Beer Tasting Party

When I think of Fall, I think of sweaters, apple picking, pumpkin carving and new boots.  When my husband thinks of Fall he thinks of mainly football with mostly beer.  Can anyone feel the pain with me?  Now I wouldn’t suggest this on Sunday or Monday or Thursday (all football nights for the ladies who share in my pain) but a Saturday is fair game for a Beer Tasting Party!Beer Tasting Party

When I saw the new line out at Target with Wit & Delight I knew their products would be the perfect pieces for a fall beer tasting party.  Just add some burgers, pretzels and of course the beer and you’re good to go!

The line has everything you need and more including a bottle opener, beverage tub, tasting sheets and flight plan plus for good measure some fun pencils & napkins.  I also LOVE the chalkboard paper which could be used to display your yummy food!

It’s on my weekend agenda to grab a few of these items before they are all gone!  Do you have any Fall themed parties planned this season?

xo  ♥ Ash

Insta Life

Happy Monday!!  I wanted to share a bit of what’s been happening on IG lately.

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Both of these sleeveless tops are from Express and I lived in them all summer!!  They are perfect and will also work into fall.

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On September 14th we celebrated our one year wedding anniversary.  It was pretty low key as we are finally going on our honeymoon to Jamaica (in 8 days!!).  Our bakery provided us a small cake which was delicious and we headed into Boston for dinner & drinks, which of course led to a pit stop at Georgetown Cupcakes.  If you’ve never been to Georgetown, run there now!  They are amazzzing!  As for gifts (we stuck with the traditional paper) I bought him an art piece of handrawn sheet music of our wedding song.  It came out amazing!  You can always count on Etsy!  He of course outdid himself getting me a gift certificate for a mani/pedi, gift certificate for a facial and massage and tickets to see a cover band that we used at our wedding!  So sweet!!

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These leopard flats were a new fall purchase and they are so comfy and such a steal!  Target does it again!

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Recent blooms.  Sidenote – I actually work as a Lead Event Coordinator now for Blissful Events here in RI.  I am LOVING every minute of it and one awesome perk is taking home beautiful florals (purple & white).

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A new necklace purchase I’m in LOVE with.  If you have never heard of Ikavee on IG, you’re missing out.  She stocks amazing pieces.  Go check her out!!

xo  ♥ Ash

FALLing for Booties

Like that little pun there?  Seemed appropriate to talk about booties on this chilly first day of Fall.  Evvvery year I say I will buy booties.  I really love the look, when done right however I never can seem to find the pair.  I rounded up a few of my favorites along with some inspiration.FALLing for Booties

Do you have a favorite pair of booties, or are you like me and still working on this trend?

Happy Tuesday!!

p.s.  did notice I made a site layout change?

 xo  ♥ Ash

Black Watches

Heyyy friends!  I wanted to share  new favorite trend of mine, black watches!  I’m really going to need to invest in one.  I love that they are timeless and versatile.  I really love #5 (it also comes in grey!).  A fellow blogger frequently wears #4 and does it so well!

Black Watches

1. The everyday with a twist watch

2. The “black” tie watch

3. Classic watch

4. Everyday sport watch (and great price!)

5. I’m calling this the urban watch

6. Classic metal band watch

Which black watch is your favorite?

Happy Thursday!

xo  ♥ Ash

Wardrobe Refresh

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared some new pieces I’ve added to my closet, and there’s quite a few!  Here we go!

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I may have had a jumpsuit and strappy sandal moment but I am OBSESSED with all four pieces.  The pink JUSTFAB heels I scored for $20!!  White linen pants and loose tees are the perfect casual summer pieces paired with ILY Couture’s beautiful layered necklace.  I just snagged the embellished chambray during the Nordstrom’s anniversary sale and it’s a stunner!  Lastly pink & yellow neon never hurt anybody!

What new pieces have you added to your wardrobe lately??

