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25 Essentials for a Happy Summer

Happy summertime y’all! Today’s post is short and sweet and it’s simply meant to make your summer better. As I was thinking about all the things that truly make summer HAPPY for me, I realized there were some essentials that had to be met. This list actually makes me feel SO good so I hope you feel the same reading my essentials. Here they are, but I’d love to hear…

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe Essentials

With summer officially kicking off tomorrow (#YAY!), I’ve been feeling so refreshed when it comes to fashion. You can probably tell from my Instagram, but it’s HOT in Dallas and summer style is in full swing. But instead of going out and buying all the things this summer, I’m trying really hard to be more mindful when it comes to consuming. Maybe it’s just me going through a phase, but…

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Summer Essentials Under $200

It’s feeling like summer, HOT HOT HOT! And I’m so excited for all the summer clothes. Wearing bright colors and fun patterns is my favorite for this time of year. To celebrate the start of the new season, I rounded up some essentials you will need to fight off this heat. These are also great to pack for any vacation you might have coming up! I’m currently trying to find…

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The Shoes I Literally Can’t Stop Wearing This Season

I always love when there’s a trend that comes around that I don’t actually notice I’m addicted to until I realize I’m wearing it pretty much daily. It happened a couple years ago with cropped jeans, and then with everything high-waisted. Now I’m noticing it with a certain pair of shoes: slides. They’re literally on my feet more than any other shoe and it’s clear that I’m obsessed. Anyone else?!…

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Why I’m Obsessed with Style Subscription Boxes

I know I’m a little behind the times here, but I’m newly obsessed with subscription boxes! Like, why hasn’t anyone told me how freakin’ awesome they are?! I recently started researching some – whether for fashion, beauty, or home goods, and now I can’t get enough. I mean, it doesn’t get easier than items getting shipped to your front door, and I’m really loving the companies who make things personal.…

Lifestyle

My Summer Bucketlist

Not sure where my motivation has been lately, but I have just not been feelin’ it. But I posted my Summer bucket list on my Instagram Monday night and something about putting that together got me all excited. So I wanted to compile it into a blog post! Plus, I wanted to share the details from the picnic that Katie and I had last week. It was so much fun…

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5 Clear Signs You Need a Vacation

Y’all might have noticed that my recent trip to Florida was last-minute, which is very Brighton but it’s not how I usually travel. Whether work or personal, I usually have trips planned out at least a few months in advance, but this trip was different. It seems like it’s a natural thing – waves of motivation – and lately, I had been in somewhat of a slump. I don’t even…

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Currently Loving: Sam Edelman Denim

I’ve been a longtime fan of Sam Edelman since as long as I can remember. Sam Edelman shoes are always so stylish and on-trend while also affordable and comfortable too. So I was super excited to learn about their new denim line and couldn’t wait to try on a pair for myself! And just like their shoes, the jeans did NOT disappoint.

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How to Look Stylish on a Beach Day

Y’all have probably seen from social media that I’m in Florida on a much needed vacation (but more on that in a post coming up soon!), and I’m tagging along with my mama and some friends. And the one thing about traveling with my mama is that she ALWAYS brings her fashion A-game. She’s kinda one of those people who doesn’t have to try and just looks freaking cute at all times. Even when we go to the beach.

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Straw Accessories for Spring and Summer

Have y’all been as obsessed with straw as I am lately?! More so than in years past, straw is everywhere this season, and it makes me really happy. I’ve pretty much retired my neutral leather bags for straw ones, most of my wedges are straw-based, and let’s not forget about straw hats for weekend days or vacations. OBSESSED. I’m actually in Florida right now and brought all the straw things…

Fitness

BTD Q2 Playlist

Wanted to pop in to quickly share the BTD Q2 Playlist with y’all! I get a lot of questions about what I’m listening to while working or on my long Brighton walks, so this list is more catered to that. I’ll try to get better about sharing the songs I’m listening to daily on Insta Stories (or BTD DAILY), but for now, hope you love this playlist! If y’all have…

Self

15 Signs You Feel Pressure to Be Perfect

Do you feel pressure to be perfect? I feel like there are those who immediately say YES and then there are those who are like…hmm I’m not sure. Well, the thing is, I think the perfectionism complex is actually holding a lot of us back without us even realizing it. I’ve been totally into this topic lately as I’ve been battling some of these things on my own – figuring out ways to overcome it. In today’s post, I’m sharing 15 signs that identify whether or not the pressure to be perfect is maybe holding you back (or playing mind games with you!).

Shopping

The Best Tops to Wear With High-Waisted Bottoms

I actually can’t believe it’s taken me so long to think about writing a post about this because finding the right top to wear with anything high-waisted is SERIOUS BIZZ. The trend has been happening for a while now, but it honestly probably took me a full year to know what exactly to wear with anything high-waisted. Like, not every tank top tucks well into higher jeans or a skirt – some work, some don’t. Now that spring is here and I’m all about that high-waisted skirt life, I’ve been thinking about this even more and wanted to share my faves with y’all.

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Loving on Lilac

If y’all follow me on Insta, you know I’ve been falling HARD for lilac so far this year. I mean, it’s just such a refreshing change of color from what we’ve seen the past few seasons. And I find it to be flattering and feminine but like pink’s cooler, chiller sister you know? Lulz… seriously though! I actually didn’t know that the official Pantone color of the year was something…

Faith

What Are Your God-Given Gifts?

In the book of 1 Corinthians, Paul talks a lot about giftedness in chapter 12.  He explains that our gifts need to be different because all together, we make up the body of Christ. For a body to work, you need one head, two ears, one nose, two arms… you get the picture. If a body has no arms, six noses, and one ear, something’s not right. The same thing goes for the body of believers in Christ—there have to be different parts in order to make it function correctly.

Lifestyle

How to Spring Clean Your Entire Life

Since I’ve been feeling pretty naturally motivated lately, I’m taking advantage of that energy while looking at multiple aspects of my life when it comes to tidying things up. Sure, my pantry needs love, as does my closet, but what about the other parts of my life? Like relationships, work, family, etc. There’s definitely more I’ve been itching to clean up or dive into other than physically cleaning

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Our Favorite Spring Skirts!

If you haven’t noticed by now, lilac is the color of the season this year! In fact, we’re working on an upcoming style post for next week rounding up our favorite lilac finds from all our favorite places to shop.

Faith

Thoughts on Good Friday

For a lot of us, the coming of Easter means all good things. Warmer weather, spring clothes, pastels, sunshine, bunnies, and egg hunts are the things that we think of most if we’re really being honest. And we know what Easter is really all about: Jesus. It’s the day that Jesus arose from the dead and redeemed us all from our sins. And YES, Easter is a really, really happy day.