Friday, May 27, 2011


A few items I've been loving lately:

I love all things black and white.  Hence, my wedding invitations (Ok.  Black, white and pink... that's the combination I *really* love).  When I spotted this $6 tray organizer at TJMaxx recently, I knew how it could be used:

I'm a hot mess.  Did I really just post this disaster online?  But the tray did help me get my organize on and it turned out nicely (& much more blog appropriate):


Yet another Jackie Cardi in laquer yellow.  The color in person is much more bright & beautiful.  I have really been craving color lately.  Better that than cake, eh?

My sister gifted me the Too Faced Pink Leopard bronzer & UD's All-Nighter setting spray for my birthday back in March.  The setting spray has turned into a must after I apply makeup.  It helps my makeup appear fresh all. day.  The bronzer is very pretty and light which is good for a pale girl like myself as it would take a lot of this to look like a clown.  Finally, Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Primer helps give my skin a little glow in addtion to making foundation application more even.  

Nathan & I are hopping into the golf cart in a few to catch a Journey cover band at the Country Club tonight.  I always love nights out at the CC because we can both drink and not worry about one of us staying sober- and usually the sober person is me.  So yay for getting to enjoy a few drinks tonight!  I hope you all have a wonderful & safe holiday weekend.  Do you have any big plans, I'd love to hear about them!  :)

xo, Ashley

Monday, May 9, 2011

Well, hello there!

Hi everyone!  Today when I opened my mailbox it smelled like roses, so lovely!  Inside was the gift from Ella Pretty's recent 100 follower giveaway.  Thank you so much, Ella.  I will really enjoy these items!

I've been loving my Alex espadrilles recently.  They are pretty high and definitely get a lot of attention.

This is how the height of the Alex compares to my Michael Kors espadrilles that I wore the heck out of last summer.  I have to be careful to not break my ankles in the new shoes... but they are so fabulous!!  :)  Nathan said they were "sexy shoes."  Duh, husband! ;-)

I love, love, love this top from Ann Taylor.  It was a recent purchase during their 40% off F&F sale.  It looks good both casual & more dressed up and the color is beautiful, unlike anything I have in my closet.

Leopard print... need I say more?  Bought this during the same sale citing no snow leopard in my wardrobe.  ;-)

These two skirts are on my current lust list, both from J.Crew.  I need more professional clothing since I will be doing two days a week at an OB/GYN office this summer as I work toward my FNP.

Love the eyelet detail of this one.

And how gorgeous is this peacock color?  I may need to stop by J.Crew after work this week!

I'm a little nervous about working two days at the OB/GYN for clinicals, hanging onto my FT gig and all of the paperwork for school... but I know when summer is through I will be so thankful to be that much closer to graduating next spring!  What are yall looking forward to this summer? 

xo, ashley

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Has anyone else tried this magical potion?  I went on a crazy whim and blindly purchased it after reading reviews on Sephora.  It is absolute flower-fields-of-heaven in a bottle.  It is strong at first, settles in very sweetly, and then I catch myself wanting to reapply.  What can I say?  I'm officially a Flowerbomb addict and plan on scooping up the roll-on STAT. ;-)

Monday, March 28, 2011

and I write a blog because... why?

Gee, think I have a go-to look? 

Earrings - Kohls
Watch - MK
Scarf - Burberry
Jeans & Sweater - Gap
Boots - BR

Jeans, scarf, jacket, tee - Gap
Flats - Tory Burch

Scarf, tank & jeans - Gap
Cardi & belt- J.Crew

I don't think I could've survived this winter without a scarf, Gap always skinny jeans, and my favorite riding boots.  My other shoes have been crying out in anger, begging for attention... and I'm a harsh little lady who ignores them steadfastly.  Have you had a serious addiction to items in your closest this past winter?

xo, ashley

Thursday, March 24, 2011

J.Crew mini haul

I recently got a 20% off in-store coupon to J.Crew.  After work Tuesday decided to make a quick stop by Green Hills to one) try on the Stuart Weiztman 'Alex' Espadrilles (I can neither confirm nor deny that I have since ordered them in khaki) two) attempt to buy new sunnies with a Sunglass Hut coupon (why do I always look ridiculous in sunglasses?) and three) hit up my beloved J.Crew.

This is what I ended up snagging:

 Battered denim belt  Husband loved this belt.  :)  It was the only thing I purchased that wasn't already on sale.

Lunette mini in dark navy  Marked down from $85 to $24.  Yessss!

What I wish I was able to pick up:

Sold out in store in all three colors in my size.  I thought these would be adorable with the espadrilles I may or may not have purchased and they are so comfortable. 

xo, ashley

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wedge Obsession

I have basically been sweating these Stuart Weitzman 'Alex' Espadrilles since spotting them on Jennifer Aniston last year.

But because my mind tells me I'm a millionaire and my bank account tells me I'm definitely not, I think I'll go with the $69 version by Steve Madden. 
I mean... close enough... right?  That's what I'm going to keep telling myself. 

xo, ashley

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sandal perfection

Pink? Check.
Bow?  Check.
Trendy snake print?  Check.

Maybe husband will purchase these for my birthday later this month.

xo, ashley