7.31.2012

Family Matters

Now that I'm back in the South, I've been excited to visit my family more often. Being nearly 1,500 miles away was hard, especially during holidays and special events. I always have a great time with my family and it's never a dull moment with them. Having a support system and people who genuinely care about you and want more for you is hard to come by.

Our family gets together every year to celebrate history, love, and accomplishments. We decided to hit the Gulf coast for some sun (briefly) and relaxation.

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I feel like it's been forever since my last post! As some of you know from Twitter, I was in the process of moving (still unpacking) and now I can post more regularly. Hope your week is productive!

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7.23.2012

Shades of Purple

Have I ever told you my love for sunglasses? If not, I LOVE them! I seriously have a bunch in my car and at least three in my purse. So sure, I'd call it some kind of addiction. Of course they are helpful with the heat and sun, but they have become an essential to showing my style. 

I'm loving these Ray Bans at the moment. These are a mixture of cat-eye and over-sized lens. This shape is very trendy this summer. SmartBuyGlasses.com makes it so easy to find the style you want including the hottest trends right now.
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 Tank: F21 (similar) | Skirt: Express (Love this one!) | Sandals: Thrifted (Want these!) | Bag: Gucci (I want this one.) | Ray Ban Sunglasses: c/o SmartBuyGlasses.com | Necklace: c/o Versona Accessories (similar, similar) | Watch: Michael Kors

Had an amazing time this past weekend with family and friends. Lifestyle post coming up next on my weekend adventure!






7.18.2012

On the Scene: Chicago

Chi-town! Love this city. Sky high buildings, major traffic, great scenery, and of course amazing shopping. It kind of reminded me of NYC. Fast paced, fashionable people, and an amazing restaurant on every corner. Four days was really not enough. 

Since, I had heard good things about Topshop in Chicago, I made it a point to go and purchase some things. Didn't have my camera there which was a bummer, but you'll be seeing some pieces in upcoming outfit post. 

Well, I hope you all are having a good week! I feel like summer is going by so fast! 

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7.13.2012

Blossoms

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Shirt: H&M (Love this one!) | Shorts: H&M (Similar) | Shoes: Zara (I want these!) | Necklace: Aldo (Similar) | Sunnies: H&M (Love the cat-eye shape!) | ArmCandy: Aldo, H&M, Forever21

It's Friday people! Whoop Whoop!
Although, it's wet here, it's been VERY humid. My hair is hating it (as you can see the frizz above) and I've begun to understand why ladies LOVE hair spray in Texas (no offense). I've been on the hunt for a good one that doesn't leave my hair hard, gives a natural sheen and affordable.

Any who, this past weekend, I went to Chicago for a conference and had a great time. I'll be posting pictures of my stay there so be on the lookout!

 What are your plans for the weekend?


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7.10.2012

Inspired by Bloggers: Style Pantry

I love Instagram (Follow me! ==> @brillianceblog). What a brilliant way of showing pixels of everyday life through someone else's eyes as well as showing your followers how you see things. I've been inspired so much lately. Saw this look last week and decided to recreate this getup by Folake from Style Pantry.
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 This look is so casual yet chic. Wish I ever piece in this look. Especially the shoes!

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Shirt: H&M (similar) | Neon Jeans: Gianni Bini (similar) | Shoes: Guess (similar) | Bag: H&M (Love this one!)

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7.05.2012

Brilliant Brand: Versona Accessories + Giveaway

Last week, I got a chance to browse the new Versona Accessories store at Willowbrook Mall. Color coded displays, knowledgeable associates, and GREAT prices. I was shocked looking at the prices actually. Such cute pieces for such a great deal!


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WIN THIS NECKLACE + EARRINGS COURTESY OF VERSONA ACCESSORIES!

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7.03.2012

The Mister and I

Today the Mister and I share the best moment of our lives. For there are many, many, many more years to come.

Happy Anniversary to us! :)

All photos in this post are taken by Kathy Stephens Photography.

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Wedding Dress: Similar | Shoes: Similar | Earrings: Similar

All photos in this post are taken by Kathy Stephens Photography.



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