It’s my favorite time of year! If you were born and raised in the south like me, you probably love college football game days too. Growing up in Columbia, South Carolina (home of the USC Gamecocks) I attended many home games with my friends but I ended up going away for college to Charleston, SC. Although I love the gamecocks, I was actually raised a Georgia bulldogs fan thanks to my dad who is a die hard dawg. Every year before football season starts I like to stock up on my game day gear to wear and I found the most adorable website called Stewart Simmons.
They have the cutest graphic tees which are my favorite pieces to style for games! I love graphic tees because you can dress them up with some cute boots or booties for the cooler game days but you can also dress them down with some leggings and casual sneakers. I also love that they have so many different styles and prints, from long oversized tees to short cropped tees to animal prints. Stewart Simmons carries 7 different collegiate teams (Clemson, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, FSU & Mississippi State) and they have a wide variety of sizes from XS – XXL. They also carry a few toddler and baby onesies to match with your mini!
You guys know how much I love to twin with my little man Kade! We’re a house divided when it comes to college football since Robert went to the University of South Carolina but I have to admit he’s not as die hard of a fan as I am. Hence why I was able to grab a Georgia onesie for Kade to rock this football season. We are so excited to introduce Kade to college football game days because it’s not just a sport – it’s a community and lifelong traditions to celebrate and Stewart Simmons was created on that same ideal.
Robert and I are actually headed to the first South Carolina football game here in Columbia on Saturday where they will play Eastern Illinois and I can’t wait to wear my new Cocky Cropped Boyfriend Tee (photographed in the first two photos). This top was so good I had to grab it for Georgia games too (3rd & 4th photo). I’ll link the rest of my outfit details below in case you all want to shop those as well.
Huge thank you to Stewart Simmons for sponsoring this Game Day blog post and giving me a discount code for all of you! Use code: AB20 for 20% off your entire order. I hope you all enjoyed it!
First and foremost, Robert and I want to give a huge thank you to Toyota for sending us to the 2020 Taxslayer Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, FL. You all know I drive a Jeep and Robert drives a Chevy but after this past week driving the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 has completely won us over! Aside from the gorgeous exterior this car had all of the bells and whistles you could possibly need and was so spacious inside! A few of my favorite features about this car was the huge moon roof, the remote keyless entry system with the push to start, and the day and night rear view mirror/camera. We were absolutely spoiled for a week with this car and it was a very sad day when we had to turn it back in!
During the #ToyotaTailgate experience we were able to look at the new Tacoma and Tundra trucks and Robert was super torn. He is definitely going to be in the market for a new truck soon and has had his eye on both of these options so it was perfect timing. We could not have had a better tailgate experience – we had the cutest set up, best barbecue in town, and our seats were so close to the field!! We were ultimately pulling for the underdogs (Indiana University) to win and they were up until the last quarter of the game which was so tough to watch! Meeting all of the Toyota employees was such a pleasure and they made sure everything was such a fun and easy breeze for us that weekend. I am so thankful to be a part of the Toyota family and I couldn’t recommend a better car brand to keep you safe on the roads!
I hope you enjoyed this review and definitely leave a comment with any questions you have about the car or experience!
Happy Tuesday babes! Today I am spotlighting one of my new favorite boutiques called Bella Ella Boutique. Bella Ella is the perfect mix of trendy yet affordable pieces and they have six stores all located in the Utah area. Don’t live in the Utah area!? No worries, they have an amazing website you can shop from and it is super easy to navigate through which I love! Also, be sure to follow them on Instagram to stay up to date on all of their new arrivals!
Okay now on to the good stuff!! If you’ve been following me for awhile you know I love bringing you all very trendy yet affordable places to shop. So, before I get into the details of this amazing outfit, Bella Ella Boutique has given me a personal code (Ashley10) to share with you all to receive 10% off your total order! This outfit is by far one of my favorite everyday looks and I can’t express enough how soft this top and scarf combo is. They’re the perfect layering pieces for any outfit. Up next we have these amazing distressed skinny jeans that are one of my favorite brands and are fully in stock in all sizes and only $59.99. Lastly, I had to throw on this stylish black buckle crossbody purse to complete the whole look, and hold my chapstick of course!
I hope you all love this outfit & boutique as much as I do! We are about to leave to head to Vero Beach for the next few days for a short little staycation for my birthday! I can’t believe it’s already been another year in the books and I feel so extremely thankful and blessed for you all and all of the amazing boutiques I’ve been able to work with this year! Now what are you waiting on ladies – go shop and let me know what all you babes find! I love hearing feedback from you all!
A girl can never have too many shoes; am I right or am I right!? I am on a huge shoe kick right now but who am I joking I’m on this kick like 10 months out of the year so… With that being said I wanted to round up a few of my favorites for you all. It is so hard to find good fall shoes for less than $100 but I have rounded up some amazing deals for you all! You know I’m always balling on a budget so I wanted to share the shoes you see in all of my posts along with others I REALLY want to purchase!
It has been a hot minute since I’ve written a blog post and I am sooo sorry about that but I am back in full force for this up coming Holiday season. With that being said I ran by target yesterday and rounded up a few of my favorite outfits for you all. Of course, naturally I gravitated to all of the super cute and trendy fall jackets they had just put out on the floor. I love sharing my favorite styles with you all but I am V – curious as to which one is your favorite – look number 1, 2 or 3!? You all know I love bringing you super affordable & stylish pieces and all of these jackets are less than $40!! I will pop a picture of each individual look along with all of the shop info below.
Happy hump day babes!! I get a lot of questions from you all about who takes all of my pictures and what kind of camera I use, etc… So I figured I would write a blog post for you all. Before I get into all the details of my photos I just have to share with you all how obsessed I am with this outfit from Shop Red Dress Boutique! This earth red sweater keeps you oh so warm and cozy and these distressed skinny jeans are my favorite pair of denim in my closet right now. I paired this outfit with a clutch I purchased off of Poshmark last year but I have linked a similar one from Red Dress Boutique here! I am also wearing my favorite dark brown Guess Nicolo bootie.
Okay now on to the good stuff!
1.Who takes all of your pictures? – MY MOM!! That’s right! No, she is not a professional photographer by any means. Yes, she has been snapping pictures of me since I was born so it is nothing new for her. HA. A lot of full time bloggers pay a professional photographer which is awesome but why not save money and enjoy a mom/daughter day date every once in awhile, am I right!?
3. How do you edit your photos? – So just like my mom is no professional photographer, I am no professional editor. I have tried photoshop and lightroom and it is all just too much work and confusing for me. So, I decided to stick to simple editing apps on my phone, the main one I use is called VSCO. This app has multiple FREE presets as well as other presets you can purchase, as well as a large variety of editing tools. I haven’t bought many presets and the main 3 ones I use are free (A4, A5, & A6). After picking a color preset I like based on the photo I am editing I will then use the editing tools. I usually use multiple editing tools depending on the photo whether it needs to be lightened or darkened but one of the main editing tools I always use is sharpen because I like my photos to look sharp and crisp.
I placed two before & after photos side by side at the end of the picture list in this blog post so that you can see the difference. Both photos on the left are raw straight from the camera photos and then the pictures on the right are how I edited them. I hope this short blog posts was informative and helped answer some of you alls questions! Like I said I am no professional photographer or photo editor but this is the basic way I shoot and edit all of my photos. If you all are looking for some professional photographers in the Carolina’s I’ll list a few of my favorites that I have worked with personally here!