Coffee Addicts, This One’s For You

I think most of us can agree that rushing to work with a cup of joe in hand is key to SURVIVAL. Seriously. Full-fledged coffee addict, I admit it in writing. I don’t feel that I can be productive in my day unless I’ve had at least one coffee – if not, two.

Of course this can cause yellowing of the teeth over time, especially if you consume umpteen coffees a day like me. But… I’m busy. It’s hard to have time to wait on uncomfortable whitening strips to do their job (let alone work), and everyone knows that if a task has to be done involving talking while wearing them, it’s mission impossible. Plus, they aren’t always for those with sensitive teeth. I for one, do have sensitive teeth, and I couldn’t even eat a sandwich the next day after using them. And whitening done by a professional is out of the question for me – it can cost an arm and a leg.

(pssst.. if you want a FREE teeth whitening solution.. keep reading!)


Your teeth also tie in with fashion, believe it or not.

I can write about fashion all the live long day, but there’s no doubt that the best accessory is your smile.

In fashion, I wear whatever I want. Some call me crazy and give me a weird look when they see my outfit. With this comes confidence, in order to pull it off. But I truly attribute the majority of that confidence to looking and feeling my best, and keeping myself as healthy as I can. Keeping up with the health and appearance of my teeth helps me maintain that confidence.


Having worked in the orthodontic field just over the last few months, I can tell you that much of a person’s confidence comes from the health of their teeth. This also comes from me personally, a girl who had braces. Some people don’t even smile at all, because their smile affects their self esteem that much. It’s heartbreaking. But once the power of braces is unleashed, it’s a world of difference for them and their confidence. Whitening is like the last phase after braces – it truly brings someone to the final desired result for their teeth and overall confidence.

Anyways, this is all of my reasoning for needing that perfect solution. And I found one, so I want to share it with you guys!


Smile Brilliant is the name of a fabulous at home teeth whitening company that has been my go-to since discovering it. To explain the process a bit, this is a company that makes you your own customized whitening trays. After you send in the impressions of your teeth (they send you the kit and instructions for this), these clear, bendy trays arrive on your doorstep. They fit perfectly to the specifics of your teeth just like a clear retainer would. You simply line them with the clear whitening gel provided, for which you are able to choose “desensitising” or regular whitening gel. I’ve used both, and it DOESN’T HURT BY THE WAY! A victory for those like me with sensitive teeth! Once you’ve achieved your desired results, you’ll have plenty of materials leftover to do it many times in the future.

But the best part of it all?

I’ve been given a discount code to share with all of my loyal followers! To shop at Smile Brilliant at an event better price, use code: thedailythreads at checkout. Smile: 1, Coffee: 0. 

But the even better part of it all?

One of you lucky ducks gets one of these kits – FOR FREE! Smile Brilliant and I are partnering up to giveaway this slick and easy experience so that one of you can be as satisfied with the results as I am.



Follow this link here. It will take you to a page where you enter your name/email to enter the drawing for $149 towards the whitening kit of your choice! This is applicable to those in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia. Smile Brilliant and I will contact you in 2 weeks if you’ve won!!! It’s an easy way to get a great smile for free!


Are you pumped about this? Because me too. If you have any questions or comments, please comment below and I will answer them!

Alright, carry on with the coffee overload. Because now, you can without consequences. 😉

Fashion Week: A Recap

After faithfully watching New York Fashion Week SS18 through my iPhone, I have decided to put together a recap of some of this season’s best upcoming trends. I feel like I could write a book but I’m gonna keep it simple. Break out the notepads.

There are a few highlights that are big big BIG: monochromatic outfits, plaid, statement coats, and pantsuits.

From the street style on bloggers and fashionistas on their way to fashion shows, to the carefully-plotted ensembles that walked designer runways this season, there’s some good stuff.

Here’s a recap of my favorites looks, those of which I plan to embrace too! The majority of my comments on these trends are in the captions, so be sure to read them.

Monochromatic Looks

One of the most worn monochromatic looks already, is all red. It’s having its moment. Don’t be afraid to play with textures when monochroming like she did… it gives depth!
All white will especially be popular for this spring. Notice, fanny packs are also repetitively worn with these monochrome looks in Sally LaPointe’s show – I’ll talk more about those later in this post.
I LOVE the contrast stitching on these trousers. Something growing in popularity. Derek Lam did a fantastic job with his line this year!
Some of my favorite bloggers at NYFW! Courtney Trop and the Blutstein sisters. You’ll notice that colored tights are also making a comeback. The 80’s styles have reappeared more modernized, and I am diggin’ it.
A classy, work appropriate all-red ensemble on a fashion connoisseur. I also like her friend’s coat!


