Happy Birthday To Me!

IMG_5748IMG_5697 IMG_5676IMG_5532IMG_5758 IMG_5600IMG_5515 IMG_5776 IMG_5591 IMG_57201 IMG_5737IMG_5605IMG_5508 IMG_5642Outfit: Necessary Clothing, Necklace: c/o Perry Street “Flora Crystal Necklace” From Rocksbox, Ring: c/o Margaret Elizabeth “Marquis Ring in Green Onyx” from Rocksbox, Heels: Calvin Klein, Cupcakes: Misha’s Cupcakes

Today is my 26th birthday! I am so excited to be celebrating another year with you all. 25 was a great year, but I know 26 will be even better. I am not going to lie, being closer to 30 than 20 is kind of scary. I feel like I am getting older by the second, and it is going by so quickly. What I will say is that I am enjoying every second of being this age and wouldn’t change it for the world! I feel like I am in my prime and have so much to achieve still, and that is exactly what I plan on doing.

For this birthday look, I decided to go with a two piece set from Necessary Clothing. I am a sucker for a crop top and midi skirt. As a curvier girl, I love the length of a midi skirt. I think it is flattering on women who are curvy on their lower half. And you know I had to add some bling for my birthday! This gorgeous statement necklace really topped off my look. Since I love this necklace so much, I want to share with you all my secret. It is called Rocksbox! If you are interested in an unlimited designer jewelry subscription, check out Rocksbox. And the best part, I have a promo code for you. Type in “brittanyxoxo” for one month free! You have until January 31st to use this code, so be sure to use it fast. I am in love with this system and I think all you fellow fashionista’s will love it too! Who wouldn’t want to wear gorgeous new jewelry every week?

This weekend has been full of quality time spent with family and friends. For me, that is an ideal birthday. There is nothing better than celebrating a new year with the ones you love most.

I hope you all had a great weekend and thank you for sharing another year of life with me! Please come back and visit for some more fashion posts! Talk to you all soon!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

{Ivory}

IMG_5346IMG_2681IMG_5413IMG_5393IMG_5359IMG_5402IMG_5362IMG_5418IMG_5349IMG_5394Dress: Gift from South America (Try this), Heels: Nine West From Nordstrom Rack, Necklace: L. Rain Boutique, Clutch: Linell Ellis 

A few years ago, my grandmother brought me this ivory crocheted dress back from her trip to South America. I wore it once many years ago, and recently rediscovered it. She told me that it was handmade by locals and that made it even more special for me. This is definitely a dress that is timeless and I will cherish forever in my wardrobe. The ivory color is perfect for the Miami weather and really is a great summer and spring dress.

I am really looking forward to this weekend. I turn 26 on Sunday and I have dinner plans every single night! I know this year will be a great year and I hope it brings a lot of success and growth. I plan to work harder than before so that I can get to where I want to be. Lately, I have been feeling very motivated to reach for my goals and not let my fears get the best of me. I challenge you all to do the same. As I get older, I am realizing that every day is not promised, so as cliche as this sounds, we have to live life to the fullest. I don’t ever want to regret not taking a risk or being to scared to do something. This year, I plan to challenge myself in hopes that I achieve all the things I set out to do.

I thank you all for visiting with me today and reading my blog!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

{So Bright, I Have To Wear Shades}

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This past week in Miami, the weather has been beyond gorgeous. We are having a very small cool front, meaning the temperature has dropped into the 70’s. When it is sunny and in the 70’s with the wind blowing, it doesn’t get any better. The only thing that you need in this type of weather is a great pair of sunnies. How fabulous are these Quay Australia sunnies in “My Girl“?

My friend recently told me about this company, and I have to say, I want every single pair of sunglasses they offer. What I am most looking forward to is that Quay (pronounced “Key”), is about to release a line with Shay Mitchell (of Pretty Little Liars). And who wouldn’t want to wear the same shades as Shay…. she is absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to see what the collaboration looks like. I am sure I will be purchasing a pair, given that I love every pair of sunnies Shay wears on her Instagram as of late.

I hope you all are having a great week so far. I can’t believe this week is going by so quickly! Oh and I forgot to mention, it is my birthday on Sunday! I am sad to be another year older, but I am sure this year will be a great year! Thank you so much for stopping by and I will talk to you all soon.

