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BOSS FAMILY WHOBILATION

MERRY CHRISTMAS
THE BOSS FAMILY WHOBILATION

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours! Our family loves the holidays so much, from the decorating, baking, game nights and well, Santa photos! This year we went with the theme “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”. We absolutely adore this movie. This year in particular was fun because Maddox really loved this film. Maddox is a ball of energy. He is constantly running, jumping, dancing, talking, singing, and doing it all and well to keep us very busy parents. We are always chasing him and he does it with a smile on his face. Well, one morning when I was chasing my little guy around the house I grabbed the remote to our TV and put on “HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS” and at first he payed no attention, he continued to run and play until little Cindy Lou Who sang ‘WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS’ And suddenly Maddox was taken. He stopped everything he was doing, sat in his special chair and watched the rest of the movie as he sat quiet and content. He was mesmerized by it and it’s the first thing that’s literally stopped him in his tracks. I have now played the movie for him everyday for two weeks and he is captivated every time. It’s the only time of the day he slows down. HE LOVES IT. So we had the perfect plan: we were going to bring THE GRINCH AND WHOVILLE TO LIFE And it was worth it!

We hired a professional makeup and hair team to come in and transform our family into the Grinch, Martha May and Cindy Lou who. What a fun way to bring the screen to our home. Weslie loved getting her makeup done and Maddox was so excited to watch the process. We would have loved transforming Maddox into baby Grinch but there is a rule: no baby prosthetics. So maybe in a couple of years. It took 3.5 hours to get us all done and made up. We were amazed with Maddox’s reaction to all the makeup. He actually loved it. He was never scared or worried because he knew it was us under all the prosthetics, make up and costuming. And once that was finished we hit the road. We got photos with Santa, danced outside of our local Starbucks, and went looking at Christmas lights and Christmas trees all dressed up. The turn out was amazing! People even thought we working for the local stores. Kids were stopping to look at us and wanting to say hello. Even adults wanted to take photos with our family. We of course said yes and happily took the photos. It was a way to bring joy to our family and now other families.

It was fun to do something special for our kids that they will remember it forever. Seeing my daughter Weslie all dressed up as Cindy Lou Who was incredible. She lit up the room and was the best Cindy Lou Who I’ve ever seen. And tWitch the Grinch, well there couldn’t be a better combination. I was smitten!

As parents we want to have fun and remind our kids that that’s what life is about FUN. Enjoy yourself, spread love and make memories.

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Allison Holker Boss aka
Martha May

makeup by: HANNI EISEN & DAN GILBERT

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Exploring Toronto

OUT & ABOUT

EXPLORING TORONTO, CANADA

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All of my favorite things coming together. I love traveling, I love work and I love Toronto, Canada. I was able to travel to Toronto for work, and I made sure to make a lot of time for exploration. I luckily didn’t travel alone my husband Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss and I were booked as a team on the same film project. And well there’s nothing better than mixing work and fun with your best friend. We stayed at the beautiful Four seasons hotel right in Yorkville. Which placed us just in walking distance of cute coffee shops, wonderful restaurants and shopping.

On our first night out exploring with my husband we wondered into an escape room experience. It was our first time playing one of these games and we had a blast. It was suppose to take an hour but of course we were convinced we could do it faster well two hours later we finally completed the mission. Needless to say we highly underestimated the challenge and over estimated our brains haha, but we worked together and had a fantastic experience. This was one of the best date night activities we have ever done, I highly suggest it. We then found ourselves just walking for hours looking at all the beautiful buildings, museums, and we always enjoy a nice sit at a park. Every time I’m here I meet the nicest people, see beautiful things and learn so much! It’s a place that has wonderful energy.

We ate at STK steakhouse , KASA MOTO sushi, for Mexican food the Playa- Cabana Hacienda, and the cute healthy restaurant Sandwich Box. All great restaurants I highly recommend. Whenever we are in Toronto we always have to pay a visit to Yonde-Dundee Square, which is like a mini Times Square. It’s a great place full of people on there hustle and bustle and street performers. We love supporting street performers and there craft. Lastly make sure you visit the beautiful Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Perfection. Enjoy your trip I know we did. Also make sure you are on the look out for the feature film ‘A Simple Favor’ To be released in 2018, which we had the pleasure of choreographing. Thanks and enjoy.

