I previously did an about me/about the blog post but I've come to think it was a bit rushed. For everyone who is just visiting for the first time or has been enjoying my Stop Starving! series, I'd like to say thanks for visiting! This is the first of two posts to better explain Chic and Savvy.

Everyone knows, money is a constraint. But how do you save money when style is a parameter too?


(noun) |ˈshēk| smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner - Merriam Webster

Classy OutfitSource For many of us the transition to working professional means that class and sophistication (at least some effort towards the two) are a must‎. Dollar General deals are great, but what about when they're not?

Chic is for the times my parents were looking to buy shoes for a family of 6 in the early 00's. Discount shoe stores were not what they are today. I remember lamenting about the style lack of fashionable options. In truth there were better options for cheaper prices, but who had the time to put in the effort for so many people?

If something is ugly, but sold for only $20, is it really $20 well spent?

I do believe in compromise and a sober approach to prioritizing needs over wants. However, I find that class doesn't have to be the compromise when money is tight.

(adjective) a classy, sophisticated manner, much like audrey hepburn. it is classy, glamorous, without being a pushover, and without being flashy. its an element of class. - Urban Dictionary

You can furnish an apartment with just the essentials and do it with style. You can save money on lunch options without turning your diet into a survey of industrial food products. ‎I do and I want you to know how too.

A Few FAQ's

Is this another food blog?

Yes, and no. My blog is about living well on tight finances. Food is a huge portion of most people's expenditures. It's also one of my favorite things to shop for.

Is this a guide to extreme couponing in NYC?

Sadly, no. I do advocate for and personally believe in bargain hunting and using discount codes; many times the bargains I'll get will look this way. I am not an extreme couponer. I have no idea how to pull off those kinds of savings in the suburbs, let alone, in the big city.

Will I sell products or services?

I want to provide tips and advice that I personally use, have used, or have seen work before. Typically I will advocate for a product or service I currently use. If these business have affiliate links or a share program, I'll often use them.