Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Man...

Happy Friday! I’m slowing rolling out my Holiday Gift Guides … slower than normal this year because HELLO four-month old :) It’s a bit challenging to find time throughout the day! Anyway, today I’ve put together a Gift Guide for the special MAN in your life!

I always lean toward buying Chris clothes for Christmas because he honestly rarely buys anything for himself throughout the year! It’s fun to pick things out for him - even though it can sometimes be a challenge because he can be picky ;) Or maybe I just put pressure on myself to find things I know he’ll LOVE. He’s always had such a great sense of style…so I want to make sure I do right by him when I pick out clothes.

My go-to stores are Zara, H&M, and Nordstrom! I love Nordstrom because it’s free two-day shipping … so if you’re last minute, that can be super helpful! I went ahead and chose a few things to hopefully give you some ideas when shopping for your man! Have a great weekend!

xx, Ashley

Cyber Week Sales Roundup...

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate until you were about to burst ;) I cooked for our little family of four at home and it was my first time cooking an entire dinner. I got approval from the hubby and most importantly, London, who’s a pretty tough critic! She was so excited to “have a feast” as she called it.

Anyway, it’s that time of year again! I love doing my shopping from the comfort of my couch - and I want you guys to be able to as well - so I’ve rounded up my favorite sales happening NOW! I think I’m personally most excited about the Crate + Barrel and Anthropologie because ADULT…but when it comes to clothing - Nordstrom is having a major sale and HELLO Gap/Gap Factory! Also, Old Navy has the cutest family pajama situation and 50% off…so definitely check those out!

Here are the best sales for you guys to check out!

Abercrombie & Fitch: 50% off site wide + free shipping

American Eagle: up to 40% off + free shipping

Anthropologie: Up to 25% off

Crate & Barrel: Up to 40% off

Express: 50% off everything + free shipping

Gap: Up to 50% off

Gap Factory: Up to 60% off

H&M: Up to 30% off + free shipping

J.Crew: Up to 40% off using code: TOGETHER

Loft: 40% off the entire site with code: THANKS

Madewell: 25% off entire purchase with code: DEALWITHIT

Nordstrom: Up to 60% off

Old Navy: 50% off entire purchase

Revolve: Up to 50% off

Sephora: Up to 50% off

Target: Up to 50% off

Urban Outfitters: Up to 50% off

Wayfair: Up to 80% off

xx, Ashley

Baby It's Cold Outside: Best of Outerwear...

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

I’m starting to put together my “gift guides” as Black Friday nears - and this one seemed fitting considering we got out first snow here in Boston recently! Ahhhh! I need to get out all of my winter gear - but I’m procrastinating because I’m never ready for that!

Here are some of my fave jackets as well as other outerwear items such as hats, gloves, and scarves to keep you toasty warm this holiday season! I’m highlighting four of my favorites and then you can shop the rest below the graphics!

  1. Cropped Padded Jacket

  Also comes in black, red, and blue!

Also comes in black, red, and blue!

  LOVE this color so much…and just how oversized it is! MAJOR WANT!

LOVE this color so much…and just how oversized it is! MAJOR WANT!

  Also comes in black - but almost sold out in this color!

Also comes in black - but almost sold out in this color!

  Perfect dressy coat for the holidays! So Classic!

Perfect dressy coat for the holidays! So Classic!

 

xx, Ashley

Nordstrom Fall Sale...

Happy Sunday!

I’m sharing my favorites from the Nordstrom Fall Sale which runs through November 18th! There are so many items already close to selling out - so don’t wait to snag your favorites! Personally, I love this hooded moto jacket by BP and I also want this slouchy long-sleeve (only $15!) BP is one of my favorite brands - the quality is good and the prices are reasonable!

There are some really great boots/shoes on sale as well! Love these Vans, only $32 and this classic black heel would be perfect for any holiday party! Also, Hunter Boots rarely go on sale, and my favorite classic tall black are under $100 right now! (RUN to get those).

I’m sharing the rest of my favorites from the sale below. Also, in case you hadn’t heard, Anthropologie is having a home sale with 20% off! You can order now and get your items by Thanksgiving (if you’re hosting or need a gift for the host!) They always have the best smelling candles, perfect for gift-giving. Shop below by clicking on any item directly! Hope you all have the best week!

 

Sweaters/Cardis

 

Jackets

 

Boots/Sneaks

 

Denim/Leggings

 

Accessories

xx, Ashley

Best Of Asos Sale: Casual Styles...

Happy Monday!

Starting today you can get 15% off the entire ASOS site using the code: WOW15! Here are some of my favorite casual styles from the sale!

xx, Ashley

Best of H&M...

