Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Recent Holiday YouTube Videos + Tee Blox Giveaway

Hello everyone! Recently I've been trying to get back into making YouTube videos, since I've kinda dropped off the face of YouTube for awhile and only pop-in every other month or more with one video. Yikes!

Anyhow, I've filmed a holiday makeup look featuring a burgundy & rose gold eye look [kinda my go-to look right now, though I'm kinda testing out some new drugstore products right now] and I did a Christmas OOTD collab video with a long-time YouTuber friend of mine, Yelena -- so fun!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

K Couture | Review + Photoshoot

Hello everyone! I've been meaning to do this blog post for awhile, but life has been crazy busy. I was contacted to do a review of K Couture's Design a Dress tool back near the end of September -- I said yes, especially since I hoped that the dress would be the perfect colour for a wedding I'm going to be in next May.

The dress arrived November 6th which was kinda the start of my busy season, hence I remember the day my dress arrived in the mail clearly even if I didn't get to try on the dress until a week or more later.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Bloomsy Box Review

Hello everyone! I have a different kind of monthly subscription site to share with y'all today- one that revolves around flowers instead of beauty products, clothes, or even food.

Bloomsy box is a monthly subscription site that delivers a bouquet of flowers to your door every month. You pick out what plan works best for your budget to "treat yourself" to fresh flowers and they will pick out the flowers for you each month.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Rachel Greene Inspired OOTD

Season 6 Episode 5 "The One with Joey's Porsche"
I was doing my daily watching of an FRIENDS episode or two before bed, when I noticed that Rachel was wearing an outfit that I could easily recreate. Turns out the next day I had a free afternoon to be able to wear a non-all black outfit so I took that opportunity to recreate my Rachel outfit.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

2015 Christmas Gift Guide | Ladies Edition

1. Albeit lipstick in Rosewood -- The Albeit lipsticks are a great gift idea for the girl who loves lipstick, vintage beauty/fashion, and good clean designs. I was able to swatch their lipsticks a few months ago, when I had visited the store and I found them to be pigmented and creamy.

2. NARS lipgloss in Chelsea Girls -- If your beauty loving girl is more of a gloss gal, who also loves great packaging a NARS gloss is always ideal. It is a nice little splurge item that they may not always purchase for themselves, unless of course they are a Sephora junkie.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas is Coming... | OOTD

Hello everyone! The Christmas season is quickly approaching and for our family it is even more so. Why? Our family is celebrating Christmas next Friday since most of them are going to be in Florida for two weeks [including for Christmas] -- which means that me and Hanne will be staying in Indiana since we both will be busy working.

So in preparation of Christmas, our family went out on Monday evening to our favorite local Lowes to pick up our Christmas tree. Which was great fun, especially since us three older gals [myself, Gaby, and Hanne] bought some new ornaments for our tree. I'll have to share a picture sometime with y'all, as they are gorgeous.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Weekend | Holiday Outfit Ideas

Sooo....it has been forever since I've done one of those holiday outfit ideas posts. My Thanksgiving isn't going to be very relaxing considering I work in retail, as I will be working Thanksgiving evening and all Black Friday weekend [morning to evening]. No Black Friday shopping for me, unless I can do some online shopping before and after shifts [or get my family to shop for me]. Anyhow...onto some outfit ideas for the upcoming weekend.

Thanksgiving Outfits

Saturday, November 14, 2015

What I Picked Up at Ulta Beauty

The time I've been waiting for all year has arrived at Ulta Beauty. The time when we get our holiday discount. Of course, I've had my eye on many prestige items, but after planning for weeks I finally narrowed it down to my top wish list items.

1. LORAC PRO Contour Palette & Brush -- Ever since I first heard that LORAC was coming out with a contour palette, I wanted to give it a try. Their powder products feel like butter and their palette looked like a good match for those with fairer skin. Another bonus, it comes with a brush to contour with.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Editorial Fashion Shoot | UncommonGoods

We were given the wonderful opportunity of being able to work with the company UncommonGoods, a website that features and sells various items from independent designers, last month. They sent us two pieces to be featured in an editorial fashion shoot & review: Gaby decided that the theme for the shoot is: Alexa Chung + J.Crew inspired. I was very happy with that direction, as those are two major fashion inspirations for both of us.

