Tag: Brandy Melville

Trendy Tuesday ☮

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Hi bootyfulssssss!!!!

Thought I’d share with you a few things I’m feelin’ on this lovely Tuesday afternoon.

HATS!!!!!!

I love wearing hats. It’s my excuse to not wear makeup or shower and still feel like I’m not disgusting. It also can be that last addition to an outfit to make it feel complete. I seriously think hats are an underrated accessory…I love the shit out of them.

MY PICK TO WORKOUT IN:

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When I workout in a baseball cap it keeps me more focused and thinking about myself and my own body rather than staring at the girl in the room with the best bod. Basically, it’s like blinders for me. Stay in your lane girl! Brandy Melville has a bunch of great baseball caps that I use to work out in that have fun slogans on them. They’re lightweight and floppy which makes it easy to throw them in the wash. Click here for the Uh Huh Honey hat I’m wearing!

MY PICK TO GO SHOPPING IN: GENTS Baseball Cap

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GENTS makes the best hats! They’ve really mastered the perfect shape of a baseball style cap without making it look too boxy or floppy. It’s literally right in between! I ordered a few in a couple different colors to pop on my head when I need to run into the mall or meet up for a quick lunch with friends.

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Pics courtesy of gentsco.com

♬ NEW MUSIC

Alessia Cara

This girl has really captured my attention as of late with her song “Here” which describes how I feel at every party I ever go to.

I’m sorry if I seem uninterested
Oh I’m not listenin’, oh I’m indifferent
Truly I ain’t got no business here
But since my friends are here, I just came to kick it
But really I would rather be at home all by myself
Not in this room with people who don’t even care about my well being

Yay for all the homebody antisocials out there!!! She just posted this awesome cover of Nick Jonas’ song “Levels” and she slaysssss it.

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Also, this song I found on a Spotify playlist and it’s so good. Makes me think about past relationships or people in my life that I don’t see anymore….

Travis Atreo

Finally, if you haven’t heard Trav’s cover of “What Do You Mean” you besta check it out. Although I’m a little biased, I honestly think Trav is seriously so talented. He has a way of bringing so much emotion to any song that really makes me hear the heart and story of the song. I always listen to his playlists when I’m on the plane, studying, or going through something stressful. Subscribe to his channel if you haven’t already!

That’s it! Love you bootyfuls. 🙂

xo Ally

Bohemian Summer in Brandy

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 Hey guys!!! It’s most definitely summer, am I right?

There’s nothing I love more than to be comfy and carefree during one of LA’s frequent heat waves. I recently discovered the greatness that is Brandy Melville. They have such great basics that are super cute, affordable, and capture that effortless LA girl style. My best find right now has to be the Alexah Pants – thin, comfy Bohemian style pants that come in different patterned fabrics. They are a steal for $35! Girls, I have no shame….I am a SUCKER for a deal. I should actually be on Extreme Couponing. This is how WE DO!

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Body chains are so rad.

red lips

Rockin’ a red lip in the summertime makes me feel like a BOSS!

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WHAT I’M WEARING:

Undershirt: Chiyo Top, BRANDY MELVILLE, $19

Crochet shirt: Chelsea Top, BRANDY MELVILLE, $16

Pants: Alexah Pants, BRANDY MELVILLE, $35

Bodychain: Gold Bodychain, BRANDY MELVILLE, $8

Shoes: Jeepers Sandals, CHINESE LAUNDRY, $58

Hat: ZARA

Sunglasses: QUAY EYEWEAR

To all my bad girls out there, you are all so beautiful and remember your individual style is what makes you YOU! So own it all year round, but ESPECIALLY during the summer.

Hope ya’ll are having some fun in the sun!

 

xxx, ally

Photos by: CHaynes

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LOCAL BLACK + GOLD

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Zara TRF Top and Zara skirt, Diesel leather jacket by Nicola Formichetti, Givenchy bag, H&M gold plated boots, Westward Leaning glasses, Nordstrom iPhone case, Pet Pigeons Jewelry bracelet, Brandy Melville moon rings

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While on my trip to London, I was so inspired by the bold fashion choices made by the locals. It seemed like nearly everyone walking by was dressed to the nines, whether they were simply on their way to work or en route to the nearest pub for an early drink. I experimented taking on the London “local mentality” by taking this outfit to the extreme of what I would consider a “dressed to the 9’s” outfit. Studs mixed with black + white patterns, neons with gold, logo’ed Tee, ripped stockings. What amazed me was how confident I felt in what would normally seem like an embarrassing outfit. Fashion is a personal choice based on risk and expression of personality. When we let go of our idea of what other people will think, new trends form and society’s standards change on what is acceptable and “cool” to wear out. Hats off to all you fashionistas out there who set trends on a daily basis!

Try this experiment. Put together an outfit that you would normally never think to wear. Mix patterns, old stuff with new, boring with crazy! Own it. Wear it out to Starbucks or lunch with a friend and see if you experience a spike in confidence. I can guarantee you someone will comment on how great you look.

xxx, a

Photos by CHaynes

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