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

A Chic Jumpsuit

IMG_5041IMG_5078 IMG_5058 IMG_5017Jumpsuit: H&M (Try this!), Heels: Nine West from Nordstrom Rack (Similar Here), Clutch: Linell Ellis, Necklace: Amazon fashion

It has been impossible for me to find a jumpsuit that fit me properly. I have quite a long torso and legs, so everything was never the right size. Until I found this baby here! I went into H&M about a month ago to look for an outfit for my boyfriends holiday office party. When I tried this black jumper on, it was a match made in heaven. I was so happy to have finally found a jumpsuit that finally fit me perfectly.

What I love about this look is that it is super chic, but extremely comfortable. And I am all for making my life easier. A jumper is like a dress; just one piece that you have to accessorize. I paired my look with a nude pair of heels and a statement necklace, and the look was complete.

Have any of you had the same experience as me, where you are dying to find a clothing item, but everything seems to be the wrong size or fit?

I hope you all had a great day! I will talk to you again soon!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

Hunter Rain Boots

IMG_4908 IMG_4925 IMG_4933 IMG_4941 IMG_4947 IMG_4964 IMG_4999 IMG_5014Boots: Hunter, Blouse, Leggings and Bag: H&M, Jacket: TJ Max, Necklace: Purple Peridot

When I was in college, I remember seeing so many girls with Hunter rain boots. I think that may have been the first time I discovered them. In South Florida, I never saw people wear rain boots, so Hunter boots were definitely new for me. After looking into them online, I always thought they were so cute and practical, but could never justify buying them. Now I realize I was missing out. These Hunter boots are really a good shoe for all women to have. In all states, at some point it rains, so why not have a fun pair of boots to put on if it does. I am in the market for their socks to go inside to keep my feet warm (not like I need that here in Miami), and will most likely be purchasing them soon.

What are your favorite color Hunter boots? I think if I was to buy a new pair, I would get either red or black. But I have to say, I love them all.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you all had a wonderful day!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

BLUMOSS Bikini

IMG_4805IMG_4829IMG_4812IMG_4851IMG_4862IMG_4806 IMG_4865Bikini: c/o BLUMOSS, Arm Jewelry: c/o  VidaKush, Hat: Target, Sarong: (old)

As many northerns are bundling up for the below freezing weather, here in Miami, I get to wear my bikini to the beach and pool! To enjoy the warm weather, I decided to wear my new BLUMOSS “Carena Halter Bandeau” bikini in the color Lagoon. This color is the perfect shade for the warmer seasons because it amplifies a good tan! I wanted to pair my ViaKush arm jewelry with this bikini because of the beautiful gold emblems in the center of the top and on the back of the bottoms. I just love the gold touches and think that it adds a bit of glam to the swimsuit.

I do really love the shape of this halter top. I think it is extremely flattering for all chest sizes because of the ruching. If you are in the market for some bikinis, I definitely think you should give this one a try. The fabric is extremely breathable for this Miami heat, the top features removable cups, and the bikini itself is fully lined front and back.

I hope you all had a wonderful start to your week. If you are planning a warm vacation, be sure to go visit BLUMOSS, and browse all of their fabulous swimwear! I will talk to you all soon.

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

NYE: Statement Necklace vs. Statement Earrings

IMG_4539IMG_4553 IMG_4528 IMG_4519IMG_4514 IMG_4513 IMG_4507Necklace: Purple Peridot, Earrings: Vince Camuto from Nordstrom Rack, Skirt: Nordstrom Rack (Try this), Blouse: Forever 21, Flats: Lola Shoetique

When deciding what to wear for New Years Eve, it can be a bit difficult to decide what accessories to go with. So I decided to post a look featuring 1) a statement necklace 2) statement earrings. Personally, I tend to go with statement necklaces 8 times out of 10. But there are those rare occasions that I will pull my hair up and want to show off some earrings. What do you prefer?

You won’t go wrong with either options, so have fun playing with your jewelry this New Years Eve! It is the perfect holiday to bring out your favorite bling. My advice, if you are wearing your hair up, go with the statement earrings. If your NYE look shows your décolletage, then a statement necklace is the way to go!

