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Collective Shoe Haul

Over the past few months I’ve been collection new additions to my growing shoe collection. From old classics to ballet flats and skate shoes to flip flops, here is what I purchased! If you’d like to subscribe just click on the video, or the Youtube link in the menu above.

XO- Ally

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Swimsuit from American Eagle

Sunshine

Top: Forever 21 | Shorts: Zara

Here are a few photos from my adventures in Little Cayman that I talked about in my last post.

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Little Cayman

For those of you who do not know, I am from the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands are made up of 3 islands and I live on the biggest one. But For the first time in 10 years, I took a trip to the smallest one, Little Cayman.

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Little Cayman has a population of about 300 people (maybe less), and it is my favorite place in the world. Not only are you forced to relax, but you feel and sense of joy all the time because there is absolutely nothing to worry about. You can go outside and you will hear nothing but Booby birds or the crashing of waves from the sea.

I took my camera along with me and captured a few beautiful photos of the island that I will be sharing with you in my upcoming posts. Sadly I was only there for 4 short days but I cannot wait to be back!

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What’s in my Purse!

I love collecting purses and filling them with random things so I decided to film a video about what’s in my purse! I’ve filmed this video every year since I’ve been on youtube and it’s honestly just a reason for me to go through my purse and clean it out (if I’m being honest). Hope you all enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe!

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Flora Leather

Long time no OOTD! One of my staple pieces in my wardrobe is a leather jacket. To me, they transform a simple outfit completely. All of my jackets are inexpensive, and although I would love to invest in a YSL one, the cheaper dupes from Zara and Forever 21 have been working just fine and still doing the job I want it to. This jacket is one of my favorites in my collection (from Forever 21 believe it or not!) because the sewn in flowers add such a statement. When I first saw it, it reminded me of the Gucci 2017 collections with the floral details so it definitely adds a more dressy and expensive touch.

Jacket & Purse: Forever 21 | Jeans: ASOS | Top: Urban Outfitters

How to Part with Old Clothes

If you’re anything like me, you’re really sentimental. With everything. Sadly, everything includes material things, and this is why it was and still is so hard for me to get rid of clothing. For example, a shirt I wore to my first concert might not fit me anymore and might be old and ratty but will I be willing to keep it? Of course.

It took me a while to realize that how sad this was. That I was clinging on to things I no longer needed or wanted, but kept them for the sake of a memory. So if you’re currently having the same problem that I had, here is a list of a few things I asked myself before I parted with old clothes.

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  1. Do I still wear it? 
  2. Will I ever wear it again?
  3. Why am I holding on to this?
  4. Does it even still fit me? 
  5. Where am I going to put it?

If you answered “No” or “I don’t know” to these questions, simply get rid of it! There’s no reason to hoard, and so many new and fresh pieces are coming out every season that you can’t make space for because you are holding on to things that you have no use for anymore. Letting go of clothing and keeping only your favorite stuff is so refreshing and gives you so much space to play around with new fashion trends, ideas, etc.

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I hope you all found this helpful, see you in my next post!

XO – Ally

A Piece of Me

I know I’ve mentioned it numerous times on my social media and have posted it on xoallyy.com but the beach is my favorite place in the world. It’s my happy place, where I feel most free and most connected with myself and to the earth. I think we all need a place like that. A place where everything feels like nothing, and life is put to the side, and everything is just peaceful. I love hearing nothing but the waves in my ear and growing my swimsuit collection every month just to have an excuse to go in the sea. This day was an overcast day and the water was freezing but I was still content all the same.

Swimsuit: O’Neil