Hello Dolls! Today was such a beautiful day although everyone is freaking out about the hurricane that’s on it’s way. I’m so ready for it to past because I truly don’t want to go through another experience with power outage, heavy rain, strong winds, and limited food. During Hurricane Katrina, I was on my college campus with a couple of friends wishing I was home with my parents. I would have never expected a hurricane to hit the NORTHERN part of the US, but God has a different plan.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I just bought the best purchase of the year! I am so in love with my NIKON D5100! OMG.. I desperately needed a more quality camera. It was a great investment. Here are some of the beautiful shots my husband took today. Also, I tried to mimic Jennifer Hudson’s look during the Grammy Awards 2011. Tell me what you think!
*What I’m Wearing*
Blouse: H&M
Skirt: Random SoHo Boutique
Earrings: H&M
xo, Brittany

Hot Pink + Bad News

Hi Loves! So since I haven’t been able to post any new outfits this week, I came across these pictures. I took these while my MacBook was in the ‘hospital’.
If you read my last post, I would be expecting to see the creator of one of the most known cosmetic brands in the US. Unfortunately, due to the projected hurricane that is forecasted to hit the Boston area, she and her beauty team will not be coming. 🙁 SUCH A BUMMER!

I haven’t done a beauty post in a while so be looking out for those in the next couple of posts.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the pictures! Tell me what you think of them. Have a good night!

*What I’m Wearing*

Blouse: Express
Skirt & Cardigan: Forever 21
Earrings: Aldo
Bag: Thrifted

xo, Brittany

Beauty Designer Jemma Kidd Comes to Boston

I’m so excited to announce that Jemma Kidd will be in the Boston area! Target is celebrating its redesigned beauty department with a free makeover event. On August 27 and August 28, Target beauty design partner Jemma Kidd and beauty experts will take over the Boston area Target parking lots with a pop-up makeover station to provide guests touch-ups and celebrity tips, and to showcase new products.
 Jemma Kidd is an internationally-known make up artist that own’s a line in Target Stores. Her line of cosmetics screams chic and modern at an affordable price.
 I can’t wait to see the magic Jemma Kidd and her team are going to create on the locals! I’ll be doing an interview with her and also I MAY have a special surprise! 🙂
Check out her website and if you come out to the event, please let me know!
*The Details*
Who: Beauty Designer Jemma Kidd
When: August 27, 2011
Where: Target
400 Cochituate Road
Framingham, MA
Time: 1-6pm
When: August 28, 2011
Where: Target
91 Taunton Street
Plainville, MA
Time: 1-6pm
xo, Brittany

Dinner For Two

Hello Lovelies! Since one of my sorority sister’s couldn’t come to this event, she called me and asked if I wanted to go out to dinner with her. She’s such a sweetie! We picked a great time to try a new restaurant too. It’s Boston Restaurant Week! Every participating restaurant has a three course dinner menu for only $33.11. We tried Anthony’s Pier 4 which resided along the beautiful Atlantic waters on the coast of Boston. It was beautiful! I couldn’t take any pictures cause my camera is TERRIBLE, but I’ll nag about that in another post. I wore this dress because the weather was absolutely lovely that night. I’m really not looking forward to winter. Since I’m a Southern Belle and all. 😉 Any who, have a good night guys!




*What I’m Wearing*
Dress: Express
Peep Toe Pumps: Aldo
xoxo, Brittany

NOW OPEN: UGG Australia Boston

I’m so excited to annouce that UGG Australia is officially open in Downtown Boston! I was so excited to be able to attend this major event co-hosted by GQ Magazine.

Doors opened on August 16th for an exclusive launch party which me and my husband really enjoyed. We got a first look at the new Fall 2011 ad campaign staring New England Patriot’s superstar, Tom Brady (I love him!). The collaboration between the three-time Super Bowl champion and the brand will include Brady’s off-field footwear as well as outerwear, apparel and accessories. They served awesome hor d
All of my Bostonians make sure you go check out the store! Here’s a sneek peak of the pictures that were taken at the event! I’ll be posting more in the next post! Enjoy! 🙂

UGG Australia Boston
75 Newbury Street
Boston, MA

Boston - GQ (1)

Boston - GQ (3)

Boston - GQ (4)

01CL5003 (Small)

01CL5073 (Small)

01CL8590 (Small)

xoxo, Brittany

My Nail Care Regimen

How to Keep Hard Long Nails


Decided I’d share why my nails look so great! 🙂 Someone asked me yesterday were they real. I haven’t gotten acrylic since July and often miss it. But with my new found regimen, I’ve been loving it without it.
 In a previous post, I raved about Nutra Nail – Green Tea Nail Strengthener. I’m still using it and it’s doing it’s job. My nails are hard and never break! The only thing I’m having trouble with are hang nails. 🙁
My Nail Care Regimen:
File nails to desired length
One (1) coat of Nutra Nail – Green Tea Nail Strengthener
Two (2) coats of China Glaze – Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Two (2) coats of your desired nail color
Three (3) coats of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
I was on Luuux.com asking bloggers for a top coat because my nail color would always chip by the third day from painting them. They recommended Seche Vite and it has been a life saver! It’s pretty expensive but it’s something I can no longer live without.
OPI Nail Lacquer – “Yodel Me On My Cell” – Swiss Collection
I really recommend these products and this regimen. Try it out and let me know how it worked for you!

