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On the road again! I’m going to be spending the next 10 days holed up with my sister and my youngest nephew at a medical conference in the middle of nowhere. I’m looking forward to some QT with Alex, my nephew, as well as my sister, who is one of my  best friends. Plans for the next week + include: shopping, napping, snuggles, in room workouts, and a nightly night cap. I’ll be blogging, of course, so please check in Monday :). Before I go, here are some awesome links that I love:

A negroni ten ways. Yum.

How much we should actually be working (hint: next time your boss tells you to get back to work, tell her to hush up).

How to remove the yellow stains from the armpits of your favorite shirt.

The Ballet Beautiful craze (I’ve increased my flexibility x10!).

Is anyone else OBSESSED with ‘Anaconda’ by Nicki Minaj?

I discovered this faux fur outerwear line and I want everything!

Words with no translation.

I’m in love with Kevin Russ‘ photographs. Buy some here.

My friends, have the best weekend of your life. (Happy birthday Gill and Carolyn!!!!!)

x0x0,

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zip the lip

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This week has been a doozy for me, friends. Yesterday began with a speeding ticket and ended with my tooth breaking as I was flossing. HOW does that even happen? Just, so silly. And I completely let the day’s events swallow me whole. Feeling mad at everything, complaining endlessly, all around not a good look for me. I could see it happening, too, but I was powerless to stop my bad attitude. I was incapable of moving on from the annoying/silly/ultimately trivial things happening around me.

I started last week’s #LRWmademedoit social media campaign to hit refresh, and even though it was about clothes, I think subconsciously I thought I could hit refresh on my perspective, too. No such luck; I feel like a total Scrooge this week. See, I’m really just mad at myself for searching for something to complain about, because, to be honest, life has been pretty great lately.

I’m putting my foot down this morning. Raven and I have 1 hour to hang before I leave for the next 10 days, and I plan to make the most of it. I’m zipping my lip, shutting the hell up, and starting now, trying to have a little gratitude.

I will see you tomorrow, (hopefully) refreshed and appreciative.

xoxo,

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work to wedding

Friends, I am loving this crisp weather. I wake up a little chilly, with a pup snuggled by my feet (under the covers!), and the breeze is bringing in some of that delicious Fall smell that I couldn’t describe if I tried. Are you sick of me talking about Fall? This year there’s a lot of Fall hate going around – or, rather, a lot of acknowledgement of those of us who go a little emo crazy about Fall. I get it, I do, but when did everyone stop letting themselves feel wistful? This time of year makes me pine for back to school (as I’ve mentioned before, I used to write down my BTS purchases and pair the obvious choices and then make a list of other pairings to make more outfits – so this career has been a long time coming for me). This time of year also reminds me of college with my best friends – before everyone freaked out about pumpkin everything (myself included). I think what people love most about this feeling is the nostalgia of it all. And flavored lattes and trips to the pickin’ patch are just little ways to try and recreate those memories.

ANYWAY – this post is not about that at all. I just finished my coffee so I’m sure that’s how that little rant happened :). Speaking of Fall – weddings. And being a wedding guest. And being all, wait I know how to dress for a summer wedding but this is hard. That’s okay cause I spelled it out for you today. I found the most delicious dress from a Canadian designer that my friend Jenn introduced me to…and I knew immediately that it’s too special to just be a work appropriate dress. But it is that, also, so here’s how to take it from Friday at the office to Friday night at your friend’s wedding:

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dress // vest // tote // flats // earrings // mini bag // sandals

I’m pretty proud of this board because each piece is a stand alone item that absolutely elevates your wardrobe on its own. Rules are: keep is way casual during the day. Leather and denim dress down the fanciness. For the wedding, no need for tons of accessories – keep it simple with some big old, colorful earrings, and heels to die for.

What do you think? Any fun weddings coming up this Fall?

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

 

 

and all that plaid

Two Saturdays ago, during the uber inspirational Monarch Workshop, my friend crush Victoria and I snuck away during a break and had a super mini photoshoot. You know when you just vibe with someone? The instant I heard the click of her shutter, I was all “Mmm hmm! This feels right.”

Mini though it was, we had a blast. Check it out…

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plaid shirt as jacket // jeans // tee // shoes, similar here // bracelet

 

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You know that phrase, “the clothes make the man”? Well, I think the accessories make the outfit. And I know I say this all the time, but I’m just wearing black jeans and a black tee! Could be boring, but it’s not, thanks to my ridiculous sequined plaid jacket.

What’s your favorite accessory that makes every outfit better?

xoxo,

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all photos via Victoria Gloria.

real deal // huge steal = Isabel Marant

Good morning, friends!

Hey, thanks for all the kind words about the new layout of the site. Every time I see it, I love it even more. I spent a few hours this weekend ironing out some kinks and I have to say I’m pretty impressed with my coding skillz. Of course, anything is possible when Google is at your fingertips.

Every couple of weeks, my sister and I find a piece that makes us crazy. We’ll send each other the link and say something like “How perfect is this??” and the other one will say “Don’t get me started…” It’s a conversation that usually ends up making us both a little sad not being able to have the piece in question, but it’s a sisterly tradition nonetheless.

Last week the item in question was this:

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Isabel Marant, you make leopard print so much cooler than it has ever been. She took leopard print here and removed all the cheese and these beauties are what were left. These boots are why getting dressed doesn’t have to be that serious. These shoes ARE your outfit, right? Let them do the talking and anything, I mean anything, can go on top. But they are $660, so, us normal folks probably won’t have the privilege of putting them on our feet.

So, I did some digging…

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Isabel Marant $660 // Loeffler Randall $395 // Corso Como $92

Thoughts?? I think Those Corso Como booties might even be CUTER than the Isabel Marant booties. Which would you buy?

xoxo,

ALLIE SIGNATURE

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