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How to style 2 Skirt Society skirts completely different: a brand review + fashion inspiration!

October 25, 2018

Hey y’all! So happy to be back on 1998miss.com!

It has been a long two weeks off of the web but it was very much needed as I was going through a lot personally + the grind of school! I successfully got through all of my midterms before fall break which just happened to be 5 midterms (exams), 2 quizzes and a paper! I am so proud of myself for choosing to put a hold on my blogging/youtube channel for a second to take time for another passion of mine which is studying to become a doctor. If you didn’t already know this about me-I’m a pre-med student at Sewanee and my dream is to become a doctor who works in the United States to fund ventures outside of the United States to help the less fortunate. I love people and I have a specific burden on my heart for China so I would like to work there + if you didn’t already know I spent my summer in China working in a hospital. I also improved my Chinese language skills greatly-another side note if you didn’t already know I love studying the Chinese language and actually hope to get a minor in it at Sewanee. Wow, so that felt like a lot but honestly isn’t even the half of my story/testimony! I’ll def. have to plan on doing an entirely separate post/video on that because I can see I have a lot to say about the topic + it is very near and dear to my heart. I wouldn’t be Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley without the journey to where I am now.

I also just wanted to ask that Y’all would be in prayer over a personal matter for my family. Lot’s of love!! Y’all are the best and I just wanted to say I appreciate every single message, Insta DM and email I got from Y’all after I posted about needing some time. Thank you so much you have no idea how much that means to me and how much it lifted my spirits in a very dark time. Thank you for also being patient with me!!

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO….LET’S GET THIS BLOG PARTY STARTED!

Today I’ll be sharing 2 different skirts and how I styled them each in different ways! I seriously love doing posts like this because honestly who doesn’t want to know how to rock a look in more than one way! I love buying statement pieces and versatile pieces then styling them totally different!

I also just want to take time to thank Skirt Society for sending me two darling skirts-which I absolutely love!!! I literally can not stop wearing them! Between the two I have had so much SPICE added to my closet! If you’re familiar with Atlantic Pacific you’ll see a similar skirt in her new collection with Nordstrom to the Harriet Tulle Skirt from Skirt Society. But Skirt Society has a much more affordable option and it’s a skirt ALL fashionista’s need in their closet.

The Harriet Tulle Skirt 

I was honestly so in love with this skirt when I saw it on the website because as I said before it is a staple in so many fashionista’s closets. It’s so fun to make it super dressy or to dress it down and pair it with a baseball cap + sneaks! I have worn this skirt 3 different ways and to 3 very different events!

The first way I styled it was for a Sewanee Angel Dinner at The Macfie’s house. I simply added a very structured formal top (could also consider it a jacket) with some daytime heels! I didn’t want something too over the top but also really wanted to look put together for the event. I finished off my look with a daring middle part and slicked back!!!!


Next, I styled this skirt totally different by putting it under a shorter dress for a very formal vibe. I wore this styled look to an Honorary Degree Dinner in Sewanee where I worked as a Sewanee Angel. This basically means I serve as a student who represents the face of the University and interacts with guest speakers (sometimes those getting honorary degrees), the board of regents, the board of trustees and the faculty as well as the Vice Chancellor of the college. It is a wonderful opportunity for engagement on Sewanee’s campus and I am so thrilled I have been involved in the organization since my freshman year. I also was the first member initiated from my class which is such an honor!!! I love being a Sewanee Angel and I highly recommend it to all students who are at Sewanee or are considering attending our university. For this event, I had the privilege of working alongside my new friend Jenna Land to welcome and correspond with S. Waite Rawls III The President of The American Civil War Museum Foundation in Richmond, Virginia while he was in Sewanee. He received an honorary degree at and it was such a delight to spend time with him while he was on campus. This event was a black tie event so I was very dressed up! P.S. I always get lots of questions about where I got this beautiful dress with an oriental flavor-it was a very special gift from my Khala. She got it in Pakistan and it was custom/handmade. It is my favorite piece in my closet and I love pairing this skirt with it to give it an elevated look.


