When it rains, it pours.


I mean that in the most uplifting positive way ever. For some reason? These last few days, on my blog have been very successful!  March 26th, I hit my all time high for number of blog likes :). Thank you allll!

And when I feel inspired with feedback I feel the need to expand my knowledge on blogging, so I connected through a twitter chat last night with other fashion bloggers from 9-10. It was so inspiring, these people are experts on publicity and staying true to your blog. I feel asleep while studying fashion stuff for college, and it was on a good note because I just had style on my mind constantly.

As if it couldn’t get any better?! I don’t know why, but it did. I decided after the chat to contact someone I saw on twitter, @PrettyMeBlog, that wanted a guest blogger. And I got that too! She’s going to be in touch by the end of the month :).

I went in to my fashion class this morning, looking less than delightful.. because these late nights focused on fashion are catching up with me, but the good news continued.

My quiz was rescheduled. My teacher gave me back another one, with a 90 on it :). And the women that needed to get back to me about setting up the fashion camp this summer? E-mailed me about my ideas because it’s being finalized this week! She also wants me to help chaperone a Hip Hop class during the summer at night? No, dance is not my forte, but I’ll make it work for the higher than minimum wage pay check.

I went to highschool after, not realizing necessarily how great my luck has been. I had to quickly grab a meal from McDonalds, not exactly my norm.. And rush over to the next thing on my agenda, but when I finally had the chance to breath? I realised something. Sometimes you just don’t focus on the stuff that’s going right in your life, when you should.

I had to get a temporary filling put in, due to my never ending teeth problems. I sat in the waiting room writing up that e-mail for the women involved in fashion camp. The tooth was a pain -still in- but I got through it and still enough feeling in my face to talk, so it’s all good.

The phone rang and it happened to be a writer from the Evangelist. The Evangelist is the paper for the State capital’s Catholic Diocese in New York. They’d contacted me before because I went to a National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, in November, but I couldn’t dream of why they’d need me now..

The writer, it turns out, remembered my strong opinions on modest fashion. I personally, believe it comes along with the preppy territory… I can’t help but hate on exceedingly low necklines and love simple classic trends. She wants to interview me Monday all about my opinion, plans for college, and blog!

HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?

I JUST SUBMITTED MY GUEST BLOG TO FROCKSTOCK AND GUESS WHAT THE TOPIC IS?

“Modesty is the best policy.”

It will be published on http://www.frockstock.blogspot.com on March 30th, please check it out. I plan on sending a copy of it to the writer at the Evangelist as well! I think what I’ve learned anything today it is that even if in 40 minutes I have to show up at work, in an annoying navy polo and uncomfortable black pants.. smiling as if K Mart is the place I always wanted to be… it’s okay. Because there will be things that happen, past K Mart, that make this all worth it. The things that happened to me today, could change my life. Or maybe they won’t. But the big Guy has a plan, it looks that way to me. And I’m thrilled that writing, fashion, and religion can be part of it.

Love,

Allison

 

Thank God I’m Fabulous.


I was wasting time after my classes (Business Organization and Principles of Retailing) this morning on twitter and @LifeAsABarbie tweeted what she believes TGIF stands for. I smiled, cuz I think that too. Thank God I’m Fabulous. Maybe that sounds cocky, but seriously I owe it to the man upstairs for making me who I am. Obviously wouldn’t want it any other way.. until I become all consumed with things that are fabulous and I seriously wish I wasn’t so distracted. We all have flaws, but I need to work on this. For example: My house has been on the market since September, and my parents want to sell it. Sounds good to me too, but either way I’m out of this small town, so it doesn’t really phase me anymore. Someone is coming to look at our lovely casa tomorrow morning for a tour and so I’m supposed to be cleaning and putting away the heaping amounts of clothes that have taken over my bed. Oops.

I’m blogging instead. As I said, distracted by something fabulous. Between reading and writing blogs, I’m checking up on twitter and facebook. On twitter I stumbled upon Frock Stock, one of the many stores I follow. Completely focused on what I was supposed to be doing.. (sarcasm) I started to fill a cart of cute vintage clothing and accessories at shockingly low prices. I don’t mean to brag, but I just got paid today.. and I expect to order some of these ASAP.

This dress is only 28.99. Personally, I’m floored by such a unique vintage inspired piece. I then looked for a cute little bobble to match, and easily found a tiny floral ring for 8 .50. See below.

As I looked over the site, I decided my clothes (the ones I already own) could wait. I saw this dress a few weeks back, but I think it is now time to make the purchase, because I simply have to have it. And once I saw a statement purse with such lovely floral design, I knew the two were meant for each other.

I probably would have started to find more, but my phone rang and it was Kmart. The lovely retailer that provides me with my shopping money requested my presence 4 hours prior to when I was supposed to come in. I negotiated and now I’m going into work in approximately an hour and a half. Therefore I have no choice but to snap back into reality where my little brother dropped another pile of laundry and my armoire needs to be dusted. Working a 6 hour shift I will be able to buy the first outfit before any other coupons. Sounds like a good place to shop on a budget to me.

Stay fabulous!

Allison

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