5.22.2015

Wedding Style Look 2












Photography: Laura Loeffler
Dress.  Wrap.  Clutch.  Heels (sold out - similar here).  


Nordstrom is having its Half-Yearly Sale and I cannot get enough of these sales.  You can get up to 40% off men's, women's, accessories, kids, and home from now through May 31st.  I snapped up this super-flattering denim jacket and these earrings.  

This dress is perfection... The lace is great quality and I love the way it comes to a flattering inverted 'v' in the front.  It's on sale for only $58 via the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale... But hurry because last I checked the dress was only available in size S.  I also linked it in the beautiful blue color down below in the slide.  Just click on a photo in the slide to shop!!

J.Crew is also having a sale... With code "WEEKEND" you can get 30% off your order May 22nd - 26th.  I bought these crystal earrings from J.Crew a long time ago and was thrilled to see that they brought back a similar version that are just as classic and gorgeous (and are now on sale!)  

Lilly Pulitzer is offering free limited-edition gifts with every purchase today through May 25th.  The more you spend, the more gifts will go in your cart!!  The best gift is the starfish bracelet which comes with any purchase... So if you get this versatile Lilly wrap I'm wearing up above you'll get a beachy little bracelet for free!!


I hope you all have happy and safe Memorial Day weekends.  Thank you endlessly to those who have given their lives for the safety of our country and their loved ones who have felt the pain of that loss for the honor of this country.  













Click on any photo in the slide below to shop:




5.19.2015

Coastal-Inspired Guest Bathroom Tour



**I've been dealing with some uploading errors... If the photos are blurry, simply click on them to enlarge and they'll appear nice and clear.

I know coastal decor can be a bit odd in the middle of landlocked Colorado but I wanted one tiny area of our home to give a little nod to one of our favorite spots, Palm Beach.  The site of many family vacations, our engagement photoshoot, and our wedding weekend... I hold it dear to my heart and I love being able to showcase some of our little trinkets from the area.

I was able to use some of our first wedding gifts in this room and sprinkled in some vintage pieces and bargain items.  I truly love the way it turned out and I'm always amazed at how fresh and beachy it feels when I walk into this room even though it's in our basement.





Hospitality Bin Items: 
Blowdryer
Shampoo & Conditioner
Hair Styling Tools
Packaged Hair Combs
Travel Hairspray
Feminine Products
Q-Tips and Cotton Pads
Body Wash
Body Lotion
Disposable Razors
Spray Deodorant
Mini Deodorants
Sunscreen
Bug Spray
New Toothbrushes
Mini Toothpastes
Mouthwash
Listerine Strips
Packaged Nail Files
Stain Remover
Sewing Kit
Fashion Tape
Shoe Polish Kit
Bandages and Neosporin
Tums and Advil







I tried to find many of the items in our bathroom but some are older items and some are sold out or no longer made.  I listed all items and where they're from down below and I linked any products I was able to find online.  The ones I wasn't able to find I simply linked to the website of the store where I purchased them.  Many stores stock items in the retail locations but don't carry them online, so don't be afraid to go and look if you really like something!


"Linen" Bath Mats - Frontgate
"Blue Haze" Towels - Pottery Barn
Bath & Body Works Warmer & Scent
Sea Island Cotton Soap - Bath & Body Works
Silver Lanterns (Medium & Large) - Pottery Barn
Battery-Operated Candle - Hobby Lobby
Decorative Rope - Michael's
Decorative Shells - Michael's

Magnifying Mirror (similar) - Bed Bath & Beyond
Capri Blue Volcano No. 6 Candle - Anthropologie
To Have & To Hold Dishes - Red Envelope
Q-Tip & Cotton Pad Jars - Target
Small Woven Tray - Target
Lilly 5x5 Print Book
Vintage Worth Avenue Tray - Palm Trees and Pelicans on Etsy

Decorative Faux White Coral - Target
Mermaids Welcome Sign - Hobby Lobby
Hurricane Jar - Hobby Lobby
Iron Mermaid - Hobby Lobby
Decorative Rope - Michael's
Shells & Pearl Necklace - My Own

Blue Jar & Decor Sand - Target
Lilly Pulitzer Coasters - Sadie Peach Designs on Etsy
Linen-Trimmed Frame - Target
Small Blue Votive - Target
Shells & Green Necklace - My Own

Ivory Hamper - Overstock.com
Vintage Florida Map - Original Antique Maps on Etsy
Vintage Postcards - Decades Vintage on Etsy
Over-the-Door Hooks - Target
Ship's Wheel - Hobby Lobby
Rosemary Mint Shower Gel & Lotion


Thank you so much for watching, and don't forget to check out #BrittanyLeighDecor on Twitter and Instagram for more decor inspiration!!  









5.12.2015

Spring Wedding Style








Wrap.  Necklace (old, but currently craving this one.)  Top.  Skirt.  Clutch.  Marble Ring.  Heels (old, but similar version here.)



I felt guilty when I was instantly drawn to this beautiful top... Silky, feminine, and slightly sheer, it basically describes my closet.  Then I realized (or negotiated with myself) that it was the perfect addition since I know I wear these tops with everything from jeans and leather jackets to sexy skirts and blazers.  They are my go-to piece to make anything look a bit more feminine or lend a sensual element to any look.  

Then I found this skirt and I knew it was the perfect feminine combo.  I love the sheer overlay and all the vintage-inspired embellishments and embroidery.  You could easily add a fitted, crisp white tee tucked into the skirt and a beige leather jacket or denim jacket for a more casual look.

So happy to be able to celebrate with this bride and groom... They are so fun and they make a stunning couple.

Click on any of the links above to shop or click on photos in the slide I made down below.  I also included non-investment-piece versions of the accessories in the slide that are more budget friendly.













