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! :) 

Brand Spotlight: Topshop

Hi All! I wanted to share one of my favorite brands of the moment with you, Topshop! I have recently ordered a few things from them through Nordstrom and I've liked everything! The prices are reasonable and I feel like they always have a sale going on; for example, currently they're having 50% off select dresses, shoes, tops, etc! (You can click here to shop the sale). 

I just bought this body-con midi dress in navy blue and black (which I shared on my IG stories) and it's on sale for $23! I love it so much! Here's a photo of me wearing it with my baby bump ;) 

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Here are some of my favorite Topshop styles - some are on sale and some are full price - but I think they're perfect for Spring! 

Arrow RIGHT to view more and see the caption below for why I like each item :)

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great week! 

xx, 

Ashley 

 

 

Spring Dresses Under $50...

I'm writing this post in denial that it's blizzard conditions outside and we have gotten over a foot of snow! I'm SO ready for warmer weather and Spring! February was such a mild month that I thought we were well on our way until THIS with another snowstorm on the forecast for next week too! I'm not letting it stop me from getting excited though! Looking at these cute dresses, I'm ready to rock them with cropped denim jackets and sneakers/flats! 

Here are some of my favorites under $50! 

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Floral...

 

Cute + Casual...

xx,

Ashley

Spring Shoe Round-Up...

Happy Wednesday! 

Ok, so the truth is - we found out what we're having this morning (a boy or a girl) and I kind of can't focus on anything else! We are so beyond excited to share with you all too ... it's just such a special time for our family and we are kind of in a dream! 

Anyway, I had this post planned so I still wanted to share it since Spring is right around the corner! There are some really cute fun sandals/shoes out right now + I think you'll love them! I hope you're all having a wonderful week and stay tuned for our little gender reveal in a few days! Ahhh!! 

xx, 

Ashley 

Nordstrom Winter Sale...

It's been 70+ degrees the past few days here in Boston...and my gosh, it's amazing! Lo and I spent the majority of the time outside and yesterday we even went for ice cream! It got me so excited for Spring/Summer with her :) Nordstrom is having their Winter Sale and most everything is 40% off! I snagged this gray cardi for $35, and also another side-slit tee ($15), and I now have it in 4 colors. It's a "must have" for sure! There are SO many good deals - and I've included some of my favorites from the sale below! I hope you are all having a great week! 

xx,

Ashley 

February Vibes...

Happy Love Day week! :) 

I love the month of February so I wanted to put together some things that you can wear not only on Valentine's Day but the entire month! Lots of pink, red, and cream colors! I also included this organic coconut bath soak (under $20) and my favorite Voluspa candle because February is the month to treat yourself! Also, if you need a new lip color - this duo pack from Nars is under $16 and the prettiest pink and red hues! I hope you all have a beautiful week full of love and surprises! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

xx,

Ashley 

Valentine's Day Style Inspo Under $100...

With Valentine's Day just 2 weeks away, it's time to start thinking about what you'll be wearing! If you've got something fun planned - Galentine's Day dinner, a date with your significant other, etc. it's always nice to treat yourself to a special outfit that makes you feel your best! 

Here are a few pieces, all under $100 that would be perfect for a night out! 

xx,

Ashley

Valentine's Day For The Ladies...

Valentine's Day is a time to treat yourself! Even if you don't have a "valentine" you can still celebrate by pampering yourself with a spa treatment, chocolates, or by scoring those cute shoes you've had on your wish list for awhile! Better yet, grab your girlfriends and have a girls night - complete with at-home mani/pedis and a rom/com :) 

I know some people could care less about Valentine's Day, but I personally LOVE it and kind of always have! My mom always made it special by leaving us little notes and candy or putting them in our lunches when we were young. My husband and I usually celebrate with a dinner date night - which is a treat for us because it's such a busy time of year for him! Also, I just adore walking into stores right now with all the pink and red! It's so pretty!  

I rounded up a few super cute gift ideas for Valentine's Day - and you can shop below! Xoxo!

xx, 

Ashley

Vacation Style...

In a few weeks, we are heading south to Disney World for a little vacation time with London! Chris, unfortunately won't be able to make it, but my parents will be with us and we are so excited to escape to warmer weather! It will also be during my birthday week - so what better gift than sunshine + Mickey Mouse? :) I've already purchased a few things for the trip so in the meantime, I put together some cute items to snag if you're gearing up for a little vacation of your own! It's never too early to start shopping for summer either! I like to buy things throughout the year, rather than waiting until the warm weather has already arrived! 

So, here are some cute things to vamp up your vacation style! Enjoy + thanks for stopping by :) 

xx, 

Ashley