I have had my heart set on these babies since the moment I laid my underpaid eyes on them. You can imagine my utter devastation when I saw the price tag. I was driven to drink, and then I was driven to find a more affordable pair that would fit the bill without breaking it. VOILA. I am nothing if not resourceful, people.
PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN ALEXANDER
This week I had the pleasure of meeting and shooting with Benjamin Alexander of @Be_Atlanta. Benjamin reached out to me about being a part of his fashion series and I was so excited. He shoots everything on his iPhone, which I think is amazing. We braved the 986 degree temperatures to get this series of shots. You can also check out my interview on his page, The Truth Renaissance, here!
Remember to use code 'shopgilty' for 15% off your entire order on www.shopspraystudio.com!
Hi my Gilties! It's Monday again. Let's lighten the mood. Pom poms have come back in a big way as of late and I personally could not be more into them. I got this top before my Miami trip in April and have worn it an embarrassing amount of times, but it's just so cute!
Here are a few other pom picks I am crushing on:
These sandals (on sale!)
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have literally been living in these One Teaspoon shorts. They are kind of an investment, at least more than I would typically spend on denim shorts, BUT they have been worth every penny. So flattering and so comfortable, and I get compliments on them no matter how disheveled the rest of me looks!
It feels like I am celebrating the birthday of every bff I have this week. I must be super drawn to June babies, what can I say? Tomorrow night we are going to Umi...my favorite sushi on planet Earth...to celebrate my preshie friend Elisabeth first. Hope you guys have a great week! I love ya so much, you girls keep me young.
Is there anything better than being barefoot in a flowy maxi, making your way down to the beach for the first time each summer? No, there absolutely is not. Well, maybe if you were also carrying a cocktail, but let's not be greedy. I was in Charleston last weekend, (Go Cougs!) my favorite city on Earth, and packed nothing but easy looks like this one. It's under $60, and with my code 'GACShopAlix' you can save an extra 15%!
Hope you guys had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I am still on vacay-mode. #NotSorry
This just in: BAUBLEBAR is having a major sale from now until May 23rd. What are the details, you ask?
20% off 1 item with code: STOCKUP20
25% off 2 items with code: STOCKUP25
30% off 3 items with code: STOCKUP30
My personal shopping cart is looking a little something like this:
4. My number ONE pick is this amazing marble-esque strand necklace. I'd wear it to work over a leopard print blouse, and out on the weekend over a gray tank with a top knot. GIMME.
1. I hate birds. Like hatee. I am really scared of them. They're so unpredictable! Especially pigeons, which are basically just rats with wings. When outdoors, it is smart to hide self from said birds under hats like this one.
2. I am an adventurous eater. I started eating sushi when I was in 3rd grade and could literally eat it for every meal. Same with pizza.
3. Which leads me to three: I could never ever give up carbs, and you really wouldn't want me to. #hangerisreal
4. I love exercising outdoors, but really hate camping. There are birds there. I live by the motto, "Let there be A/C." Find my other motto here.
5. I am an only child, but am the oldest of seven cousins who are like siblings to me.
6. I am a total girly girl now, but I was a huge tomboy until about halfway through junior high and will still ALWAYS always choose pants/shorts over a dress or skirt. Living in these shorts lately.
7. My Dad passed away from lung cancer in 2011. I miss him all the time, but luckily I get my sarcastic (sometimes sick) sense of humor from him. Whoops?
8. I learned to water ski when I was 5 years old, but lately I prefer to wake board. I LOVE the lake. Love.
9. I have extremely frizzy hair that is naturally curly and have spent a small fortune learning how to manage it for the last 29 years.
10. Speaking of the last 29 years, I will be turning 30 on October 24th of this year...so will Drake. That is honestly the only thing keeping me from a mental breakdown. #OVOLife DM me if you'd like to send a gift. Mwahaha. Ehm, jk. Sorry.
I also really love lists. Can you tell? That's all for this edition of GILTY oversharing. I feel so close to you right nowww, it's a force field.