Finally, I styled this skirt with sneaks, a black top and then a baseball cap for my classes at Sewanee. I wanted a fun yet not too over the top look for class and have always loved the style of sneakers with skirts. I like the contrast of super dressy with sporty/casual-I think if you are bold enough to wear this style you are bold enough to pull it off! I love doing white sneakers with this skirt because of its cream color and I searched high and low for the perfect sneakers after visiting China this summer and was so happy when they worked with this look! They are from Saks Off 5th and while they were originally around $500 I got this for just over $100! How amazing!!! I love a good deal and I love that I can now rock the trend I loved so much in China in the United States with my Harriet Tulle Skirt!

I also wanted y’all to see a similar skirt to this one which is selling for a way more than double at Nordstrom!

The Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Tiered Tulle Midi Skirt  $100

 

You can check out more of this equally beautiful yet more expensive line here! 

 

Skirt Society does an awesome job at providing beautiful, high quality and very current pieces to their customers. You have to check out my new friend Michelle’s website and see for yourself. I will link it down below with the Harriet Tulle Skirt which is currently on sale for $29.99- normally $40!

The Skirt Society Harriet Tulle Skirt  $29.99

You can get THE HARRIET TULLE SKIRT  here!

The Maribel Leopard Pleated Skirt

So this skirt was a must for me because LEOPARD is so in this FALL SEASON! Literally, all of my favorite fashionistas, bloggers, and magazines are claiming leopard to be one of the biggest trends this season. It’s a bit more bold for me than my usual picks because I’m more of a classic girl but I loved the Maribel Leopard Skirt! It is so fun and so comfy! I literally wore it all day in Nashville and to a church event over fall break-feeling very comfy yet stylish. I love the pleats and I just think the size of the leopard print is so perfect! I think it is so fun to pair any type of skirt like this with a big belt so that’s what I did! You can see here how I styled it two completely different ways!

First off I wore this skirt as a statement look and with more trendy vibes! I seriously loved trying it with a graphic tee + a very loud pink Birkin inspired bag for my trip to Nashville. I did a lot of pink with it but can also see red being a great way to style it next. I highly recommend this style to any bloggers or bold gals out there!

 

Next, I styled this skirt completely different going for a very dressy look! I wore it to a church function and went for a more classic feel. I did black and somewhat edgy with my pointed heels! I ended up matching my momma and saw so many beautiful girls rocking leopard at this event- but I’m not sure they all got theirs for a steal of a deal at only $36.99!!!!!!

You can get the Maribel leopard skirt from Skirt Society here! 

I also wanted to share this awesome post written by  at Harpers Bazaar. It is so well written and shares so many different cute ways to incorporate leopard in your looks this season. If you look you’ll also see a skirt very similar the one I’m wearing above but for triple the cost of Skirt Society! Another reason why you should shop Skirt Society from here on out! Click the link here to read it!

P.S. I did a dorm room tour exclusive to Instagram and it’s available on my highlights so if you’re interested in knowing how my mom and I decorated a Sewanee dorm room click here! 

To follow the beautiful Michelle Ramos Mendez on Instagram click here!

To follow Skirt Society on Instagram click here!

Just a reminder I post daily on Instagram, Thursday’s here on 1998miss.com and Tuesday’s on my youtube channel! You can click the link here to subscribe to my channel to get notified when I post!

Thank you again to Michelle for being so amazing and for these two beautiful skirts!

P.S. Oh and for the exciting news I mentioned on one of my latest Instagram posts…….I will be writing a blog post exclusive for Skirt Society weekly! I’m so excited to be sharing positivity, fashion, and faith on their page! These posts will be for women of all ages and will serve to inspire and cultivate an environment celebrating women! More about this will be coming to Instagram soon as we work out the schedule and kinks BUT It is happening! YAY!

XOXO,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

1998miss.com

@1998miss

Wardrobe

The latest in Denim + A Skirted Fancy Review!

October 4, 2018

Hi friends!!! I am so happy you’ve stopped into 1998miss.com for today’s post!

This week I’m talking “denim” and let me just say it’s one of my favorite topics!

