Monday, July 27, 2015

It's the Men these Days-- or is it Us?

How to Marry a Millionaire Diner

"I don't think it's us. It's the men these days. 
 They're all getting more nervous, especially the loaded ones."

As I sat down to watch one of my favorite oldies (but a goodie), How to Marry a Millionaire, I was thinking about how I'm not the kind of gal who goes hunting for a man. Never the less, a well-off one. In fact, I skipped out on Happy Hour early tonight excited to come home to my quiet 1 bedroom cottage apartment filled with houseplants and thrifted finds.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summer Rompers 2015

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Anthropologie: Level 99 Chambray Romper // Nordstrom: Joie 'Kaylure' Print Silk Romper // Banana Republic: Printed Faux Wrap Romper // Jcrew: Drapey V-Neck Romper // H&M: Sleeveless Jumpsuit
I was so skeptical of the romper when it came back. I super judged. I couldn't help it. I thought "I had those when I was 8! Why in the world would I want to wear those as an adult? I'd look ridiculous."

Nope. Nope, that was all wrong.

First off, everything you wore when you were 8 was hella comfortable. Well, except for those pink sparkly jellies. Though they were your favorite, you remember the blisters after a long day at the playground. That's it though! At the play ground, on the monkey bars and the tire swing. Rompers are essentially a play outfit. The perfect play outfit, as an adult, for moments where you just want to lounge on the sofa or you need to run out and meet the girls for drinks on a patio or (why not?) a sailing date!

I don't know why I waited until June to buy one.

Above is a collection of some of my favorite summer rompers that are in the store right now. Tell me what you think and which is your fave! Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Free Physician's Formula Bronzer

Physician's Formula Argan Wear Bronzer Case

That's right! No joke.

I've uncovered a bit of a secret, my friends. Physician's Formula has rebates! I'm sure many of you know this already but while I was hunting through my Ibotta app, an app that helps you get money back on certain purchases, I noticed that they too had a rebate for Physician's Formula.

Clearly this is a means for adventure. I needed to know if my plan would work! I drove out to Target, where I could redeem my Ibotta purchase and purchased the Argan Wear™ Ultra-Nourishing Argan Bronzer. It was $13.27, which is just a tiny bit more than what it is on Target's website. I didn't know if I could get the credit for the purchase online so I just bought it in store.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What I Wore: Banana Republic White Drawstring Soft Dress

Banana Republic: White Drawstring Soft Dress (Sold out in White but similar here and here) // Franco Santo: Light Brown Leather Wedges // Bangles: Gift from Grandmother (Similar) // Ring: Bellezza (Similar here and here)
So many boxes, guys! That's right, still unpacking but it's getting there. I've got so much more room to move around in. I think R and I have decided to keep the mirror in the family room for the time being so you'll probably see my wardrobe the most from there. We're trying to get all the boxes out so that we can try and get a possible bar area for girls nights.  We have a lot of gal pals that love getting together for pot lucks and local wines. 

Guys, I love this dress. I love this dress SO much that I wore it three times in two weeks. No joke... okay and I bought it in the black. I'm so insanely happy that I picked it but in the white before it was sold out online. You can still pick it up in the black though! It's perfect as a light "throw on and go" outfit.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ed Sheeran - Portland Moda Center/Rose Garden


I'm ashamed. I cannot believe I forgot to mention this in my Birthday Post! During the month of June, I went all out and pampered myself and I forgot to mention the best birthday present I got to give myself.

ED SHEERAN TICKETS!

That's right! June 20th, 2015, lovelies, I was there. 12th row from the front. BEST CONCERT EVER.

Honestly, I don't know how I forgot. I got all kinds of excited while I was re-watching every video

Monday, July 13, 2015

Big City Girls Makes a Big Move


I'm actually really excited about this post. It's been a long time coming. I've mentioned in my past post that I've moved.

It was actually a really hard decision for me but when it was all broken down into numbers, pros and cons, not to mention loneliness (I know, surprising. That'll be another post), it just all made sense.

Alas, with good comes bad.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Favorite Skin Care Product of 2015


The is not a normal post for me. I tend to focus on food (okay, I live and breathe food), fashion and lifestyle/travel but today I want to talk about something else. 

Now that I’ve hit the three decade marker, I’ve decided one of the biggest elements that I want to focus on in my daily regimen is skin care. I’ve always been pretty good about washing my face— No, that’s not true. I specifically remember when I started taking care of my skin. I was in high school and  my Aunt asked me if I needed a wash cloth for my face while I was visiting her in DC. I told her I wasn’t going to wash my face and she said that that was the one thing I should be doing to take care of my acne and to prevent scarring. I remember life changing conversation like it was yesterday.

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Closet

Dresses in the closet
This has been a month of adventures and it's only day 6 of it.

I've moved from my lovely little cottage apartment in a quiet residential neighborhood within the city to an adorably large condo in the heart of hipster-ville, on the other side of the city. It's a very big change for me but so far I love it. I'm constantly exploring and walking. I love how many coffee shops I'm surrounded by and how nice people are. It's a change that I didn't know I would enjoy this much.

With the change came a roommate! My roommate, R, and I are working well. It's terrified that we're both fairly adaptable adults and we know how to co-exists and be respectful of one another. We've both had to make some sacrifices and one of mine was going from three large closets to one.

That's right... ONE.

It has not been easy but I'm coping. Luckily we have a spare room and a lot of our miscellaneous get to go in there. However, I've been going through my stuff, reevaluating and getting rid of as much as I possibly can. With that said, I've decided to open a small shop on instagram so if you see anything you like, feel free to reach out about it. It's a work in progress but I'll update here shortly.

My favorite part of moving is unpacking. It takes me forever and since I have a roommate, this time it's a bit different and I'm trying to be respectful of that. I've been working on getting everything out of the way as soon and as fast as possible. So far, my room has been set up pretty quickly but I'm in search of a new jewelry box and possibly a shoe rack. I really don't know how I've accumulated so many. I can't possibly wear them all, right?

That's all for the update today, loves.

Alli

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Treat Yo Self - Birthday Girl

Loft - Romper // Pad Thai // Cupcake Royale - Vegan Cupcake (PC: Ellie Problems) // The Best of Me // Helvetia Vineyards // Gym // Perfect White Dress // Ponzi Winery - Rose // Essie - St. Lucia Lilac // Chateau Ste Michelle // List
How is it July 5th?!

I don’t know about you but I get awfully disappointed when my birthday month is over. It never seems like enough time to celebrate yourself.