return of tgit

This week marks the return of TGIT! I am so excited for all my favorite shows to be back on and I have been looking forward to this date since their winter finale. I am not ashamed to admit that one of my guilty pleasures is three hours of engrossing television every Thursday night; Greys, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. Shonda Rhimes, the writer and mastermind behind all my favorite shows, is a genius in my opinion so when I saw she came out with a book I could not wait to read it.

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Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes was a great read and I really enjoyed learning more about the powerful woman behind some of televisions most successful shows. I honestly did not know anything about Rhimes prior to reading the book other than the fact that she is the writer and creator of Greys, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder (FYI She was also behind the show Private Practice which was a spin off of Grey’s Anatomy). I was very surprised to learn that Rhimes is an introvert with an aversion to all things publicity related and is terrified of public speaking and public appearances. This came as a shock to me as I pictured her as one of the strong female characters she portrays in her shows.

This book chronicles a pivotal point in her life where her sister brings it to her attention in 6 simple words; “You never say yes to anything.” From that point on, Rhimes commits herself to do the thing that terrifies her the most and that is to say “Yes” to everything for one year. This decision proves to be life changing for her as she accepts invitations to speaking engagements, public appearances and even appears on Jimmy Kimmel. It also changes her personal life as she allows herself to say yes to getting rid of toxic relationships and yes to a healthier lifestyle. By the end of the book you feel like you really know Rhimes and have witnessed her life completely transform simply by committing to say yes.

Year of Yes is an easy read and Rhimes is honest and funny and very raw as she shares her journey with readers. I loved this book and would definitely recommend it. Let me know if you have any books that you have read recently that I need to add to my list.

xoxo -brittany

gold dress

Hi Friends! Sorry I have been MIA for the past week but Mark and I just got back from the beach to celebrate his big 40th Birthday. We could not have had a better time. I will share more details about our trip I promise. But, I couldn’t wait to share with you my favorite outfit from our trip; this Vineyard Vines gold dress! It is even on super sale right now and they have lots of sizes left so I wanted to share it with you guys so you still have time to get it on sale before your size is gone. (For reference I am wearing a size 2 and it runs true to size)

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details: dress // clutch: lilly for target (no longer available) // bangle: ann taylor loft (super old)

 I can not say enough good things about this dress! I know it is a dress that I will  get a lot of use out of. With the beautiful gold color it will make the perfect dress for a holiday party or it would also be perfect to wear as a wedding guest. Some of the things that I love about it are that you can wear a regular bra with it, it has pockets, it is the perfect length, the material is very high quality and the pictures do not do the beautiful shimmering gold color any justice.

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 Happy shopping xoxo -brittany

jcrew sunglasses

JCrew has just launched a gorgeous collection of sunglasses and I am so excited to try a pair.  It seems like these have arrived just in time for my beach vacay right around the corner!

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These are my favorites from the collection! The first frame in this collage is the “Sam” round frame.  I think these are so cute!  They remind me of the Illesteva sunglasses have been on my wishlist for the past year.  The other 2 frames are the “Jack” and “Jill” aviators.  The Jack are a slightly larger aviator frame and the Jill are smaller.  I stumbled upon an interview with Jenna Lyons regarding the new sunglasses line at JCrew, and she said that the frames are meant to be more flattering and more proportional to a woman’s face shape.  I noticed that the aviators don’t have as strong of a downward curve which I always feel isn’t as flattering to feminine face structure.  Lastly, I also am loving the “Irving” square frames.  They look so sharp and sophisticated.  They remind me of an updated take on the Ray-Ban Wayfarers.  I will definitely have to check these out in the store before I commit to a frame.

What do you all think?  Do you have a favorite pair from the new jcrew sunglasses collection??  Comment below and let me know what you think!

Have a great day!



snow day in nashville

Happy Friday Friends! It is a winter wonderland in Nashville and I am loving every minute of it. I grew up in South Florida and did not see snow for the first time til I was in my twenties so it is such a treat for me when I see it. Mark told me I am like a kid on Christmas morning when I see snow. Which is so true! We walked around for over an hour this morning and tried to take it all in and I thought I would share a few pictures with you from our snow day in Nashville.

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Have a great weekend! xoxo -brittany