My name is Amanda Katherine. I started Dope & Broke in the spring of 2016. What started out as a website where you could find cheap versions of celebrity outfits has evolved into so much more.

Along with affordable alternatives to that outfit you just saw Kendall Jenner wearing, you can also find beauty products that are good for your skin without breaking the bank or get tips on how to save money while grocery shopping.

I am in my mid-twenties. I went to a four-year college in Philadelphia, PA and studied marketing. I went on to get a job at an office working in media and after a little over a year, I realized I was overworked, underpaid, and miserable.

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It took some time, but I figured out that I loved writing and have always loved fashion. I worked at blogging for a few months and picked up some freelance writing gigs on the side. I quit my full-time job which was scary but I can honestly say I don’t regret it and wouldn’t do anything differently.

My life is so different than it used to be. I learned so much about myself and my own strengths and weaknesses. I have control over my days and have a passion for what I do. My goal is to create a site for women to be able to visit to get inspiration, entertainment, and value.

I live with my boyfriend and my puppy son, Kingsley. They are my whole life and without their support and love, I wouldn’t be able to be where I am today.

I love listening to Beyoncé and rap but I love all music. I’m obsessed with the Real Housewives and reality television in general. My drink of choice is either a glass of prosecco/champagne or a super dirty martini with blue cheese-stuffed olives.

I think this tweet pretty much sums up what I’m doing in my free time… LOL.

I continue to grow and learn every day and am so excited for you to follow along with this journey in making Dope & Broke an incredible community and resource for independent women across the globe.

Thank you for reading, thank you for your support, and as always, stay dope!


–Amanda Katherine

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