If you’re in search for some unique finds this holiday season then you’re actually in luck because I have the perfect spot for you to check out – the Briana Rene store. Orange County jewelery designer Briana Ellison is the woman behind this super cute boutique located at the OC Mart Mix. Recently, I visited her there and she showed me 5 of her favorite holiday pieces that she currently has stocked.
The Olivia dress in burgundy by Black Sheep was an obvious pick considering Bri and I both share a love for the brand – in fact, I’m wearing the lacy Star Gazer dress here.
#1. Olivia Dress – Black Sheep Clothing – $58
Briana’s creativity definitely translates well from her jewelry designs to the store set up – it’s curated really nicely. She also had a story behind almost all the pieces there. For instance, these Saako scraves are handmade in Barcelona, where Bri studied abroad for awhile. She loved them so much that when she decided to open her boutique years later, she knew she wanted to showcase the scarves – Briana was actually the first American retailer to start carrying this unique accessory.
#2. Saako Scarves- Handmade in Barcelona out of 100% Recycled cotton $65
#3. Gillian Julius Bracelet- Sterling silver tubes with Japanese cord. Handmade in Italy $275
#4. Maison Scotch Double Hooded Sweatshirt – Designed in Amsterdam $105
#5. Briana Rene Studded Wrap Bracelets- Genuine leather with 14k gold-fill chain $66. Also available in Sterling Silver, Antique silver, and Brass (Prices vary).
Anyway, thanks to Bri for letting me barge in and snap a ton of photos. Definitely go check out the boutique at the OC Mart Mix and let her know I sent you – or even stalk her website a bit to learn more about these products and her story – http://brianarene.com/