Stripes + Plaid: Transitioning into Fall!

September 30, 2016


















{Outfit Details}
Scarf: Target (last year, similar here)
T-shirt Dress: H&M (my color isn't online but similar here)
Booties: Old Navy (similar here)
Handbag: Longchamp (here)
Apple Watch (here)

Hi dolls!

I'm beyond excited to say it finally feels like fall here in Tennessee! I had to take advantage of the temps in the 60's for a girl's day out with my Mom. As I approached Mom's car when she arrived to pick me up, she rolled her window down and said "do you want to take some outfit pictures before we leave?" Gosh I love that woman! She has always supported me from day 1 no matter what I'm doing---blogging, being a nurse, studying to be a FNP, wedding planning, etc. I can't thank her enough for her endless support of all my hopes & dreams! Needless to say I took her up on her offer to take some OOTD pics (as you can see above!). 

I love this weather because it's not too cold yet, so it is perfect for short sleeves & bare legs; however it is just chilly enough for booties & a scarf. The scarf I'm wearing in this picture is one of my absolute favorites (I may or may not have it in multiple colors/prints!). I love blanket scarfs because they are super practical (warm!) and have enough material where it adds dimension to an outfit with the ability to fold it in multiple ways! I wasn't able to find the exact same print on Target's website as I'm wearing in the photos above; however, the pattern I linked I absolutely LOVE (& will have to buy to add to my collection! ha!). This t-shirt dress has been another one of my faves in my closet this summer and I love transitioning my summer pieces into the fall by adding fall accessories (enter: booties & a scarf). ALSO---I am in love with mixing stripes & plaid. 

Thank you so much for reading! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! (oh and GO VOLS!!!)

XOXO
Ashley



The {Free People} Little Black Dress

September 28, 2016






{Outfit Details: Hers}
Dress: Free People (here)
Shoes: Antonio Melani (not online, similar here)
Gold cuff: Mom's closet (thanks Mom! Similar here)

{His}
Suit: Men's Warehouse
Shoes: Steve Madden (here)

Hi dolls! So for my first OOTN (outfit of the night) post back on the blog, I bring to you one of my new favorite little black dresses {AKA "LBD"}! I have always had a slight obsession with Free People & as soon as I tried this dress on I knew it had to have a home in my closet. I also love dresses that have interesting details on the back. AND this dress is LACE: another one of my fashion obsessions. The top layer is black & underneath is a nude lace layer. The hem is slightly unfinished but I love that the hem gives it a more "bohemian" vibe. I wore this dress to one of the five weddings we have been to this summer & it was perfect for dancing the night away but leaving some room to eat some cake (HAHA we know how important cake is!) since it's a free-flowing dress. And what about those GOLD GLITTER HEELS?! I just love them. The whole black/gold combo is so classic & chic. To top off the look, I wore my hair in a HIGH pony (who else has seen the bobby pin trick to give your pony tail some height?! May need to blog on that later...) & accented the black dress with a red lip. Can't go wrong with a LBD & a red lip if you ask me ;) And just a side note, but is my date not SO handsome!? ;) 

Thanks so much for reading dolls! Have a wonderful day!

XOXO
Ashley

Life Lately: A Huge Update & My First Post in a YEAR!

September 25, 2016

Hi dolls! 

Oh my goodness. It has literally been over a year since I have posted on my little corner of the Internet, on my beloved Ashley's Passion for Fashion. I started this blog back in 2011 as an outlet for me to share with whoever wanted to read about my LOVE for fashion. Since then, fashion blogs have exploded left and right, and also since then, my life has gotten INSANELY busy, and unfortunately posting about my passion for fashion took a backseat (however, that is not to say that I am not still SERIOUSLY obsessed with fashion). 

When I first started this blog FIVE (wow! FIVE!) years ago, I had just graduated from UT Knoxville (GO VOLS!!! Who saw that big W last night against the Gators?!) and was in the process of figuring out my future plans. Since my last post on June 12, 2015, a LOT has happened!!! I thought for my first post back, I would give y'all a little recap in pics (because if you didn't take a picture it didn't happen right??) 

1. I found the LOVE of my LIFE! He popped the question April 24 of this year...best day EVER! More to come on that later :) We can't wait to become husband & wife! 







2. I graduated nursing school & work as a cardiac nurse now!! 


Our graduation caps are me & my bestie in a nutshell. Blingy with big hair! HA!

He is SO supportive of all my career hopes & dreams! 






3. I am currently studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner! This has been such a huge blessing in my life. I am SO thankful to God for all the doors He has opened. He has guided my path every step of the way and I continue to go where He leads!!! 




4. I bought a Tiffany Blue KitchenAid Mixer (or technically "Ice Blue" if you wanna get technical thanks to KitchenAid). Yes, that is a VERY important life event because it makes our life so much YUMMIER (is that even a word? lol). And also, I LOVE decorating...so stay tuned for some home decor (and maybe even cooking) posts as well! 


Blueberry muffins made by ME (oh and THIS beautiful mixer)

 Blueberry cobbler. I promise I make more than just things with blueberries though...

Fall decor from Target & Hobby Lobby!

My black/white/gold/silver/Tiffany blue Christmas tree!

Queen of Southern Cuisine...or so I wish....

Sooooo....as you can tell, life has been BUSY, but has been filled with SO MANY blessings!!! 

To make a long story short (if you call the above approximately 50 pictures short ;)), I want to start this blog back as just an outlet/hobby to post about fashion/beauty (I seriously have missed posting OOTD's and OOTN's), but also to document my journey of wedding planning, nursey life, travels, fun stuff my fiancé & I do together, home decor, and cooking! 

Thank you SO MUCH for reading!!! Be checking back for my next post :) 

XOXO
Ashley
Copyright © Ashley's Passion for Fashion
Design by Fearne