Friday, January 29, 2016

Greystone

I dress two ways, all or nothing. By all I mean hair, makeup, shoes, diamond, pearls, furs. Okay I don't wear diamonds, pearls and furs but do I wish haha. I live for glamour but some days my glamour consists of sweats and sneakers. 
I love dressing up and I LOVE wearing gowns. I make most of them myself because I ball on a budget. For NYE, I made a diamond emoji blue gown that cost me all of $60 but you could not tell me I didn't look like a solid 60 million. It all comes back to my theatrical background. I spent years making costumes and designing the shows I was in. I love designing clothes. In the future I would love to make more of my designs, expect that! 
However, I didn't make this dress. I found it at Pinup Girl Clothing, a shop here in LA and online. If you love anything vintage looking, I'm sure you know about Pinup Girl Clothing. They come in a wide range of sizes (XS-4X), which I appreciate because I love all inclusive fashion. I had been dreaming of a red velvet gown and this one called to me. I wore it on Halloween, how I justified my purchase, when I threw together a costume that didn't work and then called myself (plan B) Miss. Scarlett. I've worn this dress a couple other times. A lot of women feel they never have a need for a gown because they never need to dress up that fancy but for me I like to dress up whenever I can. So if it's Tuesday and I've got my hairs done, nails done, everything did (Drake anyone?) you can believe I'm fancy huh!

Truly dress in what makes your heart sing and if that's Target chic, get your life! Life is too short to do, be or dress in any way that isn't true to your happiness ++







Red Velvet Gown: Pinup Girl Clothing
Velvet Clutch: Thrifted
Faux Fur Wrap: Restoration Hardware
Red Satin Heels: (old) Nordstrom 


photos courtesy of Danny Guerrero 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Journey

I was so excited to share these pictures with all of you! I almost posted early but I'm trying to keep on the blog schedule. I just love how simple this outfit is but these Dolld Kouture boots slay me, SLAY ME. It's so hard to find boots, as I'm sure a lot of you can relate too, but these adjust and fit me perfectly. My thick thighs finally got to meet some thigh boots haha! 

You guys, I'm really trying to push myself to do new things or things outside of my comfort zone, and I love it. I mean I get super anxious but after I feel great. I went to the Full Figured Fashion Week casting last weekend, something I wouldn't normally have done, but I'm so happy I did. I want to enjoy myself more. That's what I'm going to do. Travel, make memories, be in nature, everything that makes me laugh! More of all that ++

"Happiness is a journey not a destination" 








Burnt Shirt Dress: Boohoo
Thigh High Lace Boots in Taupe: Dolld Kouture
Necklaces: Vintage 

photos courtesy of Danny Guerrero 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Age of Aquarius

You know when things happen and the way you react is different, making you realize you've matured or grown older? I totally feel a shift in me personally. I don't know if it's age or confidence or something else but I've changed. I've changed in the way I react to others opinions. This change didn't happen over night. I remember in high school and some parts of college I was consumed with peoples opinions of me. Just yesterday a very popular Instagram account reposted a picture of mine and hundreds of people commented saying it was unflattering, not cute, etc. I looked at that and shrugged, realizing everyone has an opinion and that I truly didn't care because I was being true to myself. I don't know if I got tired of trying to please everyone or I realized that being "nice" and not true to your own voice won't get you any further in life. I don't know if a younger me could have handled that kind of critique. Something that has helped me more than I can ever truly express is believing in me first, knowing that I AM good enough, and that Brianna will always stay true to Brianna despite what the crowd has to say.  

I work on being confident everyday. I would never lie and say that I'm 100 all the time or that I was just born confident, no. There are somedays I feel so disconnected from myself and my body, not knowing who looks back at me in the mirror. I have trained myself to have those days be few and far between. Whatever it is you are passionate about, there is a reason. You have a unique voice, please use it! Don't let negative people, the crowd, or anyone tell you that you can't. This is our time, our new age, our Age of Aquarius ++


Hair and glorious Makeup by Kristen Garrett 







Colbalt Blue Tie Up Dress: Forever 21+
Perfect Nude Heel: Nordstrom Rack 
Adidas Windbreaker: Vintage 

photos courtesy of Kristen Garrett


Sunday, January 10, 2016

The Tea

So let's catch up, friend to friend. How has the year been going for you all?? Girl, I know. I've been all over the place.

Where is The B Word going in 2016? I've been asking myself the same thing. I've been reevaluating my personal goals and which direction I'm trying to take the blog. I was looking at other blogs, instagrams, social media accounts and I was getting so caught up in followers, likes, everything. I had to check myself and say fuck it because why would I want to do what everyone else is doing. I think the way to success, I believe, is to stay true to your voice. So that's what I plan to do, unapologetically this year with outfits. I will be posting every Friday, like I have been, but I had to take a minute to come back. I will be back this week!! Let's make it another amazing year

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also check out my submission for SLINK Jeans Love Your Body Model Search. You can watch my video talking about my passion for fashion and confidence. Feel free to share and vote!

and watch video ^^^ crazy eyes for the win lol

Friday, January 1, 2016

Clarity

Hello 2016! You're looking beautiful, check you out! 

I can't front on all of you, I'm anxious for this next year. 2015 was an extremely successful year where I was super focused and goal oriented. I'm super proud of the things I accomplished but now I feel like I don't have a plan for my future. That's what scares me and I'm doing a lot of second guessing. I question if I'm putting too much energy into things that I won't want in the future, or that I'm not doing enough for a career, the list continues but it's truly all based in fear.

This came to me the other day and I think this is the beginning piece to clarity. I can not live my life based on fear. I need to put myself out there despite the fear of failure, wasted time, etc. 

I'm unclear where 2016 will take me but what I do know is that I have to trust and grind. I'm grateful to live another year to work my passions into a successful career, hopefully one day effected change. Blogging has been a blessing and I've learned so much about myself in this short time. I can't wait to share more and hopefully inspire more of you to be your best selfs ++








Pattern Co-Ord Set: ASOS
Blue Heels: Steve Madden
Hoop Earrings

Photo courtesy of Danny Guerrero