Ashley X Forever 21 Try On Haul

 Outfit 1: My all time favorite white bodysuit, Distressed denim boyfriend jeans – use code “beary10” for 10% off, Khaki linen moto jacket.

Outfit 2: White bodycon skirt, Couldn’t find the exact striped cropped tie front top but found one very similar – here!

  Outfit 3: White bodycon skirtDenim cropped top, Aviator sunnies – use code “ashleybeary” for $25 off!

Outfit 4: White bodycon skirt, Couldn’t find the exact striped tie front top but found one very similar – here!  Khaki linen moto jacket.

Outfit 5: White bodycon skirtChambray button down top

Outfit 6: Chambray button down top, Orange and ivory striped jumpsuit

Outfit 7: Orange and ivory striped jumpsuit, Khaki linen moto jacket. Aviator sunnies – use code “ashleybeary” for $25 off!

Outfit 8: Open knit ivory sweater, Distressed denim boyfriend jeans — use code “beary10” for 10% off. Aviator sunnies – use code “ashleybeary” for $25 off!

Hey babes! I hope you all enjoyed this little dressing room try on haul video – I thought it was more fun than a regular try on with me talking and the crazy store music blaring in the background. Mind you, I haven’t been to the mall in months so I didn’t really go in with a vision in mind but once I got to the store I started finding some of my favorite spring & summer combo pieces. I figured I would share some of my must have staple pieces that should be in your closet for spring & summer! I’m going to skip over the basic white and black tee because I know you already have your favorites in your drawer ready to go!

1. Chambray Top – this is a MUST!

2. White Skirt – Can be dressed up or down & paired with SOOO many different tops!

3. Linen or Denim Jacket – for those chilly summer nights

4. Favorite Jumpsuit – One piece item that you just throw on and go!

5. Accessories to match – they complete every outfit!

 

 

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Hey there babes! I found an amazing new site that I just had to share with you all. Yoox is an online fashion store that has some of the most luxurious brands and styles. Whether you’re wanting to save or splurge you can find it all right here!

A Little Bit About Yoox

Yoox is an online lifestyle store for fashion, design & art that was established in 2000. They offer an an extensive assortment of hard to find clothing and accessories for men and women from the world’s most prestigious designers.  They deliver super fast to more than 100 countries around the world and returns are just as quick and easy too.

One of my favorite features on their site is searching the designer tab. They feature some amazing high in designers such as Prada, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Valentino and many, many more. They also have some of my favorite designers like Free People, Steve Madden, Sam Edelman and Tory Burch for a more reasonable price point.

A Little Bit About The Outfits I Chose

Before I go into detail on the outfits I want to let you all know I gave myself a $250 shopping budget. With that budget I was able to purchase all four of these pieces! I featured two amazing Free People outfits – a white dress that comes in two other colors and is only $65 and a super cute cropped striped sweater that also comes in another color and is only $59. First of all, can we talk about how amazing the prices are for these Free People pieces!? After picking two quality spring & summer pieces I had to find some shoes to match. I ended up grabbing two very different yet versatile shoes – one chunky nude heel (only $35) and a super cute pair of flat lace up espadrilles (only $42). I envisioned showing how to style both of these outfits in two different ways. One dressed up with the chunky nude heel and the other dressed down for a more comfortable relaxed look with the lace up espadrilles.

Because I only gave myself a $250 budget I was not able to purchase any accessories, but Yoox has the most amazing selection of handbags and jewelry I have ever seen! I hope you all enjoyed the outfits I picked and be sure to check out all of the amazing new arrivals at Yoox! I get wrapped up in browsing all of the different designers and next thing I know two hours has passed by, but I will definitely be placing another order soon! Hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!

XOXO

-Ashley

A Charleston Weekend Getaway

If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that Charleston, South Carolina holds a special place in my heart! I grew up living two hours away from Charleston before I moved there for 5 years to attend and graduate from The College of Charleston.  I recently went back to the old historic city for a girls weekend getaway and boy was it different than my college experience. The town and gorgeous scenic views along with some of my oldest friends will always make Charleston feel like home to me but the stores, restaurants and businesses are forever changing! Let’s be honest, I’m a little behind on this blog post but I wanted to give you all a run down of our girls weekend – the things we did, the amazing people we met and everyones favorite, the delicious food we ate!

First, Let’s Talk About Where To Stay!

The Bea’s Nest

Mary Jo of Port to Palm hosted us at The Beas Nest – a luxurious coastal vacation home located on the Isle of Palms, just a quick 30 minute drive from Downtown Charleston and a block away from the beach! A little bit about the history:

” Once known as ”Bea’s Nest,” 716 Carolina Blvd was originally owned by acclaimed American poetess Beatrice Witte Ravenel.  It blends the the rich history of Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island with modern touches to provide its guests with an amazing experience steps from the beautiful Carolina beaches.  We are excited to share it with you and your family.”