Happy Cinco de Mayo, my little bambinos! Wait, I think bambino is actually Italian. WELL. I don't know about y'all, but cinco is by far my favorite de Mayo, because let's be honest, no one has ever understood May Day. If queso isn't involved, I am not really interested. Grab yourself a marg (hold the salt, because puffy face) and let's talk jumpsuits, shall we?
If it was acceptable to live in a jumpsuit, I would. I ordered this one during my "People vs. OJ Simpson" watching spree and literally died laughing when I put it on because it reminded me so much of Johnny Cochran's collection of silk pajamas. That man DRESSED for bed, let me tell you. I also lovingly refer to it as Colonel Mustard, but honestly, it is one of my favorite purchases this year. It is under $40 and could not be more comfortable, plus you don't even need a bra. Funny story...I wore this to a wedding and forgot pasties, so I wore x-shaped band-aids underneath. I looked like a budget super-hero. Do as I say guys, not as I do.
Is this even mauve? Well, whatever. Close enough. You guys know I am not the biggest dress girl, but when it comes to ATL, heat and humidity are no joke. Summer (and sometimes even Spring) calls for light gauzy fabrics, comfortable footwear, and strong cocktails. I love the little tassel detailing on this barely pink number. I do not, however, love my lack of a tan. Woof.
Also, make sure you guys keep tabs on Like It Love It Need It this week as we break down a ton of great Mother's Day gift ideas!
Goodies for my Gilties:
Hi my Gilties! I am back from what feels like 3 weeks of traveling (dramatic), and am playing catch up like nobody's business. Miami was amazing. The weather was perfect, and there is something so great about a group of girlfriends that can spend most of the year apart, but come back together and laugh like absolutely zero time has passed. I am very thankful for my favorite five, that is for sure.
One of the hardest things about beach packing for me is remembering to bring anything to wear during the day that isn't a bikini or a cover-up. (But speaking of cover-ups...I am very much obsessed with this one I just got before my trip! Looks way more expensive than $19.99!) This amazing jumpsuit from Show Me Your Mumu is perfect to throw on for lunch or to wear out for dinner. I was sold on the print alone before I even saw the whole outfit. It's also on sale! I got an XS, but it does run slightly small in the waist, so I would recommend going up a size if you want it to be less squeezy and more breezy.
As always, use code 'GACShopAlix' for 15% off your entire order!
Cute, colorful pom poms have been huge this season, on everything from sandals to tops and dresses, so I was VERY excited when I saw this pom-covered tote come to life in my mailbox. It pretty much has vacation written all over it, and makes me want a margarita even more than usual.
As you guys know, I am a huge romper/jumpsuit person...I think part of the tomboy left over in me just still suffers from an aversion to skirts. Can't help it. This one hooked me right away with its drawstring waist and nautical-esque stripes. It is soft and breezy and easily doubles as a cover-up for the nearest beach bar. Win win.
Tonight, I am off to The Tabernacle to support my LikeitLoveitNeedit business partnah and bestie Callie's fiance, Jeff Dauler, as he opens for E!'s Joel McHale! Love a little stand-up comedy this time of year. If you live in ATL, you can check Jeff out in the mornings on Star94! (94.1)
SHOPBOP Friends & Family is here again! Can you feel your wallet tingling? Mine is like, "Are you mental? Don't even look in my direction." So in the interest of Spring-saving, this is my little round-up of faves under $200. You can shop each by clicking the pics! Weee.
This weekend, I am jetting off (doesn't that sound fancy? I'll be in coach, but it's nice to dream) to Miami with my favorite five, so I grabbed a few things for myself. I cannot lie. This is the perfect time to bag those One Teaspoon shorts you've been eyeing (me), or splurge a little on a new fresh pair of sunnies before temps hit one hundo.
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<Blogged while eating champagne bears from Sugarfina> It's almost the weekend again! I literally have no idea where this week has gone, but I am certainly not complaining. Give it. I wanted to share this little Insta(REPLAY) with you guys before I forget or have wine.
