December 6th, 2013

daily outfit: the “snow delay" edition.

not only did i get a two-hour snow delay, i also got jean day!

the beautiful, snow-covered trees, the hair on top of my head, the plans to babysit one of the more adorable tots tonight, the application of a pink lip to off-set the blue hues, the latte pick-up en route to the office…

winter is one charming time of year.

& i am truly captivated.

December 4th, 2013

daily outfit: the “new favorite belt" edition.

always one to take advantage of a good deal, i bought this belt on during a ShopBop “sale” & it has quickly become a top contender for attention.

throw it onto a Target dress & everything looks a little more glam!

November 1st, 2013

daily outfit: the “all about blazers" edition.

the thing about a blazer is you can throw it over a tee & look [somewhat] put together…at least that’s the hope.

i picked up this little houndstooth, single button blazer a couple weeks ago & couldn’t wait to test out the theory.

this morning, i threw it over a Colts tee (gifted from the Colts mascot, Blue… it reads “Los Potros”- Colts in Spanish), added my beloved boots.. & BAM! I’ve got it together-ish!

March 20th, 2013

what am i sleeping in as of late? 

a $19 Gilligan & O’Malley racerbank tank, of course.

i added this beauty to my virtual cart in order to score free shipping & 

per usual, i returned everything else i intended to keep & ended up loving the one item i never thought i’d actually adore.

c’est la vie. it feels like heaven & i’m not mad at it.

December 19th, 2012

daily outfit: the “day 3 of holiday week is for accents" edition.

i debated wearing red & green today & then opted for something more classic…black.

i mean, if you’re gonna wear a sparkly head band & a leopard-print belt, 

black seems like the best option.

  • Kirna Zabete for Target dress
  • Gap long sleeve tee
  • Hue leggings
  • Frye boots
  • handband from Charming Charlie
  • Old Navy leopard belt
November 12th, 2012

today, in little things that make a big difference: changing out the hardware on furniture.

when i was a sophomore in college, my parents surprised me with a new bedroom set.

it’s true.

i came home for a holiday break & there it was, a grown-up furniture collection for their favorite (& only) daughter- no more sleeping on a trundle bed!

fast forward a few years later & naturally, i drug that set out of their house when i moved to Kansas & subsequently planned on adding it to my [someday] home.

the only problem? it was really matchy matchy- aka not really my style.

enter: new hardware to make the pieces look less put together & more interesting?

after a trip to Hobby Lobby, an installation of some fancy silver knobs & pulls, a poor rating by yours truly, the unscrewing of said knobs & pulls, a trip to Target (that’s right, Target), the procuring of a more simple option, the re-installation of knobs & pulls, & a big smile across my face,

i’m totally satisfied with the up-grade.

for a minimal price spent, the eight-year-old furniture set got a [much-needed & Brooke-approved] face-lift!

September 20th, 2012

yesterday, Elizabeth posted a picture of herself dressed in what is arguably a perfect go-to fall piece.

immediately, i loved it (of course i did, she’s got mad style!).

when i found out the adorable shift dress is available at Target,

i made lunch plans to check it out for myself.

of course, i loved it in person, too;

however, it was a little too short on yours truly,

so i opted for the next best thing from the Kirna Zabete for Target collection.

(check out that polka dot lining peeking out the bottom!)

today, seeing as it’s a cool & crisp sixty-some degrees otuside,

it seemed like the perfect excuse to give it a go!

i think i like love it.

July 31st, 2012

daily outfit: the “good ole standbys" edition.

my grandmother’s hometown only has one restaurant, it’s charming.

charming for me equals wearing some of my favorite standbys.

standbys for me equal the following:

  • white lace Target tank
  • Gap seersucker skirt
  • Express jean jacket
  • Alex wedges by Stuart Weitzman
July 16th, 2012

yesterday, a hunt for school supplies to be donated to Indianapolis Public Schools led to the obtaining of new make-up brushes by Sonia Kashuk.

they’re soft, sturdy, & pretty much what make-up application dreams are made of.

(i would totally recommend!)

June 26th, 2012

daily outfit: the “I like this outfit very much" edition

  • express jean jacket 
  • target dress (unless you’re 5’10” in which it’s a tunic) 
  • hue leggings 
  • Joe’s sandals per Emily's fabulous rec. many months ago
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