Little Black Dress

I love dresses but I don’t wear them all that often, especially not to work. I have long legs so it can be hard to find one that is an appropriate length for the office. I think it was back around the time of the Nordstrom sale that I saw a TON of bloggers all wearing the same dress. I checked it out and found it was by Leith, a ruched body-con. I looked at it A LOT before I finally bought it. It comes in a handful of colors but all of the ones I wanted were sold out in my size, so I settled with black (if you know me you know I don’t usually go for black). In this case though I am so happy I did! I can totally see why all of those bloggers I saw were obsessed with this dress because now I am. It is just perfect, there is no better description. The length is perfect for work, despite that fact that it is a body-con it isn’t your usual super tight dress so check the box again for work appropriate. The ruching in the front lets you not worry about any body issues like sucking it in all day or muffin tops, and the little V in the front adds just a little bit of sexy to it. I have paired it with flats/mules, heels, and over the knee boots like I did below. I have also topped it off with a blazer, and I have tried a knit sweater, again below. It is just perfect like I said and I cant wait to get it in another color. I also saw they have the same dress but with long sleeves, that is obviously on my wish list now.

Check it out below! (PS- I haven’t worn this necklace since my sister’s wedding in June and I do not know why because it is AMAZING! She got it for me from Baublebar for my Maid of Honor gift. Be prepared to see it more often!)

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Shop the look here: Leith Ruched Body-Con Tank Dress from Nordstrom | Necklace (sold out =/) | Sweater (similar linked here from Target) | Steve Madden ELEKTRIC Over the Knee Boots (similar, mine are from two years ago)

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Plaid Ruffles!

Topshop High Waist Cigarette TrousersAre you seeing the reoccurring theme yet with these ruffles? Basically I am obsessed and I really hope they do not got out of style soon because I am far too invested at this point. I saw this cute plaid and ruffle top when I was walking around BP at Nordstrom and I was instantly in love. Sometimes I reflect on the styles I am drawn to today and think of how I would have never thought twice about it back in high school or the beginning of college. This is one of those moments. The ruffles on this top are so prominent and I love them. Back then I would have laughed and agreed with my boyfriend when he called me a linebacker… like I said on Instagram, boys know nothing. *Insert Bride Wars quote “What do they teach boys in school?!”

Anyways, this top is different and I love it. The colors are very in with the holiday spirit so I am happy that we are past Halloween and I can finally wear it. Plus it has actually, for the most part, been cool enough to wear it. I saw it at Nordstrom, thought about it nonstop for like three days and bought it before I regretted it. It was my “congratulations you have been at your new job a year” gift. It was a splurge and I bought it full price. Of course NOW it is on sale for 40% off, but you know what? I wanted it to much I’m not even that mad about it.


I love that it can be worn casually or dressed up. This past Saturday I paired it with my high waist Topshop Jamies and my over the knee tan boots from Target (dv for Target last year) and I loved it. This may sound weird but you know when you are rocking an outfit that most people would say they couldn’t pull off, it just makes you feel cooler? That was me and I relished in it.


On the dressed up end for work, I paired it with my, again, high waist Topshop cigarette trousers, my red bow heels from Steve Madden (older), and a red lip. I thought it was fun to bring out the red in the top. The perfect pairing yet again! I am just so obsessed. I will link all pieces below but if you like it go check it out because I do not know how long the sale lasts. Embrace the ruffle movement with me! 😉

Shop the looks here:

BP. Plaid Ruffle Blouse | Topshop Jamie High Waist Ankle Grazer Skinny Jeans |  Topshop High Waist Cigarette Trousers | the red heels I am wearing are no longer available so I linked the always reliable and cute Steve Madden Carrson | As I said the boots were from last year so I have linked two other options from Target here & here! | Lime Crime Matte Velvetines in Rustic (looks more red on than in picture online)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Ruffles

It has FINALLY been cool enough to wear long sleeves! I have been waiting for this for so long, ESPECIALLY since I have like four new long sleeves that haven’t been worn yet. I love the details on this purple one I got by Lush at Nordstrom (on sale!). Actually the color is called “peppercorn”. I am such a sucker for ruffles right now and this one has double the ruffles, shoulders and the bottom of the sleeves. The elastic around the wrists is so cute and dainty. I paired it with my high waist cigarette trousers by Topshop at Nordstrom and my black Landen heels by Steve Madden. I am indecisive though on what looks best: untucked, easy tucked, or fully tucked? Check it out below and let me know what you think! All of the pieces are linked below too!

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Untucked…

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LOL me trying to take a cute walking pic!

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…easy tucked…

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…fully tucked?
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Look linked here: Top (also comes in black and lavender blue) | Pants | Heels

 

Nordstrom Rewards Style Tips & Sips

Last night I attended the Nordstrom Rewards Style Tips & Sips at the Nordstrom in the Brea Mall. I wanted to go to this particular night because its focus was “Office Hours to Happy Hour”, so taking your look from work to going out after. I wasn’t sure what to expect and to be honest I was close to not even going because I hate going places alone (I know, lame). But I went anyways! I was wondering around in front of the cafe where it was supposed to be held, apparently looking slightly lost, until I saw this girl dressed SO cute who walked up and found me. Her name was Taylor and she was running the Style Tips & Sips, I was saved! She sent me to the new location of where it was being held, in the dressing room area at Collections, while she rounded up the other 8 girls who had RSVP’d.

