Friday, April 14, 2017

Get Ready With Me!

I thought I would film a little get ready with me video. This is what I wore on our date night last night. My gorg off-the-shoulder top is from Harlee Rae Designs. I love all of her adorable pieces. If you don't follow her shop yet on IG make sure to check it out - @harleeraedesigns Enjoy!

jeans Forever 21, shirt Harlee Rae Designs, booties Lizard Thicket, jewels Raptor Jewelry


Sunday, April 9, 2017

New Brows// Ft. Highbrow Amanda

I recently was introduced to microblading a few years ago when a few of my work friends came in talking about it. I have always had dark thicker brows so I never really thought I would benefit from getting them done. A few months ago I was contacted by Amanda from Highbrow Amanda and she totally hooked me. Not only could she fill in my sparse spots - she could also make them look EXTREMELY natural. I love her technique. It doesn't look tattooed or "too perfect". You can see the individual strokes + they look exactly like hairs.

I am officially one week post appointment + I am still OBSESSED. She was so precise in measuring my arches + making my brows even. Usually they tend to look a little darker right when you get them done but I seriously loved them the second she finished. My skin usually gets pretty red after waxing so I only assumed it would with this...nope! My brows were a little tender + the skin felt tight but other then that I could even tell I had anything done to them. PS this may be a little TMI but I am giving my honest opinion {I wouldn't recommend getting microbladed while on your period}. My skin was a little more sensitive than normal.

I would by far recommend this to ANYONE + EVERYONE. Amanda is so extremely talented + professional. It also helps that she is the sweetest human ever. Go follow her on IG + contact her to book your appointment :) @highbrowamanda

Right after appointment//
 Before + After//


Friday, March 31, 2017

Outfit Post// Spring Is In The Air

If you have been following me for a while you know my love for all things Lizard Thicket. I got the cutest outfit a few weeks back I had to share with you!

First off, I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of BF jeans for AGES. I can never seen to find a pair with stretch...until now. I would recommend going down a size I am wearing a 27 and I usually wear a 28. They are the perfect fit + are so comfortable! I paired it with this flowy boho blouse that is the definition of Spring Time! Pop on some booties + a gorge necklace + you are good to go!

Jeans $46.50//Top 34.50//Booties $46.50//Necklace $19.50

If you are local definitely check out Lizard Thicket at Dana Park! Look forward to a braid bar for their two year anniversary coming up in April - stay tuned!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Outfit Post// Don't Stop Believing

Hi loves! You know those days when you just need a little me time? Today was one of those days for me. I shared a little bit about it on my Instagram - :) make sure to check it out! This is what I wore today. Good ol' lululemon + my new ADORABLE sweatshirt from The Light Blonde. I absolutely love all her pieces + what she stands for.

High Times lululemon, sweatshirt The Light Blonde, glasses Warby Parker, lipstick @frenchiekisslips in the color "Lexie Bear-y"

Also, I started selling Lipsense! If you have never heard of it...go check out my new IG page for all my lipstick/makeup posts @frenchiekisslips It is basically the best lipstick on earth. It is kiss proof, smudge proof + so much more! If you are interested feel free to message me on my Instagram :) 


Sunday, January 15, 2017

2017 Update//

Hi everyone! I hope you all had an awesome holiday! I wanted to catch you up on some super fun things coming up for me/new parts of my life/awesome products I have been using.

