The Classic Shift...

SHOP THESE LOOKS...

I love a good shift dress! I can always count on them to make me feel classy and a little more "put together" than I am, amen?! ;) For Father's Day, I went with the Kate Spade pastel pink dress that you see in the photos below. I snagged it at TJ Maxx for under $40! Steal, right?! I've linked a few that look similar - since I couldn't find the exact one that I'm wearing. 

I've also shared some other favorite shift dresses, which you can shop above + most of them are under $75! Have a happy Monday, everyone! 

xx,

Ashley

My outfit: Dress: Kate Spade, old (similar here + a hot pink option here| Purse: Aldo, similar here| Sandals: Gap

 

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

The Cutout trend (Part II)

I love the cutout trend so much, you guys...especially the open-shoulder cutout! So cute! I have chosen some looks for you all to shop below! Enjoy :)

xx,

Ashley

Shop My Favorite Rompers...

I love rompers mostly for the comfort factor ... but also because you just slip them on and boom - your outfit is essentially done! Rompers are perfect for hot summer days because of their breezy and usually light material! I have picked out some of my favorites for you to shop above! Enjoy!

xx,

Ashley

 

Summer Lovin...

The weather yesterday was totally giving me summer vibes, and I'm trying to soak it up as much as possible. We enjoyed some family time outside and basked in as much sun as we could. Oh, and did I mention shopping? Yes, I did a little of that too. I have dress envy for all the cute summer looks out right now. I'm realllllly good at window shopping (my husband begs to differ)...so I have chosen some of my favorite dresses currently. They're not to tough on the budget either - which is always a plus! Shop the looks above & let me know your favorite brands for all things summer as well!

xx,

Ashley

Just Keep Swimming...Just Keep Swimming...

Our first vacation as a family of three is fast approaching and naturally, we are so anxious and excited! Anxious (frightened) to see how London does on the plane, and excited to be together for seven straight days! We will be staying near the ocean and also at a spot with a pool...so this past Sunday we decided it would be a good idea to acclimate London to the water a bit! She was first introduced to a pool at 7 weeks, and loved it, but I didn't know how she would do now that she's 9 months old! Our gym has "family swim," so we tried it out and well, we have a little fishy on our hands! She was skeptical at first, for maaaaybe 5 minutes, but then she was splashing around, smacking the water and kicking her little legs! We had so much fun with her and can't wait to go again! I don't think we will have any trouble on vacation ... London and the water seem to get along just fine! Here are a few pictures from our family swim!

My swimsuit: Marc by Marc Jacobs

London's swimsuit: Little Me

Spring Sandals!

I'm totally ready to bring out my sandals and store away the boots ... just waiting on this weather to cooperate! One day its in the 60's, the next day it's snowing, seriously, mother nature MAKE UP YOUR MIND! Regardless, my sandal game needs a reboot (see what I did there?) and I can't wait to get my hands on some of my personal faves below!

1. Topshop "Holly" Lace-up Sandals - Love the color & only $35!

2. BC Footwear 'Wee' Slide Sandal - Because let's be honest...sometimes we don't have 25 minutes to spend lacing up our gladiators. Ok? We just DON'T.

3. Forever 21 Faux Leather Sandals - Two-for-one deal...these are both cute & comfortable!

4. ASOS FOR LOVE Leather Lace Up Sandals - Major favorite of mine for Spring.

5. ASOS FLORENCE Embellished Leather Sandals - So dainty and sweet ... and can go with most anything (added bonus)

6. Braided Leather Flat Sandals by Zara - Yes. SO MUCH YES.

7. H&M Sandals with Fringe - A little pop of color for Spring!

8. H&M Flats with Ankle Strap - Another color that I just love ... not to mention the style!

9. Black Laced Sandals H&M - Suede with long lacing around the ankle...LOVE.

 

 

 

INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY!

I've partnered up with Little Beans Clothing to give my Instagram followers a chance to win a $25 shop credit to snag some of the cutest mommy & baby apparel!

To enter, here's what you do:

>  Follow @AshleyMarkwood & @LittleBeans_Co

>  Like the photo posted with the giveaway

*Please tag some friends who you think would like to enter! The giveaway closes in 48 hours!

 

Why I'm totally #TeamLittleBeans:

I love meeting fellow mommy's that are so inspirational and motivate me to chase my dreams! Stephanie, the owner/creator, it not only extremely talented - she's also super sweet!  I'm all about graphic tee's that are witty and just REAL ... so when I came across this company, it was a match made in heaven. Her designs are unique and there's something for everyone; moms, dads, boys, girls, toddlers & babies ... I love the variety!

I hope you all enter this Instagram  giveaway for a chance to win! Below are some of my favorite pieces from the online shop!

xx,

Ashley

 

Summer Swimwear!

I don't know if it's because I'm currently 31 weeks pregnant or not, but I'm super into one-piece swimsuits!  I've definitely noticed a growing trend with more coverage and more high fashion ads showcasing full swimwear. I dig it. 
Forever 21 has an awesome selection of affordable swimwear, and particularly one-pieces ... so here are a few of my faves!