Heidi Merrick Fall 2012


Yesterday I ran a quick errand for Damsel in Dior to Heidi Merrick‘s studio in Downtown LA and was reminded of how much I adore her clothing! A few months ago I actually got to meet Heidi at an event in Beverly Hills and she was so sweet and down to earth. Her clothing is simple and to the point but she adds key details that really bring something special to each piece. Above are some of my favorite looks from her Fall 2012 collection. These pieces are all very wearable and versatile with undeniable class. I am excited to see what she brings to collections to come!

Can you tell I LOVE Fall fashion?!

Xx Aly

CAbi Fall 2012

  I’ve been a huge fan of the brand CAbi for several years now. For those who don’t know, CAbi stands for Carol Anderson By Invitation. CAbi is a clothing line solely offered and sold in peoples homes for women by women. Designer Carol Anderson founded the clothing company in 1977 upon the principles that women would receive a personal shopping experience in the comfort of friends homes as well as their own. My CAbi consultant is a personal friend and neighbor and she always is great at showing off the amazing collections.  There is always a Fall and Spring Collection annually.

Yesterday I was lucky enough to have time to go and view the Fall 2012 collection and fell in love with many pieces (as usual). I bought a handful of items that I will definitely feature on my blog once it gets a little cooler seeing as they are fall/winter pieces. Mary (my consultant) showed me that CAbi now has a blog that I know highly enjoy reading! It’s called the CAbi Canary and I recommend that everyone takes a look!



Today marks the first day of the second week of school for me and I’m already starting to feel like this girl! Not only am I in my third year of college, I’m starting at a new school and commuting 45 minutes (both ways) every day in LA traffic. I also volunteered to be the A&E Editor for the newspaper at the school which I am thrilled about but also a bit overwhelmed. I also just started a new restaurant job this weekend at a place that is generally always packed (and poppin) and working really long hours. I also am in the process of putting together a sched for Damsel in Dior who will be attending NYFW just around the corner! So much is on my plate but I’m trying to stay positive! I’m actually on my way to go look at a friend’s Fall collection right now! Have a good week everyone!

Xx Aly

No More Blue Jean Blues

From Left to Right: DKNY Printed Silk Pants $245Lace Overlay Skirt $80Red Pleated Skirt $68/ Leopard Print Shorts $18/ Mod Cloth Green Skirt $43.

Do you have those blue jean blues? Everyone sometimes gets stuck in the daily monotony of bland blue jeans. Above are some alternative options that are bound to make a statement and turn some heads! Which style suites you?

The Addictive Blog Award


A thousand thank yous go out to my girl cowboysandcrossbones because she recently nominated me for “The Addictive Blog Award.” I am SO excited and not to mention FLATTERED that people out there are obsessed with reading my blog! A compliment from a fellow blogger (and animal lover) like cowboysandcrossbones is such a huge thing for me! It’s amazing to think how much blogging can make the world seem like a smaller place.

Cowboysandcrossbones is a bubbly southern bell who adores her cat Teddy, creating fun (and cute) DIY projects, and everything that sparkles (and the color pink)! Make sure to take a look and her FAB blog!

I personally started blogging because I wanted a creative outlet I could share with the world. I have always loved design, fashion and art and a blog is a perfect way to showcase these interests! I learned virtually everything I know from the blogging extraordinaire Damsel in Dior. I began interning for her this past summer and have grown so much from it! I am so thankful to have been introduced (and taught) how to blog!

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported and followed my blog thus far. It been an incredible journey and It’s great to know that others are here to encourage you and understand the work you put into blogging.

Stay Stylish,

x Aly

Award Rules:

1. Thank the person awarding you – Please see the FABULOUS cowboysandcrossbones
2. Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started
3. Paste the blog award on your page
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award

Here are the blogs I currently find ADDICTIVE:




Carly Sarah 






stalker in Style 

Where’s My Coffee?


This morning I saw this photo from one of my favorite films “The Devil Wears Prada,” and it gave me a good laugh. Meryl Streep is one of my favorite actresses and she plays this part so perfectly. Like Miranda, (her character’s name) i would someday love to be a magazine editor. But I would definitely be a less harsh than Ms. Priestly aka the Devil Herself.

  Happy Monday! Make sure to get your coffee!!

Did Diane Take It TOO Far?


Although I have always loved and admired the gorgeous Diane Kruger for her impeccably chic style and acting abilities, this picture has me feeling a bit unsettled. Although Kruger looks magnificent in this dress by Nina Ricci at Cannes, she looks like part of her is missing. Like a good 15 lbs! After seeing this photo, I looked at other recent photos of the actress and was rudely awakened that she looks sickeningly thin.

I understand the pressure to be thin in Hollywood. A well known Hollywood expert and reporter (who I will not name) once told me, “When you’re happy, that means you’re fat. When you’re unhappy that means you’re at the weight you want to be.” It’s so sad that this is what our Hollywood sirens (and role models) have become. The fact is you can choose to cave and be ultra thin or to be your own person and HEALTHY. I myself, am trying to drop some lbs. but have done so in a healthy way. Starving yourself and having a possible eating disorder, is not healthy or good for your body. Please see a registered dietician or nutritionist if you want to learn how to lose weight properly. Remember HEALTHY is HAPPY. Being THIN IS NOT always the key to happiness.