Alli Travels: LA

                             
Dress: similar | Shoes: Sperry’s  (here and here) | Sunglasses: similar | Handbag: Louis Vuitton  (here) | Earrings: Kendra Scott (here)
I love to travel. What about you? This March I had the opportunity to travel to many spots in California with my boyfriend.  

One place you have to visit while in Cali is LA. Am I right? There is everything from shopping on Rodeo Dr. or at The Grove, eating at great restaurants, seeing the ocean, and many historical sites that you see in the movies and on tv.  While we were in LA we took one of those sight seeing, hop on, hop off, city bus tours. Yes it maybe very touristy, but it is the best way to see the city in such a short time. We used Starline, they have these buses in almost all major cities and countries. I definitely think they are well worth the money. You get a little education as you ride along and see the sites. If you see something you like, hop off,  explore on your own and catch the next bus to continue your tour. Genius idea!

When I am traveling and trying to pack in as much stuff as possible in a short period of time, I like to be super comfortable. What about you? To roam the streets of LA I chose  a cotton dress (similar), Sperry’s  (here and here) (which are great walking shoes), and always a big handbag (here) to carrying anything else I need. What is your go to comfortable travel outfit?
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Alli


Enza Essentials

There are a lot of skincare products out there, but none of them have done what Enza Essentials (website here) has done for my skin. I have honestly found my favorite everyday go to. My skin feels so nourished and soft after using this skincare line. I have to stop myself from touching my face so much because my skin feels so smooth.


One thing that makes Enza Essentials great is that they customize their products to fit your particular skincare needs. You can take their customized skincare questionnaire (here) and based on your responses they organize what products are best for you. When you receive your skincare system it comes with step by step instructions on when to use each product, wether it is day or night. If you use these products as stated you will see your skin change for the better within days.

Enza Essentials has three different skincare systems to choose from. The Saturation System, Sustaining System, and the Extraction System. When you purchase a whole system you receive 20% off.  Since I have dry skin the Saturation System was the best choice for me (found here). This system includes their Saturation Cleanser, Aloe Scrub, Toner, and Herbal Creme. Literally after just a couple of day I could tell a difference in my skin. It was brighter, dewy, smooth to the touch and more even. My skin has never looked better since I started using Enza Essentials.

Enza has many other great skincare products that are not part of the systems but are definitely crucial to having great skin. I had the opportunity to try their Eyebright Intensive Eye Creme, Glycolic Serum, Vitamin C Creme, and their Advance Protection SPF 30.  I cannot say enough good things about all these products. The Vitamin C Creme definitely provides that extra moisture you skin needs. The Eye Creme combats fine lines and wrinkles. Their SPF blocks against the suns rays and does not leave that chalky looking layer on your face as many other brands do. It blends in with your moisturizer. Many serums breakout my skin, but not Enza’s Glycolic Serum it goes on smooth and helps hydrate and nourish.

If you try Enza Essentials come back and tell me which products are your favorite.

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Alli
                          
                                         
                                    
                                     

Skincare products c/o Enza Essentials

Swimsuit Ready

It is almost swimsuit and vacation season here in the US and if you are like me you think you need at least one new swimsuit each year. Which really means you have a drawer full of swimsuits already. #Guilty

Below I have rounded up some of the top trending swimsuits of the season. I am really loving this lace one piece here, this one shoulder two piece here, loving this halter here, and eyeing this ruffled swim suit here. I am definitely adding this scalloped suit (here) to my collection. What are your favorites of the season? Shop the rest of mine below. Hope you enjoy!

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Alli

Royalty for Me

{Shoes- Tory Burch} {Jean c/o- Royalty for Me,} {Shirt- The Limited, similar, similar} {Bag-Prada}
Sometimes you just find a great fitting pair of jeans, which I found in these Royalty for Me (website here) Slim-Hers Skinny Jeans (here).

