Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ace of Diamonds + BornPretty

Ace of Diamonds

______BornPretty sent me some pretty jewelry--namely an ampersand ring and glitzy fishy earrings--along with these neat diamond print tights. I'm not gonna lie. The real reason I wanted these tights was because the diamond pattern was reminiscent of (ahem, geekery ahead) Ghirahim from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword; he's the villain, and he's sassy and dramatic... like me, of course. At least, like me on the interwebs when I don my computer screen like a mask. In real life I'm only sassy in my head because I'm not actually brave enough to be overtly sassy. If you saw me in real life I'd most likely dive behind the first hide-able object and peek up at you suspiciously, cat-style.

______But hey, we can't all be socialites.

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______The little tails on these fishy earrings wiggle, so if I wiggle, they wiggle. But I gotta wiggle real hard. Extreme wiggling? It's a new sport. The Olympian representatives won't reply to my persistent requests to make it official, though. Those turds and their giant torch.


______Oh snaz, it's New Years' Day, isn't it? I'm a ditz, yes, but luckily I've been diligent enough to figure out a decent few resolutions for the year. They are as follows:
  1. be able to bike 50 miles straight one day (I've gotten up to 31 miles in one sitting, but then I had to go to class!)
  2. figure out where I'd like to go to grad school, along with applying and being accepted (!!!)
  3. create a total of around 6 larger, more time-consuming paintings, and hopefully get some of my work into a gallery this year
  4. whip up a new blog layout
  5. become a pirate mermaid fairy princess (on the top tier of importance, fer sure)
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______HURPY NEW YURS, FRANS! (throws sparkles and confetti and buttered toast at you all)

Ace of Diamonds

Cropped sweater (it has a snag, gosh darnit): Urban Outfitters
Dress: Forever21
Diamond tights: c/o BornPretty (like 'em? Use code ALT10 for 10% off at their store)
Hiking booties: Lucky Brand, secondhand (similar)
Fish earrings: c/o Bornpretty
Ampersand ring: c/o BornPretty
Lips: Hourglass
Hair: done by momma


Rachel said...

Those tights are awesome! And I love that they were inspired by a villain... :)

Sammi said...

Those tights are sooo cool, and those boots are badass. You look so lovely. :) :) Hope you have a beautiful 2014, my dear friend!!

xox Sammi

Keit said...

Won't you feel uncomfortable with that fish tale :D
Wow, those tights are fierce, awesome colors too. ^_^ Loove your hair *_*

Sonya Mann said...

Extreme wiggling, OMG. I would compete!

Love the earrings--too cute--and the tights. They remind me of a Harlequin costume! The glitzy crop top is perfect for New year, too.

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

Those tights are so so AMAZING!! Love them! They remind me of the circus for some reason! Happy New Year!
Sincerely, Sara

Alexandra Zakharova said...

First of all I want to say that the color of your hair is just perfect, I'd love to reach the same result with my own hair, but I guess you are not dyeing your hair, are you?
Those photographs are adorable as well) You look so sophistciated and chic! Those tights are beyond any compliments, so original! I'm just in awe of your style, dear Ali!
Happy new year to you! Wishing you all best this year and more blessings and opportunities to come! :)

Linda B said...

DEM TIGHTS!!! Ooooh, I love them Ali, they're super sassy and awesome like you :D
Haha, and I have to say, I pictured you diving behind a bush and peering up suspiciously, with a nose twitch and cat ears. Gave me a laugh!
Whoo, and 50 miles? You go girl! You will definitely have to post about it when it happens - I believe in you!
Also, I want to see the paintings you create :) I really was impressed by the one you put up on Facebook that you've been working on - you're just awesome all around, aren't ya?'ll be the new Zumba, I just know it. LMFAO will be their artist of choice for wiggling classes ("Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, yeah!")
Hehe, anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR ALI!!!

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amazing look! Happy New Year :)

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Sam said...

Love these fabulous unique tights, such a cute pair and the whole outfits been styled with flair. Wishing you a Fabulous 2014! May it inspire greatness and bring you heaps of success and love, topped with happiness, peace and prosperity.

Gaby de Modacapital said...

You look so pretty. Love the whole outfit!!!1
Happy New Year!


Daria said...

Hey Ali,
I wish you a happy new year!
These tights are so cool. I would take them immediately too!
And the earrings are very cute. I mean why not wearing fishies in your ears? I bought some frog earrings some weeks ago an love to wear them. They are a little bit...I dont know the right word for "kitschig" (German)...but it's so much fun to wear them :D

Daria from

megcasson said...

So stunning.

Marlen said...

hahah i've never met a person more obsessed with zelda than you!! don't beat me up but i've never even played it :/ eeek!

also, THOSE TIGHTS! they're so mesmerizing and neat looking. and your #4 resolution is mine too! how weird is that?!

xo marlen

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Jamie Rose said...

The accessories in this outfit are just awesome. I love love those cool tights! I've never seen a pair like those before and they look wonderful on you. I'm also enjoying your cute little fish earrings.

Also hooray for getting into grad school and godspeed. Seriously. I'm so glad I'm almost done. I think it zapped a 50% of my life force. I wonder if life force regenerates...

Happy happy new year!

Alissa said...

HOT DAMN LADY! Pardon me. I'm just gawking at your supa hot outfit!

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

I got a few things from them too, so cute!

getcarriedaway said...

great style! you look just wonderful!
following you via gfc and bloglovin now! hope you'll follow!
happy new year!

mochaccinoland said...

pretty! love your hair here. your mum is amazing at styling your hair! those diamonds tights are so cool!