Plaid Skirt/ Blazer Set – which btw, the blazer/skirt sets are coming back big time. Hello, Jackie K! Excited to find these sets in tweed as well, as made popular by the Chanel Couture 2018 line released in Paris about a month ago.
Plaid Pleats – her outfit is reminiscent of “Clueless” the movie. Love it!
Marc Jacobs, you’ve done it again. A sharp hat counterbalances a menswear-inspired baggy plaid suit.
A new way to layer: Plaid Blazer over Outerwear. Plaid was a major focus for Monse’s line.
Plaid and Leather Corset Belt – she has perfect neutral styling, my fave!
Dressing down a Plaid Pantsuit with a casual graphic tee and “dad shoes.” Check out my recent Instagram posts on how I styled those!

Clear PVC

Chanel ignited the “clear” fire. Just make sure you have nothing to hide in your purse – because it will be seen! Also note the re-introduction of tweed that Chanel is pursuing.
A popular way to wear PVC is over outerwear, a new layering style.
PVC with a colored lining gives it more edge. Again, layered over outerwear.

Lavender, Baby Blue, and Yellow

Surprise… pantsuit! You’ll be seeing a lot of these.
A great way to transition from winter to spring is by layering a chunky sweater over a flowy skirt, especially while including a monochrome format. See how I did this on my Instagram @thedailythreads!
Puffer coats have been HUGE this winter. I love how she makes this look somewhat monochromatic at first, but breaks it up with black leather pants and a white handbag.
Grid style baby blue wool coat with fur sleeves and a bucket bag.
Alyssa Coscarelli, fashion blogger and Refinery 29 gal, combining the baby blue and plaid trend seamlessly.
This girl looks happy. I bet it’s because she’s wearing the cutest coat ever.
Yellow is probably the biggest color for Spring 2018. The best shade is this gorgeous muted yellow tone. And surprise… another pantsuit!
Camila Coehlo sporting a flowy yellow Tibi dress and white heels.


Using bigger belts to cinch at the waist is becoming a main focus for silhouettes. You’ll notice lots of women wearing structured and tailored outfits such as a pantsuit, while using that belt to give a feminine figure which twists menswear into a different era.
Belting blazers or any sort of outerwear is all the rage. The more oversized the piece is that you belt, the better. Her crisp white blazer really stands out among the crowd.
A monochromatic springtime pantsuit with baby blue handbag accent at the Victoria Beckham show.
A fun way to casual-ify your pantsuit is to pair it with sneakers. It brings it down to a more day-to-day look rather than looking too professional. Don’t forget the belt!
You’ll be seeing a lot of outerwear that has fur detailing. A dramatic black belt focuses at the waist.
Diane Von Furstenburg hit the nail on the head with this one. Of course it’s another matching top and bottom set, belted, but she gives it a fun twist with this modern retro print.

Statement Coats

The bigger the better. This camel toned coat would match anything! Also… do you spot a bucket bag?
I’m sure you’ve already seen the Teddy Coat trend which blew up this last fall, but they are continuing on a strong trend!
Watch out – patent leather coats are overtaking the coat industry. Example 1…
…Example 2 on Aimee Song, a top fashion blogger…
…Example 3 in Marc Jacobs…
…Example 4 in Michael Kors.


The belt bag has been made popular by Gucci this year, and is being followed by most other designers already. If you wear a matching set, with white shoes, and cinch at the waist, with a BELT BAG, well you’ve won the game of fashion week.
Fanny packs are right alongside belt bags, being worn as a crossbody, cinched at the waist, or in the normal form of dad-at-disneyland.
Bucket bags bucket bags bucket bags. These will be huge this spring.
White boots are the new black boots. This style is still going strong, as almost everyone dawned a pair at NYFW.
An unexpected turn on the white boots trend – fishnet socks OVER the boots, done by the famous Aimee Song. Always thinking of the next step in fashion at NYFW.

And there’s my recap of this year’s best upcoming trends! These are very few compared to the many new ideas of the 2018 NYFW streets and runways, but these are the main focuses.

Stay tuned as I will be taking inspiration from these fashion forward new styles, and creating them as my own. I might look like I don’t belong in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, but hey – you’ve always got to be ready for that last minute trip to NYC, right? 😉

Stay tuned to my Instagram @thedailythreads to see how I embrace the new trends of the season!

