A Little Obsession: 2018


Love List

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Why We Got Married On Paper

 I felt so much joy when these pictures were taken because technically Nate and I are married!
 -- well, on paper that is. I'll explain: 

So, Nate and I decided to get married on paper a little early .... here's why--

Nate's grandma Louise hasn't been well for some time now. She was diagnosed with cancer and it has spread to her bones. I hate that word - Cancer. I honestly don't even like saying it or seeing the word. It takes so much from people. We are hopeful it won't take Louise from us anytime soon. The earliest memories I have when meeting Nate are being welcomed in to his life by his grandparents. They treated me like I was family when I had only known them for 20 minutes. To describe Louise... just imagine the most charming sweet, loving, woman - with the warmest hugs and she is always ready to feed you.  <3 And Bill is the most active 87 year old man you have ever met! He is always fixing, building, making, doing something when we see him! Both have hearts of pure gold!
So, I can't imagine us getting married without them being involved. 
We put off our wedding for awhile, because we moved twice in the last year and life has just been crazy! But, a few months ago we discovered there is a law in PA that says you can be married by any two witnesses. It's called "Quaker Law" -- Brilliant! I want to kiss the creator of this law. It means you don't need an officiant or a formal wedding event. We knew our two witnesses would be Bill and Louise! At this point we had not yet picked our wedding date, but the risk of not having Louise there due to her illness was not a chance we wanted to take.


So we went to the courthouse, got the paperwork right before the 4th of July, and we drove up to Ohio -- walked into their house and said "Will you marry us?"

They said yes! Thankfully!! :) So, as a result we were married on paper by Bill and Louise on July 1st 2018. It was truly so special! Bill and Louise have been married 65 years!! LIKE WHAT?!?!
Most of the world can only dream to have a love as wonderful and as long.

Two days later --by chance-- we found our venue and they had LITERALLY ONE DATE OPEN
 -- so we booked it!!

Fate, I tell you! 
So our wedding is April 27, 2019 in Ohio and the only thing we hope for is that Bill and Louise are sitting in the front row. <3

All my love and please send lots of prayers,
Monday, July 16, 2018

Maxi Dress Dreams

STOP EVERYTHING. This dress is my fav right now!!
 If you are looking for a gorgeous pop of color that is loose fitting and fab -- AND ONLY $24 this is a must buy now! As soon as I saw this beauty in the store I was like HAVE TO HAVE IT.  It is even better in person than it looks online. I will say for us short girls a good wedge is needed because it does run long. Worst case scenario you hem it cause it is totes worth every single penny.

Click the images below//
To shop my look:

In other news and wedding life news -- Nate and I finally picked a new venue for our wedding, I will share more details in another blog post soon. I am thrilled we were able to find a spot we both LOVED and WE LITERALLY officially booked our photographer 5 minutes ago! No one told me wedding planning would be so stressful but things are starting to smooth out and slow down now. I just have to work on the videographer next.

Wish me luck and feel free to drop me some advice!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: My Faves

Let's be honest we all wish we could drop DOLLA DOLLA billzzzz on this Nordstrom sale but last time I checked my bank account didn't look like I play football for New England Patriots... so that being said,  lets be choosy girls - shall we! ALSO, I am planning a wedding and someone just LEGIT sent me an email quoting me $10, 000 to video tape my wedding haha <I just passed out> 
 So needless to say were all on a budget!

Here are my faves above w/ a few splurges but mostly items you will wear OVER and OVER this fall. The best thing to do with this sale is buy staple pieces and not get crazy! One year I got crazy and realized it was a HUGE mistake because I didn't wear all the items as much as I thought I would! It is so easy to see influencers rocking SO many outfits and THINK that you NEED all of it-- but you don't. So BE CHOOSY-- these are my MUST HAVES.

UPDATE// I tried on the  Pullover  it is cozy-but not flattering if you have boobs..its pretty bulky on.

