Bare Necessities

Summer comes with so many fun necklines and sleeves but real talk its also the hardest season to find a comfortable and well fitting bra! So I am rounding up my favorite bras, bralettes and bandeau’s to share with you all.

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If you are looking for a traditional lace bralette, my favorite is the Gallon Lace Racerback by Free People. Unlike other lace bralettes that I have tried, this one has what I would call a ‘tighter lace’. It doesn’t give as much as some other lace bralettes which means it helps keep everything in place. It also comes in a gazillion colors! Cost- $20

If you are looking for a less expensive versions of the traditional lace bralette, Forever 21 also has a large variety of colors at half the price. Cost- $10.90

When it comes to needing a bit more support, Aerie has the best padded bralettes. You can hardly tell its padded! And the adjustable straps help you get a better fit.  Cost- Currently 30% off at $18.86

Bandeaus can be the trickiest things to find in your size! I don’t know why One Size is a thing but I have seen it before in bandeaus. Aerie has a huge variety of Bandeaus, my favorites I have seen are the Longline Boho bandeaus. The longline detail means extra support and helps keep the bra up! Plus the cute cut-out detail would look gorgeous with a open back top 😉 Cost- Currently 50% off at $12.47

Click the links in the images below to shop! 

 

XOXO,

Allison

Rompin’ Around

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Well someone upstairs was looking out for me that day as I hunted through the clearance racks at target because lo and behold I have found a romper long enough for my torso and goodies!! The elastic waistband allows me to adjust the waist of the romper to wherever my natural waist may fall.  And not only does it fit well it also is adorable! The hemline around the legs and the open back detail add just enough sparkle to a simple silhouette.

It feels so good to find something that fits you so well! Are there any amazing finds you have found lately? Share in the comments below, I’d love to hear about them.


 

Click the links in the images below to shop!

Side note—- Has everyone else seen the “Man Romper“?! I can’t be the only one who secretly loves this! Just as I wouldn’t want a man telling me what I can and cannot wear, I don’t feel its my place to judge. BUT be forewarned to any male who dares to try out said Man Romper, good luck going to the bathroom! 🙂

 

XOXO,

Allison

Now Trending: Gingham

Happy Tuesday! Is it just me or does it feel like Friday? Something about a 3 day weekend always throws my schedule off! I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. If you didn’t get a chance to read my Memorial Day post, click here to read! Now on to this ADORABLE gingham dress…..

I’ll just say it… I am obsessed with gingham! Isn’t it just the cutest?! There is something about gingham and is so classic and reminds me of a picnic basket. I have been seeing gingham everywhere this year and I really anticipate it to be a huge print this summer. For me the key to wearing gingham is to find unique silhouettes. A classic pattern with a surprising twist like an off the shoulder bow sleeve is a match made in cuteness heaven! This gingham off the shoulder dress is under $20 and an absolute steal!

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Outfit Details: Dress// Almost Famous Gingham Off The Shoulder Dress // Shoes// Steve Madden Donddi Sandals // Tote// Madewell Transport Tote

XOXO,

Allison

The PERFECT Summer Sandal

YOU GUYS! I have found the absolute perfect summer sandal.  I am all about simple, comfortable footwear in the summer and I found the perfect pair with these Steve Madden Donddi Sandals. I love the simplistic style and adjustable straps! They are casual enough with jeans but can also be worn with a pretty dress. I even worn them to work! These have quickly become my go-to sandals so you’ll be seeing me wearing them all the time 😉

Sizing wise they run true to size and don’t cut too tightly across the top of my feet. They also come in 6 different colors and are under $50!!Photo May 21, 6 48 21 PMPhoto May 21, 6 36 29 PMPhoto May 21, 6 41 07 PM

 

Click here to shop: Shoes*// Steve Madden Donddi Sandal // Top // Jealous Tomato Stripe Off The Shoulder Blouse

*p.s. some sizes/colors are cheaper on Amazon so be sure to check them out there too 🙂

 

XOXO,

Allison

Showing A Little Leg: My Favorite Denim Shorts

Some days you just need a good pair of denim shorts! Denim shorts are that one summer staple that never goes out of style but somehow seems to be one of the hardest things to shop for. {ugh!} So I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite pairs of denim shorts to share with you all. Everything from stretchy, to distressed and even a little booty in there 🙂

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American Eagle Super Hi Rise Shortie – I wear a size 8, which is true to size. The high waisted top keeps me tucked in and comfortable but the distressed look and shortie cut make it perfect for a festival or country concert! They also have a good bit of stretch which makes them super comfortable!

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Levi’s Hi Rise Shorts – I found these gems on Amazon for under $40 and they are perfect if you don’t like your shorts to cling too tightly around the leg. The rough edge around the hem keeps the shorts loose fitting and not clingy. And the same deal with all my high waisted shorts, I love that it keeps me feeling secure!

