Who’s That Curly Headed Girl?

Hi. You might remember me as someone named Alissa who is 24, loves to talk about curly hair, clothes and frequently trips and falls. Well, she’s  I’m back. I took an impromptu break because I was going through some pretty heavy stuff and I realized that I was putting a ton of pressure on myself to keep going and I needed to listen to my body and mind about what to say no to. I realized that I was putting a ton of pressure on myself to always be blog-ready in what I was wearing or thinking of content ideas. I needed to stop and just live life for a little bit. 


After all, one of my biggest pet peeves has always been when bloggers act like there’s 500,000 people waiting on your post. Based upon my stats, at the most I would have like 10 people waiting on a post so in no way do I think that someone is like, “YESS! Almost midnight so I’ve got to go see what Alissa is posting about today.” (Although if you are, you are my favorite person ever and let’s be besties.) I realized that I needed to just let it go, which is probably something I realized because I finally gave in and watched Frozen with my 5 year old niece and my life was forever ruined by that soundtrack. 


So what’s happened with me in the meantime? 

Graphic swing dress with heels for work!

Graphic swing dress with heels for work!  Add a statement necklace to complete! Dress: Target (very similar)(pencil version)
Shoes: Asos (very similar)(similar)(similar)
Bag: Tory Burch (exact)
Necklace: BaubleBar (similar) (similar)
Lipstick: Maybelline (exact)
Graphic swing dress with heels for work!  Add a statement necklace to complete!

I was in two weddings in October, a week apart. Oh and I didn’t fit into the first wedding’s bridesmaid dress unless two people very tightly squeezed me into a dress that was supposed to be covering my boobs (the reason I had to get it) and made them look like I was in a corset and pushed them out even more. I had six weeks to get those puppies and my waist into the dress without bursting out. It’s amazing what you can get done in six weeks when you have no other options and you are the maid of honor in a wedding. 


Oh and in case you’re wondering, it fit. It ripped an hour before the wedding. It ended up being super low cut because the boobs wouldn’t go down and I could barely find shoes to go with it but at the end of the day the wedding went perfectly and I learned how to fix a dress with scotch tape before a wedding. 


Stay tuned for my next post detailing how a wedding nightmare came to life. 


Graphic swing dress with heels for work!  Add a statement necklace to complete!

Graphic swing dress with heels for work!  Add a statement necklace to complete! Dress: Target (verysimilar)(pencil version)
Shoes: Asos (very similar)(similar)(similar)
Bag: Tory Burch (exact)
Necklace: BaubleBar (similar) (similar)
Lipstick: Maybelline (exact)
Graphic swing dress with heels for work!  Add a statement necklace to complete!

Graphic swing dress with heels for work!  Add a statement necklace to complete!

Dress: Target (very similar)(pencil version)
Shoes: Asos (very similar)(similar)(similar)
Bag: Tory Burch (exact)
Necklace: BaubleBar (similar) (similar)
Lipstick: Maybelline (exact)

I finally started listening to my gut. You know how everyone says you should listen to it and go with what it is telling you? Yeah, you should probably take that advice because your gut knows what is best for you. Not like the gut feeling that eating 100 sour gummy worms is a bad idea because you know, that’s just common sense but also possibly worth a try. The gut feeling that something is wrong in a relationship or situation and truly doing what your gut is saying is best for you. You’re going to be a lot happier when you start listening to your gut. 


I started pursing things that were just in the back of my mind. Instagram styling, learning the back ends of websites and more have all been nagging at me for the past year and I finally decided that if they weren’t ever going to go away, I should probably pursue them because they mean something. Again with that whole listening to your gut thing. Some of these things may never come to fruition but at least I pursued them and I can say that I know I did my best. I never want to stop learning and I also never want myself to be my greatest roadblock. 

I ate Chipotle five times in one week and had no regrets. Really the only thing that makes this worth mentioning is that although it’s normal for me to eat there three times, the fifth time is when the manager of the Chipotle location said I needed like a Chipotle black card. WHICH IS A THING APPARENTLY! I am so down for that. Pro tip: A gigantic cheesy quesadilla with veggies, sour cream, corn salsa is under $4 in Kansas. You’re welcome. 

Hello? Is it me you’re looking for? No? Well, anyway, I missed you. I totally read your posts though, but really, I missed you all. Thank you all for being the best, even when you didn’t know that you were being the best.