Monday, February 8, 2016

Grand Fleur

Trashy Diva Ruby Middy Dress in Grand Fleur Print

Fat Tuesday is tomorrow so I felt like I needed an outfit to celebrate!  I've only been to New Orleans during Halloween (which was crazy fun), but I really love how the whole city comes together this time of year.  I can't think of anything else quite like that here in Los Angeles, so I'm just going to live vicariously through my Louisiana friends and sport this super cute Trashy Diva number.

Trashy Diva Ruby Middy Dress in Grand Fleur Print

Trashy Diva Ruby Middy Dress in Grand Fleur Print

Trashy Diva Ruby Middy Dress in Grand Fleur Print

Trashy Diva Ruby Middy Dress in Grand Fleur Print

Dress- Trashy Diva (on sale!)
Shoes- Chelsea Crew
Cardigan- Modcloth
Necklace- Femme De Bloom
Belt- Pinup Girl Clothing
Underskirt- Pinup Girl Clothing

Yesterday may have been Super Bowl Sunday, but it was lady brunch time in my book!  I met up with Mary-Catherine from Monster Stewart and a bunch of other ladies for some much needed girl time.  We rarely get the opportunity to come together all at once, so it was quite a treat!  Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my own life that I forget to stop and appreciate the wonderful people I have around me.  As much as I love my "lone wolf" lifestyle, feeling the positive energy of others actually makes me feel new and ready for the long week ahead.  I know I can't be the only one!

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, February 5, 2016

What's On My Radar: Current Loves

I'd be lying if I said I didn't love all the cute Valentine's themed goodies out there!  While I tend to stay in on the actual day, I love to decorate and dress accordingly.  Here are a few of my favorite things for the most romantic month of the year:

Luxulite Valentine's Day
1. Red Sweetheart and Cherries Brooch
6. Red, White, and Blue Sweetheart Brooch

Who doesn't love a themed novelty brooch?  Katy over at Luxulite is the queen of cute brooches and I can't get enough of her 40's style sweetheart styles!


Pinup Girl Clothing Valentine's Day
1. Maria Dress
2. Gilda Dress
3. Jessica Dress
4. Monica Dress
5. Ava Swing Dress

Pinup Girl Clothing really has you covered in the Valentine's Day outfit department.  Whether you want to go sexy or sweet, they have the perfect go-to look for your special night!


Hella Fresh Designs
1. Zack To My Kelly Card
5.The History Of Ever Card

Because you can't get through a Valentine's Day without giving a sweet note to your beloved, I've included some wonderful cards from Hella Fresh Designs.  They have everything from Galentine's Day, to nostalgic, to thoughtful sentiments, to downright funny and crude!  I may or may not have purchased some for Kevin!


Trashy Diva Valentine's Day
1. Liz Dress
2. Honey Dress
3. Fontaine Coat Dress
4. Honey Sun Dress
5. Honey Dress

Trashy Diva is having an incredible sale at the moment, and many of those styles are perfect for your Valentine's date!  Because there's nothing like a flattering neckline and lush fabric to make you feel like a million bucks!


Beehive Handmade
1. Heart Measuring Spoons
6. Heart Coffee Scoop

For the lady in the kitchen (aka me), Beehive Handmade has some wonderful pewter gifts that are sure to be a hit.  I absolutely wish I could replace all my measuring devices with heart shaped handmade pieces made with love!


Modcloth Valentine's Day
1. Wonder For The Record Books Dress
6. Pick Up The Grace Heel

Oh Modcloth, you really know your way to a girl's heart!  They currently have a vast Sweetheart Shop, which has everything you could ever need for a perfect Valentine's Day!


Are you ready for Valentine's Day?  Do you have your outfit planned yet?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Viva

+Pinup Girl Clothing Laura Byrnes California Viva Dress in Blue Crepe

Yesterday was just one of those no good days.  No matter how hard I tried to go against the negative current, it just washed me away.  From a screaming toddler, to losing my camera remote (ugh, I'm super bummed about that), to not getting anything I wanted done, the entire day was just a mess.  My only saving grace was wearing this gorgeous Viva dress.  Because even if you feel awful, there's something about a beautiful dress that can lift your spirits!

