Jillian Michaels Approved Fitness Gear? Okay!

Posted 5 months ago by

Department stores all across the globe have been teaming up with big time celebrities for years, so it’s never a big surprise when a collaboration happens. But how many fitness collaborations have happened over the years? The answer is very few.

I’m not going to lie, I have a huge crush on Lauren Conrad’s style, so when she partnered with Kohl’s, you better believe I bought a few things from her line.

And the Sofia Vergara collab with Kmart? Guilty! So I got extremely excited last week when I received an email that Jillian teamed up with Kmart as well, but for fitness gear.

My first intro to hardcore fitness was in high school; I played field hockey, lacrosse, and I did a season of indoor track. That was about nine years ago when fitness gear consisted of ugly running sneakers, really boring shorts that didn’t fit right, and an old t-shirt. Can you say blah?

Today I’m so inspired to workout. Not only because I want to get fit, but workout gear these days is so gosh darn cute and stylish! And this new collection from Jillian that’s available at Kmart is no different.

Just see for yourself!






I’m crushin’ on this collaboration for two reasons. One, Jillian is extremely motivating — she has changed so many peoples lives over the years for the better. And two, her collection is affordable. Take that Lululemon!

What do you think of the Impact by Jillian Michaels collection?


Sneak Peek: Kmart’s Fall 2014 Collections

Posted 8 months ago by

Just like Old Navy, Kmart has been impressing us with their clothing this past year.  For years, Kmart has been my go-to for basics such as workout gear, makeup and underwear — Jaclyn Smith makes thongs that are actually comfortable! But now, I find myself heading there for cute shoes, work attire and jeans. You know, things that are actually stylish!

Below are a few favorites from Kmart’s Fall 2014 collections:

Dream Out Loud by Selena Gomez

This line is perfect for the ultra girly fashionista. Think flirty florals, fit & flare skirts and trendy prints.





You’ll love this line if you’re into the sporty chic trend. Add a white tee and a pair of heels to the sweatpants below for an ultra stylish look!


Route 66

This line was very heritage. We loved these crochet boots!


Sofia by Sofia Vergara

Depending on the season, this line is either hit or miss, but for Fall 2014, it’s definitely a hit. Expect to see work appropriate blouses and blazers. We’re obsessed with the black and white one below!




The shoes, omg, the shoes. The coats are great too!



Jaclyn Smith

Compared to Kmart’s other lines, this one is definitely for an older crowd. We did find some cool prints though! Totally in love with the fox.


These clothes will be available online and at your local Kmart starting early August.


University Trends: Frostburg State University

Posted 3 years ago by

By Imani-Kai

Fall is officially here, college students all around the globe are pulling out their favorite outfits to rock around campus. Students at Frostburg State University told Broke & Chic their favorite looks and trends for fall, and how they got them on the cheap!

For Kristen it’s all about FRINGE! Fringe is definitely a trendy must-have. Whether it’s a bag, jacket or shirt, fringe can make an outfit! Try a black fringe bag; they go with just about everything. And for the bolder fashionista, try one with a hint of color.

♥Kristen’s studded fringe bag was found at Honeycomb Hideout for $50!

♥ Grab this bag for$59.99 at Urban Outfitters

Aleecia brings a little boho to campus with her oh-so chic MAXI SKIRT! These skirts have become a major must-have for fall 2011. They’re great for class and those nights out on the town! Pair your maxi with a cute jacket or blazer. Need some pizazz? Try a maxi in a bold color!

♥ Aleecia’s extra chic maxi was found for $40 at Zara!

♥ Get this black maxi skirt at Target for $15.

Maxi skirt’s not your thing? Try a MINI SKIRT! Pair it with tights or thigh-high socks. A mini skirt can give you that effortlessly cute look every girl on campus wants. Kate pairs her skirt with an adorable pair of tights and flats. She’s ready to rock the campus!

♥ Kate’s mini was found at Charlotte Russe for only $5 on sale. The tights were only $15 at Nordstroms!

Pleated Minis are another great look for fall!

For guys, the ever popular VINTAGE PREP look is back for yet another season, and don’t forget OXFORD BUTTON-UP’S! These classic shirts never go out of style. Try a bright color to give an unexpected twist! Hamid and Mark were more than happy to bring this classic trend back to campus.

♥ Mark’s red button up was found at H&M for only $20. He paired it with khaki jeans and Bass loafers!

♥ Hamid found his Ralph Lauren oxford button-up at a local thrift store for only $10!

As if every girl didn’t already know, LEATHER JACKETS are back! Fall is the perfect season to take out your fitted leather. It’s warm, trendy, and believe it or not, classy. Miranda strolls around campus in her moto-style leather jacket paired with a simple white tee and jeans.

It doesn’t have be real leather…but you already knew that right?!

♥ Miranda found her jacket for only $14 at a local thrift store!

Only $32 at Forever 21.

Think you have great campus style? E-mail your pictures to hey@brokeandchic.com


Get The Look For Less: Lace Dress

Posted 3 years ago by

Lace dresses in any color are super hot for A-listers right now! If you’re heading to a formal, wedding or even a date why not follow in their foot steps?


Here’s the Broke & Chic way

♥ $15.00 at Walmart 

$34.99 at Charlotte Russe

$24.80 at Forever 21

♥ $27.80 at Forever 21

$36.99 at Kmart (Sofia Vergara Collection)


Trend Alert: Punk Goes Classy

Posted 3 years ago by

Every season I see more and more studded apparel, mainly bags and shoes! Instead of it looking punk, it looks more on the classy side! What do you think of this up and coming trend?


Jeffrey Campbell Litas $189.95

Burberry Studded Rain Boots $395

Alexander Wang Coco Duffel $850

Christian Louboutins $995

Burberry Studded Heels $940

The Broke & Chic Way

Walmart Studded Rain Boot $28.00

Target Studded Booties $39.99

Jimmy Choo for H&M $40.00

KMart $5.59

KMart $34.99

Mandee $27.50

Urban Outfitters $29.99


How To Purchase A Camera Bag For Less

Posted 4 years ago by

When I finally received my first Nikon, I was so excited that I rushed to Target to look for the cutest camera bag. I walked right over to the electronics, and was unfortunately surprised to see that all the camera bags were around $50. I sadly walked away, and noticed the “lunch bag” aisle.

These bags were perfect! They were the same size, padded with compartments and had a strap, just like the $50 ones. I ended up buying the cutest lunch bag for my camera. It’s even temperature controlled!

Check out Target, Walmart, Kmart, or even your local pharmacy!