Up for Anything

Shop the Up for Anything Tight: 7/8 Length | Capri | Crop

Are you sticking to your resolutions?? I am motivated to reach the goals I set for 2018. That is why I am voicing them to my followers, so you can keep me accountable. My first resolution was to take better care of my skin (day 10 and I am still all in!), and now my second is to wear stylish athletic clothes (lol!), no really it is to get in shape for my up coming wedding (September will be here before you know it), but I definitely plan to be stylish while doing it. This is why I have fallen in love with the Athleta Up for Anything Tight. These tights are amazing and here is why:

*The versatility of them are what you are looking for. From barre to pilates to strength training or a 5k run, these tights are definitely Up for Anything.

*They are made from a new sculpteck light fabric so the fit is light weight and they have lighter compression then most, that still allows full movement with support. Basically they are super comfy and you are going to want to wear them all the time.

*They have pockets!! No one is probably more happy about this then me! Athlesiure attire with pockets are my favorite. It means you can go straight from working out to running errands or vice versa. The tights have enough places to hold all your personal items while on the go. There are 4 pockets- 2 side stash packets, 1 zip pocket, and 1 internal key pocket.

*No flip waistband. How many pants have you had that flip over at the top? I hate that. These don’t roll at the top.

*Athleta even thought of safety. The 7/8 and full length have a reflective trim sewn into the bottom hem on the inside. So when you go for that early morning or night run, you just flip up the hem for a much needed reflective feature.

Tell me you don’t already think they are awesome and you haven’t even tried them yet? 🙂

Now who is ready for a challenge and to try the Up for Anything Tight? Sorry everyone, this is for my #Louisville Ky girls.

So here is your call to action Louisville ladies:

Up for Anything and Mind Body have partnered together to let women and young girls know that they can be Up for Anything. They want to challenge you to reach your goals and look great while doing it. Participants have the opportunity to visit three fitness studios to take one free class from each, a chance to win a pair of Up for Anything Tights and a Urban Tote Bag. You ready for the challenge? I am!

So all you have to do is meet me at Aletha Louisville, 4212 Summit Plaza Dr. on Saturday January 13th from 12pm-2pm. Try on a pair of Up for Anything Tights to receive a Try-Pass, and commit to being “Up for Anything” when you visit the three fitness studios listed below.

There are 100 Try-Passes to give away and the pair of Up for Anything Tights will be raffled off at 2pm. If you are unable to attend during these times you are welcome to stop by the store earlier that day or later as long as there are passes still available. 

Participants  have until 2/19/18  to try take their free classes.  For those that complete all 3 by this time and have a signature from each studio you will be entered to win an awesome Urban Tote Bag.
All you have to do is return the pass back to the store or take a pic and email to: [email protected]by end of day Saturday 2/24/18.

Participating Studios:
Barre Code – (Middletown) you may choose any class
B.You Fitness  – (Springhurst or Chenoweth locations) Silque or Bounce class
SixPax Fitness – (Middletown) Boxcamp class

Good luck and let me know how much you like your Up for Anything Tights.


XoXo

Alli 

Thank you Athleta for sponsoring this post.

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New Year, New Skincare Routine

New Year, New Skincare Routine! One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to take better care of my skin. Meaning use great products, protect it from the sun’s harmful rays, not using damaging chemicals that can dry out my skin, and removing my makeup every night before bed. Sounds easy enough, right? It is, if you find a skincare system that you love! This year I plan on trying multiple skincare products at different price points to find what my skin really loves.

First up is the Elemis Biotec X Foreo Energizing Skincare System. I love the Elemis line. I have tried multiple other products and have not been disappointed. My favorite in this skincare system is the night cream and the Luna Play. Check out my YouTube video below or here on how to use the products and why these two are my favorites.

