THE WHITE DRESSES YOU NEED THIS SUMMER

Every summer, we see fashion trends come and go, but there are some staples that never go out of style - this includes the ever-popular pick; the classic white dress. This year is no different, and today I will be breaking down the different white dress styles you will see all summer long! Which look is your favorite?

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I DETOXED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA FOR 72 HRS - HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED

A few weeks before Freddie and I ventured off on our summer travels, we were sitting at Corner Bakery in Pasadena, enjoying a yummy breakfast and chatting about upcoming plans. In between bites of our Anaheim Scramble, we were on our phones checking ticket prices, directions for our road trip, different sights to see for our vlog, as well as choosing outfits for approaching events. While I was deep in research between the different Smithsonian’s in Washington, D.C., my focus was interrupted by a sweet and joyful voice -

“Is this how the future generation does brunch these days?” an older gentleman gleefully chuckled and teased.

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TRAVEL VLOG: DAYTIME PRIDE IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

Greetings from Long Branch, NJ! If you have been following along on Instagram, Freddie and I have been on a fun little road trip throughout the United States! We started in Ashtabula, Ohio (his hometown) and ventured to Washington, D.C., for a Daytime Pride event. Along the way, we got to meet up with old friends, see the sights in one of my favorite cities in the world, as well as meet new friends all while making memories to last a lifetime. We thought it would be exciting to bring you along for the ride and capture our experiences through a vlog. Enjoy!

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#041: LOREN BROVARNIK: 90 DAY FIANCE: PILLOW TALK

On Episode 041, we sit down with Alyssa’s childhood friend, Loren Brovarnik from TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé and Pillow Talk! During Loren’s second appearance on The Freddie & Alyssa Show, we chat all things from upcoming plans to start a family, filming Pillow Talk, meeting other cast members, 90 Day Fiancé feuds, an update on bringing Alexei’s family to the states, an exclusive q&a with fans, and an unbelievable answer to where Loren sees she and Alexei in ten years!

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HOW TO GET RE-INSPIRED WHEN YOU’RE FEELING STUCK

A few months ago, I found myself feeling absolutely stuck. I had just lost my Grandfather, my to-do list was sky high and I had new projects I was trying to get off of the ground but was making zero progress. I knew I needed to step back and take a breather. 

Through trial and error, I discovered a few strategies that worked beautifully in helping me feel unstuck and re-inspired. Anytime I ever begin to feel stuck, I will go back to this easy game plan to get out of the ever-dreaded funk that we all go through from time to time. 

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#ASKALYSSA - TRAVEL TIPS, FITNESS HACKS & BALANCE ADVICE

A few months ago, I dabbled with the idea of launching an #AskAlyssa section on the blog. It has been such an extraordinary adventure connecting with so many of you through Instagram. I always find myself in these deep and meaningful conversations with you (thank you very much, DM’s) and had the realization that it would be so helpful to share these life experiences and guides right here on the blog! Navigating through life isn’t always easy but having someone who has already walked a particular path can help pave a smoother way. Welcome, my friends to #AskAlyssa!

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WEEKEND GETAWAY GUIDE: NEW YORK CITY

A few months ago, my Mom called me with some fascinating news; in partnership with Calyx Concierge, she was invited to showcase her artwork in Manhattan! My Mom, Vallerie, is a custom mandala artist and makes the most breathtaking pieces. We were very excited and my Mom asked me if I would come and handle the business end so she could focus on creating - I was in! A mother-daughter trip to NYC?? Pinch me now!

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HOW TO FACE CHANGE WITH COURAGE

If you clicked on this post, chances are you may be going through or thinking about a significant change in your life. Let’s face it; change is scary af. The fear of the unknown can be wildly overwhelming. ESP for us crazy Type A’s who crave certainty (heyyy). But did you know that our brains actually prefer predictable negative consequences over uncertain outcomes? Our minds want certainty and avoid uncertainty. 

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5 MUST-HAVE APPS

Aside from the juggernaut apps of today, (Uber, Postmates, Instagram), I wanted to share my 5 favorite apps that I use daily! Some are social media related while others are lifestyle & wellness. Here is a peek at apps I adore & what they do!

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HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE

happiness

But how simple is it, really?

And is it even something we can look for?

Are we able to truly control it?

If you’re anything like me, leading a life filled with joy, laughter & bliss is an absolute must. No matter the situation, I always try to look at the glass as half full (and sometimes, that can be incredibly hard)! However, capturing & holding onto happiness is not something that you will magically “figure out” one day. It is a continuous practice that you must exercise.

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CBD OIL: MYTH OR MAGIC?

Ahh, CBD oil. You’ve probably heard of it or know someone who has tried it. If you haven’t, here is the skinny -

CBD oil (aka hemp oil), is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a chemical compound that is found naturally in the cannabis plant. CBD is NOT mind altering like marijuana; in other words, CBD will NOT get you high - there is 0% THC. CBD is known to help with inflammation, arthritis, joint pain, stomach cramps, swelling, epilepsy, aches, colds, anxiety, depression, eczema, psoriasis & rashes.

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#036: FREDDIE SMITH & ALYSSA TABIT: BIRTHDAY EDITION

On Episode 036, we put Freddie in the hot seat where he answers your questions on this special birthday episode! We chat everything from dream guests to have on the podcast to bucket lists, advice Freddie would give to himself at 16, what inspired him to pursue acting, plans on having children, favorite failures, what Disney character he would be and oh, so much more!

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WHAT THE INSTAGRAM BLACKOUT TAUGHT ME

Picture this: The day is Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. I am getting ready for the Draper James x M.Gemi Collection Launch. I grab my photo for Instagram and prep my stories to celebrate and share this fabulous limited line.

I open up my Instagram only to be greeted by a “cannot load” message - no matter how many times I hit refresh. I go to my Insta stories and try uploading - no dice. I then pull up my feed and try uploading a photo - zip, zilch, nada.

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