Style 101 With Brittany: Pretty in Pastels!

Style 101 With Brittany
'Cause I'm Feeling Pretty
Ah! The Fall is near, and here in LA, it’s not quite time for the Pea Coats and Mink Vests just yet. (I so wish it were!) I’ve been trying to find ways to keep my ensembles stylish and weather-savvy at the same time. The Autumn breezes grace us at night, but it’s been extremely hot during the day. I’ve been wanting to feel feminine, chic, and cool in this ever changing weather, so I thought of the perfect crisp colors to offset that during this seasonal transition: pastels and nudes! Perfect for every season with a soothing undertone of comfort and class! A woman can never have too many pieces in these fabulous colors. If you are going through an odd weather transition in your area as well, take style-spiration from my Pretty in Pastels look! This look can be worn during a semi-casual day in the office, out to lunch with a client, or even out shopping in the mall.
XoXo
Brittany

Stye 101 With Brittany: Get Up, Get Dressed and GO!

Style 101 With Brittany
Get Dressed. Go. Give 0 Fuxks!
Ok. I’ll be honest! Some days, I wake up on my Beyonce side of the bed, feeling absolutely flawless. But other days? Not so much. Those days, I simply threw something on without even trying to look cute. I knew I had business to handle outside of the workplace and I had to dash out ASAP. Those were the “I’m in a hurry and I haven’t had my coffee” type of days; those “Don’t bother me, I give zero fuxks” type of days. To my surprise, several people approached me telling me how adorable I looked. I was so surprised because I knew that I had literally gotten out of my bed that day and said “fuxk it!” Excuse the lingo, but you all know exactly what I mean! I wanted to cry happy tears at the compliments, but instead, I dropped the drama queen response replied with “Who me?! Oh you’re far too kind!”
I’ve seen tons of ladies pull this off, and divas, you all have nailed it! Getting dressed in a hurry just to look fabulous without even trying—now that’s a true fashionista skill! For those of you who may be novices at pulling this off, don’t worry your pretty little selves. Take style-spiration from this look and get ready to head out!
XoXo
Brittany

NOM NOM SUSHI!

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It’s Fridayyyyyy! One thing I LOVE to do on a Friday after work is hit up a nice happy hour with great sushi rolls! For all of my sushi lovers out there who are touring LA, I urge you to grab a bite at my favorite grub hub, Wokcano Restaurant & Lounge. If you’ve seen me posting delicate plates of sushi rolls on Insta, here is the infamous place where my girls and I dine from time to time!

Style 101 With Brittany: Concert Ready!

Style 101 With Brittany
Concert Ready
It’s summa time baby, and we all know what that means! Pool parties, social shindigs, and concerts! It’s time for us to bring out the alter egos we’ve harbored inside for so long. As Drake says, let’s live for those nights we can’t remember with the people we won’t forget! But most importantly, let’s do so in style! Be inspired by my super bad-ass look, and be sure to check out these must have accessories. Can you say chic?! I am in style heaven! Outfit deets below!

Style 101 With Brittany: Don’t Ditch The Denim! Mix It Up!

Style 101 With Brittany
Mix N Match!
Every girl has  that one pair of jeans that she just can’t let go of! You know, the ones that make you cringe because you’re afraid someone else will notice that you wore them twice this week?! Yes! THOSE pair of jeans! Ladies, don’t be ashamed. WE ALL do it! But how about mixing and matching your style to change things up a bit?! How about rocking a sporty look one day and a super chic and feminine look another day, similar to my look above! Not only will this make you versatile and style savvy, but the attention will be drawn to other components of your ensemble and not just the repeatedly worn jeans! Add little spice with some bold lip and nail colors and you are good to go! :) Toodles!
XoXo
Britttany

Style 101 With Brittany: It’s BBQ Time!

