5 Things I am Thankful for + His & Her Thanksgiving Style

 

Family Pic 1Family Pic 3Family Pic 11Family Pic 10When I sat down to write this post, I totally felt like I was back in 1st grade with a Thanksgiving worksheet but I sort of loved it! It’s amazing to just sit down and think about just how many amazing things I have in my life right now. I promised I wanted to get more personal with you all so here it is!

What I am thankful for:

  1. My beautiful and mighty God who constantly blesses my life in more ways than I can even realize.
  2. My family. I have the most amazing family in the entire world. I have blessed that my parents double as my best friends. They are patient, kind, and show me more love then I could ever imagine yet they are fun and outgoing. Not a day goes by that I am not extremely thankful to have them in my life. I am also incredibly grateful to have the best-extended family. They have turned into the best friends and role models I could ever ask for.
  3. Russel. There are no words to describe what this man means to me! He is one of the best gifts God could ever give me. I am so thankful he puts up with my competitiveness, my talkativeness, and yes even my nosiness when we eat out at restaurants ūüėČ In my defense, some people have the oddest convos haha.
  4. My pup – Bree. That little fur ball can put the absolute biggest smile on my face! She has so much personality and it is so fun to watch.
  5. My friends and you all! You all are truly inspiring and keep me going! I am grateful to my friends who encourage me and push me outside of my comfort zone and to you all who uplift me and keep my little corner of the internet going.

His + Her Thanksgiving Style

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My look: Scarf // Jeans // Boots // Sweater (Old – Similar linked – On Sale $19.99)

R’s look: Boots // Black Jeans // Button Down // Jacket

 

Now for a little Thanksgiving day Style. Russ and I are celebrating our¬† “official” three year anniversary this weekend so I thought it would be fun to include him in this post. I mentioned it above but I am truly so grateful for all he does for me! Especially that he is not only my biggest supporter & blog photographer but that he is also willing to occasionally jump in the post and I¬†even get great pictures out of it!

For Thanksgiving, we put together a pretty simple look. Mine is just a sweater and my favorite blanket scarf. This is the perfect casual thanksgiving look yet it is so cute and leaves wiggle room for that extra piece of pie ;).¬†R’s look is a simple grey button down and his “dressier” pea coat. It helped to “warm up” his button down¬†and “dressed” it up a bit. Between the jacket and his boot, this look is perfect for the cool Thanksgiving day weather.

I hope you all have the best Thanksgivings! I would love to hear what you all are thankful for right now ūüôā

P.S. I will be back tomorrow with a ton of Black Friday specials so be sure to check back!

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Street Style & Gifts that keep giving

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Shop: My peacoat Рlast years (tons of colors but no longer available in this color) // Similar Pea Coat (SALE  РUnder $50) // Jeans // Sweater // Sunnies (DIFF РDaisy)
Hi friends! I know I have posted a lot of gift guides lately but I wanted to talk to you a little bit about gift giving on a much larger scale. Charitable companies and initiatives are very close to my heart. I am a huge participant in charitable initiatives throughout my community. I am currently serving on the leadership council for two amazing charities including our Regional Food Bank who helps people all over Oklahoma that are struggling with food insecurities. I also am a volunteer at the Homeless Alliance and I tutor/mentor an amazing little girl at a local intercity school. We have been together for the last two years and seeing her is always the best part of my week!
So it is no surprise that children and struggling families are very close to my heart. This time of year I always find new ways to give back, especially through gifting. It is amazing to me that there are companies who do the same. Not only do I work for one of the best and most giving companies in Oklahoma but my blog has also allowed me to work with many who do the same! One of these companies (and probably my favorite) is Diff Eyewear. Did you know that for every pair of sunglasses you purchase, they donate a pair of reading glasses to someone in need? How amazing is it that one small purchase can do so much good?
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I have loved Diff’s sunglasses since the first time I tried a pair on, so when they approached me about sharing¬†in their mission this holiday season I was overly excited!¬† I knew this look was the one to go with this post.¬†This look is one of my favorites for the fall. It is so simple but it gives me all the vibes of New York City. Who knew that a plain grey sweater, distressed jeans, and a simple camel peacoat could turn into one of my favorite posts?! The new “Daisy” round framed sunglasses were the perfect added accessory (not to mention¬†I love gunmetal). Adding three neutrals together might seem like a bit much, but I think it is the perfect take on sophisticated and stylish!
This year, I am going to try to give a lot of gifts “that keep on giving” to those in our community and I encourage you to do the same! Do you know of any other amazing brands that do this type of thing? I would love to hear!
P.S. If you love Diff as much as I do they are having amazing sales this black Friday including up to 50% off! Be sure to check it and my Instagram out for more details!
(Thank you to Diff for giving me these sunglasses – this post was not sponsored by Diff Eyewear)

XO - Courtney B.

