August 14, 2013 - Better You, Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

I Feel Pretty | Blessed

There are so many reasons I’m feeling really blessed lately.  But first and foremost today I’m celebrating 14 years of marriage to this guy.

Wedding Photo Anniversary We met 21 years ago on a blind date and I knew that he was the one from that moment.  I can’t think of a better person to share my life with and the awesome responsibility of raising our three children.  God created the perfect man for me.


If you missed my announcement yesterday, I’m feeling really blessed to have my book Get Pretty, Kick Butt! now available on Kindle!  For those of you who asked, there will also be a print version coming soon.

Book Cover


I’ve been asked to participate in a contest to be the new brand ambassador for Rose Royce Jeans.  I’m not going to go crazy and drive you all nuts asking for votes (you’re welcome)  but if you would like to cast one, you can HERE.  🙂

I am in love with these Rose Royce jeans.  The fit is perfect and so is the length – they can be worn with flats or heels.   They have really great details too (see pics below).  Yes, there’s a pic of my butt.  I can honestly say I never thought I would get that brave and it’s making me cringe a little.  But the back pockets are just too cute with their rosette buttons and stitching.

Now and Later

Mint Tshirt Jeans Heels Add a scarf and blazer and this outfit instantly transforms for fall.

Mint Tshirt Navy Blazer

Navy Blazer Scarf

Navy Blazer Scarf Jeans

Rose Royce Jeans Side

Rose Royce Jeans Back

Navy Blazer Close [Blazer:  Kenar (TJ Maxx)/Scarf:  c/o Golden Tote/T-shirt:  Express/Shoes:  Jessica Simpson/Watch:  Michael Kors/Jeans: c/o  Rose Royce]


Blazers and scarves are one of my favorite combos for fall.  They instantly transform a t-shirt and jeans into a put together outfit.  The possibilities are endless and they work for so many things.  I especially love them paired up with some boyfriend jeans.  Here are some outfit options using this winning combination.


Green Blazer, Floral Scarf, Boyfriend Jeans [Blazer:  ModCloth/Scarf:  Gap/Jeans:  Kut from the Kloth]


Coral Blazer, Turquoise Scarf, Boyfriend Jeans [Blazer:  Wallis/Scarf:  Fab/Jeans:  Shopbop]


Cobalt Blazer, Floral Scarf, Boyfriend Jeans [Blazer:  Wallis/Scarf:  Loft/Jeans:  Loft]


Have you entered the J. Crew $300 gift card giveaway yet?  What a great way to jump start your fall wardrobe.  Click HERE to enter!

I Feel Pretty

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 me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel Pretty Link up your outfits or anything else that makes you feel pretty. There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps.

That’s it! Let the fun begin.

Getting my pretty on with Summer StyleShanna, The Pleated Poppy, Real Girl Style, Style Sessions and Sarah.

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  • Congrats on all this awesome stuff, Alison!! That book sounds like it will be a great read for so many women!!

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  • I love these jeans Alison! I wish I could vote but I don’t do Facebook. Good luck! You look fabulous! I have had my eye on that Wallis Blazer too! I think you just gave me the perfect fall outfit idea! Thanks! Susan

  • Wow – congrats on your 14 years together…you must have been a child bride because you hardly even look 30 now! Also – good luck with the Rose Royce competition – have voted for you and will do so again tomorrow if that’s allowed. The jeans are awesome – LOVE that detail around the pockets. Finally – you know I love my scarves – and I get to chose from my scarf shop every morning..I must send you one – will drop you an email, Avril xx

  • Congrats on your anniversary! It truly is a blessing 🙂 We celebrate our 13th anniversary next Monday. Love both of your looks. Jeans, blazers and scarves are my favorite fall staples for sure!

  • Saxon

    Happy Anniversary! You are a blessed woman. We need to count our blessings every day.

    What’s making me feel pretty today is my sun room. It isn’t conditioned, so it had become a junk room of epic proportions. It has been my mission this summer to clean it out and fix it up to enjoy this Fall. I’m getting there. I covered some pillows, yesterday, to put on the couch and they look great! I’m sitting out here, sipping my coffee and enjoying a cool morning and feeling pretty blessed myself. 🙂

  • This is such a great post! I’m off to cast my vote right now!!!

  • Happy Anniversary! I love all the blazers you’ve shown. Blazers or cardigans with scarves are definitely a favorite of mine for the fall, too. That coral and turquoise scarf is gorgeous!

  • Congrats on your anniversary and on the book. What a great accomplishment.

  • Congrats on 14 years! Very cool about the book AND you look amazing today, love this combo!

  • ebru

    god bless you and your life.. xoxo

  • Happy anniversary, and CONGRATS on you book! That’s amazing!

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  • Good for you! You guys look great as a couple. My wife and I are coincidentally celebrating our 12th anniversary next week. Have a fun day.

  • Happy anniversary!!!! Cheers!

  • Happy anniversary! I hope you have a great date night planned!!

    xo Lulu

  • Happy anniversary 🙂
    Congrats of the book, and wow your fall look is amazing and you are so beautiful


  • So many exciting things!! First, congrats on 14 years of marriage. Such a wonderful accomplishment! Also congrats on the e-book!! That is so awesome!

