Squad is bridesmaids. Panama City Beach Edition!

June 15, 2017

To Jason & Jill Dill congratulations on twenty-five years of marriage!

Thank you for taking SQUAD to Panama City Beach & for giving me the greatest friend of all time! I love you Carlie Jo-Ann Dill! XOXO

So basically this was my favorite day/night of Squadcation because it was vowel renewal night & our first night at pier park!

We coordinated colors last minute and all had either blue or yellow dresses to wear to the wedding which was perfect! Myka and I ran to the Fresh Market for 24 of their finest red roses for Jill & tied the cutest anchor ribbon around it. But I’m getting ahead of myself…..we started our day enjoying our usual lazy behavior at the beach. We came up for lunch which was watermelon and salt!!! After lunch, it was time to get ready for the big vowel renewal surprise! Jason & Jill were out while we started getting ready! We planned out what we would do perfectly down to the exact moment. It all went smooth until we realized I “forgot” the camera in the condo so Jason and Jill had to go down by themselves. When they got down to the beach there was a minister waiting for Jason & Jill along with their close friends Alan & Coral.

We were Jill’s bridesmaids and it was a beautiful experience for SQUAD.

The flowers in our hair were a gift from my mom for SQUAD to wear on the beach and I have to say they were a hit in Panama City Beach. We made a statement at Pier Park and were then known as the girl group of “solid tens” with the flowers. I think the flowers gave SQUAD a great beach vibe and complemented our beach hair.

Jason & Jill are a great marriage to look at as a young person because they love each other with everything they have. I love to hear them talk to each other sweetly and hear their stories from when they were younger. They keep God in the center of their marriage which is exactly as it should be. I am so delighted to know that after 25 years of marriage they love each other more than when they started their lives together.

As for Pier Park in Panama City Beach, my favorite memories were made there. We loved to get a tropical drink from the tiki bar and to walk around sipping them slowly. The sheer amount of gentlemen who complimented SQUAD was enough to drag us back to pier park every night of vacation. This night was the best because it was the flowers and the fact that we were all together again. After one whole year of not being able to actually see each other and after a year of recognizing how significant our friendship actually is.

Now for the fun stuff!!!

GET MY LOOK

Dress: Belk, Linked here! (ON SALE NOW!!! ONLY $25) *The white rope was something I added & you can find white nautical rope at your local craft store! 

Squad Flowers: Hobby Lobby, Linked here! (ON SALE NOW!!! ONLY $0.75)

If you are interested in anything my gals were wearing please leave a comment & I will get more information.

More Squad Posts coming soon!

COMING UP: 

After I finish the squadcation series I plan to write a post reviewing hair care & how exactly I have gotten mine to grow! I will also cover a low carb diet, a book review, wedding, and my new job! Also look forward to CAMP which will be filled with new trendy modest looks!!! YAY.

All my love,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

XOXO

1998miss

P.S. Going to do a giveaway this summer so stay tuned.

ALSO THANK YOU JASON & JILL DILL!

Squadcation is Vacation

June 12, 2017

Squadcation is Vacation

Hey y’all more on Squadcation! Check my last post for a brief recap on what exactly I am talking about when I say Squadcation!!!

This time I’m talking about wearing all black on the beach and this stylish coverup. It is a full zip mesh dress with a hood! I loved wearing it with my all black swimwear and my giant Banana Republic floppy hat. My gals were, of course, all stylish as well so make sure you give their looks a gander!

Let’s get down to business!

GET MY LOOK

Black Beach Cover Up: Mom’s Closet, Similar Style here!

Sunnies: Coach, Similar Style here!

Black Floppy Hat: The Banana Republic, Linked here! (ON SALE FOR $35 RIGHT NOW!!)

All my love,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

XOXO

1998miss

Follow my Instagram account @1998miss

Destination Squadcation

June 11, 2017

Squadcation

a trip taken by a good looking group of gals close enough to be sisters, known as a super fun time where memories are made that last forever.

This one is for you SQUAD.

PANAMA CITY BEACH

You were a swell trip that will most likely be the highlight of my summer. I can’t believe God gave me such wonderful friends! I am blessed. After being back for 2 weeks I’m saying why did we even come back. Days of soaking up the sun with my besties, reading stellar books, walking miles upon miles on the sandy beach, games of spike ball, cards at night, the Panama City pier, the flirts, the sun tan glow, the virgin pina coladas, the beach waves, the pictures, the snuggles, and the deep belly laughter that won’t be forgotten. As I said before a treasure.

Day 1 was an early morning where we hit the beach and literally laid out all day. We did hit some waves, take a walk, and snap a few pictures too. My favorite was the long walk down miles of sandy shore.

I read the best book during my travel so make sure you check out the review I write later this week.

NOW FOR THE BEST PART.

GET MY LOOK

 Swim Top: high waist style w/ halter (best style for my body type) Dillard’s, similar style here!

