Styling My Favorite Vintage Hat

August 16, 2017


















{Outfit Details}
T-Shirt: Target (here, only $8) // Skirt: Kohl's (no longer online, similar here, also here) // Sandals: Target (here) // Hat: Vintage (similar here, here, here - this one is just $25 by BP! love it.)

Happy Tuesday, y'all! 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Yesterday I had a super special date with my precious Mommy! Sometimes when my hubby is out of town for work, I like to bring it back to my teenage years and spend the night with my parents. I always love their company! Another thing I love about visiting them is when my Mom has recently cleaned out her closet, and she has some vintage fashions to pass on down to me! This time, Mom had this ADORABLE hat to give me. I'm telling ya, having a love of fashion is just in my DNA and I have to thank my Mom for that (and both of my grandmothers on my Mom's and my Dad's side. It was just inevitable I would love fashion). 

I was SO excited to style this vintage hat with some of my classic wardrobe favorites. A hat like this is timeless, but you can make it modern by pairing it with your classic, every day pieces. As y'all read about in THIS post, I bought this gold t-shirt last week, and for $8, it's a wonderful closet staple to wear now and later! I also love this maxi skirt. I purchased mine a couple of years ago at Kohl's, but I have linked very similar ones above. A maxi skirt is a good alternative to jeans as it's still casual, but it does add a a fancy twist to your #ootd. Mom & I spent the afternoon going to lunch and then shopping at a local antique mall. I am on the hunt for a china cabinet, and I think I found THE perfect one! When you receive all of these amazing wedding gifts, you want to display them, and I can't wait to keep all of our new gorgeous serving pieces and dinnerware inside. 



Thank you sweet readers SO much for stopping by! Be sure to enter my latest giveaway on my Instagram page HERE, by watching the video & following the instructions. The contest ends on Friday!

XOXO
Ashley

Floral Romper Dress

August 13, 2017


















Outfit Details:
Romper Dress: fab'rik (here, on sale for $40) // Wedges: fab'rik (no longer online but similar wedges here for only $29.99!) // Sunglasses: Kate Spade (my exact pair no longer online, but very similar Kate Spade pair here)

Happy Sunday dolls!

I hope y'all have had a lovely weekend. We had a relaxing one which is always nice from time to time!! Especially since last weekend we were out of town in Nashville for my graduation from Vanderbilt's NP program, which is where we took these pics ๐Ÿ˜Š

So my actual pinning ceremony wasn't until Sunday so we had free time Friday night & Saturday to enjoy Nashville and celebrate my finishing school! On Saturday afternoon, hubby and I went exploring in the Gulch and took some pictures. We found this ADORABLE flower truck, is it not the cutest!? I wish we had these in Chattanooga. Hubby was joking (or maybe serious) that we should open our own. That would be lovely if I knew how to grow flowers, haha! 

So, on to the outfit! I bought this floral romper dress back in June and it has been one of my favorites this summer. I wore it to dinner out on our L.A. trip (see my recap of our experience eating at SUR here), and I love that it is perfect to wear with wedges or to dress it up with a pair of heels. Have y'all ever tried a romper dress? I have to admit, this was my first one, but I love that it has the skirt of an actual dress but it also has shorts like a romper! It's the perfect combination of both worlds in my opinion, lol. If you don't feel super comfortable wearing a romper, this is a great alternative. Whenever I wear a bold print like this floral pattern, I try to downplay the rest of my accessories (i.e. nude wedges, simple jewelry). The best part of all is that this romper dress is on sale for $40 right now. I have also linked a few different other options below so be sure to check them out (a long sleeve version is perfect for fall)! 


Thank you SO much for reading! I hope y'all have a wonderful start to your week!

XOXO,
Ashley

Target Haul + Dressing Room Diaries

August 9, 2017

 Hi dolls!

I hope y'all are having a fabulous week! So tonight I'm excited to share a "Dressing Room Diaries" from my recent (as in yesterday) shopping trip to Target. I am also sharing a VLOG featuring my said Target Haul. ๐Ÿ˜Š   Who else is guilty of the.... "I'm just running into Target for one thing!".... and 10 items later has a shopping cart full!? It's SO easy to do at Target. Not only is everything SO cute, but it's also affordable. AND, as I have said MANY times, I really want to share fashions with y'all that are not just high-end or unattainable for the girl on a budget. There ARE ways to stay in style without spending an absolute fortune: enter Target! A couple of weeks ago I found some of the CUTEST shoes, which I have featured in the first picture below. Then yesterday, I found a few cute staple pieces for my wardrobe for the summer/fall transition time. Keep on scrollin' to watch my VLOG & to read more about what I found. I have linked all items discussed in the "dressing room diaries" pictures below. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel HERE ๐Ÿ’‹


And a more detailed post linking all of the items I discussed....