With the holidays coming up you might want to check out UncommonGoods for gift ideas. Check out this page for gift ideas geared towards women. Why shop at UncommonGoods? They are a privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique and handcrafted gifts, and half of the products featured on their site are made by hand and are created right here in the USA. They celebrate and support the creative individual. If you are looking for general gift ideas for all your friends, look here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Who Inspires Me [Fashion Wise] | Alexa Chung

I used to never get the hype over Alexa Chung that everyone had for her across the fashion and beauty world. Until I saw her in a video with Lisa Eldridge doing her makeup and my whole world changed. Well not really, but I did fall in-love with her style. Alexa's personality really shines through film and I just loved her British charm.

In fact, I want to find a vintage 80s/90s dress and style it how Alexa Chung would [I almost found one a few weeks ago at Goodwill, but it was wayy to big for me]. #lifegoals

Her beauty look is very 1960s a.k.a Jane Birkin which is a makeup style I dabble with from time to time. While her fashion style is all over the place, but is still very true to her. Always key when you are a brand.

"I like to dress in a way that's personal to me, and has a bit of nostalgia. If you're just dressing for all the trends, it lacks that essence." -- Alexa Chung, People Style Watch, November 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Movie Quote Quiz | The Answers

Hello everyone! It is time to announce the answers for the Movie Quote Quiz that I featured last Monday and to share who answered correctly.

1. Character One: A girl can't read that sort of thing without her lipstick. -- Yes, this first quote is from Breakfast at Tiffany's [1961] with Audrey Hepburn & George Peppard. -- Chambray and Pearls,  Natasha Marie L., Anonymous, Mary, and Miss Virginia guessed correctly.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Favorite Autumn Lip Products | My Beauty Picks

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing all of my favorite lip products for autumn -- which features lots of berry tones, nudes, and purple-y shades. I rock the red lip more during the winter, to fight away those winter blues.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Movie Quote Quiz

Rita Hayworth in "Pal Joey" [1957]
Hello everyone! I thought it would be fun to kick off this week with a fun little movie game that we used to do on Bramblewood Fashion a couple of years ago. Old time readers may remember this game.

How the game works: I will be sharing pictures and quotes from different Old Hollywood films [pre-1970s]. You will leave a comment guessing where each one is from. Sometime between this coming Saturday - Monday I'll share who guessed correctly each quote and movie screen-cap and tell the names of any movies no one guesses. Do try not to use Google, TCM, or IMDB when guessing.

Ready for the game to start? On your marks. Get set. Go. Start guessing!

1. Character One: A girl can't read that sort of thing without her lipstick.

2. Character One: A woman happily in love, she burns the soufflé. A woman unhappily in love, she forgets to turn on the oven.

3. Character One: You're blocking my view.
Character Two: Ohh... which view would you prefer?
Character One: The one you're blocking.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Quick Makeup & Beauty Reviews | My Beauty Picks

Hello lovelies! How are y'all doing? I've been keeping busy between coming down sick with a bad cold the day after my blog event and working at both of my jobs.

Since I've been trying out a bunch of beauty products recently thanks to PR mailings or what I've picked up personally at Ulta Beauty or Sephora. I've decided to do some real quick reviews of what I've tried out, letting you know if they worth the money or not. Most of the time I do tons of research before ever buying anything beauty related, especially for higher-end products. I'm more apt to take the plunge with drugstore products.

MARIO BADESCU FACIAL SPRAY || This facial spray is cheap and does a good job of refreshing ones face when it is feeling tired. Sometimes I also spray it onto my face after several hours of applying my makeup to help freshen it up a touch. 

