Hello new week! I know today I promised you all a post on how I organize my agenda, BUT I decided I wanted to share some of my spring favorites with you all and save the agenda post for later this week. Just a quick FYI in case you are new here to the blog... when you shop my posts or under Lookbook or Favorites, I may receive a percentage of the purchase. This does NOT affect your purchase price. If you see something on here or my Instagram you like please consider shopping directly from my links because it helps me (broke college girl-haha!) and continue to create content for IAP. Also keep in mind that ALL opinions and writings are my own and I will never share anything I do not believe in or don't like.
Now with all that out of the way, let's indulge in some of my favorite items for spring! As you know we are approaching March quickly so spring is almost here! And with tax return season here (hello extra pocket $), I wanted to share pieces that are perfect for all budgets. The first item I want to talk about are these Marc Fisher wedges you NEED in your closet. I own a pair so I can vouch and say not only are they super comfortable, but also go with almost any outfit and are easy to dress up or down. They are a closet staple! While we are on the subject of shoes, I love rainbow stripe sneakers, oh and did I mention they are currently 50% off, with an additional 20% off TODAY (2/18), so that's a total of 70% off! I think they are the perfect shoes to pair with a casual dress on the weekend or to add some color to .a basic leggings + white tee look.
Now let's talk about spring break must-haves! As you all know if you have been following me for a while, I am a major LongChamp fan. I think they are timeless bags that both practical and stylish. Their weekender bag is one I have been dying to add to my collection. It is perfect for a quick trip and comes in lots of colors. This spring you'll be seeing a lot of pieces featuring knot-details and this bikini top is no exclusion, ps: it is under $50! Want to splurge on a cosmetic bag to stash in your purse or beach bag? This Tory Burch is the perfect one! It is bright and colorful to easily find in your bag and will be one that will last years! Another favorite of mine is this clutch that is adorable for any beach getaway!
Have a formal event or wedding coming up this spring? I have you covered. I love this formal light blue dress for black tie wedding. On the accessory front, I love these earrings from BaubleBar and I am currently searching for a dress to pair with them for an upcoming event I have. They are so chic! If you have multiple events this spring, definitely get this 3-pack of statement earrings from BaubleBar. You get three bold colored earrings and for under $80! Finish off your look with a spritz of this finishing spray from MAC, it'll keep your makeup in place all night long and give you some extra shimmer!
To wrap up this post I want to share my top three favorites from these picks. The first, is definitely a splurge but will make the perfect give for an important birthday or the perfectly daily piece that is timeless...a David Yurman bracelet. I own two personally and I literally wear them every day. Like I mentioned before they are timeless jewelry pieces that you will get years and years of. The second pick is this classic, white leather clutch from Tory Burch. This clutch is the perfect piece for all your spring and summer outings. And last but not least, This LND (little navy dress). I am in love with this dress and the details on the arms. This LND is perfect for date night.
Hope you love these picks as much as I do and hope you can find at least one piece to add to your closet! You can shop all the items I talked about above and the many other spring pieces I love below. Have a wonderful week!
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Happy February & welcome back to my blog! One of my new year resolutions for the blog, was to not only share fashion, beauty, and travel/lifestyle but also write more meaningful posts that I hope you guys can relate to. Today I wanted to talk about self-love. This is a topic we see all over social media nowadays and even Justin Bieber is singing about it (in case you don't get the reference). When most people hear the term they think about taking a nap or putting on a face mask (because for some reason I think a sheet mask will solve 90% of my problems), but it is a lot more than that.
For years I thought I was so confident, and yeah part of me was, but for the most part it is was not genuine. When I hit my twenties I began to realize I needed a change. I needed to start valuing myself and doing things that would benefit me instead of always trying to please others. Someone once told me you will never have a healthy relationship with anyone, if you can't even love and have a relationship yourself. It was one of the pieces of advice I will never forget. It is important to be your own source of happiness! Your relationship, friends/family, and work can also bring you joy but you should be the main source.
It is easier said than done and it will always be a work in progress but learn to put you first. Learn to embrace your flaws! There's a quote that goes: "You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.” The hardest thing to do especially with social media today is not to compare yourself to anyone else, but we shouldn't. Since I have stopped comparing myself, it is like a weight off of my shoulders. None of us are perfect and we all have our strengths and weaknesses. As an older cousin to lots of young girls, I always want them to know their worth and the importance of loving themselves inside and out.
So during this month of love don't just show extra love to your bf's/husbands, friends, and family but to YOU! Treat yo self! Have a spa day with a friend, start saving up for a fun trip, or have your favorite meal, but most importantly start (or continue) to work on your confidence and realizing you are worth so much! Thank you for reading my blog posts + I hope this post inspired you in some way! Also you can shop my look below. Have a great week!
