man oh man, am i excited for today! us gals over at rue magazine are now working with Gap on Styld.by—their fun new online catalog! go take a look over here to see all the other awesome bloggers involved! to kick it off, i picked out these punchy pants…

I definitely feel most comfortable in color. And though I usually go for bright dresses, these magenta pants put a fun spin on my personal style.

A sheer button-down and a cropped blazer complement the pants’ tomboy silhouette, while an over-the-top pair of platforms and a head full of flowers keep me right in my girly zone. The best of both worlds, really.

go see how the other rue ladies styled their sassy Gap items right here!

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photos by angela + ithyle

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  • 1. Emma-Jane  |  February 9th, 2012 at 6:18 am

    wow! You look soo beautiful! :) This shoot looks so fun!

  • 2. rachael adele  |  February 9th, 2012 at 7:12 am

    you look amazing, bri! holy cow, two of my faves together i can hardly contain my excitement for you!

  • 3. Silvia Diaz  |  February 9th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Love all the colours!!! and cant wait to hear where you got those shoes (gap?), let me know please!!

  • 4. Hey Sweetie! blog  |  February 9th, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Gorrrrrgeous. Everything about it!

  • 5. Jaclyn  |  February 9th, 2012 at 7:23 am

    What an exciting collaboration! These photos are beautiful, I love the outfit you put together and I’m in love with your hair accessories.

  • 6. Connecting Four  |  February 9th, 2012 at 7:29 am

    The hair bad is my favorite part of this outfit. I love how the colors pull the whole thing together into something really cute, but unique. The photography is also very nice! Good job ~

  • 7. Ana  |  February 9th, 2012 at 7:40 am

    You look stunning, Bri! LOVE how you styled the ban.do poms—perfectly Kahlo-esque :) xo

  • 8. Alicia  |  February 9th, 2012 at 7:56 am

    You look amazing! You make wearing lots of color seem so easy.

  • 9. Holland  |  February 9th, 2012 at 8:05 am

    That second to last picture–you look fantastic!!

  • 10. xanthe  |  February 9th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Gosh, you look amazing!! love all the colour BIG time x.

  • 11. adele  |  February 9th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    This is such a fab shoot Bri, loving all the colour xoxo

  • 12. Abby  |  February 9th, 2012 at 8:22 am

    You look fabulous! Everything about what you’re wearing screams awesome! I work as a sale associate for Gap so when I heard rumblings about this collaboration I just about dropped dead I was so excited!!

  • 13. nicole  |  February 9th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    i love the flowers, you seriously look so beautiful!!!

  • 14. Amanda // Simple Street  |  February 9th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    This is so awesome, Bri! You guys are rocking it!

  • 15. Lei Friedel  |  February 9th, 2012 at 8:40 am

    WOW! You look great — your makeup looks different and I almost didn’t recognize you in the first picture! Very excited for this collaboration!

  • 16. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!  |  February 9th, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Fun fun fun! You look great!

  • 17. Quindome  |  February 9th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    This is such a cool idea from The Gap. I like the way you styled the pants with some GIANT platforms and P.S. Your makeup? Fab!

  • 18. Rebecca - A Daily Something  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Wow, I LOVE this. Congrats on the amazing collaboration!!

  • 19. Jasmine Star  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    There’s so much cuteness in this post I can’t even handle it all!

  • 20. myseastory  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:05 am

    wow, love the pictures and styling, you look great!

  • 21. Brandy  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:15 am

    GORG! as always.

  • 22. KRISTINA  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    holy crap I looooove this post! and where oh where did you get your shoes?!?

  • 23. edyta  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    So pretty!!!

  • 24. Evie  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I love how your style pics almost always make you look like a posed doll. Legs at angles, etc. Just adorable!

    Congrats on the big collaboration!!! :D

  • 25. Cindy  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    I absolutely love that look! ( : GREAT POST!