Shoes: 
Mules: HERE (available in black + silver; go up 1/2 a size)
Pink Embellished Tennis Shoes: HERE (runs TTS)
Mule Booties in Taupe Brown: HERE (go up 1/2 a size)
Pearl Sandals: HERE (runs TTS)





 Outfit Details: 
Black + White Striped T-Shirt: HERE (runs TTS, but I got a size M for a looser fit, and to be able to tie it at the waist line. Best part?! It's only $5!!! Stock up! Only on sale for 3 more days. If you order online, save an extra 10% with code "MOSSIMO10")
Jeans: Free People: (HERE; size up 1 size, they run small!)


 Outfit Details:
Gold T-Shirt: HERE (runs TTS, but I got a size M for a looser fit, and to be able to tie it at the waist line. Like the black & white tee above, it's only $5. Only on sale for 3 more days. If you order online, save an extra 10% with code "MOSSIMO10")
Jeans: Free People: HERE (size up 1 size, they run small!)



Outfit Details:
 Black & White Gingham Top: HERE (on sale for only $19.58 right now! Runs TTS. A perfect transition piece). 
Jeans: Free People: HERE (size up 1 size, they run small!)



 Outfit Details:
Dress: HERE, also similar here. (My exact size not online in this dress, but similar ones linked. This runs a little big, I recommend sizing down. I love this dress! It's on sale in stores right now. Style it now with sandals and later with a jean jacket + boots). 

Outfit Details:
Top: HERE (Runs a little small, size up. Also available in white. Love this burnt orange for fall though!)


What are your favorite "go to" stores for cute, affordable fashion?! Another one of my favorites is H&M. We are getting one to our local mall this fall, and I seriously cannot wait! 

Thanks so much for reading & watching. Love you all! Also, don't forget to enter a fabulous giveaway HERE for a chance to win a $700 Nordstrom gift card. 

XOXO
Ashley

A Little Lace Dress + a $700 Nordstrom Giveaway

August 1, 2017

















{Outfit Details} 
Dress: Target (on sale HERE for under $25! TTS, wearing a small) // Heels: Isolรก (no longer available online, similar here for under $30) // Clutch: Target (not online, similar here) // Necklace: Target (here)


Happy Tuesday, y'all...and Happy AUGUST!

I can't believe it's the first day of August! Time is literally flying. In just 5 days I will be graduating with my Masters degree in nursing. I'm so excited for this next chapter in my life! Annnnd, with it being August, the fall season is literally right around the corner. I can smell and taste the pumpkin spice already, haha ๐Ÿ˜‰ . My goal has been to try to enjoy every season of my life and since we still have another good month of warm weather fashion I am going to enjoy it and share some more of my favorite looks with y'all! 

I am sure y'all can relate to this, but summers usually mean wedding season! Sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what to wear to a wedding, but when I spotted this dress in Target, I just knew it would be perfect for wedding season! I LOVE the lace overlay and not to mention the scalloped hemline is swoon-worthy. It gives off that romantic vibe that is just perfect for attending a wedding. It's super comfortable and runs true to size (if not a little looser). The color is actually described as "orange" online, but to me it's more of a redish-orangeish color! When tagging all of my outfit finds for this post, I realized that much of what I'm wearing in this #ootn is from the one and only Target!!! I know I seem to go on and on about my love for Target but not only do they have CUTE household items but their clothes, shoes and accessories are just always right on TARGET! (haha...pun intended). 

Also....are y'all getting tired of hearing about the #NSale?! I know every one has been talking about it, and I myself plan on doing a little review of the items I bought here soon (which turns out just to be a couple of things since 2 of my shirts I ordered were cancelled ๐Ÿ˜ซ). But....don't get TOO tired of it yet because first you need to enter this amazing giveaway for your chance to win a $700 Nordstrom gift card!!! 

This week I decided to team up with some of my favorite bloggers and bring you an amazing giveaway. One lucky reader will win a $700 gift card to Nordstrom.

 
Use the widget below to enter the giveaway. The more “tasks” you complete, the more entries you will receive. The winner will be announced (on the widget) within 2 weeks of the giveaway ending. The giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents. a Rafflecopter giveaway



I appreciate each and every one of you who read my blog! Best wishes for winning this giveaway!!! 

XOXO
Ashley
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