28 Oct

The Best Boots For Your Shape!

Hey loves!

I can’t deny it any more,  Fall is here! As much as I’d rather wear a dress and sandals, this is one of my favorite times of year. But, it’s always a shock to my system when I have to start wearing boots again! There are so many styles of boots, and body types play a factor in what pair looks best! Not that we can’t rock any pair , but some styles look better than others.

Check out this list of the best boots to buy depending on your legs!

Petite

My ladies with a petite body type, you are going to want a shorter boot with a sky high heel. Ankle boots or mid calf boots work  as long as they have some sort of heel.This will make your legs look longer, and the heel will give you height. I know when you hear heel, you think UNCOMFORTABLE! But, a chunky stacked heel will make you feel like your walking on clouds.

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Vince ” Emerson” Ankle Bootie $495

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Steve Madden “Amanda” Platform Bootie $129

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Slim Legs

Those with slim legs can really rock any pair of boot out there. But, the best pair are over the knee boots! These styles just accentuate your legs even more and give you height even if you went with a flat style.

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Stuart Weitzman ” Lowland” Over The Knee Boot $798
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N.Y.L.A “Bethanie” Over The Knee Boot $98

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Athletic Build

If you are a women with an athletic figure you want to go for a low cut boot that is feminine. This will show off your great calfs and at the same time soften your look. Try out a boot with a little detail. And if you don’t want a heel, a flat ankle boot with a pointed toe will look great too.

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Guiseppe Zanotti “Uma” Fringe Lace Up Bootie $995

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Sbicca Wagon Fringe Lace Up Bootie $119

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Curvy Leg

For my curvy girls, ankle and mid calf boots with a heel works best for you. Over the knee boots should not be your go to. This will only make your hips look wider. A sky-high ankle boot with a rounded toe will match your curves and give you some height.

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Prada Mid Suede Boot $950

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Nine West Suede Whynot Ankle Boot $128

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Plus Sized or Pear Shape

You want to wear a full length heel boot that falls right below the knee. This is to elongate your legs. If you wear an ankle boot , you could look cut off at the leg and stumpy Also, a thick heel helps give you balance and comfort.

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Fly London “Halo” Boot $400

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Sam Edelman “Regina” Boot $170

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Thanks for checking out my blog. Hope this list helps with your shoe shopping this fall/winter season!

Love you mean it!

Ashlie

15 Jun

10 Fashion & Nail Blogs You Must Follow!

Hi there!

So, today is June 15th.. and it’s my BIRTHDAY! Twenty-five was a year full of many ups and downs, but it was one of the best years of my life and I hope 26 is just as great!

One of my favorite things to do is just, chill with a cup of my favorite tea, and catch up on all my favorite blogs. I wouldn’t have taken a leap of faith into blogging, with out some insipiration. I want to share with you all a list of my favorite nail and fashion bloggers that inspire me daily.

Nailed It

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Image from Nailed It

Katy is extremly talented with free hand ! And she is always on point when keeping me up to date on all the new swatches of my favorite nail polish brands. But can we just talk about how amazing her nail art is. I love the super intricate hand designs she does. I wish I had the patience and steady hands to try half of her art work.

Chelsea Queen

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Image from Chelsea Queen

Chelsea King is a nail artist from Southern California and she great at “inspired nails”. Meaning she can see anything and recreate it as nail art, and it’s simply amazing. She pays so much attention to detail and I am always so excited to see what she does next . Chelsea also keeps me up to date with indie brand polishes too.

Fashion Bomb Daily

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Image from Clairesulmers.com

I love everything about Fashion Bomb Daily! Claire Sulmers created this site to curate everything there is to know about celebrities and fashion. It’s like my TMZ of fashion, and I read it daily. I love getting the latest of what the celebrities are wearing and exactly where to buy it. This blog always has so much content , so there is always something to catch up on. And don’t worry this is not just a fashion blog, there is a section with latest on hair, beauty and men’s style.