Mad for Plaid: The Biggest Trend of 2017



I don’t know about you, but lemme tell ya: I am MAD for plaid. I actually have to tell myself, “Brittli, you need to put the plaid AWAY for today. Give it a break.”




Say hello to the biggest trend this year has seen so far. Worn by the superbloggers, celebrities, and businessmen-and-women alike, there are endless ways to rock plaid. There are options across every clothing store you can get your hands on: plaid dresses, plaid coats, plaid trousers, plaid shoes, plaid plaid plaid.

I’ll show you some of the ways I’ve been incorporating a plaid skirt and a plaid blazer into my wardrobe this fall!




This gorgeous, versatile blazer I bought from Zara has seamlessly paired with almost EVERYTHING I own. Shop their site for plaid, since it’s practically everything they are selling at the moment. This double-breasted blazer goes with every neutral imaginable, since it features both brown and black in the color scheme.

In this look, I simply wore all black underneath the plaid so that my accessories would stand out. I wanted the belt and the watch to draw out the browns to relax the outfit, and the gold accentuated that warmth. (I love making otherwise dressy things casual! Like pairing a dress with white sneakers.) If I would’ve worn all black with black accessories, it would’ve looked perfect for a less casual, more dressy/professional setting.




My favorite part about this blazer is that it’s oversized… a major silhouette that has gained heavy popularity over these last couple years and is still going strong.




Menswear and shoulder pads people, MENSWEAR AND SHOULDER PADS! This has been the theme that is taking the fashion world by storm.

You know what they say, everything always comes back into style. We thought in the 00’s that we would say buh-bye forever to shoulder pads. Well, I guess 2017 proved us wrong. Go to any fashion site and you’ll find at least one thing with emphasized shoulders! The 80’s and 90’s were my favorite fashion decades, so I am thrilled that this bold look is back. It makes a woman look so fierce and ready for business, I love it.




For a long time now, I have often found myself shopping for the boxy, oversized pieces in the men’s section for myself just because I love that professionalism that you can make casual in your own way. It only makes sense that now that they are bringing menswear-inspired items to the women’s section.


You’ll find that women’s tailored suits, blazers, and trousers are large-and-in-charge this fashion season.




Care to make a fashion statement? I do! Adding bold shoes to any outfit will spice it up and showcase your unique personality.




My aim for this outfit was: be different.

What have we normally NOT seen matched with blazers, especially the “office only” professional plaid jacket? Well, frayed denim came to mind – something that will definitely make it casual and stand out from tradition. Also, fur… because why not! And the bold shoes topped off my entire motto for this one. The neutral colors (instead of any colorful pieces) are what helped the outfit stay toned down and not too crazy.




Now, this is something that can be taken one way or the other. This outfit can be office friendly, it can be event friendly, it can be running errands and grabbing coffee friendly.




My theme/motto for this outfit: Rachel off of Friends.

What I really want to do is walk the streets of New York in this and go to my big skyscraper for work. So that’s what I’m pretending here.




I had to have this skirt when I saw it because…. LENGTH. I hate wearing things that are too short, it makes me uncomfortable! I’ve had a great amount of luck with Loft skirts. They are all so simple and fashionable, but have the best coverage and quality I can find for a decent price (and they also have sales quite often).



Well, that’s all folks! What trend are you “mad” for?

I’d love to hear your feedback below, or perhaps spark some ideas for me on what you’d like to see written next. I’ll probably write a pt.2 to this plaid post because… I just can’t stop lovin’ on it. P.S. in the pic above, I noticed I’m pretty sure I have a double chin when I laugh… hahaha welcome to adulthood. Yayyyyyyy

Thanks for checking out my post!


Top Shoe Trends of Fall 2017

Since the Paris and New York Fashion shows last spring, everyone has had their eyes on minimalist, edgy shoes with a bit of a throwback. We’re talkin’ pointy toes, kitten heels, and slingbacks.

These are shoes that are sure to turn heads and make a statement, while also being classy finishing touches that will polish your outfits off.

I’ve nailed down some of my top choices for this fall/winter fashion season. These have all been affordable options that I am able to wear with almost anything. Let me show you the top trends (and how to style them) without breaking the bank!

White Boots


Zara has recently become my BFF. I’ve snagged designer looks for affordable prices without losing the quality.


These white boots are the perfect statement since they are not hard to match to an outfit.


Sassy Heels

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Okay… I cheated on this one. These fire red heels are actually something I won in a sweepstakes from Tamara Mellon, being priced at $395. But, they were affordable to me since I got them for free! 😉 There are also some very similar red heels that can be found here for only $50!


