Reflect Your Style

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Who doesn’t love One Kings Lane?  Their style and trend setting pieces are always sure to please.  I was excited when One Kings Lane reached out to me to be a part of their Reflect You Style Campaign!  Anytime someone asks me to decorate, I’m all in!  One Kings Lane asked me to choose a mirror and come up with a style board to go with it.  I went to their site and started pulling all my favorite pieces, more than I needed, but all so beautiful!  Most of you know how much I love orange and navy…it can be fashion or design, I love the color combo!  Navy is such a classic color that never goes out of style and also what I would call my black!  Then add a pop of orange to it and it makes me so happy!  

I went to the their site and the first piece to hit me was this Barclay Butera armchair!   It is such a classy piece and totally resembles a designers devotion to beauty.  I love mixing gold and silver together, so I purposefully chose the silver framed mirror and accessories that had gold accents.  By the way, did you see those fabulous pillows?  I love  the velvet appliqué details and I always love a feather-and-down pillow.  The navy velvet forms a bold, graphic print on both these chic pillows, adding a fresh new take on any space.   When I think about this mirror hanging over a fireplace, I wanted something in my design to anchor the mirror.  I tend to be a symmetrical designer and I loved the thought of a pair of  moss topiary’s flanking each side of the mirror.  Then add some finishing touches with this beautiful deep blue and gold table lamp, a gold mirrored trey and of course my signature pop of orange came in the form of this beautiful sleek orange box topped with a chunk of gold-dipped Himalayan crystal.  This room makes me so happy, its light and airy with a few bold colors and fun graphic prints!  Would you enjoy this room?  If you didn’t use orange as your pop of color, what color would you have used?  Share your comments I would love to know how you would design the space around this beautiful mirror.

Happy Friday!!!

XO,

Rachel Ashley


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We Can Do It!

Happy Friday Lovelies!  Sorry its been a busy week and I honestly haven’t had much time to post.  I miss you all when I don’t post though!  This is one of my favorite photo-shoots, my hubby and I did.  I love the 40′s and 50′s – and this shoot made me feel like I went back in time when the We Can Do It!” poster came out in 1943.  It was an American wartime propaganda poster produced by J. Howard Miller for Westinghouse Electric as an inspirational image to boost worker morale.   Do you remember which one I am talking about?  If not you can go look here.  These heels from Steven Madden are one of my faves, and the platforms make them super comfortable.  I love my leggings from ALO, what girl doesn’t enjoy leggings, they are way too comfortable not to!  I have had this shirt dress from Rusty, for quite some time and I still love it.  Put all this with Strawberry Lips and this cute DIY headband my mom made for me and my “We Can Do It” – look is complete!

 I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and a blessed weekend!

XO,

Rachel Ashley

 

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Dress: RustyLeggings: ALOShoes: Steve MaddenHead Band: DIY by my mom/ Purse: Fendi


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Navy & Orange

I’m in Texas right now and its beautiful here!  I just love coming to Texas!  We are so blessed to have family here.  This week has been full of family, shopping and a soccer game.  It has been so nice to come when the weather was cool and its been raining too!  How is all your week going?  This is our last trip of the summer, then we will give our travel bags a rest for a while, before we jet off again!  Do you have any last summer trips coming up?  This summer has been by far one of the best summers…between Hawaii, Montana, Coronado and Texas – we have been very blessed to travel a lot this summer!

Have a bless Thursday!

XO,

Rachel Ashley

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Blouse: Forever 21/ Shoes: Michael KorsPurse: Charles DavidSkirt: No Appointment Necessary


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The Parisian Flat

Hi lovelies!  I am so excited for today’s post.  It has been a while since Fashionably Living has done an interior design post.  I was so excited when Fashionably Living was contacted by Chairish.com to create a style-board with one of the new chairs from their collection.   Have you heard of Chairish.com?  If you haven’t let me tell you how cool of a concept they have!  Chairish.com makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to each other. Their shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment.   This is a designers dream!  I have clients all the time that buy high-end furniture and then when they move it doesn’t fit into their new place!  Chairish.com is here to solve that issue.  You can list your high-end furniture on their secure and fun website.   Chairish.com created a missing link that was needed in the market.   They are super passionate about connecting design lovers with each other to buy and sell amazing and  high quality home furnishings.  Super cool, right?!?

