M. Gemi Bi-Annual Sale – Come and Get It

The time has come. M.Gemi’s bi-annual sale hits TODAY. This is huge as all styles included in the sale are up to 60% off! For Italian leather hand-made shoes, you should consider this the deal of the century.  I have linked my favorite styles below but to view the entire sale click here.  They are already selling out quickly so nab a few now if you’re interested.  Note: if you really love a style that is unavailable, get on the wait list! They will notify you if it becomes available in your size.  How’s that for customer service?

1. Black and White loafers

2. White cut out flats

3. Tan boots no longer available. 🙁

4. Basket weave grey sneakers also no longer avail

5. Flatforms — my fave shoe of the season!

6. Neutral strappy high heel sandal

7. Neutral two-strap high heel sandal

8. Lace up flat sandal in luggage

9. Leopard print high heel mule

10. Black wooden heel boot no longer avail

11. Neutral high heel bootie

12. Double strap mule – high heel with animal print

13. Neutral suede slides

14. Mule with mid-heel in cognac

15. Gladiator sandal in neutral and/or black – everyone needs a pair!

16. Black double strap high heel sandal

17. Red double strap with bow high heel sandal

18. Blue driving moccasin

19. Blue/white lace up flat sandal

Below are a few photos of an M. Gemi platform that I ordered in the spring. They are the perfect sandal to pair with flare jeans and have such a 70’s vibe.  I love them! If you don’t own a platform or a flatform, I highly recommend giving one (or both) a try.

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Cutout Bathing Suits

Many of you have private messaged me about this black bathing suit I wore on a recent trip to Mexico.  I bought it from South Moon Under and they still have it in stock. Yay! It fits true to size and has a major slimming effect — you will love it!  The cutouts are right on trend and the seam detailing along the sides help to whittle the waistline,  making you feel your best even on a bad day.  Believe me, after eating guacamole and chips every day in Cancun, this is exactly what I needed at the end of our vacation. This suit hit the mark where slimming details are concerned and I have worn it several times since Mexico … and that is a successful purchase in my book. Hope you love it too! xoxo

p.s. how cute are my friends bathing suits too?!? I love having fashionable (and fun) friends 🙂

To purchase the Kenneth Cole bathing suit I’m wearing, click here. Scroll to the bottom for links to similar styles.

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This is my husband, Jim.  I haven’t introduced him to my blogging community yet because he doesn’t really like to be on social media that much.  I wasn’t planning on posting pics until I got requests from you and these are the only photos I have so … hello Jim!

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These girls are a bundle of fun, I tell you. Fun, fun and more fun!

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We had the best time together with just our husbands and us. No kids.  Have you taken time out for yourself lately? Taken a trip with your husband and your friends? If not, I highly recommend it.  It was fab.

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Oh heyyyy! Getting goofy with my girl.

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Similar styles here and here and here.

 

Box of Style

By now, many of you have heard of Rachel Zoe’s ‘Box of Style’. For those of you who haven’t heard, strap on your seat belts. This seasonal box ships four times a year and contains items which are specifically curated by stylist Rachel Zoe. Think caftans, leather goods, beauty and hair products, jewelry, sunglasses and more. You never know what you’re going to get until the “Hero Item” is revealed but I can guarantee you this — you will not be disappointed. This box of style, in my opinion, is the best on the market in terms of ‘subscription’ boxes and is, by far, the greatest bang for your buck. The items Rachel chooses are, simply put, fabulous and flawless.  The best news? You will receive $10 off your first box when you use this link 👉🏻Box of Style/ChicbyAlisonRose.

Here are a few photos of me wearing the entire summer box of style captured by my amazing friend and photographer, Lindsey Clark (@takeitoutside). I used the Ouai (pronounced ‘way’) Wave spray to create texture in my side braid.  Since then I have used it every day for the most effortless beachy waves under the sun.  The smell is A-MAZING and it works like a lightweight mousse, leaving your hair with soft waves that are fluid and sticky free.  This will definitely be a staple in my beauty bag from now on!

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Glasses (by YHF Los Angeles), Necklace/Ring set (by LuvAJ), Caftan by (Michael Stars). All pieces are part of the summer Box of Style.

Hat: Madewell (my own). The best part about this hat is that you can roll it up, tie a hair band around it and throw it in your suitcase. Get it here (it’s on sale!)

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Look at the lariat necklace and ring (middle finger) from Luv AJ!  I’ve already worn mine several times layered with my other gold jewelry and yep, you’ve guessed it, this is also part of the summer Box of Style 🙂

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Shoes: Prada flatform (sold out). Similar here and here and here