Red is known as a “power color,” something that exudes confidence and boldness when you wear it. It’s nice to have a quality red item in stock so that when a special event comes, you can look bold.

Sock Boots

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Sock boots are all the rave this season. It all started with Yeezy’s collection involving the sock boot look, where the Kardashians and other celebs promoted it, and the Balenciaga brand followed as well. I purchased these beauties from Mango for about $70.

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The thin-heeled, ankle-hugging boots shout cold weather accessory. Boots that cover the ankle can truly elevate and modernize outfits for this season. I love pairing them with dresses and layered looks.


Slingback Heels


Aaaaaand another Zara snag. This heel silhouette has been a great transition piece for many in the fashion industry.


I chose black because, well, black. It matches anything and everything.


I love the snazzy, old fashioned looks that these shoes combine – kitten heel, pointy toed, and slingback. Your grandma’s shoes, but better. And only for $49.


Black Go-To Boots

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Whoops, I did it again. I cheated. I also won these gorgeous Tamara Mellon boots in a giveaway, and they are priced at $700. But hey, they were free.. so to me they were affordable!

Here are some very similar shoes for a better price. I do recommend investing in some nice quality boots if you are like me and will wear them every. single. day. through rain and snow until spring.

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Patent leather is HUGE as of lately, and as I’m sure you’ve figured out, so is an ankle covering, pointy-toed boot. These are the epitome of modern classic style, and I am so blessed to have received a pair of these killer designer boots.




Introduced by Gucci, these dupes I got at Target for $29 proooobably need to be replaced soon because I’ve worn them so much already.


These casual-ify any look, and I love them because I can easily slip them on before rushing out the door.

What would you like to see more of? Give me a quick comment below to let me know! Don’t forget to subscribe to email so you can be the first in line to the latest trends.

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!



3 Ways to Switch Up a Simple Dress

As the saying goes, “simplicity is key.”

Many of us tend to go for the more basic items in order to use it tenfold in our wardrobe. One item can EASILY make more than 10 varieties of looks… But how far can we test that creativity? I’ve put together 3 totally different styles to spice up a basic dress – let’s freshen up your most basic essentials for fall! Plus, I’ll even give you a discount code at the end. 😉

But, before I show you my ways to reinvent, let me tell you about this dress.

First of all, don’t even get me started on the quality and how soft this dress is… I felt like I was wearing my pajamas in public! Besides the insane amount of comfort level, the ever-so-sweet Annessa from gave me the opportunity to try this gorgeous piece out, and I have to just take a second to gush about her business and what she does.

Not only does she represent the amazing Shop Stevie clothing line and all of its trendy and affordable pieces, but she also donates part of her profits towards children with autism. How cool is that? As she does this so near and dear to her heart, it makes me so happy to be able to help contribute to helping kids with disabilities. To me, this sets her and her company apart from anyone I have ever worked with before.

Read on below to see how you can get a discount from this genuine company!

Look #1 – The Modern Bohemian


It’s way too easy to smile when you’re this comfy. I paired the Nicole Maxi Dress with matching suede mules and an Indie hat, my favorite denim jacket, and a colorful bandana from Madewell.


This look keeps you looking polished yet casual… wear it for church, errands, lunch with friends, you name it!



Look #2 – The Chic Fashionista 


This is for you gals that love dressing to the 9s. Whether it’s for a day at the office, a date night, or an event, you’ll feel chic in no time. And who knew you could transform your dress into a skirt?!


I reinvented this dress to look like a skirt by tying a patterned shirt from Target at the waist. I wanted to give a chic and bold statement with the emerald blazer from Tobi, so I kept it neutral with the rest…


… Simple black and gold accessories do the trick.


Look #3 – The Casual Minimalist


Do you ever want to feel as comfy as those PJ wearing Walmart-goers but look polished? Well well well, you’ve come to the right place.


I paired this dress with a longline black vest from Target’s last season fall collection. It provided the structure needed to polish the outfit. To accessorize, I slid on my Gucci mule dupes from Target and threw on my favorite black and gold necklaces from Madewell.


See? It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

Annessa has this dress available in more colors, plus SO much more, on her lovely Shop Stevie Site!

AND… the moment you’ve all been waiting for!! You guys get to exclusively use a discount for 10% off your very first purchase with the Aspen Tribe Boutique! Use code: “THEDAILYTHREADS10” and don’t forget, part of the money spent will benefit kids with autism! Happy Shopping 🙂


Sweater Weather feat. The Silver Wren

It’s finally fall – that means changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and… you guessed it! Sweater weather and cozy fall fashion.

