Wednesday, July 27, 2016

That Summer Dress

July 17, 2010 was the best day of my life.  That day I married my best friend, my other half, my Michael.  See our wedding pics here!  Every anniversary we go back to where we said "I do" to sip wine and reminisce.  This year was no different.  We made our way to The Old Field Vineyards and it was perfect.  I took this dress I bought from Zara during their sale along with me! It was 20 bucks!  If your celebrating something special this summer go get this dress! It hits all the summer trends with ease and effortlessness and it's super romantic.

Photo Cred Anthony Catania 
Zara dress

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Five Minute MakeUp!

In a world where your toddler is running around with a diaper on his head, your laundry is pilling up, your tea is cold after you've heated it up for the THIRD time, and your sink is full of dishes, is there really any time to put makeup on? The answer is YES! The catch is that it must take less than 5 minutes - unless said toddler is napping, then you can go to town!  

I use them every single day and it takes less than 5 minutes!  If I'm having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad, skin day then I may brush my face with a mineral based foundation (Colorescience Mineral Foundation) or I may just go a little heavier with my concealer.  I've also just found another secret weapon against cystic pimples - Hydrocortisone cream!  I know I'm late to the game, but I was always so skeptical to use it.  I had such a painful spot that I had to give it a try.  I dabbed an extremely tiny amount on it and the swelling seriously went down quicker than any other product I've used.  I definitely DO NOT suggest putting this all over your face, but a tiny dab on a single painful pimple goes a long way!

John had to get in on the action of course :)

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