The Fashionably Broke


Aug 19, 2014

All Day Look with Neutrogena

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During the week, my days are pretty long, I go to work all day and then I normally head out somewhere else right after. This leaves me always on the hunt for new beauty tips to take my look from day to night. I've found that using long-lasting makeup is really what does the trick. I'm excited to have partnered with Neutrogena and Target to show you a few of their new products that I've been using and loving to create the perfect #AllDayLook.

Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20
Healthy Volume Mascara
Nourishing Eyeliner
MoistureSmooth Lip Color Stick
Shine Control Powder

These three are my go-to's every morning: The Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup goes on strong, but is unbelievably lightweight, which are the two most important qualities in a foundation for me since I need good coverage while looking as natural as possible. Plus, since it's made by Neutrogena, a brand that I've trusted on my skin for as long as I can remember, I don't worry about break outs. The Healthy Volume Mascara truly does what it says and makes your lashes look so healthy. It goes on light, and not clumpy, which is perfect for daytime wear. And finally, I like a few swipes of the Moisture Smooth Color Stick on my lips in Juicy Peach. I love this pencil-type lip stick, it makes for such easy application on the go.

When four o'clock rolls around is when I break out these guys: The Nourishing Eyeliner in Spiced Chocolate is the perfect everyday shade and I love that the liner comes with a built-in smudge brush to really give it that natural look. Then there's the Shine Control Powder, which has become my new secret weapon. It's so bad for your skin to reapply makeup over makeup at the end of the day, so you just dab a little of this over any shiny spots instead and you're good to go.

It's amazing what only five great products can do! Be sure to head to Target and check out these products and more, like the Healthy Skin Blends Blush or the Healthy Skin 3-in-1 Concealer. Be sure to get 20% off of your purchase with this Cartwheel offer (available 8/16-8/30).

Also, Target and Neutrogena have teamed up to bring a Target Beauty Concierge event at select Target stores around the country this month! Events begin August 24th and there are limited quantities available so make sure you check with your local Target store for Beauty Concierge day and times. In the mean time, check out this video where Hayden Pantierre shares her night time beauty tips:

Aug 18, 2014

New Kicks

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Photos by Sara

Wearing: Lovers + Friends Dress from Anthom, Nike Air Max c/o JD Sports, Michael Kors Watch, French Connection Bag (love it in black), Phillip Lim Sunglasses c/o Iristocracy

I've always been a lover of the highest heels I could find. And, being that I'm petite, I wouldn't even look at a pair of flats most times. But, as I've gotten older (and wiser) I've finally realized that heels just aren't practical for every day life (seems like basic common sense, right? I swear I'm learning). So I'm making it a point to focus more on "everyday items," like comfortable clothes and shoes. Now when I say this, please don't start wearing your slippers around town and blame me. But rather, do invest in some flat shoes, like cute sneakers. You'll think that you'd rather spend that $50-$100 on a FAB pair of heels, but when you reach for those new kicks, literally, 5 days a week, you'll feel great about your wear vs. spend ratio and you'll never think twice about it again. Promise.

I had been searching for the perfect pair of Nike Air Maxes for me all summer, wanting mostly white with a touch of color that would work for any and all seasons. The best thing about sneakers... you can wear them all year long! I found these at JD Sports and they've been perfect. I can already see them with leather leggings and chunky, gray knits in the fall and winter. I love all of the street style photos featuring dresses and skirts paired with sneakers. You know, those ones that you think you could never pull off. Well, I finally went for it with this cool, little white dress from ANTHOM. At the risk of looking like I just was wearing them in between metro stops, I hope I got the right message across - "I'm just totally sporty and comfortable-chic." I think paired with a masculine watch and bag was just what the look needed to work. What do you think?

I couldn't find my Lovers + Friends dress anywhere for you online, but I've rounded up more of my favorites from them below.

