Follow Me

One of the things I was most excited for on our recent trip to Disney World was FINALLY doing Wild Africa Trek. The moment I learned what it was it has been on my Disney Bucket List. I almost did it for my 30th birthday in 2018 but my friend and I decided to do character meals instead. Christian and I had booked it for our May 2020 trip that got cancelled. When we rescheduled the trip for the  May 2022 we decided to skip it that trip and plan a special Disney World vacation for our wedding anniversary. Thus, our Animal Kingdom-centric trip was born!


We decided to do it up big and stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge with a Savannah View room, booked through David's Vacation Club Rentals to utilize Disney Vacation Club points to stay for lower than Disney rack rates. We paid $900 for 3 nights compared to $2381 if booked directly through Disney.  We planned our meals just at the hotel and wanted to spend a bulk of our time there. Since we're Annual Passholders (well, were until September 30th) we were able to use our Passhoolder discount on Wild Africa Trek tickets and paid $360.28 vs $423.88.

This sign look familiar? See photos of our shirts below if not ;)

I'll do my best to walk you through what happens during this amazing three hour tour. If you don't want details so you can be pleasantly surprised on your own Trek feel free to just look at the images. The short description of the tour from Disney is "Encounter exotic wildlife on a guided expedition with African-inspired snacks and photo keepsakes."



On our Disney trip last month I made sure we got tickets to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party! Tickets for the rest of the parties this month are sold out, but if you happen to be at Magic Kingdom on the night of a party you could always ask guest services if they have any day-of tickets (unlikely.)

The saying goes, “dress to impress,” so why not dress your best at any event with a beautiful Alice and Olivia dress! 

Main image courtesy of Alice and Olivia

Getting a beautiful dress for a special occasion is the best way to celebrate any important moment in your life. Whether you want a mini dress, maxi dresses, leather dresses, or even pleated mini dresses, there is a lot to choose from. But it’s important to get the dress that best fits the occasion you’re celebrating.

Alice and Olivia dresses are some of the most popular in the fashion industry because of their effortless styles and bold colors that allow women to create amazing outfits no matter where they’re going. 

Creating some of the most popular dresses known to date in the fashion industry, Alice and Olivia dresses can be just what you need for any occasion. Here is how you can get yourself an Alice or Olivia dress or two as well as where to purchase them!


Where to Get Alice and Olivia Dresses

Knowing where to get their iconic dresses is a must!

Alice and Olivia dresses make a statement no matter where you wear them, or for what occasion. Image courtesy of Poshmark

One of the most important things to get to know when it comes to shopping for high-end fashion brands is to know how to get their items for a great price. No matter if it’s a dress, pants, shoes, shirts, accessories, or even handbags, there are plenty of ways to get many brands, including Alice and Olivia items for a great price. 

Here are some of the best retailers to get Alice and Olivia dresses on sale, or get older collections you’ll love!

Alice and Olivia Website

The best place to go to get everything you need when it comes to Alice and Olivia dresses is straight from their website. Not only can you shop for their new arrivals, but you can also shop for shirts, pants, and of course, dresses through their “Most Wanted” tab, “Classics” tab, their online sale selection, and even through specific clothing items. 

Other Retailers

There are also a few other retailers that are important to mention when it comes to shopping for the best Alice and Olivia dresses. Getting to know them and being able to get older collections of dresses and even at great prices too is essential, so here are some other retailers to mention as well.


One of the best fashion retailers when it comes to shopping for high-end fashion brands is Shopbop. This retailer offers thousands of articles of clothing, shoes, accessories, and even handbags from well-known fashion brands, including Alice and Olivia where you can shop for their dresses under their own category. 


Another great retailer to check out when you’re looking for Alice and Olivia dresses is Poshmark. This is a retailer known for giving customers plenty of options when it comes to searching for high-end fashion brands at a great price, and it allows you to even sell your own clothing, shoes, and more too. 


