STYLE / 63

when i saw this vintage dress on the hanger, my mind did envision my childhood barbie wearing it. i thought it was going to look over the top, but i figured i would try it on just for kicks. i was pleasantly surprised that i actually really loved it. (that’s why i always try everything on – i have never been one of those girls that could just look at something and knows it will fit)

so here’s my inspiration for this style shoot…

pattern / vibe / decade

then i saw that heather had scouted this beautiful pool that had the most magnificent blue teal colors happening — a perfect compliment to the pink and purple number. and remember that feathered friend i picked up at the rosebowl? i knew i would put that to use one day!

one of my favorite hairstyles has always been the half up look. the fishtail braid pinned back was a nice switch up. (i actually had to brush my hair for this shoot which was pretty awful. but it’s nice feeling a little more girly every now and then) this outfit might be a little too fancy for a date, but i would wear it to a party or an event for sure. this dress shape was made for dancing.

for the past few months i have been really into the circle cheek blush look (see, kinda like this). it’s doll-like and fun to pair with bold eyelashes for a night on the town.

see some of the outtakes over on my facebook page!

{photos by heather gildroy, find more style posts if you click right here}


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    Katharina says:

    OK wow – this post is brilliant – love the strong colours, the way you are photographed – gorgeous!

    Lottie says:

    so pretty–i wish we had a better view of the dress though. but i know i will love it and then be very jealous it isn’t in my wardrobe.

    Kate says:

    Such adorable pictures and adore the inspiration and colors.


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    Alison says:

    i love when you find those tucked away vintage outfits that just work for you. you look gorgeous.

    Tianna says:

    The color combo definitely reminds me of being a kid, (my favorite colors were pink and purple, of course). – I always love your photo shoots. It makes me want to have my own. And as always, you look gorgeous.

    – tianna


    Bri, you are SO gorgeous! That dress is utterly fab on you, especially with your blonde hair.

    Sarah says:

    Wonderful combination! I love the circle blush on you! Have you tried working with different “pouts”? Not necessarily manipulating the line of our lips, but wearing lip color in a way that plays with the contours and shape? It can be fun!

    Al says:

    Gorgeous shots. I wish we could actually see the entire dress though.

    Logan says:

    Love it the color combo, but I wanna see more of the actual outfit!

    Mfree says:

    love love that little fishtail braid. beautiful!

    bri says:

    there are some additional shots of the look over here! http://www.facebook.com/designlovefest

    Sarah says:

    Wow my dear, you are very photogenic. Lovely!

    – Sarah

    I am totally a blush girl, and love the circle cheeks! This shoot is so pretty and creative. I do agree with Lottie’s comment that I wanna see the dress!

    bri says:

    you all are so sweet. thank you for your comments! it’s really fun creating these concepts and so rewarding to see you are inspired by them. -bri

    dewi-marie says:

    pink and purple are my absolute favorite colors!! i always like to mix them up with cyan or bright teal. so much win for that dress!!! <3

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