Get Fit in Style with Target’s C9 by Champion Collection

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If your New Year’s Resolution involves tightening your purse strings and your waistline, Target’s here to help. Who doesn’t want to look good and pay less… even when they’re working out? The C9 by Champion collection is colorful, affordable, and extremely stylish!

Weather you love to spin or would rather downward dog your stress away, this collection will ensure you’re doing it in style! Below are a few of our favorites:

During the month of January, Target has been offering amazing discounts on its exclusive active apparel line. To stock up on the latest fitness fashion gear, download the Target Cartwheel App. That way, you’re just steps away from in-store savings!

*Get 25% off all C9 by Champion apparel and shoes until 1/25/14 by using the app. 

So how does Cartwheel work?

•Guests sign up for Cartwheel via desktop at or by downloading the Cartwheel app in iTunes using a mobile device.

•Guests are given 10 spots to fill from hundreds of Cartwheel offers that are available and easy to search. And as they use Cartwheel more, they can earn additional spots for even more offers.

•Offers are redeemed at checkout in any U.S. Target store, all from the scan of a single barcode from a guest’s smartphone – or the barcode can be printed out from a desktop computer.

•Guests can change their Cartwheel list any time they like, and redeem offers multiple times.



$200 Target Gift Card Giveaway

Want to win a $200 Target gift card to purchase workout apparel (or anything else you may need)? Simply comment on this post and tell us your favorite way to stay active and what you would buy with the gift card by 2/1/2014.

Good luck!

*This post was presented by Target. 


Merry Belated Christmas: These Last Minute Gift Ideas Will save the Day

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It’s the day after Christmas and you’re meeting up with a few friends to exchange gifts while you’re all home from college. There’s just one problem. You forgot to get them gifts!

Don’t panic. There’s still time to get a gift, wrap it and give it with love to your best gal pal from high school thanks to Target.

Target has been my go-to place for everything for years; food, clothes, shoes, electronics…they really have it all. Below are six wonderful last-minute gift ideas.


Any college girl will tell you that anything that has to do with caffeine, makeup and fashion is the perfect gift. If you really don’t have time to purchase a gift, consider giving a Target Digital Gift Card via email or text message instead. It’s quick, easy and you don’t have to wrap it.

They can use the gift card in-store, online or by using Cartwheel, Target’s mobile app. Their app allows you to save, share, combine and reload Target Gift Cards!


Want a Target gift card for yourself? Target is giving one $25 gift card to a lucky Broke & Chic reader! Simply comment below and tell us what you want to buy from Target by 1/5/14.

Be sure to follow #MyKindOfHoliday and #MKOH on Twitter and Instagram to see what everyone else wants from Target!

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target.


Forget Those Pricey Brush Cleaners, This Tip Is Way Cheaper

Posted 2 years ago by

Don’t have the extra money or energy to run out and purchase a brush cleaner? Just use your mild face wash! Do it at night to insure they’ll be dry by morning. Remember…you should be doing this once a week. Get in the routine of doing this every Sunday night. That way you can start each week with a fresh makeup brush!

Don’t own any brushes yet? Try the brushes from eyes.lips.face for only $1/brush. Want to splurge? Try the Bare Minerals Buffing Brushes for $49 a set.


Broke Fashion: Madison’s Casual Spring Outfit

Posted 3 years ago by

Madison is a 19 year old journalism student based in Virginia with a casual yet trendy style. She love to pair solids with simple patterns while following the season’s hottest trends.

I wouldn’t really call my style anything specific. I like mixing retro sophistication with the trends of today.

  • Shirt: $9.95 h&m
  • Skirt: $5.95 h&m
  • Cardigan: $40 Urban Outfitters
  • Wristlet: $9.99 Target
  • Flats: $10 Burlington Coat Factory
  • Sunglasses: Stole from boyfriend!


B&C: Who are your style icons?

Madison: The classics, Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel.

B&C: What’s your favorite 2012 trend?

Madison: Color blocking!

B&C: What’s a popular trend you can’t stand?

