Thursday, December 13, 2018

Modern Millie

Modern Millie Mod Floral Dress Ruffle Sleeve Tie Neck Top in Burgundy

Who doesn't love a fun outfit to combat those soon-to-be winter blues?  I've teamed up with Modern Millie, a woman-owned small brick and mortar shop in Salem, Massachusetts with an online store as well.  They offer all kinds of vintage inspired clothing, including plus sized and kids clothing, and showcase their flair for fashion with their one-of-a-kind styling and accessorizing.  Read more about this amazing business and my outfit below!

Modern Millie Mod Floral Dress Ruffle Sleeve Tie Neck Top in Burgundy

Modern Millie Mod Floral Dress Ruffle Sleeve Tie Neck Top in Burgundy

Modern Millie Mod Floral Dress Ruffle Sleeve Tie Neck Top in Burgundy

Dress- c/o Modern Millie
Top- c/o Modern Millie
Shoes- Amazon
Hat- Amazon
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Belt- Vixen by Micheline Pitt

Get to know more about Modern Millie here:


"Christine opened Modern Millie about 13 years ago when we sold only True Vintage and Modern Consignment, and Laura came on board just a few months later! Over the years we have grown, changed, and have evolved into a mainly vintage-inspired clothing store with a carefully curated true vintage selection. We choose pieces for our store that we love to wear, that still have that vintage feel, designed by people we love to support. As a small independent business, we love carrying brands who are either small themselves or who started small and we love to share their stories with our customers!

Though we carry many of the same brands as other vintage-inspired stores, we consider ourselves to be unique in the way we style our pieces to make them our own! We love print-mixing, layering, winterizing our sleeveless dresses with tie neck blouses and we use lots of color! Winter in New England is long, cold and void of color, so we do what we can with fashion to keep things cute cozy and lively! We love to inspire our customers, and encourage them to express themselves through fashion, take risks and most importantly feel beautiful in what they are wearing!"

I literally do not let anyone pick my outfits, but when Laura offered to style me personally I couldn't say no!  She picked this amazing fall floral dress and paired it with this flutter sleeved bow tie top that matches perfectly.  I love this outfit so much!  I'm wearing a small in both pieces and I find that they fit quite well.  I did have to belt the dress for my waist, but only because I'm a small in the bust and an extra small in the waist (I have to do it all the time).  The dress is made from a soft but sturdy stretch cotton and features a gorgeous full skirt complete with pockets.  The top has a chiffon-like weight and looks wonderful on its own or layered under this beautiful dress.  I added some extra flair with my beret and brooch and I'm pretty sure this is one of my new favorite outfits.  Thank you Modern Millie!

Even if you're not local to Salem (like myself), you can still shop with them online and find all of their amazing styling tips and tricks on their Instagram.  Make sure to give them a follow HERE and shop their online store HERE!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Wild Berries

Collectif Mara Wild Berries Swing Dress

It doesn't feel like the holiday season until I've wandered around a forest in a pretty dress!  Collectif recently released their Mara dress in their new Wild Berries print and I must admit: it's a great holiday dress!  A classic shirtwaist style with modern details (deep pockets, y'all!) is the perfect pairing for this vintage style-loving gal.  Topped off with with matching Lulu Hun shoes and a cheery Erstwilder snowflake brooch and this holiday outfit is complete!

Collectif Mara Wild Berries Swing Dress

Collectif Mara Wild Berries Swing Dress

Collectif Mara Wild Berries Swing Dress

Collectif Mara Wild Berries Swing Dress

Dress- c/o Collectif
Shoes- Lulu Hun (c/o Collectif)
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

The Mara dress is made from a sturdy but stretchy fabric and features a pointed collar, functioning buttons down the entire dress, long sleeves with button cuffs, a full circle skirt with pockets, and a matching fabric self tie sash.  I took my usual Collectif size (UK8) and I felt like the bodice was a little smaller than usual but not enough to size up.  Since I live in a warmer climate, I decided to roll up my sleeves a little and I really liked how the cuffs complimented the color of my shoes.  Overall, I think this is a wonderfully festive outfit that is just as comfortable as my onesie pajamas (yep, I definitely own some of those)!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, December 3, 2018

Myths and Legends

Are you ready for another amazing Erstwilder release?  Well it's here (as of literally right now) and this range is right up my alley: Myths and Legends.  Thirteen brooches, a pair of earrings, and two necklaces round out this whimsical collection of fairies and mythical creatures.  I've shared my favorites from the collection below!

Erstwilder Fiery Fawkes Brooch

Erstwilder Fiery Fawkes Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Heart of Haute
Sweater- MAK Cardigan
Hat- 1138 Clothing

Fiery Fawkes is such a stunning addition to my collection (and outfit!).  I love the vibrant colors throughout and the resin also has a hint of sparkle.  I'm pretty sure he's Dumbledore approved!


Erstwilder Treasure Keeper Brooch

Erstwilder Treasure Keeper Brooch Heart of Haute Elsa Blouse
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Heart of Haute

Treasure Keeper is everything I've wanted out of a hippogryph brooch... Especially because he's the first one I've seen!  I love his beautiful marbled resins and that regal smirk is just everything.  He's a great size too: easy to read but not overwhelming!


