Monday, May 6, 2013

5 Ways to Play Catch-Up



Do you guys ever have one of those weeks where you feel like you just can't get ahead? That's pretty much every week for me but the norovirus sent me into oblivion last week and I'm still trying to catch up with everything going on, sooooo, I wanted to share with you guys some tricks I've learned to make it look like you are on top of your game......even if you are just trying to stay afloat :)

1. Caffeine- it might seem obvious but in all honesty it gives you just the jolt you need to feel human again.....I honestly can't form a sentence in the morning until I have a cup of joe!



2. Statement Jewels- When it comes to making an instant statement, let a few key pieces do the talking. Wearing fun, unique jewelry takes your outfit from "oh, that's cute" to "wow, she looks great!". For more statement jewels be sure to check out Stella & Dot!!



3. White Button Down- You guys, you need at least 3 white button downs/white shirts in your closet just as staples. When you have nothing else to wear they are the perfect piece to throw on in a bind and they have a non-chalant chic quality that can't be surpassed. I'm always on the hunt for ones with special details like sheer panels or a funky collar.


4. Bold Lip Color- When you are a busy girl with little time to do your makeup you would be shocked at how your look can be elevated with the right bold lip. I'm super fair with light hair and no matter how much sun I get (or the amount of bronzer I pile on) I still look washed out when I'm tired....so a bold lip color is a must. It might take some time to find the right shade for you but trust me, its worth it!!!


5. Printed Pants- Ok, anyone that knows me knows that printed pants have a fond place in my heart. They just take a simple pair of denim up a notch without even trying. Throw a pair on with your white shirt, statement jewels, bold lip color and sip down some caffeine and boom......good to go!!!!

top: free people (similar here)// jeans: madewell (similar here)// shoes: shoemint (similar here)// jewels: stella & dot
photos by the amazing molly stillman who I'm linked up with today




50 comments:

  1. Definitely agree with the coffee and bold lip for sure! I need two cups ...he..he! and when I drive reef to school I always just throw on a bold lip and that gets me by for sure!
    Sheree xxx
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    1. you're so cute :)


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  2. love that top and the print on those jeans are awesome.

    xo
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  3. I particularly love the hippie hair, dangly earrings and bold lips :) You look great!

    And amen to caffeine! I have a great big mug of coffee in front of me right now :)

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  4. YES YES YES

    agree agree agree

    I'm so sorry you were sick, but way to play catch up . heh heh heh

    These 5 rules are basically my life motto. I need to work on acquiring more statement jewels, but I'm like...obsessively ahead of the game on the printed pants front.

    The white button up tip is SO good. So simple, but so true.
    sososososo

    I love this post. You're awesome.

    -Gabrielle

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  5. hahaha Brooke, I just love this post!! Your 5 ways to play catch up couldn't be better - you nailed it...and made me smile while you were at it. haha. Great photos, and of course, outfit! ;)

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  6. Ok... Tips on lipsticks??? Long lasting?? Moisturizing? I'm trying to dabble in colored lips outside of tinted chapstick ;)

    LOVING the pants and shoes!!!!!

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  7. Love those pants and shoes. Great look! xoLili

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  8. I love the printed pants. I'm obsessed with printed pants lately. Love this look.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  9. lovely post!
    I can't form a sentence in the morning without my coffee too :)

    xx
    Très Jolie fashion blog

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  10. Oh... amazing!! You look so perfect!!
    Have a nice day!


    Besos.
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  11. Coming over from Haute Couture. You are gorgeous! I love those pants. I'm curious to try and paint a pair ....
    NewlyMynted

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  12. Simple and sweet! With a hint of sexy with the sheer blouse! You always know how to keep your outfits looking fresh!

    -ileana
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  13. LOL! Nicely done. #1 all the way. It's so hard to get anything done without it ;)

    Franci
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  14. Love your pants a lot!

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  15. Very funny!! You make it sound easy!!! Awesome pants.

