This past weekend it rained here in Cali and it happened to rain right when we were about to shoot. I was determined to get the pics b/c it’s hard enough to get out and shoot. Not sure that it was the best idea to be shooting in alleys on a rainy day, but my photographer AKA the hubs went along with it. I know he wasn’t too thrilled about it either, but we still did it. So thank you hubby for being a trooper and making me happy.

Being able to get out and shoot isn’t easy anymore I am a momma to 1-year-old twin girls, I work full-time from home and I’m a wife and yes I included this b/c it does require work. However, when your mind is set on something and you have a passion for it…you do it, right? If it makes you happy… you do it, right? It’s so important to make sure you do things that make you happy and to not let anyone get in the way of that.

I started this Instagram journey almost 3 years ago and it isn’t something I did or do full-time but it has grown to a point that I make sure to invest the time needed b/c it means a lot to me. When I do something I give it my all. This Instagram journey of mine has turned out to be my creative outlet and I do not regret one bit of it. I only wish I would’ve started sooner and wouldn’t have been so shy and so scared.

Is there anything you have always wanted to do and you finally did it? It’s a great feeling, right? So don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If you want to do it… DO IT! If they don’t support you it’s ok as it only makes you stronger. Surround yourself with others that have the same goals and encourage and lift you up. Keep your head high, keep pushing and don’t EVER give up.

Handbag: Prada Double Zip Lux Tote – Trendlee












There are 3 accessories I don’t like leaving home without and they are: my wedding ring, earrings, and watch. Of course, I never take the wedding ring off or my earrings, but if I leave without my watch on I feel naked. So having a timeless piece I can wear season after season and year after year is pretty important to me. I do however like pieces that are simple yet have personality. JORD Wood Watches do just that. They’re wood (so cool, right?), simple yet chic, easily adjustable, easy to take on and off, NO batteries it’s automatic (awesome, right?) and pretty cool watch I must add. Who hates going to the watch store? Raise your hands (insert hand up emoji here). When the battery dies it just makes me not want to wear the watch anymore. I am guessing this girl needs to invest in more automatic watches… JORD I’m coming for more 🙂

I can go on and on but another reason I fell in love with JORD was b/c they customize them to fit your wrist. Whether you have a petite wrist or a larger wrist your watch arrives to fit you just right so you can just pull it out of the box and wear it. Oh and I cannot forget the packaging the watch arrives in a super cute wood box with a little drawer. I am so big on presentation and JORD hit it on the nail. Not only is the watch packaged nicely, but you get to keep the little wood box to store your watch or anything else.

Check JORD out for yourself they have watches for men and women and their designs are sleek and so chic. I happen to love the Frankie series and as can see below I selected the Koa and Ash watch.  You can get your watch for $20 off or if you’re the lucky winner of my giveaway you will receive a $75 e-gift card towards your purchase. Enter to win below! Good Luck!!! <3


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I have partnered with JORD for a giveaway…

  • One lucky winner will win an e-gift code to their online shop for $75.
  • All entrants will receive a $20 e-gift code automatically emailed to them just for entering.
  • Click on the link to enter the giveaway: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/thesimplechicbrunette


Watch: JORD (here) // Sweater: Forever 21 (here) // Heels: Loefer Randall (Here) // Jeans: Zara – similar (here) // Hat: Janessa Leone (here)










**This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches




Have you ever wanted a new designer bag so bad, but you knew it was best to you use that money for something else… Ha…me TOO! However, now it’s possible to get that bag at a lesser price… Some are gently used, some are like new. What a smart idea, right? To sell bags someone may not want to someone who will treasure them. This site has a collection of amazing designer handbags at great prices. Check out the site for more info…

Here I have the Saint Laurent Emmanuelle Bucket Bag Chain Fringe bag that’s currently on their site for purchase (here).

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