Sunday, March 31, 2013

easter sunday

Happy Easter! I hope your day was filled with love, laughter, good people, and some chocolate bunnies.

This morning I went to church and then a midday brunch with some friends. We enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather and spent some time outside.

This was what I wore today:
The kids choir came out on the stage and sang a song at church. It was THE most adorable thing ever!

Hope you had a great holiday!

xo-ally

Saturday, March 30, 2013

tumblr saturday #45

Happy weekend! Here are a few of my faves floating around Tumblr this week.

Love spring!

PUPPY :)
lmprovident:

my future daughter
Future child

Great song, will never get old. The Darius Rucker remake is good, but I still like the original one much better.

Boats! Can't wait for summers outside.

xo-ally

PS - image credits may be found on my tumblr

Friday, March 29, 2013

friday's fancies - pretty in pastels

This week's Friday's Fancies theme with long distance loving is pretty in pastels. This light yellow lace dress is classic and pretty, and goes well with stack of pastel bangles. The bright pink shoes add even more color!
dress, pink bracelet, mint bracelet, yellow bracelet, shoes


xo-ally

Thursday, March 28, 2013

lilly dresses for easter

I'd love to wear a Lilly Pulitzer dress for Easter, if my bank account currently allowed - the new dresses are so adorable! Instead I'll probably wear this striped dress, this pink one, or this red one on Sunday. But here are some Lilly choices I'd consider:


Antonia Dress - this one is my FAVORITE and I loveeee the bow :)


And some bracelets from Bauble Bar and t+j designs that would add a fabulous touch to the dresses:




xo-ally

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

take me to the beach

All I want to do right now is be at the beach, toes in the sand, the warm sun on my face. But alas, I am nowhere near a beach, it is almost midnight, and I have a lot of homework to do.

However, the weather forecast says it should get up to 70 this weekend for Easter :) YEAH! That will feel like a heatwave compared to the chilly winter. Even though there won't be a beach nearby, you know I will trade in boots and flats in favor of sandals! (Which reminds me, I should probably get a pedicure....)

Happy Wednesday!

xo-ally

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

neon and navy

Haha, what am I doing with my wrist?
 Chaser tank (similar) | Vivid Collection jacket | Hudson jeans | Louis Vuitton bag | Chanel sunglasses (similar) | J. Crew bracelets (similar link one) (similar orange one) | Juicy Couture ring | Henri Bendel earrings | Me Too ankle boots (similar pair)

I love the combination of navy and pink. The neon hue of the pink tank adds an extra dose of fun to the outfit, as do the accessories - like the butterfly ring and colorful bracelets. Classic cognac grounds the outfit, as seen with the ankle boots and the vintage Louis Vuitton bag my mom gave to me ages ago.

And I'm still wearing the Bendels earrings! Ahh, I've worn them almost every day. That's when you know you made a good wardrobe investment - when you just want to wear it every day. (And, with jewelry, you usually can.) This pair of skinnies are also another good investment. The style and wash makes the pair so versatile and I wear them all the time.

xo-ally

Monday, March 25, 2013

bow bracelets

There is something about adding a bow that makes an accessory so charming. Here are four bow bracelets I'm loving - the Kate Spade one is just dainty and darling with the pearl and small bow. The Vickers bow bracelets add classic patterns in versatile colors. And the simple black one works with anything! [Click the images to link back to the site.] :)




xo-ally

Sunday, March 24, 2013

floral statement necklaces

After seeing a photo of this beautiful necklace (on a recent tumblr saturday), I've been on the hunt for the perfect floral necklace for spring. Here are a few similar ones that I'm looking at:

The red Kate Spade necklace is gorgeous! It is the most similar to the one I've found yet to the one in that photo. 
I like this one from Etsy too - there are multiple colored flowers.

I keep coming back to look at this one from J. Crew Factory! The colors compliment each other well and are pretty versatile, in my opinion.
I think this one from Ruche might be my favorite, and it's only $17! The only thing is that it is sold out. :/ Maybe they'll restock soon?