Do y’all ever have those moments where you think a piece of clothing is 100% you or your style? Well more than not when I put on a denim skirt I feel like I’ve found myself in clothing. So that’s one of the reasons I’m talking denim with you + denim is something that NEVER goes out of style! Just think, even in the 50’s gals were  rocking denim just like they are in 2018! Think about it- for sure your grandma must have had a classic pair of high waisted wranglers or maybe your mom has some amazing Joes Jeans! (P.S. If you can get your hands on those…do it because there is denim and then there is VINTAGE DENIM!!!!!!)

So while denim has been a constant in fashion since the beginging there are a few things changing. Some styles you might know and love like the

the boyfriend

the skinny jean

the high waisted

the low rise

the mom jean

the classic

the bootcut

the flared

the ripped

are still around but they might have just a little more spice than usual!

*THIS IS SOMETHING I ABSOLUTELY LOVE! HOW COOL IS IT TO TAKE A CLASSIC DENIM LOOK AND UPGRADE IT WITH YOUR CREATIVITY!

Let’s talk about some of these creative twists!!!!

 

5 WAYS TO SPICE UP YOUR DENIM

 

  1. Adding Patches of other shades of denim.
  2. Custom Embroidery
  3. Bleaching your denim
  4. Painting your denim
  5. Adding diamonds or pearls

These are some of my favorite ways you can spice up your denim but there are so many more out there! I’m looking forward to trying out these trends and putting my own spin on them! The great thing about these ideas is that they are not limited to jeans or skirts…you can also do this to a classic staple piece like your denim jacket!

Here are a few visuals to inspire you……

 

 

   

 

Looking at these unique designs inspires me and reminds me that while denim is a classic there are so many ways you can make it personal!!!

I can’t wait to try some of these great ideas!!!!

 

WHERE I FIND THE BEST DENIM!!!!!

 

So being a gal who wears only denim skirts I can help you out on a thing or two about where to acquire modest yet trendy. I can also let you in on where to get the best jeans if that’s your cup of tea!

Before I started wearing only skirts and dressing modestly I had a few favorite pairs of jeans! I actually ended sewing those favorites into skirts but am still certain that they were bomb jeans as well! (I’ll let you in on how to sew jeans in a little bit *stay tuned)

So here’s my top few!

GAP

DILLARDS

GOODWILL

NORDSTROM

FOREVER 21

H&M

So obviously price range is different depending on which of these stores you shop at so here’s my guide to buying your denim.

First of all denim is an investment because you can wear it with almost everything. Secondly think about how comfortable the denim is and if you feel like you will wear it 24/7 because that will tell you if the price is worth it. Also a good pair of jeans or jean skirt will last you a long time so don’t be afraid to spend a few dollars more for the higher quality!

So I’m a sale girl at heart but I also have expensive taste so more often or not I wait for a style to go on sale. For example when I wore jeans all the time I would wait and buy Rock Revival/Joes Jeans from Nordstrom/Dilllards when they were marked down. Thanks to my momma for teaching me how to shop!

I’ve gotten several jean jackets from GAP! I used to buy jeans from Gap but overall I always come out with a great jean jacket! I actually got one for $6 once!

Forever 21 has ocassinoally had some fast fashion denim! I love the ripped style so a lot of times I would get those jeans here! Now when I’m wanting a modest length ripped denim skirt I will still buy jeans here and sew them into a skirt!

H&M I can honestly find just good jean skirts from! They are usually modest and need no touch ups + AFFORDABLE

Finally for my high waist addiction I will always go to Goodwill to find my denim! I have sewn so many different skirts from denim that came from Goodwill! There is usually a lot of great quality denim here! I once got a pair of vintage Guess jeans and hello vintage Guess jean skirt!!! If you’re feeling the DIY spirit I would reccomend checking out Goodwill! You won’t regret it!

P.S. Don’t be afraid to buy a pair of pants you love and make it into a skirt! It just takes a little practice and you will love tailoring your own skirt!!!

 

HOW TO SEW A DENIM SKIRT OUT OF PANTS!!!!

 

So I’m not a pro when it comes to this but I am a person of experience! I have literally sewn so many different jean skirts from jeans this last summer in order to get the perfect skirt! I honestly have an addiction to denim skirts! So when I see a pair of jeans I like my first thought is always “oh my goodness that would make such a cute skirt”! Just ask my mom, the dinning room this last summer became a sewing room!!!! So I unfortunelty don’t have a tutorial for how to sew a skirt from pants available yet (thinking about doing one in the future) but I do have a link to what I used to guide me + a few skirts I sewed!!!!!

