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April 05, 2019

Filling Baskets

We revealed our Easter baskets yesterday, but what are you going to fill them with? Here are some ideas...
Brittany Fuson, Easter baskets, The Home Edit, ellenJay cookies
Brittany Fuson, ellenJay sweets, Easter baskets, but first coffee
Brittany Fuson, Easter baskets, ellenJay cookies
Two weeks until Easter! 

April 03, 2019

Easter Baskets

Brittany Fuson, ellenJay cookies, Easter cookies, fashion illustration
Now that your table is set (per yesterday's post), let's chat about baskets...
I love creating one of a kind baskets each year, but each one takes SO long... I only have time to do a couple. Fun fact about me, I hand-painted Easter baskets in college for a store in Tuscaloosa. It was a seasonal thing, but I enjoyed it. I still enjoy doing them, though paint is the preferred medium as opposed to the markers I used for these. Another fun fact: when I ordered these baskets on Amazon, I didn't check the dimensions. When they arrived I was shocked by how small they were. However, I think they're the perfect size for a more mature basket-recipient. 
Brittany Fuson, ellenJay cookies, fashion illustration, Easter eggs
So, what are you putting in your baskets this year? For the older kiddos, I can attest to the fact that they probably just want money (if the Easter bunny still comes). Throw in a notepad and luggage tag to make it more festive.
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, ellenJay cookies, Easter baskets
If you're really stuck on what to add to your baskets this year, look no further...
Allow me to introduce you to ellenJay sweets. They make the cutest decorated cookies for every season. The best part is they ship anywhere in the US! If your kids can't make it home for the holiday next weekend, send them a box of festive cookies. Done and done! 
Brittany Fuson, Easter baskets, ellenJay sweets, fashion illustration

April 01, 2019

Easter Table

Easter table, Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, bandanas
Easter is a mere two weeks away and I couldn't help but set a festive table filled with punchy colors, fresh flowers, and of course, candy. Tulips are a great option for this time of year, but don't buy them too far in advance as they don't live long. I love sticking just a few accent colors and incorporating them into every aspect of the decor. 
Easter table, Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, bandanas
Easter table, Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, bandanas
We used the bandanas as napkins draping them over the side of the table, but also love them rolled in the plate like the first picture. The table runner is a great anchor for the table layered with a palm placemat (from Hester & Cook). We tried the plate several different ways swapping out the yellow DIY chicks with gold eggs, neutral grass and the Easter candy hero: Reese's eggs. 
Easter table, Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, bandanas
Easter table, Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, bandanas
Easter table, Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, bandanas
Easter table, Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, bandanas

March 28, 2019

Annabelle


I was recently in the shoe department of a large department store looking around. I asked one of the associates what their opinion was of pool slides to which he replied, I think they're going away soon. As in, he thought the trend had exceeded its life span. I, on the other hand, think they are here to stay for at least another year. I think it will be the flip flop of summer. Go ahead and grab a pair for the pool or beach. I don't think you'll regret it because, hello, they're the most comfortable thing ever. Shop her fringy slides below... 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, pool slides, slides, rattan bag, rattan hoops, white jeans

March 26, 2019

Crops

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! 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, crop tops, summer

March 20, 2019

Utility

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. 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, utility, spring trends, cowboy boots
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:
Brittany Fuson, utility trend, spring trends
Brittany Fuson, utility trend, spring trends
Happy shopping! 

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 18, 2019

Neon

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? 
Brittany Fuson, spring trends, neon, fashion illustration
Here are some of my picks for spring neons (also, be on the lookout... coastal-inspired jewelry will be everywhere):
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, spring trends neon
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, spring trends, neon

March 15, 2019

Clear Bags

Let's keep talking about spring, shall we? Clear lucite/ PVC/ "stadium" bags have been on the radar for a short while now. Something that started as a need-based design (that I was not a huge fan of initially) has become a must-have this season. Whether you choose a small cross-body version or something with a statement shape handle, go clear! Grab a cute pouch to stick inside to hide all your clutter. 
Here are some of my favorite options for clear bags:
Brittany Fuson, clear bags, spring trends, jean shorts, sweatshirt, white boots, pearl hair clip

March 13, 2019

Poplin

We already sprang forward and the first official day of spring is a week away. It's close, yall! I've been keeping an eye on the emerging trends and one that's huge this season but is also a staple is the return of the classic white dress. Is there anything easier than a simple white cotton dress for the warmer days ahead? Go ahead and grab one now before the selection gets slim. The options I'm loving are listed below (there are also several super cute options on my Spring Edit Amazon list - if you're freaking out because Spring Break is next week... well hello Prime). Other key pieces and textures I'm watching are eyelet and rattan, also classic spring elements. 
Four classic white cotton dresses:
Brittany Fuson, white cotton dress, spring trends, rattan, headbands, fashion illustration
headband: H&M  |  dress: Ganni  |  bag: Mehry Mu  |  shoes: Ulla Johnson

March 08, 2019

Girl, you deserve this...

Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, international womens day, girls, rainbow
Today, March 8th, marks International Women's Day, a day we celebrate women instead of trying to compete with them. While I won't get political, let me say you are awesome. You are perfect just the way you are... don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Tell someone else that today! We could all use an extra boost of encouragement, especially from our sisters in this crazy thing called life. 
Let's celebrate each other today with a special coupon code. Treat yourself! You deserve this. You work hard. You try to be everything for everybody. Take a minute to pick something out for yourself. Better yet, why not send a happy to a friend (we can add a note to any order... leave your message in the "special instructions" box during checkout). 
Use code women20 for 20% off your entire order. Code is limited to a one-time use per customer and expires at 11:30pm CST on 3/8/19.

March 06, 2019

Sweetie

A sweet pink bow is a lovely choice for a cold winter day. Cheers to a second cup of coffee kind of day! 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, pink bow, coffee, distressed jeans

March 04, 2019

Jenny Red

When Jennifer Lopez's stylist posted a photo of her in this look, it was another reminder that she is in fact aging in reverse. I mean, could she look any better? I'm trying to fight the signs of aging as early as I can, but I still want to know what her secret is. She's flawless in a natural way. Her body is on fire. Basically, she is goals...
Brittany Fuson, Jennifer Lopez, JLo, fashion illustration, celebrity inspiration

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

February 27, 2019

A Sight for Sore Eyes

Brittany Fuson, blue light-blocking glasses, technology, fashion illustration
There's been a recent uptick in self-protection in every category from sun exposure to technology. As one of the lucky ones with 20/20 vision, staring at a computer screen all day can take a toll leaving me with headaches and tired eyes at the end of the day. I've been curious about blue-light-blocking glasses and their effectiveness, so I ordered some! While the jury is still out on how well they work for me since I've actually been on my computer less this week than usual, everyone else is raving about them!
Brittany Fuson, blue light-blocking glasses, technology, fashion illustration
Thanks to free refunds on most in this list (from Amazon), I ordered approximately 10 pairs to find the perfect frame for my face. The three pictured at the top are all the same frame in different colors and ended up being my favorites (the pink and clear being my top two... I mean, if we're going to do this, let's do it with an unexpected frame shape). I liked all of the ones listed below and was really hoping the over-sized black ones would be just what I was looking for. However, as someone with a wider face, they were almost too big. Keep that in mind...
Brittany Fuson, blue light-blocking glasses, technology, fashion illustration

February 26, 2019

Hot Pink

While we were thinking the color of the year would be a bright, punchy coral the Oscars said otherwise. Hot pink was single-handedly decided as the color for spring. While the occasions for which you might need an evening gown are limited, there's always a reason to pick up a more casual dress in THE color of the season. I've put together a list of six of my favorites ranging from daytime casual to cocktail. Happy shopping! 
Brittany Fuson, hot pink, spring trends, fashion illustration

February 25, 2019

Oscars 2019

I don't know if it was because the sun finally came out or because the celebrities had the recent couture shows to pull from, but last night's red carpet was maybe one of my favorites. I was hoping and praying that someone would wear hot pink and to my surprise pink ended up being the color of the night. Everyone wore it from Julia Roberts to Angela Bassett, but nobody wore it quite as well as Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan in this (or THE) Valentino couture gown I have been dreaming about for weeks. Gasp...
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, red carpet, celebrity, live illustration, oscars 2019, gemma chan
You know I've been color crushing on lilac lately, so to see Emilia Clarke in this sparkly Balmain number was such a breath of fresh air. Pale lilacs and pinks also reigned supreme last night. Kiki Layne's exaggerated back detail was another gasp-worthy moment. I mean... and let's not forget Kacey Musgrave's pink confection that looked sweet enough to eat. 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, red carpet, celebrity, live illustration, oscars 2019, emelia clarke, kiki layne
I had to throw Charlize Theron in the mix in this dusty blue Dior, because let's face it, she's the Oscars red carpet queen. She pops up out of nowhere and looks effortless but over the top chic. She knows she should be there. Everyone else take note. 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, red carpet, celebrity, live illustration, oscars 2019, charlize theron
Other favorites of the night include Regina King in white Oscar de la Renta (we should call her Regina Queen because she really looked like a queen in that dress... perfection). And GAGA. Do I need to say more? The Tiffany diamond, the custom black McQueen gown, the gloves... girl knows how to show up. And I definitely watched her performance with Bradley Cooper two (or maybe 4) times. It was everything I had hoped it would be and more. I'll leave you with this... can we never have an Oscars host again? I found it to be so peacefully politic-free and focussed on what it should be focussed on... giving out awards to deserving people. 
What were your favorite moments? 

