Brittany Ann Courtney

Brittany Ann Courtney

A fashion and style blog for the lover of all things sunny and bright.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Seersucker & Summer Flowers

Seersucker Shirt Dress (more here & here) // Wedges (similar here & here)  // Louis Vuitton Bag (similar here

This summer dress is one that will be on constant repeat for me! I am huge fan of anything this blue color, especially when it has these tiny little seersucker stripes. It's a shirting cotton material, super light weight and breathable which is PERFECT for the hot heat and high temps! I had said to Pat I am surprised these flowers didn't wilt away while I was holding them-it was super hot when we shot these! I love how the hem is longer in the back, perfect for wearing all day long and you don't have to worry how you are moving or what the back is doing when you're running through the store! Haha, is this just me that thinks of these things?!
xx, Brittany Ann
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer WishList

Happy SUMMER!!! 
Today is the official start to summer and I thought what better way to officially bring in my favorite season than by rounding up my favorite items for the Summer! These items are a collective group from my favorite, easy to shop retailers. I have purchased from these stores over and over again (all through online of course) and have loved what I have bought the first time, I buy again and again!
Here's to summer nights, sun kissed tans and fruity tutti drinks!



 *My exact swimsuit is sold out but I linked similar ones in the below widget!*
Shop my summer picks in the below widget! Just simply click on any of the images below to be redirected to shop! 
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Franck Provost Hair Line


We have all been there, if you're having a bad hair day, then your day is shot, am I right? Hair is something that directly correlates with my mood. If I like how my hair looks, then chances are I am in a fabulous mood and I am loving whatever the day brings! Well, I thought I would share with you a new hair line that I have been trying out. Industry veteran and top hair stylist, Franck Provost, has exclusively created a line for Ulta Beauty. The line is designed to enhance texture, strength, moisture and protection- all without having to pay big salon prices and going to Paris itself to get these designer products! I have been using the product for the last month and a half.

My absolute favorite product? The Oleo Nutrition & Softness collection, the shampoo, conditioner & 3 in 1 leave in conditioner. This collection is made from macadamia, grape seed and avocado oil- ingredients that reinforces the structure of the hair fibers and help protect it for the sun. It's doing its job because I have noticed an increase in the softness of my hair and less break aways or "snapping" when combing my hair. One of my favorite hair styles are the soft beach waves. I have noticed that after showering and once my hair is dry, I can quickly wrap the hair around my iron (I use this one) and my hair curls easily and falls softly! I like loser, more wavy like curls latelly and using the Oleo Nutrition and Softness collection has certainly helped me achieve this look!

If you're a blonde, I highly suggest the Blond Shine & Highlight Shampoo & Conditioner. I have noticed that my blonde bottom and balayage pieces framing my face look much brighter. When you have this ombre and balayage color differences- I love this added feature from simply shampooing and conditioning my hair!

All of the product smells like higher end salon product. Who wouldn't love this? The line is super affordable, averages around $12-$14 per bottle and the way I think about it is, you get what you pay for. I have been one to grab a $5 shampoo and conditioner as I am running through Target like a hurricane, but honestly did any of those do anything for my hair? No, not really, except maybe just cleaned it but I didn't notice any other benefits or changes in the overall feel of my hair!

Treat yourself every now and then girlfriend! A good hair day keeps the anger away:-)
Thanks for stopping by!
xx, Brittany Ann 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

StyleLend Dress & Charleston Pink House


Dress from StyleLend (similar here & here) // Wedges // Clutch (similar here & here) // PiƱata Earrings (more here) // Mac Lipstick in "Candy Yum Yum"
Happy Monday everyone!
Doesn't it feel like weekends in the summer just zoom by? Pat and I didn't even do too much, but wow, here and gone just like that! We tried a different brewery in Winston, SmallBatch and we were able to sit outside with Ruby and our friends before the storm hit later that night. It's cool that   you can check SmallBatch's website (here) for what beer they have and see the percentage of supply that they have left. I think it's kind of cool, if you're a die hard brewery craft beer kind of person, you would probably be over the moon with that!

Have you heard of StyleLend before?  I rented this white dress above through them. This mission is to have less of an impact on the environment. "Rent me, save the planet". It was interesting to learn that fashion is the second biggest polluter in our environment. That when we purchase fast fashion items, we are supporting child labor, materials in clothing that doesn't decompose, landfill waste, chemicals into oceans and more. They have a really cool concept. When you have an event or a special occasion, we all want to look our best. But how often do we re-wear these items we go out and purchase for this big night? Why not save some money, contribute to a better environment and look amazing?!

