Designed around a bag…Olivia Miller on Cortneybre…

This entire outfit was planned to coordinate with this fantastic Olivia Miller bag I found on sale at Bealles.  

On sale as in $14.99.  What a steal!  

Bag: Olivia Miller Blouse: Bisou Bisou @JCPenney Pants: Worthington Sunnies: Franco Sarto Bow: Hobby Lobby

Bag: Olivia Miller
Blouse: Bisou Bisou @JCPenney  Pants: Worthington
Sunnies: Franco Sarto  Bow: Hobby Lobby

I also bought its counterpart which is very similar but in color and another Olivia Miller bag as well.  

I might need ALL of them so why take the chance, right?

You’ll be seeing both bags in a future post!

If you have a Bealles in your area, go check it out!  They have great (and very inexpensive) jewelry and cute bags like this one!  

If not, you can purchase the bag HERE also!  

Hope you’re having a great week!  


 

 

 

 

Olivia Miller bag

 

 

wide leg

 

 

 

 

vest

*Bow made by me using red satin ribbon from Hobby Lobby and adding a pin via hot glue gun.  🙂

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Layering…Stripes on Stripes…on Cortneybre…

I love this dress.  It’s comfortable and very versatile.  I’ve worn this dress as a.. uh.. dress.. but also as a skirt and a shirt – during winter and summer.  It dresses up nicely but also looks great with a jean jacket or sandals.

Dress: ELLE (Kohl's) Blouse: Bisou, Bisou (JCP) Shoes: Mossimo (Target) Necklace: Bealles Sunnies - ColeHaan Bag: Kate Spade NY

Dress: ELLE (Kohl’s)   Blouse: Bisou, Bisou (JCP)  Shoes: Mossimo (Target)  Necklace: Bealles
Sunnies – ColeHaan  Bag: Kate Spade NY

I had a friend approach me the other day about wearing patterns together.  “Is that too much of a good thing?” and all that jazz.  I think anything’s possible when it comes to fashion.  I’ve had outfits that should have worked but didn’t and I’ve had outfits that seemed like crazy visions in my mind until I pulled them together and reaped complimentary rewards.

So, my answer to her was “I dunno…I’d just have to see it”.  Probably not the most helpful, but my greater message was to take the chance, throw caution to the wind and try it on!

 

I decided to take my own advice on today’s outfit.  I love stripes.  I could wear stripes every day and feel blissfully myself.  Perhaps it’s the duality of the colors, the contrast of the hues which reflects my own inner conflicts and duality.  Quite deep thoughts for my shallow mind!  Regardless of my adoration, I do so love stripes of all combinations and hues.

I took my beloved striped dress and added another equally fancied striped shirt (by Bisou Bisou and on sale at JCP right now…in case you’re interested) and combined the two.  Voila!  A completely new look from and old favorite!  

I’m now contemplating other pattern on pattern looks.  Florals on florals, polka dots on polka dots, plaid on plaid.  The possibilities are endless.  That’s a nice thought too.  I like endless possibilities.

Have a great day my lovely readers, one and all!..xoxo…Cortneybre…

chekc out the look

 

 

Dress

 

 

Pearles Etsy     

 

Bonjours and Bows….

Bonjour belle!  Comment allez-vous!?

Shirt: JCP Skirt: Banana Republic Bow: Hobby Lobby ribbon Bracelets: Kate Spade Shoes: ASOS Tights: Cynthia Rowley

Shirt: JCP
Skirt: Banana Republic
Bow: Hobby Lobby ribbon
Bracelets: Kate Spade
Shoes: ASOS
Tights: Cynthia Rowley

The weather is getting colder and the colors are slowly fading from my world.  I’m counteracting the downturn in the weather by dressing a little more whimsical and fun.

I found this wonderful shirt that just fits perfectly at JCPenney.  It was a must buy…and I couldn’t wait to feature it on the blog!  

Check it out here!  

What a delightful shirt..it’s an Eiffel Tower print with little French sayings….cute, cute cute!

As for my other fave look of the moment.  I’m a big fan of statement necklaces but one really can’t wear a statement necklace with such a standout shirt.  When you still need a little accent to set the outfit, try a simple piece of ribbon tied as a bow.  

I’ve been wearing this look a lot lately and I think it perfectly balances out and lightens up an outfit.  You can mix it up with different colored ribbons and even tie multiple ribbons/bows for a bigger look.  

Wanna shop this look!  Check out the links below!

Shirt: Eiffel Tower by JCP  Skirt:  Banana Republic  Shoes:  ASOS Heels..LOVE these!

Hope you’re having a great week!  Au Revoir!