Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Happy Wife Happy Life// Happy Socks

Happy Hump Day everyone :) I can't believe it is already Wednesday. This week is flying by! Today I want to share with you a brand of socks Jeff and I are obsessing over. Have you guys heard of Happy Socks? They are such a fun brand that creates stylish + comfy socks! Even Stogie likes them :) #sockbandit I love throwing on a comfy pair of socks when I'm just hanging around the house and Jeff loves wearing crazy patterned socks with his work clothes so these are basically perfect. Check out their website {here} to see all the cute styles for men + women!




xoxo,
Alyssa 

Monday, June 13, 2016

MOXY// Our Stay

Hi guys! How was everyone's weekend? Today's post is going to be all about our stay at the Moxy Tempe.

Right when we arrived we checked in at bar, where they greeted with us with one of their signature cocktails. I thought that was such an adorable touch and totally set the mood for a fun weekend/stay. We walked up to our room, which every nook and cranny at the Moxy is decked out in industrial/retro decor that gives it a trendy modern feel. For dinner we went to The Yard which is one of our favorite places :) The night life around Tempe is so much fun and the Moxy is right in the heart of it.

The next morning we went down to the pool for a little R&R. It was one of the hottest days of the year {117...I know we melted} but sitting in their little cabana with a coconut water in hand was amazing. The pool area is so fun with all the floaties too! For any yogis out there, every Sunday they have a yoga session lead out in the pool area. So relaxing and perfect for a little weekend getaway.

If you are traveling to the Phoenix area or already live here like me, I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Moxy for a fun weekend getaway. Thank you so much Moxy for having us! xoxo





xoxo,
Alyssa

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Outfit Post: Mini Top Knot

So any chance I can get wearing lululemon, I will. When I saw these adorable high neck tops come into the store I grabbed them immediately! I know am the proud owner of the black one and this one I am wearing below. SO perfect for summer!

Anyways, today was such an awesome day. I had the honor of speaking on a webinar hosted by The Social Society {@thesocialsociety follow them if you don't already} and speak on balancing work + blog life. Of course no one is perfect {definitely including me} but sharing some tips and tricks that have seemed to work for me was so much fun! Check out the rest of the #upgraded June line up on their site. For this whole month top influencers + creatives are going to be speaking on different topics once a week. Sign up {here}.

Also check out the adorable bun pin I am wearing from Kitsch. They are the perfect hair accessory for the summer. Put your hair up, stick the pin in and you are good to go! Check out their site {here}




top lululemon, jeans Pitaya, flannel + sandals Forever 21, bun pin Kitsch, sunnies Free People, Michael Kors watch, Alex + Ani bracelets

xoxo,
Alyssa 


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Friday, May 27, 2016

Outfit Post//Travel: Palm Springs

Hi loves! How has everyone's week been? Jeff and I had the honor of going to Palm Springs last weekend to host my braid bar at the Bloguettes Instagram Camp. It was SO much fun. We left AZ Friday and right when I got there we were greeted by the cutest girls with the Bloguettes. I braided some one of their hair to get some promo photos and we went up to our room. The camp was hosted at The Saguaro which is where we stayed as well. Let me tell you...everywhere at that hotel is a "perfect" IG photo. Bright colorful backgrounds, palm trees and a retro feel. It was magical and had a old hollywood feel to it. On Friday night we went to a Happy Hour with all of the Sponsors, VIPs and Bloguettes that was hosted at Mr. Lyons. The food was amazing and so was the drinks. We got to meet so many inspirational entrepreneurs and creatives. It made me so honored that I was apart of it. After happy hour, Jeff and I went to dinner. We both had never been to Palm Springs so we wanted to explore downtown a little and find a fun place to eat down there. We ended up going to Matchbox. The pizza and sangria were to die for. YUM!

Saturday was the big day for the Instagram Camp. There was a amazing turn out and the Bloguettes seriously thought of everything imaginable. For lunch a few of the other sponsors and I went and got tacos at the hotel restaurant/bar El Hefe. They were delicious. After connecting {and braiding SO many gorgeous girls} Jeff graciously helped me carry all my stuff back to the car. I changed into something a little more comfortable and we headed down to the pool bar for drinks. While I was braiding all day, Jeff went and played a round of golf. He had always wanted to play in Palm Springs so I was super excited that we both got to have a very productive trip :) For dinner Saturday night we went back downtown but this time we went to a popular mexican restaurant in the area Las Casuelas. The food was delicious and the Margaritas were probably some of the best I have ever had {and I have tried many :) }

Overall we had such an amazing time. I'm so lucky that Magnolia Styling is doing to well and I cannot tell you how many awesome people and opportunities have come from it. Here are some photos from the weekend! Jeff and I are going to be traveling some more in the next month so make sure to follow me on IG if you don't already: @alyssamaywilson @magnoliastyling












floral dress Forever21, black dress Pitaya, Swimsuit lululemon
xoxo,
Alyssa

Friday, May 13, 2016

Outfit Post// FRI-YAY

It is almost the weekend! How was everyone's week? Here are some snaps from one of my outfits this week. I have been loving this easy breezy tank dress from Pitaya. It is so easy to throw on and perfect  for those days when you don't really feel like getting ready, but you want to look put together.




xoxo,
Alyssa

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My Beauty Tea// GIVEAWAY

I am so excited to announce this giveaway with My Beauty Tea. If you have been following along for a while, you know that I love their tea. They just revamped their packaging too and it is even more adorable now! The prize is $75 worth of products on My Beauty Tea's website! Woohoo! All the details to enter are below.









Here is the rafflecopter link: a Rafflecopter giveaway



xoxo,
Alyssa

Thursday, May 5, 2016

My New Obsession// How I Stay Organized

Anyone that has a small business, plus works a normal job knows how hard it is to stay on top of all our "to-do" lists. Emails, clients, editing etc. can get extremely overwhelming at times! My life feels WAY more organized now that I use my Erin Condren Life Planner. I have always been searching for "planner peace" {that feeling you get when you basically have your life together haha!} and now that I have my EC planner it is my go-to spot for everything in my life. I have all my important dates, tasks and photoshoots all written down in one place and they are easy to get to. Along with the basic planning, I love getting to decorate it and it is almost therapeutic for me each week, sitting down and getting to plan. {Plus I'm kind of addicted to watching planner videos on YouTube haha!}

There are two three different types of EC planners; Vertical, Horizontal and Hourly. I use the Vertical one and honestly I have never been happier with the layout of a planner until this one. I am pretty picky on how I like things laid out and this one is super simple and has every feature I love. Here are some other AMAZING Erin Condren goodies that they graciously sent me a few weeks ago. If you are interested in getting a planner use my link for $10 off! {click here}








*water bottle via everythingdecorated.com
xoxo,
Alyssa

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Outfit Post: Spring Fever

I can't believe how long it has been since my last post. Hopefully you guys are keeping up with me on Instagram. I have been so busy this past month with family, work, Magnolia Styling etc. Here is an outfit I wore over the weekend that I couldn't wait to share with you all.

This dress is from Pitaya. I love the lace up detail and the fun bright hue. I will definitely be throwing this number on all spring and summer long.




dress Pitaya, flannel Forever 21, bag Nordstrom, sandals Forever 21, sunnies DITTO, Michael Kors watch, Alex + Ani bracelets

I have some fun posts coming your way so stay tuned! I am hoping to be posting more now that my busy month is almost over. Thank you for always supporting me!

xoxo,
Alyssa