Ebay is another great website to check out where you can purchase or sell anything you like, and it’s the perfect place to go if you’re looking for secondhand high-end fashion brands items. They also sell Alice and Olivia dresses that you can get for a great price, ranging from their signature dresses, and even ones in older collections. 


The Alice and Olivia Dresses That Will Make a Statement

Get one of these dresses that will have you looking and feeling your best!

Get an Alice and Olivia dress and choose from their signature styles to create a fun and beautiful look. Image courtesy of Ebay

Looking into Alice and Olivia dresses, there are a bunch of amazing styles to choose from that can fit any occasion.

Let’s check out some of the styles of Alice and Olivia dresses that you need to add to your closet today!

Alice + Olivia Maxi Dresses

The Katerina Long Sleeve Dress With Fringe By Alice and Olivia is an amazing dress to create the perfect going out look. Image courtesy of Alice and Olivia.

Looking for the perfect party dress to celebrate your birthday or someone else’s, or a dress perfect for bachelorette parties? These can be tough to find. With so many dresses to check out, the Katerina Long Sleeve Dress With Fringe by Alice and Oliva is one of the best ones to choose. Coming in both black and pink, this maxi dress features a short dress with a long fringe skirt that creates a super flattering look no matter what your body type is. 

Alice and Olivia’s most wanted dress, the Katerina Long Sleeve Dress With Fringe, makes for the perfect outfit for parties and special occasions. Image courtesy of Alice and Olivia

Alice + Olivia Cocktail Dresses

Getting a cocktail dress such as the Chara Vegan Leather Pleated Mini Dress can help you to feel and look your best when going out. Image courtesy of Alice and Olivia

Cocktail dresses are usually very fun, yet sexy and sleek dresses to wear. If you’re looking for the perfect cocktail dress through Alice and Olivia, then the Chara Vegan Leather Pleated Mini Dress is the dress for you. This dress features a vegan leather skirt and mesh bodice and is perfect for going out with your friends and family, or even date nights too.

The Chara Vegan Leather Pleated Mini Dress features a fun and sleek look that can fit any body type and be dressed up or down. Image courtesy of Alice and Olivia

Alice + Olivia Party Dresses

The Cruz Spaghetti Strap Mini Dress is the best going out dress that will make a statement with its fun baby pink color. Image courtesy of Alice and Olivia

Who says that the perfect party dress doesn’t exist? There is no dress that is quite like the Cruz Spaghetti Strap Mini Dress by Alice and Olivia. This fun baby pink colored dress features a simple spaghetti strap and ruched look that will send looks your way. It also features a scooped neck and a flattering fit. 

Alice + Olivia Short Dresses

The Maryann Tie Shoulder Dress by Alice and Olivia is deemed one of their most wanted dresses for its short look that can be dressed up or down. Image courtesy of Alice and Olivia

If you are interested in getting a short dress that can easily be dressed up for special occasions, date nights, or business casual situations, or that can be dressed down for club nights with friends, then the Maryann Tie Shoulder Dress is the one for you. This dress features an all black look, a slimming effect on your body, and the sleeves are tied at the shoulders for a fun style you can’t pass up. 

Alice + Olivia Evening Dresses

The Tae Crystal Strap Asymmetrical Maxi Dress is a fun dress that makes a great  evening gown. Image courtesy of Alice and Olivia

If you are on the hunt for the perfect evening gown, then the Tae Crystal Strap Asymmetrical Maxi Dress is a dramatic dress that best suits any high-class occasion. With only one sleeve, a crystal strap on the other side, and its black flowy material, you will appreciate the way your body fits this dress perfectly. 

More Alice + Olivia Maxi Dresses

Sometimes a maxi dress with a fun pattern is what you need, and Alice and Olivia’s Tula V-Neck Maxi Dress is the best one to get. Image courtesy of Alice and Olivia.

