Friday, May 31, 2013

Outfit Post: Bohemian Cowgirl

The amazing Street Chic sent me this stunning dress last week and I couldn't wait to show you guys. I love the off the shoulder sleeves and the intricate lace detail. It can easily be dressed up or down and is perfect for a sweet summer night! You guys don't want to miss out on all their adorable pieces. Get some Street Chic items {here}! Here is how I styled it.

dress Street Chic, boots vintage, necklaces: MadeWithLoveByAlyssa/FreedomLoveBeauty cuff Mexico, cuff vintage, bracelet FreedomLoveBeauty, bag Brandy Melville, sunnies Urban Outfitters 

Tomorrow I am leaving on a little vacation in Mexico. I will not be blogging while I am there but I will be Instagramming. If you want to keep up with me follow me on Instagram: alyssamayedwards I hope you guys are enjoying your Friday


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Outfit Post: Pattern Mixing

When I was picking out my outfit today, for some reason this skirt was just calling my name. I love how it looks with my Mustard Cartel top! They just have the most unique clothes at Mustard Cartel and I love their company so much! Definitely check out their site {here}

skirt thrifted, top Mustard Cartel, necklaces: Evie J Boutique + MadeWithLoveByAlyssa, Michael Kors watch,  belt thrifted, bag Pac Sun, booties Target, sunnies Urban Outfitters

We are having a cook out at Jeff's tonight so I better get going!!! See you all tomorrow:) xo


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

DIY: Decorating With Antlers

I was over joyed when the talented Audrey of The Shabby Antler got in contact with me. Her designs are seriously amazing and I couldn't wait to get an antler of my own. I wanted to do a little DIY decor post today, because decorating with antlers has been becoming more and more popular. Here is how I did it.

 {I loved the idea of slipping some of my favorite rings on the antlers, it adds charm and pulls the look together}

 {a couple rings on my ring stand sitting nicely on top of two Tiffany boxes//my bracelets that I wear all the time// I bought the bracelet stand from Hobby Lobby}

 {I stacked a couple of my favorite design/fashion books/pretty journals and topped it off with a vintage vanity piece I got from an antique store and a candle on top of a saucer.}

Another adorable idea would be to mount a set of antlers over a bed, dresser, vanity etc. and hang dainty necklaces off of it for a statement piece. That may be my next project:) I hope you guys liked this post and if you want to buy an antler for yourself, make sure to visit The Shabby Antler {here}! xo


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Outfit Post: Ombre Chic

Okay, how gorgeous is this ombre blouse from So Kate?! I am completely obsessed with it. I wore this look tonight when I picked Jeff up from the airport and went on a date:)

shorts DIY vintage cut offs, blouse So Kate, necklace So Kate, bag Aldo, shoes Junky Trunk,  Cathryn Ann Designs bracelet, jewelry: Michael Kors, Charming Charlie, Forever 21, ILY Couture, sunnies Forever 21

I wanted to let you guys know that So Kate is having a giveaway on their Facebook + Instagram. For Facebook share their photo of me wearing the striped maxi skirt. For Instagram follow So Kate on Instagram, post the photo, tag So Kate. It is super easy to enter and the winner will be announced tomorrow {Wednesday}! Make sure to enter, that maxi is my new favorite!:)


Monday, May 27, 2013

Outfit Post: Laid Back Weekend

This weekend was super laid back after last week {which was a bit hectic with Jeff's surgery/Sean's graduation etc.} I opted for a comfy top, ripped jeans, another amazing Crochet Savy headband and Freedom Love Beauty beaded earrings + jewelry.

jeans Target, top Junky Trunk, headband Crochet Savy, earrings & necklace & bracelet Freedom Love Beauty, MadeWithLoveByAlyssa Ancient Coin Necklace, fringe bag Brandy Melville, sandals K-Mart, sunnies Urban Outfitters

Today Jeff went to Oklahoma for a day trip to watch his old collage baseball team play at the world series. It seems like just yesterday {even though it has been a year} Jeff was pitching at the world series! So crazy! For Memorial Day my family had a huge BBQ and pretty much just hung by the pool. It was a fabulous end to a relaxing weekend. xo


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Outfit Post: Roughed Up Floral

