Brittany Ann Courtney

Brittany Ann Courtney

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

Monday, November 20, 2017

Comfy Sweater + Thanksgiving Day Look

Lace Up Sleeve Sweater // Express Black Jeans // Charming Charlie Tassel Earrings // Mac Lipstick "Lickable" // Frye Black Booties (old, identical pair here for only $35!)

Happy Monday everyone! Can you simply believe that we are already in full swing of the holiday season? I am a bit stressed just thinking what all needs done in three days before Thanksgiving!  Pat literally just told me to relax when I said that to him out loud. He's kind of right, what truly needs done before Thanksgiving? Sure, the house needs cleaned, food shopped for, desserts baked but in all reality, the world will not end if everything isn't perfect. No one will remember if the rugs weren't freshly swept, it's more about taking time to enjoy your family and friends who come to gather. That's really true for any time you get together with friends or family. The importance is being present in the moment and simply enjoying! So...I keep reminding myself that. 

I absolutely love this little lace up sleeve number from Nordstrom. This brown color is so different from anything I own and I think it's a refreshing color from the usual creams, gray, blacks and burgundys of the season! I think the little tie detail on the sleeves are so cute and super fun! I love this new purple pink sweater here that I recently discovered on their website too! It comes in an oatmeal cream color which would be super cute with a festive bow or scarf! I also wanted to remind all of you that my favorite brand of jeans is Express! Their jeans fit true to size, stay up over my hips and have the perfect amount of stretch. You can wear them multiple times before they need washed to  form back to a tighter fit. This is key! Hahah! 

Thanks for stopping by!
xx, Brittany Ann

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Friday, November 17, 2017

New Thanksgiving Tradition at Home

Birdies Greenfinch Smoking Slippers // Distressed Jeans (On Sale for $50- my favorite brand for jeans!) // Basic White Longsleeve // Faux Suede Vest (old, similar here) // Mac Lipstick "Relentlessly Red" // Plaid Cozy Blanket (HomeGoods, similar here)

Happy Friday ladies!
How is it that in one week Thanksgiving will be over and we will be only a month away from Christmas?! This is insane!Isn't it crazy when you were a kid it seemed the holidays were never going to come and somewhere along the line of growing up and being an adult they seem to appear instantly? I'm over here like shoot I need to write my Christmas list and start shopping and watching sales for some items! Don't stress though, I will have you covered with some gift guides, blog posts, instagrams and instagram stories announcing sales and must have items for the Holidays!

In a world that we sometimes feel like we are surrounded by negativity, I've decided to start a new tradition for Thanksgiving this year. I am writing my "warmest wishes" to my closest loved ones. I feel more often than not we get caught up in the bustle and hustle of the season and we are left with comparing ourselves to those around us. What is she wearing, what did he get her for a gift, who made the better this or that, etc. I want to start the holiday season off on a positive note and let each of my friends and family members know why I am thankful for them and why I appreciate them.  I've said it before in this post, where I asked my girls to be my bridesmaids, that Pat and I truly feel so blessed to have such amazing people in our lives. We are grateful God has crossed our paths with our friends and are lucky we have stayed in each other lives. It has certainly taken me years to understand that not everyone you meet are meant to have the time and energy of a lasting friendship. I love the quote "Stop planting flowers in peoples yards who aren't going to water them". It's okay to not be best friends with everyone, this makes it even more crucial to tell the ones you treasure the most how thankful you are for them! 

Now what would be better than sending a card to your loved ones? Then telling them in person! I also plan on doing this over Thanksgiving with Pat's family and I most certainly plan on doing it in my stylish yet cozy Birdies Greenfinch Smoking Slippers. Birdies is a company that has created the ideal indoor shoe. Slippers with style, they complete your outfit while making you feel comfortable as you go about doing whatever you're doing in your home: entertaining, cooking, cleaning, snuggling, you name it and you'll look cute while doing it! I am now hooked on these slippers and I have my eyes on this black with leopard tassel pair! These would make for a great gift to your mom, grandma and even your best friend for Christmas! They fit true to size and I swear, you'll be happy!

Thanks for stopping by,
xx, Brittany Ann 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 Fall Winter Coats & Jackets


Hi everyone! The sun was finally shining bright this morning so I had no problem bouncing out of bed and starting the day! I know when I call my mom in a little she'll ask me what's it like outside and she will not be returning the same good news...that's Pittsburgh for you! 

