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

Outfit of the day – Comfy Mondaze

Lets face it, Mondays are always slow and being the day right after the weekend everybody is trying to recover from the weekend whether it was full of drinking or it was a relaxing one. First you dread your alarm clock going off, and then once it has gone off for about 3 times comes the part of dreading to get out of bed. Although my weekend wasn’t crazy, I still wanted to be comfy this Monday so I put this outfit together and I was trendy and comfy the whole day 🙂

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My crop top is from the Forever 21 outlet store in San Marcos, TX and it says “I believe I love fashion much more than anybody I’ve ever met” when I saw this top I just had to get it because it was so true! My pants are from American Eagle and still my favorite pants I own right now. My sandals are from Guess that I got for a really good price a few years ago and still wear them every once in a while, as you can see they have gold spikes all over the straps.

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My necklace is from a jewelry store located in Austin called Shira Melody Jewelry, you can find them on IG at shiramelodyjewelry

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My purse is from Sam Moon Trading and for those of you who have never heard of it, it is a HUGE accessory store with lots of jewelry, purses, belts, socks, phone cases, literally anything you can imagine! You can find them on IG at Sammoon. And lastly my bracelet is from Shira Melody as well!

Hope you enjoyed this outfit! Follow me on Instagram at itsoxoxloriallison

Everybody have a great Tuesday!

xoxo, Lori Allison

Outfit of the day

Today I decided to wear one of my two-piece sets that I got from choies.com. I paired it with cognac wedges I got from Charlotte Russe back when I worked there. I also decided to dress it up a bit and curled my hair with my wand. I wasn’t sure what jewelry to add to the outfit so I decided to not wear any since the print of the set was very detailed.

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Thank you for reading and follow my instagram at itsxoxoloriallison 🙂

Have a great evening!

Monday outfit of the day

IMG_7968Yesterday for my outfit of the day I wore my favorite hi-low tie dye shirt from Altar’d State (Instagram: Altardstate). Last time I wore this top was during Fiesta here in San Antonio which is basically a big party in San Antonio for a week long with a bunch of different events to celebrate our culture such as parades and parties. I hadn’t had the top for that long so I paired it with white distressed denim and sandals from love culture. This time, since I’ve had this top for much longer I was able to play with it more and dress it up more today than I had when I had first worn it.

Yesterday, I decided to wear the hi-low top with a black body-con skirt from Charlotte Russe. In my opinion a black skirt whether its a body-con or skater, I feel is a necessity in any woman’s closet just like a little black dress. I liked how the hi-low top looked with the skirt because the top stopped around my waist so you were able to see the skirt from the front and the back looked like I had a tail from the low part of the top. I added gold necklaces that ranged in lengths to go with this outfit and lastly ended with black booties from Go Jane. I included my outfit from last time and my outfit from yesterday so you all could see how the top looked styled two different ways.

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Comment and let me know which outfit style you like better and follow my instagram @ itsxoxoloriallison

Have a great Tuesday!

xoxo, Lori Allison