THE MNY SPOTLIGHT

Meet Brittany Ball, NYC-based Lifestyle Blogger

Introduce yourself!

I’m Brittany, but my friends call me B. I’m a twenty-something lifestyle blogger based out of NYC. I live here with my partner and son. We absolutely love getting to share our stories online and create meaningful connections. I love reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, you know, the usual. I could go on forever about all the little things I just adore but for time sake I’ll leave it here!

Brittany wears the Tatiana Gown

When did you first get started as a content creator?

I first started in late 2015 with the desire to share my daily fashion. Over the years it developed into a brand, and I’m grateful to share my life and experiences with people from all over the world.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to hone in on their style and aesthetic?

I’d start with saying to not focus on what everyone else is doing. The key here is finding what you like. What you enjoy. Things that feel deeply personal, intimate to you. Stop focusing so much on trends and trying to do what’s cool at the moment. Finding your sense of style is the coolest thing you can do. 

What does self-care mean to you and how do you practice it?

Self-care can look like many things, but to me it always comes down to taking time for myself. That can vary from week to week. Allowing myself a few hours to truly unplug, not apologizing for taking the day off, not answering emails on the weekend. I think my greatest act of self-care has gone far beyond baths and skincare routines (which I obviously love) but it’s been radical for me to establish boundaries. I think loving yourself enough to put your needs and put your foot down where it matters is such a simple thing to say, but it’s sometimes much harder than it looks. Learning to respect myself, my needs, my wants, my boundaries, that has been the loudest act of self-care I’ve ever come face to face with. 

Follow along on Instagram at @brittanyleighball

What’s one thing you learned in 2021?

That it’s okay to simply be myself. I spent so many years trying to fit into molds that were never mine, and finally recognized that the only person I was hurting was myself. I want to create a life that’s beautiful to me, and in doing so it requires me to separate myself from the noise and just be. Allowing myself time to blossom in my own way has been freeing to say the least.

What’s next for you and what are you most excited for in 2022?

Oh my, well not to get too ahead of myself here but 2022 is shaping out to be a huge year. What I can say at this time is that I’m so looking forward to continuing growing my brand and business, spending time with my loves, and taking some much needed time to rest as well. 

What draws you to the Mestiza brand?

Well, aside from the beautiful prints and details, I love that no matter how bright or muted the tones are, Mestiza still has an eye for the classics. It’s a perfect balance of bold yet traditional. If you want to stand out and make a statement but still honor your love of classic styling, Mestiza is a great place to start.

Tell us how you’re styling your Mestiza piece and where you’re wearing it!

At the Met of course! This gown is like no other, and the details sweep me away everytime I put it on. I look forward to wearing this piece on many occasions in the future.

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