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The Day Job

In "real life" (aka all day every day), I'm a full time CPA and spend most of my days crunching numbers, reading financial statements, and doing other auditing awesomeness (I know, you're SO jealous!). But when I'm not auditing (I prefer to say, providing assurance - auditing is just a scary word), I spend a lot of my free time writing and crafting this little blog. And if you're wondering how I balance the two? Well, I don't really. I'm still trying to figure that one out - I'll let you know if I make any progress (ha!). But to put it simply - where there's a will, there's a way! Right?! Plus, I like splitting my time between the two insanely different worlds - public accounting (fully loaded with all that corporate jazz) and the ever-evolving, multi-dimensional blogosphere.

PS: I really need to update this since I've recently experienced a major JOB change. But I'm still trying to figure out how to explain what it is that I do at my new job. My "technical" title is CFO, but I do so much more (sometimes random) things and have recently focused most of my energy on supply chain management and EDI implementation (yea, eek!)

The 411 on BTD

BTD is primarily a fashion blog, but I like to think that it's more than just your average "personal style blog"; well, at least I hope that's the case. Yes, I do write about fashion and do "outfit posts", but I try not to get too wrapped up in the world of material things and consumerism and do my best to keep things in perspective. Because at the end of the day, although it's fun to wear cute clothes, there is so much more to life.

And just so you know, although I DO love being on the sharing/creating end of the blog world, I think the thing that keeps me coming back for more is the people - not only the relationships I've developed with other bloggers, but also the interactions and feedback I receive from my readers (aka YOU). There's just something so special and heart-warming about connecting with like-minded people and being able to relate in such unique and different ways.

The Quick Facts about Me

I'm from Baton Rouge, LA, but currently live in Dallas, TX. I don't like to read, but I love to learn. I Jesus and my faith is a MAJOR defining factor in my life, joy, and sense of self - and I listen to a lot of Christian music. Mornings are my favorite (!) and breakfast is a big event for me.

Philosophy fascinates me, and I love learning new words. I'm a planner, but I somehow live my life on the edge - constantly pushing my limits. School supplies are my JAM and I thoroughly enjoy the luxury of treating myself to an almost-weekly mani/pedi.

I'm scatter-brained and sometimes even flighty (otherwise known as super ADD...), yet I have a tendency to hyper-focus on random things. I'm obsessed with my siblings and am the oldest of 4 kids- 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Time management is not my forte and I have a tendency to ask "why?" way too much; I blame this on my crippling curiosity. I have a serious addiction to candy, but not the chocolate kind.

Why I Started BrightonTheDay

I started BTD in December of 2011 shortly after my mom, Dee Keller, launched her italian shoe line. Naturally, I wanted to do all I could to help and thought blogging would be a great way to spread the word. Plus, I'd always had a knack for and interest in coding, so building a blog sounded like the ultimate challenge and project for me to, excuse my cliche, kill two (or a few) birds with one stone. On one hand, I could play with code, experiment with all the awesome adobe software (woohooo!) and justify it (to myself, of course) all as a way to help my mom.

An Interest in Coding

YEP. I kid you not, I'm obsessed with computer programming and anything and everything that has to do with computers. I almost majored in Management Information Systems at UT-Austin and was very involved with the MIS department. I didn't actually learn anything about coding, though, until I decided to start this blog. I could talk about it for hours, but I'll do you a favor and stop now...

A Desire To Help Mom

Of course I wanted to find some way to help my mom's new business, but what's an 18-year-old girl to do? I remember reaching out to a few of the "big" bloggers (after a friend informed me that "fashion bloggers" existed - I was SO clueless). But after not hearing back from them, my mom suggested I start my own. And after lots of convincing, I dove in head first!

A Love For Clothes

So yeah, I love clothes. I like to shop. I like to get dressed up. etc. etc. But really though, what girl doesn't? There's just something so empowering about getting up in the morning and actually getting dressed for the day. Because when I take pride in myself and my appearance, I just feel better - about myself and about my day. And honestly, I'm usually in a better mood, more optimistic, and more productive when I feel put together and dressed for the day!

