Moms Deserve The Best

Moms. Mothers. Madres. Whatever you call that figure in your life, they all deserve something special. As Mother’s Day is less than a month away, I was on the search to find something to do as special and extravagant, much like my mom. (Like mother like daughter, right?) My mom always says “every day is kid’s day”. Well even if…

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My New Favorite Accessory

Right off the bat, let me tell you I never used to wear watches. I thought they were a complete waste of time (pun highly noted). Why own a timepiece when I still check my phone constantly?! This watch company completely changed my perspective. Mistura watches are described handcrafted to be a piece of wearable art. Let me share a…

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I Celebrated Taco Tuesday Every Tuesday In March

Fish tacos, steak tacos, taco salad, you name it! Tacos have always been one of those foods that I never really crave but always have a taste for. For the whole month of March, I participated in Taco Tuesday! This newfound holiday, coined by the Lego Movie has quickly made its way into America’s heart. Here is what I did!…

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Playing Dress up

            We all love dusting off those heels from the shelf and zipping up a beautiful gown. However, how often do we really do this? Special occasions and that’s it right? Exactly. Why don’t we do this more? We all love getting glammed up once and while but truth is we don’t make time for it. I decided to change…

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Still Not Over, Over The Knee Boots

Over the knee boots took the fashion scene by storm in 2015. Since then people are still wearing them. With these ‘never going out of style’ (que the t-swift song) boots, I decided to show my love for them as well. It took a while in order for me to find over the knee boots that were comfortable and actually…

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White Boots in Winter??

I know what you are thinking, because I was thinking the same thing… why would I put on a pair of boots that will immediately get dirty and will blend in with the snow? To tell you the truth, I still have no idea. The only thing I can tell you is that for some reason I have been LOVING…

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Current Obsession: Velvet

Let me tell you… it took some time for me to hop on that velvet trend. At first my thought was “why should I wear something that is going to make me sweat even more?”. Aside from every girl’s issue with sweating in different materials, I have to give it to the velvet trend… it is pretty darn cute. Little…

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10 Benefits of Celebrating Valentine’s day NOT on Valentine’s Day

As soon as the Holiday season is over, red hearts and excessively huge stuffed animals take over the stores.  Valentine’s Day has always been just ehh for me (I usually go all out for Halloween). Like any Hallmark Holiday, prices increase and the pressure is on. This year I decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day not on Valentine’s Day. And let me tell…

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Staying Fashionable On A College Budget

Prior to starting college, I thought that whole “broke college student” was just a figure of speech. HA. I wish I still thought that. As my first semester of college came, I got a rude awakening. Not working for the first time since I was 16, I forgot how fast money goes when you are not making a paycheck every…

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Who Even Am I?

  My name is Allyson Manzella, but everyone just calls me Ally. I just started college at Columbia College Chicago. I am currently working towards my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Photography. This city never fails to amaze me. I always joked around with my family when I was little that whenever it came to the city, I was…

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