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

Memorial Day Sales + My Top Picks...

This is an amazing weekend for shopping with brands like Nordstrom having their half-yearly sale through June 4th, Topshop up to 40% off, Anthropologie 20% off all furniture/decor, and (another fave) ASOS having a 20% off sale.

Here are some other brands to score major discounts plus you can shop some of my favorites below!

Abercrombie & Fitch: 40% off full-priced items; May 25-May 28

Ann Taylor: 40% off with the code: SOREADY

BaubleBar: Up to 70% off through Memorial Day weekend

Express: Up to 50% off everything!

J.Crew: 40% off everything, including new arrivals with code: GETAWAY

Loft: 40% off all full priced items with the code: LONGWKND

Levi's: Take 30% off through May 30th

Macy's: 20% off with code: MEMDAY

Nordstrom: 40% off now through June 3

Shopbop: Up to 40% off new markdowns + free shipping

Wildfox: Additional 20% off all on-sale items

xx,

Ashley

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks...

Nordstrom is having their Half-Yearly Sale now through June 3rd, and you can save up to 40% off! This is totally the time to buy those sandals or slides you've been eyeing or that dress you need for a wedding or summer event! 

Currently I've got these slides in my shopping bag because, hello $23, these Levi shorts that were super popular in last years sale, and this dress because I LOVE the back (only $35!) I've picked some more of my favorites from the sale so you can shop below by clicking any item! Thanks for stopping by! 

Snag them fast before they sell out! 

xx, 

Ashley 

Beach Day Must Haves: Toddler Edition...

 
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Happy Tuesday! 

London and I spent the morning at the beach yesterday, and it was just gorgeous. I'm trying to take advantage of any nice day to be outside, exploring with her because I know in a few months it'll be a little more challenging to get out and about. Lo makes everything more fun, but beach days are my FAVORITE with her. She loves to be in the water...doesn't matter how cold it is (it's absolutely FREEZING by the way), loves to explore the rocks and tide-pools, and loves to get sand in just about every single place on her body! Ha! 

 I wanted to put together a little "must have" list for parents with kiddos that are planning their first beach day of the year! Like a real rookie, I tried to lug my beach tent, two chairs, our lunch and two bags all while carrying Lo...and it was almost a disaster. Yesterday, I packed pretty minimally and it was SO much better. We were planning to spend just 2-3 hours ... so I didn't bring a tent like I normally would if we were spending the day. I will say, next time we do a FULL beach day - I'll have a beach wagon or cart to help lighten the load!

Here are some things I think you should def have...

1. Beach wagon/cart. THIS IS A MUST HAVE. I have been researching some on Amazon and plan to get one before our next full day. I've seen people with them in action and it looks like they make life a lot easier! The "all-terrain wagon" you see below seems to be pretty popular. I think I'll probably end up getting this one - I think it'll work great for all of our gear (and maybe Lolo too ;)

2. Umbrella or Pop-up Tent: Absolutely need this with kiddos - if you're planning to be at the beach more than a few hours! It's nice to get some reprieve from the sun - and good for them to take a rest if needed in the shade! We have this pop-up tent from L.L. Bean that we love. It literally sets up and breaks down in just a few minutes! It's so easy. I think for shorter beach trips (2-3 hours) an umbrella is totally fine, and I've got my eye on this one

3. Chairs; Not like you'll sit in them all that much - BUT it's nice to have the option ;) I have these from Target, but if you're feeling fancy, get the chairs with cupholders (this one is cute) and pour yourself a wine cooler (or two...one for me ;) 

4. The Proper Swimsuit: I'm usually chasing after Lo, carrying her at some point, and in and out of the water, so I prefer something comfortable (still cute), but that won't leave weird tan lines also! Last summer I bought a few one-pieces from J.Crew (shop it here) and I'm sure that's what I'll be rocking once baby number two comes. If you're looking for a bikini that's cute but also practical, this one is great and it's under $17! I would size up for sure! 

5. Sunscreen you can count on: I've tried a bunch of different sunscreens, but the one I feel works the best is Babyganics SPF 50 (under $10). Lo has never gotten a sunburn while using this...and it's super easy to apply as a spray lotion. We love it!

5. Beach-Friendly Tote: We love our mesh tote because it's super easy to clean/get the sand off from and it's big enough to fit our towels and lunch bag! I also love this straw bag because of the cute rope straps - that look super nautical. It seems like it would hold a lot too - love it. 

6. Toys: Hit up the dollar store for some cheap toys perfect for the beach! Definitely a bucket and a shovel (this one is $2.99). If your toddler wants to build a sand castle, this set has everything you need and it's under $10! Lo is really into kites right now - and they're perfect for a windy beach day! 

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7. Round Towel: I prefer a big round beach towel to a sheet or quilt at the beach. They're easy to brush the sand off and still spacious enough to sit yourself and toddler on. Here are a few cute ones...

xx,

Ashley 

Nordstrom x Nike: My Faves...

