Wish List Wednesday

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Happy Hump Day!  In honor of this particular day of the week, I give you another edition of Wish List Wednesday :)

Here is what I am coveting this week:

Cotton On print dress: $10, on sale from $29.95

ASOS cross strap cut out red dress: $11.40, on sale from $38.59
Free shipping!

ASOS yellow dress with back details: $15.79, on sale from $52.62

Angel Eye printed one shoulder dress: ASOS $16.66, on sale from $61.39

ASOS black rose mesh skater dress: $18.42, on sale from $61.39
I really love this dress.  It is so romantic!  I just don't know if I can justify buying yet another Little Black Dress... then again, it is a LBD, and I hear that you can never have enough ;)

ASOS cream strapless skater dress with sweetheart neckline: $18.42, on sale from $61.39

Motel Rocks studded black skater dress: $20, on sale from $90

Cotton On navy slouchy tank top: $10, on sale from $11.95

Mossimo printed tank: Target $6.28, on sale from $17.99

ASOS black wedges: $15.79, on sale from $52.62

Dorothy Perkins cat print ankle socks: $2, on sale from $4
It just wouldn't be a Wish List Wednesday without something cat-themed, would it? ;)


You probably noticed a pattern here- ASOS has so many cute dresses right now and they are having a huge sale!  Therefore, I am veryyy tempted...

Do you like anything I put on this week's Want It list?  Are you doing any online shopping soon?  If so, don't forget to sign up for Ebates to get cash back every time you shop online!


Xoxo,
-Allie

PS: Need your daily dose of adorable?  Check out this heartwarming story about a homeless puppy and kitten BFF pair :'D



Plaid, a Pop of Color... and a Puppy!

Monday, January 28, 2013


Hi!  I am so sorry I have been M.I.A. these past few days.  I was on the east coast of Florida this weekend, and I didn't get a chance to blog.  I did, however, get to plan a trip to NYC to visit my best friend, Chelsea, at the end of next month- YAY :D  I have never been to New York before either (Crazy, right?), so I am extra excited!!!

But today I am back in blogging action!  I thought I would start the week off with a simple outfit that is perfect for any occasion that calls for rest and relaxation.







(I apologize for the way I look here, but Dakota looked so stinkin' cute I had to include it.)


Mossimo black and white oversized plaid shirt: Old from Target in 2011 for about $15
-Similar styles: Old Navy $12.97-$24, Target $13.98 (on sale from $19.99), Kohl's $16.20 (on sale from $36) or Dancewear Solutions $21.95 (on sale from $29.95)
I bought this shirt a few sizes too big so it'd be slouchy when I added a belt (like this skinny black one that came with this dress).
-Similar styles (both from Forever 21): $3.80 or $4.80
Gap dark wash skinny jeans, as seen hereOld from 2011 for about $15 (I used a Groupon and they were 40% off.)
-Similar styles: Old Navy $15 (on sale from $19.50) or Gap $34.99 (This pair is almost a direct match and are on sale from $69.95.)
*30% off your purchase at Gap.com with promo code GAP30 for a limited time.*
Charming Charlie red lace flats: From early 2012 for about $15
-[Very] similar style: Cotton On $12.50 (on sale from $14.95)
Forever 21 chunky silver earrings: From 2011 for about $4
-Similar styles (both from Forever 21): $2.80 or $3.80


Is it currently freezing where you are?  Doesn't this kind of outfit make you feel warm and cozy??  I particularly like it myself because it is 79 degrees right now where I live (I know, I know- I shouldn't complain about that) and sometimes a gal just needs to get all comfy in an oversized flannel and relax by a fire, ya know?!  Alas, Florida doesn't allow many of those types of days.  But we always want what we can't have, right?  ;)

Stay warm!


Xoxo,
-Allie


Wish List Wednesday

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hello!  It's that time of the week again: Wish List Wednesday!

Here is what has my tongue wagging this week:

Forever 21 coral polka dot skinny jeans: $19.80

Forever 21 pleated navy & white polka dot skirt: $12.80

Cotton On mint lace dress: $29.95

Cotton On black lace dress: $24.95

Cotton On floral printed dress: $5 (super on sale from $34.95)

Cotton On printed skater dress: $24.95

Mont Affair flowy amber top: $19 (on sale from $23)
Free shipping!

