glamping

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a quick post of me in my Echo scarf that I wore last weekend camping, or as i like to say, glamping. it's geometric pattern was just the perfect bit of glam I needed for my trip, and it kept me very warm (which I suppose is more important). a lot of people question why I would want to go camping, let alone camping in december. I did it for a few reasons - to spend quality time with people I love, for the experience, for a reason to wear my new, adorable lulu lemon ice queen shirt, to use the word glamping, but mostly, to prove to myself that I could do it. I find that I do that a lot. because a lot of things, believe it or not, freak me out and I would rather feel in control and not freaked out at all times. but, I am usually pretty good about stepping up to the plate and trying something new, just so that I can make myself feel a little bit more badass. like jumping out of a plane. that's another insane activity that I can't wait to prove to myself I can do.

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all photo's taken at Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

Buy my Echo African Pattern Chunky Muffler here!

Dec 26, 2012

time in color

ice watch

I love this collection, the “Sili Forever” collection from Ice-Watch. designed to be an accessory as well as a watch - dual purpose, love it - this 10 color signature line is the foundation of the Ice-Watch brand. I went with a royal blue since I seem to be craving lots of it these days, but I think it's the perfect pop of color to my all black ensemble, don't you think? see how I styled it below!

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Ice-Watch is sold exclusively at Macy’s retail stores and online at macys.com. you can watch this video here to learn more. you can also see Gwen Stefani in the latest No Doubt video for the band’s single “Settle Down” wearing an Ice-Watch! totes amaze!

BCBG Max Azria Blazer Coat | Sweater Tee (random, similar) | Loft Black Skinnies | Loft Metallic Belt | Zara Heels | Stella & Dot, Madewell Bracelets (contact me for details)| Ice-Watch c/o | Betsy Johnson Sunglasses

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All photo's c/o my Mom (because she wanted me to write that).

Dec 20, 2012

sweater season + old navy

old navy is one of my favorite affordable and accessible stores to shop for sweaters this season, but it's really their huge selection that makes them the one-stop-shop for any occasion. here are three of my favorite old navy sweaters currently and how to wear them, for how ever you plan to spend the holiday season this year!

if you are the girl who will be juggling holiday parties this season, I recommend dressing up this old navy cowl neck sweater with a pair of metallic pants, a sleek pony tail and statement earrings for a chic, wintery look. knits are perfect pick for staying warm, so the old navy honeycomb knit crew sweater is my favorite for a weekend away on the ski slopes. I would pair this one with some fun, printed leggings and a fur-collar vest. and, if you are going to be spending time traveling to visit family and friends for the holidays, stay cozy-chic in the old navy fair isle cardi. paired with a pair of flat ankle boots and a large travel-friendly bag, it's the perfect layering piece that you could wear on the plane and still arrive in style.

I plan to do (and wear) a little of all three this year, how about you? xx n



This post is brought to you by Old Navy. Find your sweaters for the Holidays at Old Navy!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored, but as always, the concept and opinions are all my own.

Dec 16, 2012

video lookbook love

we had such a fabulous time at our look book release party. thank you to everyone who came and supported! including our adorable Mom! now, check out some of our favorite snaps from the party xx

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and of course, some major instagramming happened!

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a special shout out to Marshall (seen below in action) for being the coolest, kindest, most talented, (and most patient) videographer/photographer that we have ever been so privileged to work with! you're amazing :)

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final video lookbook

here

more event pictures seen here

SpicyCandyDC

The President Wears Prada

Ashley In DC

Heart Print Style

Ditty & Sugar

South Moon Under

Beautiful Disaster

Images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,

+ Instagrams from @FashionablyBrokeGirls, @HighFash4Less, @SpicyCandyDC

Dec 13, 2012

perfect pairing

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A few photos from last Sunday's brunching in DC, when I transformed a pair of my favorite shorts in to winter-wear. Last seen here, these leopard print shorts are definitely a pair that I want to wear all year 'round. This time with a [red] chunky knit sweater, [black opaque] tights, and {wedge, fringe] booties; it's the perfect pairing. A casual outfit, yet still filled with character, for a day around town with some good girl friends. Are you transitioning your shorts in to your winter wardrobe? Tell us how!

