December Small Goals

dec-small-goalsIt’s the last small goals post of the year! I’ve gotta be honest, I’m really proud of myself for keeping up with these goal posts all year. I’m so thankful to Nicole for starting this link up, otherwise there’s no way I would have made it. Having these small goals has made it much easier to achieve so many of my 2016 goals (which I should probably review here pretty soon, shouldn’t I?) We all know December snuck up so let’s stop talking about it, and start reviewing November’s goals!

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Statement Piece on Statement Piece on Statement Piece

dallas-blogger-valery-brennan496Every once in a while, I  put on an outfit that is just 100% me. I feel totally in my element and each piece represents who I am in some way. This outfit is that outfit.

A while back, I described my style as “eclectic edge.” Although my style has evolved a lot in the last year, I’m proud to say that “eclectic edge” is still who I am. Just a little more grown up. When I was planning this outfit, it felt like a little much. All the “rules” of fashion tell you to choose one statement piece and build an outfit around it, but I’m happy to say every single thing I’m wearing is a statement piece and I love it. 

Rules are meant to be broken, y’all. So let’s break it down piece by piece.

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The BEST Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

Alright y’all, it’s the big day aka Black Friday! I know how overwhelming this can be for fashion and beauty lovers so I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sales here just for you. I’ve only included places I really shop and some of these discounts are BOMB. Click on each store name to take you straight there 🙂 Enjoy!

I hope you had the best Thanksgiving ever! Here’s a snap of me and my sweet hubby after stuffing our faces with way too much food.


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Shopbop Buy More, Save More Picks

Well dudes, it’s one of the best shopping weeks of the year. Black Friday isn’t here yet but guessssss what – Shopbop’s Buy More, Save More sale is Live! Like the name suggests, the more you buy, the more you save!


I love love Shopbop, but I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes their website can be a bit overwhelming. You might already have some favorite brands to shop, but just in case you need some guidance (or a refresher), here are some of my favorites!

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Let’s Talk About Thanksgiving, Baby.


Top: Nordstrom Rack ($7; similar here, ) | Leggings: Charlotte Russe ($10; exact here) | Jacket: Forever 21 via Buffalo Exchange ($15) | Mules: Zara ($25; similar here) | Photos by Taylor Gardner

Look, I know some of you already have Christmas decorations up, but can we talk about how great Thanksgiving week is? With each passing year it seems like we hop into the holiday season earlier and earlier and I’m here to take a stand for Thanksgiving! Because clearly it needs a fashion blogger vouching for it lolz. But seriously, here are 8 reasons why I think Thanksgiving week is the

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7 Minute Morning Makeup Routine

makeup-routineYou guys get to hear my beauty and fashion tips all the time, so I wanted to let someone else give her two cents. Mia is here giving her morning makeup routine and I think you’re really going to love it! I know sometimes I’m a little too “glam” for people’s tastes so this one might tickle your fancy. This morning makeup routine is perfect because it’s quick and simple. I tried it myself and snapped a quick selfie so you can see how it looks! Not too shabby for less than ten minutes, right?

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Diversity Chic – Blazing a Trail


In case you’re new around here, we’re closing in on year two of monthly Diversity Chic posts (what?!) Here’s what we’re all about:

Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.

Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.

I have to tell you guys, I’ve been struggling to write this post. I have so much to say but at the same time, I can’t find the words. You know the feeling, when there’s so much bubbling up inside that you think if you start to let it out, you won’t be able to stop it? I think my friend Cady Heron described it as word vomit.

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3 Ways to Make Your Holiday Shopping Easier

This post was sponsored by Octer, but like every other post you read here, all opinions are my own. 🙂

We knew it was coming… shopping season is officially here. I’ve kind of been avoiding it but since Thanksgiving is next week (what?!), it’s time I kick it into high gear. If you’re like me, it might be easy for you to want to panic but I promise…it will be okay. Here are three tips to help get you through the holiday shopping season and come out on top!

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