May The Fourth Be With You!

Happy Hump Day everybody! We’re officially one week out from the Fourth of July and I can not wait to hear all about your exciting plans! I don’t know about all of you but I definitely don’t need a holiday to dress patriotic.  I love representing my country anytime of the year. However, with that being said I took this time to round up a few of my favorite USA picks for everyone. If it’s a bathing suit, shoes or accessories then I have you covered! Whether you’re out by the water – on the beach or on a boat at the lake – hanging out with friends and family at home or going downtown, you always want to be dressed for the occasion. While everyone is out having a great time on this Independence Day let’s always remember to Thank God and the brave men and women who sacrifice their lives for our Freedom!

 

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

Cozy Holiday Gift Guide

Cozy Holiday Gift Guide

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Shine Bright Pajama Set

Happy holidays everyone! One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to light some Christmas candles, cozy up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and watch Hallmark Christmas movies! If you’re like me and have watched them year after year but you’re tired of watching the same ones over and over again (sadly, I never do get tired of it) then pop your favorite holiday movie in instead. My husband and I’s favorite holiday movie is The Grinch – yes we recite every word just like Jim Carrey.  When the weather outside is frightful, I am all about comfort, the warmest and comfiest clothes are all I want! With that being said, I’ve gathered up a few of my favorite comfy and cozy items for you guys! Whether it be for you or a gift for someone special these items will not disappoint! Shop my favorite items below.

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