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{A Day in the Desert}

Totally slacked on this post and figured I should go ahead and get it on the blog before the cold weather gets here!

This was probably one of my favorite locations to shoot at, not only because it’s gorgeous but the scenery is so different than what I normally post.  The Joshua trees totally made this shoot!!

One of my all time fav pieces of this look is the necklace from Empire State Finery.  If you aren’t familiar with this brand you need to check them out, stat!! Everything is hand made with the most amazing materials.  The Isaac necklace I am wearing is made of onyx speckled beads, brass, and salmon vertebrae on hand-painted, and hand-wrapped boars tusk! I mean, how freakin’ awesome is that!?

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Outfit Details:

Dress – Topshop // Vest – Forever 21 // Shoes – Target

Clutch – Vince // Necklace – Empire State Finery

Sunglasses – Karen Walker from Shop Ditto

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{For the Birds}

This skirt! All I have to say is; OBSESSED.

Not like this gorgeous thing needs much chatting about but I will say this top AND skirt are both under $100 combined! Literally, look like 1 million bucks for a super affordable price. What more could you ask for!?

Chicwish is one of my favorite places to shop for quality, dressier clothes for a fraction of the price.  I have quite a few pieces from them and always get complements on where all of my cute skirts come from! SO, if I were you, I would head over to their website stat!! All of my outfit details are linked below!

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Outfit Details:

Skirt – Chicwish // Top – Chicwish

Shoes – Express (Similar HERE) // Sunglasses – Karen Walker

Watch – Daniel Wellington

{NFL Shop}

Who else is beyond excited football season is here?! I feel like the NFL literally kicks off Fall. Am I crazy or what?! I can’t bet the only one! 🙂

Most people make fun of me that I plan a lot of major events or functions around football games, but what can I say, I’m addicted! Not even to a specific team either! Every season I find a new team to obsess over and this season it’s the Packers! I’ll totally be a cheese head but not a corny looking cheese head!

Which brings me to this NFL post! I HATE wearing jerseys but I wanted to find a way to show my team spirit without looking overly ridiculous. Surprisingly enough, I found an over abundance of goodies online at the NFL Shop. Totally shocked I found so much… I mean, I bought this super comfy tee, my go-to beanie, a plush football AND a backpack for under $100! To me, that’s an amazing deal!

I even got to incorporate Mr. Steven Jalapeño into this shoot too! He obviously loved it… 🙂  Check out how adorable he is!

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Photos by Andrew Chan

 

 

{The Rock}

I am finally getting around to posting some of my looks from my trip to California a couple of weeks ago!  This set was shot at LACMA under the art installation, Levitated Mass. If you haven’t watched the documentary on Netflix, I would definitely recommend it! It was pretty amazing.

This look is probably one of my favorites. For me, living in Texas, it is a great transitional outfit with a lightweight summer dress and a vest thrown over it. You can also wear this with a leather jacket as the temps get cooler.  This entire look is practically all on sale right now! Get all of the details below.

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Outfit Details:

Dress – Old Navy (Currently $18!) // Shoes – Target (BOGO going on!)

Handbag – Chanel (Linked similar HERE)

Vest – H&M (Similar HERE)

Sunglasses – Karen Walker from Shop Ditto

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{Pattern Mixing}

The first thing that comes to mind as I post these photos is WHERE DID MY HAIR GO!?!?!? It’s going to be quite strange posting the next couple of outfits with my long hair! I do have to say, I am in love with my new, shorter do though!

On a more important note… How cute is this little number from Anthropologie? I always love fun dresses that have mixed patterns. You don’t see many that actually get that trend right. This was one of my favs and definitely fit perfectly!! I like to call this one, Crappy wall, Cute dress!

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Outfit Details:

Dress – Anthropologie // Clutch – Halogen

Shoes – AMI Clubwear // Watch – Cluse

{A Day at the Museum}

Who’s ready for Fall?? I know this Texas girl is!! I don’t know how much longer I can take 100+ degree weather with 50%+ humidity everyday! For all of you who aren’t from Texas, it’s like you’re walking into a sauna everyday! And it’s nearly impossible to dress cute. SO, I have started slowly transitioning into more Fall appropriate clothing. Yet, in this case, I was sweating my ass off within 5 minutes of being outside. Wishful thinking at it’s best!

On another note, this dress is amazing and outrageously comfortable! It is so easy to just throw on a leather jacket or blazer if you get chilly and the faux turtleneck makes this dress so comfy and cozy.  It even has POCKETS!!!!

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Outfit Details:

Dress – Free People // Shoes – Target

Handbag – Chanel (Similar and a fraction of the price HERE)

Watch – Chanel J12 // Sunglasses – Gucci

Leather Jacket – Trouve

{Summer’s End}

Still craving that last bit of summer?? Don’t want it to end?? ME EITHER!!! I can definitely do without this crazy Texas heat, but I love dressing cute and summery! But good news – Even though summer is ending you can still find some fun goodies for that summery vacation! Plus, you can totally find some amazing deals since Fall is just around the corner! If you are planning to take a little vacation or just obsess over swimwear, like me, I want to introduce you to an amazing swimwear company!

