Spring/Birthday Wishlist

Spring/Birthday Wishlist

Happy Monday Peeps! Since my birthday is Wednesday March 25 and the first day of spring was a couple days ago I thought I would do a Spring/Birthday Wishlist.  Floral is the hottest new trend of spring and I love it. I will definitely be adding some floral to my closet. Since I am running (aka jogging/walking lol!) 2 half marathons in the next couple weeks I added a few sports accessories like the Garmin Forerunner and the Tory Burch bracelet to make my Fitbit a little more stylish for everyday wear. I also added a great pair of ripped jeans, which is a trend that is coming back and a couple other accessories. A girl can never have a too many accessories right? Enjoy!

XoXo,

Alli

Made in Mechanicsville

Happy Sunday Peeps! Have you ever heard of the jewelry company Made in Mechanicsville? If you haven’t you should! They are a small company made up of a husband and wife team named Lauren and James. They started their company in January 2015 based on Lauren’s love for creating and her passion for accessories. The duo are from a small town and have been making jewelry for a year. They decided to make their dream a reality in hopes to highlight makers and crafters in rural and small areas, not just big cities. Their product select is diverse and for many different personalities and unique styles. I love their jewelry and all the different accessories there are to choose from. I had the opportunity to style some of their jewelry, check it out below. Made in Mechanicsville was sweet enough to offer my readers and Instagram followers free shipping if you use code: ALLI, so make sure you take advantage. 
You can find Made in Mechanicsville on many social platforms:
Website here
Instagram here
Facebook here
Esty shop here
Also now until March 8 Made in Mechanicsville is donating 25% of all sales to Cycle for Survival, which is a national movement to beat rare cancers. Check out more on Cycle for Survival here.
Happy Shopping and go follow them on Instagram! #StyleByMade
XoXo,
Alli

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

Hi ladies! Are you having trouble finding the right gift to get Him for Valentine’s Day? Some guys can be hard to shop for, but no worries. I created a gift guide that is sure to please. From highs to lows I am sure you will find something here that your man will love. Enjoy and don’t forget to put on that red lipstick for the special occasion! 💄💋😘

XoXo
Alli

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Him

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

Are you having trouble figuring out what to get Her for Valentine’s Day? I got you covered. Check out the gift guide below.  These are some of my favorites that are sure to please. From the low to the medium end of your budget.  Also, don’t for get the flowers. Enjoy!

XoXo,
Alli

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

Valentines Date Night Outfit Detail Options

Having a hard time trying to figure out what to wear on Valentine’s Day? Let me help you. Since it is a day of love, wear something you feel sexy in. Wether it is jeans or a flirty dress, just feeling comfortable in your own skin is the key. Below I gave you some dressier options. Mixing and matching is a great way to come up with a super cute outfit. Hope you enjoy and look out for my date night outfit.
XoXo
Alli 
Valentines Date Night

A line dress
blackfive.com

A line dress
rotita.com

Suede shoes
shoespie.com

Dolcis bridal shoes
$43 – shoebou.com

Cuff bracelet
lorenhope.com

Purple earrings
lorenhope.com

Lipstick
thebodyshop-usa.com

Lips makeup
uk.spacenk.com

eShakti: Customize Your Style

Do you have trouble finding clothes that fit your specific body type? I know I do. It is hard to buy clothing off the rack that will fit perfectly. Well you do not have to worry about that anymore! eShakti has come up with the perfect solution to solve your problem. This company designs the clothes and you customize it to fit your body type and style. I think this is the best idea ever! On their website (which you can access here) you can choose styles as shown, from sizes 0-36W, or you can customize your outfit by adding your measurements and even tweaking the neckline or sleeve length to your liking. 
I customized the outfit below with my measurements and tunic length. It turned out awesome. I could not be more pleased. I usually have problems finding dresses and pants that are long enough, as well as fit my waist at the same time. eShakti is a great option for getting clothes that fit your body and are stylish. There are so many outfits to choose from that I am sure you will find something you love. Also it was such a fast turn around to receive after i ordered it, less than a week. eShakti did not disappoint.
Check out my eShakti custom dress below. To customize your own outfit visit www.eShakti.com and use code absolutelyalli to get 10% off your purchase valid 1/28/15-2/28/15. Enjoy! And let me know how you liked it! 
XoXo, 
Alli 
Jacket: H & M

Shoes: Target

Jewelry: Versona

Purse: Kate Spade

Liebster Award

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I started my blog November 2014 kinda on a whim, so I am new and still learning this whole blogger thing. I saw all these Instagram and blog pages popping up and I thought I could do that, so here I am, Absolutely Alli.  I am truly honored and excited that Limairy nominated me. Go follow her blog here and Instagram here you will not be disappointed. Thank you for nominating me and recognizing me as a blogger.