ULTA GEL EYE LINER PENCIL MINK || I thought this gel eye liner pencil would be good in my waterline. Not so good. It looks pigments and all, and the color does stay all day. BUT throughout the day the color flakes off and rests on my under eye area. Not pretty. It is a good gel pencil, just not for the waterline. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

#AutumnTrendsBF | Day 3

Hello everyone! How are y'all doing today? Today is day three and the final day of #AutumnTrendsBF blog & social media event. It has been great fun doing this event & seeing everyones different outfits that reflect their personal love of autumn. I ended up going very preppy and classic all three days, which is something I wasn't personal expecting. I thought I would do more boho type outfit, guess I wasn't feeling it this weekend. #ohwell

Sunday, October 11, 2015

#AutumnTrendsBF | Day 2

Hello everyone! How has everyone's Sunday been? Today Ulta Beauty is doing a big fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research via a cut-a-thon, so I will be working that this afternoon as it is a big event that everyone is working. So I won't be able to see everyone's outfits until after 6pm [when our store closes and I get off work].

Saturday, October 10, 2015

#AutumnTrendsBF | Day 1

Hello everyone! I was dearly hoping to have this post go live this morning, but life has been crazy and my computer doesn't like photos anymore. Today's outfit was a last-minute choice, as I was planning to wear flares today, but I've been living in jeans recently at both work and at home, so was really in the mood to wear a dress today.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

#AutumnTrendsBF | Blog Event

Hello everyone! I'm excited to announce that Bramblewood Fashion is going to be hosting another blog event this year! Yes, I'm excited to bring the blog events back to BF, especially since it gives us all a chance to mingle and get to know one other. In fact, it is through blog events that I have made many of my blog friends.

The theme for this month's blog event is: Autumn Trends. Over the course of three days, y'all will showcase your favorite fall trends in your outfits [and hopefully in your hairstyles and makeup] on either your blogs and/or social media. I was going to do a set trend for each day, but I wanted it to feel more creative and open to what other people love and enjoy when autumn weather hits.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Editorial Fashion Shoot | Autumn

Hello everyone! To celebrate the first day of autumn today, my sister, Gaby came up with the idea to shoot and share an editorial fashion shoot with y'all. Recently I've been modeling for her to help her practice her photography skills of shooting and editing photos. Can I just say, reading fashion magazines has totally help me with my modeling poses.

I hope y'all enjoy the pictures from the shoot! FYI, Gaby styled my outfit and texted me how to do my hair and makeup. I'll share outfit and makeup details at the end of this post.

Friday, September 18, 2015

"We Never Go Out of Style"

Recently Carmel shared this fashion & beauty tag on her blog, carmel. Just a Girl + Her Blog and once I had finished reading it, I knew I had to do it too!

What got you interested in fashion and beauty in the first place? I was late to the fashion and beauty party. I did grow up with an appreciation of dressing nicely and looking put-together, but I didn't have a deep interest in everyday fashion until I was eighteen or so. When I was sixteen I started getting into historical fashion & vintage that eventually grew into a love for modern fashion. My love of beauty came when I was twenty or twenty-one when I wanted to do vintage 1940s makeup looks for my 40s outfits.

What is the best piece of fashion advice you have picked up? Don't be afraid to mix prints [stripes are my favorite base]. Treat leopard print like a neutral when pairing it with your outfits.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Current Music Faves

image source: tumblr
Hello lovelies! I thought for a fun change of pace I would share some of the songs that I've been loving lately. I listen to music almost non-stop everyday. Especially when I'm at work. #retaillife


Obsessed with this song! Not only am I'm crazy about this song but so is my sister, Hanne and our Mum. We always crank up the radio when it comes on K-LOVE.

Monday, September 14, 2015

What I Wore | Neutrals + Thrifted Haul

Hello everyone! September is here and it was feeling slightly fallish this weekend, so I wore an autumn appropriate outfit for the occasion. And yes, I do have a habit of wearing black on my days off from work. Call me crazy, but I still love wearing black. I just have to remind myself to throw in other pops of colors when ever I wear black on non-work days.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Autumn Fashion Inspiration

pictures via Pinterest
Hello everyone! I was originally going to do an autumn fashion wish list post, but I already found almost everything at Goodwill & thredUP this past weekend -- so that is going to be a haul video instead. The only things I didn't find were the following: black riding boots, black booties, black leggings [crop & non], and a winter coat for the snow and cold [a.k.a not a wool pea coat] that is still cute. Anyhow instead I'm going to be sharing with y'all some outfits/pictures that I discovered on Pinterest that are inspiring me for autumn.