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Jacket: @dayabyzendaya
Shoes: @publicdesire
Hat: @goorinbros

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Jacket: @frankie.us
Jumpsuit: @latiste
Shoes: @publicdesire Purse: @henrybendel

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Jacket: @civilregime
Shirt: @levis
Pants: @1denim
Hat: @goorinbros
Shoes: @publicdesire

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Allison Holker Boss

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BOSS FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE

🎄BOSS FAMILY CHRISTMAS🎄

TREE TRADITION

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     Each year we buy a new Christmas Ornament that represents a memory or moment from that specific year. So that every year when putting our tree up we remember that moment together and reminisce. It creates fun conversation and usually a lot of laughter. We have everything from a bottle of mustard, a skiing pig, Superman, wedding photos, Harry Potter, the Disney princess Jasmine’s heels, baby photos, and even a unicorn. Now putting up a Christmas tree can be so fun but also created some very special memories of its own for us this year with one child not gonna mention names (MADDOX) who would rather pull the tree down or knock over the camera but either way the tree is up and it’s beautiful! The holiday season is so important to me and our family, we created these traditions so our kids have something they know they can look forward to doing as a family. I hope our kids take these traditions and pass them on to their families. Happy holidays!

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

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MOTHERHOOD

MOTHERHOOD

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Dress: @latiste
Location: @disneyworld

Motherhood is the best job in the world. You have the gift of bringing joy, inspiration, advice, knowledge and love to a beautiful child. Your children look to you to guide them thru life and help them develop into the person they deserve and thrive to be. It can of course be a lot of pressure and sometimes I and we can feel unsure of ourselves. Are we as parents making the right choices? Are we enough? Am I a good enough example? I question myself all the time. But I have to remind myself …. I AM! I work every day to make sure they have the life they deserve. I want to provide and also be example to them that they can do what ever they want with hard work.

But more than that I get to enjoy laughter with my kids, every day I want them to remember more than anything that we enjoyed our days together. I get to watch them grow and discover new things. It has made my life more colorful again. Kids have a way of reminding us what life really is about and just how precious it really is! Every day can be great! Every day is a day to be remembered! Enjoy your kids and the time you have with them it’s a blessing.

Clothing: @tea_collection

Clothing: @tea_collection

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Allison Holker Boss

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BRIXTON HAT

BRIXTON HAT

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    My newest obsession is the Brixton Hat. It is the perfect accessory to dress up or down. I paired my Brixton hat with a L’atiste two piece. Simple and sleek but demands an audience. It has a European sophisticated essence.

I will never forget the first time I was flipping thru my first cosmopolitan magazine. I have always loved fashion, art and of course had the dream of being a super model.  While I found myself hooked and flipping thru my cosmo whenever I had the chance. One day I noticed that all my favorite super models at some point in there careers had there very own iconic BRIXTON HAT MOMENT.  Whether the scene was crossing the streets of New York, hanging out on a long velvet vintage couch, or sitting at a chic coffee shop the model was beautiful, relaxed and it always seemed effortless. Well now I get mine! After years of wanting one I decided to go for it and I’m happy I did.

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HAT:

BRIXTON @nordstroms

OUTFIT:

TWO-PIECE @latiste

SHOES:

VELVET BOOTIE @publicdesire

ALLISON HOLKER BOSS

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The Perfect Dress

THE PERFECT MAXI DRESS

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I absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous “Ted Baker” maxi dress.  It is a beautiful dress that breathes, flows, but also shaped my body beautifully.  I tend to have a more square shape so this particular design added more shape to my body.  It has a perfect blend of pastels and also showcases a gorgeous flower design.  It’s perfect for a wedding, tea time or a lovely brunch with the family. Dress it up or dress it down.

