ShoeDazzle Part Deux…Holding on to Summer..

Jacket: Cynthia Rowley Blouse: Gap Skirt: JCREW Shoes: Madison @ShoeDazzle.com Necklace: Chloe+Isobel Earrings: Bealles Watch & Bag: Kate Spade NY

Jacket: Cynthia Rowley  Blouse: Gap  Skirt: JCREW  Shoes: Madison @ShoeDazzle.com  Necklace: Chloe+Isobel
Earrings: Bealles  Watch & Bag: Kate Spade NY  Bracelet: JCREW  Sunnies: Franco Sarto

Hope everyone is having a superb Wednesday!  I woke up this morning and realized that Summer is slipping away.  The realistic part of me is actually quite happy about that.  No more sweaty, stifling days getting in and out of a hot car or slathering on sun screen just to go outside for a moment.  The fashion blogger side of me is quite panicked though as I must ensure I wear all of my summer items before Fall arrives!  Yeah..I know #FashionBloggerProblems. 

Still…I’m hanging on to Summer…even if the Fall style issues are out next month and everything will soon become sweaters, boots and not a shred of skin will be showing.  With that being said….today’s post is all about the sunshine!  If you’ve been following my blog, you’ve read about my major shoe score from ShoeDazzle a few weeks ago.  I’ve only debuted one of the 8 or 9 (sad that I can’t remember, isn’t it) pairs of shoes I purchased.  Today pair number two comes out to play. 

I’ve always loved a good wedge.  I know I have nothing new to say about the many, many attributes of the wedge.  No…alas all has been said before and much more eloquently than I could pen..er…type.  However, let’s just say they are a girl’s best friend…adding height and lengthening the body while adding evenly distributed support! 

ShoeDazzle featured these sunny yellow, basket weaved wedges a couple of months ago and I’ve had my eye on them for some time.  They’re made by Madison and come in combinations of white/yellow and black/pink. 

I couldn’t make up my mind which I like best…so I bought both.  

Love, love, love these wedges!  Cute and comfy and just different enough to garner attention without being too overstated.  

I paired them with a white on white look…white shirt, white skirt and white jacket.  I also added a pair of dainty yellow earrings to distribute the color and a silver and pearl necklace for some shine. 

Check out these shoes here!  

Now…for the bag.  Yes…it’s Kate Spade.  And yes….it’s so hot it’s cool.  What says Summer more than Palm Springs!? Love it, want it, need it? Get it here!

Laters! xoxo…Cortneybre…

 

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Simple…in black, white and yellow…

Sweater: Mossimo Blouse: Banana Republic Skirt: Worthington Shoes: Calvin Klein Purse: Kate Spade

Sweater: Mossimo  Blouse: Banana Republic  Skirt: Worthington  Shoes: Calvin Klein  Purse: Kate Spade

I’m back.

Why is it that the one thing you love to do – just for you – is the first thing to get pushed aside when things get hectic and busy?  Sigh.

Needless to say, I’ve been away from the blogging world for the last few days and I’ve missed it so. Thank goodness, my life has calmed down just enough to allow me to rejoin my virtual reality and post a few pics of my outfit of the day.

Today’s style inspiration actually came from People Style Watch magazine…the March 2014 edition.

Sweater: Mossimo Blouse: Banana Republic Skirt: Worthington Shoes: Calvin Klein Purse: Kate Spade

Sweater: Mossimo  Blouse: Banana Republic  Skirt: Worthington  Shoes: Calvin Klein Purse: Kate Spade

As my world has been so crazy lately, and the weather is once again refusing to behave, I was stumped about today’s attire. It’s just too cold for Spring-wear and honestly, my mood was not one for wearing pink, or any bright, happy color.

Sweater: Mossimo Blouse: Banana Republic Skirt: Worthington Shoes: Calvin Klein Purse: Kate Spade

Sweater: Mossimo  Blouse: Banana Republic  Skirt: Worthington  Shoes: Calvin Klein  Purse: Kate Spade

After flipping through numerous pages and numerous, “no’s”, I stumbled upon a simple trend that I really liked.

