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My Fall Favorites: A list + fall inspiration.

September 27, 2018

Fall inspiration.

I love fall y’all! It is seriously one of my favorite seasons of all time. Fall to me means Thanksgiving, sweater weather, booties, warm coffee, beautiful leaves, pumpkins, fall candles, blankets and the crisp fall air.

I’m excited for this fall because I have special plans for fall break and Thanksgiving! I am working hard daily so I can enjoy and rest during these breaks spending time doing things I love.

My inspiration for fall comes from everywhere! I love searching fall on instagram, pinterest and of course in magazines! I’m always curious to see how people are celebrating fall in unique yet specific ways. Below you’ll find traditional ways to celebrate, unconventional ways, my favorite fall scents, movies, words and quotes.

 

 Traditional ways to celebrate fall:

Order a warm Starbucks drink and post about it.

Visit a pumpkin patch.

Carve a pumpkin.

Do a cute fall photo shoot with the leaves.

Wear cute fall clothes.

Corn Maze it up.

Light a fall candle.

 

So this blog post it to remind you of those wonderful and traditional methods of celebrating fall- also to inspire you to maybe do something unconventional.

 

More unconventional ways to celebrate fall:

Write a list of people you are thankful for and mail them a note (like actual mail not message but using cute fall stationary)

Legit go apple bobbing-like make it an actual event for your loved ones and either hang apples by string or do it in water!!!

Have a sleepover with all your best pals and talk about your favorite things about the season of life you are currently in.

Instead of watching new scary movies get all your pals together and watch some old frights because most likely they will leave you laughing.

Go to a football game with your loved one and drink hot chocolate.

Eat a fall breakfast.

Go on a weekend getaway and document it.

Start running.

Get up earlier to use all of the daylight.

Volunteer at a soup kitchen.

Paint a pumpkin instead of carving it.

Don’t order a PSL but order something unconventional.

Start a novel.

Write a poem.

Think about how blessed you are and do something to show your thankfulness.

Make Halloween Pancakes – Check out Pinterest.

VISIT SEWANEE.

 

My favorite fall quotes:

“Pumpkin kisses and harvest wishes.”

“Life starts all over again whe nit gets crisp in the fall” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The trees are about to show us how lovely it it is to let the dead things go.”

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”- Anne of Gree Gables

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time whe everythig bursts with it’s last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”- Laure DeStefano

“The only thing getting lit this weekend are my fall scented candles.”

“There’s always something to be thankful for!”

“Trick or Treat yo’self”

 

My favorite fall words:

(WARNING COULD TRIGGER EAGERNESS FOR FALL TO ARRIVE)

PSL

Pumpkin

Sweater Weather

Falling Leaves

Crisp Fall Air

Hot Apple Cider

Trick or Treat

October

Bondfire

Scarves

Corn Mazes

Halloween

Cuddling under blankets

Thanksgiving

My favorite fall candle scents:

Autumn Leaves -Yankee Candle

Pumpkin French Toast -B&BW

Marshmallow Fireside -B&BW

Apple Cinnamon-ALL OF THEM

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin

Sweater Weather

Salted Carmel -Yankee Candle

My favorite fall movies:

Hocus Pocus

It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Halloween Town

Monsters Inc.

Matilda

Scooby Doo

Hotel Translyvania

The Goonies

Gossip Girl

Fall Fashion Inspiration:

 

 

An account you HAVE TO FOLLOW:

Courtney Toliver.

One of my favorite gals who is always providing the most darling modest fall outfits/home inspiration is Courtney Toliver. You can check out her blog here and her Instagram here!

 

Fall photos from a past photoshoot to inspire your fall photos!

 

XOXO,

Bless others & Be blessed!

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss

 

 

 

EVENING Home SUNDAY BEST

Church Camp Clothing Haul 2018!!

July 12, 2018

     ARCAMPS18

Hey y’all it’s camp season & you bet I’ve got a couple of looks to share! This year was bittersweet being a worker in Redfield, Arkansas. It was such a blessing to be a part of camp and see God work in so many young lives. God is good y’all!!! It was also totally not the same without my best friend Hannah Katt there. Literally, I missed her so much. 🙁

Here’s what I wore + a few pictures from camp! I’ll be linking all the looks at the bottom if you are interested in styling the same pieces. Also yes the black dress was my favorite look & yes it was under $40. P.S. Sorry about all the iphone pictures…It has just been more convenient to use since I don’t have BOO with me this summer!