I had such an amazing response to my Atelier bikini Instagram post I figured I would do an entire blog post on this amazing company’s swimwear! Something I didn’t know… Each swimsuit is hand-made and undergoes meticulous inspection to ensure you receive a flawless piece.  Pretty amazing!

I partnered with Atelier 2.2 to show off some of their most popular designs; one while I was in Colombia and the other while I was in California.  I was over joyed when both received such an amazing response!! THANK YOU ALL!! I’ve included links and photos to both below and then some of my other favorite suits, currently on sale!

Shop Atelier’s entire site HERE!

Shop here – Polka Dot Bathing Suit

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Shop here – Race Bathing Suit

Check out some of my other summer-wear favs below!

{Flower Power}

Looking for a great pair of pants to transition into fall?? Ladies, look no more! I have found the PERFECT pair of pants!! Not only is it 100+ degrees in Texas but it is beyond humid and I would NEVER consider wearing pants in this type of weather. BUT I have made an exception for these babies.  They are extremely soft, light weight and they flow in the wind! I could live in them!! Get all of my flower power outfits below!

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Outfit Details:

Pants – Anthropologie // Top – Anthropologie

Shoes – Target // Clutch – Vince

Watch – Cluse // Sunglasses – Target

{Best Dressed Guest}

Ever been stumped on what to wear to a wedding?? As a stylist, I get that question ALL the time. I wanted my latest Ask Ashley, in the latest issue of Austin Woman, to not only be informative on how to be the best-dressed guest but to also show photos so you can actually get an idea of what types of wardrobe work. There are shoppable links on most of the items! 😉

To read the full article – click HERE.

Beach Wedding

Outfit Details:

Beach Wedding –

Dress – Tangerine // Clutch – Hobo // Sandals – Target

Hat – Target // Watch – Chanel J12

Beach weddings are always a pleasure to attend, but you run into concerns about what to wear, whether it is a formal setting or more casual and whether it’s actually on the beach or inside a venue on the beach.

Formal beach-wedding attire should consist of a more formal maxi dress. Throw on a pair of sturdy wedge sandals since you will most likely be walking in the sand. Finish off your look with some dainty jewelry and a cute clutch.

Casual beach-wedding attire gives you a chance to dress like you’re on a beach getaway. Wear a flowing chiffon maxi dress with a pair of wedges or strappy sandals. You might be walking in the sand, so keep that in mind. Keep your look simple. Wear dainty jewelry and add a pop of color with your handbag to spice things up. If you want to add a little more of a wow factor, throw on a floppy hat, and you’re all set.

Formal Wedding

Formal Wedding –

Dress – Sue Wong // Shoes – Pelle Moda // Bracelet – BaubleBar

Clutch – Sondra Roberts

Formal weddings are some of the trickiest to dress for. They are known for elegance and are normally hosted at extremely sophisticated venues, which means you need to dress the part. That doesn’t necessarily mean you need to wear an evening gown, but you are definitely expected to dress up more than usual. If you prefer a shorter cocktail dress, be sure there are some dressier elements, such as lace or beaded detailing. The same goes if you are opting to wear an evening gown. You can up the sex appeal with cutout details, lace or beads and a killer pair of heels.

Country Wedding

Country Chic Wedding –

Embroidered Dress – Biya (from Perri Berri) // Clutch – Hobo

Cowboy Boots – Toni Lama (Get THESE for under $45!!)

Country chic is definitely a fun way to style up a rustic outdoor wedding. Keep it simple with a flattering dress that is comfortable and casual. I opted for a gray empire-waist maxi dress with embroidered flowers, and cowboy boots. Nothing says ranch wedding like a pair of cowboy boots. Make a statement with a solid-color dress or a printed skirt, simple accessories and a pair of cowboy boots to dance the night away.

{Salmon to the Max}

This is a maxi dress that I literally can’t get enough of. If you’ve seen me in the last couple of weeks I have sporting this baby non stop! Probably because all of my other clothes are in storage since we STILL haven’t finished this renovation.  We’re still lacking a kitchen and have decided to hold off on the master bath/closet remodel until next year so we can actually MOVE IN!!

Anyway, this dress is on major sale!! I purchased it from new Austin boutique; Cove, but purchased the very last one!! SO get all of my outfit details below!

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Outfit Details:

Dress – 9Seed // Shoes – Tory Burch // Handbag – Violet Ray

Bralette – Free People // Hat – Nordstrom

Bracelets – Noonday Jewelry and The Peach Box

Sunglasses – Ksubi from Shop Ditto

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