Transitioning to Spring with Pattern and Color

Some days it might not feel like it, especially with this crazy snow, but the first day of Spring is literally around the corner. I am looking forward to warmer weather and bright colors as you can see from my outfit. This Spring I am all about the bold solids and leopard anything. In my book leopard will always be a neutral, and this blouse compliments almost any bold color you can find. For this outfit I paired a yellow blazer with cream and gold details, with this leopard blouse. If that was not enough pattern and color I added a pop of red with a clutch and lipstick. Finishing the look with black leggings and spiked heels. This will definitively be a go to for the warmer weather. What does you Spring outfit look like? Shop mine below.
XoXo
Alli 

It’s All About the Floral

Spring is always about the flowers, right?  Who is gearing up for the warm weather to come? This girl right here, I cannot wait! What is more perfect then a floral maxi for this time of year? It is so fitting because the blooms will be coming soon. This dress is from Agnes and Dora, it is super comfortable, as all their clothing are. I would size down in many of their pieces because they run big. I paired it with a belt to give myself more of a waist, which I think compliments it well. The belt buckle is an A for Alli of course! I accessorized wth a matching clutch, which I love. It is one of my favorites, and the taupe color goes with almost everything. Finished the look with gold bangles, a red lip and peep toe sandals.

What is going to be your favorite spring look? Shop mine below.

XoXo
Alli


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Picking the Perfect Dress w/ Modern Trousseau

Who wants to go wedding dress shopping with me?? Picking the perfect dress can be hard but when you know you know. That may sound cliche, but it’s the truth. I tried on about 10 dresses but kept coming back to a certain one, and in the end it was the dress! There are so many to choose from like A-line, Fit and Flare, Ball Gowns…. to fabrics like lace and silk organza. It is easy to get caught up in the mix and like them all, but this is where your bridal stylist/consultant comes in to help you find that perfect one. I found my one at Modern Trousseau Louisville
Modern Trousseau is a couture bridal boutique that showcases the designs of Australian born, Callie Tein. I knew it was the perfect place for me considering I am marrying an Aussie. Modern Trousseau has Flagship Stores in: Louisville, Baltimore, Nashville, Charleston, New Haven, New York, and Savannah. Flag Ship Stores coming soon to: Charlotte, Cincinnati, St. Louis, DC, and Long Island. You can also see their unique designs in many other bridal shops around the US (find them here). At their Flagship stores, find your perfect custom made dress that fits your needs for your special day.
The easiest way to select the dress is to have a budget and an idea in mind. Obviously a budget keeps you from over spending and trying on dresses that you will fall in love with and cannot afford. So save yourself and your bank account the stress. Skimming through bridal magazines and online can help you come up with a couple designs that you like. This can narrow down the amount of time you spend perusing through racks of dresses, and it will definitely cut down the number you try on. Honestly the more you try on the more it muddies the water in your mind of that perfect one. 
Leah-Terese that runs the Modern Trousseau Louisville Flagship Store was the perfect host for me and my guests. she worked with me explaining the different fits and fabrics, and helped me narrow down my choices, until I picked my perfect one.
There are many reasons why I personally loved finding my dress at Modern Trousseau. I remember about a year ago (before I was engaged) walking pass this shop one night heading to meet up with some friends, I stopped and looked into the window and was in awe of all the beautiful dresses and I thought to myself “When I get married that is where my dress will be”! When the time came, I was right! Modern Trousseau sets its self apart from other bridal boutiques because their dresses are custom to fit your body. Your measurements are taken and your dress is made from start to finish to fit you. So you are not buying a dress off the rack that has to be cut down or reconstructed to fit your body type. You custom pick the lace and color of your dress, you can mix and match from other dresses (the top of one and the bottom of another), and add a belt for a little sparkle until it is made into your perfect creation. 
If you are a bride and looking for that one of a kind dress, let me suggest Modern Trousseau. You won’t regret it! You can request an appointment here.
 Here is to happy stress free shopping because you will already have enough stress planning!
Disclaimer: None of these are my dress! 🙂 I can’t wait for my followers to see my perfect dress from Modern Trousseau, but not before the groom! 😉

Belts to add a little sparkle to your gown

Another reason why I love Modern Trousseau is because they put cute little messages on the inside of your dress. Mine will say Ben & Allison EST. September 2018

                                             You always have to cheers when you find the dress!

Pia – Fit to Flare gown with alternating panels of alençon lace and French net. Added a belt for sparkle.