I have been adoring my amazing Crochet Savy headbands! They add the cutest touch to any outfit and are perfect for summer! You will be seeing two more Crochet Savy posts this week because I just love them so much:) Purchase an adorable Crochet Savy creation {here}. Here is how I styled them.

headband Crochet Savy, thrifted skirt, tank & fringe vest Forever 21, thrifted purse, MadeWithLoveByAlyssa Ancient Coin Necklace, Freedom Love Beauty necklace & bracelet, sandals {old}, vintage cuff, Forever 21 wrap bracelet, sunnies Urban Outfitters

Tonight Jeff, my brother and a couple of friends are going to see Hangover 3! I haven't seen a movie in ages, so it will be fun to go to one:) I hope you guys had a great weekend! I have an exciting week of outfits/features on my blog for this coming week so make sure to stay tuned! xo


Friday, May 24, 2013

Outfit Post: Anniversary Post

Today marks 4 years of dating the most amazing guy I could ever ask for. So blessed that God put him in my life! Tonight we are going on a super special date to Capital Grille. Here is what I am wearing.

dress Street Chic, bag Pac Sun, cuff Mexico, assorted bracelets: Pandora/MadeWithLoveByAlyssa/Brighton, earrings Evie J Boutique

When I saw this dress on Street Chic's website I was in love. This is one of the most gorgeous dresses I have ever seen and jumped for joy when Street Chic sent it! You guys need to check their site out asap {here}! They have the most amazing pieces:) I hope all of you are having a wonderful day and I will post pictures of tonight's date on the blog soon! xo


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Outfit Post: Watercolor Wonder

Today is such a special day! My brother is graduating high school! I just dropped him off at school to get ready for the ceremony so this post is going to be rather short and sweet:) It feels like just yesterday when I graduated, it is so crazy how fast time flies. Here is what I am wearing tonight.


dress Mustard Cartel, fringe bracelet Cathryn Ann Designs, necklace So Kate, bag Pac Sun, shoes Forever 21 assorted bracelets:Native Hearts/Windsor/Nordstrom/MadeWithLoveByAlyssa/Evie J Boutique, vintage ring, sunnies Urban Outfitters

How gorgeous is this dress from Mustard Cartel. I was so excited when it came in the mail:) Get your's {here} It is absolutely perfect for summer! Also I am obsessed with my So Kate geometric necklace and my beautiful fringe Cathryn Ann Designs bracelet. You guys definitely need to get yourself some of those goodies:) I hope you all are having a wonderful day. Jeff is doing really good today! His nerve block has worn off so he can feel his arm now, but the medicine has been doing wonders. Thank you for all the prayers:) xo


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Outfit Post: Stones & Stripes

I got sent the most adorable pieces from So Kate. If you guys haven't checked out their website {here} and blog {here} you definitely need to take a look. I love all of their pieces and you will be seeing more of them on my blog in the near future:) Here is how I styled the striped maxi.

striped maxi So Kate, tank Forever 21, thrifted purse, shoes Cathy Jean, Freedom.Love.Beauty Power Of Nature necklace, Michael Kors watch, MadeWithLoveByAlyssa ancient coin necklace & coral side cross necklace, Evie J Boutique necklace & bracelet, sunnies Forever 21, Brandy Melville cuff, ILY Couture bracelet, vintage ring

How amazing is that skirt right? Perfect for summer and a staple for vacations. Make sure to check out So Kate asap! Also isn't that Freedom.Love.Beauty necklace so gorgeous. I love how it really is a little bottle with a cork and everything. So unique and looks great by itself or paired with my MadeWithLoveByAlyssa Ancient Coin Necklace {buy here}. 

I have been at the hospital all day with Jeff and his family. Jeff is undergoing shoulder surgery right now while we are in the waiting room, waiting patiently. Please pray for him that surgery will go well and that he will have a quick recovery! I hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday! xo

Ps check out the guest post I did on the amazing The Coyote Thistle . I am obsessed with her blog!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Guest Post: Gentri Lee's Turban Tutorial

My name is Gentri and I blog HERE. When I saw Alyssa's post about how she ties her turban scarf I knew we had to do a post swap. I tried her version the other day and loved it as I'm sure many of you did, so I hope you guys give this one a try and love it just as much!
I like doing this with my hair up or down. All you need is a square scarf. Mine measures 28x28 inches and was from the thrift store!
Let me know if you try it!