If you love to be out-of-the-box when it comes to wearing dresses and enjoy fun patterns and styles, then Alice and Olivia’s Tula V-Neck Maxi Dress is the best one there is. This maxi dress features a beautiful flower pattern, a deep v-neck, and slits in the skirt of the dress that create a free look that will have you feeling like the life of the party no matter where you go. 

Alice and Olivia are known for their dresses that scream girl power with bright, bold colors, many different lengths, styles, and occasions that they can be worn for. It is essential to try and find the best dresses that best fit date nights, nights out with the girls, business meetings, and even dresses that will make you feel your best, and Alice and Olivia dresses offer an endless amount of options. 

Make sure to check out Alice and Olivia for their gorgeous dresses that will have you looking and feeling your best. 

Lots of fun new treats in this baking update! Some were easier than others but all were delicious. It was Christian's birthday last month so of course there were some extra special desserts for him!

English Muffins

I never thought making English Muffins could be so easy. They're such a tasty breakfast (or any time) treat but I never feel like paying the price for them unless they're on sale. This recipe from Preppy Kitchen was super simple and easy to follow! My only problem was I don't have a round cutter so I used my Mickey one instead. They came out pretty big, more like double the size of a normal English Muffin.  I'm not complaining, more tastiness! Will definitely be making them again, but I might try to get a smaller cutter so they're more reasonably sized.


Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies

This was an interesting bake because Christian wanted to test out using our induction cooktop to make cookies to see if we can do it while traveling. I made half a batch of dough and we made 4 in a dutch oven on the cooktop, 4 in a skillet on the cooktop and the remainder normally in the oven. Obviously the oven came out best, but thee other two weren't horrible. Definitely serviceable for travel cookies. They cooked in the dutch oven for about 20 minutes and on the skillet for 30. Wee probably could have cooked them longer for both methods but we were afraid to burn the bottoms. As you can see in the photo below, the non-oven ones look a lot wetter, even though they were fully cooked.

Hurry-Up Biscuits

I had some heavy cream left over from a recipe where I only used like 2 tablespoons and was originally going to make no-churn ice cream but we didn't have sweetened condensed milk - oh no! I googled recipes to use leftover heavy cream and came upon this super simple recipe. They came together in literally 5 minutes and then baked in the oven for a little over 20 (the recipe says 17-20 but I made larger biscuits). They were super delicious, will definitely be making them again next time I have leftover cream! We ate them with some wildflower honey...YUM!

Homemade Oreo Cookies

I had this recipe saved for a few weeks before I finally had time to make them. Oreos are Christian's favorite cookie so he was pretty excited when I made these large homemade ones. Maybe if we make them again I'll splurge on the black cocoa powder so they look even more real!


Chocolate Buttermilk Fudge Cake by Jim Dodge

Christian and I saw this cake while watching In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs and decided it should be his birthday cake this year. I'm not a big fan of making layer cakes or frosting but for a special occasion I'll toughen up. Unfortunately I had HUGE issues with the frosting. For some reason it split and the butter separated and wouldn't come back together. After some almost tears and over an hour I finally rescued it by adding in some warm milk. (At first I tired heating it u over the stove which seemed to work, but then if I let it sit to cool down it separated again.) Eventually I got it together and it tastes amazing even if the full cake looked like a hot mess (hence why I'm sharing a slice here instead of the full cake, ha ha!)

Healthy Birthday Cake Bread

I saw this bread on Instagram and immediately knew I wanted to surprise Christian with it for a birthday breakfast. I had my mom buy one of the ingredients because it's not something we usually buy and didn't want to tip him off. I also got very lucky and the day before his birthday he had to leave the house to film some stuff for work so I was able to bake it and hide it without him knowing! It was really tasty and something we'll probably make again. It's also sort of healthy (minus the sprinkles!)


Another successful month of no shopping! All I added to my closet was a pair of Aetrex clogs gifted from the brand in exchange for an Instagram post. My birthday is next month, so maybe I'll splurge on something fun. There are only a few things on my list at the moment so we'll see if I take the plunge on anything.

