Archive for the Fashion Category

Nov 28 2016

Our Etsy Shop!

Hello Everyone!  It’s been such a long time!  We have missed this space and all of you!  We hope that you all are doing well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.  A lot has happened with both of us since we’ve updated you last.  We both had baby girls who are now one and almost one, both of us moved into new homes which with kiddos is no small feat!   Last year, after both having baby girls six months apart we took a little break from blogging, as you probably noticed. We have continued to find ways to be creative, and that’s how our new business, Alivia and Lillie, was born… Inspired by our sweet girls we started making headbands and bows.

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We were excited to formally launch our business at a Holiday Open House a week ago and were so grateful for the wonderful turnout!  We’ve been working hard to get our Etsy shop up and running in time for the holiday season.  We are excited to say that it is now open!

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Our headbands are one size fits most and made with a nylon band that is very comfortable on your little ones heads.  Our Christmas prints are perfect for upcoming Christmas photos or for stocking stuffers.

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My Lillie girl is modeling one of my favorite bows….the Lillie bow!  This soft pink looks so darling!  And sweet Alivia is modleing our Cora bow.

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We have so many cute patterns! I’m loving this sweet pink and black and white combo!  Mix and match and create a fun color combo to add to your little one’s collection!

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We would be so honored to have you all check it out and if you have any feedback we would welcome that as well.  If you would like to email us your thoughts that would be wonderful!  Also, go check out and please like our Facebook page, so that you can be the first to know news about our Etsy shop! We are also on Instagram as well @alivia_and_lillie. We would love to have you follow us on our new adventure!  We are offering 20% off any purchase today for cyber Monday.  Enter coupon code CYBERMONDAY20. And we would love for your to share us with your friends!  We are so thankful for your continued support and encouragement.  We hope you have a wonderful week!

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Jan 23 2015

Friday Favorites: All About Them Scarves

Yay we’ve made it to Friday!  Today I’m linking up with A Little Bit of Everything, Momfessionals and Grace & Love to share Friday Favorites.

This post is all about them scarves!  I love scarves!  My husband will tell you that I have way too many, but I always tell him that you can NEVER have too many scarves!  They are the perfect accessory and take any outfit up a notch.  I always feel more put together when I throw one on.  Scarves are also a great way to incorporate color and prints into your wardrobe.  They come in so many patterns and textures and can be worn anytime of the year; lightweight fabric during the spring and summer and heavier knits in the fall and winter.  I love packing scarves when I travel, they are light, compact and change the look of an outfit even if you wear the same shirt twice!  There are so many ways to tie a scarf; just search Pinterest and you will find step by step instructions.  You can find some of my pins on my Fashion Ideas Board.  If you find tying scarves intimidating, buy an infinity scarf.  Simply hang around your neck, loop around once and pull one loop slightly longer than the other!

I’ve wrangled up some of my favorites to share with you today, including some favorites from my wardrobe.  I will probably be adding a few more to my collection after finding some of these beautiful ones while working on this post (shh…don’t tell my husband)!  Some of my favorite places to buy scarves are H&M, Nordstrom, Target, Old Navy and Kohl’s.  I always find really great deals at each of these stores.  Every wardrobe needs a floral print, solid knit and plaid scarf.

A floral print scarf adds a soft feminine look to any outfit.  Purchase one with lots of colors so you can wear with several different shirts or blouses.  These light floral prints are perfect for the spring and summer seasons and are lightweight so you don’t get too hot.

Floral Print Scarves

1. Crinkle Floral Infinity Scarf  | 2. Navy Floral Scarf

3. Dandelion Print Infinity Scarf | 4. Floral Woven Scarf

Solid knit scarves can be worn over patterned or solid tops.  They are warm and cozy in the winter and perfect for layering.

Solid Knit Scarves

1. Coral Sweater Knit Infinity Scarf  |  2. White Tube Scarf

3. Olive Tassel Scarf   |  4. Light Gray Fringe Scarf

Plaid, hounds-tooth and buffalo check…I mean how can you go wrong?!  To me they are very classic and never go out of style (now you have Taylor Swift’s song in your head don’t you?  I do! :) ).  Great option if you aren’t a fan of color and have a more neutral wardrobe.  Be sure to check out the men’s department too when looking for plaid scarves!

Plaid and Check Scarves

1.  Plaid Tassel Infinity Scarf  |  2. Black and White Hounds-tooth Scarf

3.  Plaid Infinity Scarf  |  4. Multicolored Oversized Plaid Scarf  |  5. Buffalo Plaid Infinity Scarf

Which scarf is your favorite and where do you like to shop for scarves?  Leave a comment below!

Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Signature - Alisa

Nov 21 2014

Gift Ideas For: The Guys

Hi There!

