I’m Back!

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Whew!  What a whirlwind of weeks.

I can’t even begin to describe all that has gone on, so please forgive the run on sentences. I turned twenty-four, my mom came to visit, we cleaned out my closet, we went shopping, we went out to lunch, we went shopping (again), we went for a walk around Chastain Park (my favorite place to run/walk, and the location for all of these pictures), I went to the pool, I got a sunburn, I updated my running wardrobe, my boyfriend and mom cooked me my favorite bday breakfast (corned beef hash), I went back blonde, we went to dinner, we drank wine, we ate dairy-free key lime pie (yum!), we consigned my old clothing, we got juices at Arden’s Garden, I caught up on sleep, I went to acupuncture, we ordered Chinese and watched a movie in bed, I went back to work, I “spring summer cleaned” my apartment, I took naps (yes, plural- something I NEVER do), I started a new book, I decided I wanted to become a runner (obviously not something that happens overnight), I bought a ticket to the Domincan Republic for July 4th, I online shopped for cover ups, I went to a BBQ… I am out of breath.

Overall, it has been a wonderful twenty fourth year filled with new clothing, exciting changes, happiness, and love.

I thank you for the time away to refresh, reset, and renew.

Cropped pants: Nike / Tank: Nike (old) / Shoes: Nike / Bra: VSX Sport
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Personal Week.

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I decided to treat myself and take a personal day week. My mom is flying in midweek, my birthday is this weekend, I need to clean and update my closet, my tan is waning, my roots are showing, I need to prepare for an upcoming move, and overall I am in desperate need of some R&R. I try to be go, go, go most days of my life (you know- fit 30 hours of activity into a 24 hour day), but I find that it eventually catches up with me twice a year. Looks like it’s about time to take a few days off from blog-work and work-work, to refresh, renew, and become one year older.

I can’t wait for my mom to get in from Arizona. I am literally so excited for this weekend I could burst at the seams. We are going to have a great girls weekend by the pool- hopefully the weather holds out! Doing lots of my favorite pastimes- shopping and walking around the park. Eating, drinking, and being merry… My mom and I share a deep love for cooking, baking, and wine, so I know there will be alot of that, along with hitting up my favorite spots in Atlanta (insert: Souper Jenny, The Optimist, and Hal’s).

It has been a great 23rd year, but I know, by far, 24 with be the best year yet!

See you on the flipside!

xxo,

Allison

The LBD is nothing new- and for a good reason. It is a classic closet builder that can be worn year round, can be dressed up or down, and will nearly never go out of style. Just make sure to toss it once it has been worn to death and is no longer black, but a faded shade of black.

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Top: Parker Dress / Rachel Pally Maxi / Haute Hippie Dress

Bottom: James Perse Dress / Tbags Los Angeles Maxi Dress / alive + olivia Dress