Insta Life + Friday Five

I started my Friday Five post and then time slipped away from me and it never went up so today will be Insta Life + Friday Five!  p.s. still doesn’t feel like Spring 😦

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positive – no heavy jacket negative – still doesn’t feel like Spring

Express scarf, shirt & jeans//converse//Bar III for Macy’s jacket

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Shades of blue

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navy & lilac {polkadots}

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new office rug//pink flats

Five things I’m loving

1. BaubleBar + Nordstrom have partnered!  Loving this and this.

2. love this seating chart idea!

3. LOVING this bridal shower theme.

4. Quote of the week.

5.  This, these and this have been added to the wishlist.

Dresses & Sneakers

Even though it’s 30 degrees and snowing where I am, I think I found my spring & summer uniform this year.  It’s no surprise to you guys that I love sneakers and would gladly wear them daily if I could.  When I came across Sincerely, Jules’  blog (just today! how is that possible?!) I was filled with inspiration to combine all of my dresses and sneakers!  There are so many combinations you can do and it’s such effortlessly chic look!  You may just see an outfit post in the near future featuring this look 😉

Get the Look: Dresses & Sneakers

all images via Sincerely, Jules

nike//converse//newbalance

stripe//floral//grey

would you rock this look?

hope you’re having a great Wednesday!

xo, ash

Tuesday Shoesday

The hardest part of blogging, for me, is coming up with a good title.  Anyone else?  Bueller? p.s. I apologize for the lack of postings Friday & Monday.  

This entire post will not consist of all shoes BUT I did want to share the three pairs I snagged a few weekends ago which are the perfect Spring additions.

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The color blue of these ALDO flats is stunning in person.  Who doesn’t need pink (color not online) GAP flats for Spring ?  Why have I never tried LOFT flats?  And this neutral color is perfect!

Snapshots via Instagram last week

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Feeling very festive on St. Patrick’s Day.

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I loooove these over the knee boots but I really want to wear dresses without tights and sandals!

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one of the partners at my law firm bought all the girls flowers for the first day of Spring (aww!)

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denim on denim for girls night out this past Friday!

Have an amazing Tuesday!

xo, ash

Not your Grandma’s wallpaper

When I started this blog I had intentions of talking about things other than fashion and today is one of those days.  If you’ve been following along you know my husband and I bought a house last May (before our wedding).  We’ve been slowly (really slowly) fixing it up.  One thing I’ve been wanting to do is wallpaper something.  First it was the dining room wall (which will now be painted with stripes) and now it’s the makeshift “entryway”.  We don’t have a designated entryway into our house (which goes right into the living room) but it is slightly inset so I thought what a great idea to wallpaper the two walls you see when you first walk in to separate it a bit?!

 Let me paint the scene of what I hope our living room is to look like -black & white striped rug, blue couch(es), grey walls, gold accents (have this table) and pops of yellows/green/pinks.  It’s open to our dining room and kitchen so I want them to coordinate without matching.  Here are some image that have me inspired for the living room.    1. 2. 3. 4.

Now to decide which wallpaper (the tough part).  I turned to Pinterest, of course, for inspiration.

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maybe too busy?  Will hubs go for the butterflies AND birds?  image

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super chic but might not scream entryway. image

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I have always LOVED this pattern.  Comes in many colors, maybe grey or black.  Could work.

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this is so fun!  It wouldn’t get the credit it deserves in our small entry BUT might work for the office?

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another one I’ve lusted over for a long time.  It’s a tad girly but maybe in this color or this color it would be okay.

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I love the feeling of this but when I originally saw it said hmm, maybe too whimsical.

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loved this as soon as I saw it on Cupcakes & Cashmere but it might be a bit too bold. image

Decisions, decisions.  Have you wallpapered anything or any room in your home recently?  Any suggestions on where to look or which pattern to choose?

xo, ash

images via Pinterest unless otherwise noted.

High or Low

I’m a little more excited about today’s High or Low post because I found an incredibly low option for you guys!! Ever since seeing this Free People major statement necklace on Somewhere, Lately’s Instagram, I knew I had to have it!

You can also see it here.  Seriously check out their blog, their style is amazzzzing!

High or Low

I can’t decide which option I will go for (yes I still haven’t completely pulled the trigger!).  You can’t return F21 jewelry and I’m a bit concerned it won’t lay just right which is crucial with a piece like this.  I’m not sure I will get enough use to warranty the $98 price tag so the Urban Outfitters options just might be the one.  I will keep you posted 😉

 Free People//Urban Outfitters//Forever 21

Which price point would you buy at?!

xo, ash

Instagram Life

There was a major lack in outfit posts in Instagram last week.  This continuous cold weather left me feeling very uncreative.

Here are a few snapshots from Instagram last week.

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Express scarf & striped dress//GAP cardigan (old)

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I was tagged on Instagram by the lovely @islandandlily for #widn (what I’m doing now).  This was snapshot of my desk while attempting to get through the last 1/2 hour of my 9-5 (but really on Pinterest).

p.s. check out Isla & Lily on Etsy.  She makes awesome baby items!!

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GAP sweater and necklace via online Facebook shop.  [feeling minty fresh]

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lastly, hubs and I celebrated 6 months of marriage! Love that man ❤

 

Happy Tuesday!!

xo, ash

 

Urban Chic

Okay this is kind of a big moment for me.  My first real outfit post.  I’m nervous so be kind.  I know these photos are not perfect (I have some work to do) and this isn’t a fancy outfit but I wanted to start in something I felt comfortable in and something I would normally wear.  Hopefully the more I do this, the better I will become at it and the better quality the pictures will be.

This was Saturday and we went out running errands. I love this outfit because it’s super comfortable and I think it shows that sneakers can be cute!  Who’s with me?!  I added the leather jacket because it was a bit chilly and I felt it added a little more “oomph” to the overall look.

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jeans//top//sneakers, similar (love these!)//old Guess jacket, similar//old Aldo bag, option//round necklace//initial necklace, gift, similar

Hope you enjoyed!

Happy Monday!!

xo, ash

Friday Five

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O em gee, I’m so happy it’s Friday!!  This week draaaged.  Did it for anyone else as well?  On top of that Spring showed its face for about a day before Mother Nature came and took it away.  So over Winter!

Anyways, here’s this weeks Friday Five!

1.  Excited to see the new Oh Joy! Collection at Target starting March 16th!

2. Loving this DIY gold foil print tutorial!  Jen is a superstar DIYer who you should check out if you haven’t already.

3. In LOVE with ILY Couture’s new ‘Preggers’ tee!

4. New recipe I want to try.  Seems super easy & yummy!

5. Hoping to take advantage of GAP and LOFT offering 40% this weekend! (40% at GAP is for cardholders, all others 30% online)

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

xo, ash

 

One scarf, Two ways

As I was browsing GAP recently, I noticed a beautiful floral scarf, perfect for Spring!  And then I got to thinking it would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day as well.  If you’re anything like me and this isn’t a major holiday for you (in regards to fashion) so going out and buying a bright green shirt with a shamrock isn’t your thing, or mine.  What I liked about this scarf was that it had enough green so you felt in the spirit but not so obnoxious that you couldn’t wear it again!

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sweater//jeans//pink flats//bag//necklace//SCARF//dress//bracelet//converse//mint bag

I think the outfit on the left is perfect if you’re doing something low key (or nothing at all) and the outfit on the right is the perfect fashionable bar hopping outfit, in my opinion.  And I LOVE this chambray dress from JCrew, definitely another addition to my Spring wish list!

What do you think?  Just the right amount of green, not enough? What are YOU wearing?

Middle of the week means closer to Friday!!

xo, ash