How to Have a Blast in New York City This Memorial Day Weekend

Posted 2 months ago by

There are two types of people when it comes to long weekends: Those who stay in the area (#staycation), and those who go (#vacation). Although it’s always fun to have a short getaway, it isn’t always necessary to have a good time.

Below are five things you should do this Memorial Day weekend if you consider the 212 your home.

1. Go Roller-skating

Oh you heard right! Eating mediocre pizza and skating around a roller rink isn’t just a pastime from the 90′s. Although skating rinks aren’t as popular as they once were, they’re still around.

Roller Jam USA is the only true roller rink left in the city and it’s on Staten Island. They have an adult night every Saturday from 9pm-2am that’s 21+ and includes a full bar, but they have great options for those under 21 as well.

You’ll have to take the free ferry that’s available downtown and then hop on the subway, so give yourself about 2-hours to get there.

roller rink1 How to Have a Blast in New York City This Memorial Day Weekend

2. Wine & Cheese in the Park

Grab a large blanket, buy some cheap paper cups, stick a small cutting board and cheese cutter in your bag, and call up your friends.

Chat, play a board game and tan while chowing down on yummy wine and cheese!

cheese1 How to Have a Blast in New York City This Memorial Day Weekend

3. Go On a Boat

Want to make this weekend more romantic? Consider going on a boat with your significant other. Head to the Boathouse in Central Park and rent a row-boat, head to the Brooklyn Bridge Boathouse for some free kayaking on the East River, or go on a night cruise in the New York Harbor. Check out Affairs Afloat and CBS for prices.

central park boat How to Have a Blast in New York City This Memorial Day Weekend

4. Explore a Neighborhood

NYC is huge! Go to a neighborhood that you don’t frequent very often and explore. You can go to a highly rated restaurant, try a drink at a unique bar, shop at a few boutiques, or simply go to the local park and chill.

 How to Have a Blast in New York City This Memorial Day Weekend

5. Go Thrifting

There are always amazing Memorial Day sales going on, but those stores will be packed and are likely to be just as stressful as Black Friday. If you’re trying to avoid crowds, go thrifting instead. We recently made a guide on where to thrift in Bushwick, Brooklyn!

IMG 8947 How to Have a Blast in New York City This Memorial Day Weekend

What are your Memorial Day weekend plans? Let us know in the comments below!

Comment

This New(ish) App Is a City Dwellers Dream

Posted 2 months ago by

When you’re on a budget, going out to dinner with a big group can be a huge pain. If you’re splitting the check between more than two people, there’s always a stressful credit card pile at the end. And there’s always that one friend who skimps out and doesn’t pay their fair share — it’s usually the friend that gets the most expensive things too! #betchmove

bigstock people at a restaurant 6394452 This New(ish) App Is a City Dwellers Dream

Anyways, you could always ditch your cheap skate friend, or you could take advantage of this new app called Cover. This app launched in New York City a few months ago and it makes going out to dinner with a group so much easier! You can dine without waiting for the check and split the bill with ease.

cover app1 This New(ish) App Is a City Dwellers Dream

It’s currently available at over 80 restaurants in The Big Apple and it just launched in San Francisco today.

After downloading the app, you’ll be asked to make a profile which will include your email, phone number, photo, default tip (I usually do 20%), and your credit card.

The next time you go out to eat at a restaurant that accepts Cover, ask your friends to make an account as well, “check-in” to the restaurant together under one table, and notify your server that you’ll be paying with Cover. That’s it! Once you’re done eating you can leave and each of your cards will be charged the fair amount. You won’t have to worry about waiting for the check, tipping, and dealing with the “who pays what” drama that usually comes with going out to eat with a group.

IMG 6244 2 2 This New(ish) App Is a City Dwellers Dream

Have you ever used Cover? Let us know in the comments below!

*Go here for a full list of restaurants that use Cover. 

Comment

9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

Posted 2 months ago by

This past Sunday was an extremely significant day. Not only was it Mother’s Day, but it was also the first day of 2014 that I wore sandals. O-M-G, time to praise the warm weather Gods!