XoXo
Alli

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Playing Tourist

Playing tourist is one of my favorite things. Who is with me? This time I was playing tourist in New Orleans for New Year’s and Ben’s birthday. We did enjoye the local food, such as gumbo, red beans and rice, and jambalaya to name a few. If you want to taste some of the best local food try Mother’s Restaurant, but fyi there is always a line out the door so get there early. We visited the popular places such as Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, but what we really loved was Frenchmen Street. This is the place you want to go if you want to hear the iconic New Orleans jazz and blues sounds of the city. Plus more locals hangout there. You won’t be disappointed. If you are in the city I definitely suggest taking a swamp tour, or a Steamboat Natchez jazz cruise. There are waterways all over New Orleans. Also, don’t forget the biegnets at Cafe Du Monde. What are you favorite NOLA spots?
XoXo
Alli

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Lace is Always A Good Thing

It’s officially 2018, which potentially could be the best year yet.  Who has their goals set and their whole year worked out? Me, I have a lot of planning to do this year. This includes a wedding, building my many businesses, and planning the future with Mr. Yates 🙂

A lover of lace and bold colors, this outfit is perfect to start the new year. If you are dressed well and feel good from the start, I feel that it sends good vibes that will carry on throughout the new year! What will your signature style this year? Shop one of my signature pieces, lace, below.

Happy New Year!

XoXo
Alli


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Great Denim with RoxyNell Jeans

                     
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Off the shoulder is my jam! Who is with me? Showing a little shoulder is stylish and sexy. Especially if it compliments a great pair of custom fitted jeans. These jeans are from RoxyNell (follow them on Instagram here for an update on their launch). RoxyNell is based in Louisville, KY and they focuses on Bourbon, Baseball and Denim.

Custom fitted are a must if you want the right look for your body type, and RoxyNell has done it right with these trouser jeans. The color is great and they pair well with mostly any top. The things I love about trouser jeans are that they are acceptable for causal days at work, date night and even running errands.

Do you have a favorite pair of jeans? Shop my outfit below.

XoXo
Alli

                     
                      
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A Day at Churchill Downs with the Whisky Chicks and Brown Forman

 
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A Day at the races is no day at the races without the Whisky Chicks and Brown Forman! The weather was perfect at Churchill Downs, which is one of the most famous horse tracks, stemming from the long tradition of the running of the Kentucky Derby.  The atmosphere was great for betting and dabbling in a couple of spirits. Completed by a view from the Brown Forman Suite. The Brown Forman Corporation is one of the largest American spirits and wine companies. Their brands can be found in over 160 countries, which include Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and Jack Daniel’s.

This was all organized for Mother’s Day by the Whisky Chicks. If you do not know who the Whisky Chicks are then you should! It is an organization that allows women of all ages (21+) to come together to embrace the unique taste’s of whiskey. They pride themselves on being libation liberators; meaning they help women appreciate and love cocktails that are outside of their standard norm. They are whisky educators promoting knowledge of a drink that is rich in Kentucky history, and friend facilitators allowing others to meet and form lasting friendships. This Mother’s Day Event was truly wonderful for all who attended.

Want to come to the next Whisky Chicks event? Sign up for a membership here and check out their upcoming events
*I attended the Mother’s Day at Churchill Down’s Event as the Whisky Chicks’ guest
XoXo
Alli




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Alli Travels: Canberra Australia


We all know that I love to travel! So I definitely take advantage of seeing the world when I can. As you know last month I had the opportunity to explore many parts of Australia. While exploring this beautiful county I was able to visit Canberra, which is the national capital. The name Canberra means “Meeting Place” in the Aboriginal language. The territory of Canberra is very gubernatorial, modeled after Washing DC, having the Federal Parliament located in the city’s center, it was selected as the capital in 1908 as a compromise between the rivals Sydney and Melbourne, which are Australia’s two largest cities.

Canberra is home to many amazing sites such as Parliament House, The Australian War Memorial, the National Gallery, the National Museum, an amazing view from the Black Mountains, and the native Kangaroos. So there is a lot of history and a lot to see in this town. Make sure you set aside at least 2-3 days to view it all and take it all in. Find out all you need to know to plan your trip to Canberra here.

If you are planning to explore Canberra I suggest wearing something comfortable because there can be a lot of walking depending on the activities you do though out the day. I planned my outfit around visiting museums, so I wore comfy jeans and shoes. See all the great pictures of my experience in Canberra below and also shop the look.