All Lacquered Up

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Image from All Lacquered Up

All Lacquered Up is my go to for swatches. I really consider this blog to be the swatch bible! Michelle doesn’t just review high end brands, no brand is off limits and that’s my favorite thing about this blog. I also learn a lot about unique indie nail brands I wouldn’t normally come across .

RacheletNicole

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Rachel and Nicole are sisters with an eclectic, quirky, not-afraid-to-take-risks type of style. I love how their style is never predictable, yet always FUN! These New York based sisters give me the courage to take risks in my outfit choices.

Song of Style

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You probably have heard of Aimee Song..  and if you haven’t now your going to be obsessed with her life. Aimee is a California based fashion blogger with a classic/ modern sense of style. To this day, I have never seen her in an outfit I wouldnt wear. Not only is she a brand ambassador for a number of huge brands. She is an avid traveler, and always documents her vacays. So, I stalk her instagram on a daily to keep up with her fabulousness.

Miss Ellarie

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Ellarie is a beauty blogger and makeup artist who gives the best tips and tricks through her makeup videos. I wish I was as good at doing my make up as Ellarie, and sometimes I even think I am, but I come out of the bathroom looking like a clown. But, HEY a  girl can dream LOL! Ellarie also reviews most of the new products from the popular brands, so I always check her blog out before trying something new because her reviews are dead on!

The Blonde Salad

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Image from The Blonde Salad

Chiara Ferragani is just so fabulously fashionable, as she travels the world attending the most elite fashion events and modeling for prestigous brands. She also has her own shoe line, that is flirty and fun. She is another celebrity blogger that I just love to live vicariously through. She is an inspiration as to what kind of fashion blogger I  would love to be one day, and reading her blog definitley pushes me.

Chalkboard Nails

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Image from Chalkboard Nails

Chalkboard Nails is a blog for every nail addict out there. She has a seperate section just for nail tutorials that will keep you occupied for hours. If you are looking for a one stop shop to find out the latest on every single polish and trend out there, Chalkboard Nails is the place to go. Not only are her tutorials unique, there’s so much content on her site that it’s  organized into many different categories to find exactly what you are looking for.

Penny Pincher

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Kimberly is a fashion blogger who focuses on making affordable pieces look expensive. I love the idea of having  a blog that taylors to all types of people. Let’s be real, the majority of people don’t own a Celine Bag or Guiseppe heels so it’s great that she styles items from mainstream afforadable stores. I check out Penny Pincher for her outfit ideas most of the time, but you can find out about beauty products, travel and gift ideas too.

So, those are some of my favorite blogs I check out on the daily now a days. If you don’t have Blog Lovin, you should download it (and follow me too! ) . It is a great app and website to follow your favorite blogs in one place, and get notifications when new content is available. It just makes blog reading SO much easier.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Love you mean it !

Ashlie

16 Apr

10 Thing’s You Need In Your Closet For Spring!

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Hey loves!

So, ummmmmmm… I am getting married in a week! Like where did time go! AHHH!! Well, I will definitely blog about my wedding day experience when the day comes! I have learned SO much during this wedding planning experience, I can’t wait to share it with you guys.

ANYWHO! Living in New York, it hasn’t consistently felt like spring yet which is why I have been holding out on this post. I think this is actually the first week where everyday is above 60 degrees! So, it’s finally time to put those heavy boots away and bring out those spring looks.

I don’t know about you guys, but every season I make a list of spring essentials, then I go through my closet and see what I have. Sometimes,you’ll be surprised at what you have tucked away in the back of your closet. So, before you go spring shopping make a list! You’ll save your self time and money by checking to see what you really need.

Here is a list of MY Spring must-haves, and what I will be buying in the next few weeks. I love to stay on trend, but I also love to stay true to my style.

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I usually gravitate towards a larger bag when I go out. So, I am loving that bucket bags have made a come back.  I personally won’t splurge on a bucket bag because it is pretty trendy, and I am not sure how much wear I would get out of it. Here are a few of my favorite bucket bags this season in the low to mid price range.

