Strut Your Style Pin and Win with Divine Caroline

I've partnered up with Divine Caroline and a handful of other stylish bloggers to round up the hottest spring trends of 2014. We want to know which fashions inspire you the most! Plus, we want to keep you looking divine with a $500 shopping spree! All you have to do is click here for a chance to win $500 and browse the style board I helped curate!

I created the Prepster Spring looks for the Strut Your Style Pin & Win Sweepstakes. Lately I'm all about a statement pant and with a patterned sweater, I'm not afraid to stand out in a crowd! Pearls are a girl's best accessories and with spring's arrival, it's time to bust out the open toed heels!

What look best suits your personality? Let me know in the comments below!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Divine Caroline. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting content that makes The Brunette One possible!

My Style: Navy Embroidered Dress

I can safely say I've recovered from one of my most favorite weekends to date. Last weekend I spent ringing in my 26th birthday and celebrating my impending nuptials with 12 of my closest family and friends for my bachlorette party. We rented a house in Galena, IL for the weekend and spent most of our time sipping bubbly and giggling like little school girls. I wore this outfit to a wine tasting and it couldn't have been more beautiful outside. We woke up to thunderstorms and hail but by the time we left the house, nothing but blue skies and sunshine. 

  Having all of my close friends in one place hasn't happened in a very long time, and I get it do it twice in a matter of weeks (eek...my wedding is merely weeks away)! To spend time with amazing people who have been there for me through thick and thin and seen me at my best, but also my worst (which may have slipped out when the cabbie wouldn't let me finish my roaring rendition of Baby Got Back, I assured him he could have waited 45 extra seconds to hear the best parts of the song).  I can't thank my maids-of-honor enough for planning a spectacular weekend, I'm so blessed to have you in my life! 

Cheers to 26 and a new last name! 


Blogger Buzz

The Blogger Buzz is back! This month we're sharing our newest reads!
Where'd You Go Bernadette: Meghan Anderson from Downtown Daydreams. The perfect beach read and I loved the uirky story of the young girl and her mother. Plus the bright cover is a perfect addition to any bookshelf! 

Allegiant: Samantha Peterson from The Brunette One. Finishing up this trilogy was a must for me, though I'm on the fence on how it ended - what did you think?! 

Making Ideas Happen: Laura Podlich from Beauty and the Beard. It was slow at first, but had some excellent tips on taking ownership for your ideas and executing them flawlessly!

The Divorce Papers: Katherine of The Duchess of Plumewood. A fun read that was just the thing to get my mind off my looming law school finals! 

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: Lauren Felix of La Petite Fashionista. I'm a total social media nerd and he talks about the industry in a really inventive way! 

What is on your spring reading list - let me know in the comments below! 


Style Your Life with Kleenex

This past weekend I was in Kansas City for Go Blog Social. As the conference's Communications Director I spent the majority of the conference glued to the trifecta (iPad/Mac Book/iPhone) live tweeting (#GBS2014) all of our amazing speakers. In addition to my electronic essentials,  I want to share a few of my blogging conference essentials for  Go Blog Social. 

Having a stash of business cards is essential for any networking event, especially Go Blog Social. Not only am I there representing GBS, but I'm also there networking for The Brunette One and Midwest Bloggers. There's nothing like a hand written to-do list and this inspiring mini notebook from Graphic Image is easily thrown in my purse to jot down any quick thoughts. 

My GiGi NY key chain wallet is the perfect size to carry all of my essentials (ID, credit card, some cash, and of course my trusted Starbucks gift cards!). We were gifted Jouer lip stick and Stila lip glaze in neutral shades, which are both perfect for an everyday lip color. And of course, a hair clip, because sometimes you just gotta throw it up!

Last, but certainty not least, my Kleenex On-The-Go Slim Pack. As an allergy sufferer and with the arrival of spring, I never want to be without my Kleenex. And thanks to their stylish designs and small packaging it easily fits into my handbag and clutch when it's time for bag change.  Kleenex recently partnered with Isaac Mizrahi to create four designs to help express personal style and incorporate the latest trends. On the Kleenex Style Finder, you can find your own personal style and watch videos featuring Isaac and his latest styling advice. 

You can also find me over at Divine Caroline showcasing my favorite Prepster Spring looks for their Strut Your Style Pin & Win Sweepstakes. Click here for a chance to win $500 and browse the style board I helped curate!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kleenex. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting content that makes The Brunette One possible!
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