Thanksgiving Recap + Cyber Monday!

November 28, 2016









{Outfit Details}
Sweater: BP by Nordstrom (here)
Leggings: Via Spiga (here)
Scarf: Target (not online but from the Dollar Section, only $7! see link below for a similar scarf)
Booties: Report (here, I bought mine from TJ Maxx)

Happy Monday, dolls! 

I hope everyone had a super fabulous Thanksgiving. I was so happy to be able to spend some quality time with mine & my fiancé's family. Naturally, we ate a ton (what else are you supposed to do on Thanksgiving?!) and my OOTD proved to be the perfect choice for enjoying the Turkey Day feast. My sweater I'm wearing is one of my favorites (I have it in green & black), from BP by Nordstrom. It is the perfect length to wear with leggings as it's long in the back. I paired it with my new favorite pair of leather leggings from Via Spiga. I can't wait to wear these with my OTK boots as well this season! Leggings & an oversized sweater were a great choice as it gave room for extra turkey, haha! I topped off the look with my new favorite $7 blanket scarf from the Target dollar section (y'all seriously have to check out your local Target for these. The stock of them comes & goes, but they would make the absolute PERFECT Christmas gift). I just love the navy & green color combo of this scarf. Finally,  I paired my look with my Report booties I found in the shoe sale section of TJ Maxx. I only paid $22 for these! Just a tip...I found 2 exact pairs of these shoes at my local TJ Maxx. One size was $44 and the other was $22 (of course the size I wear were marked $44). So when I went to check out, I took both pairs up to the counter to see if they may give them to me for the $22 price, and guess what, they did!!! So just keep that in mind if you ever come across this same situation when shopping at TJ Maxx 😉. So now I would like to share with you some snapshots I took during the day! 

With my absolutely precious Daddy! Love him so! 


So blessed to call this one my future hubby! ;) 


With my amazing family. I love them more than they know!!!


So since today is Cyber Monday, I just wanted to share with you a few things I'm considering buying before the clock strikes midnight and the sales are over (yes I'm the modern day Cinderella, shopping before midnight instead of my carriage turning into a pumpkin before midnight haha!). All of my picks below are from Nordstrom, which is offering an extra 20% off of sale items! 

I love TopShop & their jeans...the black pair I've linked are on sale for only $40! The gold stud Kate Spade earrings would make a perfect gift for only $22.40. I am in love with the fringe on these BP booties & they are on sale for $59.91. The choker is SO cute and such a trendy piece for this season, and would be the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life...right now it's only $7.96. The red fringe scarf I am literally obsessed with and it's only $9.51 (I'm definitely buying this for a gift). Finally, this red sweater is just like the green one I'm wearing in this post but it's only $20.89!!! 

Did I mention that Nordstrom always offers free shipping?! You've got to get in on these deals before midnight! Go get shopping my fellow Cinderella's ;) 

Thanks so much for reading dolls, & be sure to leave me a comment telling me what you buy!

XOXO
Ashley

Fashionista's Guide to Black Friday!

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, dolls!!!

After we get over our turkey coma, it's time to SHOP!! Since it's the official start of the holiday season, that means it's officially time to start your Christmas shopping. Why not get a head start & shop some of these amazing deals!? Or even pick up something for yourself while you're at it 😉 ! Below I've rounded up a list of some of my favorite stores and their Black Friday deals! And just a tip, if the sale isn't live yet, you can go ahead & add your picks to your shopping cart so as soon as it goes live, you have first dibs on your picks!! 

1) Old Navy: 50% off the ENTIRE store, starting NOW through Black Friday at midnight (yes I have the shoes below in 4 different patterns/colors....y'all I'm obsessed; you need them too!). 


2) Forever 21: Extra 50% off sale items with code OHMYGOBBLE and also in stores; & free shipping on orders over $21, now through tonight at 11:59 pm PST. HOW CUTE is this backpack!?! I'm in love (and it's seriously on sale...already added it to my cart!). 


