What outfit isn't made better after accessorizing? Today I'm teaming up with Ruby Olive to style their awesome jewelry for these chillier days! If you like statement pieces be sure to check out their website for some funky earrings like the ones I'm wearing here (mine are the "white multi")! Everything I ordered was surprisingly light weight, and their aesthetic is fun and bright all year round.
In the winter and fall it can be difficult to find clothes that feel my style. I'm all about the cozy sweaters and giant blanket scarves, but I love them even more when they're colorful! When I first saw this Marlowe Boutique cardigan on instagram I knew I had to have it, and it's been a staple in my closet ever since - whether I'm wrapped up in it at work, or staying warm during my Christmas shopping trips. The texture goes perfectly with these earrings and gives a whimsical vibe that I really like!
Expect to see more of my Ruby Olive accessories in the future, and in the mean time be sure to browse their collection here.
You might not know this about me since I rarely wear them when styling my shoots, but I love glasses. In elementary school I wanted them so badly that I convinced my mom to buy me a fake pair from Claire's. I wore them everyday in the 4th grade until they broke in a highly competitive game of Red Rover during recess! Then in the 6th grade I started noticing how difficult it was to see from the back row, and finally got my first real pair.
Glasses are a great way to express your style, and although I usually opt for contacts now I still like to have a couple trendy pairs for when I feel like mixing things up!
Most recently I discovered discountglasses.com, which had huge savings from the cost of purchasing from the doctor's office, and a much larger variety of frames. I already had a more classic style, so I decided it was time to go a little crazy with the color!
These hot pink frames were perfect, since I'm always trying to find a way to incorporate bright shades into my fall wardrobe. Plus the ordering process was so easy, and they were delivered right to my door!
If you're looking for some new specs be sure to check out Discount Glasses!
These glasses were provided at no cost in exchange for my review, however all opinions are my own.
To say I'm behind on blog posts is an understatement! Tyler and I went to Disneyland at the beginning of July to celebrate Pixar Fest and I ended up really behind on editing. After realizing just how unhappy I was at my last job, I sat down and focused all my spare time towards finding a company I would love. Now I'm settled into my new role and ready to go! Unfortunately that means releasing a bunch of summer content as Seattle starts to get rainy and dark at 5 pm but I really don't want any of these photos to go to waste. I thrive in summer anyway so if I end up skipping fall and winter all together I don't think I'll end up disappointed.
Disneyland has got to be one of the most photogenic places on the planet, which is why I always love to look back on the colorful scenes from my trips. I especially love the aesthetic of historic Main Street USA, but its placement at the entrance of the park leading up to the castle makes it difficult to take photos without tons of other people popping in and out. However, if you know where to look you can find some cute little corners that end up being a little quieter and perfect for a photo op.
Some of the shops for instance have gorgeous wallpaper and tiled floors. If you don't want to zigzag through them all, I recommend the candy shop as your starting point. The Jolly Holiday has lovely little yellow floral tables and sweet baked goods for a seated / food shoot. Though my absolute favorite quiet spot on busy Main Street has to be this little florist's cart parked in an alleyway between shops! There are several tables for resting and eating, but with a "dead end" leading to a cast entrance and locker area there usually isn't a ton of foot traffic. Plus the flowers are artificial, so you can celebrate spring regardless of the season!
Do you have a favorite photo spot along Main Street? Shoot me a DM on Instagram, I'd love to hear your recommendations before I head back for Christmas at the parks!
Summer always disappears before I'm ready, with a sudden switch to rain that results in me trading my sun dresses for sweaters. Luckily we always have a few more warm days into September, so you can find me taking advantage of every last chance to wear a bold floral like this bright shift from Forever 21!
Orange and blue is my fave complimentary combo, which made me super excited to style this look. I chose to bring out the blue with my shoes and accessories - like these fun earrings I got in my Rocksbox. This pair is from Kate Spade and retails for $78, but with my subscription I was able to rent them for a few weeks while only paying my $21 membership fee! Normally I buy all my statement pieces on a budget, so having the ability to try out luxury pieces at a low cost is always a fun way for me to mix it up. If you're interested in trying Rocksbox for yourself be sure to use code "alhblogxoxo" to wave the first month of your membership fee!
Do you have a favorite summer trend that you'll miss when summer is gone? Let me know in the comments! Besides sun dresses I'll definitely be upset about giving up my open toed shoes 😭
When it comes to accessories, I love a good conversation piece! I've always gravitated toward statement necklaces and funky earrings, but recently I've started experimenting with my purses too.
Basket bags have been trending like crazy this year, so when I saw this woven cactus from Olive and Pepper I immediately fell in love. What better way to show off my crazy plant lady tendencies than with this adorable shoulder bag? And I would choose pompoms over prickles any day.
I plan to transition this bag to fall with a cute jacket and booties combo, but until then I'm turning to my trusty saltwater sandals and comfy drawstring shorts from Forever 21 for a laidback summer look. I like to pair my statement pieces with simple outfits so the muted yellow and soft cream felt like the obvious choice to debut the cactus.
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