|top: the limited (old)// shorts: seven for all mankind// blazer: zara (old)// belt: vince camuto// shoes: marc by marc jacobs (old) bag: louis vuitton// jewelry: michael kors, stella & dot, kate spade|
Ok so the second way that I like to wear a brooch is on the lapel of a blazer, it adds just the right amount of quirkyness! This outfit is an extravaganza of favorites, my favorite jorts with my favorite blazer with my favorite marc jacobs jellies with my new favorite brooch. I was feeling so confident in my outfit of favorites that I totally got rebellious and snuck some Chipotle into the cafe at the Natural Science Museum...I hid in the corner and ate it like doodle does when he puts something he's not supposed to in his mouth, what a great day!
You can purchase this brooch here....just enter Brooke Allen when it asks for your stylist!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
|dress: french connection// shoes: converse// bag: old navy, brooch on bag: stella & dot// sunnies: ray ban// jewelry: bottica.com, michael kors, sylvia benson, stella & dot|
I just love vintage and vintage inspired brooches....I'm always on the hunt for them. When I saw this one in the Stella & Dot lookbook I knew I had to have it and when I opened the box and saw it in person for the first time it was love at first sight. The hand painted enamel is aboslutely stunning and the flash of turquoise really adds something special. I think brooches are the perfect way to bring a little life into your accessories collection without spending an arm and a leg. I'm going to show you 3 ways I like to wear brooches over the next 3 days...today as you can see its pinned to a bag. I just love that a funky brooch can ad that extra umph to an outfit, ya know what I mean?
(there will be a link at the top of the page that says "find stylist" and you just have to type in Brooke Allen)
Monday, May 28, 2012
|outfit 1: top: the limited (spring '11)// dress worn as skirt: old navy// shoes: tj max diy// sunnies in both outfits: ray ban// jewelry: diy, michael kors|
outfit 2: top: stylemint// dress worn as skirt: gypsy// shoes: dolce vita// bag: louis vuitton//belt: vince camuto// jewelry: tiffany & co, michael kors, via nerolli
Hey party people, hope you had a great weekend...I have some exciting news to share with you but I'll wait till the end of the post to build up your excitement! For some reason I can't get enough of my aviators right now. I think they are the perfect sunnies for summer and they remind me of being home at the beach. I actually used to think I looked like a dork in them and maybe I do look like a dork but I don't really care because I love them! Now for the good news...after attending my first Stella & Dot party last week I fell absolutely in love with the jewelry (and if you can't tell I have a jewelry obsession) sooo after some research and serious consideration I am now an idependent Stella & Dot stylist!!!! Which means... you can now buy Stella & Dot jewelry from me online, I will have a direct link from the blog to my online store, um how awesome/easy is that? I'll be featuring the jewelry on a daily basis with my outfits and showing you how to style it and then you can click on a link and buy it for yourself...baller status. Bellow are some pieces on my current wish list that should be arriving at my doorstep soon......you can find them all here!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
|top: h&m// jeans:target// bag: dsw// shoes: shoemint/// sunnies: versace// jewelry: jewelmint, the limited, tiffany & co, michael kors, target, hallelu|
|photo from kendieveryday.com|
One of the first blogs I ever started reading was Kendi Everyday. With her wity remarks and effortlessly cool style Kendi has been at the top of my reading list since the first day I came across her little slice of the blogosphere. When I saw these pants on her a couple of months ago I swooned over them....and last week I just so happened to be walking by the sale section of Target and there they were...I figured there was no way they had my size left....but there they were.....on sale for $12....................what, what?! So I grabbed them and skipped merrily to the checkout, well, as merrily as you can skip while pushing a stroller!
PS certain things have been said that have led me to a little rant today so here goes: 1. if I'm "following" you its because I'm interested in seeing how you put things together or what you have to say, not because I "need" you to follow me (although I am super grateful for those of you who take the time to read my blog and that follow me :) ) 2. if one more person tells me that I "need" to "follow" them or that I "need" to leave comments on their blog I'm going to let out 9 months of sleep deprivation on them, when did everyone become so OBSESSED with how many followers they had? 3. I know my pictures aren't that clear and I don't have a nice camera......in the last year I have gotten married, bought a house AND had a baby....that all trumps getting to buy a new nikon, I can't apologize for that and lastly 4. I edit my pictures a certain way and sometimes you can't always see all the details of my outfit so well, this blog is more of my photojournalistic diary of what I'm up to because my friends and family read it and they like to know (and I love and miss them all dearly). That's it, please don't take this as me bashing the blogging community, there are so many wonderful people in it and I can't explain how much this little spit up covered blog has gotten and I really do appreciate it. I'm just me trying to figure out my new mommy style......and I'm going to keep doing me