Friday Favs

Hi everyone it has been way to long since I’ve done a post! With working a day job, my online boutique & trying to go back to school things have been hectic. However, I do plan on trying to have more blog posts over the summer 🙂

Today I am so excited to be doing a Friday Favs. I have pulled together my favorite things from this week. Without further ado let’s get to it!

Bun Cuff / Convertible Bracelet + Necklace 

Tassels are a huge trend this summer & I have been loving it!

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How adorable is this little pup?!?!

Dress

This is from an online boutique called Brooke & Arrow. I have been following them on Instagram and love everything they come out with. You definitely need to check them out!

Someone help me!!! I need to know where to get one of these ASAP! It looks so amazing & like the perfect summer treat.

I love doing these posts and plan on doing more soon! I also have some very exciting summer adventures coming up that I will be updating you on within the next couple of weeks. Let me know what you have been loving in the comments.

-Alissa ❤

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Summer Office Style

Hello everyone, I hope your summer has been going well so far! Mine has been a little crazy to say the least but I never forget to take some time to slow down and remember what’s really important. I am very excited to share this post today because I was inspired by Tommy John, to share my summer office style tips. I’m sure many of us have been there, stuck not knowing what to wear because it’s boiling hot outside but -10 in the office. Today I am going to help you figure it all out.

First I am going to start off with the ladies. When going out shopping for business attire it can be overwhelming with so many options. One of the first things you want to do is pick out your essentials. This will be different for everybody, it really just depends on what your preferences are. It will also depend on your job and what you can move around in all day. However for the hot summer months, a must have for anyone is a blouse that has chiffon type of material. It is flattering on many different body types but it also is comfortable in the heat and you can easily put a cardigan on when you step into the office. It also goes great with dress pants or a pencil skirt, whichever your must have is.

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Now for the men, it can be a little bit tricky because it doesn’t seem like there aren’t as many options. However they way men style their look is what can make it comfortable for the summer months. I think the number one rule men need to know for the summer time is you can never go wrong with a button down shirt rolled with a 3/4 sleeve. Button down shirts work for so many different occasions and when you roll up the sleeves it’s a great way to keep the look professional but comfortable. Also if there is a day you have a big presentation and need to look a little more dressed up, you can always put on a jacket in the office. However vests are also a great alternative, it dresses up the look without having the feeling of a heavy jacket in the summer time.

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I hope you enjoyed these summer office style tips, I absolutely loved sitting down to write this post. Also I want to give a big thank you to Tommy John for giving me inspiration for this post. If you want to complete the summer office look for men then stop over to the Tommy John men’s underwear page because that’s the real summer essential…right? lol

Check back on Friyay for another post 🙂

Alissa ❤

 

 

Fab Friday

Yay we have made it to Friday! Even though I’m not a morning person at all there is something so refreshing about getting a morning workout in. It starts the tone for the day and makes you feel good and ready to go. Although my weekend is filled with work and more work, I’m still excited to squeeze in some pool time.

 

This describes my wife perfectly. She is in absolute bliss by the water. I have this incredible photo of her on the coast of Oregon, USA and she has on the most incredible smile I've ever seen. I fully intend to create more of those experiences for her.:

I hope you all have a fun and safe weekend filled with BBQ’s and fireworks! Also check back tomorrow to see a cute 4th of July makeup look.

Alissa ❤

Pool day Playlist

Good Morning 🙂 I hope you all are having a great week so far. To continue on with my summer series, I am sharing my top songs that I can’t stop playing. I don’t know about anyone else but any day that I am not working I have spent laying in the pool. It’s so relaxing to kick back and listen to your favorite songs while soaking up the sun. No matter if I’m in the car, laying by the pool, going to the beach, here are my top songs that you need to have on your playlist this summer.

  • Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake ( I am obsessed with this song!)
  • Don’t Let Me Down – The Chainsmokers
  • Kill Em with Kindness – Selena Gomez
  • Me Too – Meghan Trainor (Every time I hear this song I can’t get it out of my head lol)
  • Work from Home – Fifth Harmony

And I have to throw in some country songs for the summer too. These songs are not new but I have been loving them for a while and never get tired of them.

