College Football Rivalry Week #OOTD

In the Bluegrass State it was the Battle of the Governor's Cup. And it looks like the Cardinals will be holding on to it. Go Cards!!! And I want to add that I am a graduate of both schools so I was a winner either way. Who is your school's rival?  When cheering on  your favorite sports teams you can always be fashionable. I paired leggings and knee boots with this buffalo plaid shirt from Old Navy and fur vest found here from Forever 21. Made for a great outfit that showed off the Card's colors.

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Black Friday or Thursday

So black Friday or should I say Thursday? What was your damage? I didn't do too bad. Visited our local outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and picked up some great finds at Michael KorsRalph Lauren, and North Face. Then headed over to one of our local malls and made a pit stop at Lululemon. And no shopping trip would be complete without stopping by Starbucks. Shopping hall post coming soon.

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Happy Early Christmas to Me!! :)

So I am really excited about this early Christmas gift that one of my coworker's husband made for me. It is a bourbon barrel bar. Yes an actual real bourbon barrel! It was spit in half and shelves were added to make it a functional bar or storage for bottles or whatever you like. I am a little obsessed with it. It's awesome right? It will definitely be put to good use.


Yes I already dragged out some of the Christmas decoration. I couldn't wait! Could you? Do you have your decorations up yet? I love Christmas! All the decor and lights. I like to put it out as soon as possible so I can enjoy it. 

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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I sure did. What are you thankful for?  Me....well I am thankful for everything. My family, my health, and the opportunity to get up everyday and go to work. I am really grateful for this new journey of blogging and all my followers. Hopefully you enjoy following me on this self exploration.

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Leggings paired with a grey sweater from Banana Republic, which is on sale and can be found here

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What's in the Box??

What's in the Box?? Why...a Kate Spade bag of course!! This great bag was on sale at Von Maur for $132. So I had to get it right? It is regular $198. They had multiple colors. I chose red because I thought it would be great for all the holiday festivities that are coming up. Von Maur had many great bags on sale such as Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Lilly Pulitzer. So check out your local store or shop online. These bags will make great holiday gifts. Happy Shopping.

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Thursday and Friday #OOTD

What up Peeps! Happy Sunday. I hope your weekend was great and that you are making great plans for this upcoming holiday week. Three day work week, Thanksgiving, and black friday shopping.....I AM SO EXCITED!!! What about you? Check out my #OOTD from this past Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday I wore one of my favorite scarfs. I bought this skull and fleur de lis scarf while on vacay in Rome, Italy. Paired it with a eggplant colored sweater from Banana Republic, skinny jeans, and tan booties from Target.

This is one of my favorite sweaters that i bought a couple years ago from the Gap. It is a oldie but goodie, which is still very stylish. Paired with some skinnies and riding boots. Accessorized with my FitbitMichael Kors watch, and my Versona bracelet pictured below. 

I got these great David Yurman look-a-like bracelets from Versona on clearance $3.99 for the silver and $4.99 for the gold. I love these and a great deal.

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Houndstooth and Cape Sweaters

If I thought that yesterday was cold I was wrong #Its20degreesInNovember. But no fear I always welcome a chance to wear my houndstooth coat. This is my favorite coat. I LOVE IT!! I have had it for  10 years plus, but it is still going strong. I get compliments every time I wear it. I purchased this coat from Express.

I love a good cape sweater. And today being 20 degrees was a good day to showcase it. Purchased from The Limited it was paired with an eggplant colored tee and some skinnies. My favorite part about this sweater is the big buttons on the side. What is a staple in your closet you love? 

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Goodbye Weekend...Hello Snowy Monday

So today I woke up to 2 inches of snow and frigid temps. This definitely called for my Navy Hunters Huntress Wellies. Since there was snow it was a great time for me to try out my Hunters fleece cable cuff welly socks now on sale on the Hunters website. Don't you just love a good pair of Hunters? Not only are they good for the rain and snow, they are also a good fashion accessory.

Sunday I went to Sally's Beauty Supply to pick up my favorite top coat Out the Door and came out with 4 new nail polishes. No worries they were on the clearance for $3 each. #NailPolishHaul Who can resist cute nail polish that is on sale right?!?

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Hello All! Hello weekend! So this weekend was pretty low key. It included a girls night and little shopping trip to Target. This Sunday November 16, 2014 Target started selling their Toms for Target. With each Toms item purchased from Target "one of the following will be donated or given: (I) by Target: $3 (the monetary equivalent of one week of meals for someone in need; $1 = 9 meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local food banks) to Feeding America; or $5 (the monetary equivalent of one blanket) to American Red Cross Disaster Relief; or (II) by TOMS: TOMS will give one pair of new shoes to a child in need" ( Shopping is always fun, but it is even more fun when it is helping a great cause. So I say get your shop on. 

Showing my support for Toms for Target

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So I love this  shirt with lace detail. I found this beauty at Old Navy. Which might I add was on sale. Old Navy has been having an awesome sale. Pair it with a some black skinnies and black Tory Burch Flats.

