Tag Archives: fashion blogger

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?

IMG_6124

IMG_6131

IMG_6147

IMG_6136

IMG_6156

IMG_6166

IMG_6174

IMG_6187

IMG_6197

IMG_6200

IMG_6203

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

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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!

IMG_5371

IMG_5372

IMG_5384

IMG_5417

IMG_5401

IMG_5422

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

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!

IMG_4404

IMG_4395

IMG_4421

IMG_4415

IMG_4414

IMG_4430

IMG_4437

IMG_4428

IMG_4429

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

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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!

IMG_3879

IMG_3912

IMG_3928

IMG_3944
IMG_3957

IMG_3895

 

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

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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.

IMG_3720IMG_3725

IMG_3755 IMG_3862IMG_3865IMG_3826IMG_3842

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

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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!

image

image

image

image

image

image

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

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Eat, Sleep, Explore, Repeat //

It has been about a month since our anniversary trip now, and I have finally had an opportunity to share some pictures on the blog! Better late than never, right? We drove down to Miami and took a 7 night cruise through the Caribbean. Excuse the horrible phone quality, I will upload some other pictures from my real camera in a few days.

Our first stop was in Philipsburg, St. Maarten! It was absolutely breathtaking. Nothing makes my heart pitter-patter more than the beauty of the hills AND beaches! We raced a legitimate sailboat and it was so much fun. I am now a huge fan of sailing! Afterward, we walked around the town to visit the little shops and eateries.2014-05-24-21-52-32

2014-05-24-21-53-56

2014-05-24-21-54-23

2014-05-24-23-40-56

Our next port was in St. Amalie, St. Thomas. It looked a lot like St. Maarten, so I was still in love with the scenery. We took a cab to Coki beach. We were a little hesitant at first, because no one else was wanting to ride with us to that particular beach. It turned out to be so beautiful and relaxing! They had a cute little restaurant, snorkeling, paddle boarding and even scuba diving lessons!

Processed with VSCOcam with g3 preset

2014-05-24-21-53-11

Our last port was Nassau, Bahamas. I had been there maybe 5 times prior to our cruise, so I wasn’t as excited to explore the island. We decided last minute to sign up for an excursion. We took a boat out to sea and did some snorkeling and kayaking in a glass-bottom kayak. It was very relaxed and laid back but we still really enjoyed our time.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

2014-05-24-21-51-41

Our whole vacation pretty much consisted of napping, eating, sun bathing and exploring. It was such a great time and I am so glad we decided to cruise. I can’t believe it has already been two years! I am already planning next years anniversary trip. I’m thinking either France or Italy! What do you guys think?!

 

xx,

Alyssa

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

IMG_6580

IMG_6597

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.

IMG_6599

IMG_6604

IMG_6609

IMG_6606

IMG_6619

IMG_6630

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

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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!

IMG_3195

IMG_3203

IMG_3216

IMG_3230

IMG_3184

IMG_3178

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

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,