Madison: I’m not liking the fact that flares and bell bottoms are coming back. I cringe every time I see them.

What do you think of Madison’s style? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!


1 Girl, 2 Outfits: Eclectic & Stylish

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Yvette is a hair stylist living and working in the beautiful city of Manhattan. She loves experimenting with her style and finds herself changing it up everyday!


B&C: What would you call your style?

Yvette: It’s different every day. If I like it, I’ll wear it. I love being creative with my style.

B&C: Do you think your style has evolved over time?

Yvette: Yes! I’m much more sophisticated than I have been in the past. But I’ve always stayed true to myself.

B&C: If you could only shop at one store for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Yvette: h&m, they have good quality at a fair price.


  • Cardigan: $15 Target
  • Top: $10 Target
  • Belt: $7.80 Forever 21
  • Necklace: $8 Target
  • Skirt: $19.80 Forever 21
  • Tights: $7 Asos
  • Shoes: $70 Steve Madden


  • Dress: $20 Target
  • Belt: $7.80 Forever 21
  • Tights: $7 Asos
  • Shoes: $70 Steve Madden


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.

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Broke Fashion #34

Posted 3 years ago by

 ♥ Leggings: $10 Mandee

♥ Shirt: $5 Target Sale

♥ Scarf: $5 Rumors Boutique

♥ Boots: $40 Double J Western Store

♥ Bag: $25 H&M





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


When is the Best Time to Buy a Bathing Suit?

Posted 3 years ago by

Right now! Fall is just a few short weeks away, meaning swimming season is just about over. Stores are trying to get rid of anything summer related to make room for fall attire. You can now buy a quality $80 dollar suit for next to nothing (50% to 75% off). The better the quality, the longer it’ll last. Check out Kohl’s, Macy’s, Everything But Water and Nordstrom’s.

If you’re to impatient and can’t wait the 8 months to wear your suit, try going to H&M, Target or Old Navy when it starts getting warm again. They have the cutest suits for a great price, but they’ll only last you one season.


Money Saving Makeup Advice

Posted 3 years ago by

Out of the house? College? Young Professional? Lost job? Too many bills? What ever it may be your wallet isn’t as full as it used to be ,or you no longer have that monthly allowance.

I know when I was in high school, all the money I made from working was my “whatever” money! I was able to spend it on clothes, shoes, haircuts, and of course MAKEUP. I became overly addicted to the expensive makeup brands such as M.A.C, Urban Decay, Benefit, Clinique and Stila. But when I went away for school and “grew up” I had to spend all my money on necessities such as rent, bills, and food. I had to find new makeup brands to love that gave me the looks I wanted for less. Some I like even more than the expensive designer versions!


I went from Clinique’s $22 liquid foundation to the $8 L’Oreal True Match liquid foundation!


I went from Clinique’s $20 pressed powder to the $8 L’Oreal True Match pressed powder!


I went from Benefit’s $19 Bad Gal Lash to the $8 Rimmel Sexy Curves, and I have to say it’s the best mascara I have ever used!


I went from the $20 a tube M.A.C. to the $1 a tube Sally Girl Lipstick from Sally Beauty Supply!


I went from Benefit’s $28 CORALisa to my $1 Sally Girl Lipstick. (Click here for instructions)

Liquid Eyeliner

I went from Benefit’s $20 Magic Ink liquid eyeliner to Eyes Lips Face $1 waterproof eyeliner pen!

Eyelid Primer

I went from Urban Decay’s $18 Eyeshadow Primer Potion to Eyes Lips Face $1 eyelid primer!


I still use the waterproof retractable eyeliner from the Sephora Collection for $12 since it glides on nice and smooth! There are of course cheaper options, but they don’t last all day.

Do you have any budget makeup brands you love? Share them with us in the comments below!


