TARGET IS MY LOVE LANGUAGE!

This week has been JAMMED packed y’all. Between school & work! A lot has already happened and it’s only Wednesday. BUT I did want to hop on here and tell you about my Target obsession. As if every girl isn’t obsessed with Target. Anyone who knows me knows I am either at Target or at Southern Roots. It’s honestly something I cannot control and I promise I’m working on it but its just how it is. Anyone else go to Target for 1 thing and come out with 20 things you didn’t even know you needed? Ya same. But this week since I’ve been so busy I haven’t gotten to go this week (sad day) but THANK YOU JESUS for Target online. So this blog post is going to be all things I found online!

Linen Sneakers HERE | Leopard High Tops HERE| Nude High Tops HERE | Leopard Mules HERE| Grey Wedges HERE |Pink Mules HERE

Nude High Tops- #1 most asked question Y’ALL!!! I have gotten a million and ten compliments on these and my only words are TARGET TARGET TARGET. They have been the best purchase I’ve made and I wear them all the time. Im so glad I found them again to share with you!

Yellow Floral Dress HERE |Black Dress Here |Pink Dress HERE  

Texas better get its act together so I can start wearing dresses! I think all 3 of these will be coming home with me next time I go to Target. They look so comfy & can be dressed up or down with some of the shoes I picked out above!

Black & White Gingham Top / Bottoms | Leopard Top / Botoms | Hot Pink Top / Bottoms | Floral Bandeau Top/ Bottoms | Red Swimmy Top / Bottoms

PSA: Target is doing buy 1 get one 50% off right now!!! I don’t know how long this is going on for but Im jumping on this offer because I don’t like having to buy each top and bottom separately. So this is so exciting!

Im keeping it short and sweet this time because I don’t want y’all to get overwhelmed because I could have kept going. One last thing before I stop typing is: If you are on the LIKEtoKnowit app- so am I! Give me a follow so you can see more outfits during the week and links to everything! Username: bren_correia  !Click HERE to follow me on the app!

A little Joy, goes a long way.

Hey you! I know I haven’t posted in a week but I just wanted to share with you this ADORABLE top from SR! Just a quick update on why I’ve been MIA this week,I’ve been working really hard to get all of these new arrivals pictured, and measured, and up and running to shop! Part of the fun with my job is picking locations to shoot pics at. I mean its kind of like a mini traveling session because Dallas, Texas is HUGE. And its fun to go out and explore new places that will make the clothes look better than they already do. SO this week I did a lot of planning and figuring out what would work best and look aesthetically pleasing with the new stuff we have been getting in. And y’all, when I say A LOT of new stuff, I mean a massive load from the UPS truck EVERY. DAY. It’s actually really fun because we all try to guess whats in the boxes, and once we unpack and go through our process we are already obsessed with everything that comes in.Its seriously like Christmas everyday. But anyways back to business. `

Let’s just talk about this outfit here for a minute. I know its February, and yes in my opinion it is 100% okay to be wearing white jeans. Ive been trying to spruce up my wardrobe because my dark and dreary “winter” colors are really starting to put a damper on my mood. This week in Dallas we were SO SO SO fortunate to have 3 consecutive days of spring weather and if it wasn’t the biggest tease EVER I don’t know what is. This little tank is so cute on. It has adjustable straps and criss crosses in the back. The colors are darling (reminds me of cotton candy) and it pairs really nicely with white jeans + it’ll look really cute in the summer with some cut offs. Both top & jeans are from Southern Roots and lets be honest, it gives me a lot of joy wearing these fun bright colors.

Top HERE | Jeans HERE

A little off topic but I promise it’ll circle back around, but these pics were taken in Bishop Arts District at Joy Macarons (huge fan of macaroons so if anyone is ever feeling generous, these are the key to my heart) anyways they have the cutest little saying on their I guess its a moblie macaron stand, but to “share the joy”. This little messages has come at the PERFECT time in my life. I swear God knows exactly what you need to hear and when. I’ve been a little on the “non” joyest side lately and this was such a good reminder to stop and spread some joy because a little really goes a long way. My goal this week is to make a list of all the little JOY’s I can spread and share and hopefully it will spark someone else to do the same! I hope you had a great week, I’d love to hear how you have shared the Joy! Comment down below 🙂

Yes, comfy has become a 3/4 times a week look!

