Thursday, March 7, 2019

Aurora

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The weather has been rainy and dreary for weeks and it's hard not to have all the sad feelings about it.  Thankfully, this Aurora dress from Wax Poetic Clothing makes me feel like sunshine is closer than it seems!  Made right here in the USA, this veteran-owned small business carries lots of dreamy and well-fitting pieces with a vintage twist.  You can read my thoughts and detailed review on the Aurora dress below!

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Dress- c/o Wax Poetic Clothing
Shoes- c/o Restricted Shoes
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Blush

The Aurora dress in Pink Bouquet print is made from a super soft and stretchy brushed knit fabric.  Honestly, it feels like I'm wearing my favorite t-shirt (but I obviously look way better in this dress).  The Aurora is a true wrap dress, so you can make the waist as fitted or as loose as you please.  The Aurora also features ethereal flutter sleeves, a crossover bust, and a below-the-knee skirt.  I'm 5'6" and wearing a size small and I feel so happy in this dress.  Not even the rain could bring down my excitement!

The Aurora is offered in sizes XS-3X and also comes in an Edelweiss floral print.  It's also under $100, which is an absolute steal for an ethically made garment!  To read more about the people behind the Wax Poetic brand, click HERE.

xoxo

Ashley

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Peter Rabbit

Erstwilder Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Jemima Puddle Duck Brooch

I'm incredibly excited to tell you about Erstwilder's newest release: Peter Rabbit!  That's right, your favorite Beatrix Potter tales are now in jewelry form!  This whimsical collection features eleven brooches, one set of earrings, and one necklace.  They're available right now but I wouldn't hesitate... I feel like this collection won't be around for long!  Check out my favorites in this range below:


Erstwilder Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Jemima Puddle Duck Brooch

Erstwilder Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Jemima Puddle Duck Brooch

Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Dress- Sister Jane

My absolute favorite of the bunch, Jemima Puddle Duck personifies my childhood.  I love her bright colors and soft marbled resin.  My prediction is that she will be the first of the range to sell out!


Erstwilder Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Jeremy Fisher Brooch

Erstwilder Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Jeremy Fisher Brooch

Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Dress- Stela 9

Jeremy comes in at a close second, he's just the most dapper little frog!  I love the mixture of prints and textures within the resins they chose for him, I feel like it's such a great match.  He's also the perfect size and a great way to finish your outfit.


Erstwilder Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Mr Tod Brooch

Erstwilder Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Mr Tod Brooch

Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Unique Vintage

I can't help but love Mr. Tod!  I adore his pouty stance and (like the others in the range) his resins are just so lovely.


You can view and purchase the entire range on Erstwilder's website HERE.  Happy shopping!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Skyscraper

Karina Dresses Megan Dress in Skyscraper

It's been some time since I've updated my blog but I'm happy to be back!  Karina Dresses just unveiled their new collection: Mid-Century Modern.  Filled with bright colors, eye-catching prints, and classic cuts; there's something for everyone in this collection.  I've chosen to highlight the Megan dress in their new Skyscraper print and I couldn't be more smitten with this dress!

Karina Dresses Megan Dress in Skyscraper

Karina Dresses Megan Dress in Skyscraper

Karina Dresses Megan Dress in Skyscraper

Dress- c/o Karina Dresses
Shoes- Universal Thread
Earrings- Trashy Diva
Lipstick- c/o Besame Cosmetics in Portrait Peach

The Megan dress features a crossover bust, 3/4 sleeves, thick waistband, and an a-line skirt.  Like all of Karina Dresses styles, this is a wrinkle-free machine washable fabric.  So you never have to iron, steam, or dry clean their dresses!  I love this new Skyscraper print.  It's such a vibrant and interesting print.  I took my usual size XS in Karina Dresses and it fits like a dream.  Thanks to the stretchy fabric, you can easily size down if you're between sizes.

