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February 2017

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All BLACK so CHIC #Mourningtheweekend

February 27, 2017

All BLACK so CHIC #Mourningtheweekend

YES I AM MOURNING THE WEEKEND THIS MONDAY! I wanted to wear all black because ultimately it is the classiest look + I actually had a really hard time pairing these little sock booties with anything else! I hope to find more “fun” ways to dress them up, so look for that soon! OH & THESE LITTLE TRENDY BLOGGER BOOTIES ARE ONLY $20! Dullard’s 65% additional off of 40% off! You know I am a bargain shopper so I am rocking the trends for a way better deal! Invest in fashion but don’t go crazy! LOL I say this with guilt behind the statement too but just think of it this way, these shoes are only going to be in for a little bit! I also plan to give them a few wears and then pass them on to GOODWILL because with buying new clothes/shoes I have to give something away in exchange or I have to use temporarily. This is my new mindset after giving away 4 massive trash bags of clothes to Goodwill in Nashville and reading The life-changing art of tidying up over Christmas Break!! Thanks mom you were so right! I totally 10/10 recommend you 1) Buying this book & reading it 2) Detox your wardrobe 3) LET GO OF SOME THINGS.

Monday is so busy for me with classes all day, a quick lunch break, a long shift at work, two Alpha Delta Pi meetings, and then Chapter!! I really loved getting to meet the lovely ladies who are our advisors for ADPi tonight & getting to celebrate sweet Ashlyn’s nineteenth birthday! XO girl love you!

I also wanted to say thank you to dumpling for taking the time to photograph this look today-you are my best friend! I love you girl!!! These photos were taken on Sewanee’s beautiful campus but with an iPhone because I still haven’t found my camera charger 🙁

I am mourning the weekend in this look but I am doing it with 100% chicness! Lol.

GET MY LOOK: 

Black Skirt: Postmark *Same Skirt but mine is old (Forever 21)

Fringe Petite Jacket: Venus *Similar Style (Mine Dillard’s)

Space/Glitter Sock Boots: Dillard’s *Similar Style (Mine also Dillard’s/same brand but sold out $20)

XOXO,

Alexa Dudley

LOVE YA!

1998miss.com

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EVENING SPONTANEOUSNESS

Darcy Miller “CELEBRATE EVERYTHING” Book Signing

February 27, 2017

CELEBRATE EVERYTHING
DRAPER JAMES 

DARCY MILLER
NASHVILLE, TN
1998miss.com 

Y’all I have the most exciting news!!!! DARCY MILLER SIGNED MY BOOK CELEBRATE EVERYTHING!!!! YAYYYYYY! Wow what a exciting evening this was in Nashville, TN! A not so quick jaunt off the mountain for a FUNN TIME! I was so delighted to take Chinese dumpling to my first book signing with someone (in my family) we consider a real celebrity! Lol, Darcy Miller was darling and so sweet! We enjoyed sweet tea, shopping, and some darling little treats while chatting with Darcy Miller. Before attending the book signing at Draper James-Reese Witherspoon’s store in Nashville we ran to Trader Joes to pick up some flowers for our sweet friend and Darcy! After the book signing we enjoyed a quiet little Mediterranean meal with our dear friend on 12th South! It was 100% AMAZING FOOD!!!!! Such a fun little trip, and I hope you guys followed along on my Instagram story as I posted nearly every five minutes! Just so you know I am going to be doing that from now on SO FOLLOW ME!!! I like the IG story for VLOG purposes it is so much more convenient than YOUTUBE! Also the look I am wearing is the exact same outfit as the second day of #TNYC17 which I know I am an OUTFIT REPEATER lol but I am just like you friend!! Lol, I always tell people that ask me about my wardrobe that being a blogger is hard work & in all honesty I am just an average  girl who loves fashion (& maybe repeats an outfit here or there)! Lol, it matched the Draper James blue so I HAD TOO! XOXO!

GET MY LOOK:

THE LOOK IS LINKED IN PREVIOUS #TNYC17 LOOKS!

