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

 

Gap Collaboration + Family & Friends Sale!

Gap collab 3IMG_0304Gap Collab 2 Gap Collab 1Shirt, Sweater and Skirt: c/o Gap, Necklace & Bracelet: Purple Peridot, Booties: Nine West, Clutch: c/o Linell Ellis

Today I want to share with you a special collaboration that I did with Gap! This weekend, Gap on Lincoln Road in Miami is hosting a special event for their Family & Friends! Everyone who attends will receive a one-on-one clothing consultation and also be offered an express nail service! PLUS, you will receive 40% off of your whole purchase. So be sure to stop by this weekend and pick up your favorite fall clothing!

Now, let me talk to you about this fabulous outfit that I styled for Gap. We all know that plaid is THE perfect fall clothing, so I had to add some plaid to this look. Then I chose a beautiful red sweater to wear over the plaid button down, and opted for a beautiful black skirt with the perfect zipper pockets! To top off the look, I added my new Purple Peridot diamond necklace, my Nine West black booties, and we can’t forget, my fabulous Linell Ellis holiday gold clutch. This look is perfect for fall and perfect for this holiday season. You can find all of the clothing in Gap stores now, so make sure you go grab them!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

Photos by: Bleu Photography

Moto Jacket & Stylish Sweat Pants

IMG_3358IMG_3380IMG_3410IMG_3357 IMG_3403IMG_3362 IMG_3396IMG_3370 IMG_3389IMG_3382IMG_3361IMG_3356IMG_3381Moto Jacket: Paper Doll (Try This), Pants: Charlotte Russe, Heels: Calvin Klein, Necklace: Express (Similar), Clutch: Target

Over the weekend, I stopped by Charlotte Russe (which I haven’t been to in years) and stumbled upon these stylish sweat pants. I have seen many fabulous fashionista’s sport this style, and I have always loved it. Plus, who doesn’t love being comfortable when they dress? So I decided to purchase these pants, because I love the way tailored sweat pants look paired with strappy heels. What do you think of the look?

I finally broke out my favorite moto jacket since we have had such beautiful and cool weather in Miami. I think every woman should have her staple leather jacket to take out when it gets chilly outside. It is perfect for day or night, dressed up or down.

And yes, I am back to my black and white clothing self. I did the color thing for summer time, but I am so happy to be back wearing more neutrals again.

Hope you all are having a great week!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

Plaid: The Ultimate Fall Look

IMG_3334IMG_3354IMG_3332IMG_3320IMG_3349IMG_3305IMG_3342 IMG_3340IMG_3323IMG_3346 IMG_3306IMG_3351IMG_3317Plaid Shirt, Hat & Leggings: Forever 21, Necklace & Bracelets: Purple Peridot, Flats: Lola Shoetique, Watch & Handbag: Michael Kors

Plaid is the pattern to wear during the fall season. I currently only have two plaid shirts: this shirt in this post and the one that I wore in this post here. But I can tell you that I am on the look out for more! I purchased both of mine at Forever 21, and I have to say, the quality of the shirt is surprisingly great. Both shirts are very warm and thick, so I know I will be taking them on my Thanksgiving trip with me.

If you don’t recognize this hat, check out my Halloween post here. Yup, it is my Mary Poppins hat that I wore with my costume! It transformed into the cutest accessory, and now, I am even more happy that I purchased it. I am really loving hats right now, and I can also say that I am on the hunt for a few more. I have my eye on a few, but I am spacing out my shopping trips!

I hope you all are having a great week! If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, be sure to find me @bisousbrittany to check out my day to day posts!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

Mary Poppins Halloween Costume

102IMG_511187 35 694Blouse: Nordstrom Rack (Try this) , Skirt & Bag: H&M, Heels: Nine West (Similar), Hat & Bow-tie: Forever 21, Lipstick: MAC “Russian Red”, Nails: OPI “Big Apple Red”, Umbrella: Red Door Spa

Happy Halloween All! I wanted to share with you my costume for my office Halloween party yesterday, and tell you how I achieved this look. My office takes Halloween very seriously! We have a huge annual party with a extensive decor, food, great music provided by a DJ and an extremely competitive costume competition.

Every year, I try to dress up as something that I can create on my own. I like costumes that I can put together using clothing that I already have in my closet, and purchasing things that I can use again. For this Halloween, I decided to go with Mary Poppins. I mean, who doesn’t love that Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious woman! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Julie Andrews in this film growing up. As a lover of all things fashion related, I was always in awe of how much she was able to fit into her purse!

