W118 Dress

Sometimes you find a dress that you just love. What is you favorite dress? When I saw this dress I could not wait to shoot it for the blog.

This is a W118 by Walter Baker, which is not available anymore (insert sad face here). I found this dress on thredUP, check out their online store here. thredUp is a web based consignment store that specializes in designer women and kid’s second-hand fashion. They really have some great pieces from great designers. Example…. this dress. I love how colorful it is and all the different patterns it offers. I paired it with a gray lightweight leather jacket (which is one of my favorites that I have had for years) (similar here), black peep toe booties (which are great when transitioning in between seasons) (similar here), and a hot pink clutch (which is a great pop of color) (similar here). I finished the look with a gold bracelet and gold drop earrings (here). I have linked some of my favorite W118 by Walter Baker dresses that are still available below, as well as similar accessories. Hope you enjoy!

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Alli 

Accessory Edit

Let me just say accessories are my jam. I love them. How about you? Scarfs, hats, jewelry I love it all. What is you favorite accessory?

There are a lot of cute ones trending at the moment. Some of my favorites are this Stone Waist Belt (here), and this Burberry Check Print Silk Scarf (here). Bag pom charms are really popular right now I really like this one from Iphoria  (here). I linked lot of accessories that are trending shop them below. Hope you enjoy!

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Alli 

                   

Spring Dresses

Spring is around the corner. So Spring Cleaning is a must for your wardrobe. So out with the old and in with the new. If you are like me than you are a dress girl in the spring and summer. They are just super easy and comfortable. Plus many dresses can be taken from day to night by just adding different shoes, such as heels, and changing up your lipstick and jewelry.

There are some great dresses out for Spring right now. Many of them could definitely be staples in you closet. Some of my favorites are this For Love & Lemons Temecula Maxi Dress (here), this Maggy London Tie Dye Crepe Midi Sheath Dress (here), and this Ted Baker “Zaldana’ Floral Print Fit & Flare (here). All of these are great dresses to add to your collection. Shop many more of my favorites below. Hope you enjoy!
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Alli

Poches & Fils

Lets face it….we all have multiple teeshirts right? ones that we can just throw on with anything. But I am a fan of cute tees. The ones that you can wear out and that look fashionable. I found some great ones from Poches & Fils, a company that specializes in great tees with cute customizable pockets.

View their website here (use code instafashion for a discount). They have awesome designs to choose from for Men, women and kids.  I paired my Poches & Fils Romeo et Juliette Pocket Tee with skinny jeans, A pink hoodie (similar here), and one of my favorite tweed puffy down vest (similar one here).  I finished off the outfit with tan booties (similar here), the Claire V Haircalf Fold over clutch (found here), and Kendra Scott Elle Earrings in Slate (here). I am all about cute casual outfits that easy to wear from one function to another. Below I have linked similar items. Hope you enjoy!

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Alli

Watch from Wristology. Use code: AA20 for 20% off

Casual Wear

Back to scarf weather. Although I love spring and summer there is nothing like having the chance to accessorize with a great blanket scarf. I could probably open a store with the amount of scarfs I have. They are great to add a little bit of color or flair to an outfit.

I paired this scarf with gray skinny jeans (which can be found here), a comfy sweater and a puffy down vest. I also have multiple vest too. They are another of my favorites items for winter. I added these duck boots from Lands End (similar here), which I have been wearing all season. You definitely need a pair is the winter months if you live in a place that gets snow. I finished the look with pink lipstick ( which can be found here). You can never go wrong with pink lipstick. This is probably one of my favorite outfits because it is very casual and can be worn for most low key activities, like running errands or getting coffee with friends. What is your favorite casual outfit? Shop similar items below. Hope you enjoy!

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Alli

Handbag Edit

Although I do not need any new handbags it is always fun to look right? I have rounded up some great bags that are trending below. What bags are you lusting over this season?

A couple of my favorites are the Chloé ‘Drew’ Leather Crossbody (found here), the Saint Laurent ‘Small Sac De Jour’ Leather Tote (found here), and the Gucci Tian GG Supreme Tote (found here). Check out all the rest of my favorites below. Hope you enjoy!

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Alli

DIY: Beeswax Lotion

There are many benefits to using beeswax especially if you have sensitive skin, which I do. Some benefits are that it provides a protection against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe, it  offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits, which make it helpful in treating the skin  if it is irritated. This is the reason beeswax is used in many skin care products. But as we know some product companies add in other things as a filler that are not so healthy for our skin. This is why I chose to make my own beeswax lotion. It is fairly simple and takes only 20-25 minutes.

1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil 
1/2 Cup of Beeswax (I like Deluxe Botanicals. which can be found here)
1 Tablespoon of Vitamin E oil
Couple drops of essential Oil of your choice for smell (optional)
I added a couple drops of shea nut oil (optional)
Fill a pan 1/2 full with water. Place on stove on medium heat. Combine all oils and beeswax into a pint glass jar. Place it jar in the water. Make sure non of the water gets inside the jar. Stir this jar occasionally until contents are complete melted. Remove jar from water and allow contents to completely cool before use. That is it quick and easy.
I like the Deluxe Botanicals, which can be found here because it is 100% pure, 100% organic. It is triple filtered and cosmetic grade. Deluxe Botanicals Beeswax is great for other DIY projects such as making lip balm and beeswax candles. It works as lubrication for hair, skin, lips and nails. Hope some  of my favorite products that have beeswax in them below.
These beeswax DIY projects are great to do with kids and make great gifts. Do you have any great DYI projects? Hope you enjoy and let me know if you try this one out.
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Alli

Beeswax c/o Deluxe Botanicals

Shoe Edit

Sometimes old faithfuls are just not enough when it comes to shoes. Even though I love these Nine West shoes (which were literally bought like 8 or 9 years ago) sometimes I am on the hunt for something new and trendy.

What are your favorite new trending shoes? Some that I am hoping to add to my closet are these Berit Wedge Sandal from Kork-Ease, these Vale Booties by Donald J Pliner, and these Maceo Pointy Toe Booties by Jeffery Campbell. Below I am linked more of my favorites that you are sure to love. Hope you enjoy!

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Alli 

Jewelry Edit

I will admit it…I am a total jewelry junkie. What about you? What are your favorite pieces at the moment? There are many different styles and designers of jewelry trending right now.

Some of my favorites are the Ishigaki Drop Earrings from Bauble Bar, or the Rebecca Minkoff Smartphone Notification Bracelet, and even the Classic Leather Strap Daniel Wellington Watch. All of them are great pieces to have in your jewelry box in my book. You can shop all my favorites that are trending right now below. Hope you enjoy!

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Alli

Chrissy’s Knee High Socks and Valentine’s Day Giveaway

I love cute socks, especially knee socks. What about you? They are comfy and great to keep your feet warm around the house. If you are looking for cute socks I have discovered a company called Chrissy’s High Knee Socks. They have awesome socks with fun prints that you are sure to love.

Prints such as argyle, striped, tube, and cute heart and mustache prints. Their socks are affordable, good quality, and they offer free shipping. The Chrissy’s High Knee Socks company is nice enough to offer one of my followers a free pair of socks of their choice just in time for Valentine’s Day. All you have to do is follow me on Instagram here, follow Chrissy’s High Knee Socks here, and like the Chrissy’s High Knee Socks photo on my Instagram page. The winner will be announce on Valentine’s on Instagram.  Shop some of my favorite Chrissy’s High Knee Socks here. Good luck!

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Alli