I’ve been wearing my favorite cardigan, which is really more of a coatigan (coat + cardigan) weekly since early Fall. I love the fit and structure of it and it’s a nice layer on a cooler day but works basically all year – in Southern California, at least. It comes in a few different neutral colors – I have it in both camel and gray, but wear the camel colored one a little more. It’s often on sale – right now it’s 15% off with code EXTRA. I wanted to share five different ways I’ve been wearing it this spring.
We survived another month of 2020 and now we’re really in the homestretch. I’m not sure how a year that feels so slow can still be moving this fast, but here we are! I definitely didn’t get much holiday shopping done during the cyber sales but I will be buckling down on that soon. In the meantime, it’s the first of the month which means it’s time to share my top 5 best sellers from last month.
J. Crew Collarless Sweater Blazer – For the third month in a row, the coatigan makes the list. I’m happy to see everyone is liking this cardi as much as I do! It’s such a great staple and it goes on sale pretty regularly (still 50% off today). I have it in camel and gray and wear them both frequently.
Geometry Towels – My absolute favorite dish towels! These were on sale for 15% off over the weekend + you were able to stack my discount code (ASHNFASHN15) for an additional 15% off. That sale is over now, but my discount code always works. They sold so many they’re not backordered until the middle of January! They make the best gifts, I stocked up so I can have them on hand for teachers, neighbors, etc.
Black Outdoor Bar Stools – After we completed our outdoor bar at the end of summer I knew we needed stools for the space. I found these on Wayfair and love them! They’re metal and can be cleaned so easily, but they’re still light enough to move around.
Spanx Faux Leather Leggings – These leggings are so flattering and really hold everything in. They’re a bit pricey but go on sale a couple times a year. I was lucky enough to snag them last year during the cyber week sale and have been so happy with them. I wore them weekly last winter and so much during the first few months of quarantine.
Baby Boy Cardigan – I purchased this cardi for Wilder at H&M back in October for family photos and die over how cute he looks in it. I’ve since gone back for the darker gray one as well so he can wear them all fall and winter. They’re comfy (sweatshirt material) but run really big. He’s 19 months and wears a 9-12 month for reference.
I realized the other day it was six months ago we went into lockdown and the world shut down. Half a year! While we’re not in an extreme lockdown situation anymore, life has definitely changed. Neither of my kids have been to a store or restaurant since the beginning of March and we are limiting our outings as well. That being said there are three things I’ve loved having while quarantining at home and will continue to use moving forward.
Beauty fridge – I asked for this for Christmas and Jeff rolled his eyes (but still got it for me!) It lives on my dresser and houses some of my beauty products and items that I swear work better when chilled. Sheet masks, face rollers, certain eye and face creams that feel so amazing when you take them out of the cold fridge. This is a pretty compact fridge and it’s not expensive but has made this time feel more luxe.
Aera diffuser – I’d been wanting a diffuser for awhile but never pulled the trigger. Aera approached me to work together at the beginning of the year (pre-lockdown) and I happily jumped! What perfect timing. This is a smart diffuser that’s hypoallergenic and safe for the whole family… pets too. You can adjust the settings depending on how strong you want the fragrance to be. It is a splurge but I think it’s well worth it, the scents last a loooong time. I think it would make a great gift if you’re thinking ahead to the holidays! They gave me a discount code for 20% off – ASHLEY20
Vanity Planet facial steamer – I can’t even tell you how much I love this little gadget. I use it nightly after I was my face and before I apply moisturizer and serums. It totally makes me feel like I’m at a spa. It’s pretty compact and easy to use, it has a small tank in the back that you fill with distilled water, plug in and steam. You can also add essential oils to the tank for an even more spa-like experience. This would be an amazing holiday gift & I have a discount code for 50% off making it just over $50! ASHNFASHN50
It’s so hard to believe Memorial Day weekend is here! Between the haze of the past few months and it being a little earlier this year, it really snuck up on me. I always think of this weekend as the unofficial start of summer, but our weather has been so great lately it kind of feels like it already began. There are always amazing sales this weekend, it’s a really good time to use the sales on bigger ticket items like furniture/outdoor. I’m rounding up all the best sales from my favorite retailers below.
