August 05, 2019
I have recently been in a very neutral mood. When this illustration came to life, it reminded me of coffee which led me down the path of wondering what everyone's coffee order is? How complicated do you make it on the barista? I'm curious...
Mine is one cup of black coffee in the morning, a cappuccino or almond milk latte when I travel.
July 23, 2019
Sometimes you have to stick to classic black. A head to toe, form-fitting look is a sure way to look chic even if you don't feel it.
July 01, 2019
What is it about the oversized dresses that somewhat resemble nightgowns that I'm loving right now? They're completely unflattering, but for once, I don't care. Are you a fan?
June 26, 2019
Continuing to play with scale...
An oversized bag or tote is something I've been living in and with for the summer. Between trying to move into a new house and office, juggling paint swatches, online orders and snacks... my bag is always full. I need a big bag!
June 24, 2019
The bigger the better seems to be the motto for summer when it comes to dresses and apparel. Volume by way of balloon sleeves, tons of flowy fabric, over-sized bags... are you getting the picture?
I've been stalking this yellow dress from Target
for weeks (like checking the website everyday kind of stalking). Finally, one day last week, they had my size and I snagged it as fast as I could. Much to my disappointment, it's sold out again... I wanted to be the bearer of great news so you could all grab one, too! Since it is sold out, I scoured the web looking for a suitable alternative and have come up with a handful of options. The tiered look is trending right now, so I would consider jumping on board. Do you dig it or hate it?
June 06, 2019
A straw visor, do or don't? Hear me out...
I was recently at the beach (30A to be exact) and there was a super fashionable older lady who had the chicest hat on. I asked her where I could find one to which she replied that she purchased it at a golf tournament. Now, the hat wasn't a visor... it was as if a baseball hat and a conductor hat combined to form this fabulous hat. It was straw/rattan and I started googling immediately trying to find one to no avail. I have literally googled every variation of hat I could think of still coming up empty handed. The closest thing I could find was a straw visor, which is why we are here. What do we think of straw visors for summer? I think they can be chic when worn properly, but I'm open to your thoughts before purchasing. I'm listing some options below... see what you think!
June 04, 2019
What is it about summer that makes lightweight dresses your go-to? They're easy, comfortable, and the perfect choice for warmer days.
May 31, 2019
Heading into the weekend with an over-sized hat and another pop of pink.
May 30, 2019
What's not to love about a head-to-toe pink look?
I love the variation of shades... because why not?
May 28, 2019
Sometimes black & white is just what my monochromatic heart needs to see. A pop of pink never hurt anyone!
May 20, 2019
Kicking off a fresh week with a jolt of energy and a to-do list a mile long...
May 17, 2019
New season, new shirts!
This batch of shirts has been a long time coming and I couldn't be more excited to share them with you. With fresh illustrations and uplifting phrases, each shirt is designed to be one-of-a-kind, just like each one of us! I wanted to highlight phrases that I stand behind as a person and that we preach from the BFP voice. The cut is a lightweight muscle tee with an unfinished high-low hem. It's going to become your go-to tee this summer.
Without further ado, here's the breakdown of the thought process behind the designs...
Whether you're sporting your own unique look at the beach, pool, or lake... be yourself! Wear the heart-shaped glasses. Be authentically you. Don't worry about what everyone else thinks. Oh, and wear your sunscreen
A pint of ice cream for a friend going through a breakup, a great book you couldn't put down and can't wait for someone else to read, a fresh bunch of flowers to let someone know you're thinking about them, or an over-priced latte that you know is your co-worker's favorite... each of these ladies is carrying a gift that's meant to be shared with someone else. Hopefully this will serve as our daily reminder to think of others first and be the face of love. Love better. Lover harder (and read Love Does
if you need inspiration).
Even if you're in a crowd of like-minded people, be original. Think original thoughts. Create original work. Stand up for what you believe in. Don't conform to the ways of the world. Oh, and say hi to a stranger! We've given you five ways to say it in case you get stumped.
We dedicate the rest of the collection to the real hero of summer: rose´ (appropriately nicknamed "summer water"). When in doubt, pour a glass of wine and call it a day! We have wine tags
to adorn a bottle for your bestie, a new notepad
to list the summer to-dos that need tackling before happy hour and notecards
that are sure to make your correspondence more festive.
April 26, 2019
And just like that, it's almost May which means it's almost summer. Where have the past few months gone?? As we mentioned in previous emails and posts, we will be closed from April 29th to May 12th. All orders placed during this time will be shipped when we return Monday, May 13th. Consider this our out of office auto-reply...
