On Our Radar: LuV Designs
Posted 291 days ago by Amanda Raye
I fell in love with LuV Designs early on in the summer. Their clothes are not only quality, they’re affordable too! They specialize in sexy one piece rompers, comfortable sexy jersey dresses, and a few separates like crop jackets, casual knit tops and leggings.
My favorite line they have is their 60′s collection, the oversized Mod dress is the best piece. It’s stylish, colorful and comfortable…perfect for the office and a night out on the town! Melissa Murphy of office style looks awesome in it!
Just pair this dress with pretty gold jewelry and a sexy pair of nude pumps! Would you wear this cute outfit to the office? Let us know in the comments below!
Office Style: Midtown Chic
Posted 317 days ago by Melissa Murphy
PR is all about people, and I have to say – I get to hang out with some really great people at SocialChorus . Today was no exception! While working with Toyota to promote their newest addition, the Prius c, I had the opportunity to invite some of my blogger friends to drive around town in the super cute ride for a few days.
Fresh from her fab weekend in the Hampton’s
Amy from MidtownGirl.com stopped by the Social Chorus office to show off the car and her fab outfit, of course! For those of you that don’t know, Amy Chandra is Editor-In-Chief of MidtownGirl.com, a NYC fashion & lifestyle blog based in Midtown Manhattan.
In 2008, Amy started Midtown Girl as a way to share her dating stories and love of fashion with a like-minded audience. Featured on ABC World News, Midtown Girl is often referred to as “Sex & The City 2.0,″ for its authentic content about life, love & fashion in NYC.
She describes her style as ‘Midtown Chic’ a fabulush combination of uptown preppy pieces with downtown edgy accessories.
I was freshly tanned myself and looking forward to celebrating the upcoming 4th of July weekend. I paired a classic navy blue and white striped blazer with a navy dress. Later that day, when it was time for rooftop cocktails at Salon de Ning I just took off the blazer and was ready to go.
What did you think of my office outfit this week? Let us know in the comments below!
* All photography is by Marcus Cooper.
Office Style: Fresh Style
Posted 346 days ago by Melissa Murphy
Dominique is the Marketing and PR Manager for Karen Millen USA. She’s been a New York City resident for 2 years now and is originally from San Francisco, where she found her love for fashion. She spends a lot of her free time traveling, exploring NYC and occasionally dancing her butt off at downtown parties. Follow her on Twitter @missdominique.
Her style is edgy and chic mixed with the laid back, Cali style. She tends to gear towards black and dark colors, but likes to add a little pop with an animal print or rich color.
She has an amazing aura about her, and a pretty cool job to boot. I don’t know many people that can rock this look in general- especially to the office!
- ‘Jezebel’ Pump: $150 Jeffrey Campbell
Lucky for me, while at the Karen Millen store in Soho chatting with Dominique I found this perfect summer dress. I’m looking forward to wearing it at an upcoming summer event. I like the way it fits and the little lace and ruffle detail make it a perfect party dress. I also plan to pair it with a bright color blazer for the office.
- Karen Millen Lace Dress: $350
- Nine West Nude Pumps: $50 via Marshall’s
Besides my Karen Millen shopping spree, it was a really exciting week at the office! I helped coordinate the SocialChorus sponsorship at BlogWorld - one of the largest conferences for content creators held at the Javits Center this year. We hosted interviews with some of the biggest names in the industry including Jay Baer, Ted Rubin, and C.C. Chapman to Google+ pro Lynette Young and Katie Richman from ESPN.
I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek into what everyone was up to, plus share news about SocialChorus. (Yay, PR!) Overall, it was a huge success for work! But definitely exhausting, I haven’t stopped talking for 9 hours and these stilettos are really starting to hurt.
- Navy Blazer on Marcus: $59.95 h&m
- Calvin Klein Dress: $150
Here’s Marcus (my favorite photographer) and I at the SocialChorus booth.
Steal Her Look: Leighton Meester Does Glamour Mexico
Posted 360 days ago by Amanda Raye
The 26-year old actress, Leighton Meester graced the cover of June’s Glamour Mexico wearing striking jewel tones. Broke & Chic couldn’t help but admire the impecable and sophisticated styling for this photo shoot. In awe, we dug deeper to see if we could imitate her look for less!
On her beauty secrets:
I’m the worst at this (laughs). I always say less is more when it comes to make up and hair.But I do believe that if you are healthy you will always look better. Sure, I say this after having eaten mac & cheese, but I try to take vitamins, eat vegetables and salads, drink fresh juices and do yoga.