The only difference is  I am wearing my nude red bottoms! I totally recommend doing this because it took this casual look to a 10! I also recommend that as soon as you can you invest in a good class pointed nude & black heal!!! THEY ARE STAPLES IN THE WARDROBE MY FRIEND>

XOXO,

Alexa Dudley

1998miss.com

CASUAL Wardrobe

Black/Nude & Casual/Sleek COMBO LOOK

February 27, 2017

BLACK/NUDE & CASUAL/SLEEK COMBO LOOK

Ya heard me right friends these looks are classic colors and SO casual SO chic! I bought this little black top from Forever 21 during #TNYC16 for $2 & I can promise ya I am going to wear it into the ground!!! I love Forever 21 long sleeved tops because they are form fitting and so trimming! (I was looking good 🙂 kidding but ya)! I also picked up this little nude top from the sale for $2 and just switched out the tops for a simple easy look! I loved that I could pair the black booties from Forever 21 that were $3 with my usual classic denim skirt too. I wore the black style to the Chattanooga Aquarium on Sunday night and the nude style on Monday morning to class! Yay, GO ME! Y’all if you must know it is so easy to look chic for cheep! Also solids take you from 0 to a SOLID 10!

P.S. I included two extra pictures from other looks not on the blog

GET MY LOOK: 

Black Top: Forever 21 *Similar Style (Mine also Forever 21)

Nude Top: Forever 21 

Jean Skirt: Old Faithful from JCP 

Black Booties: Forever 21 

Little Red Bag: VDAY GIFT THX MOMMY

XOXO,

I love you!!!

Alexa Dudley

1998miss.com

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EVENING SUNDAY BEST

Nude Ballerina w/ 80’s belt!

February 27, 2017

NUDE BALLERINA W/ 80’s BELT

I loved this little look! It was such a fun way to spice up my simple/classic nude dress + I felt like a ballerina! I paired my favorite belt from my momma and her 80’s collection with a little red bag! The belt brought a waist in and then some spice. I chose to do loose curls with this look to compliment the style of the dress + I was having a bad hair day! LOL. Honest to goodness I was. I also wanted to say that the real pride & joy of this outfit were my new little red bottomed babies! Thank you mom for the early birthday gift!!! I LOVE EM! Staples in your wardrobe do cost ya but I promise they’ll keep ya!

GET MY LOOK: 

Dress: Amazon *Similar Style Linked (Mine Dillard’s Oldie)

Ballerina Tutu Dress: Forever 21 $14

Belt: My mom’s closet. (My fav thing she’s given me)

Little Red Bag: VDAY GIFT

 Pointed Black Little Red Bottoms: Nordstrom CL

XOXO,

Love ya!

Alexa Dudley

1998miss.com

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EVENING SUNDAY BEST

Make a STATEMENT sleeve!!!!

February 27, 2017

Make a STATEMENT sleeve!!!!

I loved this sleek look with a black statement sleeve!! So chic! I paired it with my forever loving maroon banana republic skirt and a slick low bun. I was so excited about wearing these shoes because I bought them all the way in January at the Dillard’s new years sale for convention!  When I saw them at Dillard’s I envisioned the runway trend of super high platforms and thought uh yes I’ll take them + they are sparkly with a fab ankle strap. To finish off this simple yet classic look I paired a black JCREW clutch too! Hey *tip if you are wanting a classy look I suggest block coloring like I did-so easy! 

GET MY LOOK: 

Statement Sleeve Top: FOREVER 21 $19

Maroon Skirt: Lulu’s  *Similar Style Linked (Mine Banana Republic) 

Clutch: JCREW *Similar Style (Mine also JCREW) 

PLATFORM QUEENS (Shoes): Jessica Simpson

XOXO,

1998miss.com

Alexa Dudley

P.S. Follow me on instagram @1998miss + don’t forget to click the links provided to get my look!!

CASUAL

Dorthy Darling

February 27, 2017

Dorthy Darling is inspo from the Wizard of Oz!