High waist Swim Skirt: Dillard’s, similar style get it here!   (Size up for a longer length)

Cover up: totally took this from my moms closet!! Love the length because it’s modest on the beach yet trendy! Similar style here!

Sunnies: Kate Spade, Dillard’s sale, similar style here!

More posts this week!!! I PROMISE!!

XOXO

love yall

1998miss

Alexa Dudley

p.s. Follow my favorite girl myka (I’ve tagged her on IG)

Somewhere on the beach (Vacation Update)

June 2, 2017

SOMEWHERE ON THE BEACH

 Hey y’all! I’m just checking in to let ya know I’ve been MIA because I have been on Squadcation in Panama City Beach. I have literally been living the life of real beach bum. We wake at 9am and hit the beach by 9:15am. We lay out, read, soak up sun, & enjoy each other’s company. I just finished the best book this week called Living Well Spending Less which I will be writing a review on later this week. If y’all wanna good update you can follow me on Instagram @1998miss I am featuring some darling beach looks & my SQUAD. I plan to get some major posts done as soon as I return home but you can count on a major delay as my MacBook is currently experiencing some serious issues. Anyways here’s a few pictures from this week to hold y’all down. Also THANKS FOR ALL THE LOVE ON INSTAGRAM WITH MY PCB BEACH LOOKS. Y’all make me feel so blessed.

HERE’S THOSE PICTURES I MENTIONED

ADPi Spring Chicken Dinner

May 20, 2017

ADPi Formal

Hey y’all I am a little late with this post because I HAVE BEEN SUPER BUSY THE LAST MONTH ESPECIALLY WITH MOVING OUT FROM SEWANEE! I AM OFFICIALLY HOME AND LOVING IT!!! I brought home Miranda and am showing her the ropes for farm living in Missouri (it’s an adventure every day)! Our most recent project is planting a garden and I am planning my wardrobe for my trip to Flordia with my squad!!! All these details should be up within the next week but until then enjoy some sporadic updates on IG!!! @1998miss

Here are the chicken dinner details!

I really enjoyed swing dancing the night away with my pal Lane wearing this little navy number! The bright neon shoes were quite the needed pop. (They were a little something I picked up from the annual Dillard’s shoe sale!) Similar styles linked below and follow my ADPi story here!!!

GET MY LOW KEY FORMAL LOOK!!
Dress: Gift, Similar Style Linked here! (I WANT THIS!!! Also I recommend atight navy skirt underneath or sizing up if you’re wanting something more modest!)

Neon Heels: Steve Madden (Dillard’s), Similar Style here!

All my love,

Alexa Dudley

@1998miss

Alpha Delta Pi, Iota Delta Installation Dinner

April 26, 2017

Alpha Delta Pi

Iota Delta, The University of The South

Sewanee, Tn

Installation Dinner at the Sewanee

This was a grand occasion I will never forget. We celebrated Alpha Delta Pi, the future of Alpha Delta Pi, Iota Delta, and our newly elected girls! We enjoyed a delicious dinner complete with some very special Strawberry Cake! I was so excited I could share this night with both my Nashville mom, best friend, sisters, and MOM!!!!!

 

 

GET MY LOOK

DRESS: Dillard’s, Similar Style here! (My mom brought me this but I can’t find the dress online! It is a sale item!)

Shoes: Name Brand Clothing, Similar Style here! UNDER $30!!!!

My thoughts.

It is crazy how much you can connect with something so quickly. I hope that every young lady living on a college campus away from home joins a sorority where they find a fit because it gets lonely being 10+ hours from home and sometimes you need a sister! A sorority should be all things wonderful and nothing not. Everyone has preconceived notions about sorority’s and that’s okay I did too. It wasn’t until I rushed at Sewanee and found Alpha Delta Pi that I knew I could also fit in a sorority. I found a place where I was welcomed and treasured for my spicy differences! It was cool that I was a blogger, cool that I had a commitment to modesty, it was great that I came from the midwest, it was great that I loved Jesus, and it was okay that I didn’t do the conventional sorority activities. My sisters saw me for my true self and I was appreciated! I came home to a group of gals who love me and who love strong young women.

So when it comes to your sorority experience go with your heart because it is always the place you long to be. If would have followed my thoughts instead of my heart I wouldn’t be an ADPi Gal, or Recruitment and Marketing Vice President for Iota Delta. I wouldn’t be in an atmosphere where I truly felt a fit and I wouldn’t be where God intended me to be.

Alpha Delta Pi is a sisterhood built on a strong foundation by six young ladies who came from strong religious backgrounds and I am so blessed to be apart of that.

So while this post is about the fabulous installment dinner for Iota Delta it is also about recognizing how blessed I am to be studying at Sewanee, serving as Recruitment and Marketing Vice President and living out my dreams! God has always got the best plan for me and that is why it is important that I trust him.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ARLYN THALER! I LOVE YOU!
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO MADE THIS NIGHT POSSIBLE.
A BIG OLE THANK YOU TO OUR ADPi ROYALTY THAT CAME!
A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO OUR SIX FOUNDING LADIES FOR MAKING THE GREATEST SISTERHOOD OF ALL TIME.

