Monday, February 24, 2020

Mickey Hearts Minnie

Harvey's Convertible Crossbody Disney Mickey Heart Minnie Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Heart Coat

Is there anything more classic than Mickey and Minnie?  As a huge Disney fan, I love the idea of adding some everyday magic to my outfits.  Harvey's is a wonderful small business right here in southern California and they make the most amazing Disney bags.  This Mickey and Minnie bag is not only reversible, it can be converted from a shoulder bag to a backpack!  You can read more about this outfit and this adorable bag below!

Harvey's Convertible Crossbody Disney Mickey Heart Minnie Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Heart Coat

Harvey's Convertible Crossbody Disney Mickey Heart Minnie Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Heart Coat

Harvey's Convertible Crossbody Disney Mickey Heart Minnie Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Heart Coat

Harvey's Convertible Crossbody Disney Mickey Heart Minnie Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Heart Coat

Harvey's Convertible Crossbody Disney Mickey Heart Minnie Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Heart Coat
Coat- Nordstrom
Top- c/o Retrolicious
Skirt- Nordstrom
Shoes- Target
Bag- c/o Harvey's
Sunglasses- Amazon
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

Harvey's is known for their textured seatbelt bags.  As someone who owns a few, I can say that these bags are super sturdy and keep your valuables safe and intact (much like the seatbelt in your car).  This bag is shaped like a mouse face and features Mickey on one side and Minnie on the other.  So you can sport whoever you're feeling more like that day!  It also comes with a double sided charm that I absolutely love.  I've been carrying this cutie as a crossbody bag but I can't wait to take it to Disneyland and change it into a backpack.  This bag is made right here in the USA and is totally vegan.  Seriously, anything from Harvey's is beautifully made and it feels great to support an ethical small business.  Make sure to check out their classic and Disney inspired items!

I've been dying to wear this outfit for what feels like forever!  It's been pretty cold and this coat is more of a layering piece than something that actually keeps you warm.  But the weather has warmed a little and I finally broke it out!  The silhouette of the coat is my absolute favorite: the tiered swing skirt, bell sleeves, and fitted bodice.  It's a vintage inspired dream!  Plus, Kevin bought me the matching skirt for my birthday which definitely amped up the cuteness factor.  I feel like this coat will be great for spring, especially with my favorite jeans and a light sweater.  Basically, I'm just trying to warn you that you'll be seeing it here again soon :)

xoxo

Ashley

Friday, February 21, 2020

Star Wars Style

If you're new here then you'll find out very quickly: I am obsessed with Star Wars.  Maybe it's weird but Star Wars, in some small way at least, is definitely a part of my everyday life.  Which means it effects my fashion too!  Whether I'm Disneybounding at Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland or just going to work, I have several fun outfits for every possible occasion.  I've highlighted a few of my favorites and believe me, it was so difficult to narrow it down to just four!

star_wars_style
Outfit 1:
Top- Shop Disney
Pants- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Shoes- Nordstrom

Outfit 2:
Dress- c/o Vintage Inspired by Jackie
Cape- SHEIN
Shoes- Irregular Choice
Ears- Shop Disney
Backpack- Loungefly

Outfit 3:
Top- Target
Collared top- c/o Modcloth
Skirt- SHEIN
Shoes- SHEIN
Purse- c/o Harvey's

Outfit 4:
Dress- c/o Vintage Inspired by Jackie
Belt- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Jacket- Her Universe
Shoes- Target
Headband- Nordstrom (similar)
Backpack- Loungefly

You can also watch a video of these Star Wars looks in my video below!


Which look is your favorite?  Would you dress up to visit Galaxy's Edge in Disneyland or Disney World?  Let me know in the comments!

xoxo

Ashley

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

Friday, January 17, 2020

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

I know Valentine's Day isn't for a few weeks but I wanted to share some of my favorite love-themed pieces for the big day!  I love a casual Valentine's look (especially since I will be working on February 14th) and this guide has the perfect items for your ensemble at all price points.  It's also a guide to point your true love in the right direction for a fantastic gift ;)  Take a look at my picks below!