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Hi my loves! I am so, so excited for today's post because I have been a fan of Converse since I was in like 5th grade (aka my awkward stage, don't ask for pics!) But Converse are a staple every girl (and guy) should have in their closet. Trust me, my low tops have been with me through three college tailgate seasons and always need a little TLC... I wash mine in my washing machine and they always come out almost new!
When the opportunity presented itself to collaborate with converse for their #ForeverChucks campaign, I instantly had to be a part of it! Honestly converse pair well with almost any casual look and they are the perfect shoe for when you want a comfy, easy option so you don't leave the house in your chancletas!
This is my first pair of Converse high tops and I had been dyingggg for these! Call me your basic Lourdes girl (and proud!) because there is nothing better than a pair of white Converse. You will be catching me in these all of spring and summer! Honestly what I love the very most about my Converse is that they never go out of style, like me--haha!
Tomorrow is EASTER! I feel like New Year's Eve was yesterday...2018 is literally flying by! I hope the Easter Bunny leaves some Converse in your Easter basket, and if not no worries, I have linked my favorite new pair below so you can style them with me! Let me know what you think about Converse in the comment section below. Thanks for stopping by the blog, I appreciate all of my readers so, so much! If you celebrated Passover last night, I hope it was amazing and to all those celebrating Easter tomorrow, I send my love. XO
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This blog post was sponsored by Converse.
But as always, all opinions are my own. Thank you to the brands that make IAP possible!
Hi, so I know it has been a minute since I have written on the blog but I had major technical difficulties, but don't worry I am back and I am better than ever. As all of my long time readers know I tend to be a basic b*tch from time-to-time (sue me!) so of course, when I heard the most instagramable museum in the world was coming to Miami, I knew I had to get my hands on tickets. For those of you who are living under a rock, the Museum of Ice Cream is a taste-filled and colorful experience that can currently be found in both Miami and San Francisco.
My BFF and pink-loving partner in crime, Allie and I went because let's face it we will do anything for the gram, even pay $44 (sorry to my wallet!) It was a once in a lifetime experience for sure. We definitely took full advantage of all the rooms and really enjoyed taste testing all the delicious treats from a chocolate shake topped with pink whip cream to melted ice cream (which gave my a sugar rush I never need to experience again).
But in all honesty it was a fun girl's day and I definitely recommend it for anyone who takes their Instagram game as serious as I do or has a sweet tooth like mine. As always you can shop my look below and under the 'My Looks' tab. A word of advice, snatch my BaubleBar earrings quick...like I am getting them in every color (sorry not sorry).
Have you been to the MOIC? Let me know below. Well, thank you for stopping by the blog. You make my heart very happy! Enjoy your week and please feel free as always to slide into my DMs or comment below if you have any questions or comments. XO
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Hey gorgeous. As some of you may now, I am in my twenties (hashtag adulting--kinda!) So in honor of what is promised to be some of the best years of my life I wanted to share ten lessons you should know by and for your twenties.
I am also sharing one of my favorite go-to outfits with you all. If you are an OG reader of mine, you know that I have a love-hate relationship with off the shoulder tops. I love how they look on me, but I hate that I anytime I bend, lift my arms, or move in anyway (btw, I'm Cuban so I talk with my hands a lot, haha) the shirt shifts. Oh they also get all messed up via a seat belt so here's a quick fashion tip, when wearing an off the shoulder top make sure before you step out you fix your top...trust me on this one.
Anyways, I found this off the shoulder top (with straps too, I just usually tuck them in) at Macy's in one of my favorite colors, white, so you know I had to buy it. I swear I have more white tops currently in my closet than most people have in a lifetime. It's a serious addiction. What I love is that this top is lightweight so I don't melt under the Miami sun and pairs great with jeans! By the way: On my sneak peek,Instagram post I couldn't find the exact top to link, but I finally found it (thank you shopping stalker skills) and linked it below and here.
Happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share with you all this off the shoulder top I am living for. To be 100% honest I was not a fan of this trend when it first started. I still am not a huge fan of the traditional off the shoulder top that are just the elastic band basically because they are so hard to function in. Like can I bend? No. Can I give hugs? No. It just isn't a practical top, so I only own one.
But that's why I am obsessed with this one from MittoShop becaue it has sleeves. So I can move around and live life without fear that my top is going to scrunch up. What I love about it too is that you can dress it up or dress it down. I dressed it down here, with ripped jeans and sandals. But you can dress it up with dress pants or a skirt and heels. It honestly is a closet need!
