Holiday Outfit Ideas ft. Tailored Curls

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday!  I hope all my college-aged readers are making it through finals week; you’re almost done!  For this week’s post, Maddie, from the blog Tailored Curls and I thought it’d be fun to show you a couple easy holiday party outfit ideas.  With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, you’re bound to have at least one party to go to!  I hope you enjoy!

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The first outfit is one that kind of came together accidentally.  I was planning on just wearing the dress and tights but it was so cold, I had to figure something else out!  Luckily for me, layering is warm and trendy so I threw on a white sweater from American Eagle and I was good to go!  The dress that’s peeking out at the bottom is a beautiful, sleeveless dress from Urban Outfitters.  This dress works for almost any occasion, no matter what season we’re in, and it’s comfy too!  Underneath, I have some fleece-lined tights to keep me extra warm on those chilly December days and to top it off, I wore a pair of platform heels from LC Lauren Conrad.  This look has so many layers and interesting parts about it, I just love how it turned out!

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The next outfit I wore is only to be worn if you’re definitely going to be inside all night, haha!  Although I was absolutely freezing (and getting strange looks from people), I had to include it because it’s an outfit comprised of two of my favorite things: dresses and vests!  I’ve recently been obsessed with little black dresses and this one is no exception!  I got it from a little shop in Williamsburg, VA called Three Sisters Boutique and have been dying to wear it ever since.  Overtop, I threw on an adorable fur vest from Altar’d State and slipped back into my black heels that completed the look!

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If you’re interested in the looks Maddie’s wearing, head over to her blog to check them out!  Also, if you’re not already following me on Instagram, follow me at @allisantmyer to get sneak peeks of what’s coming next on Allison in Wonderland!  See you next week!

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Jewelry Hour ft. The Makery VA

Hi everyone, thanks for coming back to my blog!  In this week’s post, we’re going to dive into one of my absolute favorite jewelry companies, The Makery VA.  Keep reading to find out more about this wonderful brand!

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The Makery is owned by Kaitlyn Mullan and she’s just the cutest!  Her mission behind the company is to use handcrafted jewelry to remind us that we’re tremendously beautiful and loved; how sweet!  We were so carefully created by our God and she wants to highlight that through her art form – making jewelry.  Her goal is to remind each and every one of us of our worth through carefully handcrafting jewelry that accentuates our beauty and to remind us of the jewels that we truly are!  After hearing all that, I’m sure you can imagine why I’m so obsessed with her and her brand!

Before we get more into the pieces I’m sharing with you all today, she’s so graciously given us a discount code to her Etsy shop!  If you enter allisoninwonderland where it says “apply shop coupon code,” you’ll get 15% off your order.  Now, let’s get into the pieces so you can get to shopping! 🙂

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The first two pieces are both necklaces!  As you can see in the photo above, not only are they great for layering together, but they both stand out wonderfully on their own.  Both are so unique and I just love how they add so much to a simple outfit!  The shorter necklace is called the Howlite Beaded Bar Necklace and the longer one is called the Tassel Necklace.  These pieces are under $30 and are so worth it!  Handmade and beautiful?  I don’t think you can get much better than that!

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The next two pieces are the ones I’m most excited to share because you guys know that I love rings!  They’re my favorite accessory so it’s so easy for me to fall in love with them and that was definitely the case with these two!  The ones I’m wearing in the photo above are called the Half Moon Ring and the 6mm Opal Ring.  The Half Moon Ring is actually my favorite piece that Kaitlyn has ever made and I always love a good opal ring so my heart was bursting when I opened up my little package!  Both of these pieces are also $30 or under (which is a steal for opal) and I couldn’t be happier with them!

I think any of these pieces would make such perfect birthday or Christmas gifts for someone in your life, especially since you’ll get 15% off your order!  If you’re interested, head over to The Makery’s Etsy page to check out the rest of her collection.  As always, let me know in the comments, or tag me on Instagram at @allisantmyer, to show me what you got!  Have a great rest of your week and I’ll see you next Tuesday for a brand new post!

Fall & Winter Lookbook ft. The Yellow Button

Hey everyone and thanks for visiting Allison in Wonderland!  Today, I’m excited to share my first lookbook-style post and it’s going to be all about fall and winter fashion!  To bring you today’s post, I’m collaborating with a shop located right here in Harrisonburg, Virginia called The Yellow Button!  The Yellow Button is an adorable clothing shop located in downtown Harrisonburg.  Miranda, the owner, has created such a wonderful company and it’s always so exciting to see what new items she’s gotten in store!  All the clothing items seen below can be found at The Yellow Button, so if you see something you like, you might have to stop by!

