May 12, 2015

Tribal Pants


Happy Tuesday! Congratulations everyone, we made it through Monday. Today it is ridiculously hot in the DMV area and I am not ready for 90 degree weather. Seriously, it feels like its the end of June. I am not sure what the deal is but its time to pull out the palazzo pants. Palazzo pants are my absolute favorite for the summer time because they are super easy to style. I have so many pairs already in my closet and I am going shopping today for more! Yes, I am obsessed.

This look is ideal for a hot summer day to do girly things with your girlfriends or flirty things with your significant other. I assure you, you will stay cool and breezy while looking absolutely fabulous. I also am protective styling my hair currently. I did mini twist in my hair and I took them out this morning. I decided to do a quick tuck and roll look to keep my hair off of my face and neck. If you all are interested in how I achieved this easy and effortless hairstyle comment below and I will be sure to dedicate another post to it.

D E T A I L S
Pants- Nordstrom Rack purchased on sale for $20
Tank Top- Urban Outfitters purchased on sale for $10 (they were 2 for $20)
Shoes- Kork-Ease purchased as a gift for $80
Accessories- Watch by Anne Klein received as a gift from T.J. Maxx, Silver Hoops found at beauty supply store for $3 and Necklace purchased from She's Unique for around $30

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May 11, 2015

Casual Mother's Day

I know I am late, but Happy Mother's Day to those who have been chosen to bare the beauty of creating and caring for another human being. I hope you all enjoyed your day and took good care of your mothers, grandmothers, aunts and so on. Unfortunately, I had to work for a bit yesterday but I did get the chance to take my mother to dinner and give her some time to herself. My mother does not ask for much.
Now, on to the look. As mentioned before, I did have work yesterday but I feel that this look was a perfect casual outfit for the typical events of Mother's Day. I am sure many of you did things like go to the National Harbor, have outdoor brunch, maybe went to the Zoo or church. I feel that this look would be perfect for any of the above outings. Not to mention it is very appropriate for the hotter weather as the pants are very light and breezy and the shoes are leather so they are not that hot on your feet. This look was super easy to put together and I am sure you all can recreate the look with items already in your closet.

D E T A I L S
Shirt- Forever21 purchased for $12
Pants- H&M purchased for about $15 (these are old so I am not for sure)
Shoes- Forever21 purchased for $34.95
Handbag- Cynthia Rowley purchased at T.J. Maxx on sale for about $70
Accessories- Bar Necklace from She's Unique purchased for $30 and Watch by Anne Klein given as a gift from T.J. Maxx
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May 9, 2015

Twist Out with SheaMoisture

 
Hi my loves! I hope you all are enjoying the start of Mother's Day weekend. I love this time of year-- the flowers, the warmer weather and the beautiful scenery throughout the day. However, my hair does not like this time of year as much as I do. In the spring and summer I have such a hard time retaining moisture and keeping my hair manageable. I know this is odd as most people have this issue in the fall and winter. My hair has a mind of its own. I find myself doing more protective styles in the spring and summer to allow my hair to get as much moisture as possible and to make styling so much easier.  One of my favorite hairstyles to do is a two-strand twist out. If you all are unfamiliar with the term, a twist out is done by twisting your hair with moisturizing products on wet or dry hair and allowing the hair to set for loose curls. My hair is at an awkward stage so my twist outs often times do not come out how I would like but for the purpose of this post, I wanted to share with you all the products I use to obtain my best twist out results.
 
I first start by cowashing my hair with the Trader Joes Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner and deep conditioning my hair using the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner. My hair loves this conditioner! It leaves my hair super moisturized and sleek. I then begin the twisting process after rinsing my deep conditioner out. Before twisting, be sure to section your hair in whichever way you plan to wear it. I chose a side part as you can see. I use only one product which is the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque to twist my hair while sealing with a light oil mixture. I use bobby pins to hold down my roots which also allows my twist to stretch a bit. The next morning, my twist are dry and ready to be taken down.
 
The Take Down

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May 6, 2015

Spring Haul + Lookbook

 
Hi lovelies! I want to first apologize yet again for my absence from Broke City Grl for the past few weeks. I have been crazy busy and overwhelmed with LIFE. I know you all are probably so tired of hearing my excuses so I won't bore you. But I will assure you that so much is to come for Broke City Grl. I have been working so hard behind the scenes to take my blog to the next level. It will not happen overnight but with your unconditional love and support I will continue to push forward toward success.
 
Okay, enough of my blabbering. I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful weather we have been having lately. I for one was not ready for the hotter weather. I hadn't been shopping for spring and summer clothes in a while and last year I gave away a lot of my clothing. To say the least, my closet was pretty much a desert storm. I had to change that! I went on a Spring Haul the past few weeks and picked up a lot of great pieces that I am loving. I wanted to share with you guys a few of my favorite pieces for spring that I found at several retail stores for affordable prices. These retail stores include Zara, Forever21 and H&M. 
 
 Dress: Zara for $19.90
Shoes: Missguided for $35
Dress: H&M for $24.95
Shoes: Forever21 for $24.95
Dress: Missguided for $20
Shoes: Missguided for $35
Shirt: Forever21 for $5
Skirt: Missguided for $20
Shoes: Kork-Ease for $80
Kimono: Forever21 $24.95
Top: Missguided for $20
Pants: H&M for $24.95
Shoes: Forever21 for $24.95


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