Happy shopping dolls.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Last Minute 4th of July Tees

Last minute is the story of my fashion life. I'll be there but fashionably late LOL
Just in case you are still on the hunt for a tee for the 4th I found these below all still available with Express shipping today -- will arrive July 3rd! Or you can try to find them in store!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Palm Prints

So palm prints are my jam right now.
 Totally love them and wish I could collect everything palm print and have them mailed to me. 
(Too expensive) LOL But a girl can dream.

This dress is $14.99 and you can also pick up my shoes ON SALE! They have to be the most comfy wedges I have ever owned in my whole life. If you have avoided wedges or high heels trust me when I say you WANT these! VERY comfy and finally back in stock! My bag is old but I found a similar one linked below for $40 and available on AMAZON PRIME!

 P.S. I have been thinking about starting an IGTV channel? Any thoughts? I wonder if IGTV will be as popular as youtube?

Shop the look below:

P.S. If you LOVE palm print dresses: HERE ARE A BUNCH OF THEM! Happy shopping dolls!
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Leopard Dress You Need Now

I literally rose from the blogger dead just to share this with you. It's that good!

I am wearing it in a petite size 8 for reference :)
So, click on the photos below for the other sizes:  it literally comes in a size for EVERYONE. Petite, regular, plus, and tall AND maternity!!!!

This is literally NOT A DRILL. Run to order this dress because it WILL sell out. Too fab!

I got it in the mail today and couldn't wait to share.
So linked below in the pictures you will see it in every option.
Ranging from Petite on the far left to Maternity.

LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress. So flattering, the perfect orange for summer, the best print AND the best price! It's a must buy!
P.S. My sunglasses can be purchased HERE

Hope you love it too! 
Sunday, May 6, 2018


Oh Mama... Mama You Know I Love YOU! But let's be honest we are often VERY last minute and wait to get mom a gift -- ie. ME! So here is a little list I put together of great last min gifts and many of which are available on AMAZON prime and UNDER $100! 
Hope you can get mama her gift in time. <3

P.S. I also realllllly love this Probably At Target doormat! (only $35) For the mom who loves Target!

Lots of Love.
- Alex
Sunday, March 25, 2018


Sometimes you walk into Nordstrom and you truly just can't believe the good deals. I always use to think Nordstrom was a place where I had to be ready to spend $$$ dolla dolla bills y'all. But if you shop smart you can get some great deals on denim, dresses, and jewelry for great prices.

When I went shopping last week I picked up this dress ABOVE for $49.

This pair of distressed fab denim below for $55 TOTAL STEAL.
And that gorge off the shoulder asymmetrical top under $70.


MORE cute bags:

The cutest sweater that speaks to my fashion heart.

And last but not least this super Gorgeous pair of earrings for $52. Worth EVERY penny. Think of all the cute spring outfits you can rock these with AND they are mega light weight. LIGHT AS A FEATHER.

PS. I used to spend a lot of money on great denim but over time I have realized there are lots of great brands that make denim for way less of a cost.

 I tried out Madewell Jeans for the first time! 
WOWZA they are so cute.

And if you didn't know you can get $20 off a pair of Madewell jeans by bringing in an old pair of your denim!! SAY What! yup! It's awesome.

Ok, shop til you drop. 
Wednesday, March 21, 2018


BUT REALLY THO??! Where is spring?? I am just waiting patiently while my wedges cry in the 
corner. LOL --Nate and I decided to venture out for a little bit to enjoy the beauty that is SNOW... however it was truly a storm so we didn't last in it long. I wore my "Palm Springs" sweatshirt as a sign of my frustration and dreams of hoping my umbrella takes flight and then drops me off on a beach. Wishful thinking - But um yah - I am keeping the spring dreams alive.

 In other news >> Let's talk fashion shall we:
My sweater in all its spring glory is $25 on SALE... woot woot //

  My Denim is HERE- straight up changed my life.. the fit is like every girls dream -- I am so freaking impressed with their new denim line. #GIMMETHATSTRETCH
(more denim without rips HERE) //

And finally my Hunter boots which are my spring/fall/winter/summer/rainyday/snowday everyday of my life essentials are on SALE -- I found them for $50 off!!

