I literally don't even know where to begin. I have been the biggest fan of this girl for years. Nikki Phillippi has a YouTube channel focusing on lifestyle, music, & beauty. She has the cutest little family and biggest heart. I remember stumbling upon her YouTube channel in 2013 and immediately thinking "this girl could totally be my friend". She's a young, kind, Christian gal married to her best friend. She loves singing, fashion, being kind and giving beautiful advice/encouragement that this world needs. I found her at a time in my life where I was feeling down and lost and (even if it sounds cheese) I really felt like God brought her into my life for a reason. She's been a sounding board in my life and I feel like she always puts her best out there as her truest self and loves on others immensely. I'd love to meet her one day and give her the biggest hug. Everyone needs to give her channel and instagram a look and just soak in her encouragement and realness!
SWEETS: Chameleon, Simple Mills + RawMio Chocolate goodies
Guys. The chocolate cravings (and literally all bad foods) have been so real this week if you KNOW WHAT I MEAN *WINK WINK*. I got home from a 5 day work trip on Sunday and Daniel was picking me up from my boss lady's house. I texted him that I was desperate for the Simple Mills chocolate chip cookies from our pantry but he told me he'd already left the apartment. THE DISTRAUGHT. It's okay though, we rushed home and I scarfed down more than I am proud of (10). People, I need you to understand. These delicious little cookies taste JUST LIKE CHIPS AHOY but have only the best and cleanest ingredients. Even Daniel was super surprised! You've got to check them out! It's been soooo helpful having these sweet treats around the house when I get that hankering. I'm so glad this week is over though because I'm feelin' it! I've been a fan of the Chameleon Cold Brew Mocha flavor for several years and it's literally one of my absolute favorite things. I like to just add a splash to a huge cup of ice water if I want a little hint of flavor. I purchased the RawMio chocolate bar on a whim while I was out shopping Monday and crampin' like a mad woman. The bar was like $6 but let me just tell you - it was worth it.
Things: JustFab Sandal + Slip-on
These bad boys came in the mail on Wednesday and you could say I'm in love. I've wanted a slip on shoe similar to Brother Vellies for a while and several companies have their own versions of them. I have an authentic pair of babouche nude slip ons from First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas but haven't worn them yet because I feel like they need to be jazzed up a bit! These were a nice neutral option for a great price. I purchased both the sandal and slip on through their first timer VIP program - so the two were only $39. I probably won't keep my membership due to the fact I don't buy new shoes each month but I am glad I've tried out JustFab. The shoes are a pretty nice quality and the fit is great! The slip ons are a little short for my foot but I can totally still make them work. I wore the black sandal all day Thursday! Love the simple embroidery and lace up detail.
Music: HOlly Maher
I remember in 2013 sitting at my old job, at my old desk, reading Love Taza's blog and seeing this precious video. Yes, people, I did read a blog at that job. It was a pretty boring desk job and I got my work done early so often!! Anyway, I just loved the song they paired with this video and for some reason lately, I've had it on repeat. It's sweet & simple & lovely. Naomi is a precious NYC mom with the cutest family and style. You need to go check out her blog if you like this video!
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.