Merry Christmas From Me and My Family

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Merry Christmas everyone! I pray that all of you are enjoying the season. In these photos are some of the lovely ladies in my family. In the second photo is my cousin Symonne, in the fourth is her mother, my aunt Agatha, in the fifth is my mother, Cleola, and in the sixth is also my mother.

We were on our way to church and, before we left, we had an impromptu photo shoot in front of our Christmas tree that my mother decorated.

The dress I wore was purchased from a local store here in The Bahamas and if you would like to know how I created the hairstyle I wore click here to be transported to the tutorial.

I am so happy to be home with my loved ones for the season.

❤ Brittany

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This Week in Lust | All Black Everything

This Week in Lust: All Black Everything

Happy Friday everyone! I pray everyone is enjoying the holidays. I’m off from school and even though I have not cracked a book yet to edit my senior thesis *sigh*, I do not feel one bit guilty. Here are the items that I am currently lusting and just in case you’re new to my blog, these pieces are supposed to be out of my price range so that I can actually lust for them…make sense?

  1. Lacey Leather Look Mix Dress from topshop.com – If you watched my last haul video on my youtube channel, you would have seen a bunch of leather items. 🙂 I am absolutely here for this leather trend and my next outfit post will feature a leather item (stay tuned).
  2. Givenchy Medium Antigona Duffel Bag from bergdorfgoodman.com – This bag is very simple, but the shine gives it a lil sum sum and it can add a touch of flair to your outfit. Plus it’s Givenchy. #win
  3. Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses from ray-ban.com. I’ve always wanted a pair  of Ray Bans, but never thought it was necessary to shell out this kind of money when one is without a 9 to 5. I’ll look for a cheaper pair, but until then…#lusting
  4. L.A.M.B Oxley Pumps from macys.com – Two words: Chic. Classy. If you didn’t know, L.A.M.B. is owned by Gwen Stefani, a woman who does not age, and what I like about these shoes is that the ankle straps are secured via velcro, so they are adjustable. Also, the front section of this shoe does not fully cover your foot and it creates a very different look when worn. Probably not the most comfortable, but I like it…very Zaraesque.

Do you like any of the items?

Brittany xx

Burst of Gold

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Yesterday, I arrived in The Bahamas, the land flowing with milk and honey (or sun, sand, and sea). I’m so happy to have made it home safely and my mom cooked curry chicken just for me. 🙂

I wanted to show you guys some jewelry that I bought a while back. I know everybody and their mamas have a collar necklace, and I am a day late and a dollar short, but I finally bought one and I don’t mind following trends as long as I actually like it. I bought it from H&M and featured it in my last outfit post because I think it is tres chic and adds a touch of class to almost anything (similar item at Macy’s). The other necklace is from Forever 21, and the shell earrings are from H&M. I love these earrings! I would not typically wear shell earrings, but they are gold and big, and being the over the top individual that I am, I feel like they were made for me. Not to mention, big earrings like these Versace inspired earrings are en vogue. Comment below if you like!

Thanks for reading!

❤ Brittany

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Shoe Profile: Wedge Combo Boots

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This past Friday, I was deeply saddened by tragic events that occurred in both Connecticut and China. I urge you all to keep those cities, those schools, those families, and everyone affected in your prayers. Also, the daughter of one of my religion teachers in high school passed away early Sunday morning as a result of a car accident. If  anything that was reiterated to me this weekend, it is that tomorrow is promised to nobody. Cherish your life and live it meaningfully.

With that being said, I have five papers that are due by Wednesday. Sigh. Because I’m leaving to go home to The Bahamas on Tuesday, I’m trying to hand them all in today. Additionally, I have a Shakespeare exam. Who gives Shakespeare exams?

Before you go feeling all sorry for me, look at the boots in the photo above. These are the shoes that were featured in my latest outfit post and they are still available at gojane.com. I just love how they feature both faux suede and leather, a trend I’m certainly into right now. They are super comfortable, easy to walk in, and have become my go to knee-high boots.

❤ Brittany

p.s. I have a lot of goodies to show you guys 🙂 Follow me on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter

Waffle Knit and Wedges

pinkpants2 Well hello there! So nice of you to join me. When I wore this sweater, it was 30 degrees outside. I had a white tee-shirt on underneath it, but would you believe me if I told you I was warm? Only in Minnesota would one ever consider oneself warm in 30 degree weather. Anyway, this is a pretty simple outfit, something I would wear to class (sans necklace and makeup). The boots are very  comfortable, I’m talking wear for the whole day comfortable. Comment below if you like and fyi, I have pinterest board where I post all my recent purchases. (Video for this look is on my YouTube Channel if you’re interested)

  1. Wedge Combo Boots from gojane.com
  2. Waffle Knit Sweater from forever21.com
  3. Colored Skinny Jeans from forever21.com
  4. Long Cross Earrings from gojane.com. Similar from asos.com.
  5. Gold Collar Necklace from H&M. Similar from macys.com
  6. Gold Watch (old) from newyork&company. Similar from nyandcompany.com and asos.com

Makeup: foundation, foundation, powder, lashes, eyeliner, lipstick, highlight, bronzer.

