Friday, November 27, 2015

Masterpiece

When I was younger I literally wore anything that I felt like that day. We're talking outrageous combos and you couldn't tell me I wasn't on fleek. I feel like we lose that fearlessness with fashion as we grow older. I had these pants in my closet for a long time but I thought they looked too "out there". I said fuck it and put them on and I fell in love again, remembering why I got them. They made me feel like young Brianna again haha. I've decided to do more of that, be more courageous in my clothing choices and the outfits I put together. Everything doesn't have to match and be perfectly put together. A perfectly imperfect outfit is sometimes what I feel like wearing and that's what I love about fashion.

Happy (day after) Thanksgiving! Hope you all had an amazing holiday with love ones ++






Silver Printed Jeans: Similar
Brooklyn Jersey: Boohoo
Nude Platform Heels: Steve Madden
Halogram Sunglasses: Charlotte Russe 
Sparkling Hoops: Similar

photos courtesy of Logan Allison 

Friday, November 20, 2015

LA Winter

Okay so I like to look great but I like my bank account to look even better. I'm all about finding deals while maintaining fit and quality. Of course I understand if you pay $10 for a dress, you may not have it forever but you have balance out those pieces with quality pieces. Ballin on a Budget is my motto! This dress was $20 and I felt like I won the lottery haha
I found this dress at Q Fashion. Not a place I usually shop but I was just looking around for some Faspiration, if you will haha. I saw this burnt orange color and I was like who is you? Then I saw the high-low and knot in the front and I was saved. I know it's fall and as blogger, it's a smarter business move to showcase full on Fall and Winter looks. It's a smarter move because we as bloggers can sell products and if you show what's in stores and people buy it, then you can get a deal with that business. I'm here to tell you I never want to sell you something I don't believe in. I get a lot of offers I turn down because I'm not here to lie to anyone. I don't want to promo something I don't 100% agree with or something I don't like. This dress made me feel fly and like I wanted to travel to a colorful island, so I'm posting it! I decided to wear it with this DOPE beaded chocker but I think if you throw on a bomber jacket or a kimono, you could rock this as a Fall look. I live in LA so this is a winter look, trust and believe!

Following your own vision, even if it's different from the "norm", is extremely important. In our differences lies our beauty. Be confident in who you are and what you have to offer because it's probably so much more than you even know!










Burnt Orange Dress: Fashion Q
Beaded Chocker: Street Fair
Orange Platforms: Urban Outfitters (old)

photos courtesy of Logan Allison 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Mirina Collections

I'm so excited to share this info with you all! SO you all know how I love a big, statement necklace. Well the mecca, if you will, of statement necklaces reached out to me. Mirina Collections is the place to go when looking for quality pieces. Check them out! I love all of the pieces. Use the code "brianna" for 20% off. Perfect for the holiday season. Let me know what you think!

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Ashleigh Necklace Mirina Collections
Turtleneck Sweater: Charlotte Russe
Grey Body Con Dress: Q Fashion 

photos courtesy of Danny Guerrero and Logan Allison 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Err'day

My go to Fall outfit: jeans, top, bomber, baseball cap, and Nikes. DONE. Variety and texture changes but the staple pieces stay the same. I'm living for these deep jewel tones that Fall fashion is offering. These burgundies, forest greens, olives, I'm here for all of it. I'm searching for jewel tone faux fur coats, those will be my next purchases fingers crossed!
I've been searching for a good, no great, pair of white jean and these are from ASOS. I'm not going to front on anyone, I would rate these a 6/10. They're long enough (YAY!) but the waist to hip ratio isn't working for me. They fit over my booty but too big on my waist, causing the evil gap in the back. Where do you find the best jeans?? Help! 
Dressed up my everyday look with nude heels, white jeans, and a suede top 

Have an amazing week! Be kind to one another ++







Olive Bomber Jacket: Target
Suede Top: Macys
White Jeans: ASOS
Nude Strap Heels: Nordstroms Rack
Nude Hat: Q Fashion 
Gold Drop Earrings: H&M


photos courtesy of Logan Allison 



Tuesday, November 10, 2015

#BEinyourskin Table Talks

Back in August, five friends and I took the #BEinyourskin 31 Day Body Confidence Challenge. I created this challenge to help people confront their insecurities and start loving the skin they're in today. Along with the 31 Day Challenge my girl group and I did a table talk about body image, self esteem, confidence, race, media, anything and everything. It was an amazing experience to get a group of women who I think are not only talented, hard working, influencers but beautiful people inside and out, to talk about their experiences with body confidence. It created a sense of community between us knowing that we had all gone through similar things. No one was alone in an experience and I hope you too can feel that. We all came from different backgrounds, different cities, but we all connected. This was the beauty of the #BEinyourskin challenge! I can't wait to bring it back next year, new and improved. Check it out!! I share my story about self confidence in Part Three

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PART ONE


PART TWO 


PART THREE





Filmed and Edited by Brian Tran
Music by Princess Eze

Featuring:
Monica Louise Bryant @m0brya
Stephanie Hoston @midnightmuse12
Grace Yoo @graceyloufreebush
Princess Eze @pezeofficial
Skye Privat @skyeprivat

Friday, November 6, 2015

Power

I get asked a lot where my confidence comes from and I don't really have an answer. Uhh loving what I'm dressed in, being happy, I don't really know? When I sat down and really thought about it I think my confidence first came from me faking it. Fake it until you make it. Tell yourself that you are the dopest, best version of yourself because YOU ARE. Fake it until you really feel it. I'm not talking about being cocky or arrogant, I'm talking about loving every part of yourself now, self love. The second I chose to live my life believing in my self and my work, worlds shifted. Start there, start with telling yourself that you are enough. Truly, that's where it begins. Gabourey Sidibe had a perfect response when a reporter asked her how she was so confident. This quote put everything in perspective for me. 

“People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl … It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.” 

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p.s. I felt like a warrior, kick ass, goddess in this outfit haha #POWERponytail








Zellie Dress: Dolld Kouture
Necklaces: All 3 from Charlotte Russe
Platform Heels: Dolce Vita


photos courtesy of Daniel Guerrero 
**fashion photographer to the stars 
haha