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Vincetta SS18 Preview

In my blog re-launch, I wrote about transparency. Notions of complete transparency in the fashion industry is few and far between. So for the sake of transparency, I will be devoting more posts to sustainable fashion. Vincetta has a special place in my heart as I got to work with Deanna, the designer, this past summer. Vincetta is making slow fashion dreamy in their beloved silks and draped silhouettes. The minimalist design and neutral colors are right up my alley and I have a running wish list of Vincetta pieces. I recently ...


Caffé dell’Appartamento: The Bialetti

Living in a New York City apartment has taught me two things: I own way more things that I actually need (not having any closets makes that painfully obvious) and that of the things I do own, most of them are coffee-related equipment and gadgets. This post will be the first part in a new series here on Briana Augustina: Caffé dell'Appartamento. This is the Bialetti edition. The Bialetti Moka Express is an Italian household staple. It's a stovetop espresso appliance. To learn the nuances of brewing with a Bialetti Moka ...


How to Wear Black & Khaki: Everyday

'   Welcome to the new and aesthetically improved Briana Augustina. You made it. It's been a little while. I've been contemplating a blog update for a while now, but wasn't sure what I wanted to change and whether or not I was using it as a procrastination method that would just distract me from studying and posting more often. They say not to fix what's not broken, but I felt like my blog was a little cracked. And I'm a perfectionist. Sometimes to a fault in which I feel like giving ...


What to Wear in Wine Country

  If your mom ever has to go to Napa for a work commitment, I recommend volunteering yourself to keep her company for the drive. I wore this outfit out to dinner by myself while she was at aforementioned work commitment. The shirt is by Lavai Maria and I purchased it at the designer's stand at the Grand Bazaar NYC on the UWS. She designed it for a girl power themed flea market event. It's made from an upcycled t-shirt and is brilliant. I rolled the sleeves for a more polished ...


Weekend in Washington, D.C.

This weekend, I hopped on the Megabus and headed to D.C. for a weekend away from the big city. Friday night around midnight, I took my first steps in the capital city. It was a much needed escape from New York's chaos and was reminiscent of San Francisco (aka home) in its more expansive layout. My first stop on Saturday was the White House while on a morning run (early enough to beat the heat). We brunched at Kafe Leopold in Georgetown and then I was caught in the middle of ...


Fresh New Kicks

White and denim have become an inseparable pair in my wardrobe, so I am debuting them on the blog with an outfit of classics. "Minimalist" would accurately describe the astounding lack of color and variety in my closet, but I've come to appreciate it as a style of its own.   Enjoy! xoxo B photos by Jessica Taylor Photography


A Glimpse of Nature Yosemite, CA

  This post is really just a photo gallery of a recent trip to Yosemite featuring my adventurous parents who decided we NEEDED to go because I had never been. Now I have been and I'm so glad! My parents stepped in as my blog photographers for the pictures of me in nature, but the solo shots of nature were all me. Sometimes I step into the city joyously overwhelmed by the energy and the people. Other times I walk around eerily aware of the concrete jungle that surrounds me: brick and cement ...