4.19.2014

College Care Package

I received my third VoxBox from Influenster a few weeks ago.  My free goodies included NYC lipstick, Rimmel London foundation, Broadway Nails imPRESS manicure, a Pilot Acroball Pure White pen, Red Rose Tea water enhancer, and Playtex Sport Fresh Balance. 
The Red Rose Tea water enhancer is my favorite item out of the box.  Just one drop turns water into tea! The blackcurrant raspberry flavor I received is delicious! 
Selfie wearing Rimmel London Stay Matte foundation and NYC Expert Last lipstick.  The light ivory foundation was the perfect shade for my skin and the forever fuchsia lipstick is such a fun color for spring!
Broadway Nails imPRESS manicure - so quick and easy to apply!

3.27.2014

Shop My Spring Wish List!

Spring weather is still a few months away here in Chicago, but a girl can dream.  Shop all my spring favorites on my Pinterest wish list, here.  Shop My Spring Wish List!

3.23.2014

Apartment Photo Shoot

A rainy day look from a few weeks ago when I was testing out my camera’s self timer feature.  Living in Chicago, it’s not much of a treat to wear my rain boots.  I have been rotating wear between my three pairs of rubber boots for months now.  Snow, ice, and salt on the sidewalk is an unsafe condition for any footwear that can’t be wiped clean with a paper towel.    
hunter boots, yellow rain boots, milly backpack, cat dress,
hunter boots, yellow rain boots, milly backpack, cat dress,
hunter boots, yellow rain boots, milly backpack, cat dress,
hunter boots, yellow rain boots, milly backpack, cat dress,
Dress, tights: H&M, Boots: Hunter, Backpack: Milly




2.16.2014

Three Things I’m Loving Now

1. H&M Home - Update your interior space with these affordable, adorable finds.

2. The Blonde Salad for Steve Madden shoes - Italian fashion blogger, Chiara Ferragni, helped design these amazing shoes.  The cut-out boots are my favorite.
3. Pretty in Pink - Toughen up these girly pieces with a pair of Blonde Salad shoes.

2.13.2014

Chicago

I haven’t been doing outfit posts lately because I’ve been bundled up in my coat every day.  Negative temperatures don’t make for an exciting wardrobe.  Below are some pictures of my winter attire, Jamberry nails, and other stuff.
View from the Hancock tower
Jamberry manicure - these stick-on nail strips are quick and easy to apply!  Shop here.  Learn more about Jamberry here.
If you visit Chicago, you must stop by Wildberry Pancakes for the most delicious breakfast experience ever.

1.27.2014

Letter Sweater

This look is from a few weeks ago when I was home in California.  Meanwhile, in Chicago, school is cancelled today and tomorrow due to extremely cold temperatures.

monogram sweater, letter sweater, hudson jeans, mirrored ray-bans, stuart weitzman zipit, ps1
monogram sweater, letter sweater, hudson jeans, mirrored ray-bans, stuart weitzman zipit, ps1
monogram sweater, letter sweater, hudson jeans, mirrored ray-bans, stuart weitzman zipit, ps1
monogram sweater, letter sweater, hudson jeans, mirrored ray-bans, stuart weitzman zipit, ps1
monogram sweater, letter sweater, hudson jeans, mirrored ray-bans, stuart weitzman zipit, ps1
monogram sweater, letter sweater, hudson jeans, mirrored ray-bans, stuart weitzman zipit, ps1

Sweater: Halogen, Jeans: Hudson, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Glasses: Ray-Ban

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1.07.2014

Valentine’s Day Splurges

I know it’s a little early, but I couldn’t resist sharing my favorite pink and red-hued must-haves.  Plus, these splurge-worthy items can be worn all year long.

