Style - June 15, 2017

June in Dallas So Far

brighton keller wearing flowy shorts with black tee and chloe cross body

Y’ALL. These shorts are amazing fyi. Here’s another photo of me when I was picking out the outfit so you can see them from a different angle – I like to show the behind the scenes sometimes (or just other photos in general!)

cutest, best flowy shorts that you 100% NEED

Outfit Details: The Fifth Label Print Shorts (OBSESSED) // Halogen V-neck Tee (MUST) // Chloe Mini Marcie Bag // Madewell Choker // Sonix Preston Sunglasses // Madewell flats (currently on sale, run TTS) // the Daily Edited Phone Case // glasses review and story coming next week! 

I don’t know how it always happens, but somehow or another I always go WEEKS without doing an instagram round up for you guys. And then before I know it, I’ve got piles and piles of instagram posts to link up for y’all and oodles of outfits and life experiences to share too! After back-to-back travels (or so it seemed) for the first 5-ish months of the year, I pledged to spend the majority of my time in June at home working on fun content (and other side projects!) for you guys.

I’m leaving town for 2 weeks

That being said, I leave town next week and will be traveling for a solid 2 weeks – I’m both excited and nervous! I always get a little nervous before traveling because it’s hard for me to manage everything while away from the office. But traveling is part of my job and I always end up enjoying myself once I get there! Also, traveling or being on-the-go forces me to grow in new ways, learn better management skills, and hone in on my communication skills – among other things too.

The week before leaving town is always bit crazy as I get ready, but it’s also super fun too! I’m working on hammering out my content calendar for the next few weeks so I can be organized (or at least try to be!) while I’m away from my computer. I hope to be able to still write a few posts while in St. Thomas, but to be honest I never really know what my “desk time” will look like when I’m on-the-go. So we shall see!

That funk I’m in

Like I’ve mentioned many times over the past few weeks, I’m totally knee-deep in a funk. But I’ve actually sort of started to embrace it and just be fine with where I am and make the most of it. To be honest, telling you guys about it actually took a lot of pressure off me and it was very cathartic to let you guys in on what’s been going on – as strange as that sounds. But sometimes keeping things in or pretending like things are a certain way (when they’re not) can be incredibly exhausting without even realizing it. I’m actually even thinking about shifting some things around with my editorial calendar so I can speak specifically to the funk, what it’s like, and how I’ve been dealing with it (although I don’t know when it’ll go away or be over).

Other Updates at BTD

In other news, we’ve added a new member to our already-growing team and I can’t wait to introduce you! She’s super cute and is a student at SMU currently in summer school. She’s only been working for a few days now, so I’m hoping to introduce y’all to her via instagram stories on Friday – stay tuned!

brighton the day home update

I updated y’all on my home decorating process and showed y’all what’s new in my bedroom and living room. My mom actually came in town this past weekend to help me make some decisions and move a few things forward. I never thought I’d ever say this, but I’m actually most excited about my dining room! (who knew?! I don’t even have reason to HAVE a dining room lol). But while mom was in town, we found the PERFECT piece of art for it and I’m totally in love with my burl wood table I got from Modshop! (you might have seen it that one day I updated y’all on instagram stories?! full reveal to come though!)

Next Week on BTD

As far as what’s coming next week (blog content-wise), I’m sharing my experience with getting glasses and how I found out that my eyes are actually VERY less-than-perfect (coming Wednesday!) and then sharing some 4th of July inspiration on Friday for you guys!

I’m sure I’ll also be posting live from St. Thomas as well (where I’ll be next week!). Be sure to follow along on instagram + instagram stories! I’m also hoping to write a blog post on the importance of alone time – but who knows if I’ll actually find the time to write it. Is there anything else y’all want me to write about? I can add it to my list because I’ve got an open day next week (if not, I’ll just take that day off! hehe)

Recently on Instagram + My Life

Now for the fun part – let’s go through the past few weeks covering my favorite outfits, what’s now on sale, and what I’ve been up to.

June 10, 2017 at 0943AM

Like I mentioned my sweet momma came in town this past weekend to help me finish decorating the house. Well, “finish” is a bit of an aggressive word. She definitely was a HUGE help though in getting some things done – we found a piece of art for my dining room that I can’t wait to show y’all in the dining room reveal!

