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October 2017

Buns & Bordeaux Shades OOTD


Hello weekend, it’s so great to see you again! I hope everyone has had a nice (quick) week and you are all ready for a beautiful fall Friday through Sunday!

If you don’t know by now, I tend to gravitate toward neutrals when it comes to clothing (grays, blacks and creams). Lately I’ve been branching out and trying lots of new shades because it’s always fun to change it up! I got this Caslon sweater on sale from Nordstrom yesterday and I feel like I’m wearing a blanket, it’s so cozy! I’m loving the details on the front of it as well as the marled look. It has bell sleeves (surprise surprise) and it’s only $35.40! I always try to buy sweaters that are under $40. Check out the rest of this look below. I got THIS hat from Charming Charlie that I think will look so cute with this sweater! (It looks really red online but it’s actually more of a wine color in person).

So my mom and I are currently planning a road trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan so that we can spend some quality time together! My mom and I are close, but we literally can never sit down and have a conversation together with Vinny and Mia around lol. Most of the time she is watching them while I’m at work and then when I get home, she’s ready to go home too. We are looking forward to hitting the road and exploring! I absolutely LOVE traveling, but when you have two little ones and a firefighting husband, that can be hard to do!

Has anyone ever been to Frankenmuth? I’d love to hear any suggestions on place to go/restaurants to eat at when we are there next month!

Enjoy every second of your weekend, see you soon! ~Brooke

*Shop my look:
BOOTS: Target last year || Similar Here: Boots || Boots ||Boots
EARRINGS|| Similar Here: Earrings ||Earrings

Other Similar Sweaters:
Design Lab Lord & Taylor Mockneck Bell Sleeve Sweater
Rib-Knit Bell-Sleeve Sweater for Women
H&M Rib-knit Sweater
H&M Fine-knit Sweater (I have this in tan and blue)
H&M Knit Sweater
Women’s Love By Design Cross Front Braided Sweater (I love the detail on this!)
Women’s Bp. V-Neck Pullover
Women’s Bp. Wide Rib Mock Neck Sweater
Women’s Halogen Ruffle Ponte Sweater (Super cute ruffles which I’m all about right now!)
Women’s Halogen Tie Sleeve Crewneck Sweater

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Blues & Books


Lookey here, another sweater outfit with black leggings! If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m either in these or my jeans, but I do throw on a dress from time to time! And usually only if it’s date night or girls night out because dress + kids can end in your goodies showing and you ending up on a meme.

So my ootd was all about these blue hues. I love blue and own a ton of it in my closet. It’s just such a happy color! And it’s the color of diamonds and the packaging on Oreos so no wonder I love it so much 😉  Below are my top fav blue sweaters along with these amazing pants from TJ Maxx that I wear every other day. I’ve had them for 2 years and they are the bomb!

Tonight my son had a book fair at school so we had a mommy/son date and bought a bunch of books, then headed to Target to get a few for mommy! I am a major bookworm. I have an iPad that I could order books on but there’s just something about the feel of a paperback in your hands! I picked up a few books including Little Fires Everywhere which is actually a novel based in a town close to me! I’m excited to read it and I’ll make sure I report how it was. What books are you reading? Comment and let me know what novels you’re reading, I always love a great book recommendation!

Xoxoxo, Brooke

Shop My Look:
Sweater || Pants
Boots: Midnight Farm || Similar: Boots
Sunglasses || Dupe: Sunglasses
Scarf: Maurice’s || Similar: Scarf|| Scarf || Scarf
Sweater || Sweater || Sweater 
Sweater || Sweater || Sweater || Sweater
Sweater || Sweater || Sweater || Sweater
Sweater || Sweater || Sweater
Sweater (I have this and love it!)


Pretty Pinks & First Dates



2D232EC8-E302-4CFA-B69B-F88CD561E5477FEE079B-8417-4FA8-9936-268CC4D45653So the other day I had a post all about some gorgeous blush and pink colored clothing and today I’m showing you this adorable pink outfit! I snagged this sweater from the Banana Republic outlet for $14! (Sorry local ladies, it was literally the last one!). But have no fear, Brooke is here! I’m linking tons of pretty pink sweaters for you to peruse. The beret hat I’ve got on has shown up in my last few posts and I just got it in the mail and adore it! I wasn’t sure if I could pull off the look (I was afraid I’d look like a golfer lol) but I am loving them for fall! My mom actually used to wear them when I was younger so I like to think I’m walking in her younger fashion footsteps 🙂

