Friday, December 14, 2012

Shopping and Babies

sequin top: vince camuto (old, similar here ) // turtleneck: the limited (old, similar here ) // jeans: madewell (available here )// jacket: old navy (super old, similar here ) // shoes & bag: shoemint // watch: michael kors (available here )// jewels: stella & dot

Hello I'm off to Myrtle Beach for my family's 10th annual outlet shopping trip....yea, we're that cool. Every year two weeks before Christmas we hit the outlets like its our job and usually our car is so loaded down with bags that we look like we just robbed a department store.

The trip means more than ever now because two years ago during the trip I had a meltdown about the possibility of never being able to have children because of a possible medical condition I had just been informed let me set the record straight, I wasn't planning on having kids for another 10 years but the thought of never being able to scared the mess out of me........ The Monday after we got back from Myrtle I........found out I was pregnant. SHOCK of a LIFETIME. But the best surprise of my life!!!!

Anywhos, do you guys want to know what just ruffles my feathers? When people think that activities like running errands and shopping mean that you don't have to wear "real clothes." Um, are you out of your house? Then you NEED to be wearing "real clothes" friends........please stop wearing your sweatpants to the mall. Clinton and Stacey have been preaching this for almost as long as our annual shopping have you not picked up on that yet?!!!

Have a great weekend skrillas :)

PS I'm on the hunt for this clutch at the Kate Spade outlet store this weekend!!! Do you guys have any items on your Christmas list that you are dying for?

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  1. gorgeous look!! i love the grey and brown tones. also, that clutch is awesome!

  2. great outfit, love it :)
    love the bag :)
    check my latest post :)

  3. Love this outfit Broooke! So pulled together. I never thought I would say this but I need a white can look so mod when done right! Too bad you do not live by me..I am 20 minutes from Woodbury Commons..the best outlets EVER. I have a blogger friend from Canada that drives there 2x a year!Dangerous though..very dangerous!Hope you score some great stuff!
    Have a great weekend!
    Sheree xxx

  4. Beautiful look!! Gorg as always, have a great weekend Love!

  5. Girl, you are so beautiful and a hot mama!
    I love that golden clutch...I buyed a golden jeans today and It makes my day!!!


  6. Love the bags! If you want go to my blog:)

  7. You look great! I also totally agree that if you're leaving the house you need to wear real clothes. :)

  8. You look so gorgeous. Those pants are just fantastic on you. And I love your cute shoes too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  9. Love those pants, they are gorgeous. And I'm totaly with you girl on dressing cute while shopping :)

  10. You are so beautiful! Love your blog, very beautiful pictures, you have amazing style! Would you like to follow each other?

  11. You have impeccable style seriously in your first outfit at first glance it looks like a lot is going on but in the chic-est way possible just love those print trousers and how they match with the back of those pretty nude flats love the details of your outfits! Omg I also feel the same with people who don't make an effort to go TO town I mean fair enough if your going to buy some milk around the corner then sweats are allowed if not please make an effort Haha someone once told me 'always look good on the street cus you never know who you might meet' Lol Lovely post dear! xox

  12. OMG you are too funny, Brooke! When I was growing up in Indiana, my mom, sister & I used to have those shopping trips too every year. They were so much fun and I would always get so much stuff for xmas. I miss times like that! Now my sister and I try to shop when we can! And SERIOUSLY, you inspire me. I wish I was as motivated to dress nice everyday- for the days when I'm wearing leggings in Bloomies, then I seriously wouldn't get rude stares instead of friendly smiles! haha!
    P.S about the DVF lips clutch- I went ahead and ordered it! I couldn't resist!

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  13. Can I just give you a huge AMEN?! The other day I was in Walmart (yes, it was Walmart, but still!) at 3:00 in the afternoon and I saw a whole family in their fleece pajamas. Come on folks. Really?

  14. ok that sounds like such a fun trip!! Love your outfit, the shoes are adorable and I love that top.


  15. OMG---ALL of your outfits are beyond amazzzzing!!! Those oxfords you are wearin in the last pic are ACE!!! And that see-thru bag makes us go ga ga goooo goo--u know how we feel about see thru plastic!!! HAHA! And your layering in the first outfit is AMAMAZZZZING! U r a glamazon and soooooo cool babe!
    Happy happy weekend! mwahhh
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  16. brooke - i am so honored that i made it on your FB page! i am just in love with everything you wear. you are beyond fabulous! xx

  17. oh I love your since of humor and this post is just too good the clothes and you sharing a part of your life in words is just wonderful... I want you to know that I saved your page on my phone and whenever I need inspiration I check out your page =)

  18. great looks!

  19. Wow, you look amazing in these pictures!
    Love your looks and your baby is so cute....

    Ill be following you on bloglovin now :)


  20. Amazing post. You have such a fantastic blog. It would be great if we could follow each other.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  21. Love the shoes & that transparent clutch !

  22. You always wear the coolest pants. You look impeccable here! xx

    - Victoria

  23. Woooow you really look always so elegant! In the future when i have a baby i want to be such an elegant mom like you! All the details of your outfit are perfect!


  24. oh my goodness, beyond stunning. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo

  25. I love those patterned pants! Hope the shopping trip went well :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  26. Congratulations!
    & I absolutely adore everything about this post <3
    Newest follower!
    Sana Yasmin xx

  27. Hey there Brooke, I have been scrolling through your blog all day, your styling skills are amazing! Is this honestly how you dress everyday?! Every outfit your in looks like something straight from a lookbook! Would it be o.k if I used a few of your pics on moodboards in my studio?

    Let me know, i'll credit you if I put them on my blog or website. Your style is perfect for my consumer boards.