A Passion for Learning

Yes, I am passionate about learning. But this is really just a subtle way of saying that I'm super nerdy. And I think this inner sense of geek-ness really started to blossom and shine once I started reading about web development, coding, and whatever else my little heart/mind desired. I just let my curiousity run wild and the more I learned, the more I wanted to know. And let me tell you, this stuff is NOT easy!

The Stuff I Ramble About

Fashion

Like most girls, I love getting dolled up in pretty clothes and fun shoes. That's normal...right? As I mentioned above, I started BTD to promote my Mom's company. You'll find pictures of moi (sometimes awkwardly) smiling/posing for the camera in an outfit that "styles" or shows off DK shoes. I'm more of a self-proclaimed nerd than I am a fashionista, so I hope I don't come off as anything other than a normal girl just like you (well, maybe you're not as all-over-the-place as me - but you get my drift...) All in all, I hope my sense of style and take on the world will serve to inspire you in some way or another. If anything, I hope to simply introduce you to the Dee Keller Design brand and/or brighton your day.

Life

Nothing too personal of course, but you might find me occasionally documenting/rambling about life's happenings and excitement. I don't plan on boring you with updates, but I'm sure certain events will call for discussion. And then sometimes, when I'm distracted by a certain fear or mental block of sorts, I might vent or share those feelings with you (in hopes that someone, somewhere can maybe relate). I tend to do a lot of thinking and analyzing...so you might hear about some of my random revelations or realizations too.

Randoms

I absolutely love to learn (this might be an understatement...). Ever since I was a little girl, I have been quite the curious cat, constantly asking questions to anyone who would listen (but really though - I'm pretty sure it was quite annoying). Given my addiction to learning--and spending my time behind a screen/book--I am usually out of the loop when it comes to all things pop culture. I'm totally working on this, though. I've been making an effort to be more in the know with all that stuff people talk about at parties. But hey, if you're interested, I could tell you all about HTML/CSS, my favorite philosophers, and excel macros.

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  • Pitching my tent riggggghtttt here for the day. Coffee table desks are the best desks πŸ˜‹ - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Pitching my tent riggggghtttt here for the day. Coffee table desks are the best desks πŸ˜‹ - brightonkeller
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  • Dinner date with Dad at our fave Baton Rouge spot πŸ™ŒπŸΌ in this easy little floral number  @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/1Cnu2 #liketkit - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Dinner date with Dad at our fave Baton Rouge spot πŸ™ŒπŸΌ in this easy little floral number

    @liketoknow.it www.liketk.it/1Cnu2 #liketkit - brightonkeller
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  • Home long enough to unpack and repack and now I'm off to Baton Rouge for a hot second πŸ™†πŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ» to hang out with the fam  Details: LOVE this comfy casual dress! I'm wearing Petite XXS 😁 and got it in 3 colors 😎 and if you get these Vans, maybe size down 1/2 or whole size Bc they run kind of big πŸ˜‹www.liketk.it/1CjQj #liketkit - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Home long enough to unpack and repack and now I'm off to Baton Rouge for a hot second πŸ™†πŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ» to hang out with the fam