3) Ulta: They have amazing various "Black Friday Beauty Busters" starting online today at 5 PM CST, and in stores starting at 6 PM. They have SO many cute beauty sets that would be perfect gifts, ranging from $10 and under to $25 and under. Some that I am going to have to buy (maybe for myself...lol) includes the Urban Decay eye shadow primer potion for only $8 (originally $20!); I need a new Chi straightener (I've had mine since high school, and it still works great but it's just a little worn lol) and they are on sale tonight for $60 (originally $100!). 

4) H&M: 20% off your entire purchase + free shipping with code "5188" until Nov 26! Plus, they have various $3 deals & 70% off various items! These sequin pieces would be perfect for holiday parties. And that faux fur throw blanket....the perfect gift! 



5) J. Crew: 40% off your purchase in stores & online (using code "Holiday"). I have this necklace & it goes with SO many things. 


6) Nordstrom: Extra 20% off selected sale items, now through Sunday! Y'all, Hunters are a must-have and this blue pair is only $100! Also I have the BP. sweater I've linked below and it's the perfect length to wear with leggings. I'm wearing it today in green for Turkey Day! 

7) Topshop: Up to 50% off now through Nov. 28th; in store & online! I am in LOVE with that leopard print coat. Talk about making a statement! 


8) Bath & Body Works: Buy 3, get 3 free for the ENTIRE store (includes my FAVORITE candles!); stores open at 6 pm at most locations. Also, I highly recommend the Black Friday VIP Tote bag. I usually pick up one of these every year and it makes the PERFECT gift for any special lady on your shopping list. It includes a super cute tote bag full of goodies: lotion, candle, soap, body mist & body spray! The best part?! It's only $25!

9) Kate Spade: Surprise sale!!! Up to 75% off now through November 26th at 11:59 PST. Woohoo, y'all know Kate Spade is my obsession. I think I need that passport holder for our honeymoon! And that coat is SO Elle Woods!


10) Draper James: Extra 30% off sale items, now through Nov. 27th at 11:59 PST. Draper James is one of my favorites & I love their holiday version of their popular tote bag. Would make the cutest gift!!! 



I hope this gives y'all some ideas for holiday gifts (for you or others)!! Be sure to leave me a comment & tell me what you find on your Black Friday shopping trip! 

Happy Thanksgiving & HAPPY SHOPPING, dolls!!!

XOXO
Ashley

A Leopard Print & Black Holiday Look!

November 23, 2016





















{Outfit Details}
Bodysuit: Forever 21 (here)
Skirt: Forever 21 (here)
Heels: Sam Edelman (here)
Clutch: Purple Peridot (here, on sale for only $25!)
Sunnies: BP. (here)


Happy (almost) Turkey Day, dolls!

I can't even believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Seriously where has the time gone?! I am so excited the holiday season is finally here because y'all know what that means: holiday fashion! And what's even better than holiday fashion is holiday fashion that doesn't break the bank! 

The look I'm wearing above TOTAL cost me right at $100! If y'all saw my Forever 21 shopping haul video (here), you know that I picked up the skirt & the body suit I'm wearing above when I went on this F21 trip. Forever 21 is a great option for your trendy pieces that you don't want to invest a ton of $$ in if you'll only be wearing the outfit a few times. I absolutely LOVE this skirt; the material & quality is AMAZING! I also have always loved tea-length as it gives a classy, refined look to any outfit. It's also perfect for twirling, as you can tell from my photos I had to try it out 😉 ! Body suits are also ideal for pairing with skirts as you don't have to worry about them coming untucked or looking bulky underneath your skirt. Also this one in particular I LOVE because of the detail crochet on the front & the low back. It definitely makes a statement!!

So...if you've clicked the link above for the Sam Edelman heels, you may ask HOW this outfit can be under $100 when the shoes are actually $140. Well my friends, let me tell ya about my best friend TJ Maxx! Yes I am a Maxxinista, and yes I bought these shoes there for ONLY $29! So if you have a TJ Maxx where you are, trust me when I say look in the SALE aisle! If you dig around, they have some of the cutest things on sale (I'm talking super cute brands like Sam Edelman). Totally worth the hunt! I can't wait to dress these down with jeans as well during the holiday season! Finally, I love the leopard clutch I'm wearing in my OOTD, and it is from one of my favorite online boutiques Purple Peridot. They normally have awesome sales on the cutest things from jewelry to clutches! Be sure to check them out! 

