Comfy, Casual, Chic

December 27, 2013

Hello fabulous readers!

I hope everyone had the most special Christmas holiday! I treasured every minute I had with those I love the most and I hope you all made some wonderful memories. Today I wanted to show you an outfit that I have been loving wearing lately: a plaid shirt (see my recent posts featuring plaid), sweater, jeans, riding boots, a statement necklace, and a classic VEST! So I have been finding myself constantly wearing this down feather vest from Gap that I bought a while ago. I have always loved layering, and this vest is the perfect final touch over a sweater & plaid shirt combo! I highly recommend adding a vest to your wardrobe as a staple item. Here's how my look turned out....









Plaid Shirt: F21
Sweater: H&M 
Vest: Gap
Necklace: Charming Charlie
Watch: Charming Charlie (here)
Riding Boots: Frye (here)

What's your go-to comfy, casual, chic look!? 

Thanks so much for reading!

XOXO
Ashley

Graphic Sweater Trend!

December 19, 2013

Hi dolls!

One trend I have loved this fall/winter is the graphic sweater! For those who may not know what I mean by "graphic sweater," I'm talking mostly about super cute animals that are featured on the sweater. Most of the sweaters I have seen in the stores have had an animal face/body just sewn directly on the sweater (such as THIS sweater from Old Navy). I LOVE those, but I also am obsessed with sequins & beadwork....so I was pretty excited when I found a graphic sweater with the leopard face completely made from sequins & beads at H&M in NYC. I knew I had to grab it immediately! I have worn it a few times solo, but I also loved the way it looked a bit more polished with a plaid shirt underneath (check it out HERE). Here's how my look turned out!!!













Sweater: H&M
Jeans: Marc Nelson Denim (HERE)
Booties: Old Navy (here)
Plaid Shirt: Target (here)
Necklace: H&M

Thanks so much for reading dolls!

XOXO
Ashley

Plaid Lovin!

December 13, 2013

Hi dolls! 

Thank you so much for everyone who read my last post! It's so good to be back. So since the holiday seasons are fast approaching, there's honestly nothing I love more than a good plaid. It's perfect for Christmas! I found a couple of plaid shirts I loved at Target by Merona (check it out at http://m.target.com/p/merona-women-s-favorite-shirt-prints/-/A-14649145). In the OOTN below, I paired a basic black & white plaid with red accessories. Nothing better than classic black & white with a touch of red! Here's how my look turned out...










Shirt: Target || Heels: Nine West || Jeans: Marc Nelson Denim || Necklace: Charlotte Russe


Thanks so much for reading y'all!!!! I appreciate each and every one of you!!! 

XOXO,
Ashley

My Favorite Sweater Dress!

December 9, 2013

Hello dolls!!!

Wow, I can't tell you how good it feels to FINALLY have the time to blog. To sit down at the kitchen table, with the Christmas tree in eyesight and my MacBook browser open to a new, fresh, blank page on Blogger for me to write an OOTD post after it's been so long!!! Oh, sweet Christmas Break, you are finally here and I am SO happy to see you! It's time to get my blogging on and I couldn't be more thrilled!!!

So my first post is going to be a little OOTD recap of my favorite sweater dress this season from Old Navy...the "Women's Terry-Fleece Shift Dress." I bought this dress when the weather was still warm, back in September, and knew it would be the perfect cold-weather dress for my fall/winter wardrobe. I loved the 3/4th length sleeves and the grey and black stripes (stripes are one of my favorite patterns, always and forever!). A sweater dress is definitely a must-have for any fall or winter wardrobe as it is just an easy, go-to look! I also decided to pair it with a red scarf. In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a pop of red against a basic black and grey color palette. Here's how my look turned out!









Dress: Old Navy
Booties: Old Navy
Scarf: NY & Co (similar HERE)
Coat: H&M 
Glitter socks: Loft (last year)



Definitely be sure to check out the links to the Old Navy dress in the image caption above, as most of the dresses are on sale right now! :) 

Thank you SO much for reading as always!!!!! Be on the look out for more posts coming SOON! Yay! 