To all my fellow college students, I wish you a new semester filled with caffeine and minimal stress. I know that we will all kick butt this semester, haha! Well, as always thanks for stopping by the blog today and if you haven't subscribe make sure you do so you do not miss out! XO
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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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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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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!
Hello readers! I am so sorry I have been MIA the past two days. I have not been able to have pictures done this week because besides it being a chaotic week, I also have crazy back pain. )-: I am excited to share with you all my February wish list. With February being a month away, I wanted to share some fun items I adore. For the ladies out there, you should totally snap a picture or share the link to this post for your man if you know he is having a bit of trouble shopping for the perfect gift for you this Valentine's Day.
The first item I am crushing over is this tassel purse by Rebecca Minkoff. It is my two favorite things: tassels and Rebecca Minkoff. I like the purse in the camel color better, personally, but this red version is totally growing on me. Another favorite of mine has to be these fun fringe heels by Ivanka Trump. They are the perfect pair for a V-Day date that will be an adventure. If you are more interested in some baubles then you have to check out both these pieces from BaubleBar. I adore these earrings because they are an elegant touch to any look and the necklace is lots of fun!
Those of you who know me, know I am the biggest fan Peace Love World. I adore this Peace Love World pink, long-sleeve because it is super soft and comfy! Not to mention it is perfect for the weekends, haha! Turning back to the bags, I love this pretty pink envelope clutch by Rebecca Minkoff. It is edgy and perfect for a night on the town. Oh and it is my favorite brand--Rebecca Minkoff!
What are you craving this February? Let me know what you want this month of love! Thanks for coming by the blog today. XO
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Happy Hump Day readers! I am so sorry this blog post is coming to you in the evening and not during the morning like usual. I had to catch up the blog and schoolwork. But I am back and happy to be sharing one of the Valentine looks I have put together.
Cupid is feeling causal this Valentine's day. I am not a huge fan of red but I adore these red harem pants from Tommy Hilfiger. They part of a gift to me last Valentine's day from my parents. I am loving the harem pant trend because they are loose and comfy. Since mine are sold out I listed two other pairs of red harlem pant you all will adore. I also linked some similar black tops for you to pair. As you all know, I love my TAudrey trio, but what I really love is how versatile it is! I took out the initial bracelet and just left the two tassel bracelets for a simpler arm party. Nothing wins my heart over more than tassels!
I hope you all are getting in the spirit of love! Thank you for coming by the blog this evening. I hope you all have an amazing second half of you week! XO
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Looking at the calendar yesterday, I realized that Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away. While I have not always been a fan of the cupid-themed holiday, I do love the true meaning behind Valentine's day: L-O-V-E. Against popular belief, Valentine's day is not just a day for lovers, but also a day for besties. It is like the quote from Sex and the City says: “We made a deal ages ago… men, babies, it doesn’t matter. We’re soulmates.” Your first soul mate(s) in life are your BFF. So why not treat her to some lovely goodies this Valentine's Day? I have hand-picked some of the chicest gifts to spoil your girls with this February 14th.
One of my absolute favorites on this gift guide is this Rebecca Minkoff x REVOLVE edition purse. Besides it having one of my all time favorite metals, rose gold, it is the perfect touch to any outfit. The second purse on this guide happens to be Rebecca Minkoff as well, and it is HOT! This red, quilted handbag has a classy, modern look. Looking to buy another kind of bag for your sporty friend? This Kate Spade reusable bag is perfect as a gym bag. Plus, it is super cute!
If your friend likes a personal touch to her gifts, get her this monogram acrylic keychain by BaubleBar. Besides it being electric and fun, it is also a one-of-a-kind, personalized gift. I also love this sleeping mask/gel mask by Henri Bendel. It is perfect for your girl friend that goes all day long and deserves a little TLC. Another item that is perfect to treat your friend is this yummy-smelling vanilla candle. Because let's face it what girl does not love a candle?
So what item on the list will you be treating you girl friends (or even yourself) to this V-Day? You can shop my Galentine's Day guide below in 'SHOP THE POST'. Have a happy Tuesday loves! Thank you for coming by the blog today and reading. I hit 800 followers on Instagram and want to get to 1K by Valentine's Day--so make sure you go and follow now and thank you to all my lovelies who are already following! XO
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Happy Thursday! I have to admit I am kinda loving this cold weather Miami has to offer. My friends from up north are totally making fun of me because I am wearing the same warm clothing as them and it is under 20 degrees there and only 50 here, haha! But hey if a girl is cold, she is cold! I wanted to share this go-to look of mine today for when the weather isn't always sunny in Miami.
