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November 29, 2018

Beatrice

Why is it that we near the end of November and I'm instantly stressed? So many Christmas presents to buy, so many events to find outfits for, so many festive gatherings to attend... is anyone else feeling like they're one step away from a total meltdown? Let's hold it together... we can do this! Don't lose sight of the bigger reason for the season. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year! Let's love and support one another. I can promise you this, there's someone else out there going through exactly what you are no matter what your mess might be. Let's meet each other in the midst of our messes and celebrate life! 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, furry coat, Christmas

November 27, 2018

2018 Gift Guide / Hostess Gifts

The party invites are rolling in. Some require a heavy app as your ticket in. Others are more of a gift or cookie exchange. Whatever the occasion might be, it's always a nice gesture to bring a gift for the host and hostess because let's be serious... we know they put in more work than they wanted to. A nice bottle of wine, champagne or the host's favorite beverage are always a nice touch. This year, grab one of our large gift tags to make it even more festive! My favorite find this year might be the honey spoons for tea. Shop my favorite hostess gifts below:
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November 24, 2018

2018 Gift Guide / Luxury Gifts

Copy and paste the link to this one and send it to your significant other. You're going to want everything on this list! A cute pair of designer sneakers, a Gucci bag that not everybody has, a facial scrubber for a spa-like facial, a Chanel ring... I mean, this is basically my wish list. 
Brittany Fuson, 2018 gift guide, gift guide, luxury gifts
Brittany Fuson, 2018 gift guide, gift guide, luxury gifts

November 23, 2018

2018 Gift Guide / For Him

Don't forget about the guys! Are they the hardest to shop for or is just me? How many times can you gift whiskey stones? While I find the men in my life particularly challenging to buy gifts for, it's still a fun effort trying to think of something outside the box. Here's what I've come up with so far:
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Brittany Fuson, gift guide, 2018 Gift Guide, gifts for him

November 21, 2018

2018 Gift Guide / Cozy Gifts

Calling all homebodies... this list is for you!
Luxurious textures, yummy scents, and comfy loungewear are all a sure-win for any female from your mother/mother-in-law, aunt, sister/sister-in-law. Who doesn't want a cozy gift? This list also includes some of my tried and true favorites. A silk pillowcase (they're easier on your hair than cotton and help prevent wrinkles / I have one and LOVE it), a cozy cardigan and throw by my favorite cozy brand (Barefoot Dreams), a fresh pair of slippers... I'm ready to hibernate! 
Brittany Fuson, 2018 gift guide, gift guide, comfy gifts for the homebody
Brittany Fuson, 2018 gift guide, gift guide, comfy gifts for the homebody

November 20, 2018

2018 Gift Guide / Stocking Stuffers

One of the best parts of Christmas is the stockings! From fun trinkets to the pamper-me products you won't buy for yourself, stockings are the space to really tailor Christmas gifts to the recipient in a small way.
This list covers some of my favorite stocking stuffers this year. A set of chocolate lipsticks for the fashionista, a boot bag for the traveler, a velvet bow for the prim & proper... you get the idea. PLUS, I even made a list for the slackers. The second list is all products found on Amazon that can be delivered in 2 days. We thought outside the box on this list... a microfiber towel  (great for cleaning, working out, camping, the beach, etc.), a yellow lightbulb for the insomniac to help induce a restful sleep, mosquito repellent bracelets for the outdoorsy type... I could go on and on. Amazon really has everything. 
The best news is both lists include products that are all under $25. Happy stuffing!
Brittany Fuson, 2018 gift guide, gift guide, stocking stuffers, gifts under 25
Brittany Fuson, 2018 gift guide, gift guide, stocking stuffers, gifts under 25

November 19, 2018

2018 Gift Guide / Traveler

Do you know someone who has the travel bug, the one who's always planning her next quick trip near or far? Or maybe you have a friend that racks up more miles than you'll ever dream of because she travels for work. Whichever travel style fits the bill, we have a list of gifts that are sure to be a win. From a great coat that I happen to live in come winter to a lightweight travel tote (one that Target has created a dupe of)... these gifts are great for any gal on the go. 
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Brittany Fuson, gift guide, 2018 gift guide, traveler, girl on the go

November 16, 2018

2018 Gift Guide / Color Crazed

Today's list of gifts is for that friend or family member who doesn't shy away from color, the only who fully embraces mixed prints and patterns with a bold sense of style (the kind that my black & white closet envies). Whether it's a fun tumbler (with coordinating straw) or a fun scarf that will pretty much go with any hue, color is the name of the game today...
Brittany Fuson, 2019 gift guide, gift guide, holiday shopping, pop of color, tumblers
Brittany Fuson, 2019 gift guide, gift guide, holiday shopping, pop of color, tumblers