 

Click here to learn how to use a sewing machine!

Click here to learn how to make pants into a skirt!

 

Here are two skirts I sewed last summer! They started out as jeans and were both pretty expensive denim items I wanted to start wearing again! I really loved a ripped look so I searched for months about how to sew them into a skirt and how to make rips! They were a labor of love and the red one is for sure a spicy skirt! While they are not perfect I sure love them and I love that I made them!

The Black Below The Knee Modest Structured Super Distressed Denim Skirt

By Skirted Fancy

A REVIEW

Okay so we’ve gone through the denim basics and now I want to share with you an AMAZING DENIM SKIRT I WAS SENT FROM SKIRTED FANCY! Literally y’all I don’t collaborate with anyone who doesn’t have something I actually love. This skirt is something I am 198% in LOVE WITH!!!!! Melissa Zimmerman you did an amazing job designing this skirt! Thank you from all the modest gals out there!!!

SO collaborating with Melissa Zimmerman (Skirted Fancy) has been something I have wanted to do for such a long time and I was SO excited when it actually happened. I’ve had my eye on her skirts for a while now and love her Instagram/blog/shop! If you are not familiar with this gal you’ve got to get aquainted!

Here’s her links:

Instagram: @skirtedfancy

Blog: Skirtedfancy.com

Shop: Skirted Fancy & A Little Bit Fancy

Not only is she a beautiful, talented gal paving the way for modest gals everywhere she is also a wife and a very talented lawyer! That is one of the reasons I find her so inspiring! Sometimes studying to be a doctor can be challenging and I feel like I’m neglecting the other creative passions I have but when I see Melissa Zimmerman I see I can do both! I also see how much of a blessing Law has been in making her other dreams come true! You go gal! Thanks for being an inspiration!

 

So now let’s talk this skirt! So It is AMAZING as I previously said but here’s why

IT IS KNEE LENGTH

IT COVERS YOUR KNEES WHEN YOU SIT

IT IS HIGH WAISTED

IT FITS AT THE WAIST AND AT THE BOOTY

IT IS NOT TOO SNUG ON THE CURVES BUT GIVES YOU THE PERFECT SHAPE

THE DENIM FEELS VINTAGE ALMOST LIKE YOU’RE WEARING GUESS DENIM FROM THE 80s

THE MODEST FACTOR-THE SLIT IS VERY SMALL

THE STYLE IS TRENDY YET MODEST

YOU GET THE DISTRESSED LOOK BUT NO SKIN SHOWS THROUGH

YOU LOOK HIP

YOU FEEL BEAUTIFUL WEARING IT

THE SKIRT COMES IN BOTH BLACK AND LIGHT DENIM

IT IS A NEW STAPLE PIECE IN MY CLOSET

WHILE IT IS HIGH WAISTED IT KEEPS YOU SUCKED IN

YOU CAN DRESS IT UP AND DOWN

I literally love this skirt and can’t wait to style it up and down! I don’t think I can live without the light denim so lookout for it because chances are I’ll have to have it soon! It’s so cute! I got so many compliments when I wore the black to class on Tuesday! As a gal who wears mostly denim skirts I can 100% say if there was a denim skirt I couldn’t live without THIS WOULD BE IT.

TIPS WHEN ORDERING

It is a little bit of an investment but don’t worry about it because you’re gonna love it! I think you wear it so much that it’s worth the investment + let’s support a fellow modest advocate!

It ships so quickly so as soon as you order you’ll get it!

FINALLY BE SURE TO SIZE UP IF YOU GET THIS SKIRT! I ORDERED MY NORMAL SIZE AND IT WAS VERY SNUG! THE DENIM IS STIFF SO BE SURE TO SIZE UP FOR COMFORT! I ENDED UP EXCHANGING IT FOR A LARGER SIZE!

Melissa Zimmerman you are awesome! Thank you for making this modest necessity available for all the modest gals out there! Keep doing what you’re doing you are an inspiration! OH AND ENJOY YOUR TRIP!

