Happy Labor Day!

September 1, 2014






Photos by Spencer Curtiss

Jewelry: Michael Kors watch (similar gold watch), Michael Kors bracelet

I’m so excited to wear fall clothes! However, it’s still a million degrees in Dallas (if you live in Texas you know I’m hardly exaggerating). This plaid shirtdress is the answer to all my problems. It’s easy, breezy and insanely soft! We’re talking pajama soft- holla!

On another note, here’s a roundup of my favorite Labor Day sales happening today around the web. Happy shopping!


Anthropologie // Extra 20% off sale items

Bauble Bar // Some styles 50% off

C.Wonder // 30% off full price items

Furbish Studio // 15% off everything // Use code: ENDOFSUMMER

J.Crew // Free shipping on all orders

Kendra Scott // 15% off everything & free shipping // Use code: 2014LDW

LOFT // 50% off select full price styles and 50% off sale styles

Old Navy // 40% off everything

Rent the Runway // 30% off orders of $100 or more // Delivery date must be before 9/14 // Use code: LDW2014

Waiting on Martha // 20% off everything // Use code: SOLONGSUMMER




#2

August 27, 2014
Steph Shives Studio Etsy

Kendra Scott neon pink Danielle earrings

Classic Chanel flap-bag

Edoughble cookie dough

Stephanie Shives Studio Custom Creation Balloons

Edoughble

Photos by Spencer Curtiss

Accessories: Chanel purse, Steph Shives Studio balloon, Edoughble cookie dough, Steve Madden heels (very similar blush heels)

I get really, really excited about birthdays, so obviously I had to treat Brooke du jour’s 2nd birthday like an actual birthday. As I started planning, I knew I wanted to include my favorite things: dessert, pink and a fit-and-flare party dress.

I spotted Edoughble cookie dough on a friend’s Facebook page and instantly knew it would be perfect. Isn’t edible cookie dough the most BRILLIANT idea you’ve ever heard? If you’re like me, you’ve been eating regular cookie dough your whole life and haven’t died from salmonella poisoning yet, but edible cookie dough sounds safer. Plus, there are sprinkles in it.

Obviously there were a million ways I could incorporate pink into this post. As a self-proclaimed pink-aholic, the possibilities really were endless. But, the Steph Shives Studio balloon from my 22nd birthday was such a hit that I knew I needed to continue the tradition!

As for the dress, I had a very clear vision of what I was looking for. After a 4-hour marathon at the mall (I know, being a fashion blogger is really hard), I found the perfect little black dress. I can wear it so many different ways, but the subtle stripes and organza fabric give it a little something extra.

I know this all sounds a little silly, but when I started Brooke du jour two years ago, my main goal was to make this blog a happy, fun place. I hope you get a kick out of this post and many more posts to come. Thank you for helping me celebrate! xo



Brooke du jour Turns Two!

August 25, 2014

















Brooke du jour celebrated a very special birthday on Saturday! Over the last two years of blogging, I've learned a lot, worn a lot of pink and had a lot of fun. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading! Here's to many more years!


Pillow Talk

August 22, 2014


Roses

August 20, 2014
Forever21 statement earrings

Forever21 clustered rose printed top

Forever21 clustered rose print top

Prada pink saffiano wallet on a chain

Gap 1969 always skinny jeans

Pink Prada saffiano wallet on a chain

Stuart Weitzman wedges

Forever21 clustered rose printed top

Photos by Merritt Beck

Accessories: Prada purse, Stuart Weitzman wedges (similar wedges)
Jewelry: Forever21 earrings (similar statement earrings)

I’m sure you’re looking at this post and thinking, “Does this girl like pink or something? I can’t tell!” I know, I know but doesn’t my top look so cozy and cute? When the Dallas heat lets up (a girl can only dream!), I’m planning to style it with a leather skirt for some fun juxtaposition. Can you believe it’s almost fall?! Crazy!



Jacquard Midi Skirt

August 18, 2014







Photos by Merritt Beck

Outfit: Forever21 top, Topshop skirt
Accessories: Tory Burch purse (similar silver cross-body), Badgley Mischka heels (similar silver pump)

This is my first midi skirt, and I love it! I don’t know why it took me so long to jump on the bandwagon. I think I used to feel like they were too grown-up for me, but hey, I’m a working girl with my own apartment! It’s time for me to dress like a proper grown-up more often!