Friday, May 25, 2018

#BEinyourskin Bikini Lookbook 2018

Keeping Up With the Jetsons





We're here! We've made it, to my fourth consecutive bikini lookbook. When I did the first one in 2015, actually the first time in my adult life  I wore a bikini, I had no idea we would be here. Blogging and sharing my life online has been incredible. It's come with a lot of extra work, worry about numbers/likes and engagement, which I hate BUT it has blessed my life with so many amazing people, opportunities and a path to a bigger passion and purpose. It isn't just about bikinis, or fashion for me it's about empowering and inspiring confidence in the people I come in contact with online or in person. It took a LONG time to come to a place of self love and confidence, while navigating this world with a fat body and I want people to know, they too can live their most confident life now. 

My passion of empowering confidence, perfectly meets my passion for creating, story telling and performing. Be it theatre, music, film, fashion photos, to me I'm creating a world. THIS is how we got to this years bikini lookbook theme. When an idea comes to me that I love, I can't let it go so I had to do this suburban alien theme. This is what I day dream about lol

If I, a fat woman, can get in a bikini and do full alien body paint. I expect to see you all in at least short sleeves and shorts this summer! It's a journey, lord do I know but push yourself. Push yourself to take the next step in loving your body and feeling your most confident because a life by your rules is worth it. Your best life is on the other side of confidence.

Thank you all for the endless love and support. It is an HONOR to share my ideas with you, parts of my life and my day dreams come to life ++

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Silver Bodysuit from Boohoo
Silver Sarong DIY
White Sunglasses from Rosegal.com
Clear Earrings c/o ASOS
Male Swim shorts from ASOS






Yellow Monokini from Rosegal.com
Yellow Sunglasses from Rosegal.com
Pink Hologram Heels from Public Desire




Black Barberella Bikini from Boohoo
Star Earrings c/o Debshops.com


Creative Director and Styling Brianna McDonnell
Photographer Logan Allison
Makeup Artist Michele Miguel
Male Model Sam Baker
Assistant on Set Julia Haimowitz and Brooke Van Grinsven
Video Voice Over Daniel Guerrero 



Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dating Online While Fat

Hey blog fam ++

If you're not following me elsewhere I wanted to share my latest video with you! Written and directed by myself, featuring some of my favorite people. 

This is the next in the series, following Shopping While Fat, which has 2.3+ MILLION views on Facebook. INSANITY!! 

Please watch, comment and share on social media!! Hope you enjoy and can relate!!





Monday, April 23, 2018

Where To Find Me Online

Hello Loves!

I know the majority of you follow me on multiple platforms but I want to leave this information here so we can connect as much as we can online! You all are so good to me and you engage with all my content.

If you see photos of me online anywhere else outside of the list below, that isn't me and they do not have my legal approval to use my images.

Where you can find me online:

Instagram: HERE
Facebook: HERE
Twitter: HERE
Youtube: HERE
BlogLovin: HERE

Email: brianna.b.word@gmail.com

Thank you all for the love! We're working on a LOT for the rest of 2018 

++ 



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