Fall Bucket List/Outfit Details

I can’t believe Fall is almost here(September 22)! Although the temperatures here in Birmingham seem to think otherwise. Today’s post is all about my fall bucket list and of course details on this gorgeous dress!

I’ve always wanted to make a bucket list, so I figured what better time then now! I’ve decided to keep my list short and simple, so I can stay fully committed to completing this list before fall is over. Here’s my bucket list for fall:

Cook/Host My First Thanksgiving

Dinner this year is bound to be one for the books! I love to cook, always have. Hubby, not so much. This will definitely be an adventure, I can’t help but laugh and be excited just thinking about it.

Pick A Pumpkin

I mean, what’s fall without the pumpkins and fall decor?

Have A Fall Photoshoot

Stay tuned, I’ve been planning our fall outfits for quite sometime! Fall pictures are always so beautiful!

Donate to A Food Bank/Volunteer

The holidays are always the busiest at shelters. It’s so important to think about the less fortunate as we all celebrate the holidays with our families.

Visit the State Fair

I’ll never get too old for the fair! Plus it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge, guilt free, on a funnel cake!

Outfit Details:

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Have you checked out my 2018 Fall Fashion Trends Post? Click here for a few of my fave trends.

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2018 Fall Fashion Trends

Fall is right around the corner and with all of the runway 2018 fall trends that have debuted, it’s hard not to be overly excited for the fall season! But let’s be honest, some of us can’t wear the ”runway” trendy looks in our everyday life routines. So I’ve rounded up 4 fall trends from the runway that will transition into the ”everyday” lifestyle.

First up, straight from the runway is animal prints. From Calvin Klein to Givenchy, animal print has been making its way around the designer’s stages. Cheetah prints and bold tiger stripes are definitely an eye full to look at and if you’re a little hesitant about wearing animal prints, start out slow by incorporating small accessories, bags, and shoes.

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Next up, Foil! I must say metallics are definitely a trend that has grown on me through the years and needless to say it has made the 2018 fall fashion runways again. Not sure of how metallics or foils will look on you? Before trying a full metallic/foil look, try simple pieces such as the skirts below.

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Now on to the third trend, ruching. The great thing about ruching is that the detailing is very figure flattering! Who doesn’t love a good figure flattering, trendy look? I know I do! Midi- dresses with side ruching will definitely be an it factor this fall.

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Last but not least on my list is “sexy suiting”. Now whether this trend is for the office or a fun night on the town, I’ll leave that up to you to decide. This trend has definitely made a statement on the runway this year. Jonathan Simkhai suited look was by far my fave(see below).

Of course, some of the runway looks you’ll see of this trend will not be an everyday or evening look for the everyday woman. However, this trend is still very attainable with asymmetrical necklines, deep v necklines and trendy, sleeved blazers!

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Outfit of The Day

Happy Wednesday Beauties!

At least two to three times a week, I’m asked about where I shop for my clothes. I often hear some of the ladies say that they can’t afford to “shop like that” for many various reasons. I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to shop for the most expensive or designer clothing to look your best! Although I’m a fan of designer pieces, it’s important to know how to incorporate the designer with lower priced clothing.

This entire look was under $60 and today I’m sharing with you two ways to shop affordable clothing.

“Sometimes less is more when it comes to prints!”

When shopping in inexpensive clothing stores, I find that it is sometimes better to stay away from certain prints because of the cheaper materials. It may be the same print as other clothing in higher quality stores but the material plays a major factor in how the garment looks on.

“When in doubt, try it on!”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found the perfect dress for $10, that’s my exact size and then I get home and can’t wear it. When shopping in inexpensive stores never be afraid to try a variety of sizes. In certain stores and clothing styles, I’ve been able to shop a size L and even some 2x.

Outfit Deets

•Duster- Simply10

•Jeans- Rainbow

• Shoes- Charlotte Russe

•Clutch- Ny&Company

•Necklace- thrifted

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Vince Camuto: Weekend Style Vibes

Can we talk about how fab this blouse is? I’m all for comfortable, stylish clothing.