1. Woven Faux Leather Bucket Bag by Neiman Marcus – $75

2. Bucket Bag by H&M – $29

3. Small Bucket Bag by H&M – $13

4. Suede Bucket Bag by H&M – $44 (my favorite!)

Splurge – Saint Laurent Medium Fringe Bucket Bag $1,565

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I love heels even though I am tall, and stacked heels are my go to SOLELY for comfort. Who said a chunky stacked heel couldn’t be cute. Rock them with jeans, shorts, maxi dresses or pretty much anything and your in for the long haul!

1. Nakita by Dolce Vita $190

2. Cymbal by Dolce Vita $75 (my favorite! I own them in black and taupe!)

3. Opening Ceremony Jindo Sandal $115

4. Ava and Aiden Poppy Sandal $99

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Mensware is big this season, and I guess that means loafers too. So, whats the difference between loafers and flats? Loafers have that little lapel detail that flats usually don’t. You can pair loafers with dress pants, skirts, or even a romper for a more polished comfortable look. I don’t own a pair of loafers, so this is definitely on my BUY list!

1.  Tickled Tourist Loafer by Mod Cloth $17

2.  Mocassin with bow by Zara $60 (I NEED THESE!)

3. Loafers by H&M $15

4. Lipstick Glitter Loafers by Chiara Ferragni $295

chokers

Chokers and open ended necklaces are everywhere. Whether your wearing a metal choker or one of those 90’s plastic tattoo chokers you will be “on trend”. I personally won’t splurge on this trend because its usually uncomfortable for me. But, I do love all of the MOD open ended jewelry out in stores now too. It’s more edgy then statement necklaces, and I hope this look is here to stay!

1. Open Stone Torque Necklace by Top Shop $20

2. Pearl Collar Necklace by Rachel Zoe $195

3. 90’s Choker Necklace by Asos $7

4. Layered Choker Necklace by Jeweliq $32 (my favorite!)

white

Am I the only person that gets high anxiety when I wear white!?! White is a spring and summer staple that you need in your closet. Skinny jeans, a crisp button up shirt, and a white jean jacket can really go a long way in giving you extra outfit choices.  If your a serial black wearer like me, try swapping one of your favorite black go-to items for something white. You will be surprised at how much it brightens up your look! TIP: To keep your whites super bright, ALWAYS wash them separately in hot water with hydrogen peroxide.

1.  Le Tunic Shirt by Frame Denim $208

2. Petite Moto White Wash Jean by Top Shop $65

3. White Lies Denim Dress by Oh My Love London $56 (SPRING MUST HAVE!)

4.  Bleached Jean Jacket by J Brand $142

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Just like white, it is important to have denim separates in your wardrobe. Mixing denim used to be a huge fashion faux pas, and now everyone is doing it! So, feel free to wear your jean items how ever you want. Denim/chambray was pretty popular last season, so I have a bunch of stuff to bring me into spring. But, I definitely need to snag a denim pencil skirt!

1. Shredded Denim Skirt by Rag and Bone $265 (my favorite!)

2. Classic Denim Vest by Fossil $118

3. Denim Dress by Black Orchid $167

4. Women Denim Shirt by Uniqlo $13

mules

Mules are so 90’s and I LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE them! First off they are so comfortable, and I love they way they look with ripped boyfriend jeans. There are so many styles of mules, and I think the ones with less fabric covering your foot look at lot more modern. I’ve literally seen these shoes everywhere so if your on a budget don’t worry, every store is making a version of the mule!

1. Navy Snake Mule by Guiseppe Zanotti $675 (MUST HAVE!)

2. Black Snake Skin Mule by Akira Black Label $45

3. Romy Two Piece Mule by Jessica Simpson $89

4. Virginia Black Leather Mule by De Siena $505

fringe

Wearing fringe is so much fun! If your afraid to wear fringe rock it in your accessories. I personally love fringe, but I wouldn’t describe my style as being bohemian at all. So, when I wear this trend this spring, I will make sure to stay away from the neutral tones and buy it in black. Just to give my fringe look an edgier touch.

