June 2012 - The Fashionably Broke

fake outfit layering

DSC_0292 DSC_0319 DSC_0337 DSC_0322 DSC_0331 DSC_0346 how to best layer clothing? in the case of this dress, you don't. disguised as a shirt and skirt, it's a full monochromatic, layered outfit all in itself. erika does however layer on a denim jacket and voila, the perfectly layered outfit. the weather in dc has been so miserably hot though this week that i have been doing actually the exact opposite of layering. hoping it cools down soon!

especially loving this look because it sort of resembles that whole matching top and bottom look that i have been attempting a lot lately. i tried to buy the matching blouse to these shorts today, but was not well when i discovered they didn't have my size. don't you hate that? day ruiner.

can you tell from this post though that we have agreed, mixing metals is okay? and were these studded sam edelman ankle boots the best purchase erika has probably made to date? we say, yes.

erika wore this outfit to the La Petite Marmoset showroom opening party, which was in the most amazing space and where i purchased a super hot, high-low, vintage LPM dress (obviously, i've already worn it and hopefully it will be blogged by next week). there's nothing better than having friends in the business of redesigning vintage clothes, right? love you Katherine & Ashley!

you can check out the rest of the photos from the event here on our facebook page.

Dress via Urban Outfitters | Abercrombie & Fitch Denim Jacket (similar) | Bebe Purse (old) | Stella & Dot Necklace, Ring | Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch | Sam Edelman Pax Ankle Boots

Jun 22, 2012



very excited to share this with you. firstly, because it's our first time working with a professional artist. and secondly, because this means big things for this blog. photography just went up about a billion points around here.

this was our first shoot (of one of my favorite outfits) with our new photog. i can't wait to tell you more about him and to share the rest of the photos with you soon. my apologies to your eyes in advance for any posts that aren't photographed by Alex from here on out.


Photography by: Alexander Darvishian

Jun 14, 2012

festival fashion

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and by 'festival fashion' i mean what i wore to the bull run wine festival, which is only my best friend and I's favorite day of the year, where what we wear is almost as important as what we drink. our festival fashion is very important to us on this day. it's really a free-for-all at festivals, to wear your most hippie-chic outfit and colorful jewelry (or sundress and jack rogers, if you're the masses). we wore rompers, we sat indian style and ate corn dogs, and we briefly had panic attacks when i lost my phone in a field. all typical of your casual, drunken wine festival, better known by its technical term - 'adult power hour for wine-o's.'

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isn't she cute? by the way kendall, you're hired.

for more festival fashion inspiration from moi, visit here, here, and here.

Kimchi Blue Romper (love this one)| Loft White Button-Down | Vince Camuto Braden High Heel Boots | Zara Messenger Bag | Stella & Dot, Tinn Lily, She's Unique, Vintage Jewelry


p.s. - have you entered our giveaway yet?

Jun 13, 2012

little white summer dress

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it's that time of year again, to pull out those little white summer dresses from hiding.  i have a favorite that i wait all year to wear, that i found thrifting in Philadelphia on a business trip (there is a recap of the trip if you want to read more).  just to make sure i am being honest here, it was my cousin's business trip, and i was just there to eat, drink, and shop.  and it was a great time.  if you have never been to a buffalo exchange i highly recommend it.  it was there that i found this little white dress (which, is made of the loveliest, soft material), along with few of my other favorite pieces in my wardrobe to date.  are you wearing your summer whites yet?  this is how i feel about it - i've gone to the beach.  i'm tan.  it's time.

wearing my hair up in pictures kind of gives me anxiety, but i was in a rush, so a top knot had to do. i suprisingly enjoyed the way it turned out though. i would love to hear your thoughts on my up-do! xx

Little White Dress via Buffalo Exchange | Zara Messenger Bag | Steve Madden Luxe Heels | Stella & Dot Layering Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings | Vintage, Tiffany's Rings | Betsy Johnson Sunglasses | Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti

Photography by: SpicyCandyDC

Jun 4, 2012