{Feeling Edgy with David Lerner}

Happy Monday, my friends! Who else is glad we got an extra hour of sleep?? I don’t know if the time change was a good or bad thing for me… Now I can’t seem to fall asleep until 1am and now I’m sleeping til 9-10am!! I can’t complain though, this rainy weekend made me not want to get out of bed at all!! Grayson was out of town and I finally had a weekend that I wasn’t on a job so Steven and I cuddled on the couch the entire weekend and watched corny girl shows while we could!! How was y’alls weekend??

I’m super excited to finally get this post up on one of my new favorite outfits and favorite designers. Obviously, OTKs are my favorite so that’s not anything new but I do LOVE a great mini skirt for Fall. David Lerner has come out with chicest mini that anyone can pull off and I’m going to tell you how! Mini skirts aren’t the typical go-to for most people’s Fall wardrobe but I have to tell you, everyone needs at least one and you will be hooked. But don’t get just any or it would all go downhill real fast! Haha, but really.

If you’re in the market for a great mini skirt, keep your body type in mind. The one thing I have noticed is that people don’t know what length of skirt will be the most flattering on them. My rule of thumb is to always have a mini skirt hit mid-thigh, no matter how tall or short you are. So, you’ve found your skirt… Now what? Most of us have different body types, so figuring out how to make the outfit actually come together used to be a huge effort. For me, having a long torso and shorter legs makes mini skirts seem like a daunting task but they actually make me look taller than ever!

It’s all about the type of shoe you pair with these skirts. My go-to is ALWAYS a great pair of heeled OTKs. Not only do they elongate but they give the illusion of longer legs. This is one of the looks where I feel so put together and just plain HOT! Anything that gives me the look of longer legs is a must in my book! So what if you are mega tall and you don’t want to be even taller in heeled boots?? Throw on a pair of flat OTKs and you will still get the same look. If you’re not a fan of OTK boots and don’t want bare legs in the winter then opt for a pair of spanx and booties!

Once you’ve got the skirt and shoes picked out, tops are the next task! My favorite thing about these looks is that they are so versatile! I mean, you can literally get away with wearing almost any type of top with a mini. Most mini skirts are a little more on the high-waisted side so if you’ve got that young, skinny body that we all wish for, throw on a crop top and a leather jacket. If you’re not in your 20 year old shape, like me, pair a knotted tee with your skirt. I NEVER tuck in shirts, especially with mini skirts, so make sure you give yourself a waist and give a little extra detail if you are just wearing a basic top and basic skirt. My absolute favorite is throwing on a huge, chunky sweater with a fun mini like I did in THIS post. This also hides my food baby after all of my holiday eating!!

Also, if you’re reading this… I am doing an Ask Ashley Anything post soon and need some questions!! Would y’all mind asking me a question in the comments below?? It can be about my life, work, styling, family, etc. I’d love to hear from you all!!

Outfit Details:

Knotted Tee – David Lerner // Mini Skirt – David Lerner

OTK Boots – Sam Edelman (Similar HERE and HERE)

Faux Leather Jacket – Blank NYC (Comes in TONS of colors!)

Sunglasses – Nordstrom // Choker – BaubleBar

Handbag – Henri Bendel

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    Shelby Back
    November 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    You are rocking this mini skirt! SO cute!


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    Ashley Zeal
    November 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Obsessed with this color palette! The skirt looks great on you!

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    November 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    I have definitely been wearing a version of this outfit all season! Love the way skirts look with OTK boots. Great styling tips, Ashley!

    xo Lacey

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    November 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    This look is HOT! I need some new OTKs in my life!

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    November 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Great skirt! Love it with the knotted tee!


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    November 7, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    I couldn’t fall asleep last night either! Love how you styled this mini and dying over those boots and jacket!

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    November 7, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    you look amazing!! Love your skirt length tip! <3

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    November 7, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    So stunning, Ashley!!!


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    November 8, 2016 at 1:48 am

    You look gorgeous! This outfit is a total show stopper!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

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    November 8, 2016 at 3:33 am

    loving those boots!!


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    Mary Powers
    November 8, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Love this whole look!! I just ordered my first pair of OTK boots and am so excited to pair them with mini skirts! Also this jacket is so fab. I have it in the green but this makes me want the black too!

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    Stephanie // A SPARKLE FACTOR
    November 8, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Love that choker!! And those boots are insane. Great look, lady. No one does an all black look better than you 😉
    xo Steph

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    November 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    awesome boots! killin it!

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    November 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Hey Ashley! As always, you are killing it! Especially love the knotted tee though I clicked on the link and it took me to a different top. Do you mind sharing if you just knot the tee or how you make it look like that?

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      Ashley Hargrove
      November 8, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      Hi!! So, I actually just knotted it myself! 🙂 It’s a super tiny knot, but it does the trick!

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    November 8, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Total babe! That skirt/boot combo!

    xo, kate

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    Audrey Stowe
    November 8, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I am allllll about a black mini skirt!!! I love how edgy this look is. Great styling lady!

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    November 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    You are definitely rocking this mini! Love it girl!

    xox E

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    Christina | Oh So Glam
    November 8, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    LOVE all black – you seriously look SO beyond chic!

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    November 9, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Killing it Ashley! Love the boots and miniskirt combo!

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    November 9, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Love this look so much, Ashley! Your boots and leather is so edgy!

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    Christine Kong
    November 9, 2016 at 3:14 am

    I love a mini skirt and I find that because I am shorter, mini skirts are actually better for me to show off some leg and create the illusion of having longer legs. David Lerner is one of my favs for their leggings and skirts. What a great giveaway! Love the choker on this outfit too! Here’s my question – I’ve seen you do collabs with hotels and I would love to get more info on how to do that. I love to travel and would like to grow that side of my blog…any suggestions? xoxo, Christine

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      Ashley Hargrove
      November 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Shoot me an email and I’ll send you some suggestions! ashleyharg (at) gmail.com

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    Angelle Marix
    November 9, 2016 at 6:20 am

    Gorgeous!! Obsessed!! Love that jacket and boots. Such a babe.


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    November 9, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Loving this look on you! I agree… the mini skirt is a bit underrated and is more versatile and appropriate than people think! For your “Ask Ashley” I’d love to know what you think has been the key to growing your following organically, for both your blog and social media channels.

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    November 9, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    This is such a trendy look! I love your choker and OTK boots. You look amazing!


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    November 9, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    You look SO good in all black girl. Such FIRE!
    XX-Samantha | chicserendipityblog.com

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    November 10, 2016 at 3:09 am

    This look is gorgeous! Loving the all black and your tips for find the perfect skirt. Thanks for sharing!

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    November 11, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Love this look! All black is such a classic look!

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    Sassy Hair Collection
    November 17, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Looking stunning in this look dear! You are looking so pretty and gorgeous. I love your flawless hairs.

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