About that gorge umbrella: Blush is THE COLOR of spring right now so if you are looking for a mega cute umbrella like mine you can grab it from this uber fab company called Certain Standard! The handle is cork! Truly its the most gorgeous umbrella I have ever owned. I love them because they are a brand for people "who give a damn about the things they carry and the impact they have on this world we all share." That’s why they donate a percentage of every purchase to organizations helping make our world a better, brighter place. Shop their cute umbrellas HERE.

Everything I am wearing is linked below:

Hope you are staying warm wherever you are and just know that if you are laying by a beach my jealousy is NEXT LEVEL.

Monday, March 12, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Stop The Drop - The Phone Case YOU NEED

Let's see how many times have you dropped your cell phone in your life? Don't answer that. I already know the answer-- because if you are anything like me  -- odds are you've dropped your phone TOO MANY TIMES TO COUNT. In my world that also means: a cracked screen, a phone saturated in toilet water (yes, I dropped my phone in a toilet once #FACT) it can just be the world's worst day ever when you hear the phone hit the floor. Then you look down at the phone praying it isnt broken into a million pieces. Let's just take a look at my former iphone that I recently traded in for my new Iphone X ....I give you below: EXHIBIT A// yup. dropped it. cracked it. million pieces. I rest my case.

So let's #stopthedrop shall we?! I went on the hunt for a new phone case that was going to help me do that and randomly discovered Loopy Cases. I know many of you automatically assume.... this must be sponsored but it's not. Full disclosure: I reached out to the company myself and they did send me one to try out for use BUT I will tell you that I would buy this phone case 4 times over!

First the loopy case holder that pops out the back is malleable so it will lay down flat in your pocket. The case is smooth and feels nice to the touch and it actually keeps me from dropping it. I was carrying groceries home yesterday while holding my iphone in my hands and for the first time in my whole life I didn't have a care in the world because I knew I wasn't going to drop my phone. 

The cases also come in a ton of colors and BONUS - I am doing a giveaway tonight on my instagram!

One lucky winner will get their own loopy case of choice.
1.  Just follow me @alexbutlertv 
2.  Follow @loopycases on Instagram

And if you can't wait or even if you don't win here is a discount code for you to use for 10% off!!

Hope this helps those of you who truly need a case to protect your phone but also one to help you keep from dropping it.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5 Spring Tops From Target You Need Now

Well let's just start with the fact that winter storm number 2 arrives in PA tonight -- so I am not excited about that! It took me two hours to get out of the supermarket today so I know the end of the world is coming! LOL However, shopping for spring does tend to make me feel better about the fact that I will be quarantined to my home for 24 hours! I prayed for snow this year but I think I am ready for sunny days now. How bout you?!?  

So these days I have been spending a ton of time at Target because the deals are too good and styles are right on trend. Gingham is clearly a 2018 spring/summer staple. If you hate gingham... I'm sorry because it is LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. The off the shoulder trend is one I truly love so having the gingham and off the shoulder combo is my fave. That first top is only $24! I am in a small for reference (I sized down). You can't beat the deals.

I have linked all the tops below (just click the one you want to shop):
P.S. I would order online because there were very limited sizes when I was shopping in store.

Oh-- and if you love Target you should also check out 

Happy Shopping Beauties!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Ruffles & Stripes

First things First - 
That asymmetrical top from my first pic that is off the shoulder is truly a DREAMMM = $49. So cute and trendy. Ruffles, off the shoulder and stripes all in one = a win! Shop it HERE.

In other news it has been truly doom and gloom around here the last few weeks. Dark skies, overcast, cold. Just. awful. Finally, we got a peak of sun today and I rushed outside to enjoy it only to be quickly met by rainy overcast skies again! To say that I am ready for spring is an UNDERSTATEMENT. HAHA! It's funny how much I love winter when it starts but I am ready for it to go towards the end.

I have been doing a lot of spring shopping and stripes are truly my jam right now. I honestly can't get enough of them! I remember when I was in high school I despised them - like I refused to buy them ever because I was convinced they were not flattering. I was totes wrong! But also I am so glad that our fashion tastes change because my appreciation for stripes is ANOTHER LEVEL.

P.S. Has it been raining a lot where you are?