Sequin Gowns & Mermaid Crowns : June 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

An Ode to Palm Leaf Print

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you all have been enjoying your summer so far!  I thought it would be fun to post about my current favorite print for summer!  It has become apparent to me that I am completely obsessed with palm leaf print.  I want it on everything: clothes, shoes, accessories, bedding, etc!  I've even changed my blog aesthetic to include my awesome palm leaf background.  The print just screams tropical and I absolutely love it.  So I've decided to dedicate an entire post to everything palm leaf print.  All the images are from Pinterest and I've linked them all to their original sources. There are some great posts from other bloggers so definitely check them out! 

XO, Briana

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Bucket List

So I've seen a few other bloggers have been sharing their summer to do lists or summer bucket lists and I thought I'd write one out for myself!  I always plan a lot of things in the summer time, but often either forget I wanted to do it or just never get around to it.  I feel like writing out a list and making the ideas tangible almost holds you accountable.  And it's oh so satisfying to check things off your list!  I know I've checked a few things off my lifetime bucket list in the past couple months and I feel so accomplished!!

Explore the area and take pictures of cool places and things
Visit the local record shop
Continue my surfing lessons
Read at least 3 books
Blog at least twice a week
Get outside as often as possible
Set up a studio area for painting 
Have a Shark Week party
Go to a concert
Go to the local Farmer's market
Spend more than one day in Charleston
Set up my bedroom exactly the way I want it
Learn a new craft
Do more Yoga

I'm sure this list will get longer as I think of things, but I think this is a pretty reachable list of things to check off for this summer!  I'll be adding a link to the top of the blog's home page and tagging all of my completed adventures! But I also want to take a moment to acknowledge all of the things I've already done! I know it's not technically summer yet, but here at the beach, as soon as the weather gets consistently perfect, it's summer time.  So quick shout out to this new, adventurous person I've become!


XO, Briana

Monday, June 1, 2015

Oh Hey! It's a Makeup Tutorial!

Hey all!! I'm so excited to have finally created my first vlog! Yay! It's something I've been wanting to do for a while and just hadn't worked up the courage to do.  Believe it or not, I'm a pretty shy person and filming myself was, at first, a little daunting.  But once I got in front of the camera, it was just like having a conversation with a friend!  Although I kind of wish I'd worn a different shirt... haha. Either way, I feel like it turned out pretty good for my first video.  There are things I feel need improvement, but I wouldn't have known if I didn't try!  So let me know what you think about my first ever vlog/makeup tutorial!  I hope to do more in the future, especially if this one gets a good response.  This one is a little long, but bare with me.  I like to talk.

XO, Briana

Video Song List
  • Magic- Coldplay
  • Coffee- Sylvan Esso
  • Hey Mami- Sylvan Esso
  • Two Weeks- FKA twigs
  • Slow Motion- PHOX
  • Gooey- Glass Animals
  • Take Me to Church- Hozier
  • Outside- PAWWS
  • Oblivious- Miniature Tigers
  • Try- Colbie Caillat