Well, today’s design was done by yours truly!  I have this love for a combo of navy velvet’s mixed with magenta’s and lime green.  So when I saw these high-back tufted green Broyhill Chairs, I new my style-board was going to start with these beauties.  These chairs have an antique charm, but yet they are sophisticated with their low profile arms and tufted backs.  They make me want to snuggle up on one with a candle lit, the smell of fresh flowers in the room and a good fashion book in hand…oh and don’t forget the wine or coffee in the other hand (either would will do!).  I am currently working on a guest room with these same color combinations.  There is something so sophisticated about navy, but when paired with magenta and lime green, you feel like you are walking into a fashion lovers Parisian Flat!  What do you think about the style-board?  Would you cozy up in this room?

Au revoir!

XO,

Rachel Ashley

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Orange & Turquoise

Oh how I love summer!  I get to slip on some daisy dukes, flip flops, a cute blouse and wear my hair curly!

Summer is a time where we all relax, take a deep breath and enjoy the summer sun.  Summer brings so many good memories with it too.  To me Summer = vacations, daisy dukes, swim suits, tanning, curly hair, drinks at sunset,  traveling, beach days, bike rides, camp fires and lake days.

What does summer mean to you?

XO,

Rachel Ashley

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Silly moments….my hubby loves to catch on camera!

 

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Shirt: Ralph Lauren/ Shorts: Billabong/ Flip Flops: Payless/ Anklets: Similar Here


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Travel Guide: Maui, HI

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Its been a month and I already miss Maui!   Fashionably Living includes traveling in fashion too…so I am here to help.  Hawaii was so beautiful and so fun!  We were able to do a lot and we found lots of amazing places to go to, so I thought I would share some Maui traveling tips!  Sometimes its hard to plan activities for a vacation when you have never been there.  We had several friends and family members that had been there, so we had lots of helpful tips, but we also discovered some great places a long the way too.  I hope you enjoy this travel post and I hope you find it helpful!

Pictures at Napili Bay

Take pictures at Sunset at Napili Bay!  The setting is gorgeous and the bay water is a beautiful crystal blue!  Napili Bay is also a great place for snorkeling, so definitely take a couple trips here!

Surf Lessons at Maui Wave Riders ask for  JB

My best friend and I took the surfing lessons with JB…not only was he nice and totally awesome, he was also very reassuring and a great teacher! Both of us had never surfed before and we both rode several waves. Everyone on staff was so friendly and the photographer Andre takes great photos, totally worth the purchase! I would suggest doing one of the two morning classes though, we did the 1pm class…it was great, but all the surfers said the morning classes were better. Also, you get an awesome trucker hat….which of course I loved!

Banyan Tree Park

Get your camera out and have fun trying to figure out the original base of the tree.  It is seriously one of the coolest trees you will ever see!   The tree has really grown in 140 years!   It is a cool spot to sit and watch people, to eat your ice cream, or just walk around to take photos.  A lot of homeless hang out in the tree park and sleep on the benches, but there are a lot of tourist too!

Waterfalls on the Road to Hana

 If you want to go to a waterfall that isn’t busy and most likely you will have all to yourself…stop at mile marker 9.3 on Road to Hana!  We did and it was beautiful!  We packed a lunch and spent a couple hours here eating, taking pictures and swimming!  There are lots of waterfalls to stop at on the Road to Hana, but if you enjoy exploring off the beaten path check this place out!

Gazebo Restaurant  a Napili Shores

Make sure to stop by Gazebo in Lahaina – 5315 Lower Honoapiilani Rd Lahaina, HI 

Go tot the Beach!