1. Leather Fringe Mini Skirt by SCOOP NYC $398 (I NEED THIS UGH!)

2. Carlene Fringe Heel by Guess $120 

3. Gloss Fringe Tank by Line and Dot $124

4. Fringe Messenger by JJ Winters $190

midi

The midi skirt is all about looking super feminine. Midi skirts are A lined and usually end around the calf. Pair this skirt with a tank, fun sandals/heels and a jean jacket and you are spring ready! If you feel a little too covered in this mid calf skirt, pair it with a cute crop top to show a little skin. I definitely need to add the midi skirt to my BUY list!

1. Black Leather Skirt by Belle Heart $37

2. Swan Print Midi Skirt by Sheinside $21

3. Monochromic Mesh Midi by Chicwish $42 (LOVE THIS!)

4. Lavender Romance Pleated Midi by Chichwish $46

sneakers

You always need a fresh pair of sneakers in your closet. Whether your a sneaker head, or like slip on’s, there are a pair of sneakers out there for you. My go to sneakers are always converse, just because they match with everything. Pair your kicks with pretty much anything for a stylish, yet comfy look.

1. Low Top Converse Chuck Taylor $50  (my favorites!)

2. Ecentric by Steve Madden $80

3. Superstar Up Sneakers by Adidas $90 ( I WANT THESE TOO!)

4. Air Jordan 11 XI Bred $300

I hope I was able to help you decide what you need for your spring wardrobe!

 Remember to always get things you feel comfortable in, no matter if its trendy or not. If you don’t feel confident in an outfit, then its not for you (which is why I will not be joining this Birkenstock craze LOL)!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Don’t forget to check me out on Polyvore too HERE!

Love you mean it!

Ashlie

19 Mar

The Devine Lips of Destiny – Review

I had the pleasure of meeting Dennis Williams, the creator and owner of The Devine Lips of Destiny last week over coffee. As soon as  I met him I knew why he has had so much success with his new line and career. He has a joyous spirit that radiates when he walks into a room. Dennis has a strong background in the performing arts and is a highly sought after impersonator of the stars.  His stage name is Destiny Devine and he is known to bring down the house with his killer impersonations of Beyonce, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, and Janet Jackson, just to name a few.  As an entertainer, it is important to always look your best and a killer face is a MUST!  Dennis taught him self how to apply his own makeup for his shows, and he really found that he had a love for makeup. This lead to the creation of his new inspirtational lip stick line, The Devine Lips of Destiny.

The Devine Lips of Destiny isn’t just a lipstick line. This product has a strong inspirational aspect to it, and each color represents a form of empowerment. It also has a philanthropic side as part of each purchase is donated to a specific cause. Dennis wanted to connect each color of his lipstick line to a specific experience that molded him into the person he is today.

“Through DLD I am hoping to change lives by bringing out the innate confidence we all have within.” -Dennis Williams

RED = LOVE ($19.99)

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A portion will be donated to a HIV/Aids organization.

PINK = LOYALTY ($19.99)

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A portion will be donated to a Breast Cancer organization.

NUDE= COURAGE ($19.99)

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A portion will be donated to a homeless gay youth organization.

PURPLE = STRENGTH ($19.99)

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A portion will be donated to an organization against domestic violence of women, men and children.

In addition, to these beautiful shades of lip stick, the line offers The “Empowerment Glitter” ($10). This loose silver glitter is great to add to your eye shadow or brush it over your lips for that WOW factor!

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Each lipstick comes in a mesh bag, and is wrapped in a meaningful quote that reiterates the importance of empowerment.

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As you all know, I love a purple lip! So, it was a no brainer for me to try out Purple=Strength first. I really enjoyed the consistency of the lip stick, especially since it is a matte color.

