Monday, August 19, 2019

What's Your Favorite?

I know I say it all the time but I can't contain my excitement for the new Erstwilder launch!  They've asked their fans which designs we wanted to see make a return and now the newest installment of Fan Favourites is here!  This collection features fourteen brooches, three pairs of earrings, and three necklaces.  Check out my favorites from the range below:

erstwilder slippin under brooch

erstwilder slippin under brooch 2
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Unique Vintage
Hair clip- Claire's

I have the original color way of Slippin' Under so I was pretty excited when they offered this new green version.  I love the marbled resin and the chunky glitter in the middle of the jellyfish.  He's just so bright and beautiful!  If you love this brooch design as much as I do, it also comes in earrings and a necklace.  Talk about matchy matchy!


erstwilder meeting the merfolk brooch

erstwilder meeting the merfolk brooch 2
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Unique Vintage
Hair clip- Claire's

This brooch is so big and so perfect!  I love this newer version, which comes complete with a sparkly anchor.  The newer version is similar in color but still looks totally different, which I love.  It really is the ideal nautical inspired brooch.


erstwilder babette bee brooch

erstwilder babette bee brooch 2
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Unique Vintage
Hair clip- Claire's

I have always wanted a Babette Bee brooch and I was so excited when they brought her back!  Babette is now better than ever, with a cute little resin butt (instead of it being painted on).  She's super cute, sparkly, and ready to give my outfits some added buzz!


erstwilder around the world brooch

erstwilder around the world brooch 2
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Unique Vintage
Hair clip- Claire's

Around the World is another design I've wanted for a really long time.  This version is both sparkly and glittery: who could ask for more?  If you love this design, it also comes in matching earrings and a necklace.  I'm more of a brooch gal but I love that there are so many options for these designs!


You can find the entire Fan Favorites collection online HERE.  Make sure to grab what you want while you can, these designs are going to sell out quick!  Which are your favorites?  Let me know in the comments!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, August 12, 2019

Empower Hour

Smak Parlour Empower Hour Dress in Mustard and Black Gingham

I know it's only August but I am all about fall right now!  I'm getting my cooler weather wardrobe ready and slowly sneaking in spooky goodies for what I consider the most wonderful time of the year.  This lovely dress from Smak Parlour in Philadelphia (they have an online store too) is the perfect summer to fall transitional piece.  It's easy to wear and super functional, but will be really easy to layer up for those cooler months.  Read more about the Empower Hour dress below!

Smak Parlour Empower Hour Dress in Mustard and Black Gingham

Smak Parlour Empower Hour Dress in Mustard and Black Gingham

Smak Parlour Empower Hour Dress in Mustard and Black Gingham

Smak Parlour Empower Hour Dress in Mustard and Black Gingham

Dress- c/o Smak Parlour
Shoes- Chelsea Crew (similar)
Belt- from another dress
Bag- c/o Unique Vintage
Lipstick- c/o Maybelline Superstay Ink Crayon in Stay Exceptional

The Empower Hour dress is made from a thick stretch ponte fabric and has attached cotton sleeves and neckline detail.  I love how this dress is made to look like you've layered a top underneath.  It possesses all the cuteness of layering but with the comfort of just throwing on a dress!  It has bust darts, an a-line skirt with large hidden side pockets, and a back zippered closure.  I ordered up from my usual small to a medium in this dress and I feel like I should have stuck with a small.  Because of the stretchy fabric, the bust and waist has a lot of give.  I decided to throw on a belt and rock it anyway, it was too cute not to!  You can find this dress and many other cute outfits at Smak Parlour right now.  Support their small business and get a great deal on something super fashion forward!

I don't know if you can tell, but I sneakily added in one of my favorite new spooky purses: the Book of Spells bag.  Halloween is right around the corner and I am so ready for it!  Expect lots of spooky posts from now until Halloween, I have a ton of great outfits and companies to share with you.  If you need your Halloween fix right now, make sure to follow me on Instagram.  I'm already sharing creepy goodies there and you'll get a first look at what small businesses I am supporting this year!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Media Darling

Smak Parlour Media Darling Red Lemon Print Dress

We are right in the middle of summer and I am feeling it!  Trying to stay cool and cute can feel like  difficult task, but when you're dressed in Smak Parlour you don't even need to think about it!  I couldn't wait to try this Media Darling dress and it's everything I could have wanted and more.  Read more about this dress and the shop it came from in my review!

