This wide leg pant is one of my absolute favorite items to throw on when I don't feel like fussing around in my closet. I got them at this cute little consignment shop when on vacation in Fort Lauderdale last September. Not only are they super easy but I can wear them fall through summer no problem, which is kind of a big deal! I also really like that I can throw them on with a crop top for a casual look or with a dress shirt + blazer for work, interviews, etc. They are just everything! Do you all have any items that you keep going back to? xx
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
I am currently on a staycation at the beautiful Lansdowne Resort in Virginia on a unity retreat with my church family! Last night after our first session I plunged into the bed + stumbled onto the polyvore site for the first time and was instantly hooked. I saw this cute little Madewell dress + thought it would be perfect for a day like today when early errands can turn into a date night or drinks with the gals. All you need is a change of accessories; from a fedora, fun sunnies + flats to a snakeskin clutch + caged pumps! xx
Posted by Alexia Mickens at 12:10 pm
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Wearing- denim: Buffalo Exchange / dress and shoes: Urban Outfitters / sunnies: ZeroUV / bag: old
I've been on a search for years for the perfect denim jackets. I was so happy early spring when I found this one tucked between a few fall jackets at Buffalo Exchange. It's gotten a little too hot to wear at home but with the breeze off the ocean at the beach it was kinda perfect + necessary for the rainy days I spent ducking in and out of little shops + restaurants.
Posted by Alexia Mickens at 11:39 am
Monday, July 22, 2013
Wearing- sunnies: ZeroUV / dress: Urban Outfitters / flats: Zara / bag: old / denim: thrift
I love these sunglasses but they make me look like an alien. Especially with my hair do. I love this little dress. The last time I wore it was on Valentines Day to dinner with my beau. I accidentally put it in the dyer, shrinking it so now I have to wear a pair of short under it just in case the wind blows or something.
These pictures were taken after breakfast a cute little pancake house in Myrtle Beach. I wish I could go back there! I'm ready to ditch work + school for another consecutive 7 days! xx
Posted by Alexia Mickens at 9:24 am
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I never realized how much I wear dresses. They are just so easy especially with this heat wave!
I got these amazing vintage cowboy boots from my aunt who got them from her father (my grand-pop). They were knee-high + I cut them to the ankles!
Wearing: Grey Dog sunnies / Nasty Gal tunic / vintage cowboy boots / hand me down bag
I wore this outfit a couple weeks ago to run errands for my family vacation to South Carolina. The dress was so comfy that I decided to wear it on the road. The second to last picture was taken when we stopped at Cracker Barrel just an hour outside of Myrtle Beach. Every time I visit it reminds me of when me, my sister and cousin used to go with my grandparents! Those were + are still are some of the best times of my life. xx
Posted by Alexia Mickens at 7:50 pm
Monday, July 15, 2013
So there's nothing like a pair of pointed toes heels + a tulle skirt to make you feel all girly. This is not a practical outfit for my daily life. Most morning I'm reaching for the first dress I see in my closet and a comfy pair of flats + dashing to the door for my grueling commute to work or school. Yikes, I know I'm back in school + this quarter is gonna be a toughy but in light of my new workload I intend to be more consistent with my blog + etsy store updates. My goal is to be posting at least 3x a week + adding new merchandise to Allie Tutu at least 2x a month. I'm going to do it, no excuses! Do you guys have any goals for this month? xx
Posted by Alexia Mickens at 4:34 pm
Friday, July 12, 2013
Wearing- Fancy Treehouse dress / Zara flats similar / Polo bag (soon on Allie Tutu) / Grey Dog sunnies
First, I just want to say that I am totally smitten with this Ruby Woo lipstick. For years I thought that I couldn't pull off red lips but apparently it was the type of lipstick not the actual shade. I would always try those dirt cheap ones from the drug store + they would either be too glossy or fade within the hour. Recently I went to MAC + the artist told me to try on Ruby Woo or Russian Red. I ended up purchasing both but my favorite is the Ruby + look it goes perfectly with this navy blue dress!!
Since I work in an office environment I have to keep it pretty simple during the week. I usually just grab a dress + a pair of flats so I can be comfortable, especially since my commute is over an hour (ugh). This polka dress is from Fancy Treehouse, a blog + store run by the ever so fun Coury Combs. Make sure you head over to her blog + check out all the new items she has in store! As for this cute little cross-body, its Polo + I scored it from my go-to thrift store some time ago. It sort of compares to this Cambridge Satchel from ModCloth that I first saw from a post on Flashes of Style. It's simply adorbs + will probably hit my etsy store very soon since I've been in a purging mood these days!
Posted by Alexia Mickens at 12:29 pm
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Wearing- Vintage vest similar / Forever 21 dress similar and similar / Banana Republic shoes / ZeroUV sunnies
I really don't wear too much denim, if any at all, with the exception of my vintage jacket from junior high school. I spotted this cute vest at a consignment shop in Eastern Market and just couldn't part without it. It was a perfect addition to my wardrobe for a few short hours + is now on its way to a new home after being purchased from my little etsy store, Allie Tutu. I'm sure going to miss it but then again like I said, I hardly wear denim accept for my cute pooh jacket that I wore here.
Posted by Alexia Mickens at 12:33 pm
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Wearing: Dress- Marshalls / Denim- old / Loafer- Grey Dog / Purse- Fendi
Happy fourth! I am currently hiding away in South Carolina my family. Making the best of a rainy day we went to the boardwalk and found this cute little new/used shop. There were many cute things but they had a collection of vintage earrings like I've never quite seen. I plan to go back before I leave, I just wasn't that into shopping on that day, blame it on the rain!
Posted by Alexia Mickens at 10:45 pm