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March 19, 2019

Spring Accessories

It's time to bust out the spring accessories. From a fresh pair of white sneakers (make sure they're spring ready with an espadrille sole) to the newest natural accents, it's time to lighten up. The key words to note are raffia, wood, acrylic, and rattan. Shop my picks below and head to my Spring Edit list on Amazon for more! 
Brittany Fuson, spring trends, raffia, wood, acrylic, rattan, fashion illustration
Update your beach (or pool) look with a fresh pair of slides. Again, think about this season's key elements... raffia & rattan. 
Brittany Fuson, slides, pool slides, fashion illustration, spring trends
If you're more of a sneaker girl, as we mentioned earlier, grab a fresh pair of white sneakers with a springy espadrille sole. It's the best of both worlds! 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, spring trends, espadrille sneakers
Rattan is going to be the hero of spring. Whether you incorporate it with a handbag, shoes, or earrings, grab a piece of rattan. It's a must! 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, spring trends, rattan
To round it out, complete your look with a pair of acrylic hoops, a fun fringy tote, or a fun ring with a coastal-inspired ring (coastal shells and pearls are going to be what we're calling a "micro trend"). Shop my picks below:
fashion illustration, acrylic hoops, wood elements, fringed raffia tote, spring trends
What are your favorite spring trends?? Whether you're leaning more towards bright neons or something more natural, there truly is something for everybody this season! Happy Spring! 

March 01, 2019

Tribeca

This seemed like the perfect illustration to post as I'm packing up and heading to NYC for a few days. Her name is Tribeca and she's sporting the color of the month, green. 

Happy March! 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, green furry coat, shopping, Tribeca, NYC

August 15, 2018

Conceptualizing

When it's time to start coming up with designs for a new collection  or season, I like to call the creative process conceptualizing. For the past month or so, I have been knee-deep in "conceptual mode" brainstorming and sketching new ideas and products. When planning for the future, it's always fun  to look back to older designs that were widely popular, this one being one that fits into the best seller category. I've been analyzing it for a few days trying
to figure out what makes this particular illustration so special. Is it the monochromatic color scheme, the recognizable storefront, or something you can't quite put your finger on? I'd love to hear your feedback about this design and what you would love to see more of in the future! 

July 30, 2018

Rachel Green

I think we all remember this look from the classic Sex & the City movie. Carrie wore a complimenting jacket, but the belt was the real hero of the outfit making multiple cameos throughout the movie. Shop my picks for equally as heroic belts here:

ONE  |  TWO  |  THREE

prints available here

 


July 25, 2018

Classic Navy

What's better than navy paired with distressed denim and accented with a touch of black? A classic color combo that will never go out of style. It's casual Friday at its best.

Speaking of classics, one of my all-time favorite handbags just went on major sale. I've had this Rebecca Minkoff bag for years, and I mean years. It's the perfect bag for travel. It packs well if you prefer something bigger for day. It's a comfortable fit on your shoulder. And best of all, it's on sale PLUS an additional 25% off with code SUMMER25. Grab it while you can. It also comes in a mini version that I have myeye on. 

prints available here

 


May 31, 2018

Print Sale

The time has come... the PRINT SALE is here! All prints are half-price through next week. Shop quick because there are very limited quantities (we are down to the last one in most of the designs). Happy shopping!
 
 

May 30, 2018

Soda Shop

Making a quick stop for ice cream, because it still feels like a holiday
and ice cream is always a good idea. Who's with me? What's your favorite flavor? 

March 21, 2018

Gingham, take 2

Following up on yesterday's post with more love for the must-have print of the season, gingham. It immediately makes me think of southern springs and summers, but I think it's a classic and can be worn anywhere. I stumbled across this top and was immediately smitten. Think of it with a pair of cropped jeans.... perfect for spring!  
 I received a handful of questions about the pants in yesterday's post. The illustration itself is a few years old, so I located a few similar options and am listing them below. This pair from Banana Republic would be the closest alternative, but the other options are just as good! 
Gingham pants:

January 25, 2018

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

February 14th is rapidly approaching, but there's still plenty of
time to do a little shopping for your best gals, significant other and anyone in between. Don't forget to pick up a BFP Valentine's Day greeting card to complete the gift. We now have two different designs (a blonde and a brunette) to choose from. 
And now for the fun part... a gift guide full of all things pink and red with a heavy emphasis on the Gucci-loving, rose-drinking fashionista. 