Boston Fashion Week 2010: Rising Design Fashion Show at Mobius

Designs from Margaret Lawrence and June Monteiro


My first runway show ever! What a classy event! LaDean and I finally got a chance to experience the fashion fix that we had been yearning for. We arrived at Mobius, greeted by two fashionable women that allowed us to sit front row, which we were excited about. The venue had glass windows from wall to wall, which made the space feel much bigger than it actually was.
As everyone quieted down for the show to begin, the host Kate Tirone, a member of Rising Design, welcomed us to the event that local designers had been waiting for.
The two designers that caught my eye instantly were Margaret Lawrence and June Monteiro. Their designs were fresh and something LaDean and I would love to have in our wardrobes.
Models with Margaret Lawrence (far right).
Margaret Lawrence’s collection “Plum Poseys” displayed elegant evening wear with floral fabric that accented the dresses. There were shades of purple and different silhouettes throughout the entire collection. Her collection was feminine and light. Recently completing her Fashion Design Program at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she also loves costume, bridal, millinery (hat-making/head pieces) design as well.
Here’s her take on the fashion industry:
B: Margaret, what inspired you to begin creating clothing designs?
ML: I’ve been interested in clothing and costume ever since I can remember. When I was young, my cousin was going to fashion design school and she would always show me what she was working on. I learned from a very young age that it was possible to create the beautiful things that I was so fascinated by. I’ve never wanted to do anything else.
B: Who are some of your favorite designers?
ML: I appreciate many different designers for their own aesthetics, but I personally like extravagant design and girly glamour, particularly Vivienne Westwood for her eccentric twists, and Marchesa which is feminine and romantic.
B. What matters to you most as a fashion designer?
ML: As a fashion consumer, I know that a lot of the joy comes from feeling confident in what you are wearing. So as a designer, it is important that someone feels good in one of my designs. As an artist, which I think designers are, I also want to have the satisfaction of feeling proud of my work.
B: I love accessories! What is your favorite accessory?
ML: I’m pretty simplistic when it comes to accessories, so I usually wear one statement piece at a time. Right now, I love my Kendra Scott turquoise earrings.
To view more designs by Margaret Lawrence, check out her website.
Models wearing June Monteiro’s designs.
June Monteiro’s collection “Monarch” was inspired by clothes worn by Queen Victoria for the mourning of her husband, Albert. June’s designs reflected the different stages of mourning as they did in those Queen Victoria days. The designs reflected dark colors and sheer fabrics. They were futuristic and distinct. June owns her own business called ENAMOUR, which focuses on designs that convert from day to evening wear solely made with sustainable textiles.
Here’s her view on the fashion industry:
B: So what inspired you to began creating clothing designs?
JM: I became interested in fashion at 19 while attending Art School in Baltimore, MA. It was there that I explored fabric manipulation, and liked it so much I incorporated it into my art. When I particpated in my first runway show, I felt such pride in seeing my work in motion, but I also experienced the joy of knowing others accepted, admired, and wanted to wear my designs. It was then I knew I wanted to be a designer.
B: Who are some of your favorite designers?
JM: I am in awe of many designers but I had to pick a few stand outs I would say: Marc Jacobs for his work ethic. Yves St. Laurent for beinga pioneer of so much of what we now know as the “fashion designer”. Carolina Herrera for her timeless dresses. Nigo, owner of BAPE, for creating a lifestyle brand so successful that it incorporates clothing, accessories, restaurants, an airplance, and even a hotel. His story is one that I admire.
B: What matters to you most as a fashion designer?
JM: As a designer, quality and comfort is important to me. I want anyone wearing my designs to appreciate the excellent materials they are made of both in appearance and feel. I also want any woman in my designs to be comfortable as well. I believe we are all at our best when we are wearing an outfit tha tlooks great but is comfortable too.
B: Accessories are my favorite! What is your favorite accessory?
JM: I have 2 favorite accessores — bags and earrings! I dont think anyone can have too many bags! Although lately I have been liking bigger totes. When it comes to earrings, I like big, dangly earrings. I buy them cheap because if I want to take them apart and combine them into a new design, it’s easy to do so.
Designer June Monteiro and I after the show.
Here’s other photos from the show!
Designers that were featured during the show.

Hope you enjoyed these wonderful designers and my view of the show!