Category Archives: Fashion

Boyfriend Blazer //

This boyfriend blazer from Shop Tobi is one of my favorite pieces! If you do not own one, you must get one! They are the perfect piece to be worn casually or a little bit more dressed up. I also LOVE these shoes. The burgundy color is so gorgeous. To be completely honest, this is how I pretty much dress on a daily basis. I like to look somewhat put together with minimal effort- but what girl doesn’t?

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Shirt: ASOS | Blazer: Shop Tobi | Jeans: Abercrombie | Purse: Kate Spade | Shoes: Windsor

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Braids and Wellies //

Hello, Lovelies! It’s been a while! A lot has changed in my life lately, so I’ve been pretty distracted. I’ll give a quick update and write a more detailed post soon.

I have recently started up a couple of different businesses. It is so great to be able to finally do the things that I love full time. I am working on my portfolio for my new photography business, as well as repurposing furniture. I buy old, antique furniture from estate sales and auctions and bring them back to life. I am working on a rather large project right now and it has been such a blast! I will link my Etsy shop to my blog shortly.

Aside from these jobs, I have been getting involved with some pretty incredible organizations. I can’t really go into detail about this one, but I am working with a few groups to rescue women who are being trafficked or are trying to escape the sex industry. I will also be working with young girls in juvenile detention centers, mentoring them and showing them their priceless value. These are some pretty intense ministries and your prayers will be greatly appreciated, for both myself and the precious women I will be working with.

This mini photo shoot was pretty spur of the moment. I recently bought these Hunter Wellington boots and can I just say how much I love them?! They are so comfy and so perfect for this crazy Florida weather we have been getting lately. I actually bought them for an upcoming trip to New York, but couldn’t resist wearing them sooner!

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Bellus Threads //

It’s fall, ya’ll! We have finally been getting some beautiful weather here in Florida the past few days. It has been around 60 degrees during the day and down to 40 degrees at night. I am really hoping that it will stick around for the rest of the year!

A beautiful friend of mine recently gave me the CUTEST winter accessories. She is so gifted in so many ways and crocheting is just one of her many talents! I am absolutely in love with the boot cuffs and the scarf that she made me. I have an obsession with scarves and this one is just so cozy without being overbearing- it’s perfect! I have also been looking for a pair of neutral colored boot cuffs for this year, so I was so excited to receive these. They have gotten many compliments, too! Be sure to check out her Etsy shop, Bellus Threads. There are so many neat items that you can purchase and she even takes custom orders which would make great Christmas gifts!

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Top: Us Trendy | Jeans: Rock Revival | Scarf and Boot Cuffs: Bellus Threads | Boots: Steve Madden (Similar)

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Golden Tote //

I decided to do another outfit post before it gets chilly out. Of course we only have about two weeks a year of cool weather here in Florida, but I like to dress for fall, even if it’s still warm!

I have found God’s gift to women…it is called ‘Golden Tote‘. On this website, you can choose from a couple of different options. You will fill out a style profile and answer some questions. They have a tote for $49 with 2-3 items; you choose one item yourself and the other is a surprise they choose for you. Another tote is $149; you choose 2 items and they will send you 4-5 surprise items. Golden Tote also has a boutique online for those that choose to take the less daring route. All of their clothing is great quality and a good selection is also sold at Anthropology, but at a fraction of the cost through Golden Tote. Check it out! But beware, it’s addicting!

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Fedora: Melissa Odabash | Purse: Steve Madden | Dress: Golden Tote (Out of stock- can be purchased here) | Shoes: BCBG (Similar) | Watch: Michael Kors

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Oh Hey What’s Up Man? //

Oh hey! What’s up, man?! Glad you’re here! I wanted to do a collaboration with someone I know personally. I think it is so neat when we can all come together to support and encourage our friends and those that share similar passions and dreams as we do. In this post, I wanted to feature my friend Harvey Soto. This dude is pretty spectacular! He shares the same love for music and sharing the gospel as I do. He doesn’t feel the need to say and do certain things to fit the standards of others and he practices what he preaches. All of his songs are a true reflection of the way that he lives and his desire for others to know the meaning of their life. Check him out and show some love! His messages need to be heard, they could change someone’s life.

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Shirt: Harvey Soto | Leggings: Cotton On | Shoes: Steven | Bracelet: Vera Wang | Necklace: Inspirational Bling

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Art Feeds Collaboration //

Hello, Beauties! I was contacted by Art Feeds to do a collaboration post. This great organization provides free therapeutic art and creative education programs to thousands of children. Art Feeds sent me this adorable shirt to help spread the word of the amazing things they are doing.

This shirt is literally the softest t-shirt I have ever owned and I love what it says! ‘Create: it makes your soul grow’. This statement couldn’t be any truer and it’s a great way to start a conversation about the Art Feeds organization and spread the word to our communities.

