January 2012 - The Fashionably Broke


{Old Town} in photos




our favorite pass time on the weekends has become to tour our city and those surrounding it.  Old Town, Alexandria, has become a favorite, which we find ourselves visiting frequently.  they have great window shopping, postcard-like scenery, our new favorite lunch spot Bumblefish, a walk-up style sushi place, and Flower can come, which is naturally the best part!  hope everyone else had a great weekend too! xo

STEM TEE, STEVE MADDEN BOOTS, BEALE SATCHEL, BURBERRY SUNGLASSES

Jan 30, 2012

a neon belt






since our "warm front" is apparently over, it's pretty necessary to bundle up if you're going to go outside these days.  this usually consists of a lot of layering covered up by a large coat and/or fur, and surprisingly, i know, the "big coat" look isn't really the style that most of us typically aim for [insert sarcastic tone here].  while browsing the already released, fall 2012 collections (you can never be too prepared for the next season) i discovered the perfect way to solve my winter blues ~ just belt it!  let your style translate from the outside in and try belting your outerwear next time you step out and brave the cold.  personally, I am loving a pop of neon right now to brighten any grim, winter outfits!

GAP TWIGHLIGHT BLUE SKINNY JEANS, LUSH BLOUSE, NORDSTROM VEST, SPRING 2012 LOFT BELT, STELLA & DOT AFTER THE RAIN bRACELET, VINTAGE RING, AMERICAN APARREL CARRY-ALL BAG, SAM EDELMAN PUMPS and MY SOCK BUN IN MY HAIR.

Jan 26, 2012

neon + navy






my lunch break usually consists of running some sort of last minute errand, sharing a dish at Pei Wei with my mom, and a pit stop at the Loft somewhere in between.  spring lines are already showing their colors, and Loft is not holding anything back this season.  the store all toghether is its own 'pop of color,' within the strip mall that it sits in.  drowning in neons and navy, nautical ensembles, while simultaneously realizing that my style is becoming a little more tailored these days.  i now am obsessivly enjoying a great pair of structured trousers and i've started to like outfits that actually match.  it seems to be a good thing for me, to have some structure in my life, or in my wardrobe at least... 

LOFT TROUSERS//TOP//BLAZER, KATE SPADE SUNGLASSES, AMERICAN APPAREL CARRY-ALL BAG, STELLA & DOT//JCREW JEWELRY

Jan 19, 2012

mustard yellow






i could re-organize my closet every day if I had the time.  for now, Iive settled on color-coding, which is not only aesthetically pleasing, but has turned out to be pretty functional as well.  i decided to monochrome my closet when it started trending here, and since then it has influenced lots of easy, no-think, monochrome outfits.  mustard hues are actually new to my color pallet.  it all started with this dress, which erika picked out for me as a gift from my boyfriend, and now every time i go shopping i find myself drawn to all mustard yellow clothes and accessories.  next came this slouchy sweater from Forever 21 and then a wallet from Anthropology.  it seems to go great with a light wash jean, and i am
especially loving how well it is complimented by all of my leopard print accessories, like this old belt my grandma recently passed down my way.  the color looks fabulous on Flower as well, don't you agree?


 {LUSH DRESS, FOREVER 21 SWEATER, DIBA BOOTIES, BESTY JOHNSON SUNNIES, 
STELLA & DOT JEWELRY, MICHAEL KORS WATCH, & LEATHEROCK BELT}  

Jan 16, 2012