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Chivalry is not dead…

September 25, 2019

Hello gals and for my guy readers out there Hi! I’m so happy that you are visiting 1998miss.com! Today I wanted to do a blog post in a format I haven’t exactly done in a while. I’ve been doing a lot of collaborations with brands (a total blessing/thank you Jesus) but today I want to take a minute to write from the heart!

Chivalry is not dead. I know what you’re thinking…OKAY, right she’s totally going to talk about Princesses and Princes, holding doors open and… yadayada. Well sort of but also not exactly so. For a while now I have wanted to talk about the topic of dating. I want to elaborate on something that has been weighing on my heart about the value of being pursued.

Chivalry is defined as showing courtesy or attentiveness. I believe this is so important to understand because in today’s society it is often lost in the movements of feminism. While I definitely support women getting equal opportunities and pay I realize women are NOT LIKE MEN! That is what makes us unique! God made both sexes different and we should celebrate that. All that being said I believe that men should be gentlemen and women should be ladies. No, I’m not referring to a 1950’s sexist mentality. What I am talking about is just a general sense of respect for how God made YOU. I think that although society is pushing for women to seek out the relationships they want to have and I still believe that there is beauty in the way God designed it. Being pursued by a gentleman has a little magic to it. I know first hand that this can be a challenge but I also know when it is done the right way it’s worth it.

I want to elaborate a little more about what I mean because trust me I’ve been in the very same scenario you may be in now. You want to be with so and so because they are so cute and yadadada. They may be frequently messaging you, snaping you, dming you… but yet you are just not sure if they like you. …. Let me be clear, if a guy wants to be with you he will be very intentional about interacting with you. For gals, it’s the same way. A girl will be intentional in just about everything. There won’t be all the games of waiting the three hours to reply etc. When a relationship is really of quality you will know. Your conversation will be exceptional and it will feel right. Also, side note: guys like to pursue girls that don’t put it all out there. So the girls who are open to being pursued not being all annoying. You save that for your bro’s or your gals. Y’all know what I mean…we’ve all been there. We have all been in that situation where so and so isn’t taking a hint. So think of that the next time you want to act fast.

Also, taking girls out to dinner or for an evening on the town is still a thing. Boys, you can still call a girl up and ask if she will go out with you. Girls, you can still be patient and wait for milestones in the relationship. Sometimes because of social media, I think we skip the part of taking things slowly. We forget to be intentional. We forget about the “courting” process. I’m writing to say Chivalry is not dead. You are worth FAR MORE THAN RUBIES SISTA!!! They wouldn’t just leave you out in the open to grab. There would be a safety box with a code. It’s okay to keep your heart on lockdown. You don’t want to give it to someone who isn’t worthy of it. Same for you guys!! Don’t get a girl who doesn’t appreciate you. You are a son of the king!

Girls, it is okay to expect effort from the guy you like. Boys, it’s okay to expect effort from the girl you like. It’s still cool to send girls flowers (even ones you find on the side of the road because honestly its the thought that counts.)Casual dating may be what is hip but it isn’t what sticks. Being intentional about who you pursue is worth it.

I have found that when it’s the right one you will know. I am all about intentional dating because when you are deciding who you want to spend your forever with you have to be intentional. It’s okay to be picky but more importantly, it’s important to be picky. I have seen it far too many times when relationships are not intentional and people end up marrying the wrong one. God made you and he made a partner for you. My mom always tells me “if he made an Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley, then he made a spouse for you too”.

Finally, are they chasing Jesus first and then chasing you? Is God their number one? Chivalry isn’t only from fairytales but it’s biblical. KEEP IT INTENTIONAL. This matters.

I have felt this in my own life and on my heart so I wanted to take the time to share. I do love sharing fashion but every once in awhile it’s good to break it up. Just because you don’t have someone doesn’t mean you should settle. The right one will come along and when they do you want to be available.

Love, Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss
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Let’s Catch Up! A Coffee Date!!

June 4, 2019

Hi y’all!

It’s time to grab a cup of your favorite coffee beverage and get comfy! It’s been since April that I last updated the blog. So here’s my apology and honestly, I’m sad about the lack of recent content! I’m so consistent with Instagram @1998miss but it’s challenging for me to commit to blogging consistently. It’s honestly way more work than you may think! I’m hoping to hop back on to consistent updates because it’s summer and I made a promise to myself. I also really love the platform I built on 1998miss.com-so here it goes.

