Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Eve Sewing Day

It isn't often anymore that I have sewing days, mostly because I typically work one day, day off, work two days, etc.., that I typically spend all of my off-days working on blog stuff or hanging out with family & friends. Which is why when I had two days off in a row this week, I decided to take that time to have a sewing day with my sister, Hanne-col. Of course, after we had gotten started our sister, Abby, and friend, Liz [who is over to spend NYE with us] decided to join in the fun too with their own crafts. #craftsarecatchy


Within in the past couple months I've been really inspired by Keira Knightley's style -- both for fashion, hair, and makeup. Of course, it is helpful that my favorite makeup artist, Lisa Eldridge, does a lot of Keira's event makeup looks. It is also because of Keira that I decided to try out a more coral/orange red this year, since it looked amazing on her at a movie premiere this summer.

Btw, if you are unfamiliar with this Who Inspires Me [Fashion Wise] series, it is a blog series that I started several years ago, but I tend to only do two-three posts a year for it, hence you might not of heard of it yet [if you are a newish reader]. :p

I feel within the past couple of years, Keira's style has become simply stunning. Of course, I tend to really favour the style of ladies from the UK, there is something about their look that I enjoy. Enough chit-chat though, let's get into the pictures and look at pretty things.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My Goals for 2015

Hello lovelies! I haven't done one of these goals posts for several years, mostly because I picked one thing I wanted to master/learn for one given year and that was it. This year to challenge me more, I want to make my goals for 2015 public, as y'all can keep me accountable & challenge me to keep my goals. Sound good? 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Years Outfit Idea from Abbey | Guest Post

Hello, lovelies!

Merry Christmas + happy New Year! Last night Southern Minnesota finally blessed us with some snow (yes, I said BLESSED.) Christmas is so much prettier with a couple of inches of snow, am I right? I know a couple of you were looking forward to my post a week ago, but unfortunately I came down with the flu so I was unable to guest post for Ashley that week. But I'm back feeling great, with my last post! My family doesn't usually do anything fancy for New Years, but I'll definitely be staying up till midnight, play some board games, and I'll be wearing this super comfy dress that was a Christmas gift from my Grandparents! What does your family do for New Years? Is your family the party type or more laid back? 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

What I Wore | Family Christmas Day + In All Modesty Review

Hello lovelies! How was your Christmas? Mine was good. We [me & Gaby] went to a friends house for dinner and games, afterwards we stopped at Starbucks to pick up a coffee before coming back to our house. Our afternoon was then spent with our Marvel loving friends [Liz & Grace] [the same ones we spent our morning with] to watch more episodes from series 1 of Agents of SHIELD, Thor 2, and the new Doctor Who Christmas special. We also exchanged some gifts with each other.

How did you spend your Christmas? 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

What I Wore | Cozy for Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! I've been rather busy the past couple days with work [Ulta has been crazy busy with Christmas being tomorrow], running grown-up errands, and attending a Christmas cookie decorating/welcome home/birthday party for one of our dear friends who has been a missionary teacher in Africa the past two years.

This morning me & Gaby made a run to Starbucks to pick up a coffee, as our latte machine is broken, and we need the coffee. Then in the afternoon some friends came over for a MARVEL get-together, where we ended up watching: Guardians of the Galaxy [it was the first time any of us had seen it] and a couple of episodes from Agents of SHIELD [first series]. Now this evening me & Gaby are watching a film we have been saving for this week: Funny Girl [1968].

What did y'all do on Christmas Eve?

Saturday, December 20, 2014

What I Wore | Walking Through Co. Review

Hello lovelies! How are y'all doing? Sorry, there haven't been really any posts this week from me. I've been busy working a 30+ hour work week, and today is my first day off from both of my jobs. To say the least, it was good not to work today.

I spent my Saturday morning watching some old Disney cartoons of Mickey Mouse and his gang that I found on YouTube, before going out for lunch with a friend at Chick-Fil-A. Afterwards we came back to my place to watch the television show, Forever [2014], and then mid-way in the afternoon we picked up our peppermint mocha drinks from Starbucks, 'cause they were half-off today.

