Allow me to explain myself, but I promise I’ll keep it brief. In short, after vacation I just realized my blog wasn’t quite me anymore. First, I had been using a pen name Roxie Fitz. Hello, my name is actually Alli. Second, I wanted my blog to be sort of an art journal. Somewhere to write about the things I had been creating and the adventures I had been having. But somewhere along the way it had become a style blog. And I really do love style blogs, but to be frank I was sick of taking photos of myself. That’s all there really is to the story.
I want to thank you all for your support and love. I am very happy to be back in the blogger world and I look forward to catching up with everyone.
much love, Alli
Hey Guys!! We’ve landed safely back home, exhausted but very, very happy. We had a wonderful time and I have a bunch of silly photos to share. But first I want to say again how thankful I am to all my lady blogger friends who wrote posts for me and to all you lovely readers who stopped by to read their posts. And to those who emailed me, I promise I will get back to y’all shortly.
And now for some vacation shots after the break (warning photo heavy)
An Ode to Orange
I was flipping through last month’s issue of InStyle magazine and they did a little spread on the color of the moment and it was Tangerine! Orange is so bright and vibrant with a million wonderful shades, orange can bring life to any outfit. I fell in love with every piece on that page, and yearned to fill my life with orange. But I quickly realized I had already accumulated many orange pieces not only in my wardrobe but in my home as well.
My sweet food dishes I painted for my lovely orange cat.
Fluffy orange towels brighten up my bathroom…and yes that is a table of elements shower curtain (I know, we’re nerds!).
I swapped out my usual cherry red lipstick for a Tutti Frutti orange this season. And I have to say the orange is an odd but lovely change, even if you aren’t on the crazy-orange-loving train I would still recommend giving orange lipstick a go.
Lastly, I have this lovely orange fame that I picked up from the thrift store a few years ago. I keep it by my coffee maker so it is one of the first things I see every morning, not only because the gorgeous colorful frame but also because of the photo I keep inside. See that’s my beloved late Grandmother with bright red hair, and my charming Grandfather. She’s the reason I started to collect orange things, it was her favorite color and having orange everywhere reminds me of her, not that I need much reminder, she had a lasting impact on my life and I think of her daily. You know she was alot like the color orange: vibrant, fun, warm and she filled the room with her presence. My Grandfather said the moment he met her was the moment he knew there was a God. So, I guess this is really an Ode to my Grandmother, who I owe for introducing me to the color orange and all it’s splendors.
I was all set to do a personal style post today, but I have BREAKING NEWS! Today was our first day of snow. It was big and fluffy and oh so magical.
I know everyone else is probably still loving their fall weather, trench coats and beautiful rich tones. But I am all set for winter with chunky knits and big scarves, and now I have the snow to go with it.
We are so excited for snow shoeing, hot cocoas and snowball fights. (Doesn’t the Hubster look so handsome in his grey waffle shirt and hat?)
It is a french tradition to call out to everyone “Bonne Hiver” on the first snow of the year. It is a wish for a good winter or happy winter. So…BONNE HIVER Everyone!
Happy Winter, may it be full of love, fashion and kisses!
It Takes Two When It Use To Take One
Hello Beauties! I know you are probably sick of hearing my wedding anniversary but this is the last post on the subject I swear! I convinced the Hubster to do an outfit post with me before our big date. It was probably my favorite shoot and I think it turned out the best.
Hubster is wearing a vest from RW&Co, Bluenotes jeans, and a shirt from a discount store in the mall. I am wearing a thrifted skirt from Lovely Betty’s (local thrift shop), a belt from Le Chateau, and DIY earrings.
I bought this maxi skirt a couple of weeks ago at a thrift shop, but I haven’t really figured out how to style it. I am just not sure what shirt to pair it with, everything makes me look too conservative. But I really wanted to wear it, so I pulled it up, belted it and wore it as a dress. I really love how it looks though, I love the layers they are so whimsical. And, to my surprise, it stayed up really well.
I really love this shot, it looks like the album cover to a folk duo album. <3
I hope to finish a new DIY for tomorrow, so stay tuned.