Old Navy Try On

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a try on for one of my favorite clothing stores. They currently have some awesome sales going on, so I figured today was the perfect opportunity to share some links and my current favorites I recently picked up! Most items today are 30% off but a lot of items are 50% off too 😊

Printed Button-Front Cropped Cardigan

Wearing Size: Girls XL

$34.00 – currently 30% off during checkout!

Relaxed Western Jean Shirt // High-Waisted Super Skinny Jean

Jean Shirt Details:

Wearing the Light Wash in Size Medium

$35.00 – Currently 30% off at checkout!

Skinny Jean Details:

Wearing Pat Color in Size 2 Petite

$35.00 – Currently 30% off at checkout!

Lightweight Sleeveless Sweater Tank Top // Mid-Rise Button-Fly Railroad-Stripe Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans

Sleeveless Sweater Details:

I OWN ALL FOUR COLORS!

Wearing Dusty Rose Size Small

$19.97 – Currently 30% off at checkout!

Super Skinny Jeans Details:

Wearing Railroad Stripe Size 2 Petite

$16.97 – Currently 30% off at checkout!

Lightweight Sleeveless Sweater Tank Top

Wearing Burnt Ochre Size Small

$19.97 – Currently 30% off at checkout!


Here’s some 50% off items leaving them all to be $20.00!!! I didn’t personally pick them up but we’re definitely worth sharing with y’all today and considering going back today 😆

Every item is on our LIKETOKNOW.IT page 🖤


Derma E

During my new normalcy at work, wearing a mask has made me change up my skincare routine. I was introduced to the brand DERMA E last year and still to this date, love their stuff.

They are 100% vegan, GMO-free, and cruelty-free. They are also affordable and eco-ethical, which means they care about your health, well-being, and the natural environment. Most importantly they work!

I had the pleasure to try out their Anti-Wrinkle/Anti-Anging products and never once have I been disappointed!

One thing I love about Derma-E is that they are affordable and easy to access!

Here are my top 3 favorite Derma•E products:


Anti-Aging Regenerative Serum

Enriched with:

Vitamin A: helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles for a fresher, newer appearance.

Vitamin E: an antioxidant that helps to nourish and improve the appearance of skin’s texture.

Glycolic Acid: help exfoliate to safely remove dead surface skin cells.

This skin-renewing serum helps to keep your skin’s appearance soft and smooth for a younger, radiant and healthier-looking complexion.

Microdermabrasion Scrub

This wonderful exfoliating scrub combines Dead Sea Salt and a fine-textured crystal blend that buffs away dullness and smooths the look of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and acne scars.

Anti-Aging Regenerative Day Cream
PRODUCT BENEFITS:
  • Diminishes the visible signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles.
  • Improves the look of skin irregularities.
  • Soothes skin irritation.
  • Defends skin against daily environmental stresses and pollutants.
  • Promotes a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Dearly Beloved

“It is my honor to introduce to you today for the very first time, Mr and Mrs Jordan Bell” 🔔

A little under FIVE months ago, the world was a dramatically different place, and we were living in a different reality, blissfully oblivious to what was coming our way.

Despite the global pandemic we are witnessing, we should all feel grateful for the little things that matter the most: the love of our family and friends, and an appreciation of how much they mean to us.

At times like this, in the midst of what would have been peak wedding season, I can’t help but think of the many brides who have been deeply disappointed and impacted by the potential postponement of their weddings.


One being a dear friend of mine, Lisa. The uncertainty and unknown would continue to kill her day by day. And I had absolutely no words to comfort her.

Hours, Days, Weeks, Months went by and Covid had no plans to exit anytime soon. So that’s when things needed to change and decisions needed to be made.

I knew Lisa had her heart set on getting married this July, but what 2020 bride wouldn’t? You’ve spent the last x amount of years with your significant other and all the countless hours, preplanning and organizing you put into making the day so special.


