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The Importance of Being Positive

I’m a hopeless optimist.   Within the past few weeks, I’ve seen our country, and the world at large engulfed in hurt, misunderstanding, unnecessary manslaughter, and hatred. Individuals who were once close friends, have turned on one another on the basis of temporary opinion, and many people are living in fear for their very lives.… Continue reading The Importance of Being Positive

ALANAYA · Lifestyle · Today's News

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Business

   Sometimes I feel like I never sit down. Between work, studying, business, and more business, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of doing everything without actually experiencing everything. When I started my business last year, I was excited. Excited beyond all reason that I had finally “sewn” together all of the abstract… Continue reading Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Business

ALANAYA · Fashion · OOTD

Same Dress, Different Day

Do you ever purchase an item, and love it so much you want to wear it again and again, but want to look like you own more than one outfit? You can. BOOM. Recycling old outfits into new ones is a great way to stretch a small collection into an illustrious wardrobe. Despite the fact… Continue reading Same Dress, Different Day

ALANAYA · Lifestyle

Turnup Tuesday Motivation: On Being A Unicorn in a World Full of Ponies

   I used to be so afraid of being different. Different was unknown, it was weird, you couldn’t put your finger on it, and it couldn’t be put in a box. Standing out meant that people were looking at you, making summations about your person, and possibly drawing conclusions about your actions.  However, in my… Continue reading Turnup Tuesday Motivation: On Being A Unicorn in a World Full of Ponies

ALANAYA · Fashion · Featured · OOTD

2015 LookBook

Happy day, lovelies! Yes, it’s been a while.  But oh, have I been busy!  My business has been taking off, y’all!  I am very excited about what this new year holds!  I’ve decided to do a small lookbook of the outfits I went through last year since the business’s opening on August 21.  Stay tuned… Continue reading 2015 LookBook

ALANAYA · Fashion · Featured · OOTD

Tulle, Tulle, and More Tulle!

Fall is here!! The slightly warm/slightly brisk California wind has come! And with it my favorite clothing of the year. Sweaters, overcoats, knit dresses, and of course….. Tulle skirts!! So to kick off the season with a blast, I resurfaced my favorite tulle skirt, which is now also available at This item is fun,… Continue reading Tulle, Tulle, and More Tulle!

ALANAYA · Fashion · Featured · Sewing

Introducing ALANAYA

It’s my birthday, everybody!! I’m so grateful that God has allowed me to see another year of life. I’m additionally elated because today is the OFFICIAL GRAND OPENING OF MY BUSINESS!! I’d like to introduce you to ALANAYA, my blossoming handbag and apparel company. She is the culmination of all my fashion desires and sewing… Continue reading Introducing ALANAYA