H&M is one of my favorite stores to shop at because it’s so budget-friendly and also has items that wear super well IT’S AMAZING slash horrible for my bank account! HA! I’m trying not to go overboard but there are just so many amazing things for this season. I wanted to share a few of my faves so you could shop a little quicker - since H&M always has 75,000 products to sift through :) I did the leg-work for you! Enjoy!

xx, Ashley

My Current Beauty Favorites...

 
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Sometimes mom life becomes consuming and I go days without doing anything for myself. I’ve been trying to be better at just taking a few minutes to myself in the craziness of each morning to wash my face and do a quick makeup application to make me feel a little better! Even if I don’t have anywhere to go for the day and am not planning on seeing anyone but my kids, I do it. There are five products that I consider part of my daily routine and can apply in just 2-3 minutes tops!

  1. Tinted Moisturizer: I love the Laura Mercier brand but not all of us want to spend $50 on a tinted moisturizer, amen? I recently tried the Sephora brand version, Bright Future Skin Tint ($18, currently on sale for $9!) and I really like it! I don’t think I’ll be switching back to Laura Mercier anytime soon :)

  2. Concealer: My best friend nowadays :) I had been using Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer, but again didn’t want to spend as much so I bought the Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer for $14 (I got it on sale for $7!) and I’ve been using it for about a week! I love it. It goes on smooth and has all-day wear.

    3. Anastasia Brow Wiz: This is the BEST for brows in my opinion. If I’m applying anything to my face for the day, I never forget my brows. Trust me on this one - you NEED it.

    4. The Honest Company’s Mascara + Primer: It’s only $14.99 and I actually feel like the primer gives my lashes an even fuller/longer look! I love it and the makeup from Honest is all natural so…yes please.

    5. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer: I’ve been struggling to find a really good bronzer for some time now. I was using a really cheap brand from Target but it wasn’t doing the trick. Another blogger posted about this one so I thought I would give it a try. I’ve been using this for about a week now and I LOVE IT. It gives my cheeks a glow and highlights just the right spots!

    6. Sephora Cream Lip Stain #40 is my ABSOLUTE favorite lip color/stain of all time. I wear this SO much and always get complimented on it. Again it’s really inexpensive ($14) and lasts me at least half a year! It’s perfect for everyday or even a night out. I’m wearing it in the photo above so you can see!

Here are a few other products that I have and love, but don’t necessarily use every day.


xx, Ashley

Fall Faves Under $50...

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a great weekend! We went to Maine and it was so fun (per usual!) Lo and Malia stayed with my Mom and Dad while Chris and I went to a beautiful wedding in Camden. It was so nice to get dolled up a bit and have some time just the two of us!

Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite fall finds under $50! Shop by clicking any photo below :) Happy shopping!

xx,

Ashley

Back To School: Toddler Style...

 
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Lo is in her second week of preschool and so far so good! Drop off has been a little tough for both of us - mainly because she cries and clings to me and it crushes my soul to leave her - but the teachers assure me she is fine two minutes after I leave! I’m hoping it will get better when it becomes our new normal!

I have had so much fun finding cute fall outfits for Lo to wear to school! I wanted to share some of my favorites. We like to get her stuff from H&M, Target, and Old Navy. Of course she has clothes from other places - but those are the mainstays. The clothes are cute and not too pricey. At Target we like the Cat & Jack brand and Genuine Kids by OshKosh :)

Here are some cute styles to shop below if you’ve got a little girly girl fashionista :) Enjoy!

xx, Ashley

Nordstrom Summer Sale...

Nordstrom is having another big sale through September 9th with up to 40% off PLUS free shipping and free returns! I wanted to share some of my favorite items which are still in stock in most sizes (but probably won't be for long!) 

I hope you all have a great weekend! We are thinking of taking the girls to the zoo tomorrow since Lo has been asking to go all summer! Thankfully the weather won't be as hot as it has been. I never thought I'd complain about the heat, but 90+ degrees with this humidity is insane for September and I'm kind of over it. It's been a HOT summer! Bring on the chilly air, sweatshirts and hot cocoa please! 

Anyway, here are some of my fave items from the sale...

xx, Ashley 

Labor Day Weekend Sales...

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

LDW is a great time to snag things you've had your eye on all summer! There are lots of amazing sales going on (my favorite is Nordstrom and Sephora!), so you should take advantage! Sephora almost never has a sale...and when you can get an extra 10% off for being a beauty insider ... it's worth it! I'm in MAJOR need of bronzer, an eyebrow pencil/filler, a new foundation brush, and under eye concealer! I also have my eye on this tinted moisturizer. Moral of the story - my bill from Sephora will be UP THERE. Anyway - here is a little round up of some of the amazing sales happening this weekend! Enjoy! 

Nordstrom: SUMMER SALE up to 40% off through September 9th

Anthropologie: 40% off sale clothing, 40% off sale home, 20% off furniture

Urban Outfitters: 30% off all sale items

J.Crew: 40% off using code BIGSALE

Sephora: Extra 10% off Beauty Insiders and up to 60% off on sale items!