  • Been loving our schedule lately - sometimes our schedules don't mesh with our jobs but we have a little routine down now + have our date night every week. I love it.
  • How gorgeous is that Cozy?! One of my friends I went to high school with started this company and she makes the prettiest blankies for yourself or your little. {here}
  • My mom and I started a new bible study on Tuesday nights! So excited to have something new to study.
  • I started a new little journey with Lipsense. I have been wearing it for months now + became obsessed with it. I always recommend it to everyone so I figured I would start selling it. If you are interested follow me on my new lip IG @frenchiekisslips 
  • I have a few braid bars coming up! I have one on Jan. 20th with Lizard Thicket + Jan 29th at Ivivva. AZ gals come + see me!
  • My friend Hillary graciously took our photos a few weeks ago and I just love them. We haven't had any "real" photos taken of the two of us since our wedding.
  • My planning obsession continues - shout out to Erin Condren for always keeping me organzied:)
  • New obsession - BATH BOMBS! I love taking baths + I enjoyed getting a few for Christmas gifts! 


Monday, December 19, 2016

5 Hacks to Stay Sane During The Holidays//

As I sat down to write this, I laughed to myself because my husband may or may not disagree with me saying that I am "sane" during this time of year. Whether or not that is are 5 of my top hacks to feel a little more organized and less like a crazy person during the busiest time of year.

1. Get a planner + notebook
Okay you know I am a firm believer in planners but ever since I got my new Erin Condren Life Planner and notebook this season has been so organized compared to last year. I like having the planner/notebook combo because I can make detailed lists in my notebook and not worry about taking up too much space in my planner. Of course sticky notes + notepads are always awesome too. Shop all my favorites + see my Erin Condren Unboxing {here}

2. Free Night
Having one night a week that you devote to dinner at home and relaxing on the couch is a must. I know that sounds easy, but during this time of year I am always running around after work and don't end up home until late. Make time to be with your hubby, boyfriend, roommate or by yourself and don't plan anything!

3. Light Candles
There is something about having candles lit in your home that makes it feel so cozy. I love either holiday scents or manly scents. I also love wax warmers. They are perfect for when you want that amazing scent in your home but don't want to risk leaving an open flame. 

4. Take a Bath
Okay I may be an exception to this because I take baths every night - lol but I love dropping a few drops of lavender oil or a bath bomb in every now and then. Who says you can't bring the spa home?!

5. Listen to a Podcast
Traffic can be a nightmare this time of year. Take a deep breath and start an interesting podcast. I love mystery podcasts like Sword and Scale or Criminal. I promise you won't even mind the traffic after listening :) 

wearing a scrunchy by scunci - obsessed with wearing them to hold my hair back because they don't leave a dent :) #lifehack


Monday, December 5, 2016

Outfit Post: Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel

Working for lululemon has brought be in contact with so many rad people, living their dreams + going after their goals. One of my best friends from work, Carly connected me with this amazing company, Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel. Here is a little background on how they started...

Markku, the owner + creator of Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel, started out working as an educator at lululemon. One of the awesome things about working for this company is getting to come up with some bad a$$ goals and post them for guests to see in the store. Traditionally they are typed out on a template that gets printed out and lamented. Not one to follow the rules, Markku scribbled out his goals on a brown paper napkin and posted it up for all to see. One of his goals was to create his own brand. In July of 2014 Okanagan Lifestyle was born. Since then, they have had over 2000 online orders, 15,000 posts on Instagram using their hashtag and even did a collaboration with lululemon.

His story truly inspires me + hopefully leaves you guys inspired to go after your own goals. No matter how big. Shop all their sweet clothing {here}

sweatshirt Okanagan Lifestyle Apparel, jeans T.Madison - Just Black Brand, hat {old}, choker Forever 21, boots H&M


Sunday, December 4, 2016

AZ LOCALS// Braid Bar with Joss + J

Hello all! I wanted to let you all know about the braid bar I am doing with a new local mom + kids boutique in Gilbert, Joss + J. Aimee + her sweet hubby own it + I am basically in LOVE with everything they do. They are amazing decorators, business owners, DIYers + most of all parents. I am so excited + I can't wait to see you all there! All the info is below:


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Designer Wood Watch from JORD//

