2.27.2013

2 Years

Happy Anniversary Jeremy! 
I love you so very much, this has been the best two years of my life and I hope for many, many more!

2.26.2013

Birthdays & Vineyards

This past weekend was one of my best friend's birthday! Leslie invited us all to Winston-Salem and planned a ridiculously fun vineyard romping Saturday! I haven't laughed and had this much fun in forever!

Saturday morning we headed to Brandon Hills Vineyard, a small little place that Leslie occasionally works at! We had a bottle or two then headed to Raffaldini


You see, we hadn't eaten proper food all day. There were bagels for breakfast but we kind of skipped out on lunch part. So all that wine went straight to our giddy, laughing heads!

My mom is part of Raffaldini's wine club (she would) so her and her friend, Paula, were there! I cannot confirm that my mother was the drunkest there,
 but there is a good chance she was!


Hugs for the birthday girl!

They took vineyard romping seriously...



 Happy Birthday Leslie! 
You are such an amazing girl and best friend. You have always been there for me and you really are a blessing in my life! I hope you had an amazing weekend and I hope we can do it again soon! 
Cheers to 25 love!

2.22.2013

Life According to Instagram

Because if you didn't Instagram it, it didn't happen. 

Every time I go home to my moms house my sister has stolen all of my comfy pants! Except these, they would fall straight off her skinny ass and that makes me happy, they are the best pants ever. promise. 

I got contacts! I HATE wearing my glasses to work so this was huge for me! Now if only it didn't take me 20 minutes to get them in...

Valentines Day at work! 

It snowed... a lot, so naturally there was a lot of wine involved!

We spent Presidents Day lounging around, and if this picture isn't the definition of lounghing then I don't know what is!!

I was doing some spring cleaning on Monday and found my swatch book from NC State! Love it!

 Wednesday I stopped by Nordstrom and finally got a large Longchamp! Along with some adorable other things! I have to look cute for all the vineyards I'll be romping around tomorrow!

My jeweler is across from the mall so I had to stop in and get my ring cleaned! It was so sparkly and shiny that I seriously could not stop looking at it! I just kept moving my finger! 


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Tell me your name & follow me! 
@brenicole88

2.21.2013

The Charlotte Social

Hi dolls! Happy Thursday! 
Back in December when  I attended the Charlotte Blogger Dinner I met some amazing girls and had such a great evening! I knew that I wanted to socialize and meet-up with these girls many more times! I met one girl, Bri (cute name!) who was active in a lot of Houston blogger meet-ups when she lived in Texas! So it didn't surprise me when Bri created The Charlotte Social Blog

A blog dedicated to connecting Charlotte bloggers and organizing meet-ups! YAY! 

If you are a Charlotte blogger then you need to head over and join! I would love to meet more of you ladies and have us all participate in some fun evenings together!

Thanks Bri for creating this, you are a fabulous girl and I can't wait for future events! 


2.20.2013

Mother Native Jewelry

A while back my cousin sent me some awesome earrings that I have been meaning to share with y'all! My cousin Megan is huge in the arts and music scene in Boise, and has some really artistic friends! She picked out some amazing pieces of art for my ears!
When she sent me the earrings the card that came said Mother Native, but you can get in contact with and purchase from Wild Lustre on Facebook!




I just love that the earrings are such a statement in themselves. Pair with a simple chambray or white v-neck and you have an awesome outfit! I love the colors and design of these earrings! The artist is so talented and has so many amazing handmade pieces!

Thank you so much cousin, I love them & you!!
xoxo


ps. my blog sale still has awesome items! Go look!

2.19.2013

Harlem What?

I'm going to need someone to explain this new Harlem Shake fad to me! I am SO lost! What is it? Why? Who started it? I have a million questions but yet I am so intrigued! I watched about an hour of videos the other night and like I said, I don't know what it is but these take the cake...

Obviously App State goes HAM on Harlem Shake...



A mens swimming team doing the Harlem shake? Sure! Why not!

And duh I'm gonna go with a NCSU video... I mean check out that hot dog, he's loving life!!!


So seriously will someone explain this awesome thing to me??

2.18.2013

Outfit | Stripes & Peplum

 I am obviously a huge fan of stripes and when you mix stripes with peplum, I'm loving it. When we went to Ohio over Christmas I so stupidly left my hanging bag in Charlotte. Insert panic. So I headed to Forever 21 and snatched up a few sweaters and this darling striped peplum top. I adore it! Pair it with my new clutch from Emily and its one of my favorite outfits! 





Top: Forever21// Jeans: Old Navy// Bag: Target// 
Shoes: Candies// Bracelet: H&M

2.16.2013

Closet Purge & Blog Sale!