How did y'all spend your Saturday?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Raquel's Style 2 - Portland Prepster | Guest Post

I was originally going to post every four weeks or so, but four weeks from my last guest post would be the 30th, and I will be in Peru by then.  (I'm leaving the 22nd and will be back January 9th:)  So I decided to post it the Friday before I leave so I'd be able to share it on Facebook, and have a chance to reply to any of your lovely comments:)

With this outfit, I decided to represent my Portland.  I'm not sure how many of you know that I'm from Portland, Oregon, so I thought I'd really make that obvious and state it here.  Yup, born and raised in that gorgeous city.  I live out in the country now, but nothing will ever come between me and my love of Ptown.  And I live not far so I go there often.

One of my favoritest things about Portland is its inhabitant's fashion statements.  We're trendy, preppy hipsters.  I hope I do it justice.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ulta Chic | '50s Glam

Hello lovelies! So, yeah, I've been kinda been missing in the social media world for almost a week now. Why? My family left last weekend for Florida for a Christmas vacation, I'm staying back 'cause of this thing called work. Taking about work, I've been picking up a lot of extra hours at work and today is my first day off, so I'm taking a little bit of time to create this post before heading to my Dad's office for a few hours to check the phone.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

7 Ways to Style an Infinity Scarf from Hannah Barta | Guest Post

Image by Hallie Jo Photography
Hi there! I'm Hannah Barta, the fashion and lifestyle blogger behind Dance A Real. I'm eighteen and a sophomore in college, and I don't have a huge wardrobe, so my blog features a lot of remixed outfits that I've tried my hardest to buy on sale or in a thrift store. If you want ideas for how to use your pieces in different ways, hop on over! I love visitors :) 

Monday, December 8, 2014

My Holiday Must-Haves

The snow is falling [at least for some people], ice is glistening, the Christmas lights are twinkling, the smell of peppermint is in the air, and you are rushing around getting ready for the Christmas day.

With the holiday season fully upon us, and I thought it would be fun to share some of my holiday must-haves. Once you've read mine, beside to let me know what yours are down in the comments.

1. Starbucks -- Once November hits and the holiday drinks have arrived, I find myself stopping by for a latte or a Frapp when ever I'm running low on energy, getting tired, or just get a hankering for coffee. Seriously, you could give me gift cards to Starbucks and they will be used up almost right away. *grin*

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Outfit Ideas from Abbey | Guest Post

Hello, gals!

I don't know about you, but I love Christmas! And who doesn't adore the smell of pine trees, listening to Michael Buble's Christmas album, hot chocolate, the twinkling lights on Christmas trees, and you can't forget the bright + merry shades of red, green and gold adorning our homes, stores, and pretty much anything from packaging to clothing.

Today I have two outfit ideas for you that I came up with for Christmas, or any holiday event! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ulta Chic | Holiday Cheer

Hello lovelies! It has been awhile since I've done one of these Ulta Chic outfit posts, and it isn't because I haven't been working, but because I've been working early morning [6:30am] or the store closing shifts [meaning it is dark both shifts]. haha...I could do outfit pictures after truck days, but lately I've either had to work my other job afterwards, or had something else to do so I would change immediately after work once I got home before heading out again. :p

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

What I Wore | Zooey Deschanel Inspired + Borghese Giveaway

Hello lovelies! How are y'all doing? I've spent my day replying to some blog emails; watching some YouTube videos; putting away my clothes; listening to She & Him's newest album, Classic [which was released today]; and right now I'm baking Christmas sugar cookies [In fact, the dough is resting in the fridge right now].

How about you? What did y'all do today?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Raquel's Style 1 | Plaid & Leather | Guest Post

I'm excited to guest post here on Bramblewood Fashion again. Ashley and I have talked and figured out a win-win situation for both of us.  She would like a regular (by 'regular', I mean, maybe weekly, but most definitely monthly) guest poster, and I've been wanting to do little fashion posts, but my blog isn't really focused on fashion.  And I also don't have the time to start my own fashion blog.  So I asked Ashley if I could guest post over here with my fashion ideas.  And she liked the sound of this...

So hi!

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Raquel.  I blog over at It's Just Raquel (recently changed from God's Daughter).  Stop by and say hey sometime, okay?

But for now, I'm here.  And I would like to tell you a little about the idea I have planned for my guest posts.  See, I absolutely love hand-me-downs.  And shopping at thrift stores.  And looking through the clearance rack at my favorite stores.  I've had a lot of people ask me how I coordinate my outfits so well and I've told them that it's really just a mix-and-match of places I get things from.  So in my fashion posts, I want to break down the wheres and how-muchs (yes, I just made that word up) of whatever I'm wearing.  And here is my first try at this...



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