National Malbec Day

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After a long day I’m always down for a little at home happy hour. There’s something so relaxing about opening a bottle of wine and snacking on a cheese plate when you know you’re in for the night. So when I heard today was National Malbec Day naturally I jumped at the chance to participate.

This Malbec is from my newest obsession, Speak Wines. If I’m being honest, when it comes to wine, I do judge a book by it’s cover. I mean, who wants a boring label bottle of wine?! Not this girl. Speak has the cutest labels that are so fun for a hostess gift or a fun night in with your girlfriends.

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Happy Friday – hope you open a bottle of Malbec to celebrate!

 

Let’s Talk Handbags

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When it comes to designer items, my number one splurge is a handbag. If you buy the right one, they withstand the test of time and are a great investment on something you’ll have for years. But even though I’m willing to splurge a bit on a nice bag, buying pre-owed can save you TONS! Enter Trendlee. Their bags are gently used and priced so well I had a hard time choosing which one I wanted. This Saint Laurent Sac de Jour ended up being the winner but there so many more fabulous bags to droll over.

And guess what? Trendlee is offering a discount to Ash n’ Fashn readers. Use the code ASHNFA5 at checkout.

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dress c/o, j. crew denim jacket, kendra scott necklace c/o, saint laurent bag via c/o trendlee, karen walker sunglasses via c/o DITTO, shoedazzle heels c/o

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Bow Back Dress

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This black and white dress is the perfect mix of sweet and sassy. With the peek-a-boo cutout in the front and bow in the back, it’s a good balance without being over the top. I think it would be fun to wear to a wedding event… just as long as it’s your wedding!

When I’m looking for an easy way to get my hair off my back I love doing a  fishtail braid. They’re super quick and easy and look chic enough to wear with anything! My mom used to do them in my hair when I was little and I’ve loved wearing them ever since. Let me know if you’d like to see a fishtail tutorial and I’ll see what I can cook up.

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dress c/o, bauble bar earrings, stella & dot bracelet c/o, stella mccartney purse, shoedazzle heels c/o

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Happy Wednesday – thanks for reading!

Egyptian Magic

With my wedding now less than two months away I’m getting serious about skin care. I’ve heard so many great things about Egyptian Magic skin cream and decided it was time to try it for real. There are so many benefits to using it, but I have to warn you, it does feel a bit oily at first. Jeff’s tried it too and worried it would make him break out, but trust me, it’s good stuff. It’s made olive oil, royal bee pollen and you can use it on your whole body. So far I’ve been using it on my face, neck and decolletage and it’s made my skin so soft and smooth.

Have you tried Egyptian Magic? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Music Fest Must Haves

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This pineapple set might be my favorite buy of 2015 so far. I wore it together here, but am loving mixing it up too. I was #Nochella this weekend but if I had gone to the festival I would have worn something like this. Are you going to a music festival this year? Here are the three things I’d be sure to pack…

A wide brim panama hat. I absolutely love panama hats, this one from Hat Attack will be a fixture on my head this summer. Wide brim hats are super flattering and keep the sun off your face while still looking chic.

A cross body bag. Nothing is worse than trying to juggle your belongings in a clutch or something while texting your friends, holding a drink or just walking around the venue. Trust.

Closed toe shoes. Okay, I’m totally wearing sandals here but I wasn’t at Coachella. I know it’s tempting to wear sandals but think off the dirty fields you’re running around in. After a few hours you end up with filthy feet and become the party pooper. Stick with booties, trust me.

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hat attack panama hat c/o, ray-ban aviatorspiece goods crop top, urban outfitters duster cardigan (old // similar), urban outfitters shorts, rebecca minkoff bag, gorjana rings c/o, shoedazzle sandals c/o

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Happy Monday – thanks for stopping by!

Cream Romper

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I don’t know about you, but I’m still all about the romper. When I first spotted this cream one I thought it would be perfect for my wedding events but I couldn’t resist taking it for a test drive to happy hour with some girl friends last week. The crocheted lace sleeves are my favorite part.

My feeling is you can never have enough rompers in the spring and summer. They’re a whole outfit in one piece. So perfect for traveling or just to throw on after a day in the sun. What not to love about that? See more that I’m dying to add to my closet.

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photos by Taylor Cole

cheeky peach romper c/o // old clutch (similar) // alice and olivia heels

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 Thanks for reading – have a great day!