- plaid tops & scarves are an essential for autumn. At Goodwill's 50% off sale this past Saturday I was able to find a navy & green plaid blouse from Madewell for $1.98 -- which I totally see myself pairing with jeans, a kelly green wool pencil skirt, and even one of my burgundy skirts.

- striped tees are always a favorite of mine and deserve to be worn year round. I have my first long sleeved tee [ZARA] coming from thredUP this week, and I found an oversized H&M striped tunic at Goodwill also that will be perfect with leggings or jeans for a cozy day in.

- layers for fashion & much needed warmth. This year I'm really loving the long cardigans layered over jeans and a top. I used to have a long cardigan a couple years ago, but I got rid of it since I wasn't wearing it anymore. Why, Ashley? Why? I'm also loving a button-down layered underneath a jumper [sweater] and blazer -- adorable, yet warm.

what are some things y'all are loving for autumn?

~Ashley, xx

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

I was nominated by the lovely Madison of Minnie Muse for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. If you don't follow Madison, but adore vintage things you should be following her.

The rules for the award:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.
4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
5. Nominate ten other bloggers. || Katie from That Katie Girl, Lauren from Musings of a Flower Child, Rachel from Lipstick & Gelato, Carmel from Carmel. Just A Girl + Her Blog, Lauren from Someone Like You, Hanne-col from Ain't We Got Fun, and Olivia from Fresh Modesty.

Madison's Ten Questions:

1. If you could have a foreign accent which would you choose. 
Without a doubt it would have to be a British accent. Then again, I'm sure most of you saw that answer coming.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Late Summer Favorites + Work OOTD

Summer Favs

1. Tarte Eyeshadow Palettes -- Over the summer months I've come to really love Tarte eyeshadows, as I've found that their shadows stay all day [even in the hot summer heat and a car with no AC]. The two palettes that I own are the following: Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte & Rainforest After Dark [this one I just recently won in a giveaway].

2. The Astronauts Wives Club ABC -- I've always been interested in the NASA Space Program, so when I found out that ABC had done a mini-series this summer on the wives I knew I had to check it out. I really enjoyed it, plus the clothing, hair, and makeup were also favorites of mine since I adore the fashion and beauty trends of that era.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Vintage Sewing Project | 1950s Halter Sundress

Hello everyone! It has been awhile since I've done a sewing project, or at least finished one. I did start making a 1950s skirt in January of this year, but I haven't finished it yet as I'm showing my sister, Hanne-col how to make skirts with no ready-made sewing patterns, but with just basic math skills.

Let's see here, the story behind the design of this dress has been a long one in the making. I came up with the basic idea of these two fabrics paired together for a sundress last summer, but the design was never really clear in my mind so I pushed the idea to the back of my head. Fast forward to last week, I was working my shift at work when the design for this dress popped into my head -- in-between helping out guests I sketched out the design onto the back of a receipt.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How to Dress Like Zooey Deschanel

Hello everyone! Today I'm going to be sharing with y'all how you can dress like Zooey Deschanel. I'm going to be sharing what her look is, how you can copy that look, give you outfit ideas, share where you can buy similar things, and throw in a few surprises. *grin*

| Fashion |
Zooey's style is the perfect blend of: quirky, modern, classic, and vintage. She has a way of keeping vintage clothing from looking too much like a costume, by adding the right blend of modern pieces to her finished look.

When shopping for her style keep your eye out for the following details: vintage details [especially for the 60s - 70s], polka-dots, quirky flower prints, bright colors, Peter Pan collars, stripes, high-waisted skirts, cardigans in classic styles, gingham, etc....

If you are totally unsure what styles are from the 1960s & 1970s research them out either on the internet or at your local library. If you have a good understanding of fashion history, it will help you form an eye of what looks vintage -- besides the Hollywood cliches from the 70s/80s. You can also study old family photos, magazines from the era, sewing patterns from the era, etc....

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Recent Instagram Outfits

Hello everyone! I want to share with y'all some of my recent outfits from the past couple of days that I've featured on my Instagram.