The Liebster Award is an award given to bloggers (with 1k or less followers) in recognition by other bloggers. Upon being nominated (tagged on Instagram) you have to answer 11 questions and then nominate 11 other bloggers (notify them through Instagramto answer the 11 questions and so on and so on. Below are the answers to my 11 questions as well as, the 11 bloggers I have nominated who deserve to be recognized for having amazing blogs and for all of the hard work and dedication that they each put into blogging. I admire all of you beauties and I am very happy to have you following along especially as we all grow as bloggers and I am also grateful for your support.   

1. How did you come up with your blog name? 
I came up with my blog name Absolutely Alli because one my name is Allison aka Alli and two I wanted to show people through my blog and Instagram the absolutely true me. So it was easy to come up with the name. 

2. Why did you start your blog?
I started blogging because I love taking pictures and I love fashion. I saw that lifestyle blogging was becoming a trend and I was very interested in it. I have been following many bloggers on instagram and they inspired me to start my own blog in the hopes of inspiring others. 

3. What do you love most about blogging?  
I love everything thing about blogging. It is an outlet for so many things and is very educational as far as learning new fashion trends, healthy foods to eat, and even fitness trends. What I truly love is the fact that I get to meet new people I would have never met because they live in other states or even across the world. The blogger community is really a cool community.

4. What was the most ridiculous but very cool fashion trend you followed?  
It isn’t a ridiculous fashion trend but the trend I followed this year was the blanket scarf. I love them. They can definitely change up an outfit. 

5. One goal you wish to accomplish this year?
I have many goals I wish to accomplish this year with my blog. One is to get to 1,000+ followers on instagram. Two is to post more content to my blog and instagram, and three is to do more collaborations with bloggers and companies.

                                        

6. What is your favorite social media site?       
Instagram, of course. 

7. If you could travel to only one place this year where would it be and why?
I love to travel!! This summer I am going to Spain. I am so excited. Last summer I went to Barbados, and the year before that I went to London, Paris and Rome. Like I said I like to travel. 🙂 

8. How would you describe your personal style?      
My personal style is usually cute but casual. I love a skinny jean! You can dress them up or down. And I always love a chance to get dressed up. 

9. Spring or Fall fashion? 
 Both! But if I have to pick Fall because I love boots and scarfs.

10. If you could choose one store to shop at, your entire life, which store would you choose?             

Well Banana is my favorite store but, if I had to pick just one I would go with Macy’s because I can get everything there (clothes, shoes, makeup, etc…)


11. What is one fear you would like to conquer?                                                                                 

One fear I would like to accomplish is to not worry about what other people think. Just to do “me” and be happy with that.

My lovely nominees are:

Brittany (Truly Be Iconic)
Christine (Concrete Runway LA)
Kathleen (Kats Fashion Fix)
Tabaitha (Humble Beauty 29)
Keyma ( Style Weekender)
Tiffany (Tiny Tiffs)


I am looking forward to reading all of your answers and seeing your nominations. Thank again, to Limairy (Follow her on Instagram) for nominating me for this award. Xoxo 🙂

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Start of 2015: Goals Set and Outfits Worn

Since we are now in the the first full week of 2015, we have had a couple days to reflected on 2014 and set our goals for 2015. I have always heard that if you do not write your goals down or talk about them, you are more likely not to be motivated to reach them.  So here I go…..

2015 Goals

1. Reach 1000 followers + on my Instagram blog page by 2016. So go follow me at Absolutely_Alli
2. Have at least two post a week on my blog
3. Collaborate with more bloggers and companies
4. Do more product, fashion, and food reviews
5. Eat less, exercise more
6. Read more
7. Save more
8. Complete the 2 half marathons I am doing in a decent time
9. Go to bed earlier
10. And tell people I love them more

It’s a lot of goals but I can handle it. What are your 2015 goals??

Below are a couple #OOTD and details from this week.

Dress: Gap

Vest: Forever 21

Purse: Louis Vuitton (Speedy 30 Damier)

Boots: Marc Fisher
Vest: Old Navy
Socks: Target

Booties: Target

Snow! Snow! Snow!

Coat: Express
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News Years

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone. Do you have big plans? I think I am going to church and then maybe just chill at home and watch the ball drop with some special people in my life. So my outfit for NYE is church and house party inspired. I bought my dress a couple months ago and have not worn it because I thought it would be perfect for NYE. Here is a photo shoot in the dress. Enjoy!!

Jacket: H & M

Handbag: Kate Spade

Necklace: Express

Lipstick: MAC (xNastyGal Runner)

Dress: The Limited

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Photo Shoot in the Park

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a great Christmas. I did! Are you ready for the New Year? The new year for me means time to recharge, refocus, and reorganize my life. I have a lot of new thing happening in 2015 so I have to be ready for them.
A couple days ago a friend of mine was in town for Christmas. She is a great photography so I had her snap some pics. Check out some of my favorites and details of the outfit. 
Vest: J. Crew

Jeans: Express

Shirt: Target

Purse: The Streets of Rome, Italy 

Shoes: Target

Pashimina: Von Maur

Enjoy!!!
Other Outfits from this Week 

Anchor Shirt: Express
Vest: Old Navy

Vest: J. Crew
Shoes: Target
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