  • White skirt
  • Black sweater
  • Cool, eye catching heels
  • Bright yellow bag  (I just happened to have this lovely Kate Spade bag tucked away!)

It’s so nice when your outfit perfectly expresses your mood. I think this look is edgy but sophisticated and the yellow bag adds a little fun to the outfit!

Sweater: Mossimo Blouse: Banana Republic Skirt: Worthington Shoes: Calvin Klein Purse: Kate Spade

Sweater: Mossimo  Blouse: Banana Republic  Skirt: Worthington  Shoes: Calvin Klein  Purse: Kate Spade

Can’t wait to catch up with my fellow style and beauty blogger friends! Happy Thursday! Cortneybre…

Cheap Necklace Friday!

Yep…today is officially Cheap Necklace Friday! Or so I like to think anyways.

Necklace: Nara @Bealles Jacket: Valerie Bertinelli Pants: Cynthia Rowley Heels: Isaac Mizrahi Sunglasses: UnionBay

Necklace: Nara @Bealles  Jacket: Valerie Bertinelli  Pants: Cynthia Rowley  Heels: Isaac Mizrahi  Sunglasses: UnionBay

I found this adorable necklace at my local Bealles Outlet.   For those of you not familiar with Bealles, it is a discount clothing store that carries clothing, shoes, jewelry, bags and home goods.

Necklace: Nara @Bealles Jacket: Valerie Bertinelli Pants: Cynthia Rowley Heels: Isaac Mizrahi Sunglasses: UnionBay

Necklace: Nara @Bealles  Jacket: Valerie Bertinelli  Pants: Cynthia Rowley  Heels: Isaac Mizrahi  Sunglasses: UnionBay

Their prices are great and their jewelry is cute, fashionable and cheap! I always find great deals on cute pieces there.

Necklace: Nara @Bealles Jacket: Valerie Bertinelli Pants: Cynthia Rowley Heels: Isaac Mizrahi Sunglasses: UnionBay

Necklace: Nara @Bealles  Jacket: Valerie Bertinelli  Pants: Cynthia Rowley  Heels: Isaac Mizrahi  Sunglasses: UnionBay

Today’s post was inspired by and features a necklace I bought there earlier in the week. It doesn’t have the weight of a JCREW piece but for $10.00, I thought it was very well made and super cute!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! You can also shop online at http://www.beallsflorida.com. Cortneybre…

Kate Spade Fashion …at Lowes??

You’ll find beauty in the most unlikely places.

Jacket: Kate Spade Shirt: JCREW Skirt: Worthington Shoes: JCREW Bag: Kate Spade Scarf Accent: CollectionEighteen Necklace: JCREW Earrings: Bealles

Jacket: Kate Spade   Shirt: JCREW   Skirt: Worthington   Shoes: JCREW   Bag: Kate Spade   Scarf Accent: CollectionEighteen
Necklace: JCREW   Earrings: Bealles

I had to run a few errands today and planned on shooting today’s outfit outside in the bright, Spring sunshine. I then walked outside and into a rainy, gloomy and dismal day.

There went the photo shoot plans…not to mention my hair!

While running errands with my friend, I found myself at Lowes, where America “Never Stops Improving”.

Not sure if everyone has access to a Lowes but it’s a very large, “big box” home improvement store.

Think lots of lumber, plumbing tools, saws, wrenches and general stuff that falls into those categories.   My only reason for being at Lowes was to buy a last minute birthday present for my hubby – Happy Birthday today Hubby!

As I walked thru the aisles of Lowes, I tried to find some beauty in the items that they stock. I thought that if I could only find some nice spot, some oasis of delight, I’d whip out my camera and shoot a few pictures right in the store!

After searching a bit I stumbled into the lighting area and found a wonderful display of chandeliers, tinkling and sparkling in soft lighting. It was perfect! Or as perfect as its gonna get when you’re pulling off a “OOTD” shoot in a home improvement store!

So here’s my pics – hope you enjoy!

P.S. I’m really in love with this outfit. I just bought the Kate Spade jacket off of eBAY – at a GREAT price, which I will not divulge as you’ll just be jealous. 🙂 It’s in pristine condition and I just love the color and cut. Have a great weekend!! Xoxo…Cortneybre…