Thursday, February 28, 2013

color block and polka dots

You can color block it or polka dot it - either way, you're sure to make a statement with these button-up shirts, currently my favorite trend for the upcoming season.

My favorite is the black and white polka dot button-up with the orange collar. Which is your favorite?

xo-ally

OH, and our #2 Zags just beat BYU. It was HUGE! It was close for a little, but our trusty bulldogs pulled it out. One more game against Portland on Saturday, and hopefully the road to #1 will be complete! :D

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

gingham and denim

Button up J. Crew Red shirt Nordstrom Jeans Hudson Belt Forever 21 Necklace H&M Watch Michael Kors Sunglasses Chanel

My schedule didn't allow enough time for a .GIF outfit post today, but I did manage a couple photos. I wore a long sleeved red t-shirt underneath my gingham button up with jeans and brown leather riding boots. And sunglasses. Because it was actually sort of sunny today, and because I am running on less than 2.5 hours of sleep. Even my favorite concealer can't hide the zombie bags under my eyes. Well, what can you do.

Happy Wednesday!

xo-ally

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

with a pop of pink

 Bag Juicy Couture Shirt Subdued (Florence) Jeans Rock & Republic (similar) Heels Nine West Watch Michael Kors (similar) Bracelet J. Crew (slightly similar) Earrings Nordstrom Necklace Max & Chloe

Wow! What a day. I can't believe I'm just getting around to blogging, and it's almost midnight! Tomorrow morning I need to get up SO early - 4am - to get in line for Vegas basketball tickets at 4:30. I'm so excited to see Gonzaga in the WCC Vegas tournament, but I'm definitely not excited about my 4am wake-up call. I also have my first midterm tomorrow in marketing - wish me luck! I hear the tests are pretty tough for this particular class...maybe I'll study tomorrow in line while half asleep. :P I think that'll work out well.

Also - what do you think about the .GIF outfit posts? Yay or Nay? I'm leaning toward YAY because I think they're fun, but I'd love your feedback since it's something new I've been trying out!

xo-ally

Monday, February 25, 2013

spring break shopping list: wedges

Another item on my spring break shopping list is a pair of wedges. The only wedges I have are black winter boot wedges...which won't work with the dresses I plan on wearing during the daytime! A classic pair of brown wedges has been on my shopping list since last summer, and I want to wait to get some until I find that perfect pair. Here are some pairs I'm considering (and I need to get on this; spring break is only a few weeks away):




One extra pair: I thought these DVF mini wedges were super fun :)

Which is your favorite? Let me know if you have any suggestions not on this list! I'd love to look at more options.

Thanks for reading :) Happy Monday!

xo-ally

Sunday, February 24, 2013

spring break shopping list: swimsuits

I just recently found out about The Girl & The Water (through Pinterest!). This swimsuit shop from California has an online store and I am loving their selection. The swimsuits have unique details like fringe, scalloped edges, and cutouts - but I am loving their suits with bows!! A swimsuit is on my spring break shopping list, so I'm considering one of these options below.




Most of the matching bottoms have bows too! The bottoms don't have as much coverage as regular bikini bottoms do, so keep that in mind. The bows on the back are just as adorable.

Product info: floral, aqua, watercolor, and lavender

Which one is your favorite? Would you wear a bow bandeau top this spring/summer?

xo-ally

Saturday, February 23, 2013

a wool fedora

Hat Nordstrom (similarJacket Arden B (old) Jeans Hudson Socks Nordstrom Boots Corso Como Tank Nordstrom  Watch Michael Kors (similarBracelet J. Crew

Extra surprise post today! I taught a Zumba class this morning, then ran some errands early this afternoon. Now it's time to go see our #3 Zags beat San Diego (fingers crossed)! I'm going to miss these free student tickets for basketball games when I graduate... #gozags :)

xo-ally

tumblr saturday #40

Happy weekend! Here are a few of my faves floating around Tumblr this week.
I LOVE THIS! Friday Night Lights was such a great show.
davidurbanke:

Details on the runway at Oscar de la Renta F/W 13. Photo by David Urbanke. 
Oscar De La Renta F/W 2013. I love hot pink all year round, so I'm excited it'll be "in" this fall :)
teenvogue:

The lovelies at J. Crew
Photographed by Sheena Smith
Another fashion week photo, this is J. Crew F/W 2013! Again, bright colors make the cut for cold-weather staples like sweaters and blazers.
Chuck's signature scarf
fearlesslyfashionable:

THIS IS SO CUTE OMG

awwwwwww
Eeeeeee how adorable! A fluffy puppy in a Celine bag :)

xo-ally

PS - image credits may be found on my tumblr

Friday, February 22, 2013

friday's fancies - red carpet ready

This week's Friday's Fancies theme with long distance loving is red carpet ready. This is what I'd consider wearing if I were ever to go to a formal red carpet event. I love this princess dress! :)

dress, shoes, palm bangle, toggle bracelet

And a few more gowns to lust over....

xo-ally

Thursday, February 21, 2013

spring lululemon!