Also, I’ve been quite busy since we last talked and I’m excited to fill you in through one of my favorite style blog posts: Coffee Dates! I got this idea of my favorite preppy blogger’s Kate Bowman at Lonestarsouthern.com It’s kind of a more personal blog post and really an opportunity to fill you in because Instagram and OOTD posts just give you surface! It’s so important to share the details because life is not only what you see on the gram!

Oh & if you’re wondering I’m enjoying a latte with the tastiest foam coming off the top!

What are you having?

Since we last chatted I have successfully finished my Junior year at Sewanee (PRAISE GOD) and I finished with the best grades I’ve ever had. I am so proud of the progress I have made and the outcome of this semester! I’ve raised my GPA over .50 since I started at Sewanee. Between life and Modest Fashion Week, I’m blown away I did as well as I did. Thank you, Jesus, because I could not have done it without you.

I stayed around Sewanee for a little bit to assist at Sewanee Graduation as a Sewanee Angel so I didn’t actually make it home until mid-May. Congratulations to the class of 2019! A special shoutout to Susie! I also got to stick around for Grad week with some school friends! Shoutout to Yuting, Eddie, Yadi, Emerson, Andrew, and Minju!! Y’all are the OG’s!

I then stopped in Memphis to visit with some of my dear friends the Vaught’s who are celebrating one year of marriage very soon! I love y’all. Thank you for a great visit, the dinner and our annual WAFFLE HOUSE VISIT.

Due to the shortage of the Yellow Fever Vaccination in the USA, I was detained in Memphis for a little longer than expected where I eventually got it at the shot nurse. PRAISE YOU JESUS! THIS WAS A MIRACLE because I was looking at driving to North Carolina.

After Memphis, I headed home just in time for my brother’s graduation from high school. So proud of you Matthew! Since then I’ve been busy visiting medical schools (Pre-Med Blog Post update coming soon I promise), preparing for UGANDA, helping with stuff at home and just trying to get myself together. (Anyone knows what I mean? Sometimes you just need a little time to get sorted out!)

Currently, I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Dubai writing this blog post preparing to embark on an amazing journey to Uganda. If you’re new around here or just want to know more about why I’m spending my summer in Uganda check out this blog post here!

Blog posts are probably going to be touch and go at first this month because I’m going to be getting acclimated in Uganda! It’s an internship and I’m working so I have to iron out the details later. My plan is to get it to one day a week like every Saturday a new post will go up- but if you’re subscribed to my newsletter you’ll already be in the know! Same with Instagram! Follow me here! 


Summer 2019

This summer I will be in Uganda for June & July. I will return home to head to NAYC. Then I will turn around and head to the beach to watch my precious friend Myka get married! After that, I hope to make one more quick trips to see a friend before starting MY SENIOR YEAR AT SEWANEE!!! I will also be touring a couple more medical schools, applying for post-grad stuff and getting ready for life!!! Busy just like I like it!

To wrap it up I’d like to fill you in with a few things I’m obsessed with at the moment!

WATER + FLAVOR PACKETS 

[ Totally loving adding these natural caffeine packets from Crystal Light to my water! + in Uganda it will be a real blessing! Linked here!  ]

YUMMY’S BY HEATHER

[ Ladies you will WANT TO CHECK THESE OUT! GAME CHANGERS! Check them out here! ]

MICRO BAGS! 

[ I’m obsessed. Like totally completely in LOVE! I’m still carrying my Chanel from March! I got it for my 21st birthday. I call it the lunch box bag and It’s great! I’m honestly not sure if I’m ever going to be able to go back to a large purse! Check out these other cuties here!

