August 13, 2010

Save or Splurge?!?!?

I like designer clothes. We all do. But they cost an arm and a leg. Not cool designers. So what should we splurge on and what should we not?

**NOTE: I work my butt of just to but all of my clothes (yes my parents buy it sometimes but normally I have to pay)

Jeans/pants- SPLURGE. I LOVE my designer jeans. I feel like they are better quality and fit better on you (me in this case). However my jeans range from American Eagle to Abercrombie and Fitch to Lucky Brand Jeans to 7 for All Mankind to True Religion and Rock and Republic. So I have some regular brand jeans and some high end stuff.

Tops- SAVE. Unlike jeans which never go out of style, shirts and tops are always changing and there is no point in spending 100s and 100s of dollars on one shirt and then a week later it isn't "in" anymore.

Makeup- SPLURGE. I used to buy drugstore makeup and by drugstore I mean Covergirl and Maybelline and so one. Actually I bought my makeup from there until just a few weeks ago when I went into Sephora and bought some new stuff for school. I think when it comes to your face you should spend some money just because you don't want to break out or have any irritations or other skin problems. Don't buy anything that you can't afford just because somebody else has it. If you can't pay $35 for foundation then please don't and save your money for something else.

Jewelry- SAVE/SPLURGE. Whyy both? I think everyone should have one or two nice pieces of jewelry for special occasions but for everyday use you should definitely save. Forever 21 has some good pieces as well as Macy's, Von Maur, and the BP (teenager section not the gas company!!) at Nordstrom's! Save on hair pieces too.

Shoes-EHH really depends on how you feel about spending money on shoes. I personally like good quality shoes like Nine West, Steve Madden, Puma, etc... and these all run around 45 and higher.

Lingerie-Like shoes spend as much as you feel comfortable spending. I buy all my underwear and bras at Victoria's Secret and nowhere else just because I am familiar with the company and it's located everywhere and they have good semi-annual sales!

Athletic Wear- I play tennis so I buy Nike and Addidas but if you aren't a competitive athlete then you can just splurge on one or two good pair of sneakers and be fine with that.

If you want to ask me about any other splurge/save comment or e-mail me!

<3 AliP

August 12, 2010

Back to School

Hey everyone!

So Tuesday was the first day of school and I must say that I am exhausted! I wish it was Friday already! Hahhh! I know that many of you start school either this week or next or sometime in the next few weeks so I just wanted to give some ideas for back to school tips.

CLOTHES! If you live somewhere HOT like I do at the moment you want to wear shorts and a loose top. I wore American Eagle shorts and a top I got at Nordstrom's and sandals. I would suggest doing the same but based more on your own style.

MAKEUP! DO NOT CAKE ON FOUNDATION!! Trust me, NOBODY likes seeing orange faces and then it sweats off and looks bad! Put on just enough to cover and flaws and thats it! You don't need much. I would even suggest going on Youtube and searching juicystar07 and watching a few of her videos, I adore them and they are helpful.

BACKPACK OR PURSE? I use a backpack, I have the North Face Jester style in black and I have to admit that it's alright. I bought mine at Dick's Sporting Goods and it cost about $55 and in my location they gave you a $10 iTunes gift card if you spend over $49 on a backpack...which I did. I have the black one. I carry a lot of stuff so it's a bit small, I might take it back and buy a different one thats bigger.  My school is divided evenly on backpacks and bags, neither dominate so its like..yeah. Hah!  Freshman year of high school I carried around a Hollister Co. bag and I really liked it but my only problem was that it hurt my shoulders and I had to constantly change shoulders. So if you can't decide on which I would say try both a backpack and a bag and see which you like more.

That's all for now!
<3 AliP

August 9, 2010


I got a Twitter! Its  Not really sure if I'll be good about updating it but I'll try my best. Promise!! Haha. Do you like my background? I'm basically obsessed with it. I think its sooooooooooooooooo cool! Comment in the box what you think of it!

<3 AliP

August 8, 2010


Hey Everyone!
    Ali here. I just wanted to welcome everyone to the official Ali Parker Blog and give you a little background info! I'm Ali. I'm 16, going to be a junior in high school (almost done!!!!!). I have one annoying younger sister and 2 pets, a dog and a cat. I live with my parents but can't wait until I leave for college and get my own apartment! If you have any questions about me or anything feel free to email me at which is the email I created just for this blog and yeahhh....hah!! I'm a pretty random person, you'll notice later on.

    Sooo the reason I started this blog is because when I started high school and back when I was in middle school, I was completely lost, I didn't know what was in style and how to talk to boys that I liked and how to deal with friends who cause drama and problems and I didn't really have a place where I could go and get help on my specific situation and I've been wanting to start a website where girls can come and ask me or my friends for advice and help with their problems. (WOW long sentence).

    Anyway, I wanted this post to be pretty serious but as this goes on I'll add jokes and the whole whatever its called, Ahh I don't know! ALSO....if you want me to give you advice or anything just email me but I think every week or something I will sorta publish some of the stuff but I will keep you anonymous so don't worry!! You know in magazines they'll have names that would match the story like BrokenHeartedGirl or PartyProblem or you get the point but I'll most likely do that but if you don't want me to put your question up here just go ahead and say so.
    Well I have got to go for now, but I'll update later! Bye you guys.