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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

 

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

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

OTS Embroidered Dress | OOTD

It’s so awesome when you have a piece that you can quickly change to give it a new look. Today, it’s this fabulous velvet off the shoulder dress. This dress is stretchy in all of the right places and the placement of the embroidery is ultra feminine.

By now, you know that I styled this look with my converse. I literally couldn’t live without them. They are a daily part of my life just like family. Lol This dress could easily be dressed up for a fancy night out with your bae or a girls night. For a day look, I kept it super casual with chucks and a denim jacket.

If you get this dress, I’d love to see how you style it so send me pictures, comments, or an email to let me know! Enjoy!

Dress-  Sponsored by DressLily.com

Sunglasses

Shoes

Jacket

Front Split Sweater | OOTD

Sometimes you come across a piece that is so interesting that you just can’t pass it up. That’s  exactly how I felt when I saw this fabulous sweater! It’s a beautiful mix between a long cardigan and a pull over turtle neck sweater. I like to go for bold looks and it’s definitely an eye catching piece. It is casual and has just the right amount of coverage for a skin tight body suit or a fitted pair of leggings.

My skirt is sponsored by A Day N June and has a very retro feel. The light wash of the denim and the front zipper, combined with the high waist not only make it a perfect fit, but gives it so many look options. Of course, my converse seal the deal with many of my looks and today is no different.

I like to describe this look as “monochromatic with interest.” Leave me a comment and tell me what you think about this outfit of the the day, enjoy!

 

Sweater- Shein.com

SkirtAdaynJune.com

Purse

Striped Shirt

Sunglasses

Anne-Joelle Designs | Scarf Styling OOTD

What do you get the woman who has everything? You get them something that has been luxuriously hand crafted with the finest materials by an artist that you actually know! When I met artist Anne-Joelle, I was excited to hear about the processes that she uses to create her one of a kind 100% silk scarves and handbags. I was not disappointed.

What I find so beautiful about these scarves and handbags is that the unique designs are rich and vibrant. Unlike most scarves, the pigment is just as bright on the opposite side. With a beauty like this, you don’t have to constantly worry about adjusting your scarves to the printed side because they BOTH look like the printed side.

These Anne-Joelle scarves are very versatile but stand out even more when paired with the LBD (Little Black Dress) or other simple looks. All eyes with be on your bold scarf. An Anne-Joelle  “foulard” is a classic piece that you can permanently add to your wardrobe. The quality of these scarves made in England and France means it will literally last forever. Lol The finishing work on the hems tell you all you need to know. Each one is hand rolled and finished off with a neat professional hem. Style them as a classic scarf, head wrap, or even to adorn your fedora. The possibilities are endless.

Anne- Joelle‘s handbags include her original artwork as well as the craftsmanship of leathersmith Daniel Biller. The soft grain leather, faux suede finishing on the inside, and 34-in Italian gold chain is a show stopper. These handbags are like nothing you’ve ever seen and you won’t see EVERYONE carrying them.

If you are learning about Anne-Joelle for the first time, do check out the website along with the artist website to learn more. It is so special to know the artist who creates your pieces. Even better is that, she’s right here in Houston, Tx.  When you check out the website use promo code SPRING17 for 20% off your purchase.  Let me know what you think about these beautiful hand made scarves and ways to style them. Enjoy!

Handbags- Anne-Joelle

 Scarves- Anne Joelle Designs

DressZaful.com

Hat-Romwe

Fashion Resolutions | OOTD

It’s nearly February and I am doing well on my new year improvements but I have yet to make any concrete fashion resolutions. I was recently inspired by Bonobos.com to share some of my fashion resolutions for 2017 because they’re focusing on varied textures and the perfect fit for their new collection.

Just like any other improvements, writing things down make it more visible to you and keeps you reminded of your goals. It will be nice to look back on this blog post months from now to see how I’m sticking to my plans as well as how I change through out the year.

My first fashion resolution is to include more textures into my wardrobe. I plan to do this by taking my fuzzy sweater collection to the next level. (Ha ha!) Seriously though, having a piece that is more textured and not just a cotton blend will really help add interest to an entire look. In this OOTD, a mock neck fuzzy sweater with an interesting side slit does it for me.

