Thursday, November 16, 2017

Outfit Post// Ruffle Sweater

I wore this fun ruffle sweater last weekend to a baby shower. I paired it with some white distressed jeans + the cutest faux fur loafers. I am loving this mustard color for the fall + winter time. I couldn't link my sweater, unfortunately it is sold out online - but it is from Charlotte Russe.

jeans {old}, sweater Charlotte Russe, faux fur loafers Target, sunnies Quay, top photos- Rebecca Minkoff side bag, bottom photo- Louis Vuitton Neverfull




xoxo,
Alyssa

Friday, September 29, 2017

How to Apply Self Tanner | Featuring St. Moriz

Hey friends! So today's post is all about self tanner. I don't know what it is about self tanner - it slims you down, makes you feel good + gives you a little glow {which is great for me in the fall/winter time}. Octoly was so kind to send me this amazing product to try out. In the video below I give my review as well as all my tips and tricks for applying self tanner properly.

PS I am going to be giving this whole YouTube thing a go :) please like this video + subscribe to see more! Also I'd love to know what kind of videos you would like to see - comment below or send me a message on Instagram: @alyssamaywilson





xoxo,
Alyssa

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Smooch Your Pooch// National Dog Day with kate spade new york

Ever since I can remember, I always wanted a dog that would like to snuggle with me, get excited when I got home + most of all, give me tons of kisses. My dream came true when Jeff and I picked up our precious Stogie. He is the love of our lives + he really does give the best kisses. From his snoring {I now have two boys that snore...sorry babe} + his accidental toots, I love everything about his silly personality.

Since I have a huge heart for pups - especially Frenchies - I couldn't wait to style this gorgeous kate spade watch that I was gifted. Not only am I a sucker for anything gold + blush, but when I found out about the black + white Frenchie on the face- I was sold! Oh and did I mention its little head tilts when you move? - I die! So adorable! Shop this watch here, here or here.
skirt, top + bralette Lizard Thicket {see IG post for all outfit pricing details} watch kate spade new 
york, boots Nordstrom Rack, necklace This Years Love

*photography by Myla Durling @mdurlingphoto

*This post was kindly sponsored by Fossil Group 
#nationaldogday #katespadejoy


xoxo,
Alyssa



Thursday, August 10, 2017

Outfit Post// Favorite Maxi

One of my favorite trends as of late are the smocked off the shoulder dresses. I love how flattering they are on everyone! They accentuate the waist + are just plain comfortable. I found this one at a boutique in SD when we were there a month ago. How has it already been a month since our trips?! This summer is going by so fast. I am also wearing the prettiest necklace from This Years Love. She has the coolest handmade pieces on her etsy shop. I absolutely love supporting small businesses - I feel like you sometimes see the same things going around different blogs + its fun to wear more unique pieces sometimes that you know someone put their heart + soul into making. Check out Jamie's shop here


 dress Closet, necklace This Years Love, ring Raptor Jewelry, shoes Tory Burch, bag Louis Vuitton, alex + ani bracelets

I hope you all have an amazing weekend!

xoxo,
Alyssa

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Chocolate Berry Smoothie Bowl// Millennium Blend

You know those moments when you totally feel like a professional chef?! Usually this happens to me after making an amazing crock pot meal {aka the easiest way to make dinner} but in this case it happened when I made this tasty smoothie bowl. I actually want to do an entire post on my meals/meal prep but when Millennium Blend sent me their metabolic protein powder I knew I would be able to incorporate this into my everyday life. Usually for breakfast I like to have either over night oats, egg whites or some type of protein shake/smoothie. I always used to skip breakfast but I now realize breakfast is basically one of the most important meals of the day. For the last few months I have been tracking my meals on My Fitness Pal App it's almost like a fun game to make sure I'm getting the right nutrition everyday. For me, when I am making an effort on my body's well being I feel AMAZING mentally and physically. Enough about me - lets talk about this delicious smoothie bowl.

Of course protein shakes are so yummy {usually mine include PB2 + banana - fav combo} but when I was thinking about switching up my usual breakfast I came up with this chocolate berry smoothie bowl. I was inspired by one of my favorite places here in AZ that has super delicious acai bowls. One of their flavors includes chocolate + coconut. I had to give it a try + put my own spin on it. And "by my own spin" I mean make this as easy as possible. You're welcome. Here is how I made it!






A few reasons why I love Millennium Blend Metabolic Protein Powder - it actually tastes amazing. It tastes like a rich chocolate milkshake. This protein has ProHydrolase Enzyme. "This special enzyme maximizes absorption of whey protein + fuels recovery." It also has a probiotic called GanedenBC30. I have always had a sensitive stomach so its nice to know that this probiotic is helping to keep my gut in check + boost my immune system. Lastly, Millennium Blend includes probiotic + dietary fiber which aid in mineral absorption, cholesterol levels + overall disgestive health. Basically everything you could ever want in a protein powder.

