Friday, May 17, 2019

GIVEAWAY: Kitchy Witch Deisgns!

Kitschy Witch Designs
It's been waaaaaay too long since I've hosted a giveaway and I wanted to make sure I was going to offer something good to make up for the lost time!  As an avid Stephanie Buscema fan, I really wanted to include something from her shop, Kitschy Witch Designs.  If you weren't already aware, Stephanie is one of the most giving people on the planet and she offered a whole Spooky Spring prize pack for the winner!  That's right, you'll be the first to own these yet-to-be-released goodies!  I'm hosting this giveaway here via Rafflecopter, which allows you to enter in all kinds of ways.  Check out the widget below and enter as little (or as much) as you want!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

The very lucky winner will receive:
  • Luna sunglasses in black and white.  They won't even be available to purchase until the end of the month, so you'll be the first one to wear them!
  • Haunted House clutch
  • Haunted House pin set
  • Haunted House cardigan clips
  • Kitschy Witch buttons

This giveaway is open internationally and will run until midnight, May 24th.  A winner will be randomly chosen and emailed on the 24th.  The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize by responding to the winning email, otherwise another winner will be randomly chosen.

Good luck and thank you so much for being one of my readers.  It really means the world to me!

xoxo

Ashley

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Primrose

Paisley Raye Primrose Wrap Dress in White Tropical Floral Print

There's something about a late spring/early summer gloom that really makes me... happy?  This entire month has been rainy and gloomy and I'm here for it.  I've been living in this Paisley Raye Primrose dress lately and I just can't help it.  It's so good!  The super light rayon fabric is easy to wear and will make those inevitable scorching summer days that much more bearable.

Paisley Raye Primrose Wrap Dress in White Tropical Floral Print

Paisley Raye Primrose Wrap Dress in White Tropical Floral Print

Paisley Raye Primrose Wrap Dress in White Tropical Floral Print

Dress- c/o Paisley Raye
Shoes- Remix Vintage Shoes
Lipstick- c/o Besame Cosmetics in Portrait Peach

Paisley Raye is a woman-owned small business that makes all their clothing right here in the USA.  If you've been following me for some time, you know how important buying ethical is and I love that I can confidently shop for cute clothes here!  Paisley Raye has a good mix of both contemporary and vintage inspired designs and I feel like this Primrose dress is a little of both.  This dress is a true wrap style and features flutter sleeves, a surplice neckline, and a twirl-worthy high low skirt.  This is actually my third Primrose dress, I love how versatile this style is!  All of Paisley Raye's designs are manufactured in sizes XS-3X.  I'm a pretty straightforward size small, so I would say their designs run true to size.  The Primrose is also priced well under $100, so you can get one (or two!) and feel good about supporting a small business.  You can also get free US shipping with the code SOCALBELLE, so go ahead and treat yourself!

I've been going on photography adventures with my younger brother lately and I'm loving the time we get to spend together.  He's actually more of a travel/landscape photographer, so we find fun places to shoot and he gets behind my camera for my blog photos too.  He actually took these photos here and I love his keen eye for a good shot!  As someone who relies on her tripod and remote to capture 99% of her images, I'm excited that someone (and a family member, no less) actually wants to help me!  You can check out his work and follow him on Instagram HERE!

xoxo

Ashley

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Erstwilder Fan Favourites

It's that time again!  Erstwilder just released not one, but two new collections and I'm here to promote one of them!  I love their Fan Favourite ranges, simply because they listen to their customers and compile a collection of newly colored old favorites.  This smaller collection features seven favorites and I'm here to show you my three picks.  Check them out below!

sacha_sleeping_fox

sacha_sleeping_fox_2
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Chicwish
Sunglasses- La Femme En Noir

I have Sacha in a few colors and I was excited to add another to my collection!  This Sacha features a pink floral motif with gold accents.  She just feels so fancy!


humble_hummingbird

humble_hummingbird_2
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Chicwish
Sunglasses- La Femme En Noir

Hummingbirds are actually one of my favorite kinds of animals so I needed to add her to my collection!  I love her pearly-pink resin and the glittery flower she's getting her lunch from.  She's also the perfect size, I think she's my favorite of the collection!


olive_owl

olive_owl_2
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- c/o Chicwish
Sunglasses- La Femme En Noir

Olive looks so gorgeous in her new color way!  I love her pearly-purple head and her psychedelic floral print body.  As someone who loves anything purple, Olive is definitely going to get some wear!


You can check out the rest of the Fan Favourites collection HERE.  As always, don't hesitate to purchase...  These brooches are favorites for a reason and won't be around forever!

