Lace-Up Sweater

Is it just me or is this cold weather starting to make everyone unmotivated? I feel like I have nothing to blog about anymore because I've already shown off all of my winter clothes. When I pick outfits out in the morning, I have no inspiration anymorethis cold weather is draining me. I need sunshine and my bring and colorful Lilly dresses. But in the meantime, I'll share this awesome back lace-up sweater I got for Christmas. I wore it once with white skinny jeans and my black over-the-knee boots, but when I styled it with these distressed denim and my studded ankle booties I just fell in love. The look went together so well and it's very casual.

Even though the warmer weathers are approaching, I'm still always on the look-out for new sweaters as they always come in handy for chilly summer nights! Unfortunetly the one I'm wearing is no longer on the Express site, but I'll link some of my current favs! 

Lace-Up Shoulder Pullover - How flippin' cute is this?! Now under $45
Bell Sleeve Cold Shoulder Sweater - Because who doesn't love bell sleeves?
Boots are sold out :( I'll keep an eye out if they come back in stock!

** This post is not sponsored by Express, I just love their clothes lol. 

Wednesday Blues

I said it when I posted this photo to Instagram and I'll say it again, this purse is the CUTEST! I was trying to be good and not spend any money on trip, but when I walked into Finnleys Boutique I just could not help myself. I guess it's a good thing that I live an 11 hour drive from Tennessee because I'd always be in this store spending money.

For my first time styling this purse I decided to go with something casual. You know those pieces you totally forgot you owned and when you wear them you're like "why don't I wear this more?!" Well this sweater is one of those items. It's so cute and soft and loved the way it worked with white skinnies. I only paired it with my Converse because I was at my parents for the week and it was the only shoes I packed that would have matched, but it ended up working out great anyways! 

I received the sweater as a Christmas gift a few years ago from The Limited, but unfortunately they have closed :( I will link whatever similar items I can find.

Mid-Rise Rockstar Jean - Only two sizes left!

Monday Morning Coffee With Alyssa No. 13

Happy Monday, everyone! I can't believe it's been a week since I've last posted on here. I originally had an entire week planned out of sharing with everyone my spring break trip, but as some of you know that didn't work out. I decided to just take that entire week off from blogging, do some planning, and just relaxI was definitly able to do the relaxing part. However, for this post I'm going to try to go a different route and see where it takes me..

So long story short as to why my trip didn't work out.. Tyler and I were going to get a rental car, as his car was currently out of service and I didn't feel comfortable taking my car across country. When we got there to pick up the rental car (12 hours before we were planning on leaving for our trip) the lady kept jerking us around every way possible, so it got to the point where all we could do was say forget it. I was furious, at this point all I wanted to do was go back to my own apartment and stay there the entire week. Eventually, Tyler and I decided we were still going to travel to Tennessee for a couple of days. There we toured the Jack Daniels distillery and explored Lynchburg, went to Nashville, and discovered the CUTEST town, Franklin. 

The point of me telling all of this was to show that you shouldn't let one little bump in the road ruin your attitude, or week for that matter. This was a trip that was being planned for 1+ months, so when something came in between that I took it out on everyone around me even though they were just trying to help. If I had spent the entire week at my apartment I would have been miserable. Although it was all we did, exploring Tennessee turned out to be amazing! I was scrolling through Pinterest the other day and came upon the quote above, "train your mind to see the good in everything." I thought it was a perfect quote and something everyone should try and do. Right after I said I wanted to go to my apartment Tyler said to me, "no you're not going back to the apartment where you'll just sit on the couch, we have the entire week to do and go where ever we want to, we're going to do something." It was true, we could go and do whatever we wanted but I didn't want to see it that way. It was either our trip or no trip, which isn't the right attitude. If you go through life throwing a fit over things not going you're way you're going to be living a miserable life. As everyone says, life is short so use that bump in the road to do something even better. 

Thanks for reading!

Spring Shoes Your Wardrobe Needs

I don't know what it is, but lately I've had a serious obsession with shoes. I literally want to buy every pair I see, lol. I've also found that DSW has been my favorite place to shop for shoes because their prices are amazing and lately they've had a lot of great picks. So I decided to round-up a few pairs that are on my wishlist for spring to share with you allthey're all under $60 as well!

Thanks for reading! xx

Blush Adidas - Have these and basically live in them. Super comfy and come in a bunch of different colors!
Kelly & Katie Cigola Flat - Super cute and come in black also.
Steve Madden Jaylen Wedge - On my spring wishlist and come in three different colors!
Steve Madden Elody Wedge - Great option if you're not into the higher wedge, also come in three different colors.
Crown Vintage Bahamas Flat - OBSESSED with these! Just purchased them and they also come in blush.
Sam Edelman Slip-On Sneaker - Lets be real, how cute are these?