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Double the Fun: Fringe & Leopard!

February 20, 2017









{Outfit details}
Bodysuit: F21 (exact not online, very similar here)
Jacket: Free People (bought last year, love this here)
Skirt: Chelsea & Violet (not online, similar here)
Heels: Sam Edelman (here)
Necklace: Local Boutique (but this one here by BP is super similar & part of the Nordstrom Winter Sale so major steal!)
Red lips: Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Fraise (here) + Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in color 403-Red (here). 

Hi dolls!

I seriously can't believe how fast time is literally flying by (which is fine by me because that means our wedding day is even closer...😍  swoon...). Between school, clinicals, wedding planning, spending time with family, & working on some blogging projects coming soon, life has been busy, but I feel so blessed 💕 

The look I'm sharing with you today is one of my favorites for a date night, or a night out with friends! There is just something about fringe that is so sassy and fun, which translates into being perfect for the weekend, am I right!? This is a skirt I bought a couple of years ago at Dillard's and is by the CUTEST brand called Chelsea & Violet. I actually purchased it for a Kip Moore concert with my friends and it's been the perfect staple piece in my wardrobe ever since (not to mention it's great to wear while rocking out to some country music, one of my favorite past times, lol 😂). It's definitely a fabulous transition piece from winter into spring as you can pair it with a sleeveless top & throw on a leather jacket, as I did here! For an edgy look, it would be SO cute paired with Converse sneakers or OTK boots! 

I decided to go for a monochromatic look for my OOTN, but added color with my pop of turquoise in my necklace, red lips, and of course, the ever so timeless leopard print. I absolutely love these Sam Edelman pumps I scored at TJ Maxx & I find myself pairing them with so many things (see another way I have styled them here). Leopard print heels are another closet staple for me! Not to mention, I think they really added to the "fun" vibe of this outfit. Fringe + leopard print = a winning combination in my book! And that, ladies & gents, is my kind of mathematical equation...haha! 

I hope y'all have a fabulous week. Thank you SO much for reading; I appreciate each & every one of you! Be on the lookout for some fun projects coming soon to APFF!

XOXO
Ashley

Winter Dressy Layers!

February 7, 2017








{Outfit Details}
Sweater: Express (old, but love this one here)
Coat: Preston & York (exact one not online, very similar here & only $52!)
Handbag: Louis Vuitton (here)
Headband: F21 (not online, similar here)
Boots: Target (here)
Scarf: Old Navy (not online, similar here)
Skirt: F21 (here)
Hi dolls!

First of all, I'm so excited to share my brand new blog layout with y'all! I felt like it was time for something a little different on APFF. I hope you enjoy, and that it's easier to navigate. You'll also notice I have a new feature added to my sidebar "Recent Purchases + Classic Faves" showcasing my newest shopping purchases & also some of my wardrobe staples! Be sure to check it out! 

So, on to this OOTD. This look I'm sharing with you today is one of my favorite ways to look dressy while keeping warm. Our weather in TN is kind of crazy this time (well really all the time, haha) of year. Some days have been absolutely FREEZING (i.e. when I wore this outfit) yet others are super warm (which I'll be honest, are my favorite! I'm already cold 24/7 so I enjoy the sunshine & warm temps haha). But, when the weather decides to be super cold, an outfit like this one is perfect! 

First of all, a big warm winter coat is a must-have! I received this one for Christmas from my sweet parents. I absolutely LOVE the fur trim. Not to mention, it's SUPER warm! The fur hood dresses it up, while the "puffer" type look makes it more casual. These types of coats are my favorite to wear when the temps drop....and it's longer in length so it adds even more warmth!

This headband is one I bought during my F21 haul last fall, and I knew it would be perfect for cooler days this winter! One side is fur-lined; you can't go wrong with fur to warm up and add a pop of fashion to your outfit at the same time. 😊

The key to dressing warm is to layer, layer, layer, of course...and one of my favorite ways to do that is with a scarf! This infinity scarf is an oldie but goodie from Old Navy. I love the cream colors and how they contrast with black!

Finally, I will leave you with this picture of these amazing donuts we had at Judy's Darling Donuts the day we snapped this outfit. This hot pink wall is right beside it, so if you're on the hunt for a pretty wall to take pictures at, look no further than here next time you're in Chattanooga! 


Thank y'all so much for reading, as always! Stay warm & dry on this rainy day in Tennessee! 

XOXO
Ashley

Valentine's Day Gift Guide (+ GIVEAWAY!!!)

February 1, 2017

Happy February, dolls!

I can hardly believe that January is already over and we're saying hellooooo to a new month. 2017 is already flying by! 

So since it's officially the month of love, I wanted to share with y'all 2 exciting things today!

