Beach Glow


Dress: Old Navy (similar) | Hat: Thrifted (similar) | Watch: Guess (buy here) | Sandals: BCBGeneration via Marshalls (love these) I just returned back from my trip to FL from our family reunion and I must say I brought back the best beach glow. But of course that wasn't the best part about the trip. It was such a pleasure to spend time with my family and to reconnect on what we had lost in the past years. You never know how those moments can open up your future to new love and new adventures. … [Read more...]

2015 Calendar Agen..


This year, I have decided to start blogging full-time and focus on the Brilliance Of B brand. In order to do that, I know I need tools to keep me organized and on task for all of my weekly projects and posts. I had been eyeing the Whitney English agenda that I so desperately wanted but couldn't purchase it in time. So, I decided to go with this lovely polka-dotted agenda from one of my favorite brands. This Kate Spade agenda is perfect for my lifestyle. It's simple and has all the details I … [Read more...]

How To: Pack for a..


You (I) have been waiting for this trip! Finally a chance to get away from the stress and finally get your feet in the sand. My husband and I are visiting family this weekend in Tampa and plan to make this a vacation trip for his hectic days at work since he hasn't been able to take off lately. So here's what's coming with me to make this trip a breeze. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 These are the picks below that I think you can get your variety for your beach trip 2 dresses (1 for … [Read more...]

White + Silver


   Shirt: MNG by Mango c/o JCPenney (similar) | Jeans: Gap (similar) | Shoes: BCBGMAXAZRIA c/o Neiman Marcus (similar) | Necklace: Zara (similar) | Bag: Zara (love this one) The days have been so gloomy that I've not wanted to get out of the house. The Mister is a binge watching True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire so now I'm right beside him all into the characters. For a person who doesn't watch much TV (which explains being a blogger) you can add me to the cult list. I have … [Read more...]

The Basic Tee


    For some reason I have SERIOUSLY been obsessed with the basic tee. A quality tee shirt will seriously make a huge difference in your wardrobe. It all started from my random visit to Madewell. I was browsing their sale section and came across the oversized tee that was not cotton. This tee is so forgiving for your problem areas. At first it was hard to stomach paying more than $30 for a tee, but after wearing it you soon realize that material and the quality of the tee is … [Read more...]



Sunglasses: ZeroUV (here) Tee: Forever 21 (love this one) | Shorts: American Apparel (love these) | Shoes: Converse (here) |Kimono: Fabrik (love this one) I hope you all are enjoying the new blog! I've worked so hard to make sure it works properly. You will definitely be seeing more changes in the future because I am not quite done with altering it to my liking. I know there is a little more that needs to be done for you to view properly. Thanks so much for all the compliments and love given to … [Read more...]

Affordable Spring/..


It's wedding season! After just scrabbling for what to wear this past weekend, I wanted something appropriate for the season. I realized everyone at the wedding was thinking the same thing I was. All of the guests were colorful and comfortable due to the hot weather but stayed on trend with prints and bright colors. Avoiding all white dresses and all black dresses, make a statement with a bright green or orange (which is very popular). Choosing a A-line dress helps stay cool and gives any shape … [Read more...]

Casual Coily Cooln..

Natural hair Brilliance of B

Dress: Marshalls (similar) | Vest: Cotton On (similar) | Sandals: H&M (love these) | Necklace: Boutique (love this one) | Bag: H&M (similar) Don't be too shocked! lol This is my natural hair and yea... I attempted to do a wash and go, but the shrinkage is so disappointing. I've really been enjoying not going through the pain of relaxers. My kinky-coily hair is so thick and has grown so much in the pass few months, but you can't tell because of the shrinkage. Oh SHRINKAGE. Anyway, I'll … [Read more...]

Couture Fall 2014:..


via After stalking Anna Dello Russo Instagram page, I got a beautiful glimpse of the glammed up 18th-century dresses for the Fall 2014 Chanel Couture runway show. Above are my favorites out of the collection. The show seemed to be placed in a royal castle with the all white set-up and open stage. I felt like these dresses would have been worn in Game of Thrones if only they had the time and creativity as well as the fabrics and Karl's brain to pull this off. The modern twist with the matching … [Read more...]