Royalty for Me designs jeans that instantly shapes, smooths, and slims your body. Believe me its the truth. I love these jeans. Not only do they shape you they are super comfortable, the fabric has some stretch so it accentuates your curves,  while also smoothing and slimming the parts of your body that you do not want focused on. Their jeans fit true to size, which arrange from petite to plus size. Royalty for Me also sells shorts and capris for those who are looking to add to their summer wardrobe.

I paired my Royalty for Me Jeans (found here) with a coral and lace top (similar here and here, black flats (here), and black handbag (here). I love accessories and do not think an outfit is complete until these are added. The accessories I paired with this outfit are this gold cluster bracelet (here), big pearl earrings (similar here, and here), gold watch here and my Fitbit here.
You definitely should try Royalty for Me if you are looking for a great fitting pair of jeans. I am sure you will find a pair that you love. If you do, come back and let me know which ones. Shop my look below. Hope you enjoy!
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Alli

                                        

                                       
                                        
                                        
                                        

Tory Burch Spring Event

The Tory Burch Spring sale is well under way (website here). It is a great time to stock on Mother’s Day gifts, Birthday gifts, future Christmas presents, or just to treat yourself to something nice at a discounted price.

You can get up to 30% during this sale by using code: BLOOM (shop here). Somethings that I plan on putting in my shopping cart are this two pieced swimsuit (top here, bottoms here), this dress here,  this off the shoulder top here,  these earrings here, and this bag here.  There are definitely many more great pieces. Shop some of the Tory Burch  pieces below. What do you plan on adding to your shopping cart?

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Alli 

Alli Travels: San Diego

Happy Tuesday All! A couple weeks ago I was in San Diego with my boyfriend. It was the first time I had visited that city, and I loved it. I could totally live there. The weather is typically nice and the views are beautiful, as you will see in my photos.

When I travel I like to dress comfortable. I love to wear maxi dresses because they are so easy. The one I have on is from last season, but I found some that I plan to add to my closet (here, here, and this one here). I also like jeans when I travel (the ones I have on below can be found here),  a cute pair of sandals (here and here), a good pair of sunnies (I like these here),  and a large tote to carry everything (my favorite is here). You can shop the rest of my looks below.

While in San Diego we visited the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier and Museum (website here). If you visit San Diego I definitely suggest you take a half a day and go on a tour, it is worth. Very historic and will make you appreciate the Navy even more. Check out some pictures from that tour below. Hope you enjoy!
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Alli

Summer Maxi

I love a great maxi dress for summer, especially one that you can wear many different ways.

Like this  DatingDate Women’s  Multi-way Cotton Convertible Maxi Dress (found here, similar here). This dress is easy breezy for summer. Great for date night, a get together with the girls, and for a beach vacation. I love that this maxi is navy and white stripes instead of black. Navy is such a classy color. It can be worn 5 different ways: cap sleeves, halter, one shoulder, strapless and regular sleeved . I like to wear this one with either the cap sleeves or the regular sleeves as you will see below. I paired this maxi with my favorite leopard clutch (here), stylish sunnies (here), and white sandals (found here). My earrings and bracelet came from Swell Caroline (website here). You can find my Lucy Jewel Earrings here and my Faceted Tea Bracelet here. Love their jewelry. If you are into monogram jewelry Swell Caroline is the place for you. Cute stylish jewelry for affordable prices. Shop my look below. Hope you enjoy!

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Alli 
Maxi c/o of DatingDate (here), Jewelry c/o Swell Caroline (here)

Watch is Wristology (website here) use code AA20 for 20% off 
Nautical Rope Bracelet (website here) use cod: ALLISON for 20% off

Tula Skincare

Can I just say that thus far Tula products (website here) are my favorite skincare products hands down. I have tried millions of skincare products, but nothing has compared.


