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 – D2 Summit!

I’m going to keep this week’s Friday Favorites short and sweet because our family is at Disney World at D2 Summit!  My daughter’s cheer team Wylie Elite Diamonds got a full paid bid to compete at this All Star cheer championship for small gyms.  It’s a bittersweet weekend for her and us as this will be her last time performing as a cheerleader. Her team takes the mat tomorrow morning to see if they will advance to finals on Sunday. Wish us luck!

Favorite #2 – Age Appropriate Shorts

In case you missed it, this week I published my Guide to Age Appropriate Shorts.  If you’re still struggling to find the perfect pair, take heart.  Just like jeans, you have to keep trying but there is a pair out there for everyone.  Check out the 12 pairs I tried on in this post and let me know what you think.


Favorite #3 – Pom Poms and Tassels

You may have seen this flat lay floating around on my Facebook page and Instagram lately.  (BTW – a flat lay is a photo of an outfit taken from above on a flat surface for the purposes of displaying it.  I had a reader ask last week so figured maybe some others wondered the same thing.)

Anyhoo, these colorful sandals are something you’ll probably see me wearing a lot this summer.  My favorite thing about these shoes is you can build entire outfits around the colors in them. This past week I paired up a cobalt blue top with my white sailor shorts and a red tassel necklace.  If you don’t have a pair of embellished sandals for summer yet, I recommend this pair. They are cute and pretty comfy too.

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[Sandals:  Same/Sailor Shorts:  Same/Blouse:  Similar/Purse:  Same/Bracelet:  Same/Necklace:  Same]

Favorite #4 – Girls’ Spring/Summer Shopping List


Remember when I said that the Girls’ Spring/Summer 2017 Capsule Wardrobe was one of my favorite capsules ever?  Well it is!  It makes me wish my girls still wore sizes 7-16 so I could dress them in these outfits. Sadly they are both my size (yes even the 12 year old) and borrow my clothes all the time.  🙂

I’ve got a special treat for you today – because I LOVE this capsule so much, I’m letting you download the shopping list for free.  No strings attached, whatsoever! You don’t even have to give me your e-mail address or your first born or anything.  I just want other moms to benefit from being able to easily shop for spring/summer clothes for their daughters.  I’ve gotten feedback from a few of you about how much fun you’ve had shopping together for this list – so have some mother/daughter shopping bonding on me!

Click the image below to download it now.

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If you’re so inclined, you can purchase the full capsule along with all 28 days of outfits. Below are four sample summer outfits created from this shopping list.  You can upgrade to access all 28 days of outfits HERE.


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And if you decide not to buy the outfits, I ain’t mad at ya!  Enjoy the shopping list anyway. Maybe it will serve as a springboard for your own outfit ideas.

Favorite #5 – Summer Challenge Opens in One Week

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Speaking of summer capsule wardrobes, the Summer 2017 GYPO Style Challenge opens in just one week.  I’d love to be your personal stylist this summer for just $39. You get a summer trends and basics shopping list plus 23 days of mix and match summer outfit ideas delivered to your inbox daily. This challenge also includes six bonus outfits bringing the outfit total to 29!  Stay tuned for more info and fun giveaways.

Do you follow GYPO on Instagram yet?  If not, hop over now and follow along.  I’ll be doing some IG only giveaways, you won’t want to miss out! Follow me HERE.

Linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea for Friday Favorites.