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How you can get healthier and longer hair!

July 22, 2017

Healthy Hair!!!

I am so happy y’all requested for me to share my hair routine because I believe my methods have truly helped my hair grow. Aside from the typical, these are a few different things you can do to get closer to those long healthy locks of GLORY!

My journey

I have always been known to have long hair because of my faith but there was a time when my hair wasn’t so long. I experienced something I had never felt before and that was knowing my hair wasn’t what it used to be. I didn’t want to except that my long beautiful hair that once grazed my hips was now mid-back!!! How did this happen? Well honestly it was a number of things that lead me to this point and a there were a few significant changes I had to make in order to reverse this dreadful situation. I struggled with have perfect hair all the time syndrome (Yes I totally just made this up but in all actuality y’all this is a real thing) this is when you style your hair every single day with hot tools to get that perfect look! OKAY, Y’ALL THIS IS CRAZY. Why would we want to fry our beautiful hair to look “beautiful”? The answer is because we don’t know the power that is in our hair. Our hair is our gl0ry as women we should do our best to protect and care for it!!!! Once I started using heat protectant and went on a NO HEAT CHALLENGE FOR A YEAR things started to change. This was where I literally only put hot tools on my hair for the A-List items and honestly, I just learned to love sponge curls and my natural look! Slowly but surely there was growth!

The second thing I had to address was my eating habits. I had an unhealthy self-image which caused me to take a healthy life style change of losing weight to the extreme where I would derive my body of food. I lost around 50 pounds completely altering my body but to a point where eating food was something I enjoyed not doing. I acknowledge that losing weight is a good thing but it is when you begin starving yourself that it becomes a problem. I can even admit now that I am not thrilled with my body size but the difference is this time I’m going to change it with good measures. I also know that my weight is a number and there is always going to be someone who is prettier, skinnier, smarter, and more beautiful than me. But there will never be anyone else that is ME, nobody else will have the unique things that make me me. I also found my self-worth and image wasn’t coming from my GOOD, GOOD FATHER (Jesus) but was coming from the world. After I prayed and worked hard eventually I had a heart change and a big talk with Jesus where I learned he designed me just as he wanted me to be. I was reminded that my body was a temple of the Holy Spirit and that I should take care of it but that starving myself wasn’t the way. So all this is to say once I adopted good eating habits (giving up soda, drinking water, and actually eating nutritious foods) my hair slowly but surely started to grow.

The third thing I changed was my routine. I started taking vitamins every day (I’ll link them below), washing my hair twice a week with a shampoo that was actually good for my hair (I’ll link below), starting the inversion method, hot oil treatments, not hot tools, and loving the hair I had.

Before I get into more detail the answer is yes you will find that this was an expensive process but in the end, I have found that it is well worth every red cent.

THE GOOD STUFF

Vitamins: Vivscal (Under $50 Monthly, one pill per day!!!)

Shampoo & Conditioner: Living Proof ($25 per 8oz bottle, I also recommend the general shampoo)

The Inversion Method: Look it up on youtube, and google it! I hope to make a tutorial myself because I couldn’t find any videos worth sharing. BUT IT DOES WORK!!!!

Hot Oil Treatment:  Coconut Method

HOT TOOLS FOR THE A-LIST ONLY!!! I AM SERIOUS Y’ALL! 

& FINALLY

Love the hair you have because it’s yours. You must be content with what you have before God can bless you. Recognize the beauty and power in your hair. Understand you must protect it to keep it.

& I’m gonna let you in on a little secret y’all the 

#1 BEST HAIR GROWTH RECIPE

is prayer and drinking lots of water. I literally have prayed for my hair to grow every single day with a pure heart recognizing that my hair is my glory. I drink loads of water + plus write it on my prayer wall.

RESULTS: MY HAIR HAS GROWN SIGNIFICANTLY. I DON’T HAVE ANY EXTENSIONS IN & GOD HAS HEARD MY PRAYERS. THE OTHER THING IS EXTENSIONS ARE A GREAT QUICK FIX TO HAVING LITTLE OR SHORT HAIR. IN THE PAST I HAVE WORN TAPE IN FROM SALLY’S. WARNING THESE ARE A HASSLE AND THEY ARE EXPENSIVE. 

 

 

 1 Corinthians 11:15 “But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering”. 

Love y’all ALWAYS.

Alexa Dudley

1998miss.com

@1998miss

 

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Coffee Date #3 | 1998miss.com

November 1, 2018

Coffee Date #3

Happy November 1st!

Also quick Happy Birthday shoutout to my sweet friend Abigail Vogelsang!!!!! 

Hey, Y’all welcome back to 1998miss.com I’m so excited you’re here and can’t wait for you to check out today’s blog post! Coffee Dates are sort of my favorite blog posts because I can share a little bit of everything I’m loving with y’all + I get a chance to be really personal with my readers! Unlike most of my posts, these are not just about fashion!

This is my third official coffee date on 1998miss.com so you haven’t missed many if you’re just now visiting for the first time! You can check out Coffee Date #1 and Coffee Date #2 here!

Grab your favorite cup of Joe and get cozy because here we go!

 

So I first off should say so much has happened since my last coffee date back in July but to kind of give you a brief update I’m currently back at Sewanee completing my Junior year as a Pre-Med, Psychology Major and hopefully a Chinese minor if the University will establish one. I just got back from fall break and finished my midterms getting 4 A’s out of the 6 classes I’m taking. This is a huge accomplishment for me since being in college because I really had to reteach myself how to study since I got to Sewanee! I’m so proud of myself for making such amazing improvements!! Thank you JESUS! I work out 3X a week and run which has been a great change in my life this semester! I am also being very intentional about what I’m eating and people are finally starting to notice my hair growth!!! Read this blog post to know why I’m excited about that! Also, I’m overloading this semester and couldn’t be busier! Between weekly blogging & youtubing, classes, studying, work study, leading worship at CRU, acapella, PMO, Sewanee Angels and Church I have almost zero time! But not to complain because I like it that way because I think I perform my best when I’m busy! I now blog every single week and sometimes twice a week with a guest blogger either a woman of faith or a Sewanee Featured Gal! This is so exciting because after 3 years of running 1998miss.com I finally have a schedule I LOVE! It has been so nice to feel organized and really get to choose in advance what I want each blog post to be about and each month on 1998miss.com to look like! On a very personal side note -my family has been going through something really difficult and midterms were really busy so I just took a break from blogging! I rejoined Instagram and the blog just last week with a new blog post talking about my two new skirt society skirts and how to style them each several completely different ways! You can read that post here! Skirt Society is one of my first few companies to sponsor me and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with such an awesome company! It’s exciting to have grown enough where I’m getting to feature beautiful clothes I love for free!

