Thursday, June 28, 2012

OOTD - Summertime Flow

It's a scorcher outside. 97 degrees to be exact, here in Georgia. Summertime is in full effect! But I am NOT complaining because just 5 short months ago there was snow on the ground. With summer comes sun dresses, bright colors, dope shades, vibrant nail polish, multicolored makeup, cute sandals and creative pumps. Today, I just wanted to put together a quick OOTD (outfit of the day).

I am wearing a multi-colored brushstroke cami, coral jeans, black and silver strappy platform sandals, black BBW earrings, (husband's) black watch, and my gold trimmed aviator shades. Shoutout to my awesome hubby :)

Just ME!

I <3 my shoes...cute and comfortable! Can't beat that.

About to head out!!!

Cami - Forever 21
Coral Jeans - Charlotte Russe
Black & Silver Pumps - Macy's
Men's Watch - Macy's
Black BBW Earrings - can't remember
Gold Trimmed Aviators - H&M

I just want to say thanks to all my alifashionsense subscribers. Be sure to spread the word about my blog to all our fellow fashionistas. And if you haven't already, follow me on instagram at lish0612, or on twitter @Afashionfanatic

-Ali Ala

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Here Comes The Bride - Wedding Day Fashion

So, I know its been a couple of weeks since I've last blogged (don't kill me). I've had a lot happen. I've been a wife for officially 17 days! After our wedding, we went directly to our honeymoon in Negril, Jamaica at the Couples Resort. From Negril we (my hubby and I) had to head back to the states to gather up all our wedding gifts in Michigan and then head down to Georgia. So needless to say its been hectic. Nonetheless, I've been wanted to blog about my wedding and the sheer delight that my wedding day covered me in. I won't be able to include all the deets but I will try my best to cover the most important aspects.

If you've paid any attention to my blog, you know my style is fun, girly, over the top (at times), and unapologetic. My wedding day was nothing less than my style aesthetic multiplied by ten. Here are some of the designers I wore during my special day.

My dress came from MiMi's Bridal from the Allure Bridal Couture Collection - C170

The dress is a strapless ball gown with a unique sweetheart neckline and full of organza goodness at the bottom (with flower and feather details)

The bodice of the dress brings a level of sophistication and bling as it's covered in embroidery and Swarovski crystals.

These lovely ladies were showstoppers. I decided to go with Steve Madden Moskow -G Glitter Peep Toes for my WOW factor. Standing at a whopping 6" they are sure to get you noticed.

My bridesmaids donned this gorgeous number in Royal Purple. The dress is from Bill Levkoff (Model 676) made of chiffon with a one shoulder floral detail.

The back view is just as stunning as the front.
I wanted to include some special shots from the day, so here are some of my fav pics I rounded up from my awesome photographer Craig David Butler (check him out at and my friends who posted pics on FB.

One of my fav pics of me the photographer took. Hair (14", 16" bundles of Indian Remy from Lola's Hair Boutique), Dropdown earrings from Charming Charlie's, Dress from Mimi's Bridal Boutique

My husband getting ready for the big day! Looking super handsome :)

Me and my mommy caught in a warm embrace!

Daddy's Little Girl...capturing the moment before I walk into my new destiny!

How Sweet It Is To Be LOVED By YOU!!!!

Candid Photos Throughout the day
Me, my lovely bridesmaids, and my mini-me (my niece)!

Getting ready to head to the church. I absolutely loved my feather and rose bouquet!! It was stunning.

The man of the hour! His tux was rented from Men's Warehouse.

Rattlers in the building. We represent Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. October 3, 1887. WHAT?!? All my FAMUly and my hubby (who went to Southern University home of the Jaguars).

It's all in the DETAILS

My special gift given to me from my bestie/Maid of Honor Jasmine.

Mrs. Anderson is my name!!!!

Instagram Photo from one of my wedding guest capturing the elements of the reception. 

Instagram from another wedding guest who captured the wedding vows/ceremony and the wedding program.

Our party favors: Grape Crush Bottles with the Tagline: "It all started with a CRUSH", and of course we jumped the broom!

Short centerpiece with the lime accents.

Floral Ball and crystal centerpieces with a royal purple rosette runner.

Tall branches and crystal centerpieces with a lime green rosette runner.

The grand ballroom

The sweetheart table designated for me and my SWEETIE!

The Anderson's were in the building! "A" monogram on the dance floor.
The best treat of the night came in the form of a Same Day Edit, which my photographer put together and showed during my reception. My guest (as well as me and my hubby) were floored away by the response of such an awesome piece of work. It highlights some of the great moments leading up to the wedding celebration. Check it out :)

Alishia & Derrek - June 9, 2012 - Wedding Photography Videography - Same Day Edit - Ypsilanti Michigan from Craig David Butler on Vimeo.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Honeymoon'n' OOTD - Day 1

Me and my Hubby headed to Jamaica!!!!!!

These past few days have been absolutely AMAZING. On June 9th I took a major life changing step and married my BEST FRIEND! I had the wedding of my dreams and the people I love most were there to share it with me. I will have an entire blog post dedicated to that special day (in the near future).

So naturally after your wedding you're supposed to take a honeymoon. And that's exactly what we am doing. After a long week of ripping and running and getting ready for holy matrimony, I am able to finally relax with my new "HUBBY" in... Jamaica, Jamaica.

I decided, that everyday after exploring paradise, I would blog my outfit of the day (OOTD) and maybe some cool things I've seen or done on the resort for that particular day. 

Yesterday we took a 4.5 hour plane ride (with a layover in the middle) to get to the sunny country of Jamaica. I wanted to look cute, while traveling yet be comfortable. I think I achieved the look I was going for. What do you think?

Safari Chic was the look I was attempting

Love to Love Tank from H&M
Patterned Pants from Forever 21

Black Gladiator Sandals from Steve Madden

Gold Beaded Earrings from Charlotte Russe

Straw Hat from Target
Aviator Sunglasses with Gold Trim from H&M
Entire Outfit thrown together (minus the hat for this pic). Waiting to be seated for dinner!

What do you think? I will be blogging all this week. So check back daily to see the rest of my Jamaican adventures and of course to catch a glimpse of my honeymoon wear for the remainder of this awesome trip. In the words of Bob Marley....One Love <3