AiW in review… looking at the past + future!

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When the year comes to a close, I always try to spend time reflecting on how my time was spent. My focus during 2018 was looking for ways to grow AiW and learn to better manage my life/work balance. While I didn’t master either I definitely came out of the year with more of a plan and feeling like I was getting better at both. It was TRULY an unforgettable year! So let’s do a recap and cover some of my favorite moments… and we’ll start with all the traveling, of course!

Places traveled: New York (twice), Las Vegas, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, San Miguel de Allende, Miami, Pacific City Oregon, Seattle, Paris, Marrakech, Munich, and Santa Fe.

Having a blast at Paris fashion week with Revolve. It’s a week I’ll never forget!
plaza athenee
Hôtel Plaza Athénée
Not gonna lie, I pretty much loved every outfit I wore in Paris… but… wearing a sheer skirt on the Seine with a bow in my hair, a new bag, and this leopard fur was pretty epic.
palm print sequin dress, Miami style
Spending a long weekend in Miami for my birthday was just the break I needed!
fashion bloggers San Miguel de Allende
Discovered the magical city of San Miguel De Allende with these babes!
perfect ponchos for fall
Went to Santa Fe for a wedding and confirmed that I just adore that city. It’s the best city for doglovers like us!
blue long cardigan, fireplace, coffee
It was my first time in Oregon and couldn’t believe how beautiful the coastline was. Definitely a place I can’t wait to return to.
polka dot dress with slit
Normally I wouldn’t consider driving out in the middle of nowhere in Oklahoma to be a trip, but we had the best afternoon searching for sunflowers, eating fried okra, and discovering that even small town Oklahoma can have a coffee shop that would make a barista proud.
ruffle Tularosa dress, New York Fashion Week outfits
Even though I rarely attend fashion week, the darling Lindsey talked me into it and I’m so glad she did! It was a week of great meetings, fabulous parties, and catching up with my favorite blogger babes. (And isn’t this dress everything??)
Gal Meets Glam Collection, Marrakesh fashion blogger
Stayed at La Mamounia which won the best hotel IN THE WORLD. Check out my post and scroll down for a peek and you’ll quickly see why…
long floral dress, La Mamounia garden
I wish I could share how fragrant the gardens are. It’s a smell I will never forget…
Can you believe this is real!?!
backless For Love and Lemons dress, Allyson in Wonderland
Our “AiW company trip” to Las Vegas started off slow (R had the flu!) but our last day was spent at 2 of our favorite restaurants. And I got to wear this dress, of course!
Allyson in Wonderland husband, Diesel On Touchscreen Smartwatch
My husband started showing up more on AiW! And coming in the new year, get ready to see more content around men’s fashion. I’m excited for you all to get to know him!

As I start to plan my schedule for the new year I’ll be focusing on creating more video content. I’ve already filmed several videos and can’t wait to share them with you all! Aside from fashion, my goal is to get more into Lifestyle videos, along with some product reviews. First up, I’ll be covering beauty and my most beloved fashion splurges. See below for a preview!

using olay regenerist whip spf 25
Best new beauty productOlay Whips (always get asked if I really love Olay and the answer is YES! Their Regenerist line is a gamechanger.)
New favorite designer — Totally obsessed with Anine Bing! I’ve been wearing this skirt nonstop since I got it!
Rocket dog black sneakers
Best splurgeI had been wanting a Goyard tote for a LOOOONG time. But I didn’t like how the bag wouldn’t stand up on its own! I needed a bag that would be perfect for travel or when carrying my laptop to a meeting. Pretty much an everything tote. And their new “Artois” style tote does just that. Plus it has a zipper which I love!
Most interesting beauty treatmentPRP facial. Read my review here!
Best dealThis faux fur jacket is so unbelievably cozy and most people think it’s real fur! It’s under $100 and keeps selling out but it was just restocked HERE.
Best treatment I can’t live withoutLashes from Lash by Lash! I love everyone there and they always do a beautiful job. I love the way my lashes look!
Best workoutMy Flexispot… and stay tuned for another giveaway!