Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shopping Trip!

I love online shopping.  Sometimes I have to block websites from myself...don't judge me. Lately, I have been finding new boutiques on facebook. I then stumbled upon The Mint Julep Boutique. It's cute stuff & a great price--my kind of place. Let me show you what I got!

Mod Madness SkirtThis is the Mod Madness Skirt $49. I bought this to wear to the Alabama game this weekend. However the weather report changed today and now its going to be 64 degrees! So back to square one on the gameday outfit. But its a cute skirt & I am sure I will wear it a bunch--really easy to dress up or down. 
Manhattan Dress

 This is the Manhattan Dress $43! Yes its a burnt orange, and for any Bama fan orange of any shade is sacrilegious but I just loved it. The piping is really slimming & it has an exposed zipper on the back which is cute.

What are you wearing this weekend? Leave a stylish comment! xoxo, Ashley

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tissue Pom Pom's how to

Hello friends! A week ago a few friends & I threw a baby shower for my dear friend Allison and her baby girl Lila Ann. The theme was pink & green Lilly Pulitzer. I love the tissue pom poms but wanted to make them myself. Well thanks to Pinterest I found the directions!
I made them today for another friend's nursery!
Supplies--will make one pom pom:
- 1 pack of tissue paper, 20X20 preferred size and a pack of at least 10 pieces makes it very full
- ribbon, or fishing line
- pipe cleaner, can be any color you wont see it
- scissors

 Start with one pack of tissue. Unwrap and lay flat on the counter.

 Then accordion fold the entire sheet about an inch and half wide. If you end halfway through a fold no problem.
 Take your pipe cleaner and tie around the center of the tissue paper.
Tie your ribbon under the pipe cleaner. Make whatever length you wish. If you are making several, I like to make them different lengths so they hang at different heights and looks more interesting.

 Cut each end into a point.
Then separate each layer of tissue carefully. You want to create a ball so move towards the center of the Pom Pom.
And TA-DA! You created a tissue pom pom ball! What is one of your favorite party crafts?? Leave a comment below.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Oufit Of The Day #ootd

I am going to try to post this more (when I can remember...) but I always love seeing fashion bloggers outfit of the day or look of the day. While some bloggers looks are gorg but aren't really for my real life (we can all dream that we will need to wear a sequin sheath dress in the middle of the day). So here is my outfit of the day!
Please bear with my pictures...I am learning how to take pictures of myself.  My dress is from its not available anymore but they always have great stuff! This one is similar:     

I adore this necklace so much I wear it as often as possible--best way to dress up jeans and a t-shirt. The Pegasus is an investment I promise it is well worth it.

Riding Boots are a classic and a must have for fall. Mine are from Target, last year yes Target. They are holding up great but I am feeling like its time for a new pair. Similar pair found here

And of course, I am usually sporting an arm party. From top to bottom it was the foundation bracelet, renegade bracelet, prosper bracelet, and masie bracelet. All found on my stella & dot site. 
Please excuse the enevlope boxes in the background #messyofficeproblems

My fave fall look is a great dress and boots.  What's your favorite fall look? Anything particular you want to see on OOTD? Leave a comment!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Animal Instincts

I am having a total love affair with animal print. I think it is so chic, classic, and an instant way to glam up any look. Today I bought my first animal print items!! Yes, my first. I always want to buy them but then convince myself I can't pull it off, or some other reason to put it back. Thanks to LOFT's great sale today--I bought this adorable top:
I think they will look great with jeans, colored skinnies, tucked into a black skirt....what else would you put this top with?

I also bought this scarf from my Stella & Dot website. Yes, we have scarfs now & they are so soft & yummy!
It was love at first sight when I saw this baby & I knew she had to be mine. It will look great over jeans & a tee to elevate the look & make me look less lazy or with a LBD as a wrap. Check out this video on 10 ways to tie a scarf--love some of these ideas!

What's your fave animal print item? Leave a comment.