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

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! **