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Credits:

Dress: @tedbaker

Shoes: @publicdesire

Purse: @clove+revel

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Much love,

ALLISON HOLKER

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FALL WEATHER

FALL WEATHER

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Fall weather calls for fall colors and I’m really into this burnt orange color. It is so unique and makes a bold statement. It commands attention. It reads, “I’m fun, stylish and confident”. So, when I found this two-piece outfit from the brand FRANKIE, I fell in love.

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The jacket and skirt are suede, accented with zippers and snaps to give it character. I paired the two-piece with a black mesh top to keep it simple but still fun. I always try to add new accessories to make the outfit feel new and fresh with a hat or different jewelry. ENJOY!

Credits:
Jacket & skirt : @frankie.us
Shoes: @publisdesire
Jewelry: @nashellejewelry
Hat: @goorinbros

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Family vacation : NYC

NEW YORK CITY

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    I absolutely adore NYC, it is one of my favorite cities to visit. There is a special energy that it brings out of me. I always feel inspired, confident and well have bonds of energy. As a family we decided to take a family vacation here, and it was such a great idea.

    We had an incredible experience and did just about everything we could think of, a day at Central Park, ate at lavish restaurants, visited the freedom memorial, Empire State Building, went boating, shopping, visited the Marvel headquarters, we went and saw broadway shows THE LION KING and HELLO DOLLY and well of course Time Square. It was a trip that really brought so many incredible memories.

I also loved being able to explore some fun fashionable looks in the city, everyday brought out a new side of me.

Central Park:
floral flowy two piece. I wanted to be comfortable and fashionable.

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Broadway show:
Onzie and pencil skirt. Classy and sheek.

Outfit: @houseofcb
Shoes: publicdesire

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Tourist moments  (Empire State building):
Blouse, beaded skirt and silk trench. Fun and functional, make a statement.

Skirt: @allsaints
Trench: @houseofcb
Hat: @goorinbros
Shoes: @publicdesire

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Out & about exploring

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trench: @houseofcb

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SOHO SHOPPING

glasses: @rayban

shoes: @publicdesire

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New York City Public Library

Jeans: @truereligion
Hat: @goorinbros
Shoes: @tommyhilfiger

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Times Square:
Patched boyfriend jean, simple top black shawl and a statement hat.

Jeans: @truereligion
Hat: @goorinbros
Shoes: @publicdesire

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ENJOY!!

Much love,

ALLISON HOLKER

 

 

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FINDING THE TIME

Raising a family has been the most rewarding aspect of my life. We share in laughter, cries, and moments that will be remembered forever. I am so proud of my families every accomplish big and small. From my daughter Weslie becoming student council treasurer, Maddox learning to climb the stairs, Stephen learning to put the lid on the toothpaste after he brushes his teeth (now this was a challenge but happy we got it figured out 😜😂). To then of course working as husband and wife and creating a clothing line, working on different parenting skills, and continuing to be the best versions of our personal self which takes work and attention every day. But whatever it is our family finds that our endless support for one another is what truly is making our dreams become reality.

But it’s not all merry all day every day, we to face challenges that we are sometimes unsure how to handle. The biggest being TIME. There never seems to be enough of it in a day. And I believe any parent knows this. I wake up in my days sometimes feeling like I’m just playing catch up, feed my baby, get Weslie to school, finish the emails, write this very blog, meeting #1, workout, walk the dogs, dishes, late to meeting #2, order for the new order for our clothing line, call about the fabrics, how many do we order? Where do we ship them, when will they arrive? groceries, did I leave the keys in the car?, change the diaper, prep for my weekend teaching gig, pack for your teaching trip, get flight schedule , shower (haha maybe) , pay the bills, tax season ahhh the worst, reschedule the event that was already rescheduled 3 times because our lives have become crazy town, pick up Weslie from school, don’t forget Maddox in the car, put him in the stroller, put him back in the car, stop thru Starbucks drive thru even though it s 5 pm, get ready for the photoshoot, prep video shoot that’s tomorrow oh my gosh that’s tomorrow!, clean the house for the shoot, teach class on our online dance studio, feed you kids, prep dinner, make dinner, eat for the first time today, dishes again, Weslie homework, reading log, Weslie bed time, Maddox pooped, take that trash out, do the laundry cause he had a blow out and oh my goodness it’s like a Monet of poop on the walls, get his last bottle ready, bed time story he’s alseep, oh right and now I remember I have a husband so say hello and ask him how his day was, go over tomorrow’s schedule, remember that we are not just business partners and we should do something together that’s fun and cute so we put on Netflix, to then never see the show because it’s already 10:30 and we fell asleep. Now onto the next day.

