rugby stripes + denim


If stripes aren’t your thing probably stop scrolling right about now…


What can I say? I will forever and always be a sucker for stripes, and if they’re pink and navy (aka my literal personal brand color at this point) don’t even get me started! I had been eyeing rugby shirts forever (still on the hunt for a KU one if anyone has any links PLEASE send them to my inbox asap !!!) and the moment I saw this J.Crew one was on sale over spring break last spring, I absolutely had to snag it.
It is seriously such a fun piece to wear, it’s so comfy and requires basically no effort while still looking fun and stylish. Not to mention rugby shirts are totally making a comeback (which I am totally stoked about!)

Add in my favorite denim skirt from a boutique in KC and my classic gold jacks and you’re good to go. I’ve also worn it with white denim or denim light-wash shorts and have loved all three options so far! Potentially eying the rugby DRESSES I’ve started to see all over as well. What are your thoughts on the new trend?

shirt (similar) // skirt (similar) // jacks 

Until next time, xoxo, Ally


Altar’d State!!!

This past weekend my mom + little sister came down for some last minute shopping and i FINALLY got to shop around one of the boutiques I have been dying to actually see in person for the LONGEST time. (following really pretty out-of-state stores on Instagram will do that to ya.) I got to peek around Altar’d State and am beyond obsessed with the entire brand and store as a whole. Granted they got a leg up considering I got to peek inside at the beginning of Holiday season aka when all the stores still have full stocks of sweaters and socks and the BEST Christmas decor! (if you don’t have at least 3 displays with fake snow, christmas tunes in the background, and at least 4 christmas scented candles I am not interested…) From some of my favorite bible quotes on the softest tees, to monogrammed mugs, to my *velvet!!!* semi-formal dress, ten/ten stars 100% for this place! I have linked below a few of my favorite items I am lusting off their website!

Out For Coffee Dress // Styles Booties  // Ennis Belle Sweater // Blythe Duffel Coat // Driftwood Angel Ornament // Flannel Ornament (personal fav. literally how stinkin’ cute?!) // my fav devotions book!


If everything wasn’t already flawless, they have prayer request books in every store and on-line as well! Here is the link to the one on their website because how cool is that!!  The power of prayer is pretty darn amazing when a whole bunch of savvy shoppers and girlies team up like that!

Do you have an Altar’d State in your area? If so do you adore it as much as I do? I am pretty positive this is about to be my new go-to shop for ALL my Christmas shopping this year!

until next time, xoxo, Ally