Saturday, August 30, 2014

What I Wore | TARDIS Blue Lace Dress

Hello lovelies! How are y'all doing this weekend? Yesterday I went with my family on a little day trip up to the Indiana Dunes -- which was lots of fun! I hiked on a three dune challenge, visited the beach on Lake Michigan and read some of an Agatha Christie whilst laying out on the beach, visited a J.Crew Factory store [I did find a top], and had Costco for dinner [combo pizza & frozen yogurt with strawberries].

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Hello lovelies! I just wanted to give a little life update to y'all who don't follow me on Instagram. Anyhow, this entire spring/summer I've been on the hunt for another job, and I was keeping my search mostly on the fashion retail side [with the occasional hunt at other type of jobs] -- but no one wanted to hire me.

Two Sunday's ago [August 17th] I decided to apply to my local Ulta [which is only 8-6 minutes away, depending on traffic on the Interstate] since I'm always there anyways & I do have a love for beauty. Two days later I received a phone call from Ulta saying that they "wanted to schedule a interview with me for that Friday [August 22nd]." so to say the least, I was super excited! Especially since I haven't heard back from any of the other places I had applied to earlier that month. [Also, I was just getting ready to apply to Starbucks.] I went to the interview and everything seemed to go well. I was starting to get excited, since I was told/asked certain things that no-other job interview that I had this summer had even brought up [like pay & dress-code]. They told me that they would get in-touch with me either way early next week [this week]. So I waited. Eagerly.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

POPSUGAR Must Have Box Review | August 2014

Hello lovelies! I have a fun post to share with y'all today. It is a review on the POPSUGAR Must Have Box, which is a monthly subscription box, but instead of focusing on just beauty products they also feature home stuff, food, fashion, and they do feature beauty products too.

Recently I was contacted by POPSUGAR asking if I wanted to review their subscription box, and as you can see I said, yes!! I have been eying this subscription site ever since they first launched two years ago -- just don't have the money to subscribe to them right now. Anyhow, let me share with y'all what is in the August box & my short review on each product.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Game Day Fashion | Baseball Edition

Detroit Tigers Gameday

Baseball season is still going strong, though we will be approaching the stretch & Playoffs soon. I was asked by, Fanatics to share my Game Day outfit with y'all. But to be honest, I just wear a team player T-Shirt, baseball cap, tennis shoes, and either jeans or shorts. That is rather boring, so I thought I would share a more fashionable option with y'all. Though, if I'm going to a game that doesn't feature the Tigers, I will wear either a skirt & top or dress in the home team colors.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

What I Wore | Clara Oswald Inspired

Hello my lovelies! Today is Doctor Who day, since it is the start of series 8 is today. To celebrate the occasion, I wore a Clara Oswald inspired outfit from the following episodes: The Snowmen and The Bells of St. John. If I can locate pictures of the outfits, I will include them at the end of this post. Okay?

Friday, August 22, 2014

Library Book Sale Hauls

Hello everyone! I have three video hauls to share with y'all today -- and they are all for the library book sale we love to attend. *grin* What can I say? They had some amazing things! In all three videos, me & Hanne share what we found along with some tidbits about the products. Though, I am sad to say that the footage for the media we found on Half-Price day, was never filmed but we didn't realize this was missing until after I had uploaded the video. Anyhow, we had found some old films, books on CD, and series 2 of BBC Robin Hood.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Autumn Wish List | Fashion & Beauty Picks

You know what, guys? I seriously think that autumn is my favorite season for various reasons. You can wear boots of all kinds, wear scarves & jackets, the fun plummy/berry toned makeup, and then there are all the fun Starbucks drinks. Oh, and the autumn candles at Bath & Body Works are my favorite! To say the least, I'm excited to share my top picks of things I would love to own this autumn [or similar options].
1. Forever 21 Textured Faux Leather Jacket [$44.80] -- I've been really into leather jackets lately. Of course, it is way too warm to wear any right now, but I would love to own either a black or tan faux leather jacket. Especially since I'm really into Parisian and classic styles right now.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What Everybody Ought to Know About Pattern Mixing (5 Secrets That Make All the Difference)

Ever try to wade into the pool of pattern mixing and feel overwhelmed? Or feel like you might look crazy for wearing two non-matching things? I am here to take away that fear and break down the rules of pattern mixing into five simple (yet essential) tips.

Hey there! My name is Maria Wendt and I blog about modest fashion and style at The Orange Purse. Pattern mixing is for adventurous and the brave of heart. It can greatly expand your wardrobe and your overall fashion style. But there are a few guidelines that are crucial to not looking like you got dressed in the dark...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What I Wore | 1970s Inspired

Recently I've been really inspired by the fashion of the 1970s, mostly because of the film, What's Up, Doc? [1972] with Barbra Streisand. Barbra's outfits are fantastic, in fact, me and Gaby are thinking about copying some of her outfits in the autumn and then share them with y'all.

