A Leftover

Friday, October 24, 2014

Whoops. An outfit from summer still hanging out in my drafts. But I'm in Denver today and it is almost 80 degrees so posting it now doesn't seem as crazy. Just hang in there with me, alright? 

I've had this shirt forever. In fact, I remember buying it with my mom right when I started my new job back in 2009. The last new job I ever started, since I still work there. Crazy. Anyway, I got this shirt, and I adored it, and I wore the heck out of it. And then it got overworn and boring and I couldn't pull it out - except I'd wear it with a pair of mustard flats with rosettes on them and my navy work slacks. Every time the same.

Lots has changed since then, and sometimes I don't even wear it with blue or yellow. I'll show you that sometime soon, I promise. But here's an outfit I love that is inspired by the way I used to dress, I guess!

Shirt: LOFT (similar)
Jeans: LOFT
Cardigan: BP (similar)
Flats: Steve Madden

Coming next week: 5 posts. I know, earth-shattering news around here lately!

Wedding Update: The Bachelorette Party

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Travis and I are getting married in exactly 100 days, so it felt like the right time to share another wedding update, and since I just got back from my bachelorette weekend, I have lots to share!

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already saw more than you wanted from my bachelorette party last weekend. But since my friends also shared a bunch of awesome photos, I wanted to share them here! 

Top L-R: They made "Bri's last ride before she's a bride" shirts for everyone, Broadway St in downtown Nashville, all the girls at the Corsair distillery
Middle L-R: Final night with me in white and everyone else in black, visiting the Johnny Cash wall, Sprocket Rocket adventures
Bottom L-R: Pre-Sprocket Rocket ride, boots for days, pajama party in the hotel to kick off the weekend

I think this is up there with the best weekends of my life. Thursday night started off with a pizza & pajama party in the hotel where they all gave me gifts and quizzed me on Travis trivia he'd helped with, and then we went out to a bar near our hotel. On Friday, we had a lazy morning of shopping and wandering around downtown before riding the Sprocket Rocket beer-cycle through Nashville. We had a great dinner with live music and then went out on Broadway to the Honky Tonks! And on Saturday, we went to brunch, shopped around a new part of town, and then did a distillery tour & tasting at Corsair, which was awesome. A final dinner out and then out for more drinks, dancing, and karaoke wrapped up the trip before our flight home on Sunday morning. 10 of my best friends and my sister came with us and it was so amazingly fun to spend time with all of them! We even got to celebrate 2 different birthdays while we were in Nashville. 

Best. Weekend. Ever!

If you've missed other wedding updates, check out the most recent one here (it has links to all of the earlier ones, too).

The Any-Season Dress

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

You probably recognize this dress - as soon as I got it mid-way through the summer, it became my most-worn dress. I throw it on when I can't find anything else to wear. I toss it in my luggage as a last-minute just in case option when I'm packing for a trip. And I haven't stopped wearing it now that the seasons have been changing. In fact, I maybe love it more now that I can throw it on with tights, an oversized sweater, a scarf, or some boots. I can't wait to layer it with a crewneck sweater - I think that'd be an awesome look! Or with a chambray underneath, if the fit is right? Any other suggestions? 

Dress: Old Navy (with 3/4 sleeves)
Cardigan: Nordstrom (similar)
Tights: HUE (new favorites)
Boots: Sam Edelman

Also, these glasses? They are from Firmoo.com, where they are currently having a "get your first pair free" promotion. For glasses that are only $36 to start, this is such an awesome program to get hooked. I highly recommend you give them a try!! 

Don't forget - tomorrow I have a wedding update - bachelorette party edition!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I'm still insanely swamped at work. But here's what I know:
 - Reading & replying to emails and comments from you guys is still a #1 priority, and it keeps me sane.
 - Seeing the amazing pink outfits on Third Thursday Threads is totally inspiring (link up here if you haven't yet!). 
 - I had the best bachelorette party weekend I could have imagined, and I'll be sharing details THURSDAY. So come back for that - trust me!
 - There's a bar cart behind me in these photos that I love (house tour someday on the blog?) and so I had to call it out in the title.

Sweater: LOFT (hand-me-down from mama, similar)
Jeans: Urban Outfitters
Scarf: J. Crew Factory (similar)
Booties: Nordstrom

Have a great Tuesday and see you back here tomorrow (I promise!).

Third Thursday Threads: Pink

Thursday, October 16, 2014

As I mentioned when I announced this month's theme, my mom is a breast cancer survivor, and this month is all about breast cancer awareness. There are a lot of places you can help, and I'm happy to provide more information if you're interested in it. But what I will say is this: check early, check often, and encourage the women in your life to do the same. 

And now, on to the pink link-up!

This jacket was a London purchase that I've hardly worn at all. But this blouse comes in the mail from Le Tote, I see the pink in it, and it suddenly all comes together. The gray booties were a bit of an unusual choice for me given the rest of the color palette, but I love the way it turned out. And since they are the most comfortable shoes ever, I was happy all day. 

And let's not forget about the co-host for the month. Gina from On The Daily Express was the most-clicked outfit in September, and I'm just as excited about her October pink outfits as I was about her awesome fall combinations:

Jeans: LOFT
Booties: BP
Shirt: Le Tote
Jacket: Zara (purchased in London, similar)

In case you're new here, here's how this works:
2. Link to a specific post, not your general blog URL, and please be wearing or talking about a Pink outfit.
3. Visit the other bloggers who have linked up!

Boots are back

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

And I couldn't be happier! 

In other news, I'm headed to Nashville on Thursday for my Bachelorette Party Weekend and I couldn't be more excited. I don't know what we're doing once we are there, but I have no doubt my bridesmaids and friends (12 of us total) have planned an amazing weekend. 

Also, I'm still working 2 jobs at my company, transitioning over to sales, which is why I've been so MIA. My bloglovin is completely overwhelmed with posts I haven't yet read, and I feel so guilty (I also miss you guys!) but I hope to be back on track with my evenings in a couple of weeks. 

Shirt: Le Tote
Pants: Zella
Boots: Sam Edelman

Don't forget to come link up on Thursday - wear something pink!

Third Thursday Threads Theme Announcement

Monday, October 13, 2014

Well if this isn't the most delayed theme announcement ever. Oops!

I'll get right to it - this month, I want to see your best PINK for breast cancer awareness month. I don't talk about it much here, but my mom is a breast cancer survivor, and I have a lot of other women in my life who are too. So this month, I want to see your best support, in the form of wearing pink.

The link up goes live this Thursday, October 16, and I'll leave it up all weekend. The link-up will be live for an entire week even though I'll continue posting on October 20. Sound good? 

And instead of showing you outfit inspiration, I thought I'd show you a few pictures from the Susan G Komen 3-day in 2010, which I walked with my mom and two of our friends (our team name was the Poore Titties - Poore was my mom's maiden name):

We had so many visitors along the walk, which was the best motivation!

Even the tents were pink - so fun!

See you here on Thursday, October 16 for Third Thursday Threads: PINK!

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