Shop some of my favorite Nike styles below! I love the dusty rose/pink color that's kind of taking over - and not only with the clothing, but also the sneakers (like these Thea's!) So cute! I hope you're all having a great week! I'm working on a "baby moon" post for you guys - and if you want to read about my pregnancy - check out my latest "bumpdate" here

xx, 

Ashley 

Spring Things...

Hi All! Sorry the blog has been quiet this week! My hubby surprised me and took me on a little baby-moon (which I'll share in a few days)! It was so sweet of him and nice to relax just the two of us. We missed London like CRAZY, but it made coming home to her even more special! 

I love all of the Spring inspo this year...of course florals are back, but there's lots of ruching and ties on shirts/dresses that's really cute - not to mention jumpsuits; there are SO many cute ones this year. I just wish they'd accommodate a growing baby bump ;)  

Anyway, wanted to share some cute "spring things" to kick off your weekend! Thank you for stopping by! 

xx, Ashley 

Pretty In Pink...

I hope these pink pieces brighten up your Monday! Enjoy!

xx, Ashley

Spring Shoes Under $100...

Hey All! 

I finally figured out what was wrong with my site...and we're back up and running again! Yay! Just in time for me to share some spring/summer shoe styles all under $100! I really LOVE them all, but here are a few favorites: these "ciao bella" espadrilles are super cute and I also love these slip-ons as well - the floral print is adorable. You all know how I feel about sneakers - particularly Nike Roshe's - and these pale blue ones are the perfect pair for Spring! (Plus, they're only $75!) If you're looking for a simple white pair of sneaks, these from Topshop are only $40 and would be cute paired with cropped jeans or even a sundress! 

Click on any pair below to shop directly! Thanks for stopping by :) 

xx, 

Ashley 

Weekend Sales...

Happy Weekend! 

I wanted to share a BIG sale going on at Sephora this weekend through Monday for "Beauty Insiders" (you can become one for free here). You can get 10% off site wide and 15% off if you're a VIB or Rouge member - use the code: YAYINSIDER! Here are some of my favorite products:

FYI: Loft is having a 40% off sale this weekend as well! 

Enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

xx,

Ashley 

BabyMoon Essentials...

If there's one thing I HIGHLY recommend doing is taking advantage of a little thing called the "Baby-moon!" Someone along the way came up with this excuse for a getaway and I'm their biggest fan. Chris and I went away for four nights before Lo arrived and it was such a wonderful time to relax, unwind and just enjoy each other before baby. Fast forward 3(ish) years...we're due with our second and the idea of a babymoon sounds even more incredible now that we're parents and crave one-on-one time together!

Chris is currently planning our getaway and it's a total surprise to me :) I don't know where or when we are going...I just know we're going! Ahh!! I'm so excited to escape with him and mostly to sleep in (oh, the little things :) Anyway, it got me really into doing this post for anyone who is also planning their own babymoon! Here are some cute style must-haves and essentials to make your getaway all you dream it will be AND MORE! 

Cute + Comfy Dresses

 

Stylish Swimsuits

 

Fashion-Forward Footwear

 

Beach Accessories


xx,

Ashley 

Cute Spring Things Under $50...

xx,

Ashley 

Swimsuits + Accessories...

Can you tell I've got sunshine on my mind?! First jumpsuits, now swimsuits and accessories! Come on warm weather - we need you! I'm sharing some cute things below to scoop up now before the summer kicks off! Shop below by clicking any of the pink icons! Enjoy! 

xx,

Ashley 

Trending For Spring: Jumpsuits...

I know, I know .. it doesn't FEEL like Spring just yet - but we are CLOSE! I'm hoping by the end of this month we will have some steady temperatures and a forecast we can count on! 

With that said, one of the MAJOR trends this Spring are JUMPSUITS! I personally love them because A. They're suuuuuper comfy, and B. They can be easily accessorized / dressed up or down! I have gotten a few recently from Pink Blush that are specifically flattering for my growing baby bump! 

I'm rounding up some favorites that you should scoop up NOW before they sell out and also before Spring finally arrives! 

xx, 

Ashley 

Anthropologie x Nordstrom...

Anthropologie HOME just made it's debut at Nordstrom and I'm in heaven! If we had a house, I would be tempted to fill it with everything from here! The pieces are simply beautiful. The mugs are some of my favorites, if you have exposed shelving in your kitchen - they would be perfect to display! I also LOVE the bedding. Seriously how cute is this duvet cover with the tassel detail?! Or, if you're someone that likes to change your bedding with the season, this floral duvet is perfect for Spring!

The "home decor" section has really great gift ideas that you could gift the hostess if you're going somewhere for Easter dinner! You could fill this $20 vase with yellow tulips as the perfect "thank you for having me" gift - and you can never go wrong with a candle! (This one is "coconut milk mango!")

Here are a few more of my favorites from Anthropologie Home that you can shop now at Nordstrom! Enjoy! :)