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! 

me an purty

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  


Tight Rope Necklace


A Sneak Peek…Nina McLemore’s Spring 2015 line..on Cortneybre!

Checking out the Spring 2015 line from Nina McLemore at her Buckhead, Atlanta boutique!

Last night, my friend and fellow blogger, LynnChic, and I attended a sneak peek event for Nina McLemore’s Spring 2015 line.  It was such a fun event and I enjoyed meeting new bloggers while viewing Nina’s impressive Spring collection.  Ms. McLemore recently opened her fourteenth store in Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead area and I was delighted to be invited to the boutique!

This event was actually my first exposure to Nina McLemore.  While perusing the line, I learned more about the Nina McLemore brand and was fascinated to learn she was the founder of Liz Claiborne Accessories and has dressed some of the most powerful women in the world, including Hillary Clinton!

Her line is designed with women in executive and professional positions in mind.  The tailoring, style, fabrics and colors all reflect this image.  It’s refreshing to find a clothing line designed by a professional woman for professional women!

I was highly impressed with the Spring line.  Nina McLemore is a great brand and her clothing is a cornerstone for anyone’s closet.  If you are looking to build your wardrobe with finely crafted classic pieces, this is the brand.  You can truly, “Dress to Impress” with the Nina McLemore line.

These timeless staples project success and confidence.  Women can be powerful, professional, accomplished and also look feminine and beautiful.  Nina McLemore has designed a line that allows women to be sexy, smart, successful and stylish!

And now for the clothes!  For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know how much I love color and I was happy to see an array of beautiful pinks, blues and plaids in this line.  Gone are the days of black and grey suits and numbing neutrals.

My fave pieces were the beautiful Swiss Cotton Equestrian Stretch Suzanne jacket and the Plaid Silk Dupioni Cara shirt.  Both pieces are spectacular; well-made and gorgeous.  The Cara shirt is made of dupioni silk from India and is absolutely beautiful.

I want to thank A. Brown-Olmstead Associates for inviting me to this event!  Ms. Brown-Olmstead was a wonderful hostess.

I also want to thank Liz Haddon of Nina McLemore for her hospitality and fine presentation of the Spring Line.  A special “shout out” to a new-found blogger friend, Kimberly, at Be Fashionable, Be Frugal!

More photos from the event!

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Check out more designs by Nina McLemore here!










Oh and PS…the outfit I wore to the event was featured on a past post!  Check out my article at Lucky Magazine Contributors and the pics below for details!

Cortneybre…featured in REGLAM Magazine!

Jan15-2I’m so excited to announce my article, Don’t Shy Away, Shine Bright, was featured in REGLAM magazine!  The article is online now – click here to view it!

REGLAM is a new, innovative fashion magazine celebrating the glamour, sensuality and ambition of real women in the real world!  It recognizes the diverse beauty that exists in women of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds.


I am so proud and honored to be featured on their site and in their magazine!  Many thanks to REGLAM and their support!

Check out REGLAM’s mission here!



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…

Vacation Details….on Cortneybre!

Hello friends! I’ve returned from vacation and I’m happy to be back in the blogging world! We had a fabulous time on vacation and I did want to share just a little about our travels!

But first…a disclaimer….*Once I unplugged, I decided to take a vacation from blogging too and didn’t take any outfit pictures during vacation that will be featured on the blog. Let’s just say my plans to look fabulous and coordinated every day while traveling foreign countries and living out of my suitcase didn’t work out. More importantly, I wanted to live in the moment and enjoy my time away so I actually didn’t photograph a lot period.

Hey mon!  This was as fashionable as I got on vacation!  Total relaxation!

Hey mon! This was as fashionable as I got on vacation! Total relaxation!

Now to share some of the highlights!

My family and I took a Western Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean’s ship, Oasis of the Seas. Although, we’ve decided we prefer Disney Cruise Lines to Royal Caribbean, we had a great time and the excursions were fabulous!

Labadee, Haiti 2

Labadee, Haiti

1st Stop: Labadee, Haiti

Royal Caribbean actually leases the port of Labadee from Haiti and it serves as the ship’s private resort area. Once docked, we were there for the day and it was absolutely beautiful! Lush foliage, spectacular mountains and glittering blue waters welcomed us to this port. We lounged beachside, swam (even though you had to be mindful of unfriendly jellyfish) and enjoyed the beautiful beach area!

Labadee, Haiti 4

Labadee, Haiti

2nd Excursion: Falmouth, Jamaica

Yeah Mon…this was my FAVE stop! Oh the beauties of Jamaica!

Falmouth, Jamaica

Falmouth, Jamaica

Our excursion was wonderful. We were whisked away to a private beach area known as the Bamboo Beach Club. The tour groups were small and our tour guides were fantastic! During our journey to the Beach Club, they regaled us with historical facts about the area and taught us a little of the dialect. We quickly learned that in Jamaica, “there are no problems, only situations”!

Falmouth, Jamaica

Falmouth, Jamaica – My daughter screaming I’m free as she runs down the beach at Bamboo Beach Club!

After arriving at the Beach Club we were immediately provided refreshments, including beer, wine, and lots of rum! (if I never drink any more rum it will be too soon….Let’s say I almost over indulged). The beach…was heaven. No crowds, no distractions…just warm sand and warm water lapping at the shore to a reggae beat. Truly paradise!  Check out the Bamboo Beach Club Jamaica!

Final Excursion: Tulum, Mexico

I just love Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It’s such an interesting and beautiful area and unrivaled in beauty and history. I’m a major archaeology buff and an excursion to Tulum was a must for me! The ship offered excursions to Chichen itza (a larger temple site) also but I’d actually visited a few years ago and opted for the smaller ruins of Tulum instead.

Welcome to Tulum!

After taking a VERY rocky tender from the ship, we boarded a bus for Tulum. The archaeological ruins of Tulum sit directly on the ocean and there is a beautiful and picturesque beach area that is offered as part of your park ticket. T

The ruins are fascinating and I happily wandered about, snapping pictures and examining the site. I’ve studied the Toltec and Mayan people quite a bit so this was quite the treat for me. 

I will say I was a teensy bit disappointed that we didn’t swim at the beaches of the archaeological ruins.

However, we did travel to a wonderful beachside resort located in the city of Tulum called Azulik. Yet another picturesque and beautiful beachside rendezvous! There we were served lunch and lounged by the ocean on the powdery white sands of the Gulf of Mexico.

This resort was GORGEOUS! Very laid back and very natural. If not for the rocky tender ride back to the ship and having to transfer buses mid-trip due to a mechanical issue, I would have voted this my fave spot!


I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my little travel review! I can’t wait to get back to sharing my Outfit of the Day and will post a new outfit tomorrow! I’m also so happy to post some of the blogger awards I’ve recently received and I’ll post those over the next two weeks! What a lucky girl am I!

Cheers! 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!

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…