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Fancy Pants OOTD

Blazer: Zara (love this) | Top: Zara (similar) | Pants: c/o bebe (similar) | Shoes: Target (love these) | Watch: MK (here) | Earrings: New York & Co (here) | Sunglasses: H&M (similar)

The mix of color on these pants attracted me to them. I wish I had more of these! These are extremely comfortable and can be worn casually or dressy. I actually wore these this past weekend to New Orleans with black sandals and a loose fitting purple shirt. It was casually but still colorful. I actually received a bunch of compliments while on Bourbon Street. 🙂

I noticed that my closet is getting a lot more “fancy” pants added to them. I recently just bought a pair of pants from Gap that were purple and black. I love the fact that you can have a statement pant to brighten up your look.

Instead of always wearing a printed shirt or blazer, try adding print to your lower half. EVERYONE can wear print on the lower half and it look great no matter what your size is. Remember to add a solid or neutral color on top for balance.

Make sure you check out bebe’s additional 50% off sale!

Do you have printed pants in your closet for Spring?

Vote for me for Redbook Magazine’s Real Women Style Award!

Chill Weekend

Blazer: Zara (similar) | Animal Print Blouse: Express (similar) | Jeans: Levi’s (love these) | Heels: Aldo (seen here) | Bag: F21(similar) | Watch: MK (similar) | Sunnies: Amazon (similar) | Lipstick: Shameless by Revlon

Hey lovelies! Hope you all had a good weekend. I have had a relaxing weekend. Other than a quick road trip on Saturday, I have been on my couch watching live runway shows for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. I’ve been getting my fashion fix and loving every bit of what I have seen so far. Also, I’ve been keeping my eye on the street style in NYFW of bloggers and fashionable people walking. I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration. Have you guys seen any shows? I’m for sure going to be there this year!

Have a good week!

Blush + Wine

Leather Jacket: BB Dakota via (Hautelook) | Pink Sweater: H&M (similar) | Pants: ? (Similar) | Peep Toe Wedges: Vera Wang (love these!) | Bag: Zara (similar) | Lipstick: Va Va Violet by Revlon

This outfit is such a comfortable and cute getup for shopping for your friends and family for the holiday season. The sweater was literally was $30 and on sale for $10. It’s all about the steal!

Have you all started shopping for your loved ones? I’m picking up a few here and there but plan to do all of my shopping by the next week.

Here’s a few gift ideas for the beauty and tech lovers!

2013 Jewelry Trend: Double Necklaces featuring Berricle

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Shirt: Zara | Denim: Armani Exchange | Pumps: Shoemint  (similar)| Solitaire Diamond Pendant: c/o Berricle | Earrings: Aldo | Watch: MK (similar) | Sunglasses: c/o SmartBuyGlasses

Sparkle and Stripes! It’s NOVEMBER! My gosh this year went by fast. It will be 2014 in two months!

It’s all about the holidays and the parties! Berricle contacted me to style one of their fabulous and affordable necklaces. This type of sparkle is just what I need for my holiday dresses! They have rings, necklaces, and bracelets for any occasion and the price is AMAZING.

I decided to wear this new trend that I have been seeing on mannequins in all the department stores like Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, and Dillards. It is such a cute alternative instead of wearing the chunky statement necklaces (which I love) for those who want just a little interest. It’s dainty and gives just enough sparkle.


shopbop.com Longsleeve Tops · Forever 21 Sweaters · Vila Skinny Denim

Which do you prefer: Chunky Statement Necklaces or 

Simple Dainty Necklaces?

2013 Fall Trend: Playful Plaid

Plaid Shirt: Old Navy | Skirt and Shoes: Zara | Earrings: Aldo
It’s all about PLAID! I’ve been seeing it everywhere. I’m sure you have too. It’s funny how I remember when plaid was a no-go for style and look at it now. I just recently bought another plaid item and I’m also looking for a pair of plaid pants as well.
Which clothing item do you prefer to wear in plaid?

2013 Fall Presentation: The Cusp Event at Neiman Marcus

I was delighted to attend the fashionable fall preview at Neiman Marcus a couple of weeks ago for #OnTheCusp. The event was hosted by Houston bloggers, Monica and Julie. The event was well decorated with a fun and rock feel.

All the looks were fabulous and had a touch of edge to them. Each blogger styled their pick for the fall trends on how they would wear them. I especially loved the double necklaces, plaid, leather, and cat-eye glasses (which I’m on the hunt for as we speak!).

What trends are you all excited to see this fall?

All About Nails Event at @MethodHouston Rice Village #Nailedit

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A couple of weeks ago Vikki Adams from Nail Mogul invited me to help out with a nail event at Method Boutique in Rice Village. It was such a great event! Vikki treated Method Boutique’s customers with a “Dry Manicure”, a fun polish for summer, and tips on how to design their nails at home.

We had great participation with our #NailedIt challenge as well. The ladies won some fun nail goodies including CND products, Sally Henson products, finger nail polishes, etc. Check out the happy faces that enjoyed their short pampering session!

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Check out Method Boutique as they always have fashionable finds and great prices. For all you nail needs, NAIL MOGUL offers Shellac, acrylic, and spa pedicures!

Short On Words

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Peplum Top: H&M (love this one.) | Crop pants: J.Crew (similar) | Kitten Heels: H&M (last summer) | Head Scarf: Thrifted | Watch: Michael Kors (here) | Choker Necklace: Aldo

Hey guys! I’ve been super busy lately! Hope you are having a good week so far. I’ll be out of town next week, so make sure you follow me on Instagram for my travels!

50,000+ Hits Giveaway: Thank you!

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Blouse: H&M (seen here) (similar)(similar) | Jeans: Zara | Bag: Gucci (WANT!) | Lipstick: MAC Ravishing (here)

While starting this blog, it was just my intention to be a HOBBY. To have something to get my creative juices out after my 9 to 5. To free my mind of the countless reports and the revolving C++ code circling in my brain. But when I hit 50,000+ visits last month, I was in total shock! Thank you again, for all of your support! I really hope that you find this website helpful, whether it’s me reviewing a company/product, or helping you with your outfit ideas. Since this is a milestone for me, I want to celebrate!

For my supports, I’ll be giving away TWO Designer iPhone 4/4S cases!

Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow this blog by signing up HERE ==> BrillianceOfB 
(I’ll be checking thoroughly!)
2. In the pictures above, there are TWO things that are not the same. Can you find them? LOOK CLOSELY! Leave the answers in the comments below with your email address. 
CONTEST ENDS May 26, 2013

Please  use the same email address as you used to sign up for the blog! They must match to win! 🙂

Kate Spade Pardon My French iPhone 4/4S Case

Marc Jacobs StarDust Logo iPhone 4/4S Case

I’m so happy to be celebrating this milestone! Thanks again for your support and don’t forget that this is an interactive blog. I want to hear your thoughts and recommendations!

Spring eShakti Dress: Blue Riding Hood

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Dress: c/o eShakti (similar) | Shoes: Aldo (want!) | Eye glasses: Gucci (love these!)
Some times you have to just enjoy a dress for what it is. Fit, texture, and comfort. I could have made this  dress some elaborate overdone getup, but I decided to let the dress speak for it self. This A-lined flare dress gives me a 1960’s vibe which is actually my favorite style era. It’s also very flattering for the waist. It helps bring you a natural curve shape without looking so 
I really love the fact that eShakti’s dress are perfect the way they are. I’m not trying to be boost your head, but I find their dresses are feminine enough to where there’s no need for all the extra dressings. 
any eShakti’s dress + fun shoe = feminine perfection.
Check out eShakti’s website for more colorful spring and summer looks!