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!

Fall Jacket

I bought this jacket probably over a month ago but have only had like one chance to wear it. Thanks southern California fall. I just want it to be cool enough to layer, is that so much to ask? No!

I love this jacket because it can easily go with work outfits in place of a blazer, AND it can be paired with jeans for a casual look. I was hesitant about it at first. I found it at Target and did my usual walk by a few times before finally trying it on, I was intrigued but not certain. It has so much pattern for a jacket. So I did my normal test and left it, thought about it all night and went back to buy it the next day. I love it and it is from my favorite brand at Target: Who What Wear.

Below I style it for work with a simple off white top, black slacks and my black Steve Madden mules. It is basically my casual outfit with the pants subbed out. I envision lighter, non-fitted, ankle length jeans instead of the slacks (they are currently on my Nordstrom wish list), can you see it? I will try that next. Until then check out below!

Find the jacket and the shoes here: Jacket | Shoes

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Dainty Accessories from Civion

As much as I love accessories, I always end up just wearing necklaces if I even remember to. Bracelets are hard for me to wear because they never fit and it bothers me when they dangle down around my hand, especially when I am typing at work. Recently I have been trying out more dainty pieces, like these two that I got from Civion, and this super cute infinity ring. I love these kinds of cuffs because you can adjust them and make them tighter if need be. These thin styles are great because you can wear them with almost anything whether it be casual or dressy. Throwing them on just adds a little extra to your look. Check them out and use my code BRIT25 for 25% off your order!

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