Valentine’s Day…or just us Galentine’s!

As I’ve been under the weather, my sweet and beautiful daughter agreed to be my model for a period of time! 

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I’m SO excited and this dress…honestly…it fits her so much better than me…she just lit up when she put it on and I believe this is now her Valentine’s Day outfit (her boyfriend better be prepared)!

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A little bit of outfit info…you’ll be able to shop this look via www.liketoknow.it/Cortneybre

Or…Shop my look by clicking on the LiketoKnow.it image to the left of this post!

& Check me out @Cortneybreblog on Instagram too!

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted…mostly due to the crazy holidays and my “illness” that I couldn’t seem to shake…ugh!  I’m still holding onto it a bit & the weather here hasn’t been very “California Girls”…rather it’s been gloomy and horribly foggy.  This leads to dim, poorly lit pictures and possible pneumonia if I go out for street chic shots anytime soon.

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However, I will not let this fog stop me!  It’s a sunny day tomorrow (ok, partly sunny day) and I’m going to try for something, anything…OUTSIDE (preferably not so damp and cold)…

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My next posts are going to be Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day inspired and also wedding guest attire inspo!  Darby and I have a wonderful wedding to attend this Spring and a bridal shower too so… my planning = great ideas for you!  

Can’t wait to share our new looks…especially since I have this new beautiful model as part of my crew!!

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Shopping Online vs In Store…oh & this dresss…..


Shop my look by clicking on the LiketoKnow.it image to the left of this post!

Check me out @Cortneybreblog on Instagram also!

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Or HERE to shop instantly!

Dress Review |  Runs true to size and it’s a somewhat stretchy material so you can even size down!  Very comfortable and actually very easy to wear considering it’s sleeveless.  Beautiful color and it supports you in all the right places!  The material is a bit heavy but I actually liked this because …it’s cold outside!


Lord…there are so many things on my shoulders right now….I opted to wear an off the shoulder dress just to lighten things up a bit!

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Seriously though….the HOLIDAYS.  So hectic, wonderful, stressful, dazzling and I’m almost ready for them to be over…only to wish desperately for them as soon as they are!

The sales going on right now are LIT though!  I buy gifts for the ones I love and then a few for me too….

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Sooo…this dress will be debuted at my company Holiday Party.  I tried it on in store but had to order a smaller size online.  Also, I prefer to shop online…

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…if you see something in the store, be sure to check it out online – I actually stop & check right at that moment!  This dress was on sale in store but I was able to take an additional 20% off online with free shipping!  (and the one in the store had deodorant stains on the sides of it…ewww…so I’ll take a new one via mail any day!)

Much love to you all during this busy Holiday Season!  Stay safe and try to enjoy the little moments that often matter the most!

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Perfect Plaid…a Holiday Classic

Shop my look at: https://www.liketoknow.it/Cortneybre !!

Or download the LiketoKnow.it app and search Cortneybre under influencers!

Or go to my Instagram @cortneybreblog and screenshot my post, go to the LiketoKnow.it app and it will automatically take you to my look!


Currently on SALE with a “Buy one, Get one Free” deal so you can get the top and matching pants!  & remember…there’s still time to shop online and get your items in about 4 days from store to door!  Just in time for your upcoming Holiday festivities!


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I’m in the process of actually planning my corporate party.  That’s my excuse for needing so many holiday looks!  Since December 1st, I’ve been asked at least three times if I was heading to a party …so I guess my party vibe is working!  

One of my favorite fabrics is plaid. Not just during the Holidays but all year round.

Maybe its a Southern thing…Madras Plaid is a staple of the summer Southern wardrobe. 

In general, plaid can actually be used as a neutral or as a statement pattern too so it’s very versatile.  Black and white Buffalo Plaid is also HUGE right now and rightfully so..its a clean look.   

