17 Mar

With Style and Lace

I have been seeing lace everywhere lately. I started to think it was because I have bridal brain lol ( I am getting married in a month! AHHHHHHHHHH!). But, just like the 70’s, lace has made a huge comeback for the spring/ summer season.

Lace seems like it is easy to wear, but no one wants to look like a 5 year old. So… it is important to pair your lace outfits with the right accessories, to give it a more mature look. I personally love to pair lace with leather for an edgy look, or  with nude/natural tones to be fun and flirty. Check out some of my favorite ways to add lace to your look this spring!

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First off I love, love, love, LOVE this Convertible Trench Moto Jacket by Lovers + Friends! It is a trench coat, and the bottom zips off to give you a cute moto-leather jacket. I’ve gotten so much wear out of this coat that it was worth every penny.

Jacket – Convertible Moto by Lovers +Friends ($500) similar style HERE!

Dress – Lace Dress by Forever 21 ($39.99) similar style HERE!

Cluth – Stud Clutch By Deux Lux ($50) similar style  HERE!

Heels – Gold & Black Heeled Sandal by Zara ($59.90) similar style  HERE!

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Top –  Crochet Lace Top by Lovemarks Collection ($50) similar style HERE!

Jeans – Signature Rose Drainpipe Skinny Jeans by Siwy ($180) find them HERE!

Bag – Fringe Crossbody found in my grandma’s closet lol (Priceless) similar style HERE!

Boots – Fabia Over the Knee Boot by Lucky Brand ($216) similar style HERE!

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Like I said, I love lace and leather! It is easy to throw on some leather shorts with a cute lace detailed top for a more feminine look!

Top : Rococo Lace Back detail top by Sugar Lips ($60) on sale HERE!

( I wear this top all the time, the intricate lace detail just turns head.  GET THIS TOP ladies! )

Top: Heartbreaker Lace Top by Lovers + Friends ($86) on sale HERE!

Shorts: Vegan Leather Shorts by Blu Pepper ($40) similar style HERE!

Shoes: Maarla Heel by Steve Madden ($89.95) find them HERE!

If you don’t want to actually wear lace, why not put it on your nails!? Check out my fun lace manicure done by Cassandra from On Wednesday’s We Wear Polish.

She always brings my vision to life!

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Polishes Used : Brigette by Zoya and White Stamping Polish by Konad

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The stamping plate used for this mani is from Moyou London , which achieved the lace print. My fellow nail guru Cassie (On Wednesday’s We Wear Polish) informed me that many stamping plates are narrow, and Moyou London plates come in different sizes. I personally have pretty wide nail beds so these transfer perfectly for me.

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Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope you got some great lace-inspiration!

Love you mean it!

Ashlie

11 Mar

I Love Rocksbox – Review

I just got my first Rocksbox package in the mail and I am so excited to share my newest obsession!

When Rocksbox reached out to me to try their jewelry service I said, “HECK YEA!”

I personally have never used a product subscription service before, but I think I am hooked now. Who doesn’t love getting surprise packages in the mail?

So how does it work??

Take a quick style survey online to determine the type of jewelry you like and add them to your Wish List.

 Get 3 new pieces on loan to you (for as long as you want!) You can either send it back and get another set of 3 new pieces, or buy any of the items for 20% off of the retail price.

All shipping costs are included; they send you the postage to send back with a reusable envelope.

Get all of this for just $19 a month!!

(use my promo code: aaashhliexoxo and get your first month free!)
Let’s check out my first Rocksbox!

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It comes in this reusable packaging, and fits right in your mailbox so you dont have to sign for it. Which is a huge plus!

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It comes neatly packaged in this cute box, and all pieces are individually wrapped in mesh baggies.

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Inside there is a personalized letter  that explains all of your new pieces, and leaves room for you to comment. So your stylist can pick better set’s for you the next time!

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Perry Street Laurel Necklace via Rocksbox $64

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Ashiana London One Stone Drop Earring in Blue via Rocksbox $65

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Gorjana Taner Charm Bracelt in Gold via Rocksbox $45

I love all of the items that were chosen for me. I think this is truly a great service, for $19 a month you can’t beat getting new jewelry all the time. Rocksbox allows you take fashion risks by not having to commit to any jewelry piece for too long, if you don’t like it just send it back!  So… I say give this service a try, and if you use my promo code you get your first month FREEEEEEEEE!

