Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring Break: Beach Essentials

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Last week I posted a "spring break style guide" (you can view that post here!) and today I am talking about my beach essentials! I will also be posting a spring break beauty post sometime this week!
Starting out... lots of sunnies. I don't recommend taking all nice pairs though. I am taking three pairs. Two nicer ones and one pair that was like three dollars. Nordstrom has some cute cheap sunnies! I have the orange swimsuit above and it is so adorable, but unfortunately after I made this photo it went out of stock so I tried to link a similar one. I also really the love the print of the triangle top and I think a black bandeau is a must because it can with pretty much any bottoms you take! I will probably take a million pairs of shoes, but for the beach I think a pair of simple slip ons are best. For cover ups, I will most likely be wearing oversized comfort colors tanks. I always wear a medium in these so that they are longer almost like a tunic. I love this floppy hat from Nordstrom and it's such a good deal ($22)! Some other essentials... beach bag (this also sold out after I made this, but I found a cuter one!), a good book, a cute towel, and some denim shorts. I think denim shorts are so cute over swimsuits. Have an amazing spring break!
Thanks for reading! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sporty Skort

Tee Shirt: Fraternity Collection / Skort: Lulu Lemon / Sunnies: Ray-ban / Sneakers: Target  
I have been loving this weather! It's gorgeous and unfortunately given me the worst case of spring fever. I seriously can not wait to be on the beach and out of the class room! I have been wearing this Lulu Lemon skort all the time. It's so cute, but just as easy to throw on as athletic shorts or leggings. This one is no longer available, but I linked a similar one above. These little leopard sneakers aren't exactly "athletic" but they are so comfortable and I think it makes the outfit look less like I am about to work out and more like I am just running some errands! Thanks for reading! 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spring Break Style Guide

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I created a spring break style guide for you all! A lot of these things I have or I have something similar. This is my first college spring break and I am so excited. I know that when I go on beach vacations I usually don't want to wear anything with a lot of fuss, so I kept this style guide simple with loose silhouettes and lightweight chiffon. Dresses with a simple body and fun prints are my favorite because you don't really have to do much. Throw on your favorite accessories, sunnies, and wedges and your ready for dinner on the beach! I will be doing a few other spring break posts soon so be on the look out! Thanks for reading! 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Transitioning Into Spring

Tank: J. Crew Factory (same body, different color) / Blazer: (similar) / Kendra Scott: Earrings, Bracelet, Bracelet / Shoes: (similar) / Sunnies: Ray-ban  

It was in the 70's here today which made me soooo happy! I got these Ray-bans in the mail yesterday and I was one happy girl... they were an early birthday present from my boyfriend. Here's a secret.... these were only $88! That is basically half price!! I linked them above! I had previously been stealing my brothers aviators (s/o to Landon. His insta is @landonknopf if ya wanna check out some awesome GoPro stuff!), but they were the foldable ones and had a silver frame vs my black! I seriously LOVE the all black, they are so chic and will look so cute on spring break! 
Next Friday is my birthday/the day I leave for spring break.... I CAN NOT WAIT! Plus there will be many outfits on the beach;) yay! Thanks for reading!
PS enter my giveaway on my previous post to win a $300 Nordstrom giftcard!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

I am so excited to be doing a giveaway with 13 other amazing bloggers! We are giving away a $300 Nordstrom gift card! Just in time for some spring shopping. Enter below! I also made a March wishlist with things from Nordstrom to give ya'll a little inspo!  

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Spring Spring Spring!

 sweater: J. Crew/ necklace: Kendra Scott / earrings: Kendra Scott / shoes: Toms
Simple outfit for this gorgeous weather! I have been obsessed with Kendra Scott and this necklace and earrings were so springy with this mint colored sweater! My necklace is from Rocksbox, my last blog post talks all about it... use code "briannaxoxo1" for your first month FREE!!! Another thing I love is these Toms wedges. They are so comfortable and great for spring. This outfit will most likely be repeated it was so simple and easy to throw on! Thanks for reading this short post! 
PS don't forget to enter my Kendra Scott necklace giveaway on instagram!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Spring is on the way!

ignore my gross toes!!

sweater (on sale) / tank / shoes (similar) / sunnies / earrrings
It is FINALLY getting warmer here in Missouri and I couldn't be more excited! I am loving this light weight Gentle Fawn sweater, perfect for layering like I did with a tank or even over a swimsuit as a cover up! I paired it with black skinnies and these fun lace up wedges!  I am also wearing all Kendra Scott accessories including these drusy earrings my mom gave me as an early birthday present! I LOVE them! These Ray-ban sunnies are actually my brothers, buuuut these are on their way to me via Amazon thanks to my boyfriend (happy early birthday to me!) Thanks for reading!

s/o to my cutie photographer & our matching earrings

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


In December I received a three month gift membership from the wonderful ladies at Rocksbox. If you haven't already heard, Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service (think netflix for jewelry!). Once you sign up and become a shine insider you take a short quiz to help the stylists pick exactly what you want! You also get to add pieces to your wishlist on their site or on instagram by commenting on their photo "#wishlist." You receive three pieces of jewelry each month and you can send your box back as often as you want! You are also able to purchase any item in your box for 20% off!  I had seen so many fellow instagrammers posting about Rocksbox so I was so excited when they emailed me! My gift membership recently expired; however, my experience with Rocksbox was so amazing I decided to continue my membership! Here are all the boxes I have received! If you want to try a month for FREE use code "briannaxoxo1." 
My most recent box... I squealed a little when I found this amazing Kendra Scott "Harlie" necklace in this months box. Probably going to end up keeping this beauty.
Ended up keeping this Kendra Scott "Jana" bracelet... have I mentioned how obsessed with Kendra I am lately?! My collection has definitely grown these past few months. oops!!
                                             and I also kept this blue Loren Hope cuff!!