Southern California Belle Valentine's Day Gift Guide
1. Stripes and Hearts Raglan Top
2. Red and Pink Hearts Open Cardigan
3. Red and Pink Stripe Love is in the Air Cardigan
4. Black and Red Heart Print Shift Dress

Unique Vintage just released their Love Game collection and it is full of amazing Valentine's Day items!  Find everything from dresses, shoes, accessories, and the greatest casual wear ever!  I'm all about their cardigans, I wish I could add them all to my closet!


Southern California Belle Valentine's Day Gift Guide
1. Tie Neck Heart Print Blouse
2. Heart Print Ribbed Knit Sweater
3. Heart Print Notch Collar Blouse
4. Button Front Heart Knit Cardigan

Shein is a great site for lower price point items.  They offer lots of fun heart print pieces (including some super cute lingerie) but these four cuties are at the top of my list.  That tie neck blouse is to die for!  I would definitely rock that all year round.


Southern California Belle Valentine's Day Gift Guide
1. Polka Dot Fur Coat
2. Faux Fur Heart Bag
3. Gabriela Platform Oxford
4. Stripe Bow Back Sweater

As I'm sure you already know, I am obsessed with the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collection.  There are so many cute pink and red pieces to add to your Valentine's Day ensembles!  I picked up this super cute polka dot coat.  It goes with everything and is incredibly warm.  I feel like I need the matching heart purse to round out the outfit, don't you think?



Southern California Belle Valentine's Day Gift Guide
1. Heart Print Round Neck Sweater
2. Pom Pom Heart Knit Sweater
3. Sequined Mesh Tulle Skirt
4. Contrast Color Fuzzy Hearts Sweater

Another great site with lower price points, Chicwish has so many pretty in pink pieces!  I'm especially enamored with this tulle skirt.  It's glittery, pink, and perfect for twirling!  If you're not a pink fan, they also have this skirt and the pom pom sweater in other great colors.

Have you decided your look for Valentine's Day yet?  What's your favorite piece from my gift guide?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Pastel Tulle

Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Tiered Tulle Skirt

Is there anything prettier than a tulle skirt?  I've been wearing tulle for at least as long as I've been posting on this blog and I don't intend to stop... ever!  This tiered tulle skirt is from the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collection from Nordstrom and I am completely obsessed!  It's lightweight and a complete showstopper which means it's perfect for a Valentine's Day inspired outfit.

Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Tiered Tulle Skirt

Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Tiered Tulle Skirt

Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Tiered Tulle Skirt

Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Tiered Tulle Skirt

Top- Nordstrom
Skirt- Nordstrom (currently 40% off)
Shoes- H&M (similar)
Jacket- c/o Sarsparilly
Sunglasses- Amazon
Headband- c/o Unique Vintage

This skirt is fully lined and features three tiers of pink and purple pastel tulle.  It has an elastic waistband so it's super easy to wear and falls at a midi length on my 5'6" frame.  I will say: this skirt definitely runs large!  I'm wearing a small and it barely works with my waist.  I wish it came in an XS for the perfect fit.  I decided to keep it because look at how pretty it is and I can definitely wear it with a belt to cinch in the waist.  This skirt is currently 40% off and comes in sizes S-2X (3X if you consider how large the sizing is).

I paired my skirt with one of my favorite new jackets from Sarsparilly.  The Veronica jacket is made from a soft faux leather and features the cutest heart shaped patches on the elbows!  I'm comfortably wearing an XS because it does run large.  This jacket also comes in blue (which I also have) and has sizing from XS-4X (5X if you consider the larger sizing).

Would you wear this outfit for Valentine's Day?  I could see myself wearing this on a casual date with Kevin or a Galentine's Day brunch with my favorite girls.  Not your favorite Valentine's Day look?  Not to worry, I'll have lots more love-ly outfits posted here before February 14th so stay tuned!

xoxo

Ashley

Monday, January 13, 2020

Insects and Bugs

It's that time again: Erstwilder has a new collection!  Their first range of 2020 is a good one!  Both Bianca and I love insects and bugs so we are very excited to promote this new range.  Featuring twenty one pieces (three necklaces, five pairs of earrings, and thirteen brooches), you're guaranteed to find at least one piece you love.  But let's be real, you'll probably find more!