Tuesday after working at Ulta Beauty in the morning doing truck, I went to the Indiana State Fair with my Mum and some of my sisters since it was $2 day. My outfit of choice was the one featured on the left: Cream Lace Tank [Forever 21 via thredUP] | Black Shorts [Old Navy] | Converse [gift] | Crossbody Bag [c/o OASAP].

Only bad thing about this outfit was that I forgot to put sunscreen on before heading out to the fairgrounds, so my poor shoulders got some sun [since I was wearing a sleeveless top].

Monday, August 17, 2015

Butter London X Allure Nail Polish Collection Giveaway

Hello lovelies! For the celebration of Bramblewood Fashion's sixth birthday, I'm going to be giving away a set of the the BLxAllure collection nail polishes that just came out recently. I've already worn three of the colors since receiving my set in the mail two weeks ago -- one of which I thought I wouldn't like wearing which was the dark brown shade in Lust or Must?.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bramblewood Fashion's 6th Birthday!

Hello everyone! Today, to the day of the week, marks the sixth birthday of Bramblewood Fashion! It is hard to believe that I've been blogging for so long. I've met so many people over the years, some of which have become good friends of mine. I've joined many fandoms over the years too [Doctor Who, Sherlock, Marvel, etc...]. My taste in music, films, television, and fashion has changed too over the years -- which is a good thing since I was nineteen and fresh out of high-school when I started BF.

When I first started blogging I wasn't that into fashion, and BF was more focused on me sharing my sewing projects. Eventually at the encouraging of one of my friends, Rebecca, Gaby & I started sharing our outfits with y'all! Eventually this blog space evolved over the years into more of a fashion/beauty and sometimes lifestyle blog.

Week In Feminine Dress - Day 5
 - Went to London, UK on a historical costuming tour with my Mum hosted by Jennie Chancey of Sense & Sensibility Patterns.
- Met my best friend through the blogging world at a conference [Achaia from Marie-Madeline Studio].

Friday, August 14, 2015

What I Wore | Soft & Romantic

Hello everyone! How are y'all doing? I've been keeping busy with work, getting ready for BF's sixth birthday, my youngest sister's birthday, and various other things this week. Needless to say, life has been busy.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fashion Inspiration | Flare Jeans

Images found on Pinterest.
This past year I've come to really love flare jeans, especially when paired with boho type tops/tunics, booties, and floppy hats. I haven't always loved the 70s/bohemian look when it comes to fashion, but I think my dear friends, the Long Ladies over at Marie-Madeline Studio, have rubbed off on me a bit over the years. 'Cause it is because of them that I've started to like several styles that I never really considered before: like sequins. Thanks, gals!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

1940s Themed Movie Night!

Hello everyone! Last night my sisters and I hosted a 1940s themed movie night with our friend Becca and we watched Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo [1944] because ever since...umm...this past Valentines Day we've been wanting to get together to watch it. Yeah, it took us awhile to get this done, but we finally did it. Yay!

Becca thought it would be fun if we dressed up 1940s for our movie night, so we pulled out our forties inspired clothing, red lipstick, heels, and put victory rolls and pin curls in our hair. We also blasted Benny Goodman music whilst we got ready. Anything to help us get in the mood for the evening.

Originally I was going to wear a Ginger Rogers inspired outfit with my 1940s trousers and a blouse. Turns out they don't fit like they used to anymore, and they hang funny on me now. So I opted for my 1940s Swing Dress that I sewed back in 2010 [pattern review can be found here] instead as it still fits me like a dream.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Recent Beauty & Fashion Purchases + JORD Giveaway

Hello lovelies! Today I'm going to be sharing with y'all some goodies that have arrived in my mailbox, or I have picked up at either Ulta Beauty or the thrift store this last month.

Let's start out with the products that are featured in the picture on the left. The Maybelline Better Skin Foundation arrived near the end of July from Influenster for me to test out and review for Maybelline's #betterskinchallenge. I've worn it everyday since last Tuesday with my Urban Decay NAKED SKIN concealer for my under-eyes, and I blend it all in with my beauty blender. Which btw, I seriously need a new one as mine is looking yucky.

So far I've been really loving the foundation and it has been lasting all day even with the hot summer heat [and a car with no AC].

