Always a Dress Girl

                     
                           Shop: Dress | Earrings | Sunglasses | Watch | Booties | Lipstick
I think that dresses are the most easiest and stylish piece of attire that any woman can wear. An all in one outfit with no stress of finding coordinating individual clothing that comes together to make a full look. This dress is one of my favorites and it is no surprise that it is animal print. I like the thicker material that it is constructed with, which makes it great for Fall. I bought this dress at a local boutique (Work the Metal), but have linked similar ones below. I paired it with black booties, a black leather cross body, added some color with my sunnies and these cute earrings.

Are you a dress girl? Shop this look below.

XoXo
Alli

                     

                     

                     

Guess Who’s Back

Guess who’s back, back again! I took a quick break from blogging to do some wedding and other business stuff but now I am back. The wedding is two weeks from today and I feel pretty calm about it, but ask me how I am doing in a week, lol! Anyway, fall is among us. Actually the first day of fall is my wedding day. So how are you transitioning to fall like weather? Me, with cute dresses and booties of course! Like in this outfit, it is perfect for those still warm afternoons and even cooler mornings and evenings. Booties are probably one of my favorite things about colder weather. I plan to add some new ones to my shoe closet this season, so stay tuned! What are you looking forward to this fall?
Shop my outfit below.
XoXo
Alli 

Photography: Erin Trimble

Motivated in Brooklyn

Last week I was living my NYC dreams. This city is by far one of my favorites. I always get the sense opportunities are endless there. As I looked out at the vast cityscape and the Brooklyn Bridge it excites me! The energy is there and the motivation is there. It reminds me to not sit on my dreams and help others to reach their’s too.

The day was perfect for this bright yellow Zaful off the shoulder dress. It is airy, light and comfortable. Definitely size up because it runs small. I accessorized with a dual tone tassel necklace, navy espadrille flats, and merlot color lipstick. This outfit is perfect for the hot summer weather. 

Check out Zaful 4th Anniversary Sale here. Use code ZFAnniversary for a discount. Free shipping worldwide.

XoXo
Alli 

                                           Dress: c/o Zaful      Photography: Pret A Photo
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Bachelorette Party Dress

Shop: Dress (One, Two) | Heels | Lipstick | Bracelet | Earrings

Next month I am preparing to head to my bachelorette party in one of my favorite cities, NYC, with a few of my best girls. I wanted to do something a little different. I have been to Vegas multiple times and knew I didn’t want to go there. I am not a huge beach person, so Miami was out of the question (not because I don’t like water or sand, but because I am allergic to the sun, which is a pain).  I am a city girl and what is one of the the best cities in the world? NYC of course!

In anticipation of this upcoming weekend I am already planning out outfits to wear. The first one is this sequins dress, which is perfect for the party, and that is when I attend to wear it. This will be my going out dress. Comfortable, a statement in itself; it is a great dress for a night out on the town with the girls. I paired it with sliver heels and a red lip to give a little pop of color. Looking forward to sharing more of my NYC looks. Shop this one below!

XoXo
Alli

                                                          Photography by Erin Trimble

White Dresses for Bridal Shower

Dresses: One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six 
Accessories: Necklace | Clutch | Heels | Lipstick 

If you are a bride you have to prepare yourself for all the bridal showers heading your way. It is an exciting time to say the least, but what do you wear? White of course! You definitely have to stand out as the bride. So let me suggest a dress. Right now is the perfect time to find one. This season there are so many stylish dresses. You should definitely stock up for the the multiple showers, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner.

The dress I have on in this post (which I have had for awhile) is perfect for a bridal shower. It is sleek, two-tone (but mostly white), and the perfect length. I added some color with this turquoise necklace and brick color lipstick and a bit of pattern with leopard heels. I finished the outfit with a taupe clutch, which with be on rotation all summer.

What did you wear to your bridal shower? Shop some of my picks below.