Pinup Girl Clothing Laura Byrnes California Viva Dress in Blue Crepe

Pinup Girl Clothing Laura Byrnes California Viva Dress in Blue Crepe

Pinup Girl Clothing Laura Byrnes California Viva Dress in Blue Crepe

Pinup Girl Clothing Laura Byrnes California Viva Dress in Blue Crepe

Pinup Girl Clothing Laura Byrnes California Viva Dress in Blue Crepe

Dress- Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes- Bettie Page
Bracelet- c/o Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills in Candy Apple

As you might have noticed, I've been slowly incorporating more 40's style dresses into my closet.  I love the simple yet flattering silhouettes that you can just slip on and go.  Pinup Girl Clothing has some wonderful new 40's inspired designs, including this Viva dress.  It's made from a gorgeous pebble crepe, so it has a light flowing feel with a subtle texture.  This dress is also fully lined, which means it will maintain it's beautiful shape when you move.  If you're between sizes, I'd suggest sizing down due to the stretch in the fabric.  It's still in the coming soon section, but this dress also comes in black and red, which I'm hoping to resist.  But I have a feeling they'll have a place in my closet as well!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, February 1, 2016

Siren

Doll Me Up Siren Dress in Black

As I'm sure you're already aware, Valentine's Day is coming up!  While my husband and I don't do much of anything that day, it's fun to plan some outfits for the occasion.  I'm not really anti-romantic, but our wedding anniversary (which is today!) and my husband's birthday are within days of Valentine's Day.  So let's be honest, we have much more fun things to celebrate!  Doll Me Up has some perfect ensembles for this time of year, including this Siren dress.  I could not believe how comfortable this dress was.  I literally wiggled it on and went about my day!

Doll Me Up Siren Dress in Black

Doll Me Up Siren Dress in Black

Doll Me Up Siren Dress in Black

Doll Me Up Siren Dress in Black

Dress- c/o Doll Me Up
Shoes- Chelsea Crew
Bracelet- c/o Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills in Soft Lilac

This super stretchy dress has an off the shoulder neckline, v cutout detail with boning, and does not feature a zipper, which means you get a seamless finish.  It's a classic cut with a modern feel, perfect for date night!  Doll Me Up is currently running a sitewide sale, so make sure you stock up on all your wardrobe needs while you can!

Kevin and I celebrated our third year of marriage at a steakhouse on Saturday night, which means I'm still full from the amazing meal we had!  As much as I'd love to make today extra special, I probably won't get to do more than a nice cooked meal when he gets home from work.  I'm sure he won't mind though, after a day of work (especially on a Monday) I can hardly convince him to emerge from the couch!  It's all about the little things, right?!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Green Kimono

Trashy Diva Anna Dress in Green Kimono Print

After a busy weekend at work I'm happy to have a few days at home!  Sometimes I feel like I only see Bianca when she's about to go to bed, which isn't enough time for me.  As much as I love to have a life outside of the home, it's nowhere near as gratifying as being Bianca's mommy.  I try my hardest to balance the two but it will always be a struggle.  Because after she goes to school I won't have these long days alone with her...  It's years away but I already get teary-eyed over it!

Trashy Diva Anna Dress in Green Kimono Print

Trashy Diva Anna Dress in Green Kimono Print

Trashy Diva Anna Dress in Green Kimono Print

Trashy Diva Anna Dress in Green Kimono Print

Dress- Trashy Diva
Shoes- Modcloth
Bracelet- c/o Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Necklace- Old
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills in Candy Apple

I missed out on the Green Kimono print when it was on the Trashy Diva site, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on one from a lovely lady who had a spare.  I find myself really drawn to 40's silhouettes lately and this Anna dress is the perfect fit for my body type.  Because this dress has so many wonderful colors, it's fun to accessorize with vibrant shoes and jewelry.  I can't wait to wear this dress again this weekend!

xoxo

Ashley
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