LEATHER x2

This leather number was a complete experiment gone right, and I was feeling it so I went with it! Since my hair has been in a ‘fro, I’ve been wearing more outfits that fit the ‘fro, and made me adjust to it more. My jacket is from Forever 21 (one of my best purchases from them, ever), my top is from Urban (who I sadly won’t be shopping with for a while after everything that’s happened), my shorts are from Zara, sunglasses from VS, and bag from Coach.

XO- Ally

QUARANTINE LOOK: 4

This look was worn out and about, running errands and I actually really loved it. It’s my typical late 90’s inspired look with a denim skirt a mini shoulder bag. My top is “Fendi inspired” (cringe, I know. but I liked it) from Urban Outfitters (who unfortunately no longer has my business), my skirt is from Topshop, the bag is from Monki, and the belt from Fossil.

Things are finally starting to open up now, so I’ve actually been really excited to wear more looks and see how many clothing combinations I can come up with since half of my clothes are still in London. Before I was using these “Quarantine Look” posts as something to look forward to and to document the outfits I wore during quarantine, but now that I can wear more looks, I think I’m just going to go back to documenting my everyday outfits since I’m a bit more excited to wear them now. How have you been expressing yourself during quarantine?

XO-Ally

Quarantine Look: 2

Hi everyone, hope you’re all keeping safe and well! I’ve decided to document my quarantine looks since I’ve been trying to drive my blog back to the outfit inspiration platform I had initially made it to be. This look was worn on Easter, and I love how girly and kind of shabby chic it looks- a side of me that exists but people rarely see. This dress is from one of my favorite independent brands and Topshop “Lace and Beads”. If you’re into girly, romantic, frilly clothing or pastels it’s definitely a brand I’d check out. Then I just paired it with some nude strapped Jessica Simpson heels.

XO-Ally

Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

I was looking in my drafts, and came across this post that I was so excited to talk about but never got around to finishing, so I felt like reviving it today. These photos are from the Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery in London. I’ve been thinking about London a lot lately, and missing my weekly adventures. This was one of my coolest adventures yet. I’ve been interested in ancient Egypt since I was about 8 years old. I read every ancient Egyptian kids book, went to exhibitions, watched videos and documentaries, you name it. I was so invested and loved it because their way of life was just so different and seemed to have so much meaning and purpose. I could go on forever about what I learned growing up but I don’t want to bore you haha. Anyway, this exhibit was cool because the last time I’d gone to a Tutankhamun exhibit I was about 7 in Chicago. I didn’t really remember much (my dad found a souvenir I got from that time which was soo cool) so it was nice to see things in a new light and understand more. There we’re objects on display that had never been taken out of Egypt before which was really cool, and of course I took more photos that the ones I’m leaving for you below. But have a scroll! It’s all so interesting to look at, even if you don’t know the backstory. I’m not sure if the exhibit will still be in London after the pandemic but definitely check it out if you have the chance!

XO- Ally

Alexander McQueen

i love a good McQueen exhibit

I recently stopped by the Alexander McQueen London flagship store to see the latest exhibition and there were so many glorious and one of a kind pieces that made me feel  so inspired and excited!

I took photos of some of my favorite pieces that were on display and inserted them below for you to have a look, of course. I am in LOVE with the pops of pink and the stunning flower inspired shapes (I’m a big flower person if you didn’t know). My absolute favorites are the hot pink sleeved suit jacket and blue died floral inspired dress, and I found the jute (i think?) dress with the leather harness so unique.

What are your favorites?   XO- Ally

A Letter to My Future Self

A letter to my future self.. xx

Dear Future Self,

I hope you really achieve everything that you want in this rollercoaster life of yours. You’ve hustled since you were 14 for this and I hope that you not only get where you want to go, but enjoy every second of it. I hope that you find the peace that you’ve sought after for so long and that the battles you stressed about are no longer your concern. I hope you get to name nail polishes, make a perfume, collaborate with a makeup line, create a song, and do that swimsuit line you’ve been wanting to do. I used to think that our dreams were too big are too outside the box but if Rihanna can do all of it, you definitely can. I hope that your kids come out beautiful and full of passion and that they’re healthy. I hope that your beach wedding is fabulous! And I hope that whatever friends you have at the time aren’t being assholes. I have so much hope and faith in you to live our life to the absolute most so I hope you’re doing me proud. If you’re reading this and you haven’t made it that far, like you just graduated uni, I hope you get the dream industry job you wanted (the net a porter one, you know the one)! And I hope that you managed to keep good connections with the friends I made, because they are so so special (and you could definitely make magic with them later). Lastly, I hope you got to travel and are still traveling. I hope you’re not afraid to be alone and you do whatever the hell you want to do whenever the hell you want to do it and if you’re not, then GET ON THAT. Anyway, I think thats enough from me. Love you girl, we can (AND WILL) make it.

XO- Ally (age 19)

Matchy Matchy

Hey guys, long time no OOTD!

I love a good affordable yet cute ootd for summer and the “matchy-matchy”  trend has been one of my favorite looks this year. For this look I pared a striped denim jacket with light blue jeans and Nike air force ones and added a simple necklace, along with minimal makeup.

Details:

Jacket- Forever 21
Jeans- New Look
Shoes- Nike

Checker Chick

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Today’s outfit was inspired by my idea of a skater girl. A fashion forward skater girl of course. I cut my men’s Thrasher t-shirt in half and some destroyed denim from American Eagle. Then added some Vans to top off the look.