All Grown Up

My dearest Tabitha,

How did this day finally come? It was seriously yesterday that I was waking up every day to take you to zero period cheer at 6:30 AM in high school, uh I am such a good sister. Then remember that one time we thought it was a great idea for you to apply to a college six hours away, and then had another idea that you should actually go because you got accepted? Aren’t we hilarious?! Well you went and it was so great for you, yet so awful at the same time because I missed you so much. BUT YOU CAME BACK! I was so excited that you were transferring to my college, even though by the time you got there I was graduating, but the fact was that we were reunited, and it did feel good! I had you back and we were now not just sisters by blood but also sorority sisters. You joining was obviously awesome, but you transferring to my chapter and them taking you in with open arms showed me what a great organization and sisterhood we are apart of.

You have come such a long way from high school, to Sacramento, to La Verne, to now receiving your diploma. The woman you have become never ceases to amaze me. I love your innocent bluntness, your sassy wit, and your bravery to do things on your own and to speak your mind. I am envious of you in the best possible way. I know through school you have followed close in my footsteps and I LOVE the fact that we did basically all of the same things. One of the most honorable things I have done in my life is be a role model for you. At this point in life though things are changing, you have grown into a person that I look up to. You will always be my little sister, but you are not little anymore. You are your own person and although you may not always feel like it, you give off a beautiful confidence. I admire everything about you, your beauty, your ability to make everyone laugh so hard, you intelligence, and your writing. It is one of my goals to be able to write as well as you.

I grow more proud of you everyday. Things seem to not go your way more often for you than for most other people, and aside from continuing on, you find humor in the bad and use it for your own inspiration. You may get down but you never stay there long. The thought of doing better and exceeding your own expectations fuels you. Once all of the pieces of your life settle, you will have one hell of a picture to show and the best, most tragic and self deprecating story of how you got there. I will always be your biggest fan, your greatest admirer, and your loudest cheerleader. We have a bond that is unlike any other I have seen between sisters. I am so thankful and blessed to have you in my life. I know this expression is well overused but I would honestly be lost without you. I would laugh far less, and probably speak far less. I really think that you are my twin and I am just older… by three and a half years.

Moving on from this point in your life you will do great things. You will be packing up everything you have learned in your life and applying it to real life endeavors. You will see the real world, you will struggle, and you will cry, but always remember that I am always right next to you no matter where you are. You are a part of my soul and I will never leave you. I love you so much and again am so proud of you. Hang this diploma proudly on your wall and go fill the world with your words. You will be known. Your greatness is not to be contained and kept, but to be spread wide so that others may experience the joy that I feel by knowing you everyday. Go amaze, for you are amazing.

I love you so.

Brittany

The Best Color Combo

I know I have been obsessed with Old Navy recently but I can’t help it! I just find the best deals and and some of the cutest clothes, especially basics. On my last shopping trip there in March (after my month of no shopping), I found this navy striped loose peplum tank and it was on sale for $8! (I also bought it in black) I had been waiting for the perfect way to wear this, so I decided white pants were the best pairing. Of course I didn’t have any, so back to Old Navy I went! I wanted to add some color to the outfit and I LOVE wearing coral with navy so what would be better than a coral necklace to add some pop? I had just bought a coral necklace from Charming Charlie because it was a color I didn’t have yet, and it is a good one to have for summer. I was excited when I finally put this outfit on and paired it all together. I added my chunky tan heels because they basically go with everything and I love them. You cannot go wrong with navy, white, and coral.

I hope you all had a good Tuesday!

Navy

Find the look:

Relaxed Peplum Top Old Navy | Mid-Rise Stay-White Rockstar Super Skinny            Jeans Old Navy | Coral Necklace (similar) Charming Charlie | Heels (similar) Target

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2 Year Blogaversary

Wow I cannot believe that it is already the 2nd anniversary of my blog! This past year has gone by SO fast and so much has happened. Obviously the biggest thing blog wise was the name change from Tragic Girls to the.B.Law. on January 1st. I have been so happy with the change and have really been focusing on writing about more topics, especially style, my love in life. But don’t worry, I am still tragic, I can’t help it.

I feel like I have improved this past year with posting and actually posting more. My first year I wrote 77 posts, this past second year I posted 97! (yes I sat down and counted) There is still room to improve and grow, I want to bring that number up this next year. I always say that I am going to start making schedules for posts, and I will be good about it for a week or two and then I slack. My goal is to really do better with that. I sat down last night and made a schedule for this week and it didn’t even take me very long so I want to now make that my Sunday homework. I love blogging on Sundays anyways so now that will be my day to plan as well. If anyone has any tips on how they schedule or plan out their blogs please share! I would love to hear how other bloggers do it.

I am excited for this year. I want to try some new things and have already started on a couple new projects. It is taking a bit longer than I expected but it is okay, it will be great once I get it done and I am excited to share!

Thank you for all of your support these last two years and I cant wait to see where we go from here!


I also just want to share some of my favorite blogs that I get inspiration from…

Glitter It Gold by Amanda Hellweg – Obviously because she is one of my best friends and also because she inspires me everday and I love how she posts with such confidence!

Simply Audree Kate by Audree Kate – Her blog is so amazing and filled with such great style! She inspires me to try new things and spice up my style!

Barefoot Blonde by Amber Fillerup Clark – I love seeing pictures of her family. They are so cute and she has such great style, beauty, and hair tips.