&

THE BIGGEST, MOST WONDERFUL, MOST SIGNIFICANT THANK YOU BELONGS TO MY MOM.

Mom you have given me the greatest example to follow as a Proverbs 31 woman and as the woman who loves life (and kills at it)!

You inspire me on a daily, you are the reason I am who I am, you are literally the most beautiful person in the world and you are my best friend. I LOVE YOU MOM.

I owe every bit of my accomplishments to you because I couldn’t have made it here without you.

Now I just wish I could fast forward through finals and come home!

Thank you for reading,

I love y’all!

Alexa Dudley

1998miss

Nautical Yellow

April 25, 2017

Nautical Yellow!

  

Loving this summer sweater layered over a striped yellow crop top from forever 21 for a bright spring look! I’m looking for anything to brighten up the fact next week is finals and I’m not prepared! I can’t believe freshman year is almost over! Attending Sewanee was my dream for forever and I made it! I am looking forward to heading home with Miranda for a summer of adventure! I love my best friend she is my constant source of laughter and encouragement. Miranda Lyu is going to go far y’all I just know it. If you didn’t already know… she is a blessing and a gift from God! One day I will share my testimony about Miranda and when I do y’all will understand. We took today’s photos after a long day of homework and projects as school comes to a close! We love doing photos during GOLDEN HOUR!!! I totally recommend that! I have been getting some questions about where this skirt came from as well as what camera I use and I will be linking a similar skirt below! (The camera will be in a post later this month so I can get you all the details!)

GET MY LOOK

Striped Crop Top: Forever 21, Similar Style here!

Yellow Summer Sweater: Ralph Lauren, Similar Style here!

Skirt: Burlington, Similar Style here!

Strappy Sandals w/baby heel: Dillards (Cole Haan), Similar Style here!

All my love,

Alexa Dudley

1998miss

P.S. Have a great week!!! XOXO

ADPi Diamond Days

April 25, 2017

ADPi Diamond Days

   

I can’t believe we already make it to diamond days!!! My alpha status in ADPi flew by and who knew I’d become a Delta so soon! For those of you that are not Alpha Delta Pi gals, Diamond Days are the days we celebrate our traditions and graduate from our Alpha class! It is a bittersweet time where you come to realize how blessed you are and how glad you are that you joined the first, and finest for forever! I literally love Alpha Delta Pi and can’t imagine joining any other sorority!

Now let me tell you what Diamond Days is in one word…..

MEMORABLE.

two words…..

SUPER FUN

three words…..

JUST JOIN ADPi

Wanna know more about ADPi, Diamond Days, or my sorority experience follow me on Instagram

 @1998miss.

or

rush ADPi

or

rush ADPi

or

follow me @1998miss & rush ADPi!!

These pictures are from the first day of Dimond Days where we wear all black! You can see the rest of the days on my instagram!

& don’t forget to check out…..The Installation Banquet at the Sewanee Inn.  (Posting in the next 48hrs)

All my love,

Alexa Dudley

1998miss

Easter Baskets for College Preps

April 24, 2017

     

An Easter Basket for College Preps

Hey Y’all I am so happy that when my mom came this weekend for my Alpha Delta Pi installment Banquet and brought me some Easter goodies. #SHEISACOOLMOM I seriously am stoked about what I got! This is the perfect guide for those trying to keep the traditions going with their college babes + a preppy twist! See the pictures in the Gallery and above!

Take a gander above for some ideas!!!

We’ve got a greenery made basket complete with a classic bow!

It is filled with skinny stix which I add to my water every day and it costs me 25$ per month! This was such a treat!

I got some delicious 15 Carb chocolate bars from Skinny Cow!

+ some other goodies

VINEYARD VINES

Two Dresses! Will be on the blog soon!

TATA FOR NOW,

Alexa Dudley

XOXO,

1998miss

Happy Easter!!!!

April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!!

HE IS RISEN!

I am so thankful to celebrate this Easter with my roommate and Chinese besties at my church in TN! It is such a blessing to have friends that come to church with me! I’m showing them their first American Easter and it’s going to be the best one yet! Stellar Church this morning, good food this afternoon, and great little baskets!

I’m loving today’s look because of these fun sleeves, bright colors, and preppy prints! This shirt has been one of my favorites and is the same shirt I wore in Charleston! It is so easy to mix and match! I also adore this little gingham ponytail bow from JCREW!

GET MY LOOK

Blouse: The Banana Republic, Similar Style here!

Skirt: It’s Old, Similar Style here!

Hair Tie: J Crew, Linked here!

Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Linked here!

P.S. We had the most fun taking these pictures in a field full of yellow flowers off the mountain. Miranda is turning into a little blogger gal like me!

All my love,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

P.P.S. What a day to celebrate Jesus! What a wonderful savior he is!