Odette – French Lace and Italian Silk Organza strapless ballgown. It has a scoop neckline, a low V back and a sweep train. Added a belt for sparkle.

Pink is My Color

When you know your color, you know your color! I have always been a lover of hot pink and thought that it looked great on my skin tone, so that is why I had to embrace this super comfy and causal dress by Agnes & Dora. Pairing it with this navy vest made the bright pink color pop and these two colors together compliment each so well. During transition seasons and weather being unpredictable, over the knee boots are a must; which go great with this outfit. I always finish my outfits with some accessories: a pom pom necklace and a suede cross body pull it all together. 
XoXo
Alli


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Makeup Monday: Maybelline Un-Nude Matte Lipstick


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Who doesn’t love a nude lip? But what about an un-nude lip? Maybelline has designed a new matte lipstick collection that is just that, and I am in love! There are 10 shades that are sure to fit the makeup lover’s fancy, as well as many shades that the everyday girl will love. Maybelline’s Super Stay Matte Ink Collections are my favorite because they are super pigmented, they stay where you put them for hours, and they don’t dry out your lips. It has everything you are looking for in a matte. Check out my YouTube here on all the un-nude shades.

What is you favorite un-nude shade? Shop all of them below.

XoXo
Alli

The Perfect Belt

Perfect outfit, perfect belt! I can truly say accessories can make an outfit pop. This geometric fitted dress is great on its own, but when you add a belt with a legacy letter buckle (A for Alli of course) to compliment it, it pulls the whole thing together. I mean who doesn’t want their initials on their belt? (Find your legacy letter here). Further accessorizing this outfit was my main goal, as you can tell.  Patterned tights with over the knee boots accented the entire ensemble. A cross body and a tassel necklace to complete it. What is your go to accessory? Shop mine below.

XoXo
Alli


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All Black Everything

Shop: Sweater | Leggings | Hat | Coat | Shoes | Bangle 

All black everything is definitely a fashion statement, wouldn’t you say? I love an all black outfit! Why? Because black is easy, it is slimming, and it’s powerful. In my opinion almost everyone looks good in black, so why wouldn’t you wear it?

In this outfit I paired black faux leather leggings (which are amazing by the way), with a chunky knit sweater, and my favorite houndstooth coat to give it a little dimension. My accessories are a little different than usual, which I am excited about. I have on tennis shoes, or as my fiancé would say runners (it’s all about where you grew up). I like this mixing of casual with “fancy”. Topped it off with a hat. I usually don’t wear hats, but I am quickly learning to love them and may add some to my collection.

What is your favorite all back outfit?? Shop mine below.

XoXo
Alli

Coming In Hot!!

With this weather, who doesn’t need a faux fur coat?? I mean it is perfect! This coat is from Baciano, if you have not checked them out, you should! They have some stylish on trend pieces for everyone, from dresses to jackets to sweater. This faux fur coat looks great with almost anything. I paired it here with a black Agnes & Dora dress and tan knee boots. Let’s not forget the accessories, which can make any outfit. Sunglasses, earrings (that give a pop of color), and a clutch that compliments the necklace perfectly (which was a gift from my future mother in law, all the way from Australia). How would you wear a faux fur coat?

XoXo
Alli

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Baciano Jacket

Hello Monday! Does it seem to you that the weekend goes by too quickly? Like you need another day between Sunday and Monday? I know I am not the only one. Anyway…… something positive about starting a new week….is new outfits, like this one below. I am in love with this Baciano Olympic Classic jacket. If you haven’t checked out Baciano, you should because they have some great pieces. This jacket is perfect for everyday wear. It is classy and casual. Good for taking an outfit from day to night.  I styled it with faux leather leggings, booties and a red lip to give a pop of color. What does your Monday outfit look like?

XoXo
Alli

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Wifey to Be

Wifey to be….that’s me! Wedding prep is definitely underway and September will be here before you know it. Planning on doing a monthly wedding update here on the blog starting in February. So stay tuned!! Now on to this post…

Freezing temperatures and snow covered ground. Who is ready for spring? I have had my fix of the cold and I am almost ready to see it go. Although I do love cold weather clothing, this getting up and wondering if the roads are drivable is not idea. Anyway, I am loving this outfit I have on in this post. My puffy vest collection has been on full rotation during the cold months. I paired this one with leggings that have leather accents, my black wifey sweatshirt (which is most important), a leopard print scarf and tank, and ducks boots (which I am truly thankful for in this weather). What is your favorite snow day outfit? Shop mine below.

XoXo
Alli

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