March 31, 2017 - Friday Favorites

Alison’s Friday Favorites

TGIF Pretties and welcome to another edition of Friday Favorites!  If you’re new around here, Alison’s Friday Favorites is a weekly list of anything that makes my life a little easier, prettier or happier.  Here are a few things that checked those boxes this week.

Favorite #1 – Horse Show

We got up at 4:30 am last Sunday to drive to our first horse show of the season.  This was also Ava’s first show on a new horse.  She is now my height (!) at 12 years old and has outgrown the pony that she rode for the past year so we’ve been on the hunt for a horse for a few months.  The horse she’s riding now is on trial and things have been going pretty well so far. Her trainer rode her in the pre-green division and they won champion!

I love watching her ride and seeing her passion for this sport, although to be totally honest, it also scares me.  A.  I’m afraid of horses, which makes things really interesting!  and B.  I have a minor heart attack every time she jumps.  Full disclosure – I didn’t watch any of her rounds this past weekend. When it was her turn, I walked away. All three of our kids have done sports that have made me nervous – football, gymnastics, competitive cheer and riding. I could rarely bring myself to watch our middle daughter on the balance beam in gymnastics either. That could be the reason why I’m now getting my gray roots covered every 4 weeks. Frankly we should’ve pushed them all a little harder for chess club.  🙂

But then you see this and it makes it all worth it, right?

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Favorite #2 – Upcoming GNO’s

I’ve got not one, but TWO fun local Girls’ Night Out events coming up next week and would love to see you at one…or both! First up is at Closet Revival in Plano on Tuesday, April 4th from 6-8 pm. I’ll be on hand all evening to show you how to get a season’s worth of looks with just a few key pieces. Closet Revival will get you started on your new capsule wardrobe with a free spring scarf when you spend $25 or more. We’re giving away lots of goodies, just RSVP to our Facebook invite.

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The second event will be Thursday, April 6th from 6:30-9:30 pm in Frisco at the monthly HeartStories GNO.  This month GYPO is the title sponsor so you can get your ticket for just $29 ($19 if you’re a first timer!)  I’ll be sharing spring style tips and you’ll be treated to an evening of connecting with new friends, wine and light bites plus this month’s guest Tonia Tomlin will be helping us get our lives organized with her tips.  You can learn more and sign up HERE.


Favorite #3 – Spring Challenge Closes Tonight!


Registration for the Spring 2017 GYPO Style Challenge closes at midnight tonight! We’ll be styling our outfits beginning next Monday.  There’s still time to get your shopping done this weekend!  You’ll get a shopping list of spring trends and classic basics plus 24 days of outfit ideas created from the pieces on the list. It’s the perfect way to get the tools, resources to easily update your wardrobe for spring!  The best part? It’s just $39.  Get your shopping list and your first 10 days of outfit ideas immediately HERE.

Favorite #4 – Scarf Giveaway


In case you missed the announcement on Wednesday in this post,  the GYPO Silk Scarf Collection is now available. To kick off the launch of our first product line, I’m giving away two scarves.  Just pick any of the easy ways to enter below!  Two winners will have their choice of any of the six scarves in the line.  (Open to US residents in the 48 contiguous states only)

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It’s Your Turn:  What are you loving this Friday?

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  1. The watercolors are all so lovely–but I think I’d pick the green one and since it’s on trend, I’d try the smaller one!

  2. Reading this makes me feel much better – my daughter has her first dance competition this weekend and her number has lots of acro tricks. I am not sure I can watch, either! Makes me feel ok that other moms feel this way, too. 😉

  3. Congratulations on your scarf collection!! They are all so beautiful and colorful!!! It would be difficult to choose which I like best.

  4. I love the long green one but to get out of my comfort zone, I’d pick the green bandana style!

  5. I love the blue floral bandana scarf. I’ve been looking for one with those colors. Thanks for the contest.
    Oh and we have a love/fear of horses in common. My daughter rode at 8 and it thrilled and scared me to death all at once. But that picture though! It’s definitely her happy place.
    Thanks for doing your Friday Favorites and letting us get to know you a bit more.
    Have a blessed weekend.

