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April 11, 2016

Spring Trends to Try, pt. 1

With spring upon us, it's time to talk trends. 
Let's be serious, the baby shower invitations and save the dates are coming in daily. Whatever the occasion, you're going to need new spring pieces for the impending events. Over the next few days, we're going to cover the highlights, the pieces you need to add to your collection, the looks that will have you on-trend (and most likely on-budget). 
One thing you will see me in (on repeat) is something off the shoulder. I think it's such a flattering look on most every body type. Designers like Sonia Rykiel and Edun showed this in bright pops of color. Buy into this one. You won't regret it.

I am also loving the idea of separates. It can be both dressy and casual depending on the pieces. Carolina Herrera showed this fanciful flirty number that would be perfect for a wedding or cocktail party while Banana Republic showed more casual options like this punchy orange look and this chambray top & skirt
See below for some of my on-trend top picks.


April 10, 2016

Fore

While I'm not an avid golf-watcher, there's something I love about having it playing in the background on Sundays... especially when it's Sunday at the Masters. Sit back, grab a sandwich (pick one of their specialties: either egg salad or pimiento cheese) and 
enjoy a relaxing Sunday! 
I'm thinking she should be a luggage tag for my fashionable golfers! 
Tie one on your golf bag. Thoughts? 

March 30, 2016

Red Balloon 2

Not all new designs make the cut and this is one of those. She's too cute to be a called a reject, but she simply didn't fill the need in the collection. I was aiming for a chic lady that would meet the needs of birthdays and other general celebrations with a darker skin tone. I opted to include "Olivia" as both a notecard and greeting card instead! She's also available as a luggage tag. For now, this one will sit in the archives.
Also, I just added new PRINTS, so check them out! 

March 17, 2016

Stanley

Don't forget to wear your green and, of course, drink your greens! 
Happy St. Patty's Day! 

March 16, 2016

MayBee

Prepare your green for tomorrow...

March 15, 2016

Vote

Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio... today it's your turn! 
Get out and vote! 

March 11, 2016

Brittany Fuson x Off Air by Giuliana

You saw me post about this on instagram, you saw Giuliana post about it, and I'm finally getting around to sharing the details....
I recently worked with Giuliana Rancic, HSN, and Tiger J to produce three t-shirt designs for Giuliana's Off Air collection for HSN. With so many parties involved, there were many rounds of proofs and many levels of approval to get through before we came to these final designs. It was collaborative on all fronts, and I think the final three are perfect for the all American girl. Throw one on with your favorite boyfriend jeans, wear it on your way to the gym - no matter what you pair it with, it's soft, comfortable and chic at the same time. 
The best news? There are still limited sizes available here
*A note on the fit: they are a generous, boxy fit. I'm wearing a size M. It has a wide boat-neck and the material is
incredibly soft (95% Rayon, 5% Spandex). 
How did it all come about?
I had the privilege of flying to LA about a year ago for a private event with HSN & Giuliana Rancic. I took a shot in the dark after an award show by mailing her and her glam squad a copy of this illustration (it was literally addressed to E News, Attn: Giuliana Rancic - it worked). Flash forward to February 2015, I get an email asking if I can be in LA in two weeks from the PR team organizing the event. Next thing I know, I'm hopping on a plane to LA. 
The event was truly special as it was a first for me - a first live illustrating at an event (definitely a first illustrating in front of celebrities), a first meeting with the HSN team (and G, of course), a first getting stuck in sunny LA while my hometown of Nashville was getting pounded with a snow storm. It was all around a trip I will not forget. 
 
The biggest takeaway from that event was the partnership that developed between me, Giuliana and the HSN team. We have since teamed up to produce a first round of 3 shirt designs with a couple more projects to come in the near future that I can't wait to share! 

March 10, 2016

Squad Goals

Because everything is better when you have your #squad with you...

March 07, 2016

Lou Lou

The best cure for the Monday blues?? A red sole...

