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August 2017

Cognac Queen

IMG_3703IMG_3704IMG_3710Ya’ll, I’m so sad! My makeup tutorial will NOT upload, so I’m gonna have to go back to the drawing board and see how I can get my face routine up for you! Thanks for being so patient while I work out the kinks 🙂

A while ago I posted this outfit laid out and now I’m showing you what it looks like on! I see this cognac shade all over social media, magazines, in stores and online. The best part about it is the color works great with all skin tones. I’m super pale so I usually try to avoid lighter colors so I don’t look like a walking piece of string cheese. This color pops and I just  love it! Below are a TON of tops/sweaters in this shade. Per usual, I’m wearing THESE Express jeans and THIS is my favorite hat out of my collection/hoarding center (and it’s a steal at under $14!).

This is the last week before my Mia heads off to preschool (my son Vinny is already in Kindergarten), so I’m gonna miss having my little shopping sidekick around! (If you follow my Instagram and saw my stories, you’ll see she shopped til she dropped with me today!). She always loves to know what her mama is doing on her fashion page 🙂

Hope everyone has had a great week so far! We are coming up on a 4 day weekend, yayyyy! Xoxoxo, Brooke

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OOTD – Navy & White with Camel Accents

IMG_3623IMG_3621IMG_3626Girls (and guys), it’s not Labor Day yet so I’m allowed to wear these white pants. (And I would probably wear them clear into winter anyway, because I’m all about breaking fashion rules!). I’ve had these white capris forrrrevverrrrr and I think I’ll be upgrading to THESE soon. This navy top with the bell sleeves is so comfortable and cute! I snagged this at Marshall’s the other day. I’m linking some other similar tops below at awesome prices for you to recreate this look. Bell sleeves are EVERYWHERE and I am addicted to them. I am really loving THIS one! (And I NEED THIS one! How cute are those ruffle sleeves?!) Also, THESE sunglasses are always on my face. I love Aviators and these are great quality!

I’ve been wearing these open toe sandals pretty much every day for the past few weeks. Since the weather will be changing soon, I have been eyeing THESE cognac closed-toe booties. I am a fanatic of the cognac/camel/tan family. The colors are so classic and will never go out of style. I’m linking some other great booties in these shades for you to browse (and matching bags, because I’m all about the matching!)

Tonight I’ll be doing my makeup routine to post on the blog for tomorrow! Xoxoxo, Brooke

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*Special thanks to my coworker Dana for taking my picture 🙂


The Basic (Bitch) Tee

Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m a swearer by nature (thanks Dad). At times, you may see a variety of choice language slip out in my blogs. Sometimes fashion requires f-bombs. With that being said, let me introduce you to Tuesday’s blog – The Basic (Bitch) Tee.

A few weeks ago, I asked on my Facebook blog what you ladies wanted to see on my page and I got tons of feedback! (Yayyyy!) One of the many questions I often get is where the hell do you start with finding an outfit? Fashion can be intimidating and confusing. I was once upon a time the lonely girl in the Mossimo section at Target frowning at all the clothes to choose from. One of the best ways to start is simple: the basic tee.

The t-shirt has been around since the beginning of time (just ask Haines), and is a key ingredient in your closet. Tees come in all sorts of shapes and colors, so you can do almost anything with them! Today I’m gonna show you all some awesome tees that can be purchased and how to wear them casual or dressed up.

First, for the casual look (which I’m showing here), you can wear your t-shirt these ways:

▪️Add pants: Leggings or jeans go great with this look
▪️Add shoes: Sneakers, flat sandals, Sperry’s, Toms, etc. or tall flat boots
▪️Add accessories: A small necklace, scarf or baseball hat
▪️Layer it – Add a jean jacket, longer cardigan or zip up hoodie

I’m wearing THESE leggings and THESE Nike sneakers (on sale!)

For the dressy look, you can wear your t-shirt these ways:

▪️Add pants: Jeans, leggings, or dressier pants
▪️Add shoes: Heels, booties, wedges
▪️Add accessories: Long layered necklaces or chandelier earrings or both!
▪️Layer it – Add more dressier jackets

I’m wearing THIS TEE and linking some other different styles and sizes to choose from.  I adore Nordstrom tees because they are made really well, wash really well and hold up really well. I’ve had tons of tees over my lifetime and I’ve found that the Nordstrom brands below have lasted me for years and years! Xoxoxo, Brooke

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IMG_3533.jpgWell ya’ll, we are back to the dreaded first day of the week (I dislike it so much that I won’t even say it out loud). This weekend we went to a family reunion in Southern Ohio at my great aunt’s log cabin and we had so much fun! We were right by the river and the weather was so gorgeous! Great food and great company is what life is all about.

This look is up on my Instagram and I love the simplicity of it. Sometimes it’s hard picking out an outfit (who the hell am I kidding, it’s hard to pick out an outfit daily for most of us), but every once in a while when we don’t overthink we create a great, sleek look! I got this top a while ago and I love the color and the sleeves because it gives the top some extra oomph. I’m linking a ton of great priced tops in gray/beige/ivory hues below that have different variations of fun sleeve/shoulder details. THESE black distressed jeans are of course from Express. They are high waisted and suck it all in ladies 🙌🏼 Their jeans are all on sale for $39.90 each and you get free shipping if you spend $50. They run true to size IMO.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @chicwithasideofchampagne so you don’t miss out on extra posts you won’t see on here. Hope you loves make it through Monday! Xoxoxo. Brooke

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Black & White Friday Look

IMG_3460.JPGGuys, TGIF (freakin’ finally). I wanted to hop on here real quick and show you this black and white work outfit I’ve got going on. THIS blouse is from Nordstrom and I wish I got it in every color! I love the long length on it because you can wear it with leggings or tuck the front park into your pants like I’m doing here. I am wearing a size M. (And remember, you can click on the word “THIS” above to go straight to the Nordstrom website to view this shirt). I’m linking tons of other different top options below.

What is everyone doing this weekend? I’m headed out tonight for a long overdue dinner date with some of my besties and then tomorrow I’m off to my little slice of Heaven in southern Ohio for a family reunion. I’ll be back on the blog next week to give ya’ll more fun fashion and to go over all the makeup products I use. Hope you enjoy your Friday, Saturday and Sunday sweethearts! Xoxoxo, Brooke


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