Cortneybre…My First Blogging Anniversary!

Thsnk you

It’s my 1st Year Blogging Anniversary and I couldn’t be more excited!  

Thank you so much for your support and feedback.

You have inspired and uplifted me more than you will ever know!

Take a look at my “looks” from the past year!  Xoxo…Cortneybre…

This chic gets her wish…from ChicWish

 I’m going to keep this post short and sweet.

This skirt was love at first sight.

Click here immediately to link to ChicWish and buy it.

You simply must buy this skirt.

It’s one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve bought….ever.

The fabric, cut, length and proportion are perfect.  

It’s also affordable!  SO much so that you should pick up a few

of the other beautiful skirts they feature.  

I have several on my list!  

 The skirt paired beautifully with this lovely Ted Baker for JCPenney cardigan and Kate Spade bag!  I’ve been asked about this cardigan several times and I admit..it’s my daughter’s.  I bought her the ENTIRE Baker by Ted Baker collection when it was featured.  Unfortunately, the dresses are a bit short on me as they’re girls sizes but the cardigan fit well over this skirt.

Here is a great alternative and also at JCPenney!  Click here!  This sweater would look divine belted and worn over this skirt or any midi skirt.  Check it out!

 A cuff of Kate Spade adds to the look!  All bracelets and watch are available at the Kate Spade outlet!

I finished the look with these T-strap heels by Adrienne Vittadini available here!

Hope you loved this look!  Have a great week!  xoxo…

 

Bullion Hearts….

A quick post featuring a recent purchase of mine…the Bullion Hearts shirt from JCREW.

Shirt: JCREW Pants: Limited Bag: Olivia+Joy Shoes: Jessica Simpson Sunnies: Franco Sarto Lips: Stila Beso

Shirt: JCREW   Pants: Limited    Bag: Olivia+Joy    Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Sunnies: Franco Sarto  Lips: Stila Beso Jewelry: Bealles

I saw this beauty online during JCREW’s last sale.  I must say the shirt exceeded my expectations…I love the size and the fit and the embroidered golden hearts are beautiful.

The shirt is back on sale at JCREW..check it out below!  Also….even though I usually carry Kate Spade bags (I’m obsessed, I know), I found this red Olivia+Joy bag at TJ Maxx and had to have it.  It’s the perfect shade of tomato red!

Olivia+Joy Red Bag (similar to mine here)

JCREW Bullion Hearts Shirt

Black and Gold Heels (similar to mine here)

Pencil Pants from the Limited

(Let me apologize for the shirt being wrinkled in the pictures…I took these pics at lunch and was disappointed I’d wrinkled myself during the morning)!

I’ll be on vacation the rest of the week but hope you have a great week and weekend!!

xoxo..        

Neon in Winter…

Sweater: Arizona@JC Penney Shirt: Worthington Skirt: JCREW Hose: Merona Boots: Nine West Sunnies: Franco Sarto Jewelry: JCREW

Sweater: Arizona@JC Penney   Shirt: Worthington  Skirt: JCREW  Hose: Merona  Boots: Nine West
Sunnies: Franco Sarto  Jewelry: JCREW

So…it’s not quite winter..but I just couldn’t help but go with this title…I was thinking of The Lion in Winter but then thought neon in winter and well…a few stream of consciousness thoughts later..voila!  My title.

I found this spectacular sweater at such a simple spot, JC Penney.  There were several that I really liked but I went with this one and it’s beautiful and bright colors.  Who says fall or winter should be drab?!  Check out the Arizona Sweater at JC Penney!

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The rest of my outfit was from last season but here are similar items you can buy now!

Ankle BootsDotted Denim ShirtNeon Skirt

Hope you’re having a great week!  xx….