  • 26. jenn  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:51 am

    bri! you look GORGEOUS! no one would rock those magenta’s better than YOU! fab lady! and that ban.do floral headdress? STUNNING!

  • 27. bri  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:53 am

    you guys are SO SO SO nice! i am sitting here on the couch with a big smile. thanks for your support on this project! i had a blast shooting it.
    xx bri

  • 28. miss kelly  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Bravo darling!!! The color in the this spread is intense and exciting!

  • 29. natasha  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:03 am

    loving evrything from the makeup to the area where it was shot, reslly looks editorial, happy evrything is booming for you, jus another inspirstion to me

  • 30. Sarah // Hemenway Street  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I LOVE this look! You are absolutely stunning! Congrats on the collaboration!

  • 31. holly  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    WOW you look BEAUTIFUL!

  • 32. Lindsay R  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    AH-MAZING! You worked it girl. Now please tell me how I get those pants!

  • 33. Mfree  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Gorgeous! seriously love this look.

  • 34. nicole b.  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Gorgeous, Ms. Bri! I love The Gap, so I fully support this collaboration *wink*. Congrats to Team Rue! xo.

  • 35. Carolina  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:12 am

    you look sooo lovely, I’ve been wanting bright colored pants for a while, and watching these pictures makes me want to go buy them now!

  • 36. Hannah  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Insanely gorgeous! You better believe I’m checking out Gap next time I’m at the mall- you make it look so good! They couldn’t have picked a better gal to collaborate with :)

  • 37. designstiles  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:25 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous. Photos no. 2 and 4 are my favorites. Congrats!

  • 38. sarah.a  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:31 am

    one of your best style shoots so far, really like the colours, i’m gonna have to go get me some more!

  • 39. Daria  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Bri, at first I did’t even recognize you! this make-up is awesome!

  • 40. Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Gorgeous! Love the outfit!

  • 41. robin pulsifer  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:34 am

    so so!!! excited for you! this is a perfect pairing, anything from the gap with color and you! those pants are fab and the photos are gorgeous! congratulations ;)

  • 42. emily matesi  |  February 9th, 2012 at 10:44 am

    lookin’ good! please tell me those pants are at Gap?!

  • 43. larissa  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    you look fab bri! and such a natural model too


  • 44. Brittany  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:09 am

    oh my oh my OH MY!!!! congratulations are in order for you lovely ladies! you deserve it!

    this shoot is perfection in every way – and your makeup looks ballin’. who did it?

  • 45. » DLF | RUE | GAP P&hellip  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:20 am

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  • 46. Amy  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Love the polka dot bag. Is it gap?

  • 47. Candace  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    WOW, amazing photos! i love the last two! & great colored pants!!

    xoxo – http://www.thefivetworebel.com

  • 48. Kendra Scott  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    What an AMAZING look! I’m so honored to have my jewelry featured in this fabulous photoshoot. I am LOVING this new tomboy trend!

  • 49. Sarah  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    holy cow- this style post is looks amazing. Great job!

  • 50. Carlye  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Are the links down? I can’t acess them. HELP!

  • 51. Sarah  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Love it. Love Gap. Love DESIGNLOVEFEST. I’m so excited about it.

  • 52. Megan  |  February 9th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Bri you look AMAZING! I totally love your style, especially in this shot–I’m having a lust affair with magenta as of late. It is so awesome to see these great collaborations that give credit to some fabulous and insightful bloggers (yourself included, of course!!). This is such a punchy and playful yet sophisticated look…I think I need to make a quick trip to Gap!

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  • 54. Kerry  |  February 9th, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    OH HY! You look over-the-top GORGEOUS! Love everything about this Bri! Amazing photos and styling. You are a super star :)

  • 55. Kelly  |  February 9th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    So so very lovely. Honestly, the gap is back. Is that purse Gap? I love it.

