Mellow Yellow






Ok. So, first let me preface this with that I accidentally deleted a few of my many shots in this look and in the land of photos <as far as I know> - once you delete you NEVER see them again. So these are the shots that I had available. Hope they still work! I really loved this comfy yellow sweater. It still allows me to be warm for winter with a bright color which I LOVE!
PS> I CANT WAIT FOR THE WEEKEND. It feels like a Friday! 

Top:
H&M - Fine-knit Sweater - Yellow Sweater
 Scarf:
<H&M> SOLD OUT - Similar HERE & HERE
Jeans:
7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Skinny Jeans, Dark Lake View
Slim Illusion Mid Rise Skinny Contour In Classic Dark 
Shoes < Coach> OLD - Similar: HERE
HERE
HERE
HERE
AND HERE

Michael Kors Watch // Rings: Francesca's OLD <similar here>> // Link Bracelet // H&M Bracelets
// Python Clutch OLD Similar here: Deb Haircalf Slim Clutch
& here
& here


Have you ever lost your blog photos?!? <as in deleted them like me!>> Ugh! It's the worst!
 Xo,
Alex

Leopard, Python, Polka Dots & A Giveaway!













H&M Polka Dot Chambray <Sold Out> Similar here & here & more links below // white jeans  // 
AND I love you necklace c/o Clovers & Pearls // Leopard heels<Ann Taylor : SOLD OUT>  <<similar option here!! AND more options below>>// Michael Kors Watch // Rings: Francesca's OLD <similar here>> // Link Bracelet // Python Clutch <OLD> similar here & here// 
Metal Black Leather Cuff is Boston Proper <OLD> similar here


The weather in Raleigh is so strange because it doesn't know if it wants to be hot or cold.
So, since its winter I threw a scarf on but since it also still somehow feels like a breezy summer day I thew on my white pants! AND OF COURSE...The chambray -- which is SO HOT RIGHT NOW!  
**But just a reminder it was also in style in the early 1990's >> It's no secret that trends these days are almost always traceable to another decade because fashion is completely cyclical. But, that being said: I'm bada ba ba baaaa LOVIN it! 

When you have an outfit with ALOT going on you need a simple but fab necklace!
The gorge "AND I LOVE YOU" "&" necklace from Clovers & Pearls was the perfect dainty addition to this outfit. It's also my new favorite boutique and the jewelry prices are so affordable! They even have monogram necklaces and the famed spike bracelet.

Check out the Clovers & Pearls shop AND in the spirit of shopping 
****ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY on INSTAGRAM**** 
WIN $40 to use at the Clovers & Pearls Boutique
-------------------------------------------------

I put some extra matching options for everything that I could find below >>
 just click the pic  & it will take you to the look you want.

Shop the look:
Happy Shopping!
 XO, 
Alex

Never Enough LBD's




Dress: Cache - Similar items below: AND those pink shoes that I die for.
Other LBD's I am loving right now:

I live for the LBD. So much so I had to change my New Year's resolution to say - "I will wear more colors." Because by default when I am in a rush or unsure of what to wear or in a fashion panic... I say "when in doubt- black it out" haha! It worked for me for a long time but now I am defaulting to bright colors too. Either way an LBD is a must have and this one from Cache is lovely. 

There are so many great ways you can wear a Little Black Dress! You can dress it up or down.You can rock it with a jacket or boots or go out to a party with a great pair of colorful pumps.

Do you have a fav little black dress? 
xo,
Alex

Patterns Rockin Everywhere







Dress: Cache // Shoes: Michael Kors  <SOLD OUT>
other suede pumps and floral looks I love:



        Tunic sold out - other looks I love: herehere and here
& tons of options at Free People // nude heels: Steve Madden


I feel like everything in the stores right now is pattern happy.
I wore these three patterned up dresses on the show this week. I truly used to be so against patterns <I just never thought they were flattering but now I have a love for them.

Speaking of patterns...
Nate and I had a pattern of not going out and living on Netflix and ice cream haha! BUT we have finally decided to start venturing out at night in Raleigh! We recently ate at The Pit in Raleigh.... its a super popular BBQ spot and I learned the eastern/western BBQ lingo. The main difference in eastern and western is the sauce = the west is more of a thicker, sweeter sauce. In eastern North Carolina it’s a mayonnaise-based slaw and in western North Carolina it’s a ketchup-based red slaw. 
Who knew BBQ could be so complex haha?! 

So the moral of the story is were going out more. Changing up the patterns of life and the patterns in my outfit. How do you feel about Patterns & the ever popular tunic??

XO,
Happy Shopping!
Alex


Think Pink

   
 
 
 

I don't think I love anything more than a stripes and pink combo. In the spirit of pink I had to share this to die for magical super-cali-fragilistic shopaholic online cart of happiness SALE with you!!
< ok now breathe > 

PINK PUMPS are on SALE at DSW!! 

HOT PINK KNIT SCARF - >> HERE ON SALE FOR UNDER $18!! 
_________________________
Striped blouse: H&M > SOLD OUT> but other options here:HERE - HERE & HERE 

Other striped shirts I am loving right now:


Beetle Necklace is Ann Taylor > Sold Out> Similar HERE and HERE

Moon and Lola Mug Obsession - HERE

Happy Shopping!!
XO,
Alex

Simply Blue









Shoes: Steve Madden >> SOLD OUT //Similar here // Bracelets: H&M
um, CAN YOU SAY TGIF! I am loving blues right now and this high-waisted skirt was so fun to wear on the show this week.

You don't always have to pair high-waist skirts with button-down or dressy shirts. You can dress this skirt style down with a simple V-neck or tank top. I love heels with high-waist skirts because I feel like they just make you look longer while creating a slimming silhouette.

You can also try tights and ankle boots with a high-waist skirt if you want to go for an edgy look.
What do you rock with a high-waisted skirt?

XO,
HAPPY SHOPPING
Alex