Hello lovelies! I am so sorry I have been out of the blogging game (again!) I am working full time this summer so adjusting to 9:00 to 5:00 has been my priority. Anyways, I am so excited to share with you all images from my first #SwimWeek fashion show as a blogger. To say that Miami Swim Week was magical would be an understatement. From the stunning views, to the gorgeous designs, to all the amazing people attending, there is never a dull moment. This weekend was definitely one for the books!
I was so excited to attend the Revel Rey "Funk N Sol" fashion show at the 1 Hotel South Beach. What made this show really special was the fact that it was their debut at swim week. The bikinis were not only stunning, but also original. Any kind of girl, from girly to sporty, can find a swimsuit that will have her feeling confident. I especially love that each swimsuit is hand designed. The high energy show paired perfectly with the fun, colorful swimsuits. Make sure you check out Revel Rey to see all the amazing pieces!
I cannot wait to share the rest of my #SwimWeek adventures with you this week on the blog so stay tuned. As always thanks for reading! Have a happy hump day!!
PS: If you have been following me on SnapChat (ashmsondon), you saw the amazing pieces at the show that I adored, but if not here is a teaser: https://vimeo.com/175160798
Hello lovelies! To kick off the official start to summer (yesterday), I wanted to share some of my summer-time favorites. As you all know, I am a summer-time kinda girl, being from Miami and all, so I absolutely love this time of year. I am so excited for this summer especially because I have a lot of blessings and projects. So enough of my blabbing...let's start summer shopping!
The first item I am in love with is this bikini top from Target. Believe it or not, Target is home to some of the cutest swimwear ever! They have great selections for all body types as well which is great. I purchased this top to match with a black bottom I had previously purchased because it is not only very flattering, but also fun with its bright pops of color. Another item that I actually have in my closet that is a total summer essential are theseespadrilles by Splendid. They come in three colors: tan, red, and blue. They are surprisingly comfy too!
The next two items are perfect for those of us who love to lounge...Pool floats are all the rage on Instagram lately, so you don't want to miss out on this photo-op! I am obsessed withthis one because it is a pineapple and this one because nothing quite says diva like floating around on a swan. I wanted to share with you all my latest makeup find as well that won't hurt your wallet, Vivid Matte Liquid lipstick by Maybelline. I am not going to share too many details other than I love it because I have a post on it coming soon (stay tuned!)
You can shop these and my other summer essentials below. Which items are you craving this summer? Share with me below...I hearing from you all. FYI, sadly, when the blog was updated all comments on previous posts were deleted *cue tears* so if you go back to previous posts and don't see your comments, I apologize. As always thank you for stopping by the blog and make sure to use lots of SPF! ? XO
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Happy Monday! I hope you are sipping on plenty of coffee after your fun weekend. Today on the blog I am excited to share a new workout place I tried along with some of my blogger friends. Ever since I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, in March it has been my goal to maintain a healthy lifestyle (with a few sweets here and there, of course! Haha) So to say I was excited to try pilates would be an understatement. My mom actually takes pilates so I was familiar with it but didn't understand the hype until I attended a Pilates ProWorks class.
Pilates ProWorks is a modern twist on working out with classes like pilates and boxing. My pilates class was definitely challenging, but it was great. I am the queen of complaining about working out, so you could bet that I struggled and wished I was taking a "power nap" versus "powering" through the workout. But I have to say it was an empowering experience! By doing the class I realized I am a lot stronger than I thought. Truth is, I am my toughest critic.
What I love about Pilates ProWorks, other than their amazing Miami-native owner, Summer Christen, is that the classes are fun. Summer taught the class and it was a great workout! It was fun to blow off steam after a long day of classes. Are you ready to work, work work, work (*read that in Rihanna's voice*)? Then take a pilates or boxing class and get your summer body ready! The address and information is below, make sure you let them know I sent you!
I hope you all have an amazing week! And by the way, you deserve that second cup of coffee. Haha! XO
25 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 (Miracle Mile)
*The class was complimentary courtesy of Pilates ProWorks. Like always, all opinions are my own. Thank you to the companies and brands that make It's a PAshion possible!