  • 56. Marta  |  February 9th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Amazing Style Post. You are a doll Bri! I love the head piece. Congrats on the collaboration with Gap. So so awesome!

  • 57. yvonne  |  February 9th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    adorable as always! And congrats on the collaboration with the Gap. Huge!

  • 58. MEG BIRAM  |  February 9th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Seriously amazing pics. I think you have another life as a model.

  • 59. lydia {ever ours}  |  February 9th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    love love love.

  • 60. simplygrove  |  February 9th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    You look gorg!!!!!

  • 61. Allie  |  February 9th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    So so so so so so so so so so so great. I love this. Perfection. And the ban.dos in your hair are great!!

  • 62. richele  |  February 9th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    you’re always super cute…I just can’t wrap my head around pleated pants for myself {again}

  • 63. anna  |  February 9th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I love this! You look absolutely wonderful, bri!

  • 64. Jessa  |  February 9th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    As someone who owns way too many neutrals and not enough color, I love your blog and your style definitely encourages me to be more fearless! Also, you look AH-MAZING.

  • 65. Jordan  |  February 9th, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Love love love the flowers in your hair – and the illustration PAPERFASHION did of this photo is absolutely amazing as well!

  • 66. Anna  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    How fun! Love the colors & you look great!

  • 67. Hello Friday  |  February 9th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Totally love the look!! xoxo

  • 68. trina  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Beyond. Darling. Brilliant. Rad. So happy for you guys!
    XO Trina

  • 69. Mommy Dearest  |  February 9th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Can I just jump in here and say how proud as a peacock I am that this little cutie is MY BABY GIRL??!!! I remember once when your 1st grade teacher told me years later that you and your sister Lacey were her most well-dressed students! haha The trend continues. For those that asked, that polka dot bag is a Marc Jacobs purse I gave Miss Breezy for Christmas! I’m uber stoked it made it into the shoot! These photos just make me want to say “WHEEEEEEEEE” with a pinwheel in my hand! : ) I think you just sold some pants for Gap, my child! XOXOXO, Mummy

  • 70. Christiana Thanos  |  February 10th, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Your makeup looks so good! The lipstick, the blush, those are your colors. And your moms comment is the cutest thing in the world and she uses the word uber! Cute people.

  • 71. Jessica  |  February 10th, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Love the styling you did for the pants, the pop of orange was delightful! It is so cool to know that the Gap is pairing themselves with bloggers now because they are a vital part to the fashion industry as of late. I love looking at blogs and I know many other people do.

  • 72. Magda  |  February 10th, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I can’t stop looking at it! Amazing! ;)

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  • 74. Lauren  |  February 10th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    What a cute shoot! You look so beautiful! I definitely need to get myself a pair of these pants

  • 75. Adriana  |  February 10th, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Bri! It looks amazing! Love what Gap is doing and I must say… out of all the looks, I loved your the best!!

  • 76. Erin  |  February 10th, 2012 at 10:26 am

    You totally rock these pants. Now I’m heading to Gap this wknd to try them on for myself! Love your style!


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  • 78. paola@love+cupcakes  |  February 10th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Bri, that first shot of you is STUNNING!

  • 79. bootsandcateyes  |  February 11th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    These are some of my favorite photos of you!!! You look like that perfect balance of adorable and sexy. My crush has just grown ten fold. xoxox

  • 80. erin / dfm  |  February 11th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    omg i didn’t even RECOGNIZE you! make-up artist = GENIUS. congrats, love!

  • 81. {The Design Daredevil} Jessie D. Miller  |  February 13th, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Pretty amazing stuff. You are a true inspiration!

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  • 84. Cori [Pretty Haute Mess}  |  February 23rd, 2012 at 6:58 am

    What an awesome campaign… I absolutely love your ‘fit, but especially the polka dot bag and the Frida Kahlo headpiece!! Sorry Gap, I love the pants too! :)

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    love your style bri…and those ban.do poms!

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