Brit’s Picks

Brit’s Picks

What a week it has been, friends! It is always kind of crazy coming back from vacation, but it feels like this week has just blown by! Although this week has been fast, it has also been filled with some amazing sales…from Tory Burch’s Semi-Annual Sale to Net-A-Porter’s major sale, we are in store for some great deals as we head into summer and I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites on the blog today.

For my picks this week I have to start right off with these pearl sunglasses. I ordered them in April and I just got them in the mail on Monday…I have not stopped wearing them and everywhere I go, I get SO many compliments!! From the dry cleaners to lunch with my girlfriends, everyone loves these sunglasses and are blown away when I tell them I got them from Amazon for $13.99!!

1. Pearl Sunglasses 2. Tory Burch Polka Dot Dress 3. Tory Burch Fish Earrings 4. Sisley Black Rose Cream 5. Zimmerman Dress 6. Ulla Johnson Maxi Dress 7. Ulla Johnson Ruffle Top 8. Pink Free People Dress 9. Lisa Marie Fernandez Bikini
10. TKEES Lace Up Sandals 11. Ganni Midi Skirt  12. Corkcicle Canteen

I am also so excited about the Tory Burch sale this week. Tory Burch clothing is some of my favorite–it is so well made, effortlessly chic and flattering. I do think her prices are a bit steep, but as soon as her clothes go on sale, I snatch them up! I am in love with the navy blue and white polka dot dress and these fish earrings are to die for! A couple of years ago, I bought a similar set of earrings from her, but they are gold dragonflies and I’m hoping I will love these fish just as much. They are such a steal at $75!

Pictured here on New Years Eve 2018 wearing the Dragonfly Tory Burch earrings.

Net-a-Porter is also offering 50 percent off of hundreds of styles this week and some of my favorite designers are included in the sale! I live for Zimmerman and Ulla Johnson, but they are also brands I prefer to buy on sale. I am loving this peach Zimmerman dress with floral detailing, the cream puff-sleeve blouse from Ulla Johnson and this blue and white maxi dress from Ulla Johnson as well! They are all half-off right now so its a great time to buy and you have all summer to wear these beautiful pieces.

Aside from the sales, I have been crushing on this hot pink Free People Dress for a few Weeks and I think I just need to buy it! I am also loving the Tkees lace up sandals…I have a similar pair from Splendid that I bought a few years ago, but am in need of an update. If you are a Corkcicle fan, this confetti canteen is on sale at Nordstrom right now and is perfect for keeping your beverages cool in the summer heat. And last but not least, I have been using a sample of the Sisley Black Rose cream that I got a while ago for the past two weeks and I have seen a real difference in the firmness of my skin, it is a little pricey, but if you’re looking for a fabulous night cream like I have been, I would highly recommend this one!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

XO,

Brit

Brit’s Picks

Brit’s Picks

I think quarantine-time has finally gotten to me! I actually thought yesterday was Friday, but I’m back on track today and sharing my favorite items with you.

My favorite Zara dress this season is still available and I have been wearing it non-stop. I love this dress because it is light-weight which is essential for a Texas summer, it’s feminine and machine-washable so it is super low-maintenance. On the Zara website, it is not shown with a belt, but I’ve worn it with a couple of my own belts and I really think it makes the dress more flattering. I’ve styled it here with the Loeffler Randall Penny Knot Mules in rose gold. These shoes are worth the hype and they are currently on sale at Shopbop.

1. Staud Handbag 2. Zara Midi Dress 3. Haight Swimsuit 4. Roller Rabbit Robe 5. Cinq a Sept Top 6. Valentino look-alike sandals 7. LoveShackFancy Swimsuit 8. L’AgenceDenim 9. Honig Sauvignon Blanc 10. Loeffler Randall Bow Mules 11. Homesick Candle

I’m also loving this one-pice swimsuit from Haight–it is incredible. I have it in black and will be getting the white too. Because I’m 5’8″ I ordered the medium and it fits perfectly. This Roberta Roller Rabbit robe is perfect for summer and I’m loving the color.

