Guess who is a rewardStyle FASHION INFLUENCER…

I was going to type a very long post about my style blogging journey.  And that is coming, I promise (actually, this one turned out pretty long too, lol).  However, I think that post is for another time.  

This post is to share a very, very special announcement.  Actually, one that I didn’t expect to most likely ever publish.  I’ve been accepted as a STYLE INFLUENCER for rewardStyle.  

I say this without any exclamation points because…I’m honestly in shock.  I never expected to be able to actually be on an influencer platform.  I never, ever expected to see my face – tagged as a style influencer – on the same sites as influencers that I admire, follow constantly and from whom I take daily inspiration. 

So…I’m in shock and I might break out in hives….hopefully not as that doesn’t look very pretty in blog posts. 

So…here’s what you need to know! 

  • I’ll be re-posting many of my looks  – especially on Instagram
    • please, please be patient with me!  I’ll be doing this to ensure my recent looks are added to the shopping app – LiketoKnow.it
  • Please, PLEASE download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app on your phone.  This and one other app are the only platforms around that allow you to shop from Instagram and other social sites – including my blog.  
  • Once downloaded, set up your profile and choose the ” match my screenshots” option!
  • Go to my Instagram page – @Cortneybreblog and simply screenshot my posts!  I just published my first “ReGram” so that you can start shopping from that post!  
  • Go back to your LIKEtoKNOW.it app and search Influencers (omgggg…I’m one of those now!) and type in Cortneybre.  You’ll then see my name pop up and be able to follow me!
  • Also, your screenshot of my Insta look should automatically pop up and you can shop from that as well! (it might take a couple of refreshes to get this to happen – the app reads your screenshots for the LiketoKnow.it tag and imports it)

Here’s what you’ll see:



  • You’ll now be able to easily shop the looks I’m wearing directly from this app!
  • Just click on the item you like and it links you directly to the site!  There are several other options too…you can create favorites and collection boards of looks you like from lots of style influencers!  

I can’t express how GRATEFUL and EXCITED I am about this opportunity!!!!!!!!

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You’ll be seeing lots and lots of changes to all of my social media platforms soon.  I will be updating the blog  – some changes have already been made – as well as my Cortneybre Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and possibly Pinterest page.  

Please bear with me during these changes and forgive all of the redundant posts!

Lastly, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone – friends, family, co-workers – who have supported me, uplifted me and let me be…Cortneybre!  

Also, special thanks to my bestest friend, Adrian….she was my constant companion, blogging buddy and an excellent photographer and I miss her dearly- and many more friends – every day.  

Please know that this is my passion and to realize it – even if just a little is a life changer for me.  

Much love to you all and thank you for following along with me on my life & style journey!

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The Headband Obsession – NamJosh

 It all started with the Lele Sadoughi headband. 

You know the one…the ones with the velvet and the hand sewn pearl accents. I know that you know.  Sigh.  

It …it was like I’d finally gained permission to just walk out …in a tiara and that was perfectly ok!  Nothing going on here..just me…looking like a Royal and feeling like I’d finally been picked for Homecoming Queen.  So basically I was a heroine from a Lorde and a Taylor Swift song….all rolled into one.  I was Queen B  and wanted to rule.

Let me live that fantasy.

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Headband: NamJosh; Shirt: Gap; Jacket: Carolina Belle Montreal

But…the price tag was a teensy bit high…and although I’ve seen a diamond in the flesh…I ain’t rollin in them so…I waited.  

But there that headband was…donned by the most glamorous of Instagram influencers…crowning the heads of the beautiful and yet…what was I?  The “damned”?!  Did F. Scott have a premonition about me and my dire headband situation when he penned that novel?!  Sigh….yeah…I was losing my head over it..no doubt about it.  (very punny, I know).  

Headband: NamJosh; Shirt: Gap; Jacket: Carolina Belle Montreal

Still…the price $$ tag!  For a headband!  I just couldn’t swing it and so I did a bit of research and while I didn’t find the pearl covered halo which I sought, I did stumble upon a wonderful and equally fabulous Indian brand called @NamJosh.  NamJosh manufactures all sorts of headwear.  I found them thru their collab with @Anthropologie.  Check it out here!

I ordered six..SIX of their headbands!  The price point was between $38.00 and $45.00…and the craftsmanship is wonderful!  

NamJosh Hanna Heart Embellished Headband

Each headband is a work of art and a beautiful diadem that fit right into my wardrobe.  Actually it added a much needed accent to my wardrobe and one that was completely missing..one I didn’t even know that I needed!  

NamJosh is actually selling thru Nordstrom and other online stores.  Check out the NamJosh headbands at Nordstrom here!

Or go directly to their site!  NamJosh website

They have many beautiful headbands, ponytail holders, head scarves, scrunchies and even cuff bracelets!  

I’ll be showcasing more of these beautiful diadems in my upcoming posts!  Be sure to check out my future pics and Instagram at @cortneybreblog!  

