20 Things About Me

Hi! My name is Allison and I was tagged by the lovely and stylish Alexandra Guevara on Instagram to share 20 things about myself that you may or may not know. Go follow her on insta Here. 20 things about me are:
1. I am a 30 something professional that started Life + Style blogging on the side November 2014. (I am excited to see where it takes me).
2. I am from Kentucky 
3. I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a Master’s Degree from University of Louisville. Two big rival schools in Kentucky.
4. I love to travel. I have been to London, Paris, Rome, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Barbados x3. I am going to Spain this summer (Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Granada, and Barcelona).
5. My favorite store is Target. Banana Republic and The Limited aren’t far behind.
6. I love fashion and following fashion bloggers on instagram 
7. I am running (more like jogging and walking) two half marathons this spring. I have finished a couple races in the past.
8. I am not married and do not have any children. I have a niece! šŸ™‚ 
9. I am learning how to sew and use the sewing machine. Maybe I will be the next big fashion designer! šŸ˜‰
10. I love purses, shoes, jewelry. All things girly. But I can definitely get down with a pair of jeans and a hoodie at anytime (probably my favorite outfit).
11. I am a wino!
12. Chipotle is one of my favorite fast food places to eat.
13. My favorite color right now is purple 
14. I aspire to attend NYFW, so maybe this is my year.
15. I am a little obsessed with checking my instgram 
16. I like to craft (painting, sewing, jewelry making)
17. I am in the process of transiting my hair from relaxed to natural (It is a process as all my naturals know)
18. I  would love to visit all 50 states. So far I have been to KY, IN, IL, CO, CA, FL, TX, NM, WV, GA, AL, TN, MN, NO, SC, OH, MA, NY, NJ, ME, NH, NV
19. I am obsessed with almond butter. Specifically Trader Joe’s. I eat it out of the jar with a spoon 
20. I am really getting into cold pressed juice or green juice.
I hope you enjoyed or learned something new about. If you have any questions just ask! See the 20 ladies I tagged to share on Instagram.
XoXo
Alli
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Black Friday or Thursday

So black Friday or should I say Thursday? What was your damage? I didn’t do too bad. Visited our local outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass and picked up some great finds at Michael KorsRalph Lauren, and North Face. Then headed over to one of our local malls and made a pit stop at Lululemon. And no shopping trip would be complete without stopping by Starbucks. Shopping hall post coming soon.

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College Football Rivalry Week #OOTD

In the Bluegrass State it was the Battle of the Governor’s Cup. And it looks like the Cardinals will be holding on to it. Go Cards!!! And I want to add that I am a graduate of both schools so I was a winner either way. Who is your school’s rival?  When cheering on  your favorite sports teams you can always be fashionable. I paired leggings and knee boots with this buffalo plaid shirt from Old Navy and fur vest found here from Forever 21. Made for a great outfit that showed off the Card’s colors.
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Happy Early Christmas to Me!! :)

So I am really excited about this early Christmas gift that one of my coworker’s husband made for me. It is a bourbon barrel bar. Yes an actual real bourbon barrel! It was spit in half and shelves were added to make it a functional bar or storage for bottles or whatever you like. I am a little obsessed with it. It’s awesome right? It will definitely be put to good use.

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Yes I already dragged out some of the Christmas decoration. I couldn’t wait! Could you? Do you have your decorations up yet? I love Christmas! All the decor and lights. I like to put it out as soon as possible so I can enjoy it. 
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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I sure did. What are you thankful for?  Me….well I am thankful for everything. My family, my health, and the opportunity to get up everyday and go to work. I am really grateful for this new journey of blogging and all my followers. Hopefully you enjoy following me on this self exploration.

                                                              Thanksgiving #OOTD

Leggings paired with a grey sweater from Banana Republic, which is on sale and can be found here
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Thursday and Friday #OOTD

What up Peeps! Happy Sunday. I hope your weekend was great and that you are making great plans for this upcoming holiday week. Three day work week, Thanksgiving, and black friday shopping…..I AM SO EXCITED!!! What about you? Check out my #OOTD from this past Thursday and Friday.
On Thursday I wore one of my favorite scarfs. I bought this skull and fleur de lis scarf while on vacay in Rome, Italy. Paired it with a eggplant colored sweater from Banana Republic, skinny jeans, and tan booties from Target.
This is one of my favorite sweaters that i bought a couple years ago from the Gap. It is a oldie but goodie, which is still very stylish. Paired with some skinnies and riding boots. Accessorized with my FitbitMichael Kors watch, and my Versona bracelet pictured below. 

I got these great David Yurman look-a-like bracelets from Versona on clearance $3.99 for the silver and $4.99 for the gold. I love these and a great deal.
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Houndstooth and Cape Sweaters

If I thought that yesterday was cold I was wrong #Its20degreesInNovember. But no fear I always welcome a chance to wear my houndstooth coat. This is my favorite coat. I LOVE IT!! I have had it for  10 years plus, but it is still going strong. I get compliments every time I wear it. I purchased this coat from Express.

I love a good cape sweater. And today being 20 degrees was a good day to showcase it. Purchased from The Limited it was paired with an eggplant colored tee and some skinnies. My favorite part about this sweater is the big buttons on the side. What is a staple in your closet you love? 
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Goodbye Weekend…Hello Snowy Monday

So today I woke up to 2 inches of snow and frigid temps. This definitely called for my Navy Hunters Huntress Wellies. Since there was snow it was a great time for me to try out my Hunters fleece cable cuff welly socks now on sale on the Hunters website. Don’t you just love a good pair of Hunters? Not only are they good for the rain and snow, they are also a good fashion accessory.

Sunday I went to Sally’s Beauty Supply to pick up my favorite top coat Out the Door and came out with 4 new nail polishes. No worries they were on the clearance for $3 each. #NailPolishHaul Who can resist cute nail polish that is on sale right?!?

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#HelloWeekend

Hello All! Hello weekend! So this weekend was pretty low key. It included a girls night and little shopping trip to Target. This Sunday November 16, 2014 Target started selling their Toms for Target. With each Toms item purchased from Target “one of the following will be donated or given: (I) by Target: $3 (the monetary equivalent of one week of meals for someone in need; $1 = 9 meals secured by Feeding AmericaĀ® on behalf of local food banks) to Feeding America FeedingAmerica.org; or $5 (the monetary equivalent of one blanket) to American Red Cross Disaster Relief redcross.org; or (II) by TOMS: TOMS will give one pair of new shoes to a child in need” (www.target.com). Shopping is always fun, but it is even more fun when it is helping a great cause. So I say get your shop on. 

Showing my support for Toms for Target

                                                           #OOTD for #GirlsNight

So I love this  shirt with lace detail. I found this beauty at Old Navy. Which might I add was on sale. Old Navy has been having an awesome sale. Pair it with a some black skinnies and black Tory Burch Flats.

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#Giveaway

Happy Wednesday! It’s giveaway time. 1 lucky winner will win these great gifts from Target. All you have to do is follow Absolutely_Alli on Instgram, comment below on how you will use these goodies, and repost giveaway picture to your page with #AbsolutelyAlli. Winner will be announced next Wednesday November 19, 2014. Giveaway includes hello notecards with envelopes, journal, pen set, and wallet. Good luck everyone!

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