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Once we dropped our bags off at the house and settled in we quickly made our way over to Mount Pleasant to have a relaxing spa night at The Woodhouse Day Spa. Picture this -sipping on a glass of bubbly in a fluffy white robe, while soft music plays in the background surrounded by the most fabulous group of bloggers. Woodhouse offers a wide variety of rejuvenating and relaxing services from invigorating facials to therapeutic massages. My Swedish massage left me feeling rested, rejuvenated, and ready to conquer the Holy City!

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The Next Day – It’s Time To Eat!

We spent the afternoon at a luncheon hosted by Lauren Taylor Law Firm at Merchant’s Hall, a gorgeous venue with a spectacular view of the Charleston City Market. I was able to taste 5 church, a fabulous local restaurant on Market Street, for the first time because they catered the luncheon. 5 Church definitely lived up to their notoriety with creative crudités, a delicious citrus salad and a spicy ahi tuna poke bowl. You know I always save the best for last – that being the banana pannacotta + milk chocolate ganache dessert (insert salivating emoji here). I still crave that little mason jar desert til’ this day!

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Some Other Amazing Food Recs

Uncorked

A quaint little wine bar located in the heart of downtown Charleston on King Street. Kick off your weekend exploring all of the huge selection of wines on tap and I highly recommend the charcuterie board. No meal is complete without dessert so you have to try the Oreo Bomb. It is a homemade ‘Oreo’ cookie with caramel mousse, chocolate truffle and caramel creme topped with chocolate glaze.

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The Darling Oyster Bar

A weekend in Charleston is not complete without a fun Sunday brunch spot! For the ultimate bloody mary I would highly recommend The Darling Oyster Bar located on King Street,  a well-known vintage raw oyster bar serving up traditional low-country cuisine. Opt for the hush puppies, shrimp & grits, biscuits & gravy, a dozen raw oysters and The Captain – the ultimate bloody mary for the perfect Sunday funday meal.

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The Obstinate Daughter – Sullivans Island

Poogan’s Porch – Make A Reservation!

Leon’s Oyster Shop – Fried Chicken & Oysters!

All Things Beauty

For all things Nails you must go see Angela at Lu.nu.la Nail Lab! She is hands down the best and can literally perfect any creative nail look you desire. She was such a pleasure to work with and I can’t thank her enough for the best manicure I’ve had to date!

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For all things Hair & Makeup you must go to Largo Salon for hair and see Barbie Melvin & her team at Pink Mansion Beauty.  This was my first time visiting Largo and their super swanky salon offers the ultimate vibe, especially for a girls’ night out! This was my second time getting my makeup done by Barbie and you guys she is one of the most talented and down to earth makeup artists I have ever worked with! I left the salon that night feeling like I can conquer the world – even if it was just one bomb night out downtown with my girls.

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Lastly, All The Fun Things To Do & Places To Be

Did you know South Carolina is home to some of the nation’s most historic landmarks, including Middleton Place. Middleton Place is home to the oldest landscaped garden in America. Whether you’re touring the house museum, visiting the restaurant or inn, or exploring the working stable yards, Middleton is just one of those places that you can spend all day enjoying! I think my favorite part was getting to know all of the farm animals – be sure to say hey to Kevin (the peacock) while visiting.

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The Carolina Girl Yacht

To end our Charleston girls weekend we went on a sunset cruise around the Charleston Harbor with Carolina Girl Yacht, a beautiful venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners or corporate and social events. Although it was a bit chilly, I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to enjoy the beautiful view of The Battery at sunset with while drinking cocktails from the bar.

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Carriage Rides & Rainbow Row

Of course we can’t forget about the infamous Rainbow Row, a series of 13 homes in bright pastel hues lining the historic waterfront. It represents the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States! If you’re looking for that ‘gram-worthy photo, I promise you will get it here, located downtown on East Bay Street.

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I hope this post inspired you to make a trip to visit the Holy City, a perfect weekend getaway in southern South Carolina!

A huge Thank You to Jaime Huffman of the Charleston Blonde for coordinating this entire trip and for the gracious host partners! I am extremely thankful for all of the wonderful opportunities that blogging has given me like visiting new places and meeting some amazing new people along the way.

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Vici Try On Video

 

Use Code “Ashley20” for 20% off your order!

Outfit #1: Plaid Button Down TopDistressed White Skinny Jeans, Taupe Wedge SneakerNatural Suede Backpack – also comes in Tan

Outfit #2: Leopard Pocketed Duster Cardigan, High Waisted Skinny Jeans, Taupe Wedge SneakerBlack button up body suit – sold out. Here are other options: black bodysuitwhite button up bodysuit

Outfit #3: Boss Babe Bomber JacketHigh Waisted Skinny Jeans, Taupe Wedge Sneaker, Complete the look with this adorable Boss Babe Tumbler Cup

Outfit #4: Leopard Maxi Dress – Sadly is sold out, Camel Moto Suede Jacket, Tan Suede Wrap Up Heel – sold out, Other Heel Option

Outfit #5: Adorable Floral Balloon Sleeve Dress, Ivory Sherpa Jackets, Tan Felt Hat, Tan Suede Wrap Up Heel – sold out, Other Heel Option. Also found this adorable top with the same pattern as the dress! Off the Shoulder Floral Top, Bora Bora Coral Statement Earrings

Black Wedge Sneakeralso comes in blush, and camel.