So fast forward to May, the day I got a call from sweet Lisa Ann, telling me the wedding WILL GO ON with or without Covid. But big plans were changing. And happening quickly.

My role of Maid of Honor was still in place, but we were shy of two months before the big day. And some added requests were needed from me 😉

The obvious task of doing some of the girls hair, pampering Lisa that morning of, checking in to make sure she was eating and drinking lots of fluids, oh but the most important role like ever…. GETTING HER AND JORDAN MARRIED!!!!

YEP.

NO PRESSURE LISA 🤣

I almost shit my pants that she trusted me enough to not EFF up the most important day of her life. It’s something clearly I had never done, or even remotely ever thought about doing, but there I was getting certified to be her Minister, because how do you say no to someone who you’ve known practically your whole life.

To even put into words the emotions and thoughts that crossed my mind minutes before walking down that isle, wouldn’t even cover it.

Butterflies | Nausea | Excitement | Happiness

But the moment that Jordan stood next to me and we saw Lisa walking down so READY and excited to meet us up there, I knew I was right where I needed to be for her and Jordan.

I’m so privileged to have been able to do this for them. A service under 10 minutes all of which was to celebrate YOU TWO AS ONE. As we continue to walk through unknown territory in the coming weeks, your love will only grow stronger.

Please know that I will never forget this for the rest of my life. I’ve done some pretty cool shit in my life but this was the topping. Thank you Lisa and Jordan for this unforgettable moment.

If there’s one thing I’m certain about, love concours ALL.


I am exiting today’s post with sending so much love to each and every one of the Brides affected this years. Whether you’re like Lisa and do it this year or postpone it to 2021, you WILL figure out what’s best for you and your loved ones. There’s no right or wrong answer. If you’re not there yet, just squeeze your fiance’s hand tighter. Make every kiss count. Lean into him or her. Acknowledge the fact that this card we’ve been dealt isn’t fair, but also acknowledge how freaking lucky you are to have found someone you love enough that you want to spend your entire life with them. We still have so much to be grateful for.

Venue: Jordan’s Dad North East Property

Photographer: Robert Frank

Lisa’s Dress: Bridal Elegance

Jordan’s Suit: Mens Warehouse

Hair: Bei Capelli Hair Studio

Officiant Dress: SHEIN


APEX DROP

Thanking the greatest company @apexdropofficial for the last year for providing great connections for In Our Style! 💧🖤
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Ange and I started this blog years ago to promote different styles and products we truly believe in. Even if we inspired one follower, we knew we had to do it!
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Although our following is nowhere near as high as most, @apexdropofficial strives to help bloggers like us, a chance to work with brands that are known and opportunities we are ever so grateful for.
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Without Apex, we would not be where we are today!! They truly have helped us expand our network and giving us amazing stuff out of it so far.

Through their platform we were able to create and work with different brands that we are so lucky to collaborate with and some we never heard of, but have loved along the way.

We are so lucky to have a company who truly cares about influencers and the chances they are able to provide for us. As a thank you from them, they sent us Apex Swag that I will forever be showcasing and supporting this incredible company. 👀


Personal Growth

My City finally got the 🟢 light which means, time to return to the job I lost almost 100 days ago due to COVID-19.

As I begin my final week being unemployed, I wanted to share my personal growth experiences the last three months with all of you. I wanted to do this post today to reflect who I was only three months ago, to who I am today. I feel like this truly was something I can walk away from and be a stronger and better person from it.

I remember the moment my boss called us all in for a Zoom meeting around 12:00pm Monday March 16th, 2020. The news had broke that our town was forced to shut down everything for two weeks due to COVID-19. My first instinct was to immediately break down and cry. Why? The initial shock of, how will I pay my bills? How can this be happening? Is this really only going to be two week? The feelings and thoughts were emotionally endless.

14 went by, still quarantined. 30 days later, still quarantined. 60 later, no set date. 90 days… potential hope. But again, a virus 🦠 has no time frame.

