Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Galentine's Day Gift Guide

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It's almost February.....Hello month of love!
Who says that Valentine's day is just for boyfriends and hubbys?!
I totally believe in ladies celebrating ladies and what better way then to gift some of your best gal pals with a cute little gift for Valentine's Day?
I was going to do a regular Valentine's Day gift guide BUT there are for sure more gal readers on here so these gift ideas are curved towards the lovely ladies or girlfriends in your life! OR you can easily send this link to your hubby or spouse if there's something on here you would love to have gifted to you.
Just a subtle little hint!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Spanx Leggings Review

Besides "What nail color is that" and "Where is that shirt from", the most asked question on my Instagram page is "How do the SPANX faux leather leggings fit? Since they are a pricer pair of leggings, I get it. You really want to know if they are worth it or not before you spend the money. 
Well, let me tell you, they are worth EVERY penny.

(Also before we get into it let me tell you, this is NOT a sponsored post. I did receive the SPANX Mama leggings c/o Red Dress Boutique but the faux leather ones I purchased on my own. I wanted to address your questions about them all in one spot so that you all had a reference to go to if you were thinking about purchasing them and just in case I can't get to all of your DMs).


Friday, January 19, 2018

What's In My Hospital Bag

Well, we are two and a half weeks away from meeting our sweet baby girl!
(That's if she decides to come on time!)
It's so crazy to me that it's already here.
I have to be honest, I was super nervous to get pregnant just because of all the horror stories I've heard about how terrible the 9 months can be. I've been SO lucky and I've really had a super easy pregnancy. I feel like myself (except for the basketball I'm carrying around), I've been sleeping relatively good (5 hours of sleep works for me!), I haven't had any acid reflux (knock on wood)  and overall I just feel great.
So I really can't complain!

Now that she could come at any time, it was essential that my hospital bag was packed and ready to go this week. Since this is my first birth and pregnancy, I'm no expert on this topic BUT I've done my research for the last couple of weeks and think I've got most of the basic necessities covered! I thought I would share them with you guys on here in case any of you ladies are packing your bags for the hospital as well!
(Even if you aren't, you might want to save, bookmark or pin this post for when you do have a babe and need help packing your hospital bag!)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tips For Staying More Organized in 2018

With a new year comes lots of new years resolutions and goals. Loose weight, go to the gym more, ditch the sugar, be on time....the list goes on. 
One of the most requested posts I got from you guys was all about time management and organization. In the new year, a lot of you are making it a priority to stay more structured, manage your time better and overall just live a more organized life. 

Now let me just start with, I'm no expert on this topic. Some days my life is hectic, I forget appointments, my posts don't get up on time and my to-do list doesn't get done...no one is perfect! But, I do have some great tips and tricks that have helped me multi-task running a full time blog, while working as a nurse at the hospital part time and supporting a team of over 50 stylish Stella & Dot ladies. (And yes, I know. I'm about to bring a baby into that mix! Call me crazy!)
Anyways, I thought I would share my top five tips and what has worked for me on here!
Let's get started!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Investing In Splurge Worthy Wardrobe Pieces

If there was one jacket from 2017 that you guys loved the most, it had to have been this one . It sold like crazy on my site EVEN with the price being high. Why?!
Because it's one of those splurge pieces that will last you for years, is always on trend and is the best layering piece with anything. Not only that, but it comes in a huge variety of colors and fits you normally OR pregnant!
Why am I just posting about it now?! Well, when I asked you guys on Instagram what you wanted to see on Ashleydonielle.com in 2018, a couple of you asked me if some of the high end / high priced pieces that I share about are worth it. Hunter boots, designer sunnies, a classic Burberry scarf, a Tory Burch black bag.....Well, I'm here to tell you that they are and WHY.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Home Decor Inspiration

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Anyone else start a new year, take down their holiday decorations and all of a sudden want a decor refresh?! You're not the only one.
My inbox has been flooded in the new year with of a lot of messages about home decor, home style & questions on where I buy most of the items for my home. I have to mention, we just moved, so getting a fresh new start in a new place was a great way to clean up, get organized and focus on decor details.

Now, let me start this post with the obvious - I'm no interior designer. I mostly shop at Home Goods, Pottery Barn, and Target (which by the way has some amazing pieces at the moment!) I have a couple of tips for how I personally decorate, but that might not be for everyone and that's totally ok! Just like fashion, everyone has their own sense of home decor style - from bohemian, to farmhouse, to french chic, to modern. You like what you like!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Under $40 Peacoat

How crazy is it that when the new year comes, all of a sudden spring fashion is out and about and ready to party?! I'm serious....I went to Target yesterday and the bathing suits were out. BATHING SUITS. We still have about 3 months or more of cold weather so let's just slow down people!
Don't get me wrong, I love spring fashion (hello! Pink is my favorite color!) but let's talk fashion and trends that we can still wear for the next couple of months.
For example, this AMAZING peacoat.

Monday, January 1, 2018

A Blog Year In Review - 2017

Can you believe that it's 2018?! 

I don't know about you, but I love the start of a new year. 
New goals.
New dreams.
New destinations.
A new baby.
(Had to throw that one in there! haha!)