How to Dress Up Denim Shorts for SPring // the modern savvy, a life & style blog

Hi! Welcome to The Modern Savvy!

Since its inception in 2010, Florida lifestyle blogger Alyson at The Modern Savvy has focused on sharing style, home, family, career and wellness content for the everyday woman in a relatable, inspiring way.

I started this site based on what I would randomly discuss with my girlfriends. I want you to have the same feeling here…. like we just had coffee, wine or a dance party. I also believe we deserve to seek out our own joy, and success. I know that each of us are brave, smart, kind, badass, significant, worthy, gorgeous, awesome and capable of all the things.

So you’ll for sure find content here that pushes you to show up for your life a little more each day.  So while you’ll find a mix of content here, the emphasis is on personal style and personal growth — plus my favorite, my honest posts that are called VENT SESH. 

I want us to be more open honest with each other, so I’ll start: I talk about seeing a therapist (mental health is so important!), body issues, some significant health issues, adopting our son (and our failed adoption), and my father’s death, for example. They’re not easy topics, but they’re important ones that I hope we can journey through together.


So, who am I? Thought it would be fun to answer a few questions:

Loves: almond butter, wearing jeans, writing, kitchen dance parties, chocolate, motivating women, watching Instagram stories, summers by the pool, girls nights out (or in!), trying new restaurants , traveling, reality TV, anything Trader Joe’s (can you sense a food theme here?), coffee, embracing chaos, working out, white accessories, volunteering, sushi, and ordering from Amazon Prime

Other jobs: motivational/personal growth speaker (learn more at and I own The SBS Agency, a PR/digital media agency focused in nonprofits, hospitality & tourism

Favorite color: bright pink

Currently watching: Schitt’s Creek, Younger, Real Housewives (NYC, Beverly Hills and Dallas), and Friends reruns

Sports team: Florida Gators & Chicago Cubs

Brands I’ve collaborated with: Target, Ann Taylor, Neutrogena, Lilly Pulitzer, Vionic, Kendra Scott, AT&T, Maggy London, Tropicana, Blue Lizard Sunscreen & more

Dream lunch date: Oprah

Currently wearing: check my latest outfits here.

Wine of choice: Pinor Noir (or a sparkling rose by the pool!)

Lives: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (just north of West Palm Beach)

Family: Husband, Adam, and our kiddos, Sarah (my mini me), 9, and Evan, 5


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