen to access the diamond selection tool)

Rings are available in 14k or 18k, white gold, yellow gold, or platinum, so there’s guaranteed something for everyone.

The company founders and management are involved in the world’s leading professional diamond and jewelry communities for decades – which means that when you buy from them, you get tons of expertise at the click of a mouse.  Today, they continue to serve as members of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT), and the Manufacturing Jewelers Suppliers of America (MJSA).  Their operations stretch the globe, including Belgium, Israel, Brazil, and India.

If you’ve ever wanted to design your own engagement or wedding ring, or thought about buying a piece of fine jewelry (or adding one to your birthday/anniversary wishlist!;-) definitely check them out, price things, and see if there’s anything sparkly that happens to catch your eye!

AND has generously offered an exclusive coupon code to all my readers:

Get 10% off all jewelry with code CHIC10 at checkout!

(excludes loose diamonds)


Thanks for being a sponsor!

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Introducing New Sponsor for March: Dahlia Soleil Collection (and Giveaway Winner!)

I’m so excited to introduce Chic Steals‘ newest sponsor for the month of March:

Dahlia Soleil Collection

If you missed the Slouchy Hat Giveaway post a couple posts back, the line began as a way for creator and owner Paulette to stay home with her newborn daughter as long as she could, developing over the years from a crafty hobby into a full-fledged line of unique and whimsical accessories.

In her Etsy shop she sells embellished, crocheted hats, beautiful felt appliques and patterns (sewing and crocheting enthusiasts, take note!!), chunky-knit gloves, and appliqued tees.  Paulette is a fourth-generation crocheter who migrated from Barbados (the same island Rihanna is from!) to New York, and still creates everything in her shop by hand, crocheting the hats and cutting and embroidering the felt appliques.
She was a featured designer in the Studio Museum in Harlem store in 2009 and is currently working on a large order for a retail chain store in Japan. (!!)  Her collection is heavily influenced by the huge variety of natural landscapes, flowers, and birds from her native Barbados. Her upcoming Spring Collection features a number of embroidered appliques hand-drawn and designed to look very organic and earthy.  One of her bestselling items (that was just available in the Giveaway) is her signature Slouchy Hat, available in a rainbow of colors with an adorable embroidered applique or sweet crochet flower on the side.

And the winner of the Gray Slouchy Hat with Flower from the Dahlia Soleil Collection is…

Entry #30: abby anderson!

I’ll be contacting you for your info soon.

Even if you didn’t win and are hankering after owning one of her pieces, Paulette has created a discount code especially for you to use in her Etsy store: use code chicsteals2011 and receive 15% off your order!

Check out the Dahlia Soleil Collection on Etsy

And follow her on Twitter and check her out on Facebook and show her some love.  Thanks for being a sponsor of Chic Steals, Paulette!

{Also, if you are a small business or blogger with a site related to fashion, handicrafts, crafty tools/supplies, affordable shopping, or anything else contextually-related, and interested on advertising or hosting a giveaway on my blog, I still have some sponsorships available for this month!  Email me for details.}



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