Breezy Days: 2017


December 31, 2017

A Cozy Winter Week

You know that weird week between Christmas and New Years where everyone is confused as to what they should be doing? I answered work emails, took excessive naps, and drank hot chocolate in my pj's! I've been loving this Aventura night shirt, since I can wear it around the house and throw on as many layers as I want! Aka I can answer the door for the UPS guy without feeling too exposed haha

December 30, 2017

Top Hits of 2017

New York City Trip
Our good friends Shane & Amelia were amazing hosts, and showed us around New York! It was our first time to the city, and we are itching to go back again.

Oliver Rios
Our first nephew Oliver, was born on May 17th! He is the cutest nugget ever, and we are so grateful to be able to live so close and see him as he grows.

December 29, 2017

A California Christmas Eve

I feel like I need to re-introduce myself here! I'm Bri, and you've landed at my life and style blog Breezy Days. This past year has been crazy, and my poor blog has been left in the dust. I'll do another post outlining my goals for 2018, but for the time being here is my Christmas Eve look!

October 1, 2017

Aventura in Provo Canyon

Isn't fall every Blogger/Instagrammer/Basic's favorite season? Just go ahead and throw me in that category, because after seeing these gorgeous colors in Provo Canyon I could just die! It was pretty chilly outside, so I was glad I layered this henley top and vest from Aventura Clothing.

September 29, 2017

Unboxing the September Bless Box

Does anyone else just love getting mail? It's gotten to the point where Ryan will save his packages, and let me open them :) Luckily this box had me written allll over it, and I couldn't wait to bust open this adorable Bless Box

September 26, 2017

MyHeritage DNA: Getting Started

Ryan and I have always been curious about our ancestry, and what that means for our future kids. We know that Ryan's dad grew up in Mexico, but we don't know much more through that line of the family. He's been bugging me to do a DNA kit for a while, so when MyHeritage reached out I asked for 2 kits! That way we have an idea of what our future family will be made of :)

It was an easy to process to follow with vials, swabs, packaging and step-by-step instructions in the box. Make sure to not eat anything for an hour leading up to it! Ryan accidentally ate a banana so we had to wait another hour so it didn't come back that he is 60% banana haha 

August 14, 2017

End of Summer Glitz

How are we almost to the end of summer?! I fly out to Phoenix tomorrow for work, then I'll be in California to see my brother come home from his 2-year church mission. Crazy how fast time flies! Ryan starts his last semester at BYU this September, and it's so surreal that we are nearing the end of our college experience. We're considering an we'll see how long it takes us to get the courage to hop back into school haha

I have been meaning to hit Center Street in Provo to see this mural, and it was the perfect colorful backdrop for this neutral look :) 

August 7, 2017

Goodbye Lucille

Driving to Park City in 2010.

Lucille has been with me since early 2009.

Our getaway car after the wedding & reception.

She's seen me through a break-up with my high school boyfriend, graduating high school in CA, beginning college in UT, starting a forest fire with freshmen friends, stealing Krispy Kreme donuts at midnight out of the trash can, moving to 7 different homes, meeting/dating/then marrying Ryan, she picked me up from my big melanoma surgery in 2011, and she's helped me give service to friends and family.

July 6, 2017

Summer by the Poolside

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I am absolutely loving that we are in the height of summer! It means the beach when we're visiting California, splash pads with the nieces/nephew, and lazy pool days. Nothing better than throwing on a cute outfit, and catching up with friends by the water. It also means that we need to focus on being hydrated 24/7 while playing out in the sun! I don't know about you, but as much as I love being outside, the heat definitely makes me feel depleted. I love reaching for my favorite vitaminwater flavors to help me feel refreshed, and was inspired by the Rise flavor to create this poolside look!

This is one of my favorite dresses since it has white on white embroidery at the top and is so flowy. It can go from poolside to taco night very easily! I went with a tangerine liquid lip color to complement my Rise vitaminwater and threw in some blue and gold accents to jazz everything up. 

My go-to vitaminwater flavors are Rise, Squeezed, and Power-C. Throw some ice in a bucket with these flavors and you've got a party! They taste amazing and help replenish your energy with electrolytes. This is especially important when you're hanging out in the sun all day :)

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Which vitaminwater flavor would you choose to have in your pool bag this summer? Check out these other ideas on how to stay hydrated! 

