Polka Dots...

 

My Outfit: Swimsuit: Asos (LOVE this one too!) Shorts: Free People (similar styles here and here) | Tote: Asos, only $23 (love this one too!) | Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren (similar style here) | Sandals: Vince Camuto, similar style here

Lolo's Swimsuit: Target

I loved rocking this swimsuit on our family vacation! I love the vintage feel that it has and the delicate ruffles on the shoulder...not to mention the low scoop back! When I found a matching polka dot swimmy for Lo I just had to get it! 

I'm sharing some more polka dot pieces below, because there's something so sweet and feminine about them! Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by! 

xx, Ashley

Easter...

 
Photo taken by my friend, Hailey (Isn't it adorable) 

Photo taken by my friend, Hailey (Isn't it adorable) 

My Outfit: Dress: Victoria Beckham for Target (only $35!) | Shoes: Steve Madden | Purse: Aldo, similar styles here and here


We had the most amazing Easter Sunday! To start, it was 85 degrees ... which always makes for a good day, but we also had such a fun time hosting family and playing outside with our girl. She was so excited to tear apart her Easter basket first thing in the morning and was most excited about her new children's bible and bubbles! Of course, I had to let her steal a Reese's peanut butter cup right away because, well, EASTER! We filled some eggs with yogurt bites and goldfish for a little egg hunt as well, which she loved! For dinner I made a pot roast in the crockpot with carrots and onions (you can find the recipe I used here) and for sides we had brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, apple cheddar biscuits, and deviled eggs! Dessert was a double-decker chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting, which I added green food coloring too as "grass" so I could top the cake with mini cadbury eggs! Lolo thought it was pretty cute ;) Funny story ...  I tried to get a head start on dessert the night before so I baked the cake and then realized that I hadn't put the eggs in! #EasterFail

What did you guys make for dinner? We typically do ham, but broke away from that this year and it was pretty nice to stick a roast in the crockpot and forget about it for 10 hours! May have to make that a new tradition :) I wanted to share some photos from our day ... and also my dress which is only $35 from Target. It's from the new Victoria Beckham line ... she has designed so many cute pieces! I also loved this orange one-shoulder shift dress too, but ended up going with the pink because it matched London a little bit better :) I think it would make a great wedding guest dress too! You can shop it above but make sure to check out the photos from our day, below! 

xx,  Ashley 

Denim Under $100...

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BLACK

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TREND: RAW HEM

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! We skipped up to Maine for a little (belated) birthday surprise, which I'll be sharing later in the week! It was lovely to get away, even just for a night!

I'm sharing some of my favorite jeans today. I love the "raw hem" trend that's everywhere now, so I added some cute pairs above as well! You can shop them by clicking on the designated number under each graphic. Enjoy and thank you for stopping by! 

xx,  Ashley 

Checkered Shirtdress...

 

My Outfit: Dress: Max Studio, similar here and here | Booties: Report, similar styles here and here | Sunglasses: Joe's, similar here | Clutch: H&M, similar here and here (both under $25!)| Hat: Gap, love this one (only $31!) | Lip color: Sephora Lip Stain in "Flame Red" (under $14!)

We are totally snowed in (right after I thought I was in the clear to do a "Spring Style" post!) I'm not going to lie, our trip to Florida can't come soon enough! I am SO over the cold and shoveling our driveway ... not to mention just being stuck inside with a 20-month old! Can you say stir-crazy?! Ahhh! Do you guys have any indoor activity ideas that I can try with London this week?

In other news, I love shirtdresses :) Actually, you already knew that too (if you've been following along!) They're just so cute + comfy, and obviously I'm all about that! The one pictured is old but I've linked a few similar and a few more below for you to shop as well! I LOVE these booties too (I found a similar pair under $65!) ... they're so cute and perfect to pair with a dress like this or with a pair of boyfriend jeans

Shop this look below! Thanks for stopping by! 

xx,  Ashley 

*All photos courtesy of Kivalo Photography

Spring Shoes Under $100...

Hi Loves! If you're reading this you can imagine that I'm in some sort of food coma as I explore Charleston in the sunshine! (Hate me yet?! ;) This southern food (not to mention the hospitality) has put me in my happy place! I absolutely LOVE it so much and if you haven't been, I highly recommend booking a trip as soon as possible! You can even come for a long weekend! It's so dreamy and magical. I've also loved getting a dose of Vitamin D and being able to wear my spring sandals again! 

