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PACKING FOR PALM SPRINGS | THOUGHTSBYBRANDI.COM

    PACKING FOR PALM SPRINGS

    I’m heading out to Palm Springs this weekend for 5 days for a photography retreat with some of my favorite photography friends. I’m so excited but with the mood swings that SoCal weather has been having, I’m finding it so difficult to pack. When I think of Palm Springs, I think of color and mod-architecture, Palm Trees and bougainvillea lined streets, sunshine and cacti, so much cacti… I don’t think of 40 degree temps at night and chilly pools…

    WILD WEST TRENDING | THOUGHTSBYBRANDI.COM

      WILD WEST TRENDING

      They say, you can take the girl out of Texas but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl. While I’ve adapted to Southern California and left the Texas heat behind, my southern roots still run deep. George straight is a nightly staple in our house and two stepping through the living room with Easton is a favorite past time of mine. Place a Texas sized steak in front of me and I’ll devour it. Oh and there’s…

      IMPULSE BUYS | 3 RECENT STYLE MISHAPS

        IMPULSE BUYS | 3 RECENT STYLE MISHAPS

        Style mishaps and impulse buys happen to the best of us. I strive to live off of a ‘fewer, better things’ mentality but no one is safe from the occasional impulse buy. I love following bloggers and influencers and I can be easily swayed into purchasing something, especially if it’s a brand I love or an insanely good deal, or if several of my favorite bloggers promote the item. I love seeing how they style the item.
        This year, I…

        Travel in Comfort | zenz from isotoner | thoughtsbybrandi.com

          TRAVELING IN COMFORT

          This post is sponsored by Isotoner but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
          Can y’all believe it’s November? I feel like last month just flew right by. November and December are usually really heavy travel months for us with holiday travel and visiting family to having family visit us and showing them all around San Diego. Between road trips, train travel, and a few trips to the airport, one thing I always rely on is comfortable travel…

          OUTFIT PICKS FOR FAMILY PICTURES | THOUGHTS BY BRANDI | thoughtsbybrandi.com

            FAMILY SESSION OUTFIT PICKS

            When it comes to family session outfit picks, as a family photographer, I tell my clients not to stress about wardrobe, I guide them with a Client Style board I’ve created and help them choose outfits. As a mom organizing family session outfit picks for her family, I totally freak out and second guess every style decision I’ve made, I wonder if white was a good choice, if Ryan will be sweaty and it will show, if Easton will…

              FALL ESSENTIALS | MOM STYLE

              For those of you struggling with the desire to wear a fall essential like a chunky cable knit or your cutest pair of booties but fear the severe sweat stains you’ll face, you are not alone. San Diego is notorious for having longer summers and practically no fall so while the majority of the country is cozying up in fall gear, we’re still rocking our sandals and summer dresses.

              Last spring, I purged a good amount of…

              Summer 10x10 minimal wardrobe challenge | thoughts by brandi .com | mom style | slow fashion

                SUMMER 10X10

                If you aren’t familiar with a 10X10 Challenge, basically, you chose 10 pieces, including shoes, from your current closet and then you wear them and only those pieces for 10 days! It’s essentially a “mini capsule wardrobe” so you aren’t committing to a complete capsule wardrobe but get a taste of it! I love that I don’t have to part with anything for these challenges, if I want to break the rules and reach for something, I’ve learned that’s…