Monday, December 10, 2012

"Nothing Gold Can Stay"

outfit deets: tee: t by alexander wang (similar here )// pants: fab'rik // jacket: the limited (old, similar  here )// shoes: shoemint // watch: michael kors (available here )// jewels: stella & dot
today's holiday opulence: silk printed pants!
photos by the amazing Molly Stillman

Happy Monday skrillas. This past weekend I was thrilled to be a part of a Stella & Dot, fab'rik and GrayLee Designs trunk show. And on a sidenote I know you all are like ok Brooke, enough with the printed pants.....but I just can't get enough of them, ps my next outfit does not include them! As I was getting ready for the trunk show a piece of paper fell out of my wallet that I've had since I was 12 that was given to me by one of the best teachers I've ever read:

"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay."

-Robert Frost

I have to admit that when I was 12 I understood the meaning of the poem but not to an extent that I do now 12 years later. The past 2 years of my life have taught me that although it may seem like dawn always goes down day.... it is your CHOICE to try to "stay gold". So, in this world that seems to be spinning out of control, how do you remember to "stay gold"?

My reminder is a beautiful 16 month old baby boy named Andrew Franklin Allen aka "doodle bug".

And now that I'm done throwing that thought-provoking curveball at you guys I would just like to say thank you to all of my readers that encourage and support me on a daily I'm giving away a gold (and yes that was on purpose in light of today's post haha) Stella & Dot Renegade Cluster Bracelet. This little baby is on backorder through Christmas and has been seen on the likes of Katy Perry and Blair from Atlantic-Pacific.  Soooo thank you skrillas and remember to "stay gold." :)

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last 2 photos via

ps im linking up with Molly today so be sure to check that out!!!


  1. I love that poem and your pants. The poem reminds me of The Outsiders.

  2. yay!! love these pics and love your giveaway, friend <3

  3. This time I want to spend a few words on your kiddo! He is as beautiful as you !!! And i recognize that smile on you, is the same I have when I look at my son!
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  4. wow so many gorgeous pieces!! Love the poem, I remember it from grade school! I loved it because my favorite season is fall and I know how precious our gold in nature is.


  5. First off your son is absolutely gorgeous (and I don not say that often!) Secondly I am in love with your pants..they are fantastic..great giveaway!
    Sheree xx

  6. I luv your pants ! ur so cute
    let me know if i can follow u !

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  7. I love that stripped peplum look! Very very cute!

  8. Those pants are awesome – I can see why you've been digging them lately! And your boy is so adorable!

    Sea and Swank

  9. Love the jacket with those pants. Cute!

  10. I'm following via GFC! Amazing outfit as usual, and your little boy's eyes just melted my heart!

  11. I follow in Bloglovin! Love the bracelet, hope I win!


  12. Absolutely love this bracelet and your blog!! Hope I win!

  13. OMG , I'm obsessed with all this jewelry. The possibilities are endless!!

  14. Following! Love this bracelet!
    xo, katie @ kathryn laine

  15. I love that bracelet! I would love to win! I follow you on GFC (Jeans and a Teacup)
    Jeans and a Teacup

  16. I love your trousers !
    They look like big scarf :)
    Beautiful !

  17. Beautiful blog, now following. Also crossing my fingers on the bracelet :)

  18. Love your outfit and the accessories!!!

  19. Hi Brooke that is a crazy amount of beautiful accessories!
    I was in love with the necklaces and yes the one you are giving away as well!

    crossing fingers to win them for my sister and gurl, I should say that your baby is so cute and so is your pants! Loving them to bits

    anyway, followed your blog on facebook and GFC!


  20. I am super jealous of your pants!

    xo Jennifer

  21. Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous! The look is perfection, and your little family is adorable! I especially love the necklace in you're wearing!


  22. Following!! and I love love love those pants!

    With Love From Hollywood,
    Fashion Addict LA
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  23. I have been coveting this bracelet for a while! Love it!

  24. I like the flair and the ethnic print on the trousers you're wearing in the first set of photos. You have great taste. Thanks for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too when you have time.

  25. fingers crossed!! I love your printed pants and those beautiful family pictures!

  26. I love your pants and those are pretty jewels(:


  27. Holy cow. That gold sweater/skirt combo is really epic. It's such a genius stroke of styling - I really am obsessed with how you've taken the fitted bottom of the sweater and layered it over the fluffy skirt. I would have tucked something in but you really have inspired me to try and style my fluffy skirt in a new way.

    Love how you've layered the silver and gold bracelets. You're so cool.


  28. You look great. Fabulous jewellery. I love your watch!


  29. That trunk show looks like it was awesome! And you look gorgeous in those pants :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  30. All that pics are soo nice and you look amazing. Have a nice day,

  31. You have such a great blog.
    Wanna follow each other?

    Take a look at:

    And let us know what you think about it.

    Kiss, Selina & Olivia, The RedViolet

  32. love your trousers! so cute! and Blair always looks amazing!

    love from San Francisco,

  33. what a cute baby boy!!!

    xx Mounia, Nonchalant Rebel
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  34. Oh Brooke!You're perfect!!
    And that blue eyed angel left me speechless;)

  35. Oh, I spot so many amazing pieces. I love those necklaces! xx

    - Victoria

  36. You look absolutely amazinggggggggg!!! Rocking it, as always<3



  37. Wow the trunk show must have been a blast! you look amazing in those printed pants :)

    xoxo, Tiffany

  38. I love the pants- I actually get excited the more & more printed pants you wear because you are totally encouraging me to add more to my wardrobe! And OK, can I just tell you how much I love that you had a poem from your teacher since you were 12? That's so sweet! When I graduated high school, my favorite teacher gave us a poem and had us write on it "DO NOT READ UNTIL MY 28th BIRTHDAY"...I kept in in my wallet until then and read it on my 28th...and it really meant something to me. I've never known anyone besides myself to appreciate a sentiment such as this!

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  39. You are such a beautiful and stylish mama, respect for you!!! Your 2 outfits feautured in these pictures are just fantastic, and your baby is extremely adorable, just gorgeous!!


  40. Great pictures!! And your palazzo pants are the best!!;)

  41. Those palazzo's are amazing! Love all the baubles of course, haha.

    Love from NY
    xx Arushi

  42. omg those pants are just incredible!!!!!!!! i swear you win hot mom of the year award... you need to submit yourself to magazines... they would eat it up! haha yand Andrew is just PRECIOUS! what a lucky mamma :) xoxo

  43. You rock those pants. I wish I could pull off some of the pieces you have. Glorious!!!

  44. Cool outfit! Love the black necklace that you´re wearing. And the baby! :-)

  45. I DIE FOR YOUR PANTS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them, and also, adorable son! Seriously cannot believe you're a mom, as I wrote in another post. You must share your skinny secrets!