Wednesday, March 29, 2017

What's On My Radar: Current Loves

Cue all the pretty spring collections!  This is the best time of year for my closet (but not my wallet) and I'm constantly overwhelmed with all fun prints, bright colors, and light fabrics.  I've also included some shoes and toys because apparently, I'm the biggest kid alive.  Luckily, I'm also a mom so it's not super detectable ;).  Here are my favorites for this month:

Trashy Diva
  1. De Luxe Strawberry Brooch
  2. Dolly Tie Top in Red Gingham
  3. Zenzii Resin Hexagon Bangle
  4. Swedish Hasbeens Peep-Toe Super High Sandal in Green
  5. Classic Knee-Length Skirt in Berry Chantilly Print
  6. AJ Morgan Maxi Taxi Sunglasses
The new Berry Chantilly collection is so springy and sweet!  While I already have a few pieces, I particularly love this print with the gingham Dolly tie top and colorful accessories.  If you haven't tried mixing prints in your wardrobe already, this would be the perfect outfit to start!

Red Ruby Vintage
  1. Red Cutaway Dress in Midcentury Print
  2. Red Floral Summer Dress
  3. White Cotton Novelty Bird Print Sundress
  4. Marilyn Monroe Skirt
  5. Colonial Print Skirt
  6. Cartoon Print Skirt
I can't get enough of Gail's gorgeous handmade creations!  I've been shopping with her for years (like this one-of-a-kind beauty) and I'm always impressed with the detail and quality of her garments.  I actually have one of her creations on their way to me right now!  It's always a treat to see what she's going to list next.  Her self-proclaimed "fabric hoard" gives her endless options and keeps her customers on their toes!


Target Funko Pop
  1. Evil Queen
  2. Groot
  3. Judy Hopps
  4. BB-8
  5. Louise Belcher
My Funko Pop collection grows nearly every week.  I'm definitely addicted!  I love that Target has such a vast selection of Funko toys, they even have ones that are exclusive to the store.  Plus, you can shop online and pick up at the store.  If you're as lazy as this mom over here, this is a vital service!


Re-Mix Vintage Shoes
Remix Vintage Shoes
  1. Flora
  2. Capri
  3. Picasso
  4. Anita
  5. Twin Strap
  6. Vogue
  7. Scroll
Without a doubt, Re-Mix is my favorite place to find vintage-inspired shoes.  While the price point is a bit higher, you are paying for unbeatable quality and comfort.  I'm especially enamored with their low wedge sandals (Flora is my favorite).  They come in a wide variety of colors, styles, and they're great for everyday wear!


Voodoo Vixen
  1. Mavis Blue Cropped Cardigan
  2. Mira Deep Green Swing Shorts
  3. Gabby Striped Crop Top
  4. Hailey Striped High Waist Trousers
  5. Lizabeth Swing Summer Dress
The Voodoo Vixen spring collection is just so good!  I'm loving all the fun separates and the gorgeous floral print dresses.  I'm totally feeling those high waist trousers, I can see myself wearing them all summer.  Voodoo Vixen is also having an easter sale, I'd highly suggest taking a look if you need some extra cuteness in your closet!


What's on your wishlist this month?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, March 27, 2017

Millie

Heart of Haute Millie Dress in Brilliant Print

I'm quite confident that Monday's aren't as bad if you're wearing something you truly love.  Heart of Haute recently released this Mille dress, which is a sister to the ever-so-popular Manhattan dress.  I happened to get a first look when I modeled for Heart of Haute a few months ago and I instantly fell in love!  Easily a button up and go kind of outfit, it's the perfect piece for those times when you want to look put together (but you're a secret mess on the inside).

Heart of Haute Millie Dress in Brilliant Print

Heart of Haute Millie Dress in Brilliant Print

Heart of Haute Millie Dress in Brilliant Print

Heart of Haute Millie Dress in Brilliant Print

Heart of Haute Millie Dress in Brilliant Print

Dress- c/o Heart of Haute
Shoes- c/o Restricted Shoes
Earrings- Betsey Johnson
Lipstick- Sephora Collection in Always Red

This dress is 100% sturdy cotton (my favorite) and features a complete button up closure on the front, a plunging v-neckline, flared skirt, hidden side pockets, and a tie in the back to accentuate your waist.  I was especially drawn to the sleeves; they provide enough coverage but they are in no way constricting.  This "brilliant" print is also my new favorite.  I love the black with the contrasting gold details.  As you can see, it's incredibly elegant but can easily be dressed down for everyday wear.  I went with my usual size small in Heart of Haute and the fit was just right.  If you're between sizes,  I would suggest sizing up.  Since it is a button closure, be sure to stick with your bust measurement to avoid gaping in that area.

Anyone in the Los Angeles area going to WonderCon this weekend?  I'll be attending on Saturday with a few friends.  We're also doing a light/fun cosplay, I can't wait to show you guys!  Keep your eyes peeled on Instagram if you want a front row seat to all the fun!

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pippa

Emily and Fin Pippa Dress in Blue Stripe Cuore and Pelle Abigail Bag in Orchid

When you live close enough to a desert in an area that (up until a few months ago) was in a massive drought, seeing greenery everywhere is incredibly exciting.  The once endless brown mountains are now green and filled with wildflowers.  As someone who enjoys photography, this has been the perfect opportunity to explore the world around me.  So I packed up my camera gear, my toddler, and my new Emily and Fin dress for an adventure!

