Okay so I know it’s only the beginning of February but I’m super over winter clothes. Raise your hand if you’re with me! How am I supposed to shop for bulky sweaters and scarves when there are pink pineapple bikinis out there?! I have warm weather on the brain anyways, because I’m heading home to LA to see my family this weekend. Why is it only Monday?! What are you excited about this week? : )
February 4, 2016
Ladies, forward this blog post to your main squeeze if he needs some help in the gift department this Valentine’s Day! I don’t think he could do any better than these Landeau roses! Aren’t they beyond gorgeous? Swoon!
I always love making little Valentine’s Day packages for my friends. This Starbucks gift card is perfect for your co-workers and besties. I don’t know about y’all but caffeine is the way to my heart! A Starbucks gift card is basically pure gold in my eyes!
Calling all my single ladies— treat yourself this Valentine’s Day! If I was going to splurge on myself, I would probably have to go with these hot pink Manolos. #Obsessed
What’s on your V-Day list?
February 1, 2016
Isn’t this a top you just instantly love?! The butterfly sleeves remind me of a cape, so I think of this as my very own pink superhero outfit! Obviously, I was always the pink Power Ranger when we dressed up as kids. #GirlPower
Vanessa and I took these photos outside Houndstooth Coffee. If you’re a coffee junkie like me, you need to try Houndstooth. They have great coffee, a relaxing vibe inside and a total photo-op worthy wall. Exactly what we need to get this Monday started! xx
January 29, 2016
Makeup: NARS lip gloss in Angelika
Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with your hot best friends or your hot man, this sweet outfit fits the bill. So. much. cuteness. right? This gorgeous rose-print skirt is seriously on sale for $42… I mean OMG! Run, don’t walk! This skirt is my favorite part of the outfit (obviously), but I also love this red lace top. Depending on how you style it, this top totally works for both the office and date night as well. Whatever you do, just promise me you won’t forget pink or red lipstick!
Happy Friday! What are you doing this weekend? I’m throwing a big birthday brunch on Sunday. Photos to come! xx
January 27, 2016
My friend Kendall visited me in Dallas the weekend we took these photos : )
If you’ve been reading Brooke du jour for a while, it will come as no surprise to you that I love pink! So obviously as soon as I saw this blouse I knew I had to have it! It’s a little lower cut than I usually go for but it’s perfect for a girls night out! The scrunched sleeves are a fun finishing touch, don’t you think? If you don’t happen to be as obsessed with hot pink as I am, this blouse also comes in light pink, white and navy. I guess I’m in a Valentine’s Day mood because this red Joie blouse is also currently in my shopping cart.
These earrings were all the rage last summer. This year’s fringe version might be even better?! I’m also totally into the hot pink pair (duh). Speaking of jewelry, I got this gold bracelet with the olive branch design for my friend Kendall as her Christmas present, buuuut then I stole it back for this shoot! Haha I think I need to buy myself a matching one? Gorjana bracelets are the new friendship bracelets apparently! ; )
I also wanted to share that today is my 24th birthday! I’ve been trying to write this part of the post for a long time. I’ve written it, deleted it and wrote about sparkles and sales instead many times. Don’t get me wrong- I love sparkles and I love sales, but I also felt like I was hiding. I have always admired bloggers who are honest about their personal lives on their sites and social media, but I’ve never ventured into those waters. I’m generally a private person. It’s difficult for me to talk about big things with the people I love— let alone the Internet. I typically find comfort in the fantasy I’ve created, but today I’m trying something new. At the end of 2015, my boyfriend and I decided to end our relationship. Out of respect for him and our relationship, I’m not going to share the details but I did want to acknowledge that it happened.
As I reach my mid-20s, it’s becoming very obvious to me that I’m no longer a kid. I’m an adult and I need to really decide the kind of person I want to be. If I can think of one word to sum up what I expect from this year it would be “growth.” This year, I plan to choose courage over comfort in the hopes of developing into the best version of myself. Okay 24, let’s do this!