Tag Archives: Spring

Glammed Up Boyfriend Jeans

While I love me a pair of baggy boyfriend jeans, I wear a lot of slouchier tops, so I knew when picking out my perfect boyfriend jeans I needed something a little slimmer. These ones from 7 For All Mankind are so incredibly comfortable, the wash is perfect, the rips look summertime-casual-cool, and they’re incredible quality. I love dressing up a more masculine piece with something more feminine, so I thought some open sandals and sequins would do the trick :)

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Pops Of Turquoise

This past weekend was the best weekend that I have had in a long time. It was my boyfriend’s birthday on Saturday, so we celebrated his birthday all weekend long :) Friday night we went dancing at this techno meets top 40 hits dance party, and it was a blast. I took Lyft to and from Capital Hill for the first time, and I have to say I’m pretty impressed. Both drivers were extremely friendly and talkative, one even had an iPad letting me choose which Pandora radio station I’d like to listen to. If you live in Seattle (or LA, San Francisco, Chicago, and more!) I’d highly recommend trying it out. You can use YAYSEA for a $20 credit, and the pink mustaches are hilarious :)

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Talking Complimentary vs Analogous Colors

While I love to mix complimentary colors (colors directly across from each other on the color wheel), I also love to play with analogous colors (colors directly next to each other). I think that navy, turquoise, and this minty teal color look beautiful together. They compliment each other so well, yet still keep the outfit bright, fun, and interesting.

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Mother’s Day Celebration Recap 2013

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and Mother’s Day.

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The Perfect Crossbody Bag

I have had the pleasure of knowing Mollie of Mollie In Seattle for almost 2 years now. We met how a lot of fashion bloggers meet nowadays, through twitter :) I have been to events with Mollie before, as well as #LuckyFABB this past March, but we have never done a major collaboration on our blogs together. I wanted to have us come together and style something we both love – and the thing we ultimately settled on was our Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC bag. If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you know how obsessed with my MAC bags I am (I currently have 3). I have been a long-time fan of Rebecca Minkoff, since I discovered her in 2007, so I thought this item was the perfect item to showcase.

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Drugstore haul – video

The other week I went to Target and Fred Meyer (a local grocery store here in the Pacific Northwest that carries everything from food to books, bedding to camping gear…and obviously makeup) to pick up one thing and like always came out with about 10. I thought I would make a quick video to show you what I got! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products, or tell me in the comments below what you’ve bought lately!

Make sure to come back tomorrow for a fun collaboration I’m doing with Mollie!

Butterfly Shorts

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. The weather here was absolutely phenomenal this weekend in Seattle with temperatures around 75-80 degrees (aka perfect). I wore this outfit to a BBQ over the weekend at a friend’s house where we had pulled pork and BBQ sandwiches, lots of whiskey, and tons of fun. We also went to Yogurtland (my new obsession) and had Red Velvet Cupcake Batter ice cream. If you haven’t tried this flavor, I HIGHLY recommend it. Heaven in a cup, it was.

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1st Impression Video – Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation & Powder

Hello, happy Friday! I am back with a new video, a different kind this time (I feel like I say this every time I make a video). I was sent this Revlon Nearly Naked foundation from Klout, and was SO excited 1. because they usually send me weird stuff like tic tacs and a mcdonalds $5 gift certificate and 2. because I’d been wanting to try this foundation for a while, so I was stoked they actually sent me something I would use on a daily basis. I went out to Target and purchased the matching powder to see how they worked together. I had never used this foundation before being on camera, so this was my very first impression (hence the title) of the product. I was extremely impressed with the blendability of the foundation, the consistency of the powder, and the lasting power of both. Also, it did not look cakey or hardly noticeable on the skin (you’re probably thinking “Obviously, Alyson, they call is nearly naked for a reason”. Yes, but I definitely had my doubts). There are 6 shades of the powder, and 16 shades of the liquid foundation and these can be found in most drugstores for around $10 a piece, but I’m constantly seeing Revlon on 40% off or buy 1 get one 50% off, so you do not have to pay full price for these.

Have you tried this foundation and/or powder before? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love to know your favorite drugstore foundation and powder, I’d love to try out more combinations. Let me know what product review or video you’d like me to do next, I’d love suggestions! :) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend – it’s supposed to be around 80 here in Seattle WOO HOO! I will see you all Monday with a new outfit of the day :) xoxoxo

Current Makeup and Beauty Favorites: 2013

Clockwise from top: Prabal Gurung for Target Shoes | Marc Jacobs Eau So Fresh Sunshine Perfume | Target Mirrored Aviators | YSL Rouge Volupte Shine #8 Lipstick| Cara Bow Bracelet | J.Crew Baby Pave Link Bracelet | Batiste Dry Shampoo | J.Crew Flower Necklace | Nivea Lip Butter | Maybelline Color Tattoo in Seashore Frosts | Julep Quick Dry Polish Drops | Covergirl Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation

 

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Meet Miss Pashli

My three favorite colors are purple, mint, and of course coral. I have a purple and a mint handbag, so next in line was a coral one. I would like to introduce you to the newest member of my handbag collection, Miss Pashli (do you call your bags “she” or “he” or am I just crazy?).

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