My Favorite Formal Dresses!

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[DETAILS]: 1. SEQUIN DRESS 2. WHITE WRAP DRESS 3. BLACK CUT OUT DRESS 4. BLACK BODY CON DRESS 5. BLACK OPEN BACK DRESS 6. RED LACE DRESS 7. RED CUT OUT DRESS

Hey loves! I hope you all had very happy holidays filled with family and lots of shopping ;)! January is the season for school dances so I thought I would compile a bunch of dresses to inspire you for any formal event. For winter I tend to gravitate towards darker colored dresses and save the brighter colors for the spring. Some of these dresses are a little on the pricier side so check out LuLus for super cute dresses that are always affordable. They are even having a deal where you get $15 off + free shipping when you spend $150 or more. I will upload a post with my full formal look (hair and makeup) soon so stay tuned!

XOXO,
Brooke

Runway Trends You Can Actually Wear: Pastels

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[DETAILS]: 1. BLUSH CAMI BLOUSE 2. BLUSH HEELS 3. PINK CROSS BODY BAG 4. BLUSH SNEAKERS 5. PURPLE DRESS 6. PALE YELLOW SWEATSHIRT 7. BLUE DRESS 8. GREEN PANTS

Hello everyone! With the new year coming up, I decided to start looking forward to 2018’s newest trends! As we all know, runway looks can be a little heard to wear so I decided to put together clothes that are on-trend but still cute for everyday looks. Pastel colors are great for the spring and summer so these may not be the most wearable now, but its great to keep an eye out for them now! Stay tuned for more wearable runway posts!

XOXO,
Brooke

Trend Watch: Gold Layered Necklaces

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[DETAILS]: 1. BAR CHOKER  (IN SILVER HERE) 2. MULTI-LAYERED NECKLACE 3. LOCK NECKLACE (CAN BE MONOGRAMED!) 4. 5 DISK CHOKER (IN SILVER HERE) 5. SEGMENTED BAR CHOKER (SILVER & GOLD) 6. INITIAL SPIN NECKLACE  (ON SALE! IN SILVER HERE)7. CIRCLE NECKLACE (SILVER & GOLD) 8. STAR NECKLACE (ON SALE!)

Hey babes! Layering necklaces is very on trend right now so I thought I would share some of my go to pieces! I wear my Mejuri lock necklace everyday and it goes perfectly with any outfit. I just got the monogramed spin necklace for Christmas and it is my new obsession, mostly because it spins but also because it is so cute! Here is another star necklace here because starts are also a very big trend lately. I usually wear gold necklaces so here are a few more silver options here and here.

XOXO,
Brooke

Trend Watch: Statement Coats

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[DETAILS]: 1. WOOL BLEND BLACK AND WHITE COAT  2. BURGUNDY VELVET JACKET 3. DARK GRAY CROPPED PUFFER JACKET 4. GREEN FAUX FUR BOMBER JACKET 5. TAN AND BEIGE HOODED CARDIGAN SWEATER (UNDER $100) 6. WHITE FAUX FUR JACKET 7. STAR EMBROIDERED LIGHT WASH JEAN JACKET (UNDER $100)

Hey y’all! I’ve been looking on Instagram and in stores and it seems like the new trend is statement jackets! I love statement jackets because it takes a basic outfit to the next level. They are perfect to layer a plain colored t-shirt on top of but also great paired with a graphic-tee or a sweater.  Jackets are great for all seasons because we all know it can get a little chilly in the night-time. Happy layering!

XOXO,
Brooke

My Everyday Skincare Routine

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[DETAILS]: 1. CLINIQUE MAKEUP REMOVER 2. FACIAL SPRAY (UNDER $10) 3. ORIGINS FACE WASH 4. ACNE DRYING LOTION 5. OLEHENRIKSEN TRUTH SERUM 6. PREP-START EYE CREAM 7. ORIGINS FACE MOISTURIZER 8. WITCH HAZEL

Hello Beautiful! Today I wanted to tell you about my skin care routine for both the night and morning! Below are the steps I use to keep my skin looking fresh and glowy!

Morning: I shower in the mornings so in the shower I wash my face with the Origins checks and balances face wash. This face wash is perfect for combination (both oil and dry) skin because the broad leaf kelp extract in it discourages excess oil production while the wheat protein balances and protects dry-prone zones. It always leaves my skin feeling fresh without feeling tight like some cleansers. After I get out of the shower, I apply my Olehenriksen truth serum which brightens the skin and leaves it hydrated all day. Once that dries into my skin I apply the Origins energy-boosting moisturizer which feels light on the skin and dries super fast. It is super hydrating and leaves you glowing without looking greasy or feeling sticky! I put on the clinique eye cream which leaves your under eye hydrated and ready for concealer. After this is done I spray my face with the Mario Badescu rose-water and let that dry into my skin before starting my makeup. This is a great hydrating spray and leaves my skin feeling refreshed.

Night timeIn the night-time I start by taking my makeup off with the clinique take the day off cleansing balm. This product starts as a balm but turns into an oil as you rub it onto your skin then turns into a milk as you wash it off your face. It takes off all my makeup and is safe to use on your eyes too. I prefer this to makeup wipes because if your feeling lazing you can always just do this first step and your skin will still feel good the next day, where as if I don’t wash my face after using a makeup wipe my skin breaks out over night. Second I use witch hazel on a cotton round to tone my face and get any leftover makeup off. Witch hazel is my skin secret because it works naturally to fight off acne. I use it every night to make sure there is no dirt on my face especially if I did not wear makeup that day and my skin was exposed. Next I use the same face wash, moisturizer, and eye creme as I did in the morning. Finally if I have a problem spot on my face like a pimple I use the Mario Badescu drying lotion on the end of a Q-Tip and apply it to just that spot. Never shake the bottle because the only part of the solution you are supposed to put on your face is the pink part that sinks to the bottom of the bottle.

I hope you learned some helpful tips and tricks on how keep your skin clean and fresh!

XOXO,
Brooke

Holiday Gift Guide: the significant other

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[DETAILS]: 1. PATIGONIA JACKET 2. GRAY JOGGERS 3. APPLE WATCH (1ST GENERATION ON SALE!) 4. SNEAKERS 5. GRAY ZIP DOWN 6. SLIP ON UGG SLIPPERS 7. BROWN BELT 8. BLACK WALLET

Heyo! For todays holiday gift guide I wanted to put together a list of gifts for the special someone in your life! The perfect gift is always something that comes from the heart but I hope these give you a little help. I opted for comfortable sleek-looking clothes and accessories so your guy is comfortable but still looks put together! Another great option is this puffer jacket here. Happy shopping!

XOXO,
Brooke

Trend Watch: Light Wash Jeans

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[DETAILS]: 1. URBAN OUTFITTERS (ON SALE!) 2. TOPSHOP 3. LEVI’S (UNDER $100) 4. BLANK NYC (UNDER $100) 5. MOTHER 6. MOTHER 7. RAG & BONE (ON SALE!)

Hello Loves! Light wash jeans is something I’ve been seeing everywhere lately. You can wear them with any color, and dress them up (with heels or healed booties) or down (with sneakers). I love these for any season and they are a staple piece for everyone’s closet.  Here are a few of my favs which are a mix of cheaper and expensive picks. Stay tuned for more trend watching!

XOXO,
Brooke