While we're away, head to our Amazon shopping lists
for quick delivery on some of our favorite (non) BFP products! We put together a College Prep list
that includes a quick overview of items any high school grad will need for their next chapter: dorm life!
April 23, 2019
Let's talk about summer must-haves...
Each season there are new bathing suit trends
, new must-have summer handbags, a new shape in beach hats, an updated sandal, etc. While I will dabble in a trend here and there, I like to stick to the basics. A classic straw boater hat
will always be in style. A high-waisted bathing suit
is both flattering and timeless. A great white coverup
is a sure win year after year. And don't forget the sunscreen! If you're looking for your sunscreen from last year, stop while you're ahead. If you can't find it, you probably shouldn't be using it (sunscreen has a short shelf life).
There has been an emerging trend in cleaner and safer beauty products which includes sunscreen. Thanks to websites with celeb power like Gwyneth's goop
and Kourtney Kardashian's new venture, Poosh
, there is more information available for us to each do our own research. While I'll save my speech for later, it's becoming increasingly important that we're paying attention to what we're putting both in and on our bodies. Sunscreen is an excellent place to start as we ease into both summer and a cleaner beauty routine. While I would encourage you to do your own research, I'm linking three articles below that are great resources to get started! Not only should we be paying attention to what's in sunscreen for our personal use, we need to also know how it's affecting our oceans and reefs.
Let's each do our part! And, hey, they say that 90% of signs of aging are caused by sun (source
). You're basically saving yourself from trying to reverse sun damage down the road.
The SPF I won't be living without this summer is from Beautycounter
. It comes bottled in three different formulations (a spray
, and sun stick
) and each package is smartly designed to be safer and easier on our environment. Grab a bottle and lather up!
March 26, 2019
Lately, I've seen several celebrities dress in wide-leg pants and a cute crop top. While I think the ensemble is chic and summer goals, I'm not sure I'm daring enough to try it. For those that are, kudos!
March 20, 2019
Grab your tools... the utility look is huge right now. There are two simple ways to get the look: topstitching + pockets. That's all you need to look for and you'll officially be wearing the utility trend. Head to any major clothing website and type "utility" in the search box... you'll get a quick feel for the look. How killer are these shorts
? I love them with an easy white blouse (preferably one with topstitching) and a western boot. For lack of a better word, it's nailing the utility trend.
Rules for executing the trend:
-Stick to a neutral color palette (denim, tan, ivory, army green)
-Keep the accessories natural (see yesterday's post
for tons of ideas in the rattan/ wood/ pearl categories)
-Pair your utility look (preferably a jumpsuit) with mules or western boots
Here are some easy pieces to incorporate into your wardrobe to be on trend:
March 19, 2019
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
Update your beach (or pool) look with a fresh pair of slides. Again, think about this season's key elements... raffia & rattan.
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!
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!
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:
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 18, 2019
Roll your eyes if you must, but bright neons are the way for summer. So, how do we execute that now when it's a bit too soon for bathing suits? The good news is fuzzy jackets are still huge for fall 2019, so grab one in a neon color. Wear it now when the temps dip in the morning and at night. I've also put together some spring pieces to snag now that will keep you on trend in the neon department. Don't wear them all at once... maybe one piece at a time?
Here are some of my picks for spring neons (also, be on the lookout... coastal-inspired jewelry will be everywhere):
August 03, 2018
There's just something about a cold scoop of ice cream that makes the hot summer days sweeter. While I usually can stay away from the local scoop shops, I've been hitting Jeni's on a weekly basis for the past few months. It's been hitting the spot!
July 31, 2018
Is it too soon to start gearing up for fall? I'm trying not to hurry the long days of summer, but there's just something about the crisp air of fall. A great transitional outfit is your go-to summer overalls with a lightweight turtleneck instead of a tank or tee, and those ankle boots you bought last year.
July 27, 2018
Can I tell you how much I'm obsessed with this look? A monochromatic ensemble with matching headpiece and shoes... give me! It's a summer must.
prints available here
July 24, 2018
What is it about a freshly cut watermelon paired with the color yellow? It's the most complimentary color combo and oozes that cheerful feel of summer. Eat up!
prints available here
July 19, 2018
I recently came across the color queen, Courtney Quinn, on instagram and instantly recognized her from this Microsoft commercial. Her cheerful outfits and cool color combos are just what my feed needs for a fresh batch of inspiration. I loved this post she did about summer swimwear including picks for all sizes and body shapes. We need more Courtneys in the world who are spreading body-positive vibes and brightening the repetitive reel of social media. See more of Courtney's posts on instagram and check out her blog here. You can also see this illustration come to life in here.
prints available here