This is an excerpt from the Art Feeds website on how it all started:

” Art Feeds began in one classroom with one child- a little boy who wasn’t being fed at home and who was not only lethargic & struggling with academics but also had incredibly low self-esteem. As Meg began doing art lessons with him, he showed tremendous progress through expression; art was feeding him in a way that was just as essential as food.

The art lessons quickly grew from just him to more classrooms and more children. So in order to fund the supplies she needed, Meg printed and sold shirts that featured “Art Feeds” and a blank written by that original little boy, paired with his handprint, which ended up with a heart in the middle and later became the Art Feeds logo. The blank was open for the buyer to fill in with whatever “Art Feeds” for them. The simple t-shirt project grew far beyond expectations and the story of this little boy spread as did the impact and reach of Art Feeds programs.

The story of this little boy is now the story of thousands of Art Feeds students who have together had the realization “What I’m creating has worth, therefore I have worth.” ”

Read more about Art Feeds and support therapeutic art by purchsing some of their cute merchandise!

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Shirt: Art Feeds | Jeans: H&M | Shoes: Guess

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Year Number Two: So In Love With You //

I am so so excited! Monday marks our two year wedding anniversary and I just can’t believe how quickly time flies! We are leaving on Saturday for a cruise so I wanted to share these photographs with you beforehand. Our wonderful friend and photographer, Stephanie of Angel’s Touch Photography, took these pictures for us for our anniversary last weekend.

This has been one crazy year filled with so many memories! I am so incredibly blessed to have been able to share it all with my husband. He is the most patient, kind-hearted and understanding person I know. I can’t believe it has been two years already since I gave him my heart for my whole life. We have been able to experience some of the most amazing things together so far and I can’t wait to see what our future holds.

I love you so much, my handsome bearded man! xo

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This quilt was actually a part of our wedding. We asked each guest to send back a 6×6 piece of fabric with their RSVP and a couple of our friends made a huge quilt out of them! We also spent a few moments reminiscing about our wedding day during the shoot, as we looked back on pictures in this beautiful photo book my mother made for us.

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Tyler’s Outfit

Shirt- American Eagle

Tie- Calvin Klein

Pants- Zumiez

Shoes- H&M

 

My Outfit

Headband- Windsor

Necklace- Lauren Conrad

Dress- American Eagle

Shoes- BCBG Maxazria

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Spring Is Here //

First off, I wanted to apologize for my absence on the blog last week. I have been pretty sick for over a week now and it doesn’t seem to be getting much better. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated. I am so happy that spring has finally sprung! The weather has been absolutely beautiful lately and I really hope it will stay this way for a while. It’s always hard to tell with this crazy, unpredictable Florida weather! I decided that for my ‘First Day of Spring’ outfit, I would feature a specific store and paired up a few items from Kohl’s. I actually found this shirt dress via A Pretty Penny Blog and decided that I needed one for myself! I hope you all are having a wonderful spring thus far and enjoying the weather as much as I am!

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Shirt Dress: Kohls | Shoes: Kohls(old) Similar | Purse: Kenneth Cole(old) Similar | Necklace: Kohls | Watch: Michael Kors | Rings: H&M

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Punk //

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Ours was very relaxing! The weather was absolutely beautiful, so we decided to go out and take some pictures. Photo creds to my talented hubs, by the way! He did such a great job with these pictures and we had a really fun time with this shoot. I am loving this cropped tee from Zara- it’s so light and comfy! The beading is so pretty and adds a bit of ‘umph’. The photos don’t do it any justice!

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I had such a hard time choosing just a few because they were all so fun! And of course I had to take a picture for Tyler with his car. 😉

Beanie- Windsor | Shirt- Zara | Jacket- H&M | Pants- H&M | Shoes- Windsor | Bag- Nine West | Ring- Family heirloom | Bracelet- Old (Similar) | Nail polish- Essie ‘Bikini So Teeny’

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Valentine’s Day //

Hello, lovelies! I hope you all had a fabulous Valentine’s Day yesterday! Hubby and I decided to keep it low key this year. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of going out to a fancy restaurant where your meal is rushed because people are waiting to be seated and it’s loud and crowded. So instead, we went to our favorite little local sushi joint and came home, played board games and ate chocolate. It was perfect! In other news, I have made the decision to finally commit to fashion blogging more. I get so many requests to, but never really have due to my crazy schedule. BUT, I decided I am going to make it work. So make sure you subscribe to stay updated!

Here are a few pictures of my Valentine’s Day outfit. I don’t wear much pink or red, but I still wanted to keep it flirty and feminine. I paired a lace top with this amazing skirt from Chicwish and some red shoes for a pop of color!

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Of course we had to take a V-Day shameless selfie, too!

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Shirt- Old(Similar) | Skirt- Chicwish | Shoes- Elle | Bracelet- IlyCouture | Necklace- Old(Similar)

What type of look did you sport for love day this year?

xx,

Alyssa

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