Monday, June 12, 2017

Ease

I'm all about dressing with summer ease. Bodysuits and shorts, dresses, bikinis are all I want to wear during the summer. Things you can through on, be comfortable but still cute. I legitimately haven't even been wearing bras lol!

This dress is so comfy and it can go anywhere, the perfect summer dress. I want my summer to be filled with adventure. The older you get the more summer just feels the same. You don't have summer vacation, so you need to take some time for fun. I want clothes that match that down for anything, let's make memories attitude. Beach to museum to dinner to drinks to dancing! For the past couple years I haven't really been into patterns but this gives me such staycation vibe, I feel myself being drawn to it. It's crazy how life and trends go in waves. I've been noticing so much personal growth emotionally and it feels amazing. I find myself in situations and I can feel myself reacting differently. Thats when you really notice growth. I love it. I don't work this hard on myself to stay the same, I strive to be better everyday. I'm more open in different ways and my fashion has reflected that. These wedges I would have never worn when my style is was more minimal, but I was drawn to them and I love wearing them now. Summer feels like a new chapter, take that and make something amazing!

I've been working, WORKING on a project for the past couple months and I'm so excited to share with you all. You will love it. I'm tired but you will love it babes! Stay tuned!! ++  








Off the Shoulder Mini c/o DEBSHOPS
Tassel Wedges c/o Charlotte Russe 


photos courtesy of Colette Hanna 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bloom

I have a lot not figured out in life, let me be honest, I don't have the answers. I do know that life moves in chapters, reasons and seasons. A lot of things happen and it leaves you questioning. A peer of mine was in a freak motorcycle accident and lost his life. It shook my college theatre department, it shook my friends, it shook me. Lance was early twenties, about to graduate and pursue his dreams.

His passing, has had me thinking a lot. The past few months I've been in an upheaval, a new chapter. This time of unrest is actually setting me up to bloom, to move into the next chapter. Rather than coming from a place of lacking, I'm shifting my mindset to come from gratitude. Taking a moment to breath, giving myself a pat on the back and enjoying the little things because we will never have this day again. I will choose to dance and I will continue to have his infectious spirit on my mind ++

Wearing ALL Charlotte Russe
#CRit'sON








Long Floral Dress c/o Charlotte Russe Plus
Denim Block Heel c/o Charlotte Russe 


photos courtesy of Julia Haimowitz 


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

#BEinyourskin Bikini Lookbook 2017

#BEinyourskin 
Bikini Lookbook




I meet a lot of women who tell me they're inspired by my blog, social media and that is so flattering but the truth is I am you. I am that girl still working towards loving herself, still working on being the best me, still navigating life's ups and downs. We are the same, we're all on this journey. This body positive, self love, confidence, life journey. I get emotional doing these bikini lookbooks because I put on a bikini for the first time two years ago, for the first bikini lookbook. I never got into blogging for the money, the following it was always for the little girl in me who needed to see women like myself. I know she would be proud. I don't think I ever thought I would get to this point in my self love journey. I never thought I would be wearing a string bikini in public, shit I don't think I could have done it even a year ago. I owe this one to you guys, the people who keep me going and keep me pushing myself because we deserve it. We deserve to love the skin we're in now. Not when we lose weight or when we fall in love or when we've tightened up at the gym, NOW. I promise to keep pushing myself as long as you all do the same with me. Push yourself to have the most fulfilling life, never counting yourself out because of your insecurities, never holding yourself back because you feel you aren't worthy. Let's do this for us, for the little girls in us who needed to see ourselves and for the little girls growing up today who do need this #BEinyourskin





Hot Pink String Bikini c/o Curvy Beach
Instagram @curvybeach





Snakeskin Bikini from Boohoo
Mesh Bodysuit from Forever 21





Striped Bikini from Walmart






Babe Tee from Forever 21+
Tie Up Bottoms from Forever 21+



Photos Shot by Logan Allison
Makeup by Michele Miguel (michelemiguelmua@gmail.com)
Instagram @michele_jubilee

Photos Edited by Tony Geronimo (@tonyshazamm

Video shot by Logan Allison
Edited by Myself 

Thank you all! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Snatched

I'm totally procrastinating and should be packing for my Miami trip, I leave tomorrow at 5:30am. SEND HELP! I haven't packed one thing. It's about to be a bomb girls weekend, follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (briannamcdonn on snap). I'm going to try and post more for you all!

I had to show you all this look. I'm obsessed with a body suit, mesh dress and a snatched corset. It's so simple and such a look! Should I bring this to Miami?! I got this olive mesh dress from Fashion Nova. If you want to get the look, use my discount code BWORDXO.

Have an amazing weekend babes! It's Wednesday, Brianna chill haha ++








Olive Mesh Dress c/o Fashion Nova
Camo Corset from Yandy.com
Bodysuit from Torrid


photos courtesy of @cocoscurvycloset 

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

Use Code: LOVEZBRIANNA  
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