    Details: LOVE this comfy casual dress! I'm wearing Petite XXS 😁 and got it in 3 colors 😎 and if you get these Vans, maybe size down 1/2 or whole size Bc they run kind of big πŸ˜‹www.liketk.it/1CjQj #liketkit - brightonkeller
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  • I wanted to share this pretty little print from @scarletandgoldshop to hopefully encourage you and remind you of a few things  because sometimes (which is more like 57x/day for me personally 😐...if I'm honest) we need a little (or maybe big) reminder to keep our eye on the prizeπŸŽπŸ‘€ (aka eternity)  bc... #ShinyThings can be distracting  Ok so here we go. Back to the point at hand πŸ‘†πŸΌaka Romans 8:18  Suffering and pain are unavoidable. Sorry about it  and I don't mean to be a Negative Nancy πŸ™πŸ» (more like Realistic Renee πŸ’πŸ»), BUT let's face it, there's nothing in this world that we can really count on. 😩 I know. #TruthIsHard  But really tho. Things fall apart. They just do. Slash I'm pretty sure that's like a fact of life or science or something  And hey, I'm well aware that my mere 25 years of experience doesn't give me much to stand on here (so I'll sit...πŸ’ΊπŸ™†πŸ» ha). But I DO know that bad things WILL happen to me and to the people I care about. And I WILL experience pain and suffering in my lifetime, no matter how careful or risk-adverse πŸ‚πŸ™…πŸ» I am  Yep. It's gonna happen. Bc... things fall apart  So now for Positive Polly πŸ™†πŸ» // in all seriousness though...Let's train our minds to remember that the best is yet to come - engraving the promises of Romans 8 on our hearts. And remember that, even though it may sound absurd or impossible to believe, all things (yes, ALL means ALL) work for good for those who Love Him. ☺️ That's a promise  And when we know this, - and I mean truly believe it in the deepest depths of our hearts - we experience an unshakable hope and impervious joy that transcends ALL the crap of this broken world - πŸ‘‹πŸΌ BYE Felicia  And I don't know about you, but....um, I want THAT πŸ™‹πŸ» sign me up  Happy Monday people! God is good πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŽπŸ™ŒπŸΌ #bestillbebright #shereadstruth #Romans8 #GodisGood - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    I wanted to share this pretty little print from @scarletandgoldshop to hopefully encourage you and remind you of a few things

    because sometimes (which is more like 57x/day for me personally 😐...if I'm honest) we need a little (or maybe big) reminder to keep our eye on the prizeπŸŽπŸ‘€ (aka eternity) bc... #ShinyThings can be distracting

    Ok so here we go. Back to the point at hand πŸ‘†πŸΌaka Romans 8:18

    Suffering and pain are unavoidable. Sorry about it

    and I don't mean to be a Negative Nancy πŸ™πŸ» (more like Realistic Renee πŸ’πŸ»), BUT let's face it, there's nothing in this world that we can really count on. 😩 I know. #TruthIsHard

    But really tho. Things fall apart. They just do. Slash I'm pretty sure that's like a fact of life or science or something

    And hey, I'm well aware that my mere 25 years of experience doesn't give me much to stand on here (so I'll sit...πŸ’ΊπŸ™†πŸ» ha). But I DO know that bad things WILL happen to me and to the people I care about. And I WILL experience pain and suffering in my lifetime, no matter how careful or risk-adverse πŸ‚πŸ™…πŸ» I am

    Yep. It's gonna happen. Bc... things fall apart

    So now for Positive Polly πŸ™†πŸ» // in all seriousness though...Let's train our minds to remember that the best is yet to come - engraving the promises of Romans 8 on our hearts. And remember that, even though it may sound absurd or impossible to believe, all things (yes, ALL means ALL) work for good for those who Love Him. ☺️ That's a promise

    And when we know this, - and I mean truly believe it in the deepest depths of our hearts - we experience an unshakable hope and impervious joy that transcends ALL the crap of this broken world - πŸ‘‹πŸΌ BYE Felicia

    And I don't know about you, but....um, I want THAT πŸ™‹πŸ» sign me up

    Happy Monday people! God is good πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŽπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
    #bestillbebright #shereadstruth #Romans8 #GodisGood - brightonkeller
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  • Current summer uniform + topknot/pony  But this tee is πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ ...and is it excessive if I get Birks in every color? Wait, don't answer that  www.liketk.it/1CcFS #liketkit #ootd #birks and these shorts fit true to size and love how they're a little longer than most jorts (they're cuffed) - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Current summer uniform + topknot/pony

    But this tee is πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ ...and is it excessive if I get Birks in every color? Wait, don't answer that

    www.liketk.it/1CcFS #liketkit #ootd #birks and these shorts fit true to size and love how they're a little longer than most jorts (they're cuffed) - brightonkeller
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  • Ladylike vibes + afternoon church and things before heading back to Dallas eventually...if I can ever get myself to leave this city  But really tho. Love me some Austin. every time I'm here, I wonder why I ever left πŸ’— there's nothing like it  Details: pretty sure this exact skirt is sold out in most sizes (sorry πŸ™ˆ) but it comes in other floral patterns that I also linked if you're interested www.liketk.it/1C9WV #liketkit @elizajdresses - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Ladylike vibes + afternoon church and things before heading back to Dallas eventually...if I can ever get myself to leave this city