NEW CLINIQUE FOUNDATION  

[ This is a total game changer! All the time I get DMS asking what products I wear and this is it! Well since about April because that’s when I made the switch from Chanel! This honestly is so natural looking, hydrating and I AM OBSESSED. It’s under $30 too! You can get it almost anywhere! Also, yes I do wear makeup but I wear the bare minimum for a natural coverage! I would highly recommend this brand because it keeps it clean and affordable! ]

MOVIE: QUEEN OF KATWE

[ I was moved, enough said. It was so amazing! I was in tears on the plane! YOU MUST WATCH THIS. ALSO SHOUTOUT TO DISNEY FOR MAKING A MOVIE THAT IS REALISTIC & TEACHES CHILDREN REAL VALUABLE THINGS. Linked here! ]

BOOK SERIES: CRAZY RICH ASIANS

[ If you’re looking for a new book to read this series is a good place to start. Of course only if you’re interested in travel, extreme luxury, rich people problems, far fetched real-fiction, and Asian culture. My friends from China joke I have yellow fever already and that I did not need to get a vaccination because I’m clearly already obsessed! So check it out here! I’m finishing the last book! ]

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: @joy_dalynne_

[ Love this gal travel photos, style, and edits! + she’s a total sweetheart! I think you should check out her account!!! For all my apostolic peeps she goes to Urshan! She’s linked here! ]

Alrighty! It’s about time for me to get out of here to get ready for my flight! I’m so EXCITED! Thanks for stopping in and having coffee with me. In the comments is where you tell me what’s up with you! I really love to get to chat with y’all so please leave me some goodies in the comments!!!

P.S. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers! I need God’s protection and some extreme doors opened in UGANDA!

XOXO,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you content?

April 25, 2019

Happy Thursday friends & welcome back to my blog! It’s been a busy week but I’m happy to be back with another post!!

Feeling Content

The big word no one actually likes to say that they are… because it comes with strings attached. Why don’t we like to say it? It’s probably because it requires us to be happy with where we are. It would mean feeling 100% okayness with what is happening with your life at this exact moment.

The dictionary defines being content as being in a state of peaceful happiness. Similar words are satisfied and pleasing.

Contentment isn’t the easiest way to feel about life. Especially if you’re not actually happy with where you are. I know this struggle first hand. While I live a blessed life I’m still human and I still struggle with this. Understanding this struggle is the key to becoming content.

Just to be real with y’ all I think feeling contentment is hard because I’m not 100% okay with where I am. There are so many goals that I have yet reached so how can I be satisfied?! I still want to go to find the love of my life, get married, get super fit, get into medical school, graduate medical school, become a mom, participate in the March of Life in DC, see the world, become a maven of modest fashion and change the world. (Not in that order) That last one’s a big one isn’t it, lol. 😉 + be on the cover of Vogue (kidding but really…dream big)This all feeds into my struggle with feeling content.

I’ve been in four weddings in the last year, which, is actually crazy. It’s crazy because I was a bridesmaid to the gals I grew up with! Ever since we were little girls we imagined the day we would wear white and walk down the aisle. I’m so happy for them and so blessed I was able to take part in their big days.

I did struggle with contentment with where I was at- I should stay still am (cute godly boys reading this 🙂 take note ;))  at as it seemed all of my friends were saying I DO. I know that I’m not yet ready to get married- believe me I’m not but when I started comparing timelines I started to feel inadequate, alone, nervous and NOT CONTENT! The key to telling you all that is so that you will see I’m not perfect and I do struggle.

Furthermore to help you recognize that comparison is literally the thief of joy. Addtionally contentment is being in a state of peaceful happiness, which, means comparison can’t lead to contentment.

So from here on out stop comparing!!! The Bible says don’t!

Next, while I have all of those beautiful goals that I will strive to reach I have to stop and say “am I letting God be in control”? Because ultimately if the answer isn’t yes I will never be content. I will never be in a state of peaceful happiness. The reason is simple. God is the author and he writes the story. If we write our own then we miss out on his blessings. We miss out on his will for our lives. I know I say but I don’t do it enough….let God be in control because when we do it all works out. I must let God be the source that I drink from, the place I go when I don’t feel content and the place I share my dreams. When I go to him and let him hold my hand everything changes. He knows. Be content my friends. ❤️

There is beauty in ambition but the most beautiful is being solely sold out to Jesus. You trusting him day by day to get you to and through those goals. Most importantly giving those goals to him & saying lord if these are not your will I don’t want them.

Xoxo,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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January Favorites

January 25, 2019

Hey!! Welcome back to 1998miss.com! I am so happy you’re here! It’s been a little bit since my last post and I apologize. Since then I’ve come back to college started my classes and have been insanely busy. I have been working on getting back into the swing of things and determining what the best schedule is for 1998miss.com this semester!

