10.23.2014

I'M LOVING: OLD NAVY SALE

I am not going to lie, I haven't shopped at Old Navy in years! Remember their annual summer sandal sales? Me and my sisters would go crazy in middle school and high school buying up all their sandals. It helped we were all about the same size shoe, so we could swap ;) But by the time I graduated from high school I felt like Old Navy had kind of gone south a little bit, and I haven't shopped there since. A few weeks ago I saw someone post about some jeans they got from Old Navy and I thought they were adorable. So of course I had to take a look for myself, and I found myself loving item after item. Where have I been? When did Old Navy get their mojo back? Apparently I have been missing out on some great stuff for awhile now.

Not too long ago I hit up a great sale they were doing and got a ton of stuff, and they have another amazing sale going on right now too, so I thought I had to share with you all! I love Old Navy because they have affordable staple pieces that are wearable everyday items. They are running a pretty great sale right now, they have up to 60% OFF for their 20th birthday! Not too shabby right? So here are some different items I have been loving from Old Navy that you might want to check out ;)


A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S.

10.21.2014

UTAH STATE BAR AND SWORN IN


For those who asked about my shoes, they are on major sale right now!

Last Thursday Trevor was sworn in and officially became an attorney! This day was better than his graduation for me! Graduating from law school is more like a tease because you aren't actually done. You now have an entire summer of grueling studying to do for the Bar. And Trevor had to do that while working, making his summer extra stressful. But now we are now officially FINISHED with the entire process of becoming an attorney, and it feels amazing!

10.20.2014

Buying a Home and other random rants


I love this rustic meets modern home I found on pinterest. Totally my style!

Can I just take a minute to say how grateful I am to have such a sensible and frugal husband? Without him I would probably be a Carrie Bradshaw with all of my money hanging in my closet. We recently started the adventure of buying a home. After renting for years, we are finally in a place where we can settle down. We are done with school, and looking for our first place and the whole process should probably be more exciting but stuff like this tends to just stress me out. Trevor is very practical, while I of course dream a little bigger. I want something "more" while my husband talks me back down to reality. The only debt Trevor and I have is student debt, which is pretty common for people our age, and in an effort to get that sorted out as fast as possible it is important that we don't just live within our means, but below our means.

I have never been someone that really cared about Keeping up with the Joneses, but with the rise of social media I feel like that has infected a lot of people, even me a little bit. "But why can't I have the gorgeous all white kitchen right now?" I am embarrassed to admit I even have thoughts like this sometimes, but I am just trying to keep it real here. Let's be honest, I know a lot of us have thoughts like this. Thankfully my husband is nothing like me in that regard, and he is grounded, smart and savvy. I guess we make a good match in that way, he brings me down a little bit, and I lift him up, meeting somewhere in the middle where we both become better.

And while we are on the topic of day dreaming and wanting things, have you all seen Lauren Conrad's digs? I mean, hello. It is Lauren Conrad after all, and she has always done everything right, expect that one time she picked that one boy over going to Paris with Vogue, but we all make mistakes once in awhile so I forgive her for that one.

Anyways, for those who have gone through the process of buying a home, bless your hearts. It is going to be an interesting adventure over the next few months. It will be nice to finally paint a wall without having to ask someone else for permission! I am looking forward to that place called HOME.

10.18.2014

Nashville Tennessee - National Funeral Directors Association


Bag: C/O Nena & Co.

You may have noticed a lack of blogging on my part, and for that I apologize. My new job has taken up a lot of my time and energy. By the time I get home at night I don't have as much time to give to it as I have in the past. Speaking of my job, I don't know if I ever formally mentioned what I have been doing since moving to Salt Lake. If you read my blog you know that while living in Provo I worked at Aveda, which they just opened up a brand new location by the way that is amazing! But I was not about to commute from Salt Lake to Provo everyday, so I found a new job and made the change from working in Marketing for the beauty industry to Marketing for the funeral industry! Yes, you read that right. In fact, this past week I attended the National Funeral Directors Association in Nashville, Tennessee. I saw that several of you on instagram were confused, or curious about what my new job was, so I thought I would share some of the details.

I work for a Financial Corporation called Security National in their Life department. I am a part of the Marketing team here, and have had a lot of fun the last few months learning all about the funeral industry and the insurance side of all of that. I recently started a side project for the company and started a funeral industry blog. Funeral Guy's Bow Tie is a source for funeral industry news; publishing insightful information, industry trends, and staring conversations that can educate not only funeral professionals but all those who have dealt with death in their personal lives. It has been a lot of fun and if you want to learn about some pretty funny and cool related things to death, you should check it out. Like this infographic about death ;)



So as I mentioned, I just spent the beginning of the week in Nashville, Tennessee. No, no Taylor Swift sightings, much to my dismay. But even without a celeb sighting, I had a blast. Of course getting there and going through the Dallas airport and hearing all about Ebola every five seconds was unsettling. I have yet to show any signs, but I will keep you posted.

10.08.2014

Remix Your Fall and Winter Wardrobe With No Nonsense Patterned Tights + $100 Giveaway!


