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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Work Wear: Blush High Collar Dress

To be honest I spent much of the day trying to keep the day of the week straight. Wednesday or Thursday, still not sure I'm settled on either. In any case no matter the day I'm likely wearing a bit of pink. Definitely my color!

Finally back to talking about work wear on the blog! I got a few requests for some work wear inspiration and I am happy to oblige my loves. Surprisingly many of you are interested in what I do for a living. As I've mentioned before I work in buying for a department store, specifically Men's clothing. That's right ladies, dressing the Men one plaid shirt and chino pant at a time haha.  Fashion is what we sell as a brand so the dress code is a bit more relaxed then some traditional companies. I love trendy clothes and I'll sometimes tip over the "standard office wear" line but mainly I just keep it classy. My days are filled with running around after clothes (much like my own closet) but like literally running around for them.  Which reminds me currently STILL in search of a red sweater that mysteriously got legs and walked off. Be on the lookout folks!  In between these antics I'm usually stewing over a solution to something at my desk or off to meetings. On these meeting filled days I try to look my best, ya know? Looking my best whether dressy or casual is something I take pride in. 

This dress is certainly one to talk about! For starters I love the blush color. Once upon a time I thought blush to be a Spring color but now I pretty much consider it a neutral. The high neck collar and the fact that it is just so fun speaks to me. As we transition to Fall I'll throw on my olive utility jacket especially on my way into the office on chilly mornings. Simple yet such a satisfying look!


Always,

Ashlei

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day Sales

I hope you loves have been enjoying the long weekend! I've spent it taking little adventures just outside of Charlotte and getting some projects planned out around the house. Today I'm taking advantage of every free moment before back to the work grind tomorrow. Labor Day is the unofficial end to Summer so even though I'm currently on the hunt for Fall clothing, my Summer duds will get getting all the love while the weather allows. With the sales happening right now its stock up time! Time to grab all those necessities from long sleeved tees, sweaters, and jeans. Below I'm listing sales happening right now along with my favorite items from a few retailers. Enjoy what's left of the weekend and happing shopping!

Anthropologie : 40% off Sale Items

Asos: 20% off full priced items with Code "LABORYAY"

Banana Republic: 40% off Everything

Baublebar: Up to 80% off

J. Crew: 30% Off with Code "YESPLEASE"

J.Crew Factory: 50% off Everything with Code "DELISH"

Nordstrom: Up to 40% Off

Old Navy: 50% off All Dresses, Jeans, and Tees



Always,

Ashlei

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Monday, August 28, 2017

One Basic Dress + 3 Amazing Ways to Wear

I love a cute dress but what I love most is a dress that is versatile and can be worn many ways! I like my dresses sometimes with frills and all the details but funny enough any time I'm looking for something to wear in a hurry I always reach for my "basic" items. Basic doesn't mean boring and I'm pulling together 3 ways to wear that #basic transitional dress. This dress is a total steal at just $39!!  So with all the ways to wear and a many days ahead you'll surely get your monies worth in my opinion. I've styled this dress for work, for play, and casual day adventures!

For work I shoot for as little fuss as possible. To be honest I am not a morning person so when I wake and put my feet to the floor I've got to keep in motion and picking from my closet is the most daunting of tasks. This dress keeps is simple yet still feel like a total #bossbabe! All ready to put in work pairing with some heels or booties as we transition to Fall. Grab your tote and off to take on the day.

Shamelessly I love a good metallic shoe with this dress all the while I envision day dates and casual adventures. Invited my turquoise necklace and my favorite leopard clutch to the party! This is my favorite of the three ways to wear and an all occasions staple. I've shared before but this leopard clutch is AH-mazing. Here's a similar one for just $45! I promise you need!
I've slowly but surely been easing myself into more laid back looks. If you been here on the blog awhile you know I was raised up a girly girl and dressing up was an everyday thing. My newest obsession is wearing sneakers with dresses. Like yes this is a thing! I picked up this pair because not only are the comfy and go with anything but they so on trend. Never thought I'd make that statement about a sneaker. Running around town is made easy in these. This is proof that there are so many ways to style one piece! I've already worn this dress a few times and I love!

I've even worn it a another way if you notice it is currently on my Instagram, wearing my favorite kimono with it!

Always,

Ashlei


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Monday, August 21, 2017

Closet Staple Floral Kimono

I can't tell you the last time I've swooned so much over a purchase! This kimono y'all, all the feels! I've practically been living in this and I'm not sorry.  I find that kimonos are so transitional with the seasons.  Here we are still living in the Summer season and I've worn this beauty countless times.  Just an easy way to jazz up, dress up, or step up an otherwise boring outfit. I love striking print with the mustard tone and the striking floral print.

I've paired with a rather "basic" dress that I'll be talking more about in another post but as we move into Fall no doubt it can still be worn paired with some skinny jeans, booties, and a basic tee.  Lastly, the length of this is dreamy! It flows behind you as you walk and if you wanted to rock leggings all Fall season this is for you! On to conquer the work week! 


Always,

Ashlei

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Floral Tie Front Midi Dress

Happy weekend loves! Its been an unexpected beautiful weekend here in Charlotte. The city hosted the PGA championship so there's been lots to do and plenty of celebrity sightings. I love dresses and as you can imagine my closet is stocked full of them in every style! This tie front dress however is one I didn't have anything like, and something I never thought I'd actually be able to wear. I'm a fuller chested girl, and lets be honest this dress doesn't really accommodate a bra, so I went without. That's right, I went sans bra for the sake of wearing this dress and it was magical! I didn't once feel exposed or without support.


 This is one of those dresses made for weekends or as a vacation piece so I felt fine to go free! I love the pretty floral pattern and the midi length. It's so flattering and comfortable that it was my outfit for a date day yesterday after shooting blog photos. I wore this for the first time in Charleston so on the cobblestone streets I opted for pretty sandals but I love a good heel too. So darling, and so feminine!


  Always,

Ashlei
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