Monday, June 27, 2016

Balancing an Eccentric Piece

| Alligator print options: Tank Top /Blouse /Dress | My exact skirt: here | 
| Flatform Espadrilles: here | Dagne Dover Bag: here | My necklace is: wildairco | 
What do you call an alligator with GPS..? 
a navi-gator! Ha! 
Okay, okay- let's get serious because I'm seriously obsessed with this look! 
I think it's important to step outside your comfort zones every now and then and take a chance on something you wouldn't usually gravitate toward. 
Stepping outside my comfort zone is fun for me, because it forces me to be more creative with my looks. It's important to make sure that even though you branch out- the outfit you're wearing is still true to you. 

With that being said, I would not usually gravitate toward this alligator print top.. but I'm glad I did! It's super fun and kind of edgy, which is something my closet lacks. 

When I was putting this outfit together I decided to make sure I incorporated closet staples and go-to's ; like my jean jacket and nude strappy espadrilles. This added balance to the eccentric tank top and made the outfit true to my style. 
I added the yellow skirt to make the outfit girly, yet easy to run errands in. 
The entire day I felt fun, edgy and comfortable!  

I wanted to mention that this print comes in a couple different options and I'll link all of them below. 
So step out of your comfort zone this summer and take a walk on the wild side. 
It's fun and it really adds some spunk to your wardrobe! 
Until next time, 
see ya later, alligator! 
-C 

Friday, June 24, 2016

A Little Pleated Number


| Dress: Here |  | Flatform Espadrilles: Here | | Necklace is from H&M- not online yet! | 
| Jean Jacket: Here or Here |
Do you want to know my favorite thing about this dress? 
I love that I can wear it as a little mini dress or over jeans as a tunic. 
I pair it with distressed (duh) denim and sandals for a more causal look all the time! I've also worn it to my internship at the film school, I pair it with my beige jeans and throw on a cardigan with it and I'm good to go! Needless to say, the options with this "dress" are endless! 

I also should mention, I have been wearing these flatform espadrilles out! If shoes could talk, these would be begging for a break! 
Lastly, I don't know if you guys are fans of Desi Perkins or not, but I love her! I've been following her on Youtube & Snapchat for a hot minute now! She always "drapes" her jackets and I think it makes her outfits so chic! I've been "draping" a lot lately and I love it. It really does make any outfit a little more chic and I feel so Victoria Beckham, yaass girl!

 Give.it.to.me.
*Insert sassy emoji + hands clapping 

We have a lot going on this weekend & I'm excited to get the party started! 
I hope you guys have some fun things planned!
Let me know what you're up to in the comments below! 
Big Love & Extra T.G.I.F Hugs 
-C 


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Distressed & Extra Blessed!

First, let me take a second to catch my breath...

As many of you know, I'm currently juggling Whole 30, taking 18 hours of summer school and our family just welcomed a new little niece!
Sweet Camille was born on 6/13 at 7:51pm. She weighed in at 7.3lb and 20.5 inches long!
Both Mama & Baby are healthy and happy!
Our family is so thankful for all the support and we love each of you!



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Friday, May 27, 2016

My All-Time Favorite Hair Products + A Giveaway!

Sweet Friends, it's time for a giveaway!
This post and giveaway are long over due and I'm so excited to finally get around to it! I receive so many questions about what products I use and recommend, and I decided that there is no better way for me to prove how much I love these products than if I were to simply let you try them for yourself!
The giveaway includes: 
-Livingproof Perfect Hair Day Travel Kit 
-Redken Guts 10 
-Redken Pillow Proof Primer
-Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry
-Batiste Wild Dry Shampoo 
-A Leopard print Wet Brush 

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Current Skin Care Routine

Eminence Cleanser |Calm Skin Moisturizer | Gel Moisturizer  | Calm Skin Arnica Serum | Mario Badescu Drying Lotion | Jack Black Lip Balm | Murad Invisiblur Primer | Clarisonic Mia2 | Sara Happ Lip Scrub | Sephora Sheet Mask |
I'll be the first to admit, I slacked on my skin care for years! I used drugstore-cheapy- cleansers that kept my skin clear, but stripped my skin of all the nutrients and goodness that it needed. I was content with whatever kept my skin clear(ish) and didn't break the bank. 

However, about a year ago I was on snapchat and I noticed my skin had these little tiny bumps--not acne-- but almost clogged pores? My face appeared clear, but underneath it all  my skin was sensitized and abused! Abused y'all, I said it! 
I decided right then and there I had to start taking care of my skin. 

I now go in every month and get a facial, I use an organic (but concentrated) skincare line, exfoliate my skin regularly and I protect my skin with SPF (a lot of it!)

With that being said, let's get to the review...shall we? 

1. Clairsonic Mia2 I've used this bad boy for a couple years now and I love it! It exfoliates, loosens dirt and gently cleanses my skin. I also like that it's waterproof. I can use it in the shower or at my sink! Side note: I use waterproof mascara, so I always remove my eye makeup with the Almay makeup remover wipes prior to cleansing and exfoliating. These pads are oil free, which is a must for me. I hate the way oil feels on my eyes! 
2. Eminence Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser, Y'all shut-it-down! This stuff is so nice to my skin! This cleansers formula does not contain any water... Meaning, it's entirely concentrated with all organic ingredients that nourish and cleanse your skin! Go to your shower right now, take a look at your cleanser.. I bet its first ingredient is water. This cleanser is so concentrated that you only have to use a pea size amount! It lasts forever and it really cleanses my skin without making it feel stripped! 
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Monday, April 25, 2016

The Bravenec's Take Mexico + Vlog

Friends! I've missed you! 
As promised, here is a little snippet of our trip to Playa Del Carmen! Please understand, we are terrible "vloggers." Every trip we try and make a conscious effort to be a little bit better and I hope our work is progressing. Personally, I'm terrible at remembering to "capture" the moments; however, I really enjoy editing the footage. Our trip to Mexico was for a wedding, but we decided to stay a couple days after and celebrate our one year wedding anniversary! I can not believe it has already been a year, time flies. 
As always, I'll link everything for you guys to check out. 
I should have more content up soon.. I promise :) 
BIG HUGE I MISSED YOU HUGS 
-CB 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Embroidered Details & Fringe Benefits



| My kimono is old. this kimono is a cute option & this one is too  | 
| | Denim: FP "steel" here and similar here | | 
| Booties: here or here | Crossbody: here | 
I wanted to get this look up on Friday, but I got carried away getting ready for a girls trip down to San Antonio! I absolutely love San Antonio! I love the margaritas, the Tex-Mex, and the pretty lights on the Riverwalk. It's such a beautiful city! 
I wore this outfit last week for our SIX-YEAR anniversary! Yes, Bravenec and I have been together for six-years and I have loved every minute of it! We didn't do anything crazy for our anniversary, if you read my last post then you know we have so much going on. 
What I love most about this look is that I felt super cute, but not over the top. It also has a boho-tejas feel, which is my favorite. Not to mention, open toe booties are the perfect shoe for transitioning between seasons. The pair I'm wearing work for spring, summer, and fall! The color works for every season and the open toe makes them acceptable in the hotter months. I can't wait to wear them with a flowy-top and cute shorts! 
Happy Monday Friends!  
-C