Before we move on to more fun things I would like to ask for prayer about a personal matter since we’re being real here and chatting over coffee. Just say a little prayer for me and my family :).

OKAY so here’s the lowdown on what I’m obsessed with recently!

THIS SONG:

I am so obsessed with Lauren Daigle’s song Rescue because it has literally lifted my spirits in the darkest moments these last few weeks! The lyrics couldn’t speak to my heart any more than they have and I’m so thankful I have had this song to listen to during this time. I literally love it more than anything else right now. She’s an incredible artist with a voice similar to Adele and singing for the glory of God! I honestly love her whole entire album so you should check it out here to listen!

 

THIS MESSAGE:

Surprise, Surprise I have been needing Jesus a whole lot more than usual so I’m filling my head, heart, and ears with his word! In addition to listening to Lauren Daigle ALL the time, I’m also listening to a message on youtube every single day. I love listening to Pastor Steven Furtick on Youtube and when I was listening to this week I found the best sermon. I’m not kidding Y’all it hit the hammer on the head to help me with what I’m going through. It was such a moving message, and it touched my heart. I highly recommend listening to all of his messages but especially this one! It’s called You Must Be Important and you can listen to it here.

 

THIS QUOTE:

THIS NAIL POLISH:

I still love the polish I shared on the last coffee date post but have been using this color a lot! It’s a little bit different and it’s chip resistant! So quick and easy to use + I’m saving so much money by not going to a salon. Get this great shade at CVS or similar stores-It’s called Chai on Life | Shade 180 for Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy line! Also available here!

 

THIS BLOG POST ON LONESTARSOUTHERN.COM:

So I’m just thrilled for a blogger I love named Kate from over at Lonestarsouthern.com because she just got engaged!!!!! I have been following her blog for a while now and I feel like I know her as a close friend lol-but I know this is a precious blessing from God that she’s marrying Andrew! She’s a beautiful gal who you NEED to follow! She’s always sharing uplifting content and actually started her blog in college! This is one of the reasons I love her so much as a current blogger at Sewanee! So check out this heartwarming post here and follow Kate on Instagram here! P.S. I’m hoping one day I’ll find my other half just like Kate and have faith that it doesn’t have to happen at the same time as my best friends or in college!!!! <3

 

THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO:

I recently found Tess Christine on YouTube and love her New York City series!!!! She’s seriously so pretty and does an amazing job putting together this series! Check out her Video NYC GUIDE: Top Instagram Photo Locations!

 

THIS GAL:

Y’all talk about a blessing in my life! Literally, Michelle Horton is a blessing! She has literally touched my heart this last month with reaching out to me on Instagram and giving me the opportunity to feature her clothes on 1998miss.com! She has a beautiful heart and wants to help young women succeed! Her store has so many beautiful pieces and I featured two of them here! Go follow Michelle by clicking here!

 

THIS BLESSING:

I am going to be writing a featured blog post for Michelle at Skirt Society weekly!! EEEK EEEK EEK! GOD IS SO GOOD Y’ALL! I am getting paid to do what I love writing!! I am going to get to share an exclusive inspirational post on her website every Wednesday! Just a little tease of what they will be about: positivity, fashion, and faith!! These posts will be for women of all ages and will serve to inspire and cultivate an environment celebrating women!

Well, I’m all out of coffee so let’s catch up again soon! It was so good to see you and thanks for stopping by! Even in the middle of complete craziness, God is working in my life! I love Y’all!!

 

XOXO,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

1998miss.com

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After The Songs Over

October 28, 2018

HELLO YOU! My name is Reneé Douglas! Excessive coffee drinker here from Little Rock, Arkansas! I probably didn’t brush my hair today, and I’ve spent too much time on Pinterest, but hey, relatable, right? So honored and excited to share a little bit that’s been on my heart with you guys!!

But Y’all. 2018 is almost over. It’s mind-boggling to think how fast time is going by. As I get older, the decisions I make become more important and harder to make. Been there before? Or maybe that’s where you’re at? Well, I’ve realized there’s a famous question going around that everybody and their momma has to ask me… “what’s your college plans look like?” Or “what’s next Reneé?” & 9 out of 10 times, I don’t have a solid answer for them. But guess what. That’s okay. I’ve had to convince and tell myself, that it is okay if I don’t have it all planned out, in fact, there’s just something about the season of stillness that is so monumental. A season of stillness is what I want to touch on.

It feels like God is standing up in heaven holding a boombox. One of those big vintage ones, propped on his shoulder. And he’s blasting Taylor Swift (to get my attention (carnal, I know haha). He knows I’ll sing every word. And then in the silence when the song ends, like a loud promise, He tells me to remain. To remain who and how I am in a world that wishes so desperately I wouldn’t. That this is enough. That’s a hard cookie to swallow am I right?

Could there ever be a more bold promise? I’m convinced there couldn’t be.

I, myself, am strange. But so are you dude. But even though we are loud, we are brilliant. And we are broken beyond articulation. When God created mankind, He created us, trained us how to move, how to go & how to do so naturally we think we are doing something wrong when we aren’t moving, when we aren’t racking up enough footage for our Instagram page. I’m guilty as charged. We become humiliated. Maybe because we don’t feel like we have enough small talk material to fill a conversation, maybe because we don’t feel interesting enough, ambitious enough. We talk to each other in bullet point victories, we skip right to the big moments while barely scratching the surface of everything that HAD to happen for us to get there. Paul says not to boast in our victories but in our weaknesses. Because this is what’s gonna set you apart from the person sitting next to you.