XOXO
Ashley

When That Dress You've Wanted Goes on Sale!

October 8, 2013

Hi dolls!

Happy OCTOBER! Wow! Can't believe September is already gone! So a few weeks ago, one of my best friends since elementary school got married and I was SO honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding. The Friday night before was the rehearsal dinner, and in typical girl fashion, I decided that I just didn't have ANYTHING in my closet to wear. So what does that mean? Short trip to the mall...with 2 hours to spare..to find a dress to wear for the rehearsal dinner that night! Challenging? Yes. Mission Accomplished? YES! 

When I went shopping back in May for a beach trip I was going on, I spotted this cute dress at Dillard's but decided to get another dress instead. I loved the color, the neckline and the layering in the dress however and never forgot this gem! Well it's that time of year when all the summer dresses are on sale, and I found the exact dress I had my eyes on months ago, in my size & just KNEW it would be perfect for the rehearsal dinner! The best part was when people told me they liked my dress I would say, "Thanks! I just got it 2 hours before this at Dillard's and it was on sale!" Guess the old saying, "good things come to those who wait," is true even when it comes to shopping!!! Here's how my look turned out....










Dress: B. Darlin at Dillard's (similar HERE)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Earrings: Target

Don't you just love it when those things you've been eyeing go on sale!? 

Thanks for reading!

XOXO
Ashley 

Leopard & Louis Vuitton

September 30, 2013

Hi dolls!

I wore the look below a couple of weeks ago to lunch with my friend! For another fun "transitioning into fall" look (you know I'm all about that around here since the high in TN is STILL in the 80s) I paired my khaki shorts with leopard print sweater and sandals. Oh, and not to mention my new Louie! What's better than leopard print with a little Louie?! :)














Sweater: Stein Mart
Shorts: F21
Handbag: Louis Vuitton

Thanks so much for reading dolls!

XOXO
Ashley

Splash of Red

September 26, 2013

Hi dolls!

September is almost over and October is just around the corner! We've already had our first official day of fall but it's STILL warm here in TN! The weather is slowly changing however with temps more chilly in the morning. I'm SO excited to break out my full-fledged fall attire, but for now I will leave you with another one of my attempts to transition my summer wardrobe into fall. In the outfit below, I paired my blue and white checked plaid shirt with a denim skirt and red accessories. I just love a pop of red and think it goes so well with navy!!! Here's how my look turned out...













Thanks so much for reading, as always!

XOXO
Ashley

Fall Florals

September 19, 2013

Hi dolls!

Hope y'all are having a great week!! Tonight I wanted to share a recent OOTN featuring one of my favorite dresses from this summer... mostly because of the pink, blue and purple flowers. I just LOVE floral print! I wore it to a lot this summer and last week I decided to "transition it into fall" and pair it with my favorite jean jacket. I just love wearing florals into the fall because it brings a little touch of summer into the fall! Here's how my look turned out....









 Dress: Gap Outlet
Jean Jacket: Old Navy
Wedges: Lucky Brand


Thanks so much for reading dolls!

XOXO
Ashley

Colorful Stripes

September 10, 2013

Hi dolls!

So when I was in Forever 21 last week with my cousin (shout out to my fabulous cousin Jil, I love you girl!) this striped tank top caught my eye! First of all I LOVE stripes and second of all I was just drawn to the color combination of coral, yellow, navy & teal. It was only a mere $6 so I knew I couldn't pass it up. I decided to wear it with my favorite Marc Nelson Denim jeans (check them out HERE) and my turquoise wedges from Target! Here's how my casual look turned out....








Top: Forever 21
Jeans: Marc Nelson Denim (here)
Wedges: Target
Necklace: H&M


Hope y'all are having a great week!!!

XOXO
Ashley
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