I wanted to round-up some cute sandals (all under $100) to get you thinking about spring! I chose a variety; flat sandals, lace-up heels, trendy slip-ons, sneakers, and even a pair of ankle boots. There's a little something for everyone! You can shop each item by clicking on the little pink icon by each pair that catches your eye :) Happy shopping! 

xx,  Ashley 

More Valentine's Day Inspo...

It's my birthday next week and then Valentine's Day just a few days later! I know I already did a Valentine's Day style post (see it here), but there's just too many gorgeous pink + red pieces catching my eye - I HAD to share them with you! Shop above by clicking on the icons or below you can scroll through each item! Also, if you want a little sneak peek at what I'll be wearing next week, check the "shop my Instagram" page here! Happy shopping! 

xx,  Ashley 

Nordstrom Favorites...

 

Nordstrom is one of my favorite places to shop! They have such a variety of items from clothing to handbags, accessories and home goods! Not to mention...free shipping! Hello! I love a good sale, don't get me wrong, but it's always fun to check out their "new arrivals" section to see what the latest trends are! I've compiled some of my favorites for you to shop above or below! Simply click on the item your interested in to shop directly! Thanks for stopping by!  

xx,  Ashley 

Nordstrom Sale...

Nordstrom is having a fall sale through November 13th with up to 40% off selected styles! I went through and picked my favorites pieces for UNDER $100 and a lot of them are even under $50! You can shop the items by clicking directly on the photo! Enjoy!

xx,

Ashley

Stocking Stuffers For Her...

The holidays are fast approaching which means we'll all be scrambling on Christmas Eve to fill the stockings of our loved ones, am I right? To try and help you avoid that, I've picked some of my favorite stuffers that I think the lady in your life will LOVE! If you're ever wondering what makes a good stocking stuffer, head to Sephora or Ulta and you can't go wrong! They've got you covered from hair products and makeup to perfume and nail polish! Not to mention, Sephora has adorable holiday gift sets which always have a little something for everyone! I love this "Light It Up" Lipstick gift set comes with SIX different shades of Smashbox lip color for just $29 ($117 value!). I also think your lady would like this sugar body scrub and Argan oil body butter with a warm apple cider scent! (Umm, yum!) If you're totally overwhelmed with all this beauty stuff - just go for a gift card and you can never go wrong!

Jewelry is always a good idea for stockings! BaubleBar has some really cute items that aren't crazy expensive - but super trendy! This ring is so cute and this pendant necklace is really popular right now!

Perfume is always a welcomed gift and some yummy scents right now are: Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle,  Versace Bright Crystal (which I have, and love!), and Chloe Eau de Parfum.

If you've got a mom in your life, this mama tee is so cute + one of my favorites! You can click on any of the above photos to shop directly! I tried to choose a variety of items that I know will make great stocking stuffers! What are some of your favorite things to receive in your stockings? 

xx,

Ashley

How To Transition From Day To Date...

Transitioning out of "mommy mode" can be easy if you choose pieces that can be dressed up or easily dressed down. It's so important for me to be comfortable while I'm chasing London around! There's absolutely no way you'll catch me in heels during the day, but it is definitely fun to plan a date night for an excuse to dress up :) 

This sweater from Zara is super roomy and comfortable but can totally transform into the perfect evening top if paired with a embellished necklace like this one from BaubleBar and a blazer! Black jeans can always be dressed up by just changing your footwear. I love my Nike Rosche's because they're literally like wearing slippers, but my Pour la Victoire tie-heels are perfect for a night out + they're less than $65 right now! I also switched from a cross body bag (since you need both hands with a toddler!) to a dressier bag like this Kate Spade one. You can take it or leave it with the hat ... Personally I think it makes the outfit complete and I like this one from Asos which is less than $35! 

You can see my complete outfit details for each look below! 

xx,

Ashley

"Day" Outfit: Sweater: Zara, similar here and here | Jeans: HM | Crossbody: B.Makowsky, old but love this one | Sneakers: Nike Roshe, similar here

 

"Date" Outfit: Hat: Jack + Lucy, similar here | Sweater: Zara, similar here and here | Jeans: HM ,(under $20!) | Purse: Kate Spade New York, less expensive version here | Shoes: Pour la Victoire, and in gold here under $50!

All Photos: Kivalo Photography