Valentine's Day Picks
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12.24.2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my lovely readers.

gap, metallic sweater, purple pants, proenza schouler, red hair, TOMS desert wedge, too faced holiday cosmetics, christmas fashion
gap, metallic sweater, purple pants, proenza schouler, red hair, TOMS desert wedge, too faced holiday cosmetics, christmas fashion
gap, metallic sweater, purple pants, proenza schouler, red hair, TOMS desert wedge, too faced holiday cosmetics, christmas fashion
gap, metallic sweater, purple pants, proenza schouler, red hair, TOMS desert wedge, too faced holiday cosmetics, christmas fashion
gap, metallic sweater, purple pants, proenza schouler, red hair, TOMS desert wedge, too faced holiday cosmetics, christmas fashion

Sweater: Gap, Pants: AG, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Wedges: TOMS (My apologies for wearing almost the same accessories two posts in a row!) Makeup: Too Faced

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12.20.2013

Addicted to Plaid

Matching plaid blazer and skirt, to be worn together or seperately.  P.S. if you need any last minute gift ideas, check out my ShopStyle favorites.

Standard garage door blogger backdrop
plaid fashion, aqua, plaid blazer, plaid skirt, adidas watch, proenza schouler, what i wore,
plaid fashion, aqua, plaid blazer, plaid skirt, adidas watch, proenza schouler, what i wore,
plaid fashion, aqua, plaid blazer, plaid skirt, adidas watch, proenza schouler, what i wore,
Skirt, Blazer: Aqua, Tee: Michael Stars, Wedges: TOMS, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Watch: Adidas

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12.18.2013

ShopStyle

If you haven’t discovered ShopStyle yet, you’re missing out.  ShopStyle is basically a search engine that's specifically for fashion.  You can search for anything (i.e. plaid skirts) and ShopStyle will show you options from different sites.  You can narrow your search by color, price point, etc.  Plus, you can put a sale alert on an item, and you’ll get an email when it goes on sale!  ShopStyle has created a fun game for you to discover your shopping personality.  Play it for a chance to win designer handbags!

#weshopstyle, shop style game, play to win designer handbags

#weshopstyle


12.11.2013

Rose VoxBox

I received the Rose VoxBox from Influenster over Thanksgiving.  Actually, it arrived at home in California a few weeks prior, but since I was in Chicago, I couldn’t retrieve my goodies.  Opening a bright pink box full of complimentary products was one of the highlights of my Thanksgiving break.  

I’ve now tried out everything that was in the box.  The belVita blueberry breakfast biscuits and Lindt chocolate truffle were both delicious.  I put the Dr. Scholl’s cozy cushions into my Hunter rain boots.  These furry shoe liners are my favorite item that I received.  They give my feet extra warmth in this freezing Chicago weather.  The Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara gives my lashes amazing length and volume.  And, the set of three Kiss gradation polishes are so easy to use and give a gorgeous ombré effect that is perfect for the holidays (see picture below).  If you haven’t already, I highly recommend signing up for Influenster.  It’s a fun way to test out great new products.  You can even email me and I’ll send you a special invitation! 

Influenster

On My Instagram @alliesfashionalley 



12.06.2013

Proper Packing

Going somewhere for the holidays? Here’s what you should pack in your bag (or add to your wish list).  Start with a sleek carry-on and fun cosmetic case by Flight 001; I’m crazy for all their travel accessories.  Whatever you can’t fit in your suitcase, stash in this graphic carryall tote from Victoria’s Secret.  It’s a steal at just $14.50!

Bag of Tricks

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12.03.2013

I’m Back!

I’m embarrassed that it’s been so long since my last post.  This past month, college has taken over my blogging time.  Below, I’m back home in California for Thanksgiving, wearing a new pair of overalls.

On a seperate note, I’ve updated AFA for the holidays.  The 'item of the day’ section is now the ‘gift of the day' and will be updated - hopefully daily.  So, check back for more finds from my wish list.  Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

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overalls, blank nyc, louis vuitton, western boots

Overalls: Blank NYC, Sweater: Volcom, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Boots: BCBG

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11.03.2013

Plaid Again (Sorry, Not Sorry)

Debut of my Topshop plaid/velvet shorts. 

My stylish roomie/photographer - leather shorts courtesy of moi

My Outfit - Shorts: Topshop, Jacket: Silence + Noise, Boots: Tory Burch, Bag: Proenza Schouler

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10.26.2013

Over-the-Knee Boots/Mini Skirt Combo

It was 45 degrees out. I was told this is a warm day in Chicago, so I wore a skirt.

Plaid on plaid + snakeskin
And my roomie’s OOTD!

My outfit - Coat: Topshop, Sweater: Topshop, Skirt: Express, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff