Office Style: Henna, Curls and Classics

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The night before I had attended one of my favorite Mommy blogger networks, Mommys Links Glam Me event.  It was a really fun time with a great group of girls. There were women empowerment speakers, fun vendors, and swag.  At the party, I got my first henna tattoo and my hair curled. So when I got home, I put my hair in a loose bun, and secured it with a few bobby pins – a tip my regular stylist at BlowNY gave me.

The next day my hair and henna looked fab. Don’t ever underestimate the power of a professional with a curling iron;those curls lasted for days. So getting ready for work the next day was pretty easy.  I think subconsciously the ornate orange design on my hand lead me to pick that bold orange pencil skirt that I paired with a simple white button down shirt.

You can never have too many crisp dry cleaned, fitted, collared shirts.  They are a classic item that will always come in handy, and never go out of style. I recommend investing in a few.

Meet Natalie Yvonne Henry

Natalie is currently a social media moderator intern at SocialChorus. She got interested in fashion in high school and it just grew from there. Natalie blogs at fashionbystander.com, sharing the latest in fashion news with others; she hopes to expand it to showcase Caribbean fashion designers. She explains her style by saying,

“I dress how I feel. I love to look different, so I never focus on fitting into a particular genre or era of fashion. I just love to collect various pieces and make them my own. However, I love color! I prefer bright colors; the more than better!”

Her outfit today consists of a Forever 21 Chambray shirt, H&M floral print leggings,and a vintage bag and suede vest, which are both from a relative. The bow is a scrap piece of material that she had sitting around.

  • Chambray Shirt: $22.90 Forever 21
  • Floral Leggings: $14.00 H&M
  • Vintage Bag: Gift from relative.
  • Vest: Gift from relative.
  • Bow: Homemade

What do you think of Melissa and Natalie’s outfit choices in this week’s office style? Let us know in the comments below!

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Allie’s Downtown Cool Style

Posted 3 years ago by

Not only does Allie have an awesome bedroom, she has an awesome wardrobe too! If you don’t remember her, Allie is a student living in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

She moved to New York City over a year ago with her mom from a small southern town, and her hobbies include reading, photography, music, independent movies and knitting!

This won’t be the last you’ll see of Allie. We liked her so much that she is now Broke & Chic’s very own Social Media Manager! Give her a twitter follow.

  • Leopard Sweater: $10 Old Navy (sale)
  • Leggings: $10 Uniqlo
  • Moto Boots: $30 Prima Donna
  • Levi’s Jacket: Mom’s old high school jacket!

Q & A

B&C: What was your favorite winter trend?

Allie: Moto boots, moccasins and large knit head bands!

B&C: What is one trend you can’t stand?

Allie: Leggings with uggs. I like leggings, but paired with Uggs…no!

What do you think of Allie’s downtown style? Tell us in the comments below! PS: We’re digging the shatter polish!

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Back to School: 2011

Posted 3 years ago by

These items are hot right now, and need to be on your back to school list no matter if you’re entering your sophomore year of high school, your senior year of college, or your second year of grad school! They’re great for all ages — so get shopping!

By: Amanda Raye and Van Crawford

1. Prairie/Lace-Up Boots

Why: They go with both pants and dresses and are perfect for all seasons. Definitely a Class-A upgrade from Uggs!

Blaise of http://blaiseruby.blogspot.com/

Try: Forever 21, Steve Madden, Western/Equestrian stores, Urban Outfitter, thrift stores, and flea markets.

2. Satchels

Why: They’re classy, unisex and perfect for lugging both computers and books.

Sara of http://thelittlestoryteller.blogg.se/

Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad

Try: The Cambridge Satchel Company (about $70). You could also try Topshop, Urban Outfitters, flea markets and thrift stores.

3. Red Pants

Why: Like their blue cousin, they go with everything!

Try: Zara, H&M, Old Navy, Forever 21 and Macy’s for a pair under $40. If you live in/near NYC try Necessary Clothing in Soho.

4. Maxi Skirts

Why: They’re casual yet elegant and perfect for dressing up and dressing down.

Try: H&M and American Apparel.

5. Navajo-Print Shirts

Why: It’s a fun new trend that’ll go with past trends. Dust off your cowboy boots and moccasins!

Try: Forever 21, Urban Outfitters, Necessary Clothing and Mandee.

6. Barbie Pink Lipstick

Why: You’ll be everyones favorite fashionista. This color just oozes confidence!

Try: Sally’s Mini Lipsticks ($1), Wet n’ Wild ($1), Forever 21 ($4) and New York Color ($2) — Target, Walmart and CVS.

7. Blazer

Why: It’s great for those in-between days; when it’s not cold enough to wear a jacket but you’re still kind of chilly. An instant it-girl piece. Loose the hoodie ladies!

Try: Zara, Forever 21, Topshop, H&M, Uniqlo and thrift stores.

8. Oxfords

Why: They go with everything! I always hoped they would come back in style. I used to have the hardest time finding shoes to pair with my vintage dresses. An amazing upgrade to the childish looking ballerina flat!

Try: Forever 21, Aldo, thrift stores, Steve Madden and Macy’s

9. Tom’s

Why: They’re for a good cause, and so much cuter than the everyday walking sneaker.

Try: www.toms.com ($54)

10. Leggings

Why: They’re back for yet another season! Need a change? Try nylon leggings!

Try: Mandee, American Apparel, Rainbow, H&M, Wet Seal, Macy’s, and perhaps Forever 21.

11. Penny Loafers and Boat Shoes

Why: They’re great for both men and women! Loafer heels aren’t half bad either!

Try: thrift stores, Macy’s, Nordstroms, Target, Walmart, Call It Spring and Urban Outfitters.

12. A New Hairstyle

Why: It’s always great to start the school year with a new look. Add a silver blonde highlight, go red, add bangs, cut it all off…have fun! Just make sure you go to a professional.

Try: Salonapprentice.com

What’s on your back to school list this year?

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