January 2013 - The Fashionably Broke

Body Armor

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Truly Madly Deeply Shirt, La Petite Marmoset Vintage Blazer, Chevron Body Chain by Sultry Affair c/o Kate, American Eagle Boyfriend Jeans (lovely J Brand Pair), Alexander Wang 'Kim' Boots, Zara Handbag,
Stella & Dot Arrow and Fox Necklaces

I have been wanting to try out body armor ever since a saw it on... Shark Tank. Bet you didn't think I was going to say that! If you don't know, it's a show about entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to some very powerful (and wealthy) investors. But yes, I watch Shark Tank, and a while back they had two girls on (which I think were sisters, and sister business partners are always a win in my book) that created a line of body armor jewelry (which I think was one of the very first ones) and I thought that it was pure GENIUS. this chevron, body chain is such a sexy, edgy compliment to my baggy, boyfriend jeans and preppy-profesh blazer, don't you think?

my friend Kate remembered that I said I loved this one and so she sent it to me; um, hello, you're awesome! I love a thoughtful friend that pays attention to detail. so, thanks again, Kate! and anyone out there reading, feel free to send your fashionably broke sista more jewels because you know I love 'em. ;)

Jan 23, 2013

a cloudy day

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my sunshine on a cloudy day (and it's been raining for like five days straight so I really need it at this point)? Erika in her tilt heel, Wang boots and a tight, high-waisted skirt. I mean, I am just so proud to be this girl's sister. I can tell you, she gets more beautiful every day. and sometimes, when going through these pictures for a post, I have to do a double take because I swear I think it's me. so, as my older sister duties permit, I would like to take some sort of credit for her beauty. I didn't really intend for her to surpass me, but as long as one of us can be a tall, lean, model-like, beauty, I can die happy. ;)

and I don't know why or how but Alexander Wang just does so much right, all the time. the 'Anouk' boot she's wearing also comes in a rose-gold outlined, tilt heel now too. who thinks of this type of amazingness?

Forever21 Tee (similar from F21) | Topshop Midi Tube Skirt via Nordstrom | DeNada Hooded Scarf
Alexander Wang 'Anouck' Boots | Street Level Bag via South Moon Under (on sale now!)

Jan 16, 2013

black & white

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have you shopped Topshop at Nordstrom yet? Erika did while in San Francisco and she came home with these pants, among a few other things. their color(s) and geometry is going to transition beautifully into spring. black and white is classic, but throw in some studs and cute puppies and you get classic Natalie and Erika. and, when in doubt, we love to let the bra show; also trending for spring 2013!

Zara Blouse | Topshop Colorblock Pants via Nordstrom | Streetlevel Bag | JustFab Boots
Gorjana Taner Necklace | Stella & Dot Bracelets

Jan 14, 2013