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know I have been living in my Articles of Society dark wash jeans. I love skinny jeans and these are no exception, on top of being super comfy, they also match with almost anything. I paired the look with a black tank under and jean button-down on top so I don't freeze. I also topped it off with this amazing scarf I got last Black Friday for my trip to Washington DC. It is super soft and keeps my neck warm from the cold wind. And of course, Tory Burch flats never need a reason to be worn! I love my black ones!
I also love my TAudrey trio. I love that it incorporates my favorite colors and it the perfect neutral set to wear almost every day. The white beads are stunning and they have a marble-esque look to them which is really beautiful. I'm currently figuring out what trio I want next..Hmm. Maybe for Valentine's Day?
I hope you all stay warm today! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. Oh and by the way, tomorrow is FRIYAY! Woohoo!! XO
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Happy Hump Day! I got this gorgeous Kipling bag to act as my school bag for Christmas. I absolutely love it! It has so many compartments and holds so much so it is perfect for me. I tend to carry a lot while in school my wallet, pencil pouch, etc. so it is important for me to have a sturdy, good-sized bag to get me through the day. My favorite feature about this bag is that it has two straps, a long shoulder strap as well as purse straps. Another feature I love about my Kipling is that it is neutral colors: black straps on a beige body. I love that it is neutral because it matches to any outfit I choose to wear to my classes.
Another Christmas gift I adore is my Rebecca Minkoff pouch. I am obsessed! I love that it has an 'S' for my last name and that it is the perfect size. When I went to Disney Springs (AKA Downtown Disney) I used it as a clutch at night, but normally I keep my necessities in it like gum, a backup charger, etc. and toss it in whatever purse I am using. It is the perfect place to store the items you'll need throughout the day without having to dig in your bag. The leather is super soft too, which I adore! Both of these items help me stay chic and organized during classes!
For my look I paired my grey Socialite racerback dress with my oldie, but goodie jean button down shirt. I love this combo because it is a cute look for school that is still comfortable. Seriously, there is nothing more important to a college student than be comfortable! Trust me! I also paired my latest obsession these sneakers from 14th and Union that I found at Nordstrom Rack (aka Heaven!) I was really into this high-top sneaker trend, but wanted a pair that was neutral and that I can dress up a bit or keep it casual--these were the perfect pair!
By the way, a lot of my Miami readers/friends have been asking what is the "cool gym I go to" and it is called Sensory. If you live in the Pinecrest/Falls/Palmetto Bay area, this is one gym you need to try. I love it!! (I know shocker- I actually like working out now thanks to Sensory!) There is no harm in trying it because your first class is complimentary! Ever since I was diagnosed with PCOS, diet and exercise have been very important to me. Thanks to Sensory I have found a way to workout consistently and with a smile on my face.
Thank you as always for stopping by the blog. Make sure if you are not subscribed that you do so you don't miss out on anything! Also make sure you are following me on Instagram because I post a lot of #OOTD's and fun BTS stuff you'll love. XO
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Dress: Socialite (I also shared similar ones I love above!) | Jean: Max Azira (similar listed above!)
Shoes:14th and Union | Necklace: Etsy | Purse: Kipling (two others I love here & here!) |
Pouch: Rebecca Minkoff | Rings: Nordstrom (similar here) | Earrings: They were a gift! (similar here) | Agenda:Ban.do (very few left!!) | Nail Polish: Essie 'Fiji'
First and foremost I want to give a shoutout to my fellow college students, we did! We are officially on winter break (where's the confetti cannon emoji?) Enjoy your winter break--trust me we deserve it!
Today's blog post is one of my favorites because I am excited to share with you all my most important travel necessity...my Vera Bradley travel bag. I love to travel. I may not have traveled very far yet, but trust me it is on the list! I have gone on cruises, road-trips, trains...you name it, so you can say I am a pretty "experienced" traveler. I have never found a bag that has as many compartments, great quality, and cute all at the same time until I discovered my Vera Bradley travel bag. As you all know (and my friends and family will account for) I am a p̶i̶c̶k̶y̶ selective person, especially when it comes to how I travel. I am not a light-packer under any circumstances but my friends/family always give me a limit, so I end up shoving things in, but now I don't with my Vera Bradley bag--it fits everything and more neatly! I also love all the compartments it has--everything has a place in it.