With the perfect pair of jeggings and comfortable heels from GS Love, this look is so appropriate for a night out on the town or day out with bae or the girls. To add a little chic boho vibe, I decided to add my fave tan hat and crossbody.

Nudes and neutral tones were used for my makeup, simple is always better in this scorching summer heat!

The good thing about this blouse is that it can be styled for any occasions in many different ways. Summer styles should always keep you comfortable and cool, of course! The cotton fabric of this blouse is very breathable for the Summertime.

I like to avoid clingy clothing during the warmer months, especially during outside events. Clingy and tight clothing will show unflattering sweat marks. To avoid this, stick to relaxed, flowy, styled clothing.

This blouse was one of two pieces that I received in my Gwynnie Bee monthly subscription and this is why I love the versatility this style subscription gives me! Another plus is that the pieces that I love can be purchased at a discounted prices.

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Minimal Makeup 101: How To Achieve The ”No Makeup” Look

Happy Monday Beauties!

Today’s post is all about achieving the minimal “no makeup” makeup look. This routine is simple and requires very little time. It’s perfect for the summer and for the on the go everyday woman. Here’s a list of the items you’ll need for this look:

• Eye brow pencil or powder

• Spoolie brush

• Black eyeliner- liquid or pencil

• Mascara or strip lashes

• Nude lipstick

• Brown lip liner (optional)

Always start with a clean face! Having clean pores is essential for healthy skin. Next start by filing in the brows.For this look, I prefer not to clean up my brows with concealer. The key to flawless brows is to brush out the hard lines with a spoolie brush.

If you prefer to clean up your brows with concealer, after blending the concealer, wet an angled makeup brush to clean up and blend the concealer. Since there is no foundation used with this routine, blending and cleaning up the concealer is very important. Next step in this look is to line the eyes and apply your falsies or mascara. The last step in this look is to line your lips(optional) and apply your favorite nude lipstick. That completes this simple, yet flawless look!

Affordable Summer Fashion Finds

Happy Tuesday Beauties!

Let’s talk about this maxi skirt! It’s definitely dress season and the maxis are in full effect! I can remember when I was younger how much I hated wearing dresses now I can’t get away from dresses and skirts, especially maxi styles.

This skirt from Burlington was purchased in the store for $14.99! Normally, in maxi style skirts I can wear an XL or 1x but this skirt has plenty of stretch in the waist. I purchased a large and it’s a very comfortable fit.

To complete this look, I paired this skirt with a crop off the shoulder top from Charlotte Russe for $11.99. Of course, I also paired this full-length skirt with a pair of heels(although you can’t see them). I’m a shorty so most of the time I have to pair full-length clothing with a pair of heels or get alterations done. This entire look is under $30! Another plus, this basic crop shirt can be paired with many other looks!

Whenever I’m shopping, I like to shop for basic pieces, so that I can maximize my wardrobe. Basic pieces are essential to building a trendy wardrobe!

xoxoBri

On Trend: Florals and Maxis

Summer has quickly approached and once again florals are on trend for summer 18, along with many other fab fashions. Click here to see the summer trend report from Marie Claire. I couldn’t imagine a summer without wearing maxis. You can dress them up or dress them down for any occasion.

This dress is everything! It’s super comfortable, off the shoulder(which I love so much), super affordable, and of course, floral print! The pockets on this dress are an added bonus as well. If you’ve followed my blog posts and Instagram for awhile, then you know I’m not one to shy away from the florals. This dress is a size XL and will definitely be in the rotation to wear again. Floral prints look great on any body type, from small print florals to big print florals. The key to wearing prints is to try on different types of the print you love and then determine which print you love the most before saying it won’t look great on your body type.

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Dress| Lipstick| | Shoes- Charlotte Russe (old)| Purse(old)