XoXo
Alli

Alli Travels: Sorrento Australia

The whole continent of Australia is beautiful. I spent my time there in the states of Victoria and New South Wales. Sorrento is a townships in Victoria that I had the opportunity to visit. Located off the shores of Port Phillip Bay in the Mornington Peninsula and about an hour and a half from the city of Melbourne, Sorrento is a great getaway.

This quaint village is sprawling with amazing views, boutiques, and eateries. If being on the water is your thing take a full day Kayaking Tour (details here), or capture the scenic views on the Sorrento-Portsea Artists Trail. If you are a foodie Sorrento is known for its vanilla slice, Just Fine Food is known to have a tasty one and if you are staying a little longer Stringer Store is the go-to grocery for visitors and locals. Sorrento also has great shopping. A couple of my favorite stops were Country Road, Witchery, and Emia. Although I was only there for a day trip, I also know that Sorrento has some prime real estate and some great places to stay for a weekend holiday. Check out the Sorrento Beach House or the Buoys on Queens.

When we finished our day walking around the local strip we took the Seared Ferries, a 40 minute boat ride, from Sorrento to Queenscliff, which is the gateway to Great Ocean Road (a must see) for our next adventure. Check out the video below where you might see some dolphins.

Planning your trip to Sorrento? Websites to check out are visitvictoria.com and sorrento.org.au

XoXo

Alli

Sowing some of the indigenous animals of Australia 

Many great boutiques 

                                   
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Geometrics and Graffiti in Melbourne

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Graffiti….one of the best back drops for a photo, especially for a blogger. These works of art are all over the lane ways in Melbourne, Australia. You can find this one outside of Spice Market, a great place to grab a drink if you are in town. The decor is enough to make you want to stop in.

The graffiti goes great with a this geometric print dress (similar here), that I paired with black flats and a oversized tote, which is idea for travel. As you will see me toting it all around Australia in my next couple post. So stay tuned, many Australia travel post to come!
XoXo
Alli 

American Craft Distilling Tasting Series Part 2 with The Whisky Chicks

                                        
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Part 2 of the American Craft Distilling Tasting Series organized and executed by the Whisky Chicks was another sold out event (read about part 1 here). The Whiskey Chicks organize functions centered around educating women and men about the delicacies of whiskey and provide a social atmosphere to do so.
Westport Whiskey & Wine was the venue for part 1 & 2 of the tasting series. Their tasting room is spectacular, great for events and date nights. The shop prides itself on having hard to fine whiskey, wine, beer and spirits. If you are in the Louisville area I would suggest you check it out. 

In part 2 of the American Craft Distilling Tasting Series participants experienced six different whiskeys, which are listed below. 
Kentucky Artisan Distillery is the home of Jefferson’s Bourbon, Whiskey Row Bourbon, and Highspire Rye. This distillery provides a place for entrepreneurs to learn the craft of spirit production. 
The Whiskey’s of the night:

100% rye whiskey that is aged for 6 months in California oak wine barrels. With a taste of vanilla and oak, Highspire is 80 proof and 40% ABV.
A small batch bourbon made from four different bourbon recipes all of different ages. This bourbon is anywhere from 90-98 proof (45-49% ABV).
A blended bourbon of 3-4 different brands of region’s best bourbons. House brand of Kentucky Artisan Distillery. An 88 proof bourbon with a bit of spice (44% ABV).
Calumet Farm Bourbon
Bourbon made up of a mash of corn, rye and malted barley. Calumet Farm Bourbon is 86 proof with tastes of butterscotch, oak and little hints of brown sugar and white pepper  (43% AVB).

Rivulet Pecan Liqueur 
A small batch distilled pecan American brandy that is 60 proof.  With it sweet and nutty finish, this liqueur is a great after dinner drink (30% ABV).

Ballotin Original Chocolate
If you are a chocolate lover? You will love the mix of chocolate and whiskey in the Ballotin Original Chocolate. This 60 proof rich chocolatey fudge whiskey with hints of vanilla and oak is great to drink straight or mixed in a cocktail. (30% ABV)
Want to come to the next Whisky Chicks event? Sign up for a membership here and check out their upcoming event below. Make sure you get your ticket before they sell out.
*I attended the American Craft Distilling Tasting Event as the Whisky Chicks’ guest
XoXo
Alli