Monday, March 23, 2015

HOME// Guest Bedroom With Ace Hardware

Compensation was provided by Aces via Mode Media. All opinions and positions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Ace Hardware. 
I have always wanted the type of home that is a welcoming and relaxing place for family and friends. When Jeff and I bought our house I was thrilled to start from a blank slate and put our own unique twist into it. We started with the living room and kitchen and worked out from there. Our guest room was at the bottom of our list and was basically used as our "storage room". I hated how our front room was the dumping ground for all of our stuff, so we decided to completely transform it into a relaxing place that guests can stay.

We are loving cooler tones, so when I saw Sweet Retreat from Ace's Paint Studio I immediately fell in love. Our guest bedroom {the room that didn't make the cut for my closet room...ha!} is the smaller of the two guest bedrooms so this cool pop of color was just what it needed to provide a "sweet retreat" for our guests. 
When I said we started from a blank slate, I wasn't kidding. Here is a before picture of the guest bedroom. 
And here is the finished look!






 Since the paint was paint and primer in one, it took absolutely no time to paint this entire room. Take it from someone who gets tired after an hour of painting...it was so quick and the color was amazing!


Going to The Paint Studio at Ace is like going to your neighbor. 

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xoxo,
Alyssa 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Outfit: FRI YAY

When I think of Fridays I think of relaxing, possibly some shopping, getting errands done and of course wearing extremely comfy clothes. Now that it's starting to get hot...sky's out thighs out! I brought out my cut offs and paired it with a flannel {of course} and my Riley Clay Designs tee. They have the softest tops and I of course love what they say as well. Check out their new shop for more adorable tops {here}, and have a wonderful weekend!






cut offs {old}, flannel Target, tee Riley Clay Designs, hat lululemon, Michael Kors watch, shoes Nordstrom Rack, Alex + Ani bracelets, bag Calvin Mitchell

xoxo,
Alyssa

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Outfit Post + TKE

Okay I am sharing two things with you today...first my look. I partnered up with Pitaya last week and let me tell you, I literally could picture myself wearing almost anything from their store. Completely easy to mix and match all their pieces, which is totally my thing. If you are a local {AZ} check out their shop on Mill Ave. Seriously the cutest location and everyone there was so sweet and helpful! Next up Top Knot Extensions...see below.







top + jeans Pitaya, shoes Forever 21, clutch Margaret Vera, earrings Kendra Scott

Finally I am sharing my weave with you guys...just kidding...but seriously. Top Knot Extensions not only have THE BEST branding {I'm kinda a sucker for their entire esthetic} but they also have AMAZING extensions. Duh! They are thick, soft and completely match my hair. Take it from someone who has basically tried almost every kind of extensions out there...these rock. ALSO I am wanting to let you guys know, tell your hair stylists about TKE. They have an awesome extension training program for all of their methods and a site specifically for stylists. Their hair extension methods include clip in, halos, tape-ins, I-tip, wefts + U-tips. Basically they have any type of hair extensions to fit your lifestyle. It's pretty awesome. PS if you are on Instagram, watch out because there will be a giveaway with them in the next few days.


xoxo,
Alyssa

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Outfit Post: The Real Deal

I feel like bloggers have a rap for being these "perfect" people or displaying "perfect" lives on social media...well folks here is the real deal. I got up this morning at 6:45, brushed my hair, put this outfit on, went to work, got off around 4:15 and here I am. I feel like sometimes you {me included} may see bloggers or even just random people on Instagram and they look so "put together" all the time in their photos. Sadly that is just not real life, at least for me anyways. I have work, responsibilities and a husband that I devote my times to as well. Although I am lucky that I have a job that allows me to wear this to work! :) Hopefully this goes to show that nobody is perfect!



tank Target, leggings lululemon, shoes Nike, long sleeve lululemon, Michael Kors watch, Kate Spade bracelet, Ray Ban sunnies

xoxo,
Alyssa 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Outfit Post: Imperfectly Perfect

I know you guys have heard me talk about Mint Body before but seriously guys...if you are in AZ you need to check this place out. I have been training there for over a year now and I love it. Not only are the people there amazing, the atmosphere is positive and motivates me to constantly be better! This adorable top is from their boutique and I am kinda obsessed with the cut, fit and fabric. Softest thing ever! Also I want to give a BIG happy birthday to Angela {owner of Mint Body} + my amazing trainer  + friend!!! Have a wonderful day :) I love you!





tank Mint Body, pants {old}, assorted jewelry, hat Urban Philosophy, bag Calvin Mitchell, shoes Top Shop

For more info on Mint Body + class schedules go {here}. 

xoxo,
Alyssa 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Outfit Post: On the Go

I wore this look yesterday when I was out running errands. Lately my go-to has been skinny jeans, a tank and something tied around my waist. I like how bulky the army jacket is. It adds texture and a little something different to the look. I recently found these tankes at Target for around $10. I went up like 4 sizes because I wanted them baggy and a little longer. I believe the one I'm wearing is either a XL or XXL {seriously guys they are very short and more fitted if you don't go up a couple sizes}. Plus I love the look that it gives!




 jeans Forever 21, tank Target, jacket Sunset Sessions, booties Forever 21, bag Calvin Mitchell, Michael Kors watch, assorted bracelets

Shop this post: {I couldn't find the exact tanks online but I just bought them last week in store}



xoxo,
Alyssa

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Outfit Post: Rock + Roll

Today was such a productive, yet relaxing day! I couldn't sleep after Jeff left for work so I ended up getting up {after catching up on my YouTube videos and blogs} and doing some chores that needed to get done. I went and worked out, met Jeff for lunch then met up with one of the companies I am collaborating with {coming soon...so excited!}. Anyways, back to the post...

I couldn't wait to style this skirt from Shabby Apple. One, this skirt will match with anything, two, it can be dressed up and dressed down and three, black and white is uber chic! Of course I wanted to give this feminine skirt a twist, so I paired it with a cut off tank + edgy sandals. Plus this is one of those pieces that you can easily reach for and style differently for a party or an event. I love those go-to pieces.

Another thing I have been loving lately is layering necklaces. Both of the necklaces I am wearing below are from Forever 21. I love this look because it automatically adds a statement. Try layering some of your necklaces. Maybe a spiky necklace with a rhinestoned one layered on top? Try something new! If you do be sure to tag me in your posts @alyssamaywilson or #hashtag #stsstyle




skirt Shabby Apple , shirt + sandals + necklaces Forever 21, clutch T.Madison Shop, Michael Kors watch, assorted bracelets

PS: Do you guys like my blog makeover?! Aubrey Kinch is basically a superstar! It is still getting it's final touches but I am obsessed so far :) If you need your blog redesigned or want to check out her amazing blog go {here}. 

xoxo,
Alyssa 



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Outfit Post: Basic

The other day Jeff and I went to the mall and we happened to stop by Forever 21. Although you sometimes have to dig, you can really find amazing staples there. Jeff actually spotted this amazing basic black maxi dress. It is a little shorter then a traditional maxi {almost midi length} and has two slits on either side. I already wore this out to get drinks last weekend with a flannel tied around my waist {of course} and yesterday I decided to style it with a oversized denim vest.

Now, lets talk about this bag. It is stunning guys! The adjustable strap is perfect for shoulder or across the body wear and that cow hair flat? Dying! Definitely a new staple + statement piece in my wardrobe.  Get yours {and a ton of other amazing bags} from Calvin Mitchell & Co.




dress + booties Forever 21, vest Love Culture {old}, bag Calvin Mitchell & Co

xoxo,
Alyssa