Until Next Time,

❤ Brittany

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This Week in Lust | Leopards and Tigers

This week in lust
Coming to you live from my bed, here are this week’s items that are giving me life support. 🙂
  1. Tiger Pull-Over from smoooothclothing.com – Close your eyes, imagine that sweater with a thick black legging/leather leggings, some bad azz black ankle boots, and some chunky gold accessories…ooooweee!
  2. Charlotte Olympia Polly Leopard Pump from neimanmarcus.com – Listen, I feel like Charlotte Olympia shoes snatch wigs from the top of Christian Louboutin’s head. I don’t who invented the island platform, but I have come to associate it with her shoes and I think it’s absolutely gorgeous! Beyonce has been seen taking a stroll with Blue Ivy wearing her “cat faced leopard flats” and, as a leopard print fanatic, I couldn’t be any more elated.
  3. Beat Bracelet from boticca.com – Ain’t that cute? As I like to say, I have a certain insatiable lust for life, so I believe this is fitting for me.
  4. Cut Out Leopard Oxfords from forever21.com – I have never seen anything like these shoes before. I’m still staring at them.
  5. Miayet – Pleated hand-woven shorts from net-a-porter.com – The holidays are the time for bright shorts and the fabric these shorts are made of were hand-crafted in India. Fancy *pinkies up*. Lastly, I love the tailoring because it probably will make the pant fit better and of course, it adds some flair.

That’s all folks!

❤ Brittany

 

Designer Look for Less: Valentino Slingback Dupe

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Sole Society is quickly becoming one of my favorite online shoe stores! I’ve been seeing the Valentino Slingback for a while now in the fashion blogosphere and Style Pantry, one of my favorite fashion bloggers, wore them recently in a featured outfit. The story: I was checking my e-mail last week and I get a  ton of e-mails from various stores persuading me to spend my last dime on whatever it is they’re selling. Anyway, I was browsing Sole Society’s selection and came across the “Margie Stud Pump” (photo above: bottom), which as you can see, resembles the Valentino Slingbacks (photo above: top).

As a semi-broke college student, I’m all for designer looks for less and good God, I love a well-crafted dupe! A lot of times, companies remake designer shoes, and a lot of times, they look cheap. No bueno. These shoes, which come in black, red, and citron, and go for $49.95, a far cry away from the Valentino’s which range from $895.00 to $1,295.00. Yikes!

If you happen to want to see/purchase the Valentino’s they come in variety of colours and styles.

1. All black with rhinestones from Neiman Marcus

2. All black patent from Saks Fifth Avenue

3. All Nude from Saks Fifth Avenue

4. Black and nude from Saks Fifth Avenue

5. Red and nude from Valentino.com

6. Black patent and nude from Valentino.com

7. Pink patent and nude from net-a-porter.com

Okay I’ll stop there 🙂 because I could go on and on.

Enjoy the day!

❤ Brittany

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BASS Approved: Rosario Dawson in Calvin Klein

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Forget moment of silence, I’m going to need you to hold your breathe in honour of this leather dress Rosario Dawson is wearing. This photo was taken a very, very long time ago at the Met Gala back in May of this year. However, I do BASS approved posts whenever I see something that makes me smile.

The Story: I was on Pinterest, you know just pinnin’ n shyt, when this dress appeared on my dashboard and a literally shrieked (If my reaction isn’t audible, I don’t post the outfit.) This leather trend that’s been going on for sometime now is really doing if for me because I think leather is classy, and timeless. No? *Karl Lagerfield voice*

Her dress is by Calvin Klein, and I just love the way it has a defined waistline, created by the band (and the fact that Rosario’s body is bangin’). Also, the tailoring is perfect and even though the dress is pretty simple, I think the seams add a little touch of character to it. The flare at the bottom is what gives this dress its “elegance factor” that it would not have without it. The collar of the dress also draws attention to her face, which is very natural looking.

Her hair and accessories are minimal, and I like this because leather can be a overpowering and if classy is the look you’re going for, then simple, chic buns never fail. The only pop of colour we get is the gorgeous blue earrings she’s wearing by Fred Leighton.

I love this look! Do you?

Brittany

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There’s Someone I’d Like You to Meet…

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Her name is Leena, and she is the latest addition to my shoe collection. Altogether now “Hi Leena!”. The story: I was on Facebook minding my own business when I saw an advertisement for Sole Society, an online shoe store. The shoe featured was a leopard print and pink sandal that resembled the Zara sandal, and I lost it. After exploring the shoes on the website, I settled on these boots because they were more practical, appropriate for the weather, and thought they were just so damn classy. I had to have them. I’m also really into this leather trend as of late because as I”m graduating next year, I’m trying incorporate more mature pieces into my wardrobe. They’re called the “Aster Ankle Bootie” and they come in taupe, black, and charcoal (which features blue suede that I’m just now seeing as I bought these shoes a few weeks ago). The black is sold out, except for size 8 and most of the sizes in the other colors are still available.

I’m really proud of this purchase because they are my first shoes that are genuine leather and genuine suede. These are also my first pair of booties! I feel like a fashion grown-up and I’m content.

❤ Brittany

p.s. When I buy something, I immediately pin it to my “what’s in my closet” board on Pinterest. Check it out!

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Black Friday Shopping Vlog

Happy Sunday! I just wanted to show you all some photos from my Black Friday shopping trip (although I did not shop that much because I prefer online shopping). I only went to go in H&M because I always see nice things that people buy from there. However, the store wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.

Anywho, below is a thanksgiving/shopping vlog and below that are pictures from MAC, Sephora, and Guess. The bottom two photos are bags from Michael Kors (a brand that I absolutely LOVE). I’ll show the things I bought soon. Stay tuned!

Love, Brittany ❤