It’s time for another Friday Faves. I have really been loving some pretty specific things recently so this post was pretty easy to write. As always, Friday Faves is a post of my favorite things of the moment, everything from beauty products to podcasts. If the item is shoppable you can click on the link or the image to go straight to the webpage.
What’s your favorite beauty product of the moment?
These pants may look like just a pair of black flared leggings.. and honestly, they probably are BUT the amount of looks you can do with these is what makes them extra special. Definitely a trendy item!
If you’re looking for a motivating podcast (who isn’t?) you definitely have to check out Girl Gaze. I’ve been addicted to listening to the fashion career advice and influencer interviews since I found this podcast and it has also fueled my fire for wanting to move to NY.
I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this Summer Friday’s CC Me Serum. I am dyingggg to try and the only thing holding me back at this point is the price, which I am sure is super worth it. I even added it to my last mood board post because you can’t be a “mood” without glowy skin, amiright?!
WHOWHATWEAR – Clean Beauty? Yes, please. This brand has already been all over Social Media but only launched this past Tuesday.
One way I liked to stay fit was to go to Outdoor Voices free workout events that have now gone virtual. One of my favorite workout secrets I had to share. Be sure to bookmark the page for when events are able to be held again as they are probably in a city near you.
Do you ever put on an outfit and you just really want to show it off? Well, I do. I love getting outfit inspiration and it makes me excited when I get to post them. I also have days where I post and I am not feeling an outfit or it just isn’t what I thought it would look like in my head. Here’s a round-up of some of my recent favorite Instagram (briana.nicole03) outfits.
Which is your favorite?
Honestly, this outfit wasn’t exactly one of my favorites. I really did need something to shoot and I quickly threw this together which I never do unless I am desperate. What really made this look turn around was that I added the chunky necklace and I loved my hair.
Crop Top : Glassons // Pants : Forever 21
I was actually in loveee with this outfit. The whole look is from Pretty Little Thing and I really loved how they styled this shirt dress with a belt so I opted for one of these extra long belts to really make it my statement piece. I think that is really what makes an outfit is a focal point for the eye.
Shirt Dress : PLT // Belt : PLT
I had really been wanting a pair of pleather shorts and I initially thought that this blazer would be a more structured material but as soon as I put it on I loved it and it did look the same as it did on the model.
Shorts : PLT // Blazer : PLT
I saw another influencer wear these pants on Instagram (I forgot who it was or I would have tagged them) and I had to have a pair! Honestly they are so fun and I just wanted to live in this outfit. This is a good example of playing with dimensions. I love how the pants are a bit baggy and the top is very tight to my upper half.
Top : Princess Polly // Pants : SheIn
Princess Polly Discount Code : ‘Briana’ for 20% off
This look is my neutral dream and gave me tropical vibes! I love the subtle mix of fabrics that perfectly compliment each other because of their color. These pants are so soft and another pair I can definitely just live in if I could.
Top : Glassons // Pants : SheIn
So I’ve actually been gravitating away from my usual neutral style and I’ve really been liking the vintage vibes. I would say a bit more of the 90’s vibes but it is definitely more than that. I really like the fun colors and geometrical prints especially, though I know this trend would have been much better in the Spring/Summer months.
I like to describe my style as kind of the “mean girl” style. Something you would see the popular character in a chick flick wear and since movies range so does that style. It can be neutrals, it can be pastels, but it is usually paired with lipgloss and a killer hairdo.
So here is my current mood board for my current style (which can honestly change at any moment)
What’s your style preference right now?
You can’t have a cool style without glowy skin. Definitely a must in my mood board. I have been wanting this serum from Summer Friday’s but it is a bit pricey. I’ve heard amazing things and I am sure it is well worth it!
If you were to look at my phone notes and camera roll you would see all of my inspiration and take a peek into how my mind works. I try to keep it as organized as possible but it does usually look like a jumbled mess. I was going through my notes and thought I would share a few of the places that I have really been wanting to purchase from. I’ve stumbled upon a few of these places on Instagram or through different social media platforms. I wanted to be sure to mention I HAVE NOT purchased from these places before so I cannot tell any pros or cons, only that I like what I see for face value. As always, to directly shop the item click on the picture.
Leave me a comment and let me know which is your favorite
CIDER : I love the fun, colorful vibe! It reminds me of Tik Tok style! The pieces are also really inexpensive for how adorable they are.
Lisa Says Gah : This one reminds me of a vintage, boho style almost. I really love this one and I have been wanting to shop but it can be a bit pricey which is the only reason I am thinking over my purchase carefully~
Ruve : The cool neutrals with cut-outs and different details are so my style! I will probably watch a few youtube reviews before I buy but I am loving the products. The first images almost gives me off-white vibes.