 
One of my favorite accessories for fall and winter are tights and leggings. Not only are they functional, because I live in Utah, but it also adds such a fun element to an outfit. You can easily add color, texture, or prints to a basic outfit with the use of tights and leggings. For example, these adorable black polka dot tights from No nonsense. I paired them with these booties and skirt to give it a little something, and play up the polka dots in my top. Not only does this add a fun element to my outfit, but I have also covered up my extremely pale winter legs! HA. 
 
The No nonsense tights and leggings are high quality and extremely comfortable. Normally with tights I feel like I am going to get a snag just putting them on, but not with these. They just slid right on! No nonsense also has a large selection of patterned tights which include everything from Fishnet, Rose Floral, Diamond Mesh, Cable Knit, Basketweave, Bold Diamond and Ribbed; ALL of them coming in a wide variety of colors. I want to get my hands on a pair of the Cable Knit Sweater Tights and wear them with my knee high boots for fall! 
 
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10.07.2014

A Girl's Weekend


September was a super rough month for me in many ways, and I just needed a time out. My bestie Jamie and I have been missing each other and wanted to have some girl time so I figured the timing couldn't be more perfect. Trevor was going out of town to go hunting and her husband was going to be gone as well, so we decided that last weekend we just needed to make it happen. So I drove down to St. George to spend the weekend with her.

Friday night we went to dinner and stayed up talking for hours like usual. I don't know what it is about certain people but Jamie is one of those ones that I could never be done talking to. We slept in Saturday morning which was absolute perfection. It was such a gorgeous day in St. George and we decided to head out to brunch at Breakfast At Tifiny's at the Green Valley Spa and Resort. By the looks of my creme brulee french toast you can tell it was delicious! After we did some shopping, which totally brought me back to our high school days. Jamie and I were mall buddies and always went shopping together. I forgot how good we are at it ;) 



10.06.2014

all about me, the hubz, and this blog :)

It has been a long time since I updated my About Me section, and thought I would refresh it since I have a larger readership!
 
 
Hi! My name is Alycia Crowley pronounced crow (like a bird) -lee. I started this blog when I moved to Utah for school and my Dad, who was an avid blogger, kept bugging me to start one. My family has always been incredibly close, and they wanted me to give them more than just a phone call update. So I obliged, but didn't post that often. Then one hot night in August I met a cute boy named Trevor and all of a sudden felt like I had something to blog about. Nine months later we were eating dinner watching an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie and Trevor got down on one knee and proposed. After I said, UM, YES! Trevor got up, hugged me tight and said,  "We are going to have so much fun!" That has become a motto in our little family, we think life should be a party and want our life together to be just that. Hence the blog title Crowley Party.
 
While this blog started out documenting our life together, it has since grown into a creative outlet where I can share everything from the daily happenings of my life, to my personal style and favorite beauty products.
 
I also have a YouTube Channel as an extension of my blog where I post about my life, style, and beauty products. 
 
And if you aren't sick of me yet, you can also find me at...
Twitter @alyciagrayce
Instagram @alyciagrayce

Basically, if you search Alycia Grayce, you can find me anywhere. 
❤️ CONTACT ME.
 


Still want to know more? Well, I do aim to please. Here is more of the nitty gritty...

alycia.
I am a sister, daughter, aunt and wife. I have a big family whom I love. I was born in Canada but raised in San Diego, California - I am a California girl through and through. I am loud, I enjoy eating, cuddling, movies, reading, working out, the beach, lacrosse, and anything the involves sunshine. In fact, sunshine was my nick name in college. I like donuts, ice cream, cheeseburgers & pizza. I could, and have, eaten a box of mac n cheese every single day for a straight week. I also love the color of mac n cheese :) I love the smell of the sea, my husband, &all that glitters. I have a serious case of wanderlust & love celebrating life! I graduated from the University of Utah with a Social Science Teaching Composite degree and a Teaching History Minor. I have a passion for education, learning, culture, travel & pretty much everything the world has to offer me! I have spent the last several years working in Marketing, putting my husband through Law School. He recently graduated, started a job at a firm, and now we are both working and wondering if this "we are now adults" thing is really actually happening!

trevor.
We don't hear too much from trevor on this blog. Maybe someday if we are all really lucky he will grace us with some words. While on that subject, I might as well tell you that Trevor is a man of few words. His passion in life is music, guitar to be exact. Our apartment is covered with guitars, and recording equipment. Trevor grew up in St.George, Utah and is a lover of the hot heat and anything that includes water and being outside a.k.a skim boarding, wake boarding, boating... you get the idea? Trevor likes to eat whole pizzas by himself, but don't let that fool you, most of the time he is a total health nut! (which is good since I have the mac-n-cheese addiction thing going on) Trevor served an LDS mission in South Africa, and graduated from the University of Utah in Political Science and Jazz Guitar
Performance. You can usually spot Trevor in a crowd pretty easily, just look for holes in his t-shirt and clothes (he wears things until they literally fall apart) a 5-o-clock shadow that grows back every 24 hours, and a pretty impressive cow lick on the side of his head that resembles Alfalfa :) He recently graduated from Law School and became an Attorney. He loves his job, and is constantly an example to me of what incredible hard work can accomplish!