Spring Dresses and White Tees

Happy Tuesday! If you live anywhere in the North east and along the East coast you are probably getting hit with a crazy snow storm. I am currently sitting in my office typing away while a winter wonderland is blowing through the town. It is actually kind of cozy, at least while we still have power. :)

 

Paperback Boutique is where my two outfits are from and can I just say how much I love, love this floral dress? The fit is perfect and lays just at the perfect length. It has a little choker detail on the dress, adding some more creative details and of course the floral trend is so hot right now. I just happen to be obsessed with florals (if you haven't noticed) so I am elated that they are currently trending. The dress also has a cinched waist which is always flattering on every body type. I will link the outfit details below, but you can also find the dress located here.

 

The white shirt was also complimentary from Paperback. The fit of this top is very flattering. It is fitted by the bust and slightly flares out at the bottom. The sleeves also have a little bit of a belle sleeve shape. Bell sleeves are another trend that is hot right now. I love that the top had a bit of a flow to the shape without losing the complimentary form. Sometimes I forget just how much I love white tops until I add accessories to them. A white top and jeans have endless possibilities to them.  The white top is currently sold out, but there is a white sweater listed on the site with a little bit of a similar shape to it.

 

XOXO,

Brianna

 

Shop The Look

Dress: Floral Dress | Shoes: Lace Up Wedge | Bag: CocoVann Official | Pants: Skinny Jeans | Necklace: BaubleBar | Shoes: Lace Up Block Heel

How to Choose a Makeup Brush Set

Brushes Galore! So if you are a makeup guru or a newbie we all have to start at the same place, finding a brush that works best for you! Makeup brushes play such a vital role in apply those beauty products we all spend so much money on. You don’t ever see a painter using their fingers to paint a wall, same reason why you should always use a brush or some type of applicator when apply your makeup.

There are many benefits to using brushes instead of your fingers when applying makeup. You'll get a more of an even coverage using a brush, and a better polished finish. It's also more sanitary to use a brush, especially if you have problematic skin that breaks out easily. I unfortunately fall in that category, so I have to make sure I wash my brushes weekly. Side Tip: There are many wonderful brush cleansers out there, however if you do not feel like shelling out the extra money you can always use baby shampoo. Cheaper and just as safe to cleanse with.

So how to pick a brush: Start with the basics. A foundation brush, blush brush, and eye shadow brush. A foundation brush should be your first purchase. A clean, even complexion will make the rest of your makeup look cleaner and appear brighter. I have been using this oval brush set from Sammy dress and I really like the way they apply. For the price point I think they do a really great job. It takes a few tries to get the hang of holding them, and at times I feel like I should be brushing my teeth with them however they are conviently sized and perfect for on the go. After your foundation choose a blush brush. Blush brushes can be used for multiple different purposes, so if I need to highlight or contour I can always use the same brush. I like to keep them all separate so the makeup does not all mix together.

When buying your set, youtube some makeup tutorials to show how to properly use them. Ever wonder why some sets come with 5 different angled eyeshadow brushes? They actually ALL have a purpose. Plus you can receive some great how-to’s on some easy everyday looks.

I also have listed some additional favorite sets below. I linked all different price points, but keeping them all under $50.

                 CLICK ANY PICTURE ABOVE TO TAKE YOU TO THE OVAL BRUSH SET

 XOXO,
Brianna

 

 

 

Shop The Mint

Today’s blog post is about the “slouchy”. The slouchy is The Mint Julep Boutiques amazing sweatshirt. The slouchy is a cute and trendy long sleeve shirt that can be worn in multiple different ways. On top of that it is so incredibly comfortable. When I received the package in the mail I could not wait to wear them! The fabric was cotton and had a perfect fit as soon as I put it on. 

 

The part that I love most about the slouchy is how versatile it is. The wine colored slouchy was perfect for fall photos so I could not wait to dress it up with a hat and heels and take pictures in the leaves. I know it can be really hard to find fashion trends that are comfortable and trending, but that is the best part about this shirt. There are so many ways to style it!