February 22, 2019

Lilac Green

 
The forecast for spring is looking bright! One color combo I'm keeping my eyes on is lilac and a deep emerald green. It's fresh and perfect for the transitional months ahead. Another thing I've scoping out is sneaker trends, because let's face it, I LIVE in sneakers these days. I want an updated, clean, bright white pair that isn't as broken in as my go-to Golden Goose high-tops.
A trend I'm seeing emerge is velcro. I guess we're taking inspiration from the children's department, because velcro sneakers are now must! I've scoured the web for my favorites and will list them below. Grab a pair, wear them now, keep wearing them throughout the summer. One thing is certain... you don't have to deal with unruly shoestrings.
Brittany Fuson, spring 2019 trends, velcro sneakers, lilac, emerald green, pearl hair clip
Brittany Fuson, velcro sneakers, spring trends, fashion illustration

February 21, 2019

Reading List

Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, Paris, reading list
We aren't quite into the longer days of spring, so I'm still craving cozy nights in. BUT, I need something to entertain me. A good book is sounding like the answer, so what are you reading? I plowed through a few books at the beginning of January. Now I'm wanting to start something fresh, uplifting, rom-com-ish, you get the idea. Feel free to send recommendations my way! 

February 20, 2019

Primed & Ready

Brittany Fuson, Amazon
Guess what? Amazon decided to give us a storefront! While our website is the only place you'll find the BFP collection online, use our Amazon storefront as a resource for everything else we're obsessed with. In our curated lists you'll find the metal straws we can't stop using with our Orca tumblers, acrylic frames we can't stop posting about, and everything we're drooling over for spring.
Brittany Fuson, personalization, from the desk of
Did you know we will personalize any of our notecards for free? Simply leave the personalization request in the notes section of the checkout process. Easy as pie!

February 14, 2019

The Spring Collection

Brittany Fuson, new arrivals, spring collection, Orca, tumbler
The dark, dreary days of January and February have us craving brighter colors, warmer weather and the fresh blooms of spring. While we still have to endure a few more weeks of winter, we're springing forward without looking back. Our Spring Collection is surely the cure for those winter blues. It includes four new cup designs, a handful of new notecards, two new luggage tags, two new greeting cards (one specially for the graduate), and new gift tags. Basically, we have your spring occasions covered (think spring birthdays, Spring Break travel, Mother's Day, graduation, end of the year teacher gifts). 
Our large gift tags were such a hit at Christmas that we decided to introduce several year-round options. Grab a handful to keep on hand for those last minute gifts (tie one on a wine or champagne bottle and your gift instantly looks more thoughtful. They also work well tied on a gift bag). You'll thank us later! 
Brittany Fuson, new arrivals, spring collection, Orca, tumbler, large gift tags
We also have a sweet treat just for you... since it's the day we celebrate love, why not treat yourself? It sounds like a brilliant idea to us. We're going to sweeten the deal even more with an apparel and greeting card sale. Both categories have amazing deals that you don't want to miss including greeting cards as low as $1 and half-price sweatshirts. Stock up while you can! 
Happy Valentine's Day! 

February 12, 2019

Maisy

While I'm not a huge tv binge-watcher, this dreary weather has forced me indoors with little activity other than The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Who's watching it? I watched the first two seasons in about a week and have been on the edge of my seat waiting for the next season to drop, though I think we have a while before that happens. What's not to love about a show with a female powerhouse as lead and a pre-Carrie Bradshaw closet to drool over. 
This is my interpretation of a 2019 version of Midge...
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

January 30, 2019

ChaCha

I've recently been working on new designs for spring. In the process, I've found myself increasingly inspired by Chanel, both old and new. It's a classic brand, one that will never go out of style. For some reason, I'm craving the classic tweeds, quilting details and cap-toe shoes. It never gets old, does it?
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, quilting, tweed

January 28, 2019

Drew

Happy Monday! Here's a fresh week, a new set of goals, and a fresh page in your calendar! 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, spring style, shopping
We just announced a warehouse sale that will be exclusively on instagram.

January 22, 2019

Well Greeted

Have you picked up some of our Valentine's Day greeting cards yet? It's the perfect time to tell someone you're thinking of them...
Brittany Fuson, Valentine's Day, greeting cards
Brittany Fuson, Valentine's Day, greeting cards
Brittany Fuson, Valentine's Day, greeting cards
Brittany Fuson, Valentine's Day, greeting cards