Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Alli's Rule AND a Scarf Tutorial

 So I have this friend Alli. 
Alli and I met during our college years.
I went to OU, and she went to A&M with my two best high school girlfriends, so we got to know each other over the years at bridal showers, bachelorette parties, weddings, baby showers, and some girl weekends.
Alli and I clicked the moment we met, but we've grown even closer over the last several years (our boys were born 6 weeks apart and we got to go through all of the first time mommy stuff together).
I really do love me some Alli.
She is just as sweet as can be, is the best type of cheerleader friend (know what I mean?),
and is the most awesome prayer warrior.  
Plus, she has just the right amount of SASSY thrown in.
I'm all about sassy.
A sassy prayer warrior?
Well, it should come as no surprise given her history that Alli has been super supportive of this blog!
She forwarded it to like 50 friends and then started sending me pics of outfits 
that Pinterest made her do. 
So.......I thought I would feature Alli today and some of her Pinterest looks.
Love you friend!

Look #1:
I would like to call this look "Urban cowgirl".
 Denim shirt: American Eagle
Belt: Gap*
Black Jeans: The Limited
Brown boots: DSW
Alli remembers purchasing that belt in 1994 for $6.99.  I'm super impressed that this belt has lasted 17 years in her closet, and I am even MORE IMPRESSED that Alli's waist has remained the same size for 17 years.
Alli, you go on with your bad self.
And I must say, I've never seen a denim shirt look more sexy.
A sassy and sexy prayer warrior.
That's a hard look to pull off, but she totally does.


Look #2:
I would like to name this look "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy"
Sleeveless shirt: Target
Scarf: Francesca's
Jeans: Old Navy
Cowboy Boots: They were her mom's and are like 40 years old!

I love how Alli put a scarf with a sleeveless shirt because Pinterest told her to!
Still, I know that a lot of you are still unsure about scarves.  In fact, a reader named Kasady (Hi Kassady!) commented on my Scarves are Magical post asking if I had any tips on how to wear scarves.  Well, I did a little digging and I found this awesome youtube video! This darling girl shows you 25 different ways to wear a scarf in 4 1/2 minutes!  I learned more from watching that video than I did an entire semester in Physics for Non-Majors in college.

Now, before I let you go, I have one more thing to share.  Alli and I actually met at the mall today with our kids and some other friends, and she shared a little fashion tidbit with me that I would like to now pass on to you.
There was a dress that I was really liking at Fossil, but I couldn't decide if I wanted to get it or not because it was $70 (which is more than I typically spend on an individual piece of clothing).
She asked me if I followed the 3 Day Rule.  Hmmmm.  I was not aware of the 3 day rule.
Well, if there is a purchase she can't decide on, she typically leaves the store without it.
HOWEVER, if she is still thinking about it after 3 days, she will go back and get it.
I told her that I thought that was a good idea in theory, but what if you thought about it for 3 days, had fallen more in love with it, and then you went back to find out it's no .elonger there.
That would be heartbreaking.  No?
That's when she told me about the other rule she sometimes follows:  The 3 minute Rule.
If she's still super passionate about something after 3 whole minutes, she will go ahead and buy it.
I like the 3 minute rule better.
From henceforth, we will refer to it as "Alli's Rule".

 Alli, I love that we have been friends "forever", and I am going to become a
firm subscriber to Alli's Rule.. 
I can't wait to see the next outfits you send me!


  1. I love me some Alli too!! I feel like Alli and I should be besties. In fact, Nikki, Alli and I should all 3 be besties (all 3 very sassy girls). I am a little bitter that Alli's pics turned out as cute as they did. How did she take such awesome self-portraits? I'm quite jealous. Quite.

  2. Thank you for such sweet words! I feel like I went from totally geek to totally chic!. I'm just afraid y'all will discover all my dorkiness and I'll be back to being totally geek : )

  3. I love Alli's rule! I'm definately implementing!

    And she looks amazing!


I would of course love to hear what you think! As long as it is super sweet.....and maybe a little sassy. Sheaffer :)

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