This darling little top came from my (recently) favorite trendy store found in the contemporary section….FOREVER 21! I got this top and many of the others from #TNYC16 at Forever 21! The best part is they are fun & easy to style modestly! I also love it because  you can rock the best blogger trends for 1/4 the price!!!

GET MY LOOK:

Dorthy Darling Top: Forever 21 *Similar Style

Dark Denim Skirt: Lulus *Similar Style to Burlington

Modesty Layer Shell: Forever 21  *Similar Style

Hunter Rain Boots: Hunter RED!

Red Bag: No Label Gift from MUM for VDAY 

XOXOXO,

Alexa Dudley

1998miss.com

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EVENING

#TNYC17 Night 1: BABY BLUE?

February 18, 2017

#TNYC17

Night One

CHATTANOOGA, TN

I am so happy to be in TN district and attending my first youth convention here!!! Down SOUTH & I LOVE IT.  I love my church, my youth group, & my Jesus. God is so faithful he promised me a future here in TN & he has given me a beautiful life. I’m so glad that I connected with TN kids on my mission trip to Madagascar because now I have A GREAT CHURH!!! I LOVE NEW LIFE. I’m thankful for good friends & good pastors! Finding a church was my #1 priority with choosing a school & it’s no coiencidence how God orchestrated this! Now that the basic praises of the day are done…..

I am going to be doing blog posts for each of my outfits during this convention & will be posting them probably in the early hours of the mornings!!! I hope you like my looks & I’m super excited to be doing a new trendy look but W/ MODESTY.

GET MY LOOK:

Baby Blue Blouse: Forever 21 $35

Skirt: Burlington $20

Modest LIFE SAVER: Forever 21 $13

Blue Cowgirl Boots: FRYE

Bag: Tory

FOLLOW ME ON IG TO KEEP UP WITH THIS WEEKEND!!! @1998miss

I am promising to POST!

P.S. I only bought this blouse because it was Alpha Delta Pi blue. Also the shell I mentioned above that is nude is def. a necessity for your closet! It’s cheep & it’s high neck, simple, trendy, classic, & BARELY THERE. GET ONE TO SAVE YOUR WARDROBE/LIFE. IT IS MY GO TO ITEM!

XOXO,

LOVE Y’ALL

1998miss

Loyally, 

Alexa Dudley 

About 1998MISS

I ran home to Alpha Delta Pi!!!! ???

February 8, 2017

Alpha Delta Pi 

ΑΔΠ

My experience.

Y’all I participated in rush at my school not knowing that I would actually find sisters in the process. If you know anything about rush…I’m going to tell you something totally different! Rush is very different at Sewanee but still quite the memorable experience. I went into the process with an open mind but my heart was leaning toward one particular sorority. It wasn’t until I actually had the opportunity to get to know each organization on campus that I knew exactly where I belonged.

Alpha Delta Pi was the sisterhood I walked into hoping I would never walk out of. ADPi is extra special because it is the very first sorority ever established. It was founded in 1851 at Wesleyan University. I am a founding member of Alpha Delta Pi’s Sewanee chapter and I am never going to forget running home to ADPi. I am proud of my ability to look into myself and really listen to what my heart was saying. I prayed and trusted God to lead me to the right group of sisters at Sewanee and to open doors for me on this campus. It was no coincidence that a door opened and ADPi joined greek life at Sewanee the same year I did.

Alpha Delta Pi was unique to Sewanee’s rush in how they presented themselves, let me just tell you it was all class and pearls. I’ll never forget walking into McGriff Alumni house where a parade of beautiful poised young ladies stood to greet us. They were dressed head to toe with darling ADPi blue accents and southern charm. It was love at first sight!!!! The decorations were incredible-fresh flowers, an array of sweet treats, baby diet. cokes, sweet tea, infused lemon water, and all things Alpha Delta Pi. I was so dazzled as it was exactly how I imagined rush would be + it was down to the little details perfect! (I fancy myself a party enthusiast, so I know when a party is extra grand-THIS WAS AN EXTRA EXTRA GRAND AFFAIR) After meeting the girls we sat down and watched two short clips about the values of Alpha Delta Pi where I fell deeper into love! We learned about the philanthropy ADPi supports which is the Ronald McDonald House, a home for families with children living in the hospital. The Ronald McDonald house does so many beautiful things to help make those unfortunate circumstances better.

