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Trina Turk + Authentically B| Style Editorial

I’m super excited to finally share this with everyone! This was a fashion editorial published by Mud Magazine. There’s beautiful video as well as photos for this story so feel free to share. The inspiration behind it is that of a young woman who seeks the freedom of her existing life to transform into a alternate reality of fun, pleasure, and independence. She escapes to a motel where she can let loose and be liberated. Leave a comment and tell me what you think. Enjoy!

MUSE / BRANDY G.
STYLIST / ERIC FORD

PHOTOS / UNIQUE JAMES

MUA / CUPCAKE GUERRERO

STYLIST ASSISTANT / KENDALL THOMPSON

WARDROBE / TRINA TURK

 

Retro Floral | Outfit of the Day

Sometimes when I thrift shop I find nothing. Other times it is obvious that the thrift gods are on my side. I was able to get this beautiful print for less than $5 from a resale shop. To make things even better, I got these wide leg high rise jeans from Target for about $9. I’ve had these wedge sandals for about three years (but they came from target) and my friends over at Charming Charlie hooked me up with the accessories. My necklace, sunglasses and tote was sponsored by Charming Charlie.

Not only is this look super comfortable, the retro vibes feel really good.


High Waisted Push Up Bikini | Outfit Of The Day

If you’re looking for a high waisted push up bikini for this swim season I’ve found two that I think you’ll love from Zaful.com . You may remember my high waisted push up bikini from last swim season that came from Old Navy. I’ve remixed that same swimsuit  this year by simply adding a fun summer bananas graphic t-shirt over it to give it a new look.

Sometimes when you head out to the pool you can feel a bit exposed. You’re basically in your underwear so layering a cool t-shirt on top of your swim top could be the answer to feeling more clothed at the pool this summer. Leave me a comment about your favorite swim looks and ways to not feel so naked at the pool. Enjoy!


Bananas T-Shirt

Black and white striped two-piece swimsuit

Palm leaf two-piece swimsuit

Coffee Graphic T-Shirt | Outfit of the Day

Most Mondays make you wish it was Sunday again. If you wear the right shirt on Monday morning, no one will approach you unless they see your coffee cup in your hand. (Lol) This OOTD is based around a fun graphic t-shirt sponsored by ToSave.com. A good graphic t-shirt never goes out of style and here’s why. If you love or connect with something enough to wear it on your chest all day then it’s your “thing”, so you should feel comfortable going for it! Graphic t-shirts are can also be a fun light hearted way to show your interest to the would and possibly connect silently with others who read it. Want an easy way to make new friends? Start by wearing a cool graphic t-shirt to attract your tribe. Enjoy!

Ok But Coffee First T-Shirt

Sunglasses are sponsored by Tosave.com

Earrings sponsored by Charming Charlie

Striped Off the Shoulder Dress | OOTD

Y’all!! This dress!! (And this colorful home!) When I got ready to go shoot this look, we were driving out of our neighborhood looking for a cool place when we saw our neighbor’s home and thought, “That’s amazing!” Her yellow door and art work on the steps made my DIY heart skip a beat! I went to chat with my neighbor and she was kind enough to let me photograph this look right in front of her beautiful home. Thank you Terri!

Amazon is my go to for nearly everything now. I love to order things and have it show up on my door step 2 days later with my Prime account. It saves me time and trips to the store. My amazon habits are not limited to house hold goods anymore. I find some surprisingly wonderful things at low prices to wear on Amazon nowadays and here is one wonderful off the shoulder dress to prove it to you.

I adore the vertical stripes and the amazing colors in this dress. I think this dress just meshes well with summer themed parties, picnics, festivals and pretty much anything celebratory. The material has a gauze feel that makes it wonderful for airflow on hot Houston days.

Anything that allows me to “throw something” on and run out of the house is absolutely a win in my book. I’m all about being care free in as many ways as humanly possible and this dress does it for me. Leave me a comment about your favorite carefree thing to wear. Enjoy!