THE PERFECT LITTLE BLACK DRESS

A few similar little black dress options: also from Banana Republic  (My dress is currently sold out!!!) | Dupe to the Black Chanel Bag: ALDO |Nude Classic Pumps: Christian Louboutin

THE RUFFLED GET UP

Similar black elbow-length sleeved blouse: Target |Striped Poplin Ruffled Wrap Skirt: Steinmart |Leather belt with Double G buckle: Gucci | Similar Black + Canvas LV Bag: Louis Vuitton | Similar Black Pumps: Guess (ON SALE RIGHT NOW!!!)

Stripe & Floral Button Front Maxi Dress & THE BOBBY PIN TREND

Stripe & Floral Button Front Maxi Dress: Steinmart | Similar Black + Canvas LV Bag: Louis Vuitton | Olisa Ankle Strap Sandal: Sam Edelman 

The Classic

Similar Little Blue Blouse: Bedford Blair | Similar Classic Black Skirt: Antonio Melani | Black Classic Belt: Hermes |Similar Black + Canvas LV Bag: Louis Vuitton | Olisa Ankle Strap Sandal: Sam Edelman 

The Business Casual Summer Day 

 Striped Button Front Shirt Dress: Steinmart | Similar Colorful Sandals: also Kate Spade | Similar Labeless Birkin Dupe: Amazon | Similar Lace Slip Extender: Ebay|Heart Shaped Sunnies (Saint Laurent Dupe):Amazon

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

EVENING

She wore a blue dress to the library….

February 12, 2018

The Blue Dress

Hey, Y’all! This post is a little late but I am so excited to finally be sharing the details from my DuPont library shoot! This was literally so much fun and I rarely do indoor photoshoots! I actually work in the library so I have thought of doing a photoshoot there for a while! Another inspo came from one of my all-time favorite Instagram/bloggers @belleoftheball45 Abigail! Follow her blog here! She’s the cutest little preppy college gal who always has cute photos in the library!

Since I practically live here I thought a photoshoot would be fun + add a little spice = The Blue Dress!

Shoutout to my favorite little photographer/roommate Miranda! You always help a girl out and keep 1998miss.com going! Seriously Y’all I could not do it without her!

So anyways this blue dress was something I ordered for an event at Sewanee but didn’t actually end up wearing it. The blue dress is by one of my favorite designers and has a killer shape! It is an Adrianna Papell Hi-Low Sleeveless Taffeta Gown! Get it here!!

My shoes are from Dillard’s and they remind me of SJP! She’s like my all time fav! Watch my unboxing video on youtube here!!

 I wore a very similar style in red to my highschool graduation and absolutely loved it!!! The little black lace sleeves were a modest addition and I wore the red dress the same way. The black top is from Nordstrom and it is literally a modest fix for everything!

Also, I am sharing a few of my favorite books during this shoot and I highly recommend you check them out! ESPECIALLY if you love fashion/coffee table books.

Books

“Worth It” by Nicole Arnold available here!!

“That’s What Fashion Is” by Joe Zee available here!!

“Fashion” available here!

I’ll be doing a special post to talk about “Worth It” by Nicole Arnold soon! It is a book every gal needs to read and have on hand. Nicole is a talented writer and so relatable. Look for that very soon!!!!

 


That’s all for this post! I hope you enjoyed it and get inspired to go your local library! Shoot some photos in a formal gown just for fun!

P.S. Check out my latest crown braid tutorial on my youtube channel & subscribe here!

Bless others and Be BLESSED!

XOXO,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss

Photos were taken in DuPont Library in Sewanee, TN!

CASUAL EVENING

A Classic Denim Look!

January 3, 2018

Skirt: Jean Skirt from Paris, France / Slides: Gucci Dupes / Shirt: Banana Republic Similar Style / Shades:  (Christmas Gift) Gucci  / Structured Red Bag: Dior

Hey friends!

