All Tied Up

 Dress: Forever 21(sold out, but similar maxi option HERE)

Bracelets: ‘Natural Stone Minty Fresh Bracelet Stack‘ c/o t+j Designs 

Necklaces: ‘Layered Spike Necklace‘ – Forever 21 

‘Stacked Chevron Necklace’ – Forever 21 (sold out – similar option HERE)

Shoes: ‘Nickiee Sandals‘ – Steve Madden 

Sunnies: ‘Cool Cat Sunglasses’ – Urban Outfitters (sold out – similar HERE)

Simplistic summer dresses are my all time favorite. There is nothing better than being able to easily throw on a light little dress when the temperatures outside are scorching.
When I picked this one up from Forever 21, I knew it would be one of my summer staples. Not only is it the perfect little grey t-shirt dress, but it has a fantastic knotted cut out in the middle, adding just a touch of edge. This dress has served as my go to throw on for running errands or heading to the pool.
Feeling the edgy vibe, I added studded sandals, layered necklaces and some cat eyed sunnies and topped it all off with my newest obsession, my ‘Natural Stone Minty Fresh Bracelet Stack‘ from t+j Designs. Seriously, these bracelets are SO cute. I’ve been wearing them with anything and everything, and love mixing them in with other bracelets, especially because they add a much needed pop of color. Now, I’m definitely eyeing the ‘Natural Stone Watermelon Bracelet Stack‘ … actually can I just have them ALL? They would definitely make for the cutest arm party EVER.



  1. August 20, 2013 / 4:45 pm

    Love this outfit! Tiny girl 😉 love the shoes!!

  2. August 20, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    Love the dress, the shoes, everything! ♥


  3. August 20, 2013 / 7:30 pm

    I literally gasped when I saw those sandals. OMG I WANT!! *_*
    Haha, love this simple yet edgy dress. You're right, its perfect. The cut-out, knotted middle steps up the basic shape fantastically. And you wear it so well! You've got the Cali-cool girl style down 🙂
    And yes, I am so excited/nervous for this upcoming year! Its going to be BUSY. But I'm hoping to stay on top of blogging throughout it.

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  4. August 20, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    I love that dress on you! And the simple accessories go perfectly with it.

    Have a great day!
    A Southern Drawl

  5. August 20, 2013 / 7:59 pm

    Looooove that look! Each piece looks perfect with each other!

    Jan Loves

  6. August 20, 2013 / 9:57 pm

    Your hair is to die for! So cute. Love the dress too 🙂
    Maybe we could guest post/collab sometime? 🙂


  7. August 20, 2013 / 10:51 pm

    Beautiful dress! I love it ♥

  8. August 20, 2013 / 11:34 pm

    So cute and casual! I personally love the knot detail in the center of the stomach

  9. August 21, 2013 / 2:06 am

    it's funny how i adore simple summer dresses so much but for some reason i don't have any in my closet, haha. taking a mental note to shop for a few later because you remind me. But this dress is so cute and cool at the same time. i love the knot and cut out part! by the way, how do you edit your photos? they have really nice warm tones.

    xo, Carla

  10. August 21, 2013 / 2:11 am

    Ashley, you look seriously amazing. I love this dress and how you paired it with the studded sandals. Perfection.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  11. August 22, 2013 / 1:27 am


    You you you are a beautiful lady. You are always so refined and put together, hot damn! Even when you're just bein' all casual and laid-back. You're one cool cat, I hope you know that! <3 All your little accessories here are just so fun and so you… those studded sandals are simply rad, your chevron necklace is ever so dainty and neat, and I love how your tiny ring matches your necklace! YEAH! YOU BET I NOTICED THE TINY RING.

    You are so good with details!

    Also, your hair your hair your hair. It's so curly and preetttyy! Aaaaahk, it always looks so nice. If I knew you in real life I'd constantly be asking for you to stay still while I drew it. For real. It has that perfect, spiral-y bounce to it. Hair model much? 😉

  12. August 22, 2013 / 7:15 pm

    Your dress looks amazing! Really great!

  13. August 26, 2013 / 2:54 am

    This dress! It's the perfect mix of casual and edgy. I really like how it's knotted! On a summer day, I never want to wear an outfit that has a lot of parts to it and this dress just seems perfect for a laid-back day. And I LOVE how you accessorize. I have so much trouble trying to figure out if a bracelet or cuff goes with my outfit but you are such a pro at it 🙂

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