June 26, 2017

Red, White, and Blue

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays! Ryan and I go all-out every year to celebrate our country. Our usual tradition is to float down the Provo River on the 4th, but since the water is so high this year we probably won't risk it since I'm not a great swimmer haha 

We're looking at doing a family BBQ, paddle board in Deer Creek Reservoir, and enjoy all the Freedom Festival activates Provo has going on all weekend. Provo goes crazy with hot air balloons, Stadium of Fire, carnivals, you name it!

I snagged this dress from Target a few weeks back cause it's some comfy, and it goes perfect with my fireworks Woven Pear socks! They are total dyna-mite ;) 

What are you doing for the 4th?

T-shirt Ruffle Dress at Target (get 20% off with code DRESSY)

June 5, 2017

A Natural Tanned Goddess

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The older I get, the more I've focused on healthy skincare. The biggest issue I come up against is scaly skin, with how dry the air is in Utah. I swear my skin wasn't such a desert when I lived in California! ;)

I've also become extremely aware of how often my skin is exposed to the sun. The rays not only cause burns and wrinkles, but also can lead to skin cancer. So scary! I have used a sunless tanner the the past few summers, since it provides an amazing glow. But, now JERGENS® has come out with a new product that takes care of all my skin needs! 

The JERGENS® Natural Glow® Wet Skin® Moisturizer is an in-shower gradual tanner, that moisturizes my dry skin while also giving me a beautiful glow! It helps me avoid all the self-tanner hassle. When I'm done with a shower and while my skin is still damp, I rub this moisturizer into my skin! The color takes about 3-5 days to develop, that way I can control the the shade I want for my glow.

I picked up the Light to Medium shade from my local Walmart, to get started :) Prior to these pictures I have used the product 2 times, which means that I'm finally getting away from being stark white! haha

JERGENS Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer needs to be applied when the skin is still wet, as that is when you can really see the benefits of both moisture and natural color.

Another massive benefit to this product is that it does not get on your towels! Hip hip hooray! That is one of my biggest gripes when getting spray-tanned or using a sunless tanner, it stains all of my towel and clothes. Right after using the The JERGENS Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer, you can pat off the excess and head out the door! 

Now that our backyard is well on it's way to being done, we are throwing more backyard parties which means I gotta look the part! The JERGENS Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturizer makes me feel confident in my skin and gives me peace of mind. I can now feel like a smooth tanned goddess without all the harmful sun rays, and that is priceless!

What summer event do you have coming up that you're excited about? And want to look like a glowing goddess for? :)

June 4, 2017

New York Travel Guide: Philly Walking Tour

On Sunday during trip to the east coast we drove with our friends Shane and Amelia out to Philadelphia to meet up with some mutual friends Sam and Katie-Ann, to check out the history this city has to offer! We ate some amazing food, saw all the historical sites, and walked over 30k steps :)

Geno's Philly Cheesesteak: 1219 S 19th St
Our first stop was to get a classic Philly cheesesteak! We decided on Geno's versus Pats, because honestly the line was shorter haha It was delicious, and I got dripping grease all over!

Reading Terminal Market: 51 North 12th Street
This is a fun indoor market with so much fun food! We were hoping to hit the Amish Donut shop but they were closed when we were there, bummer! You guys will have to go for me ;)

Liberty Bell: 6th St & Market St
This is a given in Philadelphia, right? So cool to see all the history here!

Independence Hall
Seriously SO COOL. I feel like I'm in 'National Treasure' ;)

Christ Church: 20 N American Street
A local we met at Gens's suggested we stop by this historic church where Betsy Ross and Ben Franklin worshipped! The architecture is stunning, and the greenery beautiful.

Elfreths Alley: 124-126 Elfreth's Alley
This alley is so darling! It is one of the first row of homes in the United States, and there are still people living in these quaint homes. The perfect photo op :)

Franklin Square: 200 N 6th Street
We walked through this gorgeous park and took a quick seat here. Didn't snag any pictures because we were having so much fun chatting with our friends and resting our feet!

Amada: 217-219 Chestnut St
Our friends have such great taste in food and suggested we go here for dinner at this tapas restaurant. OMG. I'm drooling just thinking of the Ensalada de Jamon! It's a bit spendy here, but totally worth it. I learned that a lot of New York chefs move their restaurants to Philly because the rent is cheaper, so it has become an amazing food scene!

The Franklin Fountain: 116 Market St
We ended the night on an ice cream note! Loved how our scoops came in these fun Chinese take-out style boxes :)