December 06, 2017

Give the Gift of Cozy

Maybe it's the turmoil of our world these days or maybe it's the
ultimate home-body in me, but can you imagine a better gift than to give someone the gift of cozy? A cozy throw, a great book to curl up by the fire with, luxurious bath products to make that r&r time even more relaxing... this list is the ultimate in cozy. And don't forget about our other carefully curated lists. See them all on our 2017 Gift Guide page
1) Swell bottle (perfect for hot tea, and of course, it's marble)
2) tea kettle (I use mine daily, especially at night when I'm cozying up for the night)
3) The Year of Cozy book (a great addition to any coffee table addicts collection)
4) Slip pillowcase (I was hesitant to jump on board at first, but I'm hooked on my silk pillowcase now. It's a worthy purchase)
5) Voluspa candle (one of my favorite scents this time of year!)
6) silk mask set (perfect for traveling)
7) Barefoot Dreams throw (have one, love it, can't live without it)
8) Dyson hair dryer (because who doesn't need a $400 hair dryer?)
9) deep sleep pillow spray (we could all use a little help getting to sleep and staying asleep, I'll try anything)
10) Barr - Co. bath salts (the perfect way to bump up the bath game)
11) Kopari coconut oil (another perfect end to a long day)
12) Ugg slippers (this exact pair should be waiting for me under
the tree, wink wink. I get a new pair every year because I literally live in them)

November 27, 2017

Cyber Monday

Happy Cyber Monday! It's a day to scour the internet for the best deals around. We've got some you don't want to miss...
Our 2018 Planner is now $20 (marked down from $20). Hurry! Get one
while supplies last.
All greeting cards are marked down. Full price greetings cards are normally
$5 but are $3 today, and our sale greeting cards are marked down to $1
(yes, I said $1). You're going to want to stock up. 
Lastly, all Winks are $5 (marked down from $10). They make the perfect
addition to any gift. Happy shopping! 

November 15, 2017

What to Wear... to Thanksgiving

The countdown is on... while the day after Halloween is usually the kick
off for Christmas in my family, we have one holiday getting in the way.
Thanksgiving is one week away! The question remains (and is a stresser
every year), what to wear?? You want to be comfortable while you indulge
in absolutely everything you avoid every other day of the year. It's a day of
good food and good family time, so what's the happy medium of looking
cute while still being able to participate should a backyard flag football game be proposed? In my family, we keep it casual. I stick to some sort of jeans and a trendy sweater combo. Throw on boots, booties or a statement flat and call it a day. Thank goodness looser jeans are in this season... that second piece of pecan pie is definitely happening. Remember, a family photo is definitely going to happen, so don't wear something you'll already regret next year. 
sweater: ASOS  |  jeans: Levi's  |  flats: SheIn

November 02, 2017

The Holiday Collection

I've been about to jump out of my seat with excitement over the new 
Holiday Collection and it's finally time to share it with you! The wait is over... we have new gift tags (both small and large), recipe cards, tons of new greeting cards, notecards, a new desk accessory (the padfolio), and two new luggage tags that you and your bestie need asap.


October 26, 2017

Live Illustrating Event

Today's the day! If you're in the Nashville area, come see me tonight... Sip & shop the stunning jewelry of Brooke Worthington; see all the new fall arrivals in the dreamy space of H.Audrey; work directly with the designer of Mabyl handbags to create a custom bag made from the most luxurious exotic skins. After designing your bag, receive a custom illustration done by yours truly! We hope to see you tonight!

October 12, 2017

The Mustard Color, pt. 1

This golden hue has been making as much of a splash as red this season. I've been seeing it in rich textures like velvet and suede making it reminiscent of a 70s couch. Can't you see it up against that horrible green carpet? Oh my. Regardless of how we got here or why this color is reemerging, it can be classic and understated when done properly. It pairs well with camel, black, white, denim, maybe a punch of red (like a red
lip), and cobalt. I fell in love with this velvet tank from J.Crew. I can see it worn so many different ways. This look carries into those cooler nights by throwing a black leather moto jacket over your shoulders. And, obviously, the white boots are a must! This pair won't break the bank, so they're a good buy for a trendy piece. If velvet isn't your thing, see below for some other solid sweater choices for a touch of mustard this season:

October 05, 2017

The Color Red, pt. 3

Today, let's talk about the red bag. It's absolutely the easiest way to add a pop of red to your wardrobe. It pairs well with pretty much any outfit. It's a classic believe it or not. You can spend a little bit and keep it for years on end. And, it's a sure way to brighten your day (and your outfit)! I picked up a small red bag from Henri Bendel a few years ago and still love it to death. I don't carry it every day, but it always makes me smile when I do.  This season, I've been tying to make more calculated choices when it comes to my wardrobe. I have been weighing the options, checking my closet to make sure I don't have something similar, and investing in more timeless choices. I love a good Target or Zara find as much as anyone, but those are always the first pieces to go in a seasonal closet clean-out. This bag is something I studied, looked at, and weighed the color choices for months. It's by a designer I hadn't heard of and doesn't have a logo (a major win in my book). So the question was red or camel? I ended up with the camel because of the previously mentioned red bag that was already in my closet, but the red is still a top choice. I love the bag itself and love the comments from the
peanut gallery when I carry it ("do you have a pair of binoculars in there" // "your bag looks like a binocular case" etc etc). I get it. It looks like a binocular case, but I think it's fantastic. It has become an unexpected conversation piece. Shop my other red bag pics that don't necessarily carry the same conversation piece status but are still great choices:

