Life & Style


Fall is my favorite season and even though it doesn't feel like fall here in Florida, I still like to see what new styles are making waves. Whether it be rich deep lips or warm camel toned accessories, I am loving a lot of the trends this season. 
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1// Rifle Paper Co. 
I pretty much love everything Anna Bond creates but I am completely smitten with the Beaute Desk Calendar. I seriously can not wait to get my hands on one. The illustrations are chic and spot on for any woman that loves beauty.

2// Hats
I am seeing hats all over Pinterest and YouTube and they keep catching my eye. I don't know if it is something I can pull off with my thick curly hair but I am a major fan of the movement. The hat I featured is from H&M but ASOS has an insane variety as well.

3// Lush Bath Bomb in Cinder
Fall for some reason always puts me in more of a bath mood and the best companion to every bath is a Lush Bath Bomb. This particular bomb, has a pop-rock type affect and it makes the bath sound a little like a roaring fire. The scent is lovely and it leaves you feeling soft and moisturized. 

4// MAC Lipstick in Sin
Lipstick is my happy place, I love a deep bold lip. I've been seeing MAC's Sin all over and I think it is absolutely gorgeous. It has definitely been added to my "Must Get" list. 

5// Hi- Low Necklaces
Layering necklaces has been a trend for a while now, recently I've been seeing quite a few of these Hi-Low necklaces and I personally think they are a beautiful way to layer but still keep things simple. Plus it's a bargain, since it's two necklaces in one. 

6// Slouchy Handbag Backpacks
What can I say, I love me some Clueless. I am all about this awesome 90's trend making its way back into my life. Target has quite a few options of these lovelies at the moment and they are all decently priced. 

7// Oversized Scarves
This particular scarf has been on my radar for a while. It is basically a blanket with how big it is. I love it. T
he fact that it is black and white and has a geometric design just puts it over the top. Scarves in general are a great way to add some flare to a simple casual outfit. I am a casual kind of girl and scarves are my jam. 

8// Toms Wedges
I'll be honest I am not really a heel girl, so I can't say that I will own these beauties myself, but I've seen them on quite a few fashionistas recently and I think they are lovely. I especially like the olive green suede ones, there is something about that rich color that just takes an outfit to another level. 

9// ASOS Coat
I personally have been loving all the trench coats I've been seeing recently, but I haven't found a plus sized version that I think is a winner just yet. That being said, this ASOS coat did catch my eye. I am loving the leather on the sleeves and the flattering cut of the coat. 


What are you loving right now?


Apartment Tour | Living and Dining Room


It's been awhile since my last post, life happened and I took a little break from blogging. But I am back and I thought I'd start things off with a sneak peek of my new apartment. I moved into my own space at the beginning of June, with just my bedroom furniture and a few dishes. Slowly over the last few months I have acquired furniture and furnishings (a big thanks to my parents) and made this space my own. The bedroom and kitchen still need a little work, so I'll save that part of the tour for another day.

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The main part of my space is open concept, you start in the living room and that leads into the dining/eat-in kitchen. I knew when I first toured the apartment, that if I moved in I would want a sectional. I felt like it would really help define the living area. I also knew I wanted to put my desk off the back, so I'd be able to have a little work station. For me a couch needs to be deep set and extremely comfortable. This particular sectional met all of my expectations and after being marked down over 50%, I knew it was the one for me.
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The chair, book shelf and little table were from my previous bedroom. We gave the chair a little face lift, by applying a couple coats of grey paint and a nice faux hide fabric to the cushion. A few little tweaks was just what it needed for it to fit in perfectly with my new decor. I decided to fill up the bare walls with a collection of personal photographs and quotable prints. I've been so blessed to be able to travel all over the world and I wanted to feature images from some of my favorite places.
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One thing that I knew I wanted to include was translucent items. Because the space is smaller, it helps that my desk chair is see-through, it doesn't obstruct your view when looking into each space. I like my little tray as well because it keeps things organized and in place without chopping up the surface area of my desk.
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The cow hide rug is from my previous bedroom, when I first walked through the space I visualized it under the kitchen table and I was so happy when it ended up working out.  I got the table on sale from Target, it was seriously a steal at 75% off. The chairs are from Ikea. I originally had the white version of my desk chair in mind, but they were $70 a piece. Not really in the budget. So, I wandered through Ikea and found these guys, they had a similar look but they were only $15 a piece. I love the contrast between the white chairs and the texture of the cow hide and the steel and wood table.
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I hope you enjoyed this little peek into my space. I am so happy with how it has turned out so far. It is a true reflection of my style and I absolutely love coming home to it every night.

xo,
Briony

I love my Momma!


What can I say about my momma... She is a constant source of love and encouragement in my life. She can make me laugh so hard I can't breathe just by driving in the car with me, she is an incredibly funny/fearless dancer, she is always willing to give more, do more, love more. She has played the role of my comforter, friend and sounding board. She is irreplaceable!

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Love you Mom!