Tula product are formulated with tropical probiotics. Just like in the foods you eat, probiotics gives you the nutrients you need to stay healthy. So why not put it in the products that you use on your skin? So that you can provide the outside with those nutrients as well. That is what Tula did. They formulated their products with probiotics, which helps your skin be more resist to damage and aging. Probiotics help aid in wrinkle reduction, even tone and textures, and helps reduce redness and inflammation. Probiotics also help balance your skins pH, as well as hydrate it.

I was fortune enough to be able to try the Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask (found here) and the Hydrating Day & Night Cream (here). The smell of these two products is enough to make you want to buy them. They smell amazing! I have very dry skin so the exfoliating mask gently removes the dry and dead skin cells while moisturizing the new ones. Since the mask is so gentle I can use it up to 2-3 times week. The mask also helps when you are having a breakout. It diminished a pimple that I had within 24 hours and made my skin look very smooth and nourished.
Tula’s Hydrating Cream has been a God sent. It keeps my dry skin extra moisturized. I have never had a face lotion that has sustain hydration through out the day like this one does. It also helps reduces fine lines and wrinkles. You have to try Tula Skincare. They have a Discovery Kit where you can try all their products in travel sizes (found here). Use code: SHOP20 for 20% off and free shipping. After you do come back and let me know how you liked it. I love these products so much that I have already ordered their Purifying Face Cleanser (found here) I cannot wait to try it. Shop Tula Skincare below. Hope you enjoy!
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Alli 
 Tula Exfoliating Treatment Mask (found here) and the Hydrating Day & Night Cream (here) c/o Tula Skincare 

Alli Travels: Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is surreal. If you have never been, you should definitely add it to you bucket list. Since my boyfriend and I were traveling back from California (those pictures coming soon), He surprised me with a stop at the Grand Canyon on my birthday. I was super excited because I had never been.

You honestly need to first just take in the vast landscape. It is totally unreal and like nothing you have ever seen before. You need a whole day, really a weekend, to see at least 1/4 of what the park has to offer. There are many walking and hiking trails, but make sure you read up on the level of difficulty of each before you start out. There are some that take hours, like the whole day to hike there and back. There are also many trails that are for more experienced hikers.

The Grand Canyon Park is like a community within its self. It has everything you need. From a grocery store, a bank, coffee shop, places to eat, and even a bar to have drinks. You can stay in the park in the cabins, hotels, or bring your own RV. It is a great vacation spot for a family or you and your significant other. Check out my pictures below.
Make sure you come wearing activewear because there is a lot of walking, hiking, and physical activity. Some of my favorite activewear are these gym shoes here,  sports bra here and here, activewear pants here and here, and pullover here. I also love a good pair of shorts (here), and a tank (here and here) to workout or hike in. I always make sure I have my Fitbit (favorite one here). Shop all my favorite activewear below. Hope you enjoy!
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Alli

Polk-A-Dot

Happy Saturday ! How was your week? Mine was good but I wish it actually felt like Spring not like Fall. Ugh! This is why I am day dreaming about still being in the Palm Desert, where I shot this look below. The Palm Desert is beautiful. If you have never been you should definitely put it on you bucket list, but just not in the dead of summer because it gets hot. Real Hot!
This look is one of my favorites.  It was great to roam to the shops of El Paseo, the Rodeo Dr. of the Palm Desert. I wore white denim skinny jeans (found here) and paired it with a button up polk a dot shirt (similar here and here). I accessorized the outfit with Kendra Scott Jewelry (earrings here, necklace here), a leopard belt that I think goes with everything (here), this hunter green cross body (similar here and here), and these tan sandals that are sure to be on rotation all summer (here). I am such a fan of mixing patterns such a I did with the polk a dots and leopard because it adds a little personal style to an outfit. The watch I am wearing is from Wristology, website here. They have great watches for women. All different styles and colors. Use code: AA20 for 20% off and free shipping. Also, if you are in the Palm Desert Area and looking for a great photographer check out Erica Mendenhall Photography (website here). Shop my look below.  Hope you enjoy!

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Alli

 Wristology watch, website here. Use code: AA20 for 20% off. Nail Polish color here.