Style 101 With Brittany
Style 101 With Brittany: BBQ Time!
OMG! The 4th is finally here! Ah! We have all been waiting for this spectacular day full of delish nom-noms and sky-enhancing pop-pops! This is the ultimate cheat-on-your-diet day, lounge day, and a perfect time to get cute and comfy! If you’re a go-against-the trends type of fashionista, you probably won’t want to wear the USA Flag-tagged denim shorts or tee. (I get it. SO cliche!) You’ll want to be different and wear something that carries the Holiday theme in your own fabulous way! Take inspiration from this BBQ look I put together! I’ll be wearing the dress! What will you decide to wear? Have fun and be safe! Outfit deets are below!

Style 101 With Brittany: Party Party!

Style 101 With Brittany
Party Party!
Ahhh! The weekend is almost here!! Time to kick back, relax, and brace yourself for the fabulous night you are soon to take part in! I don’t care if you haven’t made plans yet, because honey, when you see this look I put together, you will make some plans. TRUST! I know you have some eye candy to snatch, and you may even have some sassy divas you want to stunt on! Who knows? But one thing’s for sure; you will not let fabulosity slip through your fingers this weekend. Be inspired by my Party Party look to get you going! Turn on some tunes, prance around the house, and get ready to WERK!

Style 101 With Brittany: Dope Chicks!

Style 101 With Brittany
Style 101 With Brittany: Dope Chicks!
Sometimes you may come across clients who are extremely chill. They like to look polished and clean, and that’s about it. Sometimes you may even find that you, yourself are the same way. Sometimes you just don’t feel like dressing up and that is perfectly fine. Maybe you are a sporty type of gal, a tomboy, or just a chill girl who doesn’t like to go for the over-the-top girly-girl looks. That’s no problem! Let me help you spruce your style up in your own way with my Dope Chicks! look. This is super cute, trendy, style-savvy, and not too much for a chic who loves simplicity!

Style 101 With Brittany: Ready for the Festival!

Style 101 With Brittany
'Cause I'm A Free Spirit
I put this look together with inspiration from fashionistas who are all-around different. They have a style that is complex, hard to mimic, and easy to love. I had a hard time naming this look because it literally speaks to so many different concepts! Jeanine, a friend of mine, saw this and called it “Ready for the Festival.” She said that this is definitely something she saw herself wearing to a party and I immediately thought “OMG that’s perfect!” Major kudos to Jeanine for naming this look! Be sure to keep up with all of my looks on Polyvore!

Style 101 With Brittany: Hot, Chic, and On a Mission!

Style 101 With Brittany
City Girl Chic
It’s getting super hot and it’s time to strut in those heels the right way: COMFY and STYLISH! You have places to go, people to see, and breezes to catch! The last thing you need right now? Being hot on a mission! I mean, of course you want to look HAUTE, but do you want to be HOT? Heavens no! Jazz up your heated and hectic schedule with this simple City Girl Chic look I put together. Simply throw on a sleek jumper, slide in these luscious heels, and grab the perfect sprucers to spice up your ensemble: a striped clutch, a gold necklace, and a bangle to go with it! This is trendy and will definitely keep you cool as you make your runs. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Wal G red jumpsuit
$64 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Wallis gold jewellery
wallisfashion.com

Style 101 With Brittany: Get Your Solange On!

Style 101 With Brittany
Trendsetter
Gawddd! I love Solange! She is so different and her style is flawless. When I put together this look, I immediately thought of her. This look is everything different, fierce, and screams “ready-to-hit-the-town!” I call this Trendsetter because as we all know, Solange is definitely a trendsetting diva who always has on something you’ve never seen anyone else in. Think outside of the box, fashionistas!

Balmain leather jacket
$4,405 – montaignemarket.com

Topshop sandals
topshop.com

Pieces bead bracelet
$23 – pieces.com

Religiouz Fashionz: A Calling to Revamp the Industry!