Hanna Heart Embellished Headband – NamJosh

Happy Shopping!!

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Drag Showpalace Chic…

Me and one of the lovely ladies of Lips!
Me and one of the lovely ladies of Lips!

Ohh…I had such a GREAT weekend!  Saturday night I took a group of friends out to a local drag show.  It’s actually a drag showpalace….filled with opulence, glitter, LOTS of mirrors and all of the camp décor you’d expect from a night club called Lips.  In one word…fabulous! 

Maybe it was all of the glitter…the 6+ feet tall women sauntering about in serious stage makeup and hair…the multiple suspended disco balls reflecting the glitz and glam..I don’t know….but I seriously LOVED it!    

Stage Decor!
Stage Decor!

During dinner we were serenaded by lip-synching ladies who traveled around the floor taking pictures with guests and giving the audience quite the show. 

By my second drink…aptly named Kick the Bit*h to the Curb, I was out of my seat and turning in circles Abba “Dancing Queen” style to Adele’s “We Could Have Had It All”. 

Mr. Charlie Brown was our host and she brought the house down with her rendition of Oleta Adams’ “Get Here”.  It was campy, kitschy and risqué…and the audience loved it.   

One of the takeaways from the night was how confident and comfortable these men were as women.  They were more confident in platform heels and corsets than many of the women I know are in heels and skirts. 

They showed their figures and weren’t afraid to flaunt.  It made me stand a little straighter and appreciate my “assets” a little more.  I’ve always enjoyed being a girl and now a woman.  I don’t think I revel in it enough though.  We women are special creatures.  How ironic that going to a drag show made me appreciate my femininity.   

Me being silly with one of the ladies!
Me being silly with one of the ladies!  I had a few too many drinks so hence..the silly face!

So…now to what I wore.  Sadly, most of the audience dressed down for the show.  I intended to take this opportunity to dress up because if you can’t dress flamboyantly for a drag show..well when can you!? 

I took the pics below the day after the show so that the lighting was better.  I also toned down the look a bit (less bling) and hair up.  This altered the look slightly but made it more work appropriate.  I love the versatility of this dress! 

Dress: Kate Spade Saturday Shoes and Clutch: Kate Spade NY Tights: Merona Glasses: Franco Sarto Bracelet/earrings: Bealles
Dress: Kate Spade Saturday  Shoes and Clutch: Kate Spade NY  Tights: Merona  Glasses: Franco Sarto
Bracelet/earrings: Bealles

The dress I’m wearing is by Kate Spade Saturday.  It’s subtle but flashy…a strong and structured neoprene.  I adore the cut of this dress.  It’s structured in all the right places and fits like a glove.  I recently bought it for a very discounted price at Marshall’s so if you’re interested…check out your local store!

I actually was accidentally Kate Spade branded in head to toe..the shoes and the clutch are also Kate Spade NY.   I thought “Great Expectations” was an appropriate message for the night and ours were certainly fulfilled!  

Add a statement necklace and a polka-dotted bangle and I was set for the night!  

This dress is a lesson that you don’t have to dress loudly to dress well and be noticed.  One of the ladies at the show even told me to “werk it, girl!”.  That made my night!  

If you’re looking for a great night out and are in the Atlanta, Georgia area, I highly recommend Lips!!  I plan on heading back there for my birthday in a few months!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend too!  xoxo….

A Casual Look…for a day at the movies…

Well this is my belated Monday post…because Mondays will be Mondays and mine have been over-the-top lately!

Jeans/Blouse: JCREW Necklace: Chloe+Isobel Sunnies: Franco Sarto Watch/Bracelet/Bag: Kate Spade Heels: Kathy Van Zeeland
Jeans/Blouse: JCREW  Necklace: Chloe+Isobel  Sunnies: Franco Sarto  Watch/Bracelet/Bag: Kate Spade
Heels: Kathy Van Zeeland

But let’s forget Monday…in fact let’s drift back to Sunday…my daughter and I spent a fabulous day Sunday visiting the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.  During the Summer, the Fox offers showings of iconic films of days gone by. 

We opted for a midday showing of Mary Poppins, which included a “sing-a-long”.  Who knew singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious with an audience of a few hundred people could be so fun! 

Before the show, we explored the beautiful Fox Theater, which was originally built as a Shrine Temple but instead opened as a lavish movie theatre in 1929.

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It is quite a sight to behold with its Moorish design and beautifully rendered Egyptian styling.  My daughter and I had fun exploring the exterior of the theatre and snapping a few shots for the blog along the way!

Something interesting to note is that I’m wearing jeans in this post.  I do believe I’ve only written one other post that consists of jeans…out of about 160 posts! 

These happen to be a fave pair of mine and, along with the shirt, I’m wearing JCREW jeans (listed here) and a JCREW blouse.  (find it here and on sale!).  I dressed it up with a statement necklace (Chloe+Isobel here) and a pair of cheetah kitten heels (old but similar here!   Well…I must away..spit, spot!…Cortneybre…