I’ve had the privilege of working with a handmade jewelry company, The Silver Wren, which is primarily located on Etsy. Their pieces will effortlessly compliment a comfy sweater. It keeps your look simple and easy (while still providing beautiful details) to throw together for those mornings that you have to rush out the door! It’s actually been hard NOT to wear one of their pieces each and every day. I’ve fallen in love with their ability to match all of my daily looks! Not only do I wear them for dressing up or dressing casual, I even wear them to work.

See how I styled The Silver Wren’s pieces below!


Look #1


Look #1 is styled with their Petite Amethyst Necklace. The raw edges and different layers of color is both head-turning and unique, and gives the chance for a variety of hues to match it with.


I wanted to play with neutral colors in order to allow the purples and grays in this necklace to pop. My sweater is from Madewell‘s newest fall collection, and the tie sleeves give this look just the right amount of detail.


I went for a Retro Americana vibe for something different! I channeled this vibe with the double denim, and retro sunglasses and shoes to match my cream sweater.



Aren’t the details of this piece just so lovely?



Look #2


This is a simple office outfit that is played “up” with The Silver Wren’s Labradorite Lariat Necklace.


Have you heard? Plaid is this season’s biggest trend (hint hint: post coming about that soon!). My plaid skirt is from Loft. In my opinion, they have the best coverage/length for tall girls who love their skirts and dresses.


Lariat necklaces are my FAVE because they can be worn with literally anything and look great. I like their minimalism, which I’ve been a huge fan of lately, and how they can pair well with any neckline.


Oh ya know, just heading to the office in NYC. Jk, I don’t have an office job. I wish. But I’m going to wear this outfit anyways because why not?


When sun shines on these labradorite gems, the colors that reflect are INSANE. Buy one for yourself and you’ll see what I’m talking about! 😉

A huge thank you to The Silver Wren for allowing me to style their gorgeous handmade pieces! I can’t get enough of them, and I promise you’ll love them too with your everyday “sweater weather” looks.

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How to Transition Your Summer Dresses Into Fall


Once that transition into autumn starts, we can’t help that our heart breaks for those summer dresses that we loved so dearly and want to continue wearing.

I don’t know about you, but my closet cries when I have to put those cute summer clothes away for next year!

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But boy, do I have news for you! It’s actually quite easy to break the hype that summer dresses HAVE to be worn in the summer.


Here I will show you an easy way to transition a couple of my favorite floral dresses, although temperatures are starting to cool down. The perfect thing to throw on when it hits 60-70 degrees.

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When we think of fall, we think of darker colors and a heavier feel. In these first 3 pictures, I’ve shown that by using a dress of good length (especially helpful with the cooler temps) is easy to make a bit edgier. I’ve accented the black colors of the floral with a studded black purse, as well as matching studded sandals.

Although I am still wearing a summer dress and sandals, I’ve caused my “vibe” to become a bit darker and edgier for fall. I also threw on these retro sunglasses in white, which have been very popular in the fashion world lately! This outfit definitely showcases a nice clash of Retro + Feminine Edge.


Accessories, although small, can speak volumes about an outfit. As you can see, exchanging the sunglasses for a popular wide-brimmed hat for fall COMPLETELY changed up my look!


I have parted with the funky retro theme and now have a more “Indie” look. Total game changer. It’s fairly easy to throw together an Indie ensemble; usually hats like this one in addition to statement ankle boots or sandals can complete the idea. I chose a black hat because, again, it highlights the purpose of an outfit with deeper darker tones for fall. It also ups the edge that I tried to go for with my studded accessories.


Now mixing both looks just for fun… Feminine + Edgy + Retro + Indie! I don’t know how, but somehow it isn’t too overwhelming!


Another way to incorporate those floral, flowy dresses into fall is by simply finding some with a bit more length – whether it’s the hem length (such as the longer red one above) or by the length of sleeves.

I opted to shop for a dress with long sleeves so that it could be worn for the purpose of fall transition weather, rainy spring weather, or even for those silly summer Nebraska days where it can be 100 degrees one day and 60 the next.


Don’t you love how the 90’s are making a comeback? I sure do. Slip dresses, over-the-knee boots, hoop earrings, and anything Jennifer Aniston. Simpler jewelry looks best with this dress because of its busy pattern.


Another example of why prints look best while accentuated with clean, solid colored accessories. “Mules” shoes, or slide-on shoes without backing, are the most popular choice for footwear right now.


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Have a lovely day – don’t forget to take it one thread at a time.