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It’s a new day and age; and women are setting the scene left and right as independent go-getters and bread winners. But the headline that seems to top them all? ENTREPRENEURS. Yes! More women are becoming entrepreneurs and we absolutely love it. There is nothing more beautiful than a woman with a focus who is on her grind! But what’s even better than a woman on her grind? A woman of GOD on her grind! Yes, we went there! A WOMAN OF GOD. Very few entrepreneurs will give Christ the credit in their success, and many will refrain from seeking His guidance as they expand in the industry. But we have come across a figment of a rare breed, Miss Ashley Terrell, Owner & Designer of Ashley Terrell, LLC, and CEO & Creative Director of highly esteemed jewelry brand, Religiouz Fashionz.  Our CEO held an all-exclusive interview with Ashley Terrell and we have the TEA…(ALWAYS GOOD TEA) on her luxurious brand and the wonderful story of how she was led to success by hearing God’s purpose. Tune In!

IMG_8201*Photo Courtesy of Ashley Terrell, LLC

Brittany: Ashley, first and foremost, thank you so much for taking the time to interview! It’s truly a pleasure! What led you to starting your brand, Religiouz Fashionz?

Ashley: Thank you for having me as well! Two years ago, I went through a major transition. I was very bitter. I had experienced hurtful things in my childhood [that I was still angry about]; I had gotten a divorce [and overall], I had more negative memories than positive ones. One day I went to church and made the declaration to myself to get off of the little girl bus and step on the grown woman bus. [I knew I had to change] and I wanted to be woman enough to step up to the plate. I wanted to find a way to make women feel beautiful simply by being themselves and I had to start from within. I couldn’t walk around being bitter all the time and I said, ‘Let me be the example I want to see.’ When all of this went on I was inspired to write a book called Bitterness Isn’t Sexy! in which I speak about my life as applied to Scriptures. I wanted to change me for the better and I wanted to inspire other women to be beautiful and unique; and that is when the Lord led me to creating Religiouz Fashionz.RF Logo*Photo Courtesy of Ashley Terrell, LLC

Brittany: How do you handle being a Christian in an industry where many people may not believe in the same concepts as you?

Ashley: I usually try to reach out to people on a level where they can understand me best; I ease people into it; I don’t force it onto people. My beliefs are my beliefs [and vice versa]. If I’m talking to you about you, I’m going to take Christianity out and focus on the basic characteristics of you.

Brittany: That’s really good; most people tend to shy away from talking about that so that’s a very good approach. Would you say that your brand has made you a better person, overall?

Ashley: Oh, absolutely! I’ve learned a lot and I’ve had so many people connect with me in relation to how they have evolved. Girls rarely wear things that display good messages and I wanted my brand to be something positive that inspired girls to be unique. Changing myself for the better [and becoming a better example to others through my brand] has definitely made me a better person!

Brittany: How did you get into jewelry design?

Ashley: Well I’ve always been into design! I started [early] fashion design at seven years old; jewelry design at thirteen; and when I was fifteen, I was studying fashion textiles at a collegiate level. I’ve made several outfits for prom and I’ve even made thirteen outfits for my mom!  I had an extensive background in design! I had a full ride scholarship to FIT in New York, but I decided to continue learning [about] fashion on my own and go to Johnson and Wales in Charlotte, NC [2008-2009].  [I then] studied business contract law at Regent University through their online program [2011-2013]. I graduated college two years early; number seven in my class!Simplicity Set*Religiouz Fashionz Photo Courtesy of Ashley Terrell, LLC

Brittany: Wow! That’s super awesome!  So what’s it like working with clients in the spotlight?

Ashley: You know, I’m not really star-struck at all. I treat my clients all the same. I don’t discount people as a whole. For example, [regarding] some of my clients in the spotlight such as Renee from Mob Wives, and Draya from Basketball Wives, I feel like they are all within their time; they are people like everyone else; they just have more cameras on them! Everyone has [their own] time to shine.

Style 101 With Brittany: Happy Girls Get Things Done!

Style 101 With Brittany
Happy Girl
Have you ever had to make a serious run and you had almost no time to get all dolled up? Doll up the easy way with my Happy Girl look! This look is super cute, fun, and comfy. It’s just enough to put you in the perfect mood and get you back to being your quirky, confident self, and when you’re confident, you’re well prepared enough to get things done!

Pull Bear print crop top
$27 – pullandbear.com

Givenchy zipper top
farfetch.com

Style 101 With Brittany: Fly Men Seal the Deal!

