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Fall

Wardrobe Essential: The Black Blazer

I’ve been purging my closet a bit lately and all this paring down has me thinking about which items in my closet I wear the most. And of those items, I’ve been thinking about which ones I would consider to be ride-or-die wardrobe essentials. I’ve got a list going and a classic blazer blazer is certainly on it. I’ve come to realize there are two main types of black blazers:…

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I finally wore my white booties!

Before getting into the details of this outfit, I’m going to be completely honest and fill you in on a few things surrounding these boots. First, I kinda hated the white boot trend when I first saw them – or thought they were too “high fashion” for my style or whatevs. But like certain styles do, they grew on me (QUICK) and then I HAD to have a pair ASAP.…

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NYE Accessories To Elevate Your Look

Can y’all believe New Year’s Eve is less than 3 weeks away?! 2017 flew by for me, and I can’t believe I’m picking out an outfit for NYE, but here I am. To be honest, it’s not one of my favorite holidays and the night is usually pretty overrated in my opinion – but, nonetheless, I like to get together with friends to start the new year off right. One…

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All Navy Everything

I had dinner with some girlfriends last week and they brought up a really good point. It’s something I’ve definitely thought of before, but TBH, I kinda forgot. They can’t wear jeans to work! So even though they love my outfits and are able to shop some of them, they said they wanted more looks for the office too (but that still looked cute slash on trend). SO, it got…

Fall

The Cardigan Duster

I've been wearing dusters for a couple years now, and I just think they are one of the coolest pieces of outerwear that's been trending. They're a little bit dramatic and are a fresh spin on plain ol' jackets or cardigans when you want something different. And I also love how transitional they are! We've seen them in everything from silk to suede, and lately I've been super into the cozy variety - the cardigan dusters!

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Cute Winter Coats Under $200

It's officially coat season here in Dallas and I'm reallyyy happy about it! Once a new season hits, I always kinda feel like it's my favorite, but lately the cold air has just felt so refreshing. Not to mention I live for dressing for fall/winter and there are TONS of cute coats and winter layers out right now. It's not freezing in Texas yet, so lately I've been reaching for pieces that I can layer and remove later in the day.

Self-Care

7 Relaxing Things To Do in December

December isn’t always the most calm month, but I hate feeling like the whole month goes by like WOAH. Or that it’s one of the “happiest” times of year yet we all just buzz through it, ya know? Lisel and I thought it’d be cute to put together a list of ways to find the chill during the craziness – after all, it’s a beautiful time of year and we…

Winter

Backstage at NYFW with Mary Kay

I was more than honored to work with leading beauty brand, Mary Kay, this year for fashion week. I wasn’t originally planning on going to NYFW this season (Feb is just too stinkin’ cold) but the opportunity with MK was too fun to pass up. Plus, I’d just started using their moisturizer after a friend lent it to me and have been eager to learn more about the brand and…

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5 Investment Pieces You Need In Your Life

There are things worth spending (several of) your sweet dollars on - aka worth "investing" in. And there are things that just **aren't**. Like, especially when it comes to trendy items or fun "new" things like tops for going out or a fun pair of statement earrings. You know? Like I said above, I want to write about this more, but this outfit proved fitting for discussing 5 items I think are worth investing in.

Beauty

4 Steps To Longer lasting curls

We talk about hair volume a lot on Snapchat and I did an entire blog post on it a few months back (slash I want to do a video soon too!), but another topic I’ve been wanting to cover is curls – just in general and specifically about how to get them to actually STAY all night/day. I hope to cover “curls” in a variety of ways but today we’re just…

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My 7 Favorite Cozy Sweaters Right Now

  Can ya’ll believe this crazy weather we’ve been having in Texas?! In case you missed it on my snap it snowed all day last Friday and today I woke up to a super sunny 60 degrees. Since the weather has been up and down I’ve tried all season to be fully stocked for whatever comes our way. This year there have been some oh-so-comfy and cozy sweaters I’ve worn all…

Self-Care

How to have your best year yet

As 2017 gears up, I’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming about how to make this year one to remember – and one that feels damn good. I wrote about what I learned in 2016 earlier this week and I clearly grew and learned a lot, but I started thinking more about the components that can lead to 2017 being the best yet – because who doesn’t want to live…

Style

Embroidery Makes a Comeback

A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to be more intentional about introducing and chatting about new (ish) and noteworthy fashion trends that have successfully made their way from the runway to the streets. I’ve also been challenging myself to try new things and embrace the trends and try to incorporate them (subtly) into my everyday wardrobe. Yesterday I talked about the athleisure trend (which I LOVE!) and today I wanted…

Fall

The Best Teddy Coats Right Now

Do y'all follow on snap? Did you see Lisel and I joking about "the Teddy coat" and how we (slash okay just ME - Lisel is NOT a fan) wants to make it a thing? lol I honestly have no idea if these things are cool, but I DID notice that they've been popping up around the interwebs lately. Plus, the few that I HAVE seen online that were super cute have sold out within days of me seeing them! So hey, that must mean they're cool right? LULZ.

Fall

Why You Need a Suede Biker Jacket

Why You Need a Suede Biker Jacket I think a classic, good-looking suede jacket is one of the best investments you can make for your wardrobe. A neutral or statement-color suede biker jacket like I’m wearing in this look can do so much for your outfit-pairing potential, giving you so much more to work with when putting together Fall and Winter looks. I didn’t buy a suede jacket until 2 years…

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Mixing Hi & Lo for the Holidays with JCPENNEY

Mixing high and low fashion is something I do on a daily basis. While it’s fun (and exciting at times!) to invest in high-price, luxury items, a true testament of personal style is whether you’re able to effortlessly mix fancy and bargain pieces into one seamless outfit. Plus, I like to buy new things (although I don’t always love shopping), and I’ve found that I get just as excited about…

Fall

Here’s Why Accessories are My Jam

When it comes to putting together a non-summer outfit, I’m all about accessories. Each year, I pick out a few fall and winter basic sweaters in solid, neutral colors and end up wearing them all season long. I’ll just mix and match them with different layers and accessories to create different looks. And as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I usually end up buying the same sweaters in multiple colors too,…

Fall

All Black Outfit in Manchester, VT

During the chillier months, I love wearing head-to-toe black for an all black outfit. I know it probably sounds surprising or a little “off” for me (given that my name is “Brighton” and I usually like a good bit of color), but I really enjoy wearing all black and finding new ways to pull off the look. I’ve found that wearing leather leggings with an all black outfit always works because the shiny-like look of the leggings adds a different texture so it doesn’t look like you’re wearing a head-to-toe black jump suit (ha!).