The Perfect NYE Outfit!

The Perfect NYE Outfit!

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I hope everyone had a very amazing Christmas! I can’t believe in just less than a week it will be 2018! That’s why I wanted to share a last minute NYE outfit with you all and most of this outfit is on sale right now! This sequin maxi skirt is by far one of my favorite pieces yet and you can pair it with just about any top and it is currently 50% off along with everything else on the site, but hurry because today is the last day! I paired it with one of my favorite nude bodysuits that I’ve had since last season so I can’t link the exact one but I will link a few of my favorites below. I dressed this outfit up a little with a warm wine fur coat that comes in 3 other colors and a black velvet crossbody purse that is also half off! This black velvet crossbody is originally $24.90 but is currently on sale for $12.45 and if you use the code EXTRA30 at checkout it will only be $8.71! Or just use code EXTRA30 at checkout for 30% off any item in your cart at Forever21. You all know how much I love bringing you a good sale.

For accessories I decided to keep it simple yet classy. I paired this outfit with a pair of simple nude patent leather pointed toe heel. Along with a pair of dark grey tassel earrings and a shiny grey chocker necklace. For sizing references I am wearing a size XS in the express sequin maxi skirt. I am normally a size Small in other clothes but I always usually size down in Express – especially with high waisted zip up skirts. I love the squared sequin pattern throughout this maxi skirt and the slit up the front with a small lining underneath leaves the bottom half sheer.

What is everyone’s New Year’s Eve plans!? I love hearing about all of the fun parties and events that everyone attends! This year, like many others, my hubby has to work night shift (ohh the life of a cop wife). We’ve never really had fancy New Years Eve plans in the past 4 years we’ve celebrated together but as long as I get a kiss when he comes home safe I am perfectly content! That being said, I do really miss dressing up and counting down the New Year with everyone. I’ve never been one for big crowds but I’ve always wanted to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Time Square one year. I mean come on who doesn’t!? Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this outfit as much as I do! Hurry fast because the pieces are selling out fast with all of these amazing sales going on!

XOXO

-Ashley

Holiday Dresses Under $100

Holiday Dresses Under $100

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Asos Floral Sequin Holiday Dress // Raven & Riley The Elena Earrings // Express Turn Lock Black Cross Body Bag // Express Black Leather Patent Heel

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!

XOXO

-Ashley

 

Vertical Lines Jumpsuit – Pass Clothing Boutique

Vertical Lines Jumpsuit – Pass Clothing Boutique

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Vertical Lines Jumpsuit // Sheila Fajl Large Hoop Earrings in Brushed Champagne Gold // Express Black Suede Heel // Steve Madden Black Suede or Leather Heel

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!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

XOXO

-Ashley

Floral Free People Maxi

Floral Free People Maxi

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Happy Tuesday Ya’ll!! I had to do a blog post on this amazing Free People Maxi Dress because it just makes me so happy! This bright floral pattern just screams vacation which I wish I was on right now. Robert and I haven’t been on Vacation in a little while now and I’m starting to get wanderlust fever again! Our one year anniversary is coming up in February and I would love to go somewhere new – any suggestions!?

I love the full button up detailing in the front with the matching tie belt and ruffle sleeves. This romantic floral pattern just screams Spain or maybe even Italy… heck I would wear this thing anywhere to be honest! I paired it with a pair of blush velvet heels that are last season so I’m going to link a similar Steve Madden pair.

I hope you all have an exciting week ahead! I am going to be shooting with Pass Clothing Boutique again this week so be sure to look out for their new arrivals as well! I am so thankful for all of the amazing connections that blogging has brought into my life, from boutiques, to other bloggers to photographers! God is good! I hope you all enjoy this look and post and have a wonderful Tuesday!

XOXO

-Ashley

 

Red Floral Maxi Dress

Red Floral Maxi Dress

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I don’t even know where to begin with this incredible red floral maxi dress! This is by far one of my favorite floral maxi dresses for the upcoming Fall & Winter seasons. It is  currently for sale for only $66, they have all sizes available.

If you’re looking for the perfect dress for a wedding, gala or any formal event…well look no further ladies! The stunning wine hue, gold accented floral details, low back and full tulle style skirt that is fully lined create a breathtaking silhouette. It also has adjustable straps and an invisible zipper up the back for practical yet comfortable support. This is the perfect maxi for making a statement at your next event! Lastly, I styled this dress with a beautiful Fall bouquet that was only $5.99 at Trader Joe’s and is now my center piece on my dining table! I hope you ladies enjoy this look and have fun shopping!

XOXO

-Ashley

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Ruffle Sleeve Express Dress

Ruffle Sleeve Express Dress

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Ladies, it’s finally Saturday and I had to share with you my all time favorite date night outfit! This amazing Ruffled Sleeve Express Dress comes in three different colors and is super comfortable. I am wearing the color brandied peach and it is one of my top favorite colors this Fall. The classic silhouette and plunging v-neck make for a show stopping night out. Oh, did I mention it is on sale right now for 40% off!?

Yes, thats right this dress is currently under $50 and the last time it was available it sold it quick. They just restocked it in all colors, also available in Black and a really pretty Smokey Grey/Blue color. The link below or above takes you to where you can purchase all 3 colors! I paired this dress with simple yet classic Black Block Heels that are also from Express and a Snake Skin Michael Kors Clutch. This dress really is so versatile and would also look great paired with nude heels and a clutch.

I really hope you ladies enjoy this outfit! I do love dressing up for a nice dinner out with the hubby but it’s almost time for me to change into my UGA gear and watch some Saturday night SEC football! Be safe this weekend!

XOXO

-Ashley