On what she does outside of acting:
I love music, writing and being with my family. I love traveling. I travel a lot, but almost always for work. I am thrilled to get a vacation, all I want to do is eat, sleep and swim all the time with my family in Florida.
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All three of her outfits above would be perfect for a nice summer day at the office. What’s your favorite look?
Office Style: Henna, Curls and Classics
Posted 367 days ago by Melissa Murphy
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
Trend Alert: Nude Pumps
Posted 377 days ago by Amanda Raye
Have you always dreamed of a shoe that went with everything? From your sexy red dress, to your denim cut-offs and white v-neck? No more dreaming, the nude pump is here. Secret: the patent leather variety will turn heads!
This heel goes with everything — and I mean everything. They’re sexy and will help save time in the morning. We all know finding the perfect shoe is the hardest part during our morning “dress up” routine. Take Melissa: She rocked a pair of $40 Nine West nude pumps with her Calvin Klein dress in last week’s Office Style post!
Another great thing about these shoes is that they work year-round. They aren’t season sensitive like some of those other shoe trends out there. Think about those neon flats you just bought; they’re a hot addition to your wardrobe, but probably wont fly this winter.
The past few events I’ve gone too, I couldn’t help but notice those patent leather nude pumps on everyone. It’s almost as if I never got the memo. Well, now Broke & Chic has given you the memo! Check out Necessary Clothing, Chinese Laundry, Type-Z and Jessica Simpson for a fabulous pair that won’t damage your bank account.
These are only $29.99 at Necessary Clothing!
P.S.: Prom season is here. If you haven’t found the perfect heel yet, this might be the answer to your search!
Office Style: Spring Edition
Posted 395 days ago by Melissa Murphy
I love to shop, but I love finding great deals even more! I fell for my first Calvin Klein dress sometime last year. I scored it at Marshalls for around $50, it normally retails for over $150. I now have more then I probably should admit, but they fit me perfectly and all have unique accents. This bright blue one is amazing, the color is so bold and the cut is very chic. It doesn’t require much styling at all. I just threw on a pair of nude stocking and pumps and I was ready.
Speaking of nude stockings. After banishing them from my wardrobe sometime in middle school, I’ve recently started wearing them again. The spring weather came upon us so quickly and I was not ready to reveal my un-spray tanned legs to NYC. There is not a dress out there that could ever make white pasty legs look pretty. So taking a cue from the style icon Kate Middleton I bought a pair and surveyed a few people. The votes are in- they didn’t even realize I was wearing hose until I pointed it out. I’m now a believer and totally recommend adding them back into your life.
Check out the mother/ daughter duo below. Both professionals with amazing taste and the eye for a great deal.
- Calvin Klein Coat: $29.99, Marshalls in North Kingston Rhode Island
- Flower Pin: 25 cents, Thrift Shop
- Alfani Clutch: $3.00, Nearly New Shop in Ruskin Florida
- Franco Sarto Boots: $24.99, T.J. Maxx
- Tommy Hilfiger Trench: $49.00 Macy’s
- Earrings: $2.99 Christmas Tree Shops
- Bracelet: Designed and Made by Jess Cooper (model)
- Enzo Angiolini Shoes: $24.99 Marshalls
- Yellow Purse: $24.99 T.J. Maxx
- Polka Dot Trench: $49.00 Macy’s
- Bag: $24.99 Marshalls
- Sunglasses: $99.00 Calvin Klein
- Earrings: $2.99 Christmas Tree Shops
- Bracelets: Designed and Made by Jess Cooper (model)
Meet Teresa Cooper
By day, Teresa is a promoter of education, self determination and goal setting. She spends her leisure time in search of all things beautiful, and she will most likely end her search in a local consignment shop. Teresa wears her passion for life by discovering new and eclectic styles of clothing, shoes and accessories for both herself and loves ones.
Meet Jessica Cooper
Jessica Cooper, a Sr. Management Consultant based in Boston, spends almost as much time packing and traveling as she does in the office. Her style is fashionable and sophisticated, and she is always on the hunt for versatile pieces that travel well and need little maintenance. To add some flare to her otherwise corporate look and show off her street style, Jessica will layer on her self-made bracelets, wear bright eye shadow, and accessorize with animal prints and vibrant colors. And of course, she’s always sporting her mother’s latest thrift store find!
What do you think of Melissa, Teresa and Jessica’s sophisticated yet colorful outfits? Let us know in the comments below!