Now when I tell you that this pandemic really was a huge growth for me, I truly mean that. It was first time in probably ever that I was forced to sit in my own thoughts and not have any distractions. Choosing how I wanted to spend my days. Directing myself to new activities or old ones I forgot were therapeutic to me. Nothing could over see anything I was thinking or feeling. Work couldn’t take over my life to help me forget who I am.

If you asked me three months ago, what Allie’s life was, the answer would of been hair. For the last eight years being in the most beautiful, fast pace, growing career, it’s been everything to me. It was the hobby I said if someone asked me what mine was. It was the most challenging but also most confident thing I had in my life that I knew was a comfort zone for me. I became so passionate in my job that I honestly feel like I lost a little bit apart of who I was as JUST Allie.

Hair is my life, but it’s not my WHOLE life. It’s only about 25% of who I am. And for those who truly know me, know this is damn TRUE. I love my job, and I’m one of the many but also few who say that and honestly mean it.

This pandemic has really helped me recreate who I am as a person, for myself, as a family member, as a friend, and as a partner. I’ve been able to regain strength and happiness for myself. I have been able to read books I never thought I’d pick up. I was able to explore parks and areas I haven’t been to since I was a little girl. I was able to start a new craft I honestly enjoy so much it feels so therapeutic and stress free.

My goal is to continue to do these things that make me happy. This is a time that being selfish is seriously okay. Don’t sell yourself short but also be stern that you’ve got time and you can be anybody you want to be.

My job will understand. My clients will support me no matter what. Time is soo precious but so is my health, my happiness and my strength.

I look forward to going back to work. But I’m also reminded that, I have a wonderful life outside of it. Saying no doesn’t make me a bad person, not feeling guilty about over working so I can spend time with the people I love very much, and finally being able to just be me, AGAIN.

This year has truly been an eye opener.

We are already 6 months into 2020, but in my own experiences it’s been such a learning curve for me. And probably one of the years I will look back on and remember every detail I’ve felt.

Xo, Allie


Naternal Oil

Where to even begin with today’s post

As I begin to write, my chest begins to feel like there’s a 100 pound weight on it, why? ANXIOUS?! What others might think about today’s post? A MIX between both thoughts? Most likely.

Hey 👋🏻 If you haven’t figured it out by now, todays post is all about how I’m dealing with my own anxiety lately. With life continuing to be so unpredictable, my day to day mindset can become off track sometimes. I struggle with the thought of, enjoying unemployment too much the “how am I ever suppose to go back to work after this” feeling or I miss work and my clients so much when can this all be over so I can begin the new “normal”

I’ve officially been jobless for 49 days and counting. I’d say it’s been a whirlwind since I last talked about being laid off due to Covid-19. Some feelings have been wonderful. Others have been a complete explosive of tears.

Let’s just say that some days my anxieties have anxieties. With the uncertain times, I found it more and more difficult to relax. But I discovered trust_naternal CBD oils right about the time this all started to escalate rather quickly.

I have always been open to trying new things to help control my anxiety. Anxiety doesn’t care how old you are, or what time of the day it is, she’s coming ANYTIME she feels like it.

Before Trust Naternal, I used a different CBD Oil and I felt that it worked on occasion.

But these miracles in a bottle taste great. Don’t be hesitate either. I promise the taste is tolerable on its own. Ive taken Oils in the past that instantly need a chug of water after. NOT THESE BABIES! But these Oils are just as effective in your morning coffee, tea or smoothies.

I truly believe they have supported my healthy habits and help me relax. They couldn’t of came at a better time, honestly. I feel like they’ve given me some peace of mind.

So if you’re like me right now sometimes struggling to unwind, sleep, or simply stop stressing so much, I highly recommend giving these oils a try!

I purchased both the Full Spectrum + Broad Spectrum. The Full Spectrum has 0.03% THC and the Broad Spectrum has 0%. Both have been affective and have truly taken the edge off! It’s never been a “high” feeling when taking these oils, but rather a soothing mindset to help me get back on track with life.

