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10 Under $10 - No 5 www.britonalo.com

10 Under $10 / No. 5

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10 Under $10 - No 5 www.britonalo.com

makeup brushes / smoothing cream / nail polish / scarf / lash serum / brush egg / earrings / lip balm / hair color / jeans

A WORD OF CAUTION: jump on these great deals while you can, items sell out quickly, especially the ones that are majorly ON SALE!! All items were $10 or less at the time of posting, prices may change at any time!

10 Under $10

It’s been a long time since my last post so I wanted to kick things off again with another 10 Under $10 post! These deals were so fun to find and I have my eye on several of these products! Jump on the nail polish because it’s an awesome deal! And score a pair of the J Brand jeans FAST – these WILL NOT LAST!


Find all my 10 Under $10 finds here!

10 Under $10 / No. 4

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10 Under $10 - No. 4 www.britonalo.com

triangle earrings / hair crayons / black dress / leopard tote / nail polish / pink dress / espadrilles / crochet dress / floppy hat / shorts

A WORD OF CAUTION: jump on these great deals while you can, items sell out quickly, especially the ones that are majorly ON SALE!! All items were $10 or less at the time of posting, prices may change at any time!

10 Under $10

There are some awesome summer deals today! I love the idea behind the Free People hair crayons – they wash out with shampoo and only last a few days. Perfect for vacation or to see if you like the color before committing to something more permanent. Another fave of mine is the leopard tote. We are always headed somewhere so I like to keep totes like this in the car and near the front door because I never know when I’m going to need to haul a bunch of stuff with us!

I hope you’re having a great summer and that some of these great deals will make it into your life :)

Find all my 10 Under $10 finds here! And Spring/Summer trends for less here!

10 Under $10 / No. 3

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10 Under $10 - No. 3 www.britonalo.com

swim top / white dress / lipstick / blue dress / backpack / sun hat / sandal / tee / sport bra / nail polish

10 Under $10

I am over this East Coast winter. OVER IT. I can’t wait for the care-free days of summer where you just throw on shorts, a tee, and sandals and it’s just easy. I’m sure I’ll be changing my story when the humidity is 95% in a few months but right now, when it’s 40 degrees and snowing all the time, I want sunshine and pedicures. I want to smell like sunscreen + chlorine.

For this roundup I found some great deals on lots of summery items- I especially love that ASOS dress to throw on over a bathing suit and the Victoria’s Secret sport bra is a GREAT deal. Not that I actually work out, but I might, if I weren’t drinking gallons of hot cocoa trying to keep my core body temperature in the safe zone. Anyway, shop away and get a great start on your summer wardrobe!

A word of caution: jump on these great deals while you can, items sell out quickly, especially the ones that are majorly ON SALE!! All items were $10 or less at the time of posting, prices may change at any time!

Find all my 10 Under $10 finds here!

Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Looks for Less

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Spring 2015- Ready-to-Wear Looks for Less www.britonalo.comOriginal Photo: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

Here are some of my favorite outfits from the shows to get you thinking about what to wear as the weather warms up! Below these looks are some Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Looks for Less.

Altuzarra / see the show here

I love the feminine fabrics and colors + strongly tailored pieces in this collection. Altuzarra Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Gingham www.britonalo.comPhoto: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

Altuzarra Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Gingham www.britonalo.comPhoto: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

Altuzarra Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Stripes www.britonalo.comPhoto: Kim Weston Arnold / Indigitalimages.com

Bottega Veneta / see the show here

Raw edges and sparkly details add the perfect amount of edge and glam to an otherwise soft and comfortable collection. Bottega Veneta Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Neutrals www.britonalo.comPhoto: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

Bottega Veneta Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Neutrals www.britonalo.comPhoto: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

Bottega Veneta Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Gingham www.britonalo.comPhoto: Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

Erdem / see the show here

I really love the Victorian Greenhouse inspiration of this collection. It’s architectural and organic in a really feminine and beautiful way.

Erdem Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Lace Structure www.britonalo.comPhoto: Yanni Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

Valentino / see the show here

A wearable collection with great basic pieces and feminine draping.

Valentino Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Lace Structure www.britonalo.comPhoto: Marcus Tondo / Indigitalimages.com

My favorite spring show as a whole is Sonia Rykiel. The entire collection is very wearable and the hair and makeup is super pretty. Have a look!

Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Looks for Less

Instead of recreating each outfit I found lots of pieces in the trends for spring. All items are less than $125 (subject to change or sell out without notice!) so you can get the look without busting your budget!

Gingham

Stripes

Neutrals

Lace

Dedicated to Don Buthod, my high school French teacher. He let me and a friend make a faux website about the history of French fashion for our end of semester project. 15 years later, I’ve not gotten over it.

Alt Summit 2015

Alt Summit 2015 www.britonalo.comphoto by Brooke Dennis Scarf by K Crochets

I had the chance to attend Alt Summit 2015 last week and wanted to give you a recap!

Alt has a reputation for being one of the best conferences for bloggers and businesses. It is a luxury conference and it draws in great speakers, teachers, and sponsors.

The Fashion
Alt Summit 2015 www.britonalo.comphoto by Brooke Dennis

You know how sometimes you wish you could dress like a toddler? No rules, mixing patterns and textures? Loud, fancy, over-the-top, you name it? Anything goes at Alt. Some major trends I saw:

Sparkles, Stripes, Leather, Polka Dots, Unique Glasses, Colorful Hair

The nice thing about Alt is that you can dress however you feel comfortable. There are fashion bloggers that will have every outfit styled perfectly, hairstylists that will have gorgeous braids and curls, people who think outside the box of fashion, people who are low-key, and people who only shop thrift and vintage.

