Feeling Blue

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I have been a longtime fan of the off-the-shoulder trend, but it can be difficult to find an off-the-shoulder piece that flatters my body type. When I came across this off-the-shoulder chambray tencel dress at Old Navy, I knew I had to try it on. One of the things I love most about this dress is that it cinches at the waist. I find that a lot off-the-shoulder pieces are often shift cut which is not very flattering on my body. I paired this dress with my espadrilles for an easy and effortless look. 

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

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Clashing Patterns

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As I’ve already established here on my blog I am an outfit repeater and proud of it. However even I can sometimes grow tired of wearing the same outfits over and over again. In order to avoid boredom and get the most out of my wardrobe I challenge myself to style staple pieces in a variety of ways. In today’s outfit I layered this striped button-front midi skirt over the top of this floral print romper. As per usual I kept the accessories to a minimum, wore my trusty heels, and let my hair run wild.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

Playing with Shadows

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It has been hot as hell here where I live in California. We waited until it the heat died down a bit so that we could photograph one of my favorite outfits. I have been on the hunt for a new slip dress ever since I ruined my pink slip dress in the wash and found this beauty at Forever 21. I love the versatility of this little black dress. Today I kept it minimal and paired it with these adorable block heels. I threw on my denim jacket purely for aesthetic and added a pop of color by wearing one of my go-to lip colors.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

One Year Later

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Photos by Aarron Griggs

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I think of where I was at this moment in time. It was May 23rd, 2016. I was a 23 year-old living in the state of Washington on the verge of graduating college with her bachelor’s degree. I had a lot on my plate, too much, in fact, but that is another story for another time. When I first started this blog, I said, “I have no idea where this blog will take me. I have no idea what it will or could become.”

When I am asked either in interviews or in causal conversations about what my 10 year plan is I usually give a heavy sigh and explain how much I detest 10 year plans because honestly who knows what the hell will happen in 10 years. All I can ever hope for is to continue to learn, to grow, and to be happy.

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Dress (Similar): Forever 21+

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One year later and I still don’t have my shit together. One year later and I still have no idea where this blog will take me or what it will or could become. So here’s to another year. Another year of learning, growing, happiness, not knowing what the hell I’m doing, and trying to get my shit together.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs

Grown Ass Woman

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I’m finally back with another outfit post. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Old Navy finds. I wasn’t expecting to love this wide-leg denim jumpsuit as much as I do. When I first tried it on I wasn’t entirely sold on it. I was afraid of looking too much like a toddler. However when paired with gold accessories, a bold lip, and a pair of high-heels, I look less like a toddler and more like the grown ass woman I am.

Sincerely,
Alexis Renae Griggs