I'm so excited to wear this outfit for a holiday party this season!!! I also am planning on pairing this skirt with a bright colored sweater for a different holiday look this season, so stay tuned for that! I firmly believe that holiday fashion does not have to be super expensive but can be fashion-forward AND affordable at the same time!

Are y'all excited about Thanksgiving tomorrow!? I seriously can't wait to spend time with those I love the most (& watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning; one of my favorite holiday traditions)! I hope everyone has a super blessed day!!! And be sure to check back for a roundup of some of my Black Friday sale picks! Thanks SO much for reading dolls!!!

XOXO 💋
Ashley 

Me to We: Fashion That Gives Health Care, Water, & Opportunity

November 21, 2016
























Scarves: Walgreens (here)

Happy Monday, dolls! 

Since Thanksgiving & the holiday season is fast-approaching, I wanted to share a post today about a wonderful company who strives to give back with their CUTE and amazing products! I found this product at Walgreens (surprisingly!) and the display caught my eye (y'all know I am obsessed with scarves). However, when I started reading the tag, it tugged on my heart strings just a little bit & I knew I had to support this amazing cause & share it with y'all. 

Me to We is an organization who has the vision "to empower people to transform local and global communities by shifting from 'me' thinking to 'we' acting" (via their website HERE). That is such a powerful statement. The "WE" Charity hopes to make it possible to give communities a "means to lift themselves out of poverty." Their goal is to create "options for consumers like you who want to make informed decisions about what you experience and buy, knowing your actions will help empower people and transform lives, making the world a better place." All I can say is WOW. Let that thought sink in a minute! How powerful it is to think that by buying a scarf (that only costs $9.99) you can actually "empower" someone else's life! I love the word empower; you see I went to an all girls school here in Tennessee, and their motto was "Girls with Power and Strength"; so I've always loved the idea of empowering someone with the tools they need to have a better life, especially women! So how does buying a scarf that's only $9.99 allow you to do that? Let me explain!

As you noticed in the post above, each scarf has a different theme: health, water, & opportunity.  On each product tag, they have a "Track Your Impact" link with a unique code. Once you buy the product, you can actually see what the purchase you made contributed to by clicking the link here and entering your unique product code. The healthcare product gives access to people who otherwise would not have it. My unique product code for healthcare showed that the scarf I purchased went towards a prenatal workshop for one woman in Kenya! As a nurse, I was immediately drawn to the healthcare scarf anyway (and it's pink with cute hearts, totally my style!) but knowing that one woman has the prenatal education she needs just by buying a scarf is SO touching! Next, the clean water scarf goes to exactly that, giving clean water to a community without access. Having clean water is something that I take for granted, but purchasing this scarf shifts my thinking from me to we. Through my "Track Your Impact" code on this product, I found out that my purchase went towards 150 liters of clean water for another community in Kenya. Finally, the opportunity scarf purchase went towards business training for a woman! I absolutely love this. Specifically, the opportunity scarf went towards a financial literacy toolkit for 1 woman in a community in Kenya. This will empower that woman to potentially be able to provide an income for herself & her family! Talk about "girls with power & strength"!

You can read more about the "Track Your Impact" movement here! It even gives more information (videos, maps, & stories) so you see how your purchase impacts the lives of others further! This scarf would be such a perfect gift for any lady on your Christmas list (and while you're at it, pick up one for yourself as well!). The scarves from Walgreens are not available for purchase online; however, you can search the stock of the scarves in your local Walgreens store by clicking HERE. The fact that it goes to such an AMAZING cause makes it even more shop-worthy!!!! Also, be sure to check out other beautiful products you can buy here that go to the Me to We organization to help impact the lives of others. 

Thanks so much for reading dolls!! 

XOXO
Ashley
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