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Most matte lip colors make my lips feel dry, but this lip stick is SUPER creamy and hydrating. I really love the way this color compliments my skin, being a woman of color it is hard to find the right shade of lipstick, and I can definitely see my self rockin this shade all summer!

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And did I mention, this lipstick barely transfers!!! I kissed this sheet of paper a thousand times, and barely any came off.

There are so many makeup lines out there, and a product that gives back to it’s community is very important. Not only would I recommend this line to anyone because of quality; but, I love the message behind it.

If your in the New York area tonight stop by Kenig + Alcone for the official welcome/launch party of The Devine Lips of Destiny. Kenig and Alcone is a beauty and cosmetic store created by The founder of Ricky’s NYC and the founder of Alcone Co.

Location: 538 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10011

Stop by from 5:30 – 7:30 pm for drinks, music, performances,  and LIPSTICK! RSVP HERE!

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Love you mean it!

Ashlie

** this review is not sponsored**

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

09 Feb

GRAMMYS 2015 BEST DRESSED PICKS!

Last night was one of the biggest fashion nights in music! So, you know I have to give you my best dressed picks! Fashion’s top trends were all over the red carpet; sheer gowns, cut out details, fringe, metallics and WHITE.

I must say, I was kind of underwhelmed by  the outfits last night.  The GRAMMY’S is a night where you push the envelope and rock something eye catching, and the ladies I picked definitely did that in my eyes. But, I felt that WOW factor was kind of lacking from the red carpet last night.

TAYLOR SWIFT in Elie Saab

I love everything about this look. This ombre teal/ blue dress looks amazing on her skin tone. The long and mini aspect of the dress keeps it fun and flirty. And then she brings it all together with a pop of color with her magenta heels. I just love how this look is so youthful.

Taylor is definitely my best dressed pick from last night!

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Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford

Let’s just be honest here, Nicki Minaj slaaaaayyyyed in this plunge neck, sequined fringe gown. I love seeing Nicki being normal for a change. Her natural makeup and simple hair just let’s her KILLER body and beauty speak for itself. She just looks FABULOUS!

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And when I say “normal” remember Nicki Minaj just last year at the Grammy’s?!

Who knew there was so much natural beauty under all that fabric, makeup and hair!?

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Kat Graham in Yanina Couture

This dress is chic, sexy and so on trend. Everyone had on a sheer type of dress but I just love the white petal details on this couture gown.  I also love how she paired this dress with natural makeup and simple hair. Just the look head to toe is so glam. LOVE IT!

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Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace

Gwen is a style icon and she rocked the red carpet in this custom Versace jumpsuit.  You don’t always need a gown to look glamorous and Gwen definitely shows us that in this outfit. The half nude bodice area with web detailed added a bit of flair to this simple jumpsuit.  Gwen can do no wrong in my eyes, she looked effortlessly glam!

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Ciara in Alexandre Vautheir

For the record , I think people sleep on Ciara, she is always dressed to perfection and last night she brought her A game. Ciara brings the drama in this one-shoulder ruffled black number. Like I said if you aren’t giving people that WOW factor, then your arent dressed for the GRAMMYS, and Ciara turned heads. Her simple swept back hair style complimented this over the top ruffled dress. And some how she still was able to show off her svelte figure by adding a belt and showing off those amazing legs.

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Rihanna in Giambattista Valli

Rihanna is always known for going OFF on the red carpet. Whether she is completely nude leaving little to the imagination or wearing this cupcake pink gown; Rihanna is fearless and not afraid to take risks.  This wouldn’t be an outfit I would personally wear, but I understand the drama and why she would rock this on the red carpet. Eyes were glued to her when she made her fashionably late appearance to the GRAMMYS. It was a perfect choice to keep her hair back and simple; since this dress is speaking for itself! Rihanna always does her own thing, and I think that is why everyone loves her. She killed the red carpet in a pink princess dress. Who else can do that?!

