December 12th, 2013
this speaks to me.
(related: this is why i refuse to get all Vicky Beck’s with my hair again)

this speaks to me.

(related: this is why i refuse to get all Vicky Beck’s with my hair again)

(Source: themountainlaurel)

December 18th, 2012

daily outfit: the “day 2 of holiday week" edition.

who doesn’t love a good sequin sweatshirt?

two years ago, i purchased this beautiful blue shimmery number from J.Crew factory and have definitely shown it some love a time or two or three since then.

plus, you add in a J.Crew brightly colored plaid button down, Gap gray cords, Frye boots, & a Lauren Conrad-approved braid…

seems like the perfect day 2 outfit for dress like the holidays week!

May 31st, 2012

When did my shoe obsession take flight, you may ask?

I’d like to say a very early age, but the truth is,

My appreciation for sky high heels & Italian leather started at my first job when I was a shoe salesperson at good ole Kern Bros. Shoes in Zionsville, Indiana.

I was fifteen years old when I was taught how to stock a back room, how to properly measure a toddler’s foot, & how to adequately express my input on style, brand, & value.

It was a dream job at that time.

I worked at Kern Bros. with two of my best friends & as far as social activities were concerned,

being able to hand-select three or four pairs from the back room on any given weekend was pretty clutch!

My boss was (& still is) an amazing guy who understood that we were all just high school-aged girly girls who just wanted to have a good time while still acknowledging this was his family-owned & run business.

I worked there for a solid three years & have made a pretty good effort in the years since to buy some shoes from his diverse stock.

This last weekend, I stopped by to see what I could find.

Upon entering his store full of good character & charm,

I was welcomed with an enlightened “Brookey!” from across the room.

It was like coming home all over again.

I browsed the shelves, considered my options,

& ended up leaving with these leopard & clear-sequined Sperrys (& also placed an order for an adorable pair of neon pink Birkenstocks because I will always be a California-raised hipster at heart).

Sometimes it’s pretty great to be back where you grew up for the majority of your life,

& stopping in for shoes while supporting a favorite local business is definitely one of those times!

(shoes picture are Sperry Top-sider Bahama 2)

(Source: instagr.am)

January 26th, 2012
daily outfit: the “plaid & sequins" edition.
shocking combo, i know.
but in my defense, it’s comfortable & easy & the perfect pick-me-up for a dreary, indiana day.
J.Crew sequin sweatshirt
Tommy Hilfiger button down
Stem tank
J Brand twill skinnies
Frye boots

daily outfit: the “plaid & sequins" edition.

shocking combo, i know.

but in my defense, it’s comfortable & easy & the perfect pick-me-up for a dreary, indiana day.

  • J.Crew sequin sweatshirt
  • Tommy Hilfiger button down
  • Stem tank
  • J Brand twill skinnies
  • Frye boots
January 1st, 2012
daily outfit: the “if you have to work on New Year’s Day, you might as well wear sequins" edition.
this outfit is inspired by the lovely, C, of CharlieBravo fame.
I fell in love with the different textures & the mix of sexy & sweet the moment i saw her perfectly put together ensemble.
within minutes of spotting the gorgeousness, i immediately began re-creating the look.
Sequin tunic (on sale at Arden B…yes, that store still exists!)
Liquid leggings from American Apparel
Amber Sun cardigan from Nordstrom
Frye Boots

daily outfit: the “if you have to work on New Year’s Day, you might as well wear sequins" edition.

this outfit is inspired by the lovely, C, of CharlieBravo fame.

I fell in love with the different textures & the mix of sexy & sweet the moment i saw her perfectly put together ensemble.

within minutes of spotting the gorgeousness, i immediately began re-creating the look.

  • Sequin tunic (on sale at Arden B…yes, that store still exists!)
  • Liquid leggings from American Apparel
  • Amber Sun cardigan from Nordstrom
  • Frye Boots
April 25th, 2011

today is for texture.

(shiny sequins, a pop from purple painted nails, a soft sweater coat & some radiant red matta love)

…just what I need for another rainy 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