I Feel Pretty | Formulaic + Big News!


I’ve got some big news, ya’ll.  But I really need YOUR HELP!

UK Clothing brand Wallis is preparing for it’s first US launch.  They’re holding a contest to find a US ambassador to represent their brand.  My little blog got picked to be in the competition with 28 other bloggers!

ME, a mom of three that’s almost 40.  I know the odds are against me but…

It’s a voting based competition.  Since I’m not one of the bigger blogs, I really have to rely on you guys to come through for me.

It takes three clicks and is super easy to do.  Just go to the Wallis Facebook Page, click on the pink Blogger Ambassodor Contest box under the header,  then find my entry and vote for me.

Or you can simply click HERE to go directly to my page and vote!

I will have the opportunity to create an outfit using Wallis fashion in the coming days, so stay tuned!  Until then, I would love it if you could please drop by and vote for me.  You can vote once a day.


Now on to this week’s outfit.

I am a firm believer in formulaic dressing.  It makes putting outfits together effortless.  When I find an outfit formula I love, I stick with it!

So, if you think today’s outfit looks vaguely reminiscent of last Wednesday’s, then you’d be right (and pretty observant)!

Both of these outfits employ the same formula.

Spring Outfit Formula

Blazer + Trendy top + Colored skinny denim + Statement necklace + Great wedges

[Seersucker Blazer (on sale)/Cuffed Skinny Jeans/Floral Tank (on sale)/Wedges (on sale)/Bee Earrings/Necklace]

Remember the knock-off J. Crew wedges from Target that I told you about in this post?  I snapped them up on sale over the weekend.  Get yours HERE while they last!

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your favorite outfit formula?  Tell me in the comments!


I Feel Pretty

It’s time for this week’s I Feel Pretty link party but first let’s take a look at last week’s Pretty of the Week.

She’s Lindsay of Lindsay J. Everyday!

Lindsay is a girl after my own heart in her own version of the spring outfit formula!  Her cobalt blue blazer, trendy lace top, statement necklace, awesome wedges and pop of pink make for a perfectly stylish transition into spring.


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.

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  1. Ginny

    I love this spring look, and that floral top of fabulous. Thanks for the link up 🙂

  2. KC Saling

    Voted! Good luck to you, pretty lady!

  3. H&K Style Journey

    A blazer, boots, jeans in winter and a pencil skirt, cute top and heels in summer are my uniform. I always feel pulled together wearing either look. I love your blazer and top paired together too!

    Congrats on your nomination too. That is so exciting!

  4. Monica

    Great outfit! Perfect for Spring. Love your colored denim too!

  5. Jenna

    I LOVE your outfit!! And the fact that it’s from Target is even better!! The blazer and top look so cute together!

  6. Hailey

    I love those target wedges! I have them in black and am seriously thinking of picking up the cream or turquoise too. 😉 They are cute and pretty comfortable. I love your blazer too!
    Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

  7. kendra kay

    a mom of three and almost 40?! please! even MORE reason why you got this mama!

  8. Silvergirl

    good luck on winning the contest
    just purchased a pair of peach denim, but haven’t worn them yet
    still holding out for some sunny skies and warmer temps

  9. Lindsay

    Yay, thank you so much for the feature! I am loving your outfit. I need to find a cute floral top like that pronto. Crossing my fingers for you for the Wallis gig, how fun would that be???


  10. Katie @ Loverly She

    Alison, you really are such a beautiful lady! I hope you get told that often 🙂

  11. Margaret


    Cute outfit! Love the wedges and the floral top.

  12. Jessi

    Just voted for you! 🙂 What an exciting opportunity! And you could just lie and say your in your 20’s, I’d believe you!!
    I wish I had formulas, I kind of just throw things together! Haha. I love blazers and wedges though (I’m wearing them in my post today) and your formula seems to look perfect every time! Love the seersucker blazer 🙂

  13. Priscila

    Love those wedges. I just got some wedges myself! Lindsey is so cute!

  14. Carly

    voted for ya! Good luck.
    LOVE the formula…I rarely go blazer free these days!

  15. BiTi

    You’ve got my vote 🙂

  16. Sherry

    Love the outfit! I bought a few pieces in the floral pattern too. Adore the color combination! AND I AM SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! That is such amazing and exciting new Alison:-) Good luck lady!!!!

  17. Sarah Hulbert Style

    Love the outfit formula! It’s a concept I talk about a lot with styling clients. And it has landed you some adorable results, Alison. Happy Spring!!! ~Sarah

  18. Denise

    Hi Alison!
    Congrats & I will vote for you….I think it is fabulous that they chose your blog! Love the Spring in your outfit too.

  19. Kelly @ Kiwi Womens Style

    Formulae are about knowing what works for your shape so I say go with it! Then if you get bored you just learn a few more basic formula to add in to the rotation 🙂 Thanks for sharing with WW xo

  20. CC

    Congrats girl! Good luck. 🙂
    I love your spring formula. 🙂 I don’t really have a formula, but I love anything with a colored bottom and stripes. 🙂

  21. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Hey Alison, congrats on the nomination! I’m heading over there now to vote! I like your formula idea. When you break it down, it’s basic….however, your looks always look so individual. Bravo!

  22. Lindsey B

    I LOVE the seersucker! I’ve been on the look out for some myself! And congratulations on being nominated! I’ll be taking a trip to their page! Thanks so much for hosting! Once again, I’m happy to be joining! 🙂

    PS I don’t think the odds are against you at all! I adore your blog! 🙂
    High Heels and Training Wheels

  23. Marie Young

    VOTED!!! Hope you win! New to your blog. Like what I see 🙂

  24. Jeannie@gracefully50

    Congrats, Alison!
    I’d love to vote for you but I don’t have a Facebook account. 🙁
    You look fresh and springy! SO pretty!

  25. Peggy

    Love your formula and all the Target! You need to link up tomorrow! Sorry I missed today’s link up, busy day at work. I bought the refined dress in that floral print today, love it!

  26. Vodka Infused Lemonade

    Love your outfit. I totally voted. I’m also hosting a link up today. Would love it if you joined.



  27. peggy

    Thanks for linking up friend! I voted for you!!

  28. Vodka Infused Lemonade

    Thank you for linking up with me today. I’ll be hosting my next on Thursday April 11. The theme will be show me your favorite spring trend. Hope you can join me.



  29. Rachel

    gorgeous outfits! I love your formula. guess I better invest in a statement necklace & wedges!

  30. Mel @ The Larson Lingo

    I need a blazer. I am convinced!
    Love those fun spring capri’s. So cute!
    I have that Target tank top, love how you styled it!
    I will vote for you as soon as I get home from school (facebook is blocked at school. boo!)

  31. Amber @ 3 Ladies & Their Gent

    CUTE outfit! I love, LOVE those colored skinnies. I think I may just have to make a ‘grocery’ trip to Target. You see how that works? Skinnies included in on the grocery list. Good luck! Voted!

  32. Robin

    It’s good to have those go to basics that you can rely on to feel pretty, especially when you are short on time or get a last minute invite. Great idea!



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