September 2012 - The Fashionably Broke


soft tee

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we're softy's for a nice, soft tee, but really, who isn't? a tee is such a wardrobe staple, so it's important to find the ones that fit you the best and essentially feel the best.
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cost really isn't a factor in this situation though (as i spend fourty dollars on a tee shirt) because i put it on and it feels amazing against my skin and then this is where i give myself a little pep talk. you know the usual, "but i will wear it SO much," "it's TOTALLY worth it." and bam - i'm spending more on a plain, gray tee than i do on food. which is something you need to live, ya know? but i may need this tee to live too, so. DSC_0528 DSC_0536
and then there's that whole back cut-out thing, just making it worth every penny.
so everyone, meet my new favorite tee.

Tee Shirt via Nordstrom Rack | Loft Cargo Pants | Lucky Brand Heels | Street Level Mini Bag | Stella & Dot Bracelets, Rings | Michael Kors Fashion Night Out Sunglasses | Craft Fair Necklace | Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch

ONE MORE THING! Today is the last day to vote for me in the Face of Caravelle contest!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE & thanks so much!!
xx E

Sep 28, 2012

new york snap shots

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featured outfits posts the pants, Day 1: little white dress,Day 1: leopard, leather mini in the diet pepsi lounge

featured bloggers Sara of High Fashion 4 Less, Liz of Late Afternoon, Shea of Cheyenne Meets Chanel,
Krystal of This Time Tomorrow

featured shows BCBGMAXAZRIA, W118 by Walter Baker, Rebecca Minkoff

Sep 26, 2012

the more "electric" take on Nectar Sunglasses


 
 
as summer turned to fall this weekend, I have been reminiscing about all of the awesome things I was able to do during my "time off" as a recent grad. one of my favorite/most awesome pastimes this summer (besides laying out and beaching it, of course) was heading to music festivals. it was only natural that when Nectar gave us the option to choose from all these fresh shades that I knew exactly what festival I would be wearing them to... Electric Zoo (yes, that rhymed hehe!).  and let me tell you, not only did I look super rad and electric, but they also worked like a charm and kept the sun out of my eyes so I could continue my sweet dance moves without being blinded (and injuring bystanders). I'm currently on the search for my next pair(s) and I am beginning to lean towards the pompano and the zeezo! What do you think?

Forever21 Shorts (Hot Pants) (super hot lace pair) & Sleeveless Roaring Tiger Graphic TeeSteve Madden Combat Boots (wanting these) |  c/o Nectar Sunglasses - Stoke | Gifted Headband (similar)

Sep 25, 2012

mirrored // Nectar Sunglasses

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meet nectar sunglasses! this is such a fun brand, celebrating those who live in the moment, and we really couldn't wait to share them with you. they carry a line of sunglasses, where not only the frames come in a ray of fun colors, but so do the lenses. priced from $13-$25, you can afford to get one of each color. you can even customize your own pair to order. and the best part is, if you lose or break them, just send them back and they will replace them with a brand new pair. amazing! these are the kinds of things i live for to find - a feel-good lifestyle brand, a great pair of mirrored sunglasses, and a refund policy that just brightens my day.

c/o Nectar Starboard Sunglasses

Sep 24, 2012

on the runway // Old Navy Fit for Fall Event

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the Old Navy Rockstar Skinny, perfect fit for every body!

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this was the runway we were working with. what's up Bryant Park!

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one of the funniest women ever, the Jenny McCarthy, hosted the big show
(couldn't be happier)

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with new friends Amanda, Amy, Megan, and Melissa after our runway debut

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loving the plum Rockstar's Jenny chose

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Old Navy finished the show off with a performance from the Backstreet Boys

last Friday, I had the privilege of being an honorary walker in the Old Navy Fit for Fall Runway Event, where myself and hundreds of other girls walked the (huge) runway in Bryant Park in Old Navy's Rockstar Skinny Jeans. obviously, my favorite part should have been walking the runway in front of thousdands of people, or the Backstreet Boys, but the clothes-a-holic in me was more excited about discovering these jeans! now i truly know what Old Navy means when they say they are a great fit for every body. they are just so stretchy and light and comfortable i can't see anybody not enjoying wearing them. jeans are sometimes the death of me. i feel so constrained, or stiff, so they are not my number one choice when it comes to getting dressed. i want as little things touching me as possible (you know, like a five year old?).

but the Old Navy Rockstar Skinny --- it's like butter. not to mention how many colors they come in and that they are only $30. you really are set for life with this line (you just get one of each color, duh). of course, i picked a sort of non-color, if you will, and went with the brown. do you know me at all? i love me some neutrals. confession - i did go ahead and get my self a plum pair too, seen on Jenny above. that color is practically thee color this fall, so it was really out of my hands.

also, you can check out a video of my runway skills and see a glimpse of what the event was like below!
until next time NY!
xx

This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Shop online or In Stores and find your perfect-fitting pair of The Rockstar skinny jeans at Old Navy.

Sep 21, 2012

Get Lucky Swap & Pop-Up Shop

it's that time again for the fashionably broke, not to shop, but swap! Dewdrop presents GET LUCKY SWAP & POP UP SHOP to benefit Good Girls DC and Martha's Outfitters!

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012

(Rain date is September 22)
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Location: 777 7th Street, NW
Just dial 100 to get in!

The event will take place at the swanky rooftop lounge on the 3rd Floor, above the
Gallery Place Metro, in the trendy Chinatown neighborhood of DC.

Drop off times for items are from 2:00pm-3:45pm

All seasons and all sizes are welcome and encouraged!

Still need more good fortune?
Bring any of these designer jeans, Lucky Brand, Seven for All Mankind, and
True Religion, and get two more items to take home for each pair!

Be sure to come check out the Pop Up Shop, open the entire event, where you can buy that special piece from abulous local apparel & accessory designers!

At 4:00pm, DC style bloggers, including your favorite fashionably broke girlfriends (us), will kick off the swap with a fashion show, strutting the hottest fall trends and showcasing our styled look for less. We will each be creating a look right off the racks of the swap!

And if you can arrive early, come join us for a VIP Lucky Charm Cocktail Hour from 2:30-3:30pm and enjoy drinks, apps, and get the VIP treatment with an exclusive fall trend update from a major fashion expert!

 
Check out some of the great finds from my last swap here & here
 
For more event information and to get your tickets, see here
 
Hope to see you all there! xx

Sep 11, 2012

LuckyFabb in Photos

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Editor in Chief of Lucky Magazine, Brandon Holley leads the show; look at those shoes!

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the enthusiastic and encouraging President + CEO of Macy's, Terry Lundgren.

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Leandra, aka the Man Repeller, says don't be afraid to say what you want and be opinionated.
i mean, look at where it's gotten her, right?

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Rachel Zoe tells us to work really hard, and always be a nice person.

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Erica of PS, I Made This has never been afraid to let her creative juices flow.

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Lauren Conrad's best advice is to do what you love, and you will never be too tired to keep on going. we can so relate to this! her shoes - yes, they are her collection, and yes, you can get them at Kohl's!

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Fashion Designer Anna Sui shares where she finds her inspiration for her designs; from rock and roll music, to traveling the world, to digging through thrift stores.

WHAT an amazing day. feel free to email us if you want to hear more about the conference and/or our experience, we would love to share details with you! more on what we wore later, and for now, here's a quick video we shot of Rachel Zoe for your viewing pleasure (thank you to my boyfriend's sister for allowing us to use her you tube account because we are clearly too lazy to set one up at the moment!). Enjoy! xx

Sep 10, 2012