Hi! Welcome to The Modern Savvy!
Since 2010, Florida lifestyle blogger Alyson has been passionate about sharing all the things: personal style, motivation, family, health and the honest realities of a chaotic life, all in a relatable, inspiring way.
I started The Modern Savvy based on what I would discuss with my girlfriends. I want you to have the same feeling here…. like we just chatted over coffee or wine, mixed in with a dance party and kick-butt motivation session.
We as women deserve to seek out our joy, to show up authentically and boldly for our own lives, and have the audacity to fight for our dreams. I believe this so deep in my core that I’m now doing motivational speaking; click on that blue link there to visit my speaker’s web site to learn more!
Maybe you’re wondering… why this passion on personal growth? Because this girl you see here was suddenly, temporarily paralyzed from the chest down on her 30th birthday. I had a four-month old at home, and was unsure if I’d ever walk again. I did though, I fought back through an insane journey with more life lessons than one can imagine, and ones that I’m empowered to share with others. Each day is not easy, but being honest with myself and others has led me to such joy and fulfillment that I want all women to experience it in whatever way is most meaningful to them.
So you’ll notice here and on social media I share all the truths: I see a therapist, I’ve had body issues (and am a WW lifetimer), those major health issues, we adopted our son (and had a failed adoption), and I’ve shared grief following my dad’s death, for example. They’re not easy topics, but they’re important ones that I hope we can journey through together.
Ok, so for fun, here’s a few things about me:
LOVE: crunchy almond butter, jeans, writing, kitchen dance parties, chocolate, working out, summers poolside, girls nights out (or in!), trying new restaurants , traveling, Trader Joe’s, coffee, volunteering, sushi, and Amazon Prime
COLOR: bright pink
WATCING: Younger, I’m Sorry, This is Us, Million Little Things, Schitt’s Creek, Real Housewives, New Girl, Grey’s Anatomy and Friends reruns
CHEERING: Florida Gators & Chicago Cubs
BRAND COLLABS: Target, Beachwaver, Ann Taylor, Neutrogena, Lilly Pulitzer, Vionic, Kendra Scott, Brightline, Walmart, Maggy London, Tropicana, Publix, etc
DREAM LUNCH DATE: Oprah
WEARING: lots (even though I’m such a jeans girl!). You can check out my latest outfits here.
LIVES: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (just north of West Palm Beach)
FAM: Husband, Adam, and kids, Sarah (my mini me), 9, and Evan, 5
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