Packing Guide for Chicago and Destination Kohler

Packing Guide for Chicago and Destination Kohler

I can’t believe we are finally going on a vacation this summer! Because of our housing drama, we were forced to cancel all of our trips this summer except for one…of course it is a golf trip, but regardless, I am excited to travel and get out of the Texas heat for a few days.

This weekend we will be going to Chicago for one night and Destination Kohler for a few days so my husband, dad and a couple of their friends can have a Ryder Cup Style golf tournament with one another. Thankfully, my mom and sweet Charlie are coming on the trip too. We plan to do an architecture river cruise and dinner in Chicago and lots of spa time, walking and water activities while we are in Kohler.

Since the vibe of this trip is relaxation and fun dinners, I’m bringing mostly casual clothes with a few fun pieces for our dinners. I am also so excited to read my new book, Golden Girl, written by the “queen of beach reads” Elin Hilderbrand. Of course we will be on the shores of Lake Michigan, but that counts as a beach, right?

Stay tuned next week for my travel guide to Chicago and Destination Kohler!

XO,

Brit

Spring and Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

Spring and Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

It seems that weddings are back in full swing which means you’ll need a refresh on your wedding guest attire. After more than a year of cancelled weddings and delayed engagements, it is so exciting to think about celebrating with loved ones and having weddings again.

A major wedding trend I’m seeing for this summer is the destination wedding, which I love! I’m all for traditional weddings, but destination weddings allow you and your guests let your hair down a bit more and you all get to enjoy a vacation together. For a destination wedding, I like to wear fun, elevated maxi dresses…here are a few I would wear if I were going.

Save: Blue and White Striped Maxi Dresses Moderate: Mint Green Staud Maxi Dress Splurge: PatBo Blossom Cutout Gown

Another wedding trend for this summer will be intimate daytime weddings held outdoors. For this occasion, I think wearing a beautiful sun dress is the best option. I love sticking to pastels for weddings, but since it’s summertime, maybe throw in a subtle pop of neon too.

Save: Baby Blue Dress Moderate: Lavender Midi Dress Splurge: Neon Midi Dress

For a more traditional wedding, I think the most popular dress code is cocktail attire. I can’t even remember the last time I wore a cocktail dress so it was so fun to look through cocktail dresses today. Here are a few I would wear for a wedding this summer.

Save: Hot Pink Zara Slip Dress Moderate: Periwinkle One Shoulder Midi Dress Splurge: Johanna Ortiz Tribal Dress

Now for black tie…if you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I loathe reading “black tie” on an invitation. Not because I don’t love getting dressed up, but because it is often misinterpreted. Nine times out of 10 when you are invited to a black tie wedding, most of the female guests are just dressed in really nice cocktail dresses and you show up in a gown and feel like a fool. BUT for the one time out of ten that guests are actually in gowns, I live for that wedding and I am here for it.

Just as an aside to all brides…please don’t say you are having a black tie wedding if it isn’t super formal! It is really confusing to guests and pretty unnecessary. So if your wedding starts before 6 p.m. or isn’t a formal seated dinner, consider putting “elevated cocktail” as your dress code.

Now back to ACTUAL black tie or white tie wedding guest dresses…. here are a few of my favorites that I would love to wear this summer! Let’s start with this beautiful blush number by Katie May. I love Katie May because her dresses are made well, look amazing and come at an even better price point. If you’re wanting to spend a bit more, I also love formal dresses by Chiara Boni La Petite Robe. They come at a moderate price point and look amazing on all body types. Now, if you’re wanting to SPLURGE…take a look at this citrus inspired gown by Oscar de la Renta!! I mean, it is the dress of my dreams. If I had been invited to a fancy wedding on the Amalfi Coast in Italy this summer, I would definitely be showing up in this.

Save: Blush Gown Moderate: Floral One Shoulder Gown Splurge: Oscar de la Renta Lemon Gown

Are you going to any weddings this spring or summer? Which dress code is your favorite?

Leave me a comment and let me know!

XO,

Brit

Moda Operandi Summer Sale Takes 75 Percent Off of Designer Favorites

Moda Operandi Summer Sale Takes 75 Percent Off of Designer Favorites

Moda Operandi, the premier online retailer bringing trunk shows into the 21st century is having one of their biggest sales of the year! Some of the most-loved styles from this year are now 75 percent off.

This is one of my favorite sales from the whole year because Moda has some of the best and most unique designer pieces online. In my opinion, their selections are heads above their competition. The only problem for me is that sometimes their prices are too…so whenever they have a sale, I am all over it!

Dresses

1. Red and Blue Pom pom Hat 2. Loewe Sweatshirt 3. Classic Missoni Head Wrap 4. Pink Striped Missoni Head Wrap 5. Loewe Blue and White Poplin Shirt 6. Black D&G One Piece 7. White Brandon Maxwell Bodysuit 8. Prada T-Shirt Mini Dress 9. Blue Bow Embellished Sweater 10. Pink One Piece 11. LoveShackFancy Colorful Sweater 12. Pink and Red Veja Tennis Shoes 13. Pink Brandon Maxwell Bodysuit 14. Roxanne Assoulin Bracelets 15. Tan Canvas Espadrilles 16. Green Alexis Midi Skirt

1. Red Silk Saloni Midi Dress 2. Pink Puff-sleeve Gown 3. Blue Silk Ulla Johnson Dress 4. Orange and Pink Striped One Shoulder Saloni Gown 5. Silver Brandon Maxwell Crop Top 6. Silver Brandon Maxwell Skirt 7. Roxanne Assoulin Purple Earrings 8. Green Silk Brandon Maxwell Gown 9. Blue Tulle Vera Wang Gown 10. Blush and Black Silk Floral Cocktail Dress 11. Green Silk Saloni Midi Dress 12. Crystal Embellished Black Mules 13. Silver Tabitha Simmons Heels

Happy shopping, loves!! Leave me a comment and let me know what you end up getting!!

XO,

Brit

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

Nordstrom Sale Takes 60 Percent Off of Spring and Summer Favorites

Nordstrom Sale Takes 60 Percent Off of Spring and Summer Favorites
  1. Eyelet Mini Dress 2. Omaria Long Sleeve Minidress 3. Kelsey Clip Dot Sundress 4. Cora Floral Tile Silk Shirtdress 5. Floral Silk Shirtdress 6. Enzo Wrap Dress 7. Print Pleated Top 8. Lindsay Stretch Twill Crop Pants 9. Mirabel Straw Hat 10. Trillium Imitation Pearl Pendant Necklace 11. Acot Linea Sneaker 12. Cashmere & Silk Wrap 13. 49mm Square Sunglasses 14. Simi Stripe Skirt 15. Nuluu Tie Ankle Pants

What a fun surprise we got this week with Nordstrom offering up to 60 percent off of selected styles! Unlike a regular sale, they are offering major discounts on new merchandise that will be perfect for spring and summer through May 3rd! In this post I have rounded up my favorite items from the sale.

Many of these items are also great Mother’s Day gifts, *hint, hint* so make sure you check them out soon to get them by May 10th.

What are you loving from the Nordy sale? 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