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#OOTD - Boho Chic

December 9, 2014

It's currently exam week, and still cold as ever! I currently got this amazing sweater from Garage, and I absolutely adore it. It's so cozy, yet has that boho chic look I love. I have a feeling I'm going to be wearing this thing every. Single. Darn. Day. And I find it's perfect for writing exams in...why? Because it's basically like wearing a blanket, and if I have to sit and write a three-hour exam, I might as well be comfy right?

 

 

 

Lace Tank: Garage // Sweater: Garage // Jeans: Warehouse One (?) // Shoes: Costco (Pro-Keds) // Earrings: Can't remember...

 

All photos credited to my lovely, incredibly talented sister. To check out more of her work, please visit her website here (above photos edited by myself).

 

<3 Ashley

3 Ways to Style Sweatpants

December 7, 2014

I don't know about you, but I find it very difficult to style sweatpants so that I don't look like I just crawled out of bed. A girl should be able to be both comfy and cute, right? I figured I can't be the only one with this problem, so I decided to share a few ways you can jazz up those sweats! (BTW, this is perfect if you are entering exam week like myself...sweatpants are your best friend during this time, am I right?)

 

Outfit #1

Top: Garage // Sweatpants: Garage // Shoes: Costco (Pro-Keds)

 

Outfit #2

Top: Garage // Sweatpants: Garage // Shoes: Costco (Pro-Keds) // Bandeau: Bootlegger

 

Outfit #3

 

Top: Target // Sweatpants: Garage // Shoes: Target // Earrings: Can't remember... // Large Ring: Shoppers Drug Mart // Knuckle Rings: Ardenes

 

Feel free to share your sweatpant-styling tips, and best of luck to everyone going into exams!

<3 Ashley

 

#OOTD - Casual & Classy

December 1, 2014

As you have probably been able to tell from all my #OOTD's...I have a slight obsession with dresses. I made the decision a while ago that I wanted to start dressing a bit more fancy and "girly", as it simply makes me happy and is what I am most comfortable in (hence the reason I wear a lot of dresses). I didn't used to put that much effort into how I looked (as long as I looked somewhat nice, I was happy), but I realized that I only get one life, and if I like to get dressed up...why don't I do it more often? So it may take me an extra ten minutes to get ready in the morning, but I can honestly say it's one of the best decisions I've made. I feel more confident, relaxed, and like I'm ready for any situation that may arise (i.e. potential business networking opportunities, photographs, surprise visits/invitations, etc.). What I'm trying to say is that it's important to dress in what makes you happy, whether that's getting all dolled-up or wearing sweatpants. I know how you dress is one of the less-important aspects of life, but it still plays its part and can affect how you feel about yourself, as well as how you want others to perceive you. So remember...life is short, so start living how you want to live (and dressing how you want to dress)! :)

Dress: Target // Leggings: Can't remember... // Earrings: Forever21 // Neacklace: Forever21 // Shoes: Target

 

<3 Ashley

 

1 Shirt, 3 Outfits - Winter Addition

November 23, 2014

If you love fashion but are on a tight budget (like myself), you can sometimes have that feeling of "Ahhh I have nothing to wear! I always seem to wear the same things over and over again...". But thankfully, being fashionable and coming up with new outfits doesn't always have to break your bank account! Sometimes, it's just about finding a core piece of clothing and building new outfits around it.

So I introduce to you...how you can create 3 fashionable and cute outfits based around 1 shirt (and how dressing nice doesn't always mean wearing expensive clothes).

 

1 Shirt, 3 Outfits

I decided to go for a basic grey t-shirt, as it is simple to dress it up or down depending on what you feel like. This one is from Target, and I'm pretty sure it was under $10.

 

Outfit #1 - Comfy & Casual

T-Shirt: Target // Plaid Button Down: Wal-Mart // Socks: Wal-Mart // Jeans: Warehouse One

 

Outfit #2 - Cute & Cozy

T-Shirt: Target // Headband: Ardenes // Pants: Costco (Calvin Klein)

 

Outfit #3 - Classy

T-Shirt: Target // Skirt: Wal-Mart // Scarf: Christmas gift // Stockings: Can't remember...:P

 

If you would like to see more of this type of post, please let me know and share your ideas! I hope this will help you to make the most of your wardrobe, be inspired, and feel satisfied with the clothes that you do have. :)

<3 Ashley

Business Blog Post Linkup

November 17, 2014

I'm aliiiiiive! So sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I'm back and ready to get back to blogging. 

As some of you may know, I'm a business major (general management, more specifically) and it's something I am very passionate about. So, I thought...maybe some of my readers are also interested in business, so why not share some of my favourite business-related blog posts? They have inspired and helped me greatly, and hopefully they will do the same for you!

How to Establish Yourself as an Expert

By Levo League (Stephany Zoo)

 

The Happy Start-Up: Business Models, Business Plans And How To Do It Your Way

By Isa Seminega

 

Grow Your Business by Helping Other Freelancers

By The Freelance Hustle

 

 

How to choose a direction when you have a million ideas

By xo Sarah

 

Managing Friendships as an Entrepreneur

By studio 404

 

To see more, check out my Business // Blogging board on Pinterest. And please share your favourite business blog posts, I'm always looking for more inspiration!

<3 Ashley

 

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