Emily and Fin Pippa Dress in Blue Stripe Cuore and Pelle Abigail Bag in Orchid

Emily and Fin Pippa Dress in Blue Stripe Cuore and Pelle Abigail Bag in Orchid

Emily and Fin Pippa Dress in Blue Stripe Cuore and Pelle Abigail Bag in Orchid

Emily and Fin Pippa Dress in Blue Stripe Cuore and Pelle Abigail Bag in Orchid

Emily and Fin Pippa Dress in Blue Stripe Cuore and Pelle Abigail Bag in Orchid

Emily and Fin Pippa Dress in Blue Stripe Cuore and Pelle Abigail Bag in Orchid

Dress- c/o Emily and Fin
Shoes- c/o Bettie Page Shoes
Bag- c/o Cuore & Pelle
Lipstick- Sephora Collection in Always Red

The Pippa dress is my newest go-to staple.  Because it's made from a light cotton, it's perfect for any warm-weather activity (like my mini-hike to get to this location).  It's fully lined so there's no need for a petticoat or slip.  It features a fold-over sweetheart bust line, wide shoulder straps, a flattering a-line skirt, and large side pockets.  The full back zippered closure allows you step in and out of it with ease, which is a huge plus for this wide-hipped lady.  I took my usual size XS/UK8 in this dress and it fits like a dream.  The size charts are incredibly accurate!  Here's to hoping there are more Pippa dresses in the future, because I will seriously buy every single one.

I feel so honored to team up with Cuore & Pelle, a group of women who make the cutest handbags.  With their mix of genuine and faux leather options in a rainbow of fun colors, it was really difficult to pick just one!  I opted for the Abigail in Orchid, which is a faux leather bag perfect for everyday use or even my camera equipment!  It's fully lined with tons of pockets and the cutest charms on the outside.  Measuring at 15"x10"x4", it can also be used as a mini diaper bag (how I wish I had this bag when Bianca was younger!).  You can also find the Abigail in four other colors, and like some huge surprise, I want them all!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cinderella

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Ella Dress in Cinderella Print

I know I'm a day late, but what better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with this gorgeous dress from Vintage Inspired by Jackie?!  I'm certainly a huge fan of hers (if not the biggest, I can't get enough!) so when she debuted this new cut I knew I had to have it.  Nothing gives me more joy than wearing a perfectly fitted pink dress with a gorgeous Disney-inspired novelty print on it!

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Ella Dress in Cinderella Print

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Ella Dress in Cinderella Print

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Ella Dress in Cinderella Print

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Ella Dress in Cinderella Print

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Ella Dress in Cinderella Print

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Atomic Jax Ella Dress in Cinderella Print

Dress- c/o Vintage Inspired by Jackie
Shoes- c/o Bettie Page Shoes
Petticoat- Malco Modes
Flower crown- Handmade by Hannah of The Braided Bandit

This 1950's spaghetti strap dress has adjustable straps, a scoop neckline on the front and back, a full gathered skirt, and the biggest hidden side pockets.  I can easily step into this dress, thanks to the long back zippered closure.  Jackie made this dress to my measurements and (as always) it fits like a dream!  This gorgeous Cinderella-inspired print by Dapper Dino is perfect for frolicking around Disneyland or getting those daily errands done.  I may or may not have done both of those things in this dress already!

Today is an unexpected rainy day so I'll be relaxing at home with Bianca.  I'll also be prepping myself for Rosko's eye appointment tomorrow.  I'm trying not to freak out, but we will finally find out if his eye can be saved or not.  I know Rosko will be fine no matter what, but I'd prefer this be the end of his medical journey.  Plus, he's been wearing a cone 24/7 for a month now.  I'm sure he's dying to get that thing off!  I'll keep everyone updated on his progress in a post later this week.

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lemon Seville

The Pretty Dress Company Hepburn in Lemon Seville Bettie Page Shoes Abela Heel in Red

I don't think I could never have enough yellow dresses!  So when The Pretty Dress Company unveiled a lemony-hued Seville in the Hepburn swing (another favorite of mine), I knew I had to have it.  Perfect for a spring wedding or an Easter outing, the Lemon Seville will get tons of wear this season.  I decided to dress it down a bit for this post (at least for me) because the Hepburn is a super versatile staple.  I think the sheer amount The Pretty Dress Company in my closet is a testament to that!

The Pretty Dress Company Hepburn in Lemon Seville Bettie Page Shoes Abela Heel in Red

The Pretty Dress Company Hepburn in Lemon Seville Bettie Page Shoes Abela Heel in Red

The Pretty Dress Company Hepburn in Lemon Seville Bettie Page Shoes Abela Heel in Red

The Pretty Dress Company Hepburn in Lemon Seville Bettie Page Shoes Abela Heel in Red

The Pretty Dress Company Hepburn in Lemon Seville Bettie Page Shoes Abela Heel in Red

The Pretty Dress Company Hepburn in Lemon Seville Bettie Page Shoes Abela Heel in Red

Dress- c/o The Pretty Dress Company
Shoes- c/o Bettie Page Shoes
Petticoat- Malco Modes
Hat- Jeanne Simmons (similar)

The Hepburn has a structured, classic silhouette with the comfort to match.  It features half sleeves, a v-neckline in the back, full box-pleated skirt, and a back zippered closure.  It's made from a slightly stretchy cotton sateen, which has a bit of give for ease of wear.  I went with my usual UK8 and the dress fits like a dream!  When figuring out your size, make sure to go with your bust size.  I feel like the Hepburn is roomier in the waist than it is in the bust, so make sure you leave enough room for your girls!

This weekend is filled with lots of fun girl time.  I'm meeting up with a long-time IG bestie at Disneyland and celebrating one of my favorite friend's birthdays later that day.  Being a stay-at-home mom doesn't allow me to have too much alone time, so I surely take advantage when I get the chance!  If you're interested, you can keep up with my weekend adventures on my Instagram.

xoxo

Ashley
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