XoXo
Alli

                         
                                                       Photography by Erin Trimble 

Picking the Perfect Dress w/ Modern Trousseau

Who wants to go wedding dress shopping with me?? Picking the perfect dress can be hard but when you know you know. That may sound cliche, but it’s the truth. I tried on about 10 dresses but kept coming back to a certain one, and in the end it was the dress! There are so many to choose from like A-line, Fit and Flare, Ball Gowns…. to fabrics like lace and silk organza. It is easy to get caught up in the mix and like them all, but this is where your bridal stylist/consultant comes in to help you find that perfect one. I found my one at Modern Trousseau Louisville
Modern Trousseau is a couture bridal boutique that showcases the designs of Australian born, Callie Tein. I knew it was the perfect place for me considering I am marrying an Aussie. Modern Trousseau has Flagship Stores in: Louisville, Baltimore, Nashville, Charleston, New Haven, New York, and Savannah. Flag Ship Stores coming soon to: Charlotte, Cincinnati, St. Louis, DC, and Long Island. You can also see their unique designs in many other bridal shops around the US (find them here). At their Flagship stores, find your perfect custom made dress that fits your needs for your special day.
The easiest way to select the dress is to have a budget and an idea in mind. Obviously a budget keeps you from over spending and trying on dresses that you will fall in love with and cannot afford. So save yourself and your bank account the stress. Skimming through bridal magazines and online can help you come up with a couple designs that you like. This can narrow down the amount of time you spend perusing through racks of dresses, and it will definitely cut down the number you try on. Honestly the more you try on the more it muddies the water in your mind of that perfect one. 
Leah-Terese that runs the Modern Trousseau Louisville Flagship Store was the perfect host for me and my guests. she worked with me explaining the different fits and fabrics, and helped me narrow down my choices, until I picked my perfect one.
There are many reasons why I personally loved finding my dress at Modern Trousseau. I remember about a year ago (before I was engaged) walking pass this shop one night heading to meet up with some friends, I stopped and looked into the window and was in awe of all the beautiful dresses and I thought to myself “When I get married that is where my dress will be”! When the time came, I was right! Modern Trousseau sets its self apart from other bridal boutiques because their dresses are custom to fit your body. Your measurements are taken and your dress is made from start to finish to fit you. So you are not buying a dress off the rack that has to be cut down or reconstructed to fit your body type. You custom pick the lace and color of your dress, you can mix and match from other dresses (the top of one and the bottom of another), and add a belt for a little sparkle until it is made into your perfect creation. 
If you are a bride and looking for that one of a kind dress, let me suggest Modern Trousseau. You won’t regret it! You can request an appointment here.
 Here is to happy stress free shopping because you will already have enough stress planning!
Disclaimer: None of these are my dress! 🙂 I can’t wait for my followers to see my perfect dress from Modern Trousseau, but not before the groom! 😉

Belts to add a little sparkle to your gown

Another reason why I love Modern Trousseau is because they put cute little messages on the inside of your dress. Mine will say Ben & Allison EST. September 2018

                                             You always have to cheers when you find the dress!

Pia – Fit to Flare gown with alternating panels of alençon lace and French net. Added a belt for sparkle.

Odette – French Lace and Italian Silk Organza strapless ballgown. It has a scoop neckline, a low V back and a sweep train. Added a belt for sparkle.

The Perfect Belt

Perfect outfit, perfect belt! I can truly say accessories can make an outfit pop. This geometric fitted dress is great on its own, but when you add a belt with a legacy letter buckle (A for Alli of course) to compliment it, it pulls the whole thing together. I mean who doesn’t want their initials on their belt? (Find your legacy letter here). Further accessorizing this outfit was my main goal, as you can tell.  Patterned tights with over the knee boots accented the entire ensemble. A cross body and a tassel necklace to complete it. What is your go to accessory? Shop mine below.

XoXo
Alli


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Coming In Hot!!

With this weather, who doesn’t need a faux fur coat?? I mean it is perfect! This coat is from Baciano, if you have not checked them out, you should! They have some stylish on trend pieces for everyone, from dresses to jackets to sweater. This faux fur coat looks great with almost anything. I paired it here with a black Agnes & Dora dress and tan knee boots. Let’s not forget the accessories, which can make any outfit. Sunglasses, earrings (that give a pop of color), and a clutch that compliments the necklace perfectly (which was a gift from my future mother in law, all the way from Australia). How would you wear a faux fur coat?

XoXo
Alli

Thanks Baciano for sponsoring this post.

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Berry Picking

                 
                          Shop:  Dress | Crossbody | Necklaces | Sandals | SunglassesWatch 

Who doesn’t love fresh berries? My favorites are blackberries. So every year a friend and I head to Huber’s Orchard and Winery at the end of July for some berry picking and some wine tasting, in that order! Lol!
 What better way to be stylish, stay cool, and get a little workout in, then in this little number. This black ruffle tunic is from Agnes & Dora (check out all the colors here). I love that it is light, airy and comfortable. The dress pairs excellent with this snake print crossbody and pendant necklace from Charming Charlie, which comes in four different colors. I finished the looks with a pair of sunnies and black flats. What is your favorite dress of the summer?
Follow Betsey Ann’s Agnes & Dora pages on Facebook & Instagram. Check out her website here to see what all Agnes & Dora have to offer. 
XoXo
Alli 
Dress c/o Agnes & Dora rep Betsey Ann Tracy  & Necklace c/o Charming Charlie 

                 
                 
                 
                 
                 
                 

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Shop: One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten

The Nordstrom Half Yearly sale is underway! There are some great items to add to your wardrobe. Like cute dresses, such as this one and this lace one, awesome statement watches (here and this gold one here), and handbags galore (you may need this crossbody in your collection). There are also sale items for the men and children in your life; check out the men, kids, and home decor sections. Whatever you are looking for Nordstrom has multiple items to choose from. Happy Shopping!!!

XoXo
Alli
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