Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Star Video

Happy NEW year! Another year and here we are. My goals are always to level up from everything I've done the year before. 2017 was major so there is only one option, up. 

I've always wanted a pleated mini skirt but I could NEVER find one that worked with my height, waist, hip, butt ratio lol. This one is so cute but could I wear it for something other than photos, most likely not. Is it cute though? 100%!

My goal with The B Word is to inspire you and empower you to be your best, most bad ass self. I hope that for all of us this year babes ++

Shop 2018 B Word Merch HERE







Plaid Skirt from Pink Plastic
Polo c/o Debshops
Patch from B Word Merch Shop
Brat Bag from Proud Mary Fashion


photos courtesy of Logan Allison 

Friday, December 29, 2017

12 Days of #OOTD

I've gone missing. I've been completely MIA from this platform, MY platform. You all know, I'm always trying to be better, do better and out do myself so I've been reflecting a lot on how I want to continue The B Word. The B Word will always be a thing, Brianna is The B Word and The B Word is Brianna. The team and I have been discussing and I've been thinking a lot about what I want to create in the new year and how do we want to present it to you! Just know we're always working.

In the past few months we've sold #BEinyourskin calendars, B Word Merch, done two #BEinyourskin photoshoot experiences, a closet sale and just about a million other things. It's been insane! The #BEinyourskin photoshoot experiences have been so fulfilling. I love styling, I love creating shoot concepts and allowing women who want to have a photoshoot experience to come and do so has been amazing!

We also did a photo series I've wanted to do for the past couple years but could never got it together, The 12 Days of #OOTDs! I took twelve pieces of clothes and mixed them into twelve outfits, posting one a day. Shot them all in one day and I wanted to share them here, with where I got each piece. This wasn't sponsored, I purchased each piece so we're all on the same page. I'm posting all twelve below and you let me know what one's your favorite! 

Babes! I hope you have an amazing holiday season and I KNOW we all, WE ALL, will continue to kick ass, break down barriers and create the life's of our dreams in 2018. I know this for me and I know this for you. There isn't a secret other than trusting, believing in the vision and putting action to it. It's ours, 2018!! ++


Item #1: Striped Shirt Dress from Boohoo


Item #2: Strappy Bralette from Charlotte Russe


Item #3: Printed Skirt from ASOS


Item #4: Emerald Moto Jacket from Forever 21


Item #5: Emerald Turtleneck Dress from Fashion Nova


Item #6: Striped Button Up from Nordstrom Rack


Item #7: Mesh Turtleneck from Forever 21


Item #8: Sporty Joggers from Boohoo


Item #9: Ruffle Short from Boohoo


Item #10: Purple Turtleneck from Forever 21


Item #11: Ruffle Crop Top from Boohoo


Item #12: Dark Jeans from James Jeans

photos courtesy of Logan Allison 



Friday, December 8, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Extra

What happens when your plans don't work out? I'm a little lost ya'll. I'm a little stuck in my mind, allowing fear and doubt to cloud my judgement. I'm extremely hard on myself and extremely impatient. So enjoying the journey is hard for me but I understand that the journey is 90% of it. I feel like the wind was knocked out of my sails and I've been having a hard time recovering. I hate working without focus and ultimately I feel unfocused and without direction. What do you all do when you're in this place?

I posted on Instagram yesterday with this question and got SO many responses. I'm trying to focus in on the things that I enjoy that make me happy, breaking it down that way. So what do I love about blogging, why did I start? I love styling and fashion. I love creating images and being creative. I love empowering and inspiring people to be more confident, to build more self esteem and be bad bitches. What don't I like? The comparison, the industry of it, sponsored posts, ads, lack of financial compensation, number of likes/follows/comments as a way to measure value. I'm telling you miss me with this extra shit. I'm tired of it. Even typing that, I'm like mannn why do I keep this going? I truly love the creating of it. When I boil everything I'm passionate about it comes back to being creative and creating, story telling. 

I hope I'm getting closer to an answer. I think identifying the core things I love helps with clarity and focus. Also knowing what you don't like helps. Feels like a time to clean house (literally and figuratively as I just moved), reevaluate and regain a new focus. The extra shit doesn't serve me anymore.  








Puffer Jacket c/o ASOS
Camo Corset from Yandy.com
Strap Heels from Steve Madden (old)
Purple Glasses from UVO

photos courtesy of Coco

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WandernDaze

I'm officially moved into my new apt! Am I unpacked that's another question haha

I love this set from Wanderndaze  it's perfect for Halloween or a dope set just to own. Use the code TheBWord for a discount babes!

Shop now here Wanderndaze  






Red Set c/o WandernDaze

photos courtesy of Julia Haimowitz 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

TRUST

I have a very hard time letting go and trusting. I have a really hard time trusting in a path that I can only see a few feet ahead of me. I don't like driving without high beams and I don't like falling for someone I don't have full trust in but it never works out that way. Life continues on, if we trust or not. Life has been all over the place for me and I'm finding it very hard to trust the process. I like to know my next step now, I like to be comfortable with someone right away and I like to know. I feel anxious in grey areas or transitions and I'm sitting in a great, big "What's NEXT" transition. OOFH

When I have trouble trusting I think about the things I know for sure. I know I have the love and support from my family. I know I will be okay and I will always find my next step. I know I have to create. I finally know my worth. 

My lack of trust, doesn't allow room for a day off. I need to be doing the next thing and onto the next. My mom told me this story of a tea cup and a saucer. Your mind is a tea cup and information is tea, if you don't allow yourself a moment to focus, breath and experience life your tea cup will run over and spill. You need balance. I'm really working on it. I love, love, love working and creating but I also need to love and experience life. For a long time my cup has been overflowing. Taking a second to recenter, embrace the transition and TRUST. 

Wearing Wanderndaze, a plus size friendly etsy focused on unique pieces and rave clothing! I LOVE supporting plus women who are doing their thing! Shop Wanderndaze, this is the velvet jumpsuit of my dreams!! CODE TheBWord for a discount! 







Black Velvet Bodysuit c/o Wanderndaze
Hot Pink Fur from Isolated Heroes
Pink Heels c/o Fashion Nova

Use code TheBWord for discount!

photos courtesy of Coco Marie 



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Burnt

My people! My loves! My babes! What a summer. What an August. It has been INSANE! First off I love you all! Thank you all for supporting the #BEinyourskin challenge and the #BEinyourskin Plus Size Editorial Wall Calendar. I really love creating for you all and the response to the calendar has been intense and amazing!! 

I've been taking pictures but I haven't done a blog post in a minute. I wanted to put something up for you all. This outfit I threw together 5 minutes before shooting. It actually might be my new favorite. I shot this in front of the swap meet next to my house. I've been wanting to shoot here for sometime. This is my Rihanna, Wild Thoughts look a like wanna be haha

I try really hard. I want to be honest, I put 1000% in everything I do. So I burn myself out. Sometimes the things that just happen, with some spontaneity, can be the best. This is something I need to work on ++







Orange Top c/o Fashion Nova 
code: BWORDXO
Floral Skort c/o DEBSHOPS


photos courtesy of Coco Marie