Brittany Ann Courtney

Brittany Ann Courtney

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

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Plaid Cardigan from Gray Monroe

Plaid Cardigan // Cami (similar here) // BlankNYC Jeans // Booties // Monogram Necklace // Clutch (similar here & here)  // Lips "New York Apple
Hello there! Happy Thursday! I'm sharing a new online boutique that I have recently discovered! This     plaid cardigan comes from Gray Monroe and you must believe me, it is so soft and so cozy. I was over the moon when it came in the mail and felt how soft it was! There is nothing that beats a cozy cardigan on a cold day! Do you have your go to pieces that you throw on as soon as you get home from work or out of the shower? I do, in fact, Pat and I joke that we live in these loved, cozy pieces and are surprised when one another throws an actual outfit on! Hey, you have to be comfortable when you are at home! 
Did you watch Hairspray last night? I saw this musical live in New York City when I was young, and then when the movie came out with Zac Efron (insert heart emoji) I watched it nonstop, so of course, last night we watched it live. It's always just so interesting to be taken back into time and to watch what was the norm of that time period. To see a group of people separated by a rope due to their skin is just mind boggling. I think we have come a long way as a society, however, it makes me think how can we come farther? Watching Hairspray last night has made me think I need to challenge myself; what thoughts do I have where I am quick to judge a person or a situation and classify it as not normal, or not good enough? Or do we justify something as a way to make it seem what we did or say was the "norm"? This world is filled with so many good and amazing things, we all need to remember that it's also filled with people of different colors, shapes, personalities, people with so many different talents and strengths! Take a moment to question yourself: Do you have areas in your life (or even your thoughts that live in your mind) of where you can insert more positivity and be more accepting of others and other things?
xx, Brittany Ann 

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Gifts Under $50

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Sometimes it is hard to start looking for a gift for someone because you don't know where to go or what each store has. You want your gift to be thoughtful, but you also have what feels like a million people to buy for. I have rounded up some of my favorite items for under $50! I hope this can help take some of the guess work out of what to buy and for who.
Most of these are actually under $30 which is even better! Who doesn't like to be cautious with money?
Happy Shopping!
xx, Brittany Ann 
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Strappy Deep V-Neck Top

This lace up knitted top from Express is a new favorite and should be on your must have list! I was so surprised when I received this top at how soft and cozy it is! I ordered it in black immediately! Lace ups have been a big trend for a little while now. The trend is certainly here to stay and I am glad about this! I think there is something super sexy and effortless about this trend, a peak of skin shown without showing everything! I would advise to wear this top with some jeans or long pants versus a shorter skirt, just to keep the amount of skin shown to a minimum....this plays into the whole effortless sexy vs. trying to be too sexy. 
How cool is this little doorway behind me? Its's the cutest and is actually quite random on this street in Winston. A favorite restaurant of mine and Pat's is catty-cornered from this doorway, we noticed it right away when we ate there and then later a friend of mine suggested we take photos here too! I was like, we are on the same wavelength! 
It's cold and rainy here today. I don't enjoy the rain and any temperature below 65 (even though I was born & raised in Pittsburgh, I can't do the cold!), so this day calls for Ruby and I to snuggle and watch some Christmas movies! 
 Happy Tuesday!
xx, Brittany Ann
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Black & White Holiday Outfit

 Blouse // V-Neck Cami //  Skirt /// Heels // Lips "Relentlessly Red"  // Clutch (old, similar here, here &  here) // Tassel Earrings (similar here, here & here) // Bracelet Watch // Fur Stole 

Happy Monday everyone! Christmas is only twenty days away! It's time to start thinking about what you'll be wearing for the special occasion, or what you'll be wearing for other Holidays and Holiday parties through this month! If your family is like mine, this look that I have on will be worn for Christmas Eve service rather than Christmas Day! Our Christmas Eves are always a bit more formal, starts with a lovely, lively church service and then is followed by food and family game night! Last year, Pat's family came over to my family's home, and I believe we will do that again! It's nice for Pat and I as we both grew up in the same town, we can then spend time with both of our families.

I am obsessed with this white bell sleeve blouse from H&M (it's only $18!) and since it's sheer, I paired it with my go to basic cami essential from Topshop. This cami needs to be every single girl's wardrobe, I wear it nonstop. This black sateen skirt from Express is ideal for any festive occasion. They have consistently been running 40-50% off so be on the lookout for that to get a good deal! I know I'll be wearing it over and over again, all you need to do is throw on a different blouse and you'll have a new look! How chic is this fur stole? I love to add this piece to my outfits during the holiday season. It's an instant showstopper piece, one that is certainly fun and beautiful! I really recommend you try one out if you don't have one already!
Have a lovely Monday!
xx, Brittany Ann 


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Friday, December 2, 2016

Cozy & Warm Winter Look



Basic Longsleeve // Plaid Scarf (similar here, here & here ) // Gray Wool Vest (similar here & here) // Ripped Jeans // Handbag (similar here)  // Velvet Flats // Lips "Relentlessly Red
Happy Friday my friends!
The weather has taken a dip here in Winston. It is freezing- literally 32 degrees this morning! I know I can't complain because it will still be almost 60 degrees today, however, taking my RubyBear out I had to bundle up like crazy. Despite being born and raised in Pittsburgh, I hate the cold and will never get use to it! This weekend, we are looking forward to just hanging out, staying warm and cozy in the mornings!  We have different plans to meet up with some friends which will be really nice! What are your plans?
I can't stress enough, how much I love this white long sleeve. It comes in multiple colors and is only $19. I most recently wore it in the navy and white stripe version here and then this outfit on my instagram here. The top is perfect for throwing on as a basic in every outfit. It has a longer hem in the front and the back which is perfect for coverage while you throw on a pair of leggings and head out the door! Once I find a basic I am obsessed with, I buy it in multiples because I know it'll be on repeat. You can't be the price either!
Happy Friday!
xx, Brittany Ann 

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