How To: Style Boyfriend Jeans

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog!  Today, I’m going to give you a little guide of how to style boyfriend jeans!  This trend has been around for a little while now and I still love it just as much as I did at the beginning!  Keep reading to get my tips and tricks to mastering this look! 🙂

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To start off, the jeans that I’m wearing are from American Eagle and, let me tell you, fit amazingly well.  It took me quite a long time to find a pair that fit the way I wanted them to and now that I have, I’m never looking back!  I did go a size down, however, so they aren’t as baggy as American Eagle intended them to be, but I like the fitted look better on my body type.

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The first item I like to pair boyfriend jeans with is any pair of Converse sneakers.  It doesn’t matter if they’re low-tops or high-tops!  I think this look is so effortless and carefree and it allows you to look like you didn’t try too hard when choosing your outfit!  I chose my white pair of Converse to create a beachy, summertime outfit and I think it looks super cute!

The next item I am always pairing my jeans with is a big, cozy sweater.  I like to call this outfit my bonfire look because this is an outfit that is quickly and easily thrown together and is perfect for chilly summer nights.  If you keep a tank on under it, it’s perfect to be able to keep it on or take it off depending on your mood/temperature!  It’s also a convenient outfit if your boyfriend happens gives you his sweatshirt to wear! 🙂

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Those are my two favorite ways to style boyfriend jeans, I hope you enjoyed!  If you try any of these out, let me know in the comments.  Thanks for reading and see you next week!

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Birthday Haul

Hey everyone and thanks for coming back to read another post on Allison In Wonderland!  Today’s post is going to be all about a few things that I got for my 20th birthday!  If you missed out on last week’s birthday post, make sure to check it out here!  I hope you enjoy!

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For my birthday this year, I received some makeup items that I’ve been wanting for a while!  These products are very random but I already know they’re going to be staples in my everyday makeup routine.  Starting off with primer, I got Benefit’s the POREfessional.  This product is perfect for applying under your concealer or foundation to make your pores look like they don’t exist!  Moving on, the next product I got was the Naked 2 Basics palette.  I’ve had the first Naked Basics palette for about two years now and I have completely worn it out.  I’m someone who wears mostly neutral makeup, so these kinds of palettes are absolutely perfect for me!  The next item is my Smashbox bronzer in Deep Matte.  I think this is the product I’m most excited for!  I’ve had such a hard time finding a bronzer that goes well with my skin tone (and doesn’t look to orange-y) that I’d almost given up, so I’m so thankful I found this one!  It’s the perfect mix of warm and bold and it’s very build-able!  The last makeup product I have to share is my Urban Decay de-slick setting spray!  This is definitely a product I’ve been needing because sometimes I have my makeup on for 14 hours at a time and by the end of the day, it’s not looking so good anymore.  I’m excited to see how much this will help!

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The next item I got for my birthday is a black, foldover, crossbody bag.  It’s from Nordstrom and it can hold SO MANY THINGS.  I was looking for a bag that was a little bigger than the one I already have but not so big that it was overwhelming and this is my perfect solution.  Since it folds over, if you need to take a planner or notebook with you, you can just flip it up and carry it like that; it’s awesome!

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The last item on my list to share is this incredible-smelling candle.  I believe it was purchased from Target and it has completely taken over my bedroom.  I’ve used up so much of it already and I’ve only had it for a week!  I definitely recommend going out and getting one if you’re a fan of lavender and thyme.

That’s all for my birthday haul, thanks for reading!  Make sure to come back next week for another fun post.  Have a great week!

20 Years

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Hi everyone and welcome to another blog post!  This week’s post is a little bit more special than usual because I turned 20 today!  That’s right, I have officially ended my teen years and entered into my twenties!  Stick around to hear some of the most important things I’ve learned in my 20 years.

1.  Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there – whether it’s in a relationship or a work-related opportunity.  I don’t regret many things I’ve done and actions I’ve taken in my life, but I do regret being so nervous of being bold in some situations.  I think I’ve played my life rather safe, and that’s not a bad thing at all, but sometimes I wonder how my life would’ve been different had I taken a chance.  Now that I realize that about myself and I have been putting myself out there more, I have been really, really pleased with the outcomes!

2.  Don’t care too much about what others think of what you’re doing.  Now, take this statement with a grain of salt because I take the thoughts of my loved ones very seriously. If someone that I trust is telling me not to do something or that it’s a bad idea, I’m going to take that to heart.  What I mean is don’t take the opinions of those who you don’t even know too seriously.  That’s something I’ve been learning in the past few years or so and it’s so, so freeing.  I used to be very caught up in what others thought of how I looked, or what kind of house I lived in, and so on, that I couldn’t completely focus on bettering myself.  I was in the mindset that if I looked a certain way, then I would be happier because people thought I was “cool” and I was so wrong.  If you focus on being the best you that you can be, that’s what will attract the right kind of people.

3.  Slow down.  I think this is the most important lesson I’m learning right now.  My whole life, I’ve rushed through everything because I’m so excited for the next step.  It’s not bad that I’m super excited, but in doing this, it’s been hard for me to live in the moment and focus on being present.  I have a life that I love and people that I love surrounding me and I need to fully appreciate that because I’m so grateful for the opportunities that I’ve been given!

That’s all the life advice I have for you right now, but let me know if you’d like me to do more posts like this in the future!  Have a great day!

 

Simple Jewelry for Everyday Wear

Hi everyone and welcome to this week’s post on Allison In Wonderland!  Today’s blog post is all about the jewelry that I wear on a day-to-day basis!  I keep it pretty simple and easy, so I thought it would be fun to share!

To start off, I tend to go for gold jewelry over silver.  I think, in most cases, it suits my skin tone better and there’s something about it that just draws me in!  My favorite kind of jewelry to wear are rings.  I love wearing them!  They don’t move around on you, so you kinda forget they’re there, and are so easy to slip on in the morning.  Also, if you stick to more simple rings like I have, they pretty much go with any outfit!  The ring that I’m wearing in the picture below is from H&M.  I just got this ring a few weeks ago, in a pack of three, and they were only $7!  I love how it’s so beautiful (at least to me 🙂 ) but it’s not so big that it takes over your hand!  The other ring I’m wearing is a ring that I have worn everyday since I got it, I love it that much!  I don’t know where it’s from because it was a gift but you can find very similar ones on Etsy!

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Those are the jewelry items that I wear on a regular basis, I hope it helped you out in figuring out your jewelry routine!  Let me know in the comments if you have any comments or suggestions for me!  Thanks for reading!