Starting from the top, you'll see my last jacket purchase of the season (maybe?), followed by the latest and greatest in my graphic tee collection from Wicked Custom Apparel, and finally, my GOTN (gown of the night) for a Great Gatsby themed birthday party I went to last weekend. TO DIEE for. I honestly wish I had more use for gowns. Oh and around my waist? That's a headband. Martha Stewart level creativity over here.
Happy Tuesday, my babes! Exciting news in the sweater world. Is that a world? If it wasn't already, it is now. This camel situation from Topshop is currently 40% off, so I couldn't help but scoop it up. Just wanted to drop by and share it with you! BRB, melting into my couch until further notice.
The weather in Atlanta has been so back and forth this past week. It's been everything from warm to slightly chilly, to straight up cold, but I am loving it because I know soon it will be 300 degrees with 97% humidity and we will all be sweating 23 hours a day. I am taking full advantage of these in between days and wearing some of my favorite coats one last time.
There is nothing better than those pieces in your closet that can be an instant outfit for running out the door with very little effort. Overalls are one of my favorites. You guys know I love a jumpsuit, same idea. This pair is from Express, but I've linked to several similar ones below. I also just snagged this black pair from Nordstrom and cannot wait to wear them. I have zero chill when it comes to pieces I like and tend to snap them up in every color. I once counted 27 rompers in my closet. Is there a hotline for that type of sickness?
Use code 'GACShopAlix' for 15% off my sunglasses (and your entire order) HERE!
I had a cute little collage to go here and the code isn't working and I feel very stabby about it, so please just envision that below. TECHNOLOGY. Happy St. Patty's Day!
I pretty much always have a running mental wish list, but this time of year when it starts to warm up, it instantly quadruples in size. I am going to Miami next month with my college bests and have absolutely ZERO business shopping as I am supposed to be SAVING money, but come onnnnn. Can I live?? Here is my current rundown in order from need to neediest. Click each image to shop!
Last weekend I had the pleasure to shoot for one of my favorite local spots, Spray Studio. Spray Studio specializes in airbrush tanning (which is BOMB), but they also offer a select group of brands for sale in-store and online that range from swimsuit cover-ups to sunglasses.
The shoot was so much fun, so I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you guys! I just snagged this first piece for Miami next month. Isn't it to die?! I love that all of the fringe pieces can be cut to the length that you want. Scroll all the way down for a special discount code just for being you.
Check out these pieces and the rest of the lines at shopspraystudio.com!
Use code 'shopgilty' for 15% off your entire order! Free shipping over $50.
Today's #ootd is one of my new favorites. ATL was rainy and rude today, but not as cold as it has been. I always opt for a hat when it rains, because I can't even pretend to tame this mane otherwise. I scooped a leather cardi from Nordstrom (which I also wore out this weekend...whoops) and built this look around it.
This warmer weather has me thinking about one thing...NEW SHOES. It also has me thinking I should back away from the chicken fingers, but hey, one thing at a time. Here are a few of my favorites, including one pair I will never be able to afford and one pair that is a must for every closet, in my humble opinion. Can you spot the Target finds?! That place can do no wrong.
That first grey pair is really pulling on my heart strings. Anybody wanna hire me for housework? Maybe a dog-cuddler? Can I make a go-fund-me for shoes? HALP.
Speaking of dogs, if you are in ATL this Wednesday night, swing by the Alice + Olivia store between 6-9pm and shop for a cause with paws!
In Callie's words: "As the saying goes- if you can't find something you want, create it yourself. I am OBSESSED with this website for guys where I find a lot of awesome finds for Jeff and my dad. I wanted a site that highlights amazing finds for women. So with encouragement from some friends, I decided to start a website that uncovers ammmmmazing must-know companies and products for women."
When she told me her idea for the site, I could not jump on board fast enough! Now we work together pretty much daily to bring you guys the latest when it comes to gifts, tech items, clothing etc. Make sure you follow us HERE on Instagram and sign up for our mailing list over HERE. Thank you for your constant and unwavering support! We kind of Like, Love and Need YOU most of all!