THE (modified) RULES

  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best





  1. Marc by Marc Jacobs cropped sweater ($12.50, retail $298, used ad money)
  2. J Brand Maria High Rise in Purple Velvet ($7.50, retail $228, used ad money)
  3. Current/Elliott "The Muscle" leopard print tank ($8, retail $75?, used ad money)

  1. mīere the label "Frankie" knit sweater in Faded Black ($56.92, $32.15 if we omit shipping)
  2. Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee in Spiced Plum ($2, retail $19.50, used ad money)
  3. Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee in Sahara Sand  ($2, retail $19.50, used ad money)



  1. Ancient Greek Sandals Kore of Berlin ($365, used Shopbop gift cards + ad money + 15% off)


  1. None yet


  1. None yet



  1. Ryka "Belong" Walking Shoe in Plum Red/Burgundy via DSW ($26.58, $79.99 retail)


Gifted from Brands:


Spent in September: $0

Spent in 2022: $83.50


Christian and I are at Disney World this weekend for our anniversary and I thought I would share outfits from our last two trips because somehow I never did blog posts after we got back... whoops! It's also because I was lazy and didn't have Christian take individual outfit photos of what I wore (although we did do videos for a Reel in May!) Shame on me! I guess that means you guys get Disney couples outfits in addition to Disney outfits for women. YAY!

I threw this on for an early morning grocery run not intending to take photos. But it was such a nice day I had us stop to take some on the way to my parents. I do love cool Summer mornings. Unfortunately this turned into a pretty hot day, luckily these pants are pretty airy.

Floral Camisole: eight sixty

Pants: G.H. Bass cargo pants (Clinton Crossing)

Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Clara' Sandal c/o Shopbop 

Italian Leather Bag: bought in Venice

Sunglasses: Chanel


We're getting closer to Fall, my favorite season. While I'm not ready for sweaters just yet, I can start getting into the spirit with my jewelry. Layering gold necklaces from Aurate New York is a perfect way to do that while not burning up in the end of Summer heat. After all, there's still 2 weeks until Autumn officially starts! (on my 4th wedding anniversary! Yes, we love Autumn so much we got married on the first day - although some years it's a day or two later)


I wore this on a warm early September day (aka this past Friday) and, since we're still experiencing Summer weather, I decided to celebrate the upcoming season with my color choices rather than pieces of clothing. These Proenza Schouler tweed colorblock shorts are quite an odd piece to style. I've worn them in warmer temperatures with tees and tanks but also wore them for Thanksgiving last year with tights underneath and a sweater on top. I could easily wear this on an early-Autumn day in a month with a sweater and no tights. The color palette is perfect for Fall, the colors remind me of falling leaves.

Sandals will remain in my outfits until it becomes too cold for my toes. They're my favorite form of footwear so it always takes a while for me to give them up for the rest of the year. These black leather ones can also be worn into Autumn & Winter with jeans, especially with tights or socks!

On to the main event - Pre-Fall layering! Since we can't layer our clothes, why not our jewelry? It's so easy to do with any necklaces you have. I make sure they're different lengths and also try to have one stand out from the rest. The buttery and bronzed tones of the semi-precious stones in this Destination Aura beaded necklace are perfect to carry me into those cooler months. The colors go perfectly with the colorblock shorts; they were meant to be worn together! I wore the beaded necklace with the clasp up front because I loved the detail of it.