Which one is your favorite? Do you like floral statement necklaces?

xo-ally

Saturday, March 23, 2013

tumblr saturday #44

Happy weekend! Here are a few of my faves floating around Tumblr this week.
It's the weekend.
Loving polka dots and floral necklaces! Looking to get my hands on a similar necklace to the one above...
The Lumineers
"I'm a mouse, DUH" -Mean Girls never gets old
I want to try this coffee now!
Simple and classic.

xo-ally

PS - image credits may be found on my tumblr

Friday, March 22, 2013

friday's fancies - spring has sprung

This week's Friday's Fancies theme with long distance loving is Spring Has Sprung. Here are a few of the many things that have been inspiring me lately for spring fashion!

shopping info:
sunglasses, lipstick
nail polish: yellow, red, pink
ankle strap heels, left to right: one, two, three, four
coral top, yellow button-up

photo/image credits:
top photo, flowers, coral shirt, yellow shirt outfit

xo-ally

Thursday, March 21, 2013

pretty interiors

I was on Tumblr recently, and as always, I found some gorgeous photos of homes. I'm always inspired by these pretty interiors, and will definitely look back at all this inspiration (and Pinterest) when I decorate my future home!
Loving the hot pink walls with the clean, white furniture.
I'm a sucker for a pop of color - that bright green printed chair with the blue pillow is calling my name!
We used to have that side table in my old house! I really like mirrored furniture and how it adds elegance to a room.
Love this color palette.
Coral and mint are having a moment here. I like the contrast.

xo-ally

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

happy first day of SPRING!

Eeek! I've been waiting for this day for a long time. I LOVE SPRING! Almost as much as I love summer.

Now, if it would only feel like spring in Spokane...we've woken up to snow the past couple of days. :(

The snow melts throughout the morning....but still. Wearing shorts and sandals during spring break was amazing. I love love love spring/summer weather, and you can't beat being around everyone in happy moods when the sun is out.

My favorite day of the spring semester is the first really warm day. It will be sunny and around 70 degrees, which feels like a heatwave after a freezing, snowy winter. Everyone on campus spends maximum time outside; I even had a professor cancel class one year on the first warm day. There are so many outdoor recreational activities going on - capture the flag, frisbee, badminton, volleyball - anything we can do outside. One of the dorms in the middle of campus plays music. It is the best day of spring semester! Everyone is so happy. I can't wait for that day to happen!

And I cannot not mention spring fashion. Unlike a lot of other girls, I get much more excited for spring/summer fashion than fall/winter. I am so ready for sundresses, sandals, chino shorts, swimsuits, sunglasses, and incorporating all the fun trends (like neon!)

Yay for spring! Who's with me?!

xo-ally

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

bright, electric stripes

Dress Red Dress Boutique - sold out, but I'm loving this one too Belt Nordstrom Shoes GUESS (similar) Necklace Max & Chloe Sunglasses Chanel (similar)

You can't really see the earrings in the photo above so I added this photo below - I've worn these earrings almost every day since I got them! Finding a Bendels in Las Vegas was wonderful :) [Get the earrings here!]
Jenn and I got our nails done and then went to lunch before saying goodbye! It was a great spring break and always fun to see the bestie.

xo-ally

Monday, March 18, 2013

under the colorado sun

^BTW, it was a little difficult to walk in the mud with those heels on!
Shirt Free People (similar) Skirt Nordstrom (similar) Sunglasses Chanel (similar) Heels Anne Klein (similar) Necklaces Swank Boutique and Stella & Dot Earrings Tory Burch Bag Kate Spade

After having a TON of fun in Las Vegas, (see this outfit post, and this post or this post for pics!) I went to Denver for the second leg of the trip to visit my best friend Jenn. I went to Denver for my Spring Breaks last year and the year before as well! It was nice to catch up and slow down from the previous weekend.  We went up to Daniel's Park near Denver and took photos by the gorgeous view.

AND, Jenn went dark with her hair! Take a look:
Dress Forever 21Bracelet Urban Outfitters (similar)

xo-ally