    But really tho. Love me some Austin. every time I'm here, I wonder why I ever left πŸ’— there's nothing like it

    Details: pretty sure this exact skirt is sold out in most sizes (sorry πŸ™ˆ) but it comes in other floral patterns that I also linked if you're interested www.liketk.it/1C9WV #liketkit @elizajdresses - brightonkeller
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  • ...hi πŸ‘‹πŸΌ just pulled over to tell y'all I posted a little teaser video on the blog  Um so, yeah....lemme know whatcha think πŸ˜‹πŸ˜œπŸ˜Ž - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    ...hi πŸ‘‹πŸΌ just pulled over to tell y'all I posted a little teaser video on the blog

    Um so, yeah....lemme know whatcha think πŸ˜‹πŸ˜œπŸ˜Ž - brightonkeller
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  • Austin, you are πŸ™ŒπŸΌ - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Austin, you are πŸ™ŒπŸΌ - brightonkeller
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  • Hello Austin! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ nice to see you again 😊 happy to be here  Shop it here: www.liketk.it/1BRTT #liketkit - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Hello Austin! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ nice to see you again 😊 happy to be here

    Shop it here: www.liketk.it/1BRTT #liketkit - brightonkeller
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  • Got me a yummy milkshake (from In & Out πŸ”) for road trippin to Austin for the weekend  LOVING this comfy little striped dress! It's under $40 and will def sell out fast! Hope y'all are having an awesome Friday so far  Shop this dress here: www.liketk.it/1BPTM #liketkit #ootd and there's a new post on BTD with an insta round up - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Got me a yummy milkshake (from In & Out πŸ”) for road trippin to Austin for the weekend

    LOVING this comfy little striped dress! It's under $40 and will def sell out fast! Hope y'all are having an awesome Friday so far

    Shop this dress here: www.liketk.it/1BPTM #liketkit #ootd and there's a new post on BTD with an insta round up - brightonkeller
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  • Get a head start on some of your Christmas shopping and take advantage of the #NSALE! I've put together some picks that would be great stocking stuffers πŸ™†πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸΌ you can thank me in 4.5 months when you're further along down your list than you expected πŸ˜‹ ha  Shop these picks early here: www.liketk.it/1BKjk #liketkit - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Get a head start on some of your Christmas shopping and take advantage of the #NSALE! I've put together some picks that would be great stocking stuffers πŸ™†πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸΌ you can thank me in 4.5 months when you're further along down your list than you expected πŸ˜‹ ha
    Shop these picks early here: www.liketk.it/1BKjk #liketkit - brightonkeller
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  • #FBF to freshmen year with this one - so excited to see her this weekend in Austin πŸ‘―πŸ˜Ž see you soon babezzz @khymez 😘 - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    #FBF to freshmen year with this one - so excited to see her this weekend in Austin πŸ‘―πŸ˜Ž see you soon babezzz @khymez 😘 - brightonkeller
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  • Dressing this scalloped skirt up tonight for dinner at one of my fave Dallas spots (you probs know what I'm gonna say bc I go here A LOT 😁) R&D kitchen. And yes, I'm getting the sushi 😍 #duh  www.liketk.it/1BBck #liketkit #ootn  PS: I would order up a size in this skirt. I'm wearing US 4 and usually wear US 2 - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Dressing this scalloped skirt up tonight for dinner at one of my fave Dallas spots (you probs know what I'm gonna say bc I go here A LOT 😁) R&D kitchen. And yes, I'm getting the sushi 😍 #duh

    www.liketk.it/1BBck #liketkit #ootn

    PS: I would order up a size in this skirt. I'm wearing US 4 and usually wear US 2 - brightonkeller
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  • Today's #ootd for running around town in this insane heat. Actually, today wasn't too bad  Love this little top πŸ™ŒπŸΌ it's perfect for daytime wear or to dress up with skinnies at night AND it was just marked down to under $30 πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‹ yes, please  And if you're in the market for some high-waisted white shorts, these are great but size up (literally) 3 sizes. I'm wearing size 3 here and I kinda almost want a 4 or 5 😁 ha  Shop it here: www.liketk.it/1BCDm #liketkit #LTKsalealert #LTKunder50 - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Today's #ootd for running around town in this insane heat. Actually, today wasn't too bad