Erstwilder Tess of Loch Ness Brooch

Erstwilder Tess of Loch Ness Brooch Heart of Haute Elsa Blouse
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Heart of Haute
Coat- Forever 21

My husband is Scottish so I just had to add Tess to my collection!  I love how she's somewhat submerged in the water but you can still see her entire body.  Tess is made from a vibrant resin encased a lovely iridescent marbled resin "bottle".  She's certain to get a lot of wear!


You can find the entire collection HERE!  Which ones are your favorites?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Autumn Plaid

Retrolicious Plaid High Neck Dress

Anyone else feeling that post-Thanksgiving haze?  While the long weekend was everything, I feel like I haven't really recovered from the pumpkin pie and the couch dates with Kevin.  I might not feel mentally prepared to let go of the holiday, but I switched up my sweatpants for this Retrolicious dress as soon as I could!  This perfect fall plaid dress works great with layers but totally works for people who live in perpetual hot climates (like me).  Read more about this dress and the amazing company who made it below!

Retrolicious Plaid High Neck Dress

Retrolicious Plaid High Neck Dress

Retrolicious Plaid High Neck Dress

Dress- c/o Retrolicious
Shoes- Chelsea Crew
Hat- Amazon
Belt- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Lipstick- c/o Besame Cosmetics in Portrait Peach

This plaid dress features a high neckline, fitted bodice, gathered skirt with side pockets, and a back zippered closure.  It's 100% cotton so it's easy to wear and wash at home.  I'm wearing my usual size small in Retrolicious dresses and I feel like the fit is just right.  I love supporting Retrolicious; their clothing is made right here in the USA and your dollars are going to an amazing family-run small business.  It doesn't help that their clothes are ridiculously cute as well!

Bianca started full-time school yesterday and I'm doing my best to adjust to that change.  Not only is she getting used to a new routine, I'll also be going back to work next week too!  I feel like there's been a bunch of change in the last couple of weeks and I'm just trying to keep my head above water right now.  Don't get me wrong, I'm super excited to get out of the "stay-at-home mom" role and get back into a more independent life.  I'm just kind of surprised that everything happened so fast!  I'll keep you updated in these next few weeks, just keep those fingers crossed for me that everything unfolds smoothly!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, November 22, 2018

BLACK FRIDAY: Sales and Coupon Codes!

Black Friday 1

Looking for all the Black Friday deals in one place?  I have you covered!  From now until cyber Monday, I'll be updating this post with information and codes of some of my (and your) favorite places to shop!  Keep this post bookmarked because I'll be adding more and updating throughout the weekend!

ASOS: 25% sitewide with code EPIC25

Besame Cosmetics: buy any two items, get a free Besame Messenger Bag with code BFBAG

Bernie Dexter: 60% off Black Friday collection with code BLACK60

Betsey Johnson: 35% off sitewide and free shipping with code WOW35

Collectif: 25% off sitewide with codeBF25

Danielle Nicole Handbags: 20% off sitewide with code BFCM2018

Emmy Design: update coming soon!

Erstwilder: 30% off sitewide with code 30OFFEVENT

Eshakti: 40% off sitewide, no code needed

Folter: 50% off sitewide with code BF50

Forever 21: extra 50% off sale with code EXTRA50

H&M: 30% off sitewide with code 3238

Heart of Haute: 20% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY

Hearts and Found: 35% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY35

Hello Holiday: 20% off sitewide with code BRIGHT

House of Foxy: update coming soon!

Karina Dresses: 30% off sitewide with code GIVETHANKS

Kitschy Witch Designs: 20% off sitewide with code WITCHCRAFT

La Femme En Noir: 25% off sitewide with code BACKTOBLACK

Lady K Loves: 20% off shorts, 30% off sale, 25% off everything else (exclusions apply)

Lil' Lou Lou: 30% off sitewide with code SHOPSMALL

Lime Crime: 25% off sitewide and free shipping, no code needed

Loco Lindo: 30% off sitewide and free shipping with code BFSAVE30

Luxulite: with every order you get an entry to win a goody bag, no code needed

Miss Candyfloss: 20% off sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY

Miss Fortune: up to 70% off select items, no code needed

Modcloth: 30% off $100, 40% off $200, no code needed

Palava: 20% off sitewide with code SCOTTISHHIGHLANDS

Seamstress of Bloomsbury: free blouse with when you spend over $100, no code needed

Sister Jane: 30% off sitewide with code SJBLACKOUT

Smak Parlour: 40% off sitewide and free shipping with code SMAK40

Sourpuss Clothing: 25% off sitewide with code BLACK

Sugarpill Cosmetics: up to 75% off select items, no code necessary

Top Vintage: 20% off sitewide, no code needed

Urban Decay Cosmetics: 20% off plus free shipping with code GIMME

Retro Glam: 25% off sitewide with code BLACK25

Retrolicious: 30% off sitewide with code THANKS30

The Pretty Dress Company: 25% off sitewide with code BLACK25

Trashy Diva: 30% off sitewide with code TALKTURKEY

Unique Vintage: 25% off sitewide with code BESTWEEK

Wax Poetic Clothing: 30% off sitewide with code EARLYBIRD

Vintage Inspired by Jackie: 20% off select items, no code needed

Vixen by Micheline Pitt: 30% off with code BACKTOBLACK, final sale section 50% off and new pre-orders 15% off (no code needed)

xoxo

Ashley
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