TOO MUCH

 

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

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:

cowboysandcrossbones

adryonthedaily

imprimeleopard 

Carly Sarah 

beckspick

youngonehunting

canadiantux

bachelorettelifestyle

abigailsterling

stalker in Style 

New Locks

  The other day I got my hair cut after taking a very long time to grow it out. It doesn’t look that long but believe me, it was really short before! I also got it dyed after growing out the ombre (aka bad roots) for a while. I like that it looks more clean and kept now. What do you think of it?

  Here I am wearing an Anthropologie top, Urban Outfitters jeans, and my favorite Victoria Leather purse.

The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

My gorgeous friend (and fellow blogger) Carly Caumiant has graciously honored me with a nomination for the Liebster Award and I couldn’t be more excited!

The Liebster Award:

“The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.”

The Rules:

If you are tagged/nominated, you have to post 11 facts about yourself.
Then you answer the 11 questions the tagger has given you & make 11 questions for the people you are going to tag.
Tag 11 more Bloggers.
Tell the people you tagged that you did.
No tagging back.
The person you tag must have less than 200 followers.
So let us begin!

Eleven Things About Me:

1. I love to sing more than almost anything in the world

2. I used to be a Musical Theater major in college but am now majoring in Journalism (and couldn’t be more happy)

3. I am meant to live in the city. I was born and raised in LA (where I live now), but NY is my higher calling

4. I am OBSESSED with dogs. Sandy my Pembroke Welsh Corgi in particular (and Boo the famous Pomeranian)

5. I come from an extremely musical family/background and have taken lessons/played the Piano, Guitar, Flute and Voice.

6. I have a little sister named Sarah who I believe is a better version of myself (you may have seen her pics on my blog)

7. I live and breathe fashion. It’s one of my greatest passions but I wouldn’t say it completely defines me as a person (I plan on becoming a fashion journalist or something in the field in the future)

8. People usually think I’m a lot older than I am (I’m only 19)

9. I love to draw, write and paint. Basically to be able to channel what I’m feeling into an art form

10. My mother was diagnosed as terminally/chronically ill several years ago. Which I would not like to say it is something that defines me, but I count my blessings with her everyday.

11. I’m new to blogging and have learned everything I know from Damsel in Dior (who I currently am interning for)

Questions From Carly:

1. What is your greatest passion? Anything artistic or creative, probably a tie between music and fashion 
2. What is your most favorite band of all time? (be honest, guilty pleasures count too)
Elton John hands down. Between his music and outrageous costumes, what’s not to love? 
3. Do you have siblings or are you an only child?
I have one younger sister who’s 6 years younger than me. Im very protective of her and love her probably more than anything in the world
4. What was your favorite pass time as a child?
To paint. I started taking “art lessons” when I was probably 4 years old
5. What is your favorite subject to study in school?
Tie between Art and Writing class
6. What do you want to be when you “grow up”? (this applies to bloggers of all ages, you may already be doing it!)
I would love to either be a fashion writer for a magazine (like Vogue) or a correspondent/anchor on Good Morning America (I can dream can’t I) 
7. What do you love most about yourself?
I love that I can stay positive and upbeat in some of the toughest situations 
8. How do you take your coffee (or tea)?
Two packs of equal sugar and a splash of milk. Sometimes if I’m feeling extra sweet I’ll take some creamer as well
9. Do you enjoy county fairs, why/why not?
OH MY GOD NOOO. Backstory enter: when I was growing up I raised rabbits and guinea pigs to show in the fair (sad truth). Long story short I never want to go back again. Between the carnies, crummy food and smell of the animals, you won’t catch me near one probably ever. 
10. Art or sports?
Although I did both in high school (played water polo, was in drama, art, music, etc.) I would have to choose Art 
11. If you could paint your house any color… ?
Right now I’m really loving the light teal/aqua color that’s popular so maybe if I ever live in SF or Italy (where this color is acceptable) it will happen

Eleven Questions for My Nominees:

1. What is your favorite movie?

2.What is your most favorite song of all time? (be honest, not cool)

3. Where is your favorite place you’ve ever been?

4. Have you ever been in love?

5. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

6. What do you want to be when you “grow up”? (this applies to bloggers of all ages, you may already be doing it!)

7. What is one major flaw you possess? How would you change it?

8. What is your favorite childhood memory?

9. Would you rather go on a hike or shop a sale at Nordstrom?

10. Right now are you watching the Olympics or Gossip Girl?

11. What shoes are you wearing right now?

And last but certainly not least, my Nominees!

YoungOneHunting

His Fashion Blog 

ADVNT

A Girl Named Spark…

A Day at the Ranch

CAbi Military Jacket (similar here)/ Stripped Tee/ Jeans/ Boots (similar here).

Today started off as a fun one, seeing as I got to go watch my sister Sarah ride during lessons. Today was her first day jumping (which was a big deal). While she road I snapped pics and made some new horse friends! What a great way to start the day!

Earth Goddess

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This season let your inner earth goddess shine! These pics are all in earthy tones that can be incorporated into many different looks and can be versatile for many seasons to come! 

Items from left to right: Kenneth Jay Lane beaded necklace $143, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish in snappy sorbet $5, House of Harlow 1960 pyramid cocktail ring $55, Super Sunglasses Lucia Sunnies $165, Night Cap Genevieve Gown $535, Cynthia Vincent Berkely Bag $350, Cynthia Vincent Petra Heels $350, Monserat De Lucca Saber Skull Ring $84. 

*Items available at: cynthiavincent.net, nightcapclothing.com, shopbop.com, and cvs.com. 

 

Beachy Keen

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As the weather gets warmer, it’s important to be ready for a day at the beach! The items and accessories will have you covered (literally) in all departments! 

Items from left to right: Pamela Love bronze & silver pyramid cuff $239, Night Cap falling flowers tunic (seen on model) $473, Neutrogena sunblock spray $12, Anthropologie sweetheart patchwork malliot $218, Musa crystal embellished sandals $470, Michael Kors jet set tote $280, Ray-Ban original wayfarer shades $150, and solid pastel hair tie set $45. 

*items available at: Anthropologie.com, net-a-porter.com, barneys.com, shopbo.com, cvs.com and nightcapclothing.com.