How was everyone’s weekend? I’ve been incredibly busy over the past month and was so excited to finally take a break for a fun staycation at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio! This place is a slice of heaven only an hour outside of Austin so it was such a breeze to get to, besides attempting to drive in during rush hour traffic! I only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy all of the amazing amenities and those gorgeous hill country views.
Happy Wednesday, friends! Who remembers my recent blog post with Simon G where I was raving about my infatuation with diamonds?? Diamonds symbolize love, they are romantic, they hold special memories and they will last forever and ever. Is there anything better than passing on heirlooms that will be around after 100 years?? It is definitely a fun read on why every gal should have diamonds they can cherish for their entire lives and also pass down to their kids. Good news for those of y’all who were interested in checking out Simon G for yourself. They are having an ALL DAY event with Bailey Banks & Biddle THIS Saturday, April 29th from 10am – 7pm at Barton Creek Square. Ladies, get ready to be dazzled! Enjoy sparkling drinks and sparkling diamonds while you’re there.
Pool weather is already upon most of us… Are you prepared?? To be completely honest, I have been so scared to get into a bathing suit that I have totally avoided even looking at them. It’s been months since I have been able to exercise besides walking and doing some body weight squats, so I’ve been feeling extra blah about swimwear. I’m sure all of you ladies know that feeling… haven’t had the time to get in bikini shape since Thanksgiving and Christmas… Still haven’t lost those extra pounds you had hoped when you made your New Year’s resolutions. It’s a vicious cycle and I honestly don’t feel like it gets any easier as we get older… It’s been tough to want to invest in swimwear at all this year!
It’s officially romper season and if you ask me, they are going to be the IT piece of summer. I feel like I’ve seen more jumpsuits, playsuits, rompers, etc. this year than any other year and man, are they cute! Most of y’all know of my romper struggles and how hard it is to find one that actually fits my long torso. No one wants to see a camel toe 24/7. 😳 On a more serious note, I would most likely, wear a romper every single day if I could. There’s no easier outfit than a romper or a maxi dress! Just throw it on and go, until you have to go to the bathroom and then you’ll definitely hate the decision to wear a romper all day long!
Since I can remember I was always someone that absolutely had to wash my hair every single day or I didn’t feel clean. Then, I started getting my hair colored more and more and realized my color started fading quicker and quicker with the frequency I was washing my hair. Once I became self employed I realized I could probably get away without washing my hair for a day and just throw it up in a ponytail. That one day turned into 3-5 days and I started only washing my hair maybe once or twice a week. I guess slathering my scalp with dry shampoo became the norm at one point. Except that every time I would go in to see my hair stylist she would have to deal with a disgusting mess that was called Ashley’s hair!
How is everyone’s week going? Hooray we’re almost to Friday! This week has been one of my most relaxing in quite some time. I’ve had a little break from work, the shoulder is feeling a little better and I’ve been able to sleep in some! Talk about rare and absolutely amazing!! Makes me miss my younger years where I could sleep until 11am without having a care in the world or any responsibilities for that matter! What are y’alls plans for the weekend?? Austin is apparently getting a cold front later in the weekend and we’ll be back in the 40s-50s… JOY! There is absolutely no way I’m pulling all of my winter wear back out of storage. I’m thinking I’ll just stay in bed and snuggle with Mr. Steven to keep me warm! ☺️
If you live in Texas you know that minimal clothing is ideal during the summer. So how does one achieve cuteness without sweating one’s ass off? If you guys haven’t noticed by now I have been living in cutoff shorts and white tops. My Instagram and all of my blog posts are literally all starting to look the same at this point. But hey, when you find something you love wearing buy multiples! That is exactly how I feel about anything white and off-the-shoulder. Not only is it breathable but it doesn’t attract the sun like my normal, go-to black on black on black outfits! Now don’t get me wrong. I am still sporting black athleisure on a daily basis but I really don’t think anyone would enjoy seeing me in the same black leggings, black Nike’s and black tank tops every single day.
Is it any surprise that diamonds are a girls best friend? No matter the shape or size, diamonds are always something we (ladies) will cherish forever, unless it’s your wedding ring from an ex-husband! 😜 On a more serious note, diamonds are something that represent love and beauty, and who doesn’t love that? When I first heard of Simon G and saw their pieces I instantly fell in love. They have been such a prominent brand in the diamond industry and I am so excited to share some amazing finds with y’all! I definitely had a princess moment going in and picking out two of my most coveted pieces to shoot and share with all of my wonderful readers.
Did anyone catch my stories last week when I posted this top?? I accidentally shut my giant bell-sleeve in the car door. Quickly realizing what I had done, I open the door and the entire sleeve is covered with black and clear grease… FML, did I really do this on a silk top that I had only worn for ten minutes?! I immediately did some Googling for solutions in getting grease out of silk. One way was putting dish soap on the stain and letting it sit for hours and then rinsing. Ta-da! To my surprise, it actually worked and the top looked good as new! I just knew that it was done for when I saw how bad it was!
A fashion editorial or commercial shoot isn’t all about the clothing but the entire photo as a whole. This orange BMW i3 was the perfect prop for this conceptual shoot with one of my photographer friends, Cody Hamilton. I rarely talk about any of my commercial styling jobs on this blog but since I actually modeled in this one I figured I could give a little insight into what all goes into a shoot like this from the photographers point of view to the styling side. This was shot about two years ago and I’m just now getting around to posting it solely because I added it on Facebook and people seemed to love it! HA!