November 15, 2018

2018 Gift Guide / Champagne Popper

We all have that friend, the one who chooses champagne over wine every time (or maybe I'm talking about you). This list is for you or for all your brut-loving besties. The best part is all of these cheeky gifts are $25 or less so they fit the budget for a gift exchange, dirty Santa or other gathering where bubbles are sure to be served. My favorite on the list is the bright eyes set, because let's face it, we're all a little puffy after a night of bubbles.
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Brittany Fuson, gift guide, 2019, gift guide, champagne lover, but first champagne, brut

November 14, 2018

2018 Gift Guide / Royally Obsessed

The 2018 Gift Guide is here!
We'll be covering every person on your list over the next few days, so stay tuned daily for a new gift guide. Let's get started, shall we?
Let's start with the one that woke up in the middle of the night to watch the Royal wedding, the one who is on the edge of her seat to see what Meghan and Kate will wear next, the one that's obsessed with all things Royal (ok, so I'm kind of talking about myself here). This guide is for what we're calling the ROYALLY OBSESSED. From Meghan's engagement look to her first outing with the Queen (and obviously her wedding looks), we've got her wardrobe completely illustrated! 
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Brittany Fuson, 2019 Gift Guide, Royally obsessed, Meghan Markle, Royal Family

November 14, 2018

Beatrice

Whoa.... where have we been? Last week was the one holiday show we do each year, Christmas Village, here in Nashville. It takes so much prep work in the days and weeks leading up to it and days afterwards getting reorganized. After three days of post-show work, I think I'm finally caught up and back in my groove. 
However, it's cold and rainy outside today. I'm feeling all the cozy textures, furry coats and warm drinks.... who's with me? 
Brittany Fuson, fashion illustration, furry coat, winter

November 01, 2018

Bandanas

Brittany Fuson bandanas, scarves, apparel, fashion illustration, made in USA, made in TN
The bandanas are here (as well as the rest of the Holiday collection, but more on that later). We've been working on these for months and are proud to say that they are cut, sewn, and printed here in TN. They are available in 5 colors and can be worn a multitude of ways. 
Brittany Fuson bandanas, scarves, apparel, fashion illustration, made in USA, made in TN
Brittany Fuson bandanas, scarves, apparel, fashion illustration, made in USA, made in TN
Brittany Fuson bandanas, scarves, apparel, fashion illustration, made in USA, made in TN
Oh, and tie one around a wine bottle for those upcoming Christmas parties.... easiest hostess gift ever! 
Brittany Fuson bandanas, scarves, apparel, fashion illustration, made in USA, made in TN

October 29, 2018

Rex

You know how there are people that love Halloween so much who decorate to the nines, have the perfect costume (every year) etc. etc? Yea, I'm not one of those people.
In my opinion Halloween gets in the way of Christmas. I think it's fun to see what people can create and come up with in terms of costumes. I love having a warm bowl of chili and watching the trick-or-treaters come by for candy. I love actually having the festive candy in the house (and sneaking a piece or 5 here and there). I love everything festive about it. I just don't get into it as much as other people do. All that to say, I already have my Christmas music going and am counting down the minutes until we can launch our new Christmas Collection on Thursday, Nov. 1st. Mark your calendars. It's going to be good!
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October 24, 2018

Giddy Up

At this point, I think it's pretty clear that western wear is a huge trend for fall. Get the look with an updated cowboy boot like one of these:
or try adding a western belt or something with fringe like this bag
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October 22, 2018

BFP shirts

 

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We are THRILLED to finally share something we've been keeping a secret for months. Our shirts and tote bag are here! They've been a dream for years, in the works for months, and on our shelves for weeks while we've been preparing for this day. The shirts are available in three designs with a forgiving fit, slender sleeves, and the comfiest material ever. This is the shirt you will live in... trust us.

 

 

 

Oh, and who doesn't love a great tote? Catch all the extra things you carry around day to day in one spot (gym clothes, groceries, extra shoes, work stuff, etc). Consider this your one stop shop for Christmas. 

 

 all photos via Katelyn Fuson

Shop all Apparel here >>


October 17, 2018

Reese

Nothing screams fall more than a buffalo plaid cape and a hot cup of coffee. Bonus points if you add an over-the-knee boot and fringe details.
plaid, cape, buffalo plaid, fall, fall style, fashion illustration, Brittany Fuson

October 16, 2018

Love One Another

 

 

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This past weekend, I decided to have a Sunday well spent loving people. Unfortunately, cold season is upon us. So, whether it's a friend who's under the weather or one who's simply down in the dumps, show them you care by dropping off a hot cup of soup. Let's be serious, is there anything better in the fall than butternut squash soup? Our Orca tumblers are the perfect complement to hot soup as they will keep it warm for hours on end (shop them here).

 

Here's your friendly reminder to spread love, be love, and allow yourself to be loved! 