Urban Gap : These pieces are SO trendy I almost placed an order while writing this post. Also, they had me at ‘For Girls by Girls’
Static Nails : This one is for all the beauty gurus out there. I know nail art has really been trending and since we should all be super-mindful about the places we go I thought I would also mention this website I found that has super fun press ons. Again, I’ve yet to try but I am eager too
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Happy Thanksgiving! In the spirit of giving let’s focus on giving back to the smaller shops and boutiques that have the coolest pieces. Here is a short round-up of a few trendy businesses that you should check out this season. They also have some great sales for Black Friday so be sure to tell your friends exactly what is on your wishlist before they run out!
What’s on your wishlist?
Tropicalm : 20% off everything
Miholany : 10-15% off, some are going to be 25% off and all glasses are going to be $7.50
Gypsy Queen : 8-9am – 40% off, 9-12 pm – 30% off, 12-2pm – 20 % off, 2-5pm – 15% off then 5 til midnight 10% off
Soo Ready : 25% off sitewide 11/27-11/30 and free shipping on $75 or more
Hoes Mad : 40% off sale
Viracuda : Black Friday sale till Monday. 20% off everything
Vanna Zee : 15% off starting 11/26
Halite Clothing :
Uncommon Lux : For Black Friday through Christmas, the entire site will be 25% off
If you have seen my recent Instagram stories, you may have seen that I have been spotting a lot of mix-matched tops and pants that have been popping up. I am really liking this creative streetwear trend. Not only do the fabrics look like they have just been pieced together, but I like how the pleating has an inside-out effect and makes it look a bit more grungy. I definitely think this is going to come and go quickly as it is not a style everyone will get behind. It is definitely something that is fun though as I have seen it on Luisa Piou on tik tok which seems to be bringing the look a bit more mainstream.
What do you think about this trend?
*As always click on the photo to shop and photos are not my own*
The Ragged Priest
Talking Fashion + Lifestyle Influencing with @im_lola__
“There’s this category of moms that is good-looking they take care of themselves, they are into self-care but they have teenage kids that I identify with”
Talking Styling with @bianca.ires
“I try to experiment with different things at different times and different occasions. I really like streetwear but also cute little dresses”
Talking Balancing Life and Content Creation with @yasmeengarcia
“Everybody is an influencer, my friends who just post everyday life are influencing people.”
Talking Acting and Influencing with @themariahrobinson
“It was very surreal at first being on set and everyone having to wear your masks.” “It was probably the best experience of my life.”
So I thought I would try a post that is a little different than what I normally go for. In one of my online classes, I was given the chance to learn the quick history of some classic fashion garments. I thought I would share a short synopsis of the history of the Birkin bag, as it is well-known and actually not one of the items on my list that I learned about. Resources are listed down below.. enjoy!
This bag is notorious for being a “symbol of status” as the price for a single bag is upwards $8,500. There is even controversy as to who should be able to purchase one of these bags (as well as what they use it for *cough cough* at Kim K’s gym bag).
Allow me to set the scene… It’s 1984 and British actress Jane Birkin is seated next to Jean-Louis Dumas (Chief Executive of Hermes) on a flight from Paris to London when the contents of her handbag fall out. This ignites a conversation about the ideal handbag. Thus the Birkin was born. Am I using too many cliches? Possibly.
After about 30 years of being on the market, the bag finally began to take off as it became more exclusive and not as widely produced. People want what is not easily attainable, you know? Each bag started becoming a bit more unique and utilized crocodile and lizard-skins and diamond “hardware”. Hard to believe that this bag that brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars at a single auction was modeled after a simple handwoven basket.
As originally intended for travel use, all Birkins now come with a lock & key. “Designed to be both practical and fashionable, it ushered in a new chapter for Hermes.” It is also the most expensive handbag sold at auction. Do you want one just as bad as I do now?
The History and Evolution of the Birkin Bag
*Images are not my own*
I noticed that I have been buying more trendy pieces lately, but I have been more conscious about purchasing neutrals so that I know they will last me longer than just this season and not turn into another fast fashion look. Another way I get more use out of them is by making fashion Tik Toks (@b_wear) because I get to wear the pieces over and over since going out is pretty limited still.
So here are a few trending items that I recently purchased or put into my wish list.
What’s number 1 on your wish list?
I am lovinggg this trend especially because they are so easy to layer! The one I am wearing is actually vintage because it is my grandma’s. It is a few sizes too big but it’s easy to layer over a cozy sweater.
Dr. Martens are so on-trend right now, but you can check out these cheaper finds to get the same feel.
I’m sure we’ve all seen the infamous H&M sweater vest, but I think cropped sweater vests or ones with houndstooth prints are just as trendy. Bonus point for finding a thrifted one.
Stay at home style is still in full effect so comfy sets are all the rage. I am loving this trend as the months (hopefully) get cooler. Where do you usually buy your sleepwear?