Friday, June 17, 2016

Back At It


You know those friends who pick up right were they left off after not seeing each other for a while - let's be them! :) Life has changed so much since my last post - I had a baby boy, we moved, and bought our first house!  Somewhere between morning/day/night sickness and first time mommy craziness I lost my lust for fashion, health, and beauty, but I'm back at it!  I'm ready to bring you the famous 3's once again and I promise to try and fill in the gaps along the way.  

Here's a little photo to catch you up! ;) 

Have a great day and let's chat! I'll answer all questions in the comment section :) 


Friday, June 20, 2014

Black and White

photo cred: Anthony Catania 
Zara jumper 
Zara hat {similar} here
Zara necklace {similar} here

Zara does it again! I'm head over heals in love with this jumper! It's as comfy as my pj's, but appropriate to wear in public :) It's also the perfect foundation for layers! Put a top underneath or over it and you've just bought one piece that works 3 ways! Oh how I love versatility! It's also the perfect piece to travel in.  I wore it on the plane to Aruba and it was perfect! So, if your traveling this summer you might want to pick yourself up this jumper! 

ps: Zara is having a huge sale right now so head over and treat yourself! I am :)

Hope you have a fabulous fun filled weekend! 
xo Alissa  

Friday, June 13, 2014

Montauk Vibes

H&M skirt {similar} here and here 
{yes, I said skirt! keep reading to find out more.. } 
J.crew denim shirt 

Only 2 "short" hours from where I live is a little beach town full of vacationers, relaxation, and beach seekers which goes by the name of Montauk, N.Y.  It's home to a beautiful lighthouse which we planned on touring, but the beach had our bums on it for most of the day/evening and before we knew it, it was closed.  But, we did manage to take a cool pic of it! 

Montauk has a cool beachy vibe to it and that's why I chose this look.  This dress is actually a skirt! Yes, you read that right! It's a skirt!  I'm not sure what possessed me to hike it up to make it a dress, but it worked!  So now it doubles as a skirt and a dress.  Do you have a long skirt in your closet calling for you to hike it up? Try it and see if it works for you! Let me know if it does! 

Happy Weekend my fellow fashion lovers!
xo Alissa

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ruffled Linen Crop Top

Photo cred: Anthony Catania 

Shoploeil top // Zara jeans // Shoemint  sandals 

I hear this summer is going to be a scorcher in NY, so I'm getting crop top ready! 

I'm adding to my collection with this ruffled linen cami from!  I first came across this "online global destination" through their Instagram gallery and fell in love.  Their modern minimalistic style and simple chic looks are what keep me coming back for more!  They recently added to their collection so head over to and shop for your next best look! 

This top is reminiscent of Alexander Wang's cropped pleated cotton top from his spring 2014 collection, but without the hefty price tag! Its fabric allows the skin to breath which is perfect for the humid, hot summer weather.  I styled it with my distressed denim trousers from Zara for a laid back weekend look.   I love them!  I think I've worn these babies for the past 3 days! Ssssshhh :) But, you can jazz this ruffled top up with a high waisted pencil skirt or wide leg pant too.  Happy shopping! 

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! 
xo Alissa

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Play Date with May's Birchbox

Freewheeling is where it's at with this months Birchbox and the goodies inside reflect just that!  Our friends at Birchbox encourage us to take a playful approach to everything from our beauty routine to our weekend wear.  So, I decide to take all my May Birchbox goodies on a playdate outside in the sun and try them all out.  Here's my review!

PIXI Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balm:  Love this! It goes on smooth, the color was perfect for my skin tone, and the smell was delicious.  Perfect to bring in your beach bag!

Supergoop Everyday SPF30 with cellular response technology:  I personally love it because it's light weight, doesn't feel greasy, and didn't seem to break me out!  Another for the beach bag!

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil: The odor was a little intense, but doable.  The oil felt smooth going onto the skin, but I didn't recognize that much of a difference in the couple of days I used it.

Smarty Pants All in One Adult Gummy Vitamins:  Combining a multivitamin with omega 3 and vitamin D is fabulous, but these gummy vitamins have a sugary like coating that I'm not a big fan of.  They did taste yummy though!

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream:  Perfect for getting your legs ready to go play on the beach, but my regular shaving cream and hair conditioner yield the same results.  And yes, I use conditioner for shaving works!

Hope you had a fun filled Saturday! 
xo Alissa