Sophisticated Minnie & A Giveaway! {CLOSED}

 Top: ‘Add a [lace] Bow on It – Burgundy‘ c/o Monica’s Closet Essentials

Clutch/Crossbody: ‘Messenger Bag with Ribbon‘ c/o Monica’s Closet Essentials

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita ‘Java’ Booties – HERE / Target dupe HERE
Ring: Forever 21

It’s unbelievable to me how quickly the weather can change. Just a day ago, it was warm and humid and felt like mid-July. Today, however, it is ridiculously windy and pretty chilly. Fall is in the air! We are supposed to get a few more days of 80 degrees and then it’s supposed to start dropping. I am so sad to see summer go! Although, I did have my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year and I really enjoyed it…

By now, you probably know this, but I adore a good online boutique! I love finding unique and trendy pieces that you could never find at Target or American Eagle (and you all know I loveeee me some AE and Targ). When Monica of Monica’s Closet Essentials (or MCE) contacted me, I became OBSESSED immediately. This is a boutique that I know I will be purchasing from repeatedly. Monica stocks the CUTEST stuff and styles most pieces on the site and her blog (Yes! She blogs! Check her out at Monica’s Notebook!), showing you how truly versatile and adorable each and every piece is. Another bonus? All pieces are affordable, allowing you to attain the latest fashions without the $0 bank account balance. Monica is the sweetest person you could ever meet and is gorgeous to boot! Don’t be surprised if you see her around these parts again…yay for blogosphere friends!

This bow back top from MCE is the cutest! I am always looking for cute new long sleeves for the colder months and this one is perfection. The rich burgundy color (my favorite for fall) and loose-ish fit make for the most flattering top. The sweet bow in the back is lace and an open back give it a little bit of sass. I’m not going to lie…I kind of want to wear this top every single day! I paired it with my sweet new bow clutch/crossbody also from MCE. I love love love that I can wear this bag across my body or carry it, as I have been dying for a cute clutch and this one TOTALLY fits the bill! Plus, the color combo is perfect for any season and it goes with just about anything! I paired the bow top and bow clutch with a sweet polka dot mini and OF COURSE my favorite boots (hands down, the best purchase ever). I was definitely feeling like a sophisticated Minnie Mouse and I reallyyyy liked it.

It’s your lucky day, because Monica’s Closet Essentials is giving away 2 gift cards! One winner will receive a $100 gift card to shop at Monica’s Closet Essentials and another winner will win a $50 gift card to also shop at Monica’s Closet Essentials! This is a prize I would definitely want to win as there is SO MUCH cute stuff to choose from!!!! Entry is easy! Just follow the Rafflecopter below! Giveaway ends in two weeks! Good luck! 

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**Open to US and Canada ONLY



  1. September 19, 2013 / 12:56 am

    Love those boots! So cute!

    xo, Courtney

  2. September 19, 2013 / 1:36 am

    Such a wonderful look! I love the dots and burgundy combination. 🙂

  3. September 19, 2013 / 3:23 am

    What an awesome sponsor! She sounds like a doll too.
    Looooove that adorable bow back and the polka dot skirt. Plus, DA BOOOOOTS! Haha, definitely one of your best purchases to date. Also, you and that red lipstick…so gorgeous 😀

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  4. September 19, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    So adorable. The perfect combo! Love the whole outfit!
    (And her boutique!!)


  5. September 20, 2013 / 7:21 am

    In love with the outfit! And adore the back details of your top. 🙂

  6. September 20, 2013 / 10:56 am

    Yaay, awesome giveaway!
    Oh, that oxblood bare back top is stunning!

  7. September 20, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    Oooh, thanks for the giveaway, Miss Ashley!

    Oh yes, oh yes I love that top. The back is amazing, too. I love when long sweaters have just a touch of skin showing (but not so much that you'd freeze… just enough to, ya know, make sure you don't sweat to death LOL). Paired with that polka dot skirt, you look absolutely classy! But don't you always, you classy gorgeous lady, you? 😉

    Also yep, I am so ready for cooler sweater. Not freezing, but anything is better than super humid right now. I can already feel the cool air creeping and sighing its way into my morning bike rides… and life has never been better.


  8. September 21, 2013 / 2:00 am

    just entered yay 🙂
    i'm sad to see summer go but soooo excited for the cooler weather. you look amazing ashley! thanks for hosting a cute giveaway <3

  9. September 21, 2013 / 10:58 am

    Is this open to international followers?
    Thank you 🙂

    • September 21, 2013 / 4:30 pm

      Hi Marta!
      Thanks for asking! Unfortunately, it is only open to US and Canada:( So sorry about this!

      xo Ashley

    • September 22, 2013 / 9:24 am

      That's ok. Thank you!!

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