Continuing on with the holiday gift idea series, today is all about the guys in your life.  Am I the only one, or do you have trouble coming up with gift ideas for your husband, dad, brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, grandpa…?  I feel like girls are a lot easier (probably because I am one :) ).  Guys seem to be a bit more difficult, but I’ve rounded up some of my favorite gift ideas to share with you.  Some are practical, and others a bit more fun.  Be sure to scroll all the way down, as I’ve listed a few more ideas that aren’t pictured.

Gifts for the Guys

1. Flannel Shirt  ||  2. Apple TV  ||  3. Beer Flight Set

4. Fossil Watch  ||  5. Fit Bit  ||  6. Fossil Sunglasses

7. Converse  ||  8. Leather Toiletry Case  ||  9. The North Face Quarter Zip Fleece

Other Ideas:

Clothing/Accessories: Baseball hat, belt, slippers, wallet

Tools: Drill, Shop Vaccum, tool chest

Kitchen/Cooking Equipment: BBQ tools, Keurig

Electronics: iPhone, video game, CD, DVD

Exercise Equipment: Weights, running shoes, activewear

Tickets to a concert, sporting event, etc.

Other: Magazine subscription, gift cards, book, daily devotional

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Linking up again with Momfessionals,  A Little Bit of Everything & Grace and Love for Friday favorites.  Be sure to check them out!

Please share your guy gift ideas in the comments section; I’d love to hear them!  Have a fabulous weekend!

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Aug 22 2014

Friday Favorites

It has been a long and busy week, so I’m glad it is Friday!  Sharing some of my favorite things with you today and Linking up with these fabulous blogs today: A Little Bit of EverythingMomfessionals, & Grace and Love Blog for Friday Favorites and Lauren Elizabeth for High Five for Friday.

#1  I’ve had my eye on these adorable vintage-inspired kitchen towels from Sur La Table.  There are several designs, all with embroidered designs and decorative trim.  I had a coupon so I finally bought one and I’ve got big plans for it…I’ll keep you posted.  There are a lot more options online than in the store, I kind of wish I had seen some of these other options before I made my purchase!  These are a few of my favorites. The pictures really don’t due them justice.

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#2 I’ve been listening to the new album by Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed:  “I’m Not Falling” on repeat.  In fact, I’m listening to it right now!  It is so good; its the type of music I like to have on in the background on a lazy afternoon, or in the evening as I’m winding down.

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#3 Anyone else getting tired of their summer wardrobe?  I can’t wait for the fall so I can wear boots, scarves, sweaters and long sleeves!  These Henley long sleeve shirts are  such a good price at Target.  I can’t find them online to link to, but they are in stores and they are on sale this week for only $10.00!  I love all the colors, but I couldn’t resist the mint.

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#4 Ever since I was younger, one of my favorite things to eat is avocado on toast…I am slightly obsessed.  I’ve already had it for dinner two nights this week.  Served with some fruit or veggies it is a quick and yummy lunch or dinner.  If you haven’t tried it, just toast a piece of sourdough bread, smash a ripe avocado, spread on the toast, add pepper and garlic salt!

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#5 I really enjoy reading or just thumbing through cookbooks and cooking magazines.  My mother-in-law got me a subscription to Food & Family and the fall magazine came in the mail the other day.  Can’t wait to read it Saturday morning!  I’m always on the hunt for dinner ideas.

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Hope you have gotten to know me a little better through all this randomness!  What are some of your favorite things?

Have you all have a fabulous weekend!

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Jun 18 2014

Summer Essentials

Can you believe the official day of summer is just a few days away!  Though summer just isn’t the same as an adult, is it?!  But, I’m determined to find some time to relax, read and travel.  Today, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite summer essentials to share with you.  Can you tell I’m a bit obsessed with navy? :)

Summer Essentials

1. Maxi Skirt – I’m loving Maxi skirts lately.  They are so comfortable and light weight.  They also work great as a cover up by the pool.  I have just recently discovered that SteinMart has adorable summer skirts.  I usually would only look at their home décor section, but I have found some really cute clothes there lately!

2. Good Book – I love to read, especially in the summer.  There is just something so relaxing about getting caught up in a good book on a warm summer evening, or a lazy day by the pool.  One book that is on my summer reading list is Love Does by Bob Goff.  Not only have I heard amazing reviews, but he was also my Business Law Professor in college.  He was one of my absolute favorite teachers.  He made law interesting and exciting…if you can believe that!  I remember he would invite all of his students over to his house before a big exam to study and his wife, Sweet Maria, would have yummy snacks for us!  He has such a passion and love for God, life and everyone around him.  Read along with me!  If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out Marissa’s summer reading list.

3. Sunglasses – My favorite are Fossil aviator sunglasses.  I’ll let you in on a little secret: buy them at a Fossil Outlet Store, they are a lot less expensive.  They hold up really well; I’ve had mine for over 4 years.