There are a lot of great beaches!  You can see baby sharks, fish, sea turtles and so much more!    Rent some snorkel gear and head to one of these beaches: Kapalua Bay, Black Rock Beach at the Sheraton or Napili Bay!

Experience a Lu’au

Luau (in Hawaiian, lu’au) is the Hawaiian word for a feast, and Maui has some of the best luaus anywhere in Hawaii!  Choose your Maui luau and get ready for an evening of great food, your favorite tropical drinks and entertainment that will blow you away!  There’s something for everyone!  Located beach side on Maui’s famous Kaanapali Beach, the Royal Lahaina Luau offers an exciting and renown production that will take you through the culture and dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa and more!  Includes a traditional luau buffet feast and open bar!  We chose this Lu’au because some aren’t beach side and this one is!  Ask you hotel to help you get tickets, the hotels usually can score you a discount!  

Helicopter Ride

A helicopter ride was a must on my to do list in Hawaii!  Some of the views you will see, you would never see unless your were in the air!  It is crazy to see how quickly the landscape can change…when you traveling overhead sugar cane fields and then in the rain forest!  It was definitely worth the moeny!  We purchased the DVD and although the views were cool, the DVD quality wasn’t in HD, so it wasn’t as good as I would have hoped!  Our GO PRO would have done better job!  All the helicopter rides take off from the same place, its near the airport and there are lots of companies to choose from.

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 There are lots of great Restaurants that you have to eat at while in Maui!  Here are a few to include:

Our first stop was The Maui Fish Market is super yummy food!  All fresh fish!  I had the Mahi Mahi with fresh mango chutney and my hubby had the coconut shrimp!

Our first dinner in Maui  was at Mala!   I had an amazing HUGE salad, My BIG FAT GREEK SALAD!   The owner is Chef Mark Ellman and he is the owner of Hono too, which is right next door!

Sea Horse – Drive to Napili Kai Beach resort and eat at Sea Horse (best happy hour food and drinks…starts 2pm) and you can snorkel at the bay right by the restaurant…the water is crystal blue.

Cheeseburger in Paradise is super fun place to eat and they have live music (a little ways down from Cheeseburger in Paradise is a Ono Gelato Shop…so yummy).

If you love Thai Food like we do…you have to go to Star Noodle…the best Thai Food ever!!!!  Probably the best meal I had in Maui!
Lahaina Grill is a great place and so is Lei Lanis – Enjoy happy hour from  3- 5pm in the Beachside Grill!

Also the supermarkets a great too…go pick up some fresh fish and vegetables and grill on the beach!  We did one night and it was so much fun!

Enjoy you travels!

XO,

Rachel Ashley

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How Do You Workout?

 

I am on vacation, but I don’t want to miss out on one of my favorite weekly posts, Workout Wednesday!  Regular fitness activity is definitely a life style.  Dedicating yourself to go to the gym daily, or to pop in a workout DVD or even go for a run is hard work, but what you get in return is totally worth the time and dedication.  To be a good at anything you have to invest yourself in it, right?!?  Working out isn’t just about having a nice body, although that’s a plus, it is more about what it does for your mental and physical health.  Our bodies were made to move.  Its incredible just how amazing our bodies are and how intricately God put us together.

The fact that moving daily for 30 minutes helps your brain and memory, lifting in the gym builds muscles to strengthen your body, so its less likely to be easily injured and literally the list can go on and on with all the benefits!  I know some people have physical limitations to the type or types of exercises they can do, but its so important to do something active daily!  Which brings me to my question…. “How do you workout?”  Do you hit the gym 5 to 6 days a week and lift and do cardio, like I do, do you workout in the comfort of your own home with a fitness DVD, do you attend a fitness class, do you run, etc?  I challenge you this week to get moving at least three times a week!  Anyone I help coach on nutrition or fitness, I always encourage them to be active for 30 minutes at least three times a week!  That is a great starting point, then from there you can have someone create a more detailed plan for your workout regime.   Get moving your body and mind will thank you!

XO,

Rachel Ashley

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