Fall Fun + Mud Pie Market...

 
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October is such a fun month! I love the chilly Fall weather creeping in, pumpkin everything, hot chocolate, colorful leaves and layering up! Last week we took Lo to Wilson Farm in Lexington for a little fun in the corn maze and of course, to take some cute Fall pics :) We indulged in some apple crisp samples and mulled around the property because it's just so perfectly decorated for the season. Naturally we had to pick up some apple cider donuts to bring home because, what's more "fall" than that and we grabbed some "carving" tools! Now we just need to get the pumpkins ;)  

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I wanted to share 5 ways you can celebrate the season! Here they are...

1. Visit a pumpkin patch! Pick out the perfect one to carve; your kids will love to scoop out the pumpkin seeds/guts because...MESS!

2. Bake something homemade together! Apple crisp is always a must but you could also make pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies and decorate with frosting! 

3. Give your pumpkin a bath. We did this a few weeks ago with London and her friend and they absolutely loved it! We actually had them paint the pumpkin first with finger paints then do the bath - which worked well! 

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4. Make a pine cone bird feeder! I remember doing this in school when I was little and it was so much fun! I haven't done this with London yet but it's on our Fall "to-do" list.

5. Go on a "leaf hunt" for a fun project. Collect leaves then bring them home to paint! You could also make a "leaf wreath" by cutting the circle/middle out of a paper plate and glueing leaves around the outside!

 

Below you can see photos from our fun Friday at Wilson Farm!

Also, my entire outfit (except for the boots + purse) is from Mud Pie Market! I wanted to share it with you guys because it's super affordable and not only do they have really cute and fashionable choices for women - they also have adorable kids clothing! I snagged a few things for Lo! They have a whole "seasonal" section for each holiday which I really love. Definitely check out their home goods items - they have everything; decor, mugs, pillows, linens, frames and more! Let me just mention that the leggings I'm wearing are suede with an elastic waist (score) and super soft + comfy (under $20 on sale!) The tunic pictured, I highly recommend because the length is great for wearing with leggings also it's 60% off right now and just $14! Yes, $14 ... basically free :)

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My Outfit: Leggings / Tunic / Vest: Mud Pie Market | Boots: Hunter | Purse: The Initial Co.

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Thank you for stopping by! 

xx,  Ashley 

 

This post is brought to you by Mud Pie Market. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Instagram Round-up...

 

Happy Thursday! 

Here is a round-up of my outfits from the past month - easy to shop from this one post! Enjoy!

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Top: Tobi (love the open back!), also love this one!| Shorts: Zara, similar here and love these too! | Sandals: Forever 21 | Bag: Sage & Harper, sold out | Sunglasses: RayBan


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Striped Shirt: BP ($19!) | Denim Jacket: Topshop (OBSESSED!) | Booties: BP (under $100!) | Leggings: BP (under $40!)


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Denim Jacket: Topshop | Top: Lush | Necklace: Made by Mary with Love | Lip color: Laura Mercier "Devotion"


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Top: BP (similar swing tank here for $22) | Jeans: old, similar here and here | Wedges: Kenneth Cole, similar here and here | Bag: BP ($17, and comes in nude) | Sweater: BCBG, old but similar here 


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Denim dress: Shein ($18!)| Crop Tops: Forever21, similar here and here | Sneakers: Converse | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Lip Color: MAC "Ladybug"


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Top: Nike | Shorts: Zara, same as above | Sneakers: Nike Huarache and here| Sunglasses: RayBan


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Dress: Tobi | Bag: Old Navy, sold out but LOVE THIS | Sandals: Nine West, similar here and here | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters


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Top: Soprano | Jeans: Abercrombie & Fitch (old :)...but they fit amazing and only $44!


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Dress: Shein ($15!) | Denim Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch | Sandals: Gap, sold out - similar here | Hat: Gap, similar here

xx, Ashley 

Fall Staples On Sale...

I've been SO into the Fall pieces in this years Nordstrom Sale! Most of the items I've purchased are perfect for Fall (you can see them here) and it's making me so excited for apple picking, warm cider, football, and crockpot meals :) 

Since I can't possibly purchase every single thing that I want, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Fall staples currently ON MAJOR SALE - so you can stock up! 

xx, Ashley 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Wishlist...

 

It's officially the BEST shopping time of the year ... the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here from now (if you're a Nordstrom cardholder) until the 20th!

I have been saving things to my wish-list like a mad woman the past few weeks, leading up to the sale, in hopes that my favorites will be marked down! Things sell out quickly during the first week, when cardholders have early access and I've got my eye on a few Fall "must haves." Below, you can see shop some popular items and I also wanted to share my favorite, affordable brands so you can check out what they have on sale now!

