Friday, October 16, 2020

Pumpkin Minnie

Harvey's Mini Pumpkin Convertible Crossbody Collectif Amber-Lea Pumpkin Stripe Swing Dress
 
Is anyone else getting sad that Halloween is almost here?  I know it's not for another 15 days but I just don't want it to end!  Thankfully, Harvey's just released an adorable Pumpkin Minnie bag to keep that Halloween spirit alive.  Here in California, Disneyland has been closed for months and we're currently missing the best time of year at the happiest place on earth.  It's little joys like this that keep that Disney feeling close (even if you won't be able to visit for the foreseeable future).  I took this bag and the matching beret on a fun, pumpkin filled adventure and had the best time!

Harvey's Mini Pumpkin Convertible Crossbody Collectif Amber-Lea Pumpkin Stripe Swing Dress

Harvey's Mini Pumpkin Convertible Crossbody Collectif Amber-Lea Pumpkin Stripe Swing Dress

Harvey's Mini Pumpkin Convertible Crossbody Collectif Amber-Lea Pumpkin Stripe Swing Dress

Harvey's Mini Pumpkin Convertible Crossbody

Harvey's Mini Pumpkin Convertible Crossbody

Shoes- Target
Jumper- Hot Topic

If you're not familiar with Harvey's, they're a family-owned small business in Santa Ana, CA that makes handbags and other accessories right here in the USA.  They use seatbelts for bags, which means they're super durable, easy to clean, and animal friendly (vegan).  Harvey's often has licensed collections with Disney and each piece is a true collector's item.  This pumpkin Minnie bag is convertible, so it can also be worn as a backpack!  It comes with an adorable vampire Minnie charm and an attached red polka dot bow.  If you're interested in this bag, make sure to SHOP NOW because their products often sell out in minutes! The matching beret is also online but not available yet.  Make sure to sign up for "restock" notifications so you get an email as soon as it's released!

As you can see, I styled this bag with two spooky outfits.  The first one is a dress from Collectif.  This dress is stretchy, comfy, and perfect for fall!  I'm wearing my usual UK8 and the fit is great.  It's a little short waisted (says someone who's body is mostly torso) but I belted it for that perfect silhouette.  Also, it has pockets!  Collectif recently opened a US-based site so now you don't have to worry about international shipping if you're in the USA.  My second outfit is a jumper from Hot Topic.  As soon as this pumpkin Mickey jumper released I knew I wanted to pair it with this bag!  This jumper is in juniors sizing so I went with a medium.  While it's definitely baggy in the midsection, I have just enough room in the hips and I really needed the extra length.  It's currently on sale so grab yours while you can!

Are you feeling the Halloween spirit or are you dreading the end like me?  Halloween is a state of mind but STILL, I love seeing the rest of the world excited about spooky season!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Cackling Jack

Creepy Company Beistle Cackling Jack Knit Sweater
 
We're well into the Halloween season and I still have so many more outfits to show you!  Because I'm juggling Bianca's school and work and this blog, I don't have as much time to update here.  I managed to sneak out for a few minutes because I was really excited about this new sweater from Creepy Co.  This year's Beistle collection is full of wonderful vintage Halloween inspired goodies and I instantly fell in love with this Cackling Jack sweater.  You can read more about this amazing collection below!

Creepy Company Beistle Cackling Jack Knit Sweater

Creepy Company Beistle Cackling Jack Knit Sweater

Creepy Company Beistle Cackling Jack Knit Sweater
Skirt- H&M

This chunky knit sweater features this vintage Beistle Jack-O-Lantern design with a matching stripe print on the arms.  This piece is in unisex sizing, so I'm wearing an XS.  As you can see, it's definitely a looser fit on me.  I enjoy a cozy sweater and it's super easy to tuck in and wear comfortably.  I love that they offer sizing from XS-3X and have everything from button ups, pajamas, and hats to home decor.  I went a little crazy this year with the Beistle collection but I have no regrets!  Shop your favorites while you can, some pieces in certain sizes are already sold out and won't be restocked!

Have you decided what you're doing for Halloween yet?  We have lots of spooky things planned this month but we haven't decided what to do on the 31st.  I think we might have an indoor trick-or-treat scavenger hunt here at home for Bianca.  She's very excited about her unicorn costume and candy so I feel like that checks off everything she wants.  Have any suggestions for the big day?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, October 2, 2020

In The Cards

ModCloth x Collectif In the Cards Swing Dress
 
My favorite month is finally here and I can't wait to do all the fun, spooky things!  I know there are plenty of people out there saying that Halloween is cancelled but that couldn't be farther from the truth.  While masks do come into play (and who doesn't love another accessory?), there are so many exciting things going on right now.  We have day trips, pumpkin patches, and even Knott's Berry Farm on our agenda and I'm excited to dress in my favorite festive outfits for these occasions.  This tarot card dress from the ModCloth x Collectif collaboration is fun, incredibly light and comfortable, and worthy of wearing to any Halloween function.