October 04, 2017

The Color Red, pt. 2

Yesterday we started our coverage on the color red. It is in fact the color of the season. If it's not "your color", you can still add pops of it by way of accessories, mostly shoes. The 60s boot is everywhere right now in all shapes and patterns (white, floral embroidery, bright reds, deep maroons, etc.). I love the look of a bright red bootie with a cropped jean.... consider it a must! Also, consider a pointed toe version of the bootie for a dressier look. Shop my favorite red booties below:
There's also always the option of the Gucci fur-lined slides in an updated red instead of black. See more styling tips on all the Fall trends on our 
So, the question is are you the one on the right or the left? I always lean more towards a distressed jean with a heeled bootie, though I'm making attempts to include diversity this fall. 
left block heel: Gucci (similar version here)  |  right red booties: Nordstrom

July 21, 2017

Birds

I've recently been drawn to embroidery on both dresses and flirty little tops. I love the feminine touch, added embellishments, etc. It's such a nice break from my basic black & white wardrobe. We'll see if this one sticks around for fall, but for now, birds of a feather flock together, right? This illustration was inspired by a dress a few years back, but it came to mind when I found this dress the other day. Hello, it's perfect for a summer wedding, a bridesmaid's luncheon or a baby shower (throw on some cute flat sandals). So out of character for me, but I'm completely obsessed with it.

July 21, 2017

Birds

I've recently been drawn to embroidery on both dresses and flirty little tops. I love the feminine touch, added embellishments, etc. It's such a nice break from my basic black & white wardrobe. We'll see if this one sticks around for fall, but for now, birds of a feather flock together, right? This illustration was inspired by a dress a few years back, but it came to mind when I found this dress the other day. Hello, it's perfect for a summer wedding, a bridesmaid's luncheon or a baby shower (throw on some cute flat sandals). So out of character for me, but I'm completely obsessed with it.

July 19, 2017

What to Wear... This Fall

While I feel like we just got into the heat of summer, fall is just around the corner (yay!). I find it much easier to get dressed in the fall when you can throw on a sweater, jeans, and your favorite boots and call it a day. While we're still a few months out, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the perfect opportunity to start your fall shopping now! So what are we looking for in terms of fall trends? Bell sleeves are still going to be here. Long duster cardigans are becoming a major go-to for me (layered over a basic white tee, done and done). Cool details like lace-up sleeves and tasteful cut-outs are the perfect way to add some interest to an otherwise basic sweater. Off the shoulder is still going to be around, though I have to admit, I'm growing weary of the trend. Oh, but the sweater/sweatshirt she's wearing below is $25. You might need this one. It's a great weekend wear option (linked below). I've narrowed it down to a handful of sweaters you have to see (for non-Nordstrom card holders, start loading up your cart now so you can hit "checkout"  when the sale opens to the public Saturday). Grab these items quick before they sell out!

July 18, 2017

Kourt

If there's one thing I spend money on, it's accessories. Everything from 
watches, sunglasses, bags, etc. etc... that's where my money goes. My wardrobe is pretty basic (black, white and grey is my color palette), and I mix it up with fun accessories (mostly in the same colors). I never leave home without a good pair of shades, so Quay has become my new best friend. (Consider this an unsponsored post; I'm just a huge advocate for the brand). They are highly durable, affordable, and on-trend. With the attainable price point, you can go for something on the trendy side without breaking the bank. My summer go-to has been the mirrored aviators. While I have an extensive collection of Ray-Bans in the same shape, the Quay version is lighter on my face which makes for better long-term wear. 
While I opted for the silver, this shape is available in multiple colors. Shop
my favorites by Quay (pronounced "key") below:

July 17, 2017

Beauty Cleaning Mat

Did you know that early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has started? Of course you did... everybody is talking (and posting) about it. While I cut my Nordies card to shreds opting for travel points from Southwest, I can still preview the sale and get my cart ready for July 21st when the sale opens to non-cardholders. 
One of the items I found on the sale is an absolute must. I purchased a 
Sigma cleaning mat last year and have since become obsessed. Keeping my makeup brushes clean is something I often overlook, but this mat is the easiest way to keep them clean and to keep your skin happy. The NSale exclusive includes a sample of the cleaning shampoo, so just add it to your cart and call it a day. You (and your skin) can thank me later! 

June 22, 2017

Koecke

I loved creating this fun illustration of a mother/daughter duo shopping their way through Main Street. It made the perfect gift for this 13 year old. 

June 20, 2017

Mai Tai for Tiffany

Tomorrow marks the first official day of summer, but my hair is already soaking in the sun and all the damage that comes with it. In an attempt to keep my hair as healthy as possible, good products can become a girl's best friend. Drybar's "Hotty Toddy" heat protectant spray and the silk pillowcase are musts in my book. I'm also eager to try the "Bay Breeze" hydrating shots for extra hydration for my countless split ends.  To get a messy, beachy look, add the "Mai Tai" spritzer to your cart asap. Top with Triple Sec 3 in 1 spray for those ultra messy waves. 

June 16, 2017

Bex

Two friends taking in the shopping scene to kick off the weekend...