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Hello my dedicated readers! I want to first and foremost thank everyone for amazing support throughout this process. It's a PAshion (IAP) has been shut down for four months now (February to May) being renovated, updated, and giving me time to focus on my health. In February I was diagnosed with type one diabetes. To say my world was turned upside down would be an understatement. I am so blessed to be surrounded by such amazing family and friends who have been with me every step of the way and continue to stand by me. While there is currently no cure for type one diabetes, there are medicines and lifestyle habits that help me stay healthy and stable each and every day.
I am excited to share this new journey with you all. Since day one I have always said IAP is "more than just a fashion blog". I will now be introducing more lifestyle posts about being healthy overall: body and mind, as well as the usual fashion/beauty posts. So make sure you hit the subscribe button under Follow!
Today I am excited to share my new favorite necklace from Purple Karma Accessories. I love Purple Karma Accessories because they create personalized, high quality jewelry that is perfect for any look. I am in love with thisPetite Nameplate Necklace they designed for me with my blog hashtag! I cannot even begin to tell you how many compliments I have gotten on it! It is the perfect dainty, every day piece that your accessory collection is screaming for. With a price tag of $42.00, it is hard to resist. In fact, you are going to want to stay tuned because Purple Karma Accessories and I are working on a top secret project coming soon...Shh!
I am happy to be back to doing what I love, blogging! I want to thank you all again for being dedicated to the blog during my hiatus. A lot of you personally reached out letting me know you missed the blog and that made me so happy and grateful. I love you all! XO
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Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a blessed Easter with you family and loved ones. I know I had a very special Easter Sunday myself. As most of you know, I was recently diagnosed with type one diabetes and it has had a large impact on me, so being able to spend a day filled with my loving family was a true gift. While I am already sharing what I am grateful for, I want you to know I am grateful for each and every one of you, my readers. You all are incredible and It's a PAshion would not be possible without you. On that note, I know you all are also dedicated not only to the blog, but to our Instagram page.
As you all know (if you have been on the app today, haha!) Instagram is in the process of mixing up its algorithm, I wanted to share with you how you can prevent missing out on posts from me. Simply click on one of my Instagram posts and in the top right corner click the three dots and click "Turn on Notifications." Another way is to make sure you stay active with IAP...meaning like, comment, and make sure you're following--being a dedicated follower will keep me on your feed!
Now that my laundry list is all checked off, on to today's post! I am excited to be sharing one of my favorite beauty brands, Not Your Mother's. Don't be fooled by its silly name, this brand means serious business when it comes to hair care. My favorite line? Clean Freak. Clean Freak is the line I use on a daily basis via Not Your Mother's. One of the things I love about this line is that it is an all natural line. Meaning it is environment friendly, not tested on animals, and won't clog your drain. I also love the smell and how it last in my hair unlike most shampoos/conditioners. Trust me ladies, you need NYM's Clean Freak line in your beauty routine! I was introduced to NYM's when I was looking for hair products that would actually clean my hair, especially with Miami's humidity!
NYM's Clean Freak and their other lines are available on Ulta, as well as other retailers near you! Do you use NYM's Clean Freak and love it too? Let me know below! Thank you all again for being such amazing readers! Have a great day! XO
I received these products complimentary from Influenster and Not Your Mother's for testing purposes. All opinions are my own. Thank you to all the brands that make It's a PAshion a reality
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Happy Tuesday! I just got off of the most hectic spring break ever (so much for relaxing!) But I am OK with going back to school because that means I am just a few weeks away from summer. Ah! So I am going to try my best to keep that thought in my head in order to keep a positive perspective and push hard through the end of the semester.
Living in Miami has made me a summer lover, probably because it is practically summer here every day of the year. Summer is the perfect season for boating, tanning, and of course relaxing. Today I am sharing with you my new favorite accessory for the summer, my anchor bracelet by Elegance Redefined. I mean, what says summer better than an anchor?
What I love about this bracelet is that the anchor is that it is a high quality bracelet and stylish. I also love that it goes great with almost any summer look. I love wearing mine to the beach! Not to mention, the bracelet is the perfect accessory to kick off summer 2017 with! Elegance Redefined and I want you to get into summer mode, so we are offering you an exclusive discount that you won't want to miss. Head over to Elegance Redefined and at checkout use the code ASHLEY to receive your discount. How is that for a sweet summer kickoff?