March 04, 2016

Milan

You've heard me say it before, and I'll say it again... 
Every now and then there's a design that just doesn't work. The proportions are off, the wind direction is off, the legs look weird, I could go on and on. This is one of those designs. She was really really cute in my head, but it simply didn't translate on paper. Not to worry - she has been replaced by a  much cuter version of herself! The new collection is launching very very soon and I can't wait to share it with you! 
In the meantime, RIP Ms. Milan...

March 03, 2016

Jacq

I'm thrilled to share a custom project I did for Tiffany of Blog Called Jacq. We created this illustration from one of her favorite photos taken with her beloved pooch...
If you don't follow her, you should. 

March 01, 2016

Bella

When I saw this dress, I kind of fell in love. How sweet is it? Perfect for a wedding or something else that requires cocktail attire this time of year. Plus, it's very reminiscent of Chrissy Teigen's Oscar gown
dress: Revolve  |  shoes: Revolve

February 29, 2016

Oscars 2016

Did you watch? 
It's a night I look forward to every year. I'm always on the edge of my seat to see who's wearing what.   The cute couple moments on the carpet, the awkward acceptance speeches, the instant updates on instagram - it's a night that makes me stay attune to all social channels, a night where DVR serves us no purpose because the show inevitably goes two hours longer than expected. 

Major Red Carpet Highlights:
Seeing Leo & Kate pose together. My Titanic-loving heart completely exploded. Best Ensemble Cast? Jacob Tremblay & Co. How adorable is he and how perfect is his family? I'm rooting for a Tremblay reality show. 

Who Wore What:
I was a bit surprised by Alicia Vikander's bold, bubble-hemmed yellow dress. She looked youthful and like a true princess in custom Louis Vuitton, though it wouldn't have been my first choice (I couldn't agree more with the major Disney vibes from this post). I actually preferred her sleek black sequined dress for the afterparties... work that Oscar, girl
Though she's often in the background, I was smitten with Eddie Redmayne's precious pregnant wife's black number with gold details. 
On the mom-to-be note, I can't get enough of Chrissy Teigen's pregnancy style. She's making the bump the best new accessory. She looked ravishing in a red lace Marchesa gown and a perfectly messy braid (see a better angle of the hair here). 
I've had a longtime girl crush on Margot Robbie that dates back to when Pan Am was on the air. It was a short-lived show, but she caught my attention then and I've been tuned in to what she's doing ever since. She stunned in black last year, but it was a breath-taking gold sequined dress by Tom Ford that stole the show this year. 
And then there were the girls in green, Saoirse Ronan and Rachel McAdams. Both looked stunning in this deep jewel tone with perfect hair to complete the look (also, thanks to @shawnjohnson for this post).

Best Dressed:
Yes, JLaw looked stunning in her black lace Dior (I love that it was so different from everything she's worn this season), and Olivia Munn was sleek and stunning in Stella McCartney, BUT it comes down to two. Two that made my jaw drop. Two that I literally said, "oh wow" to when I saw the photos. Sleek, simple, effortless and completely flawless in every way. 
Charlize Theron returns to the red carpet in red Dior, slaying it every step of the way. Red done right. 


Lady Gaga stuns in a pant suit (is that what we're calling it?) by Brandon Maxwell. I mean... the head-to-toe look is perfection.




Top Trends:

The hair: if it wasn't a braid (like Chrissy Teigen, Olivia Wilde, Anne Hathaway at the Vanity Fair after party) then it was loose and unkempt (Margot Robbie - seriously, how stunning is she? Naomi Watts, Alicia Vikander, Saoirse Ronan all worked the look). Others went sleek and straight with a fresh blowout like JLaw and Reese Witherspoon, or a really tight bun (Rooney Mara, Charlize Theron, Rachel McAdams all sported this one).

The dresses: at the afterparties, plunging necklines and a high split seemed to be the trend of the night (Taylor Swift, Rachel McAdams dress #2, Jessica Alba. And SEQUINS. A plethora of sequins as seen on many of the lovely ladies listed above (even Chrisy Teigen opted for a black sequined dress to end the night).

