Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Styling By Ale

Happy Tuesday, babes!

Today starts our two-day blizzard {translation of NC lingo: 2-5" of snow.}  And while I am so so SO excited about getting a little wintery for the first time in 3 years, it's also such an inconvenience.  It's an inconvenience because I am so not prepared for snow and/or ice.  I am in fact so unprepared, I spent my entire lunch break yesterday searching for snow boots.  FACT:  of the 11 stores I visited/called, zero stock snow boots.  Zero.  I mean, really.  I understand we get snow once every three to ten years, but can't a major retailer carry at least one or two options just in case?  I mean, really.  Another fact:  I secretly just wanted snow boots to look adorable snow-bunnyish in the 2-4 inches of snow.  Alas, I will be rocking my rain boots with 4 to 8 pairs of socks.  Wish me and my toes luck.

Today I wanted to introduce you to a wonderful fashion service by a truly incredible fashionista.  For some people, like myself, fashion and style seems to come easy.  I have been dressing myself and remixing my wardrobe since I was 5.  I honestly don't know where my love of fashion started, but it has been my love and creative outlet for decades.  My parents and husband can attest to the numerous hours I get lost in my closet playing dress up.  

This desire to create beautiful imagery with my clothing just seems to come naturally to me.  However, I know a lot of woman their clothes to represent them, and to seem creative and stylish, but either don't have the time or patience to really work with their wardrobe.  This is where a style consultant comes in.  How nice would it be to have a subject, stylish eye come in and remix your wardrobe, edit down all of your impulse purchases, or even go shopping for you within a set budget.  Good news is, I know someone who can do just that for you.  - Styling By Ale is a great tool for those who need a little more assistance in the fashion department. 

 I was introduced to Ale's styling service through Instagram and we decided to collaborate on a typical consultation.  We discussed my personal style, the event I needed to dress for, my budget, and of course my sizes and measurements.  Three days later, I had this GORgeous J.Crew embellished shell on my doorstep.  I can honestly say I don't know if I would have selected this shell for myself had I been shopping at J.Crew.  I probably would have passed it up thinking it was too "summery" for January.  However, now that I have it in my closet, I am discovering endless styling possibilities.  Ale nailed it.  

Please visit her Facebook page or contact her to discuss what styling opportunities you need!

Sorry I got a little wordsy today, but I just had to talk about this phenom tortoise cuff from my friends at Moon and Lola !  This is one of their newer pieces and is so representative of their classic, southern style.  Honestly, most days I want to live in a Moon and Lola store.  Everything is SO pretty and fun.  My Moon and Lola wishlist is miles {and miles} long.  And it is all monogrammed.

If you actually made it this far, thanks for reading!  Linkups Below ! 
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Linking Up With: Laura // Lauren // Elizabeth // Karly Kim


  1. Fab outfit! So loving your pumps.
    xo, Lee

  2. Thanks love! Ladies and gents, if you're interested in my personal styling services please email stylingbyale@gmail.com ��

  3. I can't believe you couldn't find snow boots!! Stay warm girl :) You look adorable and I think I totally need that camera bag--mine is big and ugly! ha Have a great day :)


  4. You are the cutest! ;) I'm drooling over this outfit, just adorable. You are such a doll, I can't get enough of your style. You are one fabulous chick. Magnificent Maggie!

    God bless

    XO, Claire

  5. Thank you so much for linking up! And this outfit is absolutely perfect!!

  6. you have a lot of natural class!!
    beautiful photos ♥

    With love,