Wednesday 30 January 2013

The Humble Brag.

And for once, not about myself! ;) People, I have been harboring a secret. Well, not a very well-kept secret if you know me personally, but either way, I want to shout it to the world! Because my best kept secret won't do it for himself.

Monday 28 January 2013

Brizzie Styles First Ever Giveaway!

My girlfriend, Meg Courtney, is a freaking wizard behind a camera. A glittery, fairytale, princess bride WIZARD. I have been blessed to work with her twice now, once for a Saucy Boudoir session for last Valentine's Day, and last April for a romantic Couple Lifestyle session for Andy & I. Guys, she is UNREAL. Her pictures are what the fairy tale dreams in your head look like: dreamy, gorgeous lighting, genuine love that she somehow captures on camera, and she puts you at ease, without feeling like a dork. You know how in your head, and the day dreams you have, how it is always just drenched in gorgeous lighting, your hair shimmers when you laugh, and you just feel like you could be walking in a Disney Rom-com? That's how ALL of her pictures turn out. I don't know how she does it!! She is a very good friend of mine, and I am SO honored to be taking part in her new re-launch of her photography business, by being one of the sponsors in her Re-Launch Giveaway! Here is how you can enter to win one of the amazing prizes! (I am jealous, I wish I could scoop one up for myself!) Here is how to enter, and below is what the giveaways look like!

Friday 25 January 2013

Stepping out of your comfort zone.

Everyone has personal hang-ups about their body; it does not matter the size they are. We're human! Boys have hang-ups, super models have hang ups; we all have them.

Thursday 24 January 2013

Hey Girl, it's Okay.

Saying I love fashion magazines probably isn't too shocking, is it? Well, one of my favs, Glamour, has the section "hey, it's okay.." and it's always one of my favorite "articles" to check out! they're always kind of goofy, sweet, and make you kind of just take a step back and stop being so hard on yourself! Speaking of being hard on yourself. I am currently taking my LLQP licensing, aka my "Life License Qualification Program", aka Life Insurance Course. I am hoping going to be done by the end of February, but it is an online course, and with my brain boarderlining on ADHD, focus has proven to be difficult. Especially when all I want to do is.. anything else.. Now, to add to this, I've always had a hangup with math. ugh, MATH. This course also touches upon investments and taxation formulas, and the second I see a math equation, I freeze up and my brain tells me "well, you're going to get this wrong anyway, so give it your best shot, dummy". Nice hey? I'm so supportive of myself.

Thursday 17 January 2013

I am an iPhone Model

If you know me, you know I love taking pictures (MUCH to my brother's dismay. But Cammo, you're so handsome!!). Of everything. This, includes myself. my favorite subject. YES, I like taking pictures of myself. When I'm bored I take pictures of myself. When I have to wait somewhere, just take a wild guess at what I might be doing.. Ahh, there. I said it. It's out in the universe now, I can admit to it. As vain and shallow as that sounds, at least I can admit to it.. right? I have a tripod, and I have a boyfriend who can take pictures of my outfits, but people, the results are EMBARRASSING. 

Monday 14 January 2013

I dress for me.

I was recently directed to a post that was written by another blogger, titled "I dress for men". And I know, I have heard it all before, what men "like" you to look like, blah blah. So I read the article, and at first I was thinking to myself, Okay I can see your side here, though I respectfully disagree with every point you've just made (Maxi dresses look like mumus? what era are you living in, and where the heck do you shop!?). But then, the more I read it, I found myself actually getting a little lot bit mad at this girl. Sorry, total stranger, but I totally did.

Thursday 10 January 2013

These are a few of my Favorite Things.

My name is Brianne, and I am a goop hoarder. Now, the word "Goop" is basically a big blanket term I use, to excuse the fact that on any given day, my bathroom is over-run with sprays, bronzer, lipgloss, lotions, more sprays, etc. Poor Andy. It's a bit of a viscous cycle, really. I have a little epiphany every few months where I go through my vanity and throw out old products, ones I don't like, ones I've never used, and then I feel great, refreshed! But, then I reward myself by going out and buying three more things, you know, "Because I just got rid of all this old stuff!" I can't be the only person who does this, right?

Friday 4 January 2013

Friday is reserved for a Day Dream

Am I the only person who loves packing? Seriously, I love packing. Apart from the actual trip, packing is my favorite part of going somewhere. We went to Maui last year for Christmas and a wedding, and I started packing, 3 weeks ahead of time. I find it SO fun. The outfit coordinating, the product planning, all of it! I just love it. Okay gushing time over.

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Part 3, Jeans.

My Mom has this pair of jeans that I just love. They're dark, have the best cut at the ankle, and are just so flattering. She hates them. They're too tight in places she doesn't want them to be tight, etc. etc.. So, over Christmas, as my sister, mom and I were standing in my moms closet, talking clothes (wine in hand - this routine happens a lot!) & the jeans came up, and my mom shared again why she didn't like them. My sister tries them on, they look great on her, sit perfectly on the ankle where they should (damn her long legs!!), and are just fab. So I try them on, thinking if she hates them so much I can scoop up some great new jeans; and of course they are a solid 2 1/2 - 3 inches too long. My point of this odd little anecdote? We 3 are all within the same size range, and relatively the same height ( except for Shorty McShortstuff over here.). But the same pair of jeans fit us all exponentially differently!