Dress

Sunglasses Purse- Old Navy

Jewelry-Adore

Shoes-Ippo (use promo code BrandyG20Ippo)

dress

Bold Spring Prints | OOTD

The best thing about spring and summer is the vibrant prints and colors that come along with it. The dresses, skirts, and shorts get shorter and the patterns get busier. When I received this dress sponored by Tobi ,I was so happy to see the vivid colors and contrast provided by the prints.

What I like most about this dress is the casual vibes that automatically come to mind when I put it on. I immediately felt like I was going on vacation. The ties at the shoulders are so adorable and you could even go braless if you wanted to really relax. To keep it casual and comfortable, I paired my trusty white converse with this look.

To add in yet another bold element I looked for one of the most fabulous accessories I could find. Milan Blocks sponsored this amazing acrylic clutch that has a detachable chain that allows you to use it as a cross body purse too! It’s a beautiful bright aqua blue with sparkly red lips on it. It is literally a show stopper! Purses like this run for $500+ or more and I was lucky enough to have found this one in Houston for under $100. I get to support a local female business owner and look so dang fabulous at the same time. Now that’s winning, enjoy!

Dress sponored by Tobi

Sunglasses sponsored by To Save

Purse sponsored by Milan Blocks

Shoes

Spring Playsuits | OOTD

Playsuits are not just for kids and this OOTD will prove it to you. We all know how adorable little kids look in “all in ones” and adults look just as cute. Lol My playsuit sponsored by Tobi is basically a romper that provides you all of the freedom to move around and get frisky as you see fit.

This one is so much fun because of the vibrant color and the fun front tie. You don’t always expect to see an orange playsuit but when you do you can’t look away. It’s loose enough to catch the breeze and fitted enough to make you feel like an adult. I dressed this look up by putting on a bold heel but you can easily dress it down with a cool  sneaker.

As usual, I am always looking for ways to make my looks bold and the color of this playsuit combined with the cobalt blue wristlet, and denim fringe shoes is the perfect combination. Enjoy!

Playsuit sponsored by Tobi

Sunglasses are sponsored by Tosave.com

Shoes are sponsored by Ippo

Cobalt Blue Wristlet

Peach Mesh Dress |OOTD

This OOTD is in honor of transitioning between seasons. We are in the midst of spring with summer around the corner. All I can think about is getting my hands on cute spring pieces that will take me well into summer. Things that will keep me cool and dry along with bright bold colors. This Only Girl Strapless Shift Dress sponsored by Tobi is on Sale for $13 bucks and is too dang cute to pass up. It has mesh paneling at the midriff area and hem. How often have you seen that? Seems perfect for the beach huh?

The color is stunning and it moves so well. Being in Houston makes me appreciate a garments that flows and has great ventilation. (Ha ha) This dress has both and is uber stylish. Anytime I’m wearing something that is a solid color I love to spice it up with even more color or prints. The glasses I’m wearing in this look adds contrast and color that I look for in my styling. A simple gold necklace from Charm Envy, a pair of gold shoes from Ippo, and an Elaine Turner bag completed this look.

Sunglasses

Dress-Tobi

Necklace

Shoes-Use the code ( BRANDYG20IPPO ) to get 20% off (entire order)

Purse

The Golden Hour with L’occitane

As Mother’s Day quickly approaches I’m beginning to think about what I can get the woman that isn’t easily impressed (my mom.) She’s a decisive woman who knows exactly what she likes. L’Occitane sponsored a Terre De Lumiere set for me that includes the perfume, shower gel and body lotion and my mom noticed right away! She loves the way it smells and of course she asked me where I got it from. With out answering her question, I rambled on about the amazing inspiration behind the scent. The creators took a special moment, “the golden hour”, and found a way to bottle it and make it last forever. Delicate aromas of lavender, honey and almond from the South of France make it subtle yet unforgettable.

It didn’t take me long to decide that I wanted to give her a bottle of Terre De Lumiere from L’Occitane. On top of the perfume, I plan to add in the gentle shower gel and the beautifying body lotion.  All three of these amazing things are conveniently put together in a cool gift set to make shopping easy for a busy girl like myself.

As always, let me know what you think when you order your own Terre De Lumiere set, I know you’ll love it! Enjoy!