I am in love with the color blush pink. I think it is the perfect feminine shade that can be worn year round.

I seem to keep finding myself grabbing for these pretty pink accessories so I thought I would share them with you.

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earrings: tory burch // lip gloss: revlon // hair tie (I made myself, linked to similar) // necklace (old) // clutch: kate spade (similar)

Also, if you are looking for the perfect pale pink nail color I would recommend OPI Bubble Bath. This is my go to shade anytime I get my nails done. It looks very natural and is definitely appropriate for professional work settings. (Essie Ballet Slippers is also a good one if you are looking for another option)

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If we are talking about pink I have to mention my favorite pale pink accessory of all time; these gorgeous shoes that I wore on my wedding day.



To this day these are still my favorite pair of shoes I own. They are a little brighter than a pale pink but I couldn’t resist including them in this post.

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.” -Audrey Hepburn

xoxo -brittany

international food and wine festival

I just got back from the most amazing trip to Orlando, FL!  My husband, MIL, and I went to Orlando to enjoy Disney World (our annual passes are still going strong), pool time, shopping and eating out, and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios (get ready for a post on that coming soon!)  I wanted to share some of my tips from my experiences at one of my favorite Disney events, the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot.

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This event happens annually from late Sept- mid November at Epcot in Walt Disney World.  It features food, wine, beer, and other various drinks from around the world.  This event is almost so overwhelming that it would take weeks to experience all that is available to taste, see, learn, etc.  I am by no means an expert on this event, but for the casual traveler, here are my tips if you want to try it out!

Never go when the temperature is above 81 degrees
This rule is one that I always use when visiting theme parks, festivals, etc.  It is my primary Disney rule, actually!  If your weather app says it’s 81, it will be much hotter once you come into contact with large crowds and lots of pavement.  I ignored this rule for one day of our trip and I really regretted it as I completely sweat through my shirt.
(The best time to go if it is hot out is in the evening–the temps drop and then you can stay until the fireworks!)

Buy an Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Tray
Not only is this a nice souvenir from your time at the festival, but it also is great for holding your food and drink(s) while you walk through the festival.  I didn’t have this little gem last year and it was an awesome addition this year.

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Pick up a Passport at your first food booth
This is such a fun way to keep track of everything that you try at the festival.  Each country/booth has a place in the passport and as you navigate through Epcot, they will stamp your passport as you try the different food and wine.  It makes a great souvenir when you return home and it also a fun activity while you taste all the delicious food and wine from the booths set up throughout the park.

Dress comfortably
Orlando tends to be a bit warm (hot) and humid (swampy).  Between the weather and the high amount of walking, it is just easiest to dress in loose fitting clothes and comfortable shoes.  A blister will destroy your trip.

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Have fun!
Obviously Disney can be crowded and busy but they do a great job of keeping everything so clean and well run that if you go with the flow and quit worrying about the large groups of people, you will have an absolute blast!

Here are a few of the highlights of my trip to the Food and Wine Fest this year:
Favorite booths–Brazil (pork belly was amazing), France (Boeuf Bourguignon was so delicious), Italy (Cannoli was some of the best I’ve ever eaten), and Hops and Barley (lobster roll was so delicious).
Best beer–Swamp Head Wild Night Honey Cream Ale, Gainsville, FL
Best ActivityThe American Adventure show –this show is such a feel-good break from the festival.  It is my absolute favorite show at Epcot and runs year round.  The a cappella group, The Voices of Liberty, sing before many of the performances.  They are truly incredible and make the show even more special.
Best Impulse Buy–Definitely a toss up on this one–I love my Mouse and Magic custom mouse ears from Etsy but they were especially great when layered with my tiara from the Germany store in Epcot!

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Have any of you visited the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot?  If so, what were your favorite things, foods, experiences, etc?  Please comment below.

I hope you all are having a great week!




september 2015 favorites


September is officially (almost) over and it is time to share with you my favorites from this month. I hope everyone had a great month and I would love to hear what some of your current favorites are. It is so much fun for me to put this list together at the end of the month because it really allows me to reflect on the past month. Keep reading to see what my September 2015 favorites are.

1. Pink Laptop cover and keyboard cover. This pink keyboard cover and laptop cover make me happy every time I see them. I can’t help it, I love pink and it is silly how sometimes the smallest purchase can be the best one. I should probably add Amazon prime to my all time favorites list because I ordered this and it came the very next day and it was only $12.99 for both the laptop case and keyboard cover. I have no idea how they have such great prices on some things.

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2. Return of TGIT: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal & How to Get Away with Murder. Need I say more? I am so happy to have my favorite shows back and love looking forward to marathon TV watching Thursday nights. It is the perfect way to get ready for the weekend.

TGIT-Shondaland3. Pumpkin Spice Latte (#PSL) is back and Starbuck’s has the cutest new cups for Fall to celebrate its return. Since this latte is a seasonal item I think everyone really appreciates it when they are able to have one. I love all pumpkin flavored treats and the PSL is one of my favorites. I am trying to be good this year and stay away from them because I know they are not lo carb but even though I haven’t had one I still enjoy seeing everyone post pictures with their Fall drinks.

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4. Fall is officially here. September 23 marked the first day of fall and I could not be more excited. I have already stocked up on mums and pumpkins and tons of pumpkin and apple spice candles.


5. Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling. I have been enjoying this book so much and trying to pace myself so I don’t read the entire thing in one sitting. Her stories are so funny that you can’t help but smile and laugh out loud when you are reading this book.

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6. Comfiest lounge pants EVER – I have been living in these pants since I bought them and they are literally the softest most comfortable pants ever. Do yourself a favor and buy a pair. They are only $16.99 which is crazy for something you will wear so much. I am seriously considering buying a second pair so I have a backup when mine are in the wash.


xoxo -brittany


shop the sales

TGIF!! Last night was the return of Grey’s, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder and I enjoyed every minute of it. I know I am not the only one who has had that day marked on my calendar for quite some time. The forecast in Nashville this weekend is calling for rain so if you are looking for something to occupy your time there are tons of great sales going on that you can shop from home or take a trip to the mall. Many of these deals are sales on sales so have fun shopping and saving.

  1. Vineyard Vines – 25% off entire site through Monday Sept 28 with the code: FRIENDS15. VV rarely has sales so you definitely want to take advantage!vineyard vines sale
  2. Swoozie’s – 20% off one transaction through Sunday Oct 4 with the code: CELEBRATE20. This promo code even applies to Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer items so it is a great opportunity to get a good deal on items that seriously never go on sale. swoozies sale
  3. J. Crew – 25% off Fall favorites through Sunday Sept 27 with the code: SHOPFALL.
  4. Banana Republic – Extra 60% off Sale items (online only) through Sunday Sept 27 with the code: BRSALE.
  5. Gap – Extra 20% off order today Sept 25th only with the code: EXTRA
  6. Old Navy – Extra 30% off Adult Merchandise and extra 15% off children and baby (online only) through Saturday Sept 26 with the code: OURSTYLE.
  7. Anthropologie – Extra 30% off sale items with the code:XTRAXTRA

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! xoxo -brittany