Sappy little appreciation post real fast about Conner! He definitely deserves a lot more of these. But, he has been SO supportive of this crazy wild last minute blogging thing. He is 9/10 times the person behind the camera. Which sounds crazy because what guy wants to spend his time taking pictures of a girl in a million outfits? I’ll tell you who, Conner Vaughan! But sorry ladies he’s taken. Anyways- he’s so patient with me when I’m having him retake pics and going to new places and changing outfits. Needless to say, GIRLS, get you a Conner Vaughan. Not because he takes tons of pics of me, but because he has such a kind heart and he’s such a blessing. I have been praying for a guy like him, and LORD!!!! You did it. But back to fashion… 🙂

Let’s face it, as much as we would really like to dress cute everyday… its just so difficult some days. I think as a fashion society whole, we are totally accepting the 3/4 days of the week looking comfy. And I’m for it! There are days where I literally plan to look comfy. Anyone else do that? Like I will lay out my athletic/sporty outfit on purpose. Theres just too many cute athlesuire places nowadays. The cute tennis shoes, which in my case are just for looks 😉 So many cute sweaters and pullovers. Its just easier some days to just be comfy. Thank the Lord for dry shampoo though because my hair experiences a lot of “comfy” days lol! This past weekend was chilly but the sun was out so it was great for layering. This look is what is called ONLY by Conner, the Referee look. There’s not a day that I wear these that I don’t hear a referee joke or ref call. It’s just something I.m going to have to get used to because these leggings aren’t going A N Y W H E R E. Details below.

Leggings: Ok here’s my take on the Lululemon ordeal. They are bottom line the very best. The price? Oh well, I’m 100% okay with paying for quality. The lulu leggings suck you in, keep you comfy, and they are extremely comfortable. Plus they keep there shape even after you wear them 100 times without washing them. So ladies, if you haven’t joined the club, you are missing out. I love this print and I don’t care what anyone says. 🙂 I’m wearing a size 2. Click here

Pullover: I got this soft sherpa pullover at Southern Roots. It’s Dylan which is the women’s line of True Grit. So its the real deal and this brand is solid. This style was new this year and I hope they bring it back. The v neck is different than the other 100 1/4 zip ones I have. We are sold out at Southern Roots and Dylan only has the black left! Click here

Sneakers: I have been OBSESSED with these shoes, y’all. I have seen them everywhere and I couldn’t live without them. They are Adidas which means COMFY!! They have a ton of colors including black that I like but these >>> Click here or Here or Here

Corkcicle: One of my NYR was to drink more water and thanks to this Canteen, its definitely been forcing me to drink more water. I love it! If you haven’t heard of them its been on Oprah’s favorite things so I mean it’s pretty cool. They are triple insulated, a no slip grip on the bottom, plus all the sizes they have fit in any cupholder. We sell them here at Southern Roots! Click here

I have so many cute things I’ve been obsessing over from Southern Roots & I can’t wait to show y’all! If you don’t want to wait here’s the link to the new arrivals! Talk to y’all soon 🙂 NEW ARRIVALS HERE

Spring- please bring your warmer weather NOW!

Let’s take a quick poll here. Raise your hand if you can’t wait until warmer weather. If you could see me in person right now all my hands and feet and fingers and toes are raised! Haha, seriously though, Spring brings so many wonderful things, including the cutest pieces of clothes to mix and match with. New patterns, fun night colors, and well warmer weather. Spring is also great to break out those white jeans you own. Some of you are scared of white, but ladies let me just tell you… they are a total game changer. It is the first step to transitioning and the possibilities are endless when it comes to “what do I even pair with white denim?” I know Spring doesn’t officially start for a while, but I don’t care! I have been ready since Spring left- so today is my official First Day of Spring 🙂

Let me just give you a little behind the scenes reason WHY I have been ready for spring for a while now:

  1. At SR we have been getting CRAZY amounts of Spring 2019 clothing in, and we’ve been getting them in since the beginning of DECEMBER. So I’ve been holding myself back from purchasing anything
  2. Warmer weather means you can have more flexibility with your outfits. Skirts, Shorts, & Dresses
  3. Brighter clothing brings out brighter moods in people
  4. It’s only a season away from SUMMER!!!