My second resolution is to experiment more with monochromatic looks. I love this look on others as well as myself, but I find it tough to make sure my “blacks match” Lol Outside of that color, there is a lot of room for styling similar colors together to achieve a monochromatic look with out it matching “perfectly.” I met this goal in this OOTD by choosing a pant that is a few shades darker than my sweater.

My final fashion resolution for 2017 is to consistently add in bold accessories to give my entire look a pulled together feel with flare. The bold gold earrings and rosy sunglasses make this look feel complete with a slightly retro vibe. Most popular sunnies nowadays are super reflective or completely opaque so I’m stepping outside of the box with floral print sunnies.

I’m sure it will be a challenge to consistently incorporate theses elements into my looks but I welcome it!  As always, the details for this look are listed below with links. I’d love it if you left me a comment about your fashion resolutions. Enjoy!

PurseDressLily.com

Fuzzy SweaterRosegal.com

SunglassesRosegal.com

PantsSammydress.com

Earrings & Bracelet- Rocksbox.com Use code: authenticallybxoxo for your 1st month free!


Ombré Faux Fur + Trouser Pant| OOTD

It went from hot to freezing in Houston and I’m happy about it because I can legitimately break out ALL of my faux furs!! This look is sooooo much fun all because of its unexpected elements.

First, lets talk about the elephant in the room, this ombre faux fur sponsored by SammyDress.com! I can’t lie, when I got this jacket in the mail I immediately opened it and petted it for 10 minutes. Lol It is so cozy and eye catching. This coat is for the bold, fearless, edgy woman. Just get one and think about it later! You wont regret it. Ha Ha!

I found this shameless “So Damn Magical” graphic tee at Beehive Houston. I went to a shopping event there not long ago. Not only did I have a great time, I found these cool pieces and got to hang out with amazing people. A simply worded tee with a loose fit but feminine light pink lettering is so perfect for my life. I’m not huge into pink but the symbolism in these words written in this color just did something for me.

As soon as I put my first leg into these pants I knew they’d be a perfect fit. The have a high rise, cool slits on either leg, and beautiful front seam details. What more could a girl ask for?

If you haven’t gotten a chance to visit the store in Rice Village go check it out. It is such a cute place to shop with pretty great prices. If I can afford it on a teachers salary than anyone can. Lol

Leave me a comment and tell me what you think about this look, enjoy!

Ombre Faux Fur

Slit It Trouser

So Damn Magical Tee

Camera Purse

My NYFW Experience 2016

It’s Nearly November and I am just now uploading photos from my first NYFW 2016. That’s how insanely busy I’ve been. This is a mash up of photos from my Sony camera and my iPhone so forgive some of the grainy shots.

I’d say overall my trip was amazing! I was only there for a few days and I was able to meet up with some fellow Houston bloggers and meet tons of new people as well. I got to hang out back stage at the Sandy Liang show and see the presentation. The LuLu’s party was so much fun and Maybelline hosted some amazing gatherings as well. I was able to snag some really amazing lip colors and makeup so hopefully I can show you some on the blog soon. One of the most interesting things about my trip was attending the China Fashion Collective. It was so amazing to see these AMAZING traditional designs. This collective was the highlight of my trip. Do enjoy the photos and I look forward to bringing you more exciting things next year!

Shades of Gray | OOTD

I found this crazy soft faux suede tee dress at WildBloom boutique in Rice Village and it will be on repeat. It’s so comfortable I could literally sleep in it. I’m always on the hunt for things to wear that make my life easy. Getting this dress was a no brainer. It’s a wonderful shade of gray and can easily be dressed up a bit with cool booties and accessories, or more casual with a pair of sneakers and minimal jewelry. Speaking of booties, lets let these wrap around double buckle booties have their own moment! Aren’t they beautiful!?!

This combo is an awesome way to do fall in Houston. Finally cool enough for booties but still warm enough to show some legs! Enjoy!

Dress- Wildbloom Boutique

Necklace- Sponsored by Charming Charlie

Purse-Sponsored by Charming Charlie

Shoes- Sponsored by Charming Charlie