Friday, August 23, 2013

Inspiration: Best of Summer

I have to say, this has been one great summer!  I may not have gone on vacation but I've enjoyed many things like finding out the gender of my baby, going to many great weddings, moving into our first home, and getting another cute rescue dog.  I know I'm not the only one, so here are my favorite summer highlights from some of my favorite bloggers.

Kristian of Never Fully Dressed (Without A Style)


I had been waiting for months to see Kristian's wedding pictures (wasn't everyone?) and was completely excited when this post popped up.  She looks like vintage perfection in her tea length wedding gown and I wish her and Amos a lifetime of happiness.

Jessica of Midwest Muse


I love summer birthdays, mostly because mine is in the dead of winter.  I definitely wish I could have celebrated Jessica's birthday in person, but instead I sent her my pink striped dress.  Of course she looks absolutely amazing in it!  She's also dyed her hair all kinds of platinum blonde, I can't wait until she shows it off :)

Fran of Franish


Fran is quite an inspiration, she's actually been featured in this series before!  She just picked up and moved because she opened a new chapter in her life: med school.  I love seeing her school appropriate outfits, I'm sure she's the most stylish med student there!

Katie of Butterflies Loves Snapdragons


I really loved Katie's photoshoot series this summer.  She has the most amazing vintage eye (she also just opened an Etsy store!) and I love how she plays up her classically beautiful features.  I also enjoy her hair tutorials but I rarely have the patience to make my hair look that pretty!

Marlen of Messages on a Napkin


Marlen truly has my heart.  She moved to Seattle over the summer and cut her hair short.  Real short!  I'm a little obsessed with her new do and, of course, her layering techniques.  She actually went back to Chicago for Lollapalooza a few weeks ago and shared some wonderful pictures in the process.

Marisa of The Shades of Monet Chronicles


I truly don't think there was anything more exciting than Marisa giving birth to her beautiful son Clayton.  Not only do her outfits inspire me on a daily basis, but I'm dumbfounded how she juggles blogging and motherhood so seamlessly.  I could surely take a few pointers from her!

Do you have any favorite reads of the summer?  Let me know in the comments below!




  1. You've got some pretty fashionably cute muses there Ashley....I will check them out one by one!


  2. So many wonderful things are/were happening for bloggers this summer!

    Thank you for featuring me and your kinds words too.

  3. I love all these ladies! Thanks for including me, but I think all credit goes to your amazing dress. The summer was good to these Flock Together ladies!

  4. This is an amazing round up! Some of these blogs are new to me, so thanks for the inspiration! I agree that Kristian looks stunning in her wedding dress, and Fran is hands down one of my fave bloggers out there!

  5. This is such a sweet post :) All of these bloggers are so talented and inspiring!

    Xo, Hannah

  6. Great post!!! All these ladies are so fantastic and i am so happy everyone has had such an amazing summer :D

  7. Jessica and Marisa are some of my favorite reads :) They're great!

    xo Ashley

  8. This is lovely! this summer went by too fast!


  9. Aww thanks for featuring me! I LOVE jessica's outfit and I seriously can't get enough of Kristian's wedding posts. So so pretty!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  10. Thanks for sharing this stunning inspiration. They all look beautiful, great style.

  11. Aw I just found out about the Flock Together thing! It's the coolest idea ever! Thank you for sharing:) And isn't her vintage wedding dress just beautiful?
    Hugs & Kisses,

  12. I was so excited to see Kristian's wedding photos! :) And all these outfits are really pretty and so inspirational for the last days of summer.

  13. this is some great inspiration, i can see why you picked these lovely ladies. ive got them opened in tabs to go check out now, thanks for sharing :)

    -Tara x


  14. This was such a nice and inspiring post to read!! I love to see this kind of positivity and now some more blogs to check out.

    xoxo Jackie

  15. Sounds like you have had the most amazing summer, thank you for sharing your favourite parts with us :) Might be inspired to do something similar!


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