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Thanks for checking out my blog!

Love you mean it!

Ashlie

24 Dec

Tis’ the Season for Christmas Nails!

Merry Christmas!

I love this time of year, holiday parties with family and friends, presents, great food, and hot toddies!

 And did  I mention HOLIDAY themed NAILS!

This month I have tried out a bunch of different nail designs to get into the Holiday spirit.

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I HAD to try this color by Color Club called Harp On It. It’s from their Holographic collection and it just screams winter to me. It’s the perfect silver!  The white color is WHITE  by Milani lol (this is the color we used for the snowflake stamps). The blue is  Dream by Zoya, and the glittered polish is Paris It Girl by Julep.

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The stamping plates that we used are by Moyou London. Check them out online, they have so many different collections.

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So, I never like all my nails the same color, and I really wanted to use the holographic color by Color Club as much as possible. So, I decided to do it on alternating nails, and only stamped over the blue Zoya color.

So, Cassandra ( from On Wednesday’s We Wear Polish ) is the stamping queen and always does it flawlessly. This time I was able to catch her in action, and it really is super easy when you have the right tools.

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I got tons of compliments on this winter wonderland themed manicure. And both the Color Club and the Zoya polish lasted for a week and a half with no chips. I will definitely be trying Color Club polish again.

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Nothing says Christmas like a fresh red coat of polish. Smith and Cult is a new nail polish line that I stumbled upon. It’s a 5 – free formula which means it does not contain Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. So, it is completely safe for pregnant women, and children.

The color’s that I used for this manicure are Kundalini Hustle (red) and Dirty Baby (black). I kept this manicure simple because I really wanted to see how the coverage was for this new line, and how long it would last. Dirty Baby has fine silver glitter mixed in with the black, so it is great to add a pop to any manicure or even if you did it alone. Kundalini Hustle is a great fire engine red , but in certain light it has orange-y undertones.  However, this manicure held up well. I kept this polish on for 8 days and it did not chip. I will be trying out more colors from this line.

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So, I love green but not really a big fan of this color combination. But, HEY! It’s festive!

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The color’s used in this manicure are; Jingle Hi Jingle Low by Essie,  Jest-er Kidding by Morgan Taylor, Stassi by Zoya and Shake Your $$$ Maker by Essie.

First off I am NOT the biggest fan of Essie because in my opinion it has very minimal coverage and you need a thousand coats for it to look opaque. However, Jingle Hi Jingle Low is a great metallic polish, that covered so well. But, Shake Your $$$ Maker was super watery, so I added a coat of Stassi by Zoya on top to make the green sparkly.

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I originally did this manicure to try out this gold, red and green glitter by Morgan Taylor. Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed. When applying the glitter polish over the Essie color, I barely got any red or green specks. I did like 5 coats of polish and it still looked very scarce. I don’t know if that is how it is supposed to be but I wasn’t too happy with the end result. =(

But, surprisingly I got lot’s of compliments on this manicure!

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Candy canes and Christmas go hand in hand. And when I saw some fun candy cane themed manicures on Pinterest , I got inspired. (Check out my Pinterest, Here!)

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The color used in this manicure is Livingston by Zoya. A white nail art pen was used to make the candy cane stripes.

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At first we kept the candy cane plain, but to add some dimension we added red loose glitter to the Livingston color to make it sparkly. Then we added thin red stripes to the thicker white lines. And it really made a huge difference!

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I usually use Seche Vite top coat religiously but my friend introduced me to this stuff called Rush. This top coat is AMAZING! It is super thick because it is a nail lacquer so it leaves your nail ridiculously shiny like you have on gels. I don’t think I can use anything else now. And did I mention it dries in 60 SECONDS!!! This is a MUST HAVE for all my nail addicts out there, and it’s only 4.99. It is sold at many beauty supply stores, but I found it HERE!

Thank You for checking out my blog, and have a very Merry Christmas!

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! **