All Naternal products are made from natural sources that have been carefully selected for the highest purity and best overall quality!

Use this link to purchase: http://naternal.8app.io/d5GJ Hemp Extract Oil for only $8.00 with free shipping!


Sephora INSIDER

Hey all you INSIDERS! I’m really excited about today’s post with Sephora as I get to highlight CLEAN makeup products that I’m absolutely loving right now. I’ve highlighted in the past some of my favorite products, but since Sephora is having their sale right now, I figure this was the perfect time to break down what I use daily / weekly.

We’ll start with my morning routine.

Product: Inc.redible de puffing under eye jade roller.

Why I use it: It seriously has changed my life. It’s $15 and worth every penny. Every morning it’s a treat to my under eyes, giving me the perfect glow first thing. I look forward to waking up every day and rolling it!

Products: Drunk Elephant Day Serum + The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 drops.

Why I use it: The Day serum should be a morning essential to your skin. It helps brighten vitamin C and helps wake up your skin for the day. It targets to help with dryness, dullness and uneven tones. I’ve always been a huge fan of travel sizes, for two reasons: one a lot of these products don’t need more than one pump and two, making sure you and your skin accept the ingredients and not have a reaction.

The Ordinary: All their products are truly amazing. This specific product is designed to help with high strength vitamins and a mineral blemish formula. So If you’re like me, this solution helps with stubborn pores. And I mean this, A little goes a long way with this product. One drop, for my entire face!

Moving onto evening routine!

Products: 1. Laneige Moisturizing Cream : 2. Laneige Hydro Essence 3. Drunk Elephant Hydration Serum 4. The Ordinary 5. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask and 6. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Why I use it: Laneige is one of the only products I can trust to keep my face hydrated. I definitely tried multiple products to help the solution and this is what works best for me. I highly recommend trying the travel size hydration-on-the-go-kit first! It comes with all five Laneige products to see how you and your skin like it!

Thank you for letting me share some of my favorite skin care products with you all this morning. I’m looking forward to sharing my hair care and make up routine in the weeks to come!

ALSO! Just a reminder that you can sign up to be a Sephora Beauty Insider for free – and I highly recommend doing it because it gets you really great samples, birthday gifts, and access to their special events!

Xoxo, Allie


Let’s ROOT and GROW together

Welcome to the fam, lil fern 🌱💚
I figured adding a few plants during quarantine isn’t the worst idea. So thanks to Bloomscape, I was able to find this guy and have him delivered right to my doorstep.

I was so excited to have a little package come this week for me. I feel like anything that seemed so small two months ago, is so important and big in my life right now. I’m learning more and more about my Enneagram during quarantine and how some parts are so spot on.

So when I opened my Bloomscape package and held my bird firn I said, “hey lil buddy, welcome home 😆” I instantly laughed at myself and said, yep I need a social life again.

But they say speaking kindly to plants helps them grow so, can you imagine what speaking kindly to humans can do, especially right now?

So I have every intention of saying, good morning to my plant family and to start the day on a positive note. It’s crazy to think that just a year ago, I didn’t have a single plant in my house.

But fast forward to today. I’m grateful for my mentor plant mom + friend, Emmy. Who introduced me to the world of plants. She got me started on a good group of beginner plants and to this day are thriving! She broke it down for me how house plants shouldn’t be scary and how much they can change the energy in your home. She told me that planting is all about trial and error. You’re going to have some that just don’t make it, and that’s okay! But that shouldn’t stop you from at least trying.

More so than normal, she’s constantly checks in on me and my plant babes! Some things I’ve learned from the pro herself:

Tip 1: get to know my plant(s) – with every plant being different and some needing more attention than others, finding the right routine and not over watering my plants is something to always remember.

Tip 2: finding the right spot – rearranging your plants is fun, but also remember that some plants need more light to thrive and survive.

Tip 3: be patient – some plants take time to accumulate to their new home. Don’t panic, just enjoy watching them grow and no plant is perfect! They have flaws too!