Sofia Clara said...

love your loose curls!

Jessi said...

This is drop dead gorgeous Ali!! I love your hair in loose curls and those tights are ah-mazing!! I'm SO not a socialite in the least bit either so I'm completely with you on that one ;) Loving your New Year's Resolutions (esp. that last one!) My dad bikes 50+ miles all the time. You people are crazy!!


Jessi said...

Oh! P.S. Happy New Year's!!! SO happy we've become blog buddies! Next time I'm in Alabama we totally have to meet up and be anti-social together.


Tere Ávila said...

great post honey, i really love the tights!


Pilar Bernal Maya said...

I love your pants
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ftashion said...

That dress is perfect for this first day of the New Year! Those fishes are super cute. Great resolutions u have there, i still can't bring myself to set some goals this year. Hope u find your dream school! Haha some enlightenment? What's a pirate mermaid fairy princess??
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Brittney said...

I've honestly never seen tights in that pattern before, and I'm mesmerized. They look so good paired with the red boots, and contrasted against your sweater. Btw, I love your hair and how beautifully it curls!



I'm in love with those fabulous tights, yes, I would probably wear them a lot! Wonderfully put together outfit. Happy New Year! :) /Madison

Michèle Kruesi said...

how cool and outstanding are these tights?

Katie Aman said...

So many things to say! First of all, that comment about what you mom said about my video the other day completely made my day. Second, that top looks like some wonderful chain mail armor that you could defeat a dragon in and still look fabulously beautiful. Third, your hair is stunning here! It looks like some 1930's movie star red carpet hair with the perfect subtle waves and it looks so smooth I want to touch ittttt.
Also, I hope you hit your goal of 50 miles! I used to be able to do 25 miles back in the day and I thought I was pretty hot stuff. 50 is incredible!
Have a fabulous day lovely lady! :)

Crissy said...

I love this outfit especially those tights and shoes So pretty!
Yes to #4!!! haha

Alyssa Marie said...

Aw Ali, thank you so much for your SUPER duper sweet comments on my post. I seriously feel so blessed and lucky to have met you and I hope to continue getting to know you in this new year! Your hair looks sooo super pretty and your outfit is gorgeous in these photos! You are looking marvelous as ever :) I hope you are having a lovely week and an even lovelier day (I am snowed in for the time being, cooking up a delicious lentil stew :)!) Talk soon!

xo, Alyssa

Sam said...

Hope you're having a fantastic start to the new year Ali!

lisa said...

Wow- these tights are amazing!! I love your style and your hair is so pretty!

Lily Fang said...

Oh, Ali! You look simply lovely--those edgy patterned tights are so you. And what a chic sweater--love the sparkle detail. Of course, you always manage to balance the look so well with those red boots and red necklace. Simply stunning! And how cute that those earrings wiggle!

As for your resolutions, dang 50 miles! You go! Oh, the stress of school applications. I believe in ya. And I'm working on a new layout too--twins!

Happy new year, girl!

Lily Fang said...

Oh, and YOUR HAIR IS DOWN!! It looks lovely!

esosandraUTD said...

Your number 5 Resolution is just too funny and 4 I need to do too. My question is why are you so gorgeous. Haha. You look perFecT and you rock that socks so well.

Jules said...

Love it! Those tights is so pretty. Great choice of outfit. Happy New Year!

Wilda Khairani said...

wow gorgeous outfit. super love with those tights <3

have a good year ahead!

Wilda Khairani said...

wow gorgeous outfit. super love with those tights <3

have a good year ahead!

Mafalda said...

I love your ring!
Mafalda ❤

Amanda said...

you look so beautiful!!

Criss said...

enter on my first giveaway, kisses

Tere Ávila said...

incredible booties, I love them honey!


Jessica Cai said...

Gorgeous sweater and love the dainty accessories! I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!


xo Jess

Joyce said...

WHOA those tights! You and Linda both have such cool tights :) And those fish earrings are adorable, hahhaa I like how they wiggle too. With all the practice you are getting from the earrings, I'm sure you would win gold for Extreme Wiggling ;)

Good luck on your resolutions!

Mirror of Fashion said...

Those tights are so cool!

LyddieGal said...

I think we are all allowed our geeky indulgences, and those tights are just so fun!

I am mostly smitten with the ampersand ring though. It's just so cute!
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Sam said...

Hi sweety, hope your start to 2014 has been a great one :) Thanks for always being so kind and thoughtful

Khusbu Gauchan said...

cool tights, lovd it

Eli said...

Oh my, I think I need those tights! I have a Harlequin (Batman) dress that I've been looking to wear with the perfect tights and I think these are it!!

Tallia said...

Born Pretty is such a cute website. I ordered a watch from there and the back broke!

I love that sweater by the way1


Samantha said...

Hahah, you are too funny! Love this look, dear - those tights are absolutely amazing! Those boots are pretty stellar as well. And your hair looks so pretty with those soft curls. Hope this year is everything you hope for :)

chantilly said...

i love the tights so much!! also, your hair is gorgeous :)


two birds said...

what a great outfit! i love those tights and your necklace is great!

Jodi H said...

Love the tights, I can't get over how cool they are

Ellysee Rubin said...

ALert! Bootsgasm <3
Also love the thights, you look really great xx

Ivana Split said...

great outfit:) the tights are fabulous!
kudos to mamma, your hair looks fantastic!

Agnes W said...

Lovely top! It looks like beautiful mail adorned with crystals!

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Anonymous said...

This is 100% my favorite of your outfits! The patterned/color tights add a wonderful vibrance and pop of colors to your outfit!

Xo, Hannah