Party Sleeves!

Yesterday at Miss Molly Manno's birthday party, a lot of tiny people got together and played. Bubbles, unicorns, desserts- Molly was adorable. By the look on Hayden's face, you can see he was enamored by just a few things, but mainly Molly. What a little doll! It feels like we blinked and all our little babies are walking and turning one.

I haven't done a post about fashion in a while, I know. Since I'm enjoying this top I wore to the party so much, it prompted me to want to share with you all. The t-shirt blouse is something fun, easy and pretty to wear all summer. (Plus, it's affordable and comes in black, too. Probably better if you have kids! I took my chances with the white). 

I'm clearly loving the ruffle trend that's out there right now. If you visit this site much, I've had more that one piece with a ruffle, like the top I wore to Hayden's birthday. Not typically me, but if I put it with other pieces that are plain and simple (boyfriend jeans, converse and studs, for example), it's not too girly or overwhelming. And keeps it fresh!

Girlfriends! Maisie and Bri.... how fabulous does Bri look in her cool shaped   glasses  and effortless plaid dress? I love her style.

Girlfriends! Maisie and Bri.... how fabulous does Bri look in her cool shaped  glasses and effortless plaid dress? I love her style.

1. White Ruffle TOP  2. Black TOP 3. Jean option ONE

4. cross body PURSE  5. Jean option TWO 6. affordable STUDS 7. criss-cross everyday RING

Hope everyone is enjoying the day before the 4th. Be safe out there....what are YOUR plans? xoxo

LEATHER and LACE for a modern twist!

Hello you all! I'm excited to share this look today. Biker sweet and chic? Is there such a thing?! Sometimes it's nice to switch things up style wise. I've already mentioned how I feel in this dress.  I love it. I wrote about wearing it in THIS POST (and other outings recently). Since we just moved, I'm wearing the same couple of items over and over until I get more organized. However, I wanted to give the dress a different look and edge it up a bit.  I found this tailored biker-babe jacket and I like the dress even more now. I think it's kinda obvious in these pictures I enjoy wearing this outfit. I have a feeling it won't stay in stock too long, so I wanted to share asap. 

What pieces have you added to your wardrobe to complete or change several outfits? I've never really thought about it, but now I'm excited to play with items in my own closet to give pieces from seasons past a new, modern twist. 

The jacket (one of the best faux leather ones I've found for the price- under $100) will edge up any outfit- dress or jeans or pants or even shorts! I'm a big believer in finding the best for the least amount of money, but you also get what you pay for! The material, the zipper detail and slightly structured fit are flattering and give off a bit of attitude! It adds just enough "biker girl" to balance out my sweet & flirty dress. It was hard to decide between the black or brown optionBrown would have been a different feel, but equally cool. 

I wore some heels from a few seasons back, but like these more modern, affordable heels so much, I think I'll order them. The clean lines will work with nearly everything. They aren't too high, which works well for me these days with the baby;)

What doesn't always work with the baby are my $12 hoops, but I sneak them on sometimes. They are a fun and delicately make a statement, plus the $12 price tag makes them even more awesome. I wear the studs my husband gave me for Valentine's Day all the time, but when I'm heading sans Hayden, I switch them out sometimes for a different feel. Right now, I feel so unorganized with the move, I keep wearing the same jewelry and clothes over and over again. Until I get a system going...Hello, container store... (that will be another post!).  

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You guys- thanks for your comments. I love reading them and try to respond to as many as I can.  I'm making a list of ideas you add here (and send via email). I'm a bit backed up on it all, but will get there slowly but surely. Stay tuned! 

xox ashley