The travel bags are also very comfy! My bag is versatile. I can carry it in three ways. The first way (not pictured) is by using the opening on the backside to slip onto my suitcase handle for easy traveling, the second one is by the handles which a sturdy so it is easy to carry even with a heavy load, and the third way is by the adjustable shoulder strap which makes lugging your bag through a crowded airport easier than ever! (I know can this bag get any better!?) One of the things I love not only about this Vera Bradley overall is their vibrant prints. The colors are just pop off the bag and really make a statement. There designs just bring a smile to your face! Not to mention, their bright prints make identifying your bag at baggage claim way easier! Which in itself is a blessing, since no one ever can find their bag in a timely manner at the baggage claim...we've all been there.
Vera Bradley is all about being a "girl's best friend" and they certainly are. Not to mention their travel-bags certainly make traveling more fun. Now, with the holidays coming up, and winter break just beginning, now is the time to get a travel-bag from Vera Bradley. Thanks for reading, I wish you merry and safe travels this holiday season! XO
*This post is sponsored by Vera Bradley and Her Campus Media. As per always, all opinions/writings are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make It's a PAshion possible!
c/o Vera Bradley Travel Bag (other prints here & here) |
Jeans: Sneak Peek (similar here & here) | T-Shirt: Oldie (similar white tees I love here & here) |
Shoes: 14th and Union |
Necklace: Etsy via Junk Jewelry--she's currently on vacation (similar here)
Bracelets: David Yurman, Cartier, and Taudrey (it's on SALE!) |
Rings: My high-school Class Ring- OLLA and my daily trio (similar here)
Well hello Tuesday! I am very excited to share today's blog post with you all. Today on the blog I am sharing an inside look at the Blogger Brunch that I attended this Sunday at Madewell in Merrick Park. I had an amazing morning sipping, eating, and of course, styling with my fellow fashion bloggers. Before I continue I want to give a quick shoutout to Paola/South Florida Bloggers for helping make this brunch lots of fun and a major success. While at the brunch, my fellow bloggers and I put together our own looks using the pieces found in Madewell. There are so many amazing pieces from clothes to shoes that it was hard to just create one outfit.
I am a new fan of Madewell (well actually I am a new MEGA fan). I love that Madewell has such simple, clean, and classic items. All of Madewell's items are created with love and quality. One of my favorite parts about Madewell is how comfy everything is. Their shirts are so soft and cozy--even the jean ones which as we all know is very rare. I loved every item I picked up or tried on. On top of having comfy, classic clothing, they also have an amazing line of shoes. From fringe sneakers to the cutest booties, any shoe you can dream of they have. Not to mention the shoes are excellent quality and comfortable. I also love the accessories from Madewell. They have retro sunnies and jewelry that you'll drool over (I'm especially obsessed with the necklace I styled). One of my favorite features? They monogram! You can get one of their amazing leather bags with your monogram (how great is that!?)
I deeply encourage you to follow me on the Madewell bandwagon (you surely won't regret it!) Below in 'SHOP THE POST', you can shop the look I styled as well as some other favorites of mine via Madewell. Have I sold you yet on Madewell? Make sure you shop the blog now for these Madewell items! If you visit the store in Merrick Park (it is beautiful!) make sure you tell them Ashley from It's a PAshion sent you! Thank you for stopping by the blog this morning and have an incredible Tuesday. XO
Shop the Look I Styled
Shop my Madewell Favorites
With the new year around the corner, I have been thinking about my goals and new year resolutions for 2016. One of the items on my list is to take the blog to a whole new level and make it the best it can be. My goal has always been to be a successful woman in life. Part of being a successful woman in the business force is to dress the part, which is why I am excited to share with you eShakti. I styled my look today very classy and business appropriate. For those of you unfamiliar with eShakti, it is women's clothing line tailored just for you!
eShakti creates beautiful pieces from dresses, jackets, and more--all to your measurements. Say goodbye to struggling to find clothing-pieces in your size! With eShakti all you do is choose your piece or pieces and enter your measurements. One of my favorite parts about eShakti is that their pieces are made of high-quality fabrics for great prices. Usually when you go to buy a tailored item, you end up paying ridiculous prices and usually the fabrics are not even to parr. With eShakti you get the best of all worlds: quality, price, and style!
I love my dress by eShakti, to say the least. It is comfortable and looks great on. I recently wore it to give a speech/presentation and can't even begin to tell you how much everyone loved it. They loved it even more when I told them the prices. It is a win-win! They have a great selection too. From work-looks to party pieces. With Christmas right around the corner, now is the perfect time to clean out your closet and get your measurements down so you can order your custom-piece! To learn more about eShakti visit them on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Ready to look at customization in a whole new way? Thank you for stopping by the blog on these rainy Tuesday. Have a great afternoon!! XO