Monday, June 30, 2014

Sponsors Love | June 2014

Bramblewood Fashion had some fun sponsors during the month of June, which included: Long Elegant Legs, Hydro Chic, and Modesty 4 Me for sidebar ads. Then the companies who sent products for reviews & outfit posts during the month of June: Modbod, Jamberry Nails, Obiqo Skincare, Lime Ricki [review coming soon!], OASAP, 9th & Elm [review coming soon!], and ONecklace [review + giveaway coming soon!].

1. Long Elegant Legs -- A online shopping site that caters to ladies who have longer legs & are on the taller side. They have some really cute dresses and one of my favorites is called, Polka Dot Dress. It looks like the perfect late summer/early autumn dress as you can wear it alone, or pair a jean jacket, scarf, and some booties or boots with it when it gets cooler outside.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

What I Wore | Arrows Graphic Tank

Hello lovelies! Sorry for the lack of posts this past week, but life has been crazy busy. The outfit I will be sharing with y'all today is from this past Friday, where I spent my day sorting through all my discard clothing from my wardrobe to take to Simply Chic [a local consignment thrift store] & running errands to Ulta, Bath & Body Works, and the post office. In the evening, me a Gaby went for a bike ride & watched an episode of Jeeves & Wooster. Today I went to Clothes Mentor and to every Simply Chic location, as both stores were having a clearance sale of 60%-70% off today. I found some great things! If you would like a haul video let me know, otherwise you can see pictures on my Instagram [@BramblewoodFashion]. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

#1maxi3days | Day 3

Hello lovelies! It is the final day of the #1maxi3days challenge, and I can't wait to see y'alls outfits for today. But, I won't be able to see them y'all to late this evening, as I have a full day today. There is Sunday School & Church Service all morning, lunch at Taco Bell before heading to my babysitting job all afternoon, pick up some dinner at Costco [their Polish Sausage & Frozen Yogurt is the best] before heading to my sister, Abby's softball playoff game in the evening. Yep, I have a full day ahead.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

#1maxi3days | Day 2

Hello lovelies! It is day two of the #1maxi3days challenge, and I can't wait to see y'alls outfits for today. I've been feeling much better today, in fact I've been working on tidying up my room & reorganizing things. Yeah, I kinda like reorganizing my room every several months, or sooner. It is amazing how much stuff you can collect in a short span of time, of course, a good number of it is books and I'm trying to find ways to make my bookshelves grow. *grin*

Friday, June 20, 2014

#1maxi3days | Day 1

Hello lovelies! It is day one of the #1maxi3days challenge, and I can't wait to see y'alls outfits. Right now I'm getting over being sick, so I'm not at my full strength yet. So I'm kinda faking in these outfit posts, because I kicked off my shoes, took off my hat & necklace as soon as the photo-shoot was over & curled up in bed. I was planning on going through my wardrobe today, and get rid of anything I wasn't in-love with and sell my unwanted stuff to my local resale shop. Guess, that isn't happening today.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ideas for Styling Maxi Skirts | #1maxi3days

Tomorrow is day one of the #1maxi3days blog event, where all who be joining the fun will be styling one maxi skirt three ways, over the course of three days. Since some of you might need some inspiration on different ways to style your maxi skirt, let me recommend that you check out my Styling Maxi Skirts Pinterest board for ideas on how to style your maxi skirts. I have finally decided that I'm going to be styling my Forever 21 black knit maxi skirt, since it is in a basic color [that can be dressed up or down], and all my other maxi's are either made out of chiffon or tulle, not very practical for daily wear.

Also, incase y'all are interested I do have a FB event page for the #1maxi3days blog event where you can invite friends to join in the fun, and where others are sharing their Pinterest inspiration boards with each other.


Birthday Wish List

With my 24th birthday coming up in the beginning of July, I thought y'all might like to see what is on my wish list.

1. Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE VOLUPTÉ in 1 Nude Beige -- I've been eyeing the YSL lipsticks for about a year now, and this is the first one I want to own. Why? Tanya Burr has recommended this as the best "nude" shade for my type skin tone on YouTube, so I thought, why not have my first YSL lipstick be in a shade that I would wear daily.

2. DSW Gift Card -- I love shoes. Plus, I would love to own some basic black flats and/or black booties, as they are both great basics that I don't own at this time.

3. SHERLOCK Series 3 BBC DVD -- Sherlock is one of my favorite TV shows, so the latest series is on my birthday list, since I adore re-watching the episodes over and over again. Disclaimer: It really isn't for younger viewers, as there is some language & mature type content in some episodes.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Julep Custom Color + NYFW Sweepstakes

Hello everyone! Recently I was contacted by Julep to share my inspiration for a new nail polish for them to come out with. How awesome is that? I do wear Julep nail polish and recommend you check them out, I just haven't pulled them out in awhile to do my nails. Hmm...I should remedy that sometime soon.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Announcing the #1maxi3days Blog Event!

I'm excited to announce that our next 3 Days | 3 Ways blogging event is going to be THIS Friday through Sunday [June 20th - June 22nd]. This is when we all are going to style one certain thing for three days straight, without repeating our outfits. Oh, the thrill and challenge. ;-) What are we going to be styling together? Well, the votes are in and the winner is, by a landslide: Maxi Skirt. How fun, since some maxi skirts can be worn as a dress. Hint, hint.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

What I Wore | Black on Sunday

Hello everyone! Anyone have any plans today/evening for Father's Day today? Us kids are surprising our Dad with one of his all-time favorite desserts: brownie sundaes. We are also hoping to finish watching the film, The Longest Day [1962] with him too. As our family is really big into watching old World War II films together, or anything with Jimmy Stewart or Gregory Peck is a big favorite too.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

What I Wore | June Wedding Edition

This year has been the year of engagements, showers & weddings at our church. To say the least, lately our weekends have been spent going to either showers or weddings. What is fun about attending them all is seeing everyone's personal style & personality come out at each event. Oh, yeah, it is also great for getting ideas for our someday weddings. *smile* And no, none of us are seeing anyone.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Dress for Success

What’s the common requirement for the weddings, Palm Beach holds and the business meetings you have at work? It is that the people have to be dressed nice in order to make a good impression. It doesn’t matter if it is a wedding, a birthday party or a job interview. If you want to be successful you need to dress for success.

When it comes to clothing for those who seek success, a jacket is absolutely needed. This year, it is highly recommended to have a white jacket. Besides the fact that the white color is on trend right now, this piece of clothing goes perfectly with tailored trousers, jeans and even pencil skirts. A great fitting blazer can help you look official and casual at the same time.

Choose black shoes and accessories. The black bag will always help you and for practical reasons, the dark color is always needed in your wardrobe. It is fancy and at the same time it’s functional. For office dressing, black shoes are recommended, for parties and other events, they are wonderful to have on hand.

Don’t forget about the makeup, which is better to be on the  minimalistic side. Successful people who wear too much make up can tend to be found mostly in show business. If you’re not in this sphere, try the monochromatic look and a simple hairstyle.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

What I Wore | Jumpsuit on a Lazy Day

Hello lovelies! The other day I wore this fun jumpsuit whilst feeling a bit under-the-weather. Can I just say, that jumpsuits are super comfy and feel like you are wearing pj's. Kinda awesome for those days were you don't feel too well. Making them in the same category as knit maxi skirts & dresses. Oh, yeah.