Talk to you all soon!

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Pattern Mixing

I saw a picture on Instagram the other day of a striped tee with a floral skirt. I became obsessed and wanted to create my own version. I already have a striped tee so all I needed was the skirt, so I went to my go to, Old Navy! After wandering around for quite some time I found this navy print skirt on the clearance rack for $8.48! What a steal! As I said I already have a striped tee, but I don’t have a striped tank. I am seriously so obsessed with stripes right now… So I bought a tank. I found this one on sale for $6! It’s a double scoop so the neck and the back both scoop down. It’s really light and super comfy. As I was walking to the front I passed this open cardigan. It’s a good color and the shorter sleeves are great for the warmer weather. I had my two patterns so I figured a solid sweater layered on top would really tie the whole outfit together. For the finishing touches I added my pendant tassel necklace from Charming Charlie and my tan chunky heels from G Stage. They have to be the most comfortable heels I’ve ever worn.

Check it out and shop the look below:



Skirt Old Navy | Tank (similar) Old Navy | Sweater Old Navy | Necklace Charming Charlie | Heels (similar) Target

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Bikini Motivation

Last week I decided that starting this past Sunday, May 1st, I was going to get my butt in gear and start really working out and eating better. I decided this on Wednesday, so since I had until the 1st I decided I could eat whatever I wanted until then. Although I ate pretty bad, it had good consequences because it made me feel kind of bad but made me excited to start eating healthy. The 1st came around on Sunday and although I didn’t have time to work out because I was busy, I ate healthy and planned out my meals for the week. Yesterday I was ready to work out. I started the week off with a protein day and was pumped to work out when I got home.

On the way up to my apartment after work I got the mail and my new bikini was in from PINK! I was so excited that I tried it on before my run. Let me tell you, there is no better motivation to exercise that trying on a bikini when you are not bikini ready! Wow I was so sad that it didn’t look the way I wanted it to yet, but that feeling fueled me. I got dressed and went out for my cardio and did an ab workout when I got back.

Now it being day three of my attempted health plan, I am struggling a little. I made a nice healthy dinner of salmon and asparagus and went for a run before that. But then I did something bad… after dinner I ate a bowl of cereal. Like a big bowl! I don’t even know why! I wasn’t even hungry, something sweet just sounded good. So now I am here writing this and feeling guilty and like crap. I guess I can’t be too hard on myself, it is only day three and I actually have done cardio two days in a row. I will just have to keep looking at this picture of my new bikini to keep me motivated! Look how cute it is!


The top is amazing because it basically feels and has the look of a sports bra. It is lightly lined with NO underwire and has adjustable straps. Pretty much the perfect top for those of us who do not have much to work with up there. I also love that it is high-waisted but that the sides show skin. It is something I would not usually wear so I am excited to try something new. But with high-waisted bottoms you definitely need to be in shape, there are so many ways this can go wrong, especially with the criss-crossed sides! I cannot be popping out of each criss-cross! No mini muffins here, or as my sister put to perfectly “no looking like a can of biscuits”! I must stay focused and motivated! Please feel free to give me tips!

Shop the look: top- Strappy Front Scoop from PINK | bottoms- High-Waist Bikini Bottom from PINK | glasses- Ray-Ban ORIGINAL WAYFARER

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The Perfect Kimono

My bffff found a couple of sheer floral kimonos at a store we go in from time to time called Citiwear. It is actually a store I worked at for 6 years back in high school and college. She sent me a picture of the kimonos in navy and in white. They were so cute and perfect I wanted one too! Of course when I got to the store they didn’t have anymore. Figures. They only had black which I didn’t really want. I went to a second store which is basically the same thing and again, they only had black. Well, I wanted one and black was all they had, so that is what I got. Turns out I love it! I usually don’t  wear black that often so I always feel a little edgier when I do. This though feels so elegant and feminine. I feel so fancy when I put it on.

What is so great about this kimono is that it is sheer and light which makes it perfect for spring and summer. I love layering, it adds such dimension to an outfit but it gets harder to do when it gets hot. That won’t be as much of a problem with this kimono. The neutral colors also make it great to go with so much. The last awesome thing about it is that it was only $10.99!

Okay so shopping this look is a little hard. i couldn’t find the exact kimono online so linked is a similar one here. The romper is from Target last year but linked again is a similar one (which is SUPER cute!) here. Lastly the heels, which are my new favorite are linked here: Steve Madden CALLVIN.

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Boyfriends

I have been really obsessed with boyfriend jeans lately and also boyfriend shorts. My boyfriend asked me why they are called that and I said, “because it is supposed to be like I am wearing my boyfriend’s jeans.” He looked at me and said with a straight face, “I would never wear those.” Whatever, he doesn’t know anything! I just love how comfortable they are. They are also good for those days that you aren’t feeling too good about yourself and you do not want to wear anything tight.

The last time I was at Old Navy I came across a boyfriend shirt. I was excited because it was a really cute button up with a subtle pattern. I had a coupon so I decided to try it out. It turns out I really liked it! The first time I wore it was with skinny jeans, booties, and a statement necklace. This time I tried it more casual with boyfriend shorts, sandals, and open with a lace bralette instead of a necklace. This will be quite a versatile top, I have already worn it with three different outfits. I am excited to see what else I get out of it, especially since it is thin and light enough to wear on warmer days.

Shop the look here from Old Navy! Boyfriend Top and Boyfriend Shorts

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