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February 2018

Spring Bags I’m Loving



I’ve been on the hunt for a new spring bag for the past few weeks. Here in Ohio, there aren’t many spring styles out just yet, so I’ve been searching online to find the perfect one. I came across the Tory Burch as well as a few that I am really loving (and which I all want because they’re just too dang pretty lol). Most of you know that I am a huge fan of designer bags. It’s the one thing I will spend a lot of money on. A handbag can definitely make or break an outfit. Big, structured totes are my go-to, but I also really love any kind of chain strap bags, especially the gorgeous Tory Burch I linked below. I used to own handbags in every color of the rainbow. Michael Kors always ended up in my closet, but over time I migrated to the really high-end bags (which my husband is so happy about).ย  Now I have 5-6 bags and I pretty much carry the same Louis Vuitton every day. Some of my favorite higher-end designers that won’t completely break the bank are Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff and Henri Bendel.


So, with all the searching I’ve done, I decided to share the bags I’m drooling over for when the warmer weather arrives. I’m also linking some dupes that are very similar to the high end bags at a fraction of the cost. These are all bags I would carry and most are larger sized because big bags are my jam. Now, some of you may be thinking, she’s crazy for buying lighter colored bags with kids. And to that I’ll say, yes, I am lol. If you looked at the inside of my LV right now, you’d cringe. But I am neurotic about cleaning the outside leather! I typically use a leather spray to keep my bags looking new and to get rid of all the little finger prints and marks that always show up along the way.


Which bag below is your absolute favorite? Leave a comment, I’d love to know! ๐Ÿ™‚


Hope ya’ll have a wonderful Wednesday! Xo, Brooke



Top – Vici (sold out) – Linking similar
Earrings – Anna & Ava for Dillard’s – Linking similar















Denim OOTD + Denim Looks I’m Loving


The other day I stopped at Target and of course strolled through the clothing section (what woman doesn’t do that?). I wanted to check out the new Universal Thread line. I’ve been seeing so many commercials for it and getting a ton of emails, and I have to say after looking, I am obsessed! I’m not the biggest fan of denim tops/jackets (I own one denim shirt that I’ve worn year after year) but this new line completely changed my outlook! Denim is one thing that will never, ever go out of style and you can wear the tops and jackets so many ways.


So the denim shirt I’ve owned for about 7 years was finally time to be retired. I got this one I’m wearing from the Universal Thread line and I love how long it is and the little bit of distressing on the bottom is my fav! I’m wearing a size M and it’s roomy. You’ll definitely see me in this a lot for transitioning into spring (it would look really awesome with white jeans!).


I got a couple of other things too, including some of their jeans and I think they are my new favorite brand of denim! Stretchy, comfy and distressed perfectly. I’m sharing some of my items from the Universal Thread line as well as denim items I’m really loving right now. Happy shopping! Xo, Brooke







After weeks and weeks of snow, we finally had a 70 degree day here in Ohio. (And it was also super windy if you can tell by my hair). I took full advantage of it by busting out these adorable pom flats I recently bought. I’m often in heels (mainly booties), but some days it’s nice to just throw on some flat shoes and accomplish your day! These are such a cute pair to transition into spring and the fluffy pom on them is what hooked me! During a Target run earlier today, I had 3 women stop me and tell me how much they loved them. They are currently on sale, and if you’re lucky like me and wear a size 7.5, I found these at the most amazing price on Amazon! I’m linking them below as well as the other sizes, which are still a really good deal. They also come in an adorable pink shade which I just ordered! I’m linking them also, as well as some cute things I’m eyeing up they would go perfect with. Lighter pink is a great way to get into the spring spirit!


A funny side note when I was getting these photos taken – I noticed I was wearing one gold hoop and one silver hoop. Total accessory fail today lol. Xo, Brooke





New Jewelry Armoire & My Fav Accessories

On my Instastories a few weeks ago I showed you this Hives and Honey jewelry armoire that I purchased. I had been searching for one for a while.ย Jewelry armoires can be really pricey. When I came across this one, I loved the style (especially the crystal knobs!).ย  The price was very reasonable compared to other ones I had been looking it, and I really liked how big the mirror was on this one, which sold me.ย  I’m such an organizer and I love that my jewelry is all in one place again and not scattered throughout my bedroom!


OK, on to my all my bling. I have always been a jewelry junkie. During high school and part of college I worked at Claire’s and pretty much all of my paychecks went right back there. Eventually my tastes in jewelry changed (meaning got more expensive lol) and I would often frequent our local Kay Jewelers. This was of course all before kids, so when Vinny and Mia came along, those days of diamonds went away.


A great place that I often go to find the perfect jewelry is Charming Charlie. They’re earrings are some of my favorite pieces. This is a good place to go to if you need inexpensive costume jewelry. Some of the necklaces and bracelets I’ve gotten from there tarnished over time, but for the price, you can’t really beat it. One of my all time favorite higher end jewelry is James Michelle. The story behind her jewelry is so amazing and the quality is wonderful. Her stuff has a boho/beach vibe which I love. I wear my JM gold stack rings every day that I purchased online.


A few of my other favorite places to purchase jewelry are The Styled Collection, BaubleBar, MVMT, Nordstrom, Oriana Lamarca (my bead bracelets are all from there) and TJ Maxx often has really cute stuff. I am always wearing big earrings (the bigger the better!) and constantly have a watch on my wrist. I love to stack bracelets with my watches and I just recently got into wearing several rings on one finger. You can wear jewelry so many different ways and it definitely adds so much more to your outfit! Below are some of my must-have pieces that are in my armoire as well as accessories that I have my eye on!


*If there’s anything specific in this post you are looking for, post a comment and I’ll find that exact item for you!






Yellow Sweater, New Hat & More Snow

This past week I headed to the mall to find some spring fashion inspiration. The weather here in Ohio has been so brutal the past month. Of course when I left the mall I had 6 more sweaters to add to my closet. I didn’t find a ton of spring stuff out yet and with it still being so cold, I figured I should take advantage of all the winter sales!


This yellow sweater was one that I snatched up from H&M. I’ve been living in turtleneck sweaters for the last two weeks and when I saw this one I knew I had to have it. I’ve always really loved mustard tops (mostly because they go well with my extremely pale skin!). Besides the yellow sweater, I also picked up this Free People hat. I have so many hats like this, but all in dark shades (brown, black, charcoal). I was so excited to find a lighter shade for spring at a great price point. Free People tends to be expensive, so when I saw the price tag I knew it had to come home with me! I also shared on my Insta Stories yesterday a Free People sweater I recently got from Macy’s for an awesome price too.


This weekend we are supposed to get even more snow. I actually really love winter (usually up until mid-January lol), but it’s so hard to leave the house. We are venturing downtown tonight where it will be even colder since it’s closer to the lake. I may have to go full blown eskimo!


Hope ya’ll have a wonderful weekend and are doing something extra fun!