April 23, 2014

Issues

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Blazer: Forever 21 (similar here) || Tee: ℅ StyleLately || Jeans: Zara (love these) || Heels: Giuseppe Zanotti (found for a steal at DSW, love these, shop more below) || Clutch:Gigi New York || Ring:Bijouxx Jewels (Use code "20OFF" for anything in the Gifts Under $100 section) || Bracelet: ℅ Icing (similar) || Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

I've always been able to count on the blazer, tee and jeans combo as my go-to look. It's never let me down. Especially now that I'm almost 37 weeks (that's full term, friends -- aka she could arrive at any time!), I've been turning to outfits that are comfortable, make me feel pulled together and like myself!

I'm also a sucker for navy blue -- especially when paired with white. Which actually leads me to how well this simple sapphire band from Bijouxx Jewels works into my wardrobe. I've been wearing it non-stop since I got it and love mixing it in with other rings that I have. (It also comes in other colors like ruby, amethyst, topaz and pink!) The price is fab and it would make a great gift -- especially with Mother's Day coming up. Be sure to check it out here and use the code "20OFF" for anything in the Under $100 section of the site. They also have a ton of beautiful, really high quality pieces if you're looking to splurge.

Happy Wednesday!

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xoxo,
Alison

April 22, 2014

Tuesday Temptations: Under $40

Tuesday Temptations: Under $40


Have you ever had one of those weeks where every expensive thing you own breaks all at once? Your car battery might decide to die or a pipe in your kitchen may back up and flood the floor, for example. Not that I'm speaking from experience here (read: I definitely am), but instances like these can leave your bank account looking and feeling a little deflated. It's in these cases where you need a little retail therapy more than ever. So in honor of that, here are some of my favorite finds under $40. Most of them are even less than that, actually.

I've been lusting after those sunglasses for weeks along with a pretty orange-y lipstick. Together they're only about $30. Totally doable for a little pick-me-up, right?

xoxo,
Alison

April 18, 2014

Happy Friday + link love


1. I don't usually get too excited about designer collaborations, but when H&M announced last week at Coachella they'll be partnering with Alexander Wang, I just about died. His pieces are so simple but poignant and done with purpose and ease, which is what I love about them. I can't say I'll be camping outside an H&M (never say never, though) in November, but I'll definitely be stalking the website for first dibs -- especially when it comes to shoes! In the meantime, here are some of my favorites by him:


2. I was literally laughing out loud when I read this article about paternity leave. The best part is that my husband actually sent it to me. I think the part about watching "Game of Thrones" hit home for him ;)

3. How dreamy/perfectly summery is this maxi dress from Forever 21? When I first saw it, I would've guessed it was by Tibi or an equally covetable brand, and was blown away to find out it was less than $30! In fact, F21 has a ton of really great maxis right now -- I might have to stock up!

4. How bad do you suffer from FOMO? Find out here.

5. Okay, so I know there are a lot of links to clothes this week, but I'm just assuming you're celebrating the fact that you filed your taxes this week/are already looking for ways to spend your refund like I would -- by shopping. Even if that's not the case and you owed money to Uncle Sam, this adorable striped button down from Gap is finally 50% off. Snatch it up while you can, friends!

xoxo,
Alison

P.S. Thanks to everyone who entered my ASOS giveaway! The winners have been selected and notified. I have a ton of other fun partnerships in the works, so stay tuned :)