Whether you mix Millennium Blend Metabolic Protein Powder up in a yummy shake or make this tasty smoothie bowl your body will thank you - especially your stomach :)

Check out their site here for more info + products.

Make sure to follow me on IG to see my recents posts + stories// @alyssamaywilson

xoxo,
Alyssa

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MoonstoneMagic//

Hi friends! I hope you all are having an awesome week so far! I have two posts for you this week + this is the first one:)

I know some of you saw these genuine MoonstoneMagic rings in some of my recent IG photos. These gorgeous rings are from www.MoonstoneShop.com . Honestly these photos don't even do these justice. The iridescence from the stones are so pretty + match any outfit. I am OBSESSED with the quality. No tarnishing + no green fingers. I also am very hard on my jewelry + if I find something I love I don't want to take it off. I hate when rings cannot hold up to my everyday life. I know I will be wearing these MoonstoneMagic rings so much!



xoxo,
Alyssa 

 



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Outfit Post// Desert Doll

Yesterday I had such an awesome braid bar at Lizard Thicket. I have gotten to know the girls there and they are truly some of the sweetest people ever. They are so helpful + genuine! After the braid bar, I had to shop around - of course! I scored this adorable number + lucky for me it was a tax free weekend! I have always wanted a pair of overalls {Jeff is also obsessed with them} and this pair fits PERFECTLY! I have the hardest time finding boyfriend jeans because they are always too big in the waist - with overalls you don't have to worry about that! WIN! I'm picturing these in the fall with a flannel + even dressed up for date night with a boho long-sleeve peasant top. What is your latest wardrobe must have?








 overalls, top + flats Lizard Thicket, bar necklace Bip + Bop, long necklace _harpermade, sunnies Free People, Alex + Ani bracelets, Michael Kors watch

I hope you all had an amazing weekend with family + friends!

xoxo,
Alyssa 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

STS TRAVELS// San Francisco

Hello friends! So I want to start a new little series of posts called STS TRAVELS. These posts will be about our travels, places we love, restaurants we are obsessed with, basically anything you would want to know about different places we have visited {I may even do our favorites right here in AZ}. They won't be super frequent, but whenever we go anywhere cool I'll be sure to share with you!

If you follow me on social media, I'm sure you saw that we spent a week in San Diego + ended our trip up north in San Francisco. Every year we look forward to our family vacation in SD, this year for Jeff's birthday we decided to fly to SF, see a Giants game + explore. We haven't had a vacation like that - just us two - since our honeymoon. We had SO much fun. Here are some snapshots of our trip + places we loved.
 Airport essentials {not pictured - headphones lol}
Fisherman's Wharf - we had the funniest ride. Long story short, we had been waiting for one of the cable cars for probably 30 min when a Ritz Carlton limo pulls up. A guy with a strong New York accent offered to take us to fisherman's wharf for $5 each! Us along with another couple jumped it...lets just say it was a wild ride! Luckily the other couple was SO sweet + ended up chatting with them trying to ignore our limo driver yelling into his phone.

Boudine bread bowls - to die for!
Alcatraz - we didn't have time to tour it, but it is definitely on our list for next time.
Ghirardelli Square - we didn't get any chocolate but we did find a beer garden :)  

Buena Vista - MUST TRY! These little glasses are filled with delicious Irish Coffee. Lets just say these bad boys helped me walk up the biggest hill in SF.  

Lombard Street - after walking up the biggest hill in the history of ever....we made it to another hill but this one was zig-zaggy!

My cute hubby riding the cable car!

Cesarios - The yummiest Italian restaurant we found for dinner a few blocks from our hotel {we stayed at Park 55 in Union Square} 

AT&T Park! 

We met the nicest couple at the game that were sitting by us. They gave us a ton of suggestions for sight seeing + restaurants.


Golden Gate Bridge - it was AMAZING!  

***Not pictured - after seeing the Golden Gate Bridge {which we Ubered - such a sweet Uber driver} to Pier 39 + walked around. We really wanted to go to the Italian District because we had heard great things about it so we Ubered - again- for dinner!


Calzones - It was the cutest authentic pizza place in North Beach

After dinner we realized we were about a block away from China Town. Since the sun set so late it was still rather bright out so we didn't actually realize it was already 9pm. Note to self - don't walk through China Town when it is closed... 

Dragon's Gate - Although almost everything was closed, it was still fun to sight see.


Mr. Holms Bakery - ...need I say more. SO YUMMY! 

 Painted Ladies - aka houses from Full House aka not the real house they used but was in the intro...you get the picture. I had to see them though! They were adorable.

We truly had so much fun. I am so lucky to have married my best friend. Where is the next place we should go?!

xoxo,
Alyssa