Have you seen my Current Favorites video about the products I've been addicted to lately?

Also... Make sure you're following my closet sale Instagram @ShopBPCloset.  A lot of you have asked for me to do a blog sale and I post items on that Instagram account before I sell them on eBay or donate them.  A couple weeks ago my closet broke... The shelf and rod below it literally just gave up and came down.  I think it was a sign I need to do a little spring cleaning.  Oops!!  :) 











5.08.2015

Current Favorites...






Products Mentioned...

Hair

Skin

Makeup

Body

Lifestyle
#BrittanyLeighDecor



Be sure to catch my Nordstrom Triple Points Event picks... The event ends Sunday!! 

Bon Weekend!! 


















5.06.2015

Nordstrom Triple Points Event



Hi my fellow Nordstrom lovers... May 6-10 only you can get triple points (rules here) when you use your Nordstrom debit or credit card.  I have the Nordstrom debit card and it's honestly my favorite store card.  I get all the benefits of a credit card but it pulls directly from my checking account so I don't have to worry about paying off a credit card every month.  Nordstrom cardholders also get "Nordstrom Notes" - money back from their purchases they can use for shopping at Nordstrom. 

The value of triple points is that you will accumulate points much faster, leading to more Nordstrom Notes and upping your shopper level which brings more benefits like free tailoring and even complimentary spa days or dinners at the Nordstrom Bistro.





This sale is the perfect time to stock up on some summer pieces and get money back at the same time.  Any procrastinators out there??  Mother's Day is this upcoming Sunday.  And... If you're like me, you have plenty of graduations, weddings, and parties to attend in the next few months.  I'm going to be ordering some things that can double as vacation wear and work as pops of color for the events I'm attending as well.

I've fallen in love with Kate Spade's latest collection.  Everything is so bright and playful.  Click on the numbers in the photo or the links above to shop... Or check out the little slide I made down below.  I included some items in the slide that wouldn't fit in the photo above.

Happy Shopping!!















5.04.2015

Drugstore Makeup Tutorial





Products Used...



Nuance by Salma Hayek Cheek Trio in Apricot
Check your local CVS or...




Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Brush #112
Check your local Target
Nuance by Salma Hayek Brow Pencil in Brown
Check your local CVS

Nuance by Salma Hayek Eye Liner in Black
Check your local CVS






A lot of my YouTube subscribers have been asking me to create a total drugstore makeup tutorial for years!  I'm a bit of a makeup snob as I've found many department store brands are more pigmented so I'm able to use less and they end up lasting me longer.  I didn't want to make this video until I found drugstore products I loved.  So here it is!  Hope you enjoy!! 

Thank you so much to those of you who entered my Lilly for Target giveaways #1 and #2... I was so happy I was able to locate some treasures for some of you.  Follow me on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on giveaways to come! 

I've been working on decorating our house lately and I've been tagging my photos on Twitter and Instagram with #BrittanyLeighDecor so you can easily see them and get some inspiration if you're looking for decor ideas too.



4.30.2015

Coffee + Cognac








I have been drawn to cognac accessories lately.  Hats, bags, shoes... I can't get enough of this golden-caramel color.  It's a bit of a surprising color for Spring and Summer, but start playing with it and you'll notice it warms up whites and creams and brings life to soft grays.

I love this whole look so much I'm going to talk about several of the pieces, especially since most of them are new to my closet.  This outfit has been perfect for Saturday shopping, casual date nights, and even chic errand running.  (You know, when you're going to hair appointments and things like that... When I go to the grocery store and Target I usually look like a troll.)  For an office environment, I would switch to a pair of light skinny/straight pants similar to the color of these jeans I'm wearing and simply add a black blazer on top.  


The Sunnies
You've seen my hat before; I bought it at the beginning of Spring and have been pairing it with so many pieces - it looks great with everything!  The mirrored sunnies are new and I haven't taken them off since I fell in love at Nordstrom last week.  I find that my Ray-Ban sunnies last for years and I always get compliments whenever I wear them.  They're definitely a staple in my closet and I don't feel guilty for purchasing new pairs since I've come to realize what investment pieces they are.

Miracle Tee
This t-shirt... Can we even call it that?!  This is the softest, silkiest tee ever... And is so beautiful with its stylishly distressed color it could be worn out to dinner, especially under a blazer or jacket.  It is the most wonderful little thing.

The Jeans
I also want to talk about these jeans.  I was actually looking for a great pair of flares when I spotted these hanging on a rack.  How fab are they?!  I love this beige, putty color that is most striking color for Spring and Summer.  The distressed detail is done tastefully; just enough rips and tears to look stylish.  I would urge you to go a half size down if you have a relatively trim stomach; I've found that they stretch out just a little in the waist after a wear.

Cognac Accessories
Now for my favorite bits of cognac... This fringe bag and these gorgeous wedges!  I want fringe and tassels on everything lately and this bag was seducing me from my computer screen very late one night.  (You can't blame a girl for what she buys while under the influence of insomnia!)  It's not the most classic style because of the fringe, but the great thing about cognac is the ability to wear it into the Fall and Winter months.  I love the color of the shoes and the fact they are wedges which means I will be able to wear them to all the fun Summer events coming up without worrying about cobblestones, uneven grass, or longish walks to little activities or events.  Wedges are safe, my friends.  

Jewels
About jewels.  I kept this look simple with a hematite mala necklace I picked up locally (similar here) and my favorite two-tone Michael Kors watch.  But... I think these colors would look beautiful with a brilliant pop of turquoise.  


How has your week been??  We've been having a lot of wifi problems and I fell ill with an awful cold,  but I am so excited to draw the winner of my second Lilly for Target giveaway on Sunday!!  It makes me so happy when I'm able to give you ladies (and gents!) something you are excited about too!!