Lucky Girl

Hi lovelies!  How was everyone’s three day weekend?  They never seem to be long enough!  Sometimes I just wish I could have nothing to do and sleep in until noon like I did in college sometimes!  Wouldn’t that be nice?!?  I saw one of the best movies this weekend!  My hubby and I and our friends went to see American Sniper. It was an amazing film!  I was nervous to see, I didn’t know if I could handle it, but Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller did an amazing job and really captured Chris Kyle’s story!  Then after the movie, we went out for lunch and then in the evening I taught dance and coached!  It was a nice and relaxing weekend in my world.  Did you do anything fun?  Did you see any good movies?

As for my outfit, I am in love with these boots from Dolce Vita and this zip up jacket from Lucky Brand!  The jacket is sophisticated and can be dressed up for work or paired with a cute dress or skirt for going out.  The zipper details on the jacket are my fave!  I scored this jacket from Lucky for 40% off!  Love deals like that!  These boots my mom purchased for me a couple years ago and I just love them!  They are great for keeping your legs warm on colder days!

Happy Tuesday!

XO,

Rachel Ashley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pants – Nordstrom


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It’s All About the Layers

Hi lovelies!  I can’t believe it is already Wednesday!  It has be raining and cold this week, which is different for this West Coast girl and it reminded me of NYC when I had to dress in layers to stay warm and still look cute!  This outfit incorporates some of my favorite pieces in my closet, as well as some of my favorite prints and textures.  I am loving pants right now that have two tones of black, in different textures.  I love my leather/cotton leggings and these Joe’s Jeans that have two different finishes on the front and the back of these black jeans.  I scored this Dakota Collective camo green and leather jacket last Winter at Marshall’s and it is seriously one of my favorite jackets.  That jacket wasn’t warm enough so I layered my favorite coat that my hubby bought me last Christmas from Coach over it, so I would stay extra warm.  Also this adorable leopard blouse from Dana Buchman my mom picked up for me from Kohls.  Like I said, its all about the layers!  Oh and I can’t forget I kept my feet warm with my black fury UGG’s!  West Coast girls love their UGG’s! :)

What are you favorite things to layer right now?  Do you have certain pieces that you go to when you want to keep warm?

XO,

Rachel Ashley

 

 


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Denim & Born

Happy Friday!  Wow, this week went by so fast!  How is everybody’s 2015 going?  I still haven’t sat down and mapped out all of my goals for 2015, but I intend on sitting down and making that a priority in the next week with my hubby.  I think it is important to sit and talk about your goals and dreams with your spouse or even a friend, everyone needs accountability.   Have you sat down and mapped out your goals?  What steps or processes do you take to map our your year?  I would be curious to know how everyone does it, because everyone seems to have a different method.  For me personally I would like to sit down with my hubby and make goals surrounding: Faith, Friendships/Family, Finances/Giving, Fitness/Health and our Business Goals.  I think these are solid topics to surround my 2015 goals around.

Okay, so I purchased this awesome denim blouse from Century 21!  I had previous purchased these jeans that were so soft and they were called Blue Velvet and then when I tried on this amazing blouse on, I saw that it was the same brand.  The material is so soft and it makes this blouse great for casual wear.  I love the slit in the draped back.  I paired it with a pair of Nordstrom black leggings and one of my new favorite boots from Born.  Do you have a favorite boot this Fall?  I’m loving this charcoal lace up boot from Born are so comfortable, these are definitely one of my faves at the moment!

XO,

Rachel Ashley


Get the Look: Blouse: Blue Velvet/ Pants: Nordstrom/ Shoes: Born


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Polo and Plaid

These pants are seriously my favorite pants in my closet!  I bought them this past summer in Texas at the Zara store and I wish I would have bought more of them in different colors.  They work so well with boots like the Ralph Lauren ones I am wearing and they look fantastic with heels too!  The way they are cut and their fit are perfect for my body type!  Do you have certain clothes that you just love the way they fit your body?  These are one of those items for me.  I pulled this outfit together for our New York trip and it was one of my favorites.  This outfit is comfortable, but more dressy than jeans and a plaid shirt.  These items will definitely be on rotation in my wardrobe while the weather is still cold.

Happy Monday!

XO,

Rachel Ashley

Get this Look:  Shirt: Old Navy/ Pants: Zara/ Boots and Belt: Ralph Lauren/ Purse: Louis Vuitton

 

 


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 Merry Christmas friends!  I hope you have a blessed day with family and friends!  I am excited to be spending time with my family on this incredible day!

Last night for Christmas Eve I wore my brand new Ted Baker dress I got while in New York, paired it with my fave Coach wedges and my Louis Vuitton!  It was classy and pretty, just my cup of tea!

XO,

Rachel Ashley

 

 

 


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Wedges & Fendi

Hi lovelies!  Oh how I have missed you!  I know all of us get so busy with the holidays and there has been so much going on in my life and work life I honestly haven’t had a lot of time for blogging.  Even though I enjoy blogging so much and when I am away, it makes me miss all of you!  I have traveled a lot this year and I know that many of us follow each other on Instagram and Facebook and if you have visited my Instagram lately…you may know that I surprised my mom with a trip to New York City for her birthday!  It was so much fun and I can’t wait to share more of my travels with you!  I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and I am back from my hiatus with full force!

Onto the outfit… I am in love with these pants!  I got them for under $10 from Nordstrom Rack and I thought the flowy pants would look great with a flowy blouse I found at Nordstrom Rack too.   These wedges are one of my favorite pairs of shoes in my closet right now;  they are classy and elegant – Coach nailed it on these shoes!  My Fendi bag is old but still a favorite.  My necklace came from  Charming Charlie and the bangles from Nordstrom.

XO,

Rachel Ashley

 

 


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An Essential Fall Boot

TGIF!  Hope you all are as excited about it being Friday as I am!  I love Fridays!   Today, I want to chat about West Coast style.   As a West Coast girl…I have always been into brands like Roxy, Volcum, Reef, Hurley, Billabong and so many more.  You can’t grow up on the West Coast without having one of these brands in your closet at one point.  There the quintessential surfer brands that you just have to love, and it’s not hard to love them either!  Some of my absolute favorite sandals are from Reef and Rainbow.  And although living on the West Coast you can get away with wearing sandals almost all year long, I still need shoes to keep my footsies warm and these brands have boots too!  Have you seen the cute boots from Reef!  My favorite pair is the Reef Compassing boots in grey (see below)!

“Never get lost this fall with the Reef Compassing Essential fall boot!” says Reef.  Well, I could really use these boots with my upcoming trip to New York!   Have you seen all the snow New York has been getting?  This is a lace up boot, which is all the range with skinny jeans and leggings, right?!?  Case in point…

These boots are also extra warm, because they feature wool fabrics and hand woven textiles from India and have a rubber outsole for traction which is great for wet and snow places!   It’s not wet or snowy where I am from, but I know most of the country has to deal with snow and frigid weather 6-7 months out of the calendar year!   Not only are they the perfect winter boot, they’re also eco-friendly!  How stinkin’ cool is that!  Reef went beyond their core environmental product values by creating a style that utilizes recycled EVA and Eco: One technology.   And the guy’s boots are just as cool as the girls…loving the Reef Kudu, my hubby needs these!  Out of all the surfer brands which one is your fave?  As you can tell I love Reef, but there are so many great brands out there, tell me which one is you love!  I would love to know and I would love to know what kicks your rockin’ from them these brands this fall.

XO,

Rachel Ashley

 


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