    Love this little top πŸ™ŒπŸΌ it's perfect for daytime wear or to dress up with skinnies at night AND it was just marked down to under $30 πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‹ yes, please

    And if you're in the market for some high-waisted white shorts, these are great but size up (literally) 3 sizes. I'm wearing size 3 here and I kinda almost want a 4 or 5 😁 ha

    Shop it here: www.liketk.it/1BCDm #liketkit #LTKsalealert #LTKunder50 - brightonkeller
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  • Hey hey πŸ‘‹πŸΌ hi people! This easy breezy look is currently on BTD and it's about as close to wearing my nightgown out and about as possible, without looking scandy. Or wait, 😐😳 does it look scandy?  And oh, oversized is the new black πŸ’πŸ» for sureskis. Who's with me?  Visit the blog for more details and photos or shop it here: www.liketk.it/1BzB3 #liketkitb AND this fringe cross body is $32 πŸ™ŒπŸΌ awesome socks I know πŸ˜‹ and wedges are on sale #UOonYOU πŸ’— πŸ“· @linzshea - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Hey hey πŸ‘‹πŸΌ hi people! This easy breezy look is currently on BTD and it's about as close to wearing my nightgown out and about as possible, without looking scandy. Or wait, 😐😳 does it look scandy?

    And oh, oversized is the new black πŸ’πŸ» for sureskis. Who's with me?

    Visit the blog for more details and photos or shop it here: www.liketk.it/1BzB3 #liketkitb AND this fringe cross body is $32 πŸ™ŒπŸΌ awesome socks I know πŸ˜‹ and wedges are on sale #UOonYOU πŸ’— πŸ“· @linzshea - brightonkeller
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  • But hey, I did my best. All that matters right?! Ha  Loving my new watch that I scored from the #nsale πŸ™†πŸ» such a great year-round staple to jump on when on sale #score  Shop all these things on my desk here: www.liketk.it/1B3rP #liketkit #onnydesk #BTDdesk - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    But hey, I did my best. All that matters right?! Ha

    Loving my new watch that I scored from the #nsale πŸ™†πŸ» such a great year-round staple to jump on when on sale #score

    Shop all these things on my desk here: www.liketk.it/1B3rP #liketkit #onnydesk #BTDdesk - brightonkeller
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  • So if I'm honest, this is what I actually (!) wore today while binging on Netflix, Chinese food (πŸ™ˆ) and nila wafers on a Wednesday (#casual) for absolutely no reason. Bc... #truth  And yes, I already posted this robe (slash outfit depending on your circumstances) but that's bc, I've worn it before πŸ˜† #duh  Oh, and it's part of the big #nsale and is still available in all sizes and you're welcome  www.liketk.it/1BqrS #liketkit #ootd - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    So if I'm honest, this is what I actually (!) wore today while binging on Netflix, Chinese food (πŸ™ˆ) and nila wafers on a Wednesday (#casual) for absolutely no reason. Bc... #truth

    And yes, I already posted this robe (slash outfit depending on your circumstances) but that's bc, I've worn it before πŸ˜† #duh

    Oh, and it's part of the big #nsale and is still available in all sizes and you're welcome

    www.liketk.it/1BqrS #liketkit #ootd - brightonkeller
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  • Stripes for life  Wish I could say I took this photo today, but yall. I've been watching Netflix since 1 PM and πŸ™ˆ yeah  www.liketk.it/1A5Fd #liketkit - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    Stripes for life

    Wish I could say I took this photo today, but yall. I've been watching Netflix since 1 PM and πŸ™ˆ yeah

    www.liketk.it/1A5Fd #liketkit - brightonkeller
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  • So RIGHT now on BTD, there's a massive round up of all my favorite #nsale finds. I know it's like a zillion degrees outside, but this sale is too darn good for you not to jump on! πŸ™†πŸ» Just take my word for it friends  www.liketk.it/1BlN0 #liketkit - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    So RIGHT now on BTD, there's a massive round up of all my favorite #nsale finds. I know it's like a zillion degrees outside, but this sale is too darn good for you not to jump on! πŸ™†πŸ» Just take my word for it friends

    www.liketk.it/1BlN0 #liketkit - brightonkeller
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  • ...I feel like it's a puppy  And maybe a honey butter chicken biscuit too #BTDbutReallyTho - <a href="http://instagram.com/brightonkeller" target="_blank">brightonkeller</a>

    ...I feel like it's a puppy

    And maybe a honey butter chicken biscuit too
    #BTDbutReallyTho - brightonkeller
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  • Nadia

    I love your fresh take on your lifestyle blog. 100% honest & relatable. Best wishes!