Zara Knit Sweater (similar) | Forever 21 Shorts (just as amazing) | Shoe Dazzle Booties |
Zara Cross Body | Ray Ban Sunglasses

Thanks to my bestie Kendall for shooting these pics during her birthday brunch! xx

Erika Update: Erika is back from her San Fran vacay and working her little butt off teaching during the week and in the Nordstrom Salon Shoes on the weekends, but we hope to get some more time together soon and get her awesome winter looks up on the blog!

Dec 11, 2012

gift guide: casual-cute bff

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12 holiday gifts, perfect for your casual-cute bff.

Is your bestie more of a glamazon? Check out our last holiday gift guide for the Glam Girl.

Happy Weekend Holiday Shopping! xx N&E

and Congratulations to Pearl Saydahmat! You are the winner of the Protect Your Pumps giveaway! We will be emailing you shortly :) If you didn't win, you can still find an exclusive discount code here to get your own Protect Your Pumps.

Dec 7, 2012

south moon under video lookbook release

Shop our day to night looks at SouthMoonUnder.com

We love all of you for stopping by each day that you do. We feel so blessed to be able to have these unforgettable experiences together as sister's and it makes it even more special to share it with the world!

Special thanks to everyone that was involved and helped make this video turn out even more amazing than we ever dreamed of! We are SO excited to celebrate tonight. If you haven't RSVP'd yet there's still time to do so, here.

More event info here. Behind the scenes photos here.

Video Credits: Tammy of A Loyal Love, Direction and Concept Carlis & Katya of Spicy Candy DC & Carla of TPWP, Film by Marshall Johnson of TPWP, Clothing & Accessories provided by South Moon Under, Special Thanks to Uber DC, Bodega & Public Bar! Twitter Handles for ALL! @southmoonunder @spicycandydc @TPWPDC @NatalieandErika @ALoyalLove @publicbar @bodegadc @uber_dc

Dec 6, 2012

blue leather

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Problem; I found another place to shop. Oopsies! The good news is that it has led me to finding a peplum top that I will never get sick of (don't you ever just get sick of all of the trendy-ness?). However, I can't see myself ever getting sick of leather, so purchasing it in different hues keeps things fresh. I need something red next. Any suggestions?

Leather Peplum Top c/o Sway Chic | H&M Blazer (old, similar) | Old Navy Rock Star Skinny Jean |
Diba Booties | Vince Camuto Sunglasses | Caravelle Watch c/o

Dec 5, 2012

how to: the perfect blow out

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1. Spray detangler throughout your hair and comb through.
*Do not brush your hair without detangler. Breakage is not our friend!

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2.Next, I use a keratin protien cream that is heat activated. That way, my hair is actually being
repaired and conditioned while I am blow drying, leaving my hair with a smooth finish afterwards.
I have become minorly obsessed with products. They do make a difference and so I do use them!

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3. Spray a volumnizing spray at the roots for extra umph!

4. Seperate your hair into two, even parts. Using a large,
round brush, start with blow drying the bottom half.

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5. Invest in a great blow dryer. I swear by my José Eber Infrared Blow Dryer not only
because of it's quick drying, but because of its use of light instead of heat. My hair doesn't
feel fried when I'm done, and I have finally stopped hating blow drying my hair because of
how hot I get by the time I'm done!

6. Trick for extra volume and wave in the front: Roll your "bangs" back in your brush and blow dry
heavily for a minute or two, front and back. (My hair stylist Nadine from PR at Partners in
Tysons Corner taught me that one! Changed my life forever!)

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7. Finish with some moroccan hair oil, running it through the mids to
ends of your hair with your fingers and voila; the perfect blow dry!

All photos by Ashley Lettich.

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What I Used
Moroccanoil Treatment
Keratin Complex Infusion Therapy Cream
Unite Boosta Spray
Unite 7 Second Detangler
José Eber Infrared Blow Dryer

Use the code FASHIONABLYBROKE15 for 15% off your next José Eber Hair purchase!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by José Eber Hair in the form of product and/or compensation. As always, the creative concept, written material, and opinions are all of the writers of The Fashionably Broke.

Dec 4, 2012