I’m moving my weekly blog posts to Thursday’s and my weekly vlogs to Friday! This way I can really focus on my schoolwork early in the week and get new content ready to share by the end of the week! I am also still continuing my weekly blog posts with Skirt Society writing a new post every Wednesday! You can read Yesterday’s here!

Also if you haven’t yet please check out my last three blog posts on 1998miss.com here, here and here! Now let’s jump right into the blog!

Today I’m sharing my January Favorites which includes products I’ve had my eye on, have been using or just really want for the month! I always enjoy reading these style of blog posts so I’m excited to share my own with Y’all.

The first is something I’ve had my eye on since I first heard about it but the downside is that it is SO expensive so I haven’t gotten to give it a whirl yet. I have watched many tutorials of bloggers using it and loving it so it’s on my wishlist for one day!

So the next goodie is a GOODIE! I bought my mom and friend each one of the fabulous candles from Saks just this week! I’m dying to have my own but they are quite expensive and I can’t have any lighted candles in my room so I’ll just have to wait until Summer. ALL the gals I follow love these and I get why because they look and smell beautiful!

I already ordered this because I feel like I can’t live without it. Since I’m in college and don’t have access to great tasting water I order one of these bad boys! We have one at home and I just need one for school. I think that it will help keep me consistent with drinking water!

Next is something I ordered from Skirt Society and I think every gal needs it! It’s the cutest little asymmetrical denim skirt! Get yours before they sell out!

These I picked up last week at JCREW for a steal of a deal and Y’all they are beautiful! I’m always on the lookout for cute hair accessories!

I also LOVE THIS AND WANT IT SO BAD. IT is on my bday wishlist and life wishlist. The ultimate cute phone case!

My all-time favorite planner and organizer! Literally, the greatest planner known to man is the day designer! I LOVE IT!

So the next thing is one of my all-time favorite Louis Vuitton! It’s the speedy which my mom has both in monogrammed and then Louis monogrammed but recently I am in love with this baby version! I want one with my initials!

Okay so this is basically just like a January round up and I really just wanted to tell Y’all about the things I’m loving recently!  I hope this inspires you a little bit to make your own list of favorites for January because even if you’re not buying it you can still enjoy just imagining you are!!

All Glory to God!
Peace and Blessings,
1998miss

XOXO,
Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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5 Instagramable Places to Celebrate your Birthday-NO CAKE REQUIRED!

April 9, 2018

5 Instagramable Places to Celebrate a Birthday-NO CAKE REQUIRED! 

Hey friends! I thought this post would be helpful to those searching for the perfect place to celebrate their birthday! While it’s hard to narrow it down because locations vary these are a few franchise options! (Although my favorite birthdays are at hole in the wall places! I love an adventure, being the first to try something and creating my own fun!)

Since I’m from NWA (North-West Arkansas) and Southern Tennessee the places I’m linking are found there!

Also PRO TIP: your birthday will be the most special if you are spending it with the ones you love and by documenting it with pictures! It doesn’t matter where you are it’s who you are with that counts! Also it’s easy to make a basic place cool/insta swag.

My number #1 when searching for a place is somewhere there is a cute dessert option or a free birthday treat! I can always get behind the restaurant songs too-LOL.  I actually celebrated my birthday by having brunch at my University’s fancy hotel! It’s a buffet with the most delicious food, beautiful flowers, and live music! UH, PERFECTNESS! So my first recommendation is simply that a local hotel in your area! My bday brunch was at The Sewanee Inn! If you are in TN YOU HAVE TO COME HERE!

My #2 is somewhere my family has gone to celebrate birthday’s for over 15 years! It’s been a long-standing tradditon in my family to go to Market Place Grill for a tasty meal, good bread, a fun vibe and the free chocolate mess! It’s literally the most tasty chocolate treat for the whole family to share! It’s free to those celebrating their birthday and is complete with a couple of spoons to share! It’s a $10 value and you’ll find yourself coming back regardless of your birthday!  I took my friend Myka for a chocolate mess for her 20th birthday and you can see it in the photo above!

