Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Born to Run

Smak Parlour Off-Duty Chic Jumpsuit in Maroon Floral Print Restricted Shoes Run Sandal in Taupe

Can I officially call this the season of jumpsuits?  Because I feel like that's all I want to put on my body lately.  I've been on quite a quest to curate a wardrobe of comfortable pieces that don't skimp on style and Smak Parlour really hits the nail on the head.  Paired with my new Run sandals from Restricted Shoes, I feel like I have perfect summer outfit!

Smak Parlour Off-Duty Chic Jumpsuit in Maroon Floral Print

Smak Parlour Off-Duty Chic Jumpsuit in Maroon Floral Print Restricted Shoes Run Sandal in Taupe

Smak Parlour Off-Duty Chic Jumpsuit in Maroon Floral Print Restricted Shoes Run Sandal in Taupe

Smak Parlour Off-Duty Chic Jumpsuit in Maroon Floral Print Restricted Shoes Run Sandal in Taupe

Jumpsuit- c/o Smak Parlour
Shoes- c/o Restricted Shoes
Lipstick- c/o Besame Cosmetics Sheer Lipstick in Mint Rose

The Off-Duty Chic Jumpsuit is made from a light chiffon-like fabric and features a ruched neckline, mini flutter sleeves, an elasticized waist with matching fabric sash, wide leg culottes, and a back keyhole feature with a tie detail.  The pants are lined and the back detail is cute but modest enough so you can wear a regular bra with ease.  Like all of Smak Parlour's clothing, this jumpsuit is made right here in the USA.  I'm wearing my usual Smak Parlour size (small) and it's such a great fit!  At $86, I feel like it's such a great price too.  I'm hoping we see more of these jumpsuits in other prints/colors because I will seriously buy them all!

As someone who has a collection of Restricted Shoes but has recently started wearing slide shoes, I'm really excited about these Run sandals.  They feature a super comfy padded footbed, crisscross vamp, open toe, and a half-inch heel.  These sandals are so comfy, I find myself wearing them all the time!  I'm a true to size 9, and the 9 is a perfect fit.  I chose the taupe color to match with other neutral outfits, but they also come in rose gold, olive, and yellow.  I feel like I might need those yellow ones in my closet too!  From now until September 15th, you can get 25% off all regular priced styles with the code SOCALIBELLE25.  Time to get your shop on, I know I will!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, August 6, 2018

Revelle

Revelle Market Jumpsuit in Black and White Gingham Cotton Twill

If you haven't noticed my theme to this season's wardrobe, it absolutely has everything to do with comfort.  I've been rediscovering my personal style this year and I'd come to the realization that most of what I owned wasn't functional in my everyday life.  What's the point of a beautiful closet if you never want to wear what's inside?  Luckily, companies like Revelle exist.  Gorgeous, comfortable clothing from sustainable fabrics made to your measurements.  I've been eyeing the Market Jumpsuit ever since it was previewed on their Instagram and I'm so excited to feature it on my blog today.  Read more about this small, woman-owned business and this gorgeous everyday piece below!

Revelle Market Jumpsuit in Black and White Gingham Cotton Twill

Revelle Market Jumpsuit in Black and White Gingham Cotton Twill

Revelle Market Jumpsuit in Black and White Gingham Cotton Twill

Revelle Market Jumpsuit in Black and White Gingham Cotton Twill

Jumpsuit- c/o Revelle
Shoes- Lotta From Stockholm c/o Top Vintage
Lipstick- c/o Besame Cosmetics in Portrait Pink
Photography- Susie Delaney Photography

The Market Jumpsuit is made from 100% cotton twill and features a boatneck neckline, eight button down front closure, self tie sash, hidden side pockets, and your choice of tapered or wide leg (I chose tapered).  This jumpsuit was made to my measurements.  Lisa, the woman behind Revelle, asked for detailed measurements (which was actually really easy to take myself) and made me the perfect piece.  Seriously, the moment I put it on I knew this was going to be my new favorite.  It's super comfortable, easy to wear, and fits like a glove.  It's also machine washable so I don't have to send it to the dry cleaners like most of my wardrobe.  But the best part?  Knowing I'm supporting an extremely talented woman's dream.  Lisa is an absolute vision, inside and out, and I can't wait to add more of her creations to my closet.  Those Gentlewoman Trousers are calling my name!

Revelle is currently having an anniversary sale: get 10% off your order of $150 or more and 15% off all orders $350 or more.  There's no code needed, it will automatically apply at checkout!  The sale ends this Friday, August 10th, so don't hesitate to bring some happiness into your wardrobe!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Summer Belle

Miss Fortune Summer Belle Dress in Chevrons

Can you believe it's already August?  It feels like 2018 is rushing past me without even realizing it!  As one of the hottest months in the year, my outfit requirements are simple: light, comfortable, and cute!  Miss Fortune recently released this new Summer Belle dress and it just so happens to possess all three qualities.  Read more about this small woman-owned business and this dress below!