Monday, August 18, 2014

What I Wore | Classics for Church

Hello lovelies! How was your weekend? Mine was excellent! On Friday me, my sister Hanne-col, and our Mum went to our library book sale's half-price day -- found some amazing things [Hanne-col & I will be filming a haul video tomorrow]! Gaby, Hanne-col, and I had a bit of a girls day on Saturday and we went to: our library book sale's bag day [where you fill up a paper sack for $7], Half-Price Books, Panera Bread for coffee/tea & a pastry [I picked out a chai latte & cinnamon chip scone], Costco, and Forever 21. Oh, yeah. Me and Hanne showed Gaby the movie, What's Up, Doc? [1972] -- since she hadn't seen it yet.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

TAMAR LANDAU Giveaway | BF's 5th Birthday

Hello lovelies! How are y'all doing today? I have some rather exciting news to share with y'all today. Today marks the day that I started, Bramblewood Fashion five years ago. Can you believe that? I've been blogging just about non-stop for five years. So much has changed in those five years: my style, my taste in music/movies/TV shows, and hopefully, my writing & general posts have improved since those first couple years. Btw, if you would like to see all of my previous birthday posts, click here.

To celebrate my five years, one of my sponsors for this month: TAMAR LANDAU a modest clothing line on Etsy, is giving one of my readers the chance to win a beautiful polks-dot dress! Full giveaway details will be below. Which is perfect, since polka-dots are one of my favorite things [along with stripes & leopard print]. Anyhow, this dress will be perfect for the autumn season that is coming up: with some boots/booties, tights, and perhaps either a jean jacket or cardigan. Sounds dreamy, huh?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Delight Meet-Up + OOTD | Indiana Adventures

Hello lovelies! I went to my first meet-up today and it was for a Christian group that supports Christian girls who love the arts called, Delight and Be. The group is really fun & supporting, plus our group leaders are hilarious [hello Erin!]. Anyhow, our small group for Indiana had a little meet-up in Fountain Square [an artsy neighborhood in Indy] this afternoon for some fro-yo & antiquing.

To say the least, going to this meet-up encouraged me to do a blog meet-up sometime soonish. Would anyone be interested if I did a meet-up? I'm located in central Indiana, btw. Or would you like me to do a live-stream Q&A via Google+ and YouTube? Or both? :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What I Wore | Neutrals + Pop of Mint

Hello lovelies! How are you y'all doing today? I've had a rather relaxed day packing up the children's books I'm collecting that are in my room, tidying my jewelry collection, editing a book sale haul video, and running an errand for my Mum with my brother.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Back-To-School Style | Fashion & Beauty Picks

Hello everyone! Back-to-School season is upon us once again, and I'm going to be sharing with y'all my picks for collage/university age girls. Like, these would be what I would want to have ready to grab in my dorm room when getting ready for class.  Ready to hear my list? Read on my good fellows then.

1. Crown Vintage Tabitha Bootie [$59.95] -- Every lady needs a pair of booties in her life. They go with dresses, skirts, jeans, trousers, etc.... literally everything in your wardrobe, and they always add a stylish touch to any outfit. Depending on what colors you wear most, a taupe & black pair could be great additions to add to your shoe collection. Of course, if this certain pair is too much for your budget, you can find a good pair at any price-point these days.

Monday, August 11, 2014

OASAP Lookbook | Parisian Chic

Hello everyone! I wanted to do a fun video to show the three items that OASAP sent me to wear on my blog & YouTube channel. Since everything was black & white and very classic looking, I went with a Parisian themed lookbook. Enjoy!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Favorites

Hello lovelies! It has been awhile since I've done one of these Friday Favorites posts, and I just felt like pulling this out of the archives today. Y'all don't mind do you? This series is a great way for YOU to learn more about me, and it gives y'all the chance to share more about YOU in the comments. As I seriously love hearing from you guys, and learning more about y'all. It will make us feel less like strangers & more like friends, should we ever meet in-person [for me at least]. *grin*

1. Maps [Maroon 5] | Sam Tsui & Jason Pitts Cover

2. Panels from the 2014 San Diego Comic Con -- Two favorites are the Agents of SHIELD & Avengers: Age of Ultron, but I liked other panels too. :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

What I Wore | Lily Collins Inspired Outfit for Work

Hello lovelies! So I've noticed that I have just done like a row of Lily Collins type posts & videos [on my YouTube channel] this week, that perhaps you can just tell that I'm really, truly loving her style right now. What do y'all think? *grin*

Monday, August 4, 2014

Who Inspires Me [Fashion Wise] | Lily Collins

I guess I need to come to terms that my Who Inspires Me [Fashion Wise] series is going to be a two-three posts a year kinda thing. As, I always forget to do it. Why, Ashley, why? Anyhow, today's inspiration is more than a fashion favorite for me, she also inspires me in the beauty department too -- with her lob cut and bold brows. In fact, it was Lily Collins who help inspired me to take the plunge and cut my hair into a lob. Yes, the lady who I'm going to be sharing with y'all today is the wonderful, Lily Collins. 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

What I Wore | "I Wanna Go Home"

Hello everyone! I'm one excited girl today. Why? My family is coming home today, after being away on vacation out West visiting National Parks & Cali. But before come home I need to tidy up the house, get all the kitchen towels washed, and change the sheets on the beds. Oh, yeah, I also need to cut the grass in the front yard. Hmm...perhaps I better get going.

Anyhow, last night I had some friends over for dinner & a movie. We had pizza with several snacks, watched part of Leap Year, and the entirety of Captain America: The First Avenger. We also browsed through Pinterest and fan-girled over pins for Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Marvel. To say the least, it was fun. 


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