Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Seriously Chartreuse

Shirt: Forever 21, Skirt: Old Navy, Tights: Target, Boots:Nordstroms, Necklace: Forever 21

Today I had to dress up for a mock parent teacher conference. I was told to "dress professionally" and was not sure what to wear, especially considering I moved half of my clothes back home over break. This top is a recent purchase of mine from Forever 21 and I love it. I paired it with a skirt, grey chunky tights, and my favorite boots. I bought the skirt from Old Navy a year ago on the clearance rack for the grand price of $3. It is an interesting piece, chartreuse and corduroy, but for some reason I was really drawn to it and wear it often. Have you ever thought about what a weird name chartreuse is? It is the perfect fit for such an interesting color. I like it. As for the boots, I guess I should just start calling them "the boots" considering they are my go to pair. I swear I own others...I am a boot fiend, but to be honest, these just seem to be the perfect addition to every outfit.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Best Accessory

Top: Nordstroms, Jeans: American Eagle, Necklace: Nordstroms, Boots: Delias

One of the best things about being home? Spending time with my maltese-chihuahua, Bentley. He is such a cuddle bug!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Winter Days

Flannel: Forever 21, Cardigan: Target, Necklace: Gift from Mom:) Skinnys: American Eagle, Boots: Nordstrom BP (HERE)

I seem to be on a cardigan kick lately. I wear one over EVERYTHING! I have also been wearing these boots often. I purchased them from Nordstroms (link under first picture) and adore them. My favorite parts? The zipper in the back and the height...they go just below my knee. I'm definitely lusting after the dark brown pair (the website says they are grey but I'm definitely seeing brown...?).
Winter has officially announced its arrival with a winter advisory warning. Yay. Luckily, my college town has not been hit full force yet, but my hometown seems to be getting the brunt of it. Fingers crossed that it clears up so I can drive home tomorrow!!

PS sorry for the fabulous mirror shots. My mirror is coated in a fine layer of hairspray grime and I can't find any windex:/ oops!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Early Mornings

Shirt: Old (Macy's?), Cardigan: Urban Outfitters, Leggings: Target, Boots: Delias
Boots: Delias (HERE)

Getting up and getting ready for school has been so hard lately! I'm not sure if the freezing weather is to blame, or if it's my lack of motivation in my last few weeks of my last semester of college classes EVER. Any how, waking up at 6:30 am is a difficult task when I have hours of class ahead of me and it's 20 degrees outside with a bone chilling wind that could possibly sweep me off my feet. I have definitely been steering towards outfits that allow me to wear as many layers as possible. I've also been mixing in a lot of my college gear...nostalgia has kicked in. Today, I fought the urge to throw on my favorite hoodie, yoga pants and uggs (college student must haves) and wore a cute chiffon-y tunic, leggings, boots and a cardi. A cardigan, leggings and a long tunic are often my go to look and I love the color combo of this outfit! Have I mentioned that I also love the look of lace up combat boots? They add the perfect touch to a girly outfit, roughing it up justttt a bit. These are my absolute favorite pair that I got from Delia's over a year ago. Delia's still carries them, but they are on clearance (bonus!) and in black. I might just have to order them.

I am counting down the days until I head home for Thanksgiving. I cannot wait for home cooked meals, TV (I have no cable in college land:[ ) and my family!

Friday, November 11, 2011

On the Hunt

As I look at various blogs, magazines and people on the street, I’m noticing some key pieces I am without. Many of these items are ones I have tried to purchase in the past few months but have no such luck. Therefore, I’m on the hunt.

THE List

1. Boyfriend Blazer

- I am seriously dying to get my hands on the perfect black boyfriend blazer. I’ve imagined so many outfits that are centered around this piece…the only thing missing? The blazer itself.

2. Colored Skinny Jeans

- Have you seen the 55 colors by Joes Jeans? WANT. The only thing making it difficult is the fact that there are 55 colors to choose from. With so many options, what’s a girl to do?!

So many options! Which would you choose?!

1. Chambray Shirt

- I have been on the hunt for the perfect chambray shirt for quite sometime. I think I need to quit being so picky and just buy one already…I mean what is there to be picky about really? The dye…the length…the buttons….

2. Nude Cape

- This was a trend I was a little bit unsure of. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine showed up in one and completely changed my perspective. She paired it perfectly with a pair of skinnys and boots. Simplistic yet chic<3

3. Chunky Pull Over Sweaters

- The perfect layering piece that no girl’s closet should be without. My poor closet is seriously sad.

4. Pencil Skirt

- For some reason, I have this image in my head of me in the classroom in the cutest teacher outfit everrr that includes the perfect pencil skirt. I have had no such luck finding that perfect pencil skirt. Please tell me that someday we might meet?

It may take weeks, or months, or years (doubt it), but I will find these items. When I do, I will definitely share all of the juicy details!

Happy hunting!

xo Ashley

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Cardigan: Nordstroms, Tank: Urban Outfitters, Jeans: Hudsons, Boots: Old, Ring: Vintage (from Nana :] )

When looking through my closet last night, I stumbled across this strapless top from Urban Outfitters that I bought at least 2 years ago. Don't you love when you forget about a piece of clothing and pulling it out from the depths of your closet is like finding buried treasure? Anyways, I paired it with a oatmeal colored shrug/cardigan, skinny jeans and lace up boots. Very simple, but the top is too cute to be overshadowed. I also wore my absolute favorite ring. This ring was given to me by my Nana (grandma), and was the first real piece of jewelry (other than her wedding rings) given to her by my Papa.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Typical Campus Day

Cardigan: Forever 21 (Old), Shirt: Junk Food (Amazon), Jeggings: AE, Boots: Minnetonka, Ring: Gift, Polish: Essie "Mink Muffs"

I've got a serious love for disney graphic tees. Its a little ridiculous and childish, but they are just too cute. This is my absolute favorite one. I ordered it off Amazon for $3! Its a medium and pretty baggy, but makes for the perfect fit. I've had my Minnetonka boots for over 3 years and love them dearly. I'm planning on investing in the knee high lace ups soon.

If I can entice you to buy anything this season, it would be the Essie Mink Muffs polish. I am in LOVE! It is the perfect fall brown. I cannot get enough of this color.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Taco Tuesday

Top: Ross, Cardigan: Target (OLD), Jeans: AE Jeggings, Boots: Nordstrom BP, Necklace: Nordstroms, Ring:Old Navy

So, first outfit of the day blog. I must figure out a better way to take pictures and a better place to do so. These are my absolute favorite jeans and will be seeing them often:]
Heading out to Taco Tuesday with the girls. Enjoying my last few weeks of living the college life. Can't believe I'm done in December!

Friday, November 4, 2011

This blogging thing...

I've seriously tried this blogging thing multiple times. I always create a blog with a lame name, post a couple of things, and then forget about it. This time, I'm determined that it will be different!

A little about me... I'm an elementary education major in her last semester of college. In January, I will make the transition to student teaching. I LOVE clothes, and would have gone into fashion, but consider it more of a hobby than anything. My current task is building a school appropriate wardrobe, which gives me the excuse to go shopping often:] I follow a few blogs and love looking at the different outfits, hauls, and tutorials. So on that note, helloooo to all of you in the blogging world. Here goes nothing!
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