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Week Update | Baking | OOTD

Hello everyone! I was going to do another What I Wore post today, but this afternoon and evening I've been plagued with vertigo and sinus pressure meaning no pictures for me. #notfun Anyhow since I wasn't feeling too well, I decided to do a little random post with pictures from my Instagram. Which btw, is one of my top updated social media sites [I've also been working on updating my FB page more too].

It has turned out to be a busy week, and it shows no signs of becoming lighter. I've had to work every day at either one, or both of my jobs [today was my first free day this week], and I've also had some fun moments with my sisters and with some friends so far this week.

Monday, July 27, 2015

What I Wore | Mint + Navy for Summer

Hello everyone! This month it seems like the only day I can get a post out is on Mondays. Mostly because on my days off I have been busy deep cleaning and re-organizing my sewing area into a sewing/blogging/YouTube area. I've also narrowed down my sewing pattern collection -- which is kinda a big thing for me as I used to have over 400. I kept my favorite vintage patterns, a few modern patterns, and I seriously paired down my historical costume patterns to the cream of the crop. I've also had a very busy social life the past two weeks [which included meeting up with two different blog readers].

Monday, July 20, 2015

My 5 Favorite Summer Lipsticks + Giveaway Winners

Hello everyone! I'm going to be sharing with y'all some of my favorite lipsticks from this summer so far. Surprisingly for me, most of them lean more towards the nude pinks with just one bright berry purple lipstick featured in my top five picks. What can I say? I've found myself reaching for no-fuss lip products the past couple of months, instead of my typical red lipstick or any other bolder lip color.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jamberry Pedi Pack Giveaway

Strawberry Gingham
Hello everyone! I have some fun and exciting news to share with y'all today. Rachel Green, the lovely lady who sent me the nail wraps to try out last month has reached out to me again, and we are going to host a giveaway this week for some Jamberry pedi packs. Yay!

The great thing about this giveaway is that two of you gals will be winning 1 pedi pack (a full pedicure), so there will be two winners. If you are unsure about Jamberry, check out my product review that I did earlier this month.

The rules for this giveaway will be rather simple and quick to do:
  • Visit the Jamberry Nail Party Link and find your favorite nail wrap design. Leave a comment down below with the link to your favorite nail wrap, and some way to contact you if you win. [1 entry]
  • Share about the giveaway on Social Media: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc... If you can, tag me in your shoutout or use the hashtag: #BramblewoodGiveaway [1 entry for each one] Please let me know in a separate comment that you have spread the word about the giveaway via Social Media. 
The giveaway will only be open to those within the USA & Canada. The giveaway will end on Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at 10:00pm [EST]. I will pick the two giveaway winners on Monday, July 20th and announce them in a blog post & on Bramblewood Fashion's FB page.

~Ashley, xx

Saturday, July 11, 2015

What I Wore | Stripes + Boyfriend Shorts + Wood Watch

Hello lovelies! How has your Saturday been going so far? Mine has been lovely so far with this photo-shoot, watching Netflix whilst working on this post [Psych and North & South], picking up an iced coffee at Starbucks with a friend and two of my sisters, and this evening I'll be working at Ulta Beauty.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Weekly Everyday Makeup Box | Summer Edition

Image: Source
Hello lovelies!

Every since I started working at ULTA Beauty, I've started pulling makeup from my collection to play around with for that given week [or a few weeks, 'cause let's be honest I don't always pull new makeup each week] to keep myself from going into a makeup rut. This also gives me a chance to try out all the products I buy, receive in my Ipsy bags, and what companies send me to test out -- which in turn helps me recommend products to costumers in our store.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Chicago OOTD | Girls Weekend Getaway

Hello lovelies! When I went up to Chicago this past weekend with my sister, Gaby and some of our friends, I was able to meet up with a long time blogging friend: Katie from That Katie Girl. She drove into Chicago to meet up with us for dinner and to explore downtown Chicago with us afterwards. We also did an outfit photoshoot in the area by the Bean. #bloggermustdos

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jamberry 7 Day Nail Challenge

My supplies
Hello y'all! Back in May I was contacted by Rachel Greene to either do a Jamberry online event, or to do the 7-day Jamberry Nail Wrap challenge. Well, online party events aren't really my cup of tea, so I went with the challenge which is much more my speed.

