I’m so loving this dress from The Printed Palette … This is that kind of dress that can carry you through the seasons.. Wear with boots, booties, gladiators, sandals, heels, I mean it’s endless. I also styled it with a kimono and a bralette from Free People.
Meet Ashley. She is the winner from the giveaway I hosted on my Instagram a few weeks ago where she won 2 style boards. One her look, a #Uboard with my twist on it and then one board of my picks, #BrookePicks. I had so much fun doing this for Ashley! After asking her some questions I definelty had a good vision of where I wanted to go with this. I made sure to include pieces that could be mismatched into many different looks that are edgy, yet practical for everyday. She is a hairdresser, so I wanted to give her some looks that are still stylish, but professional for her career! I really hope she likes it! Ashley was so easy to style. I mean c’mon look at her!
1. What is your style in your words?
If you could blend relaxed/beachy/boho/biker chic.. I feel like you would get my dream closet.. im working at it! so random.. but I’m okay with the randomness.
2. What kind of outfits are you looking for?
I need more outfits for work! any color/style.. as long as I can move my arms, while I do hair.
3. Where do you shop?
I typically shop at F21, Royalie (boutique in Oceanside), Surf Ride, Captain’s Helm (consignment store in Oside), sometimes nordies/rack/brass plum..there are a few boutiques in Carlsbad Village that I love.. The Beat/ Blues&Shoes.. but I’ve always got my eyes open, anywhere I go. (I’ve found a lot of good stuff at Target, The Closet, Marshall’s/TJmaxx🙈)..
4. What is your spending limit for each board?
Part time mama, on a budget; would love to keep it under a $100 (if possible!!)
5. What are things you won’t wear?
I don’t like to wear anything that is uncomfortable or clingy.
6. What are pieces you find yourself always wearing?
I always have on at least one of the following: cut off shorts, kimono, ankle booties, loose/off the shoulder tops, flannels, pleather leggings, baseball tees. I found a pair of the leopard slip ons, that I love🙌 .. Converse/Vans shoes. pieces that can be dressed up/down and/or can be worn with anything.
7. Are you risky with your style?
Not so risky.. but open to options! I need help! I want a fun style!
8. Is there something you really want to see on your boards?
I wanna see stuff I like, with your fun twist on it!
9. Anything else you’d love for me to know??
I typically stick with solid colors (because it’s safe); and because of all my tattoos, I don’t want to feel like I have “too much going on”.. too busy. although, I love simple floral (mixed with something edgy, so it’s not too “soft/pretty/girly”), leopard print, and (most) thin stripes! I’m looking to go a little outta my comfort zone here! I’m trying to break away from being too plain. I feel like I just need a few fun pieces to spruce up my existing items.
I’m the type that needs a friend to be like “TRY THIS ON!” and I don’t think it looks good, even on a hanger.. but then end up falling in love with it in the dressing room.
So with Ashley, I felt she can totally rock the mismatch wear that I love. I also know that she likes solid tops so I made sure to include that and also add a little bit more color into her wardrobe. I am also a HUGE fan of color! Like she said she likes to play it safe, but I soooooo think she does NOT need to! 🙂
I also wanted to try to keep each board under $100 each and I wanted to find some stuff at some of her favorite shops as well. With these boards, Ashley has the options to buy some or buy all, but the items can be made into different looks when put together. My best advice…. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns together. It adds so much to an outfit and can give it that edgy fun look!
P.S.… As I am working on this post, Caprice is pointing to everything and saying, “Oh cute! That looks like you Mom!”….. I think that’s a good sign if my 4 year old likes it!!!!
I’d love to style you too…. Contact me so we can chat!
#Uboard^^^^ from left to right……
1] MoonDust Floral Kimono @ Royalie $46 2] Pink Floyd Album Tee @ F21 $15 3] Trapeze Cami @ FP $48 4] Free Swing Cami @ FP $30 5] Lace Cami @ Urban Outfitters $49 6] Malone Tribal Bells @ Top Knot Goods $30 7] TOMS Desert Cheetah Bootie @ Nordstrom $73 8] Vigoss Skinny Jeans @ Nordstroms $29 9] Marled Rugby Stripe Cardigan @ F21 $22
#Brooke’sPicks^^^^ from left to right….
1] Beatles Muscle Tee @ F21 $15 2] Simply Stated Felt Fedora @ Cotton On $17 3] Hooded Jacket @ H&M $20 4] Sequin Crop Camisole @ Nordstrom $39 5] Multi Tone Faux Fur @ F21 $41 6] Crochet Hem Bell Bottoms @ The Minted Exchange 7] Steve Madden Ponncho Bootie @ Nordstrom $130 8] Diamond Moto Jeans @ F21 $28 9] Velveteen Damask Kimono @ F21 $30
It’s November but still sunny and warm in San Diego so we decided to shoot at the beach this weekend. It is so crazy to know that it is snowing and freezing in other parts of the world right now, right?!!! I am totally waiting for winter to begin here, but for now I’m enjoying it!
For today’s look, I worked with my good friend Alex from Alexandra Heckaman Photography where she specializes in shooting lifestyle shoots to shoot some looks with The Printed Palette from Carlsbad. This tee is totally beach worthy….. obviously! I love the way Alex shoots with that crisp white blowout look…. so perfect for this Beachy Keen look! PS… Stella totally wanted in on the action too, oh and she’s wearing a TPP tee too!
Ok… So… as you know I’m a teacher and I love it, but I also love fashion. I did for a short minute consider going to school for fashion before making up my mind on getting my teaching credential, but I am sooooo not a competitive person and back then that’s all I heard about finding a job is that jobs are hard to find and very competitive so I chose to stick with something more secure. I don’t regret it, but I do have to say that I want the best of both worlds in the thousandssss of hours extra that I have!!! So, here is a little experiment or new venture that I will be testing out.
I always get asked to style my friends and family, help clean out closets, get texts of pictures of questions of what to buy, I love making boards on pinterest of outfits that I pinned, and I dream to walk onto a top photo shoot with racks of clothes and accessories and style the gorge models until I’m blue in the face. So lets start small people…. If you live in the San Diego North County area and you want some help in your closet, a fun shopping friend, a phone number to send shopping pics to, online style boards made just for you then we may be a match made in heaven! Email me and lets chat! firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a board I whipped up last night…. This may though get me into trouble because I added 2 things to my own shopping cart… eeeeeeeekkkkkkkk!!!
This look is all under $35 from my all time favorite store ever… Forever 21. Enjoy!
| ACDC Tee | | Ripped Jeans | | Vest | | Cross Body Bag |
There’s a lot of us, we’re all crazy, and as my mom says we’re an ever growing family. Every year we do Christmas cards that my mom sends out and we use that photo op to also capture our individual families for our cards too…. This is by usually having a friend or someone else take the picture, but this year we decided to go all out with a family photo shoot by who else but obviously my good friend Lauren from #laurenpollardphotography.
As you guys already know and I’m sure you’re following her but if not, you must follow her on her Instagram or her Facebook page because she is so incredible and so talented. Her photo sets are out of this world amazing. I always look forward to her pictures just to see how she captures all these families.
She works with her friend Leslie from @memoriesofferings to create these amazinggggg set designs. They are a match made in heaven. Seriously. If you live in the San Diego area, contact Lauren for an appointment!
Here’s some of the shoot!