My #3 is breakfast for your birthday! I love breakfast food and can always get behind a early morning celebration! I love to meet my girls for brunch and on my birthday-SCORE! Free pancakes at IHOP is a major win and hello instagramable moment!!!! A short stack with a candle is perfection! I literally can’t imagine anything cuter or more tasty! I learned to make pancakes by six years old and to this day it’s still a favorite of mine! If you’re in Nashville I highly recommend the The Pancake Pantry for your birthday or any ocassion. It’s a pancake lovers dream! It’s near the Vandy campus!!! I did a vlog in Nashville with my friends and we ate at the Pancake Pantry! You can watch it here! If you’re anywhere else ihop is a great option too!!

My #4 is any donut place! This is totally for the photo opp! Like instagram birthday cuteness can go down at any little donut place! Plus who doesn’t love a darling donut on your birthday!!! Stack em up for a fun style bday cake! You can also pre-order your name at a lot of places and y’all I am dying to do this regardless of a birthday! Many places like Krispy Kreme and Daylight Doughnuts offer a complementary bday donut!!! What’s better than that y’all!!!

My #5 is anywhere you can get ice cream! I happen to love  Cold Stone Creamery so I would reccomend that but if you have a local ice cream joint I would go there in a heart beat! LOCAL is always cooler than a franchise-that’s like a life memo! I would love to see y’all enjoying a tasty ice cream while celebrating you! I think it’s darling to have a tripple scoop ice cream in a waffle cone and photographing it is sure to be darling! I actually have taken a few different darling ice cream photos which have been super popular on insta!!! So go for the cute, fun, and classic birthday treat ice cream! I also wouldn’t be suprised if a few of places didn’t offer a complimentary bday treat!

  1. A local hotel!
  2. The Market Place Grill
  3. ihop / PANCAKES
  4.  Doughnuts
  5. Ice-Cream

 

My final advice is to color cordinate your pals on your bday it makes the pictures look so much better plus people like guidelines when dressing for an event-just don’t get to specific! I also reccomend picking up your own candles before any celebration because I happen to think the number candles are so much cuter! I also usually pick up a crown or some sparking cider to add to the bday vibe! It’s super easy to make your bday fun when your on a budget, stuck at home or just totally lacking inspo-using these few basic tips!

Also, if you are reading this chances are it is your birthday or someone you knows birthday-Happy Birthday! Hope your day is especially blessed!

Bless others & be blessed!

XOXO,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley
@1998miss

P.S. Read how we celebrated my friend Myka’s birthday at Market Place Grill and The Fresh Market here!

You can also check out my vlog from that day on youtube very soon! My channel is Alexa Dudley!!

Finally, here are the most darling best gal photos with the delicious FREE chocolate mess I mentioned earlier! Holy cuteness right!

 


Happy Birthday Friends!

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The Fresh Market Photoshoot

March 20, 2018

 Blog photos in a grocery store? Are you crazy?

The short answer to that question is Yes.

Yesterday, we found ourselves in The Fresh Market in Rogers, Arkansas but it wasn’t for fresh produce as one would think…we had a full blown photo shoot in the candy section! The weather outside was muggy, cold & all but ideal so we sought out another location for some birthday photos! I suggested to my friend Myka (the birthday girl) that we should do our photos in a groecery store/candy store! I literally wanted to do a full photo shoot….she thought I was crazy! I finally convinced her of the possibility of greatness and we hit The Fresh Market-one of my all time favorite grocery stores!

The Fresh Market is good for everything even blog photos! Lol! I love to get fresh flowers, produce, sweets, funky water & CANDY at this fabulous grocery store! The workers, customers & people of NWA thought we were crazy to be doing photos & we were but y’all the photos were so fun! Also, you can’t go through life not having fun & every once in a while doing something UNIQUE! When leaving the store a few of the workers chatted with us about what we were doing & they thought we were the funnest girls ever! (I wanted to say we are!! Lol.)

Now we will never forget Myka’s 20th birthday & we have darling photos to prove it!

Here’s my favorite from the shoot & Myka is wearing the dress I got her for her birthday! I’ll link both of our outfits below! P.S. it’s nice to be sharing an outfit post-it’s been a while!

My look.



Similar Jacket: Romwe / Similar Denim Skirt: Blank NYC / Similar Shirt: Forever 21 / Similar Belt: Hermes / Shoes: Prada / Similar Bag: Sam Edelman

The Birthday Look

Dress: Target (Birthday Dress from me!!) / Similar Jeans: Lucky Brand / Pointed Pumps: Michael Kors

Happy Birthday Myka! I sure do love you! I am so blessed to call you friend.

