Positive Thoughts + Friday Fall Fashion Vibes

Time to kick back – – it’s FRIDAYYYY !!! 

️Feeling my usual positive self this gorgeous, chilly Fall morning after a walk around Federal Hill Park with my favorite fur babies and thought I’d share where my thoughts wandered this morning . . .

“The point is not to pay back kindness, but to pass it on” – Julia Alvarez

Treat others how you wish to be treated, always be kinder than you feel, and do not judge unless you’ve walked a mile in someone else’s shoes, taking everyone at face value & giving everyone an equal chance. 

I don’t believe in ‘reputations,’ I believe in actions – –  the unique efforts each individual places forth towards another being. No categorizations, no ‘guilty by association,’ just simply taking each person for who and what they are. 

I’m exhausted of those living in glass houses and not cleaning their windows. If you are kind to me, I am kind to you. Appreciate each other for their abilities, differences, beauty & uniqueness. 

Support & be happy for others enjoying their success. Life is an echo – what you send out, comes back; what you sow, you reap; what you see in others, exists in you.  Lead by example. Be the YOU you’d want to know. 

How do you pass on kindness to others? Tell me in the comments!

#thoughtsforbeginningyourweekend 

Cheers, all!
xoxox
Brittany

I Am Changing

I am changing.

But not in a way you would expect.

I am changing how I view myself.

I am changing how I talk to myself.

I am changing what I allow and who I allow into my life.

But most of all . . . I am no longer changing myself for others.

I am creating a revolution in my own self care.

Can can be beautiful and scary all at the same time. How have you changed in the past 8 months? It’s been a roller coaster for most of us. Are you . . .

getting stronger?
more confident?
more knowledgable?
more self-aware?
more worldly
more respectful of others?
more in touch with your soul?
more selfless?

I’d love to glean a little aspirin insight and gain a little positive hope into what others are or have been going on this crazy evolving path to new normal. Drop a comment here!

P.S. gorgeous sunflower field and portrait brought to you by the ever amazing Rachael Serra Photography.

P.S.S. All of my outfit details can be found and are linked in the SHOP section of my site! Or, but downloading the LiketoKnow.it app and following my page, @brittanyleighxo for shopping finds and updates!

xoxo

Brittany

Did Someone Say … OVERALLS?!

photography by: Rachael Serra Photography

With Super Bowl on the horizon and top of mind, and I would be lying if I didn’t say I was a little… well… let’s say… DEVASTATED that our beloved Baltimore Ravens aren’t in the running, as anyone who knows me, knows I #BleedPurple 😉

All things aside, Super Bowl means my five FAVORITE “F” words: friends, fun, football, food and … FASHION! Okay, so maybe I added that last one, but you’re not showing up to your friend’s super bowl party naked … am I right? (Let’s hope so, but who am I to judge?)

Between the cooking, beyond the commercials, amongst the beer, wine and cocktails, I’m always on the hunt for a cute and cozy outfit for casually hanging and cheering.

This outfit is by far one of my favorite combos to date and totally makes me feel like I’m screaming ‘fall football’ all day day long! Plus, I’m a sucker for a stylish pair of overalls!

Personally, I’m a little short for these overalls in particular (I’m 5’4″), so I added these comfy blush pink sneaker wedges and the length was absolutely perfect.

Visit my SHOP page to get direct links to all these awesome finds via my LIKEtoKNOWit!

P.S. are flares still a thing? I’m totally feeling them… let me know your thoughts and if you would rock this outfit!

Talk soon!
xoxox
Brittany

Life Ain’t Always Perfect, but It’s A Beautiful Life

SUPERBOWL! One of the days I look forward to the most each year. Everyone is excited, people are giddy to see the newly debuted commercials, food prep is in motion, Super Bowl pulls are flowing, and the pressure to wear a cute outfit to the Super Bowl party is on! Here’s a sneak peek of (what I thought 🙂 ) was my casual, perfect outfit of the day!

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HALOGEN® Long Sleeve Knit Tunic  //  LEVI’S Denim Overalls // Kari Layered Necklace // Shiraleah Quilted Hobo Bag // Vans Classic DX Slip-On Sneaker 

This HALOGEN® Long Sleeve Knit Tunic is only $39 and fit slimly and comfortably under these adorable, light and distressed wash LEVI’S Denim Overalls.
I chose to wear it with a black long sleeve, given the season and time of year, but would be equally as cute with a white tee or cropped top in the spring and summer months! Super excited to update with that look when the weather begins to defrost. I’ve never been one for overalls in the past, but the jean material was surprisingly super comfy and they fit really well!

Okay, moving onto all of our fun festivities that were planned for the day! Leaving our little Samson at home …

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We ventured down the street (absolutely love how close all of our near-and-dear city folk are to us), to our friend Matt’s house to help prep for the day and delight in a few libations.

  1. Seriously … how cool is his little under the stairs bar area for a lofty condo or apartment for space conservation?! So chic and I love the fun, extra touch of the LED lights! (not to mention the gorgeous back splash!)
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  2. Love that the boys have this quirky little tradition of new, crazy golf pants each year for Super Bowl. Adds a little goofiness and spunk to the day!
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Next… FOOD!!! From freshly shucked oysters… to salty prosciutto… to savory brie… and homemade jalapeno poppers, it was truly an awesome day shared with friends!

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Then… I decided to jet home to let our little furball out before the game started. Then disaster struck. What had begun as a beautiful Sunday, quickly turned into a yucky, rainy, nightmare of a day when I arrived home to our condo with a gushing water main break around the rear of our building. Having a “terrace level unit,” which I love dearly, was suddenly not ideal. Water was rushing into our back patio, quickly flooding, as the clogged, storm drain on our patio worsened. As the water rose, nearly flooding into our home, the flowing water was simultaneously ambushing a nearby storage room that housed our seasonal clothes and other personal items.

Needless to say, everything in storage has been ruined by Baltimore city water gook – all of my clothing favorites and a number of new, personal wedding treasures… destroyed. While we await next steps from insurance adjusters, I’m left with nearly no clothes for this upcoming spring, much less summer.  (So bear with me in future blog posts as I work to rebuild a wardrobe – bleh!)

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What an end to a day. What we can be extremely grateful for is that we didn’t have substantial, if any, overall damage inside our home. Our general belongings are spared. I know… while it may be a frustrating experience and process, we have so much to look around and feel fortunate we still have! There’s always something to be thankful for 🙂

Welp – until next time!

Stay tuned for my next post – our trip to Miami where I attempt to figure out this clothing sitch’ for our trip in the most creative way possible!!!

xoxox
Brittany