 I listened to the many wonderful things that ADPi stands for and I went into a “rush” of mixed thoughts. You see even as I was dazzled by so many wonderful things in this experience I had already set my mind on a different chapter which made this process a whole lot harder! I listened to my mind saying one thing, while my heart was beating for another.

As we continued through the week we arrived at return house night and I was excited/nervous, I thought I already knew what I was doing except I didn’t. I went back to my favorites spending the most time at Alpha Delta Pi where I felt my heart tugging again, I promise it wasn’t the gold letter balloons spelling out Alpha Delta Pi with a heart, or the sweet and salty popcorn bar (it was def a major plus tho), it was interacting with the girls when I felt the tug.

I sat and talked with Aryln (the beautiful, sassy, southern leadership consultant at Sewanee this semester) for at least an hour about her experience during rush and how she also joined Alpha Delta Pi during its installment year at her university! She had the same thoughts I was having + she was a double legacy for another sisterhood! #superstressful #grandmaswasan….. After talking with sweet Arlyn I felt like I’d made a friend and that I was one step closer to maybe picking ADPi.

After finally leaving ADPi I went to my other return house visits where I felt myself comparing how I felt at each house with how I felt at ADPi- I felt so unsure about what to do so I stopped and prayed asking God to direct my path.

I talked to my friend Isabel (now sister) about my return visits and she decided that we should just say the one we truly loved the most at the same time to help make this process easier…she counted to three where we both shouted I’m going ADPi!!! WE WERE SO HAPPY THAT WE BOTH SAID IT OUTLOUD & WE WERE EVEN HAPPIER THAT WE WERE GOING TO GO ALPHA DELTA PI TOGETHER! WE DEEMED THAT WE WERE ALREADY BASICALLY SISTERS! EEEK! After calling my mom and telling her which one I finally chose she simply said: “I knew you’d pick the right one, God knows exactly where you need to be….and I am so excited you came to your senses”!!!! LOL. My mom is my best friend so telling her made it final!

This long story brings me to today… I am officially an Alpha Delta Pi and loving every second of it. I ran home to sisters that live for me, love me, and let me live for them! My shake day was darling, divine, and super classy!!!! We painted tiles, ate finger sandwiches and ADPi cake (yes it was special for shake day), sipped from ADORABLE paper straws, glittered our faces to perfection, took millions of pictures, laughed with each other & celebrated our new sisterhood!

P.S. our shirts were blue & long sleeved & like so totally perfect! (shown above in pictures)

So basically, after having the best shake day, sister retreat, initiation, and first chapter meeting I can say with my whole heart that I made the right choice…. but I knew all along that I was meant to be an Alpha Delta Pi girl!

I prayed for him to direct me, but he had already been leading me to the right one.

So, which SoROARity are you going to join??

Because ? ALPHA DELTA PI girls live for each other

&

? DIAMONDS last forever!

I pray that your rush experience will be filled with excitement and that you will pray about the choices you must make because God has a place for you! I also pray its Alpha Delta Pi-just teasing. 😉

I want to encourage you to trust God with your future because he designed you he has YOUR perfect plan.

Jeremiah 29:11New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

P.S. Thank you to Arlyn for EVERYTHING YOU DO. You’re chic from head to toe, super sweet, and extra lovely! You are already a favorite of mine!!! I am so glad God brought you into my life! XOXO

Thank you to Anna Kate for investing so much time into my Alpha Delta Pi experience, I’ll never forget it! You have been a blessing + you’re are insanely gorgeous!

Thank you to all my other sisters who have helped make Sewanee’s Alpha Delta Pi chapter a success. You all have truly shown what is means to live for each other!

I love you.

XOXO,

1998miss

Loyally,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley