Friday, March 27, 2015

Tremaine 2015

Last weekend concluded our second competition for the season! It was a great weekend with lots of amazing classes & wins for the DANCE est Joie crew! Our stop for Tremaine was being held in Tulsa, which is not a very far drive for any of us and we definitely didn't have to worry about getting snowed in! 
I personally love the city of Tulsa and of course the food... SO GOOD! After competition on Saturday my mom, sister & I went to Macaroni Grill to eat and I think we told at least twelve people since then how great our meal was! (they need to build one here *hint hint* ) 

Only one more competition to go.... Let's do this! 












with love,
ashley

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Florals & Fishtails

Do you ever get a new clothing piece, or entire outfit and just want to wear it every single day?? Because that's definitely how I'm feeling about my new dress that I got from Pacsun! It's so cute and comfy and goes great paired with a cardigan for these days that are still a little more on the chilly side. 

I'm very excited for these upcoming spring months and warmer weather, I'm looking forward to wearing more skirts and dresses without having to layer on tights! 

And why I have never taught myself how to do a fishtail braid I will never know, because now that I know how to do one I am obsessed!! You'll probably see me wearing this hairstyle or something like this everyday now. Today's hair is a Dutch Braid into a Fishtail. 

(My photographer, a.k.a. my little brother Austin) 






Dress: Pacsun
Cardigan: Wet Seal
Tights: Tan Dance Tights
Shoes: Shoe Carnival
Sunglasses: Charming Charlie



with love,
ashley 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Dance Makers 2015

A couple weekends ago, my dance company and I went to Dance Makers Inc (DMI) to compete with all of the dances we have been working on over the past several months! 
This was the second year for me attending this dance convention, and I had a better understanding of how everything was going to play out and what to expect, resulting in me being a lot less stressed! 
It was, on the other hand, my sisters first time as a company dancer and her first competition, so she got to see the in's and out's of a dance convention first hand. And even though there were some moments, in the end everything worked out fine! 

I am in three dances again this year, one of which being a ballet pointe trio! I have always wanted to be in a pointe dance of some sort, and this year I finally got put in one. Over the past couple years of having pointe shoes, I had never really been on a consistent dancing schedule with them, so this year has been a growing year for me as a dancer. And even though I don't do ballet every single day, I still get a glimpse of what it's like to be a ballerina and all the hard work and dedication it takes to make a dance as close to perfect as you can. 
Everything is hard work, but if you really want it, it's all worth it. 

The other two dances I am in are an open group (any style of dance can be thrown in there) called "The Others" and a musical theatre production group called "Another Op'nin, Another Show" 

All of our dances went amazing, and I am so proud of everyone and all the hard work they've put into the dances! I also want to thank our dance teachers for all the love and support they've given us with these dances and have really helped us grow as dancers. We wouldn't be here without you, so thank you for inspiring us! 

One competition down, two more to go!! 







(Our trio was a success!) 


with love,
ashley

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Large Side Braid ♡ Amber Fillerup Inspired

You have all probably heard me many of times say how much I love Amber Fillerup Clark's blog/instagram/fashion/hairstyles. So therefore I'll say it again, and this time with an inspired hairstyle!
I love wearing this hairstyle on days when my hair isn't cooperating or just want to spice up my look. It's such a pretty hairstyle and I always get so many compliments on it! 



with love,
ashley

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Snow Day

On the way home from Fort Worth we ran into quiet a bit of an icy snow storm. Took three extra hours to get home and the next day the roads hadn't cleared up yet so we had to miss dance for a second week in a row... 
It doesn't snow all winter, then the week before competition the ice queen decides to come to town! 










with love,
ashley

Monday, March 2, 2015

You're So Semi Sweet

Hello lovelies! For my birthday as one of my presents that I received, I got the new Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette! I heard lots of great things about it, and I have loved playing around with the colors! I did my first tutorial using it that I uploaded on my channel a couple days ago. I will be coming up with some new looks really soon so be on the lookout for that!








with love,
ashley