Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Senior Photos Pt. 2

Back before school started I had my brother take some pictures of me for my Senior Photos. Those are great, but I realized looking back, my look has changed (hair tint, how I apply my makeup, etc.) and I wanted some newer ones to show my style now. Plus, who doesn't like getting pictures taken?? So before I took him to theatre rehearsal we went outside to take these, and I love them!! It was such a nice day out today, and I got to throw on this really pretty summer dress of my moms!








Friday, January 23, 2015

Braided Crown Hairstyle

As requested from my last outfit post, I uploaded a tutorial on how to do this really pretty Braided Crown Hairstyle up on my YouTube channel! It's super easy once you get the hang of it, and I wore it almost every day last week, so it's very convenient for a quick 5 minute hairstyle! 
I've also really been into braids lately & inspired to try out lots of new ones, thanks to Amber Fillerup Clark aka Barefoot Blonde.  I love recreating the hairstyles she uploads on her instagram or blog, she really is the Queen of Braids!! 






with love,
ashley 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Flowers in January

It has been SO beautiful outside these past couple of days! (60 in January... imagine that! ha) I started off this morning wearing my blue coat, but quickly took it off after I realized how nice it was outside. 
This morning my younger brother and I attended church and then to eat lunch at Panera Bread (their Mac n' Cheese is our favorite!!) 
Now I'm just back at home to change & grab a snack before having to head to dance practice tonight! 

I will also be doing a hair tutorial on this braided hairstyle I've been wearing the past couple of days on my YouTube channel later this week! 

How has your Sunday been? 





Top - A Leotard from Dance Store
Skirt - Lauren Conrad Collection at Kohls
Necklace - Dressing Your Truth - Type 2 Section
Shoes - Shoe Carnival
Purse - Forever21




with love,
ashley 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dressed In Blue

Today I went downtown with the little brother to do a mini photoshoot. The park gate that has a diner & ferris wheel inside was unfortunately closed so we snapped a couple shots outside. (we'll go back when it's open on the weekends) 



Coat - LL Bean
Shirt - Thrifted
Necklace - Dressing Your Truth
Jeggings - American Eagle
Shoes - Shoe Carnival


with love,
ashley 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Baby it's Cold Outside...

Even though it hasn't snowed, that hasn't stopped it from being freezing weather around here lately! Due to icy roads I didn't make it out to church this morning, but ended up going out around 5 and got to wear my new blue coat I am a tad bit obsessed with!! (and my fuzzy white gloves... how cute!) 

Shirt - Lauren Conrad Collection at Kohls
Jeans - American Eagle
Boots - Uggs
Coat - L.L. Bean
Gloves - Thrifted


with love,
ashley 

Bumble and Bumble Unboxing!

I was recently sent a box of Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Family of products as a part of the Preen.Me #PreenMeVIP program! I'm going to be testing out all these products over the next couple weeks for further review, and doing different hairstyles. I did one hairstyle on my friend Hana yesterday & an unboxing video up on my channel!
I've only tried out a couple of the products so far but I am IN LOVE! I can tell these products are going to be ones that the first time I use them I won't want to use anything else!
(I used the Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Oil & Dryspun Finish Spray to enhance this hairstyle!) 







 with love, 
ashley

Monday, January 5, 2015

My Everyday Makeup Routine!

Hello lovelies!
This year I'm trying to dedicate this blog specifically for fashion posts. But as obsessed as I am with makeup & hair goodies, I am still going to do some posts on here every now and again talking about my current loves along with some of my videos.
If you are interested in seeing more of my videos, you can head over to my YouTube channel by clicking - HERE

Today I decided to share with you all what I do with my makeup on a daily basis. On a day I'm filming a tutorial I will typically go for a different look, but for the most part this is my go-to.

It's broken up into 3 separate videos, and at the bottom I list each of the products I used in the videos!








PRODUCTS USED:

FACE
-Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation
-L'oreal True Match Powder
-Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer & Highlighter
-Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
-Mac 'Plum Foolery' blush

EYES
-Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
-Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
-Elf Cream Eyeliner
-Ardell Whispies Eyelashes
-Tarte 'Lights, Camera, Flashes' Mascara

BROWS
-Anastasia Dipbrow

LIPS 
-Urban Decay lipliner in 'Liar'
-NYX Buttergloss in 'Snowcap'





with love,
ashley 




Saturday, January 3, 2015

2015 Goals


I've never really been a fan of the term "Resolutions", mainly because it always reminds me of the list of things that people make that won't continue to do after February. That's why this year, my family and I have each made a list of "2015 Goals",  a list of things we would like to see ourself accomplish or change in our routines this year.

I'm not going to list everything that I wrote down, but I will share a couple.

1) Staying consistent - Learning more & finishing every project I start. 

2) Get in my best shape - For health reasons, and also auditions coming up in a couple months.  

3) Write more - Journal. Blog. Continue to keep the creative flow moving. 

4) Make 2-3 YouTube videos a week - I've been doing pretty good, but sticking to a consistent schedule will help make everything run a little smoother. 



Those are just a couple of my 2015 Goals, if you have any goals or resolutions you would like to share, I would love to read them in the comments! 




with love,
ashley 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Rainy Day Outfits + Large Braids

Being January, it's pretty chilly. And on top of that it's rained all morning & afternoon. This outfit isn't exactly the warmest, and I'll probably end up changing into something warmer, but I couldn't help but get dressed up in this for the sake of an outfit post + to show off this cute braid inspired by Barefoot Blonde


Jacket - Topshop
Shirt - Thrifted
Leggings - Trinkets
Shoes - Payless
Purse - ShoeDazzle


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Grey's

Today was a particularly chilly day, so I opted for comfort in layers.. and greys. I ran some errands & went thrift shopping with one of my friends, and this outfit kept me pretty warm! I wouldn't recommend wearing these shoes though for shopping, my feet were hurting pretty bad by the end! 


Shirt: Pacsun
Cardigan: Kohls - Lauren Conrad 
Jeans: American Eagle
Shoes: (got from a friend, don't exactly know!)