We’re always looking for the loopholes to becoming something more, to reaching somewhere new. But what if we just listened to the bold promise that where we are is enough. What if we had one moment of insane bravery and we remained who we are. Right now. Because the person you want to be isn’t going to become that person by skipping over the person you are right now.

God is a brilliant poet. In each season, He writes the lines of our lives so artfully, so abstractly, that we cannot know the meaning until the season comes to a close. We can’t interpret his rhymes until we’ve learned to listen to our own. He takes things away and leaves us with nothing but what we are right in that very moment to grab onto.

Then He turns up the boombox volume to the max and hopes we’ll still be dancing when the song ends. I hope you will be.


ABOUT THE WRITER: Reneé Douglas

Reneé Douglas is a “woman of faith” from the great state of ARKANSAS. She is currently finishing up her Senior year in high school. She loves all things photos, capturing moments, Jesus, and of course is obsessed with coffee. She loves to travel and has been on an AYC trip! Just check out her instagram to see the moste beautiful pictures! If you ever get a chance to meet Renee you’ll feel so bright because she has the sweetest spirit. She loves others and always looks so CUTE!!!!

Go follow the BEAUTIFUL Reneé on Instagram @reneedouglas_

Thank you, Reneé, for taking the time to share your heart with 1998miss.com’s women of faith!

 

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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Being the single bridesmaid and three things to remember.

September 20, 2018

Hahahha~ hey y’all! Happy Thursday I’m so happy you’ve stopped in at 1998miss.com.

Today I’m talking about the beauty of weddings and being a single bridesmaid.

It’s such an exciting topic and it’s one I have wanted to write about for a little while!

So today’s the day!

First of all congrats to my friends the Keller family, the Pulliam family  and the Vaught family! I love you all so much and want to thank you for including me in your wedding. Each wedding was special, beautiful and uniquely specific to your love stories. I love y’all and I will never forget standing beside you beautiful brides!

 

Cheers to the beautiful brides I call friend!

 

The Keller Wedding

 

Abbie Keller, you were stunning and I literally cried so much when you walked down the aisle. You have been a very special friend in my life- you’ve been my oldest friend and you know everything about me. I trust you with the deepest things and I just want to say thank you for being a friend of seventeen years. I loved your wedding because of many reasons but my favorites were where you said “I do” (her grandparents a place I can remember spending many days there laughing with you), your unity ceremony (foot washing), your photography and your flower crown (it was so you)! Running around on the morning of your wedding is something I will never forget and our conversation the night before, I think it might be my fondest memory with you. I love you so much and I am so happy you have found a forever love with Jordan. You both love Christ and it is evident in your relationship. I pray God will continue to bless your marriage.

Oh and super cool thing about this friendship is that it started in pre-school and one day at a Christmas performance my great-grandma Virgina (a very special lady) was taking my picture with little Abbie bumping into Abbie’s dad when he exclaimed “Mrs. Payton!”. Yes my great grandmother Virgina was my pre-school best friends first grade teacher along with his twin brother and younger sister. My grandma was a very precious lady- she influenced so many lives including my own and the fact that she had been a teacher for most of Abbie’s family was a wonderful, unique and just so special. You see I believe God ordained my friendship with Abbie and I believe that is why it has lasted for so long. Thank you Jesus for your unique and beautiful works!

 

Abbie and I growing up!

Abbie and I on her wedding day!

Abbie on her wedding day!

Abbie and Jordan Keller on their wedding day!

 

The Pulliam Wedding

Mariah Pulliam, you were a beautiful bride with the most perfect dress. I also cried like a baby when you walked down the aisle to marry your best friend. I cried because you have been through so much yet you have stayed faithful to God. I am so proud of the woman you have become and of the life you have made for yourself. Your honor and comittment to Christ is so beautiful-it’s inspiring. Thank you for choosing me as your bridesmaid and thanks for throwing me your flowers (It seems like I’m gonna need them LOL). You have also been a very special friend in my life, we’ve been friends since we were 4 or 5 years old. Another beautiful friendship that has remained strong. Thank you for that and for loving my crazy uniqueness. You’re always laughing at something I’m doing and I love that! You and Nathan are precious together-literally God made you for each other. My favorite things about your wedding were the bridesmaid look (we got a color and were able to pick our own dress + we got to wear our hair however we felt most confident-a major bonus for the pictures), your dress (modest & BEAUTIFUL ON YOU), your music (it made me cry it was so perfect) and the fact that you did it all. You were so calm and you planned the perfect day something I hope to be just like when I get married. You and Nathan make a beautiful couple and I pray God will use you in mighty ways. I’m thankful for my new found friend in Nathan and the fact that you found your happily ever after. I love y’all and lookout I’m coming for ya St. Louis. 🙂

 

Mariah and I growing up.

Mariah and I on her wedding day!

Mariah on her wedding day!

Mariah and Nathan Pulliam on their wedding day!

 

The Vaught Wedding

 

Regan Vaught, GIRLLLL you were a gorgeous bride and you guessed I cried when you walked down the aisle (I guess I just do that-I love weddings). You had such a beautiful wedding and it was so unique to you. I loved that about it-every detail was you. You have been a very special friend in my life because we were not friends until we went to Madagascar, Africa together on a trip that changed both of our lives. Although we both came from good ole Arkansas it wasn’t until we were under a starry Madagascar sky that we became best amigos. (Cue the tears) Our friendship is special because of that and the memories we made on that trip are ones I will never forget. Also side note THANK YOU FOR BEING MY PHOTOGRAPHER LOL. We’ve been friends for 3 years now and they are some special years. They are the years where I fully accepted my call to missions and grew closer to God. You were a constant prayer partner in those times and that is one of my favorite things about you. Your journey to find Ethan was special and I am so happy that God brought you to together. Your ministry as a couple is beautiful and just plain GOALZ (like Jesus I’m taking notes ;)) I am so excited to see where God takes you as a couple and I’m excited I have found a new friend in Ethan. My favorite part of your wedding was that it was so y’all (the venue and the PB&J unity ceremony), your bridesmaids (I got to make a bunch of new friends who I love!!! Shoutout to having the best bridal weekend and for having stellar girlfriends), your VINTAGE DRESS and the fact that Ethan is your soulmate.

