About Cortneybre…

Welcome to CortneyBre! 

After a hiatus, I’m back and ready to share how my Southern, East Coast, style influences my California, West Coast, adventures!

As a Southerner by birth and a newly installed Californian, I’ve had fun bringing my East Coast, peachy flair to the Golden State!

I initially started this fashion blog, as I love clothing,  design and all things beautiful.  Silhouettes, colors, fabrics, haute couture, texture…the elements of my world.

I was a young Southern girl in a small town when my mother ordered me a mail subscription to W magazine.  The biggest and glossiest magazine I’d seen was delivered to my rural mailbox – my mother’s Southern Living tucked snugly underneath.  It was life changing and opened my mind to how fashion is the external representation of an internal dialogue.  I’ve been speaking through fashion since that day.

My hope is to encourage others to express themselves through fashion & design.  I often find my clothing style serves as an inspiration for those around me to try something they would never consider.

My style is eclectic and typically encompasses lots of structured pieces, accessories and lots and lots of color  I love contrasting colors and anything that pops! Any one can wear any color…I find it hard to stick with rules although I do appreciate guidelines.

My posts consist of pieces from a variety of designers and stores.  I tend to buy what suits me and my look versus only buying name brand or designer clothing.  I love thrift store & vintage finds.

I can’t wait to share my journey with you!


30 thoughts on “About Cortneybre…

  1. Hi Courtney. You look fabulous. I love your style.
    Thanks for visiting out blog, and for the ‘like’ on the post about Bolivia. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Stay beautiful, Alison

    1. Thank you so much, Alison! I’m so glad I found your blog; its so inspirational and I can live vicariously through you and Don! 🙂 I wish you many happy travels! Cortneybre…

      1. Hi Alison! Hope you and Don are doing well! Will you be traveling abroad again anytime soon? I just love your posts…I was telling a friend of mine about your blog the other day. It’s such an inspiration…especially when you’re stuck at work behind a desk and need some “life” put back in your day. 🙂 Hope you guys are doing well and thanks so much for the sweet comment! xx..Cortneybre…

      2. Thanks Courtney. Glad you’re still enjoying the blog. We’re just in Vancouver for a few months to catch up on friends and family and recover from South America. We leave again at the end of November for South Pacific, Australia, NZ, then probably Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan – no stopping us just yet 🙂

  2. Hey Cort! Very proud and truly impressed with your fashion resume. Please continue to “wow” us with your fashion repertoire.

  3. Hello, Cortneybre

    I love your taste, style (bold colours are right up my street!) and your hair! And I am so glad you liked my blog too! I look forward to getting to know you 🙂

  4. Hey, I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. See my blog for the details. Here are your questions. Congratulations!!!

    You can copy the award picture from my page too:

    Here are your ten questions from me, PlungingSilk
    1. What inspired you to begin blogging?

    2. North or South?

    3. Favorite color?

    4. Top or bottom?

    5. If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be?

    6. Wine or beer?

    7. What is the last fashion item you purchased?

    8. What celebrity inspires you? Be it artist, photographer, singer, actor, etc….

    9. Country or rock music?

    10. Favorite fashion designer?

    Thank you

  5. Hi Courtney! Great blog! I am an Atlanta-based online boutique owner and I’m having an event that I would love for you to attend. If you are interested in learning more about the event… you can email me at MonicaJ@IamPurty.com

    Hope to hear from you:)

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