The first is a Valentine's Day Gift Guide! Below you will find some of my favorite things that would make the absolute PERF gift for the special lady in your life!
Valentine's Day Gift Guide!
One (my absolute favorite, signature scent: Flower Bomb! And it's pink: perf for V-day. Perfume is a very romantic gift in my opinion!) // Two (I love having a simple card holder. It makes it easy to transfer your cards/cash between purses!) // Three (A faux fur heart-shaped pillow, need I say more!?) // Four (Kate Spade hands down makes my favorite phone cases. This one is so sassy!) // Five (Another Kate Spade find, love these chic bangles. And it has a special message inside just for her, for her heart of gold!) // Six (Obsessed with this cross body bag!) // Seven (This is my future initial! I love how dainty & feminine this necklace is!) // Eight (These are SO fun! And inexpensive, even better!) // Nine (This is the cutest duo ever! Every girl needs a phone case that matches their wallet, am I right ladies!?) // Ten (This pillow made me literally laugh out loud!! Such a cute & clever gift idea: you're sweetie will always think about you when she sees this pillow around the house!).

On to the most exciting announcement for today's blog post!!!
You are sure to discover some amazing, fabulous bloggers you may not already be following! Good luck!

This giveaway will be open for 12 days, so be sure to enter! 😘

I appreciate each & every one of you who read & support my blog! It means the world to me!

XOXO
Ashley

J'ADORE

January 23, 2017












{Outfit Details}
Sweater: Kohl's (last year, but ADORE 😉  this one here)
Jeans: Lucky Brand (here, and similar here and here)
Heels: BCBGeneration (via DSW, here)
Choker: Forever 21 (here)
Wristlet: Target (here, on sale for $8.48!)


Happy Monday, dolls!

So I know this may sound silly to some, but Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Basically because it combines all of the things that I absolutely love (no pun intended haha): pink, red, hearts, candy, flowers, and LOVE (my man!). 😍  Heart-eye emoji x one million y'all! Since I love V-Day so much, obviously I had to share a Valentine inspired look (with hopefully more to come!). 

The outfit I'm wearing above would be perfect for a casual date night on Valentine's Day! Like a dinner & a movie kind of date! I bought this sweater last year from Kohl's, mostly because I have an obsession with the French language (I took it from 7th grade through my freshman year of college)! Unfortunately it is no longer online but I linked a VERY cute one similar to the one I'm wearing in the link above. 

So let's talk about these heels!! I have that loving feeling for sure over these beauties! I know y'all are familiar with the Valentino Rockstud pumps (see them here) and that they retail for $995. However, don't despair. When I was in DSW a couple of weekends ago, I saw the heels I'm wearing above by BCBG, for only $70...AND they were on sale! They are THE perfect Dupe for the Valentino Rockstuds. Not to mention, they are surprisingly comfy! What more could you ask for in a pair of heels!? 

To finish my look, I accessorized with this super cute wristlet from Target. I love that it is black with gold studs, as it tied in well with my heels! I have an obsession with all things black & gold AND this is on major sale right now! 

What are you planning on wearing for Valentine's Day this year!? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Thanks SO much for reading, dolls! Have a fabulous week!

XOXO
Ashley

Boyfriend Jeans + Bodysuit

January 15, 2017










 {Outfit Details}
Bodysuit: Forever 21 (here)
Jeans: Forever 21 (similar here)
Shoes: Steve Madden (not online, love these here and here)
Moto Jacket: BP by Nordstrom (similar here)
Leopard Clutch: Purple Peridot (here)

Happy Sunday, dolls! How was your weekend!? We just relaxed, studied, wedding planned, etc. My sweetie had his wisdom teeth removed a few days ago so we took it easy!

He did feel good enough to get out one day, and take these pics for me real quick...I know, I'm a lucky girl! 😍 

It was surprisingly and abnormally warm this weekend (unlike the freezing temps from last weekend!), so I was able to wear this bodysuit that I originally blogged about in my F21 shopping haul here. It was nice to shed the jacket for a few pictures with temps in the mid-to-upper 60's! 

Bodysuits are a trend that I absolutely LOVE. I like the contrast of a bodysuit with a looser, baggy fitting pant (like these boyfriend jeans!). I was so in love with this bodysuit, I also bought it in a nude color. These are also perfect to pair with skirts. Another huge advantage of bodysuits?? You aren't constantly tugging on your shirt to make sure it stays smoothly tucked in your pants or skirt. Huge bonus in my fashion book!

I bought these studded Steve Madden shoes last weekend from DSW and I couldn't wait to wear them. Detailed sneakers like this tend to "dress up" jeans and make your outfit less boring. I loved the way they gave an edgy vibe to my overall look along with my moto jacket. These will also look SO cute paired with a dress this spring!

Did y'all have a good weekend?! I hope so! Thank you SO much for stopping by and reading. I appreciate each & every one of you. Have a fabulous week!

XOXO
Ashley
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