Blair, Orca cups, notecards, get well soon, soup, food & drink, fashion illustration, Brittany Fuson

 

I used the "Blair" notecards to add a tag to the happy delivery (shop them here).

 

Blair, Orca cups, notecards, get well soon, soup, food & drink, fashion illustration, Brittany Fuson


October 11, 2018

Lasso

When considering what to buy for fall, we have to look at the emerging trends. While I try to stay away from investing in pieces that are too trendy, it's always fun to mix it up each season with a splash of something new. With inspiration from the 80s, the wild west, and Saville Row this season is definitely bringing the fun... 
Why not mix sequins and western-inspired pieces? Or menswear plaids with a heavy teddy coat. The options are endless. Two trends to watch are the cowboy boot and heavy shimmer by way of metallics and all things sequins. Shop the look below.
sequins, emerald green, leopard boots, western wear, fashion illustration, Brittany Fuson

October 09, 2018

The Art of Mornings

 

the art of mornings, but first coffee, Brittany Fuson

 

Why are mornings so hard sometimes? Your eyes literally won't stay open. Your bed is like a magnet for your body and you just can't get up. It's a daily battle, isn't it? I struggle with it as much as you do. There are times when I feel like I'm only allotted one good nights' sleep per week, so the morning after a night of tossing and turning feels impossible to overcome.

 

the art of mornings, daily devotional

 

the art of mornings, skin care, facial mist

 

I've rounded up the things that help me wake up, stay awake, and start each day on a positive note. Whether it's a daily devotional or a splash of cold water on my face, these are the things that work for me...

 

the art of mornings, skin care 

 

the art of mornings, Brittany Fuson, skin care

 

the art of mornings, but first coffee, Brittany Fuson

 

the art of mornings, Brittany Fuson

 


October 03, 2018

Rosy

 

Nothing screams fall more than a touch of leopard. It adds interest to any outfit and can spice up even the most basic all black outfit. It also pairs really well with a killer red jacket. Happy Fall! 

 

red jacket, leopard, fashion illustration, fall style, Brittany Fuson

 

prints available here


October 01, 2018

The Fall Collection

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The candy corn is on store shelves, the pumpkin patches are fully stocked, PSLs are back on the menu... it can only mean one thing: fall has arrived and our new fall collection is here to celebrate the occasion. We have notecards to match your fall Orca tumbler, new luggage tags to accessorize your suitcase, a new notepad to dress up your desk and two new greeting cards that will brighten any birthday! 
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fall collection, new arrivals, Brittany Fuson, notepads, file folders
fall collection, new arrivals, Brittany Fuson, notecards
fall collection, new arrivals, Brittany Fuson, greeting cards

September 28, 2018

Bubble

 

Pop the champagne... grab the balloons... it's Friday! 
We're also continuing the celebrations of the new blog! We can't think of a reason not to celebrate this and the kickoff of the weekend.

 

balloons, celebration, party, illustration, Brittany Fuson


September 26, 2018

Details Details

I was recently asked to create custom notecards for an entire team of wedding and event planners. The owner wanted an illustration of the team together, and then wanted to separate the design to create personalized notecards for each girl. The result was a lovely looking group of ladies dressed in navy. 

 

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custom illustration, custom notecards, weddings, wedding planning, Brittany Fuson

 

custom illustration, custom notecards, weddings, wedding planning, Brittany Fuson

 

custom illustration, custom notecards, weddings, wedding planning, Brittany Fuson

 

See more information on the custom process here.


September 24, 2018

Black Tie

Welcome to our new home!! After years of blogging on another platform, we finally made the switch to have all our BFP content on one page and under the same umbrella. You can still view our old posts by clicking here, but this will be the new home for the Brittany Fuson Blog. 

Now that we've made introductions, let's talk about black tie affairs. With an invitation to a black tie wedding in the month of December, what do you wear? I want to wear something fancy and festive, but yet understated. What are your go-to sources for formal dresses? I'm all ears. It's out of the ordinary that I'm planning this far in advance, but the holidays always seem to sneak up on me. This is my attempt at being prepared (for once). 

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prints available here


September 14, 2018

Fall Cups

With a new season comes a new wardrobe. Why shouldn't that also translate to your morning coffee cup? It's hard to think about cozying up with a hot Pumpkin Spiced Latte in a summer-inspired cup. So, without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to Blair, Serena and Lily, our fall girls.
Not only are our 27 oz. insulated tumblers ideal for keeping your morning coffee hot for hours, they're also great for keeping a cup of soup warm until lunch or icing down your
favorite tailgate drink. Do I even need to elaborate on how they're the perfect gift? Fill one to the brim with candy corn (bonus points if you mix it with dry roasted peanuts for
the perfect fall blend), arrange freshly picked flowers for a friend in need of a pick-me-up, or grab that must-read book everyone is talking about and tie a bow around it. Consider
this your pat on the back because you just nailed the fall gifting game.