Fast forward to mid-June when I finally had the time to take the 7-day Jamberry nail challenge -- where I applied a Jamberry nail wrap [the Burberry inspired design] to my ring finger and wore an Essie nail polish [Lady Like] on the rest of my nails to test out the durability of both.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

#1outfit3ways | Day Three

Helo lovelies! Today is the final day of the #1outfit3ways blog event, and I must say that I'm loving y'alls outfits. Also I don't know about you, but I'm going to miss doing this once it is all over. #mustgetbackintobloggingmore Oh, btw, I'm going to be keeping the linky-s open until next weekend, so if you would still like to join in the event feel free to do so.

Don't forget that even if you don't have a blog, but have a social media platform [Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Google+, etc..] you can still join in the event fun!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

#1outfit3ways | Day Two

Hello lovelies! Day two of the #1outfit3ways blog event is here, and I'm curious to see how all who have joined in so far are going to be styling your outfits today. [I haven't been able to check out all the links yet, but will be doing so later today] Don't forget that even if you don't have a blog, but have a social media platform [Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Google+, etc..] you can still join in the event fun!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

#1outfit3ways | Day One

Hello lovelies! It is day one of the #1outfit3ways event, and I'm super excited to see y'alls outfit posts for the next three days. I'm also curious to see what y'alls outfit bases are going to be. Don't forget that even if you don't have a blog, but have a social media platform [Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Google+, etc..] you can still join in the event fun!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Weekend Update | House Cleaning | Blog Event | Road Trip

Weekend Style [Insta @bramblewoodfashion]
Hello lovelies! Long time, no see. Last week was hectic for me, that I was unable to get any blogging done [or really much on social media]. I had super early work shifts all last week, since I'm not a morning person at all I would hardly sleep the night before because I was too freaked out that I would oversleep. To say the least, that would catch up with me a couple of hours after every shift.

This week is going to be more normal hours, which is awesome since my blog event starts tomorrow! If everything goes as planned, my first post for the event should be up by 2pm [or sooner].

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Summer Plans | Girls Overnight Trip to Chicago

Chicago Skyline [taken by Chris Smith]
After not going anywhere last summer, I'm really looking forward to this summer when I get to go up to Chicago with my sister, Gaby, our friend Grace, and possibly some other girlfriends from Church. Yes, it is going to be a girls weekend trip up to Chicago -- which is going to be fun especially since I've never done this before [gone on a trip with friends that is].

Indiana Dunes -- we are looking forward to hanging out at the beach. I'm also looking forward to wearing my newest Lime Ricki swimsuit at the beach, especially since I haven't needed to wear one in over a year. 

I have visited the Dunes once, and that was last Labor Day with my family -- we hiked the "Three Dunes Challenge", lay out on the beach for a bit, skipped rocks on the lake, and I read a little bit of my Agatha Christie (which is my favorite thing to do on a beach, crazy huh?). 

Art Museum -- We all love art, so stopping by at the art museum is a possible option for us to do. There is something really inspiring about studying the masters of the past like: Degas, Monet, Van Gogh, to inspire one to do some art. Or is that just us? 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Style 1 Outfit 3 Ways | Blog Event

Hello everyone! Since everyone loved the idea of styling one outfit three ways for our next blog event, I'm quickly putting that into action and starting to get the word out now as the event will be later this month. If it all goes well, perhaps I'll do one or two more blog events this summer -- as I've missed doing this with y'all.

The event is going to be Tuesday, June 23rd - Thursday, June 25th, yes it is in the middle of the week, but I typically only work Tuesday mornings, and if I do work either Wednesday or Thursday it will typically be in the morning or evening -- so it works out perfectly for me. If you won't be able to get pictures all of those days, feel free to take pictures ahead of time.

Monday, June 8, 2015

What I Wore | Casual Everyday

Long time no see, everyone! I had big plans to do several outfit posts last week, but I ended up not feeling very well and I was stuck sitting around the home -- I also didn't feel like getting dressed most days [that is saying something for me]. I'm on the up swing now and, of course, my schedule is quickly getting filled up.


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