  • Play It Again – Luke Bryan
  • This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line
  • Where It’s At – Dustin Lynch
  • That’s My Kinda Night – Luke Bryan
  • Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

If you couldn’t already tell I really like Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line lol. Let me know what is on your summer playlist down below!

Alissa ❤

Play Ball

Good Morning, I hope everyone’s summer is going great so far! Summer is probably my favorite season, one of those reason’s is because it’s baseball season. I was so happy this weekend to finally have some time to go to a game. When your at the stadium it calls for taking as many pictures as possible and using all of the teams snapchat filters, it’s to much fun to pass up. Today I am taking you into my snapchat of game day.

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Gotta keep yourself entertained on the way to the stadium. Although this is pretty much an everyday pic with my little sister lol.

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Pre game, everyone was out getting food so it looks empty here. When the game actually started it was pretty full.

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It was finally game time.

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If you guys haven’t seen the video of “chewbacca mom” then you need to go to YouTube right now to watch it. She was so funny and it was Star Wars night at the stadium so they had her throw out the first pitch of the game.

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Since this is the Tampa Bay Rays Stadium you can’t go there without going to the touch tank filled with sting rays. (Sorry it’s blurry I couldn’t upload the video, so this was the best I could get)

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By the end of the game we were dead so we were trying to stay awake at this point.

I love game day’s so much it’s fun to be in the stadium with so much energy. I hope you enjoyed my little look back of the weekend. What’s your favorite summer time activity to do or go to? Until next time have a great day 🙂

Alissa ❤

Favorite Fitness Brand

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With summer starting that doesn’t mean working out is over. Now that you got your summer bod it’s time to maintain it and keep yourself healthy the rest of the year. Let’s face it, it’s a lot more fun to do when you can go to the gym feeling confident in what your wearing. I love trying out new workout clothes, but in order for it to work for me they have to#1 look cute and #2 be functional (which probably should be #1). I have to feel comfortable when I workout and I don’t want my active wear to fade after washing it a few times. Thankfully I have found that with my favorite pair of workout leggings from Alphalete Athletics.

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The company was started by Christian Guzman, a fitness YouTuber, and he makes nothing but high quality products. After I ordered these in the mail and saw them, yes they looked cute and fit will, but I thought they would for sure become faded and falling apart after wearing them for about a month. However that is not the case, I have worn these through numerous workouts, put in the washer and dryer and they still look really nice. I have become obsessed with these, they are so comfortable and look good with anything. These are not compression pants but they kind of have that feel. Which is nice because they don’t stretch out. I think Alphalete is an amazing, high quality brand that is definitely worth splurging on. Let me know if you have a favorite fitness brand or have tried any products from Alphalete!

Alissa ❤

Pinterest Find or Fail

Cinnamon Toast the Pioneer Woman Way. I've been doing it wrong my entire life!!! Seriously, this toast is awesome!:

I know many of us scroll through our pinterest feed and stare at mouth watering food, see the cutest diy’s, and find gorgeous makeup looks. Do you ever wonder how the recipe, makeup tutorial or diy craft will turn out if you tried it? Well I have, and some things turn out amazing and others don’t end up so well. Today I am starting a new series called Pinterest Find or Fail. We can figure out together what is really attainable from pinterest and what only sounds good in theory.

My first pinterest experiment that I will share today is a new way to make cinnamon sugar toast. This is seriously the best way to make it and pretty much the only way I make it now, it’s so addicting. When I realized who it was from it made sense, Ree Drummond from Food Network’s The Pioneer Woman put a spin on this ordinary recipe. When I make this I will admit I do not follow the recipe completely because it makes 16 pieces of toast. I usually make 2-4 pieces of toast so I guesstimate how much butter to use then eyeball the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla. Essentially you take all of the ingredients and mix them into the butter to make a spread, bake it in the oven and finish it off by putting it under the broiler. This is an amazing pinterest find and one that you have to try! Here is the recipe on how to make it: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/cinnamon-toast.html **Picture above is from Pinterest, however it is an accurate representation of how the recipe actually is** I didn’t have time to make this when I was writing but it looks so tempting I really want to make some now lol.

Let me know if you try this how it turns out. I hope you all have an amazing day and don’t forget to breathe the weekend is almost here 😉

Alissa ❤