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Mossimo Mid Rise Midi Shorts – If you are looking to stay on budget, Target always has the best shorts for your buck. These Mid Rise shorts are under $20! {they also come in a Hi Rise cut which is my personal fav} They have a classic look and best of all they are made from recycled polyester material and are environmentally friendly!

I hope everyone had the most wonderful Mothers day weekend! I can’t believe we are almost in Summer. This year is just flying by but I am SO excited for what is yet to come!

XOXO,

Allison

 

How to Wear Black

I feel like its an unspoken rule that black is a color not to be worn during the warmer months. Just like white pants are only supposed to be worn between memorial day and labor day. While I understand the reasoning behind this , I am hoping to break the stigma by sharing some of my tricks for wearing and styling one of my favorite black pieces for warmer weather… rompers!

Rompers are my go-to for those lazy days when pairing a tops with bottoms just seems impossible. {You know those days!} Besides short sleeve and strapless styles, finding a romper with breezy material is key to keeping cool. Anything cotton, chambray or blended with cotton is sure to breathe and help combat the heat.

When it comes to styling black you never go wrong with accessories. Classic and clean, black is the perfect color if you are really looking to make your accessories pop! A bright tassel earring or fun clutch immediately brightens up the look without loosing the simplicity of the color and romper.

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Paired with my new Sorrell Elyse tassel earrings, this black romper is the perfect compliment to a splash of color!

Get my look below!

Shoes: Jack Rogers Palm Beach Sandal

Roper: Similar here & here

Earrings: Sorrell Elyse  Collette tassels

 

XOXO,

Allison

Spring Stripes

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Despite the late start, the flowers are finally in full bloom! {Thanks to some April showers}. How beautiful are these blossoms we happened upon last time we went out to shoot. Spring makes me soo happy!

I’ve been busy transitioning my winter wardrobe into spring, out with the old and in with the fresh and new! I’ve noticed I have a small obsession with blue and white striped shirts. There is something about these blue stripes that is so classic and timeless. Pretty sure I have 4 different variations of these stripes. I have linked below some of my favorites all under $40! Just click your favs and the link to shop with pop up below!

 

 

Do you have a spring obsession? Are you also on board this stripe train too? 🙂 Don’t worry, there is plenty of room for all of us!

XOXO,

Allison

A Few Good Things

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— Lets talk about this tank?! How cute and flattering is the peplum shape! The straps are braided and the colors are SO vibrant and fun. Already naming this my tank for the summer!

— The fact that this weekend I will be home for the first  time since Thanksgiving. I am excited to spend the Easter weekend with friend and family but most importantly I miss my dog!! Be prepared for an insta stories takeover as soon as we are reunited. Sorry not sorry.

— Next weekend is a big deal! Justin is the assistant coach of the UNCC men’s LAX team and next weekend we get to travel to ATL for the playoffs! {hoping I-85 isn’t a nightmare} Not only did these boys make it to the payoffs, they also swept their division. So excited to cheer on the boys and our coaches! {probably going to loose my voice… }

— Spring weather means spring cleaning, finally getting to put away the sweaters and break out the cute dresses. And this makes me so happy!

— Murphy birthday weekend means cake on cake on cake! {my inner fat kid is rejoicing}

Happy Thursday!

XX,

Allison

 

Mint OTS

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Happy Thursday! We have almost made it to the end of the week! (PRAISE)

I am typically not a bandwagon fashion fan, but now I am totally on board the “off the shoulder” {OTS} train! There is something so sexy about showing off your shoulders but at the same time I don’t feel too exposed.

When the trend first came around I really fought it because I hate having to get certain bras to wear with certain tops. It just seems uncomfortable and overkill. I just figured I would constantly be tugging and adjusting the shirt so that it stayed put on my shoulders. And while that might be the case with some OTS tops, this one actually stays put! I think its the length of the sleeves that helps keep it in place. And since the OTS trend is here to stay its given me an excuse to go shopping for some new strapless bras! Hello Victoria’s Secret!

XOXO

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DIY Tassel Necklace

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GUYS! I actually made the tassel necklace myself and it was so easy! Tassel necklaces were such a trend last year and I couldn’t bring myself to spend $40 on a necklace and I could never seem to find a necklace that had just the colors I was looking for, so by making one myself I got to design it just how I envisioned it in my head!

I have linked the etsy shop below where I bought the tassel. I purchased the beads in Michael’s, pieced it all together using the steps below and Voilà!! Inexpensive and adorable tassel necklace!

How To: 

  1. Purchase tassel here!
  2. Buy beads, I got mine from Michael’s {be mindful of the dimensions of the beads and the thickness of the line/rope you may be using}
  3. Cut line/rope to desired length {I opted to use fishing line since I had it laying around the house & its super strong}
  4. String the tassel so its centered on the line/rope, follow with beads
  5. Attach desired hook and clamp to ends of the line/rope
  6. TA-DA!

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If you have any questions while creating your own tassel necklace feel free to reach out, I would love to help!!

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