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Happy Wednesday! It's giveaway time. 1 lucky winner will win these great gifts from Target. All you have to do is follow Absolutely_Alli on Instgram, comment below on how you will use these goodies, and repost giveaway picture to your page with #AbsolutelyAlli. Winner will be announced next Wednesday November 19, 2014. Giveaway includes hello notecards with envelopes, journal, pen set, and wallet. Good luck everyone!

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Oh Tuesday!!!

Happy Tuesday! How was your Tuesday? Mine was great. A day full of working towards my goals and living life to the fullest. I love today's outfit. Here are the details. I bought this fab shirt from Walmart for $9.88. You can't beat a good deal on a cute shirt. Old Navy is having a great sale. Score this quilted vest for $20. I finished it off with my favorite skinnies from Banana Republic and bronze flats from Chinese Laundry. Accessorizing with a Marc by Marc Jacobs cross body, FitbitMichael Kors watch, and a ring from Elva Fields Original Vintage Collections. Isn't styling up any outfit fun? What is your favorite fashion accessory?

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Happy Monday

Happy Monday Ya'll! Beginning a new week. Time to make some positive changes. So I definitely had to dress the part. Always dressing fashionable gives me more confidence to conquer the day. I love a bold statement pant. These are from Macys. Paired with this black and white  blouse from Old Navy and black flats from Tory Burch.  Do your clothes give you confidence?

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#OOTD from the Weekend

Old Navy is having a great sale so I picked up this tweed vest and red shirt. I paired it with some skinny jeans and these cute leopard flats I got from Target on clearance for $10.  Accessorized with my Louis Vuitton speedy 30 Damier bag, my Fitbit and my Michael Kors watch.

So my new favorite fashion accessory this season is the blanket scarf. I picked up this cute one at Target on clearance for $8. The earring are also from Target.

Game Day ready.... I think so......Especially with my blanket scarf and and my blue peacoat from Banana Republic

Being a Grownup

So last Thursday I  had the opportunity to tour a part of the GE appliance park.  It was awesome. I so want new appliance now.  You know you are becoming an adult when you get excited about appliance. Check out my favorite kitchen set up. Click here to check out some GE appliances.

Love this Kitchen

Doesn't make you wan to remodel???

Thursday #OOTD

 I love some good accessories. I bought these multi-colored tribal inspired earrings from Work the Metal. I paired it with my Fitbit,  my Michael Kors watch, and a glass bead bracelet that I made myself. The sweater is from the The Limited

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Feeling Navy

So this week I have really been feeling navy. This is the second outfit this week that has been navy inspired. Since it was a rainy day I had an opportunity to wear my navy Hunter rain boots. I always welcome a chance to wear my rain boots. I paired these with a pair of skinny jeans and one of my favorite sweaters. This navy and cream zebra print INC sweater I found at Macy's. I love this sweater because of its silver detailing around the neck. It reminds me of a great statement piece that you would have in your necklace collection. I also added a navy Marc by Marc Jacobs bag. Finished off this look with me navy Michael Kors watch and some silver bangles. I think my London Fog rain coat added a little flair too. What is one of your favorite pieces in your fashion collection?

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The Perfect Manicure

It is always great to go to the nail shop and get your nails done, but sometimes that is just not possible. If you are pressed for time, low on funds or just like to change up your color a couple times a week polishing your own nails is the way to go. Here is a quick and easy way to get a perfect manicure.

Steps to a Perfect Manicure

1. Sally Hansen Hard as Nails as a base coat or your favorite base coat

2. Gelous Advance Nail Gel Coat

3. A coat of you favorite nail polish

4. Second coat of Gelous Advance Nail Gel Coat

5. Second coat of nail polish

6. Third coat of Gelous Advance Nail Gel Coat

7. Last a coat of Out the Door Top coat

8. Repeat a coat of Gelous and a coat of Out the Door every other day for best results

Gelous and Out the Door can be found at Sally's Beauty Supply

What are some of your favorite nail colors?

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Motivation Monday

Happy Monday! It is the beginning of a new week so it is time to set goals, make to do lists, finish what you started and leave your mark on the world. In order to accomplish all these tasks you have to stay motivated. One way I stay motivated is by reading self help books that boost my positivity and motivate me to continue on my journeys. One of my favorite motivational speakers and author is Jon Gordon. Two books of his I have read are The Energy Bus and The Positive Dog. His books are an easy read and will leaving feeling like you can accomplish anything that you are committed to. Check out his website Another of my favorite motivational speakers is Michael Gebben. He has a YouTube channel called Anything is Possible where he post motivational videos every Wednesday. Definitely watch worthy He also has a blog you should check out The next book on my list to read is The Confidence Code I have heard  such good things about this book and cannot wait to read it. I think motivation is key to positive outcomes. So filling my head with positivity allows me to conquer difficult goals and task that I never thought possible. What are some of the ways you stay motivated?


For my Monday outfit of the day I chose to keep it simple. But yet I love this outfit. This vest is on sale now at Old Navy. Found this navy gingham print shirt in the men's section in Target. Ladies never be afraid to style up a mens shirt. So go ahead and venture into you husband's or boyfriend's closet. I topped off the outfit with a pair of skinny jeans and some riding boots.

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