Alison’s Notes: A New Chapter for GYPO

Hey pretties! GYPO is celebrating our sixth anniversary this month and what a wild ride it’s been. From it’s early beginnings chronicling my style journey out of my own yoga pants rut to growing into a resource for women worldwide to rediscover style, it has surpassed even my wildest dreams. There isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t pinch myself that I get to do meaningful work that I love – and do it with all of you!

A lot has changed in these six years for me personally too. Our son Devon graduated high school and is in his last semester of college, our daughter Aubrey is off to school at TCU in her sophomore year and our youngest Ava is now 14 and just started high school. It’s hard to believe that my kids grew up (and two flew the nest!) along with the blog.

It goes without saying (but I’m saying it anyway) that the GYPO community has been the absolute BEST part of this entire journey. Honestly I didn’t know that such a kind, supportive sisterhood could develop online and I’m eternally grateful to all of you for this.

Our year ahead is ushering in a new chapter in the GYPO journey that I can’t wait to share with you today. I’m sure you’ve already noticed quite a few new changes around GYPO these past few months. For one, our web site has gotten a fresh, beautiful makeover.

In parallel I’ve been slowly making changes behind the scenes too. Together with Team GYPO (yes, we have a whole amazing team now and they’re the best team on planet Earth!) we’ve updated our mission to serve you better. As GYPO has grown it has become about so much more than me and my outfits and has become about you, the GYPO community!


While I will continue to share my own outfits and updates, the blog is a great place to feature our awesome community of Pretties and provide more resources to help you look and feel great. We are doing this by bringing you new features like the “Yes, You Can Wear” and “Style Your Size” posts and helping you shop smarter with our popular new monthly feature  “Style Your Budget”. You’ll be seeing posts from new voices on the blog in the next couple of months and I couldn’t be more excited. Don’t worry, I’ll still be around but if you want to see more of the latest Lumbatis family adventures, you can follow along on my personal Instagram.

We also have a few ways that YOU can be involved in the upcoming changes. Choose any or all of them below!


Through the years, GYPO reader feedback has been crucial to creating content and useful resources. How can you help with our new mission? Take our reader survey. It just takes a few minutes! Let us know what YOU want to see on GYPO. Your responses will be used directly for creating our future content.


Building community has been such an unexpected highlight of starting GYPO and I’m thrilled that we can continue to grow this community together. I’d love to hear YOUR story. If you’d like to share it with the GYPO community click here.


Exciting news! We also now have a GYPO Pretties Community Facebook group. This group was created to give GYPO Pretties a place to connect and discuss all things fashion, style, and fun year round in community with your style sisters. We’ll be sharing exclusive content in that group like new affordable trends to check out and closet staple sale alerts. Plus if you join now, you’ll be entered to win our 12 Days of Pretty Giveaways with prizes like jewelry from Alison + Aubrey, Style Challenges, gift certificates and MORE! I’d love for you to join in the fun! Click here to request access.


If you’re not already on the GYPO newsletter list, be sure to sign up. Starting in September I’ll be sending out a monthly email to subscribers ONLY. It will have all the latest and greatest things I’ve been loving lately and some personal updates too. Don’t miss out – you won’t find this info on the blog so subscribe now!

I’ve never been more excited about the future of GYPO! Thanks for being along for the ride these past six years. I appreciate you more than you could ever know!

Getting my pretty on at Posh Classy Mom, Style Nudge, Style Assisted, Glass of Glam, Walking in Memphis in High Heels, Style-Splash, Shelbee on the Edge, Shopping my Closet, and Straight A Style Blog.


It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments.

There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (FacebookInstagram and Pinterest)
2. Link up your pretty post.
3. Link back to GYPO.
4. Visit other pretties!