Obiqo Skincare Review + Giveaway | My Beauty Picks

During the month of May I had the chance to test out two skincare products from Obiqo Skincare -- a New Zealand brand that is gentle on the skin. Typically I have a hard time finding skincare products that my face likes, and doesn't react to. For in the past, I have tried out some organic brands and the Say Yes To... brand, but those just made me breakout every time I used them. At first, when I was younger, I just thought my skin didn't like to be washed, as my skin would always breakout after every time I washed it. Silly me. So of course, I was excited to find out if Obiqo Skincare would work for me, as I do use Simple and it does work for me, but I wanted to have other brands work for my skin too.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What I Wore | Going to Bible Study

Hello lovelies! I'm going to be sharing with y'all what I wore yesterday to Bible Study with my sisters & some church friends. I must say, it is a bit weird and hard for me to write an outfit post that happened in the past, as I can't really say "today" or talk too much about "what is going on today". Or can I? Not sure really.

Anyhow, today I'm feeling a bit under the weather, so I'm doing a ton of blog and YouTube work right now. That way I have a stock pile to work from, if I do come down sick, so my blog or YouTube channel won't suffer.

Monday, June 9, 2014

22 Random Facts About Me

I was recently tagged by, Purity Leigh, to do the Sunflower Blogger Award tag. The rules are simple, first I share 11 random facts about myself, then I answer the 11 questions Purity gave me.

- Eleven Random Facts About Me - 
1. I'm a allergic to melons, bananas, apples, broccoli, macadamia nuts, and I'm thinking peanuts too.

2. Someday I would adore to live in London, UK.

3. I have been mistaken for being European in-real-life on several occasions. They are usually shocked when I tell them, no I'm an American.

4. I love collecting many things: vintage magazines, movies & TV Shows, sewing patterns, baseball cards, and books are just to name a few.

5. I'm addicted to Starbucks.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

What I Wore | Stripes + Pops of Red

Hello lovelies! Today is kinda an exciting day, as my youngest sister, Abby is going to be pitching her first softball game this evening. To say the least, I'm kinda nervous for her and I hope she does well, as she never pitched a game before. Also this will be the first full game of hers that I would have seen, mostly because I always had things going on during her other games. But enough about my little sister, who isn't so little anymore. *sighs*

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ipsy May 2014 | My Beauty Picks

Hello lovelies! Today I'm going to be talking about Ipsy & my May bag. I'm going to share what I received in my bag, what I think of the company, and just share my pros-and-cons regarding Ipsy [since this has been requested by one of my readers]. Also if you receive Ipsy bags, I would love to know what YOU received in your May bag! *grin*

First off, Ipsy is a monthly subscription site that costs $10 a month [they will charge your card between the 1st and the 4th every month]. When you signup, you will take a personalized beauty quiz to help the Ipsy team understand where you are in makeup, what products you like, what your skin tone/type is, etc.... Of course, even after taking the quiz they can't guarantee that you won't get certain products or colors. BUT if you review your bag every month in your Glam Room, this will help them understand even more what you do & don't like, plus you get 10 points for every product you review.    

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What I Wore | Parisian Chic

This year I have really fallen in love with the colour black, knits, and outfits that are styled simply -- this combination is the perfect code for creating timeless & classy looking outfits. Which reminds me, what style challenge would y'all like to do this month in a link-up? Let me know your thought down below! I'm planning on having the link-up sometime in the middle of June, just so you know. *smile*

Monday, June 2, 2014

Jamberry Nails Review | My Beauty Picks

A few months ago I was contacted by, Chelsea Allen an independent Jamberry Nails consultant, to test & review their nail stickers. I was excited to say the least, as I have always wanted to try nail stickers out. When I first opened up my package, I fell-in-love with the cute plaid design & thought it would be perfect for summertime. Sadly with my busy schedule, I didn't have anytime to devote to applying the nail stickers right away [all I had time for was 60 second drying nail polish] & I really wanted to take my time applying them and give the products a good chance at a great review. Fast forward to May when I  finally was home for several hours at a time, so I took the plunge and tried out the Jamberry Nails. This review is gong to be slightly different from ones that I have done in the past, as this time I would take a few minutes to write down my current thoughts [at the time] on the nail stickers each day that I wore them.


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