    Nadia from http://glamourizedcliche.blogspot.com

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      thank you so much Nadia!!

  • Trina BA

    Brighton, love the clothes!!!!

  • damon

    omg f’in love this!

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      thank you!! I’m so glad :)

  • rachel

    You are such a doll! Looking forward to following along!

  • http://www.typed-for-miles.blogspot.com/ Cara-Mia

    Wow, this is amazing!

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      aww thank you! and thank you so much for stopping by!!!

  • Morgan Ward

    Brighton, I have followed you on instagram for awhile now, and decided to really explore your blog. Oh my goodness, you are an inspiration! I really enjoy your blog and I feel that you have a great balance of not letting “material” get to you. I also love that you are so open and your love for Jesus really shines through you! Thanks for Brightoning my day:)

  • http://sometimesgracefully.com/ Grace Beekman

    Hey girl, you’ve got one beautiful blog! Just found it and I’m stoked about reading more of your posts! Keep being such a great light in the world! Love it, girly! :)

  • annie

    Absolutely love your blog! So glad to have found it. I’m adding it to my bookmarks now!!

    xo,

    Annie

    the little things

  • Emily Bastedo

    Hi Brighton!

    I always love finding other Houston bloggers and fellow Big-4-er! Your about me page is fantastic!

    Emily
    somethinggoldsomethingblue.blogspot.com

  • Taylor

    I recently started following your Instagram. I love how you are the only blogger I have come across so far with such a love for your faith. It is very inspiring! Would you care to share the bible that you use? I have been looking into getting the book “Jesus Calling” for a while, so I will definitely be getting that book after seeing your post. But the bible you use I am interested in as well. Your help is appreciated!!!

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      HEy Taylor!! I’m so happy to hear that you’ve found BTD are are enjoying following along :) and thanks so much for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment! I use the NIV Life Application Bible and LOVE it! and you should FOR SURE get JEsus Calling!!!!

      • Taylor

        Brighton, when I went to search for the bible a lot of different versions came up. Do you think you could post a link to the one that you use

        • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

          Yes for sure!! Will do tomorrow hopefully! If I forget, please don’t hesitate to remind me! Also, I’m working on getting a “resources” page up on the blog with all my favorite go to “things” including my bible And other faith based resources….along with random favorite things like face wash and stuff haha. Just thought id give you a heads up! Thanks for your support Taylor and you should be hearing from me soon!

          • Taylor

            Brighton,
            I just wanted to remind you about posting the bible that you use. Thanks!!!

          • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

            Hey Taylor!! I’m still working on getting the resources page up! but in the meantime the type of bible I use is NIV life application bible! Let me know if you have any other questions! xo

  • Millie

    I agree with Taylor, it definitely is refreshing! I will have to order the NIV Life Application Bible. Also, I have been looking for MONTHS for the perfect everyday bag to lug all my things to and from my work commute and recently ordered the LO& Sons TT bag. I LOVE it! Thank you for the recommendations on your page :)

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      Millie! I’m SO GLAD I was able to introduce you to the awesomeness that is Lo & Sons bags!!! They truly are the best!!!!!!

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      And let me know how you like the NIV LAB once you or if you end up ordering it!! And please don’t ever hesitate to reach out….with anything :)

  • Laura

    Hey, Brighton!
    I really love your blog, it’s a daily must-read for me. I think it’s so fantastic that you put so much effort into learning to do things yourself. I was actually wondering if you would mind sharing some of the resources (or maybe the most useful one) you used to learn coding for the website… I’m actually interested in learning to code too, maybe even for my own blog – who knows! If you think maybe I should e-mail you instead to get them, I’d be happy to do that. BTW, I totally understand if you are busy or don’t remember or anything like that!
    Thank you!
    P.S. I’m from Baton Rouge too! :)

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      Hi Laura!! oh boy! that’s such a hard question! I wish I knew my favorite….off the top of my head…I LOVE elembee blog – she has some great coding tips and is a magnificent developer!

