Hello holiday season, it’s my favorite time of year again! As if Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years wasn’t enough my birthday is also on December 19th and Robert and I’s anniversary is February 25th, and you can’t forget Valentines day in between! That is an awful lot to pack in in just four months but I absolutely love every minute of it! With that being said, along with the holidays comes parties and events galore. I love dressing up for the holidays and red is my favorite color – I love all shades of red from cherry red to burgundy to red wine! With the holidays fast approaching I think its never too early to buy your staple holiday dress for every occasion. I’ve linked a few of my favorite Holiday dresses below and they are all super affordable and under $100!
For a Holiday Christmas Party look I picked this gorgeous Asos Floral Sequin Dress that is less than $60! I’ve always loved red hues but this holiday season I am starting to love forest green dresses as well! From lace to velvet to sequins, red and forest green look stunning no matter what. That’s why I paired this dress with these Raven & Riley “Elena” Earrings in the DeepTeal color. I love these leather tassel earrings so much that I also bought them in white. Let me take a second to rave about Raven & Riley real quick – they are a handmade jewelry line inspired by the natural elements of authentic gemstones and hand cut leather. Each piece of Colorado sourced leather is cut by hand and hand wrapped with 14 karat gold filled wire and components. All designs are made to order in owner and designer, Kara Reddel’s studio. I also paired it with these Express Suede Thick Heel but there are only size 6 & 10 left so I will also link the same shoe but in black patent leather. The black express turn lock crossbody is the perfect size and length for any outfit this season and it comes in two other colors – gray and cognac.
I wanted to switch it up a little bit for the holidays with my instagram post and do a video. Christmas music is my all time favorite thing about Christmas and for all of you who don’t have the song on my video downloaded you need to! It’s called Mistletoe by Justin Bieber and it is one of my favorites. I hope you all enjoy this outfit and post! I’ve added a few of my favorite holiday dresses below for you to shop including this dress I’m wearing. Have a great week!
Looking for the perfect gift for friends, family or your significant other this holiday season!? Look no further – these amazing wood watches by Jord are the perfect gift for everyone. I have partnered with them to bring you 25% off today until my birthday on December 19th!! My husband and I both ordered one and they are great quality at a reasonable price. I ordered the Women’s Dark Sandalwood & Slate Watch and my husband ordered the Men’s Walnut & Black Watch. Since both watches are a dark wood stain and compliment each other well we decided to do a family photo shoot and try to get some pictures for the Holidays! I may be a little biased but I am OBSESSED with the pictures we got and these watches! Do you have any idea how hard it is to get one decent picture of the two of us and four high strung, crazy dogs!? Let’s just say I could do a whole new blog post of all the blooper pictures before the one decent one.
A little bit about Jord.com – they are a quality, hand-crafted wood company based out of St. Louis, Missouri. Their motto is “Telling more than time – The value of a watch is not in being able to tell how much time has passed, but in being aware of the need to make that time count.” I love this quote and how it especially applies to family and the holiday season. If you’re looking for woman’s watch but think the face of the one I’m wearing is a little too big for you, don’t worry, they have the exact same watches with smaller faces. The women’s smaller face watches are called the Frankie 35 series. Another reason I love this company is because they allow you to customize your orders. You can pay a little extra to engrave the back of the watch, engrave the box or order your exact size prior to shipping.
I paired this outfit with one of my all time favorite Goodnight Macaroon Fanny Plaid Blanket Scarf. The colors of this scarf are my favorite and compliment the dark wood of the watches and crisp fall colored leaves in the background. Also, in case any of you were wondering my nail color is Angora Cardi by Essie. But Ya’ll lets take a second to talk about how handsome my hubby and our 4 dogs are! They are the light of my life and I love them all more than words can express. I hope you all enjoy these adorable photos and don’t forget to order your watch today with the 25% off coupon code! Time for me to go make our Christmas cards!
Happy Friyay ya’ll!! Today I am going to write about one of my favorite local boutiques here in the Carolina’s called Pass Clothing Boutique. I have been modeling for and collaborating with this boutique for a few months now and it is near and dear to my heart. Not only is the owner, Kate, the sweetest lady I ever did meet but they also have amazing quality clothing. This Vertical Lines Jumpsuit is by far one of my favorite pieces they have in stock right now. This jumpsuit has double adjustable straps, a low V back, a matching tie belt and two tall slits up each side of the leg. With the perfect silhouette fit and the light weight material this jumpsuit has a ton of movement. I paired this piece with a pair of Express Black Suede Heels and some large hoop Sheila Fajl Earrings in brushed champagne gold.
Another reason why Pass Clothing Boutique is one of my favorite stores is because every purchase helps a rescue animal which is another topic that is very close to my heart. If you know me at all then you know I am a huge dog lover and a sucker for those puppy eyes. My husband and I currently have 4 large dogs all over 40 lbs. Your jaw just dropped, I know, but I wouldn’t change our crazy wolf pack for the world! My husband had two german shorthaired pointers (Angus & Ace) before we met, I had one mutt mix I rescued back in college (Oakley) and then we rescued one together two years ago (Rogue). When I say rescued one together, I mean I called Robert at work and told him I picked a puppy up on the side of the road. Little did he know this puppy was a mastiff mix and was 60lbs and considered malnourished.
All of that aside, Pass Clothing always posts a rescue animal of the week on their Instagram account and reading their stories just melts my heart week by week! They promote pets that are up for adoption at Halfway There Rescue based in the Carolinas. They also use professional pictures of each animal that are just so adorable, taken by Chris Hart Photography. I just love it when passionate, caring and talented people all work together for the same goal and this goal is to get as many sweet and adorable pets into a loving forever home. Writing this blog post to spread awareness and do my part to help seems like such a small task compared to the time and effort these people put in on a day to day basis. I really hope you all enjoy this post and be sure to use my code “Ashley20” for a 20% discount at Pass Clothing Boutique!