So needless to say its a balancing act for all of us. There will never feel like there is enough TIME in a day, to accomplish all the things we want to do while still being able to give as much attention to each of our kids individually, my husband and especially ourselves that we want. But the best thing we can do is remind ourselves that we are trying , we are doing our best. And don’t be afraid to lean on those you love for support and also be patient with those you love and be that shoulder they need. The patience thing well I’m working on it myself. But I promise I’ll try my best.

We are a generation filled with tasks and business but remember to live in the moments and just enjoy life.

Allison Holker Boss

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Shoes: @timberland

styled by: @styledbylisa

shot by @sldeandirector

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PAJAMA PARTY

Growing older and reaching certain life milestones like marriage, baby, toddler, baby #2, and well the kids heading off to college to some seems scary but I love it.  My husband and I are falling more in love over and over again everyday plus into our old married couple habits and we are having a fun time along the way.  Growing old with my partner in life is one of my favorite things in the world.  Each day we learn something new about one another and our creating new memories with our growing family.
Every night we get to look back on these crazy days and new memories we created with our kids.  Weslies science fair, Maddox learning to walk, I burnt the chicken, did you see that email, how was your dentist appointment,  who was the guest on the Ellen show (not an average conversation for everyone but a nightly talk for us) we feel blessed, by the way Maddox ate dog food, what is in our schedule tomorrow? But we do it in style! Before we get to the review of our day, Pajamas! We have become obsessed with our bedtime routine which starts off by getting into our matching pajamas.  LOL HAHAHA when you have matching flannel pajamas with your partner, you have definitely crossed into the next level of your lives together.  We have no shame and are not scared to share this with you! They are comfortable, classy and well super cute.  But definitely showing our age.  Once you have tried these pajamas I promise you will never be the same.  Get your pair of SLEEPY JONES PAJAMAS and never look back.  Start creating memories now.  ENJOY!
I also have to say a very special thank you to ELLEN & PORTIA , the pajamas were a gift from them.  WE LOVE THEM! THANK YOU!
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You know your growing old when you wear matching pajamas to bed!

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Chilly Weather

Most people think of California as bright and sunny all the time. But as of late it’s been quite cloudy and well what we consider to be cold. But I absolutely adore the cold weather It’s my favorite weather because it’s a great excuse to bundle up and hit up a cute coffee shop. My favorite jacket this season has been this brown pea coat. I feel like I can put it over anything and it keeps me warm. And with the perfect pair of denims you can’t go wrong.

I'm wearing the "Krypto Necklace," the "Desire Bracelet," and the "Stephen Ring."

JACKET: TALBOTS                                                                                           PANTS:  1DENIM                                                                                   SHOES: ALDO                                                                                                 JEWELRY: ALLISON HOLKER X NASHELLE www.nashelle.com Krypto Necklace,” the “Desire Bracelet,” and the “Stephen Ring.”

Enjoy the cold weather.

Much love,

ALLISON HOLKER BOSS

 

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Allison Holker x Nashelle

I’m so excited for the release of my new jewelry line, Allison Holker x Nashelle! It’s been a project I’ve been working on all year and it’s out just in time for the holiday season!

I’ve been a fan of Nashelle’s designs for years, always wearing it to events and in my every day life, so teaming up with them for my very first jewelry collection was a natural fit. I love their mission and the fact that their jewelry is made in the USA and all eco-friendly was so important to me – it is what I wanted in my own collection so it was a perfect match. This line reflects who I am in all aspects of my life – mom, wife, performer. I see a bit of me in every piece.

I really hope you all enjoy this line, I truly am so proud of what we have created and hope these pieces will be a treasure for you.

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