This top I’m wearing is on sale right now and still available in all sizes! I shared a few additional images of it on instagram stories yesterday – I’ll insert the photo below for you if you missed it!

bow sleeve top on sale

And if you wondering about the shoes, I took this photo right after I went shoe shopping last week (ha!) and the ones in front of me were the ones I was wearing – they’re by my mom! And the other two are Sam Edelman!

Outfit Details: Gibson Tie Sleeve Blouse (40% OFF!) // Topshop Jaime Jeans // J.Crew Beaded Earrings // Steve Madden Platform Sandals

brighten keller wearing striped dress with wedges

Such an easy and flattering dress – although it’s a bit more expensive than the (every day) dresses I usually purchase (it’s $98). Even still, it was just such an easy one and very flattering. The material is sort of like terry (is that how you spell it?)  and just lays well on your figure – I highly recommend!

Outfit Details: French Connection Striped Dress // Kate Spade Gramercy Watch // Chloe Mini Marcie Bag // Marc Fisher Adalyn Wedges

brighten keller wearing lace top with jeans and flowers

I can’t believe this top is still in stock – it’s such a pretty one! I’ve worn it at least 3 times in the past 2 months! Love love love!

Outfit Details: Chelsea28 Lace White Blouse // Paige Verdugo Jeans // Saint Laurent Bag // Micheal Kors Watch

June 11, 2017 at 0801PM

This outfit didn’t get much love on instagram, but it’s actually one of my favorite outfits I’ve posted in the past two weeks! I absolutely love this tank and am actually posting another outfit in it next week on the blog!

Outfit Details: Halogen Sweater Tank (wearing size XS) // Madewell Perfect Jean Short // JSlides Platform Sneaker // Mural Blazer // Ray-Ban Icon Sunglasses // Madewell Choker

brighton keller wearing tan culottes with black tank and pearl slides

Outfit Details: Ann Taylor Wide Leg Pant (wearing petite 00)// 1.State Crochet Tank // J.Crew Denim Jacket // Halogen Adina Slides (these are actually Zara though)

brighton the day wearing white tiered top with jeans and dee keller sandals

Pleione Ruffle Shirt (40% under $40) // BDG Girlfriend Jeans // Mar y Sol Straw Clutch // Dee Keller Floral Sandals  // Baublebar Fringe Drop Earrings // Michael Kors Watch // Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses 

brighton keller wearing knot front top with pink sandals and statement clutch
red tank top with striped neck scarf detail
mixing prints, mirror selfie wearing red and white polka dotted tank with blue and white striped silk neck scarf


mixing prints, mirror selfie wearing red and white polka dotted tank with blue and white striped silk neck scarf

I love, love lovedddddd this stripe and dot combo from the other day. Something about it just makes me so happy! I think the scarf and tank paired oh-so-perfectly together – don’t you think?!

black swing dress with denim jacket and bandana

I can’t recommend this dress enough y’all. It’s so great – you’re just going to have see for yourself though! It’s a summer MUST!

Outfit Details: Leith Racerback Dress (under $50 + SO FLATTERING!) // J.Crew Chambray Shirt (a MUST)// Madewell Strappy Sandals (mine are actually old by Lucky Brand) // BP. Bandana 


brighton the day wearing white blazer with silk blue tank and cheetah print pants and bag
June 09, 2017 at 0944AM

Shared this snappy casual outfit on the blog last week and talked about how much I love this blazer and these chic-as-ever pants too! My shoes are old Dee Keller if you’re wondering.

Outfit details: Mural Structured Blazer // Lush Keyhole Tank // ASTR High Waisted Cropped Pants // Clare V. Foldover Clutch // Argento Vivo Bar Necklace 

sprinkles cupcake grand opening wearing pink tank dress

Made a quick trip to Plano last week to celebrate Sprinkles Cupcakes opening up a new location and wore this (SUPER) easy and cute little pink dress!

Outfit Details: Felicity & Coco Ruffle Tank Dress (wearing size petite XS) // Baublebar Havana Pom Earrings // Baublebar Bar Necklace // Chloe Small Marcie Bag

best swimsuits of summer 2017

This exact swimsuit I’m wearing is sold out I think, but I shared a few of my favorite (and most flattering) one pieces on instagram last week. The one I recommend the most is this one by La Blanca – it’s so flattering! But you can scroll through the widget below to see the others I picked out!

favorite peplum tank with white jeans and statement earrings

Had to let y’all know that this chambray peplum top y’all loved so much was finally back in stock. I got size XXS because it totally runs big and FYI – the armholes are a little big too so you might want to wear a bandeau with it!

