Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pop of Color: Red






Vintage safari style jacket, Jonathan Simkhai top, Bullhead Denim from PacSun, Charlotte Russe heels - similar here, Aldo clutch - similar here


I don't know about you, but I love a look with one brightly colored piece. Wearing subdued colors really makes the piece pop. Here I chose to wear a new Jonathan Simkhai top that I received from my boss, it's 100% silk so it's light which makes it perfect for spring. I love that the maroon sleeves are a bit more sheer to add some detail and make it a little sexier. I paired it with a light wash pair of ripped jeans, nude heels and a safari jacket.


Don't forget, just one week left to enter my contest for a chance to win that $50 visa/mastercard gift card!

Thanks for reading!

xxAlli



Friday, April 18, 2014

IMATS NYC 2014





















This past Sunday I went to the IMATS in NYC. It was my first time going and I'm hooked, I plan on going back next year! So many fantastic brands and youtubers, it was heaven filled with endless amounts of color!

I got to meet the truly outrageous, one and only Doe Deere of Lime Crime Makeup. She has a super funky style of prints and bright colors. I am obsessed with her style and the amazing makeup she makes. Her line is completely vegan and cruelty free and the color payoff is AMAZING. She has a ton of amazing products like velvetines which are liquid like a lipgloss and dry matte, the best eye primer I've ever used, and a ton of color lipsticks and eye colors. 

I also got to meet the super cute Amy from Sugarpill Cosmetics, another vegan and cruelty free line that has fantastic color payoff. Her line is mainly eyeshadows and eyelashes. She is like a little lolita always dressing up in super bright colors with a head of rainbow hair and beautifully bright makeup.

While I was there I also caught a glimpse of Jeffree Star and some youtubers like Makeup Geek.

For my makeup I did a very colorful look with lavender and pink eyebrows using a basic white pencil as the base, a lavender color from my 88 palette, and passionate from MAC cosmetics. On my lips I used the purple cloud from Portland Black Lipstick Co. which uses natural products in their lipsticks. Because I had such a colorful face I wanted to keep things simple so I wore all black. I found this beautiful peplum top from Club Monaco for just $35!! It was on sale with an additional 50% off, definitely a great steal!

After an amazing day filled with makeup and color and so many beautiful faces my friend and I enjoyed a burrito at a cute little Mexican restaurant on the way home. It definitely was a day to remember.

Don't forget! I have a contest going on right now where you could win a $50 gift card that can be used anywhere. Be sure to read my previous post for the complete details. As always, thanks for reading and Happy Friday!

xxAlli

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Fashom: New Fashion App & $50 Gift Card Giveaway!


Remember when I said I had some exciting news for you? Well this is it!! I've been talking to a lovely rep from this fashion app called Fashom and it's definitely something you all NEED to check out.

Now I know that we've all seen tons of fashion apps out there in the blogosphere, and believe me I didn't think this would be very different from the rest. Let me tell you that I was wrong, this app does exactly what I think all fashion applications should do by allowing you to directly tag items in your photos with details from where you purchased it to links and prices. The best part about this app is that it was made for everyone from your average person posting an outfit to inspirational fashion bloggers and can be used on both your mobile device and your computer.

The transparency that is created by allowing you to directly tag your items with such detail makes outfit sharing soooo much easier for everyone! Plus you can find people sharing anywhere around the world in one simple platform! All you have to do is select a location on the world map provided within the application and you'll find all sorts of fashionistas in that area.


And now for the fun part...


How to win the $50 gift card!!! 

Download the  free 'Fashom' app on your mobile device. It's available on both iTunes and Google Play.

Follow _fashionALLI on Fashom. To find a user on the app, simply click on the magnifying glass on top of your profile. Select Show me users and type in _fashionALLI

Post an outfit on Fashom. In the description space please include the hashtag #_fashionALLI

Terms & Conditions: Minimum 50 new participants must sign up for this giveaway. Only 1 winner will be selected. A winner will be chosen on April 28th on the “Best Outfit” post, selected by fashionALLIfashionALLI or Sponsor may use the winner’s name, voice, likeness and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further consideration, review, approval or payment, where allowed by law. By participating in this promotion, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of fashionALLI and Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sleeveless Collared Dress






