Jul 28, 2014

Sunday Slip Dressing

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Wearing: Free People Eyelashes Slip Dress c/o, Birkenstock Sandals, Krewe du Optic Sunglasses c/o, Three Jane NY Map Necklace c/o, Zoe Chico Ring c/o, Alex & Ani Bracelets

If you haven't purchased at least one slip dress yet this summer, let me introduce you. It's easily one of the most comfortable and versatile pieces to have in your closet. Minimal is the new bold, and a lace-trimmed, slip dress is just that. Free People has a big selection of slip dresses that work just as well for layering or on their own. I think it's also a perfectly flirty date outfit, so I wore it to brunch on Sunday with my man. In the fall, I'm going to love wearing sweaters over this one for a more 'skirt and top' kind of look, and with booties! It also comes in seven amazing colors and Eggplant is next on my list.

Jul 25, 2014

Instagram Update: What Is LIKEtoKNOW:IT?

If you're following us on Instagram, then you probably noticed that we started to mention something called "LIKEtoKNOW:IT" in our posts lately. You're probably wondering what it is and why we're posting a link in Instagram, because you can't even click links in Instagram (rude)! Well, LIKEtoKNOW:IT is actually a really cool Instagram plug-in that allows you to shop the items, or similar items, that we feature in our posts straight from your email inbox. Let me show you what we mean...

One of the most common questions asked on Instagram is, "Where did you get that?" Rather than just tell you "Nordstrom," and leave you to begin an endless search to find that exact item on the entire Nordstrom website, you can use the LIKEtoKNOW:IT feature to have that exact item link sent to you via email on an instant, daily or weekly basis (your choice!). Also, sometimes the items we wear aren't available anymore, but we have found you some similar options to shop from. This is how we can easily send you those suggestions as well. And, at any time, you can visit the "Instagram Outfits" tab on our blog at any time to shop all of our past posts from our personal LIKEtoKNOW:IT site.

Here's an example of a recent post that included LIKEtoKNOW:IT and the email that you would recieve if you were a registered LIKEtoKNOW:IT user and had Liked this photo on Instagram. As you can see, we've included some of the exact items we are wearing, which you can directly click through to shop, along with some similar items that we suggest as good alternatives to any of the pieces that are no longer available. Below, is another example of an outfit you could Like on Instagram and then shop from your inbox...

So, now that you know why we've been posting these crazy combinations of letters and numbers and un-clickable links on our Instagram posts, there's only a few things left for you to do to get started using this amazing feature:

1. Register on the www.LIKEtoKNOW.IT website

2. Like Instagrams that include the www.liketk.it/xyz links

3. Receive ready-to-shop product links in your inbox

If you aren't interested in this feature, don't worry, just keep on following @TheFashionablyBroke and Liking our posts, as you won't receive any extra emails if you haven't signed up. And, as always, thanks for following along and we hope you have a great weekend!

Jul 24, 2014

walking vacation

Photos by Cheralee

Wearing: Lord & Taylor 424 Fifth Skirt (on sale!), Sole Society Shoes c/o (on sale!), Sole Society Bag c/o, Ray-Ban Sunglasses

No, I didn't turn my clutch in to a skirt, I just bought two things in the same print because I just loved it that much! I discovered 424 Fifth, the maker of my new skirt and clutch, when Tammy and I hosted a summer sandals fashion show at Lord & Taylor last month. 424 Fifth is a Lord & Taylor brand that finds the right mix of polished and cool. Created for the 9-5 girl, who has a not-so-conservative office dress code, the collection is filled with pieces that can carry you from work to play. I'm thinking this skirt could be fabulous at the office with a light sweater and pumps as the temperature cools down. I can guarantee you'll see 424 Fifth become more of a regular sighting on this blog.

Now, let's talk accessories! Sole Society is another regular around here and if you haven't visited their site yet, then you're missing out. Their quality and styles are the best and we find ourselves picking up new styles more often than our wallets would like to admit. To spread the love, we've teamed up with Sole Society for a really fun giveaway so that you can see just what we're talking about. It's super easy to enter and it's all about you and a friend winning, so good luck!

Sole Society Giveaway: 1 Pair of Shoes + 1 Handbag, Winners' choice!

Official Rules: Prizes do not include Bestie Brands, only Sole Society styles. First winner will get to choose which prize they would like to claim, handbag or shoes. Giveaway ends July 31st.

To enter, complete as many of the below entries as you would like:

1. "Like" The Fashionably Broke on Facebook and tag a friend in the comments section

2. Follow @NatalieandErika on Twitter and share a link to the giveaway with a friend
Example Tweet: "I just entered @NatalieandErika's @SoleSociety Giveaway, you should too @tagafriendhere! http://bit.ly/1rOYuy3
"

3. Follow @TheFashionablyBroke on Instagram and tag a friend in the comments section

Jul 23, 2014

Pineapples For The Win

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Because your phone needs to look good too, right?

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Wearing: Lahaina Purple and Beverly Hills Sonix iPhone Cases c/o, Free People Dress c/o, Alex & Ani Bracelets

If you're looking for cute tech accessories for your GalaxyS5, iPhone or iPad, meet Sonix. A new brand we recently discovered, they specialize in meeting fashion with function, which you know we love. Their iPhone cases have dual layers for extra protection; a rubber case and a hard shell. If you're like me Erika, you will really love the raised rubber edges which protect your screen from any damage if when you drop it (love ya, Sista!). But the best part is, they are a totally trend conscious brand, always coming up with the cutest designs, so you never have to worry about your phone or tablet going out of style. Case and point: The Lahania Purple and Beverly Hills iPhone cases. What's hotter than pineapples and palm print this summer? Oh, yeah...Nothing! Don't worry, if you're more of a white and gold stripes kind of gal, they've got you covered too. :)


Jul 22, 2014

Earring Game

photos by Tammy

Wearing: Target Tee, AEO Jeans, T.J.Maxx Shoes, 424 Fifth Clutch, Ray-Ban Sunglasses, Les Nereides Earrings c/o

Last week my friend Haya and I were talking about how we love earrings but didn't like how they looked on us. I'm more of a bracelet and ring kind of girl. And we both agreed we always end up feeling like they're just "too much." But, when I got these amazing statement earrings from Les Nereides, I knew exactly how I wanted to wear them; dressed down, of course, with baggy jeans, a relaxed tee and heels. I took off my necklaces, and let my hair air dry that day as well, because I really wanted things to stay simple and casual, even with such a large and brightly colored earring. This look would have been really cute with a pony tail too, I think I'll try that next time. This is why I always say, don't rule anything out from your wardrobe or style. Dressing is really a science, you just have to find that magical equation that your comfortable with and then stick with it.