A beautiful CHOiES skirt….on Cortneybre…

I’ve been quite the Chic Wish fan lately but decided to branch out a little and try some new shopping sites.  One of these sites is CHOiES, which is very similar to Chic Wish and just as fab.  My first purchase from CHOiES was a somewhat simple and safe one.  I decided on this beautiful black midi skirt you see below.  

Shirt: Crown & Ivy Skirt: Choices Heels: Kate Spade Bag: Kate Spade Sunnies: Franco Sarto

Shirt: Crown & Ivy
Skirt: Choies
Heels: Kate Spade
Bag: Kate Spade
Sunnies: Franco Sarto

I wasn’t sure if the quality and fit would compare to Chic Wish so I played it safe with this purchase.  Let me just say I was happily surprised and quite pleased with the purchase!  

The dress fit perfectly, the fabric was beautiful and the cut was perfect!  And…I do think CHOiES is a little cheaper than Chic Wish also!  Who doesn’t LOVE that!?  

I’m also trying a few new sites and will let you know how I fare with those also!  I’ve ordered a couple of items from Sheinside so stay tuned for future posts and reviews!  The pieces I’ve ordered are very unique and I can’t wait to style them!

For now, Chic Wish and CHOiES have served me well and I’ve many beautiful pieces to wear!  I also have a cool new Chic Wish dress to feature too…I hope to have it posted soon!  

Hope you’re having a great week!  

 

 

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Springing Forward in a Floral Print…on Cortneybre…

 A couple of weekends ago, I had the opportunity to go to a fun event hosted by my pals at I Am Purty!  I previously wrote a post on the event and had a blast attending!  I came away with a few cute baubles and enjoyed soaking up the sun!

Jacket: Kate Spade NY Blouse: GAP Jeans: JCREW Bag: Kate Spade NY Heels: BCBGeneration

Jacket: Kate Spade NY          Blouse: GAP
Jeans: JCREW          Bag: Kate Spade NY    Heels: BCBGeneration

 Let me just talk a little about this blazer…it’s one of my BEST Kate Spade finds.  Its actually part of a two piece set and I have a pair of ankle length pants that match in the same fabric.   I fell in love with the suit when it debuted on Kate Spade’s site and watched it for months and months, hoping to see it on sale.  Eventually, it was heavily discounted and I bought it immedialty.  I can’t wait to debut the entire outfit once Spring has Sprung a little more!  

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For this event, I decided to go casual and dressed the blazer down with JCREW jeans and my Valentino-esque heels by BCBGeneration.

Aren’t they chic!  And so affordable!  

Here are some pics from the event!  Check out I Am Purty’s site here also!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  xx…

 

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Kate Spade Saturday on SALE…check out my fave piece on Cortneybre…

OMG…what can I say…these past few weeks have been a whirlwind!  I’ve missed you guys, my wonderful readers!  

Now..on to fashion!

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First Kate Spade Saturday is running a tremendous sale!  As in 50% off their sale items sale!

I’ve heard rumors that Kate Spade’s Saturday brand is folding, along with Jack Spade.  How very sad!  

I will admit that I prefer Kate Spade NY to its younger sister, Saturday, however I do think Saturday has a place in the fashion market.  I’ll be sad to see it go.  

That being said, I took advantage of that sale I just mentioned and purchased this tres cute pink skirt!

Jacket: Banana Republic Shirt: Red Camel Skirt: Kate Spade Saturday Heels: Kate Spade NY Bag: Kate Spade NY Sunnies: Franco Sarto Bracelets/Watch: Kate Spade NY

Jacket: Banana Republic     Shirt: Crown and Ivy
Skirt: Kate Spade Saturday      Heels: Kate Spade NY
Bag: Kate Spade NY       Sunnies: Franco Sarto
Bracelets/Watch: Kate Spade NY

Cute right!?  Love the skirt, great fit and color…short and sassy!  

This is a winter to summer piece also.  The skirt easily pairs with tights or without!  

I LOVE wearing a simple ribbon as a necklace.  It serves as the perfect accent without being too flashy!

Check out Kate Spade Saturday’s sale!  I bet you find something you love!  

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Designed around a bag…Olivia Miller on Cortneybre…

This entire outfit was planned to coordinate with this fantastic Olivia Miller bag I found on sale at Bealles.  

On sale as in $14.99.  What a steal!  

Bag: Olivia Miller Blouse: Bisou Bisou @JCPenney Pants: Worthington Sunnies: Franco Sarto Bow: Hobby Lobby

Bag: Olivia Miller
Blouse: Bisou Bisou @JCPenney  Pants: Worthington
Sunnies: Franco Sarto  Bow: Hobby Lobby

I also bought its counterpart which is very similar but in color and another Olivia Miller bag as well.  