Being a mom of two little girls I am on the go a lot and I am also home a lot. Being comfortable in what I am wearing is very important to me. I wanted to add a real life picture amongst the professional ones to keep things honest and real. Life is not always about dressing up and attending fancy events.  It is about cuddling on the couch and drying crying eyes while drinking all the coffee I can get. I may or may not have worn this pink slouchy all day and all night. It was the perfect comfy top for a tiresome day.

 

The slouchys typically are $48 but with an exclusive offer you can buy them for $24. I have attached all the links for you below. I hope you love them as much as I do!

XOXO,

Brianna

Shop The Mint Site

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Wine Slouchy

Rose Slouchy

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THML Fall LookBook

Big comfy sweaters are my favorite fall trend. The saying “the higher the hair the closer to heaven”, I feel can be relatable when you put on your oversized snugly shirt for the day. Sweaters are just so inviting and if it is a gloomy day, forget about it I am making my way to the couch for a quick nap.

 This sweater is from THML Clothing Company. I am the least bit a fan of turtlenecks because of the constraint on your neck but I love the warmth they provide. This sweater featured below had the perfect compromise to my problem. The neckline almost appears to be a scarf and the button details add the cutest touch.

Stripes are always a flattering look and I love that these stripes are neutral. I have been on a big neutral kick lately and this sweater had me swooning as soon as I saw it. Some sweaters can leave an itchy irritated feeling, especially if there is material around your neck. This sweaters fabric was light enough that the material did not cling to your body but still added enough warmth without any irritation.

 

This drape front jacket is so cozy and fun to wear. The oversized grey look to me just appears to have a London-esque look . I have no idea why but it does. The plaid long sleeves could not have added a more fall appearance even if I tried. Typically I am not a fan of plaid, however this had just enough pop of design yet still subtle enough to be able to be paired with multiple outfits.

I recently went to a birthday celebration that was outside and it was COLD. Most people attending were wearing winter coats and all I brought was a thick sweater and this jacket. Needless to say I was not the least bit cold. I was pleasantly surprised at how warm I stayed in the jacket. The jacket itself was not heavy but provided the warmth and comfort that I needed.

You can find these looks and many more on the THML Clothing website, www.thmlclothing.comCheck out their fall look book for many more sophisticated pieces. 

XOXO,

Brianna

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Irresistible Me Hair Pt. 2

What better proof of showing what you love than a before and after? The first three pictures listed below are my hair naturally. I have fine, thin hair that requires a lot of hairspray to appear voluminous. Like most women I love for my hair to have that look of sheer volume but that is just not realistic when the numbers on my head are limited. That is why I love irresistible me hair extensions so much! They give my hair the volume that I need without the commitment. I am a big fab if clip ins because of how easy they are. It only takes 2 minutes and you are done. Personally I believe they are less damaging then professional extensions because you are not putting any chemicals or clamps in your hair. I can even where my hair in a ponytail if I want with the clip in. So easy! Take a look below and see the difference in hair.

These pictures below have the extensions in. The color matched perfectly! The color I have in my hair is called "Silky Golden Blonde".

The extensions gave length and volume and you would never be apply to detect because of how perfectly the colors match! I was so happy when I saw them in the mail. If you would like to look at what your hair would look like with easy clips in check out Irresistible Me site. Tag me in your photos so I can see! #savvygirlsstyle

 

XOXO,

Brianna

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Lace up and Chokers

Happy Friday! Is anyone else as excited as me that it is the weekend? The weather here in New York is pretty crummy with rain and grey skies. Perfect day for watching movies and catching g up on household chores I have been putting off.

Today we are talking about lace up and chokers! To be totally honest when I first saw this shirt I did not like it at all! I did not think the fit would look good on me and collars are not usually my thing. After looking at it again a few times I figured I would give it a try because I really am loving the lace up trend right now.

When I paired this outfit together I actually fell in love with it! The shirt is so soft and comfortable. It does not have a stiff feel to it, unlike some other collared shirts. I love how the criss cross detail is large on the shirt making it more of a bold statement. I am all for bold statements. I tend to shy away from them most of the time, but I always love when I see other people and bloggers making bold moves. I think I should take some lessons from them sometime!

