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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Shopping The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale



It's here, and you haven't missed it!  I stayed up most of the night when the sale went live but had so many problems with linking up products that I had to ditch my efforts and get to the office! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is live for cardholders right now but goes public on July 20th!   I've scoured the far corners of the the website and picked the best of the best items! In addition to online shopping I had an appointment to shop in store and trust me you won't be disappointed with this year's sale items. I've curated my selections into categories so that's its easier for you to narrow down and shop as you please! I'll be sharing a try-on seassion on my Instagram stories this afternoon of things I've already snagged from the sale! Leave any questions in the comments or feel to shoot me a DM on Instagram for guidance.



Sweaters + Pullovers



Denim



Cardigans



Dresses + Jumpsuits



Jackets + Blazers



Athleisure



Shoes

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Shop With Me



It's a wonderful time of year!  The time has come again for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and the shopping shall commence!  Last year was my first attempt at tackling this popular sales event and from experience I know it can be really overwhelming.  I'm breaking down some need to know information to conquer successfully!

When To Shop:

The Anniversary Sale opens to all Nordstrom Card holders on July 12th at 3:00 am.

- I have a card and in my opinion it is so worth it! Not only do you get early access to the sale but there are so many great benefits like earning points towards a Nordstrom note.  Its basically like free money! I'll but narrowing selections as the sale goes live and will share a curated post by morning! This way you can see what I think are the best items to shop.  I have an appointment Friday afternoon to shop in-store and will do some try-ons then.  



The sale opens to the Public on July 20th at 3:00 am.  
-This is means that anyone can shop the sale, with or without a card Nordstrom card! Last year I shopped throughout the sale and even as it went public there are many items that get restocked.  I suggest that you act fast on anything you are REALLY loving and don't chance it!  
What To Shop:
There are always surprises to the sale! So even through Nordstrom puts out a catalog of featured items for the sale there are a TON more things to love on.  I'll be looking for basics or staples as I call the..... so think denim, cardigans, booties, tops.  Then I'll be looking for the a few special pieces that really make a statement! I just can't help myself.  
HOW TO SHOP:
Blog! As I mentioned I will pull together selections broken down by category right here on the blog as the sale goes like on July 12th! All of those picks will be available to shop directly from my blog and the direct link that will be located in my bio.  Easy peasy! I'll continue to update picks as items are added to the sale and certainly tell you loves if I expect something to sell out quickly.  
LikeToKnowIt! The app is such a great resource and you can easily like magic shop anything I share.  Additionally the wish list feature is amazing if you want to come back to something later.  I strongly encourage you follow me there!

Always,

Ashlei 
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Summer Sundress


What is it about these sweet Summer days?  I swear I never want them to end.  If I had my way I would spend my days simply enjoying the sunshine and nothing else.  With my corporate job demanding most of my time these days the weekend is when I'm really thriving! Doing all the summertime things like pool days and evening snowcone runs are my favorite.  This weekend for me was spent by the pool and I'm headed out to dinner tonight with friends! Perfection.

This dress is one of my Summer sundress favorites!  I love the vintage look and the classic blue and white color palette makes it an instant winner in my book.  Not going to lie I've worn this dress many times and loving paring it with this headband.  I went for a contrasting colors so that it would really pop for the look.  I honestly couldn't believe the dress was under $50 and its one piece I'll be wearing all Summer long!




Always,

Ashlei
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Paperbag Waist Skirt + Life Update

I'm loving all the things with a paperbag waist this season and this skirt is so darling! I love the cute button details down the front, stripe pattern, and tie bow.  This skirt is in a linen fabrication and is so lightweight for even the hottest of Summer days.  I wore this playing tourist in the Charleston heat and enjoyed catching the coastal breeze.  This skirt fits true to size and is really such a staple piece.

I paired with a rather basic tie front top that I tucked in a bit because really the selling point of this outfit is the cute waistline.  I would also love to pair this with a cute tank too!

Its been awhile since I've chatted with you all here on the blog but so much has happened over the last few months and I wanted to share via get to know me type post. If you've been vibing with me on the blog or via Instagram you know I pretty much tell it like it is.  If you’re new around here buckle up while I share the whirlwind that has been my life recently! Let’s get to know one another!

First, shortly after my life update post I was promoted to an Associate Buyer in April! Ever since I started at my company a number of years ago I’ve been working hard toward my career goals and with taking on each new position I feel motivated to keep pushing forward. Working in buying for a department store can be challenging, ever changing, and sometimes down right crazed but there is something about it that I really connect to.

Second, I took at magical 10-day trip through Italy.  I assure you the posts about this are coming! Everything about this country was beyond my wildest dreams and even now as I close my eyes it doesn't even seem real.

Third, I turned the BIG 30. Thirty, Flirty, and Thriving! As this milestone year approached I had many mixed emotions mainly driven from where I thought my life should be. Am I old or am I young?  At what point will I have all the things figured out?  I can't really answer any of these questions today nearly 2 months later but life goes on.  I have a plan for this year of life and can't wait to share more as it unfolds. The travels, the bucketlist conquers, and pure happiness is what I seek!

As always I am truly believing that the best is yet to come!

Always,

Ashlei



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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Forward: Life Update














Hello friends! It seems as though I've been away from the blog for a couple of forevers.  I remember just mere months ago I was setting a New Years goal to be more consistent here in my little corner of the world. Even with best intentions, life doesn't always happen they way we intend, life is messy, and is truly "like a box of chocolates".  in all of my time blogging I don't believe that I've dedicated an entire post to a life update but I felt it was the best way to touch on all that has been happening in my Wells Dressed life.

Just about two months ago, I was in a car accident on my way to work.  I was turning across a intersection and was struck by an SUV running the red light.  I can close my eyes and remember watching the vehicle keep coming, screaming aloud and in an instant so many thoughts ran through my mind.  I said prayers and wondered if I would make it.  My car was totaled, my body bruised, but I am here.  Here to rejoice in the beauty of another day,  here to cherish my friends and family, and here with purpose.  Purpose.  Over the last 2 months I've been searching for just that, purpose.  "What is your purpose?" I've asked myself that question countless times and while I don't think I've yet reached a definitive answer, my thoughts have brought me to a place of peace.

I hear people talk about living a purpose driven life.  What does that mean? How do I get there?...  valid questions. My answer to these questions, it all starts with me.  It's been so hard to remember that sometimes!  So much of my life and routines were what I thought defined me. I truly love what I do in my buying career, but that alone isn't who am I.  Even with the blog I found myself playing the ago old comparison game to other bloggers out there with more followers, fancy clothes, seemingly perfect lives, and wondered if I should even bother to continue.

But you know what?  I learned through the process of simply asking myself those structured questions that purpose is first finding of you are and being confident in that.  Who we are as individuals is what makes us special and unique.  So my purpose? To use this blog, my experiences, my weaknesses, and my strengths to be the most authentic me.  Even if my questions go fully unanswered a bit longer I'm happy being unapologetically Ashlei.  I thank you for your support each step along the way so stay with me friends, there's so much more to come!

Always,

Ashlei




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