Half Moon Drive In

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dress: thrifted // jacket: Forever 21 // scarf: Little Stitches By Brandi Little // shoes: Target

Half Moon Diner

On the way out to the retreat last weekend, we stopped at the Half Moon Drive In for dinner.  It’s such a cute little retro restaurant that I had to take some pictures.  We both got double bacon cheeseburgers (which, I thought that meant it was going to be double bacon.. it was double burgers haha) and milkshakes.  It’s a super cute restaurant and a definite must see in Manitoba (in my opinion).  Plus, it was just fun to go get something to eat at an interesting and unique restaurant.  And, I had never been there before.  It was great!

xoxo,
Alysa

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Road Trip Style: South Dakota!

Road Trip Style: South Dakota

Road Trip Style: South Dakota

Road Trip Style: South Dakota

Road Trip Style: South Dakota

Road Trip Style: South Dakota

Road Trip Style: South Dakota

Road Trip Style: South Dakota

Road Trip Style: South Dakota

Road Trip Style: South Dakota

Outfit Info:
Dress: Ebay (it came from Australia!)
Shoes: Target
Jacket: Thrifted
Pizza Hair Clip: Tiny Tangerines

On the first night of the trip, we stayed in Watertown, SD.  We didn’t see much of the town, but what we did see was really pretty.  Like this area!  As we were driving off of the highway to get to our hotel, we saw this interesting building.  It turned out that it was an art center, and admission for it was free!  We didn’t have time to check out the inside, but we had a lot of fun taking pictures around the outside.

xoxo,
Alysa

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Style Challenge: Floral LC

It’s just starting to actually get nice out now! Which is perfect timing considering that I’m going back to school tomorrow. 🙁  Under normal circumstances, I actually like the idea of starting a new class!  I get to get a new (or new-to-me) book, I get a fresh notebook to bring to class, and I love just starting fresh.  A new school term!

This term, however, I am taking Statistics.  For the third time. (long story short, I only completed it once, and the second time I took it, I dropped it.. so while this is technically the third time I’m taking it, it’s only the second time completing it.. and HOPEFULLY THE LAST TIME!!)

The look I decided to copy for the day is this floral dress:

Here is my take on her floral dress:

Style Challenge: Lauren Conrad Floral

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Style Challenge: Lauren Conrad Floral

Style Challenge: Lauren Conrad Floral

Style Challenge: Lauren Conrad Floral

Style Challenge: Lauren Conrad Floral

Outfit Info:
Dress: Paramix
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: H&M
Jacket: Aeropostal
Bag: French Connection

Snag that Style: Lauren Conrad Floral Style

xoxo,
Alysa

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Stylish Surprise: Cheery Red Dress

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Outfit Info:
Dress: Modcloth
Shirt: Joe Fresh
Shoes: Joe Fresh
Scarf: Wet Seal
Denim Jacket: Second hand

I love ModCloth! I love all the different styles they have, I love how much retro-inspired clothing they have, I just love it!!  It’s so much fun to just browse because, for the most part, I cannot really afford to buy very many of the items they carry.  Which is why I am absolutely enamoured with their Stylish Surprise idea.

Every so often, they do something called Stylish Surprise where, for $15.00, you get one random item in the size that you choose.  The last few times when it came up, I did not hesitate.  This time, however, was a little different.  I decided that for my new years resolution, I wasn’t going to buy any new clothes.  This purchase would for sure count against it, so I couldn’t do it.  But then, my husband bought it for me!  So, as a double surprise, this dress arrived this morning!

It’s so cute! I can’t wait for it to be actually nice out so that I can wear it.  For tonight, I paired it with a shirt/scarf combo because as I look out the window, there is snow falling from the sky right now. 🙁  I can’t wait to wear this dress all summer!!

xoxo,
Alysa

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40 Days of Kindness: Do Not Engage

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Outfit Info:
Scarf: Wet Seal
Jacket: Aeropostale
Shirt: Bluenotes
Pants: Bluenotes
Hazelnut Macciato: Starbucks

The fact that I don’t have my 8:30 am classes on Monday and Wednesday of this week seem to have thrown my internal clock way off!  I somehow managed to sleep through my alarm again today,which didn’t make for a very good start of the day.  I had big plans to go to school and get so much work done, but it didn’t happen.  I did go to my second class, though!! I’m not the worst student!

I haven’t really shared all of my ~random acts~ lately.  I think that a part of me feels like when I do these things, that I shouldn’t be rushing home to tell everybody about it and receive some kind of gold star for helping people.  I don’t want recognition, I just want to help.  I don’t usually start the day knowing what, exactly, I’m going to do for it, either.  Today was no different.  I woke up (albeit a little bit later than I wanted to) and I did what I usually do, which was check all my social media and read my fave blogs.  Somewhere in there, I read something that was really upsetting, ill-informed and hurtful.  So, I told them that.  I attempted at the good old-fashioned “call out”.  And, in true call out style, an argument started.  It honestly didn’t get very far before I bailed.  It’s so easy to get angry, to name-call, to say more hurtful things back to people when they are being rude or hateful.  It’s not so easy to still look at that person with kindness and to move on.  My random act of kindness for the day was just that.  I moved on.  I am not going to go back into that conversation, I don’t want to know what kind of “last word” they might have gotten out of it, or whether or not they grabbed some buddies to help them out.

There’s a quotation that I’ve seen a few times on pinterest that goes along the lines of “before you speak, ask yourself: is it true, is it necessary, and is it kind?”  I believe that in this case I could only answer one of those questions with a yes.  I think that the most important question out of the three (at least for me, right now) is the last one, is it kind?  My aim for these 40 days is to be kind.  How am I doing that when I’m starting arguments with random people I don’t know?

xoxo,
Alysa

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