If you're also an Autumn lover, how do you celebrate the coming season with your wardrobe choices? Do you ease in with colors or go all out and wear sweaters in September even if it's hot. (No judgment ;) )

Bodysuit: Who What Wear x Target

Tweed Colorblock Shorts: Proenza Schouler (Roundabout

Belt: Kenneth Cole Reaction (Marshalls)

Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Sac D'Epaule (HauteTrader)

Sandals: Lanvin studded leather 'City' sandal (The RealReal)

Sunglasses: Ray Ban 'Erika' c/o Shopbop

Necklaces: AUrate Simple Pearl Necklace, AURATE X KERRY: Lioness Pendant & Destination Aura Beaded Necklace (Marrakech)


 *This post was made in partnership with Responsival.  Thank you for supporting brands I feature*


I broke my no spending streak! But I used blog profits so technically still didn't spend "real" money.  I got a site credit/promotion for $25 off a $50 purchase at TheRealReal so I did a quick (aka all night long) browse and found a couple things to splurge on. Some new with tags jeans and a really cute Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater. After all my years of blogging still one of my favorite brands (even though it was discontinued in 2015, haha.) I also threw in an $8 tank to get me to the $50. Since that was so cheap I'm splitting the $25 between the sweater and jeans for wardrobe price purposes.


Upon writing this post I found out, according to WWD, that J Brand won't be selling jeans on their website and in department stores anymore. Hopefully this doesn't mean they will disappear because they're one of my favorite jean brands! (Especially the Maria high rise)

Beginning with the summer 2021 collection, J Brand will be sold via Fast Retailing’s divisions, Uniqlo and Theory stores.  The brand’s Web site will be paused in spring 2021 and will  eventually be redeveloped.  It is conceivable that J Brand would open freestanding stores in the future.

I also got a $15 credit for Madewell and was trying to resist using it but then yesterday they had extra 40% off sale and free expedited shipping. I ended up buying two v-neck tees for $4. Can't beat that! They should be here tomorrow. Apparently I had a purple theme this month.


I also got a few new things for a sponsored Instagram post this month. Some workout clothes from Dona Jo. And I got new pieces from Aurate for a post next month. Stay tuned!


THE (modified) RULES

  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best





  1. *NEW!* Marc by Marc Jacobs cropped sweater ($12.50, retail $298, used ad money)
  2. *NEW!* J Brand Maria High Rise in Purple Velvet ($7.50, retail $228, used ad money)
  3. *NEW!* Current/Elliott "The Muscle" leopard print tank ($8, retail $75?, used ad money)

  1. mīere the label "Frankie" knit sweater in Faded Black ($56.92, $32.15 if we omit shipping)
  2. *NEW!* Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee in Spiced Plum ($2, retail $19.50, used ad money)
  3. *NEW!* Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tee in Sahara Sand  ($2, retail $19.50, used ad money)



  1. Ancient Greek Sandals Kore of Berlin ($365, used Shopbop gift cards + ad money + 15% off)


  1. None yet


  1. None yet



  1. Ryka "Belong" Walking Shoe in Plum Red/Burgundy via DSW ($26.58, $79.99 retail)


Gifted from Brands:


Spent in August: $0

Spent in 2022: $83.50

The last time I wore this jumpsuit was on our honeymoon in 2019 so it was only fitting that I would wear it with 2 pieces I bought on our honeymoon! I bought the sandals at thee Ancient Greek Sandals flagship store in Athens and the bag in a little shop in Venice. Longtime readeers will know that this used to have long sleeves which you can see in the photos from the first time I wore it in Positano in 2017. I had my mom take the sleeves off it in the Summer of 2019 because I didn't see myself wearing it again if it still had sleeves.

I should probably stop wearing these sandals, at least on outfit photo days. They've been in 3 of the last 7 outfit posts, whoops! But that shows you how comfy they are!

I wanted to take photos where we had lunch last weekend but the sun was just far too bright so the photos weren't great. Then we were going to take photos at one of our usual spots but there were too many people there so we settled on my parent's backyard, ha ha.

Rosewood Jumpsuit (MODIFIED): Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent  (Anthropologie)

Sandals: Ancient Greek Sandals 'Apteros' in Crosta Wine (bought in Athens)

Italian Leather Bag: bought in Venice



Contact Form


Email *

Message *

Blog Archive

Search the Blog