Red Two Piece Set TopRed Two Piece Set Maxi Skirt – also comes in white top & white skirt – green top & green skirt – yellow top yellow skirt – black top & black skirt.

Check out all of their other amazing new arrivals HERE

 

 

 

 

Birthday Vacay to Costa D’Este Resort & Spa

Birthday Vacay to Costa D’Este Resort & Spa

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Robert and I just returned from a mini relaxing getaway for my 28th birthday at Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa in Vero Beach, Florida. Vero beach is located only two hours away from where we live so it was a perfect little vacation. Since my birthday landed on a Wednesday this year we arrived at Costa d’Este on Tuesday and left on Thursday which happened to be Robert’s three days off that week as well. Everything was planned out perfectly! We arrived around 4 pm on Tuesday evening and thats when the fun began!

Before I get into all the fun events that happened on our little mini staycation I want to show you guys the amazing discount Costa d’Este has given me to give to all of you!! They created a special offer for my followers to be able to experience the amazing stay we had at a super reasonable price! They’re offering 40% off savings on stays through December 31st & 25% off savings on stays from January 1 – September 30, 2019. Here is my personal link for you all to book with them and save by January 15th (then the discount will expire!)

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Now back to the good stuff! Upon arrival Tuesday night we were greeted with bubbly while we checked in and they had cute birthday balloons and cupcakes waiting in our room for me! I will go ahead and state that every single person from the hotel staff was so nice and friendly! We got up to our room just in time to watch the sunset on the beach from our balcony view and it was such a gorgeous night. Afterwards, we went down to dinner at The Wave Kitchen & Bar located in the resort for a wine pairing dinner. Here is a picture the of the menu we had for dinner on Tuesday night with a different glass of wine for every meal! The food and wine were absolutely to die for!

IMG_5135.jpgIMG_5646IMG_5171Wednesday: It’s my Birthday!! I don’t ever go all out on my birthdays besides dinners or small quaint get togethers so waking up at Costa d’Este was a treat to say the least! The weather started out gorgeous and the view was still just as breathtaking as when I first saw it. We enjoyed a nice breakfast downstairs and then Robert and I had a 50 minute couples massage at the Spa at Costa d’Este. Robert got the deep tissue massage of course and my poor masseuse was so amazing and definitely knew what she was doing but boy did I have some kinks to work out in my shoulders! She was smaller than me but she had super strong hands and worked out all of my knots and tension. Afterwards they came out and she said to me “you had a ton of tension in your shoulders, do you work at a computer all day everyday!?” Robert was like haha why yes she does! And since he is a cop she recommended we both get massages once a month until we can learn to destress some and stretch more often. Hey – I can’t complain about that! Doctors orders (insert cry laughing face emoji here.)

After our amazing massages we walked around the little town and boutiques for a bit and then went down to the pool to relax for a few hours before dinner. It was a little windy at later that evening while we were at the pool but we still had the best time! We both ordered some super fresh handmade mojitos and when I say handmade I mean it! From fresh basil to freshly squeezed lime juice and their homemade simple syrup. After relaxing poolside we went back up to the room to watch the sunset and get ready for dinner.

For my birthday dinner we were treated with a whistlepig whiskey tasting. We had both of our dinners scheduled for 7 pm both nights and it was the perfect timing. Robert and I had never tasted whistlepig whiskey but after that dinner I can honestly say I think were professionals now. From the smokey flavored whiskey to the spicy and traditional – we had it all that night! It’s crazy how one piece of ice or a saturated cherry can change the total taste of the whiskey all together. Oh did I forget to mention that after dinner both nights we went into the hot tub!? (closes at 11) The first night we struck up conversation with some people from Austin, TX and the second night on my birthday it was just us. Talk about the most romantic ending to the evening listening to the waves crash in the distance.

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On Thursday we woke up and had breakfast and then checked out of our room at 11. (ALL THE SAD TEARS) In conclusion, we had the absolute best stay at Costa d’Este and I would highly recommend you all going! The hotel is only 10 years old but has a super miami vice 70’s feel to it. The rooms are beyond stunning and they resemble a cruise ship room but obviously way nicer. I received such amazing feedback from you all on all of my insta stories I posted while at our stay so I hope you all thoroughly enjoy this blog post!

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XOXO

-Ashley

Bella Ella Boutique

Bella Ella Boutique

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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!

XOXO

-Ashley