Monday, July 16, 2018

The Best of Amazon Prime Day 2018

It's no secret that I love Amazon. I've been excited for Amazon Prime day for the past couple weeks, because I have quite a few items that I've been meaning to buy and I'm hoping a few of them will be on sale. Since the sale is so large and overwhelming, I've put together a selection of the best items included in the sale. I will be updating this post with more finds as the sale goes on, so be sure to check back here every so often!

In the mood to shop another sale? Go check out my top picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here! I just updated it with a couple new items!

What are you purchasing from the Amazon Prime Day sale? Let me know in the comments below!

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Best Under $50 Finds of The Nordstrom Sale

I'll be honest: I initially wasn't planning on posting about the Nordstrom sale. Everyone and their mother seems to be talking about it, and I was honestly over it before it even began. And then, I browsed through the items on sale. I found so many cute items... and they're all under $50! I asked y'all on Instagram if you wanted to see a post with my top picks, and the majority vote was yes... so here you go!

Also, I've been in Hawaii, so my regular posting schedule has been kind of messed up. Back to regularly scheduled programming next week :)

The items currently in my cart? The good vibes tee, the chunky striped sweater, and the striped jeans.

Are you shopping the Nordstrom sale? What did you purchase?

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Red Flutter Sleeve Top + A Denim Skirt For The 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Today I'm sharing one of my favorite outfits I've ever shot... and in one of my favorite locations, too!

Top (available in yellow here and in white here; similar version here) // Skirt (currently 30% off) // Choker (only $4) // Sneakers // Sunglasses // Nail Polish

So I don't know if you have an Andy's Frozen Custard near you, but if you do, drop everything and go NOW. They make some of the best ice cream I've ever had (I usually get the triple chocolate concrete, but today I got the strawberry shortcake sundae) and I've wanted to shoot an outfit here for the longest time! When I bought this red top at the beginning of the summer, I knew it would be perfect to shoot here and perfect for the 4th of July!

I bought this red top at The Impeccable Pig (again, not sure if there's one near you, but it's one of my favorite boutiques). I don't own any red clothes, but I love how bright and vivid this one is. I also found it online in cream and mustard if those are more up your alley. I paired it with this denim skirt from American Eagle, my favorite choker at the moment, and my sister's Adidas sneakers.

This outfit is a little dressy for my plans today (I'm leaving for Hawaii tomorrow, so our plans are super chill) but I am wearing it to our neighborhood parade this morning! My family and I do the same 4th of July traditions every year - we go to our neighborhood parade, grill hot dogs and veggie burgers for lunch, make a festive dessert, and have a water balloon fight. We also typically go to a pro soccer game, but since we have an early flight the next morning we're skipping that this year. It's still going to be such a fun day though!

You can shop my outfit by clicking on the links above, or scrolling through the widget here:

What are your plans for today? I hope you have a great 4th!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Welcome To Blissfully Brooke!


It's no secret that my style has changed over the past couple years. It's been a while since I've put on a Lilly Pulitzer dress or a Vineyard Vines t-shirt. While I will always love those brands, they don't fit my style anymore.

I've actually been toying with the idea of a rebrand for a while now. I've loved the blog name Blissfully Brooke, but the website name has been taken. It was listed for sale a few months ago, and I thought about buying it but never got around to it. I waited too long and someone else bought When I saw that I missed this opportunity, I was devastated and so mad at myself that I had procrastinated. I randomly checked again last Saturday night, and to my surprise, the name was available! This time, I didn't hesitate to buy the domain name.


A couple lessons learned from that story: if you see something you want, don't hesitate to go for it! Also, if it's meant to be, it will eventually be - just give it time and patience.

Yesterday was an insanely long day trying to get my old blog to redirect to my new one, but I asked y'all on Instagram and I had quite a few responses giving me advice, which really helped me out. (I am still trying to figure out how to redirect all my old blog posts - if you can give me a hand with this, please let me know). I also posted about my new blog name, and the responses I got made me so happy.

