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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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunny Days

It's August and the Summertime is just rolling on by but long live the sunniest of days! Even though I've purchased some items for Fall particularly from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I'm not quite ready to face the fact that it's coming to an end. Snapped these photos running around Charleston about a month ago because duh I like to be a true southern belle and wear frilly dresses in the blazing heat. Despite the heat everything in Charleston is beyond gorgeous and I can't get enough of it ech time I visit! I'll be sharing some travel details about that soon. I've worn this dress to work several times and I've gotten so many compliments. I think it's truly so flattering on many body types with the frills and tie waist. last but certainly not least...this clutch! I've been dying for a pretty embroidered one and loved this one that I bought at the Charleston market! I've linked up some similar ones that I love PLUS the dress is only $25!



Always,

Ashlei
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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hello August!

Hello August! A new month always feels like a fresh start to get things a little more right. Right or wrong, learning something to move forward is key! I'm currently working on moving in the right direction and some new content so taking all the risks here! It may be August but here in the South let the sweet summertime live on forever. Long live Summer! I've worn this dress many many times since I purchased and it's my favorite. The perfect shade of blue and I love how flattering it is. I wore it recently in Charleston and it's always on repeat for work wear. It has the prettiest details across the chest and hem line and I can't say enough about the forgiving fabric. Just a few weeks ago it was sweltering in Charleston but I stayed cool catching every breeze. I'll be clinging to Summer as long as possible but when the morning weather gets chilly a fuzzy neutral cardigan will be my go to for pairing. Until that time I'll be frolicking in the sunshine and dreaming of Charleston living!

 Always, 

 Ashlei
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