  • http://ajwearsclothes.com/ ajwearsclothes

    Hey girl hey! Long time reader, first time commenter (I know. Awful). I hear my bestie met your BF today! Such a small world. I was so stoked that I knew who she was talking about! Anyway, I’m Houston born and went to camp in LA so we were probably bound to have connections eventually ;) love your blog!

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      omg isn’t that such a fun feeling? when the world feels small like that?! LOVE IT! and I’m so happy to hear from YOU – even if it is a long time coming :) wait which friend?! this is SO FUN!!!!

  • Kelly

    Hey, Brighton! Please do a post about your day job. I am currently looking at education options and looking at the business path so would love to know more..xxx

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      Hi Kelly! What do you mean? I’m not in education? I actually do supply chain management and logistics!

  • Hannah

    Hi, Brighton! I have so many questions about how you started blogging. What platform did you first use and how did you get the word out about your blog? I love love love reading your blog and your fashion sense is absolutely amazing!

  • Marva

    Hello, I am trying desperately to find the “cobalt” by dee keller sandy criss cross ballet flat in black leather. I purchased this one while in Chicago last year at NM Last Call, but my dog chewed it! I was very excited when I saw them online, but this quickly became disappointment when I received the shoe. It is not the same shoe at all, yet NM continues to sell it in place of the one I originally purchased. I want the very soft “cobalt” by dee keller shoe. Please help!.

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      Hi Marva!!

      Im so sorry to hear this! What’s different about the one you ordered from NM? Let’s get you one just like the one you loved!! We just got another huge shipment of the SANDY from the factory last week and I beleive they are going out to NMLC again for this fall. What was different about the one that you ordered online so we can make sure you get the right one this time! please feel free to send me an email (Brighton@deekeller.com) too so we can get this sorted our for you! thanks so much for reaching out and I hope we figure this out for you!

      xo,
      Brighton

  • Maevis

    yeah girl! Love this! :)

  • Kay

    Hi Brighton! I’m a high school senior with a love for fashion, and I’m really trying to figure out how you created this beautiful (BEAUTIFUL) website AND focused on school?! You reached out to big time bloggers when you were my age, and now I’m reaching out to you… Maybe you could guide my clueless self in the right direction to creating a future darling blog for myself? If you could take a second of your time and email me I’d be so appreciative! I’ll continue to watch you shine, you are such an inspiration! Thanks <3

  • Meghan

    Hi Brighton! I find your story very inspirational. I love following you on instagram and reading your blog – I think it’s great you are able to run this blog and have a day to day job as well! I would love to hear more about how you found your career path and have made your career what it is today. I am envious of your current travels :)

  • http://www.dressingdallas.com Lauren

    oh my goodness, you’re from Dallas? I am too!! We need to shop together sometime and do blog things!

    xoxo
    Lauren
    Dressing Dallas

  • http://stylemelauren.com StylemeLauren

    I loved reading this!! Such great insight! Love your blog, and love following along! Xo

    IG: @stylemelauren
    http://www.stylemelauren.com

  • Paige Friedlander

    I love your taste in clothes, but also your style for life! Your blog and Instagram have become a daily inspiration for me and I would love for some more guidance from you! Thanks for sharing all your thoughts, xx

  • Emily

    How tall are you? Just wondering for sizing on some of the clothes you post!

    • http://www.brightontheday.com/ Brighton Keller

      hi there emily! I’m 5 foot 2!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/DelicateAndLayered DelicateAndLayered

    I sent you and email and got nothing. Can you please send me a media kit? delicateandlayered@gmail.com.

  • Emma

    Hi! I’m a lady living in Charleston, SC and running a bed and breakfast (you should totally come stay… I have plenty of rooms). I’m looking to invest in a camera to take pictures of the house and was curious which one you use?

    Many thanks!

    Emma.