  6. Well, I LOVE that it is Friday! 🙂 And, I really love all of the scarves…I would probably choose the green or blue bandana. Have a great day!

  7. Alison, these are all so fresh and beautiful! I’d pick the blue floral, I think, because it would go with so many things. They are just lovely. 😉

  8. Love them all! I love the way you’ve worn it as a wrap bracelet tied around your wrist!

  9. So excited for you Alison! They are all beautiful! I would choose the small green one since it is so on trend now. Congratulations!

  10. I’m so excited to get the spring challenge kicked off. I have not purchased the scarf accessory yet but looking forward to giving them a try. Your scarf prints are fantastic and I love the story behind the designer and packaging. What a wonderful way to make a difference!

  11. I love them all but my favorite is the green bandana. I have a lot of long scarves, but am building my collecti of bandanas!

  12. Alison, the scarves turned out awesome! I love all of them, so hard to pick just one, but I’m totally crushing on the pink one. This pink looks like it work with my coloring perfectly. Have a great spring season and successful product launch!

  13. I love the new scarf collection!! I think my two faves are the pink neck scarf and the wrap scarf! They are all absolutely lovely!
    And……our son is a rock climber! I can.not.even……..

  14. The scarves are beautiful! It’s hard to pick which one I”d want first but I
    ‘m leaning towards the green. I can totally related to Ava. My cousins and I spent a good deal of our childhood on the back of a horse riding all over our farm.

  15. I think I’d choose the long green one. I think wearing it as a wrap is my favorite style.

  16. Oh my goodness, it is such a tough choice! I would definitely pick a square scarf. Maybe the pink? Gah! I want them all!

  17. Love the pink one and the look where it is wrapped around your wrist like a bracelet – great idea!

  18. This Friday I’m loving that there are only about 2.5 wks left of tax season!! I work in a CPA firm & I’m ready for a little break!! And I would pick the neck scarf you show tied on your wrist! Such pretty spring colors!

  19. I love the larger scarf with the pretty splash of colors–top middle photo. It reminds me of tie dye, but so much softer.

  20. I love all of them!! But if I had to pick my favorite it would be the scarf tied around your wrist!

  21. I love them all – the colors are beautiful. My favorite would be the one draped around your shoulders. 🙂

  22. Surprising myself, I really like the green one. I can’t decide between the long scarf or the bandana though. I like to put my hair up in a bandana and that would be so pretty!

  23. I absolutely love them all. But the green and blue ones just stand out to me. I love the wrap idea so much! Absolutely beautiful scarves!

  24. As for my Friday Favorites – my Michael Kors charm rain boots with neoprene shaft because it is raining like crazy here. And red wine – I’m not picky!! I like the pink scarves :), though all are pretty!

  25. Love the green floral scarf! Loved listening to you on The Pathways to Success podcast as well! What an amazing story! Congrats

  26. All the scarves are beautiful. I love the story of them – – wonderful, creative idea that makes us all feel great while wearing the scarves and benefits so many. Thank You!

  27. I love all of the scarves! I don’t have a small scarf, so I would probably choose that one. BUT the one that you are wearing as a shawl is calling my name too!

  28. I think all of the scarves are so pretty but I think I would pick either the pink or the blue; not sure on the size. On a side note I know what you mean when it comes to letting our kiddos make their choices even if it comes with a little bit of risk. All we can do is pray for them and keep the hair color handy for us.

  29. They are all very nice but I think I would like the pink long floral scarf. It really lights up your face.

  30. Your favorite #1 brought a little tear to my eye. I spent years with those 4:30 wakeup times, and a lot of gray hairs (I did watch them jump and dressage can be stressful too!). These gorgeous geldings were my girls first loves, and helped them become the fantastic college students they are today!!

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