The Parties
Alt Summit 2015 www.britonalo.comphoto by Brooke Dennis

We had sponsored dinners on Wednesday night across Salt Lake. I attended a dinner with Airbnb at an old Victorian home. Airbnb flew in their chef from HQ and we spent the evening getting to know each other better over some great dishes.

Dinner with @Airbnb tonight!! #altsummit

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On Thursday we had a Downtown Abbey inspired evening. The idea was to infuse your look with 1920′s motifs but to not dress in costume.

Friday was a night full of mini parties. We took over part of the third floor and each room had a different theme. From Pop Alt to Tokyo Dreams, there was never a dull moment!

Mini. Party. Time. #buzzwithhive #altsummit

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The Learning
Alt Summit 2015 www.britonalo.comphoto by Justin Hackworth

Alt has a great assortment of keynote speakers, panels, classes, roundtable discussions, design camps, and hallway experts to learn from. I missed the opening keynote this year thanks to a wicked combo of little sleep, jet lag, and anti-nausea meds from the flight. I really enjoyed the classes I attended. There were classes and workshops on podcasts, instagram, pinterest, tribes, monetizing, legal questions, photo styling, and plugins, to name a few!

The Downs
Alt Summit 2015 www.britonalo.comphoto by Justin Hackworth

Alt can be intimidating and intense, especially for introverts. I think a lot of bloggers are introverts- that’s why we blog! It’s easier on us to reach out to people without actually being in their presence. Large groups and lots of interaction is draining for introverts so Alt can be exhausting for us. I try to sneak off to a quiet corner or the bathroom when I’m feeling like I can’t meet one more new person!

Another thing that exhausts me is the information overload. The schedule is PACKED full of amazing speakers and classes and I take full advantage of it. One thing that helps me is to take great notes and just let my brain relax, knowing I got it all down in my notebook to look at later.

The last thing that is tough about Alt is that it can be hard on your confidence. At Alt you are selling your personal brand to a very visual market. We are all bloggers and business owners in the age of Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. We know the power of good design and Alt is a chance to sell our sites wrapped up in the pretty package of good hair, makeup, outfits, and personality. That said, sometimes you get there and feel like you don’t quite measure up. There are people there who are crazy successful. They hustle really hard and have such a clear vision of where they want their business to go. There are people wearing couture outfits and expensive makeup.

I don’t want to sell Alt as a shallow place for shallow people who only care about looks. What I’m saying is that it is a conference full of people who design and create beautiful things and your personal design/style is part of the whole package you are bringing to the table. And sometimes you feel small and lost in the middle of a lot of greatness.

The Ups
Alt Summit 2015 www.britonalo.comphoto by Justin Hackworth

My favorite thing I heard at Alt was from Corinne Stokoe of Mint Arrow. She mentioned that she struggled at a previous Alt because it seemed like everyone around her was moving forward and knew where they were going and she felt a little stuck. She said, “Don’t let Alt give you an identity crisis!” I felt the identity crisis at my first Alt and I was feeling it at this one. I was pretty sure it was just me, that everyone around me was blessed with that clear vision and endless energy to move forward. Hearing her say that she had felt the same way gave me the boost I needed.

There are some amazing people who attend Alt. As I follow them on their social channels and see what they are up to I am so inspired and impressed! They do great things and are so supportive of others. There is a tribe mentality that is really strong among the attendees and I love witnessing it and being sucked up into it.

Be sure to also read my Alt Survival Guide over on Rad Mom Cool Kid!

Check out OneDrive for more photos from Alt or search #AltSummit on Instagram!

10 Under $10 / No. 2

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10 Under $10 - No. 2 www.britonalo.com

leopard dress / hat / salt spray / shoulder bag / cardigan / gingham top / infinity scarf / striped tunic / jeggings / leopard top

10 Under $10

Another great round of smokin’ deals! Don’t miss out – my last post of deals had several things sell out pretty quickly and prices have increased on a few others. You can see those deals here.

A word of caution: jump on these great deals while you can, items are sure to sell out quickly because they are majorly ON SALE!! All items were $10 or less at the time of posting, prices may change at any time!

10 Under $10 / No. 1

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10 Under $10 www.britonalo.com

10 Under $10

I’m starting a series for some of the great deals I come across. I’ve been thinking about it for a few months actually but the holidays were busy and I just haven’t had a minute to sit and do it! Things are starting to settle down and the routine of school is helping a ton.

I will be posting deals on all sorts of things- clothes, makeup, accessories, home goods. I’d love to do additional series under $25, $50, and $100 so stay tuned!

A word of caution: jump on these great deals while you can, items are sure to sell out quickly because they are majorly ON SALE!!

While we’re on the subject of great deals and saving money, check out this post I recently did for Rad Mom Cool Kid!

Color Block Bags

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color block bags www.britonalo.com

I really like color block- I think it’s a great timeless trend that can be applied to both fashion and beauty. A nice color block bag can be a wonderful heirloom piece if you care for it correctly and choose a classic style that will stay current through the trends that come and go. Check out some of my favorites for fall below (click on the bag for details) and links to similar styles at the end of the post!

Color Block Bags

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