  • Rachel

    Happy 14th anniversary to you and your husband!!
    I love the wedding photo.
    Also, your blazer/scarf/jeans outfit is purely amazing.

  • Happy Anniversary! And Congratulations on the book! Glad to hear so much is going well for you!

  • WOW!! Congratulations to you on your anniversary! You look like you were 12 when you got married! And a book! WOW again! So exciting!

  • These jeans fit you so well Alison!! And I completely agree with how a blazer and scarf can instantly transform a casual summer outfit. I’m loving that turquoise/coral colour combo – it’s my go-to right now. Hope you have a lovely anniversary celebration today!!

  • Ada

    I love how you styled this Mint Tee + Jeans for now & Fall. Great scarf & earrings. Also, congratulations on 14 years of Marriage. I wish you about 74 more!! You were a Beautiful Bride, Alison.

    My pleasure to link up this Wednesday. Ada. =)

  • Happy Anniversary!! Those jeans look gorgeous (And SOOO fun with the blazer!), good luck with the challenge.

  • Awwww a huge hug & congratulations on your anniversary Alison…..OMG you are so PRETTY in your wedding picture for a second I thought you were a wedding couple figurine on top of a cake! 🙂 Secondly, it’s amazing to be competing alongside you again at RR!!! Thirdly, count me in as a follower of your new book…I will surely get a copy!!


  • Congrats on your anniversary and having a book published!! And both of your outfits are awesome – these jeans look great on you!


  • Happy Anniversary Alison!! You look good in everything you put on! I’ll vote for ya 🙂

  • Love the Fall look with the blazer and scarf. I’m so ready for the next season. 🙂 Happy Anniversary!!

  • Happy anniversary and way to go on your book!! Love the blazer/scarf combos, so pretty!!

  • Big week for you! So fun, congrats! I love jeans and I love how you showed great ways to dress them up – I tend to always dress down. Happy Anniversary!

  • You are gorgeous! Congratulations on your anniversary. Thanks so much for the linky!

  • Happy anniversary!!! You look fabulous, then AND now! 😀

  • Oh, happy anniversary Alison!! Hope you can snag some special time together today 🙂

    And that’s amazing about your book! Can’t wait to check it out!! Well done!

  • First of all, congratulations on your book and happy anniversary, wow!
    Secondly, love your looks, blazers and scarves are a great combination.

  • Congrats on 14 years!! We just celebrated 13!! Cheers to a lifetime more of love!! And SHUT UP!!! You have a book!! That is fantastic!! I must check it out as long as you send me your autograph!! 🙂

  • hl

    Happy anniversary!

  • Kym

    You have a book out!?! That’s HUGE! Congratulations!!!!!!

  • Great blazer/scarf combos. Happy anniversary! So many happy events for you to celebrate this week… enjoy!

  • Congrats!! Also, I love the scarf over the blazer for fall. Will definitely be giving this a try. So cute!

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  • Haha you are too funny! Your butt looks good! You look great in those jeans and I really love that emerald scarf and blazer combo! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! And congrats on the book, that is SO awesome! You’re supergirl!

  • Happy Anniversary! You look fantastic in those Rose Royce jeans! Aren’t they great?


  • Happy Anniversary!! Love the cute jackets and scarves you have put together!

  • Liz

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, your book and on your nomination. I’ll vote for you. You look (as always) stunning xxx Love Liz xxx

  • Those jeans look amazing on you! Happy anniversary! I hope you guys can get out and do something special. =)

  • Happy Anniversary! I hope I look as good as you after 14 years of marriage! 🙂

  • Happy Anniversary!!!

    Those jeans are awesome and I love you styled them with the jacket and scarf. Such a great pre-fall outfit!

  • Congratulations and good luck!

  • First of all, Happy Anniversary!!! 🙂 And I LOVE your blazer, scarf and jeans outfit!! Those jeans look great on you! The scarf is so pretty, too! These kinds of outfits make me feel like fall is just around the corner! 😉

  • I love these now and later looks! That scarf is gorgeous and mint is one of my favorites 🙂 Also, happy anniversary!

  • You look gorgeous! Happy Anniversary.. 🙂

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  • Wow..first off, congrats on your anniversary! And such exciting news about ur book! I will check it out ASAP! You kick butt 🙂
    BTW, these jeans are so well fitting, and great tips for transitioning an outfit from summer to fall!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  • Congrats on your anniversary! I love jeans and a blazer and a scarf!! It’s such a fab look on anyone. You look so beautiful as usual.:) Tell your hubs he’s a lucky guy.

  • Congratulations on your anniversary, Alison!

    I can’t imagine there are any type of jeans that you couldn’t wear as your figure is stunning but theses are really gorgeous. Love the stitching.

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  • Great casual yet very well stylized outfit. The jeans looks lovely on you and congratulations on your book.
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  • Isn’t it amazing what a scarf and an extra layer will do to change the look of an outfit? I never leave home without a print on! They just add so much interest.

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  • the jeans look like they fit so well!
    And happy anniversary!

  • Timothy Jenkins

    If I had a way to contact the author I would love to do her portrait. If the photos above are of the author I will have a great drawing done soon.