 4. Bathing Suite | Top Bottoms – I have the hardest time finding a bathing suit that fits well…anyone with me?!  I’ve worn the same one for years!  Then I saw a picture that my friend Christina posted on Instagram of an adorable bathing suit she got from H&M.  I checked their website and they have adorable bathing suites in several styles.

5. Sandals – I bought these in turquoise a couple years back and always get a tone of compliments.  I was excited to see that they are available this season again. I love this neutral color…I might just have to buy another pair!

6. Hat – I’ve never really worn hats at the pool until recently, but now I never go without one.  Not only are they cute, but it prevents my scalp from getting sunburned!

7. Sunscreen – Skin protection is a must, especially with fair skin like mine, but I hate greasy sunscreen.  So, when I stumbled upon Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Sunscreen I fell in love!  It is ultra sheer and has dry touch quality to it.  I use the lotion on my face and neck under my make-up and  I the body mist on the rest of my body.

8. Light Make-up –

  • Foundation: I wear BareMinerals for my every day make-up.  I love the light even coverage and my favorite part is that it has SPF 15.  I have really fair skin and since I have been wearing this make-up paired with the Neutrogena sunscreen, my face has not been sunburned and I only apply it once in the morning.
  • Lip-gloss: Neutrogena MoistureShine gloss is my favorite go to lip gloss.  Keeps your lips moisturized all year long.  I love the soft and subtle tint of the Natural Boost shade for Spring & Summer months and the Vita Plum shade for fall and winter.
  • Waterproof mascara: I like to have waterproof mascara on hand for those summer days when I’m at the pool.  That is the only time I wear waterproof mascara, because it can make your lashes dry and brittle. Removing waterproof mascara can also be hard on your lashes, which can cause them to fall out.  I want to keep all the lashes I have, thank you very much!

9. Beach tote – How cute is this tote from Forever 21!  I love a good tote to hold all my summer essentials and large enough to throw in a towel too!

10. Glass Water Bottle – Staying hydrated, especially during the hot summer months is really important.  I always carry a water bottle with me everywhere I go.  I have this same exact one and the best part about this one is that it is BPA, phthalates, PVC, lead and cadmium free.

Here’s to a great summer everyone!

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Signature - Alisa

May 2 2014

Pinspired: Tweed Blazer & Striped Shirt

Let me start off by saying how cute is my little nephew!  It would sure brighten my day getting flowers from that cute little guy.  Can’t wait to start that May Day tradition when I have kids one day!  If you missed Marissa’s post yesterday be sure to check it out here.

I’m linking up today with Mix & Match MamaPinterest Told Me To and The Larson Lingo for Get Pin-spired!

pinspired2I had this 3/4 length black and white striped top that I bought at Old Navy several years ago, but I got a big stain on it :( .  I suppose most people would have gotten rid of it, but I was determined to wear it again.  If I could just find the right jacket that would still show off the cute stripes and 3/4 length sleeves, but cover the stain on the side.  Then I stumbled upon this outfit on Pinterest last fall.  Since then I kept my eye out for a tweed blazer.  Marissa had found one at H&M in December and was asking for it for Christmas.  My mom asked me to help her order it online to get my sister as a gift.  It was 40% off plus free shipping.  I ordered one for myself for my mom to give me for Christmas too!    The blazer has these really cute faux suede elbow patches and patterned lining that peaks through when you roll up the sleeves.  A few weeks ago I finally pulled the look together and wore it out to dinner for a fun date night while on vacation.

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Pinterest Inspiration

 Now I know mine doesn’t compare to the original above, but here is my take!  I think I came pretty close, what do you think?!

Blazer and Stipes

Black and white striped top: Old Navy (a few years back) || Similar Here and Here

Brown Tweed Blazer: H&M December 2013 || Similar Blazer  (It’s the wrong season to look for blazers, but check H&M in the fall.  They have some really cute ones at great prices!  I linked to a cute dark blue striped blazer that is perfect for a spring or summer night.  You could pair it with a bright pink or coral striped shirt!)

Vigoss Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom Rack || Similar Jeans (I have 4 pairs of Vigoss Jeans;  they are my favorite and I bought all of them at Nordstrom Rack for around $34.00!  I bought the ones in the pic over 3 years ago and haven’t been able to find that style again, but Nordstrom has some of the styles on sale for about $34.00.  Buy yours today, you won’t regret it!  Pinterest Told Me To will tell you too!  When I stumbled on her blog and read that Vigoss are her favorite jeans too, I knew I could trust her judgement!)

Riding Boots: American Eagle 2013 || Similar Here and Here  (Love my American Eagle boots, I wear them all the time!)

Necklace: Target (wrapped it a few times for desired length)

Bracelet: Tiffany’s

I hope you were inspired to start wearing all those cute outfits you’ve been pinning!  You can find me on Pinterest here and check out my Fashion Ideas board.

Have a great weekend friends!

Signature - Alisa