Top 10 Beauty Gifts for Her

Week 2 of my holiday gift guide series is beauty! Beauty is such a go to when you aren’t sure what to get or you are¬† unsure of sizing. I love beauty gifts for friends, co-workers, family, and it makes great stocking suffers! Check out a few of my favorite by clicking on the individual images below! It will take you directly to the product featured!
Beauty Gift Guide

 

My favorite fall OOT

 

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I tend to live in neutral during the fall! I love fall clothes but with the unpredictable Oklahoma weather, it is safest to dress in layers. Neutrals allow you to layer and layer and layer without your outfit clashing and it helps to create a sleek look if you have to shed some of those layers.

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Shop: Black Top // Black Jeans // Moto Jacket (On Sale) // Leopard purse (Similar – Under $40) // shoes

This is easily one of my favorite fall OOTDs. Overall it is a pretty simple look. A lot of people are scared to layer blacks together but don’t be! This can create an easy chic look! I added this camel suede moto jacket because it isn’t¬†too heavy so it is great for the changing temps not to mention, the color is gorgeous, the fabric is amazing – and soft and it is a great neutral piece. This jacket is great, especially layered with blacks and deep reds for the fall and the holiday. Of course, I had to add a pop of leopard¬†(I consider it a neutral haha) to add a little fun to this classic look!

I am preparing a ton of fun looks for you guys in the coming weeks but…… IF there is anything I am not posting that you want to see more of please leave me a comment or send me a message! I want this blog to be helpful and inspiring to you!

XO - Courtney B.

 

How to Dress up a White Tee

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Shop: White Tee // Sweater // Jeans // Boots // Necklace

So you have found your plain white tee? Great! Let’s talk layers. I love layers, especially in the fall.

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The perfect way to dress up a white tee is grabbing your favorite jacket or cardigan. I wear my white tee weekly with my favorite leather jacket and a pair of heels. To dress it up for work, I throw on a pair of black skinny pants.

I chose to style it with this dusty pink cardigan as a chic and easy weekend look. The pink/blush is gorgeous for fall and is so pretty with over a white tee. Throw on on your favorite pair of skinny jeans and a great pair of boots and you are good to go.

 

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If your tee has a higher neckline, chose a longer necklace. It will help to lengthen your torso and creates a little added interest. If you fall in love with a white V-neck (i don’t blame you, I love mine) try layering a couple of pendants or throwing on a pair of statement earrings.I’ve linked a few my favorite white tees here below! Just click the link and add it to your cart to create this easy look!

XO - Courtney B.

Top Ten Best Gifts from Nordstrom

Its the start of November and so many places are already playing Christmas music so I guess that means it time for Christmas shopping and gift giving!! This season is going to be so busy so I decided I am going to try to get my Christmas shopping done early.
Starting today, I am going to start doing a weekly gifting series to make shopping EASY and painless for you! The first are gifts for her all exclusively from Nordstroms. Nordstrom is an easy place to get all of your gift shopping done in one place risk-free. Not only do they have an amazing return policy but they also have free shipping!
Here are my top ten gifts for him and her! Next week, I will be sharing Christmas gifts for home! To shop these, just click on the item below the picture that you are wanting to see ūüôā
Christmas Gifts for Her
Christmas Gifts For Him

 

Must have cold weather staple

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Shop: Quilted Down Vest (4 Colors) // Quilted Down Vest (6 colors РJ crew factory & under $60) // Sunnies // Grey Waffle Top // Shoes (Old but these are close) // Shoes Рalso similar  //  Shoes РAlmost Identical only in black velvet  РJust ordered (Under $30) // Jeans

There is one thing in my closet that I will never EVER get rid of… my quilted down vest from JCrew. If there was ever a piece to splurge on it would be this vest. The black one I am wearing here is 3 years old and has been worn more times and in more ways than I can count, ¬†but somehow it is still in perfect condition. I have been seriously tough on this vest which only makes me love it more.