During the summer, most of the clothes I wear are in light colors because of how hot it gets here. I’m loving this monochromatic look with the bow-sleeved Cinq a Sept top, which is currently on a major sale at Saks, paired with the L’Agence Marguerite High-Rise Skinny jeans. I bought a pair of these jeans a few years ago and they are one of my all-time favorite jeans. They are pricey, but totally worth the investment. Speaking of Saks, this adorable LoveShackFancy swimsuit is also on sale right now and is too cute for hitting the pool or beach this summer.

If you are looking for a new white wine, look no further than this Honig Sauvignon Blanc. At $15 a bottle, this wine is crisp, light, refreshing and honestly a great value for money. I have been drinking it for the past month and really enjoying it.

What are your favorites this week? I hope you all have a safe and happy weekend!

XO,

Brit

Back to Brunching

Back to Brunching

Depending on where you live, you might be able to go out to brunch this weekend! Here in Texas, restaurants started opening last week and this weekend, I am ready for brunch! I’ve already made reservations at Clark’s in Austin and I’m a little too excited about getting a frozen cosmo and oysters.

Since it has been more than two months since I last had brunch, I have already started planning my outfits for this weekend. From flowy dresses to pastel-colored shorts, I’m sharing my favorite outfit options for this weekend!

Pink Dress, Bucket Bag, Necklace, Bangle, Wedges
White Dress, Earrings, Clutch, Belt, Shoes
White Top, Pink Linen Shorts, Earrings, Pink Sunglasses, Fendi Bag, Bow Sandals

Are you brunching this weekend?! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the looks and how it is to get back into the swing of things!

XO,

Brit

Brit’s Picks

Brit’s Picks

  1. Beauty Bio Collagen Eye Patches 2. Yoga with Baye Tilson 3. Levi 501 Skinny Jeans 4. Juliette Collarless Blazer 5. Nars Afterglow Lip balm

I have been using the Beautybio eye patches almost every day this month. I love putting them in the refrigerator in the morning and then putting them on in the afternoon when they are chilled, it is truly so lovely. They are $40 for a pack of 15 patches and I know that seems high compared to Patchology, but when you break it down per pair, these are the cheaper option and I think they are a better product overall.

As I mentioned yesterday, I have been doing Baye Tilson’s yoga classes on Youtube and love them so much!

Wearing my Levi 501 Skinny Jeans at home.

The Levi 501 Skinny jeans have kind of a cult following and for good reason. These jeans are perfect for lounging around the house, but in a *slightly* put together way. They are also a little bit thicker than your average jean so they are very forgiving which is good for all of us right now. I have been wearing these at least two or three days each week and love them.

I ordered the J.crew Juliette Collarless blazer in white the other day and am so excited to get it! I bought this blazer last year in an olive green color and it was perfect to wear to the office or out to dinner.

Wearing the Juliette Blazer in olive green for a day at the office last fall.

Many of you might remember the blazer was popularized by Meghan Markle last summer when she wore the grey version to the US Open. After that, it was backordered for months, but you can now get it in a few colors for $58!! I plan on wearing this all summer with dresses or with white jeans and a tee. I’ve learned that this style runs big so I would recommend sizing down from your true size.

I also highly recommend the Nars Afterglow Lip Balm. I probably use chapstick and lip gloss too much but I HATE having chapped lips. This lip balm is the perfect blend for me because it is hydrating and provides a little pop of color. I chose the color “Fast Lane” and it compliments my olive skin tone really well.

What did you think of the picks this week? Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorites are!

XO,

Brit

Staying Active at Home

Staying Active at Home

Working out has been a part of my daily routine since I was in high school and when the quarantine caused gyms to close, I was thrown for loop. Whether it is yoga, cycling, cardio kickboxing or walking, working out is essential for me to stay healthy physically and mentally.

During quarantine, I have gone on long walks every day and have loved discovering new virtual workouts. In Austin, there are a number of trails to walk on that have remained uncrowded.


Town Lake in Austin, Texas.

As far as virtual workouts, I have been living for Megan Roup’s Sculpt Society and Baye Tilson’s yoga Youtube classes. On the Sculpt Society app, Megan provides such a wide range of classes from dance cardio to sculpting and meditation. She also offers several different lengths of classes–from 10 to 50 minutes so you can squeeze in a workout even on your busiest day.