Erstwilder Insects And Bugs

Erstwilder To Bee Or Not To Bee
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Dress- Target

This is Bianca's favorite of the bunch!  This bee is the perfect size, has gorgeous and vibrant colors, and I love the detail in the wings.  You can also wear him upside down too, which is also very cute!


Erstwilder Bumble Butt
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Sister Jane
Skirt- Patty Flores

To nobody's surprise, my favorite is also a bee brooch!  Bumble Butt is takes after her name: she's so cute!  I love her fuzzy look and the detail in her wings.  I'm so happy they offered different bee designs and I couldn't help but get them both!


Erstwilder Reticulated Rebel
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Dress- Target

This design was calling Bianca: she loves snails!  The marbled resins on this brooch are so bright and it's a pretty good size.  He will definitely be the star of your outfit!


Erstwilder The 17 Year Sleep
Brooch- c/o Erstwilder
Top- Sister Jane
Skirt- Patty Flores

This brooch is simply stunning.  If you're familiar with Erstwilder brooches, he comes in the larger box because of his wide wingspan.  He (like all the other winged creatures in this range) has gorgeous wings and the resin of his body is so vibrant.  I can see myself wearing this cutie over and over again!

You can find all of these brooches (and much, much more) on the Erstwilder site right now!  They're also donating $1 of every brooch sale to Wildlife Victoria and Victorian Bushfire Appeal during the month of January.  So you can get your favorite brooches and help contribute relief to the devastating fires in Australia.  Which designs in this range are your favorites?  Let me know in the comments below!

xoxo

Ashley



Thursday, January 9, 2020

Valentine's Day Style

Today I'm talking about Valentine's Day!  While it's not my favorite holiday, I do love dressing the part!  I'm going to have an extensive series on my Valentine's Day style and you can follow along until February 14th on my Instagram using the hashtag #scbheartsvday.  I'll also be posting here (although not all outfits will make it) in case you don't have/use Instagram.  I'm kicking off this series with four of my favorite outfits.  Check them out here and you can find direct links to almost everything below!

Valentine's Day
Outfit 1
Dress- The Pretty Dress Company
Coat- Nordstrom
Shoes- Chelsea Crew
Bag- Betsey Johnson

Outfit 2
Top- Collectif Clothing
Skirt- Unique Vintage
Jacket- Sarsparilly
Shoes- Charlie Stone Shoes
Hat- Unique Vintage
Bag- Unique Vintage

Outfit 3
Top- Sister Jane
Skirt- Sister Jane
Shoes- Nordstrom
Purse- Tatyana

Outfit 4
Top- Nordstrom
Skirt- Nordstrom
Jacket- Nordstrom
Shoes- Target

Here's the video version too!


Which outfit is your favorite?  Do you want to see more style videos?  Let me know in the comments!

xoxo

Ashley

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Return of the Jedi

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Return of the Jedi Sheet Dress

New year, same fandom!  As I'm sure you already know, I am a huge Star Wars fan.  Everything from home decor, tattoos, and clothing: I have it all!  Vintage Inspired by Jackie has been my go-to for all my Star Wars styles and this dress is no exception.  Made from vintage bed sheets, this Return of the Jedi dress is the perfect piece to wear while you explore Endor, Batuu, and everything in between!

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Return of the Jedi Sheet Dress

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Return of the Jedi Sheet Dress

Vintage Inspired by Jackie Return of the Jedi Sheet Dress
Dress- c/o Vintage Inspired by Jackie
Shoes- Irregular Choice
Belt- Vixen by Micheline Pitt
Lipstick- Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Always Red

This dress was made to my measurements (which is always spot on) and features adjustable straps, boning in the bodice, a full gathered skirt, and a hidden side pocket.  I love the contrast yellow fabric on the neckline and the bottom of the skirt.  It's the perfect pop of color!  This dress can be worn with or without a petticoat but I prefer it without.  You can find this dress and many other Disney inspired designs on Jackie's site HERE!

I've been off since before Christmas and today is my last day off.  It's a little bittersweet because Bianca is still on break for another two weeks.  I wish I could spend it with her!  We're planning to have a fun last day before I go back to work and I have some fun surprises up my sleeve.  If you wanna follow along with us, make sure to follow me on Instagram and check out my stories!

xoxo

Ashley

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