    Charlie
    Fur Earwig

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  16. I totally know how you feel. I feel like I spend every week trying to catch up from the week before. It is a vicious cycle. Coffee is pretty much the only way I get things done. They know me at Starbucks...by name and my drink. Jewels help me feel better too. Love your outfit! Hope everyone is staying well!!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  17. I totally understand that feeling, I've been working on my master essay for months and it looks like it is never gonna end :)
    Should definitely get some coffee and a cool outfit like yours!
    Good luck darling on your side:)

    xx

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  18. haha...you are so cute!!
    Love this post.
    Those pants are also making me mildly obsessed!!
    xo,
    nancy

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  19. Ah ah ah brooke you are amazing, I quote you and the resulting outfit is so cool!!
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  20. really cute outfit, love your shoes!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  21. I agree with all of those! But my morning MUST must have is coffee. I knew I had found a good many with my fiancé started bringing me hot coffee in bed every morning, either that or he knows how much of a grinch I can be without it ;)

    Here&Now

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  22. I agree with you! I always have to have my Starbucks with me in order to get through my day!

    -Vogue&Heels

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  23. Numbers 2, 3, 5 absolutely speak to us, but what would we do without number 2!!!

    Can imagine how much fun you had taking the pictures!

    xx
    5th&6th

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  24. Numbers 2, 3, 5 absolutely speak to us, but what would we do without number 2!!!

    Can imagine how much fun you had taking the pictures!

    xx
    5th&6th

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  25. This post is soo cute! Your style always rocks ;)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  26. YES YES AND YES!!! Ok, totally relate on the bold lip.. I do it all the time, because then I don't have to wear any other form of makeup (the red lip is enough). And you already know about my fondness of printed pants haha. I also agree that we need at least a few white button downs. Seriously, I have three and I think I still need more.

    Love your expressions as always :)

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  27. Great style...great ways to stay on top of your game! A classic button down is the perfect mix to those fab floral pants!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  28. I'd love for you to link up to my weekly blog hop going on now :) http://www.mythriftychic.com/2013/05/emerald-skinny-love-tuesday-blog-hop.html

    xoxo Tori

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  29. Brooke, super cute post! Just love all the five and how you counted in the pictures! Great floral pants and love the earrings, plus everyone needs a white button down! Have a great day.

    xo Grace
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  30. You're the best looking mamma,babe!;-)
    xx
    B.

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  31. you look great even though you're tired! Great tips, I love bold lipsticks too :D

    xx

    liquoriceandpumps.blogspot.com

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  32. I love this post! Totally agree with the bold lips...easiest way to get me going! I love that blouse! I need more white blouses, but the kids just don't let me keep them white!!

    April
    knocked up fabulous

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  33. Very nice post! Love your pants! Your blog is very nice! Would yuo like to follow each other? xx

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  34. so so cute are you! :) love that second pic. and what a chic outfit! totes diggin your shoes!!

    xoxo linds
    my style blog :: Ruby Girl

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  35. Love this great outfit and fabulous ideas xx
    Kristi

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  36. youre too cute! those pants are GREAT

    much love from NYC

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  37. with this top 5 u'll get all eyes on you

    visit and follow? ;)

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  38. I'm totally in love with your pants <3

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  39. so so cute


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  40. You look amazing! <3 your blog is so cute! wanna follow each other? x


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  41. stunning and cute in the same time!
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  42. Adorable pictures and post. I love the print on your pants. I need to get me a pair.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Pastel Hues'. I would love to read what you think.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  43. Brooke, you couldnt nailed it down better, we should call those the 5 commandments :-) hehehe. Well I dont need coffee in the morning or at all but I always wear jewellry to give my look a statement or finish touch. Floral pants are the perfect pair to go in the spring summer, nothing is so cheerful and refreshing and a white button up is the perfect companion.


    ani
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  44. Wow, you are looking so cute and pretty. I like the color of lipstick its gorgeous.

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