A Winter Cap

IMG_4098IMG_4116IMG_4195 IMG_4108IMG_4097 IMG_4235 IMG_4181IMG_4168 IMG_4160 IMG_4140IMG_4129 IMG_4127IMG_4139IMG_4113 IMG_4109Cap: H&M (Similar), Blouse: Gap, Leggings: Forever 21 (Try these), Necklace: Bauble Bar (Similar), Bracelets: Purple Peridot, Boots: Report, Watch: Michael Kors

This may be the most comfy hat I have ever owned. Anyone who lives in the cold weather knows that keeping your head and ears warm during the colder seasons is crucial. I will definitely be taking this cap with me to my trip to New York City coming up, and I know I will be getting a lot of use out of it! Not to mention, it is great if you are having a bad hair day! It’s a win-win situation.

Finally, I have my Christmas tree up and lit. I just love having Christmas decor around my apartment. I wish I could leave it up year round. My tree fits perfectly in the corner of my living room. I may do a Christmas decor post, what do you think?

I will talk to you all soon!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

Baby Blues

IMG_3845 IMG_3843IMG_3753 IMG_3839 IMG_3829 IMG_3819IMG_3848 IMG_3814IMG_3846IMG_3750IMG_3841Sweater & Scarf: Gap, Jean Shirt: TJ Maxx (Try This), Jeans: Urban Outfitters, Boots:Borrowed from my cousin, not sure the brand (Similar), Necklace: Banana Republic

Baby blue has never really been a color I gravitated for. To be quite honest, baby blue clothing always reminded me of Sean John outfits that I never really liked seeing. Until I came across this beautiful shade of baby blue. It is like an ice blue, if I had to call it something and I LOVE it! It is almost gray, but not quite, and it is oh so cozy! If you are in the market for a cozy sweater (and scarf for that matter), be sure to head to Gap and check out their fall clothing.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week and I will chat with you all soon!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

{Plaid Shirt+ Moto Jacket}

IMG_4095IMG_4066IMG_4055 IMG_4067 IMG_4071 IMG_4085 IMG_4083IMG_4042IMG_4060IMG_4065IMG_4062Shirt: Gap (Try this), Jacket: Rachel Roy (Similar), Necklace: Bauble Bar, Jeans: American Eagle, Boots: Kelsi Dagger from TJ Maxx, Bracelet: Purple Peridot, Watch: Michael Kors

What better way to dress for fall than adding a moto jacket to your look? It instantly adds an edge to your outfit, and is definitely a staple piece that every woman should have in their closet. Also, plaid has been one of my favorite looks to wear as of late. It is an oldie but goodie and never goes out of style in my book. I think that plaid can be worn all year round with skirts, shorts, and jeans. You just have to alter the color scheme of your plaid shirt to the season and you will be good to go!

I am so sorry I waited so long to post this look (because I gave a sneak peek on my IG a few days ago), but I have had finals to complete, and thank goodness, they are done! I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and I will talk to you soon!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

My Favorite Fur Vest

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If you follow me on Instagram (@bisousbrittany), you would have seen that I professed my love for my new fur vest from Target. Ok, let me just go on record and say that Target’s clothing is amazing now! I truly enjoy going to shop there for clothing. I went to pick up some last minute things before I went to Tennessee, and obviously came home with way more because I just wanted everything I saw. The sweaters that they have right now… so cute! And don’t even get me started on this beautiful faux fur vest I am wearing.

To be quite honest, I never have been the biggest fan of fur vests because I thought that looked too over the top. But now, I am a convert. And I highly recommend that if you are in the market for a faux fur vest, go check out Target.

I hope you all are having a great week!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

 

The Perfect Plaid Scarf

IMG_3673IMG_3724 IMG_3701IMG_3659IMG_3692 IMG_3689IMG_3699 IMG_3672 IMG_3663IMG_3697Scarf & Swearter: Gap, Jeans: American Eagle, Necklace: Purple Peridot, Boots: Nine West (Try these), Nails: Sally Hansen “Wine Stock”, Watch: Michael Kors

Hi all! I have officially arrived back in Miami from my holiday trip to Tennessee. I had such a great time and can’t wait to share with you some of the outfits I wore during my time there. The first look features one of my favorite accessories this fall: the scarf!

This fall has been all about blanket and plaid scarves. I finally found THE PERFECT plaid scarf from The Gap a couple of weeks ago! It is extremely comfortable, a great quality, and the perfect color plaid if you ask me. I paired my scarf with this gorgeous oversized sweater, and added a bit of glitz with my statement necklace.

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving and spent the holiday with your loved ones eating some really great food! I know I for one ate way too much this Thanksgiving!

Talk to you all soon!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

Gray & Black Stripes

IMG_3625IMG_3615IMG_3627IMG_3634 IMG_3641IMG_3632IMG_3616 IMG_3643Dress: Ann Taylor Loft (Similar), Leather Jacket: Paper Doll (Try This), Handbag: BCBG, Boots: Report from Nordstrom Rack, Watch: Michael Kors

Sweater dresses scream winter time! Since I am heading to Tennessee for the Thanksgiving holiday, I decided to break out all of my sweater dresses and get some use of out them. A sweater dress is the perfect item to have on hand for a cool winter night. Just put on some opaque black tights, ankle booties or thigh high boots, top off the look with a blazer or leather jacket, and you will be out the door looking chic!

I will be updating my Instagram (@bisousbrittany) while I am away in Tennessee so be sure to follow me for details of my trip!