I don’t know about you, but the Mid-West and East Coast had a rough winter. Rain, snow, sleet, slush, wind and ice on repeat from December to April.

tumblr m1czwkjjF81qh7a1to1 1280 large 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

It has warmed up this May, but nothing to call home about. But these past three days? sandals, sandals, sandals! Below are the 9 sandals every girl needs to own this summer, from simple and casual to ultra-fancy:

1. Color

If you don’t have a colorful pair of sandals in your wardrobe, it’s time to change that. Colorful footwear can take any outfit from blah to exciting in seconds. Mint, red, orange, purple…any color will do.

350 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

2. Edgy

Add some edge to any outfit by wearing a printed pair of heeled sandals, neon yellow gladiators, or even flat sandals with gold studs!

350 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

3. 90′s

90′s revival is still in full swing, so take advantage of it while you still can! We recommend adding a pair of jellies to your favorite sundress.

350 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

4. Sexy

Everyone needs a pair of sexy heeled sandals for nights out!

350 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

5. Flip-flops

If you plan on spending anytime at the beach this summer, flip flops are a must.

350 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

6. Birkenstocks

We tend to spend most of our summers wearing shoes that are extremely bad for our feet. Flat shoes offer zero support! So, if you’re going to spend your summer doing a lot of walking (we’re talking to you city girls), consider investing in a pair of Birkenstocks. They’re back in style and extremely good for your feet!

350 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

7. Simple

Simple black and brown sandals are extremely comfortable and perfect for everyday wear. Go for a pair with soft leather straps for extra comfort!

350 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

8. Gladiators

These bad boys have had a few seasons off, but they’re back! Stay away from the dramatic gladiators that go up to your knee and stick with a pair that end at your ankle. They’re very boho chic and look great with jeans!

350 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

9. Wedges

When it comes to heels, wedges are the most comfortable. Wear them with denim shorts, jeans or a 70′s inspired sundress to amp up a relaxed look.

350 9 Sandals Every Girl Needs to Own This Summer

 

What kind of sandals do you wear all summer? Let us know in the comments below!

Comment

The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Posted 2 months ago by

Bushwick is an extremely trendy neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. It’s filled with great bars, restaurants, street art, and of course, thrift shops.

Thrift shopping is a great way to stay on trend without spending heaps of dough, but not all thrift shops are created equal. The Broke & Chic team decided to get off the Morgan L train last Friday afternoon to give you the ins and outs of thrifting in this über chic neighborhood.

While there are countless thrift shops in this neighborhood, here are our top three picks. Watch our video, and for more detailed information on each shop, read on.  You won’t regret it!

1. Vice Versa

We loved Vice Versa and it’s definitely on the top of this list for a reason. First, it’s huge. It’s in a giant warehouse that takes up a whole block . You could spend all day in there if you wanted to. Second, it’s extremely clean and organized.

Nothing in this shop exceeded $25, but most things were $10 and under.

IMG 8945 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Women: Go here for t-shirts, denim cut-offs, button-ups, purses, jean jackets, leather coats, camouflage and cowboy boots.

Men: Go here for dress shoes, boat shoes, sneakers, bomber jackets, shirts, t-shirts, coats, shorts, flannel, vintage cardigans and blazers.

IMG 8947 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Dress shoe thrift brooklyn The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

thrift3 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

IMG 8960 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

IMG 8952 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

What We Got: Maddie left with a short-sleeved plaid button-up ($5), a simple black tank ($5), and a cute floral jumper ($15). I left with a Members Only Jacket ($10), and a pair of Cole Haan boat shoes ($15) for my boyfriend.

IMG 8990 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

 2. Mary Meyer + Friends Vintage

This shop is right across the street from the Moran L train exit and is a great mix of old and new. Owned by talented fashion designer, Mary Meyer, you’ll find a mix of her designs, work from other designers, and affordable vintage/thrift clothing. Technically it’s two shops in one (a collaboration between Mary Meyer and a friend), but you would never even know it.