One of the perks of my job I mentioned about in an earlier blog post, is being able to see all this fun stuff we get in before we put it out on the floor! One of the perks about following THIS blog, is that you too, get to see things before it hits the floor (aka this top). This past Friday I took a few girls out to the Dallas Farmers Market to shoot for New Arrivals launching on Wednesday at Southern Roots. In the midst of running around snapping the cutest pics ever!! I might add, this cute wall was literally calling my name. Here’s the details of my outfit:

Shirt: This top is from Southern Roots and launches THIS Wednesday under the New Arrivals section. It’s so cute for spring paired with white jeans and wedges or sandals. Keep it around for Summer too, it’ll go great with your favorite cut offs.

Jeans: I got these at my other favorite boutique, Groovys, they are sold out but I found them off another website. They are adorable on especially the hem of them. The best part is, they are under $50!! Click here

Shoes: I’ve had these for SO long, I don’t even remember where I got them but I did a little digging and found some similar ones. Click here and Here

Earrings: Y’all- let me give you one keyword for every season… STATEMENT EARRINGS!!! This is probably another thing I am obsessed with besides handbags and shoes. These are handmade in Brazil, are SO lightweight, and come in multiple colors and styles. Me and my mom combined have like 6 pairs. They are also from Southern Roots and are called Trea Earrings. Click here

Belt: I have too many things I want in life to spend money on the real deal, so heres a great dupe I found off Amazon. I have the black and the brown and wear them all the time and get so many compliments. Your wallet will love you after this purchase I promise. Click here

I have successfully made it a week with my new blog! I hope y’all are enjoying reading it as much as I am writing it. Have a great week y’all!

My style defined…

Happy Sunday, y’all! What a crazy, busy week it’s been. Sundays have always been a great day to sit back and recap the week. If you know me you know my week NEVER looks the same, and each day something new happens. This week I feel very accomplished. I have successfully finished a weeks worth of homework way before the due date, I have organized and reorganized my closet, I have revamped the website for SR SPRING, did a really cute photoshoot for SR, AND celebrated my moms birthday! Also, this week I had an assignment for my strengths and weaknesses and although some were hard to swallow I feel accomplished knowing I can learn from it. In the midst of all this craziness I found time to really focus on what I want out of this blog. Up until this point I have laid out things about myself so you could get caught up of 20 years of my life in 3 posts. I feel like you know me pretty well now 🙂 But, what you don’t know about me yet is… what even is my style? Because yes I will be throwing in personal things, fun memories, great travel experiences, and even amazing food recommendations, this blog is going to be centered around FASHION! Which is something I have been getting a lot of comments about. So lets get to it shall we. This is where the real fun happens!

Pictured above is my outfit from Wednesday. It was FREEZING that day. I know I’m from Texas and it doesn’t get very cold a lot, but lemme tell ya- it was cold.

Shirt: It is the brand Wildfox- this one is from Nordstrom Rack and it was on sale for a STEAL! It is the softest thing I’ve ever owned y’all. Here’s the link to their website, but if you can find this brand on sale- its SO worth it. https://www.wildfox.com

Jeans: My jeans are from one of my fav boutiques (besides SR) Groovys. They have a great selection of denim for all body types & they aren’t afraid to showcase some that are unusual. https://www.groovys.com/collections/denim

Jacket: My mom gave me this faux fur jacket for Christmas and its from Poshmark. Here is a similar one I found: https://www.limelush.com/leopard-print-long-sleeve-faux-fur-jacket-with-pockets/

Shoes: These are the Adidas Superstars… OBSESSED. https://www.adidas.com/us/superstar-shoes/DB3347.html

So lets talk style… I don’t really have one tbh. I don’t have a set THIS is my style. I have so many its hard to even decide! One thing I will agree on, is that not having a style IS a style. I can be dressed up preppy, casual, sporty, and boho. Some of the things I have heard about my style is that I always try to incorporate color and patterns. And I incorporate I keep it simple but I can also throw in a stand out piece. As I’ve gotten older I definitely think my style has changed and matured, but I have also gotten more creative. Which is the best part about fashion, just putting things together and figuring out what you like and feel confident in. Out of all my outfits I wore this week, for my first FASHION post I wanted to showcase an outfit I was obsessed with! I can’t wait to see where this blog takes me.

Shoes & Crossbody’s go with me like Frosting goes with Cupcakes!

Today’s outfit was put together at 6:15 this morning, which is how most of my outfits are thrown together, BUT… I was off to Dallas Market with the SR store owner, Caroline (my awesome boss) to help pick out SPRING 2019! If you follow Southern Roots I promise you’ll be pleased. We have the cutest things coming in and I already know 99% of it will be coming home with me. Which is one of the best parts about my job, hehe!

