Sunday, December 30, 2012

Seeing Green

I love the look of this teal green. It is such a great color for all seasons. I decided to pair it with a cozy gray sweater and accessories for a great winter look. These great teal jeans are on my shopping list this winter! Do you have a pair yet?

seeing green

seeing green by flairbybrandi featuring travel handbags



Friday, December 28, 2012

OOTD : New Years Date

What does everyone have planned for New Year's Eve this year? I decided to put together a romantic and edgy look for a fun New Years Date. I love the way the soft romantic shirt looks when paired with these great leather skinny jeans. Adding softer hues and materials can totally transform a look. What outfit do you have planned for your night out?

new yr

new yr by flairbybrandi featuring deep v neck shirts



Week in Photos

What a week! I have still been super busy, but things seem to be getting better! That is great news!
Christmas was wonderful and spent with family and friends! Oh, did I mention I got a new camera?!? I was beyond excited about that! Here are a few quick photos of our week via Instagram.



Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Look For Less : Lunch Date

I did a post a few months ago on the Look for Less Peplum Edition. Today I decided to do a casual lunch date look with a cozy red sweater and jeans. Check out the two looks and the prices below. It's so easy to take a designer look and make it your own for less! I will be doing a look for less post several times each month using designer looks and showing you how to get the look for a fraction of the cost!

Look for Less Sweater and Jeans

I hope everyone is having a great Thursday! How did everyone spend their Christmas?



Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a blessed day!

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Party Time : Quick Style Guide Ideas

With Christmas and New Year right around the corner it's time to decide what you're wearing to those parties! From casual to fun and flirty I have a few outfit ideas for you! If you are anything like me a great outfit takes time to plan. It seems like every time I wait until the last minute to decide what to wear my room ends up looking like a tornado hit it. When I'm in a rush I try on everything under the sun and if it isn't the look I want I toss it in a pile. It's no fun picking up all that mess, so planning ahead is always a good idea! Here are six looks I can up with. Have you decided on your party look yet?

Christmas party




Friday, December 21, 2012

Last Minute Gift Guide

This year was my first big Black Friday shopping event! I always wondered why all those crazy people were freaking out and trying to rush to all the different stores on their lists. I think I might have figured it out. No... I did not camp out in front of the local Best Buy, but I did cash in on all those great sales! In the process of grabbing most of the items on my list I had a blast with my husband! Can you believe he agreed to go out in the madness with me?

For those of you who were a bit late getting started on your Christmas shopping here are a few ideas for some great last minute gifts! These are sure to please anyone on your list! Happy Shopping!!

gift guide

gift guide by flairbybrandi featuring diamond heart jewelry



Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Guide To Dressing Flawless with No nonsense

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine.

The cold weather is finally here! It's time to cover up with style! Don't worry, winter weather doesn't mean you have to look sloppy, baggy,or bulky! There are tons of great ways to look chic and stay warm at the same time, and today I'm going to show you how!

No nonsense was nice enough to send me some great items to try out! I was super excited to open my box and see a great pair of their Great Shapes Leggings in black and a super sexy pair of textured tights! Click on the links to check out what I got and find some in your size! 


 No nonsense tights and leggings offer a ton of styles to choose from! Their long list of amazing products offer a fit and style for everyone! Did I mention how affordable these are? No nonsense tights and leggings can be picked up everywhere from department stores to drugstores. I picked up a great pair of their opaque tights from Walmart a few weeks ago for under $8.00! You can't beat that!




No Nonsense quick picks

With such a large variety to choose from the outfit possibilities are endless! I put together several different looks using their leggings and tights! Check out these outfit ideas then my two complete looks!


No Nonsense Leggings Guide


1) Monochromatic Black- No nonsense black leggings paired with a black sweater and some great studded ankle boots! 

2) Cardigan-  No nonsense black leggings with a royal blue cardigan, striped tee, and cute ballet flats.

3) Casual- Throw on some No nonsense black leggings a logo tee and sweater for a super casual feel.

4) Sweater Dress- I love the look of No nonsense leggings paired with a cream sweater dress and some sexy heels.

5) Chambray - This is such a fun and easy look. Throw on a chambray top, leggings, and pair with some great riding boots for an effortless and chic look.

6) Flirty - Check out this great flirty look. Pair your No nonsense leggings with a flirty top and some spicy two tone heels. 


No Nonsense Tight Guide


1) Lace - Look how great this cream lace dress pairs with a burgundy tight! Throw on some brown heels and you're ready to go!

2) With a Pop - Neutral colors look great with a kick of color! I paired this great taupe wrap dress with No nonsense tights in Planet. Add some cute ankle booties and you're done!

3) Nude Attitude-  Throw on some textured No nonsense tights with a cute overside belted shirt dress. I love the textured look.  These look great with a pair of brown boots.

4) Night on the Town- Little black dress with some flair! These black textured tights look amazing paired with your favorite lbd and sexy heels! 



No nonsense offers a style and fit for everyone! The price is great and the quality is amazing. I love the colors, textures, and different products No nonsense has to offer. Leggings and tights can completely transform the look and feel of your outfit! This is also a great way to transition your fall wardrobe into great winter wear!

