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5 Ways to Style Golden Goose Sneakers | thoughtsbybrandi.com

5 Ways to Style Golden Goose Sneakers

This pandemic has really forced me out of the store and into my own closet… spending so much time at home has motivated me to really whittle down my wardrobe to the things I love and then find new ways to style them and actually wear them, pandemic or not! I first fell in love with Golden Goose sneakers after seeing my friend and fellow blogger, Camilla, wear them. The sneakers are the perfect mom shoe and she styles…

Fall Musings | thoughtsbybrandi.com

FALL MUSINGS

Fall musings, one of the first thing that comes to mind is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books…

“life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall”
-The Great Gatsby
and I think this year, that quote has never felt as relevant. This season seems like a big shift… I can’t be the only one who feels this. There’s a hope in the air, even as the leaves change colors and twirl to the…

Fall capsule wardrobe 2020 | thoughts by Brandi.com

FALL CAPSULE 2020

It’s officially the second week of fall and I’m busting into my fall capsule wardrobe… even though we’re still sweating here in San Diego, my mind is stuck in sweater mode. This past weekend, I did a giant closet edit, I Pulled out a lot of things I didn’t wear in the past three seasons and am listing those on Poshmark this week (Feels so good to purge).
Each season I like to do this so I can sort of…

Fall Books for Littles | thoughtsbybrandi.com

FALL BOOKS FOR LITTLES

Fall is here! One of my favorite ways to celebrate season shifts is to get the kids a few new books to read about the upcoming season. Because our library is still closed and all the available pickup books weren’t that exciting, I may have gone a little overboard in ordering some new fall books!
Easton LOVES Halloween so going overboard was easy to do. Here’s what we ordered. Now we have an extensive fall inspired book library of our…

Kids Fall Outfits | Sustainable Fashion

KIDS OUTFIT PICKS FOR FALL | SUSTAINABLE FASHION

I’ve been really focusing in on our lifestyle lately and what we’re doing as a family to promote sustainable living and lessen our personal carbon footprint. One easy way for me to do this is through what we buy and how we use what we buy. It means creating Less waste and buying quality materials that are sustainably made and from brands that are emphasizing environmental consciousness. The balance here can be tricky though because often buying sustainable means…

SEPTEMBER EDIT |THOUGHTSBYBRANDI.COM

SEPTEMBER EDIT

September is such a strange but beautiful month in SoCal, it’s a little bit of endless summer vibes but the cravings of fall start to present themselves here and there. We still make our way to the beach often but find the leaves are hinting at a color shift, the apple farms are in full swing for picking and of course, the pumpkin spice starts making it’s way into every little thing.
This months edit is a slow transition from…

MOTHERHOOD, GRIEF & QUARANTINE | thoughtsbybrandi.com

MOTHERHOOD, GRIEF & QUARANTINE

I felt compelled to right this tidbit on motherhood, grief, and quarantine after sending quite the novel text message to Ryan last week… it read: “I feel like I am failing at motherhood because of this damn pandemic. I miss my quiet time. I miss being alone in the house. I miss being able to take a 20 minute nap without having to break up an argument or scream at our kids for misbehaving. I miss silence. Pure silence….