The staff here makes this place great as well — they’re extremely friendly!

mary meyer brooklyn The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Women: Go here for $15 sunglasses, adorable shoes, jewelry, printed wide-leg pants, body-con skirts, and home decor items. Expect to spend $15 or more for each item.

Men: The men’s selection is extremely small, but worth a look. We found printed dress shirts, western style button-ups and Doc Martens. Expect to spend $25 or more for each item.

cute shoes The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

The shoes above were only $16!

sunglasses thrift The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

skirt mary meyer The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

rings thrift mary meyer The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

shoes thrift The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

What We Got: We didn’t end up purchasing anything this time around, but we’ll definitely be back for a pair of $15 sunnies and a pair of Swedish Hasbeens!

sunnies1 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

3. Urban Jungle

This shop is located right across the street from one of our favorite Bushwick coffee shops, so definitely re-fuel with a cold brew from Kávé before heading to the last place on our list, Urban Jungle.

This thrift shop is amazing for guys, but for us gals, it was a bit more difficult. Almost all the racks featured men’s clothing! The women’s section was extremely small and most items we came across were extremely retro, but if you’re a wiz with the sewing machine, or you’re obsessed with vintage fits, this could be your heaven.

We did have luck at this shop, but we had to search more than a guy would have to. BTW: This store is massive! Not as big as Vice Versa, but still giant.

urban jungle brooklyn thrift The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Women: Go here for $5 sunglasses, vintage dresses, shorts, military jackets, light-wash denim, and cute bags.

Men: Go here for dress shoes, flannel, military jackets, short sleeved button-ups, overalls, light-wash denim, sneakers, jean jackets, and old sports jerseys.

urban jungle thrift The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

IMG 9051 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

IMG 9052 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

urban jungle thrift1 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

What We Got: Maddie found a cute pair of printed wide-leg pants ($5), and a pair of black denim cut-offs ($10). I found a pair of Nine West sunglasses for $5!

maddie shorts thrift The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

thrift5 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

sunnies4 The Best Places to Go Thrift Shopping in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Do you have any favorite East Williamsburg thrift shops? Let us know in the comments below!

*To get a better idea of our thrifting adventure, be sure to watch our video!

Comment

Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites — From Bronzer to Toner

Posted 3 months ago by

We’re always excited about new products and new brands. Now that it’s finally May, we’re replacing our winter favorites with products that are more appropriate for warm(er) weather. After all, we do have to get our skin and hair in tip-top shape for bathing suit season!

Below are the 10 products we’re currently obsessed with that will amp up your look for spring, summer and beyond.

may beauty favorites Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

1. Eva-NYC Texture Spray

Love sporting beach waves? Then this product will be your new bestie! Spray it between your layers for volume and texture, or use it as a primer before you curl your hair.

 Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

$12.00

2. Suave Dry Shampoo

Tired of spending $15+ on dry shampoo? This dry shampoo from Suave is under $3 and works just as well as the more expensive brands.

suave dry shampoo Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

$2.74

3. Cattiva Bronzer + Highlighter Duo

Just learning how to highlight and contour your face? Let this product be your guide! It’s extremely easy to use, and will work well with most light and medium skin tones. This duo is on the pricey side, but well worth the expense since it will last you for well over a year.

Not a fan of highlighters? You can get a bronzer + blush duo instead!

bronzer 300x295 Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

$50.00

4. Laura Mercier Radiance Primer

Worn under foundation, this pearl tinted primer creates a smooth, flawless canvas. It’ll also give your skin a soft focus effect to minimize imperfections. It’s also a great addition to your morning routine if you’re trying to achieve a dewy look.

laura mercier primer Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

$33.00

5. Secret Weapon Anti-Aging Serum

This oil based serum from Beauty Busters is a new favorite. It’s all-natural, smells phenomenal, and 10% of all proceeds go towards helping military families and soldiers serving overseas.

