Friday, February 14, 2020

Vintage Rose

The Pretty Dress Company Hourglass Vintage Rose Swing Dress

Happy Valentine's Day!  I feel like I've been building up to this day for so long and it's finally here!  I wanted to save one of my most favorite outfits for last and this vintage rose swing dress from The Pretty Dress Company is definitely it.  Not only is this dress absolutely gorgeous, it's also impeccably made with so many great features.  Every dress I have from them stands the test of time and I love that.  They're worth every penny!

The Pretty Dress Company Hourglass Vintage Rose Swing Dress

The Pretty Dress Company Hourglass Vintage Rose Swing Dress

The Pretty Dress Company Hourglass Vintage Rose Swing Dress
Dress- c/o The Pretty Dress Company (which is 24% off for 24 hours with code LOVE24)
Shoes- c/o Bettie Page Shoes
Hat- Amazon
Belt- From another dress
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Infinite Rose
Lashes- c/o Ashlash in Ashlyn

This Hourglass dress is made from a stiff but comfortable cotton and features a crossover faux wrap bodice, short sleeves, and a super full circle skirt with deep side pockets.  It has a long back zippered closure so you can step into the dress with ease.  It's also fully lined with a stretch control lining.  It's holds you in the right places but is extremely easy to wear.  Seriously, this dress is so lush!  I love this new color way of their classic rose print too, it's just perfect for this amazing vintage inspired dress style.

I'm wearing a size UK8, which is my usual size in The Pretty Dress Company.  The waist can sometimes be a little large, but I usually belt my dresses anyway so it doesn't bother me much.  I appreciate the room in the bust so I don't like sizing down to a UK6.  This dress is available in sizes UK6 to UK18 and ships super fast from the UK.  Seriously, they ship faster than most places I order from in the US!  If you're not into this print, the Hourglass dress comes in many different prints and it's also available in a wiggle style too.  You can check out their offerings HERE.  There are also several styles and colors of the vintage rose print, which you can find HERE.

Do you have any fun plans for Valentine's Day today?  Since it's a Friday, we usually pass out from exhaustion pretty early (what can I say, we're old).  But I have something secret planned for Kevin's birthday on Saturday night.  I can't wait to celebrate with him and Bianca!  If you want to see what we're up to, make sure to follow me on Instagram.  Hope you have the best Valentine's Day ever!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hearts On My Sleeve

SHEIN pink heart button down top red tulle skirt

Valentine's Day in only two days away: can you tell I'm ready?  These last few weeks planning my themed outfits have been so much fun!  The great thing about sporting Valentine's Day looks is that they can easily be worn at any time of year.  So when I saw this amazing top online at SHEIN I knew I had to have it.  I've worn this top more than a few times (if you're following my #scbheartsvday hashtag on Instagram you've already seen it) and I'm amazed at how versatile it is.  Read more about this outfit below!

SHEIN pink heart button down top red tulle skirt

SHEIN pink heart button down top red tulle skirt

SHEIN pink heart button down top red tulle skirt

SHEIN pink heart button down top red tulle skirt
Top- SHEIN
Skirt- Amazon
Shoes- Target
Earrings- c/o Erstwilder
Sunglasses- Amazon
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

This heart print top is made from a slightly stretchy polyester material and features long sleeves, a button down closure, and a matching red removable neck sash.  I'm wearing a size small (which was the smallest size they had) and it's definitely a little big.  The size chart is very accurate, so I knew what I was getting into!  Considering the price, I'm very happy with this purchase.  I usually wear it with jeans for a super cute look but today I decided to pair it with a festive red tulle skirt.  Who doesn't want to be a little extra on Valentine's Day?

I have one more outfit planned for this series, which I will debut here on Friday.  I'm kind of sad to see it go!  Would you like to see more themed series on my blog?  Have any fun ideas?  I would love to hear them!

xoxo

Ashley

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

With Love

The season of love is here and Erstwilder has a new range to get you into that Valentine's Day spirit!  Inspired by kitschy vintage Valentine's cards, With Love is a range with twelve brooches, two sets of earrings, and a necklace that work perfectly with their Essentials collection as well.  Bianca and I are sharing our favorites from the range below.  Get an up-close look at what we picked and make sure to shop the With Love collection on the Erstwilder site right now!