Use code: aaashhliexoxo at Rocksbox.com

I’ll be sure to post some pictures soon of how I styled my new Rocksbox pieces!!

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Thanks for checking out my blog.

Love you mean it!

Ashlie

17 Nov

Drink Wine, Wear Wine

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The holiday’s are here and its time to drink wine, eat and celebrate with friends and family. But, I’m sure you’ve noticed that wine isn’t  just in your glasses.  It’s all over the runway and should be your go to color this fall/ winter season!

This time of year is all about deep tones, and I see shades of wine everywhere! It’s really becoming my favorite color this season, I find my self wearing it ALL the time. From nail polish, clothing, and accessories, wearing plum tones this season will keep you on trend.

So Zoya’s New Winter Collection came out and I’m obsessed with all of the colors! I really liked the colors Haven and Thea, so I had to try them first.

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Haven is the perfect winter plum with a hint of shimmer that gives it a little metallic shine. Thea is a Pixie Dust polish by Zoya that complimented this plum color perfectly. I never have  all my nails the same color and I am also a glitter addict, so this seemed like the perfect pop for my plum mani. Since, the Pixie Dust color’s are textured I always make sure to add a double layer of my Seche Vite top coat for a super shiny look!

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 Wine colored jeans with any neutral top, sweater, or jacket is an easy way to wear this trend. Pair your skinnies with some combat boots and you’re good to go!

Jeans – Siwy Leona Drainpipe Skinny

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 I really like adding gold accessories when I wear deep purple. It just gives your outfit a much brighter look. And since it is fall, I threw on some thigh high socks (well knee high for me since I’m so tall) , and it pulled my entire look together.

Dress – H & M

Knee High Socks – Steve Madden

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This is by far one of my favorite dresses. I stumbled upon a store that was going out of business, and snagged this cute fall dress on super sale! I love how simple it is with a little bit of color, and not to mention the horizontal and vertical stripes are very slimming!

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A violet lip honestly is my new neutral because it goes with any outfit. My favorite violet lip stick and lip liner are by Smashbox.  Be Legendary Lipstick in Vivid Violet with the Always Sharp Lip Liner in Violet are my go to colors for my  lips!

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 This wine shift dress from Blu Pepper is so easy to wear. Pair it with opaque stocking and some pumps, and you have a simple dressy outfit. 030Or pair this dress with a fur vest, some knee high boots and a killer statement necklace!

Necklace – Hopper Necklace by Jenny Bird

Vest –Long Fur Vest by Love Token

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love you mean it!

Ashlie

13 Oct

A Girl and Her Prints


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I currently live Uptown but there is nothing like a photo shoot in the Village. The cobble stone streets, the exposed brick buildings, and little boutiques just set the tone. When my photographer told me the location, I already knew the look I wanted to go with.

Am I the only one who tends to gravitate towards a print? Whether it is an animal print, stripes, floral or a fun geometric design my eye always wanders to a print. If I don’t know what to wear, a dress with a killer print always wins!

So, it was a no brainer for me to pick this awesome printed dress by L*Space for my photoshoot with Rogerio! It screams afro-centric and I knew my Rogerio would do wonders with this look.

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It was only right that I paired some temporary metallic tattoos by Tribe of Jewel’s to give my outfit a little extra umph! I literally have been wearing these tattoo’s all summer long, and now that it is fall I don’t plan on stopping. It is completely safe to say I am OBSESSED with these things.  It is not as fun to wear them through fall and winter, since we are showing less skin. But, I WILL be tatt-ing up my hand’s and any inch of exposed skin I can find! Since, this was my last hoorah before summer ended,  I felt like it was ONLY right.

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Arm stack: Titan Bracelets by Vita Fede , Mixed Leather and Metal Chain  Bracelet by Sara Designs,  Labradorite Stone Bracelet  by Chan Luu, Tribal Cuff by Fada NYC (Similar Here by House of Harlow)

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Sunglasses by Wildfox Sun

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Wild & Free Dress by L*Space

Cut Out Heel Sandal by Steve Madden (Similar Steal by Dolce Vita!)

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This shoot was the perfect way to end the summer and this tribal print dress made me feel like an urban goddess.

My motto is: If what you wear doesn’t make you feel special; then change your outfit!

Thank you for checking out my personal style blog, and keep an eye out for more outfit ideas, style tips, product reviews, nail art, wedding stuff and MORE!

Love you mean it!

Ashlie

** special thanks to photographer Rogerio Bussad! Check out his work HERE! **