To create this look, I wore heels, tights, a faux leather H&M skirt, and a button down white blouse that I already had. This was half of my costume, so I only needed to shop for accessories. On Wednesday, I decided to run to Forever 21, and luckily, I found exactly what I was looking for. I purchased this fabulous black hat, and red bow (which was a barrette, but I made it into a bow tie). To decorate the hat, I went to the Dollar Store after work and purchased two bundles of fake flowers, one white set and one red. I mean, $2! You can’t beat that. Finally, I borrowed this Red Door Spa umbrella from my best friends mom, and was finally finished with my costume! To top off the look, I wore MAC’s “Russian Red” lipstick, and O.P.I’s “Big Apple Red” on my nails; both of these items, I already had. In total, I may have spent a total of $25 on new items, and used everything else from my closet.

If you are attending a Halloween party this weekend, and aren’t sure what to be, I hope this look can inspire you!

Have a wonderful Halloween weekend with your children, family and friends. I will talk to you all very soon!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

Style In The City Interview

image1I wanted to share with you all a wonderful interview I recently did with Taj McGill, CEO of The Styling Firm Inc. & Fashion Consultant. I hope you enjoy learning more about The Style In The City event, which will be held in Fort Lauderdale, FL on February 8, 2015.

1. What is Style in the City? Style in the City is a Networking Mixer and Fashion Showcase. We invite Entrepreneurs, Business Savvy Individuals, Socialites, and Lovers of Fashion to be apart of The City’s Most Stylish Night.

2. When is the next Style In The City event? Style in the City’s 4th Annual Networking Mixer and Fashion Showcase will be held on February 8, 2015 at The Broward Center for Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

3. Why did you create an event like Style In The City? I knew that South Florida could benefit from an event like Style in the City. Our objective is to build camaraderie, maximize on our potential to be a leading force in the fashion industry, showcase the talented people in our area, and to build substantial partnerships.

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Taj McGill, CEO of The Styling Firm Inc.

4. Style In The City is put together by The Styling Firm. Can you tell us about The Styling Firm and what is it that your company does?  The Styling Firm is a Professional Fashion Styling and Image Consultation Company. Our team is composed of Fashion Stylists, Image Consultants, Make Up Artists, Hairstylists, and an Etiquette Coach. The Styling Firm has serviced a variety of clientele for over five years.

5. Why are you passionate about the fashion industry? I am passionate about the fashion industry for a multitude of reasons. Mainly because I chose to capitalize on what I was indirectly taught by the long list of Fashion Lovers and Trend Setters in my family. Being a visionary and artist I am free to creatively express myself within the fashion industry.

6. Where do you see The Styling Firm going in the next 5 years? In the next five years The Styling Firm’s brand and team will continue to expand abroad. Talk is Chic Radio will generate a larger audience and be televised. Upon graduating from The Art Institute my goal was to build a Fashion Empire. Therefore, the next five years shall surely bring forth AhMazing Fashion and Great Success!

7. And how do you see Style In The City evolving? Style in the City Networking Mixer and Fashion Showcase will evolve in 2016 and beyond by bringing The City’s Most Stylish Night to various states.

8. Where can my readers find out more information about Style In The City? Please visit http://www.styleinthecitymixer.com for Sponsorship Opportunities, to purchase tickets, and for additional details. We look forward to seeing each of you on the Red Carpet!

 Bisous, Brittany Michèle

Khaki Green

IMG_3170IMG_3167IMG_3147IMG_3163 IMG_3144IMG_3153 IMG_3154IMG_3146Jacket: Romeo & Juliet Couture from Off 5th, Dress: Gap (Try this), Necklace: Target, Wedges: Dolce Vita from TJ Maxx (Similar Dolce Vita Wedges), Bracelet: Nordstrom Rack (Similar), Purse: H&M, Ring: Bauble Bar, Watch: Michael Kors

Happy Friday All My Beautiful Fashionistas!

Khaki green is one of my favorite colors to wear for outerwear during the fall time. I am actually on the hunt for a khaki green vest right now, and cannot find one anywhere! If you all have suggestions as to where I can find one, please let me know! I bought this jacket in February before my trip to Boston, and it has become a fall staple for me. I love that it has the black leather sleeves and that I can pair it with so many different looks that are casual or even dressed up!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I will talk to you all soon!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

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