Follow Myka on instagram @myka_kristian

Bless others & be blessed!

XOXO,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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Trusting God

January 16, 2018

Hey friends.

I hope everyone is having a blessed new year filled with many marvelous wonderfuls (what I call something good).

I am currently sitting in my dorm room reading my bible and have kind of decided I want to start something new. I don’t know what exactly it is but I do know God is laying something big on my heart. I am going to be diving into Easter semester here at Sewanee and I want to do something big for the Lord. I want to step out in faith for a great semester with great grades but more importantly impactful actions.

How many times do we need something plain and simple in this life? How many times do need the Lord to just take over and refresh our hearts? I know I need good grades this semester, I know I have weight loss goals this semester and so often I look to Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, friends, the internet for motivation, tips, and just direction. I think to myself without even thinking that it’s all up to me to make these things happen. It’s 100% riding on my choices and decisions….it’s all you Alexa-but wait… what if we didn’t do that. What if just as we pray for strength, or peace, or healing we also take God that little day to day thing. He loves us so much that he aches when we don’t talk to him. He aches when we carry even little things, God desires for us to lean on him, to pray BIG prayers but also to pray small prayers.

So I’m stepping out in faith, saying God these are not just the big things I need but here are ALL the things I need. Here are my greatest dreams, fears, desires, plans, hopes and even secret fears (the ones you don’t even admit to your closest friends). Y’all know the secret fears I am talking about…the ones you keep hidden at the back of your mind. Let’s get rid of those by giving them to God and saying to him simply “God, here I am 101% yours fully captivated by your love”.

A love that is unlike any other… a love that is never tired, uncertain, weary, manipulative, but a love that is so wonderful, so big, and so REAL.

Lord you gave your life on the cross because you LOVE me so very much-even knowing I might not love you back. That’s true love. That’s the love that we should be working at and that is where we should be investing our time.

Simply taking the time to say, I love you, Jesus.

That is just a little something on my heart tonight. I know it’s totally not my usual style but I felt the Lord pressing into my heart tonight. I love all of you and I am so blessed to have an outlet like this.

Also if any of you are struggling this week here’s a verse I love to lift you up:

Deuteronomy 7:9  Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.

Also here is a worship song that literally makes my heart sing… Ocean’s Deep

Finally, I am so thankful for my best friend Hannah Katt  because God has given me a good, holy, beautiful, honest, accountable, and praying friend. It’s crazy when you have a friendship that starts out simple but grows into a friendship you couldn’t live without. Sometimes when we get older our friendship change around and people you thought of as your number one go to gal or just pal are no longer. Sometimes you decide you want to surround yourself with spiritual friends and sometimes you just grow up. Pals change, gals change, friends come and go but sisters are forever. So Hannah if you’re reading this…I love you and I am so very thankful you are in my life. Best friend but more so Prayer Sister.

Love y’all.

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss (instagram)

Blessed & highly favored.

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Two Thousand Eighteen

January 3, 2018

Happy, Happy, Happy New Year friends!! I literally can not believe it is already 2018! 2017 was such a big year for me and I am so blessed. God literally did incredible and life altering miracles. I know I say it a million times but I am one blessed gal! I have so much to be thankful for and when I seem to think it’s as good as it will be GOD blows my mind yet again.

In 2018 I have high hopes for another amazing year. I pray for God to work through me in his kingdom as I want to keep his will at the center of my life. *insert Jesus at the center (which is actually one of my favorite songs and I happen to be learning it in Chinese). I’m inspired by many proverbs 31 women in my life and I hope to emmulate their walks with God. Outward beauty fades but inward beauty is forever.

