Showing off in Showpo

I was lucky enough to work with Showpo again and I just had to get this set. Not going to lie, I can be very picky when it comes to sets. I like the idea of a cute set because you can wear them together or separately, but I want to be able to wear the pieces independently so if I cannot picture the pieces in multiple ways I am less likely to buy them. I am of course a sucker for some pink so this was a no brainer for me.

One thing I will say about Showpo is that you should size down. The last two purchases I have gotten I usually get a size 2 just to be safe, but they are pretty big so definitely size down for a perfect fit!

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So when I put on this look I thought, how do I finish it off? It already makes a statement on its own so I don’t’ want to overdo it. Because of the length of the skirt on me, I should not do a bootie and chose to go with a nude heel to elongate my frame as well as keep with a girly vibe.

I also decided to add my box bag with the cow print because I LOVE mixing prints. Something subtle like this with a contrast makes both of the prints stand out on their own.

Where to wear : So I wore this look to a weekend brunch with a few of my favorite LA influencers. We got some bottomless mimosas and I thought it would be a cute look that was both a bit dressy since they are all also influencers, but a bit casual. I am all for a fun weekend outfit!

Showpo : Keep on turning pink gingham set

 

 

Zaful Review

I have always heard of Zaful and I honestly was not sure if this site was something that I should be wary of. When they reached out to me I was a bit skeptical if I am being honest. I have had many sketchy companies reach out to me before and I did not know if this would be one. I knew it may be more legit because I had heard of Zaful before, but I never want to recommend brands that I do not believe in or think have quality products.

I do want to be honest of course first and foremost. These pieces are cheap because they may not be top quality. However, you do get good garments for what you pay for. I do have two more packages coming as part of my collaboration, so I can give a better review after checking out those pieces.

Another thing that I will say is that they had an entire contract for me to fill out and that was a great indicator of the legitimacy of the brand. I have learned much more about contracts and this is super important to me when working with new brands. While I agreed to work with them I always want to be clear with my audience and of course, give them the benefit whether it be with a code or even just the truth.

Based on these two pieces (as I said I have more coming) I think that they weren’t bad quality for the price. While it may not be Chanel, I would put it on a level of Forever 21.

Corduroy Shirt : Zaful 

Forest Green Coat : Zaful

Teen Vogue Summit

I was so lucky to have been able to attend the Teen Vogue Summit this weekend and let me tell you it was amazing! While there were a few critiques that I heard, I would still give it Five stars and attend next year.

A few of the critiques included adding better signage and getting information out to the mass of people in a more effective manner. However, this was not really much of an issue for me. I also would say that numerous girls commented that they were disappointed that they were not able to attend everything that they wanted due to overlap. While I do agree that this sucks, I know that this is a common tactic for conferences to split up the crowds.

I did not get to attend Day One but I hear it was AMAZING!

As for Day Two, I had a green pass which meant that I was only able to see limited shows. I did not know this or I would have thought about getting a different pass. We were able to have our own workshops which I was still happy about! What I was not excited about was sitting in a room watching the panels on screen when it was overfilled. I wish that they would have let us know that sooner. I would never want to knock Teen Vogue though because I was so lucky to have even attended and I learned SO MUCH and would do it all over again of course!

There were such amazing partnerships and topics at the summit from Feminism, women’s empowerment, transgender acceptance, environmental/sustainability and more. It truly was an amazing experience and their line up included Zara Larsson, Busy Phillips, Demi Lovato, Miranda Cosgrove, Aimee Song, and so much more!

Day Three was self-care day and let me tell you I felt the self-care! Brunch was amazing from healthy Acai bowls (add that peanut butter girl! I learned that at the summit!) to yogurt and breakfast burritos. Before brunch was a quick work out with Katrina from Tone It Up! She was so inspiring and positive I loved it! I also was able to get a facial and my hair done. There were other services as well such as manicures and massages.

Guys, I can go on and on but to sum it up, it was such an amazing experience I cannot wait for next year!

