Coats + Jackets Of The Season...

 
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My Outfit: Jacket: Kenneth Cole, similar here and here | Plaid top: BP | Striped Tee: BP (under $20!) | Leggings: BP (under $20 and not see through!) | Boots: HM ($24.99)

Hi all! Today I'm sharing some of my favorite coats + jackets of the season, and most are on sale! For fall, I love a good military-inspired jacket like the one I'm wearing above. (I love this one from Madewell and Levi's makes a cute one which is on sale and under $100! It's so easy to layer with. It's also the perfect time to rock your favorite denim jackets. The one I purchased from Topshop during the Nordstrom sale has been on repeat in my wardrobe. It literally goes with everything...especially leggings which I love to rock! Bright and bold colored jackets are also on trend this season! Christmas will be here before we know it so it may bode well to snag a bold red coat now that you can enjoy through the winter season as well! 

I've linked more coats + jackets below for you to shop ... I hope your week is off to a great start :) 

5-Minute Makeup Routine...

 
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Happy Monday! 

I just did a little make up re-vamp and am super excited about the new products I'm using so I wanted to share! It's always fun to purge old make up and start fresh! For me, I needed to find a new liquid foundation and under eye concealer. I ran into Sephora and in true mom fashion, told the make up specialist that I had 10 minutes to find what I needed. I was running around like a crazy person, but was able to find everything (foundation, concealer, Anastasia brow wiz, and even the make up remover) that I love!

I also wanted to let you guys know - I put on "my face" in 4 mins 36 seconds. Yes, I timed it. I just DON'T have a lot of time to spend putting on make up in the morning so I wanted to share a little routine that you can do in less than five minutes. It's the perfect amount for day time, whether you're heading to work or "momming" ... it accommodates both :)

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Here's what I do:

1. Wash face + moisturize. I use Cetaphil wash with the moisturizer, then I apply my under eye cream, which is by an all-natural line called Puristry, sold at Anthropologie. I LOVE it. 

2. Under eye concealer: Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. This is a new product I've been using and I love it! It brightens under my eye and has nice coverage for those dark circles and bags! 

3. Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion liquid foundation or my bareMinerals matte loose powder foundation, depending on the amount of coverage I want. I've been using Bare Minerals for a few years now and it's what I wear the most for a natural, every day look. If I'm going on a date night for example, I'll use my Laura Mercier liquid foundation, which is also a new product as of a month ago - that I love! It doesn't leave my skin oily and goes on smooth. (I use my Sephora Collection PRO Airbrush for application)

4. Eyeliner (optional). I don't always wear liner ... but when I do I use my brown MAC twist liner! I always line the top and the bottom lashes. 

5. Mascara. I've been using L'Oreal Paris Voluminous black mascara for years now, and that won't ever change. Not only is it inexpensive, but I think it's the best out there! I've tried Dior Black, Tarte, Sephora Collection, and a few others...only to come back to L'Oreal. It's the best! 

6. Brows. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is amazing! It has a brush on one end and liner on the other. It's a "must-have" product in my opinion! 

7. Cheeks. Another Nars product that I use is the Nars Highlighting Blush for the apples of my cheeks. I like the color for any season. 

8. Lips. I have SO many go-to's but my favorite for day time has to be the Sephora Long-Lasting Cream Lip Stain, #40 "Pink Tea!" It's the perfect nude color that's understated yet makes your lips pop! I also just got #13 "marvelous mauve" which I love and the "Always Red" which is perfect for evening! If you're looking for a bold matte lipstick perfect for Fall, Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Color in "Devotion" is amazing. 

Please comment below if you have any questions on any of the products I use or my routine! 

xx, Ashley 

Red Fall Trend...

I really love the bold red color trend we're seeing this Fall. If you're not into the bright crimson red, a more understated maroon could be the perfect fit for you! Looking at images from NYFW, there were a lot of "head to toe" crimson looks. Personally, that's a bit much for me BUT I do love specific pieces in red like a fun, fiery blouse paired with a red lip or incorporating the color as an accessory in the form of a handbag. (Side note: my favorite long-lasting lip stain is "Always Red" by Sephora). 

