Bandaged Up

I wish I lived a glamorous life and could tell you that this was an OOTD, but it’s actually apart of a photoshoot I did for my job. I am wearing Herve Leger, which is a designer that I’ve admired for so long but could simply not afford so it was a privilege to wear this beautiful piece.

Dress by Herve Leger

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Current Fashion & Beauty Favorites

For the past few months I’ve been reaching for a few favorites in my closet and makeup drawer, so here is a video from my youtube channel (XOALLYY) showing you guys all the goods!

Blossom

Dress: DVF | Earrings: Swarovski

Current Favorite Designers

Hey babes!

As I was scrolling through some clothing sites and discovered so many new (to me) designers and clothing companies that I’m excited to share with you all. Here they are, featuring some of their pieces.

 

RIXO London

Self-Portrait

Parker

Monse

 

How to Look Instantly More Fashionable

Here are my tried and true ways on looking and being more fashionable INSTANTLY (without even trying, might I add)

  1. Add a leather jacket.
  2. Wear your jacket on your shoulders
  3. Wear the opposite shoes (this is my favorite one)
  4. Wear something really big with something small
  5. Barely tuck it in
  6. Never forget sunglasses

THE VIDEO

Animal Kingdom

So here’s a little touristy post! I went to see my favorite animals, and the new Pandora – World of Avatar. It was an awesome day to say the least. If you’d like to go to Pandora, here’s a word of advice. Go when the hype dies down! There are only two rides and the line for both is 2 hours long at the least (with No chairs). Hope you enjoy this post! I will do another post with Pandora photos since there are so many.

XO -Ally

A Tall Girl’s Guide to Spring

Here are some adorable spring pieces I found FOR TALL GIRLS! I went on a huge shopping spree when I saw and I encourage you to do the same lol.

XO – Ally

From ASOS 

9100052-1-pink

9404827-1-yellowfloral

9451861-1-nude

9456097-1-blue

9624722-1-multi

From Boohoo 

tzz97842_red_xltzz97835_black_xl

tzz97834_green_xldzz80666_horizonblue_xl

From Missguided 

tall-pink-short-sleeve-layered-lace-dress

tall-burgundy-stripe-twist-front-dress

tall-burgundy-cold-shoulder-frill-stripe-top

tall-black-striped-wide-leg-pants

 

Why I Started My Blog

Hello lovelies,

Today I’ve decided to tell the story of how and why I started my blog. To make a long story short, I just wanted a creative platform to put myself on. But that wouldn’t be a good story would it? So I’ll start from the beginning.

Ever since the age of about 7, I have been interested in the fashion industry. I can tell you the story of what made me interested in the industry, but that’s for another blog post. Anyway, I’ve loved fashion for as long as I could remember. My mom NEVER dressed me. I insisted that I dress myself, and that’s really how it all began. I started taking note of the designers my Disney Channel idols wore to the Kids Choice Awards, and looked for similar outfits. I loved the most fashionable Disney stars and tried to mimic their outfits with cheaper alternatives from Target, Limited Too/Justice, and Old Navy. Then I discovered fashion designers. The most amazing people known to man, in my world at least. And that was when I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer. As I got older I decided that I wanted to be (and still want to be) a stylist/fashion buyer but we’ll get to that.

I was a chubby kid between the ages of  7 and 12 so I started competitive swimming. As you could probably guess, the weight completely fell off in a year. And with my height, I looked skinnier. I was still interested in fashion but didn’t know how to get started because I was still in school. I started a Youtube channel in the summer that I was going into 9th grade and started posting lame fashion related videos, but hey, being as shy as I am that was a HUGE step for me and I’m still proud of myself. After doing youtube for about 3 months, I decided that I needed more. I needed a way to build traffic and I needed more space to create. I needed a platform that could hold content I still wanted to make, but that I couldn’t post on youtube. So I made a blog. It started with me posting OOTD’s once a week, and after losing hope a couple times, I am back and consistent as ever now posting 3 days a week every week.

The point of my blog, is to promote my Instagram and youtube channel, while trafficking viewers from my youtube channel to my blog, and trafficking Instagram followers to my blog as well. It’s all interconnected and I’m still working on it, but that’s where I’m at. You might be wondering what content I post on here that’s different than youtube and that is everything that is easier written out that filmed. OOTD’s, lookbooks, skin routines, wishlist items, makeup favorites at the moment, and the list goes on. It’s so much easier to write things out rather than film them in different clips. Also, because the content is different on my blog, I can use some of my blog posts as video ideas when I do have time to film, or post a video on my blog (which is how I traffic between the platforms!)

It’s all every confusing, and I hope it will make sense eventually, but that’s the story behind why I started my blog. Hope you enjoyed reading!

XO – Ally