Bright Summer Dress

                     
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As I soak up the last days of summer…..I always feel like I need to get in the outfits that I forgot to wear the whole season. This dress below is one of those items. Since I personally love a bright summer dress, this orange one had to make its way out of the closet. I paired this halter dress with statement earrings from 7 Charming Sisters, one of my favorite summer clutches (similar, similar) and comfortable flats. It was perfect for the 90 degree temps and having wine and beer on the patio of a busy eclectic restaurant with friends.

What else do you want to get in before our final days of summer are behind us??

XoXo
Alli

                     
                     
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                    
                   
                    
                    
                   
                  
                 
                 
                 

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Wedding Wear

It is starting fall wedding season. And if you are like me you are always wondering what to wear?

The weather can be a little tricky this time of year, especially if the wedding is outside. It can be chilly temps one day and shorts and t-shirt weather the next. So this past weekend I attended a wedding that was outside, and 90 degrees might I add. It was a country chic themed, complete with a barn, hay, and mason jars to drink out of. I thought wearing a little lace would be fitting for this scenery. The dress I have on is my 2015 Kentucky Derby dress that came from The Limited early this spring. I believe in shopping your closet first ladies. I had only wore it once and I thought it was a great time to wear it again. I linked similar dresses as well as accessories below. I hope you enjoy!

XoXo
Alli

A Dress for Many Occasions

Have you ever had a dress that you just wanted to wear all the time? Well the dress below I feel that way about. You can wear it almost anywhere; work, wedding, or even a social function. I love it and you will probably see it on repeat this summer. Shop the look below. Also try my jewelry for free by signing up for rocksbox here and using my code: Absolutelyallixoxo. Hope you enjoy!
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Anchors Away

Good Afternoon All! Are you a lover of water and all thing that have to do with water, like I am? To me when I think about water or bodies of water it makes me think of summer, warm weather, and vacation. When I saw this anchor shirt I knew it was for me. I just knew I had to do a shoot on the Big 4 Bridge. This bridge is a pedestrian bridge that connects Kentucky and Indiana. It is over the Ohio River. Below are pics from that shoot and outfit details. Also, if you need a great photographer in Louisville, KY check out JCSS Photography . Hope you enjoy!
XoXo
Alli

Shirt: Express
Jeans: The Limited
Shoes: Target
Sunglasses: YSL
Necklace: Loren Hope
The necklace is from my Rocksbox subscription. Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription where you can borrow, buy or swap jewelry each month. Get a free month trial by using code Absolutelyallixoxo. Visit Rocksbox here.

Doorway to Nowhere

Happy Monday Loves! Hope you had a great Easter weekend. I sure did. I finished a 10 mile race on Saturday (look out for my race post in the near future) and spent much needed time with my family on Easter Sunday. What did you do this weekend?  I hope something fun! 
Well a couple days ago I got to do something I consider fun. I have aways wanted to do a photo shoot at The Heigold House Facade or “The Doorway to Nowhere”, so I finally got my wish. I wanted to shoot here because it is just a cool setting, which you will see below. I feel like it is where the past, present, and future kind of meet. To read about this amazing historical structure click here. If you need a great photographer in Louisville, KY try JCSS Photography, she does great work. Anyway,  check out my pics and outfit details below. Hope you enjoy!
XoXo,
Alli

Blazer, Jeans, & Necklace: The Limited 
Heels: Nine West
Sunglasses: YSL
Tank: Target

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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The Highlands

Happy Tuesday ya’ll! Lol! Is everyone ready for Christmas? I am almost there. I have a couple more gifts to wrap and I will be ready. So on Sunday I had a little photo session in the Highlands in Louisville with TrulyBeIconic. Check out her blog here. I was driving up Bardstown Rd and saw this building with great wall art and said “I need a shot in front of this!” So below are the shots from my sunday photo shoot. Enjoy!

The Highlands, Louisville Kentucky 

Fur Vest: Forever 21
Jeans: The Limited
Shirt: Old Navy

Booties: Target
Necklace: Lia Sophia
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