Fashion · Summer

Summer Arm Candy

Hi friends! It’s FRI-nally Friday. This week has gone by very fast for me (which you’re probably thinking like thank the Lord, this week has gone by so slow) But sometimes weeks go by faster for me- I don’t know why but oh well! You might remember me talking about how I love supporting small/local businesses but if you haven’t, then there you go. Of course because of how the world is right now, but my passion for supporting small business stems waaayyyy back. Anywho, I ran across this brand a couple weeks ago and instantly loved them. I’m talking Off The Chains Stacks! This business is in Rockwall, TX (go locals) and sells the cutest handmade beaded bracelet stacks!

A couple reasons I love why I love this business is 1. they are extremely affordable 2. they do customizable stacks and 3. they are local!

Her packaging is precious and duh I’m obsessed with this stack. The two bracelets I got are the Evil Eye Charm and the Ocelot Double Wrap. I know I’ll be able to wear these with pretty much everything and would even layer these into my Budha Girl stack. Seriously I wish I had found out about these for Mother’s Day! These bracelets are such a fun and easy gift for your girlfriends, mother in laws, or yourself OR these would be precious bridal party gifts. Just sayinnn!

Everything she has in stock is on her Etsy shop and if you needed to customize anything you can just shoot them a message on there or on her Instagram! I did want to mention that in addition to the normal beaded ones I have, she also does the letters and word bracelets! I’ll link my favorites down below:

CLICK THE PICTURE TO SHOP THESE OR CLICK HERE

I hope you love these bracelets as much as I do! Have a great weekend and see y’all next week!! XOXO

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Where I shop

My most asked question I get is where I shop! I rounded up where I get all of my clothes from. I will say I do a lot of modeling for Southern Roots so I am able to try on so many things! My entire closet is mostly Southern Roots, but in the event I have something on these are the places I do my shopping at:

Supporting local businesses is so dear to me > I actually worked at Southern Roots for 3 years as a sales girl and then got promoted to being the social media manager so I know how much supporting small businesses is. I am in the works of starting my own small business boutique. But I do find a lot of my stuff at big box stores! I like keeping my options open and I love a good shopping spree! If you have any questions I am only a message away. Let me know where you like shopping!

XOXO,

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Amazoning Dupes

Helloooooo & happy Friday! I’ve spent a lot of time during this quarantine online shopping. I could you know be doing something more productive, but c’mon… what fun is that. I have a lot of fun things up my sleeve for my blog and one of those ideas was to pull together some designer dupes i’ve been able to find on amazon. ALL UNDER $35!! I love a good dupe and its way better when it doesn’t break the bank. I have half of these in my cart right now about to hit complete order. I have a lot of these dupes already that I’ve had as a staple so I know these will be good.

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CLICK HERE TO SHOP ALL THESE DUPES!

I’m so happy to be back to blogging life. If you are seeing this from Instagram thank you! or Facebook! or Twitter! or WordPress! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

XOXO

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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!

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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,

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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… ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ NEW ARRIVALS HERE

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

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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.

XOXO