Details About my Outfit:

Handbag: Gucci Dupe from Amazon! Seriously the quality of this crossbody is kinda scary how much it resembles the real deal. If you are looking for that designer look but not ready to drop loads of money- here is your solution. It comes in a few other colors as well as a leather option. $35!!!

Sweater: I bought this sweater on a whim y’all. I was at a Holiday Market Show for SR- and we had this piece from Show Me Your Mumu and I wore it for display because it wasn’t selling as fast as some other things… I put this sucker on and SOLD OUT within 10 minutes. Good thing I put this on and knew it wasn’t leaving without me buying it. They still have a few left on their site I will link it. It’s such a different sweater than I’m used to but I get SO many compliments on it.

Vest: This vest has been my staple, go to, wear with everything vest. Its from the boutique I work at. We only have 1 or 2 left and its on sale originally $110 on sale for $20!!! Good thing is, we restock this vest in other colors for the fall. Its the warmest piece of clothing I own, and you can dress it up or down. I wear it with my leggings and t-shirts with tennis shoes and its way a great way to dress my comfy look up.

ShoesThese shoes are adorable y’all. I found them off a boutique I randomly ran across, called Aspyn & Ivy, and bought them in .5 seconds. I love the color and not gonna lie, I wish they came in more colors because I would have bought several. I originally bought them for me and decided to give them to my mom for Christmas, but good thing we wear the same size. They still have them in stock, too! Im thinking we will still get really good use out of them transitioning into spring and summer. They are a fun way to spice up an outfit.

Day 23/365 is NOT too late to start your NY Resolutions!

Glow-Getter

(noun): a driven busy gal who strives to achieve her goals in life while attaining a beautiful glow both inside and out.

Today was the first day in January I was actually aware that this month was almost over. I mean, time just doesn’t slow down for anyone. While it may be day 23/365 I don’t remember there being a rule that you had to start your New Year Resolutions on day 1. Let’s just have an honest moment real fast… I didn’t have time to write down a fancy list of things I wish to accomplish this year and begin acting on them ASAP. Just wasn’t happening. Life moves faster and faster each year. And although the days may be long and the weekends fast, the year does go by WAY faster. Yes- I have many things I would like to ultimately achieve this year, but if you’re like me… you need small victories but big dreams. What I mean by that is, I don’t need to check everything off my list all at once. I feel much more accomplished scratching things off slowly, even when they are “small victories“. And then eventually all these little things add up to the bigger dream/ goal. So, here I am day 23 of 2019, making that fancy list of things that I HOPE to accomplish this year.

My advice to you for Day 24: make that fancy list of small victories. Drink more water. Make that 4.0 this semester. Work hard and then work harder. But most importantly, do it all for YOU! Here’s my NYR:

  1. I do drink quite a lot of water, but not enough. DRINK MORE WATER
  2. Be more patient with people
  3. Read more fashion blogs/magazines
  4. Stay on top of my school (I’m so close to finishing)
  5. Make more time for my friends- they keep me goin when things get tough
  6. Give more words of affirmation to Conner
  7. Grow the SR online store more than last year
  8. Make more time to do things with my little sister (she’s going off to college soon)
  9. Read my Bible WAY more!!! And not just read- but learn
  10. Start my blog & have people read it!!
  11. This one is a bonus: I’d like to give back more. Whether it be to a charity, back to the community, my church, or to my neighbors.

Thanks for letting me share with y’all my small victory checklist. I’d really love to hear yours- because it might inspire me to make my goals bigger. Comment on my blog post or message me on Instagram or Facebook!

The job that is responsible for my shopping “problem”

Just like the title says, It’s Not Work If You’re Having Fun, it’s hard to believe that your first job would end up having the greatest impact on your life. In my case, that is the case. I got my first big girl job at the age of 17. In high school I played club volleyball and school volleyball which was pretty much all year long. My parents were generous enough to not FORCE me to apply for any job until volleyball was over. So, after I graduated I began my job search. I have ALWAYS had a passion for clothing and accessories so it was natural for me to only apply to places that would benefit my fashion needs. HA! After a couple rejections, I got my first interview at Southern Roots. I had absolutely no idea how to even talk in an interview. So there I went, no experience, no interview practice, just me. After a couple weeks of waiting I got THE CALL. I got the job! So, fast forward through training and first day and all that fun stuff I became an official Sales Associate at Southern Roots.

