Back to School for the Stylish Undergrad

The first day of college for many university students is starting soon. Whether you are a freshmen or a senior you should always be prepared, especially for the stylish undergrad. I was always told first impressions stick. Considering this you should look your best and be ready for the first day. I have rounded up many of the supplies, clothing options, shoes, and bags you will need to get through not only the first day but the first semester.

The stylish underground first needs a cute planner to keep your assignments and social calendar organized. I would suggest this one here, not only is it girly and colorful, you can choose to write your information on the two page calendar each month or use the weekly pages that allow for more space and detail. The fact that it has stickers does not hurt either. Other supplies need for school are this item here, these, and this. Once you have your supplies you will need a fashionable  backpack to keep it all in. This one is super cute. If your are not into backpacks this tote here will definitely do.

Now on to the clothing. Jeans and a nice tees are a must for college students because they are easy and you can dress them up or down depending on your accessories. One of my favorite pair of jeans are these here. They fit great and are under $100. As you know a good pair of denim can be pricey so finding good ones that last, and will not break you is pretty hard. A v-neck tee is essential to have in your wardrobe because they are easy to throw on and go good with most pants, skirts and shorts options. This tee is great and is a neutral.

The next question is….what are you going to wear on your feet? Tennis shoes or gym shoes are best if you are walking long distances across campus. I like these because you can wear them with any color, but if you are trying to be a little more fancy these decorated high-tops or these flats will definitely add more to an outfit.

For those Fall and colder months try a button down. I like theses two, here and here. Also a denim jacket is great for fall. What are your favorite back to school items? Shop my picks below. Enjoy! Have a great first day if you are a student or educator.

XoXo
Alli

Splurge vs. Save

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Do not get me wrong! I love expensive bags and shoes as much as the next fashionista, but sometimes it is just not in the budget to spend an exorbitant amount of money on frivolous items. No worries because I have rounded up some stylish money savers that look just like the real thing.

This bag here, which is under $25, is a great alternative for similar expensive handbags (here and here).  These coveted wedges (found here) have been all over social media. Well you do not have to break the bank to be stylish, these look a like wedges (here) are under $35. Espadrilles have been all the rage lately. These cute ones here are under $30, which are similar to these more expensive ones found here.
What are some of your saves? Shop the rest of mine below.

XoXo
Alli

Shopbob Spring Sale

The Shopbop Spring Sale is finally here and I look forward to it every year because you can get many designer goodies for a discount. Shopbop offers up to 25% off at check out when you use code: BIGEVENT16.

This sale is a great time to refresh you spring wardrobe and add a few pieces. Some of my favorites I stock up on during this sale are Tory Burch, Karen Walker, and Rebecca Minkoff. What are some of your favorite designers? Some great pieces to add to your collect are these J Brand White Denim Jeans (here), or these Jeffery Campbell Wedges (here), or this supper popular Clare Vivier Fold Over Clutch (here), and this Kate Spade Tote (here). What are you looking for during the sale. Happy Shopping!!

XoXo
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!

XoXo
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!

XoXo
Alli

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

                               
Valentine’s Day is coming up and sometimes it can be hard to find the right gift for the special women in your life (girlfriend, mom, wife, daughter). No worries I have you covered.

I have everything from low end to high end that is sure to please. Check out my picks below. Hope you enjoy!

XoXo
Alli 

Wednesday Wants

Happy Wednesday Peeps! Time for some Wednesday wants.  I have been all about some purple lately  so most of my wants reflect that.
We all have wants but I am trying not to indulge myself for awhile. We will see how long that last. What’s on your wants list? Mine consist of jewelry, purses and shoes to carry me into the fall season. Hope you enjoy!

                                                                      XoXo
                                                                       Alli