 

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XOXO,

Bless others & Be blessed!

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss

 

EVENING Home Wardrobe

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

 

 

 

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! 

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XOXO,

Bless others & Be blessed!

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss

Home SUNDAY BEST Wardrobe

Game Day Style

September 8, 2018

Hey y’all!!!! Hope everyone has had a delightful week! I’m so exicted because I just uploaded a new vlog to my youtube channel! It’s another China travel vlog and this time we are visiting the city of Chengdu! I think this might be my new favorite vlog! It is just so special to go back and watch my trip through China! I miss it so much!!!! If you’re not already subscribed to my channel you can do it here! I post a video once every week!

Also, I have offically stuck to the new posting schedule for two weeks! Yay! I will be sharing the next “Woman of Faith” article on Sunday September 16th! This featured writer is a sweet friend of mine from Arkansas. She’s speaking from the heart on a subject I believe you will enjoy. Find out on next weeks post who she is!

Oh and this month’s Sewanee feature is one I know you’ll love! I can’t wait for you to meet her! She’s darling and is doing big things on campus! -STAY TUNED 🙂

Sewanee Game Day Style

YSR. YSR. YSR.

Happy Day! It’s the first home football game! If you don’t already know I LOVE football! It’s my favorite sport to watch and it’s probably because I was a cheerleader 2nd grade- 12th grade! There’s just nothing like it! It makes me miss my days as a varsity cheerleader with my favorite gals (Carls and Pay)! We were the best of friends and always had the best times cheering. Sweet Carlie is actually still continuing her cheering carrer at Kansas State! I’m hoping I get to see her cheer just once before she graduates! LOVE YA CARLS!

Game Day at every school is a little different but here’s my go to tips for the perfect look!

It doesn’t matter if you’re in high school,  an alumni going to a college game, a football mom or a devoted fan……GAME DAY STYLE is important!!!
During my days as a high school cheerleader I wore my letterman sweater and my uniform to the game. These days I’m just a fan and so I enjoy putting together something from my closet! Here’s how I do it!

If there is a tshirt that everyone is wearing I will put it with a dressy skirt to give it some spice. This can be a tutu or a ripped denim skirt! Whatever you want just to spice it up! If you wear pants try pencil pants and some pointed heals!

If there’s not a tshirt I select something in the color family of the team I am rooting for. This is always the most fun because you’ll arrive at the game both classy and unique. Being unique is one of my favorite things about being alive! I love to put together a look I don’t think anyone else is doing. Being ordinary is well just plain. By using team colors you basically have the freedom to create the perfect look from scratch giving a dressy approach! You’ll be sure to stand out!

If it’s mid November i’ll add a cute little cardigan and some leggings. Warmth is important!!!!

I also love a good dress for a game! At Sewanee it’s a tradition to dress your best for every game! It’s the most fun on Homecoming to see what everyone is wearing. Every year as it approaches I anticipate what I’ll pick to wear and how I can incoperate Sewanee colors. The difference between Sewanee and most schools is that hardly anyone wears a tshirt and almost everyone wears whatever color they want! We just dress up! So this is always a challenge to imcooperate both!

My final tip and best tip is go out with confidence because whatever you wear you’re gonna rock it! BECAUSE YOU ARE YOU & THAT IS JUST HOW YOU ROLL!

Here’s what I wore to Saturday’s Game Day! Details linked below!

 Perfect Gingham Dress: Target *ON SALE $11 | Olisa Ankle Strap Sandal: Sam Edelman 




P.S. thanks boo for taking my photos!

 

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XOXO,

Bless others & Be blessed!

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss

CASUAL Wardrobe

Black/Nude & Casual/Sleek COMBO LOOK

February 27, 2017

BLACK/NUDE & CASUAL/SLEEK COMBO LOOK

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

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

GET MY LOOK: 

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

Nude Top: Forever 21 

Jean Skirt: Old Faithful from JCP 

Black Booties: Forever 21 

Little Red Bag: VDAY GIFT THX MOMMY

XOXO,

I love you!!!