The Broke Fashionistas of Greenwich Village

Posted 3 years ago by

  • Shirt: $48 Urban Outfitters
  • Shorts: $55 Urban Outfitters
  • Tights: $14 Urban Outfitters
  • Necklace: $5 Antique store
  • Bag: $10 Urban Outfitters (sale)
  • Shoes: $25 Target


  • Shirt: $4.50 Forever 21
  • Shorts: $13.50 Forever 21
  • Sandals: $10 Old Navy
  • Bag: $15 H&M


  • Shirt: $15 H&M
  • Shorts: $9.99 Aeropostale
  • Bag: $18 H&M
  • Shoes:$14.80 Forever21

  • Shirt: $8.99 Pretty Girl
  • Leggings: $5 Rainbow
  • Shoes: $2.50 Old Navy
  • Bag: $40 H&M


New to Makeup?

Posted 4 years ago by

Makeup can be a scary thing if you haven’t had much experience. It doesn’t matter if you’re 13 or 50. It’s never to late to learn the ropes. Just remember, makeup isn’t beauty. It’s just another way to express yourself!

Below are my beginner’s recommendations (that are low cost) to get you started on your first makeup kit. Once you know what you like, you can invest in something more expensive. The more money you spend the longer it lasts. So if you decide you don’t like bronzer, “throwing” away $2 sounds better than say $30.

Urban Decay: Is an American cosmetics company from California. It’s primarily sold in mid to high-end beauty stores, such as Ulta and Sephora. I love them for their highly pigmented eye shadows and eyelid primers. It’s definitely rock star makeup! Unfortunately, it’s $18 per individual eyeshadow, so I recommend going with one of their palettes. The Naked Palette for $48 has every neutral color you’ll ever need. If you want the bright colors go with the Sustainable Shadow Box for $36. They are also 100% “cruelty-free!”

Eyes Lips Face: Also known as e.l.f. Cosmetics,  is an international cosmetics brand based in New York City. All of their products are under $5, making them my favorite cosmetics company out there. I’m in love with their $5 eyeshadow palettes, $1 eyeliner pens, $1 mascaras, $1 bronzers, and their $1 eyelid primers. They are also 100% “cruelty-free.” You can find e.l.f. at Target, Kmart, Walmart, Dollar General, and of course on-line.

Rimmel London: Is a British based Cosmetic company that has some of the best mascaras I have ever used. My favorite is the Sexy Curves Mascara in Extreme Black ($7). I’m also in love with their 60 Second Nail Polish($3). It really does dry in about a minuet. Find Rimmel at Target, CVS and Walmart.

Sally Girl: Is a cosmetics brand sold within Sally Beauty Supply stores. I’ve become a huge fan of their eye shadows and mini lipsticks ($1.) You can find these products only at Sally Beauty Supply stores. Click Here to find the location nearest you.

New York Color: Also known as N.Y.C, has many different types of cosmetics: eyeshadow, foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeliner, nail polish, mascara… I’m personally in love with their lipsticks, which are never over $2. Go to their website to find locations.

Wet ‘n’ Wild: Is another low-cost cosmetic brand found in many locations. Their products are usually under $8. I love the Mega Eyes Defining Marker ($4.99.) Go to their website to find a location nearest you.

Take about an hour and just apply and remove until you learn what you like! It helps to rip a few pages out of a magazine of a model/celeb sporting a look you love so you’ll have something to follow.

Looking for Coverage?

The first step to finding the perfect shade of foundation, concealer, or powder is to see a professional. There’s no way to try on cheaper brands (Almay, L’Oreal, Cover Girl), so splurging at a makeup counter your first time will help you find the right match — plus you’ll learn the skill of applying it! I highly recommend M.A.C, Clinique and Bobbi Brown. Trust me, it’s definitely worth the upfront cost! As a makeup artist, I constantly see girls wearing the wrong shade of foundation. After learning the tone and shade your skin needs, it’ll be easy to pick out a cheaper alternative of your own! My favorite being L’Oreal True Match. They make it very easy to find your shade!

Need more help?

I highly recommend Bobbi Brown’s Makeup Manual: For Everyone from Beginner to Pro ($32). Her book is easy to understand and follow, plus It’s filled with step by step instructions and great tips. Also check out MAKEUP.COM and Allure Magazine.