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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 Hours - 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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#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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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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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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THE BEST ROMANTIC COMEDIES OF ALL TIME

REAL TALK: Reflecting on past years of celebrating Valentine’s Day, no matter my relationship status, one thing always remains the same: my favorite way to celebrate this holiday is with ROMANTIC COMEDIES! Sometimes going out can be stressful. Restaurants are packed, the menus are all preset and the setting can feel very contrived. While I do love celebrating love, sometimes there is no better Valentine’s Day than a date at home with your loved one, favorite rom-com, home cooked meal & delicious wine. #yesplease

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THE VALENTINE'S DAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I feel so many of us never know what to get the lovely ladies in our lives (whether that be our significant other, daughter, mom or even a Galentine!) What is something she would adore? What is something she would benefit from using? How do I find something timeless that she will truly appreciate? No worries, my sweet friends, I gotchu covered.

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10 WORKOUT SONGS FOR YOUR 2019 PLAYLIST

It is no surprise that I am obsessed with ALL things music. Whether I am writing, cleaning, working out, relaxing, driving, editing or working at a coffee shop, you better believe I have different playlists for each occasion. I have an eclectic taste in general but when it comes to my workout playlist - I am really picky!

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HOW TO MAKE 2019 YOUR YEAR

Picture this:

It’s the second week of January 2019. Your Facebook News Feed seamlessly transitions from ‘New Year, New Me’ posts to entertaining af ‘How Hard Did Aging Hit You?’ challenge posts. 

The crowd at the gym is becoming less packed and everyone is slowly sliding back into their usual patterns & lifestyles.

Can I let you in on a dirty little secret? I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions.

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ADVENTURE DIARY: WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING AT KINSLEY JAMES

When I was in 8th grade, I remember sitting in English Class and my teacher, Mrs. Pomerantz, told the class that she would be guiding us in a visualization exercise. She instructed us to close our eyes and envision it was our wedding day. She painted a beautiful picture which made us all feel as if we were right there. She continued on and had us visualize, in detail, our wedding dress as we walked down the aisle. At the end of the exercise, she had us greet our significant other and then we were to open our eyes. The class began to roar into discussion as she asked us different questions: “What did your dress look like?” Or “Were you able to envision your future husband or wife?”

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5 WAYS TO MAKE IT A GREAT WEEK

I get it. Life is chaotic. We can't always control what is going to happen. But do you ever feel like your weekends flash by in the blink of an eye and the fresh, new week hits you right in the face and you feel totally unprepared? Errands need to get done, deadlines haven’t been met, the laundry and your household are a hot mess and you have no idea what you can wear Monday morning?

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