April 17th, 2014

it was back in January, after Indianapolis (& the rest of the country) received yet another snow storm, when I asked my parents, “wanna book a trip to somewhere warm & stereotypically sunny?”

they happily obliged, & yesterday, we took off.

this morning, I woke up without the assistance of an alarm, I drank coffee while overlooking a golf course, & I finished a book I started back on February 16th.

today, my plans include not checking work email, not getting sunburned & attempting to eat enough Brach’s mix to experience a mild sugar high.

this is everything my winter-enduring heart needed & I couldn’t be happier that my loving folks are right along my side.

April 16th, 2014

big fan of Courtney Kerr & a big fan of this dress.

(side note: i could use a tan)

click here for to see how this Texas blogger/reality star styled her own.

April 14th, 2014

scenes from Baby B’s shower.

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April 14th, 2014

daily outfit: the “Baby B’s Baby Shower" edition.

yesterday morning, i had the honor of attending Ashley's baby shower at Rick’s Boatyard Cafe.

close to thirty ladies came together to celebrate the baby boy who will be lovingly welcomed this July.

it was a beautiful celebration…one where floral pants seemed totally necessary.

April 10th, 2014

i’m thinkin’ imma need some spring floral on my stems.

Jocelyn: [at a board meeting over the April issue] Well… they’re showing a lot of florals right now, so I was thinking… 
Miranda Priestly: Florals? For spring? Ground breaking. 

yup, doin’ it.

April 7th, 2014

daily outfit: the “purple poncho” edition.

a few weeks ago, Mama & i stopped at the outlets down in Edinburgh en route to Louisville.

always one willing to add some spring color to an otherwise neutral look, i slipped on this ralph lauren lavender poncho & kind of didn’t hate it.

i sent a text to Ashley who confirmed it would be a good option for a rainy day,

& turns out, rain is indeed in today’s forecast.

never the less, after a month having passed since the original procurement, i still don’t hate it, & in fact, with all black, i kind of love it.

March 31st, 2014

every once in a while you need to lounge on a Saturday afternoon while it rains, be in bed by 9 pm on a Sunday night, & allow yourself a Monday to be cranky…even after a solid morning workout. 

here’s to a more upbeat rest of the week…

March 28th, 2014

daily outfit: the “Denim & Supply" edition

this one of my favorite spring button downs.

it’s a thicker linen & it’s plaid. these two details alone urge me to whip out this beaut for a 50+ degree day.

done & done.

March 27th, 2014

We were driving back from a show in Greenwood when we spotted this beauty about a minute off the road.

The lovely couple with the Holstein in tow were kind enough to let us hop on board for a quick shot.

I mean, we couldn’t not stop before heading back to the office.

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March 26th, 2014

daily outfit: the “still sweater dress weather" edition.

deciding to wear a sweater dress was the only appropriate thought that crossed my mind when i heard the weather man announce the 18 degree temperature outside.

at least it’s sunny?

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