Apply it at night before or in place of your moisturizer to combat the signs of aging, minimize fine lines and hydrate the skin.

Ingredients: Meadowfoam, Macadamia Nut Oil, Apricot Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Rose & Sandalwood Essential Oils.

SecretWeapon 1 Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

$35.00

6. Maybelline Shine-Free Foundation Stick

Why has it taken me so long to try this? It’s so easy to apply (way easier than BB cream if you ask me) and it’s extremely easy to travel with. Since it’s shine free, you don’t even need powder to set it.

 Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

$6.99

7. Marc Jacobs Gel Eyeliner

This retractable gel liner is so good that it’s actually difficult to remove at the end of the day. Even with waterproof eye makeup remover! Since it lasts all day and then some, it’s totally worth the price.

marc jacobs eyeliner Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

$25.00

8. Merlot Hydrating Toner

Do most alcohol-based toners irritate your sensitive skin? If so, consider trying out an alcohol-free toner. This one from Merlot is my favorite! It smells great and it’s extremely gentle. Saturate a cotton pad and apply to your face after cleansing.

merlot hydrating toner Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

$8.00

9. Hamadi Shea Spray

Do you have fine hair that tends to get frizzy when the weather warms up? If so, you’ll love this shea spray. It’s extremely light so it won’t weigh your hair down. Spray onto clean, wet hair, and blow-dry to eliminate frizz, or spray onto dry hair for a quick fix and extra shine.

hamadi shea spray profile Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner

$16.00

10. BioElixia Body Shaper

Over 70 percent of women are affected by cellulite, mainly on the upper legs, butt and stomach. It can also sneak on to the arms and torso too. If you have it, but hate it, this anti-cellulite cream will really help!

cellulite cream Our May 2014 Beauty Favorites    From Bronzer to Toner$49.50

Have any favorite products this month? Let us know in the comments below!

Comment

10 Mother’s Day Gifts under $50 Your Momma Will Love

Posted 3 months ago by

It may not seem like it, but Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Instead of waiting last minute to purchase a not so awesome gift, order her something online that even you wouldn’t mind owning. Yep, that means skipping the flowers.

Below are 10 awesome gifts under $50 that your Mother Dearest will love.

mothers day 2014 10 Mothers Day Gifts under $50 Your Momma Will Love

Comment

11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Posted 3 months ago by

It’s officially graduation season! For all you almost grads, congratulations, it’s a big accomplishment. But what are you going to wear? If you’re about to graduate from college, your big day is literally right around the corner. If you’re about to graduate from high school, you still have a solid month and half to think about it.

Traditionally, graduation dresses are short, casual and light in color. That way it won’t be exposed under your cap and gown. Below are our top picks for your special day.

necessary clothing graduation 3 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Lola Dress: $32.99 via Necessary Clothing

shop priceless graduation 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Chevron Dress: $34.97 via Shop Priceless

 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Lace Dress: $46.00 via Shop Riffraff

heavenly couture graduation 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Beige Dress: $16.00 via Heavenly Couture 

necessary clothing graduation 2 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Floral Dress: $36.99 via Necessary Clothing

shop sosie graduation 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Coral Dress: $48.00 via Shop Sosie

boohoo graduation1 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

White Dress: $55.00 via Boohoo

forever21 graduation 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Chiffon Dress: $24.80 via Forever 21

 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Cream Dress: $39.95 via H&M

es closet graduation 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Blush Dress: $68.00 via E’s Closet

darling graduation 2 11 Graduation Dresses: for College and High School Seniors

Color Block Dress: $94.99 via Darling

What are you going to wear to your graduation? Let us know in the comments below!

Comment

How to Spot a Fake Designer Bag: Authenticate Like a Pro

Posted 3 months ago by

Broke & Chic teamed up with Bella Bag founder Cassandra Connors, to teach you how to authenticate a designer bag. Bella Bag is an online shop where you can buy, sell and trade pre-loved designer bags. Yes, even a broke fashionista such as yourself can rock the same bag as Victoria Beckham!