Also, big thanks to Moki Media & Blo Blow Dry Bar for my blow out! Check them out if you have a location near you and tell them I sent you. :)

Aug 11, 2014

RED + WHITE

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~the details~

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Photos by Julien

Wearing: Topshop Top (on sale!), Topshop Jeans c/o Nordstrom Pentagon City, Michael Kors Peggy Wedges c/o Lord & Taylor, Zara Purse (very similar), Krewe du Optic Sunglasses c/o, Stella & Dot Enlighten Bracelet & Studded Cuff, Stella & Dot Pauline Ring, Zoe Chicco Heart Ring c/o Max & Chloe

For participating in an Instagram photo challenge with our friends at Nordstrom (Pentagon City) recently, I was able to pick out on item to keep and take home with me. Picking just one item in an entire department that I could easily get dressed in, head to toe, on any occasion, is a challenge in itself. But, I made it out alive and with a new pair of white jeans. They're a tiny bit high-waisted and moderately distressed and, even though I have a few pairs of white jeans already, were very necessary. White jeans, to me, are like white tees; You can never have enough. So, when you find one that you love, it's okay to just keep accumulating. You will wear them all, probably at least ten times each. It's fine.

This fun little red, stripped, fringe piece was hanging on the sale rack and I already had something to wear it with since I was getting the jeans...perfect! I really have a gift (and a curse) of always bringing pieces into the dressing room that go together perfectly. It results in convincing myself of buying everything because I'll be able to mix and match my new pieces to create multiple looks - Dressing room Eureka! Or, it's just that this is why brands release "collections," and not a bunch of random pieces that don't match. Duh. And the two paired with these luggage wedges from Lord & Taylor make me want to go to Paris, how about you?

Aug 8, 2014

Roughed Up Pony with Garnier

You might remember these fancy pictures of me in New York with my friend Tammy a while back on Instagram. Now, I'm finally able to share what we were working on - A hair tutorial video with Garnier! Garnier is a brand that I think we've all used countless times and I was super excited to try out some of their newest products before they hit the shelves. With a little help from the Garnier team, I learned how to use the Garnier Fructis Texture Tease to create a messy pony tail, and then tried out my new skills on Tammy. The "Roughed Up Pony," is a perfect summer hairstyle and, you know me, I love any hair style that has "messy" as a main component. I think every girl needs a perfectly undone hair style to turn to. Check out my newest video below to see the messy pony live in action, and I've also listed the steps out for you below! If you do happen to try this hairstyle (this weekend?), be sure to share it with us on Instagram @TheFashionablyBroke. We'd love to see your skills!

PS. Funny Story: I brought a suitcase FULL of clothes for this shoot, but ended up wearing the two things I bought at a T.J.Maxx in Brooklyn the day before. #typical

Wearing: Top & Shorts via T.J.Maxx, Jennifer Zeuner Necklace


How To: Roughed Up Pony Tail with Garnier Fructis Texture Tease Spray

1. Evenly spray the Texture Tease throughout your hair. Tip: Flip your hair away and spray at the roots to get that extra volume.

2. Using your fingers, work the spray through your hair to create that great texture and volume you want in your pony.

3. Pull your hair back into a loose, pony tail about half way down from the crown of your head.

4. Tug on a few of the top sections to create some extra height. As you'll see, it already looks like you teased your hair but you didn't even pick up a comb!

5. Spray the Texture Tease spray all throughout the body of your pony tail.

6. Using your fingers again, scrunch the pony to give it a messy, tousled look.


Also, I'm working on an upcoming post featuring the Garnier Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Hairspray, so check back in for another summer hairstyle tutorial soon!

Aug 5, 2014

Midriff

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Wearing: Topshop Jeans and Top c/o Nordstrom Pentagon City, Birkenstock Sandals, RayBan Sunglasses
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There was a period where showing your midriff was not cute, but right now I say go for it!

We don't mean just baring that little slit of skin between your waiste line and your shirt hem, we mean fully bellybutton and all! It's summer, so you might as well take advantage and let a little skin show. I find the midriff to really be the most effective when least expected; during the day. And best with some toned down basics, like baggy, boyfriend jeans and Birks, I think the look is super cool.

Topshop at Nordstrom has a great selection of tasteful crop tops if you're looking to scoop one up.

Isn't it funny how your view on something can do a complete 180 in a matter of seasons? With style becoming more personal than ever it seems, there's not much that's off limits these days.