American Eagle – 25-50% off everything
Anthropologie – 25% off clothing, shoes and accessories
Bloomingdales – 30-50% off a lot of regularly priced items and up to 50% off clearance
CB2 – up to 40% off outdoor
Crate & Barrel – 50% off summer accessories, up to 40% off outdoor & 30% off pillows and throws
Levis – up to 50% off site wide
Loft – 50% off everything with code FRIEND
Lululemon – up to 50% off everything
Nordstrom – up to 60% off clearance
Nordstrom Rack – Levis up to 65% off and select dresses up to 70% off
Old Navy – tees, tanks and swim 50% off
Overstock – up to 70% off
Pottery Barn – 10% off $100 / 15% off $250 / 20% off $500 / 25% off $1500
Ray Ban – 20% off select styles
Revolve – up to 65% off
Serena & Lily – 25% off site wide with code LIVEWELL
Urban Outfitters – 30% off sale
Wayfair – up to 70% off Memorial Day clearance
West Elm – 10% off $100 / 15% off $250 / 20% off $500 / 25% off $1500
World Market – up to 40% off site wide
Hope you have a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend – thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hope your weekend was as relaxing and overindulgent as mine. Yesterday Jeff made me and Crosby Belgian waffles with coconuts and chocolate chips and a banana syrup, if that tells you anything. It’s honestly a miracle my pants will button. For Cyber Monday I want to share deals on some of my favorite items, hint my Uppababy stroller is on sale!
Did that get your attention? You can get $100 in rewards when you buy this stroller, or anything $300 or over on right now at Buy Buy Baby. These strollers almost never go on sale so it’s a great time to buy one… or another big ticket baby item on your list.
Other amazing sales & deals
GAP is also 50% off everything. Another one of my go-to’s for the kids.
Freshly Picked is still 30% off everything and 50% off if you sign up for their membership program (first month is free and you can cancel at any time) with code FPxAshnfashn
Minted has a great sale going on right now. I’ll definitely be taking advantage of it today and ordering our holiday cards.
on Crosby: Elsa dress
It’s almost 10 pm PST, so happy Black Friday Eve OR Black Friday depending on where you are. I wanted to do a comprehensive roundup of sales I’m interested in to share with you. I definitely don’t plan on going into any physical stores and want to do the bulk of my holiday shopping online all weekend long. There are some really amazing sales that have already started… let’s get to them!
Abercrombie & Fitch | 50% off everything
Anthropologie | extra 25% off sale items
Banana Republic | 50% off your entire purchase
BaubleBar | 35% off site wide 15% off custom gifts through 12/3
Bloomingdale’s | take $25 off every $150 you spend on items labeled TAKE $25 OFF + up to 25% off (the more you spend the more you save)
Crate and Barrel | 20-30% off site wide (furniture and select items excluded)
GAP | 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY
Gorjana | spend $100 get $25 off, spend $150 get $50 off, spend $200 get $100 off
J.Crew | 50% off your purchase with code SHOPFIRST + 60% off sale styles
J.Crew Factory | 60% off everything
Levi’s | 40% off site wide with code INDIGO
LOFT | 50% off your purchase with code INDULGE
Madewell | 30% off your purchase with code GIFTWELL
Minted | 20% off all orders $150+, 15% off all orders with code BF2019
Pottery Barn | 25% off everything + free shipping with code THANKFUL
Rebecca Minkoff | 25% off orders $100+ with code THANKS25
Sam Edelman | extra 30% off with code SAM2019
Serena & Lily | 25% off everything with code THANKFUL
Shopbop | 15% off orders $200+, 20% off orders $500+, 25% off orders $800+ with code MORE19
T3 | 25% off site wide with code FRIDAY19
TULA | 25% off all orders with code BLACKFRIDAY19
West Elm | 15% off $150+, 20% off $500+, 25% off $1000+, 30% off $3500 with code SAVEMORE
Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving and got some time with your family. Thank you SO MUCH for the support you’ve shown me the past 7.5 years. Without it I would not have been able to turn this “hobby” into a full time job. I am SO GRATEFUL!
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!