Style 101 With Brittany
Fly Men
Fellas! This one is for you! You ever have those meet-ups that are strictly business based without all of the extra formal apparel? You know, the follow-up after the follow-up? The deal makers (or breakers)? The kind of quick meetings at a dining hall or coffee shop that last no more than 15 minutes?! The meetings that are casual friendly?! Okay, you get it by now! Take note from this Fly Men look by yours truly! Not too over the top, yet enough to wow in appearance, personal style, swagger, and taste!

Unisex top
amazon.com

Balenciaga sneaker
balenciaga.com

JACK & JONES Tim Original JOS 919
$110 – jackjones.com

SSUR Misfit Beanie
revolveclothing.com

Style 101 With Brittany: Business Savvy For the Days and Nights!

Style 101 With Brittany
Business Savvy For the Days and Nights
Where are all of my ladies that are literally busy every second of the day?! Business lunches by day, client events by night, and little to no time to decide what you want to wear! Eeeeek! It gets pretty hectic, right?! But not when you have me here to help you get organized! Put together two ensembles for every couple of days you aren’t in the office. Another tip is to wear your high heels for only portion of the day, to keep you from being too tired! For example, in these looks above, I put together a chic look for a business lunch  that  is comfy but not too casual and I saved the heels-ready ensemble for  look more tailored to a business event at night. Using these simple tips, ot only will you have additional options, but you can be that fabulous lady-by-day, diva-by-night mogul that you’ve always wanted to be!

Cut out top
allyfashion.com

Delpozo cape jacket
modaoperandi.com

Topshop slim blazer
topshop.com

SELECTED leather mini skirt
$205 – selected.com

Miss Selfridge yellow skirt
missselfridge.com

Patent shoes
collectivehabit.com

Linda Farrow oval sunglasses
$755 – profilefashion.com

Cat eye sunglasses
nastygal.com

Style 101 With Brittany: Vintage Queen!

Style 101 With Brittany
Vintage Queen
LOVE LOVE LOVE vintage! Yes, I had to say LOVE 3 times! I was inspired by what I envisioned to be a modern day style collision between the movies Ray, and Pride and Prejudice, followed by site seeing in London and shopping from a vintage store in Rome! As you step out today, let this look inspire you to embrace your inner 70s alter ego and prance around as though you are walking the streets of Paris!

Katie Ermilio yellow gown
$5,010 – avenue32.com

Gucci Beige GG Fabric Briefcase
$1,605 – profilefashion.com

Wool hat
modcloth.com

Black glasses
etsy.com

Bronze eyeshadow
lordandtaylor.com

Yves Saint Laurent lips makeup
$42 – debenhams.com

Style 101 With Brittany: Another Romper Teaser!

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Style 101 With Brittany: Another Romper Teaser!

Jump suit
$17 – fashionunion.com

Summer pumps
stylesforless.com

Dorothy Perkins bracelet
dorothyperkins.com

Style 101 With Brittany: Stand Out By Accentuating Your Bronzes & Golds!

Style 101 With Brittany
Pink Meets Bronze & Gold!
Ah! I’m such a huge sucker for bronzes and golds! They’re the perfect when-in-doubt colors that professionals can wear when trying not to go over the top! They are always super chic for mixers, conferences, banquets, and more! But what if a woman wants  more color in her ensemble?! How can she incorporate neutral colors into an ensemble while still standing out? Super easy! Use them as accents!
I wanted to find the perfect way to incorporate bronzes and golds as accents to a more illustrious color, so I thought of accessories and makeup. An ensemble that pops consists of the perfect color, the perfect fit, the perfect style presentation, and the perfect accessories. As you prepare to step out as a style savvy professional, be inspired by my Pink Meets Bronze and Gold Look!

Sparkz jumpsuits romper
$47 – nelly.com

2b bebe pumps
2bbebe.com

Red Herring black handbag
$26 – debenhams.com

Bib necklace
icing.com

ASOS butterfly jewelry
$25 – asos.com

Dorothy Perkins ring
dorothyperkins.com

Clarins nude lipstick
lordandtaylor.com