Some of my favorite #NSale brands:

Lush

Halogen

BP

Gibson

Hinge

Madewell

Jeremy Campbell

Steve Madden

Sole Society

xx, Ashley 

xx, Ashley 

Instagram Round-Up...

Happy Monday! 

I thought I'd share my recent Instagram looks all in one place today! It's easier for you to shop and also, you don't need to be signed up for LiketoKnowit! I've provided the outfit details for each look below the photo! I hope you all have a great Monday! We're heading to Maine to pamper my Mom for her birthday (which is next week!) 

Happy shopping! Thanks for stopping by!

Outfit details: Top: L.A. Hearts, similar here ($18!) and here | Shorts: Free People, similar here | Hat: Gap, similar here and here

 

Outfit Details: Swimsuit: RoseGal (only $16!) and also love this one from J.Crew!

 

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Outfit details: Dress: H&M, similar here and love this one! | Sandals: Gap, similar here and here

 

Outfit details: Dress: Shein | Denim jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch (old), similar here | Hat: Gap, similar here | Sandals: Gap, similar here (under $60!) and here

My Outfit: Swimsuit: J.Crew (old), similar here and here | Shorts: Forever21 | Sandals: Nine West, similar here | Sunglasses: Target (dollar bin hehe!) similar red frames here for $12!

Lo's swimsuit: Target (Cat & Jack)

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Outfit details (Left): Dress: Shein ($18!)| Shoes: Nike, similar here and here | Bag: Skip Hop | Hat: BP | Sunglasses: RayBan

Outfit details (Right): Dress: Shein | Heels: Target (under $30!) | Purse: Kate Spade (33% off!), similar here (under $40!) | Sunglasses: RayBan

 

xx, Ashley 

July Fourth Inspiration...

In honor of July 4th coming up in just a few weeks, I thought I'd share some super adorable AND patriotic pieces! The tops and dresses are perfect for any bbq or parade ... and if you're heading to a pool party, how cute is this red, white + blue one-piece?! I'm a real sucker for white, so when I found this maxi skirt under $100 I had to share - I love the eyelet details at the bottom! 

Which items are your favorite?! Also - any fun plans for the Fourth?

xx, Ashley 

LIKEtoKNOW.it app + HOW TO USE...

 

Hey guys! Sooo...this is more of an informational blog post because like some of you, I too was confused by "LiketoKnow.it!" at first! I didn't know what the HECK it was or how to use it. I knew I wanted to be able to shop my favorite blogger's looks, but just wasn't sure if it was accessible or easy to figure out. 

Well...GOOD NEWS. There's a NEW and improved LiketoKnow.it app that is (in my opinion) more user friendly and all it starts with is a screenshot! Basically, if you see a "heart" icon in the lower right-hand corner of my Instagram posts, that look is shoppable through just a screenshot!

One of my FAVORITE bloggers, Lauren Kay Sims broke it all down in her post today - so I thought I would share it with you all! You can read all about it here

xx,  Ashley 

Contrast...

 

My Outfit: Jacket: J.Crew, similar here and here | Shirt: HM, similar here and here | Jeans: HM (under $20!) | Boots: Vince Camuto, similar here (under $50) here, and here | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Lipstick: Sephora "Always Red"

Happy Valentine's Day, Lovers! 

I posted this outfit on my Instagram and wanted to share here also! I feel like we had such a mild winter up until this past week! We've had so much snow dumped on us here in Boston, and all I can think of is Spring! The snow, although annoying to manuever in, is so beautiful - especially after a fresh snowfall. I took these photos at my parents farm a few weeks ago with my favorite photographer, Patti Takacs (you can check out her site here!) I love the contrast between the white of the snow and the dark outfit/red lip! The red lip stain "Always Red" that you see me wearing is from Sephora and it's my absolute favorite! It's only $14 and it's so long-lasting. The jacket I actually stole from my mom for this shot (Thanks, Mom!) - it's J.Crew and classic wool blend. I linked a few look-a-likes above! 

xx,  Ashley 

Photos: Patti Takacs, Kivalo Photography

Pale Pink + Lace...

 

My Outfit: Cynthia Rowley, similar here and here | Jeans: Express | Booties: old, similar (and on sale) here  | Choker: LULO Jewelry | Purse: Nine West, couldn't find exact but love this adorable blush tote 

Happy Monday! 

How pretty is this pale pink and lace combo?! The sweater is actually all in one (sweater with an added lace layer) and I'm drawn to anything already layered so I don't have to think :) The purse was a steal from TJ Maxx ($24, Nine West) and I couldn't find the replica, but I linked a super cute blush tote with floral detailing here. I also thought I'd share some other pieces already layered for your convenience! You can shop them below!

xx,  Ashley 

Valentines Day Inspiration...

