Jumpsuit Joys!

Jumpsuit: Loft Shirt: Bisou, Bisou Shoes: ASOS Sunglasses: UnionBay Earrings: Chloe+Isabel

Jumpsuit: Loft  Shirt: Bisou, Bisou  Shoes: ASOS  Sunglasses: UnionBay  Earrings: Chloe+Isab el Belt: Express

It’s very unlike me to dress casually several days in a row. I typically over dress – but in a good­ way – or so I like to think! Maybe it’s the weather here…which has been terrible and stormy.

I really do fear ruining my clothes in the rain or mud so perhaps my casual dressing is a subconscious protective mechanism for my nicer clothing. Regardless, today…I’m casual yet again and I have to say I’m sorta digging it!

 

Jumpsuit: Loft Shirt: Bisou, Bisou Shoes: ASOS Sunglasses: UnionBay Earrings: Chloe+Isabel

Jumpsuit: Loft Shirt: Bisou, Bisou Shoes: ASOS Sunglasses: UnionBay Earrings: Chloe+Isabel

I bought this black, racer back jumpsuit from Ann Taylor LOFT last October (buy it here). I’ve worn it a few times and it’s always comfy and elegant yet sporty.

It is definitely an item that can be dressed up or down..and I mean waaay up or waaay down. I could literally put pearls, a nice blouse or halter and flashy heels with this jumpsuit and be ready for a nice cocktail party or I could put on a white t-shirt and Converse and be comfy chic. It’s nice to find something that’s so versatile!

To add some contrast I wore my Bisou, Bisou black and white striped shirt from JC Penney (get it here!). Now…I will admit…today’s outfit is a bit “mime-ish”…and I did think about that before leaving home this morn. I actually liked that look and I’ve had fun wearing it today (although I did jokingly mime being trapped in a box a couple of times to some of my friends and I know the outfit helped!).

The red shoes really pumped up the outfit and add some elegance also (sold out but I love these too). I popped on my pave hoop earrings from Chloe + Isabel (check them out at my boutique here or here!) and I felt this added enough shine to my casual Wednesday outfit. Hope you’re having a happy Hump Day! Xoxo..Cortneybre…

 

 


Flashy Casual…on Cortneybre…

Shirt: JCREW Pants: Mossimo Shoes: Madden Girl Watch: Kate Spade Jewelry: Chloe+Isabel Sunglasses: UnionBay

Shirt: JCREW Pants: Mossimo Shoes: Madden Girl Watch: Kate Spade Jewelry: Chloe+Isabel Sunglasses: UnionBay

What’s up, dolls?!  It’s Tuesday, rainy and boring here..but that didn’t stop me from bringing some casual chic to my blog today.

First, let me say I am LOVING these pants I picked up at Target a few months ago! They’re flashy without being over the top and tres comfy.

 

Shirt: JCREW Pants: Mossimo Shoes: Madden Girl Watch: Kate Spade Jewelry: Chloe+Isabel Sunglasses: UnionBay

Shirt: JCREW Pants: Mossimo Shoes: Madden Girl Watch: Kate Spade Jewelry: Chloe+Isabel Sunglasses: UnionBay

I love the fit; its modern and loose but still flattering. I paired the pants with a white button up blouse – simple, clean and easy – a great start to my week!

Check out the pants here !

I did toughen the look up a bit by adding these Steve Madden, Madden Girl sandals. I’ve had these for a year or so but I also love these too!

Shirt: JCREW Pants: Mossimo Shoes: Madden Girl Watch: Kate Spade Jewelry: Chloe+Isabel Sunglasses: UnionBay

Shirt: JCREW Pants: Mossimo Shoes: Madden Girl Watch: Kate Spade Jewelry: Chloe+Isabel Sunglasses: UnionBay

I also added a few pieces from my Chloe + Isabel collection which can be found here!

Shirt: JCREW Pants: Mossimo Shoes: Madden Girl Watch: Kate Spade Jewelry: Chloe+Isabel Sunglasses: UnionBay

Shirt: JCREW Pants: Mossimo Shoes: Madden Girl Watch: Kate Spade Jewelry: Chloe+Isabel Sunglasses: UnionBay

I’m wearing the feather pendant necklace. Sold here.

The sculpted feather leather wrap bracelet. Sold here.

The organic link and chain necklace sold here.

And one of my faves…the bead and chain multi-wrap bracelet sold here!

Hope you are having a great Tuesday!!  xoxo…Cortneybre… 

 


The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

I’m so excited to be nominated for my first blogger award!

Many thanks to Wilmke at W In Wonderland for nominating me. It means so much! Check out her beautiful blog at http://winwonderland.wordpress.com/!

The Rules…

Part of receiving the award is to keep paying the love forward with the following rules:

  1.  A BIG “thank you” to one that nominated you, and link to his or her blog (again, thanks Wilmke at W In Wonderland!)

     2.  Share 7 facts about yourself with your followers.

My Facts…

Hmmmm….let’s see…here we go!

  • I’ve always been a fashion lover! The only two times (yes, 2…I was a really well behaved kid!) I got in *real* trouble when I was a small child was when I literally fell in the floor with a temper tantrum over 1) a pair of pink cowboy boots and 2) a pair of red patent leather shoes.
  • I’m a natural redhead but have sported purple highlights. If I worked in a business setting that allowed less conservative hair-colors, I’d definitely have lavender or light pink highlights now.
  • I’m obsessed with Kate Spade and my dream job would be to work for the company as a merchandiser or designer.
  • I’m originally from Georgia but moved around the country quite a bit after college before returning home to the Peach state.
  • I love heels and wear them every day. I can run in heels if the situation arises. I think sneakers (or tennis shoes as we say in the South) are for working out ONLY. <I’m not digging the designer tennis shoe trend!>
  • Cortney is my first name and Bre my middle name. I’ve never used my middle name until I started this blog. Now people refer to me as Cortneybre and I like to think of it as my blogger superhero name.
  • Hairstyling is not my forte. Most of my posts feature me with my ponytail. I prefer my hair long but wear it up most of the time. I’m amazed at the talented bloggers and their hairstyling techniques!

Recognition of Others…Sharing the love…

Nominate 15 other bloggers

I nominate the fifteen bloggers listed below! Honestly, there are so many talented bloggers that I greatly admire that it was hard to limit my list to 15. These are just a few of my faves!

The Fashion Huntress

Sweet Candy Dreamer                     

The Silberez Life 

Little Book of Fashion 

What We Wear    

LifeStyle Finesse

 Wilfully Elegant                                              

My Real Pretend Blog                     

 Fat Free Fashion                                     

Style. The Universe. Everything.

True Colors Within.                  

Blush and Blonde                                                                                        

A Style Diary                                                 

Fashion Sky Fall                                  

Baubles to Bubbles 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!  xoxo…Cortneybre…


Monogramming Makes it Work!

Today’s outfit is a colorful skirt and button up shirt ensemble. From afar, one would possibly think that I’ve gone mad or either dressed in the dark as the outfit is a contrast of color.

The one itsy, bitsy detail that ties the entire outfit together is the monogram! It perfectly matches the pink skirt I’m wearing and really pops against the blue/green/purple of the shirt.

Shirt – JCREW (buy here!) – don’t forget to monogram it at JCREW also! You can select your style and placement.

Necklaces: My boutique at Chloe and Isabel -click here!

Skirt: White House Black Market – buy it here!

Shoes: Kate Spade New York – buy it here!   

Stay fashionable my friends! xoxo….Cortneybre…