I know this may not seem like a big deal, especially if you don't have a blog, but to me it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Three years ago, I gave myself a certain "label," and I just never felt like that label really represented me. Within the first few months of starting my blog, I realized that I loved fashion but I didn't want to exclusively post about that. I wanted to share my other interests, too: food, sports, photography, and more. Now, this new "label" focuses on my life and who I am as a person. It has the ability to grow and evolve alongside me.

With that being said, I don't expect much to change. I will still primarily be a fashion blog and post pictures of my outfits and clothes, but I am also excited to start writing about other things too.

I am so excited for what this next chapter of my life holds, and I hope you are too. As always, thanks for following along. I have said it before, but I will say it again: your support means the world to me.

Also - new blog design coming soon! Stay tuned :)

Friday, June 29, 2018

Currently Vol. 10

Happy Friday! Today I'm back with another installment of Currently, where I catch you up on the things I'm loving at the moment. Enjoy!

from my trip to Galveston!

Wearing... off the shoulder tops, my go-to denim shorts, and my favorite sandals. It's my summer uniform!

Eating... fruit. So. Much. Fruit. I've been eating fruit nonstop for the past couple weeks. I went through three Costco-sized boxes of strawberries in one week (that's twelve pounds total) and I have no regrets. I have also been loving cotton candy grapes, peaches, and cantaloupe.

Reading... I'm actually in between books, but I am planning on starting The Unexpected Everything. I also just picked up The Couple Next Door at the library today.

Wanting... I so desperately need some white shorts. I'm also searching for some clothes to buy for Hawaii, but considering I leave in five days (!!!) it's unlikely I will find anything. I love this dress and this dress though!

Listening... as much as my dad hates it, I've been listening to Post Malone nonstop. I especially love Better Now, Zack and Codeine, and Over Now.

Buying... not really anything. I've been shopping a ton, but I can't find anything I like well enough to buy. I did buy the Aspyn Ovard Presets, though, if that counts!

Watching... I made it to season 7 of Friends, and I'm almost finished with season 5 of White Collar. I will be really sad when I finish both shows.

Recently on the blog... swimsuits under $50, my Galveston travel guide, how to get cute clothes for less, and a huge Instagram roundup!

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June 2018 Instagram Roundup

Typically, whenever I post an outfit on Instagram, I also share it on the blog, but for whatever reason I haven't been doing that lately. To compensate, I thought I would do a huge Instagram roundup post today! I always love reading these, so I hope you enjoy.

Also, shameless plug - go follow me on Instagram so you can see these photos right when I post them :)

The first of many pool days of the summer! My swimsuit is from last year, but I've linked some similar ones.

From my blog post with Shop Stevie - one of my favorite outfits I've shot in a while! These pants are still available, so grab them while you can.

One of the many adorable pictures from my photoshoot with Grace Layne! They were so sweet to invite me to do a photoshoot to promote their summer collection, and I love how all of the pictures turned out.

A throwback to Mother's Day when we went to Cake Bar for some sweet treats. They have the most amazing German chocolate cake, and of course, a picturesque exterior (great for taking pictures! There was an actual line of people waiting to snap a photo!)

Ah, the first of many Galveston photos to come. I found a random bike parked by a cafe, and you know me - I had to take a picture with it!

This swimsuit is my favorite one of the summer! It comes in pink, blue, and black, is so flattering (especially if you have a smaller chest) and is only $15.

I'd been craving ice cream the whole trip and I finally got some at Hey Mikey's, a cute little ice cream place on Post Office street. This flavor was called biofreeze, and it was a bunch of different flavors combined.

Also on Post Office Street, I discovered a ton of cute murals perfect for taking pictures. I loved this umbrella one especially. I'm also obsessed with this top - I love the striped button down style that every blogger seems to be wearing.

The start of the Aspyn Ovard presets!!! I finally bought them, and I love how they look on all my pictures, especially this one. I snapped this picture on the last day of our Galveston trip - oh, how I wish I could go back...

