The other night I went to a great friend’s restaurant opening in Huntington Beach. I’m not exactly a “foodie” (that word sounds so pretentious) but it was some of the best flavors and food I’ve ever had. Check out Slapfish if you’re in the area.
I didn’t take any pictures at the restaurant but the colors in my dress kind of matched the colors in the food/sauces. It wasn’t an accident.
forever 21 dress and shoes, kate spade bag, anne klein watch, assorted bracelets
I don’t know about you but I love US Weekly’s “What’s In My Bag” feature they do every few weeks where they give us a look inside celebrity purses. Those glossy pics are always so pretty and organized I can’t help but wonder about the plethora of crap they had to sift through and edit out. Case in point, in a recent issue they invited us inside still pregnant Jessica Simpson’s (love her) fuchsia Celine. Jess shared her vintage Loretta Lynn name tag key chain broke so now she just haphazardly tosses her keys in her bag… if that’s not a metaphor for the type of mother she’ll be I don’t know what is.
Anyway, let’s take a look at the edited and unedited version inside my Kate Spade. Hardly as glamorous as US Weekly, but you get the point.
Now see the receipts, trash and 2-week-old petrified clementine.
Since buying my first home almost a year ago, Apartment Therapy has become one of my favorite sources for decorating inspiration. I love scrolling through real people’s beautiful home tours and almost always discover a way to improve my current space.
I’ll share pictures of my home soon but for now take a look at some from my inspiration board on Pinterest.
I’ve always loved this color combo, it’s fresh and bright and reminds me of watermelon and summer which is perfect because we’re in the middle of a heat wave right now. This dress was a recent Target find. I like how it has a subtle high-low hem but is long enough to be work appropriate… especially when I add a cardigan.
I put two simple braids in my hair, then pulled them across my head and secured them with bobby pins for a braided headband look. It could not have been easier.
I work in the entertainment industry and come face-to-face with celebrities on a daily basis so I don’t get “starstruck” often. There are only a handful of celebs still living I’d go crazy to meet and my top two are Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen. I feel like I grew up with the twins and often refer to myself as the Olsen triplet, even though I’m two years older and about two inches taller. And yeah, I share a name with Ash so I guess it would be weird for us to be sisters.
My fav era of Olsen is around mid 2004 when they first moved to NYC and showed up everywhere. I absolutely adored their style and “I don’t give a F” attitude, which was apparent because they often accessorised with a Vente Starbucks cup. The girls were attending NYU and accepting every invitation in town, so were photographed all the time.
I totally miss these days and find myself wanting to photoshop myself into every single shot.
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!