So to switch gears a bit I’m going to get a little personal. October is my all time favorite month because not only is it fall and Halloween (my fav holiday!) but it’s also my anniversary month! Pete and I met almost 13 years ago and on our first date he picked me up in this loud, shiny red Honda Civic and we went to Bahama Breeze for dinner. I remember being so nervous because I liked him so much that I ended up spilling water all over his crotch (true story) so when we left it looked like he had peed himself LOL. The fact that he asked for another date after that made me realize he was definitely the one! Since that first date, we have made it a ritual to go to Bahama Breeze every December (when we first met) for dinner to reminisce and remind ourselves of our love for each other (and how still after all these years I am super clumsy literally every day). I pass Bahama Breeze on my way to and from work three days a week and it will always hold such a special place in my heart 🙂

Ok, enough with the mushiness, time for me to catch up on my DVR shows 😉 Night night girls! Xoxoxo, Brooke

Shop My Look:

Pink Beret || Leggings || Earrings
Boots: Marshall’s || Similar Here: Boots

Sweater || Sweater || Sweater || Sweater
Sweater || Sweater || Sweater || Sweater
Sweater || Sweater || Sweater || Sweater


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Monthly Fall Outfit Recap


Monday is finally OVER! Does anyone else feel like it comes way too fast each week? It’s like I blink on Friday and boom, another Monday appears! We spent the weekend taking a little road trip Saturday to a Pumpkin Glow festival which was so adorable! There were literally hundreds and hundreds of pumpkins carved and lit up and they had cute carnival games for the kids and delicious fall food. I live for fall festivals and pumpkin patches, I just wish the fall lasted longer so we could go to more of them! Sunday we had two 4th birthday parties for some of our very dear friends’ little ones and my kids had such a blast and got so much energy out of them that they crashed at 7:30 PM last night! (And so did Mommy at 9:15 lol).

So tonight on the blog I’m recapping my favorite fall outfits from the last month. The weather is finally getting cooler so don’t worry, there will be lots more fall fashion where this came from 😉 You’ll also note below that I literally wear the same Express jeans ALL THE TIME. I own them in both high rise (which are sold out) and mid rise (linked below). A lot of the tops are either not available online/sold out so I’m also giving you some that are very similar.

I will be sure to also include some more makeup/beauty posts so you can see my updated beauty routine (although it really pretty much stays the same because I’m a total creature of habit). But I do like to try out new products so I’ll be sure to review them on the blog over the next few weeks. Enjoy your night loves!

Hat (Similar)
Boots (20% off + free shipping)
Jeans (40% off + free shipping)
Earrings: Crawford Hoops Here:

Hat (Similar)
Top (similar)
Jeans (40% off)
Boots (On Zulily, order these fast!)
Earrings: Positano Drops Here:

Top: Marshalls || Similar Here: Top || Top || Top
Hat: Target || Similar Here: Hat || Hat || Hat
Jeans: Maurice’s
Earrings: Be Golden Jewelry on Instagram

Jeans (40% off + free shipping)
Earrings: Crawford Hoops Here:

Sweater: Target (last season) || Similar Here: Sweater
Jeans (40% off + free shipping)

Jeans (40% off + free shipping)
Bag: Henri Bendel Rivington || Similar Here: Bag


Winter Wonderland Wear


As they say in Game of Thrones, “Winter is coming”. So even though it’s still in the 70’s here in good old Cleveland, we all know that white stuff is going to be hitting us sooner or later. Besides being prepared with shovels and salt, make sure you’re fashionably prepared as well 😉 I’m sharing some of my absolute favorite winter gear with ya’ll from my top fav stores. Hope everyone has such a great weekend! Xoxoxo, Brooke

Free People Everyday Slouchy Beanie (So many colors, I’m loving the gold!)
Topshop Pompom Beanie – Ivory
Topshop Pompom Beanie – Grey
Sole Society Knit Beanie – Black
Topshop Faux Fur Pompom Beanie – Black
Faux Fur Pompom Beret – Pink (I ordered this!)
Faux Fur Pompom Beanie – Grey
Bp. Check Scarf 
Bp. Reversible Plaid Oblong Scarf
Bp Leopard Print Ruana (I have a similar one)
Free People Kolby Brushed Scarf (I love the turquoise in this)
Bp. Marled Plaid Scarf 
Bp. Leopard Print Scarf (Only $19!)

H&M Wool-blend Gloves
H&M Wool Beret
H&M Rib-knit Hat 
H&M Cable-knit Hat (The Powder Pink is gorgeous and only $12.99)
H&M Knit Hat (So cute!)
H&M Color-block Scarf
H&M Knit Tube Scarf
H&M Large Scarf (The pink is my fav)
H&M Woven Scarf

OFF 5th
Happy Ribbed Beanie
Bad Hair Day Beanie (Love this!)
Bonjour Knit Beanie
Solid Frayed Scarf 


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