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 


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Outfit Post: 90's Child

This one goes out to all the 90's kids out there :) Well guess what, the 90's grunge is back black chokers and all! How adorable is this look from Lizard Thicket? My favorite thing about this boutique is that you can leave with an entire new outfit, top + bottom or dress + vest/kimono for $80 or under. {Like my look below} And that is including accessories and all! That is just not possible these days. I am super picky with what I add to my wardrobe, one, I want to buy pieces I can mix and match together and two, I want them to be affordable. Its a win win in that department at Lizard Thicket :) If you are local check out the Dana Park location and be sure to tell them I sent you! xx

tee {24.50}, overall dress {36.50}, necklaces {19.99}


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Outfit Post: Tie Dye Romper

I have been meaning to take outfit pictures in this romper since our trip to San Diego. I absolutely LOVE this thing. I got it at Pitaya and it is basically the perfect outfit for any occasion. I wore it more casual on our trip, then for Jeff's birthday dinner last month I dressed it up more like I am wearing it here. Throw on a statement necklace {Pitaya}, some strappy sandals {Lizard Thicket} a hat {Forever 21} and you are good to go!

If any of your guys are local, check out their store on Mill Ave. They have the SWEETEST girls working there and I always find amazing things :)


Thursday, August 11, 2016

DIY// Decorative Trays for under $5

I have seen similar DIYs like this floating around Pinterest/YouTube and wanted to give it a try. One of my favorite things to decorate with are trays. The only problem, is they can be expensive and it is sometimes hard trying to find the perfect size for the space you are decorating.

Here is how I made all of these! Enjoy!

What you will need:

  • Frames - I purchased mine from the dollar store. All 4 for $4
  • Decorative paper - I used some scrapbook paper I already had at home that I had purchased from Michaels. 
  • Scissors

1. Take the back off of the frame

2. Use the inner paper as a template for cutting out your scrapbook paper to ensure it is the right size.

3. Place scrapbook paper patterned side down and put the backing on.

4. Enjoy your finished product. ***This part is optional but if your frame is big enough, adding decorative handles on the side is also a cute touch.

Here are some examples of where I put mine:

*PS this spike necklace I featured on my Instagram @alyssamaywilson {photo below} yesterday - It is from Dear Heart Designs I am obsessed with it! I literally never take it off. Definitely check them out if you are wanting to wear something meaningful + unique.


Saturday, July 30, 2016

HAIR// Inside Out Ponytail With Scunci

Hi guys! Here is this super fun + easy tutorial for an inside out ponytail I did with Scunci for national ponytail day :) Make sure you are following them on instagram @scunci Enjoy! 
1. Brush out hair 
2. Take two pieces of hair, tie together with clear elastic 
3. Turn inside out 
4. Take another two pieces of hair, repeat 
5. Loosening it up will make your hair appear thicker. 
6. Split the underneath part of your hair into two sections. Bring both sides on top of the mini pony tails and tie together with clear elastic. 
7. Turn the big pony tail inside out 
8. Add a scunci hair accessory and you are done!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Outfit Post: Tie Dye + Fringe

How was everyone's weekend?! Mine was super relaxing, had fun with family + friends and reorganized my closet room...possible updated closet tour coming soon?

Anyway, I am back with another adorable outfit from Lizard Thicket. One thing I love about this look is that any of these pieces could transition from Summer to Fall. I can totally picture me wearing this swing dress with some high socks, knee-high boots + a leather jacket. So cute right?! Plus right now all their cardigans are $12 and swing dresses are $ grab them while you can :)

dress/vest/necklaces Lizard Thicket, shoes Closet, Michael Kors watch, Alex + Ani bracelets