P.S. Thanks for having me a few weeks ago! Y’all are the sweetest and cutest friends. Love your house and the time that we spent together! XO

Regan and I over the last few years.

Regan and I on her wedding day!

Regan on her wedding day!

Regan and Ethan on their wedding day!

ALSO I VLOGGED THEIR WEDDING DAY AND SO AT SOME POINT I’M GOING TO SHARE THAT.

Being the single bridesmaid.

So in one summer I was a bridesmaid three times and I loved it. I got to stand by my friends and watch them start their forevers. I believe love is the most beautiful thing on this planet and I am certain that each one of my precious friends have found forever love.  Seeing my friends say “I do” makes me excited for the future, excited to graduate from Sewanee and find my forever. I believe everyone has their own journey and God has the perfect timing for every love story. While that is easy to write, it sometimes can be hard to swallow when you’re still single as a pringle. You will sometimes feel lonely, insecure and have doubt about where you are in your life in comparison to those around you. Those are normal feelings but we must do our best to avoid feeling that way because the bible advises us against it. If we truly trust God we will never doubt, if we truly love Christ we will know we are perfect just as we are, if we truly want the best life we can have in Christ we won’t compare ourselves with others because God has a different plan unique to each person. We can not truly have our best life in Christ if we are focused on someone elses best life in Christ.  🙂

Oh, and your twenty’s are a weird time… some of your friends are in college, some are getting married, some are working, some might be having a baby and some might just be chilling.

So here’s 3 things to remember when you’re the single bridesmaid.

  1. Celebrate where YOU are in life!
  2. Be excited for your friends and remember your time will come.
  3. Trusting God with your future means trusting him completely.

While these rules might seem like common sense sometimes we need to be reminded & trust me girl I’m here to help.

P.S. Wherever you are my forever love I’m working hard for us. I just know we’re going to do great things together for Christ and when the time comes to say “I Do” I’ve got three gals who made excellent brides in mind for bridesmaids. (Wabbs, Riah & Regan) <3

I love you girls and I am thankful for y’all.

XOXO,

Bless others & Be blessed!

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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SUNDAY BEST Wardrobe

Sunday Best

September 13, 2018

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing the details of what I wore to church last Sunday! I thought it would be fun to do a Sunday best post because I haven’t done one in a hot sec! I also thought y’all would enjoy knowing where I purchased my darling dress bargain dress!

 

Sunday’s are good days for me but they are also busy days. Taking 20 credit hours, being pre-med, working a job and being super involved on campus means generally I have little to no time. On Sunday’s I get to leave campus to attend church where I can truly let go of my stress and focus on God. It’s a place where I feel safe. I enjoy service and choose to think only about God. It’s at this time that I find my strength for the week in Jesus by praying he will direct my path, keep me safe, handle situations that might occur and just walk with me through the week.

 On Sunday’s I choose to have a positive mindset because while it’s my organic homework day + it’s also the day I use to plan for the entire week. (There is no better feeling than checking of a to do list so imagine that times 10! Planning days make a world of difference in my life!) I make my mind up that I want to start the week out positively and organized because nothing is worse than waking up in a rush with nothing to wear (we wear class dress at Sewanee so we have to look nice for class which I love) homework not finished, 1998miss.com a mess and me stressed out. Monday mornings can be filled with sleepy eyes so I prep Sunday night by filling out my planner for the week in order to be aware of the week’s obligations. I also prep my blog and vlog for the week (this post was written on SUNDAY!) so that I can upload while I’m in the middle of the week. I pick out my outfit for Monday and I load my backpack up so in the morning I just have to grab it to go!

Spiritual Emphasis 

There’s a bible verse that talks about how we should view our days. This is something that my Grandma would greet me with every single morning I woke up at her house and it something I am constantly striving to live by.

Psalm 118:24 King James Version (KJV)

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

As humans we can easily complain and focus on all that is going wrong in a day but this verse says “UH TODAY IS A DAY JESUS MADE FOR YOU!!!! YES YOU ALEXA! SO YOU BETTER BE YOUR BEST TODAY AND BE THANKFUL YOU HAVE ANOTHER DAY!”.

So I am intentional about saying this verse everyday especially on Sunday’s when I’m tired and know tomorrow is a Monday.

I hope this encouraged you! Be determined to accomplish your goals this week and live fully! Take today to start a positive mindset for tomorrow! YOU GOT THIS GIRL!

My Sunday Best 



Button Dress: Target| Similar Basket Bag: Amazon| Similar HeelsCole Haun | Similar Long Sleeved Modesty Top:  Poshmark

Hair: View my Crown Braid Hair Tutorial Here! 

P.S. Be sure to click the links at the bottom of each look…you’ll be able to buy them directly!

Also DON’T MISS MY NEWEST VLOGS ON YOUTUBE!!! CLICK HERE!!!

XOXO,

Bless others & Be blessed!

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss

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A Sewanee Feature: A tribute to Queen @tessaleefox

May 4, 2018

A Sewanee Feature 

A NEW SERIES ON 1998MISS.COM

A Sewanee Feature is a new series on 1998miss.com where I will be featuring some Sewanee favorites. I am so delighted to be including some of my University experience on my blog by sharing these exclusive interviews which will happen every few months! There are so many amazing people on my campus and I can not wait for you to meet them! I hope to continue this series throughout the rest of my Sewanee career!

A Q/A with the Queen @tessaleefox

To know Tessa Fox is to love Tessa Fox!