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The first outfit I’m going to share is such a statement outfit!  It’s absolutely perfect for the fall/winter transition weeks we’re going through right now and it was surprisingly easy to pull it all together.  The gray, ribbed long sleeve shirt, printed cape/sweater, and dark gray hat I’m wearing are all by Michael Stars.  I’d never heard of this brand before doing this shoot, but now I’m completely obsessed.  The clothing kept me so warm and it was super comfy and soft as well!

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The next outfit is one of my favorite types of outfits for the fall season.  Scarves and hats add so much to your look, I can’t help but be in love with them!  Starting off, my gray sweater is by French Connection.  You can’t really tell in the photos, but it has slits going up the sides, which are super convenient to be able to show off cute, high waisted pants you might have on!  I’m not sure what brand the printed scarf is, but I LOVE it.  It’s so, so soft and perfect for tying an outfit together, especially when you’re wearing a hat.  The hat I’m wearing is by Lucky Brand and, don’t get me wrong, I’m obsessed with big floppy hats, but it was nice that this one was a bit smaller and didn’t get in the way!  Lastly, the bag I’m carrying is by the brand Fashionable and it’s called the Tirhas Saddlebag.  It’s so slim and sleek but you can still fit all your necessities in there!  Definitely one of my favorite purses of the moment!

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This next outfit really caught my attention because it brings a little color back into your wardrobe!  If you’re anything like me, when we start getting into the colder weather, your clothing choices get darker and darker, so with these options, you can easily change that.  This turtle-neck sweater is from BillaBong and the bag is from Nena + Co.!  When we were taking these photos, it was about 35 degrees outside and this sweater kept me so warm!  It’s pretty chunky but it doesn’t swallow you up, which is the best of both worlds!  This incredible bag has also been something I’ve been obsessed with ever since I saw it.  It’s SO big so it can carry a ton and it’s also a statement piece to help spice up your outfit!

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This next outfit is a classic in my book.  It’s perfect for errand day, lunch out with friends, a picnic at the park, anything!  The maxi-dress is from En Creme and it has the best fit.  It’s tighter at the top but transitions to being loose very nicely and the print is so eye-catching!  The hat I’m wearing is from BillaBong and it’s goes perfectly with the jean jacket/maxi-dress combination.  With it being a lighter color, it helps the other pieces stand out even more.  I love the effortless vibe this look gives!

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This last outfit is my absolute favorite of all the ones shown in this post!  It’s just so cute (and not to mention cozy)!  To start off, the shirt I’m wearing is from Free People.  What I love about this shirt (other than it being from one of my favorite clothing companies) is the detail on the end of the sleeves.  It’s almost like an accessory in itself but it’s subtle enough where it doesn’t take over the whole shirt.  The adorable corduroy vest is from Wishlist and it’s something that I can totally see myself wearing all throughout the fall and winter.  It’s a beautiful color that I don’t have a lot of, so it’s the perfect addition to my wardrobe!  To round the outfit off, the knitted hat is from Lemon and the puff on the top is so big; I’m obsessed!  Outfits like these are so easy to throw together but they still end up looking so good!

This is the end of my fall and winter lookbook, I hope you loved it!  I’d like to give a big thank you to Miranda at The Yellow Button for providing all the clothes shown in this post.  If you use any of these outfit ideas, be sure to let me know in the comments; I’d love to see!  Have a great week and I’ll see ya next time!

Jewelry Talk ft. High Point Supply Co.

Hi everyone and welcome to another post on Allison In Wonderland!  I’m here to bring you this week’s article!  Today, I’m going to chat a bit about a cause that’s been very heavy on my heart in recent years: human-trafficking.  Attending James Madison University in Harrisonburg has really brought this issue to the fore-front of my mind, being that this city has a rather large issue with this injustice, due to being located right along highway 81.  Fortunately, there is always a way we can help!

One way we can make a difference (and my favorite way) is by shopping!  Exciting, I know!  I recently came across High Point Supply Co. and immediately fell in love with the heart of the company.  As I was poking around their website, I realized that they have a really cool way of browsing where you can shop by subject, but you can also shop by country or by cause.  So, if you already have a country or cause in mind that you want to directly give to, this is your place!

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After exploring the anti-trafficking section for a bit, I ended up finding such wonderful goodies!  They’re all so beautiful and you can feel good about your purchase because you’re not only helping your wardrobe, but you’re helping and supporting those who really, really need it.  In the case of giving towards the anti-trafficking cause, the jewelry is coming straight from women in India who are survivors of sex-trafficking.  Part of the proceeds go towards providing those women with jobs, financial stability, and emotional rehabilitation!

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The first piece I came across is called the Journey necklace and it’s my favorite piece that I got!  It’s so dainty but it still stands out against any pattern you might be wearing.  This is one of the more simple necklaces High Point Supply Co. has and I love that it tells a story!  Some other pieces I got are these rings!  Ring are my absolute favorite accessory so I already knew I was going to love these.  The stack of 3 rings is so wearable!  The other ring is larger than I usually go for so I was a bit skeptical if I’d actually be able to keep it on throughout the day, but it was no problem at all; I barely noticed it!

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The last item that I got in this package is a set of stud earrings.  Stud earrings are my favorite because they’re so easy.  They don’t get it in the way and they add such a subtle difference to your outfit!  The ones I got are called Aztec Studs and I chose to get them in the brass color.  They go perfectly with the other pieces and are such a great addition to my collection.  Another plus was, when my package arrived, all of the pieces had a little note attached of the name of the person who made it, which just makes them even more special to me!

If you’d like to purchase something from High Point Supply Co. and “shop for a cause,” put allisoninwonderland in the space at the checkout where it says “ENTER AFFILIATE CODE HERE.”  “Enter affiliate code here” will be in red ink and you have to click the sentence and it opens a little comment box where you will enter the code.  By entering this code, they’ll know that you’re one of my beautiful readers! Let me know in the comments if you purchase anything, I’d love to see!

Lastly, I’d like to give a huge thanks to my friend Leslie for taking the photos included in this post!  Check her out on Instagram at leslie_heisler and also follow High Point Supply Co. at hpsupplyco!  As always, thanks for reading and I’ll be back next week with a brand new one!

Autumn Makeup Must: A Bold Lip

Hello everyone, welcome back to Allison In Wonderland!  I’m so excited to share today’s post with you all!  Today, I’m going to be doing one of my first Fall-themed posts and it’s going to be about one of my absolute favorite trends: a bold lip.  A bold lip has always been something I’ve wanted to get into but never had the guts to do; but this year is going to be the year.  After finding a shade that I loved from a company called Lime Crime, I knew it was time to take the plunge!

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The shade that I purchased is called Saint and it’s the perfect shade for Fall.  I’m pretty fair skinned, so it stands out against my skin-tone, but I think it would really hold it’s own against any.  It’s also the perfect shade to accompany a cute, Fall outfit!  With it being the color it is, you can easily pair it with neutrals such a black or white, or it could also be paired more seasonal colors like burgundy or forrest green!  It’s so pretty that I really couldn’t imagine a situation where it would look bad!

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Just to add on to how much I’m loving this product, the packaging was extremely cute as well, coming in a little red box.  Before getting this product, I had never used a liquid lipstick before and was a little nervous when I went to apply it for the first time.  The application was super easy and it’s a good thing it was because I don’t have a lip liner in this shade to keep it all together!  It’s very pigmented, so I only needed one swipe across and I already had the color in the image above!  I was quite happy with that because sometimes you don’t always get the color that’s advertised on the package.  It actually dried relatively quickly too, so I didn’t have any problems with it smudging after I was done putting it on.

 

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I’m so excited I have a go-to bold lip color to use now!  If you want to learn more about this brand, head over to Lime Crime’s Tumblr page. They’re vegan and cruelty free so you won’t have any guilt about your purchase!  I love to hear from you guys so be sure to leave your recommendations in the comments if you have another great Fall shade that I should check out.  Thanks for reading and see ya next week!

A Midsummer Day’s OOTD

Hi guys and welcome back to Allison in Wonderland!  Today’s post is going to be fun because I’ve never done one about all the little details of one outfit before!  So let’s get started! 🙂

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Since the overalls give off a more relaxed vibe, I didn’t want to pair them with any jewelry that was too girly, so I went with my Daniel Wellington watch that I LOVE.  I have the Women’s Classic Bristol 36mm with the silver face and it goes with almost anything!  It can be dressed up or dressed down and it’s just the perfect accessory to add to any outfit.

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The t-shirt I picked to go underneath my overalls is a super cute and comfortable t-shirt from American Eagle!  It’s a creamy white color with blue stripes and an adorable little green pocket that goes perfectly with the look of the overalls.  I was a bit worried the shirt would keep popping out of the shorts and I’d have to get a bodysuit-type top but I actually had no trouble keeping it in place!  I definitely recommend these overalls if you’re in the market for a cute and affordable pair!

Well, that about wraps up my first OOTD post, I hope you enjoyed!  Please leave a comment  if you have any topic suggestions for future posts!  Have a wonderful day! 🙂