Smak Parlour Media Darling Red Lemon Print Dress

Smak Parlour Media Darling Red Lemon Print Dress

Smak Parlour Media Darling Red Lemon Print Dress

Dress- c/o Smak Parlour
Shoes- Vans
Hat- Amazon
Sunglasses- Trashy Diva

The Media Darling dress is made from a light and fully lined poly crepe fabric and features a sweetheart neckline, drawstring in the middle of the bodice, ruffled short sleeves, a breezy skirt with pockets, and a back zippered closure.  I actually gasped when I put this on, I loved it so much!  I took a medium, which is a size above my normal size.  I definitely could have taken my usual small but the medium gave me that babydoll dress look and I am all about it.  The drawstring on the bodice allows you to cinch it as much as you want and I love the silhouette it creates.  The Media Darling is my new favorite Smak Parlour dress and I hope we see more prints and colors in the future!

You can find this dress, many other Smak Parlour dresses, and more over at Smak Parlour in Philadelphia.  They've been open since 2005 and they're the epitome of women empowerment in store form!  If you're not local (like me), you can shop with them online HERE.

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, July 22, 2019

Art Deco

It's another Erstwilder release day!  At this exact moment, their Art Deco range is now available to purchase.  If you love all things vintage, this collection is definitely for you.  This range is actually quite large!  They've included sixteen brooches, two sets of earrings, and three necklaces.  Check out my favorites below:

Erstwilder Modernist Motif

Erstwilder Modernist Motif Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Jumpsuit- ASOS
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills in Neon Apple

This brooch is absolutely my favorite of the collection.  It's so art deco!  It really matches with everything and the marbled resin is so gorgeous in person.  I have a feeling this one is going to get a lot of use!


Erstwilder Burst of Sun

Erstwilder Burst of Sun Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Jumpsuit- ASOS
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills in Neon Apple

Again, this is another super vibrant and versatile brooch.  This brooch features actual mirrored pieces mounted on the glittery sunburst.  It's seriously everything, I love it so much!


Erstwilder Autumnal Symphony Brooch

Erstwilder Autumnal Symphony Greyhound Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Jumpsuit- ASOS
Lipstick- c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills in Neon Apple

At the surprise of nobody, I had to have the dog brooch in the collection!  This greyhound is the perfect size and I love the visual interest this brooch creates, thanks to the textured resin they used.  It's definitely art deco but it can be worn really with anything.


This collection is super versatile, even if you're not the biggest art deco fan.  You can view and purchase this entire collection right now on the Erstwilder site HERE.  What are your favorites?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Sci Fi Rockets

Trashy Diva Annette Dress in Sci Fi Rockets

I'm super excited about this post for two reasons: I'm wearing my absolute favorite dress and my BFF Sammi from The Soubrette Brunette is wearing it with me!  Okay, well not literally, but we arranged this post to show you how we styled our very special dresses.  And to nobody's surprise, we styled it almost exactly the same.  I started laughing when I saw her pictures!  As Sammi says, even when we're thousands of miles apart we are still on the same wavelength.

Trashy Diva Annette Dress in Sci Fi Rockets

Trashy Diva Annette Dress in Sci Fi Rockets

Trashy Diva Annette Dress in Sci Fi Rockets

Trashy Diva Annette Dress in Sci Fi Rockets

Dress- Trashy Diva (from 2012)
Shoes- Swedish Hasbeens
Hat- c/o Collectif Clothing (sold out but here's something similar)
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

The Annette dress from Trashy Diva is one of my favorite styles.  It's super easy to wear, it's figure flattering and it has pockets!  This particular print, Sci Fi Rockets, is from 2012 and is quite elusive.  I had been searching for this dress for years before I found one in my size a few years ago.  The fabric is a stretch cotton and it's seriously so perfect for summer.  I haven't picked out my 4th of July outfit yet but I have a feeling this dress is going to make another appearance this week for the big celebration.  You can check out how Sammi styled hers below!  She also blogged about her outfit in depth, which you can read about right HERE.

rocket9orig1

rocket10orig1

I'm hoping we get to do some more BFF style posts in the near future.  Now that I've gotten into a groove in my work schedule, I feel like I'm better equipped to plan these things with Sammi.  But let's be real, I'm more hopeful that we'll get to take outfit photos together again soon.  It's been way too long since we've spent some time together and I need another girl's trip!

xoxo

Ashley
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