H&M blazer - similar here, H&M sleeveless collar dress - similar here and here, Steve Madden wedges - similar here, Tumi briefcase

I don't know about all of you, but I am in love with sleeveless collared dresses. For some reason them make me think of the 1950s, something about them screams retro to me (of course in the 50's there was much more volume in the skirts of dresses). As much as I love running out in this dress on it's own, I wanted to dress it up so I added this structured blazer. Pairing a structured piece with a flowing dress such as this really plays up the best features of the dress. I love this look for a casual spring event or even for something business casual (preferably your legs aren't as long as mine or the skirt of the dress be a bit longer). Either way this look is fun and comfortable and can be made more casual with flats instead of heels or a cardigan instead of a blazer.

Hope you like the look and I'll see you all on Monday! Oh! And stay posted as I have a great surprise in the works for you next week :)

xxAlli

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Borrowing From the Guys: Bermuda Shorts






bebe tunic - similar here, Gap denim button down - similar here, Faded Glory shorts - similar here, Aldo iPad carrier, bebe watch -similar here, converse low tops


I love looks that border the line between feminine and masculine. With this look I started with these basic black bermuda shorts. Personally I've had a love hate relationship with shorts like these, at times I think that they're super cute but if they're not the right cut than it just doesn't flatter my figure all that well. Since these shorts are fitted they look fantastic with a flowy top. Here I've tucked the top in a bit creating a slight disheveled look. Continuing with this more masculine theme I added some chucks to the look and a denim button down. I toned the look down with this clutch and red and pink lip. The look is simple and casual but can be dressed up with a pair of heels and the denim button down can be switched out with a blazer.

Hope you like it and as always thanks for reading!

xxAlli

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Printed Floral Vest






vintage vest, bebe blouse - similar style here, H&M shorts - similar style here and here, We Who See heels from Urban Outfitters - similar here and here, vintage hat

Do you not love this vest? I've personally always had an attraction towards bright colors and crazy prints but this is just amazing! I've worn it just a few times before and liked it's unique look, but taking a full look at it on camera really makes me fall in love with it all over again. It previously belonged to my grandmother but I'm happy to make it a part of my own collection.

Since it is finally April and we've had a few straight days of warm weather here on the east coast, I was inspired to pull out some late spring attire. With such a bright and colorful vest I wanted a simple yet bright shirt to pair with it and I thought this pink one worked perfectly. Simple black dress shorts prevent this look from getting too crazy. I paired the outfit with grey heels to mix things up a bit and I like the detail that the hat adds, otherwise it just felt like the look was missing something. Overall I think it's a really fun look to try out whether you've got a casual day planned or are considering going to a festival.

Thanks for reading!!

xxAlli


Monday, March 31, 2014

Textured Sweater







bebe boxy textured sweatshirt, Blue Asphalt denim, bebe stretch metal belt - similar here, Call It Spring booties - similar here and here, Coach purse from the poppy collection - no longer available

Happy Mondayyy! As of this week I am starting a new job tomorrow and as a result I'm going to adjust my weekly postings. Instead of posting Tuesday and Friday, I'll be posting Monday and Friday as now I'll have weekends off for the most part. Anyways, on to the post!

I am currently obsessed with this sweater that I just purchased from bebe. This mixed texture sweatshirt is comfortable and lightweight which is absolutely perfect for this time of year. While we're just switching over to spring weather some days are a bit chilly so I need to stay warm but not anything all that heavy. I first fell in love with this sweater when I saw the different prints on it; the chest is covered in textured polka dots while the sleeves have this very cool zig-zag/swirl design going on. Plus it has a unique shape which they describe as "boxy" on the website. In my opinion, the different shape has brought the armpits a bit lower and wider thereby also making the sleeves a bit wider until they meet just below the elbow. It's so unique and I am in love!

As this sweater has so much detail on its own I just paired it with a dark denim, a simple silver and black belt, and these cute ankle booties with cutouts on the side. Each piece has a unique cut to it which is what brings the whole look together. I'm also wearing my favorite winter bag here which is from the Coach Poppy collection. This crossbody has a drawstring instead of a traditional zipper closure which makes it a bit more fun.

Hope you like the look! Do you have any favorite funky and unique pieces? Let me know in the comments below!

xxAlli