Formal Floral

For the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant at the Westin hotel  I had fun dressing up in a flowy, long- sleeved sheer dress by Betsey Johnson (my childhood favorite). My shoes are from Payless (because why spend 100’s of dollars for cute heels?) and my clutch is from Tous. I accessorized with a diamond pendant of my island and Swarovski earrings.

DIY Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub

Fall and winter is approaching and the skin and lips will soon begin to get rough and dry. Here is a sugar lip and body scrub recipe that I made for the weather approaching us! Hope you enjoy xo

Flora Leather

Long time no OOTD! One of my staple pieces in my wardrobe is a leather jacket. To me, they transform a simple outfit completely. All of my jackets are inexpensive, and although I would love to invest in a YSL one, the cheaper dupes from Zara and Forever 21 have been working just fine and still doing the job I want it to. This jacket is one of my favorites in my collection (from Forever 21 believe it or not!) because the sewn in flowers add such a statement. When I first saw it, it reminded me of the Gucci 2017 collections with the floral details so it definitely adds a more dressy and expensive touch.

Jacket & Purse: Forever 21 | Jeans: ASOS | Top: Urban Outfitters

How to Part with Old Clothes

If you’re anything like me, you’re really sentimental. With everything. Sadly, everything includes material things, and this is why it was and still is so hard for me to get rid of clothing. For example, a shirt I wore to my first concert might not fit me anymore and might be old and ratty but will I be willing to keep it? Of course.

It took me a while to realize that how sad this was. That I was clinging on to things I no longer needed or wanted, but kept them for the sake of a memory. So if you’re currently having the same problem that I had, here is a list of a few things I asked myself before I parted with old clothes.

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  1. Do I still wear it? 
  2. Will I ever wear it again?
  3. Why am I holding on to this?
  4. Does it even still fit me? 
  5. Where am I going to put it?

If you answered “No” or “I don’t know” to these questions, simply get rid of it! There’s no reason to hoard, and so many new and fresh pieces are coming out every season that you can’t make space for because you are holding on to things that you have no use for anymore. Letting go of clothing and keeping only your favorite stuff is so refreshing and gives you so much space to play around with new fashion trends, ideas, etc.

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I hope you all found this helpful, see you in my next post!

XO – Ally

How to INSTANTLY Transform Your Outfit

Transforming a basic outfit into a stylish masterpiece doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive. Over the years I’ve figured out how to make my outfits look so over the top that people ask me where I shop numerous times, and when I say “Forever 21 & Zara” they’re so surprised. The difference is that I can stay in a store for 2 hours going through every single shelf and clothing rack making sure I don’t miss any unique and expensive looking pieces. I’ve decided to share with you a few of my go-to pieces to transform my look (affordably) so here are the pieces I use to look stylish, featuring some affordable options.

XO -Ally

 

Leather Jacket

Zara: $69.90                                                                       Zara: $99.90

Layered Accessories

Forever 21: $4.90                                                                   Forever 21: $4.90

Earrings 

Missguided: $13.00                                                 Missguided: $10.00

Heels

ASOS: $45.00                                                           ASOS: $40.00

Belts

Urban Outfitters: $29.00                                             Urban Outfitters: $29.00

Purses

Forever 21: $24.90                                                 Forever 21: $29.90

Bandaged Up

I wish I lived a glamorous life and could tell you that this was an OOTD, but it’s actually apart of a photoshoot I did for my job. I am wearing Herve Leger, which is a designer that I’ve admired for so long but could simply not afford so it was a privilege to wear this beautiful piece.

Dress by Herve Leger

The Perfect Summer Accessories (under $25)

Summer is all about taking a simple and comfortable outfit and making it as cute and as eye-catching as possible. I was thinking of the accessories that I use to spice up my more casual looks and came up with this short list for you guys. I also went hunting on my favorite online stores for affordable accessories that are just as cute as expensive ones and are summer staples. Don’t forget to click the underlined link to shop the pieces!

XO- Ally

Jewelry

Asos: $15.79                                  Forever 21: $5.90                        Asos: $9.47

Hats

Asos: $15.79                                   Asos: $25.27                               Boohoo: $16

 

Sunglasses

Asos: $17.35                                   Asos: $18.95                                Forever 21: $6.90

Beach Bags

Asos: $18.95                                   Boohoo: $20                                       Boohoo: $24

 

 

Current Favorite Designers

Hey babes!

As I was scrolling through some clothing sites and discovered so many new (to me) designers and clothing companies that I’m excited to share with you all. Here they are, featuring some of their pieces.

 

RIXO London

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Parker

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