A little background on Southern Roots can be found here: https://www.shopsouthernrootstx.com/pages/about-us

Back to my story, I quickly became obsessed with working there. Its a clothing boutique, so what’s not to like. By the end of week 1 I’m pretty sure I had already spent more money than I was making but it comes with the job sometimes. I LOVED everything about working here. My co workers, my boss, even the customers. It seriously could not have been a better place to start a first job. So after a year and a half (2018) of going to school full time, and working part time, I was pulled aside and given the opportunity to take over the eCommerce & Marketing aspect of the business FULL TIME. HOW COOL Y’ALL. I still thank God daily that my boss had enough faith and trust in me to take on such a major part of her dream. Being that it’s a small business its crucial to have someone taking time to showcase your business. I never thought in a million years that person would be me. I remember my first couple months of working here I was so intrigued with taking pics for the store, captioning photos, planning photoshoots, and ultimately running the online store that I was just dreaming of the day that person could be me. Fast forward another year (2019) here I am today, going to school online full time, and working full time as THAT person. And y’all, its not all roses and butterflies, but the reward of knowing I am doing both and I am doing it to the best of my ability is SO SO worth it all. I am not here to brag about the accomplishments, just simply sharing that dreams even the small ones, do come true if you put your mind to it, believe in yourself, and just go for it. Eventually I would really love to share some of the things I am responsible for at SR and all the really cool things I’ve learned but here’s a small cliff hanger 😉

Here’s another one of my lists I was telling you I like making, except this one is shorter.

  1. The clothing is just way too cute to pass up
  2. I get to see the products we receive before anyone else, so like its kinda cool that I get first dibs, hahaha whoops!
  3. My entire family, even my step dad, shops there. I just can’t escape it even if I could.
  4. Did I mention that we also have a men’s section?
  5. I have memorized my credit card number and, hello, I’m in charge of our online website/store so I have EASY access to what I want & when I want
  6. If you are in any way, shape, or form, a shopper… listen here… I am not one to push things in peoples face, but this stuff is just way too cute to pass up.
https://www.instagram.com/shopsouthernrootstx/

And so the journey begins…

Hey you~ thanks for taking the time to visit my first ever blog post! Having my own blog has been a dream of mine for quite some time now, and I have finally built up the creative courage to do it. So here we go… my first ever blog post! I hope whoever is reading will gain something from this, in hopes of one day going after your dreams!

Xoxo, Brenna

Let’s play catch up!

hey hey hey- it’s me! did you forget about this place? I’m sorry, let me remind you! WELCOME to All The B’s Wax: a place filled with Amazon finds, shopping gems, life hacks, and of course JESUS. I’m Brenna and I’m excited you decided to open this blog up! There’s a lot of new faces here so it’s fitting to play a little catch up. One thing I find very refreshing and humbling is to write down the things I’ve accomplished over a couple months. I like to cross things off my list and see what goals I still have left to accomplish. This post is fresh off the brain so this is an update on what’s been done, what’s going on right now, and what’s to come! (Thank you for scrolling this far, let’s get to it)

Okay, so last time I played catch up I left off finishing summer school. PAUSE. Yes summer school. It’s honestly the best (if you’re in college, I highly recommend this) so what’s been going on since then?

AUGUST:

  • my nephew was born at the beginning of August (he is so precious and is so adored by his aunt B)
  • I made a BIG life choice that wasn’t easy= taking on a job at Six Flags Headquarters.
  • Watched one of my closest friends graduate from nursing school.
  • Moved my sister in at college- WRECK EM TECH!
  • Got my hair chopped off. And I love it.
  • Went to Lubbock 2 times in a span of 2 weeks.
  • Flew on an airplane alone. And it was great.
  • Tried to keep a good diary but failed.
  • And prepared to turn 21.

SEPTEMBER:

  • Started classes again (Marketing major over here) and SO ready to be done.
  • Had a fiesta pot luck at work (now famous for my sopapilla cheesecake)
  • Turned 21 on September 10th and celebrated with my friends at Truck Yard in Dallas!
  • Prepared for Nashville (where I went for my bday)
  • Had the BEST time exploring my new favorite city!
  • Went to a family friends wedding.
  • Caught up with my SR family.
  • Shopped at the Sip & Shop hosted by Southern Roots.
  • Went to the A&M vs. Arkansas game at Cowboys Stadium!
  • Had brunch at the CUTEST place with Conner (my bf) and his family!
  • And tried to pretend it was fall in 100° heat!

OCTOBER: this is an unfinished list

  • picked up 3 dozen of the most beautiful and delicious cookies for a work meeting (and now famous for these too)
  • Made a road trip to Lubbock with my mom to visit my sister for Family Weekend!
  • Selling my Halloween Tees (message me for info)
  • Working on selling my presets (woohoo)
  • Getting my hair colored
  • Going to the Kacey Musgraves concert with my girls.
  • Working Christmas in Cowtown Oct. 12th
  • Going to Fredriscksburg (Conner planned a trip to the wine hill country for my bday)
  • And OBVIOUSLY going to the fair!

If you’ve made it this far, you deserve a cookie. I know this is a lot. But a lot has happened and it’s just getting started. I promise to be more consistent on here and post some outfits y’all have been asking about, amazon finds, and more! Thank you so much for caring about this blog & me! I’ll see you very very soon!

XOXO, Brenna✨

Sunshine Blogger Award

HI LOVES! Currently watching the bachelor in paradise + thinking about all the things I have planned this week + mentally preparing myself for the summer to end and school starting. I’m going to keep this post short and sweet because I got nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by @selfiesandootds!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

This is a nomination by other bloggers who are bring positivity + creative content to this crazy IG game! This award recognizes each other’s work we admire. @selfiesandoodts has asked me 11 questions to answer + in return I get to nominate a few bloggers I’ve admired and followed.

FIRST, THANK YOU GIRL! THIS IS SO SWEET!

SECOND, IM READY FOR THESE QUESTIONS!

Question #1

“What is a staple item in your closet?”

– My most staple item in my closet right now are my favorite busted knee Free People jeans! And of course my 6 Birkenstock’s (hehe yes 6)

Question #2

“What is the smartest purchase you’ve ever made?”

– This is such a hard question idk how I choose. I’m thinking my most practical item that i use everyday (lol) would have to be my Corkcicle. Y’all. Every single day. It’s amazing, and I drink probably 3x more water everyday by having one.

Question #3

“If money wasn’t an object, where would you choose to live?”

– I honestly love Texas so much and don’t ever see myself leaving but money aside Florida for sure.

Question #4

“Most recent DIY you tried?”

– WELLLLLLL, this is not very cool but I made planting pots out of La Croix cans + succulents and it turned out so cute!

Question #5

“If you could only eat 1 food for the rest of your life what would it be?

– Tacos. Tacos. And more TACOS!!!!

Question #6

“When you’re feelings lazy, and don’t want to cook, what do you make?”

– This usually consists of making a trip to Taco Casa but if I’m making something I would make a BOMB charcuterie board because that’s so easy + honestly one of my fav things to make.

Question #7

“What color best describes you, and why?”

– Ask anyone, any time, any place. It’s gonna be pink. Hot pink, light pink, any kind of pink. Why? Well that’s my favorite color but I think it’s so fun, vibrant, and feminine. It also to me resembles approachability + I feel like I have that.

Question #8

“Craziest coincidence you’ve ever experienced?”

This is the hardest question so far. I’m going to have to think about this…. Nothing is surfacing. I’ll keep you updated!

Question #9

“What is your opinion of avocado toast?”

– This is going to be a yes from me.

Question #10

“Song-of-the-moment?”

– Rolling Stone by Whiskey Myers or Cover Me Up cover by Morgan Wallen

Question #11

“What is the #1 item on your bucket list?”

– This is #1 because it’s achievable, but I want to visit all 50 states and be a tourist in that state!

This was really meaningful + so fun to do. Time to go nominate a few people I admire! I’d love to share my questions on here + if you’d like to share your answers PLEASE DO!

  1. Best advice you’ve ever been given?
  2. What is your favorite place you’ve visited?
  3. What is your go to snack during the day?
  4. Favorite place to shop?
  5. What’s been your highest point in life so far?
  6. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken?
  7. What is your dream job?
  8. What would you do with 15 minutes of fame?
  9. If you could trade places with someone famous for a day, who would you choose?
  10. What’s your biggest pet peeve?
  11. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Thanks again @selfiesandootds for nominating me for this. It’s been fun + challenging! I hope y’all have a great week + talk to you in my next blog post!

