New Year. New You. The BEST You.

I can't remember what my resolutions were for 2014. I'm sure it had something to do with fitness. You know running towards that New Me that every year promises. But, this year my resolutions are a little different. This past month has been a roller coaster of self-discovery and realization. I realized that there were so many things I wanted to do in 2014 and just never got around to. I tried to remember my excuses, but I couldn't.

 So, what did I do, I bought a planner, two notebooks, opened up my icloud calendar and created an excel sheet. In the first notebook, I let myself free write. I wrote down everything I wanted to do this year and didn't find the time. Nothing was too small, and nothing was too big. It opened my eyes to what I was missing from the life I wanted. In the excel sheet, I created a timeline. I didn't do this last year.

I may need these to have in my purse at all times. 

I mapped out the next few months.I mean I really did. I scheduled it into my planner and in my icloud. It may seem a little over the top, but I know for sure what I want to do for the next three months, and I am determined to cross things off my wishlist.

I can't tell you the rush, the excitement that built inside of me as I started really working to making 2015 great.

It also made me realize another thing. I had to reflect back on my year to see what I did, what I accomplished, what I didn't accomplish, and I've never done this before too. Instead of being upset about not doing everything on my to-do lists, I was able to be happy with what I did do. There were some high hills and low valleys, but this year was spectacular in ways I wouldn't have realized without taking the time to look back.

So, instead of declaring this the year of the New Me.. I decided to call it the Best You year. I don't need a new Alix. I just want to improve on what I am already doing. I want to find out new things about myself and work to those experiences that have already been on my wish list for years.

I'm excited for 2015. 
Happy New Years. 


6 Ways to Wear Plaid So It Can Be Part Of Your Everyday.

The plaid train is all steam ahead. But I bet you already knew that. The shirt has been seen around waists, with skirts, jeans, slacks - but there are plenty of other ways to get your plaid game on. Here are a few of my favorite ways to have a little fun with plaid all season long.

The skirt. This will be a great way to keep it fun, dress it up with sweaters or keep it casual with denim.

Pants. This is currently on my wishlist. Keeping my legs warm with a fun pant print is something I always like to do. 

The coat. This will never go out of style and for a PNW girl, I can never have too many coats. 

The accessories.

Another staple. If you don't have one already, well then this has to be on your must have list. It will definitely be a throw on and go item that will always make an outfit. 

Cuff your jeans, put on a green dress, wear them to a holiday party or just to your grandma's house - everyone will be a fan of your shoes. 

I have a plaid jacket and its easily become my go to, but these ideas will be some looks I will be wearing all season long. 



Scarf It Up Sunday: Stay Warm & Look Cool

On Sundays I get ready for the week. I run errands, I go grocery shopping and I sometimes find myself at a coffee shop for hours. And it would be amazing if I didn't have to dress up and change out of my comfy yoga pants. So, this is where the Sunday Scarf look comes in. The oversized the better.

All different sizes, prints and levels of comfy. The truth is, its going to be hard not to wear one everyday. But its part of my perfect Sunday.

This scarf is on my wishlist. 



This is the first time I've written about wearing all black. It's a little hard to believe because I've written over 1000 posts, but the truth is my look has always involved color. Lately, I noticed that I've been wearing all black.. it just kind of happens. It's a perfect put together color for Fall.

I've had a lot of after school.. I mean after work events and I want to be fancy without being over the top. Somehow black can fit for work and slick for any situation.

Dress up or Dress down black works it like no other color. The best thing is with out even trying I seem to have every piece of an outfit in the black. Maybe that's why its so easy to whip up this look.


The Faux Fur Vest: You'll Want to Wear It Daily; 4 Ways To Do Just That.

I was inspired to write this post after buying a new long black faux fur vest. When I tried it on and realized, all the amazing ways, I could wear it, it had to come home with me.. And I had to blog it. 

So, here's the fun ways I will be wearing this amazing vest on the daily. 

Stockholm Street Style &  Le Fashion 

Dress it up girl! 
I love that this dress up includes jeans. The vest, the heels, the accessories, pulls this all together. It's a great date night, girls night, evening event, even a day event.. Ready for anything polished look. Sometimes you want to take your jeans up to a fancy notch, your faux fur vest can do just that.

Little Blonde Book & Wendys Lookbook

The everyday, I'm just doing me look. 
You do you. Seriously, you don't have to change the way you like to dress because of the fur vest. The great thing is that it just adds to your look. It just compliments your everyday. So, don't think that the faux fur vest is too good for everyday errands. 

