Palm Prints…A Summer Staple!

Happy Thursday dear readers! Today’s post features a true summer staple – palm leaf print!

Jacket: Joie Camisole: Worthington Sunnies: Franco Sarto Pants: Banana Republic Heels: Ralph Lauren Belt: JCREW Watch/Bag: Kate Spade
Jacket: Joie  Camisole: Worthington  Sunnies: Franco Sarto  Pants: Banana Republic  Heels: Ralph Lauren
Belt: JCREW  Watch/Bag: Kate Spade

I found this cute Joie blazer at a boutique when visiting Florida before we boarded for our cruise. I have been searching for something in palm print but everything I’d seen was just too busy or work inappropriate and not flexible. Then I stumbled upon this cool linen blazer! 

It’s work friendly and can be dressed up or down. To transition it to work wear, I added a pair of white linen Banana Republic trousers and brown, leather Ralph Lauren heels.


It dresses down so nicely too with white shorts (scalloped are my fave) and a white crop top too!


I can’t wait to coordinate it with either royal blue or red…I thought my yellow Kate Spade bag really worked well with it also!

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

What I’m Wearing:

Joie Mehira Blazer – Check out the blazer here or similar here !

Pants: Banana Republic – similar here

Bag: Kate Spade (of course!) – Old but love this one!

Heels: Ralph Lauren – Love these!

Necklace:  Chloe + Isabel – torsade necklace

The Power of Peplum…

Peplum top: Cynthia Rowley Necklace: Chloe+Isabel Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT Shoes: ColeHaan Nike Air Watch: Kate Spade Bag: Kate Spade Sunnies: UnionBay
Peplum top: Cynthia Rowley  Necklace: Chloe+Isabel  Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT  Shoes: ColeHaan Nike Air
Watch: Kate Spade  Bag: Kate Spade  Sunnies: UnionBay

I just love peplum tops. I don’t care if they go out of style….I’m still wearing them. If only for the way they define your waist and cover any little extra tummy you may have. If peplum could talk it would say, “it’s ok that you ate that extra cupcake today…you’ve got me to cover you up and you look great”!

Today’s post was actually taken a couple of weeks ago but never posted as I was too busy to blog. Sad…yeah…I know… Thankfully, I was able to work on blogging this week and post it before it became obsolete. I guess this is a Throwback Thursday post without actually being one…but I digress. 

Back to peplums and their perfection. Another wonderful and important peplum trait is that they’re very versatile. I’ve worn this particular top with jeans, skirts and shorts.

It’s a wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down. 

Today’s look was inspired by the Chloe + Isabel necklace I’m wearing in the pictures. Get it here !

This necklace is unique and so beautiful.  It reminds me of Art Deco with an Egyptian twist. I like to buy items that are essentially conversation starters.

This necklace definitely fit that description! I had lots of people ask me about it and want to have a closer look.

 A friend of mine posted a saying on her Facebook account recently…it’s from a book called Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell…. 

This is how I feel about my outfits and myself in general. My attire is a direct expression of me. How I feel, what I represent, who I am …at least for that moment…is pushed out of my head and onto my body.

This necklace was one of those ways I could funnel myself into one wearable piece.

Hope everyone’s having a great Thursday…hang in there…Friday is right around the corner!