Sunday, July 28, 2013

Outfit Post: Simply Summer

Ever since I started writing my blog, I have come to realize just how style {more specifically your own personal style} can effect your attitude, self esteem and over all outlook on your day. Sometimes I wake up wanting to throw on a girly maxi dress, curl my hair and call it a day. Other-times all I want are some cut-offs and a band tee. Well today was one of those days where I didn't really know what I wanted...all I knew, was I wanted to wear my new DIY boyfriend shorts. How could something so simple be so hard to pair with a top. After running errands {in what I thought was a cute tee} I just didn't feel like myself. When I got home I immediately threw on this adorable black tunic from Street Chic, my favorite necklace from Freedom Love Beauty and Agate Mermaid's amazing tote bag. Boom! I was back to my normal boho chic/feminine/grungy self. What I hope you guys take from this little fashion insight is to stick with how you feel when picking out your outfit and you will look {and feel} like a million bucks. 





DIY boyfriend shorts, tunic Street Chic, bag Agate Mermaid, assorted bracelets: Holly Lauren, MintGem, vintage, Mesa Blue, necklace Freedom Love Beauty, sunnies Urban Outfitters, sandals K-Mart

As I told you guys a couple days ago, Jeff and I are leaving for a couple days with him family tomorrow to Huntington Beach! I am going to try and do some outfits but like always, if I don't get the time you guys can always keep up with me on Instagram: alyssamayedwards

xoxo,
Alyssa 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Outfit Post: Aztec Chic

One of my all time favorite pair of jeans are my BDG jeans from Urban Outfitters. I love that they are high waisted and they literally go with everything. I threw those on today with a nude slouchy tee, Forever 21 booties, my AMAZING Agate Mermaid bag {seriously can't get enough} + my stunning agate pendant necklace from Paint The Town Me {ps if you have Instagram, don't miss out on her awesome giveaway with this necklace...check out my Insta- @alyssamayedwards}




jeans Urban Outfitters, tee + booties Forever21, bag Agate Mermaid, necklace Paint The Town Me, watch Nixon, assorted bracelets: Cathryn Ann Designs, Holly Lauren, Freedom Love Beauty, Arrow Harte, hat Q

I am so excited I am going to Huntington Beach with Jeff's family next week for our last vacation of the summer. I can't wait to go by the beach and go to all the shops again:) I will see you guys before then though! I hope everyone has a great night:) xo

xoxo,
Alyssa 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Outfit Post: Vintage Camo

I can't wait to tell you guys about The Sunset Sessions. They are seriously so amazing and have the most awesome vintage pieces. You can check out their site {here}. I was so happy when I got the mail yesterday and found these stunning pieces from them. The vintage-hand studded camo jacket + vintage band tee {two of my obsessions so how could I not be in love?!} Here is how I styled them:)






camo jacket + tee The Sunset Sessions, shorts Closet, necklace Paint The Town Me, bag Rossio Roos, sunnies Buffalo Exchange, booties Forever 21, bracelets: Mesa Blue, Cathryn Ann Designs, Mint Gem, Arrow Harte, Holly Lauren

I also wanted to tell you guys about Paint The Town Me + MintGem. I am absolutely in love with these two amazing shops. The beautiful and talented Rebecca is the genius behind Paint The Town Me. You definitely need to check out her pieces {here}. The gorgeous Lauren is behind Mint Gem. She has the cutest bracelets that are perfect for my never ending arm candy:) You can find her shop {here}. I hope you guys are having a great day! xo 

xoxo,
Alyssa

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DIY: Twist On The Bohemian Braid

I got so many requests for this hair style I did in my post a couple days ago, so I thought I'd share it with you guys today. It is a twist on my Bohemian Braid tutorial I did a few months ago {here}. The only different is instead of doing inside-out pony tails for each section, I do a fishtail braids. Here is how you do it.
1. Split hair into two sections
 2. Fishtail braid about two inches down, tie off with an elastic.
 3. Fishtail again
 4. Tie off with an elastic and pull hair apart to make the braid fuller. 
 5. Repeat
 6. After this section I did one more. How many sections you do is completely optional. 
 7. Completed look!