I am so delighted to share more details about this classic yet trendy day time look! It was SO EASY and I love the way it looks! Let’s be honest every gal loves a good pair of denim jeans or in my case a good jean skirt! I love this one because it’s light wash, has so modest ripped details and it hits just past the knee! It goes with literally everything and I love to put overly dressy shirts with it. Pumps or new balances go either way and LOOOOVE YOUR LOOK!

Literally I love denim! It’s an all American classic! I’m linking some great denim skirts below.

The most classic style

https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/Catalog/Product/F21/branded-shop/2000091458/01?gclid=CjwKCAiAm7LSBRBBEiwAvL1-L1O1oUWLOCHdu4RNhT1bK08ZakSh8oNg0xU2mQQkgCMeVp0TNoEpJRoCv0MQAvD_BwE

The zipper style

http://www.sears.com/r1893-women-s-denim-pencil-skirt/p-007VA97739912P?plpSellerId=Sears&prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=G3

The button down

https://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/SKIRTS/midimaxi/PRDOVR~H2355/H2355.jsp?color_name=jules-wash&srcCode=AFFIPOLYVORE_knee%20length%20skirts&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=polyvore

The trendy

https://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524447165966&site_refer=CSE_POLY&kw_refer=knee%20length%20skirts

The mom denim skirt

https://www.macys.com/shop/product/style-co-petite-denim-pencil-skirt-created-for-macys?ID=4642882&cm_mmc=Polyvore-_-Polyvore_RTW_PLA-_-n-_-knee%20length%20skirts

The one I’m lusting over

https://us.riverisland.com/p/mid-blue-denim-distressed-hem-pencil-skirt-710675?cmpid=af_US_Polyvore_Sale_desktop&istCompanyId=23c4e990-2bc6-43e5-80c7-6bc9ac44cc9c&istItemId=xawwpawiwa&istBid=t

The high waist ASOS

http://us.asos.com/style-nanda/stylenanda-deconstructed-denim-skirt/prd/7365728?&browsecountry=US&currencyid=2&transaction_id=102e5f79deda630f8908ffd6c68738&affid=14329&pubref=1015&istCompanyId=467dd896-9a62-42c2-84d9-be2d13921f66&istItemId=xilwlqrlxm&istBid=

The overly ripped

https://modli.co/shredded-lace-denim-skirt.html?utm_source=feed&utm_source=polyvore&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=usa

 

 XOXO
1998miss.com
Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley
EVENING

Las Vegas, Paris Edition

January 3, 2018




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Hello friends! While many of you know I am currently adventuring in Viva Las Vegas you need to be updated on my recent Parisian adventure! I had convinced my roommate that I was actually in Paris for the New Year (never actually saying France) and with my multiple trips to the Las Vegas, Paris it actually felt like I was. 12/10 reccomend visting this beautiful hotel if ever in Vegas and apsolutely make time to eat at the restaurant. It is $$$$ but it is worth every penny. The experience was so memorable and we got a package deal to save money! While we thought we would be eating dinner in the Eiffel tower we found brunch was actually the plan. Brunch was incredible-literally the best I have ever had. (that’s saying something since I love food and have been to the eiffel tower in Paris, France) I enjoyed a classic favorite of mine eggs benidict but witht the added flavor of lobster! We had pumpkin bisque, baquuettes, french onion soup, creme brulé and mock mimosas. Y’all just take my word for it-AMAZING.

On a second adventure to the hotel we enjoyed parisian crapes, giant paris “fancy” beverages, (which I have great things planned for) and visiting in the scenic surroundings. The hotel was perfect for endless pictures which I took advantage of! Shoutout to my mom and brother for being number one! As many of you usually ask I do use a cannon camera but during this trip I have used my iPhone 8+ camera! (does the trick just fine and is much quicker.

I hope you all are enjoying the new year and don’t miss yesterday’s post about my 2018 goals!!!

XOXO

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

EVENING

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

EVENING

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

CASUAL EVENING

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

CLICK THE LINKS ABOVE FOR DIRECT LOOKS!!! XOXO! ALSO FOLLOW MY INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT @1998miss & follow my Chinese Dumpling on IG too @Chinesedumpling0312

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

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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