I really love fitness. I also really love shopping. So when the two come together for shopping for fitness clothes, I really like that too. Lululemon is one of my favorite brands for fitness clothing. The material is great quality and there are always so many styles and colors to choose from.
Here are some of the new items I'm loving:
Wunder Under Pant
Full length wunder under pants in light pink?! What a perfect spring color. Love!
Energy Bra
A multi straps sports bra in a cheery spring yellow.
Free To Be Bra
I like this bright green sports bra too. I have this style in a different color and I like the fit.
Swiftly Headband
Love the matching green headband.
Cool Racerback*SE
This racerback tank fits into the color blocking trend perfectly for fitness wear, and the design looks slimming.
RUN:Pace Short
These are a fun switch-up from the usual Nike running shorts.

Psst - fitness instructors get 15% off in-store. If you're an instructor and have a Lululemon store nearby, I highly suggest you get in on this great deal!

xo-ally

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

1:27 am


This isn't a photo of my desk, but it looks pretty similar right now with all the books and pens and laptop open.

I've been writing a research paper all night. My paper is due tomorrow, but I wrote down in my planner that it was due next week.

Oops...

Which is why I'm doing it now, since I had class 5:30-8 and dance 8-11. It was my bad though! I'm just mad I wrote the date down wrong, haha. This reminds me of the Gilmore Girls episode when Rory wrote the date wrong in her calendar for going to Yale and how she blamed Loreli for being home late because she wanted to stalk Bono.
"It's quick, it's peppy, and everyone loves a good pope story"

Now if only I could blame stalking Bono for writing the date down wrong. :P
 I don't mind being up late, I just wish the Thai restaurant stayed open this time of night. I've been majorly craving fried rice!

This post is being typed as my eyelids are feeling heavy... I guess this isn't the most exciting topic. #sorryboutit

Next post will be more interesting, promise :)

xo-ally

Monday, February 18, 2013

colored denim in winter

Long necklace Kate Spade Monogram necklace Max & Chloe Boots Corso Como Watch Michael Kors (similar) Jeans GJG Denim Shirt Nordstrom Tank Nordstrom

Happy President's Day! We have the day off of classes, so I am sitting in the library as I type. I'm taking a break from writing a paper to blog! I tried the .gif outfit post again, hope you like it. :) With winter still (sadly) in the air, all I want is spring. That means that I will begin to phase in my spring pieces in any way that I can! Colored coral pink skinnies make the typical jeans + boots combo a lot more fun.

xo-ally

Sunday, February 17, 2013

adorable pieces from modcloth

Currently loving each of these adorable pieces from Modcloth. I can't wait for spring!


[Click the images to link back to the site/product info]

xo-ally

Saturday, February 16, 2013

tumblr saturday #39

Happy weekend! Here are a few of my faves floating around Tumblr this week.
How beautiful is this table setup?!
I could eat breakfast food all day. In addition to chocolate, of course.
So much sparkle!
So many sprinkles! Haha I'm such a girly girl.
An iconic shoe. Maybe one day I'll own a pair... #dreaming

xo-ally

PS - image credits may be found on my tumblr

Friday, February 15, 2013

my first .gif outfit post!

Here is my very first .gif outfit post!!!!
I've been planning on doing this for months and I finally just did it. I'm so excited! I've never seen any other bloggers do this with outfit posts, so I feel so innovative :) you saw it here first! 
And if you didn't, because someone else did it before me, then this just got really awkward....
Without further ado, here's my outfit:
Photo credits go out to my wonderful friend Lauren P! Lauren takes many of my outfit photos, including the ones from today!


Bag Kate Spade (similar) Bracelets J. Crew Shirt Forever 21 (similar) Skirt Nordstrom (similar striped look) Heels DSW Nails Cynthia Rowley Necklace Max & Chloe

Since I'm loving the black and white color blocking being a huge trend this season, I paired this sheer button up with my striped cupcake skirt and then nude platform heels. With touches of gold from my new monogram necklace, shoes, and bag, I had fun by using color on my bracelets and nail polish.

xo-ally