Yes, I'm already thinking about Valentines Day next month (I'm a girl, duh!) ;) February is one of my favorite months because it's all about LOVE, red, pink, and all things girly. My husband and I don't do anything crazy gift wise, we usually go to a nice dinner together instead - so I've started browsing for some VDay inspiration! I wanted to share some cute items with you all! Enjoy!

xx,  Ashley

Winter Weather Accessories...

 

I hope everyone is stepping into the New Year with great energy and positivity! I'm stepping into 2017 with my favorite winter boots and North Face jacket (which is on sale) since it's freaking cold in New England ;) I'm not going to lie ... it's hard to look "chic" when you're trying to keep warm! These winter weather accessories will help you look cute even in the subzero temps! Click any product above for the direct link or "shop the post" below :) 

xx,  Ashley 

After Christmas Sales...

Christmas is over, but the sales have just begun! This is one of my favorite times of the year to shop because now I can treat myself to things off of my wish list that I didn't receive as gifts! I

've rounded up a few of my favorite clothing items on sale as well as boots and accessories up to 50% off! Hover over each picture for the discounted price and click on any individual item to shop! 

After Christmas Sale BOOTS:

After Christmas Sale: ACCESSORIES:

More Sales To Shop...

Nordstrom: Up to 50% off through January 2nd. 

Anthropologie: Extra 40% off all sale items.

Banana Republic: Up to 50% off select styles!

J.Crew: Extra 50% off through today with code: THEBEST.

Express: Additional 30% off clearance for up to 60% off!

xx, Ashley 

Winter Instagram Round-up...

 

My Outfit: Sweater: Gap Factory, similar here under $30 | Vest: Gap Factory, love this one on sale! | Scarf: Gap Factory, similar here ($17) | Jeans: Express | Boots: ShoeDazzle, old love these tan wedge booties (for under $40!)

Lo's Outfit: Onesie, Poncho, Leggings: Gap Factory, similar here, here, and here | Shoes: Robeez


My Outfit: Pajamas: old, similar here | Slippers: LL Bean, love these too! | Lip color: Sephora "Always Red" (only $14!)


My Outfit: Jeans: HM | Boots: Ugg | Sweater: Gap


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My Outfit: Sweater: Zara, similar here | Jeans: HM | Boots: Hunter Boots | Choker: LULO, and love this one on sale!


My Outfit: Vest: Gap, similar here on sale! | Sweater: HM | Scarf: Target, similar here | Jeans: HM | Boots: Vince Camuto, similar style here

Lo's Outfit: Pajamas: The Lazy One, Inc | Jacket: Old Navy, similar here | Booties: Robeez

It's been so busy gearing up for the holiday week so I thought I'd share with your a little "winter roundup" of my latest Instagrams! I have Chris's birthday coming up in a few days then Christmas of course and my Dad's birthday on the 29th! We barely have time to catch our breath around this time of year! London and I have been staying at my parents house the past few days. We've been making (and feasting!) on cookies, listening to holiday music, wrapping presents, and having a blast playing in the snow! I just love being in Maine for the holidays. I hope you are all have a wonderful week and are finishing the last minute shopping! 

If you need ideas check out my holiday guides: stocking stuffers for him, stocking stuffers for her, my holiday beauty guide, gifts for the homebody, gifts for the athlete, and holiday style picks!

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

Surprise SHOPBOP Sale...

For just 3 days only, Shopbop is offering up to 40% off on select styles! This Free People sweater is under $30 (marked down 80%) and it's a hot color too! I'm also loving this black endless rose sweater - the embellishment is so dreamy, and super "in" right now! Also, how amazing is the slouchy cardigan with leather detail? I LOVE the hood - and the price is right too :) 

Shop more of my favorites below! 

xx,

Ashley

Favorite Fall Finds ON SALE NOW...

This past weekend, my mom came to spend a few days with us so the hubby and I were able to get away for brunch and some shopping (which we never get to do together!) Even though we felt like we were rushing, it was nice to get a few hours to run around the city like we did before baby ;) Chris went on a little spree to boost his fall wardrobe - and I tried my best not to get side-tracked looking at all of the women's stuff! I wanted to focus on him, since he never takes time to shop for himself! Besides, I get to put fun Fall lists together for all of you which is basically like shopping every day! Today's list is all about a good SALE! I'm always on the lookout ... especially when they're STEALS like the ones above! Can you believe these Dolce Vita booties marked down to $70? This jacket by Calvin Klein is on my must-have list also! I love the camel color ... perfect for fall! I know I've shared these sneakers before - but they're definitely worth another share! Trendy AND comfortable ... for all my stylish mama's out there! Cardigan lovers ... this looks like the softest cardi ever (Free People)!

If you're looking for something more specific, shop my "Favorites" page here

xx,

Ashley