Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Closet Must Have: The Moto Jacket

It occurred to me the other day as I was running out the door that my black moto jacket is a closet staple for me. What would I do without it? It always answers that "what am I going to wear today" question, making it so easy to style. It's also pretty crazy how one article of clothing can make you feel instantly cooler. I mean, I know the first thing you thought when you clicked on this post was "Wow, Ashley looks SO cool". HA! Sorry, couldn't help myself. (But for real, this jacket should come with a tag that says "confidence boosted once worn").

Friday, February 24, 2017

And The Oscar Goes To....

If there is one event I look forward to every year, it's the OSCARS. The style, the red carpet, the speeches....it's just so fun. Every year for the past 5 years, Bryan and I have made an effort to see every movie that is nominated for "best picture", making the Oscars a really fun experience for us. No matter what, we HAVE to see every best picture nominee, whether we think we will like it or not. That is our rule. To be honest, there are so many amazing movies that we've seen that we would have missed out on if we didn't do this, which is the beauty of our Oscar ritual. This will be the third year that we've hosted an Oscar party with some of our friends, complete with champagne, Oscar ballots and lots and lots of good food.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Nordstrom Winter Sale

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Another day. Another amazing Nordstrom sale.
Nordstrom is notorious for putting items on sale that are designer, still in style and trending all the way through the next season. If you haven't bought yourself one of these comfortable thermals yet, get on it! They are worth every penny! (I have them in three colors and they are a closet staple for me). I'm loving this cut out sweater, paired with this neutral crossbody bag for some spring outfit inspiration. Top it off with this cargo jacket that is easy to wear all year round.

I also really might need to buy this dress and pair it with these fun earrings for my upcoming summer vacations. 
 And how adorable are these mules?!? The perfect shoe for a fun shift dress or some distressed denim.
Sale runs until Sunday February 26th, so shop it soon!
Happy Thursday!


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rompin' Around Palm Springs

If you read my Palm Springs blog post from last week, you saw that I teased you with a little sneak peek of this A-MAZING romper. This was my favorite outfit of the whole trip, not only because it's adorable on, but it's so so comfortable. I've talked a couple of times on this blog about my love for rompers, as they are one simple piece but so easy to wear. Don't want to think too much about putting together an outfit? Rompers are a girl's best friend. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Spring Closet Trends

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One of my main goals when starting this blog was to bring you trends early enough in the season so that shopping was made easier for all of you. So with that said, it might be raining cats and dogs outside, but the stores and runways are screaming SPRING. Pale pinks, neutrals, peplums and distressed denim & tees are going to be seen EVERYWHERE this upcoming spring season. And guess what? I'm here to help you get ready for it. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Travel Guide: Palm Springs

It's been a little over two months since we were in Palm Springs enjoying the 70 degree weather, the vintage shops and all the amazing food. We try to go to Palm Springs at least once a year because when I think poolside vacation, I think Palm Springs. Not only that, it reminds me of a place that Audrey Hepburn would have vacationed way back when. All the bright colors and unique restaurants just scream "Old Hollywood". If you haven't been, plan a trip ASAP. (Which is why I'm here.....to help you!)

Bryan & I have been about 5 times since we've been together....clearly we enjoy it. We've been in mid summer when it's 112 degrees & we've been in December when it's 70 degrees. You would think that 112 degrees would be miserable, BUT you're in the pool all day anyways so it's actually very tolerable. Also, there are water misters everywhere in Palm Springs so when you are sitting outside at a restaurant you can stay cool.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Valentine's Date Night Look

Valentine's day is less than one week away! Who's staying in and lounging? Who's going out on a special date night? Honestly, I'm always happy with either. It's so fun to dress up and go out on the town, but it's also nice to stay home, cook a fun meal with the hubs and drink some good wine.
If you are headed out to a nice dinner, I've found the perfect Valentine's Day dress for you and I'm styling it in this post for a little date night inspiration. If you are staying in, don't worry, I didn't forget about you. I've linked some comfy and cute options for you that are PERFECT for lounging on the couch for a date night in. (Don't forget the pizza & wine!)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Arizona Outfit Roundup

Last month, I was lucky enough to attend Stella & Dot's Directors Summit/Retreat in Arizona. Three whole days of learning all about the spring collection, how to style it, brainstorming ideas with some super cool fashionista girls all while getting spoiled rotten with drinks, food, and swag?!? YES PLEASE!
  I got a TON of feedback from all of you about the outfits I wore while I was there and I promised you I would do a blog post with all the links, so here you go!
One of the questions I get asked frequently is "How do you know what to pack?" Let me tell you my secret.....planning, organizing and writing it all down. I take a notepad and write out day one, day two, etc and the events I'll need outfits for. I'll then spend about 2 hours planning all my outfits, mixing & matching looks, and linking all the items for you to shop, all while making my room a complete disaster! I've found that when I do this, I actually pack less and during the trip itself, I'm less overwhelmed with what to wear because it's already planned out. I always bring an extra "back up" outfit just in case something that I've planned for isn't fitting right or looking how I want it to.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for HER

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Happy first day of February!
Today starts the month of LOVE, flowers and all things pink! Basically a holiday right up my alley!
Whether you're a guy shopping for your sister, wife, mom or girlfriend OR a girl who just likes to give her favorite galentines a little treat to show your love, this girly gift guide is for you.

Most of these amazing gifts are under $100 and some of them are major splurges. Valentine's Day is always a good time to ask your spouse for a "refresh" on some of those expensive products that are worth every penny and last you all year long. For example, this lotion costs a pretty penny but the results on your skin are amazing and so worth the splurge once a year. Same goes for my absolute favorite Chanel perfume & these gorgeous candles. My sweet hubby gifts me with a new bottle of this perfume once a year and it's still one of my favorite gifts to receive.