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, April 19, 2019

Pixie

Kitschy Witch Designs Sleepy Hollow Print Pixie Dress

Is there anything more perfect than a Stephanie Buscema print?  I was obviously psyched when she opened Kitschy Witch Designs and started making textiles from her amazing artwork.  Her Sleepy Hollow print is one of my favorites and I was so excited to try out her new Pixie dress!  Made from a nice stretch cotton in a classic cut, this dress is great for everyday wear (or when you want a subtle spooky twist)!

Kitschy Witch Designs Sleepy Hollow Print Pixie Dress

Kitschy Witch Designs Sleepy Hollow Print Pixie Dress

Kitschy Witch Designs Sleepy Hollow Print Pixie Dress

Dress- c/o Kitschy Witch Designs
Shoes- c/o Charlie Stone Shoes
Belt- from another dress
Sunglasses- Amazon

The Pixie dress is a classic 1950's inspired dress and features a wide boat neckline, short sleeves, pleated a-line skirt, hidden side pockets, and a back zippered closure.  While the cotton is stretchy, the waist on the Pixie is very firm.  I wear an XS in Kitschy Witch skirts and this dress is a small (although I could have sized up to a medium for taco room).  I love this dress so much and the print is definitely the star!  Not into Sleepy Hollow for some reason?  The Pixie dress is also offered in her Magic Show print!  You can find Stephanie's wonderful dresses and skirts in sizes XS-3X and she offers matching accessories, jewelry, and more on her website!

I paired the Pixie dress in my newest Charlie Stone shoes and (as usual) I am in love!  As someone who doesn't really wear heels anymore, I love that Charlie Stone offers vintage-inspired shoes without the uncomfortable heel.  These are the Roma in Black Croc and they're super comfortable and vegan.  I ordered my usual size 40 and they're the perfect fit!  They're definitely my new go-to black shoes.

Is it wrong that I'm already counting down the days until Halloween?  I just want to wear all the spooky things without getting the weird looks.  You know, because I wear them year round and apparently that's considered odd.  Let's just skip summer and go right to Halloween!  Who's with me?!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, April 8, 2019

Poker For Puppies 2019

Dawg Squad Poker For Puppies
It feels like a lifetime ago, but at one point my blog wasn't all fashion/personal style centered.  I talked about things like my everyday life and things that really meant a lot to me.  While fashion is definitely one of those things, it doesn't compare to my love for animals in need.  Over eight years ago, I adopted my first dog from Dawg Squad.  My little boy Punchy, or Fendi as he was originally named, was a young little chihuahua who was literally discarded by someone and then taken in by Dawg Squad.  Like all their dogs, Dawg Squad kept him with a wonderful foster, took care of all his medical needs, and didn't let him go until they found the right family for him.  Since then, I've adopted three more dogs from them and have tried to stay active with the organization ever since.

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On Sunday, April 14th, Dawg Squad is hosting their 7th annual Poker For Puppies event.  The event is exactly as it sounds: you get to play poker and contribute to Dawg Squad's amazing cause!  Not only will an epic poker tournament take place, there will also be a casino lounge, silent auction, lots of adorable adoptable dogs to love on, celebrity players, a DJ, appetizers, dinner, and Sub Zero ice cream!  There are thousands of dollars worth of prizes this year, including:

  • Universal Studios passes
  • Southwest Airlines tickets
  • A trip to South Africa
  • Electronics
  • Gift Baskets
  • Gift Cards
  • And so much more!

The event is taking place at the Sportsman's Lodge Hotel in Studio City, California.  I used to live down the street from this hotel and I love this event space!  The doors open at 2pm and the poker tournament will start at 3pm.  You can purchase tickets HERE but here's a quick overview:

  • $100 for entry fee for the poker tournament
  • $50 general admission entry

You have to be at least 21 to attend and the parking is free.  Not in California or busy the day of the event?  You can still sponsor Poker For Puppies; whether it's a cash or prize donation, sponsoring a casino game, the bar, or even the presenting sponsor at the event!  You can email Carole, the event coordinator and woman behind Dawg Squad, at DawgSquad@rocketmail.com.

Check out some pictures from last year's event below!

Poker For Puppies 2018

Poker For Puppies 2018

Poker For Puppies 2018

Poker For Puppies 2018

Poker For Puppies 2018

Poker For Puppies 2018

Poker For Puppies 2018

Poker For Puppies 2018

Poker For Puppies 2018

Poker For Puppies 2018

For more information on Dawg Squad, the non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation established according to California laws for public benefit, or to adopt one of their amazing dogs, please visit www.DawgSquad.org.
xoxo

Ashley
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