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My favorite pattern for the Holidays is a tartan plaid…I find it VERY hard to pass up!  It reminds me of Christmas trees and money….meaning that it’s a Holiday look that I consider refined and chic…and therefore expensive!

THIS TOP…oh my god…I seriously went crazy for it.   And it does look expensive although it’s not.  The fabric is beautiful and it’s well made and fits great!

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It’s a faux bustier, which reminds me of two bustier tops I had back in the late 90’s (yeah, I know….AGE..ugh).  I had a black one and a red one and I wore them basically every day during that Holiday season in 1996…my teenage heart feeling as if it would burst with romantic Christmas charm. 

So, I was instantly drawn to this top.  Plus, it’s plaid so…perfection.  And it has a beautiful wrap-around bow that you can tie two ways.  I close to tie the bow in front for this look so I could add a brooch but you can also tie it in back.  

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It’s so chic and there are pants that match the top for a total – head to toe- look.  I have SO much plaid that I just bought the top but I’m very tempted to go back and snag the pants as well!  They’re buy one get one half off now so…a great deal!  And don’t forget, it’s not too late to shop online for upcoming Holiday parties!  I’m finding that shipping is about 4 days from store to door!  

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Holiday Humbug – But I Still Got my Party Looks…

Ahh…December 1st is upon us…ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.  (This was meant to be read as a scream and not as an “oh yay”).  Cortneybre.SheinTop..14.jpg

The Holidays are hectic for most people…I have a lot of birthdays to celebrate and my anniversary (VEGAS..WHOOO-HOOO) to add to my already stressful Christmas stocking of to-do’s and to-by fors.  

And, although I am EXTREMELY excited & thankful beyond measure about being a style influencer for rewardStyle, oh my God…it couldn’t have come at a more stressful time!  

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There’s quite a bit to learn – lots of updating to be done and now…some sort of added importance to my posts?  I think it’s pretty natural for me to feel that way and I’m trying to overcome it and hell – I am overcoming it – look at this post!  

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However, I am sitting on the fence about how much writing effort I should actually put into the blog – vs – just sharing my images and where to shop them.  I’ve been reading other blogs that I really enjoy and I think that I relate to them because I am also a blogger. 

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But for the everyday gal, who most likely has one or all of the following: kids, pets, JOB(s), house (to keep clean & decorate), husband, wife or significant other, parents (possibly aging)..it seems a bit petty to write about…well…blogging woes and clothes, in the grand scheme of things. 

The good news is – although the timing of it is driving me crazy – my readers can easily shop my looks by clicking one link and its makes things MUCH easier!!  

No getting the kids in the car and containing them while you shop, or fighting traffic – just to get TO the store.  Or finding out its sold out or they don’t have your size!  I really do hope this makes life easier for those who want to shop my look…it has for me as I follow other influencers and LOVE what they wear but know that I don’t have that store nearby.  

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Oh!  And I’m working on adding the rewardStyle LIKEtoKNOW.it button to my blog..but hey…didn’t I just tell you I am busy!?!   

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Well..now at least my dear readers can shop easier and if they should choose to continue with my, often, stream-of-consciousness style writing, they’ll learn a little bit more about me and my world. 

Speaking of which – I’ve also been thinking about my targeted audience and how do I define that..who would be in that audience?  I literally just realized, this morning…my targeted audience is well….ME.  Possibly a little less extravagant, as most people wouldn’t walk around with a Victoria’s Secret-esqe V-neck bodysuit in downtown Bakersfield, CA when its 35 degrees outside.  

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Regardless, I’m targeting myself…I work, have a child, husband, home, parents, family, pets and everything else.  So, my world is a whirlwind and shopping and outfit prepping for me is often hectic and done at midnight or 5:00am on a Saturday morning.   

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So…dear audience…I feel ya!  And I hope that you find some inspiration from my outfits and now you can easily shop the looks too!  

Oh and I laugh every time I look at the pic of me smiling…I was freaking freezing…I shiver every time I look at these images!

 

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