XOXO, Brenna

Where have I been!?!

hello! nice to talk to you again! where have I been? what have I been doing? are you ever going to do a blog post again? what’s the tea?

hello! how are you today! nice to talk to y’all again! to make it short & sweet- I’ve been everywhere but here. yes I’m still going to do blog posts! and yes I’ve got lots of tea😉

I gotta catch y’all up on so many life changes! like so much has happened in a short amount of time. I’m sure you all have had moments like this in your life. here’s a quick recap of life in the last 4 months:

  • celebrated my sisters 18th bday
  • helped host a crawfish boil
  • planned a photoshoot in Waco
  • had a wine night @ SR
  • created a t shirt design contest
  • went to a bridal shower
  • worked the Spring Nutcracker Market
  • got an amazing opportunity (more on this later)
  • went to the horse races @ lost money
  • went to several grad parties
  • my little sister graduated high school!
    we planned her grad party
    went to a baby shower for my sister in law!
    started my amazing opportunity
    spent Memorial Day at the lake house
    went to Colorado & had the best time ever
    started summer classes
    helped host a bachelorette party
    planned more photo shoots
    was a bridesmaid in my friend Taylor’s wedding!
    cleaned my closet out
    finished summer 1
    AND NOW IM HERE

so that’s my life in the last 4 months pulled into a very clustered, random, on the top of my head, list! I know what you’re thinking… Brenna! everyone goes through busy seasons of life. yes you are so right, and I began putting way too much on my plate that some things had to give. because I was balancing waaaaay too many things I wasn’t able to give 100% of myself to each thing- which is hard for me because I’ve always been able to do that. any virgos out there? yeah we like things to be perfect and try to control what we do. I was not choosing to let Jesus take the reins and I wasn’t allowing myself to Trust In Him. and I quickly fell into this exhausted state and I really was not up for social hour or hanging with friends, my words became hurtful, I was angry all the time. I let all these things pile up and to be honest they took a negative toll on my character. stress. anger. confusion. being lost. and that just wasn’t something I could deal with for much longer. relationships were hurt, my life was complete chaos, and my mind was filled with negativity and what if’s and doubt and more and more stress!!! (totally not cool) but because of all this i just have been out of it and become a ghost and standing back trying to figure out how to get back on track.

now that I’ve caught you up to speed & if you are still reading- things are looking up! *cue the happy music* life does go on. the stress does go away. the relationships do mend. but the what if’s are still there. I’ve had so many of those y’all it’s a tad bit dramatic😂 I was listening to a podcast and once I remember which one I’ll circle back around and let you know- but it was about a doubt, worry, stress, and how to balance the things you have in your life. very fitting for this season of life I’m enduring. and something that resonated with me was this little comparison/life hack:

fear is equal to your “what if’s” but God’s comfort is “even if”

y’all i seriously just got chills writing that because it still to this day reminds me of how I had taken my life by the reigns and had steered it down a path that was not good & was suddenly kicked back into reality! because I was focused on all my what if’s I lost sight of God’s “even if’s”. choosing to trust in Him & follow his heart is a daily choice. because I began to remind myself of this- I slowly but surly removed the stress, began to balance out my life, and become a much happier person!

life on your 20’s is a rollercoaster & even in all seasons of life JESUS IS ALWAYS FAITHFUL! trusting his plans, believing in yourself, and continuing to choose Him again and again is a life hack i will most certainly take with me into the next chapter!

thank you for sticking around- yes this was a long one, but friend- it’s nice to catch up with ya🥰

smiles,

brenna!

We interrupt 2019 to bring the BEST. NEWS. EVER.

Honest hour- I have been bad this week and have not put together a blog post for the second half of the week. I have SO many great things and outfits to share with you all. BUUUTTTT I have to share the BEST. NEWS. EVER. Im going to be an Aunt!! So lets back up a little. I have the coolest big brother & sister in law in the history of big brothers and sister in laws so, the second they got married you best bet I was begging them to have babies. I feel like God made me to love and cherish kids. I don’t know but I’m obsessed with them. Long story short- 1.5 years later… IM GOING TO BE AN AUNT!! We actually found out right after Christmas, so its been a real struggle not to spill the beans. February 10th was the day I found out I would be an AUNT to a boy!!! Little guy- you are already so loved and adored, and we can’t wait to meet you.