Miss Fortune Summer Belle Dress in Chevrons

Miss Fortune Summer Belle Dress in Chevrons

Miss Fortune Summer Belle Dress in Chevrons

Dress- c/o Miss Fortune
Shoes- Bettie Page Shoes
Belt- From another dress
Petticoat- Malco Modes
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Soft Lilac

The Summer Belle is made from 100% cotton and features a gathered elasticized scoop neckline, ribbon sash straps with a long bow detail on the back, full gathered skirt with exposed pockets, and a back zippered closure.  Because Miss Fortune dresses are made to order, you can request minor tweaks like a custom skirt length.  I'm wearing a size small and it's such a great fit!  In case chevrons aren't your thing, the Summer Belle also comes in two other prints.  Laura, the woman behind the brand, is so lovely to work with.  If you ever have any questions about her garments or want to do some kind of customization, she's always there with a speedy response.  I know we're still in the thick of summer but I can't wait to see what she has in store for Halloween!  In case you don't remember, this amazing outfit is also a Miss Fortune creation.  Laura is infinitely talented and I'm always excited to share her creations here on my blog.

I have a really fun photo shoot set for tomorrow with two of my closest friends!  We don't have the opportunity to get together at the same time too often, so times like these are extra special.  We have a fun location, ridiculously cute outfits, and a blog post coming soon!  If you'd like to see some behind the scenes fun, make sure to keep an eye on my stories on Instagram tomorrow!

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, July 27, 2018

Walking in Spiderwebs

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Spider Web Peter Pan Collar Dress

In case you didn't know, Halloween is only 96 days away.  While that may sound ridiculous to some, this Halloween-obsessed family likes to celebrate as long as possible!  My newest spooky dress comes from Vintage Inspired by Jackie: the queen of Disneybound dresses.  She's no one trick pony though, she creates all kinds of amazing pieces.  Whether you're in the market for a Playboy bunny suit or a Star Wars bed sheet dress, Jackie can do it all!  This spiderweb Peter Pan collar dress is perfect for the spooky season ahead and I've already thrown it into my dress rotation.  Read all about this haunting beauty below!

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Spider Web Peter Pan Collar Dress

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Spider Web Peter Pan Collar Dress

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Spider Web Peter Pan Collar Dress

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Spider Web Peter Pan Collar Dress

Dress- c/o Vintage Inspired by Jackie
Shoes- Amazon
Belt- From another dress
Petticoat- Malco Modes
Hair bow- Free People
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

This dress is made from a cotton fabric that's exclusive to Jackie.  She teamed up with John Varvir to create this one-of-a-kind print!  This dress features a contrast Peter Pan collar with spider detail, short sleeves, fully lined bodice, gathered skirt with one hidden side pocket, and a long back zippered closure.  I have a few of Jackie's dresses in this style and I love them so much.  They're comfy yet fitted in the right places.  Don't fancy this style but can't get enough the print?  She loves doing custom orders and is more than happy to make this in another dress style or skirt!

Want your new spooky goodies at a discount?  From now until Friday, August 17th, you can get 15% off all spiderweb print items (including her new Rosie's bug print) with the coupon code CABELLE15.  Now is the time to get those Halloween outfits planned and ready to go!  If you need some Halloween inspiration, I've tagged all my previous Halloween-inspired looks HERE!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hydrangea

Paisley Raye Hydrangea Pants Southern California Belle

As much as I'd like to get dolled up right now, it's just way too hot!  This season has been all about light, functional, yet stylish outfits.  As a fan of Paisley Raye, I'm always excited about their fabrics.  They work so well with warm weather and the prints are super cute.  They've recently released the Hydrangea: a super comfy but cute-without-trying wide leg pant.  I'm super excited to share this women-owned small business and talk about these awesome pants!

Paisley Raye Hydrangea Pants Southern California Belle

Paisley Raye Hydrangea Pants Southern California Belle

Paisley Raye Hydrangea Pants Southern California Belle

Paisley Raye Hydrangea Pants Southern California Belle

Top- Forever 21 (old)
Pants- c/o Paisley Raye
Shoes- Restricted Shoes
Lipstick- c/o Besame Cosmetics Debutante Sheer Lipstick in Chocolate Kiss

The Hydrangea pant features a pebble crepe-like fabric, paper bag gathered waist with elastic waistband, matching self-tie belt with belt loops and a wide leg.  I'm wearing my usual size in all Paisley Raye garments: size small.  Since these pants do have an elastic waistband, they're super comfy to wear and (more importantly) eat in.  I love the olive green color with cream polka dots, it really compliments my vintage-inspired style without having to put the tireless effort into my look.  They also come in other colors and styles, I'm dying to get my hands on the floral version!  Paisley Raye garments are made right here in the USA, are incredibly cost effective for the quality and style, and buying from them supports a small women-owned business.  Who could ask for more?

I've been hiding in the comfort of my own air-conditioned home for what feels like almost a week now.  As much as I want to get out, explore, shoot outfits...  I immediately turn around and walk right back into the house.  I just became a member of a local botanical garden and I want nothing more than to take Bianca and visit.  Unfortunately, these triple digit temperatures have other plans.  What kind of activities do you (and if you have kids) engage in when you're confined indoors?  I would love some new ideas, I'm literally going out of my mind!  Let me know in the comments below :).

xoxo

Ashley
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