 How to Spot a Fake Designer Bag: Authenticate Like a Pro

If you’re going to spend even a penny on a designer bag, make sure you’re not being taken advantage of. Back in the day (as in only a few years ago) it was easy to tell if a designer bag was fake, but now it’s getting harder and harder to tell if your piece is the real deal. Taking from her 13-Point Authenticity Inspection, Cassandra Connors provides some helpful tips on what to look for when authenticating a bag.

  • Counting stitches. While tedious and somewhat frustrating, counting stitches can really be a deal breaker when it comes to authenticating a bag. Keep in mind that the real deals often have a much more complex stitching design than most knock-offs.
  • Examine interior and exterior logo stamp. While knock-off logos might look like the real deal at a glance, a thorough examination is necessary to find the minor detail differences between the real logo and the knock-off logo.
  • Trace serial numbers. Serial numbers almost always seal the deal in authenticating a bag. The serial number assigns a specific number to one designer piece that involves the history of the bag. A knock-off serial number will not show up in a designer database as it was most likely made up.
  • Test hardware magnetism. This has a lot to do with the materials that are generally used with a specific brand. When the material used of the real deal is known, it’s easy to compare the differences.
  • Inspect zipper heads. Each brand uses a different zipper brand, and almost always uses the industrial ones. Also, zipper head designs are almost always altered, and because the zipper is such a small details, it can sometimes be hard to catch.

I’m also a proud owner of a pre-loved designer bag. A navy blue Marc Jacobs Stam bag has a permanent home on my shelf. Although still pricey, it was worth every penny. It has saved me at quite a few New York Fashion Week events.

 How to Spot a Fake Designer Bag: Authenticate Like a Pro

Do you own a designer bag? As a broke fashionista, was it worth every penny? Or, is your credit score still suffering? Let us know in the comments below!

Comment

Get Your Skin Ready for Summer with These 4 Exfoliators

Posted 3 months ago by

Exfoliating is extremely important when it comes to maintaining skin that’s healthy, clear, smooth, and glowing. The right exfoliator will rid you of dulling debris such as dry skin, and will help your skin better absorb moisture from lotions. You do have to be careful though; over doing it with an exfoliator can really irritate the skin.

In order to exfoliate right, do it about once a week or prior to applying a thick body butter or sunless tanner. If you suffer from extremely dry skin and feel the best if you exfoliate daily, just be sure you’re using an exfoliant that’s not too harsh.

Below you’ll find our favorite budget-friendly exfoliants that’ll make your skin happy for the up-coming season:

exfoliators1 skin Get Your Skin Ready for Summer with These 4 Exfoliators

1. MyChelle Fruit Enzyme Scrub

This vegan friendly exfoliator would make the perfect addition to your skincare regime — it’s extremely gentle and effective. Use it once a week to wash away the dry skin on your face and to soften the skin’s surface.

mychelle scrub Get Your Skin Ready for Summer with These 4 Exfoliators

$18.00

2. Merlot Exfoliating Scrub

This exfoliator is a bit harsh on the face, but it’s perfect for the body! After shaving or prior to using body wash, apply this fragrant scrub in a circular motion to your legs, feet, arms, and chest area. Your skin will feel extremely smooth afterward!

merlot scrub Get Your Skin Ready for Summer with These 4 Exfoliators

$13.00

3. L’Oreal Go 360 Clean

This scrub is gentle enough for daily use and will deeply clean your face without over-drying. It’s also very effective when it comes to removing oil, dirt, and makeup.

loreal scrub Get Your Skin Ready for Summer with These 4 Exfoliators

$4.99

4. Oatmeal ‘n Honey Natural Facial Scrub

Get the best bang for your buck with this exfoliator from Queen Helene! This gentle exfoliator unclogs pores, removes dead cells from the surface, and replenishes lost moisture with honey. Apply it once weekly or every other day.

