Leather and Leopard

I love this casual weekend look!  A little bit of glam from my boy Louis Vuitton and the half leather leggings paired with some more casual attire, like my Mossimo leopard sneakers and my jean blouse from Velvet Heart!  Perfect outfit for a day with friends by the beach.  Walking a long the beach is the most calming and relaxing thing, wouldn’t you agree?!  The beach is one of my favorite creations God made!  It is so incredibly beautiful, I am in awe every time I get to spend time there.

I know this is a casual weekend look, but did anyone watch the Oscars and see the not so casual looks from the celebs on the red carpet?  Who was your favorite?  My favorite was Gwyneth Paltrow! Gwyneth Paltrow was pretty in pink, in a one-sleeved Ralph & Russo gown featuring a large rosette.  She was dripping in jewels from Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie, including a $3M 55.9-carat ring and $425K Fire Phoenix earrings.  She was stunning and my fave look of the night!

XO,

Rachel Ashley

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Leather and Stripes

Its almost Friday!  Today’s outfit is a mix of old a new from my closet.  I have had this dress from Allen B. for a while now, but I wanted to wear it differently than I normally do.  I added pleather leggings and one of my favorite flats, these bow flats I scored from the J. Crew outlet a year ago.   The detailing of this dress and the v-back are just a few reason I love this dress.   I also added this little sash (totally my mom’s idea, I can’t take credit for it), tied it in a bow and it helped to add a define waistline and went along with my bow flats.  Leather leggings are my thing right now.  I just love them!  I scored these cute ones, from Ross.  I love how you can dress them up or down and either way you do it they add a splash of glam to your outfit!  Some of my favorite silver jewelry comes from Brighton and these earrings and sunglasses both happen to be from Brighton.  Added a lot of arm candy and some bright candy pink lips and this outfit was complete!  What are a few of your favorite old and new items from your closet you are putting together right now?

XO,

Rachel Ashley


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Rocker Chic

Its almost Friday!  Yeah!  I am so excited about this post, because it features some of my favorite Winter finds from Nordstrom Rack!  These Borne grey lace-up boots, skinny jeans I scored for less than $10 and this awesome studded sweater are just a few of my faves.  Rocker chic is always a fun way to change up your wardrobe!  This sweater provides a little edge to a traditional cardigan or sweater, which is what really drew me to purchase it.    These jeans are so comfortable and since they are skinny jeans they work perfect with boots!  And these Borne boots, I am a little obsessed with!  The fact that I scored them for under $30 and they are so versatile because of the color, made for a perfect purchase.  Do you have any favorite items you scored for a fraction of the price this winter?

XO,

Rachel Ashley

 


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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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