July 28th, 2012

grandma’s 80th birthday party requires curled locks, vibrant colors, bright bubbles, & classic stripes.

May 1st, 2012
Nerdtastic Post of the Day: these pens are amazing.
i opened up a new package yesterday (containing all the lovely colors, of course)
& they are easily my new favorites.
while i still adore my Flairs,
these might be around [& refilled] for many months to come.

Nerdtastic Post of the Day: these pens are amazing.

i opened up a new package yesterday (containing all the lovely colors, of course)

& they are easily my new favorites.

while i still adore my Flairs,

these might be around [& refilled] for many months to come.

April 30th, 2012

this weekend, i got shellac-ed.

as much as my color-loving heart adores painting & re-painting my nails in hues that match my mood,

frankly, i’m ready to switch up my routine.

enter, shellac.

i drove up to Noblesville on Saturday morning to Fancy Nails, a salon recommended by a dear friend because of their plethora of color choices.

of course, for my first trial round, i chose pink- neon pink to be exact.

a few days later, i’m in love.

no chips, no wear, still so very shiny.

i’m hoping they last for two weeks, 

& if not, well, i gave it a try.

January 21st, 2012

daily outfit: the “i’d be lost without printed clothes & my boyfriend-style sweaters" edition.

my friend, Mary Jo, likes to tease me about my love for all things print.

it started with my slight obsession to Primp thermals several years ago, 

then it progressed into that weird phase of owning cleverly placed slogans on t-shirts (i.e. “i partied with justin”) <—-yup, i owned that one. i do love mr. jt. (this was also about the same time Ashton Kutcher was wearing trucker hats),

& most recently, MJ continues to point out that i never seem satisfied with a plain colored anything.. there’s always some sort of bright design somewhere in my daily wardrobe.

obviously, she’s got a point. hello, yesterday’s work-wear.

i’m definitely not shy when it comes to throwing on florals, stripes, &/or animal print…

what can i say? there are worse habits to possess than my own print-loving passion.

plus, pair it with a bejeweled headband & my favorite boyfriend-styled Vera Wang sweater,

mmmm hmmm.

  • Tucker for Target floral shirtdress
  • Spanx reversible tights.. love them.
  • Frye boots

(do you approve, MJ?

January 20th, 2012

i was due for a feisty change. Happy Fierce Friday! 

((Army Green: “Uh Oh Roll Down the Window” by OPI, Leopard: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Polish Strips))

October 19th, 2011

because we can’t all afford Hermes bracelets,

my girl Opes has introduced her November readership to, quite possibly, the next best thing.

please join me in drooling over Australian company DiMacci's gorgeous Italian leather bracelets (available in both silver & gold hardware).

who doesn’t need a pop of pink, green, navy, orange, yellow, turquoise, black, white, &/or purple on their wrist?

use the source code OPRAH toward the Orsini Cuff for 20% off. 

May 29th, 2011
current color choice: strawberry margarita by opi

(daby on the bottom, margarita in the middle, essie good to go on top)

current color choice: strawberry margarita by opi

(daby on the bottom, margarita in the middle, essie good to go on top)

September 13th, 2010

current color choice: guchi muchi puchi by essie.

September 13th, 2010

happy hippie-ish monday: laid back look, bright colors, matta-love.

(highs in the upper eighties, sunshine, and a fresh start to the week. it’s gonna be a good day).

Hi! I'm Brooke. Indianapolis is my home & I welcome you to my little nook. I'm a twenty-something girl who was born in the land of corn (Okl.), attended undergrad in the true Sea of Red (Neb.), & eventually found her way back home again after picking up a couple letters behind her name (Kan.) while clinging to an adorable Maltipoo named Bentley. Thank you for stopping by & please feel free to leave a comment (or ask a question) under the "Be Kind" tab at the top... xo, B