The Classic Shift...

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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

 

How to wear stripes well...

Ladies ... haven't we all been told at one point or another that stripes are the devil? "They make you look wide!" ... "horizontal stripes are soooo not flattering on anyone" ... blah blah blah. Personally, I'm a fan of stripes in fashion. I think there are a few tips to consider when choosing your pieces, but I'm definitely not afraid to rock horizontal striped dresses, shirts, etc. I think they're super cute! A few things to remember ...

1. One piece of clothing can be stripes, the rest should be solid. No conflicting patterns please!

2. Accessorize the stripes! I have the cutest striped dress (navy & white) and I love to wear a chunky colorful necklace to jazz up the look! 

3. Tone down the bold stripes - keep them thin. Pinstripes are especially cute for either business or casual wear. 

Shop my picks above for some chic striped pieces! I even threw some shoes & swimsuits in there as well :) 

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

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