Sugar & Sequins embellished boho tank top: $16 (on sale from $28.50)

Choies cat pattern tights: $13.99 (on sale from $27.98)
I think these are so cheeky & fun... and as most of you have probably realized by now, I am obsessed with all things cat ;)

Merona cognac braided flat sandals: $7.50 (on sale from $15) at Target


Cotton On has the cutest dresses right now, and I am kiiinda tempted...  Do you like any of the items on my Want It list this week?  What's on yours?  Remember to use Ebates whenever you are shopping online to earn cash back!

As always, let me know if you have a specific request or anything else.  I love hearing from you guys!


Xoxo,
-Allie


Nail Art Addict

Monday, January 21, 2013


Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  Hope you are enjoying your day whether you were lucky to get off from work/school or not :)

Today I thought I'd switch things up a tad and focus on a little bit of... beeeauty!  This blog is primarily for affordable fashion, but I think it'd be fun to also share other interests-- like nail art, baby!  Nail art is a trend I am so glad has happened over the past few years.  I could (ahem... meaning I totally do) spend hours looking at all the amazing nail art on Pinterest and probably never tire of seeing people's creativity when it comes to their digits.

Looking back on the days when I would just paint all my nails one solid color makes me depressed... I was missing out on a whole other form of self expression! ;)  That being said, I decided to share some of my favorite past nail art.  Hope you like it!





I wore this manicure for my five year anniversary with my boyfriend :)








Sorry for the Red Bull shout out... We were playing paintball that day, and I wanted to get a shot of my mani before it was ruined :P


So if you can't tell based on the amount of pictures I have of this dark navy blue nail polish, it is BY FAR my favorite nail polish I own. It is called "Blue for You" by ULTA, and it stays on for a long time without chipping or leaving your fingernails yellowed like so many other dark polishes. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!


This is what "Blue for You" looks like without any other nail art added. Kinda moody, kinda classic.  Looove it! I am so happy to report that you can still purchase it here.

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Are you into the nail art trend? If so, have any tips or tricks for me? What did you think of my first "beauty" based post? Should I do more like this? I'd love to hear your thoughts!


Date Night Dilemmas: Part Three

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Hey all!  Today is the final part (sad face) of the "Date Night Dilemmas" series. Check out parts one & two!

For the last type of date I will be covering, I decided to do the most romantic type -- well, at least in my eyes, because I love being surprised! That said, it can also be one of the most frustrating to dress for since there are usually not many hints outlined for what is proper. A fail-safe outfit is typically something a little "girly," a little trendy, and a lot comfortable (you never know how much walking you'll be doing).

"It's Going to Be a Surprise- Just Wear Anything" Date




 




Side note: I wore this actual outfit on a date with my boyfriend right after these photos were taken :P

Forever 21 white shirt with flower detail: 2011 on clearance for approximately $5
-Similar styles: Cotton On $6.97 (on sale from $9.95), Forever 21 $12.80Kohl's $13.99 (on sale from $20), Kohl's $14.40 (on sale from $36) or Kohl's $19.20 (on sale from $48)
*30% off on CottonOn.com until 1/21/13!
Lauren Conrad for Kohl's beige pleather moto jacket: 2011 on clearance for about $25
-Similar styles: Cotton On $20.97 (on sale from $29.95), Forever 21 $22.50Forever 21 $22.80Target $24.48 (on sale from $34.99) or Forever 21 $27.80
Forever 21 dark wash skinny jeans: $10.80 (Seen here & here too)
Blowfish floral print peep toe flats: Summer 2012 at T.J. Maxx for about $12
-Similar styles: Cotton On $5 (on sale from $12.90), Cotton On $10.47 (on sale from $14.95... PS: don't these look dead on like my red shoes I wore in this post?!) or DSW $24.94 (on sale from $50)

If it currently way too cold where you are located to wear a sleeveless top and peep-toe shoes like this, try wearing a heavier jacket and switch out the flats for warm boots. Adding a chunky scarf like this one (only $5!) would be cute, too :)

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An outfit similar to this would work for anything from a romantic dinner to horseback riding! It is definitely a safe option when you aren't sure exactly where the night will take you. But after all, aren't those the best types of nights?

Are you into "winter whites?" Have a hot date this weekend? Have another occasion you need help dressing for? Let me know! You can contact me by any of the ways listed below:


Xoxo,
-Allie

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