I hope you guys liked this quick tutorial! Now I switch this braid out with my original Bohemian Braid all the time. I love it! Here is what I am wearing// Lemons and Lace headband, necklace Junky Trunk, bracelets: MintGem, Cathryn Ann Designs, Mesa Blue, Michael Kors watch

If you guys try it I would love to see photos on Instagram or via email. Make sure to tag me in them @alyssamayedwards Bye loves! xo!

PS Check out my post on Divine Caroline today {HERE} on the trend crosses. 

xoxo,
Alyssa





Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Outfit Post: Orange Dream

My all time favorite pair of jeans are these bad boys. They are perfectly distressed and perfectly baggy. You really can't go wrong with a vintage pair of Levi's. I paired them with a band tee, Cathryn Ann Designs jewels, ballet flats and vintage Louis Vuitton clutch.






I know I normally do this on Monday's but here are some awesome deals from ShopatHome.com :)


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xoxo,
Alyssa 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Outfit Post: Pattern Mixing

I was messing around with my hair today and came up with a version of my bohemian braid + fishtail. I originally was just trying to do little sections of my hair with fishtails but it ended up looking a little like the bohemian braid! I love how it turned out. I topped off my hair with an adorable Lemons and Lace headband. I don't know why but I was completely drawn to the blue of my shirt when I looked in my closet today trying to figure out what to wear. Sometimes patterns just work together even if they are completely different.





pants DIY, top Nordstrom Rack, headband Lemons and Lace, necklace + bracelets Cathryn Ann Designs, ILY Couture bracelet, shoes Junky Trunk, bag vintage


xoxo,
Alyssa 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Outfit Post: Weather Change

On Friday Jeff and I went camping up north with our friends Brittney and Jeremy, my aunt, uncle and cousins, and another family. It is crazy how much cooler it is up north even though it is only an hour away from Mesa. It was so beautiful and green! When we got back home yesterday and we brought the rain with us. I just love Arizona monsoon season. Here is what I wore today.



 camo pants Target, sweater H&M, bag Pac Sun, flats Forever 21, sunnies Buffalo Exchange, jewelry: Holly Lauren, Mesa Blue, Cathryn Ann Designs, Michael Kors watch

I haven't worn these pants in a while and thought they would be perfect with a bright pink sweater for this rainy day. I stacked my arm party up super high, threw on my fringe bag and I was ready to go. I love mixing silver, rose gold and torquoise. Definitely one of my favorite combos right now:) xo

xoxo,
Alyssa 


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Outfit Post: Wild Flower

I was so excited when I got this Crown Of Myra flower crown in the mail the other day. I couldn't wait to style it. I took my adorable PB&J sundress and layered a Brandy Melville tank over it and finished off the look with a black fringe vest and trusty booties. Try pairing some of your sundresses with a relaxed graphic tee or tank, knot up the front and you are good to go!





flower crown by Crown Of Myra dress PB&J Boutique, shirt Brandy Melville, vest + booties Forever21, bracelets: Cathryn Ann Designs, Mesa Blue + Arrow Harte, necklace Mesa Blue necklace

I hope you guys are having a fabulous Thursday! Thank you so so much for reading! You guys mean everything to me:)

xoxo,
Alyssa

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Outfit Post: Sleek Lady

You all know my love for graphic tees...well I thought I'd bring one of my favorites from Hips and Hair out for a spin today. I paired it with a tight, striped maxi and my statement necklace from So Kate. Totally didn't know how well my necklace matched with the green accent of my shirt until I got it on...love when that happens. Ps can you guys tell I am in love with booties?! Now that I have my other black pair I got from Forever 21 when I was on vacation, I have to make myself switch pairs every couple of days. They just go with everything!




skirt Love Culture, tee Hips and Hair, necklace So Kate, Mesa Blue bracelet, Cathryn Ann Designs bracelets, Michael Kors watch, booties Forever 21, bag Pac Sun

I wanted to catch you guys up on my posts with the amazing Divine Caroline. When I was out of town last week {and was being horrible at blogging} I did my Wednesday post about Printed Pants {here} and today's post is on how to wear high-waisted shorts {here}. I love their magazine so much and I'm so happy to be apart of it! I hope you guys are having a fab hump day! xo

xoxo,
Alyssa