ALLIE’S FASHION ALLEY

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18 September 2014

eShakti Jacket in the City

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eShakti jacket | Gap t-shirt | Levi’s shorts (on sale!) | Milly backpack | RACHEL Rachel Roy boots | TOMS sunglasses

These pictures were taken by my talented roomie, Stephanie, on top of a parking garage near my school in Chicago. The view of the city from up there is breathtaking. Today was the perfect day to wear my new jacket, sent to me courtesy of eShakti. My cool, new jacket was customized by my height and size so that it fits me just right. It protected me from the wind today and I can’t wait to wear it with sweaters and jeans in the coming months. 

12 September 2014

Wetsuit Skirt

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TOPSHOP skirt and top | NIKE shoes | MCM bag | PRADA glasses

I’ve just completed my first week of classes for the fall quarter at DePaul University in Chicago. The location for these photos was at a high school in California and I’m happy to say that my high school days are long over. The pink Topshop skirt I’m wearing feels like it’s made of neoprene, wetsuit material. It’s a really fun piece and hopefully the weather will get a little warmer here in Chicago so I can wear it again. I love pairing skirts with my Nike Frees, which I’ve been wearing all summer long. I find them incredibly comfortable.  

02 September 2014

Last Look of Summer

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I’m headed back to Chicago early tomorrow AM. Summer is out and school is in. I’ll be getting as much use as possible out of my rose gold Topshop Birkenstocks for the next few weeks until fall weather hits. 

28 August 2014

Here Comes Fall Wish List

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September is significant for a few reasons. It means the end of summer break, the beginning of a new semester, and often the first tease of fall weather. With September, comes an overload of both homework and fall fashion. While I can’t help out with your schoolwork, I have narrowed down this season’s new arrivals to a wish list of my five most-wanted items to transition your wardrobe from summer to fall.



11 August 2014

UNiDAYS Guest Post


I am currently featured as a guest blogger for UNiDAYS. UNiDAYS is the official source for student discounts, with over 3.5 million students already saving. For shopping details and back-to-school savings, check out my dorm room inspiration guide on UNiDAYS’ blog, The Edit.  If you’re a college student, sign up for free with UNiDAYS to access exclusive student discounts for sites like ModCloth, Asos, All Saints, Apple, and more!

07 August 2014

Trend - Matching Separates

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The matchy-matchy look is worth investing in because once the trend dies, the pieces can still be worn separately… it’s like three outfits in one! Washed out stripes pair perfectly with chocolate bar eyeshadow by Too Faced that looks good enough to eat. 

A special thank you to my grandma who took me shopping last weekend and made this outfit possible! xoxo

And thanks again to Jerrod and Jeremy for the amazing makeup!!!

31 July 2014

Chambray + Too Faced

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I bought my shorts on sale at Urban Outfitters for only $10 and I can’t stop wearing them! These denim shorts fit just right, not too short or tight. My favorite way to wear distressed denim is paired with girly accessories (i.e. sandals with giant jewels on them). 

Also, thank you to Jerrod and Jeremy for the Too Faced makeup which adds a pretty finishing touch to my look!

28 July 2014

Yoga Faves

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Cute workout gear is a major motivator for me to hit the gym.  For yoga, I like 3/4 length leggings and tops with fun strap detailing. Lululemon and Adidas by Stella McCartney are two of favorite brands, but Target also has a great selection of more affordable options. 


24 July 2014

Beacon Collection by Warby Parker

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Designer sunglasses are one of my favorite splurge items. Warby Parker is one of few designers that make their glasses in-house. This results in higher-quality eyewear for a fraction of the typical price. And, for every pair of glasses sold, they distribute a pair to someone in need. (One million pairs have already been distributed!) 

Warby Parker’s limited edition Beacon collection frames were designed to accompany “late night dates, rooftop sunrises, and everything in between.” Photographer Petra Collins shot the amazing imagery for the collection in downtown Manhattan. The glasses are representative of effortless, candid, cool style. I’m loving the oversized Nancy frame in lemon (pictured above). The yellow is a fresh pop of color, but still muted enough to be worn as a neutral. Starting today, the collection is available online at Warby Parker.

15 July 2014

Jelly Shoes

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Jelly sandals are another trendy footwear option this summer.  Stuart Weitzman makes a pair, but the ones I’m wearing cost only $20 at Urban Outfitters!  As I mentioned in my previous post, Birkenstocks are tricky to wear.  Jellies, on the other hand, can be paired with just about anything. 

Peasant Blouse: Billabong, Shorts: BCBGeneration, Jelly Sandals: Cooperative