A Cadence sister, a beautiful blonde, a style icon, a kind soul, jet-setter, friend to all and a Queen in every right. 

 

I am so privileged to have had the opportunity to interview Miss Tessa Fox as my first EVER SEWANEE FEATURE!

I also should just go ahead and mention that Tessa works for Sam Edelman in New York, City!

LITERALLY, SHE’S EVERYTHING!!! A career in fashion! WOWZA & she is a Sewanee graduate!

 

Question: What is your signature scent?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Calypso St Barth’s scent.”

 

Question: What is your GO TO handbag?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Louis Vuitton The Alma BB!” (She was toting this fine bag during the interview!)

Inside Scoup: Tessa’s mom collects special edition handbags and Tessa will likely follow in her footsteps! Clearly already by loving the Alma BB!  Tessa purchased this high end luxury handbag from The Real Real an authenticated luxury consignment based out of NYC. Just like Queen Tessa you can shop The Real Real here!

 

Question: Do you watch Real Housewives and if so who is your favorite housewife?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Yes girl! Kyle Richards of course.” Check out Kyle’s instagram here!

 

Question: How would you define Fashion?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Individual irreverent: out of the ordinary, fun.”

 

Question: How do you stay up to date with fashion?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Vogue of course-especially Vouge online…I look at the archived runway shows from years back!! Also NET-A-PORTER, Bergdorf and Barney’s!”

 

Question: What is your favorite magazine?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Hmm. I think French Elle editorials are super cool and unique especially the layout!”

 

Question: What would you recommend to people pursuing a path in fashion/New York City?

Queen Tessa Fox: “You’ve got to connect with people, meet people everywhere and learn to be your own representative! Networking is everything + how you put yourself out there!”

 

Question: What Podcasts do you listen to?

Queen Tessa Fox:  “Vogue, Refinery and Bravo’s Club House!”

 

Question: What was it like being in New York City durin NYFW?

Queen Tessa Fox: “I work in Midtown across from radio city. Midtown has a lot of tourists but if you go downtown you would see a lot of the street style. Also checking out Bryant Park during NYFW!”

 

Question: Who’s your favorite clothing designer?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Balenciaga!”

 

Question: I’m just wondering as a fellow fan girl…will you ever start your own clothing line?

Queen Tessa Fox: “I WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT.”

 

Question: How do you spice up a look?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Good shoes, a fabulous handbag and statement earrings!”

 

Question: What is your biggest dream Queen Tessa Fox?

Queen Tessa Fox: “I want to eventually launch my own company-fashion related of course including woman! Women are a very important aspect of that dream!”

 

Question: What is something you love to do with your own style?

Queen Tessa Fox: “I’m super into customizing bags-even simple ones! It’s so fun! Also A good denim jacket with some spice!”

 

Question: Will you ever start a blog? Because I know you’d be fabulous!

Queen Tessa Fox: “I don’t know-hopefully….I’m still finding purpose.”

 

Question: What is your staple item? Like literally you can’t live without it-go to thing!

Queen Tessa Fox: “I love a good pair of sneakers…like these!” Tessa was wearing SUPER FUN white sneakers of course rocking them like there’s no tomorrow!

 

Question: What do you reccomend to those who travel to New York City? It has to be a the BEST because they are staying for 24hrs!

Queen Tessa Fox: “YOU HAVE TO GO TO Rubierosa IN SOHO! THEY HAVE THE APSOLUTE BEST PIZZA!”

 

Question: What is your favorite artist?

Queen Tessa Fox: “I love Taylor Swift!”

 

Question: Tell me a little more about yourself and where you find inspiration?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Art and fashion are a real passion of mine. My parents are a huge influence in my life and the steps I have taken throughout my life. My father owns a jewelry store which he built in the 80’s and that alone has been a huge inspiration to me. He designs custom jewelry When I was in 8th grade I went to Paris with him and tried on a beautiful necklace designed for Louis Vuitton. My mom has also been an inspiration for me as she worked for the Este Lauder and Clinique corporations while I was growing up actually for about 10 years. I also watched my mom designing the interior of our home! She has always pushed me as an empowered woman to be an empowered woman!  I love my parents.”

HER SAM EDELMAN STORY

Question: Okay, so I’m dying and all of Sewanee that knows you is dying-you work for Sam Edelman! OMG! Tell me more about what that’s like!!?

Queen Tessa Fox: “Okay, Alexa I KNOW IT’S CRAZY COOL RIGHT!” 

“After graduation (at Sewanee!)  I wanted to pursue design. I went to Parson during the summer and took a class and that was like the hardest thing I have ever done. There isn’t a thing like that here. I got good exposure and realized how challenging that field is. I realized I needed to either go to graduate school or work in fashion/design somewhere to see where that would take me.”

“I decided to just go for the gold!”

“I just really got out there and started looking! I was primarily interviewed by Women besides Sam Edelman himself during my journey. I looked into Archeticual Digest and publishing. I started with no connections-I realized I was going to have to get into this field on my own. Throughout the summer after graduation I would commute to NYC and interview with people-if they weren’t my connection they knew someone who was! It was really cool but also exhausting. My favorite part of this journey had to be meeting people-people are so inspiring.”

“On a particular coffee meeting with a connection through family/Sewanee, I met someone who was connected to the Sam Edelman brand. Long story short-I landed an interview with Sam Edelman himself. This was the big shots and after a long summer searching I was thrilled!”

*Me: What did you wear! Already knowing it would be the perfect look!*

“I wore all black! A pair of tailored pants with a simple black blouse with darling cap sleeves-I wore my first pair of Sam Edelman shoes-The Loraine Loafers inspired a bit by Gucci! They were leopard so that was my fun pop! I was classic, put together and excited.  I actually cut my hair for my interview after reading an article in Vogue talking about the bob being back! I was sp inspired and just went for it! (BTW it is so darling!!) I wanted something exciting! I actually ended up mentioning this in my interview-How I follow the trend and I not only love it but live it! I talked about cutting my hair which really interested Sam.”