With all these great little pointers, I learn from her daily, I reached out to Emmy asking her about some tips and tricks for being an incredible plant mamma. Here’s what she had to share:

“When you’re buying a plant, really consider where you want to put it in your home. Understand what the lighting is like in that spot and if it’s a humid or dry room.

Research what type of soil is best for the plant and what type of watering schedule it likes.

Most plants enjoy pots that drain! Water your plants in the bath or outside to avoid making a mess of water draining out the bottom. 

Don’t water your plants with water straight from the faucet/hose/etc. You should use distilled water. The easiest method to distill water is to just let it sit out overnight before watering. I have empty milk jugs of water sitting all over my house. Pro tip: dump that glass of water you always leave out next to your bed into a plant in the morning. 

Some plants die and that’s okay 😊”

Some of her favorites captured in her household
Picture 1: (top left) Ficus bonsai tree
Picture 2: (top right) Golden pothos. * Easy plant for beginners!
Picture 3: (bottom left) Pink aglaonema
Picture 4: (bottom right) Pilea peperomioides also called Chinese money plant

Literal plant goals.

Thanks for exploring the plant life this morning with us. In a time where we all need it a little bit more, Let’s root for each other and let’s grow together as one 💚 Happy Sunday

-A


Sugarbearhair

Sunday, the only day I remember lately 😆

As time continues to be unpredictable for me, and adjusting to the whole new routine at home, one thing I can always count on is my Sugarbearhair. I’ve taken these vitamins for as long as I can remember. It’s a supplement that’s not only tasty, but has been super helpful to my lifestyle, from hair growth to sleep routine 💤

I love that Sugar Bear Hair offers a trio kit , and monthly subscription so you never have to run out! They always send little gifts with your vitamins, to add to the excitement of getting your package! With my package this month I received these darling bear sunglasses 🕶 📦

What each bear does for you and me: 🐻

Blue Bears :: HAIR: with Biotin, Folic acid, and Vitamin D, you’ll have shiny, long hair in no time. With a sweet berry taste to get you through the process.

Pink Bears :: MULTI: with Omega-3, Vitamin B-12, C, D-2, E, and more, putting my mind at ease knowing they are supplementing anything I might be missing in my daily diet.

Purple Bears :: SLEEP: perfect for my horrible insomnia nights lately thanks to #quarantinelife. So a little melatonin in my nighttime gummies, assures me a good nights rest 🌙

So if you’re looking to have a tastier lifestyle right now, sugarbearhair has got you covered.
Cheers, friends! 🥂

Order yours today Here

EveryPlate

Listen, I’ll be the first to admit. After a long work day standing on my feet; the last thing I want to do is cook dinner when I get home. 🍽

No shame, I’ve been known to be that girl before to eat a bowl of cereal or ramen noodles. 🍜

I started subscribing with EveryPlate about 5 weeks ago. I was ready to spend some time in the kitchen, and not be lazy.

Each week I’m able to choose 3 meals, 2 servings per meal for under $40 a week.

I can quickly whip up each delicious and tasteful meal on average 30 minutes. I’m telling you, EveryPlate is a huge money saver and game changer for me. They make cooking hassle free.

I feel like a gourmet chef with EveryPlate 👩‍🍳 Grocery Shopping 🛒 and cooking in general used to intimidate me, but once I received my first box, all the ingredients pre-measured right at my front door with step by step instructions, I knew I was hooked. Seriously it could not be easier to follow.

I truly look forward to coming home and preparing a tasteful meal. 🥘

I know ads can sometimes feel… to addy. But I promise y’all this is something completely my choice to post, and something I 100% believe in. I’ve shown many friends EveryPlate and all have been super thrilled. 🥬🧀🍅

EveryPlate offers Feed Your Friends: giving my friends $20 off on their first box. 😋

If EveryPlate is something you’d like to try, DM me with your email address, and I’d be happy to send you the savings on your first box.