2/24/15

It's In The Details: Monteil's Workout Tops Have Killer Straps.



I wanted to find some fun, pretty tops for my yoga retreat. These are elegant. I don't remember how I found Montiel. But I am so glad I did. I got the teardrop cami in back and the teardrop bra in coral. I only ordered 2 because I wasn't sure of the fit. I ordered both in small - great material great fit. I wish I had time to order more. There are other strap configurations that are just a beautiful.

Check them out here. 

2/11/15

Fitness Style: Read My Sports Bra!









I love it when clothes have a kick ass attitude. These sports bras have all the sass. I can't remember how I came across them - I think it was Instagram. I went straight to the Style Stalker site and purchased the "Killing It" sports bra. The "Champ" was sold out in my size, or I would have bought it too. 


Sometimes working out can be a struggle against all of the negatives thoughts in your head, so it's cool that a sports bra can remind you just how much you're KILLING IT.  





Thanks, for the sweet note Style Stalker and I WILL. I will totally KILL IT. 

2/10/15

Seven Salon Tutorial: How I Became Hair Twins with January Jones.






Didn't I make a new years resolution to have more fun with my hair this year? Yes, I did. Last year it was all about hair color, and that's definitely going to continue this year.. But how about everyday styling. Yeah, that's my problem. I pretty much have the straight look every single day.

This year it's going to be different. So, yes the messy curl is all the rage. I pinned January Jones picture months ago. I loved it; I wanted it. But I know that she probably had a team of people create that look for her. I can't have a team of people doing my hair every morning, so I resigned myself to never having this awesome effortless look.


Well, I was WRONG it does not take a team of people!
It only takes one patient hair stylist to show you how to do it.
Thanks to Lauren at Seven Salon for showing me how easy it really is.
This tutorial comes straight from Lauren and will make you hair twins with January Jones in no time.


  1. Curl with flat iron away from the face and speed through the ends making is less structured.
  2.  Toward the back of the hair, alternate direction, speed, and section sizes. 
  3. Top with a light-handed fingertip application of POLISH to the surface of the hair to remove flyaways and protect against humidity. 
  4. Twist POLISH into the ends of the hair to give curls hold and separation.


See, it's super easy.  


Thanks to Seven Salon for making my hair dreams come true. Especially to Lauren for answering all of my questions and walking me through the steps a few times. I walked out of there feeling like I could do it at home.

1/1/15

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. 

12/1/14

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. 



Heels. 
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. 


source:
collagevintage
damselindior
thechicsgotstyle
thistimetomorrow

11/30/14

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. 

11/21/14

Fall In Love: DRESSED UP DRESSED DOWN BLACK ON BLACK ALL AROUND.



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.



10/28/14

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.



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