“Something I appreciate most about Sam Edelman is that he is so personal! He and his wife have a real success and they are so kind. They are also just the absolute coolest people ever-a small company feel but are actually very big!”

“It’s honestly so interesting Alexa, the difference in the fashion house companies. I learned all of this throughout my journey too!”

“So this was a huge year for Sam Edelman!!! We are the number one successful dress shoe brand at department stores in the united states. We are all about comfort! We don’t do anything unless it is comfortable and fabulous! Our customer is practical and I know you know that Alexa.”

“Sam Edelman is not fast fashion! We are intentional in our design and we put our own inspiration on every piece. Essentially every year the Sam Edelman team will go to Europe and go anywhere and everywhere buying what inspires them. It could be a feather-whatever it is gets grouped together and put in designing out shoes. We start wow and then shoe design trickles down into a wow yet practical.”

“Sam Edelman has it’s own identity! We are our own.”

P.S. Y’all I even got an inside scoop on next falls promotion design! That’s off the record of course! 😉

Queen Tessa Fox at SEWANEE!

Major: Philosophy 

Minor: Studio Art

Favorite Sewanee Professor: “Jim Peter’s my advisor!”

What’s your favorite Sewanee wear?: “I love Vintage Sewanee wear! I also like to just get inspiration from the bookstore!”

What’s your Stirlings order?: “I love the Chicken Salad sandwhich on a baguette with the salad dressing! Yum!” 

Did you do FYP or PRE?: “I actually did PRE and last year ended up being a PRE MOM! SO much FUN!” 

If you go to Sewanee you probably have what?: “A Barbour Jacket! I even have one! It’s so Sewanee.”

What is something you wished you knew about Sewanee earlier?: “The talks! I really started attending guest lectures when I was a senior! I can’t imagine how many amazing people I could have heard if I would have went earlier. You get to meet such cool people!”

Did you GO GREEK?: “YES! I’M A TKP! I literally made so many great friends and connections throughout my sorority! Love TKP!” 

I am so happy to have interviewed Queen Tessa Fox as my first EVER SEWANEE FEATURE! I met Tessa in Sewanee doing Cadence- we were Cadence sistas! She sings like an angel, always looked so stylish and was always the kindest gal in the room! She always made me feel welcome in the group and weekly I found inspiration in what she was wearing!

Goes to show ya Sewanee people! Get out there and don’t be afraid to meet people!

Also shoutout to Lily and David Fox! I remember when y’all called your sister at Wednesday Acapella practice when you got into Sewanee! You are the most precious twins in Sewanee and just like your sister are so kind! I am so happy to have Lily as a Cadence sista!

Go follow the Fox crew on instagram!!

@tessaleefox

@lilygeorgia8

@dfox97 

A tribute to Queen Tessa Fox! 

Tessa as seen on Instagram sipping her latte-like only the most fabulous do!Tessa as seen on instagram at local Sewanee conert! “Boy Named Banjo is her jam.”
Tessa as seen on instagram celebrating her twenty-first birthday like a movie star at The Sewanee Inn.

Tessa as seen on instagram looking so fun loving and beautiful! Celebrating a birthday-no doubt!

Tessa as seen on instagram with her beautiful mother! It’s no wonder where Tessa gets her beauty!

Tessa as seen on instaram with her foxy siblings! David and Lily are both following in their big sister’s footsteps attending Sewanee! Both class of 2021! A beautiful trio!Tessa as seen with @1998miss during 1998miss.com’s  A Sewanee Feature: an interview! 
 

Just a few of Tessa’s favorites!

Now go get yourself a pair of Sam Edelman shoes and thank you to Tessa for this beautiful pair! 

XOXO,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

1998miss.com

@1998miss

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My 5 Favorite Beauty Products Right Now.

February 20, 2018

Y’all it has been a hot minute since I have been on the blog!! Sorryyyy!

Last week I actually had 4 exams and that alone made it a crazy busy week. Being busy is a great reminder of how blessed I am to have the opportunity to study at Sewanee.

I did a poll on Instagram a few days back asking what kind of posts y’all would like to see more of! It was beauty and college-surprisingly it was really close and I even got a few messages suggesting I do some of both! (if you don’t follow me it’s @1998miss)

So basically I’m gonna be kicking that off! I have done some critical work on the college part and that is coming soon. Literally, I CAN NOT WAIT TO SHARE but today I am going to be doing a post about beauty!!!

This is an area I am very interested in and so I look forward to talking more about it.

I thought I would start with a pretty basic post sharing my five favorite beauty things right now! This was actually an idea I came up with for my youtube channel but decided I would make it a blog post instead!

Essentially I will create a page on 1998miss.com dedicated to beauty and here is the mini launch!

MY FIVE FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCTS RIGHT NOW.

My #1 A1 DAY 1 BEAUTY PRODUCT: Chanel Le Tient Ultra Tenue Flawless Foundation 

I love this product because it provides a natural look with great coverage. Literally, this + a little rose vaseline for your lips and you’re golden! It is absolutely an investment foundation and I can attest to its high quality. It’s important to buy good foundation if you wear it because it is for the health of your skin! I have used BB creme, Clinique, Laura Mercier, Dior, and Chanel is currently my favorite (although the others are great options too)!

Get it here!

#2: Living Proof Hair Products

Okay, Y’all this is something I can not live without! I highly recommend purchasing Living Proof hair care as it is a staple in my everyday life. There isn’t a product that they sell that I don’t like. I have tried almost everything they have available and it is literally LIVING PROOF IT WORKS. I shared a post this summer talking about my journey with hair growth and living proof was apart of the story. You can read that post here!! I used to use very inexpensive shampoo and conditioner not knowing how it was damaging my hair. Y’all know how important my hair is to me so this was a big revelation! My mom introduced (surprise-she always knows the good stuff) Living Proof Fizz products into my life my freshman year of college and I had immediate hair growth results. Among hair growth, I had healthy hair again and was able to style it without heat! Literally, I’d air dry after washing and it was golden for a FEW days! Living proof is available at Target, on Amazon, and on the Living Proof website. 100% you need this in your life.

Get it here!!

#3: DOVE dry shampoo!

Self-explanatory because I am the queen of dry shampoo. I love this dry shampoo just a little more than I should-being in college it’s a lifesaver. Literally, I wear it on the daily because honestly, I like the smell and the volume boost! Ask my gal pals and they will say it’s a necessity in my life. The great thing about this product is that it is long lasting, has different options and is only $4! I’m not joking it is the most affordable hair care product ever + it’s available literally everywhere. I have used all the different options and my favorite is the volume boost! My hair is naturally a little flat and a little spray of this and it always does the trick! If your spending more than you should on Dry Shampoo and are looking for a switch this one get’s my gold star. (I have done the leg work-trust me on this one) It’s just as good as a 38$ bottle of Fredrick Fekkai dry shampoo but better!

Get it absolutely anywhere like here!

#4: Neutrogena Wipes

If you are a gal out there you need these. I promise they will rock your world and you will be wishing you had them a long time ago! I am a HUGE advocate of getting the Neutrogena brand as I have tested others and they don’t provide the same satisfactory results/quality. I know the other brands might offer a $2 less price but you won’t love them as much! These are handy dandy, quick and easy wipes you’ll love. They provide refreshing wash to your skin and are SO SPEEDY when you are tired-I know Y’all know what I am talking about. Those nights that you just don’t wanna wash your face and you just barely got into your PJ’s before crashing. This is the trick to keeping beautiful skin while getting to bed early after a late night. Also, I love using them to help get off a messy facemask without getting the mask in my hairline! (that’s a pro tip) The greatest thing is these little wipes are also available everywhere, are so transportable, never messy and NEVER SPILL! They are under $8 and will make you happy! So go for it and invest in your skin, sleep and happiness with Neutrogena. I promise you won’t regret it and if you do you’re just crazy! LOL.

Get them absolutely anywhere like here!

#5: Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Treatment Cream 

For the gals who get a little acne here or there and just can’t deal. Almost once every two weeks I get a little something unfriendly on my face and this cream does the trick. It’s rapid action and I see results overnight! I know I can put a dab on my area of concern and it will be considerably better before I know it. I always have it on hand so I am worry free! I want to let y’all in on a little secret even without this product on how to reduce acne considerably! It’s really simple and Y’all have heard it time and again. DRINK YO WATER FAM! It’s so good and it’s so good for you! I know as I used to be an avid Coke Zero addict what that sounds like but I promise it is! I stopped drinking Coke Zero and started drinking half of my body weight in oz of water…I have seen considerable results. I didn’t ever have a severe acne issue but I would still get a little acne here or there and it would drive me nuts! Switching from soda to water has increased my energy, given me, overall healthy skin, made me feel better, decreased my appetite and kick started my diet with losing 5lbs immediately. So get this cream but for pro, results drink some water too! I promise it starts out hard but after two months I can’t live without my 1.5-liter water bottle! I have had this particular bottle of Clearasil since my freshman year and I am going to be finished with my sophomore year in two months. IT IS LONG LASTING! I promise Y’all will love this medicated cream and it’s under $10!

Get it here!

Alrighty y’all those are my top 5 go to things right now! It was so hard to narrow it down to just 5 so be ready for more of these posts! Hope you liked my first real beauty post!

I’ll be posting more soon! Hope that you have a great week and a happy Tuesday!

 Bless others and be blessed!

XOXO,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss

P.S. I have a really exciting feature coming soon to 1998miss.com so stay tuned!!!!

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1998miss.com Holiday Looks!

December 11, 2017

Featuring Four Fabulous Holiday Looks!

Hello y’all! Can you even believe it!!! Two posts in one week and a holiyay video feature!!! I am so excited to finally be sharing this content after shooting, editing and creating! I was inspired to do something on 1998miss.com after a dull season with few posts! I thought why not give shooting four outfits for one post a try. I did and I have to say it was the greatest idea ever. I hope that I can use this method for the new year with getting more posts up. (If you haven’t noticed I generally always keep my instagram up to date! So follow me @1998miss) Shoutout to my dear friend Zahnib for helping me with this on your Saturday! The weather outside was frightful but you helped a girl out! By the way for all my Sewanee guys and gals these photos were taken downtown with the cutest little set up. (Angel Park!) I highly reccomend shooting some of your own holiyay photos downtown because your IG will be unbelievably festive!

Also p.s. my reasoning behind selecting this outfits has a great deal to do with the fact they are easy! They are affordable options which you can slightly modify to create your perfect holiday look! You probably have seen my posts wearing many of these pieces because you’re absolutely right I already had them in my closet! This is to show any gal trying to create the perfect holiday look they don’t have to run out and buy something! JUST BE CREATIVE!!!!

I also wanted to mention I am a beginer at using youtube and creating video content so bare with me! I will improve over time!

I hope everyone is having a delightful holiday season and staying so warm! If you’re one of the ones who has gotten snow thank your lucky stars!!! You are blessed, I am so desperate to see snow!

This week daily on instagram I will share a new photo from this shoot so stay tuned!

P.P.S. or whatever it is by now….This is finals week so keep me in your prayers.

P.P.S.S LOL! Acapella concert this week and guess who’s singing the DANCE WITH SOMEBODY SOLO!!!!! YES Y’ALL I GET TO LIVE OUT MY DREAM!!! I’LL BE SURE TO POST A VIDEO AT SOME POINT!

HOLIDAY LOOKS

#1 This was a simple look to put together and honestly the most affordable one! I used a grey turtleneck that I have had for years from GAP to go underneath a blue off the shoulder top from FOREVER 21! (You may remeber I got that last year!) Both were very affordable and have lasted me a long time!!! I put a solid denim skirt with it, some tights, grey booties, and the cutest BANANA REPUBLIC ear muffs! Ta Da!! You’ve got a causal cute holdiay look!!!

