Thursday, February 27, 2014

navy blue sparkles :) #ootd

J. Crew top | J. Crew skirt (similar here and here) | French Connection bag | DSW heels (similar) | Michael Kors watch

The day before I left for DC, I was going to take photos of this outfit...and then I realized I had left my DSLR camera at a friend's house. I took to the phone camera mirror selfies instead...so here they are! This is a fun way to wear sparkles-on-sparkles at night. For work, I wear the same top-skirt combo but with navy tights and flats instead.

xo-ally

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

casual blues

Vineyard Vines hat | J. Crew tee (similar) | GUESS coat (similar from Patagonia) | Hudson jeans | C. Wonder necklace (similar here and here) | Diva Shoes boots (from Italy)

Went to the Botanic Gardens the other day as part of a casual outing in DC. The gardens were gorgeous and it was nice to get out of the cold and into warm, jungle-inspired rooms. Seeing palm trees and smelling the flowers and greenery made it feel like spring despite the chilly winter air outside.

xo-ally

Monday, February 24, 2014

insta-lately


My first time ever having a donut from Dunkin Donuts...it was filled with brownie batter. So worth it. So delicious.
Airport Starbucks & my bright pink passport case
A few of you weighed in on which shade of blue I should paint my nails for my Seahawks Super Bowl pride. I chose the blue Butter shade and layered a silver Revlon sparkle topcoat to make it extra festive. 
 Obligatory Capitol Building photo when I first got to DC ;) it looked beautiful covered in a blanket of snow.
 The perfect day for my first day back: spending it on M Street, getting some Georgetown Cupcakes and doing a little shopping!
 That day's stack (Laurenly ring, Michael Kors watch, J. Crew yellow bracelet and Nordstrom gold arrow bracelet).
Hot pink nails with a glittery leopard bag! 

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xo-ally

Sunday, February 23, 2014

tumblr saturday (...sunday) #91

Happy weekend! Here are a few of my faves floating around Tumblr this week, brought to you juuuust a little later than normal due to my very busy schedule. I'm working on scheduling some fun posts for this week so the blog doesn't get too quiet. Stay tuned! :)
Love these statement earrings.
Hello beautiful!
breathtakingdestinations:

Cinque Terre - Italy (von Planet Exodus)
Gorgeous photo of Cinque Terre. I've spent 6 months of my life in Italy and still haven't made it out there...one day ;)
Aww, cute baby Simba sneezing.
Beautiful bun!

xo-ally

Thursday, February 20, 2014

m street at night

C. Wonder top (on sale!) | Longchamp bag | Martin + Osa peacoat (old, but similar here and also loving this blue one) | Trouve leggings (similar here and here) | Nordstrom sunglasses (similar

Just quickly posting a few photos from strolling around M Street earlier this week. M Street is definitely my favorite shopping spot in the DC area. Now it's back to work - I've been working some pretty long days but love what I do, so it's all good. I will say that I am very excited to get some sleep tonight!

Thanks for stopping by :)

xo-ally

Saturday, February 15, 2014

tumblr saturday #90

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

Ah, summer please get here soon!

Stripes
lillyslittlehelper:

🐝 Happy
Been LOVING these adorable Bee Happy shoes from C. Wonder. :)

Go Team USA! Have you been watching the Olympics?
malformalady:

Barbuda’s incredible pink sand beach — nearly eight miles of deserted oceanfront stretches from Spanish Point to Palmetto Point. The champagne color of the sand glows rose thanks to the crushed coral in the mix.
A beach with pink sand (Barbuda). How cool is this?

xo-ally

Friday, February 14, 2014

happy valentines day!

Happy Valentines Day! I spent the day training for my new job, which included a little out and about in the city. It is really refreshing to be back in DC, even in this cold and freezing winter! What is very surprising is that I haven't had any chocolate today...which makes this seem like the least "Valentines" Valentines day ever! Hope you enjoyed the day with your loved one, family, or friends. :)

xo-ally

Sunday, February 9, 2014

back to this place for a little bit :)

I’ll be back soon…

Today I'm going back to DC and I could not be more excited. I was working in the city for the first time last summer. I didn't think I would really like the city all that much, but I happened to fall in love with it. Hopefully I'll still enjoy it just as much even in the (freezing cold) winter!

xo-ally

Saturday, February 8, 2014

tumblr saturday #89

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

Adorable puppy! Aww.

Layers.
"When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead." -Barney Stinson - How I Met Your Mother
"Whenever I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead." -Barney Stinson, HIMYM

Couldn't not reblog this again. My favorite home decor photo and inspiration for my future home!
myredhunterboots:

Can this be my life?
Can my life be like this? :)

Friday, February 7, 2014

the top pins from sunny sweetheart

Whether these are pinned originally by me or by someone stopping by my blog, there are a select few pins that just get the most activity. Here are the most popular pins from Sunny Sweetheart, as of today:

(Click the images to be taken to the pin!)

Of course, anything fashion-inspired by Blair Waldorf tops this list. My personal favorite is this summer spread inspired by Queen B's Hamptons wardrobe during season 2 of Gossip Girl.
blair waldorf spring fashion inspiration
blair waldorf's wedding dress
outfit inspired by blair waldorf's wedding dress
An outfit inspired by Blair's wedding dress
tulle midi skirt outfit
ombre hair

Mermaid Halloween Costume #halloween #costume #college
Mermaid Halloween costume
fridays fancies - easy weekend wear
tory burch jewelry
winter outfit | navy coat | riding boots
matching colors to your skin tone. I'm a "winter," what season are you?
Sunny Sweetheart: pink jeans and floral heels
how to create a .gif outfit post
chevron dresses
This photo isn't my own (from Tobi.com, I did a post on chevron dresses)

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xo-ally

Thursday, February 6, 2014

nautical charms for your sperrys

It is no secret that I love my Sperrys. I sadly had to say goodbye to my black Sperry rain boots in Italy last month. After two years of wearing them in the Seattle rain, around my college campus, and through the cobblestone streets of Europe, I eventually had to let them go. Luckily I still have four pairs of boat shoes, though - one of which I've had for 10 years and is still in great shape!
 While browsing the Sperry website, I noticed that there are charms for your boat shoes! You can personalize your Sperrys with your initial (great if your friends have the same pair as you - I know quite a few people with the traditional brown), or choose from other fun charms. I like the pink flamingo because, yes, it's pink, and also because it reminds me of summer. (Summer needs to be year-round, in my opinion). There are other sea-inspired charms like a little sailboat, anchor, starfish, or seahorse.
These charms would be a fun way to discreetly add some summer to your wardrobe, don't you think? I mean, I wear my Sperrys all year round, even in the winter... ;)

^similar gold Sperrys here

xo-ally