Loft: 40% off your entire purchase using code: LABORDAY

Target: Up to 30% off select items

xx, 

Ashley 

 

More NSale Favorites...

Hey All! The Nordstrom sale is still going on but this is the LAST day for cardholders to shop before it opens to the public! Lots of items are already sold out and super low in stock, so I wanted to share some more favorites with you to grab before tomorrow! Enjoy! 

xx, Ashley 

What's In My Bag: Part I...

Happy hump day! It's already been a WEEK prepping for baby but also recovering from a 24-hour stomach bug. Thank goodness my mom has been with us - she's such a lifesaver! I am working on a part II post to go along with this one - and it will be all about what's in my hospital bag! This time, I wanted to share my favorite diaper bag, Fawn Design, what I pack in it on a daily basis and also for when we head to the hospital! 

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I was using a shoulder diaper bag when I had London and quickly learned how much easier it is to use a backpack. I LOVE Fawn Design because not only is it a backpack, but it also gives you that shoulder strap option if you want it as well. I went with the "original black" because I think it will go with everything + I love the softness of the leather. It also doesn't scream "diaper bag" which, for me, is important :) I wanna still look stylish! 

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There a few "staples" that I never leave home without and ALWAYS stay in my bag:

- An extra pair of clothes/undies for Lo

- Snacks...snacks...and more snacks

- Wipes and hand sanitizer

- Dum Dum lollipops (because sometimes desperate times call for treats!)

- Books and a few activities on-the-go with a packet of crayons

Now that we're about to welcome baby number two, I've added a few more things to the bag and guess what - it all fits! Yay! Here's what I have for the babe: 5 diapers, disposable changing pads, Burts Bees diaper cream (I swear by this! I used it every diaper change on Lo and she never had one rash!), muslin blanket (love this feather print, under $15!), Wubbanub / pacifier, and an extra outfit and socks!

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The Fawn bag has so many little pockets inside to keep things separate. I always carry "on the go" Neosporin and bandaids just in case because TODDLER and I of course need a spot for my wallet and phone; there's room for it all! 

I hope you all have an amazing rest of your week! I'll work on my "hospital bag" post - hopefully before this baby decides to join us ;) Thank you all for following along! 

xx, 

Ashley 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites...

Nordstrom is having the BEST sale of the year now through August 5th! (Are you tired of hearing about it yet) ;) It's SO amazing if you're a Nordstrom cardholder, which you def want to be, you can shop the sale before it becomes open to the public! Trust me - SO much is sold out by the time it's open to the public so you'll want to sign up for a card. It's super easy, I did it for the first time last year ... worth it! 

I wanted to share my personal faves ... and I'll continue to update it along the way. Also, follow me on Instagram and IG stories for quick "swipe up" options on my more of my faves! 

xx, Ashley 

Family Shoot...

 
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We did a family shoot a few weekends back with our dear friend, Patty with Kivalo Photography. She has been a part of our biggest moments and captured our wedding, baby announcements, this maternity shoot and many others. I went back and forth on if I wanted to get photos done mostly because June was such a busy month for our family however, I could NOT be more excited about how these came out. Patty knew that we didn't have a lot of time and she captured this all in under 45 minutes with a rambunctious toddler, on a bright sunny morning (both which make for challenging photographs) She is such a pro and we just love her so much. I wanted to share some of our favorites, which was hard considering how many we loved! 

Thank you, Patty for working wonders! 

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xx, Ashley 

Fourth of July Inspo...

It's moving week for us - so it's been crazy hectic! It's hard to even imagine what our 4th will look like this year ... but I'm hoping we can steal away for a little bit and celebrate! I love this patriotic holiday - and REALLY love the red, white, and blue style looks! I'm sharing some cute options below that would be perfect for any BBQ, parade, or just going to see the fireworks! Hope everyone is having a great week! 

xx, Ashley 

Topshop Sale!

Happy Friday! Topshop is having a crazy 70% off sale that you totally need to check out! I'm sharing some of my favorites from the sale that you can shop below! I hope you all have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by :) 

xx, Ashley 

Red, White + Blue...

It's so close to July 4th which for us means, we'll be moving apartments (ugh!) but for YOU I hope it means vacation, bbq's, a beach day, or family time! Whatever you're doing, I wanted to share some patriotic inspo to get you in the spirit :) Shop any item directly below by clicking any photo! 

xx, Ashley 

Father's Day Gifts For The Stylish Dad...

Sharing some Father's Day gift ideas for the special guy in your life! Click any image below to shop directly :)

Thanks for stopping by!

xx, Ashley 

Stripes...

Sharing some of my favorite striped pieces today! I love all of the striped linen jumpsuits/rompers that are out right now so I included those :) Thanks for stopping by! 

xx, Ashley