| Getting real |

Let’s be real girls. Let’s be perfectly honest. I’m a full time working mom and don’t have much time for myself. Not only do I teach little 1st graders during the day, but I am also my girls’ teacher too. I’m soooo busy. It all never ends! My quiet time that I look forward to without having to talk or answer anyone, is when I lay my buttttttt down on that couch with a blanket in the dark and my tv shows playing in the background and. just. VEG. out. on Instagram, Pinterest, bloggin, or reading on my Nook (which is my new favorite thing ever. just saying)….

I’m doing this bloggin gig as a “hobby” as my husband calls it. “I surf and workout and you do your little blog and you take pictures of your self.” Well yes…., Ryan you nailed it. Yes, I do that… I have totally come to realize that yes, this blog is totally a hobby and I’m loving being creative when I can and doing something that I like, for me!!! It gives me an excuse to play dress up since I don’t have much time to really get dressed up! Fashion is a love for me as well as writing….So I encourage you all to do what you enjoy. It’s nice as a full time working mom to do something for yourself!!!

Ok, for this post I was basically scrolling through my Pinterest board in my closet thinking what I could Pin+DO. It’s totally fun! Helps you to really think about what your wearing and not just randomly choosing an outfit. You girls have to join me on a challenge one day!! Would you?????? Should we have a challenge? Whose in?..

Top |@shopstreetchic|
Skirt |@brickyardbuffalo| I don’t know what IG though!!!!!!!!
Shoes |Forever21|
Sweater + Lace Bandeau|Nordstrom|

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| Kimono love |

I have a thang’ for kimonos these days….And this one. I’m. in. love. Love the lace and fringe together. Makes any outfit the cutest. Seriously, stock up on these hippie treasures next time you hit up your favorite store, I know I have! Dress them up or down. Possibilities are endless.

Get inspired. Be I N S P I R E D 🌸

Until we R e a d again girls….

Xoxo Brooke

|Kimono| Nordstroms {aster}
|Shoes| Nordstroms
|Leather braided headband| @littlekatedesigns
|Necklace| @arrowharte
|Name leather Bracelet| @cageandlantern
|Lips| Mac {candy yum yum}

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| which one? |

Have always loved blazers. There is just so many ways to wear them. With skinnies, boyfriend jeans, dresses, band tees.. I mean so much. Honestly if your style is simple, you need to get a black one, but even like my style a black one can funk up any look and also a pattern or even a colored one too! Just saying. A good ol blazer is a must.

After doing some late night pinning I fell in love with these looks.

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Loving the black on black look but also the red one too. So I checked out my closet for something I could whip up and busted out my black one that I’ve had for years from H&M… And my polka dot little number, from… Uhh not sure. I think from Forever and yes I’ve had it forever too. I’ll have to look. See these suckers never go out of style…. Get one or keep yours. Don’t let anyone throw them out or your bestie tell you too next year. I just couldn’t decide which one to wear so I decided to get a 2 for 1 look…..

Okay. So. I’m just in love with my new liquid leggings and these wedge sneakers. Sorry. Second post on them. I’m sure you’ll see them make more appearances. And I have to add that I was sick of my band tees soooooo I decided to raid my rather fashionable husband’s closet. {I’ll save a post on him for another time.} I came across this grateful dead tee. It’s a large. Totally worked. Especially with the blazer because it hid that baggy ness.

Which one do you guys like better??! I’d love to know!

Also, just love you all who have been reading and following. Your sweet words are so encouraging and mean so much. You never know when doing this if people care and or are digging it, ya know. But honestly, I do appreciate it and love you guys!!!!!!!! 🌟⚡️

Until we R E A D again loves……
Brooke xoxo

Blazers | H&M + ???|
Leggings + shoes | Nordstroms |
Head wrap + clutch | Nordstroms |
Tee | hubs closet | Target |
Lip | Mac {Ruby Woo} |

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| Lace, rock, + boho marriage |

I have been on a serious desperate lookout for a pair of lace shorts and I died when I found these suckers last week from Nordstroms!! You’ll soon know if you don’t already, that my 2 favorite stores are…. Nordstroms and forever21. My mom basically owns stock at Nordstroms and I tag along as much as I can with her…♡ I also had. A. Panic. Attack when I tried on these kicks and when I saw this dreamy floral kimono. All 3 were a match made in heaven.

Let’s talk shoes. These wedge sneakers are so amaze. They are a new line to nordies called Ash. Ummm, let’s just say they are a designer line and are not so friendly on the pocketbook. 😁 sorry ladies! the good news is they are on the anniversary sale right now!!! So with some gift cards i could afford them and take them home. Thank gawweddddd.

Also loving my sequins and coral headwrap from @adashofsashbycristal. Both the girls got one too and they are so flipping cute on them!

Today’s pin inspiration look //

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Digging a kimno with shorts. Especially lace ones and a band tee. wedges also add some edge. ⚡️⚡️

Well… until we r e a d again loves,

Xoxo Brooke

Shorts, kimono, + shoes || Nordstroms
Headwrap || @adashofsassbycristal
Sunnies || Nordstroms

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| Liquid leggings. My new BFF.|

I’ve been searching for a pair of black liquid leggings and these beauties just came in the mail from Nordstroms yesterday. You need them. Stat. $28 I think and they are so comfy and so cute! Can be dressed down or up. It’s a staple, kinda like peanut butter.

