21st Birthday

Hello and happy Thursday lovlies! What has changed about me since I’ve last posted? I am officially 21, wahooo! 🙂

Yesterday was my 21st birthday and I can’t believe how fast it came! It feels like just yesterday I graduated high school and it was really 3 years ago.. how time flies!

Right at midnight I went to a bar close to home and brought in my 21st with all my best friends, my sister, and my boyfriend! I couldn’t have asked for a better group of friends, boyfriend, or sister to spend it with because it was absolutely amazing! I had such a great time!

IMG_8269 I was greeted at midnight by my boyfriend with my favorite flowers ❤

Of course I took wayy too many shots but that’s how your 21st birthday should be because you’re officially legal and you deserve to celebrate!

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My sister and I

I woke up on my actual birth Day with a little hangover but I didn’t let it stop me from starting my day off right and having a great day!

I started it by going to lunch with my co-workers at 11 at the Cheesecake Factory, enjoyed a nice lunch, a pina colada, and a birthday cheesecake which was delicious!

After my sister and I went exploring downtown around the Pearl Brewery which is a cool trendy place with different boutiques, restaurants, an ice cream shop, a coffee shop, and a bakery with lots of yummy macaroons, sandwiches, and pastries.

I had never tried Macaroons before and was eager to try them so we stopped in Bakery Lorraine and I got a pistachio one and an earl grey. The pistachio one was super delicious and the earl grey was little different.. it tasted literally like fruit loops cereal with milk, it was very unique! lol

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Tupac artwork inside of Bakery Lorraine

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After we went to check out Local Coffee which is this super cute and trendy coffee place only here in San Antonio

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My cousins work at a restaurant and brewery called Southerleigh and its really awesome because the restaurant is down on the bottom and at the top they have the brewery. We were able to take a tour of the brewery and learn all about how they make the beer they serve which was awesome!

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Outfit of the day picture.

two piece set: choies clothing; heels: payless; necklace: charming charlies

Later on once my dad got off of work we went to go eat at Carrabbas Italian Restaurant and after dinner they sang to me and brought out this delicious ice cream dessert with honey and candy almonds

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Then once we were done with dinner my boyfriend and I went back to his house so we could celebrate with his family. They made me an amazing cake and gave me my gifts.

His mom got me workout gear since we are always working out and my boyfriend got me a little stuffed lion because we are obsessed with them, they are our favorite animals besides dogs lol. He also surprised me with tickets to the J.Cole concert in Austin coming up next month on the 22nd.

Just a little about me, J.Cole is my all time favorite rapper I first saw him perform in October of 2014 with my friends in Austin and I also met him too because I bought the meet & greet tickets. He was honestly the most humble artist I’ve ever met and he really took the time to talk to me and get to know me for about 5 minutes..I fell in love ❤ lol. The second time I saw him was this past May when he came to San Antonio, my friend and I literally camped out starting at 8am that morning to be front row during his concert like we were for his concert in Austin even though his concert didn’t start until 7 pm lol we are die hard fans but he deserves it for being the kind, humble man he is.

Soo, yes it was a huge deal for my boyfriend to get me tickets to see him again and its the weekend right after I start school so it’ll definitely be a nice little get away before going back to school for a whole 5 months!

The celebration isn’t over yet!

I am sooo excited for this weekend my boyfriend, my friends, and some of my sorority sisters are going to Austin, Texas to go celebrate my birthday down on 6th street (The entertainment district), which if you haven’t heard is the place to turn up lol there are a bunch of bars all down the street and its going to be so much fun! If you’ve heard of SXSW which I hope you have, a lot of the artists go perform at different venues down 6th. Aside from that we are going to adventure Saturday during the day and then Sunday before we leave to go back home.

I’m so ready for this exciting weekend and I will definitely share with you my experiences when I come back and recover from the weekend lmao

Thank you all for reading and follow me on Instagram at @itsxoxoloriallison and to see my fun adventures on saturday in Austin follow me on snapchat at @xoxoloriallison 🙂

Thank you for reading and have a good evening!

xoxo, Lori Allison

McKinney Falls State Park

This past Saturday was an adventure day! My boyfriend and I and some of our friends packed our bags for the day and headed out to a park in Austin, Texas named Mckinney Falls State Park. One of the many things I love about mine and my boyfriends relationship is that we love nature, exploring, and adventuring and now that summer is here, we are going to try to go somewhere new every other Saturday of the summer. McKinney Falls was one of the top places we wanted to go see this summer, so needless to say we were very excited!

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My lovely boyfriend and I

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My sorority sister Veronica and I throwing what we know “Kappa Delta Chi”

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The Falls

This park is located a little on the outskirts of Austin and it is absolutely breathtaking! There are two different places with falls all in driving distance of each other. There are the “Little Falls” and the “big Falls” The little falls are good for children because its not too deep and the big falls are awesome for adults because you are able to jump off the rocks. The whole park is family friendly and there is even a trail for walking and biking. I definitely want to go back when we have a chance to do the trail and see the scenic view of Austin. Overall I had an amazing time jumping into the water and just not having a care in the world for at least one day! I recommend anybody who lives in Texas to visit this park and even those who don’t live in Texas but want to visit one day. Texas is filled with so many beautiful places and natural areas and that’s one of the things I love about living here!

More adventures to come soon that I will share with you all!

Thank you all for reading 🙂 follow me on instagram @itsxoxoloriallison

xoxo, loriallison

Summer Bucket List

I have been on summer break for about a month already! I spent the first month relaxing and getting back into the mix of life. I am all about going on adventures, spending time outside, and soaking up the sun! I am going to create a summer bucket list of all the things I want to focus on this summer and places I want to go! I will be checking the list off little by little as I go 🙂

Places to go:

  • Hamilton Pool
  • McKinney Falls State Park
  • South Padre Island/ Port Aransas
  • Celebrate my 21st birthday – July 15th!
  • Turn up on 6th street in Austin, Texas
  • Paddle boarding in Austin
  • Jacobs Well
  • Go to the Capital in Austin
  • Explore downtown San Antonio
  • Spend time around The Pearl Brewery
  • Try out new restaurants around San Antonio
  • Barton Springs
  • Camp at Garner State Park
  • Float the river in San Marcos
  •  Check out new boutique in San Antonio

Things to focus on:

  • Post more on my blog more
  • Spend time with family
  • Get to know more of my sorority sisters
  • Try to eat healthier
  • Relax
  • Spend lots of time with my boyfriend

xoxo, loriallison

Hello WordPress Blogging World!

I am just switching blog domains from blogger to WordPress so I am going to be posting my last 3 blog posts from May before I start blogging again for this month so bare with me please! I’m still trying to figure out how exactly to work this!
I am very excited to start blogging with WordPress. My name is Lori and I am a fashion blogger, beauty enthusiast, fitness junkie, and adventurer.

You can check out my daily outfit of the days on Instagram at @itsxoxoloriallison and follow my blog! 🙂

Thank you all for reading

xoxo, loriallison