Baye Tilson. Photo courtesy of Baye’s Instagram account.

Baye’s yoga classes have also been amazing and they are completely free to view. She regularly teaches yoga at Black Swan Yoga in Houston, Texas. She has a great energy and also offers multiple class lengths so you can always fit it into your schedule.

Prepping for a workout at home in my favorite new tennis shoes.

For me, working out is always more fun when I have a cute outfit. I recently got these multi-colored Stella McCartney for Adidas tennis shoes on the Shopbop sale and am in love with them. They are lightweight, but provide enough support for the jumping required in many of the Sculpt Society classes. I have also been loving these scalloped yoga pants from Lululemon.

What are your favorite at-home workouts? Leave me a comment and let me know below!

XO,

Brit

Shopbop Sale Cures All

Shopbop Sale Cures All

I don’t know about you, but online shopping has been such a great escape for me during quarantine and right now, Shopbop is offering 40 percent off on more than 5,000 styles! Who knows what we might need a new outfit for in the next couple of months, but it is always fun to shop and try out some new looks! Below, I have added a few of my favorites from the sale.

  1. Macgraw Heaven Scent Dress 2. Marchesa Notte Sleeveless Tulle Halter Dress 3. IRO Sequin Sagria Dress 4. Ulla Johnson Bettina Dress 5. Le Kasha Asymetrical Dress 6. Banjanan Bulbul Mini Dress 7. Ulla Johnson Dhalia Dress 8. Temptation Positano Napoli Long Dress 9. Alexis Liberty Dress 10. Prabal Gurung Gingham w/ CascAde and Cutout Detail 11. FARM Rio Colorful Birds Maxi Dress 12.Anais Jourden Sheer Striped Lace Skirt with Side Ruffles 13. pushBUTTON Double Ribbon Mini Dress 14. XIRENA Billie Dress 15.Alexis Rosewell Dress
  1. Adidas by Stella McCartney Ultraboost S. Sneakers 2. Tabitha Simmons Heli Slides 3. Stuart Weitzman Marabella Espadrilles 4.Soludos Feathers Mules 5. Stuart Weitzman Soliesse Sandals 6. Vince Windell Sneakers 7. Loeffler Randall Birdie Ruffle Slides 8.Aquazzura Spicy Sandals 105mm 9. Soludos Flamingo Smoking Slipper Espadrilles 10. Giuseppe Zanotti Lav 80 Sandals 11. GANNI High Western Boots 12. Loeffler Randall Leo Twisted Circle Buckle Belt 13. Oscar de la Renta Flower & Imitation Pearl Earrings 14.Cloverpost System Earrings 15. Lulu Frost 14k Gold Pisces Necklace with White Diamonds 16. Maison Irem Mantra Woven Bracelet 17. Brinker & Eliza Cara Necklace 18. Lele Sadoughi Graduated Imitation Pearl Strand Headband 19. Lele Sadoughi Crystal Knotted Headband 20. Lulu Frost 14k Gold Virgo Necklace with White Diamonds 21. Santi Natural Clutch 22. Sophia Webster Patti Top Handle Bag 23. PAMELA MUNSON Petite Isla Bahia Basket Bag 24.Poolside Bags The Bobbi Ice Bucket
  1. Brochu Walker Kai Duster 2. GAUGE81 Casablanca Wrap Shirt 3. Marni V Neck Cashmere Cardigan 4. Markus Lupfer Mia Intarsia Lobster Sweater 5. MINKPINK Evening Knit Cardigan 6. Veronica Beard Jean Bea Short Sleeve Ruffle Tee 7. ALC Cassandra Tee 8. L’AGENCE Marguerite High Rise Skinny Jeans 9. Agua by Agua Bendita Alicia Bottoms 10. Le Superbe Tequila Flocked T-Shirt 11.Markus Lupfer Alyssa Sequin Seahorse Tee

I hope you love all of the picks! Leave me a comment and let me know which ones are your favorite!

XO,

Brit