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:

The scariest story I know… Credit card declined.

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

Dressing up a casual look

Before I get into the post, I have been posting what I call second-hand celebrity news/gossip on my stories on Instagram. They have actually been doing pretty well and I wanted to see if that might be something that I can expand to my blog. Being here in Hollywood is, of course, a big thing! I definitely get my sources from other celebrity accounts hence why I call it second hand!

Is celebrity gossip/news something that you would like to read?

 

 

Okay, now on to the post! I actually stole this outfit idea from a friend on Instagram! I loved the outfit so I thought I’d dress it up a bit. Change up the shoes and add some sweatpants and you’re comfy as can be! What really changed it was the shoes!

That’s the whole point of the post, just one aspect of an outfit can be the selling point that takes you from comfy to HOT.

What seems like a lack of pants (I am definitely wearing shorts) and a sock bootie elongated my legs and because of the heel and angle, it makes me look a bit taller!

We had a rule in my sorority when we wore letters, that our of your hair, makeup and clothes, two of the three must be done. That rule applies with life! If you have two of the three, you can pretty much get away with murder…or at least get away looking cute during your weekend plans.

The cold weather is definitely creeping upon us and I am going to be in long cardigans, flannels and oversized teeshirts for a while! To dress it up add a statement necklace, some really cool shoes, a bright lip, or an oversized bag. I always say that making a focal point in your outfit really changes it. I am all for minimalism and neutrals, so when I do want to play up the look, I make one thing stand out so it is not overbearing!

Let me know what you would like to see on the blog and what kind of topics you would like to see! I really just have fun putting together outfits so I love the feedback!

Sweater : Abercrombie // Shoes : Nasty Gal

Puffy Sleeves

I am all for a statement piece! The puffy sleeve trend definitely is one that makes a statement. I love the sleeves and the color together is such a great combo. I rounded up a few more pieces that have puffy sleeves that you may like as well!

What’s your favorite trend of the moment?

This is definitely a classier weekend look! I actually wore this one to the Melrose Trading Post, and while that isn’t exactly where I pictured wearing it, I just felt like it. Do you ever feel like that? Wearing something new even though it might be a little much for the occasion?

Of course, I also had to pair it with my new headband! I used to ALWAYS wear headbands when I was younger so this was a throwback for me! I love how cute and creative the headbands are now! I definitely want more, especially ones with pearls!

This is obviously one of those tops that you have to wear a cute bandeau (or bodysuit in my case) underneath. I love the sweet details and of course, I am a sucker for white under pink! I love a cute detail and when I saw this lace background I knew it would go perfectly!

Top : NastyGal

 

 

 

 

Where I shop Workout Wear

I am all for the athleisure trend! There is something comforting about being able to just wear some sweats and a tee or leggings around running errands. I have a few favorite places that I really do enjoy getting my workout clothes from. While I used to just wear a big shirt and shorts, wearing workout clothes makes it more fun to actually go to the gym and also the cuter the pieces, the better the workout! (Okay that one may not be true but it sounds nice)

My Favorite Places to show athleisure:

Workout wear is designed to be breathable and stretchy. Great for long walks around the block or long weekends on the couch! I am usually that person that goes for black, white, or pink active wear so I can wear it on my plane rides. Every time I think of getting something I think if I would wear it on a trip so that I can get the most use out of it!

Where do you shop for workout wear?

If I am being honest, I didn’t really see too much of a point in wearing quality activewear until recently. If you are doing a workout class the fabric is better and you do not have to tug and pull at your clothes. I recently purchased my first pair of gym shark leggings and they have such a flattering fit that it keeps you going because when I look in the mirror I like what I see! It’s all a psychological thing!

Austin City Limits 2019

Music festivals are one of those things that you should splurge on in my opinion! If there are at least three bands you want to see, it is definitely a must! While it can be hot, very overcrowded and expensive, it is a great memory. I want to say this is my third year attending ACL but this one was definitely one of my favorites because I knew so many of the performers. It is also really fun to go earlier and just sit and chill while listening to other bands. There are usually pop-ups as well that give out free things so I would hit those up before watching the performances you want to see!

Even though the music festival is in October and it seems to be a great time weather-wise, weekend one was still SUPER hot because it is still Texas. My makeup definitely sweat off after being pushed around getting to the front, but the food was amazing and I got to see Lizzo, Kasey Musgraves, Billie Eilish, 21 Savage, Cardi B, Mumford and Sons and a few more!

I really like ACL because the selection of the artists is so diverse! You can see country, alternative, hip-hop and pop artists on multiple stages. There is something for everyone and I definitely saw people of all ages in attendance!

Tips for attending:

  • Read the rules : Know what you can and cannot bring inside!
  •  Bring a portable charger
  • Dress for the weather
  • Have a designated meeting area incase you get lost
  • Drink LOTS of water
  • Save up for food and drinks

Denim Jumpsuit : Beginning Boutique