Happy Thursday!

xo ♥ Ash

Outdoor Bar with Chairish

I don’t know about you but one of my favorite things to do in the summer is grill and be outside with friends.  Their really isn’t anything better.  Chairish asked me to put together a style board using some of their awesome bar stools, showing  what I would love my outdoor bar to look like.  If you haven’t heard of Chairish or don’t know what they do, you’re missing out.  They make it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another.  And they have so many unique pieces, you’re sure to find something to fit your style!

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I started with their wicker bar stools because they scream summer to me.  All it took was the bar, of course, and some fun accessories!  Oh and the drinks, can’t forget the drinks ;)   I love the green bowls because they have some color and are perfect for nuts or snacks for your guests!  I hope this gives your some inspiration go out and create your perfect bar area, where it’s in your backyard or at party!  But most of all enjoy you’re summer!

Here are a few other pieces I’m also loving – pillows, day bed, and wedding blanket.  And don’t forget to check out Chairish here and also on Instagram & Facebook.

xo  ♥ Ash

I did it again…

I’m sorry.  I left for a long time again.  Please forgive me.  Sometimes life gets in the way and I don’t want to post for the sake of posting.  Here’s this week’s Friday Five.

Happy Weekend!

1. these homemade drumsticks look easy & delish!  Perfect summer dessert

2. loving this effortless summer look

3. love everything about this wedding

4. adorable DIY for your summer parties

5. loving pieces with coordinates lately!  On my wishlist

Monday I will have a fun post in collab with Chairish!

Have a great weekend!

xo  ♥ Ash

Insta Life

It’s been awhile ya’ll!  I’ve been really busy because I now work as an event coordinator so my weekends are pretty busy.  If I’m not working a wedding, I have other plans and my weekdays are filled with my 9-5 and another side job.  Here are some recent Instagram posts.

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Target sweater & sandals

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It rained on the 4th here in New England.  Had to break out the Hunter boots.

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looove my major score on theses Zara heels!

Happy Monday!!

xo, ash

Wedding Wednesday

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Happy Hump Day!  Today I’m here to share some pictures from last weekend’s bachelorette festivities with 7 other lovely ladies.  We stayed at The Westin Copley Place in a Junior Suite in Boston, MA and the room and view were gorgeous!

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The super adorable bags with favors and hangover kits.  I can’t take credit for the bags, the lovely bride to be did them!

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close up of the bags and DIY glitter wine glasses.  I made all of the wine glasses and attached each girls initial and birthstone so we knew which glass was ours.  They loved them!

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Here is just some of what was in the bag.  Mini champagne, shot glass, sunglasses (of course!), light up ring pop, candy necklace, pink straw, compact mirror and the hangover kit included gum, Aleve, hair ties, chap-stick, Emergen-C, Detox tea, granola bar, and makeup wipes.  Again, the girls loved them and we actually got lots of use from them!

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no bachelorette party is complete without champagne and shots!

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once we arrived at the hotel and had a few drinks, we did our makeup and then headed over to The Dry Bar (Back Bay location).  This was my first experience and I hope not my last!  We all had so much fun and the stylists did a great job, plus the place is adorable!  I did the Cosmo-Tai (not listed above.)

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more champagne!

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done with hair and headed back to the hotel to finish getting ready!

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and the final product!  My dress is Guess via Macy’s and shoes are BCBG via DSW.

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mirror selfie before heading to dinner

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not the best picture buuut it’ll do.  We ate at The Brahmin and I HIGHLY recommend it.  They serve “small plates” but the pizza (as you can see) , salads and burgers are normal size.  Seriously everything we ordered was outstanding and the place turns into a dance club after 10pm.

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selfies with two of my girlies!

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all the girls!!  This is right before heading to the Liquor Store.  I don’t know if I would go back there.  It wasn’t the worst place ever and maybe it was just that night, but there wasn’t a ton of people.  On the plus side, they did have a mechanical bull (which I did not ride).  Overall we did have a great time though =)

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Have a great night!

xo, ash