I was inspired by these two pictures on Pinterest and I knew I could recreate it since I had a similar sweater hanging in my closet…. Something about this whole look. So cute and fun! Start pinning and DOing girls. I’d love to see what you do!!! Tag me so I can see! ⚡️🌟

Until we R E A D again loves….
Xoxo Brooke

Head to Toe , well expect beanie|| Nordstroms
Shoes | Steve Madden
Sunnies | Ray-bans
Clutch | boutique

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| Liquid leggings. My new BFF.|

I’ve been searching for a pair of black liquid leggings and these beauties just came in the mail from Nordstroms yesterday. You need them. Stat. $28 I think and they are so comfy and so cute! Can be dressed down or up. It’s a staple, kinda like peanut butter.

I was inspired by these two pictures on Pinterest and I knew I could recreate it since I had a similar sweater hanging in my closet…. Something about this whole look. So cute and fun! Start pinning and DOing girls. I’d love to see what you do!!! Tag me so I can see! ⚡️🌟

Until we R E A D again loves….
Xoxo Brooke

Head to Toe , well expect beanie|| Nordstroms
Shoes | Steve Madden
Sunnies | Ray-bans
Clutch | boutique

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| neon + band tee + floral |

Totally inspired with this pin. So flipping cute and effortless. When I pin outfits I pin stuff that I’d actually wear realistically and this I knew was something I could whip up in my closet!! A N D I have a thing with a band tees right now. They go with everythingggggg and are great with patterns too.

Until we R E A D again…..
Xoxo Brooke

Tee | Target
Skirt | @inspiredbytess
Green leather bracelet | @cageandlanteen
Shoes| Forever 21
Bag | Nordstroms
Lips | MAC Candy Yum Yum

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|Pin + DO|

Ok so I’m obsessed with Pinterest like the rest of the world. When I have time at night once Stella’s asleep and Caprice is watching Peppa Pig or whatever I veg out on the coach and start pinning beauty, classroom stuff, food and perfection. It hit me the other day to start creating the outfits from my boards to my closet…..

Be open to what you ALREADY own and take different styles and mix and match it all. I love mixing patterns and colors. The more the better for me. I do like some simple things but I gravitate to the edgy risky things a lot more than not. I was inspired by these 2 pins//

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Easy. Throw on a gray zipped up hoodie with a jean vest and a braid. I was also inspired to mix it with black leggings and tan colored booties. Loveeeeeee tan and black together! I took these two very simple looks and made it my own! Oh and it would. Have. Not. Been complete with out a flower crown from one of my besties Tess. 🌸

Follow me on Pinterest at brooke_brumback

Until we R E A D again….
Xoxo Brooke

Vest + top + sweatshirt || Nordstroms
Booties || Target
Flower Crown || @tess_made
Necklaces || @st eve jewerly + Nordstroms
Lips || MAC huggable commotion

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|Changes|

Ok here is my first blog post. I haven’t posted yet on this new little bloggy of mine. I decided to make some growing changes over here. I mean I now have no more binkies in the house…

I started this little INSTAblog with my bestie Holly last year and for those who have followed since day one you know we have changed things up a couple times already. Well, there is about to be one last change. Holly moved on to start her own interior design blog because that’s what she is passionate about. I’ve come to the realization that I would like to also pursue what i have been so passionate about ever since I could remember… Since I’m the type of person that wants to learn all about people I meet and I basically ask you 20 questions about the who, what, why… Well that’s about to go. down. If your into it, then keep reading…. “Let’s get C A N D I D”. As Guiliana Rancic my girl says……

So I’m the type of person that has fashion muses and I love looking at their pictures and getting to know them and imagining who they really are. I mean, I love reading a magazine and feeling inspired too. I love going shopping and seeing someone look totally cute shopping next to me with style that I’m like drooling over… Yes, I love being inspired and putting my own twist on it that makes it Brooke. I love when learn about a beauty tip or secret and where to get it. I’m always like oh yes, thank Gawddddd I learned about that lipstick, hair tip or knowing about those great shoes from target. Yes……. ///////////

My family calls me Simon Cowell due to my honest truth when it comes to my opinion on clothes. You want the truth. Ask Simon they say. I’ll tell you if it looks good or not. My friends and my mom have told me for years to do something with the fashion beast inside me that has been brewing for decades. But I’ve always thought “what makes me any different?”….. I was not confident enough to take a leap into something unknown such as an instaBLOG… for many reasons… that can be saved for another time..

Holly came to me about a year ago with an idea to start a mommy blog with fashion, beauty, kid stuff, arts and crafts etc… after i had finally gathered my courage to post my very 1st #ootd on my personal account the night I went to see Snoop Doggggg. PS. Best. Concert ever. Just saying. Anyways…..this brings me to N O W….this past year I have put myself out there for people to judge or like me. It has made me grow as a person and I am now ready to move onto a new phase into my life that is about me and my love for inspiration. @brooklynn_inspired will be M E in hopes to inspire you with style, beauty, tips, shopping finds and more. Still what I’m bloggin about now but tweaked some. I’m still ALL about mommy tips and sharing but the focus for this blog is my inspiration that can hopefully be reachable to you! I just love who have followed me on this crazy Picture + Typed path that I have created. I really hope you like it!! I love hearing your comments or questions you have for me whenever. However. Seriously. Ask away. THANK you for letting me be real with you and taking the 2 hours I’m sure it took you to read this. I think I’ll turn this bio into a book..?? Anyone wanna buy??….

Until we read again,
Xoxo Brooke

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