Thursday, October 20, 2016

Moto Jacket, Leopard & OTK Boots!

{Outfit Details}
Moto Jacket: BP. (here) and ON SALE for 40% off!! 
Clutch: Purple Peridot (here)
Boots: Target (no longer online, similar here)
Dress: F21 (not online, love these options here, here, here)
Lips: Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Fraise (here) + Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in color 403-Red (here). These colors are OBSESSION!

Hi dolls!

Can I get a "woohoo" that it's almost Friday!? Today I'm sharing with you another one of my favorite fall looks. A few weeks ago when I was in Nashville for school, I went shopping at Nordstrom & their BP. collection is seriously OBSESSION. I saw this moto jacket and I HAD to have it. Moto jackets are totally on trend this season and are SO versatile. Pair it with a dress to make it more casual or jeans to add some edge to your outfit. The BP. one I'm wearing above has the cutest zipper & gold button detail (I always have & always will love black & gold together!). Not to mention it's also light-weight so it's been perfect for this awkward "transitioning" period we've had in TN (translation: the cool mornings and then the temps rising into the 80's by the afternoon). Oh, and at the time I'm writing this post, it is currently 40% off!!! Such a steal!! (Nordstrom offers free shipping as well...get on this deal ladies! ;)). 

So, let's talk about this leopard print fold-over clutch. In my book, leopard print IS a neutral! Don't be afraid to mix leopard with other patterns (as I mixed it with plaid in this post and I also love the way leopard looks with classic black & white stripes). The key is to make sure you have some of the same colors in the prints your mixing to pull the look together (i.e.: tan or black in the other pattern so it ties in with the leopard print). I also love that leopard can add an instant pop to a monochromatic look just as it does with my all black OOTD above. I have been crushing on THIS Clare V. foldover clutch forever and while I love the original one, when I saw this dupe by Purple Peridot go on sale for $20 online last week, I had to order (currently it's $30)! If you haven't heard of Purple Peridot, it's one of my fave online boutiques that offers adorable jewelry/accessories for a very reasonable price (and only 99 cent shipping). Check them out now, you will definitely find something you love! 

Finally, these OTK boots are some of my favorites. I bought them last year & I love how the zipper on the back adds a unique touch (not to mention the zipper ties in with my moto jacket & also the zipper on the clutch!). I love when one unique detail can pull together the whole look!  

I'm also super excited to announce that tonight at 8:30 EST, I will be participating in an Instagram giveaway with a few fabulous bloggers!!! Be sure to head over to my Instagram page to enter tonight!!! Thanks so much for reading dolls, have a stylish day!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The ($7!) Blanket Scarf!

{Outfit Details}
Scarf: Target (not online-bummer! But love this, this, and this)
Denim: Articles of Society (here)
Sweater: H&M (not online, similar here & here)
Heels: Old Navy (last year, but love this year's style here)
Handbag: LV (here)

Happy Tuesday dolls!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I spent mine working (that RN life ya know ;)), but Friday night my man took me out to dinner at our fave Italian restaurant in town, Tony's! (seriously, if you ever visit Chattanooga you should check it out. It is in the Bluff View Art District which has the CUTEST little restaurants/coffee shops & offers a gorgeous view of the TN river and downtown Chatt---ok, shameless promotion of my city is over ;) lol). Before we went out to dinner Friday, I did some grocery shopping @ Target, and just so happened to find THE CUTEST BLANKET SCARF EVER, for only $7!!! I have tried to find it on their website but to no avail; I'm thinking because it was in with the Target Dollar Spot section (which is not online). Nonetheless, I picked up the scarf I'm wearing in the pictures above & another gray/black one---2 blanket scarves for $14. What a steal! AND, besides being super cute, they are also SUPER I'm talking, they feel like they cost a lot more than only $7! So next time you go to get "groceries" at Target, check out the Dollar Spot Section to see if these scarves are in stock! 

Also, can we talk about these jeans?! I had been on the hunt for some black ripped denim, and fell in LOVE with these when I tried them on in Nordstrom. They are super comfortable and not to mention super cute. I have an obsession with ripped denim (I promise you this won't be the only time you see me wearing it on the blog). I love how unexpected it just adds a sort of edginess to any outfit (& let's face it, anyone who knows me knows I'm anything BUT edgy, so anytime I can add a bit of "edginess" to my look, I'm all in!). And I loved the way they went with my leopard heels. Leopard is a neutral in my book, so I thought the shoes tied in perfectly with the scarf! ;) 

Thanks so much for reading dolls. I appreciate each & every one of you! 


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Fur Vest: A Wardrobe Staple

{Outfit Details}
Fur Vest: H&M (here, and currently on sale!)
Top: Piko (here)
Jeans: Old Navy (here)
Ballet flats: Target (no longer online, but almost bought these)
Handbag: Call It Spring (no longer online, similar here and here)
Necklace: Local Chattanooga boutique (similar here, here, and here)
Cuff: Vintage from my Mom's closet (similar here)
Sunnies: Kate Spade (No longer online in black but here in tortoise, also love these)

Happy Tuesday dolls!

A fur vest has always been and always will be one of my FAVORITE wardrobe staples for the fall/winter. I love that it adds instant glam to a casual outfit (as I've paired it with jeans and a black top above), or can even be paired with a dress & heels for an even MORE glam look! It makes a statement on its own which I LOVE. I wore the above outfit when my fiancé took me out to dinner last night for our 2 year anniversary---and he also took these photos for me, thanks honey!! :) The fur vest also adds just the right amount of warmth. The temps here in Tennessee aren't super "fall-y" yet (Is that even a word?) but I am willing fall to come by dressing like it's already here (just a couple of days ago, I'm wearing a scarf & it's probably 80 degrees, my man says to me "why are you wearing a scarf?!" well darling, it's because I love fall fashion, and it's's obligatory (even if it's hot & does not make much logical sense! haha)) 

Anyway, the fur vest I'm wearing above is from H&M. H&M has always been one of my favorite stores for YEARS. Their clothes are very fashion-forward, reasonably priced, and (for the most part) are good quality (this vest is definitely in the "good quality" category). Be sure to check out the link with the outfit details listed above for this vest--it's on sale now for half price if you've been looking for the perfect fur vest!

The top I'm wearing above is also one of my FAVORITES by Piko. They are sold a lot in the cute little boutiques around town, but when linking the tunic I'm wearing above, I found out that they now have an online store & you can order directly from them! (Last time when I blogged about Piko, their clothes weren't online yet and were only available through local boutiques). I absolutely LOVE their clothes. They make amazing tunics that are perfect for layering and are not only stylish but comfy (bonus!).

Finally, the jeans I'm wearing are some of my favorites from Old Navy. I may or may not have about 3 pairs of them. I'm on the short side (5'3"), so I often have trouble finding jeans that are the appropriate length. These just so happen to come in petite, regular, & tall sizes! Absolutely perfect no matter your height. 

What are your wardrobe staples this fall!? Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts :) Also, be sure to check out my social media links at the top of my page to follow Ashley's Passion for Fashion on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest

Thanks so much for reading y'all!