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It is such a classic cold-weather piece and can be worn with everything! This week alone I wore it casual (styled here) to run errands on Sunday, I wore it to work yesterday with black pencil pants and a sweater, and I wore it after to the gym with a pair of leggings.

You really can’t go wrong with this piece. I love it so much I Ordered it in the cream last year and I am ordering it in navy this year. Another great thing about this vest is there is a slightly different version available at the factory store that is almost half the price. This is perfect if you aren’t ready to make a full commitment or if you aren’t sure how much you would wear it.

Do you have this vest? Comment let me know if you love it!

 

What to wear for a fall night out

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Shop: Sweater // Jeans // Boots //

Planning a night out when it is cold is a serious headache. It is so fun to go grab drinks with friends or go to a party but trying to figure out what to wear can almost ruin the night. It is hard because you want to look sexy and stylish but you also don’t want to freeze. I mean come on who wants to wear a big bulky jacket or a big bulky sweater for a night out?

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Of course, there is always those people who still manage to wear skimpy dresses and skirts Рno judgment I use to too ;). Twisted back, off the shoulder, and backless sweaters are the perfect solution. They are perfect to throw on over a slip dress or with a pair of skinny jeans and otk boots. If you want to dress it up a little bit try it with black jeans and heels or heel booties.

You will look chic and stylish and your body with thank you! This look is perfect for a night out at the bars, date night, and everything in between. I have linked a few other sexy sweaters below.

 

Thanks for reading! Have a great week! See you back here tomorrow for my first holiday gift guide!

XO - Courtney B.

Bedlam

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Happy Saturday!

Today is the big day!! For all of you who don’t know, I graduated a little over a year and a half ago from The University of Oklahoma. I wasn’t raised to be an OU fan but it is safe to say after years of living in Oklahoma and going to games I am obsessed. I consider myself a self-appointed coach who yells at the players from the comfort of my couch ;). So its safe to say if I have any control over it, I don’t miss a game. Thank gosh Russell is the same way.

I have introduced you all to and talk a lot about Russell. He is seriously amazing and I am so lucky to have him but he has one big (HUGE) flaw, he and his family are Oklahoma State fans. With that being said, Bedlam is a huge deal for us. We have so much fun all season watching the teams together and our rivalry grows with every game. This is the one day of the year that I know if I am to walk into his house I will be met with trash talk at every turn and if I am being honest I would be disappointed if they didn’t. Each year this game gets bigger and bigger and we always look forward to it.

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So in honor of the big game, I thought it would be fun to share a little his & her game day style with you all.

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Russ is a super stylish so I love seeing the outfits he throws together. This look is perfect for a guy on gameday. For those of you who help dress your boyfriends/dads (no shame I do too haha), this is an easy and casual go-to look. I found that if you just grab a cool college shirt, a jean jacket or leather jacket, jeans, and a great pair of suede or leather shoes it won’t be outside of their¬†comfort zone. He will look stylish and you will be the best-dressed couple or family at the game.

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Shop: Jeans // Boots // Sweater

I will be honest, I love tshirts but I have the hardest time finding college t-shirt that I love and want to wear to games. This is partially because I always look forward to Russell and I’s annual Bedlam picture. This week I found this beautiful off-the-shoulder chenille sweater at Dillards. ¬†They had it in cream but I knew I had to have it in Crimson.¬†(I couldn’t find the red online but I have linked it in cream, pink, and grey) This is the softest sweaters and beautiful for game day. ¬†With three neutrals to pick from you can find the perfect one no matter what team you go for.¬†I threw it on with a great pair of jeans (which happen to be on sale) and over the knee boots. This is a great game day look and a great look for fall in general.

Well, I am off to watch the game but, I hope you all have a great weekend and a great game day! Boomer Sooner! Thank you for reading! If you missed yesterdays post, I have rounded up my favorites from the Nordstrom Fall Sale here!

 

Nordstrom Fall Sale Picks

Happy Friday friends! The fall Nordstrom sale is here! From now until November 12th hundreds of items are on sale up to 40% off! Below are items that are in my cart or in my closet. Almost everything on this is under $100 and perfect for fall! All you have to do is click on the link next to the item you are interested in and it will take you directly to it!

If you need any help with sizing be sure to comment below! Stay tuned tomorrow for a super fun Bedlam post! Have a good weekend!

Fall Nordstrom Sale Picks
XO - Courtney B.