All items are in good to excellent condition. Payment will be through PayPal and payment is expected within 24 hours of me emailing you that the item is sold. Once I receive the payment I will ship item out within 48 hours. Leave a comment with SOLD and item description along with your email associated with your PayPal account! 

All clothing items have a shipping fee of $3 and shoes shipping fee of $5, unless otherwise noted.

if you have any questions please feel free to email me- basicallybre88@gmail.com

***New items added Monday 2/18!! All new items are listed first!
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BCBG Black heels
Size 8
$30


Nine West blue suede flats
Size 8 1/2 
$20
SOLD

Express pencil skirt
Size 2
$10

Tie waist sweater (never worn)
Size Small
$10
SOLD

 F21 Leopard sweater dress
Size Small
$10

Alice & Trixie cocktail dress (retails $395, worn twice)
Size XS
$60


Juicy Couture leather tote (matches rain boots listed below, will sell as a set also!)
$35
SOLD

Juicy Couture rain boots
Size 9, fits more like an 8-8 1/2
$35
SOLD

 Leather tote bag- has two front pockets, two side pockets, zipper closure and many pockets on the inside! perfect school or work bag. Can fit a 13" macbook and school books or notebooks.
$25


H&M shoulder/ cross-body bag (true color in 2nd picture)
$8
SOLD


Purple fold over clutch
$20



Hot Pink Silk Tank from Urban Outfitters
Size Small
$10
SOLD

Melon Tank with studs From Nordstrom
Size Medium
$10
SOLD

Sheer floral blouse from F21
Size Small
$8
SOLD

Yellow beaded tank from Urban Outfitters
Size Medium
$10
SOLD

 Black & White beaded strap tank From F21
Size Small 
$8
SOLD

 Melon H&M dress
Size 4
$10
SOLD

 J. Crew melon dress (really cute with a belt!)
Size Small
$15
SOLD

 Polka Dot H&M romper
Size 8
$10


Beaded dress from F21
Size 2 (fits like a 4 or M)
$10
SOLD

AE denim strapless dress
Size 2
$10

Grey one shoulder top from Bevello
Size M
$20

Brown Old Navy Skirt
Size XS
$5

Lilly Pulitzer Dress (selling for a friend)
Size 2
$75

H&M pink skirt
Size Small
$8

F21 Dot skirt
Size Medium
$8
SOLD

F21 Sequin skirt
Size Small 
$5

 F21 Grey silk tunic
Size XS
$10

F21 Grey bow sweater
Size Small
$10

Old Navy sweater
Size Small
$8

Ella Moss black shirt with gold accents
Size Small
$10

Target black & white tank
Size XS
$5

Black & white tank from Francescas 
Size Medium
$8
SOLD

Old Navy Aztec print top (only worn once)
Size XS
$4

Sheer yellow blouse from Vestique (worn once)
Size Small
$15
SOLD

 F21 Turquoise ruffle blouse (only sleeves are sheer)
Size Small
$10

 F21 pink sweater
Size Small
$8
SOLD

 Calypso St. Barth for Target (worn once)
Size XS
$20


Old Navy summer sweater (cute for beach wear or with white jeans)
Size Small
$6

Gap Chevron shirt
Size Small
$5
SOLD

Red & white stripe, off the shoulder top
Size Small
$8

 Leopard print swing jacket from Francescas
Size Small
$8

Banana Republic short sleeve sweater
Size XS
$10

Urban Outfitters hole sweater (worn once)
Size Small
$10
SOLD

Three Dot turtleneck dress
Size Medium
$30

Old Navy brown dress
Size Small
$8
SOLD

One shoulder feather dress from Francescas (worn twice)
Size Medium
$15
SOLD

F21 black dress, silky material
Size Small
$5
SOLD

F21 brown lace dress
Size Small
$10
SOLD

 KiKi La'Rue black & gold sequin dress (never worn!!)
Size Small
$20
SOLD

H&M floral dress (worn once)
Size 4
$8
SOLD

 F21 navy blazer
Size Large
$10

Old Navy cotton black maxi skirt
Size XS
$5

Old Navy white & navy maxi skirt
Size 2
$15

Old Navy flats
Size 8
$10


Pink bow sandals from Monkee's
Size 8
$20

Jack Rogers platinum sandals
Size 7 1/2
$25
SOLD



 Target Leopard flats
Size 7 1/2
$8
SOLD
 Seven for All Mankind Jeans | Style U190NC359S | Cut 712207 (never worn)
Size 28
$60



Aztec one shoulder top from Francescas
Size Small
$10

 F21 Grey striped blazer
Size Small 
$15

Purple Sequin top
Size XS
$15


Grey open back dress (worn once)
Size Medium
$30


 Lula Kate dress (worn once and dry cleaned)
Size 4
$50