This top is from Shop BellaC . Right now they are having a sale sitewide, 50% off everything. How amazing is that?? They have some really cute clothes so take advantage of this sale while it lasts. Use code YAY50K at checkout.

That’s all for today! Anyone have any fun plans this weekend? I would love to hear!

 

XOXO,

Brianna

SHOP THE LOOK:

Lace Up Detail Shirt

Black Skinny Jeans

Aldo Black Booties

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ILY Blanket scarf

Lets talk accessories! ILY Mix sent me a pair of sunglasses and blanket scarf to style and I really love both of them! Whenever shipments come to me from other companies I have never ordered before I am always a little hesitant of the quality. I was pleasantly pleased with both items that I received. The best part? The glasses and scarf were both under $25!

This blanket scarf is so incredibly comfortable! Some scarfs leave an itchy or irritated feel to our skin, however this scarf is made up of a very soft cotton and i could easily sleep in it! It is light enough to wear all day and can be worn as a shawl as well.

I have attached a video below of a great scarf tutorial that will give you multiple options of how to style it!!

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Oliver Bilou

One of the best things about Instagram is coming across new and different accounts. I stumbled upon Oliver Bilou, a handbag website for the sophisticated lady. They feature three different bags and I instantly feel in love with all of them! My bag of choice was the deep blue vegan leather bag called, Amy. Amy is the epitome of a sophisticated handbag with a trendy twist. I love that the bag features tassels on the side. It has just enough fringe detail to make the bag pop. 

Being a busy mom, bags are very important in my day to day routine. I need something that can carry all of my essentials while still leaving room for diapers and wipes for my little one. I am past the stage of diaper bags but still have to carry a few things for my little ones, and this size bag is perfect for just that. It is the perfect size and proportion for any outfit. Not too big and not to small. 

As much as these bags are beautiful what the company stands for serve’s even a better purpose. A portion of the proceeds collected from these bags goes to charities that support children in developing countries. How amazing is that?! We lived in such a blessed country and I love that this company realizes that and is willing to share the love and wealth. Take a minute ti check out their website, and limited collection and handbags.

OLIVER BILOU

 

XOXO,

Brianna

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RoseWholeSale Laceup Heels

Happy Thursday! One more day until the weekend! I came back home early Wednesday morning (2:30am kind of early) from a week away visiting my family. I loved being able to see my sister and her tribe but it is always so good to come back home. In the words of Dorothy, "there is no place like home!"

I recently partnered with Rose wholesale and they have some of the cutest shoes! These black lace ups were just the shoe I have been looking for. One would think with all the pairs of shoes that I own I would have multiple pairs of black shoes, but I dont! I had my eye on a few different pairs however I wanted a shoe that was a little different, not the usual pair you would find at Target. This style was comfortable, easy to lace up and I was able to wear them for hours without feeling that urge to talk them off and kick it up. The best part?? The shoes are $16. I mean seriously how great is that? Shop the look below and dont forget about the coupon codes! Like the dress? I will have a blog for that very shortly!!

 

XOXO
Brianna

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Make Me Chic

I love fall dresses! I am naturally drawn to cooler colors, so when I see the olive and caramel  and deep reds I cannot help but swoon over them. Maybe it is the time of year that these colors are associated. Regardless, I love everything and anything associated with fall. Except for haunted houses. I cannot do those. They are the worst! If you want to see me bawl like a baby, drag me out to one of those on a Friday night.

Bunny trailing....When I found this dress on the Make Me Chic  website I fell in love right away. I am a sucker for florals, if you have been following me for some time now you know that. I love anything floral so this dress jumped off the page as soon as I saw it!

The back detailing was probably my favorite part of the dress. I liked that it had a different flair to it, compared to some other dresses I have seen.

Since the dress has a heavier design I made sure to keep the shoe basic. Another great shoe option would be a strappy red heel. Something that has a little pop of color, without there being too much shoe. Our eyes naturally draw down so you want to keep the shoes flowing with the dress.

Take a look around the site. There are many cute dress options for affordable prices. Happy Thursday!

 

XOXO Brianna

 

SHOP THE LOOK:

Floral Dress

Nude High Heels

Bar Necklace

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