Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Velvet Tilly

The Pretty Dress Company Tilly Velvet Prom Dress
 
Feeling like a woodland princess on the blog today! Valentine's Day is near and there's nothing more perfect than wearing a Pretty Dress Company outfit for the occasion. As a longtime customer and fan, I wear their dresses for many of my special occasions. My ten year wedding anniversary is coming up tomorrow and this velvet Tilly dress would be a great option for the celebration.

The Pretty Dress Company Tilly Velvet Prom Dress

The Pretty Dress Company Tilly Velvet Prom Dress

The Pretty Dress Company Tilly Velvet Prom Dress

The Pretty Dress Company Tilly Velvet Prom Dress

The Pretty Dress Company Tilly Velvet Prom Dress
Shoes- Target
Hat- vintage

The Tilly dress is an off the shoulder dress with boning in the bodice, a full skirt with side pockets and a back zippered closure. The entire dress is lined with a stretch fabric so it's extremely comfortable to wear. Like all Pretty Dress Company pieces, this dress is extremely well made. It feels like I'm wearing something luxurious! I opted for a size UK8 and I find it to be a perfect fit. The Tilly is available in red and forest green velvet and it's currently on super sale! If you like the silhouette but aren't into velvet, it's also available in plenty of gorgeous colors and prints.

February is always a big month for me. It's my wedding anniversary, Valentine's Day and my husband, bother, and brother in law's birthdays. It's *busy*. While I enjoy celebrating these beautiful moments, I have to remind myself to rest because it can be a little overwhelming. What do you do to make sure you carve in some calming moments? I would love to hear your suggestions!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, January 23, 2023

Queen of Hearts

Unique Vintage Voodoo Vixen Queen Of Hearts Knit Top
 
Happy 2023! I know I only update here about once a month but sometimes I feel like people don't read blogs anymore. Anyway, this year has started to a promising start. We had record rains which means the mountains are actually green where I live now. Maybe that's not super exciting for everyone but it makes me so happy! I enjoyed a walk in one of my favorite places in a casual but fun outfit. I wear pants more now than ever and I really love these wide leg jeans from Unique Vintage. Their Valentine's Day collection has styles from super cute to romantic and I really enjoy having so many different choices for one of my favorite holidays.

Unique Vintage Voodoo Vixen Queen Of Hearts Knit Top

Unique Vintage Voodoo Vixen Queen Of Hearts Knit Top

Unique Vintage Voodoo Vixen Queen Of Hearts Knit Top

Unique Vintage Voodoo Vixen Queen Of Hearts Knit Top
Shoes- ASOS

I ordered both the top and the jeans in a medium. I'm a curvy person so I usually have a hard time with pants. These jeans fit really nicely! I hope Unique Vintage makes more denim styles because I really like them. The top is from Voodoo Vixen and I haven't worn any of their designs in years. I wish I would have ordered a small because this top is quite large. I can still make it work but I will definitely be ordering size smalls in their designs in the future.

Here's to hoping this year is a good one! I know things have been tough for many (myself included) but I have high hopes for 2023. This year marks my 12th year blogging and I feel really nostalgic and kinda old at this milestone. Either way, I'm really happy you're here and I hope we all have a really great year!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Scary Christmas

Collectif Marceline Mini Flared Dress
 
I'm quite surprised I was able to squeeze in one more post for the year! With my work being consistent and my entire family getting sick this month I haven't found much time to get out of the house. It's been unseasonably rainy which means the many mountains I live around are seeing shades of green. It's a welcomed change, even if it's been colder than usual. While I did wear this outfit with a very warm coat, I was happy to photograph this dress for a Wednesday Addams/Nightmare Before Christmas inspired look!

Collectif Marceline Mini Flared Dress

Collectif Marceline Mini Flared Dress

Collectif Marceline Mini Flared Dress

Collectif Marceline Mini Flared Dress

Collectif Marceline Mini Flared Dress

Collectif Marceline Mini Flared Dress
Shoes- ASOS
Tights- Target
Bag- Harvey's

This Collectif dress is made from a flouncy rayon-like fabric and features a white contrast collar, self tied deep v-neckline, white lace cuffs, and hidden side pockets. I'm always between sizes in Collectif and I opted for my larger size because I knew it wasn't a stretch material. While it fits in the bodice, I think the arms are a bit tight (which is probably a unique problem because I have muscular arms). I paired this dress with my new hat from The Beheaded, which is inspired by Nightmare Before Christmas. I decided to finish off the look with a NBC purse. I figured I would need a little pop of red for my Christmas post!

So what do we think: is Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? I personally think it's an everyday movie so there are no wrong answers here! Let me know your thoughts in the comments and I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Nightcap

Selkie The Nightcap Beach Day Dress
 
Is there anything more beautiful than a crisp fall day? I have a hard time trying to think of something that matches that kind of beauty but this new dress from Selkie is up there. It's been a minute since I've shopped with them, mostly because they don't really cater to customers who love black. Thankfully, they released a new collection with this gorgeous nightcap print. It's floral, it's kinda spooky, and it's everything I love in a dress.

Selkie The Nightcap Beach Day Dress

Selkie The Nightcap Beach Day Dress

Selkie The Nightcap Beach Day Dress

Selkie The Nightcap Beach Day Dress

Selkie The Nightcap Beach Day Dress

Selkie The Nightcap Beach Day Dress
Dress- Selkie
Tights- Target
Hair bow- SHEIN

The beach day dress is kind of like a Frankenstein version of their day dress in the bust and their ritz dress in the sleeve. I personally love this sleeve but hated the discriminating bust cups of the ritz so this is the perfect dress for my body type. It's a cotton fabric so it's extremely comfortable to wear and has a stiff silky underskirt so it keeps that puff effect. I can range from a size XS-M in Selkie so I'm always a little hesitant when I order. I went with a size small in this dress and it fits *just* right. I feel like I could have also taken a medium for a little more bust room but cotton does give with wear so I think it was the right choice! While this particular style in this print is sold out, you can find lots of pieces in this print from their new Highland Fling collection HERE.

xoxo

Ashley

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Pumpkin Gingham

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Corset Skirt in Pumpkin Gingham Vacation Top in Black
 
Halloween is nearly here and I am not ready! I have too many outfits to show off and not enough time to post them here. I mean, you'll probably see more after this month because everyday is a spooky occasion! But I wanted to show off something special for my last post of October. This skirt from Vixen by Micheline Pitt is such a comfy new style and perfect for the Halloween season.

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Corset Skirt in Pumpkin Gingham Vacation Top in Black

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Corset Skirt in Pumpkin Gingham Vacation Top in Black

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Corset Skirt in Pumpkin Gingham Vacation Top in Black

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Corset Skirt in Pumpkin Gingham Vacation Top in Black

Vixen by Micheline Pitt Corset Skirt in Pumpkin Gingham Vacation Top in Black
Shoes- Diego's

The corset skirt is made from a cotton sateen and features a thick waistband, deep side pockets, a lace up front and a back zippered closure. The lace feature allows you to tie the waistband as tight as you like so it has more of a tailor made fit. I'm wearing my usual size small and it fits great! I paired the skirt with a black Vacation top to give it that cottage core feel. You can grab both these pieces in sizes XS-4X on the Vixen website now!

Today I'm twinning with my BFF, Sammi of The Soubrette Brunette. It was her birthday yesterday so make sure to check out her blog and send her some well wishes HERE!

xoxo

Ashley

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