No nonsense also has new face for the brand! They have announced that Jill Martin fashion expert and Emmy Award-winning TV personality will be the new brand ambassator!  Jill is also co-author of the New York Times best selling guide " I Have Nothing To Wear! " , and the fashionable New York correspondant for Access Hollywood!

Jill has an eye for style and knows how to look amazing without spending a fortune! That is one of the reasons No nonsense picked her! She is definitely someone other woman can relate to and trust for their fashion advice! Stay tuned for her online vignettes and social media posts for great tips, trends, and how to guides!

With all the amazing products No nonsense offers it's easy to put together a look you will love! Here are the two looks I picked to feature a complete look using No nonsense leggings and tights. I decided on a fun casual chic look and a flirty dressy look. What kind of look will you go for?


No Nonsense two looksLeggings:

Pair your favorite No nonsense leggings with a bold sweater dress and some bright ankle boots. Add some fun jewelry, a dab of mascara, and a printed bag for this fun look.


Pair your favorite textured No nonsense tights with a flirty dress and some sexy black pumps. Add some fun jewelry, a smokey eye, and a sequin embellished clutch for a great night out.


Check out this great Style Made Easy video and don't forget to follow No nonsense on Facebook and Twitter!  




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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Week in Photos

I know it's been a while since I've had time to do my "Week in Photos" post! I decided to do a quick photo update via instagram! Speaking of anyone else having issues using the tilt shift feature? When I use mine the picture ends up with a gray ring around it! Crazy! Here are my week in pics and descriptions below!
Top to bottom left to right:
1) Ornaments I made  2) Tyler being silly  3) My hubby said these fit me perfectly. HA!
4) Flower arrangement I made for my granddad's grave. Gosh I miss him.  5) Glitter ombre nails.
6) Mom's dog Speckles  7) Love this book. Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin  8) inside the book
9) Awesome tights and leggings sent by No Nonsense. Check back for the review post.
10) Evan and Maxwell  11) Yummy Cheesecake...can you see the gray ring? That is from using the tilt shift. 12) Makeup brushes on my new pink vanity!

Winter Wear

It's finally chilly outside! The past several months had me wondering if we were ever going to get some cool weather. Thank goodness it's here! Here are a few of my picks for great winter wear. 


Max Studio knit top

Fat Face fitted shirt
$72 -

Nanette lepore

Nudie Jeans Co. blue jeans
$195 -

$26 -

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday!!!



Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's Been A While! Update and Quick DIY

Wow! I haven't had time to write in quite a while! Life has so many twists and turns and for a while I don't think I knew which way was up! Things are beginning to settle (I hope) so I should be able to get back to my writing, projects, tips, etc!

October and November were super busy and several things changed in my life. At times it was a struggle, but I am slowly making my way back up.October was nuts! I turned thirty! Yikes!! I did post several things up until mid October but then life got busy! November was filled with craziness and mostly revolved around the kids! Thanksgiving was nice and spent with family and close friends...then there was Black Friday shopping!

I will admit that this year was my first big Black Friday shopping event. I went nuts! I shopped for a solid 10 hours! Most of those hours were spent standing in lines, but I did get some great deals and finished most of my Christmas shopping that day! Whoo-hoo!

This month has been very stressful so far...VERY. My husband broke my camera and of course I was not happy about that AT ALL! The next day the wireless router broke and the Internet was down. On top of that my husband almost died while working on a car. Yes, you heard me...

Ty was working on a car and was trying to lower the jacks. He was laying on the ground under the car (on his side) when the jack collapsed and the car fell crushing him under it. I heard a terrible noise and ran to see what had happened. Thank God my oldest son followed behind me. By the grace of God Bay and I were able to lift (yes we actually picked up that car) it off of him and pull him out.

We took him to the hospital and again by the grace of God he only had minor injuries. He cracked a rib and dislocated his rotator on his shoulder. The doctors said he should heal just fine. They also said if it wasn't for me and Bay pulling it off of him he would have been dead. Amazing! Here is a hospital pic I couldn't resist taking once he was home safe : ). Poor thing!

So now that all the drama and mess are over I am looking forward to things getting back to normal and better than ever! Enough with the bad stuff!

As I mentioned I haven't had time to do much for myself or too many "fun" projects but I thought I'd share this quick one with you! Don't worry I still have tons of DIY's to share,but that will have to wait until after Christmas! I don't want everyone to get hints on what they are getting!!!


I found this old table style jewelry box and of course it was FREE! I decided I was going to do a little revamping and turn it into a makeup vanity (super girly style). Here are the pics!!

First we sanded the wood (my hubby and son helped)

Then I had to pull out all the ugly red felt liner

After that It was time to paint and reline the drawers... I should have taken pics before it had makeup in it lol...then again I didn't have a camera at the time!

Super girly pink with black vine design

Of course I had to use my "froo froo" jar to hold my brushes! I made this a while back but it worked for what I wanted.

Super easy and super fast...not my best work by far, but I used everything I had on hand and didn't have to buy a thing! Total cost...FREE!!

I hope everyone is having a fabulous December so far! I will do my best to get back to my regular posts! Don't forget to check back for all the DIY projects and gift ideas I have coming up!