When I got to the right place I met Lizia who was the beauty expert and let me tell you, she had on such beautiful makeup, I just kept looking at her eyeshadow! When Taylor came back she brought no one with her so I got a PRIVATE SESSION! It was so awesome, these two girls were so nice, we chit-chatted the whole time. I felt like the pieces Taylor chose were picked just for me, I could have worn every single style they were all so cute. There are actually a couple pieces I will probably buy, like the CUTEST leopard top (but I can’t remember the brand! I am searching). I love how so many pieces are now so detailed on their own. For example ruffles on hems, sleeves, or across the front, or bell sleeves, or even embroidery. It makes it so much easier to have a unique put together outfit because it doesn’t take much. That is how most of these looks were that Taylor picked out.

After Taylor finished, Lizia started with the beauty. I am officially obsessed with Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup. Lizia showed me one of her small eyeshadow palettes and I want it, like right now (linked here). It comes with four shades and on the back tells you how you can pair them. For instance wear shades one and two during the day, add in three for the evening, and four when you are going out. That is exactly what I need because I love eyeshadow but I do not really know how to use them, at least to their potential. She also showed me the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick which like the shadow was also gorgeous, and has a squared tip for application (she recommended this one for me: Very Victoria (it looks a little darker online). Even after the event ended Lizia took me downstairs to show me the other palettes she recommended for me for one of the upcoming parties I have to go to, like this one called The Vintage Vamp, OBSESSED. In addition to the makeup she had this amazing perfume out (that I got a sample of!) called Le Labo. I had no idea that a new trend is us ladies layering our perfume with our man’s cologne (layering scents, who would have thought!). She demonstrated this with the Le Labo samples layering JASMIN 17 (which jasmine is probably one of my favorite scents on the planet) with SANTAL 33 (which is a scent that men can wear, described as “unisex”) and the mix was so great and unique. I didn’t get a chance to check out the Le Labo counter but I totally want to next time because she said they fill your perfume right then and there, how cool!

I am so happy I did not chicken out like I wanted to and that I actually went to this event (go me for doing something on my own, progress!). I had such a great time that I am going to go to another night, in fact I want to try to come to as many as I can. A big part of my experience was Taylor and Lizia. Ladies I do not know if you will ever read this but you were both so awesome, welcoming and warm, you totally made the event, so thank you and I will see you again very soon!

Stay tuned out there because you will be definitely seeing some of the new styles I learned!

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I am almost embarrassed about the lighting in this photo but it was the best I could get in my poorly lit apartment in the middle of the night, so… 
PS – I just finally found the leopard top! Which apparently I should have been searching for “Tan Dale Animal”… interesting haha. It is by Hinge and is linked here! I also found the other top I want, the Chelsea28 Double Ruffle Blouse in Ivory Pristine.

Okay now I am done, have a happy Friday!

Wraps and Cats

First, I wanted to make sure I posted about about my cute little wrap top! It is from BooHoo and is just perfect for fall. Not only is it good to pair with pants for work like I did here with the olive, but it is great for a casual look as well. I traded out the the work pants for black denim shorts (because fall in SoCal means still 100 degrees), a black choker, and black booties and boom, casual going out after work look. You know, because I go out so much after work… Anyways! The wrap top is linked here and is a really good price (look for the 50% off code)! Also everyone always asks me about these heels, they are Steve Madden but no longer online so I linked similar ones here!


Second, can you please look at how cute these cat eye sunglasses are?! They are so fun and different. I love all of the funky sunglasses right now, they just add a little extra to your look. Mine are from Hashtag.Sunglasses. They were kind of hard to pick out because I couldn’t make up my mind out of all of the cute options. If you are curious check them out and use my code NewShades4You for 10% off your order. Mine are linked here and come in pink too!

Simplicitly Yours

I generally use big purses, not only because I like them but because I always have so much stuff. It can be so heavy though! I usually do not change to a small purse unless it is for an event, but I am trying to use them more because really, why do I need so much stuff all the time?! I don’t. So please feast your eyes on this beauty!

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I got it from Simplicitily Yours. They are fairly new, my friend Heather actually introduced them to me. Picking this cute little purse was pretty hard because they have so many cute ones. I chose this pink one with the flower details because I love letting a purse be the pop of color on a simple outfit. If I add this accessory like I did here on a simple black and gray outfit, it will not only stand out, but will dress the outfit up as well.  If you want to try new things but are unsure, I think it is easiest to have a fun purse because it is part of your outfit but not so in your face.

The purse is linked here, it also comes in black and white. Check out Simplicitly Yours for all of their cute accessories and use my code BRITTANY20 for 20% off your order!

 

Proud and Pretty in Pink – Empower Me!

So this post is a little late, but I wanted to write about the Proud and Pretty in Pink’s Empower Me! event I attended a couple weeks ago. If you do not remember, read this post Proud and Pretty in Pink, PPP is the organization I blog for. The women who started this organization are truly amazing. This event hosted a panel of five women who shared about their experiences growing up and what contributed to their self esteem, and where they are now. It was awesome because no matter who you were, you could have related to at least one of their stories. The variety was just so great. One of the girl’s stories even made me realize that I need to look at my similar circumstances in a different light. It was a very eye opening experience that maybe I will get to write about one day, but not yet. I am hoping through blogging for PPP I can open up more about my stories and help another just by even relating to them.

What PPP does is really great and I encourage you to take a look at their site  proudandprettyinpink.com. They try to have events quarterly so I am really looking forward to the next. 



These lovely ladies are the founders of PPP!