Stockholm Street Style

Dress & Fur Vests - All about this.. Allllll about this. 
Funny enough it was hard to find some examples of this combo. And it's my favorite. It's a little over the top, but sometimes you need to go over the top. You need to push your fashion boundaries. Most people wouldn't do this every day. So, the perfect occasion is right around the corner, HOLIDAY parties. 

Styled Avenue & The Sweetest Thing

Back to its natural habit... Not Really...Faux only need apply.
The winter months are ahead of us, which means cabin, skiing and that back to nature pull. You're fur vest will fit right in. But don't worry you won't offend any bears, since it will be faux only.

Where I got mine! 
You don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a faux fur vest. My new addition was purchased at Target, and we're going to have a lot of fun in the coming months. Get  your own and I have a feeling it will become one of your favorite pieces in your closet.


All About Hair: R&Co Hair Products That Came Home With Me.

I used to be a prude when it came to my hair. It had to be straight and black. I wouldn't dye it; I wouldn't curl it, and the most rebellious thing I would do was change my part. Well, things have changed! I love having fun with my hair, so when Gene Juarez invited me to try out R&Co products I was ecstatic. First of all, I don't know much about hair products, so before I buy anything it has to prove itself. R&Co didn't disappoint.

I scheduled a GJ express blowdry. I had to fit it in on  my lunch hour. (It didn't take a full hour) Marcela was able to do curl my hair in a way that I had not thought possible. But I had pretty much given up on curling irons and flat irons, my hair was too straight to hold it. I guess I was wrong. She used R&Co products Chiffon Mousse, Jackpot Styling Creme and Rock Away Sea Salt Spray

I was sold. 

I know it's fall, but that beach messy look is still my favorite thing to do with my hair. It may not be on trend, but if a look works for you, why change it? So, this Sea Salt "Rock Away" had to come home with me.

Here's a few other items that are on my must have list. 
You can find the full line at Gene Juarez Seattle/Bellevue. 
Also, I can't recommend that Express Blowdry enough. I will be doing that again. 

Thanks to Gene Juarez for inviting me to try R&Co out. 


Fall In Love: 6 Ways to Mix and Match Your Sweater & Skirts For The Perfect Fall Look.

Sweaters plus skirts. Fair warning - This blog post is not about sweater dresses. Nope, it's all about the crazy, sleek, fun way to wear your favorite fall sweaters with your favorite skirts.

In the first few weeks of fall, the weather is all kinds of confusing. So, its the perfect time to bundle up top, but still show a little leg.

The slouchy oversized sweater is a hot item this fall. But it's important to keep it form-fitting in the bottom part of the outfit.

  Turtleneck sweaters eat necks, so keep the skirt above the knee. You don't want to look like your outfit is eating you.

Remember when I said that you should have a form-fitting skirt, well if you're more of a flowy skirt kind of girl, then a fitted sweater is the way to go.

You thought this was all about long skirts. Nope, skirts come in all different sizes and so do sweaters, therefore, the look still works.

The crop-top sweater can help you pull off a little trick. Do you want to do the skirt and sweater look, but don't have a skirt to play up. Do you have a dress? Just put your sweater over it and wahla - you have a skirt and sweater look... kinda. 

Tuck it in. Yes, tuck in that sweater. Look, the most important thing is to try to mix and match your sweaters and skirts to find a look that works for you. In turn, you will come up with outfits you never thought possible. You will have a million different looks that will take you all the way through fall.

Have all the fun.


Fall In Love: 5 Ways to Rock Your Tan Blazer This Fall!

It's blazer time! I live in blazers, but I have to admit I feel like its a little too soon to pull out the black ones for daytime wear. It's still hot out and the two times I've worn a black blazer out I've thought... too soon. But you know what blazer you can rock on sunny days... Your tan one! Here's a few of my favorite ways to wear a tan blazer all fall long.

First, Damsel in Dior rocks it with distressed jeans and a plain shirt - a classic and great look. And my favorite way to wear any blazer.

Ignore my desk in the background. I still haven't put anything on the wall. On my long to do list. 

This is my favorite way to rock a tan blazer - with a summer dress, especially a backless one. Yes, backless dresses were all the rage this summer. Instead of packing them away, just add a blazer and you can take your summer dress to work.

Oh, hi leather shorts. Oh and how perfect they go with a light tan blazer. The structure takes the edginess of the shorts and makes them sophisticated.

It rains a lot in Seattle. Those days are coming, so being able to layer it up is super important. Your tan blazer is up to the job.

Color. I have red pants, I have green pants, I have printed pants and you know what - a tan blazer is up to the challenge. Case and point.

It's funny; a tan blazer can seem too neutral, but this piece will not go out of style, in fact, it will take all of the trendy pieces in your closet and make them look good. So, look good this Fall and rock that tan blazer.

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