While making resolutions isn’t exactly my style….I have a few of them in sorts. I have goals for 2018 and while they may be cliché or mundane they are still my goals. While some of them are very personal I still intend to list them below because one of my most major goals in 2018 is to dedicate more to my blog. (that means sharing more with you all) 1998miss.com has been a beautiful work in my life. I have loved sharing my passion for style, fashion, living life, travel, bargaining, dreaming, being inspired and living for God. I want to culminate a greater dedication to these loves in the new year. I hope to start a few new series in the new year and get an actual routine down for blogging! Most bloggers can relate when I say there is little time in our already jam packed schedules to really dedicate our best to the blog. In 2018 this is going to change-I don’t want to set limits on this or put restrictions on this because in my opinion 2018 is going to be about removing the limits I place on my life. God has shown me time and time again that nothing is impossible-so I am going to live this on the daily. I believe great things are in store for 1998miss.com and I can’t wait to see them in action. I believe even greater things are in store for my life in 2018.

To spare you my long winded thoughts here’s a more simple blurb on my 2018 goals. The biggest being not limiting myself with restrictions (resolutions) and things of the same sorts.

Here’s to 2018 y’all! May God bless you abundantly and may you be the best you can be in the new year!

My 19 2018 ambitions-NO LIMIT EDITION (19 because I’m not limiting 2018 to 18 goals)

  1. Sleep More (Wake up earlier, sleep earlier) (NO LIMITS)
  2. Blog More (NO LIMITS)
  3. Vlog (NO LIMITS)
  4. Pray More (NO LIMITS)
  5. Eat intentionally (NO LIMITS)
  6. Work out intentionally (NO LIMITS)
  7. Launch something new (NO LIMITS)
  8. Travel more (NO LIMITS)
  9. Fast more (NO LIMITS)
  10. Develop a deeper relationship with God (NO LIMITS)
  11. Meet new people (NO LIMITS)
  12. Read more (NO LIMITS)
  13. Stay in touch with friends (NO LIMITS)
  14. Continue dedicating my best to learning Chinese (NO LIMITS)
  15. DRINK MORE MORE MORE WATER (NO LIMITS)
  16. Be the best student I can be (NO LIMITS)
  17. Get a stellar internship/job/opportunity (NO LIMITS)
  18. Find Love (NO LIMITS)
  19. Be the best Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley I can be (NO LIMITS)

Oh ya I forgot to mention I am so very excited to be witnessing two of my very good friends get married this year. From babies we waited and dreamed for these precious moments! God is so good to have kept us close! Thankful and blessed to be apart of their big days and share in their love! GOD IS SO GOOD!

I love sharing with you all and know 1998miss.com is going to be a great part of the new year!

May you be blessed abundantly!

XOXOXO

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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Pancake Pantry Nashville, TN

December 22, 2017

WHO DOESN’T LOVE PANCAKES?!!!!

So excited to finally be home for Christmas break from school! I made it back just in the nick of time for Christmas….I’ve been sleeping, hanging with my family, and using my gym membership to get in shape for the new year!

EXCITING NEWS!!!!!

I created a youtube channel and I am uploading my second official video today!!!! This is something I have wanted to do for a while and I gave it a little try last year but didn’t stick with it. None the less I found myself trying again and I am proud of how far I have come with this project!

 I dedicated A LOT OF TIME to create this exciting new content and I really hope you all enjoy. As time goes on I am sure I will get better at vlogging….stick with me Y’all!!

The Pancake Pantry

Nashville, TN

Y’all!!! The pancake pantry is the bomb literally you have to check it out!!! The environment is so fun, the food is so tasty, and it’s a Nashville favorite! My roommate/best friend, Miranda watched her favorite VS angel visit this little place in a vlog so we decided to hit it up on our way to the Nashville airport! I also decided it would be the perfect vlog opportunity!

This tasty place is located near Vanderbilt and has a bit of a wait! (so keep that in mind when planning your trip) I 100% suggest you get the sweet potato pancakes because they are to die for + they are also the number one choice! You also can’t go wrong with an omelet with goat cheese! (I love cheese BTW and my roommate makes fun of me for it :))

Overall I rate the Pancake Pantry 10/10! The portion size is pretty big (so you can share), the atmosphere is lit (meaning on point which means great), the price is not too high, the experience is way up there & it’s so tasty!! If you’re in the Nashville area you don’t wanna miss this place. IT IS WORTH THE WAIT MY FRIENDS!!!

Thanks to my friends Miranda and Yadi for vlogging with me it was so much fun! I hope y’all enjoy this post and I hope you are having a joyous holiday season!

Let me know in the comments if you’ve been to here and your thoughts on my new vlogging plans!!!

VLOG LINK HERE!

XOXO 

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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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
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