Have a wonderful week, and a great Thanksgiving if I don’t speak to you all before then!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

These Boots Were Made For Walkin’

IMG_3578 IMG_3582IMG_3605 IMG_3591IMG_3596 IMG_3597 IMG_3598IMG_3592Blouse: Joe Fresh, Jeans: American Eagle (Try these), Booties: Nine West (Similar), Belt: H&M, Clutch: J.Crew, Watch: Michael Kors

I have always been a pretty big fan of Nine West shoes. I feel like the brand overall produces comfortable, affordable and always fashionable shoes. But my love for their line has been taken to another level because of these SweetSent suede beauties! The are absolutely perfect in every sense of the word. The SweetSent’s are extremely comfortable to walk around in. I waited until I had a promo code to make my purchase so they were even more affordable. And my goodness are they fashionable! They are a beautiful shade of taupe and I absolutely love the suede material. I have been wearing them nonstop since I made my purchase, and I can tell you that they are about to get a lot more use this fall/winter season.

I highly recommend these booties to you, and suggest that you buy them asap! They are the perfect taupe shade and they go with pretty much every outfit I put on. These are definitely my new staple boot in my wardrobe, and I bet they will be yours to!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

Winter White

IMG_3524IMG_3546 IMG_3559IMG_3545 IMG_3568IMG_3525Blazer: New York & Co (Try this), Shirt: H&M, Skirt: Forever 21, Necklace: Purple Peridot, Heels: Nine West, Clutch: Talbot, Nails: Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel “All Chalked Up”, Watch: Michael Kors

Even though Miami barely sees any type of winter weather, the second it gets chilly here (like today at 60 degrees), everyone breaks out their jackets and scarves. I would like to think of this as my winter white ensemble. Obviously I could never wear this outfit up north, but for Miami, this is pretty winter-y! Like I said on my Instagram (@bisousbrittany), who actually listens to the “no white after Labor Day anyways”. Winter white is THE color for winter time. I love shades of white for winter!

What are your favorite winter trends this season? I hope all of you up north are bundling up and are keeping warm!

Sending you lots of Miami sunshine during these colder months!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

More Gratitude, Less Attitude – Le Motto

 

IMG_3490IMG_3465IMG_3492IMG_3484IMG_3469IMG_3507IMG_3473IMG_3486IMG_3510 IMG_3514Shirt: c/o Le Motto, Skirt: H&M (Try this!), Blazer: Express (old), Necklace: Purple Peridot, Heels: Lola Shoetique, Watch: Michael Kors, Lips: Maybelline “Red Revival, Necklace: J.Crew, Sunglasses: Ray Bans (Inexpensive version here), Nails: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

I was so excited when Le Motto contacted me to wear one of their fabulous tee’s because I loved the meaning behind their brand. What I love most about Le Motto is that they stand for such a great cause that is so relevant to our lives today. Their motto is “Because words do matter”, and I think we can all relate to that statement. At some point or another, we have all been affected in a good or bad way by the things people say to us. Le Motto encourages us to use positive words rather than those that can hurt others, and I absolutely love that! Each day, we should try to say words of encouragement and positivity, so that we spread love and not hate.

So today and moving forward, I challenge all of you to be conscious of what you say about other and to others, because words do matter! Also, I want to give a special thank you to Le Motto for being a brand that stands for something positive and is sharing their motto with others through beautiful clothing, because we can all use a little more gratitude and less attitutde.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

Holiday Recipe: Apple Coffee Cake

IMG_3288I had picked apples at the pumpkin patch during Halloween time, and knew I wanted to bake something with the apples! So I began my search on Pinterest and finally found a delicious Apple Coffee Cake recipe. Just to let you know before hand, I did not create this recipe. I am simply sharing with you all a fabulous holiday recipe that you can share with all of your family and friends!1Here are my beautiful fresh apples from upstate New York! They were perfectly ripe for this recipe. I mean how beautiful is that red? Almost too pretty to eat!IMG_3291I peeled three apples and cut them up into small pieces, then placed them in a bowl for later. Find the full recipe down below!IMG_3295IMG_3415IMG_3440 IMG_3421IMG_3445

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.*
Crumb portion:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large (or 3 small) tart apples (such as honeycrisp, granny smith, or pink lady), peeled and chopped
For the crumb: In a mixing bowl, whisk together 3 cups flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add the melted butter and vanilla extracts and stir until the mixture is evenly moist. Set aside.
Cake batter:
  • 8 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
For the batter: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla and sour cream. Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Add this to the butter mixture, stirring until the ingredients are just combined.
Assembling the crumb cake:
  1. Spread half the batter into a thin layer at the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle the apple chunks evenly over the batter. Top with about 1 cup of the crumble mixture. Spread the remaining batter over top followed by the rest of the crumble.
  2. Bake the mixture for 35-40 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. If the top gets too brown, cover with foil for the last 10-15 minutes.
  3. While the coffee cake bakes, whisk together the powdered sugar, cider, milk, and salt. Serve the cake warm with the cider drizzle. This recipe can be made up to two days in advance. Store in an airtight container or in the pan with saran wrap on top.
 Please note that the batter is quite thick and will have to be spread thin to fit the 9 x 13 inch pan. It will rise in the oven.

IMG_3450IMG_3456And here is the final product! I have to tell you, I brought this crumb cake into work for my coworkers and I also packed some for my boyfriends coworkers, and I received rave reviews! So for the holidays, give this recipe a try! A special thank you to the NeighborFoodBlog for this delicious recipe. Be sure to visit their site!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

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