If you're interested in the shirt I'm wearing below I've linked it here. It's just $10 and it's pretty perfect for fall. Loose + comfortable, but the ruffle detail at the bottom dresses it up. I'm wearing a size small for reference! 

I'm also sharing other red pieces from Nordstrom that are some of my faves right now! Happy Friday + happy shopping!

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xx, Ashley 

Fall Date Night Outfit Ideas...

 
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My Outfit: Poncho: BP (Under $40!)| Leggings: BP | Booties: BP (Under $90 + so comfy!)

One thing I love about Fall and the cooler weather is NOT BEING SWEATY. Just kidding. I mean, I DO love that - but I also love LAYERING. It's so fun to dress up an outfit with items like cropped jackets, cardigans, tall boots, etc. 

My husband got this poncho for me last year and I love it! It's perfect for Fall when you don't quite yet need a jacket! The best part ... it's under $40 and perfect to layer over a long sleeve (here is one under $20!) tucked in! The booties I'm wearing from BP were $99, and they've been marked down $10 since I purchased them last month! They are super comfortable but I would go a half size up (or full size if you like to wear thicker socks)! I'm normally a size 8, and I ordered an 8.5M, and they were perfect! 

Below I've linked more items that would be perfect for any Fall date, casual and dressy! Check them out and read my captions :)

Thank you for stopping by!

xx, Ashley 

My Favorites From The Nordstrom Sale...

Best Of: Sweaters

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 5 || 6 || 7


Best Of: Jeans

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Best Of: Shoes

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Best Of: Jackets

1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5


Best Of: Beauty

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Best Of: Activewear

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5 || 6 || 7


Best Of: Sleepwear

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Best Of: Handbags

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Thank you for stopping by! 

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 

Easter Style...

 

I can't believe Easter is just around the corner! First of all, I love everything that this holiday represents ... and it's just a little added bonus that we get to celebrate by dressing up in sweet pastel colors or decorating our homes with spring blooms! I've started shopping for Easter and of course, I mainly just want to match Lo with whatever I decide to wear. My mom bought her the sweetest little dress with a few different colors in it, so I'm looking for something solid! I've got my eye on this one ... because I love the Easter egg blue color, and this one for the lace detail! Bell sleeves are so elegant, especially on this dress - plus the blush color is perfect for Spring. 

You can shop a few more dresses, tops, and skirts that I'm loving below...

xx,  Ashley 

T-Shirt Dress...

 

By this time, you all know how much I LOVE t-shirt dresses! They're so comfortable, typically very affordable, and they can be dressed up or down! I usually dress them down because #momlife ... but you could easily add some cute pumps or strappy heels for a comfy/cute date night outfit! Forever 21 is usually my go-to place for t-shirt dresses because they're almost always under $20! (Shop their current selection here) The one I'm wearing above was under $13 (find it here)  and I paired it with Converse sneaks that you can see in similar style here

xx,  Ashley 

Fall Booties...

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, and for those lucky little cardholders, you can have early access to all of the amazing deals! The sale opens to ALL on July 22nd, but if you have your Nordstrom card, feel free to shop the boots/booties for fall that I'm linked above! Some of them are marked down more than 50%! Totally worth taking a peek, lovelies! Enjoy!

xx,

Ashley

Summer Footwear...Shop Below!

 

 

 

I had to do a major overhaul on my shoe game this spring/summer! My closet was filled with lots of sky-high pumps from the good old pageant days, and I am just NOT into it. Being a mom now, I need shoes that are cute, but functional! I like to mix it up with flats, sandals, wedges, and of course heels for our twice-a-month (if we're lucky) date nights ;) As you can see by my choices below, I'm slightly obsessed with Steve Madden! Hehe! You can find the classic nude shoe like this one here, or some sassy red heels that really pop! Of course, flat sandals are my jam, and I die for these lace-up sandals, also from Steve Madden! 

Below, shop some of my favorite sandals, wedges, and heels! Have an amazing Monday, loves!

xx,

Ashley

My Outfit: Dress: H&M, similar | Sandals: Steve Madden