ModCloth x Collectif In the Cards Swing Dress

ModCloth x Collectif In the Cards Swing Dress

ModCloth x Collectif In the Cards Swing Dress
Dress- Modcloth
Shoes- c/o Modcloth

The In The Cards swing dress is made from a light, chiffon-like fabric and is fully lined, has a button down detail down the bodice, collar with removable black velvet neck tie, swishy swing skirt with a matching fabric waist sash, and a side zippered closure.  This fabric has no stretch so I sized up to a UK10.  It ended up being the right choice because it fits lovely!  I also have the bat version of this dress in the same size and it was HUGE.  Because the bat fabric has stretch, it ran much larger.  The print is gorgeous, subtly spooky and the quality is top notch.  You can find this dress in sizes UK4 to UK30 on the ModCloth website right now and make sure to use my coupon code ModAshley15 for 15% off your order!

I'm so excited for the weekend!  Bianca is officially on fall break, we have a fun weekend planned, annnnnnd I got a job!  I'll be working from home and can work around Bianca's distance learning hours and I couldn't feel more elated.  Being laid off due to Covid-19 was a huge hit for me and I definitely went into a bit of a depression.  I feel most whole when I have an outlet outside the home, and while I'm working safely from home, I'm doing something that contributes to a different place.  Plus, I'm still working in the fashion industry so I'm basically on top of the world right now.  Despite the awfulness of 2020, October is looking to be a great month!

xoxo

Ashley


Monday, September 28, 2020

Pumpkin Dream

Unique Vintage Jack-O-Lantern Sweatshirt
 
My pumpkin game is strong this year and I'm loving all the Jack-O-Lantern pieces you can find at Unique Vintage!  From dresses to separates, shoes, and accessories; they have a huge selection of goodies that celebrate your favorite gourd.  This casually cute outfit is one of my favorites this year, mostly because it's so easy to dress these pieces up or down.  You can take this outfit from nature to the couch in no time!

Unique Vintage Jack-O-Lantern Sweatshirt

Unique Vintage Jack-O-Lantern Sweatshirt

Unique Vintage Jack-O-Lantern Sweatshirt

Unique Vintage Jack-O-Lantern Sweatshirt

This Jack-O-Lantern sweatshirt is made from a super soft and warm terry fabric, which is perfect for the fall season.  Since it's still pretty hot here, I can wear it comfortably with the sleeves pushed up.  My favorite part?  The double sided Jack faces!  There's a cute Jack on the front and a scary Jack face on the back.  I'm wearing my usual size small and it has a great, slouchy fit.

I paired the sweatshirt with this Jack-O-Lantern skirt because boy do I love a theme!  This cotton skater skirt has an elastic back waist for a tailor-made fit.  It also glows in the dark!  As usual, I'm wearing a small and it was the perfect choice for me.  The only thing that I'm not super psyched about is the lack of pockets.  If this skirt had pockets it would be *perfect*.  Because let's be honest: every woman deserves pockets!

I'm gearing up for another week of distance learning but there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Bianca's fall break is next week!  It's been hard for me and really hard for her so we're both looking forward to some time away from the computer.  I'm planning on taking her on some socially distanced adventures so we can feel a bit of (safe) normalcy for a bit.  As always, you can keep up with my day-to-day adventures (as well as our fall break plans) on my Instagram!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Wonderful Wasabi

Sarsparilly x Irregular Choice Wonderful Wasabi Dress in Panda Sushi print

Taking a break from all my Halloween content to bring you something kawaii from Sarsparilly!  If you're not familiar with this woman-owned small Australian business, Sarsparilly is dedicated to bringing you all the cute, happy things to your wardrobe.  Once a made to order business, Sarsparilly now offers seasonal collections in sizes XXS-3X.  Their most recent collection is a collaboration with the wonderful, whimsical shoe company: Irregular Choice.  The sushi theme and the adorable collection of dresses, shoes, and accessories is everything you could ever want in a novelty print.  Read more about the Wonderful Wasabi dress below!

Sarsparilly x Irregular Choice Wonderful Wasabi Dress in Panda Sushi print

Sarsparilly x Irregular Choice Wonderful Wasabi Dress in Panda Sushi print

Sarsparilly x Irregular Choice Wonderful Wasabi Dress in Panda Sushi print
Hair clip- c/o Sarsparilly

The Wonderful Wasabi dress is covered in a panda sushi print and features contrast polka dot puff sleeves, fitted bodice, swing skirt with hidden side pockets, contrasting fabric belt, and a back zippered closure.  I'm wearing a size XS, which is my usual Sarsparilly size.  In my opinion, their products run a full size large.  I would double check those size charts before you order because you will most likely need a size below your usual.  This dress is super comfy and ridiculously cute!  I love that this dress comes in black but you can also grab it in a gorgeous baby blue color.  You can shop this dress and the rest of the Irregular Choice collection on Sarsparilly right now!

Just wanted to let you know that my giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST tonight!  You can win a spooky tee and a collar from two of my favorite small businesses by entering on my blog post HERE.

xoxo

Ashley


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