Lately, Winston has had me in a funk. It's been super cold and dreary out. The ideal weather if you are a bear and need to hibernate! Not ideal for us! Thank goodness I got this cute Grid Wrap Coat from Chicwish. It's a totally different shape than a usual coat and I really like that. It stands out! Pat and I were trying this new cafe place out downtown (unfortunately, it was closed-weird hours!) so I had thrown on these comfortable leggings, my go to black booties and a simple black turtleneck long sleeve for underneath. The turtleneck I am wearing is $39 and comes in 4 other colors, including the white which I also have. I love these turtlenecks, they are super thin and super long. I think they are perfect for layering. They do fit tightly so if you need some extra room I would size up, but know they do stretch, they just lay very close to your skin!

Aren't the leaves pretty? As we were driving around I noticed some trees were already looking a little  dead. Sad. I wish Fall could last for 6 months and then Spring the other 6 months! You can't beat seventy degree days and full sunshine! This year Winston went from 80 degrees to 50 degrees real quick! Hahah! You'll noticed I had rounded up a few winter coats that are sure to make a statement this season. Most range from $75-$200. Add one to your Christmas List :-)

I have some pretty exciting things coming up for next week! Stay tuned!
xx, Brittany Ann 
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Monday, November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving Day Look for You & Him





Hi everyone! Happy Monday! 
I hope you all had wonderful weekends! Pat and I meant to pull our Christmas Tree out and start decorating our place, however, we decided it could wait one more week and we meant some of our friends at the brewery! We played Cards Against Humanity for a couple of hours and then there was a live band that we listened too! It was a wonderful evening!

I can't believe the holiday season is upon us! I thought today I would share what you and your man could wear for Thanksgiving! I loveeeeee this basic tee- it comes in five other colors and fits true to size. I am wearing a size medium for reference! I have this white one in multiples because I love having a clean tee to throw on under a good cardi! Speaking of cardigans...this one is from the online boutique Goodnight Macaroon. Have you ever shopped from them? I find their clothing to always be trendy, of good quality and fit true to size! They recently updated their online return policy so now it's really easy to make returns or exchanges! I am more likely to order from somewhere if I know I can exchange it for the right fit :-)

How handsome does Pat look? He is usually the one behind the camera taking photos of me and every now and then when I make him (I do ask him, lol) take photos with me he isn't overly joyed! I love his sense of style and he is really into Fashion, has always been into it. I love when we take these photos and I'm like you need to post it on instagram! Hahah! He follows a ton of fitness youtubers and instagram accounts and I'm like you should post similarly on your account every now and then! His military jacket is from Asos  an overseas retailer that is one of my favorite places to shop. I have their 2-day shipping membership and Pat utilizes it a lot too. He is always ordering something! He is wearing a size Tall Large- he is 6'2" and 195 pounds for reference! I'm giving you all the details so you can make a good purchasing decision for your significant other. Haha!

Both of our looks are something we would wear for Thanksgiving. I'll be sharing more Thanksgiving Day looks this week on the blog and soon I will be sharing Christmas & New Years outfits (say what?!).

Thanks for stopping by!
xx, Brittany Ann 
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

StyleLend Dress in NYC


Dress c/o StyleLend  // Chanel Bag c/o StyleLend // Similar Mules // Faux Leather Coat // Gold Bangle // Mac Lipstick "Chatterbox"

How in the world is it Thursday already? I feel like this week has flown by. Actually, with the terrible cold and rainy weather these past two days, I feel like Fall has flown by! I hoping clears up and gets warmer by the weekend!

I am excited to share this post with you today. I have teamed up with StyleLend, an online community of thousands of women sharing their coveted designer pieces for rental. The idea behind the company is simple: why spend money on purchasing something for a special event or occasion when you can rent a designer item, look amazing and save some money? We all have those wear once   special dresses and if you are like me, it irks you that you spent a fortune and you know you won't wear ever again. StyleLend is here to solve the problem. 

I took these photos while we were in New York and while they can deliver the pieces in a few hours if you are in the city, they can ship your selected pieces to you by your needed rental date. You simply go online, shop and schedule the delivery! I think this is an amazing company to utilize through out the year. With a lot of holiday parties coming up, you don't want to wear the same thing over and over again, but you also don't want to break the bank! Give them a try and you'll see how easy and wonderful it is to shop with them!

Thank you for stopping by!
xx, Brittany Ann

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