It's super easy to navigate StyleLend. Browse their website to find your perfect piece. It'll be at your front door in two to three days, if you live in NY it can be there in a few hours (WHAT?! ). The items are yours to keep for a week or two and then once your time is up,  you ship it back (free) and the item will be dry cleaned. If the item happens to not fit you, then you don't pay! I think it's something different and really cool these women started a company combining their love for fashion and being environmentally conscioutious! Give them a try and you won't be disappointed!
We took these photos when we were in Charleston.  This pink house is actually under construction I can't wait to go back to Charleston and see what they have done as it it just astounding to look at.  I want to meet the original woman who chose the pink color. I mean, it had to be a female that picked the color...am I right?! This house sits right on the battery overlooking the water, just absolutely beautiful! All of my outfit details are linked in the above as well as similar dress options in the below widget. Summer is the perfect time for white dresses to show off your tan!
Thanks for stopping by,
xx, Brittany Ann 
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Gingham Dress in Charleston


Gingham Dress // Bangles // Embroidered Clutch // Wedges (old, these go with everything)// Lips "Pink Pigeon

It's Friday!
Whose ready for the weekend?! I sure am! These past few days have been a whirlwind and have been a bit exhausting. One thing traumatic that happened was that Ruby and my friend Caitlin's dog, Winnie, ate one of my chocolate protein bars. We had to call the Pet Poision Helpline (855-764-7661) to verify if any of the ingredients were dangerous to the pups. It turned out we wanted to play it on the safer side and had to induce them to vomit through giving them a small dosage of hydrogen peroxide. I about lost it. I get so easily upset when anything seems wrong with Ruby, this literally broke my heart. The dogs are 100% fine and afterwards Caitlin and I were trying to make light of the situation and we joked that Winnie and Ruby are like young best friends who got into their parents alcohol! At the time, however, our hearts with pumping and we were terrified. We didn't want to see the girls sick!
Moving on to something a bit lighter, this yellow gingham dress. LOVE. It's $35 and it's by the brand Boohoo. Boohoo is carried by ASOS so you might be familiar with the brand since I wear it often. They have trendy pieces at a great price and I think the quality is great. Do you remember when I wore this halter neck yellow gingham dress in Capri? I couldn't get enough of yellow gingham then so here I am today in a different size check and different silhouette. Oh, and I have my eye on this yellow gingham that I may be purchasing this weekend....I can't get enough of gingham! So classic and so cute!
It looks like it's going to rain for the next six days. Last Saturday we had all of our friends come over for a big pool party and now this weekend it's like womp, womp. I want to get some strong workouts in and maybe go see a movie! Living on the edge over here people!
Enjoy your weekend,
xx, Brittany Ann

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

GoGo Gift Bag: Women Entrepreneur Success Story

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's no secret to anyone in my family or circle of friends that I love a good present that is wrapped in the cutest wrapping with some ribbon and a bow. The cuter the paper and the bigger the bow;-) Sometimes, however, it isn't practical to have all of these supplies on hand and enough time to make it look just right. We have all been there, you run out the door and text "Im on my way". You were supposed to be at the party twenty minutes ago but instead you are at the store grabbing a gift, the bag and tissue in a mad rush. Well save our souls no more, Erin Borges, a mom and entrepreneur, invented a game changing product that has turned into a massive success: GoGo Gift Bag- the bag that BLOOMS!
These high quality, colorfully decorated gift bags has wings of tissue paper attached to the inside of the bag (front and back). The tissue paper is pre-coordinationed and literally styles itself in a super impressive way, all the while saving you time and money! After inserting your gift, simply fan one wing (left to right) then separate the ply (front to back) and watch it BLOOM for the ultimate gift wrapping delight in seconds!
Follow along in the below images to see how you will be able to conceal your gift, in the easiest, most convenient and cutest way with these patent pending gift bags!

Step 1: Insert your present into the bag. 

Step 2: Grab the each corner of the tissue paper and fan out.

 Step 3: Repeat step two on the other side of the bag. Grab each corner and fan out the tissue paper . 

 Step 4: Easy as 1-2-3! Separate the colors of the tissue paper to bloom. Make it look fluffy and perfect!

 Step 5: Smile because you just wrapped an amazing gift in 20 seconds! Out the door you go!

I like to switch it up every now and then on my blog. I want to share products that I love and use in my every day life. These will be one of them! The product is fast, reliable, affordable and beautiful! Done & done! I can't wait for my next party that I need to bring a present too! 
These bags are available online here and in stores nationwide at Cost Plus World Market.  Be sure to be on the look out for them in more stores by the end of the summer! Great success for Erin- I love it!
I know today's post was a little bit different but I feel so strongly about sharing other women's success. I feel very lucky to have been raised by my mom who is fiercely independent and bold. Tell my mom that she can't and she will tell you how she already did it. My Grandma was the same way. She would tell you she was doing something and if you didn't believe she would leave you standing in the dust. Both of these women shaped me to be independent and to never stop chasing after what I want. Maybe you are trying so hard for something and it's not working. This doesn't mean to stop but rather face that you are at crossroads and choose a different path to get there!  I love hearing success stories. I love hearing people's dreams. I love watching women rise to the top to stand among the men. Getting going girl! Get it!  I support you! I feel women are constantly up for scrutiny and we need to build each other up than put each other down. I would love to hear any inspiring stories you have about yourself or about the women in your life. Leave me a comment in the below or email me at BrittanyAnnCourtney@gmail.com

Enjoy the day!
xx, Brittany Ann

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