As always, thank you for coming by the blog and I hope that I got you excited for summer 2017! Anchors away loves! XO
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I have some exciting news...it is a new week! Oh and I am back to blogging! PS: did you all see the new changes to IAP? I am absolutely loving my new look and the new services I offer (take a peek by scrolling over Meet Ashley). The blog makeover is not 100% complete, but I just couldn't leave you all hanging without a new post for another minute! For those of you who follow me on social media, you know I have had a rough time recently and that is why I have not been blogging...I was diagnosed with type one diabetes and took some time off to spend with my family and dear friends as I adjusted to my new lifestyle. There are so many people with type one diabetes and other autoimmune diseases so I will be sharing my story and lifestyle changes on the blog. Just think about it as my diabetic diary...I will be sharing my personal experiences, healthy foods and workouts, and hopefully inspiring you along the way! What are you interested in seeing first? Let me know in the comments below!
Today's post is a fun one because I am not only sharing some outfit inspiration, but also a hidden gem in Miami. I am definitely feeling the blues. My mom's favorite color is blue, so naturally I grew up loving the color blue. In fact, the blue wrap (I linked similar ones I also love) I am wearing I borrowed from my mom's closet, haha! My mom and I tend to share a lot, especially when it comes to accessories. I actually purchased the blue Taudrey horseshoe bracelet for my mom's birthday and love to borrow them. They are a fun accessory to brighten any outfit you have.
Now onto my fun find today...for those of you in the Kendall area you probably are familiar with Town and Country. Town and Country has a "little piece of Paris" in it--its own Love Lock bridge! While I don't live in Kendall, I am familiar with Town and Country because they have a Nordstrom Rack there and a just opened Forever 21 Red (which is like an even more discounted Forever 21) and never knew about this bridge!!! It shares the same concept with the now taken down Love Lock Bridge in Paris, France...you come with your loved one(s) and leave a lock marked with your names and/or significant date (i.e. anniversary) on the bridge. I find this place to be such a cute place in Miami that is hidden. I asked my family and friends after discovering it if they knew about it and only one or two did. It is such a gem! Hint to all guys out there, take your ladies and you will get brownie points, haha!
Are you all feeling the blues? Oh and how many of you already knew about this Miami gem? Share with me in the comments below. Have a fabulous week and thank you for reading the blog lovelies! XO
Photograph Credits: Camilla Carrillo (the newest edition to IAP, show her some love! haha)
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Is it me or is 2016 flying by already? I cannot believe it is already March! Today I am kicking off March in the best way--with a SALE! ShopBop.com is a fabulous site that offers a one-stop shop for women to purchase almost any style items. I love that ShopBop has some of my favorite brands like Rebecca Minkoff and Kate Spade. They are currently having one of the biggest sales of the year...their spring sale! I have split up this post into three categories: clothes, shoes, and accessories. You can shop my favorite picks from each category, right here. Use the code BIGEVENT16 at the checkout for your discount.
I have chosen some fabulous picks for spring. First off I want to introduce these wide-legged pants that are show-stoppers. These pants are perfect for the working gal or any formal event you have this season. The second item I am OBSESSED with is this tassel dress. Those of you who follow me on Instagram and keep up with my blog posts here know that I am tassel-obsessed! This dress is light, flirty is ideal for the spring time. What item here do you want to add to your closet?
Shoes-day Tuesday! Every girl loves adding to her shoe closet (thanks SJP!) I am loving these studded espadrilles by Rebecca Minkoff. I love their coral color and the studs make them edgy! The second pair I adore are these blush Splendid espadrilles. They are on the top of my spring wish list! Not to mention, espadrilles are the it-shoe this spring. The third pair of shoes are perfect for the girl with some spice!
What girl doesn't love a good accessory? I am sharing today some fabulous accessories for spring! First item of business, this fringe purse by Rebecca Minkoff. This purse has me all heart eyes. This purse is ideal for spring and summer and is a fun piece for any closet! I also love this Madewell circle, fringe necklace. I actually styled this piece at the Madewell Blogger Brunch a few months ago (ICYMI, check it out here). It is a staple item for any gal! The final item, I will be raving about is this tassel scarf. It is a sweet yet fun accessory for spring. Plus, it comes in different colors!
What item are you adding to your ShopBop cart? Don't forget the code (BIGEVENT16) to receive your discount at checkout. Always remember to comment below and share with me! Thank you for coming by the blog today. Happy March!
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