Have a safe and fun New Years everyone! I cannot wait for what 2015 brings! Until next year.

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

A Glamourous Holiday Makeup Look

IMG_4496Today, I wanted to share with you all how to get a holiday makeup look that is great for Christmas or New Years Eve! Above you will see the completed makeup look. Now I will walk you through all of the steps.

IMG_4408IMG_4411First, I applied my Rimmel concealer, my Anastasia Beverly Hills brow duo, and then my L’Oreal loose powder all over my face. I spend a lot of time buffing in my powder for a flawless finish.

 

 

IMG_4416IMG_4432Next, I contoured my face with my Rimmel bronzer and placed it on my cheek bones and forehead (Any that the sun would naturally hit my face). Then I added my favorite Milani blush in a coral shade to add some color to my face.

IMG_4448IMG_4443I picked my favorite MAC taupe colored eyeshadow and applied it all over my lid for a more smokey yet natural eye look. Also, be sure to place a light shade on your eyebrow bone so that you define your eyebrows.

IMG_4462IMG_4467I then applied my favorite NYC liquid eyeliner and created a cat-like line to make my eyes appear larger. I topped off my lashes with my new favorite mascara from L’Oreal, their Teleoscopic line, which is extremely buildable and gives my lashes great length!

IMG_4481IMG_4473Lastly, I selected my all time favorite red lipstick by MAC called Russian Red to complete the look. This red is perfect for the holidays and just the right color for Christmas time!

I hope you all enjoyed this makeup tutorial! It is perfect for the holidays, so I hope that you can try it out today for Christmas day or for New Years Eve! Please tag me on Instagram if you do try this look!

Merry Christmas everyone! I love you all very much.

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

 

 

Christmas Wrapping!

IMG_4566 IMG_4622IMG_4612 IMG_4616IMG_4611Leggings: Lysse, Blouse: Unknown, Slippers Vera Wang from Kohls, Necklace: Target, Scissors: Nate Berkus for Target, Markers: Sharpie, Gift Boxes: Anthropologie

Merry Christmas Eve all! I am currently last minute shopping, wrapping and cooking! Here is a look at some of the gifts I started to wrap over the week. I purchased my wrapping paper from Home Goods, because they have a beautiful selection of wrapping paper. And all of those adorable small boxes… they are from Anthropologie! I am innamorate of the boxes and their tags. They are the perfect Christmas boxes and I know all my family will love them. That is my biggest tip for you all. When you are purchasing gifts at the store, be sure to ask for their gift wrapping, whether it be a box, tissue paper or tags to write names on. 9 times out of 10, each stores brings in their holiday wrapping products during December. And even if you don’t use them for that gift, you may be able to use the products on another gift you purchase.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas Eve! Talk to you tomorrow!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies!

IMG_4672 IMG_4691Without fail, two to three times a week, my boyfriend asks me to make these delicious chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is the first recipe I have found that makes the perfect chocolate chip cookies! I have finally mastered just the right amount of time to keep them in the oven so that they are slightly lighter (like I like them) and a bit crispy on the edges (like Tyronne likes them). If you are going to be heading to a holiday party, or need a dessert to bring over to your families house, give these babies a try!

Here is what you will need:

1 1/4 cups (6 1/2 oz./200 g) unbleached all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup (1 stick/4 oz./125 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz./105 g) firmly packed light brown sugar

6 Tbs. (3 oz./90 g) granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups (15 oz./470 g) semisweet chocolate chips (I like to use Mini- Chocolate chips! I think they make the cookies taste better)

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth, for about 2 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until blended. Slowly add the flour mixture and mix just until incorporated. Switch to a wooden spoon and stir in the chocolate chips. Using a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon (I use a Tablespoon measuring spoon), drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the dough mounds 2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies, 1 sheet at a time, for 9 and a half minutes (if you like them slightly lighter like me). If you prefer them to be a bit more brown and crispy, keep them in for 10-11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely. This makes about 20-25 cookies.

I have also put red and green M&M’s in this batter for a more festive look, so feel free to do that as well! Let me know if you give them a try!

Bisous, Brittany Michèle

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