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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Image from RacheletNicole

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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Image from Song of Style

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

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

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