Last Friday night I co-hosted a Midwest Bloggers – Iowa holiday party with Katelyn at my one my favorite places in Des Moines, Penelopie Beauty Bar. It’s a must in Des Moines if are you looking to treat yourself or friends or family – who doesn’t like to get pampered?! The owners, Bopha and Katie are so talented and with their help, we threw an ultra glam party!
The talented staff provided complimentary makeup and hair demos. I love just sitting in the chair and taking a risk with my make-up and hair. For this event, my make-up artist gave me a smokey eye look, and my hair stylist rocked the curls! A huge thank you to every one who came out to celebrate this time of the year, it was great meeting all of you!
I was featured yesterday on Lauren Kelp’s Well Dressed Creative! I was so flattered when she reached out to me a few weeks ago and asked if I was interested in being interviewed and I jumped at the chance to share my story.
I previously worked with Lauren when she helped me design my office, and ever since, Lauren’s website has been a favorite of mine and a constant source of beautiful styling and inspiration. I was honored to be featured and am excited to share the interview where I dive into my go-to styling tips and some honesty about what I wish I knew before getting into this business!
If you’ve ready The Brunette One for any length of time, you know I love to support brands that give back to the community, whether it’s a local community or a community far away that needs a little extra love and support. Sseko Designs and I have teamed up to offer you 20% off discount off your next purchase! Simply use code: BRUNETTE20. It is good It is good for all of Sseko’s new leather loafers and booties through 12/31!
Sseko’s new shoes are hand-made from beautiful, locally-sourced African leather, and with every purchase, provide jobs of dignity and worth to empower the world’s most promising change agents: women. With this offer, your readers will be able to support female education in Africa while saving on beautiful gifts this holiday season.
It’s been a crazy fall and we welcomed the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with open arms. We celebrated two rounds of Thanksgiving with each side of our families before heading home and prepping for the holiday season! I love this time of year, between spending extra time with family and friends, the endless amounts of Christmas music and movies keeps me one happy camper!
This sweater dress was the perfect Thanksgiving staple, with no elastic around the waist, I could eat seconds and thirds without hesitation! I loved pairing this dress with my trusted Wolverine boots. While, I feel the sweater portion is a bit unflattering in some photos, the overall feel of the dress I can’t get enough of.
It’s here, the biggest online shopping day of the year, Cyber Monday! To help you get a jump on your holiday shopping this season, I’ve rounded up a huge list of sales and deals from around the internet! Time to get shopping!
Here are a few favorites from NORDSTROM, save up to 40% select merchandise!
SHOPBOP is offering up to 25% off with code GOBIG14. Make sure to pick up something from their GIFT SHOP!
Everlane // On December 1, Everlane is opening up their popular 1-hour delivery service to New York City. For the same cost as standard shipping, customers in select Manhattan ZIP codes will be able to order Everlane’s most-wanted styles and receive them in under an hour.