Alexa Dudley

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Today’s Vibezzz

January 19, 2017

Today’s Vibezzz

Hey Y’all

Here’s a quick look at “today’s vibes”. We went to Joplin, Missouri for a fun day of girl time, and this mural was so beautiful so we decided to take a few pictures. Myka is my best friend from High School! I have also included her looks below!!! XOXO

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Skirt: Target

Shirt: JCREW

Shoes: TJ Max

Bag: Christmas Gift

Jacket: Old Navy

Shades: Coach (Dillard’s New Year’s Sale *$60.00)

GET MYKA’S LOOK

Dress: Boutique Joplin, Mo

Leggings: Boutique Joplin, Mo

Boots: Dillard’s

Bag: Coach

Bangles: Alex & Ani

XOXO,

1998miss

Alexa Dudley

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Fall At Lake Cheston

November 8, 2016

FALL AT LAKE CHESTON

Here are some of the fall photos we took at lake Cheston in Sewanee, TN <3

Miranda Lyu (ROOMMATE)

Zahnib Kalsoom

FALL BREAK FUN

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Skirt: Banana Republic (GO 2)

Shirt: Ralph Lauren

Sweater: JCREW

Booties: Dillard’s

XOXO LOVES

Alexa Dudley

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Happy Birthday Celebration 4 MOMMY <3

October 14, 2015

C E L E B R A T E   G O O D   T I M E S
C O M E   O N 

Happy Birthday Mommy.
Better late than never right! Just now getting the chance to share with you the details of yesterday’s look and the Happy Birthday party for my mommy. This was a huge event for me, I funded this all on my own & designed every aspect of the party without my mom knowing at all. Well, I Co Hosted this with my sister Adrian…she helped a lot. 🙂 The colors for this party and for any party that my family hosts, is determined easily because we always use timeless colors. WE ALSO ALWAYS COLOR COORDINATE TO THE EVENT SO PICTURES LOOK ON POINT. The doll featured in the pictures was my mom’s childhood doll that she gave to me! A tip for any party is PICTURES as PLACE SETTING! Lanterns or candles makes the event more magical in my opinion. Color straws are a must! Sombrero’s for your pets make everything better…especially if they are only $1.99 from Walmart. (I added the stickers to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM) The green glasses on the table are all generational heirlooms. The birthday cake was a special and funny adventure that my sister and I will never be able to forget. This cake was redesigned. LOL. (WINK WINK. THERE IS AN INSIDE STORY) The candles are sparkler candles and I will never use reg. candles again. The flowers were a birthday gift. The indian ring was my gift to my mom! My mom also got a beautiful couch to celebrate her birthday on top of many other things. She is blessed, our family is blessed! We love you mom. 

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Dress: Kohls (APT) *OLD

Navajo Chevron Sweater: CRAFT FAIR 

Green with envy pumps: NBC ($2) *Also Featured in Homecoming Week Post 

Hair Style: Middle part. This was new for me, but I actually liked it! I just braided my hair into two braids after washing it and applying it’s a 10 magic potion. I went to sleep and woke up with it extra wavy without having to apply any heat! YAY! This is good because I am trying to avoid all heat! I allow myself to apply heat only once a week, my choice LOL. I just want my hair extra healthy. Of course before the party I added some waves from my waver just so it looked perfect. This is for sure something you should try, I am on day two and my hair is still ultra wavy. 

P.S. I am really loving fall. I am really ready to share with you my fall favorites…so look for it this week in a featured fall favorites post. I am excited to be sharing some extra special news soon also! Well Yay! 

XOXOXO

Happy October.

Happy Birthday to the best mommy ever!

Alexa Dudley

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so 1980

October 8, 2015

♦1980 or 2015♦

MIXY MIX

YAY. It’s almost Friday! This means many things but my favorite is…tomorrow is game day & salads after school with SQUAD.

Today I finished Beowulf, the novel we are reading in College Prep English & today I established that wearing Vintage trends is so fun! My fun printed shirt came from GOODWILL. I provided two ways you can wear this shirt in the images! Dressy or Casual! It’s up to you! 🙂

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1980 Shirt: Goodwill

Stripped Skirt: Old Navy

Green Sweater: Old Navy ♥

Pointed Red Flats: Gap

XOXO

Alexa Dudley