December 2016 | Brittany Ann Courtney

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

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks

Turtleneck Sweater // White Jeans // Plaid Scarf // Booties // Handbag (similar here) // Lips: Clinque Matte lipstick in  "Peony Pop"

It's that time of the year again- Nordstrom's half yearly sale! This is one of the best times to get great designer stuff on sale, as well as some winter fashion pieces you have had your eyes on, like this Free People cozy turtleneck sweater, it's now on sale for 50% off here! It's your turn to shop for yourself now! 
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year's Eve Outfit Inspiration

Blouse (old similar here & here) // Metallic Pleated Skirt // Michael Kors Heels (similar here)  // Kate Spade Clutch (similar here too) // Bracelet // Earrings // Three Finger Ring // Lips: "Candy Yum Yum
 I just love that the holidays bring together family and friends. Christmas is over (so, so, so sad) but New Year's is always a fun hoorah with friends and it is coming up in a few days! This metallic pleated skirt is a new favorite of mine and is perfect for the occasion. The possibilities of wearing it over and over again are endless. I would just switch out my top for a different blouse and change my accessories!  The punch of pink in my Kate Spade clutch just adds a little "pop" to my outfit, however, if you had just a black clutch,  I think you would still look super chic! I am a pink loving girl, so when I can add it, I do!
Half way through the week!
xx, Brittany Ann
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Activewear Inspiration for New Year's Resolution

Reversible Hoodie /// Leggings (Absolute favorite pair in the world) // Beanie // Shoes 
Hello! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! Ours was wonderful and it as so nice to be home!
With New Year's a few days away, Pat and I have been thinking about our "resolutions". Did you know that roughly only 8% of the people who make resolutions stick to them and accomplish what they had set out to do? That seems low, however, I can't even remember what some of mine were last year so I fall in that fail category! Pat and I talked about it and we are going to do something different this year. I want to create a "Goal's Board" & "Dream Board". We will write tactical, descriptive goals that we can accomplish in a set amount of time & on our dream board, it will be more vague goals that we have for ourselves in the next 2-3 years. We did this earlier in the year and are proud that we have accomplished a lot of our short term tactical goals! I think we fail when we are super vague and don't set a time factor to our resolutions! Make a change and put your own light at the end of the tunnel so are you motivate to stick with it and tackle your resolution!
Activewear is incredibly important to anyone's wardrobe! If I feel good in what I am wearing, I am always more motivated! I often say to Pat, no I don't need to spend money on that, however, Pat reminds me that I dress for the gym every single day. I can repeat more gym gear than work clothes or even lounging clothes. It's important to invest in some key pieces. I have linked below some great pieces that I believe you would wear over and over again. One of these pieces being these Lululemon leggings. They are by far the best investment piece of clothing I have bought in a long time. I wear these nonstop. They literally feel like you have nothing on, they stretch with you, they are perfect for long sweaters and boots, they are PERFECT, everyday use. Pat bought me a pair for Christmas last year and they have really lasted over this past year. They are just now starting to look a bit worn, but again, I wear these almost everyday from Fall-Spring, so I think they are amazing! I strongly encourage you to make these your one splurge piece to start the New Year in!
xx, Brittany Ann
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Neutrals for Christmas

Turtleneck Sweater // White Jeans // Plaid Scarf // Booties // Handbag (similar here) // Lips: Clinque Matte lipstick in  "Peony Pop"
Hello, hello! 
Week! Christmas will be here in three days! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and that may you spend your day with family and friends celebrating the birth of our savior. God gave us his son to pay the ultimate price so that you and I could have an everlasting life.  For any who believe in him, will have eternal life. I encourage each and everyone of you to pause and reflect. Give thanks to God and celebrate in the King. Have your family quiet down and say a  prayer honoring Jesus before you take a bite at Christmas dinner. Just slow down and enjoy this time. 
I wish you the merriest Christmas & may God bless each and everyone of you.
Merry Christmas,
xx, Brittany Ann
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Christmas Red Sweater + Favorite Jeans Sale

Free People V-neck Sweater // Jeans // Booties // Beanie (similar here) // Clutch (only $40 another similar style here)  // Cream Scarf // Necklace // Bracelet

Countdown to Christmas! Oh my good Lord, Christmas is a few days away! Can you believe it? I love the season's saying "it's the most wonderful time of the year".  Everything about Christmas is magical and uplifting, because truly, it's the one day of the year where we can be reminded once again the amazing gift we received, Jesus Christ, our Savior. It's so easy to get swept up in all of the shopping, holiday party hopping, finding the "perfect" gifts, but really when you take a moment to sit back and think about this day, none of the craziness matters. We already received the perfect gift, we were given God's one and only son who came to earth in flesh to endure the penalty of our sins. That little baby born to later pay the price of mine and yours sins when he was so innocent and pure. What a special day every Christmas is. If you're not a believer or maybe feel indifferent to the true meaning behind Christmas, I encourage you to learn more. Have your opinions, have your normal Christmas traditions but surely take the time to learn more. There has to be more to this Holiday than just the material goods that do not last. This is the day where we celebrate the birth of a baby who came to save us!
A quick note on my outfit. This Free People red sweater is so cozy and super soft. It comes in four other colors, I am for sure eying it in this creamy ivory color here. Also, I know I often talk about my favorite brand of jeans being BlankNYC;I love how they hug my curves and stay up on my hips. BlankNYC and Nordstrom are both having great sales on them! Their typical prices range from $88-$128, they are of fantastic quality, I highly recommend them, in fact, I swear by them!
Merry Christmas :-)
xx, Brittany Ann

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Last Minute Christmas Shopping

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I'm still amazed that Christmas will be here this weekend! I am waiting on one more package (it's Pat's presents!!) and once they are wrapped and tied with a bow, I will officially be done and ready for Christmas. Well, ready in terms of my gift shopping will be done. We have to pack and get everything into the car and then drive home to Pittsburgh to actually be ready for Christmas! Oh boy, I can not wait! Pittsburgh got some serious snow but with the warm front coming in on the east coast, it might melt before we get home. Either way, it won't be seventy degrees, so it doesn't make a difference to me! Again, I need my sunshine and warm weather! 
There is still time to complete your shopping! I have recapped my favorite stores below on how to get your gift to your  door by Christmas Eve! See the below details!

Anthropologie:  Order by 12/21 with standard shipping you'll receive by 12/24
ASOS: Free Express shipping (arrives in 2-3 days) when you spend $40 with code EXPRESSUSA
BaubleBar: Get it by 12/22 by ordering overnight shipping 
Express: Order by 12/21 10 am EST and choose 2-day shipping
Free People: Order by 12/22 11:59 am  EST and will receive free shipping and deliver by 12/24
J Crew: Order by 12/22 and will receive by 12/24 ( free shipping on orders of $150+ or $5 flat rate shipping) 
J Crew Factory: Order by 12/22 and will receive by 12/24 ( free shipping on orders of $100+ or $5 flat rate shipping) 
Nordstorm: Order by 12/22 to receive free shipping and delivery by 12/24

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