Erstwilder Fur-Ever Friends Brooches
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Dress- c/o Retrolicious
Belt- from another dress
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red
Bianca's Dress- Shop Disney

Fur-Ever Friends is a double brooch and it is absolutely our favorite in the collection!  These vintage inspired kitties feature one momma and one baby, I'm sure you know why we love them so much.  You can wear them together, apart, or gift one to a loving friend!


Erstwiler You're So Foxy Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Earrings- c/o Erstwilder
Dress- Target
Beret- Nordstrom
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

You're So Foxy truly has my heart!  This cute little fox has lots of gorgeous marbled resins and the most adorable smile.  I'm definitely going to wear him on Valentine's Day!


Erstwilder Marvellous Murray Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Shirt- Target

Marvellous Murray was Bianca's first choice!  This gorgeous little mule has lots of textured resin and is carrying some hearts on his back.  I love that you can wear Murray any time of year: hearts never go out of style!


Erstwilder Stinkin' Cute Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Earrings- c/o Erstwilder
Dress- c/o Retrolicious
Top- c/o Unique Vintage
Sunglasses- Betsey Johnson
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

This skunk is just that: Stinkin' Cute!  He reminds me of cartoons I used to watch as a kid and I'm so glad he's now a part of my collection.  The heart he's holding is super glittery and perfect for any outfit any time of year.


Erstwilder Love Bandit Brooch
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Dress- H&M

Owning a pet racoon is a running joke in our family so I guess it's no surprise that we picked Love Bandit for our collection.  This cute little trash panda is holding a key to our heart... literally!  I know this one is technically Bianca's but I'm definitely going to steal him for some of my outfits too!

Are you going to add any of the With Love range to your collection?  Which ones are your favorites?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, February 3, 2020

Valentine's Day Style Volume 2: Pink!

If you don't already know, I've been doing a Valentine's Day series here and on my Instagram for the past few weeks.  I started with my first style video (you can watch that HERE) but I just had to do some more!  Pink has a very prominent place in my wardrobe so I've dedicated today's style series to some of my favorite pink looks.  Check them out below!

Valentine's Day Pink

Outfit 1
Dress- Trashy Diva (from 2011)
Shoes- Restricted Shoes
Hat- vintage

Outfit 2
Dress- Sister Jane
Shoes- Target
Hat- Nordstrom

Outfit 3
Top- SHEIN
Jeans- Modcloth
Shoes- Target
Headband- Modcloth

Outfit 4
Top- Target
Skirt- Nordstrom
Sweater- Unique Vintage (similar)
Shoes- Charlie Stone Shoes
Headband- ASOS

You can watch the video version too!

 
Which outfit is your favorite?  Have you picked out your Valentine's Day ensemble yet?  Let me know in the comments below!
 
xoxo
 
Ashley

Monday, January 27, 2020

Cupid

Retrolicious Cupid Jumper in Black

My Valentine's Day series continues!  The great thing about dressing for this holiday is that you can wear everything year round.  Hearts and love in general is an everyday mentality!  The Valentine's Day collection from Retrolicious has plenty of festive options that you can wear for a date, a Galentine's brunch, and basically any other time you're feeling extra cute.

Retrolicious Cupid Jumper in Black

Retrolicious Cupid Jumper in Black

Retrolicious Cupid Jumper in Black
Jumper- c/o Retrolicious
Top- c/o Retrolicious
Tights- Target
Boots- Target
Sunglasses- Amazon
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

The Cupid jumper is made from a thick and stretchy knit ponte and features an adorable heart shaped bodice, adjustable crisscross straps, a mini a-line skirt, and finished with a back zippered closure.  I'm usually a size small in Retrolicious styles but I decided on a medium in the Cupid jumper.  Since I have bigger hips, I wanted to give them a little room by sizing up.  If this isn't an issue for you, your usual size should be fine!

I paired this jumper with one of my favorite pieces of all time: the mock neck top.  This super stretchy top is buttery soft and goes with absolutely everything.  As I'm typing this I'm wearing one right now!  I'm wearing my usual size small and this top is quite stretchy and roomy.  I would maybe size down if you're not super busty, but I think taking your usual size is best.  This top comes in a few prints and solids and I absolutely need them all!

You can shop both of these pieces on the Retrolicious site right now.  Their pieces are made right here in the USA and proudly produce their products in sizes XS-4X.

xoxo

Ashley
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