 

Dress : Public Desire

Must-have Boots for Fall

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have been raving about ShoeDazzle and their boots for Fall! Yes, this is a collaboration and I am getting two boots per month for free, but I do want to share that if you want shoes that are inexpensive and trendy then you should check these out!

They do tend to have pretty high heels so you have to be ready to add some insoles or be able to walk in higher heels.

Shoe dazzle does accommodate and has a variety of sizes. (I actually wasn’t paid or told to write a blog post on this by the way) I have super small feet but I still know how to shop and find cute pairs for my size. Also, many of the boots have an option for a bigger calf if that is something that you need as well!

The snakeskin boots are BEYOND killer! I got soooo many compliments and they are the epitome of sexy! They are also really great for Fall because they do have a thin lining on the inside that will keep you warm.

These boots were one of my favorites as well! The gold accent at the toe is my favorite and gives it a bit of a western feel which is of course right up my alley! Plus everyone needs a killer black thigh high!

I can’t go wrong with a pink bootie especially with a faux animal skin. It basically is my whole Instagram aesthetic! These I will say are true to size so just a heads up when you order.

These boots are actually a bit different than what I am used to but I went with it and I think they are so cool for Fall. You have to have different pieces that will set you apart and that was these for me!

Halloween Post + Outfit Deets

Happy Halloween! I am actually not big into Halloween so I would ordinarily do a blog post for Halloween but I just wasn’t feeling it this year and I did not have time either! So instead I thought I could do a regular blog post and some spooky links from around the web! Read on for some outfit details and Halloween fun!

First with the outfit! I usually get my inspiration and then throw something together but this outfit I was not planning to shoot. I just went with it and this jacket has just always been one of my favorites!

I got the jacket from an Alice + Olivia Sample sale a few months ago and I have been anxiously awaiting fall ever since! It is a great color and such a cool statement piece. I thought I would keep it simple with all white underneath but this top is a bit risque, but I love how it all came together!

Halloween Links:

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Jacket : (similar) // Top : (similar) // Shorts : 12th Tribe

Healthy Habits

I recently saw this post on another blog and I think that I have touched on this topic before. I wanted to reintroduce it to the blog and give some of the pointers that I have come to learn about myself. I don’t want to include things like drinking your water and getting enough sleep because those are a given! Check out a few of the things I do often that make me feel healthy and happy overall.

Balanced Diet : When I say this I mean make sure there is a balance with your sweets and healthy foods. You have to eat both in good proportions for your body type to be happy and feel healthy. Too much or two little of either is not good!

Moisturize your skin : If you want to stay looking younger and have a healthy glow then throw on creams and serums! Extra points to you for adding in sunscreen!

Drinks your greens : I like to do fruit and veggie smoothies in the morning to make sure I feel full and start off my day right! Its an easy way to get in my intake of healthy foods.

Cut out toxic people : Know your limits with people and when people no longer benefit you and have a good impact in your life, move on and wish them the best no matter what position they hold in your life.

Say your prayers : This one is the most powerful and most needed. Being a good person is just not enough sometimes, you need to reconnect and remember that you have the best love and support that there ever is and that’s something that

Splurge on yourself : Buy yourself something nice, or do your nails or get your hair blown out. Little things like this make you feel good and everyone needs these every once in a while!

Bond : Whether it be with an animal or with a family member or even a new friend, making time to hang out and get close to someone is always good for both of you!

I was inspired by the Lady Gaga album cover “Joanne” for this one! I was told by two different people that I resemble Lady Gaga and I do not really think so! Maybe just like a certain angle?

Have you ever been told you look like a celebrity?

Hat : Lack of colors  // Dress : Thrifted

 

Favorite Links from Around the Web

Every once in awhile I like to share my Friday Faves but I thought I would mix it up a bit and share some interesting links that I found on the internet!

The internet is a HUGE place! I don’t really think we get that (well at least I don’t) since I don’t know anyone that ever goes to the second page when you search something on Google! What are your favorite things to search for or look at on the Internet? I definitely go for funny videos, (follow me at briana.nicole03 on tik tok) recipes, how-tos and news!

Fashion

Lifestyle

Top : Lulu’s // Jeans : Lulu’s (Levis) // Bag : TopShop