I might need ALL of them so why take the chance, right?

You’ll be seeing both bags in a future post!

If you have a Bealles in your area, go check it out!  They have great (and very inexpensive) jewelry and cute bags like this one!  

If not, you can purchase the bag HERE also!  

Hope you’re having a great week!  


 

 

 

 

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*Bow made by me using red satin ribbon from Hobby Lobby and adding a pin via hot glue gun.  :)

Join Cortneybre at an amazing event featuring IAmPurty Jewelry!

To all my friends and readers in the Atlanta, GA area, I want to invite you 

to an upcoming fabulous FASHION, BEAUTY & SPA event!

The Event Salon, along with IAmPurty, a pop up boutique featuring beautiful, hand crafted jewelry, is hosting a style, spa and beauty event in Decatur.  The event will feature fabulous Purty jewelry, style sessions, spa services and make-up demonstrations, including lashes! 

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Click here for tickets!   IAmPurty is offering a 50% discount on its Glamour Girl Pass ticket! 

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I hope you can join me & the ladies of IAmPurty at this fabulous event!

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 Here are a few of my fave pieces from the Purty Girls!  

floating pearls ring

 Floating Pearls Ring

Geo Flag Ring

Geo Flag Ring

Tassel Drop Earrings

          Tassel Drop Earrings  

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Tight Rope Necklace

Cortneybre…in Countryside Chic Wish…

I really do try to not check out the Chic Wish website.  I seriously need to save some of my pay check for the future.  What can I say, I’m an addict!  I just LOVE their clothes.  Their fabrics, cuts and unique pieces are just…me. 

Dress: Chic Wish Belt: Gap Bag: Kate Spade Boots: Nine West

Dress: Chic Wish
Belt: Gap
Bag: Kate Spade
Boots: Nine West

Today’s dress from Chic Wish took quite a while to make it to me from across the sea.  I was very eager for it to arrive and I wasn’t disappointed! 

I love to buy pieces that are unique and this dress definitely fits into that category.  Notice the beautiful and quaint English countryside scene on the skirt?  The extra detailing at the nape of the neck?  The dress is made of a beautiful (and warm) brocade fabric which is nice during this time of year.  

Today I paired it with boots by Nine West, my beautiful tobacco brown Kate Spade bag and a woven leather belt by Gap.

 

Measuring Up

Fit: Chic Wish runs small.  I typically wear a small in the US and needed a large in this dress.  I find their clothes run one size smaller in the waist however, if you’re busty or have curves you might want to order two sizes up.

Fabric: Beautiful print and brocade but very rigid.  The fabric does not stretch at all so as I said before, you will need to order up if you’re in doubt of your size.

Length: Perfect!  I am 5’ 6” and I thought the length was spot on.  I loved the flare of the skirt.

Price Point:  What I REALLY love about Chic Wish is their affordability!  This dress is on sale for $49.90.  You can’t beat it!

Overall impression:  Totally love it!  I had several people – including men which was a little odd – ask where I bought the dress.  I do think that even the men, really wanted to know!  Some of my friends were disappointed that this was the largest size in this dress.  I also ordered another Chic Wish dress and can’t wait to receive it!

 

 

 

 

Frigid Fashion

Staying warm in this frigid winter weather can be difficult.  Especially when one is taking outfit pictures outside in the elements!  Today’s post is short and sweet and I must admit that I was trying really hard not to grimace while taking these shots.

Jacket: Carole Little Turtleneck: Under Armour Skirt: ASOS Bag: Kate Spade NY Boots: Nine West

Jacket: Carole Little  Turtleneck: Under Armour
Skirt: ASOS  Bag: Kate Spade NY
Boots: Nine West

One thing I’ve realized is that scuba material (neoprene) is quite warm, especially if its thick.  Today’s post features one of my favorite ASOS purchases – a bright pink neoprene skirt. Similar here!

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When paired with fleece lined tights, the wind was somewhat bearable as I posed.  I also layered a turtleneck under my tweed jacket.

My biggest secret for keeping warm is layering.

Layering 1WHAT you are layering makes a HUGE difference though.  I’ve been layering my athletic workout wear – think dark fitted tops and leggings – under my everyday outfits – even jeans!  These types of fabrics were designed to hold in heat and provide an extra layer of protection against the cold.  They are also totally unnoticeable!

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Under this fab jacket, I have on a Qualifier Turtleneck by Under Armour.  It looks great and keeps me warmer without the bulk!

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Hope you all have a GREAT weekend!  Yay!  It’s Friday!