Due to the honey, this exfoliant is perfect for dry hands as well! Simply wash your hands with this scrub whenever your hands start to feel dry or itchy. oatmeal scrub Get Your Skin Ready for Summer with These 4 Exfoliators

$4.60

How often do you exfoliate your skin? Let us know in the comments below!

Comment

These Shoes Will Help You Rock a Sporty-Chic Look

Posted 3 months ago by

Are you currently obsessed with the sporty-chic trend? We are! It’s our Spring favorite since it can be worn so many ways: wear a mesh tank with a faux-leather skater skirt, add a pair of heels to your favorite jogger pants, or even wear a high-pony paired with a headband.

Even ShoeDazzle is taking advantage of the sporty-chic trend that’s taking over the streets of Manhattan. Their most recent Lookbook is titled Homerun, and it features Angelina Nawojczyk of Hollywood Management. This lookbook showcases sporty-chic styling with a focus on bold colorblocking, minimalism and fluid tailoring.

Which pair of shoes are your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

032814 Athletics28500 These Shoes Will Help You Rock a Sporty Chic Look

Felecia Wedge: $59.95

032814 Athletics28315 These Shoes Will Help You Rock a Sporty Chic Look

Shaelynn Block Heel: $59.95

032814 Athletics28373 These Shoes Will Help You Rock a Sporty Chic Look

Tana Sandal: $59.95

032814 Athletics28463 These Shoes Will Help You Rock a Sporty Chic Look

Pearle Sandal: $49.95

032814 Athletics28255 These Shoes Will Help You Rock a Sporty Chic Look

Heels: Sold Out (similar)

Comment

6 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

Posted 3 months ago by

There’s no denying it; engagement rings are pricey. And since “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” every woman out there wants something sparkly and pretty. But at what cost?

Considering your engagement ring is supposed to have a permanent place on your finger, you want it to be beautiful and sturdy. According to Randy McCollough, the CEO of  Charles & Colvard:

Traditionally, your engagement ring should cost three months of your future husband’s salary.

That means if your current significant other makes $60,000/year, your ring should cost around  $15,000…not too shabby! Of course, your ring can be more or less than that, but that formula is a common standard.

Personally, I still believe $15,000 is a bit much for a ring. If you’re with me on that, look below for six gorgeous rings under $5,000.

1. Hazeline Black Diamond

If you’re an edgy girl who’s never felt a traditional diamond was your style, consider this unique black diamond solitaire from Anna Sheffield. Anna Sheffield is my personal favorite engagement ring designer. All her rings are unique and custom-made. If you don’t see your dream ring on her site, she’ll make it for you!

black diamond 6 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

$2,500 

2. Yellow Diamond Ring

Are you envious of Carrie Underwood’s $150,000 yellow diamond engagement ring? If so, consider this 1.57 carat yellow diamond ring from Diamond Envy. It even looks like Carrie’s ring!

diamond envy ring 6 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

$4,770

3. Go for Moissanite

If you love bling but don’t have a millionaire’s budget, consider a Forever Brilliant Moissanite ring. In simple terms, moissanite is a man-made diamond. This stone is stronger than sapphire, ruby and emerald and will last for generations.

I recently went to a Forever Brilliant event and got to take a look at these rings…I really couldn’t tell the difference.

moissanite1 6 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

$1,699

4. Search Etsy

There’s a ton of talented jewelry designers on Etsy. My Favorites include Rare Earth, Rosados Box and SAMnSUE. Below is a stunning 18k rose gold morganite engagement ring in a diamond halo setting.

morganite engagement 6 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

$2,410

5. Stay Simple

Stay simple with this 0.51 carat princess-cut diamond engagement ring.

diamond ring 6 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

$3,675

6. Go Conflict-Free

Conflict-free diamonds are the best diamonds. This one from Greenwich Jewelers is beyond lovely. It’s a solitaire made with recycled white gold and a 0.80 carat conflict-free diamond. Perfect for the eco-conscious woman.

solitare ring 6 Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $5,000

$4,550

What’s your dream engagement ring? Let us know in the comments below!

Comment
Previous Next