Agnes & Dora Dress

So I discovered Agnes & Dora a couple months ago when one of my coworkers became a rep and introduced me to their amazing attire. Agnes & Dora prides itself on being a women’s clothing line that focuses on comfort and fashion forward trends. This Earhart Dress (found here) is super comfortable and great for any occasion. I love that you can dress it up with heels and jewelry or keep it simple with just flats. The best part about it is that you can wear it in all seasons. For the colder months throw on a pair of Agnes & Dora leggings. If you are looking to revamp your wardrobe or just want to add a couple pieces of everyday wear then check out Agnes & Dora.
Follow Betsey Ann’s Agnes & Dora pages on Facebook & Instagram. Check out her website here to see what all Agnes & Dora have to offer. 
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Alli 
Dress c/o Agnes & Dora rep Betsey Ann Tracy 


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Styling in the Concrete Jungle


It’s always a struggle to stick out in a fashionable city like NYC. So I opt for little touches of color in my accessories, like I did in this outfit.

As you know I am a India Hicks’ Style Ambassador, so I am partial to many of her accessories, such as this Siren Scarf (here) and the Carmen Clutch (found here), which are two of my favorites from the collection. I paired these two with multicolored tassel earrings (similar), a black and white dress, with black booties and tights to finish the look. This outfit is easy to recreate and can be worn almost anywhere, such as to work, out with friends or even date night. It is also a great transition outfit from cold weather to Spring like weather. How do you stand out in the concrete jungle? Shop some of my ideas to help you below.

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Alli

Photography: Lydia Hudgens

Sweater Dress

Dress | Booties | Handbag | Bracelets (here, here) | lipstick | Earrings 

Sometimes it is easier to just go for the simple dressed up look. A sweater dress can do just that for you. As temperatures continue to drop a sweater dress is a great way to style up your wardrobe and keep warm at the same time. In the Fall wear a sweater dress with booties (these are some of my favorites here). I kept my dress a basic gray color (similar, similar), pairing it with a black handbag (here), and gold jewelry (earrings, bracelet). To give my outfit a pop of color I added a red lip. Shop my look below.
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Alli

Natural Hair Must Haves

                           
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Transitioning to natural hair can be hard and time consuming, especially considering the texture of hair you have. So I have compiled a couple of things that all naturals need to have healthy hair.
What I have learned during my transition period is to make sure you have the right products and that your hair is always moisturizer to combact breakage. I like to use this here, to add moisture to my hair daily. I also use a nutrient dense conditioner as a moisturizer, meaning I add it into my wet hair and do not rise it out. A good conditioner is one of the best investments a natural girl can make. Two of my favorites are here and here.

When washing your hair using conditioner is best to cleanse because it doesn’t lather and strip your hair of its natural oils. My favorite conditioner to co-wash is this one here, because it has a lot of slip. Meaning that the conditioner makes it easier to comb or brush through your hair and detangle it. The brush I use to detangle can be found here and the comb here.

Some key items you want to added to your list of products is a blow dryer with a diffuser (here), a good gel if you want to wear your hair curly. I like this one. Bobby pins (here) are a naturals girls number 2 best friend. I honestly don’t know what I would do some days without them. The last three things that you should definitely have are coconut oil (here) to seal your hair, and ponytail holders (here) and headbands (found here) to pull back you hair for easy styles.

If you are transitioning your hair you may want to think about protective styles such as braids or a sew-in. This helps with breakage. 

What are your favorite products? Shop the rest of mine below.

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Alli

Little Red Train

     Handbag | Dress (similar) | Sandals | Jewelry (earrings, necklace, watch) | Nail Polish | Sunglasses 
The other day I had the experience of having A random night in Midway Kentucky. While on a stroll through the main street, saw this cute little red train, so you know that meant an impromptu photo session.

After pictures and seeing a little bit of the town, I went to dinner at Heirloom restaurant (website) with my boyfriend and a couple other Aussies. The food was awesome. If you are ever in Midway I would definitely suggest it. Midway is a cool little town that I plan to explore more this summer, so stay tuned.

For dinner I wore a simple nautical dress, which is great for summer. I honestly have had this dress for years and still love it (linked similar dresses here and here). I paired it with my favorite earrings and necklace, added this blush colored cross body (found here), and what I call my fancy flip flops (here). Every girl needs a pair! I finished the look with sunnies (similar) and my favorite lipstick of the summer (here). 
What’s your favorite small town to explore?
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Alli 
                  
                 

Off the Shoulder

Happy Memorial Day! Suns out, shoulders out! Off the shoulder tops and dresses are one of the hottest trends right now. This style can be pulled off by almost anyone. It is flattering and a way to be sexy without showing too much. 

Off the shoulder shirts go great with cropped jeans (favorite jeans here and here) and shorts. I am eyeing this shirt and this one to add to my wardrobe. This outfit is casual and idea for outdoor social functions with friends. Off the shoulder dresses are also a big trend right now. I am a dress girl so I am loving this style. My three favorites are this one here, this one, and I really love the color of this one. Looks like this trend is here to stay. Shop the rest of my favorites below.
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Alli