Hi everyone! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving. I'm so excited to share JORD watches with you today. I am always on the look out for unique statement pieces, and this wood watch from JORD is just that. They create all of their watches from unique wood from around the world, and the metal touches perfectly compliment the wood tones. They are fully adjustable so they can be customized to fit anyones wrist and I love the versatility! Having the option to dress it up or wear it casually with jeans and a tee shirt makes getting ready easier. They have a large selection of mens and womens watches, and if you are anything like me I don't mind shopping in either section! The watch I am wearing is technically from the mens collection, but I love the size and modern look. Everything from the packaging your watch is sent in to the beautiful watch itself, you will not be disappointed by JORD. Put one under the tree for your loved one {or yourself} this holiday. Shop my links below:

{PS how cute is this dress from Harlee Rae Designs - shop + follow her on IG @harleeraedesigns }

Mens collection
Womens collection
Shop my watch

For one month you guys have the opportunity to get an instant $25 gift card through JORD. Click the link below + have fun shopping.
*Click here to receive an instant $25 JORD gift card


{This post was kindly sponsored by JORD}


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Organized With Erin Condren//

Most of you that have been following my blog for the last year know my love for Erin Condren. They sent me the most AMAZING care package last week + I couldn't wait to share it with all of you. Here is a little unboxing video of all the goodies I got. I will include a list below of all everything linked.

18 month planner - In bloom gold metallic cover, neutral palette + gold coil
8 1/2 x 11 notebook - In bloom rose gold metallic cover, dot grid + rose gold coil
highlighter pack
pen holders
3 sheet stickers
Travel Dashboard 
Designer Classic Collection sticker book
sticky dots
Grateful + Thankful planner cover
Blossom planner cover
In Bloom Rose Metallic notebook cover

Use my link {here} and get $10 off your purchase with Erin Condren :)

Thank you SO SO much to everyone at the Erin Condren team for being so generous. I hope you all have an awesome Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Multi-Wear Headwrap With Scunci//

I am so excited to share this collab I have been working on with scunci. If you know me, you know I am always on the go! Of course I want my outfit to look presentable {even after a workout haha!} but I want my hair on point as well. This multi-wear head wrap from scunci is literally perfect. I can throw my hair into a braid, ponytail or even leave it down and I look sporty and chic! Try wearing this as a twisted wrap {like I am}, traditional headband or even a scarf!


Thursday, September 29, 2016

Outfit Post: Black Is The New Black

Feeling down about my wardrobe? I reach for black. Going out and don't know what to wear? I grab something black. Feeling bloated and don't know what to throw on? BLACK! haha In all seriousness you cannot go wrong with a black outfit. This adorable dress is from Agnes and Dora! I love how you can tie the bottom, layer it with a cute leather jacket or flannel, dress it up or dress it down! It is the perfect staple piece. 

dress Agnes and Dora, shoes Old Navy, sunnies Forever 21

Last weekend Jeff and I went to the Blink 182 concert. I ABOUT DIED! They are my all time favorite band and I'm so happy I got to see them in concert. I am determined to see them again when they come into town next! I hope you all have had an awesome week :) Follow me on IG to see what I'm up to @alyssamaywilson


Friday, September 9, 2016

Outfit Post: Curls + Tassels

Here is another fav from Lizard Thicket. I scored this adorable boho embroidered dress for $44! I love that it is black which makes it more transitional for fall. Can't you just picture this with booties or over-the-knee boots? LOVE! Jeff and I are headed to dinner for date night :) I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Follow my weekend festivities on IG @alyssamaywilson

dress/necklace Lizard Thicket necklace {$19}, shoes Old Navy


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Outfit Post: Not Basic Basics

Don't you love a good basic stripe tee? It has to be the right fit, the right size stripe and of course comfortable! This Agnes and Dora tee does the trick. Styled with some skinny distressed jeans and booties makes for the perfect easy outfit. Check out all of their cute pieces {here} will want everything!!

tee Agnes and Dora, jeans Wet Seal, hat Forever 21, booties Q, necklace