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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Cyber Monday…it’s finally upon us…

This is me…desperately trying to find a cedar tree to hang my cool ornament on – it was a planned theme…and “in my mind”, it was going to look fabulous.  

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In actuality, it looked like this…

….see my face.  See how happy I look.  Yeah..it was flipping C.O.L.D and this theme…wasn’t working out.  (notice the skirt still looks good though….)..oh and I forgot my gold belt…so just imagine how awesome this would have looked with a gold belt!  

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So, I switched venues and this turned out much better! 

The lighting was much different so the colors look a little off…the skirt is actually better represented in the shot above…

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And check out this cute oxford button up!  I had it embroidered with my “brand” although I should have ordered a smaller size and I might do that since it’s under $15!!  Why not grab another?!

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You know…Cyber Monday couldn’t come at a worst time…Monday, really?!  The first Monday of December…yikes!  And I hear many retailers are extending it to next Friday so it’s now Cyber “Week”.  You know the good stuff is gonna be gone by then though so we’re back to hitting the Monday sales!

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Mondays are my busiest days.  Like most people, it’s “Mun-day” and filled with emails, meetings and looming deadlines. 

But..I also have access to the internet and a privacy screen on my computer…or I could just shut my office door?…hmmmm….not that I’m condoning shopping while working…of course not…but I do believe about $9 billion dollars will be spent today & I’m sure everyone didn’t take the day off so…

…I’m not going to feel too bad if I snag a few deals!  

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Speaking of deals…don’t forget to use the Rakuten Ebates site…you get extra cash back on most of your online purchases.  Some sites are up to 20% cash back!  I’ve gotten over $1000 dollars in cash back since I became a member a few years ago so I can attest to its deals!

Ok..enough reading about me!  Get out there and SHOP!!  I’m heading to the JCrew site right now….

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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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