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when i saw this vintage dress on the hanger, my mind did envision my childhood barbie wearing it. i thought it was going to look over the top, but i figured i would try it on just for kicks. i was pleasantly surprised that i actually really loved it. (that’s why i always try everything on – i have never been one of those girls that could just look at something and knows it will fit)

so here’s my inspiration for this style shoot…

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then i saw that had scouted this beautiful pool that had the most magnificent blue teal colors happening — a perfect compliment to the pink and purple number. and remember that feathered friend i picked up at the rosebowl? i knew i would put that to use one day!

one of my favorite hairstyles has always been the half up look. the fishtail braid pinned back was a nice switch up. (i actually had to brush my hair for this shoot which was pretty awful. but it’s nice feeling a little more girly every now and then) this outfit might be a little too fancy for a date, but i would wear it to a party or an event for sure. this dress shape was made for dancing.

for the past few months i have been really into the circle cheek blush look (see, kinda like ). it’s doll-like and fun to pair with bold eyelashes for a night on the town.

see some of the outtakes over on

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so you know how my boyfriend is a videographer? (he’s shot videos like and for this blog) i love watching him choose which angles to shoot, or how to move the camera in an interesting way.

i thought he would be a perfect addition to our for bloggers to show YOU how to shoot too. not only will we take you on a around downtown LA the evening before— shooting at the Poketo store, practicing a little style shoot, live action and more — but the next full day we will show you how to edit video in photoshop!

this is your unconventional video workshop…and we can promise fun and inspiration. there is no better time than now to get video up on your blog! and don’t worry if you don’t have a fancy camera, your phone will work too!

for all the information and to sign up for this workshop you can go and remember, this one is our first test of this version of class, so there will be a lower rate than usual!

we have students all the time who are sent from their company bosses! it’s worth a shot, eh? hope to see you there! -bri

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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
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