Monday, August 31, 2015

5 Tips: How To Be Happy

Hello lovelies! 
My blog post today isn't anything fashion or beauty related, but instead something that has really been put on my heart to share. I put together 5 Tips on How To Be Happy and living a more positive life. These are some of the things that I've applied to myself over the past year that have really helped me become a happier human being all around and thought I would share what I've found. 

I of course am always open to your input, so if you have any tips on things that you do to be happy, please leave them in a comment on this post or on my video for others and myself to read! 

with love,

Friday, August 28, 2015

Shorts + Sweaters

 SHORTS: Thrifted // SHIRT: Justice // SWEATER: Thrifted // SHOES: Target // JEWELRY: Kohls, Target & American Eagle 

I apologize for how many of my outfits now a days are mainly based around items I've thrifted, and don't have anywhere to direct you to, to find the pieces as well. But when I find cute stuff I've gotta show y'all! 
The main focus of this look is this oversized "Grandma" sweater I got at one of my local thrift shops. It's super comfy & I love the color! I already have several other outfits picked out in my head that I want to incorporate this piece into. 

with love,

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

TUTORIAL | Half Crown Braid

Today on my channel I uploaded one of my favorite go-to hairstyles, which is this Half Crown Braid. It adds enough to your hair to where you don't have to do a braid on both sides to get the same look. Especially if you don't have too much time to get ready but still want a really cute and put together hairstyle. 

I also used some of my new favorite products by John Frieda to help achieve the volume in my hair. The Luxurious Volume Shampoo & Conditioner and the 7 Day Volume in Shower Treatment. I'm not even kidding when I say that the conditioner left my hair the softest it's ever been! And it didn't take me 6 and a half years to comb it out either! (I have really curly & tangly hair and it usually takes me a while) 

with love,

Disclaimer: The John Frieda products were gifted to me as part of the PreenMeVIP program. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

friend adventures // 8.20-21

Over this weekend I got to visit with some friends out of town (one of which I hadn't seen since camp) go to some museums & eat my weight in chippies and salsa. 
We took a trail to get to one of the museums, and the walk was BEAUTIFUL. We took a ton of pictures & it made me really wish there were some places like that around here. You kind of have to go searching here to find some and I haven't really had the opportunity here lately to find any.

It was a good little get away & I hope I get to hang out with those lovely friends again soon! 

with love,

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Carolina Girl // Under The Carolina Moon

How CUTE is this Carolina Girl shirt from Under The Carolina Moon?? It's absolutely adorable! I especially love all the bows incorporated into it & it's made up of my two favorite colors! 

I've been loving wearing all my southern shirts this summer, & this one in particular looks super cute with a baseball cap! 

Pick one up for yourself and use the coupon code ASHLEY at checkout to get 20% off your entire order! + It includes the already on sale Ashton Brye items! (which y'all know I love & highly recommend!) 

with love,

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Night For A Fundraiser

SHIRT: Target // SHORTS: Forever21 // SHOES: Shoe Carnival // BAG: not sure // JEWELRY: Dressing Your Truth 

Tonights outfit was for a fundraiser that one of our local theatre programs put on. I knew a lot of the people performing & they all did a fantastic job!! I have to say though, (sorry for playing favorites) my lovely & incredibly talented friend Laura Jean Pierson was phenomenal and performed her song, "Don't" which I fell in LOVE with and had to go home and buy it on iTunes! You can find her music on iTunes, Spotify or Amazon by searching her name or clicking HERE to go purchase her album on iTunes! 

The amount of talent that is flowing out of all of the kids that performed tonight is amazing and I know they are going to go great places in their careers! 

with love,

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Nothin' Sweeter // Under The Carolina Moon!

I love love LOVE my new shirt from Under The Carolina Moon! Y'all are aware of my obsession with comfy southern tee's so getting some more to add to my collection just makes me so incredibly happy! 

This "Nothin' Sweeter" tee is just adorable, and the prettiest colors! I say this with all of my shirts, but I really just want to wear this every single day now! haha 

If you go to you can use the coupon code ASHLEY at checkout to get 20% off of your entire purchase + it includes all of the already on sale AshtonBrye items!! How good of a deal is that?? If you get a shirt or something from their site be sure to post a pic of it on instagram or twitter tagging Under The Carolina Moon & using the hashtag #UTCM 

with love,

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dallas Concert OOTN

SHIRT: Kohls // SHORTS: Thrifted // SHOES: Target // BAG: Borrowed // HAT: Thrifted

Got to spend the last couple of days in Dallas with some of the family. My sister, older brother & I went into town on Sunday to see one of our favorite bands, R5 play! We've been listening to their music for years so it was really fun to finally see them in concert! 

This was my outfit that I put together for the evening. It was cute, comfy & was perfect for the very very hot weather that we were having that day! 

with love,