You can check out the rest of the Mid-Century Modern collection HERE.  I have a feeling I'll be adding some more of this collection to my closet very soon!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Flowers and Houseplants

2019 seems like it's going to be a great year for Erstwilder!  Their first collection of the year, Flowers and Houseplants, is filled with floral goodness that I'm sure you're going to love.  Starting off with a bang, this massive collection has fifteen brooches, three pairs of earrings, and seven necklaces to choose from.  You can check out my favorites below!

Soothing Sprigs
Erstwilder Soothing Sprigs Brooch

Erstwilder Soothing Sprigs Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Jacket- vintage
Hat- Amazon

Without a doubt, Soothing Sprigs is my favorite in the houseplants bunch!  I love the bright greens and the textured resins.  It's also the perfect size: big enough to see from afar but not so big that it takes away from the outfit.  I've already worn it several times, I can't get enough!


Botanical Abode
Erstwilder Botanical Abode Brooch

Erstwilder Botanical Abode Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
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Pants- Tara Starlet

Terrariums are all the rage right now... Who wouldn't want to wear one?  This layered brooch has a 3D effect and looks amazing with any outfit.  I have a feeling this one might be the first in the houseplants collection to sell out!


A Budding Romance Rose
Erstwilder Budding Romance Rose Brooch

Erstwilder Budding Romance Rose Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Jumpsuit- Sister Jane

One of the most iconic flowers in brooch form!  This rose is simply perfect.  Vibrant yet understated, it really is the perfect finishing touch to your outfit.


My Little Peony
Erstwilder My Little Peony Brooch

Erstwilder My Little Peony Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Vixen by Micheline Pitt

This peony brooch has so many wonderful aspects to it, where do I start?  I love the size, the different resins, and the bright colors.  I feel like this one will be perfect for the spring season ahead!


To see the entire collection, you can visit Erstwilder's website HERE!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Plant Whisperer

Hearts and Found Amelia Dress in The Plant Whisperer Floral Print

Happy New Year!  2019 has been great to me so far and I wanted my first outfit of the year to be a good one.  As you probably already know, Hearts and Found has been one of my favorite woman-owned small businesses to shop from for years.  I love their massive selections of styles and fabrics and the fact that you can customize the measurements for freeHearts and Found recently released this Amelia dress and I knew I had to have it in this Plant Whisperer fabric.  It's an easy dress to wear, great for layering in the cooler months, and it's under $100.  Who could ask for more?

Hearts and Found Amelia Dress in The Plant Whisperer Floral Print

Hearts and Found Amelia Dress in The Plant Whisperer Floral Print

Hearts and Found Amelia Dress in The Plant Whisperer Floral Print

Hearts and Found Amelia Dress in The Plant Whisperer Floral Print

Dress- c/o Hearts and Found
Shoes- A New Day
Belt- from another dress
Hair bow- Free People
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

The Amelia is a fully lined sleeveless dress and features a high neckline, accordion pleats down the front of the bodice, a full gathered skirt with big hidden side pockets, and a full back zippered closure.  As always, I gave Hearts and Found my measurements and they produced this perfect fit.  Honestly, I can't think of a company who offers such a service and delivers every time.  I chose the Plant Whisperer fabric, which is 100% cotton with a navy background.  I feel like it's a great match for the Amelia dress and I can't wait to wear this beautiful dress again!

I'm gearing up for a couple of big events: Bianca's birthday and ACE Comic Con in Arizona!  I'm really excited to celebrate Bianca's birthday at Disneyland.  Unfortunately, this will be our last trip for a while.  Now that I'm working and she's in school, our time for Disney is nearly gone.  But we're going to live it up next week and I can't wait to share our favorite moments!  I'll also be taking my first of many trips this year.  ACE Comic Con is near Phoenix and I'll be taking the weekend off to road trip with two of my favorite friends.  Did I mention that we'll also be meeting Tom Hiddleston?!  I can't freaking wait!

xoxo

Ashley
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