Dress c/o // Sunglasses
I wore this dress while exploring Galveston, and it was perfect for surviving the heat. I have been so obsessed with stripes lately - it's a serious addiction!

Galveston has the cutest houses (painted pink and blue!) and my mom and I have decided that when we win the lottery, we are going to buy a pink beach house in Galveston.

Top // Necklace // Similar Skirt // Sunglasses // Sneakers
I already shared this outfit, but here it is again! I love this skirt, especially paired with these shoes!

Similar Top // Necklace // Jeans // Sandals

On the last night of our trip, we stayed in The Woodlands to make the drive back shorter. I took this picture on the river, and I love how the Aspyn Ovard presets make my shirt look neon pink!

I hope you enjoyed this photo roundup - let me know if I should make this a monthly series on the blog!

Monday, June 25, 2018

LOOKBOOK: How To Get Cute Outfits For Less!

One the questions I get asked most frequently is, How do you shop while on a budget? How can you get cute clothes for less? I've become pretty good at scoring great deals on clothes over the years, so today I am sharing some outfits that I've gotten great deals on and how I did it!

This outfit is probably my favorite I've ever put together, and the best part is, every item in it was pretty inexpensive! My top was actually $3, because I got it from Shein - a great place to buy cheap, trendy clothes. My choker was only $4, from Forever 21. They have great inexpensive jewelry. My skirt was originally $50 at Urban Outfitters, but I got it for $20 because it went on sale and I applied a promo code on top of that (sold out but here's a similar, even cheaper one)! My shoes were also $50 at DSW, but I had a coupon for $20 off, so they ended up only being $30. Lastly, my sunglasses are $15 from Francesca's, but they often have 2 for $20 promos so I only paid $10.

Total outfit price: $67 // Price Per Item: $11

It drives me crazy when I find a cute swimsuit, but it's $100 for the top and $100 for the bottoms. There is no way I'm paying that for a SWIMSUIT! I've done a couple blog posts on cheap swimsuits, but this one is by far my favorite. It's from Target, and $15 each for the top and bottoms. However, if you wait a while they will have some sort of sale where it's 20% off all swimwear (that's when I got this) or buy one get one 50% off, making it even cheaper. I'm wearing the same sunglasses that I got for $10.

Total Outfit Price: $34 // Price Per Item: $11

Okay obviously nobody is wearing sweaters right now, but this outfit was such a good deal so I couldn't not share it. I scored this sweater (similar here) at Nordstrom Rack for only $14 (it's a great place to find basics for discounted prices!) and this necklace (very similar here for $20_ was on clearance at Francesca's for $9. These jeans are $40 at Francesca's, but I got them as part of a BOGO 50% off sale so I paid $20 (they're currently available in a lighter wash that's $30). Lastly, I scored these Adidas sneakers for only $30, because they were on sale at Dick's Sporting Goods and I had a coupon for an additional 20% off.

Total Outfit Price: $73 // Price Per Item: $14

I wouldn't normally think to shop at JCPenney, but I'm really impressed with their selection. They are constantly having sales, so this top was $14 and the jeans were $25. I am wearing the same $4 choker from Forever 21, and you can't see it, but I'm wearing my Steve Madden Brando sandals (they look just like Birkenstocks but are much cheaper!) I got them for $15 because they were on clearance at Belk.

Total Outfit Price: $58 // Price Per Item: $14

- shop at cheap sites like Shein & Forever 21
- wait until things go on sale
- always check to see if promo codes are available
- look at discount stores like Nordstrom Rack
- buy dupes of expensive things (like my knockoff Birkenstocks)
- invest in items you can wear multiple ways (the most expensive items in this post were jeans and shoes, because I will wear those with multiple things)
- shop on Poshmark (I have scored some great deals on there, and I am also selling some clothes! shop my closet HERE)

What are your best tips for finding cute clothes for less?