We'll end with this because Justin & Jessica are everything. And this...

Who were your best dressed? What were your favorite moments?


February 19, 2016

Draper James

When Reese Witherspoon announced her first brick & mortar store in (my and) her hometown of Nashville, this town turned upside down in excitement. Draper James is southern to its core with playful patterns, bright punches of color, simple silhouettes - and that's just the clothes. The store itself is truly a sight to see. I would move in at the drop of a hat. It's beautiful, light & airy but also homey. If you're ever in the area, you must stop by for a visit (take a photo tour of the store here). They just opened a Sprinkles next-door, so grab a cupcake on your way out! 
I am majorly crushing on this print that Draper James posted it on instagram. It's a sign that spring is near! It's available in a romper, a blouse, and a skirt. Dare I say it, I think the romper is such a great (and somewhat unexpected) choice for a summer wedding. 
romper: Draper James  |  earrings: Draper James

February 18, 2016

Brittany Fuson x Monkee's

I recently had the privilege of working with the Monkee's team to develop images to commemorate their 20th anniversary. Twenty years in the retail business is quite the feat, especially in this day and age. Congrats to the Monkee's franchise!

It was a pleasure of working with them on these illustrations. They even created a book to celebrate the occasion and guess who the cover girl is? 
And now the illustrations... we created the artwork in layers giving them the flexibility to add or remove the store-front background. 

February 17, 2016

Yael

Fashion Week is here (or has been here for a few days) and it's flying by. I haven't even had a chance to pour over the images from the latest collections to pick out my favorite emerging trends. Stay tuned... hopefully I'll find time over the next week to see what's going to be huge for Fall 2016. In the meantime, I teamed up with blogger Yael Steren to showcase her first look of NYFW. 

February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

xoxo
dress: RED Valentino  |  shoes: Via Spiga

February 05, 2016

Go Red for Women

It's National Wear Red Day, so throw on a pop of red to show your support for this amazing cause. Learn more about Go Red for Women here.
I saw this dress on one of my favorite boutique owners turned bloggers, @briconley. The dress is available at her store, @no14boutique but I've linked similar red options below. 
similar dress: Boutique Moschino  |  shoes: Ivanka Trump
Shop some of my favorite little red dresses below:

February 04, 2016

Sweet Red

February 1st - 14th mark the 14 days where I'm in love with the color combo of red & pink. I'm not a fan of it any other time of year, but for some reason it's perfect right now. Not to mention, how perfect is this Monique Lhuillier color blocked dress? D I E
dress: Monique Lhuillier via Rent the Runway


In other news, I need your help! It's time for the new collection, and I'm trying to pick which one of these should be the new brunette pregnant lady having a girl. What are your thoughts? Comment below with your favorite. I can't decide if the balloons make it look like birthday, and the flowers kind of take away from the bump. Help me decide!



February 03, 2016

Giambattista Valli Couture Spring '16

With NYFW just around the corner, it's time to kick off the most fashionable month with a preview of the Couture shows. Giambattista Valli is always drool-worthy... floral details, flowy silhouettes, and feminine embellishments - it's going to be a girly spring! 

February 02, 2016

2015 Planner Reject

You might recognize the background of this illustration as it was included in the 2015 Planner. However, the girl was replaced by a much more fashionable version making her the perfect pick for February. 

February 01, 2016

February

The first day of the month always feels like a fresh start.... Happy February! 
similar dress here and here

January 22, 2016

Self Portrait

A cute little number as a potential Valentine's Day look. Not an actual self portrait of me, but a lovely frock by the brand Self Portrait (also available here).

January 04, 2016

Happy 2016!

After taking a couple weeks off to enjoy the holidays, I'm finally back at it! Today actually feels like January 1st as I'm changing planners, starting taxes, tying up loose ends, etc.

So, what do you want to see this year not only on the blog but in designs, products, etc? Comment below with any ideas you have! 

This was the original cover girl for the 2016 planner, but after much thought I dropped the background to keep it clean and simple.

If you don't already have a 2016 planner, pick one up here before they're gone