Friday, July 25, 2014

Everyone may love to splurge now and then but even the most dedicated shoppers that I know love the thrill of a bargain. And I'm no different. There's nothing like finding the perfect dress and then realizing it's also within your budget.

I know how hard it can be to find clothing that's affordable and fun, but also looks expensive. I feel like I'm always on the hunt and sometimes it feels like I've exhausted my options. So the best feeling is finding a new place to shop that fills all of these qualities.

And I can definitely say that about Alloy Apparel.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Keeping It Simple

Sometimes, all a girl needs is a simple white wall with a simple white outfit.

For years I thought I couldn't wear white. I still don't necessarily wear it often because I always stain it. But this has been the summer of me stepping outside of my usual box. I've been wearing white, and a lot of it. I've been wearing tons of SLEEVELESS, even as I find myself feeling self-conscious, and I've been experimenting with clothes I would normally look at and say "that wouldn't work on me."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

VLOG: Some thoughts on dieting, health and wellness

Hi guys!

I made this video mostly to keep myself accountable, because I'm really trying to change my habits for the better, once and for all. I don't take good enough care of myself and I'm so tired of going up and down in my weight. I am not 19 anymore and this yo-yo-ing is just not good at all.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Love

Last night, I went to such a beautiful wedding for a member of my family. It was truly a great celebration of love and happiness and I was so happy to be there.  But this is going to be a quick post as I am still recovering from the party, haha!

I wore this super stunning black gown from I ordered it from their "Asos Tall" line, because I knew I wanted it to not only be maxi length, but also have a bit of a flow on the bottom, a la a Michael Costello gown. It was such a red-carpet look and I got a million compliments on it. The pictures honestly don't do it justice.

The best part? It only cost $67. So you absolutely NEED to get this dress for your next event, especially if you want to break a few hearts, haha. Make sure you tag me in it if you do, so I can see how you rock yours!

Buy this dress here from Asos.

I hope you all had a beautiful holiday weekend.

Dress: Asos Tall
Necklace: Somewhere in my closet (it's old)
Bracelets: Aldo Stores
Belt: Maggie London (via
Clutch: Michael Kors

Monday, June 30, 2014

Wedding-Wear Solutions: Mother of the Bride

Hi beautiful people.

I know it's been a few days since my last post, but today I am doing the final look in my wedding-wear solutions series. Please excuse my delay, I was extremely tied up with showing the fall collection of TwentyFour20 at Full Figured Fashion Week (more on that later).

ANYWAY, sometimes it can be challenging as a mother of the bride or anyone looking for a slightly less juniors-look to find something to wear that is both appropriate and fun. I love a good matching cardigan-dress or suit ensemble just as much as the next gal but come on, sometimes they are just plain ridiculous in their frumpiness!

This green dress with a sheer-top and embellished waist from Marisota (the sister site to Simply Be) is absolutely fabulous and the perfect solution to your problem.

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Winner of my Bridal Guest Look Is ....

Happy Monday! I just wanted to announce he randomly chosen winner of Saturday's giveaway of my bridal party look from Simply Be.

And the winner is ....  Google User"Miss Jae"

Congratulations to you, and I will be emailing you later today with details!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered! I will be hosting my last giveaway later this week. So please keep checking back to see.

And be sure to use my discount code '20WED' to save on your purchases at

Thank you ladies <3

Saturday, June 14, 2014

(Closed) GIVEAWAY: Win my bridesmaid look from Simply Be USA

Today I will be hosting the SECOND of my  fabulous week of giveaways. You can win my bridesmaid look from Simply Be, including the dress and the bag, as well as a similar tee from my casual look, seen here.

It's easy to enter. Just leave me a comment here telling me about a special event you have coming up that you'd like to wear this look for. Remember to leave me an email address so I can contact you!

A winner will be randomly selected and announced Monday.

In the meantime, my readers will save 20 percent on any purchase using the discount code "20WED" . The code will expire at the end of next week.

Remember to also follow my social networking pages (@alliemcgev), as well as those of Simply Be (@simplybeusa). And don't worry about missing out, because I will be giving away tons of fabulous stuff this week to celebrate wedding season. Keep checking back so you can see more!

Good luck!!!