#2 I love this look because it is totally not my go to style. I hardly ever wear pattern with pattern but for this holiday look I totally did! The skirt is from TARGET and it’s so trendy!! My top is something that we have had in our family closet (we have four girls so we all share) for years! It’s ralph lauren but this print is very easy to find over the holidays and can even be substituted for a lumber jack shirt!

#3 This is a classic girly glam holiday look! The skirt is from TARGET and the top is just a nude turtleneck like this! Pair it with some ballet flats and a sweet hair acessory for a golden look! This look was so easy and could be subbed out for a different color.

#4 The classic. Red and black. Y’all gotta know this look is one of my favorites because it screams Merry Christmas, Rachael Parcell, and I have my life together. I left my hair as it was in holiday look #3 for a classic touch! This look is easy to duplicate because everyone has black!! I put a black top under the red sweater with a black skirt and I was all ready to go! Put a skirt like this with this top and a classic sleeveless sweater for a similar look!

Huge thank you to my good friend Zahnib for taking my blog photos! You rock! Also y’all have to check out my holiday look video on youtube!

 



Holiday Video Feature

Use the link above to access my video!!
XOXOXO,
MERRY CHRISTMAS
ALEXA SUE-ANNE DUDLEY
1998miss.com
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Sewanee Angels

December 10, 2017

Sewanee Angels 

Hey Y’all!!! Prepare yourselves for the extraness which is about to happen! I threw an angel party with my roommate on a Tuesday night at college. This was absolutely necessary because this year the angel show was in China (my roommate is from China) and we had to celebrate! We had a little girls night gathering in our common room while we enjoyed ramen, egg rolls, and sparkling cider (in fancy cups of course)! We wore our robes and classiest girls night outfits. EVERYTHING WAS PINK and it’s one of our personal Sewanee traditions. So many people commented on how cute the details were and asked how I put the party together! The answer is simply because my mom has thrown enough parties in my lifetime that I have become kind of a natural at presentation. Perks of having a cool mom right!!! The great news is I’m going to share with you how you can turn a simple gathering into something fab!! Trust me it’s so simple!

First things first…when you look through the angel party pictures below what stands out to you the most?

If your answer was balloons then you’re going to catch on to party planning fast!

So the giant pink letter balloons make this party and actually provides a great backdrop. (Also your party will be considered Instagram worthy and you’ll be all the rage) These letter balloons are available at nearly every party store, online and even sometimes at target! They come in an assortment of colors (obviously we choose pink) and they range around $10 per letter! I know that’s kind of an investment but in my opinion, balloons are so important in event planning. Balloons are kind of like flowers you need them! Also, I believe you can reuse the letter balloons! They can be filled with helium but from personal experience, a straw, hot hair and some patience work best. When they float it’s hard to hang them as a backdrop or keep track of them! (For outdoor photo purposes helium is still great!) I simply filled them with my air and strung them on a string! HELLO! SO EASY….SO PERFECT!

NEXT

COLOR, COLOR, COLOR IS EVERYTHING!

You should choose a central color for your party and get tablecloths, cutlery, plates, candy, beverages in that color! (This is where the creativity comes in! Feel free to match up lighter shades and pick/choose your table arrangement) Usually, you can cut down costs with this step by choosing more affordable and disposable products! Napkins are important for setting a theme and for possible Instagram worthy shots!!!

Food/Beverages

This is where the party is at in my opinion. People always expect food at an event so have something ready to go (even if it’s just to nibble on) and you’ll have a great table spread + happy campers! Drinks are always darling if they have a color (Jones soda, La Croix etc.) but you’ll get the hang of that! Food can be as simple as ramen noodles (hello college student) just change the packaging and you’re golden! Also if you don’t plan on serving a meal specify in your invite that you’ll be serving LIGHT REFRESHMENTS! You have to be clear so people don’t get the wrong idea. We got some pink take out boxes for our ramen and it was darling!

Favors/Thank You

The experience is a great gift to give but it’s always sweet to give a little goodie to go. Plus it’s an easy way to signify that the party is over….lol! We did pink lolly’s with a thank you sticker which was ideal! They were inexpensive and so easy to put together!

INVITES

This has changed so much over time it’s almost acceptable now to do a text, facebook message/event, or call when inviting people to celebrate! Of course, all grand hostesses have a good invitation but it’s minor in the grand scheme of college gatherings. Just keep in mind how delightful it is to receive a personal invitation to events! You might want to attend an event more if someone makes you feel special and wanted!

Pictures

THIS IS MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF PUTTING A PARTY TOGETHER (wait beside the other thousand things I have already described as the most important part). Having good pictures means you will be able to look back on your event and ponder life’s precious moments. If you like to share on social media this is another reason why pictures are important. These days a cell phone can do the trick just fine-if you know how to use it properly! If you need some tips on using your iPhone camera just youtube it or check out Pinterest party photos for inspiration. Often my iphone is quicker, easier, and more accessible to use so I totally understand why it’s all the rage. Aside from my iPhone, I use a Cannon EOS Rebel Sl1 which is perfect for where I am at with blogging! Eventually, I want to upgrade but for starters this camera is great. It’s the most compact detachable lense camera that I could find and I have been using it since 2015. I 100% recommend this camera but not for vloggers because it doesn’t have a flip screen.

Also, side note you can’t get good at taking photos if you don’t practice. One of my most asked questions is how I take such good photos and the answer is simple I just know what I like. That is so important because if you don’t know what you like then how can you emulate it in a photo! You will only get better if you give it a try…yes sometimes it’s awkward-but who cares life is short!! I generally always edit my photos using either Adobe or my MacBook photoshop. I have the newest MacBook pro and the photo editor has changed a little bit! It took me a bit to adjust but I love it now! (again Y’all getting good at something takes time)

Once you’ve got those few details down you are ready to put together a little celebration.

P.S. These are just my quick and basic thoughts on this subject….there are plenty more detailed party planning blogs, books, and vlogs out there!

Now for my gals!!!

SEWANEE ANGELS featuring CHINA! 

XOXO,
Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley
1998miss
Happy Holiyays!
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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!