Thursday, April 27, 2017

Glitters Gold

I have always had an issue trusting life's timing. I'm impatient, controlling and passionate. These can be great qualities and also my downfall. I am the girl who totally makes plans and then the universe, God, Lady Gaga whatever you want to call it, laughs at me.

It scary to jump in. It's scary to fully commit but the thought of not doing it is worst. The thought of not doing what you love is motivation enough for me. I don't ever want to live with regrets so I encourage you to dance. DANCE in your own life. Live your best life, the way you chose to. 







Goddess Gold Dress c/o Curvy Sense
White Mini Dress c/o Deb Shops
Gold Stacked Platforms from Nordstroms Rack

photos courtesy of Sean McDonnell


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Replace 'Em

I don't chase 'em, I replace 'em. Remember that. I have spend a lot of life, questioning my worth. Questioning am I enough? Pretty enough? Sexy enough? Skinny enough? Smart enough? Talented enough? AND I'm exhausted.

I don't know what it is in my subconscious that I struggled to see my own worth. It's something internal. It has effected everything I've done but it's something I've been working on for the majority of my life. Despite posting powerful images, where I look confident, dope and I encourage self esteem and confidence, I still struggle. I'm on a completely different level mentally then the Brianna who started this blog and I'm so proud of the work I've done. A large part of me is confident and unstoppable but I need to be real and tell you I still struggle with doubt and the fear that I'm not good enough. 

I think we all do. I think we all have moments of doubt but we need to get up and be us anyways. We need to look in the mirror and face those fears and doubt straight on. That's how we get past them. We are born for great things and we need to refuse to allow fear to stop us. Francis Dive (@youmeandfashion) gave me some of the best advice the other day. I was going on a "I cant" and "I don't know" rant and she said, "Brianna, would you regret it more if you didn't do it". It immediately stopped me in my tracks. Yes. One thousand times, yes.

So replace fear with confidence. Replace doubt with knowing, knowing you are perfectly enough. Breath action into your dreams and RUN into them. Everything you want is on the other side of fear ++









Red Lace Up Jumpsuit c/o ShopLoveYourz

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For 15% off babes at ShopLoveYourz.com

Nude Heels from Nordstrom Rack


photos courtesy of Sean McDonnell


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Pastel Piece

I'm on a mini getaway babes! I had to drag myself to take some pictures and to do this blog post but I do really enjoy it, once I get to it. It's like getting up early, dope when you have so much time in your day but super annoying actually getting out of your blankets. EITHER way we're all here!

I've been spending the last couple days with my family and it's been much needed. I found myself feeling really lost recently and they always get me back on track. They make me believe in me again. I'm extremely hard on myself and I've lacked direction recently, causing me to feel stressed, pressed and depressed. My family reminds me to have fun and to trust the process, trust my own greatness. 

I LOVE lavender. You all know I LOVE a monochromic look. This is my Easter Sunday vibe! Lavender is the wave, I'm telling you. 

I hope you all take a second to breath and treat yourself. Self love is super important and my family remind me of that. I'm super grateful for them and I'm super grateful for all of you babes ++






Lavender Turtleneck from H&M (size L)
Lavender Wrap Dress from ASOS (old, will be selling in closet sale)
Lavender Ruffle Socks from Target
Lavender Velvet Platforms from EGOS shoes 


Photos courtesy of Sean McDonnell

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sandstorm

I am a DIY, yeezy lite wannabe. When I see a look, I will find a way to make it. 9/10, it isn't in plus size and I'm cheap. I can flip a piece of clothing!

I was inspired by all nude Yeezy looks and Sorella Boutique. These are the nude joggers from #TheBWordxDebShops collab collection. I LOVE seeing all you babes rocking my pieces! You can still shop at debshops.com BUT we are selling out!!

This turtleneck is actually a sweater bodysuit from Fashion Nova. I got it on sale for $8 and it's a size large. I cut the bottom and took my scissors and gave it a distressed look. Super, super easy to do. 

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Turtle Neck from Fashion Nova
White Sports Bra from Walmart
Nude Joggers c/o DEBSHOPS
Leopard Heels from Nordstrom Rack 


photos courtesy of Coco

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Val Party

I love pulling outfit, fashion inspiration from so many different places. I'm going to try and make my Instagram more of a personal mood board, because I get asked all the time where my ideas come from. I take inspiration from films, music, video games, literally anything that sparks something for me.  Anything that sparks something in me and then I make it Brianna. I have always made my own clothing, thrifted, added things, bedazzled, feathered and changed stuff up because plus clothing was NEVER what I really wanted. To this day it still isn't. 

SO I was inspired by Clueless, The Heathers, Never Been Kissed and Charmed for this look. I love fashion that is extra af, just like I am. You know the outfit Cher wears to go to the Valley house party in Clueless, that is the vibe! The funny thing, is I live in the valley and I live two blocks away from Circus Liquor, where she was mugged in the film *CUTE*. 

I took a robe I found on DEBSHOPS site and I added two boas, I bought from yandy.com. 
Follow on Youtube babes!! I'm going to be creating more videos, let me know what you would like to see! ++









Velvet Dress is Thrifted
Sheer Feather Robe is DIY
Leopard Heels from Nordstrom Rack 



photos courtesy of Coco

Friday, March 31, 2017

Looks

Have I been gone forever?! I haven't done a traditional blog post in what feels forever! SO I owed you guys some looks. I've been working, I swear, so much dope stuff coming up this year. It's pretty major babes. What I did do is I took a piece from my #TheBWordxDEBSHOPS collection and styled it four different ways. I took the Mauve Bodysuit SHOP HERE and I created different looks. Check out my style video! I think I'm going to make more of these, they're super fun.


Which look do you like the most?! I love all of them! Subscribe to my youtube channel, I'm for sure going to drop more content. I'm FINALLY getting to do it, you have been asking forever!

LOOK One: Trendy Girl
So I wanted to style a super easy streetwear look that was Kylie Jenner type of trendy. Plus size women aren't offered streetwear in our sizes, most street style brands go up to a L. That's why when DEBSHOPS approached me I jumped on it. This look can be dressed up with the thigh high boots or throw on some sneakers and the look is just as rad.



#TheBWordxDEBSHOPS Mauve Bodysuit: DEBSHOPS
#TheBWordxDEBSHOPS Nude Biker Short: DEBSHOPS
Knee High Lace Boots: Similar
Pink Denim Jacket: Forever 21+ 
Pink Lens Glasses: Forever 21
Hoop Earrings: DTLA

Look 2: Boss Babe

Can you guess my favorite color?? Can you guess my favorite color combo?? PINK AND OLIVE, to me, are like peas and carrots, they go together. To my eye, it makes both colors more eye catching. This is my I work in a cool LA office look. I would sure pair this with a bootie or a sneaker for a more chill vibe. I'm also obsessed with sunglasses so these are a must have.



#TheBWordxDEBSHOPS Mauve Bodysuit: DEBSHOPS
Camo Jacket: Curvy Sense
Olive Midi Skirt: Forever 21+
Olive Heels: DEBSHOPS (old)
Mirrored Glasses: Similar

Look 3: Brunch Babe 

This look is what I wear a lot more of the time. This jacket is my power jacket, perfect to go from brunch to meetings to the movies. Casual but still super cute and put together. Power, statement pieces go a long way. You don't need a lot of accessories, let the clothes do the talking.



#TheBWordxDEBSHOPS Mauve Bodysuit: DEBSHOPS
Pink Trench: Simply Be
Distressed Jeans: Charlotte Russe
Pink Booties: Smash Shoes


Look 4: Dinner Date Babe

If it's ladies night or a date night, this outfit needs to go out! I found this mesh midi skirt at F21 and it perfectly matched my mauve bodysuit. I love, LOVE a monochromatic look, so it was perfect. Throw on a cute fluffy heel and we are good to go!



#TheBWordxDEBSHOPS Mauve Bodysuit: DEBSHOPS
Mauve Mesh Midi Skirt: Forever 21+
Pink Pleather Jacket: Torrid (old)
Pink Fluffy Heel: Charlotte Russe
Pink Purse: Forever 21
Pink Puff: Charlotte Russe


photo and video shot courtesy of Julia Haimowitz 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bad Girls Club

SHOP COLLECTION NOW: www.debshops.com 

I have been crying, "PLUS SIZE EDITORIAL" for the last year. Don't believe me? Ask my friends. I have poured over magazines my whole life for the fantasy of the editorial, haute couture shoots and it always bothered me that plus size bodies were never shown. This is my vision. I styled, conceptualized and produced this video and set of images. THANK YOU to everyone who made it happen!

Also we need to shout out DebShops. I know you all know, I wouldn't just sign on to just anything. Unless a company really gets me and supports, not only myself but the plus community, we aren't working together. DebsShops has been incredible, beyond any of my expectations! Our first meeting we sat down and they're like what do YOU want. YOU being a plus size women who has been begging for bad bitch clothing for years. We came with some bad bitch clothing for us all!! 

Can't wait to see what you all think babes! This is for all of us ++

Photos shot by Zachary Kemper (@zachs.pic)


















Photos shot by Zachary Kemper (@zachs.pic)

The B Word X DebShops DROPS Monday, March 20th!!
SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE: http://www.debshops.com

To celebrate the collab collection dropping March 20th, we made a plus size fashion editorial video! Inspired by The Charlie's Angels, Lil Kim and the Powerpuff Girls!! #GIRLPOWER 

Directed by Maggie Manyan @maggieshakh
Edited by Chris Sankey @sankovic
Photos shot by Zachary Kemper (@zachs.pic)
Styled By Brianna McDonnell @_the_b_word_
Makeup by Michele Miguel @michele_jubilee and Mary Sanchez @sincerelymj

Models all wearing pieces from the DebShops collection with stylized pieces on top:

Brianna McDonnell (@_the_b_word_) is wearing DebShops Pink Hoodie and Short set, dropping part two of the collection in April.

Simone Mariposa (@simonemariposa) is wearing #TheBWordxDebShops black bodysuit, also comes in pink. 

Jerae Broughton (@curvyology) is wearing #TheBWordxDebShops black legging and crop top set, also comes in mocha and available in biker shorts. 

Erica Lauren (@theericalauren) is wearing #TheBWordxDebShops crop hoodie and joggers, comes in camel and mauve. 


SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE: http://www.debshops.com