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Style Diaries // Alison of Hello Lately

July 2, 2012

style diaries with alison of hello lately

I’m excited to announce Alison as the the very first feature on the new Style Diaries column. Alison is a newlywed living in California who writes the blog Hello Lately, which features everything from DIY’s to heartwarmingly honest thoughts about everyday life. After I read her post One, Two, Three, I was hooked (sometimes I can relate all too well). So, here is a peek into Alison’s style diary–

What’s your summer uniform? 

- I live in Los Angeles and work from home – which is the winning combination for a wardrobe full of laid back clothes (especially in the summertime.) Since the temperature started rising in June, I’ve worn a variation of the same outfit every day: a comfortable pair of shorts (in a good fit,) a loose fitting blouse with some interesting details or a unique pattern, wedges or leather sandals (depending on the activity), bright nail polish, and messy beach hair pinned up with a colorful clip.

style diaries with alison of hello lately

Style item you can’t leave the house without? 

- Probably my Kate Spade bangle. It was a Christmas present from my parents last year and since I got it, there have been few days when I haven’t worn it.  I tend to gravitate towards simple jewelry, so this bracelet fits my style perfectly. And, I love that the little bow on the clasp adds such an unexpected sparkle of whimsy. I think gold goes with everything (even other metals) so I know it’ll match my outfits – no matter what I’m wearing. It’s my go-to grab as I scramble out the door.

style diaries with alison of hello lately

Is there a piece/gift you cherish most? 
- When I got married, my younger brother bought me a beautiful pair of Tiffany&Co. pearl earrings as a wedding gift. (It was my first little blue box!) His thoughtfulness and effort to find the perfect gift made it all the more special. I plan on keeping them (and wearing them) for the rest of my life! 

style diaries with alison of hello lately

What are your go-to shoes or bag?

- I can only pick one!? Hmmm… then I’d have to pick my J.Crew wedges. I splurged on them last summer, but I wear them ALL THE TIME, so I think it was worth it. They’re perfect: neutral enough to match with almost everything, but they have fun details – like the cream colored rope that wraps around the base. And, they’re not too high!  As I get “older,” it’s getting harder and harder to wear high heels! :)

style diaries with alison of hello lately

What current trend are you obsessing over?

- Bright colors! I love that they’re making a comeback. It makes me happy to see so many people embracing hot pink, coral, orange and mint green this summer. And, I can’t seem to get enough of it – on my nails, in my hair, on my legs, you name it. 


Thanks Alison! You’re the cutest! -xoxo Ash

photos provided by Hello Lately for Sugar & Cloth

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