Fall Boots

                          Rain Boots | Ankle Boots | OTK Boots | Riding Boots | Knee Boots 

Fall is around the corner and you know what that means…..BOOT SEASON! I am a lover of boots if you have not noticed from this post. I think they are a great way to add character to an outfit. There are many boots to choose from this Fall. Peep toe booties are great for transitioning to fall. Two of my favorites are this pair and this pair. Since Peep toe boots usually have a heel, they go great with skinny jeans or midi skirts. If you are not into the peep toe, but like a shorter boot, ankle boots are for you. Similar to the peep toe but without the open front. Try this pair here and I really like these ankle boots.

Knee boots and over the knee boots are probably my favorite type of boots for fall and winter. They pair well with leggings, jeans, and dresses. They are also great to use as an extra layer to keep your legs warm through those cold months. If you are looking for a pair of knee boots try these or these and if you like over there knee boots these are a great pair here. What are your favorite type of boots for the colder months? Shop mine below.

XoXo
Alli

Splurge vs. Save

                                 One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine 

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

Bzees

                          
The most comfortable shoes that your feet will ever be in! It is like walking on air. These Bzees ‘Sashay’ ankle strap sneakers (found here, other favorites are here and here) are so light that you do not even feel like you have shoes on.

If you have never heard of Bzees, check out their website here. All their shoes have air infused outsoles, which make you feel like you are walking on clouds. This is great for people who are flat footed like me because their free foam footbeds deliver high resiliency (bounce back) but do not compact. This allow less pressure on your feet. Bzees also have dynamic stretch upper material that allows your feet to move naturally and freely but have the necessary support they need. They are also machine washable and do not lose their shape. I absolutely love these shoes and would definitely recommend you getting a pair especially if many other shoes hurt your feet. They are affordable and will not break the bank.

I paired my Bzees with leggings (two of my favorites here and here), a blue blouse (I like this one and this one), and a white jean jacket (found here, similar here). For jewelry I added the Water Droplet Necklace from Benevolence LA (check out their website here). Half of their proceeds from each sale goes to funding clean water in Africa, which I think is a great cause. I have linked the rest of my outfit below. Hope you enjoy!
XoXo
Alli
                           

Shoes c/o Bzees, Necklace c/o Benevolence LA

Shoe Edit

Sometimes old faithfuls are just not enough when it comes to shoes. Even though I love these Nine West shoes (which were literally bought like 8 or 9 years ago) sometimes I am on the hunt for something new and trendy.

What are your favorite new trending shoes? Some that I am hoping to add to my closet are these Berit Wedge Sandal from Kork-Ease, these Vale Booties by Donald J Pliner, and these Maceo Pointy Toe Booties by Jeffery Campbell. Below I am linked more of my favorites that you are sure to love. Hope you enjoy!

XoXo
Alli 

December Obsessions

This month I went a little overboard with my obsessions. It is the end of the year so that’s ok right? There were so many good things this month I just had to share them. What were you obsession with this month? Check mine out below. Hope you enjoy!

XoXo

Alli

NYE

It is almost NYE. Have you picked out your outfit? Have you finalized plans? I don’t do something every NYE but every once and awhile I like to get all dolled up and go out.

This year my boyfriend and I are going to Chicago for his birthday and for NYE. Although it will be cold it should be a good time. I love an opportunity to get all dress up for an occasion, so I picked an outfit that was fitting for that. A silver sequins dress paired with a black velvet blazer and booties. I accessorized it with pink lipstick, a pink clutch and a pink necklace I made myself. I also added silver earrings and a ring with an aquamarine stone (my birthstone). I have to say this is one of my favorite looks and I will have to find somewhere else to wear this after NYE. Shop my look below. Have a happy and safe NYE! Hope you enjoy!

XoXo
Alli

Photos by: Angie Garcia Photography

Shabby Apple Maxi and Giveaway

Happy Thursday! Christmas is around the corner and I cannot wait. Have you picked out your holiday dress or dresses? Lets be real I use the holiday season as a time to wear all the fabulous outfits I cannot wear during the rest of the year because I do not have any fancy parties to go to. This is one reason I love the holidays.

This maxi from Shabby Apple, which is one of my favorites, can be found here. If you are not shy about wearing color it is the dress for you because it definitely makes a bold statement. The dress is long sleeved so it is great for the winter months. The split up the side allows you to show a little leg but not too much. I paired this dress with a leopard print clutch, black booties, and gold jewelry. This dress is great for holiday parties, a social outing with friends, or date night with that special someone. Get my Mirina Collections necklace, which can be found here, for 20% off using code: allixo.
Shabby Apple wants to give one of my readers a $50 gift card. All you have to do is follow my Instagram here, follow Shabby Apple Instagram here and like my post with this dress on Instagram and your are entered. The giveaway runs till December 24th. You have to be following both to be eligible to win.
Shop the look below. Hope you enjoy!
XoXo
Alli 

                   Photography:Angie Garcia Photography     Micha Maxi c/o Shabby Apple

Everyday Dress

I love a simple easy dress that you can wear everyday. Who is with me? That one dress that you can throw on when you are undecided on what to wear. The dress that you know always looks good on you.

That dress for me is a shift dress. The clean lines and length have always worked for me. This dress can be paired with heels, boots and flats and can look great. In the fall and winter I like to pair this type of dress with boots like I did below. I also add simple jewelry and a tote to finish the outfit. I bought this specific dress year ago but I liked similar shift dresses and all other accessories below. What is your favorite go to dress? Hope you enjoy!

XoXo
Alli

Fur Vest

A fur vest is one of my favorite winter accessory. It can take a boring outfit and add a little more style or a slightly different twist to it.

A fur vest can be paired with many pieces such as jeans, leggings or even a dress. I

love a good vest because it can be worn to social outing, work (depending on your job), or even to church. I usually wear mine in place of a coat in the fall months. Below I chose to style it with a dress and knee boots. This dress, which is linked below,  is only $20 and it is one of my favorites. I kept it casual and simple with not too many accessories, because the vest is the only big accessory you need. I bought this vest last year but I have linked similar ones. Shop the look below. Hope you enjoy!
XoXo
Alli

Blue the alternative to the LBD

There comes a time when you find the perfect dress that you just want to wear it everywhere. Or is it just the perfect dress that is acceptable to wear everywhere?

I mean you can wearing to work, church, date night, or even to a social event or party. Any dress that can be worn to multiple functions is a winner in my book. Do you have a dress like that? I feel that way about this dress. It has been in my closet for awhile (this is one of those great shop your closet moments), and I not sure why I have not worn it. This fitted dress is a great alternative to the the LBD if you want to add some color to your wardrobe. I paired it with a leather jacket and leopard heels. You can never go wrong with a little leopard. I topped it off with gold jewelry and a tote to match. I have linked similar items below. Hope you enjoy!

XoXo
Alli