Outfit Details: BP. Peplum Top // Frame Le Color Skinny Jeans // Baublebar Sandbar Drop Earrings

running around town in white flutter sleeve tee with jeans

I got a little personal on the blog last week when I shared this outfit – and talked about all the things on my mind and feelings I’ve been having lately. I love reading your comments and feedback when I share blog posts like that :) so thanks to those of you who commented and participated – it means more than you know (really).

Outfit Details: Halogen Ruffle Sleeve T-shirt (love how thick this tee is! I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s a great fit!) // JSlides Espadrille Sneaker // Gucci Mini Bag // COH Lyla Distressed Jeans

travel outfit wearing pink cropped jeans with grey tee and platform sneakers

Last weekend I went home to Baton Rouge for my high school BFF’s wedding. I still can’t believe she’s married, but I’m so thrilled for her! It was so great getting to spend some time with my parents and my boyfriend while being in home – in between all the obligations I had for the wedding. I need to try to get back there more often – I hadn’t been back to Baton Rouge since my sister’s deb ball in November because we’ve spend all our holidays in Shreveport (my sister is in her residency there so she can’t leave much).

Outfit Details: BDG Cropped Flare Jeans (wearing size 24 for reference) // BP. Washed V-Neck Tee ($17 – comes in 4 colors) // Jslides Riley Espadrilles // Calpak Marble Suitcase 

June 04, 2017 at 0739PM

Oh yeah, and this was a big moment on instagram! I finally introduced y’all (well sort –  by way of a photo) to my boyfriend. He’s a sweetheart :) And I’m so glad he got to meet so many of my friends and family while in Baton Rouge.

June 05, 2017 at 0944PM

I shared this fun and easy maxi dress with Banana Republic about my trip to the Farmer’s Market in Dallas if you missed it!


June 07, 2017 at 0713PM

and I wanted to show you a better view of the top (below) so you could get an idea of what it looks like on.

off the shoulder top and jeans

A fun little off the shoulder top – wish you could see the back! It’s so cute! But I will say, it doesn’t have much stretch to it so I would size up! The grey part is sweatshirt material so it’s super comfy but not too thick.

DetailsChelsea28 Tie Back Top (size up) // Kate Spade Watch // Gorjana Necklace

June 08, 2017 at 0205PM

Talked about how to be a good long distance friend last week and had so much fun putting this blog post together! Post-grad friendships are so different and definitely something that takes adjusting – especially when all your friends move all over the country. It’s really hard at times!

Outfit Details: Topshop Button Front Tank // AG The Legging Jeans // Steve Madden Platform Sneakers // J.Crew Ruffle Top  // COH Sculpt Jeans // Sam Edelman Sandals

June 11, 2017 at 0931PM
#ootd wearing free people white blouse with distressed jeans

Shared this outfit last week and talked about tips for being more self-disciplined. Did you get a chance to read that one? It was a big one, but I think it was good :)

Outfit Details: Free People Lovely Days Top (fits very oversized) // Baublebar Layered Necklace (great summer staple!) // BlankNYC Good Vibes Jeans (fits true to size, in my opinion) // Steve Madden Carrson Heels

brighton keller wearing white tee, distressed jeans, adidas pink sneakers and showing MAC lipsticks for summer

Outfit Details: Calson Knot Tie T-shirt // BlankNYC Distressed Jeans // Adidas Gazelle Pink Sneakers // MAC ‘Mehr’ Lipstick (my favorite and the one I talked about on Instagram stories!) // MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ Lipstick (Red) // MAC ‘Really Me’ Lipstick

favorite skincare essentials for all year round

Wanted to feature that drying cream that made my pimple disappear from the other day on instagram stories (ha!). So yeah, here it is if you wanted to get some!

Details: Fresh Rose Water Moisturizer // Mario Badescue Drying Lotion // Chloe Perfume // Chanel Blush Brush // Chanel Powder // Drybar ‘Hot Toddy’ Heat Protectant