12/30/18 The night we opened the best Christmas present & found out the best news ever! Yes we cried, and laughed, and hugged.

2/10/19- The day I found out I’d be a an Aunt!! This day was full of guessing whether it was a boy or girl. I wore blue because I wanted them to have a boy, but I was like 100% positive it was a girl. Like we were all SO shocked, but of course we were ECSTATIC.

To try and explain how happy and excited I am for this baby boy is just way too hard to put into words. But what I can put into words is how happy, and excited, and proud, and thankful that this baby has the BEST mom & dad EVER. Baby boy- you are already so loved and adored. I have now successfully started a baby boy Pinterest board & have so many things in mind to buy this little guy. Let the race for best/ most fun aunt (ME) start! Haha- sorry Payten & Emily.

Some other exciting news to share is that I am now on the LikeToKnowIT App! All of my outfits can be shopped on the app. DUH they will be on here too. Any aunt advice?? Ya girl has her hands full already.

February Pics: Sweater Here | Jeans Here | Vest Here | Belt Here | Necklace Here

My top 12 Amazon must haves!

Hey everyone, long time no talk. The last couple of days I have been catching up on work and school so I haven’t had a ton of time to write a new blog post, BUT I’m back. Ive been getting a lot of questions, comments, and mentions about the things I can’t live without. And tbh- I’m going to have to tell you it’s Amazon Prime, y’all. Not gonna lie, I have a new package like 3-5 times a day. Not allllll are mine, but I’ve been finding so many things I’ve been really wanting, but all for a low cost. I wanted to share a few things I’ve been obsessed with because I believe sharing is caring. SO get your Amazon Prime accounts ready because these are my top 12 Amazon must haves. Why 12? Well because I couldn’t just pick 12 haha!

I have a lot more than 12 things I could share with yall- but heres the 3 things I’ve been asked about most! Shoes HERE | Bag HERE | Band HERE

Heres a list of my other things I would buy again in a heart beat: click on the pink text to shop!

  1. Initial Necklace- I love wearing my initial around my neck and when I found this one it was like BAM. There it is. I get so many compliments on this!
  2. Silicon Charging Station- This station is a great way to keep all your cords in one place and organized.
  3. Zip Around Wallet – I love a good look alike. Im obsessed with this wallet. It holds everything- including my phone. Best part is, people think its real!
  4. Double G Belt – Another great look alike. I’m currently wearing this belt as we speak. It’s one of my favs.
  5. Makeup Cleaning Pad – Its so important to clean your makeup brushes, I got this for Christmas and wash them all the time. Your face will thank you later.
  6. Makeup Brush Shampoo – This stuff leaves my brushes feeling so soft. And it smells so fresh and clean. Another side note- it doesn’t make my face break out!
  7. Makeup Brushes – Y’all, I’m not a HUGE makeup girl, but these things are expensive. Haha, but I’ve been using these for a while now and I love them. Not super expensive which is fine with me!
  8. Non Prescription Glasses – I do not wear glasses or contacts ( luckily) but I’ve always wanted a pair. I can’t tell you how many people ask me where I got them. So here you go!
  9. Flawless Hair Remover- A little TMI- peach fuzz on the face is the issue. I stinking love this product and would tell everyone to grab one. Its so soft and smooth on your face and gets all those annoying little hairs away.  

I would seriously LOVE any Amazon recommendations from you. If anyone wants to know- I have something coming in the mail tomorrow LOL!

Be my Galentine?

Happy February y’all! Who else feels like January was 76 days long? We are officially past our first month of 2019 and I think its been going pretty good. So, hello February- we know you will go by fast so let’s pack it full of great things! Valentines day is only 2 weeks away and lets face it, I’m not really sure if that many people actually take it seriously. BUT I feel like we should just embrace it and have fun with it. No need to feel left out if you aren’t in a relationship, and if you are, who says it has to be all lovey dovey. I’m all for showing your love and appreciation for someone you care about but thats why we have birthdays and anniversaries and holidays 🙂 This year I’m dedicating Valentine’s Day to alllll my Gals out there! We don’t spend enough time appreciating our girl friends, and come on they have probably been there for you for a lot! So this ones for you girls *inserts heart emoji*! Be mine?

T-shirt here | Jacket similar here | Earrings here | Shoes here | Jeans here | Sunnies here | Belt here

Thank you all for being my Galentine- you mean the world to me!

XOXO, Brenna