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well this is a fun announcement! I was chosen with 4 other bloggers to be a part of this cool commercial last month for the . we got to hang around on a rooftop downtown and document a concert with our phones — which was EASY for me because I love taking phone pics! I met some really awesome people (usually when I hear I will be working with other bloggers it’s mostly girls, but this was 4 guys!)

I loved being a part of this campaign and that song is eternally in my head after so many takes that night. watch the video and let me know whatcha think, will you?

follow my new friends on that were also a part of it! , , and



one of my recent goals has been to document more of my favorite shops and restaurants. there is an enormous amount of cool places to go in LA so I have been bringing around with me to shoot them for the blog! (she also shot this flea market post)

this week we hit up the in downtown LA! ted & angie are actually my next door neighbors so when they told me they were opening up a store in the neighborhood (here is their ) i rushed over there to check it out.

poketo is now my go-to gift stop. need a little gift for a friend’s birthday? or a house warming gift? here’s the place. and major cool points on the decor in there, huh? now i want a room in my house made out of plywood.

my boyfriend rode his bike over to say hello during the shoot. he looks quite athletic here!

i bought the clutch with the baby triangles on it for my assistant’s birthday. just LOOK at how many cool ones are on the website!

and ! your clutches kill me. perfect color choices on those neon stripes.

they have a little section of bathroom items like striped towels, nice soaps and containers. everything they have is high quality, and they have edited it down so nicely. i loved seeing SO many of the items that I have chosen for our past in there! it made me feel like i was doing somethin right!

my favorite section there is the glassware and little planters. so much charm!

i bought this A-frame succulent planter below for our new house. I have already picked the perfect window for it.

hopefully you enjoyed your little tour of the poketo shop! make sure to stop by and pick up a little treasure for yourself.


Monday-Friday, noon to 7pm
Saturday-Sunday, 11am to 7pm

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this was definitely my favorite photo from the trip. these hammocks were right outside of and they were calling our names the whole time.

i went to mexico with my boyfriend and my two friends & ryan. it ended up being such a perfect trip…and most of all it was easy! cabo is a short 2 hour flight from los angeles which is really nice.

i did a little post when i was there and told you about …i always ate there with my family as a kid so it was really special to be able to share this place with my friends as well. simple food, spicy salsa and fresh ingredients. we loved it so much, we ate there three days in a row.

another amazing food spot is ! they have local cuisine & some of the best shrimp & lobster i’ve ever had. all for 16 bucks. i can’t stop thinking about how delicious that meal was…

we went on a tequila tasting tour with (we also went on a glass bottom boat ride!) and i spotted this little plant sitting against this ridiculously colorful pink wall.

also took us to a bunch of the beautiful surfing beaches (my boyfriend loves to surf!) we also spent part of the day hunting for mexican blankets that we could bring home and hang in the windows of our new house. success photo

if you watch the video below, you will see it took me about 7 minutes to actually get situated in this hammock. all while looking like a total fool. it was pretty hilarious. (and how pretty are those color choices on the hammocks?!)

it’s hard to completely take off work because i really enjoy my job…but a was a pretty nice change.

we rented scooters for a few days and rode all around town. i was actually pretty scared to do it at first, but by the end of the trip i was loving it. i haven’t seen my guy that happy in a long while, so it was definitely worth getting over a little fear.

this month i decided i was going to take care of myself. worry a little less, take some more time to myself, and be more spontaneous. my life is really scheduled out and i tend to get really wrapped up in stress…so it was nice to just book these plane tickets randomly one day and let the rest work itself out. thank you for the awesome & also to for showing me around parts of cabo that i had never seen before! like i said, i spent years going to cabo with my family over the summer and it holds a great spot in my heart.

oh! and the video. and I shot some super 8 on our iphones (you can get the app ) and i put together of all of our days there. and that boppy song? that’s all thanks to sharing an office with the best dj (!) who always gets wonderful music stuck in our heads. this brenton wood song was played over and over on our trip…

thanks for following along on our trip! -bri


STYLE / 51

i just have so much fun coming together with my friends and dreaming up new concepts for these style shoots. this month we wanted to do something completely different than the last time i shot with .

for the month of may there will be 4 very different looks each tuesday. we were lucky enough to team up with (an awesome shopping ) to make these funky shoots possible! each week, i will be creating get the look collections that go along with each outfit!

i always put together mood boards for my photographers and stylists so they can get a feeling for the shoot and know how to prepare. i also just really enjoy making them. i thought you might like to see where my ideas came from and a little behind the scenes on the process of these shoots…

…and can we talk about how funny it is that i remembered after the shoot about that child model photo of me right above! wow, i look the same as my 3 year old self!

i knew i wanted to have a tux for one of the looks. i just love the menswear look with little hits of femininity (like those amazing feather trimmed )

luckily my boyfriend is making a behind the scenes video of all of these shoots combined! (coming out on the 4th week!) in the video you will see me dancing & posing like a straight up fool for this series. it’s a good thing knows how to make me look somewhat normal in the photos.

if you know me, you know i love all things jazz. you can find me driving around town in my convertible gettin’ doooown to some soul music. it’s just something that really makes me really happy. so the photos were also inspired from that.

see you back here next tuesday for the next shoot! it’s quite bright!


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i would totally wear this outfit to a party. would you? it’s unexpected! and the fit of it is still flattering & girly. here’s how you can achieve a very similar look…

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i have been thinking a lot about friendship lately. you know how it’s easy to get busy, lose touch, and even grow apart from people? i think it’s only natural for people to take different paths in life, but sometimes i get really sad about it. friendship, like any relationship, takes a lot of work. you have to go out of your way to make time.

some of my happiest moments in life are when i forget about what i am doing that day and can sit down with friends for a good meal. luckily, my friends and i have a weekly friday breakfast plan that we all make time for in our busy schedules. and now i know never to schedule work on friday mornings. it’s an hour out of the week that keeps my life normal. it also gives me something to look forward to.

do you find it hard to schedule regular time with friends? in LA, if you live on the other side of town, it’s almost like living in another state!

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