A Crowd Pleaser…in Kate Spade Saturday

Dress: Kate Spade Saturday Bag: Kate Spade New York Heels: Mossimo Sunnies: Franco Sarto

Dress: Kate Spade Saturday  Bag: Kate Spade New York  Heels: Mossimo  Sunnies: Franco Sarto

Fall has descended upon my little town like a wet, soggy blanket of gloom.  It’s hard to be upbeat with day after day of cloudy, rainy skies and dreary winds.  Plus, it makes taking a good outfit post almost impossible.

It was on one of these gloomy days last week that I shot this look.  I’m in LOVE with the dress btw…although it was a love/hate relationship at first.  It’s Kate Spade Saturday and I found it heavily discounted at Marshall’s.  (I’ve basically bought all of their KS Saturday wear that I could squeeze into).

So.  This dress…oh this dress!  I will be honest that I put it on…took it off…put it on again….found my Spanx…took it off.  Thought about it for a couple of hours.  Put on my tights …put it back on….and finally decided, “what the hell”, I’m wearing it tomorrow.

Why the hesitation, you may ask?  Well…it’s short…and shorter than I’d typically wear to work which, for me, is where I am most of the time.  So…if it won’t “work” for work, then it won’t work at all.  Aside from the fact that it’s short…it’s also very fitted and getting past the shortness of the skirt was further complicated by the fitted look of the dress.

Obviously…after all of my indecisiveness, I chose to wear the dress anyway. The result:  happily, the dress was a success and I’m happy I kept it!  (I won’t be indulging in any sweets anytime soon if I wish to continue wearing it but that’s a battle best fought later).

Back to my gloomy, no good, very bad day.  (This all ties together I promise).

Picture me…standing on a busy corner, my photographer snapping away and me trying to look posh, long and lean while internally praying it doesn’t rain and/or we don’t get accosted by homeless people.  As I’m switching up my pose, I hear whoops and hollers in the distance and as the noise gets closer…guess who it is??

That’s right.  A bus load (and I mean…every seat is filled) of convicts.  (I’m sure that was your first guess…).  

I’d like to think they weren’t violent criminals…perhaps just day traders caught for embezzling or something but I’m sure a mixture of the general prison population was contained in this little capsule of delight.

So..they cat called and yelled although I didn’t hear anything profane or inappropriate.  After one of them started to yell “werk it, girl” (remember…that’s the same thing the drag queen told me the other night..coincidence..perhaps)..I just lost it.  

Hence the picture below.  

When they finally pulled away from the red light, I waved and they all cheered and thankfully drove on their merry way…back to jail, I’m sure.  

So…I guess this dress was a hit?  With the incarcerated crowd at least! 

******Outfit Details******

Dress: Kate Spade Saturday – go to Marshall’s and buy it before it’s too late!  

Bag: Kate Spade NY…while you’re at Marshall’s looking for the dress search for this bag also!  I found it at half its original price!  Love this one too!

Heels: Mossimo for Target but similar here by Tory Burch!

Earrings:  Tahari but love these at Tory Burch also!

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Hope you’re having a great week!  xx…

 

Fall Style…From The Limited

Yesterday was the first day of Fall and I couldn’t be happier!  

I must admit that I prefer tights to bare legs and long sleeves to tank tops.  Blame it on my constant state of cold..even in the warmest settings or just that I love how slimming tights can be under a fitted dress.

Today’s look was long awaited…I recently ordered several Fall-like pieces from The Limited and was extremely happy when I finally received the order and everything fit properly.  One of my fave pieces is the dress I’m wearing in today’s post.  Buy it here and its 30% off!

Tip – if you’re looking for another Fall staple, check out this faux leather fit and flare dress.  I almost bought it…and now regret that I didn’t.  That means I might be making another purchase soon!

I digress…today’s look is comprised of this cute v-neck skater dress from the Limited, my fave Nine West leather boots (similar here), and a beautiful pashmina scarf I received last year as a present (similar here and on sale!).

Hope you enjoy the post!  Start pulling out those scarves and tights..it’s officially Fall!