Fancy Finds #19

I’m always on the lookout for great bags. I had a hole in my wardrobe that I had been trying to fill for a while. I wanted (needed?) a cross-body bag that I could fit a decent amount of stuff into, but was still small enough to wear out and about for a day of shopping, running around, and or sight seeing. You’d think that would be an easy find. You’d think…

Have you met me? Do you know how picky I am? Not only does said bag have to be cute and made well, it also needs to be affordable. I’m frugal. I love Coach bags, but I just don’t want to drop $400 on one of the Dinky bags (that’s the official name). The price goes up for the snazzier/flashier ones.

As I was checking out the latest J. Crew release, my heart went aflutter. I saw the bag that met all my criteria. I went to the store to check it out in person. Ashley version of the Quality check. It passed muster. The most difficult decision was deciding which color to get. There are so many great options. I WANT THEM ALL!!!!

What color did I get? Festival Red. I’m trying to add a bit of color to my life.

J Crew Shirting Stripe Dress, M Gemi Brezza 2J Crew White Dress, M Femi Clay Felize 4J. Crew Striped Ruffle Tee White Jeans

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At just $128 for a gorgeous Italian made leather bag, I fear these will go fast. I have noticed that the olive color has already disappeared from the website. Get thyself to J. Crew and check out this bag. You will not be disappointed. There is a color option for everyone: Classic or daring. Just do it.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

XOXO,

Ashley

An Ode to White Jeans: Part 2

I fell in love with white denim the moment I saw this old photo of my Mom. I always thought she looked SO stylish in this outfit. This picture was taken in the late 60’s or early 70’s. No later than September of ’71 because she sold that car before I was born. I’ve also loved Volkswagen Karmann Ghias forever too. I’d die to have a classic Karmann Ghia. DREAM CAR. That sound that the old Volkswagens make??? I die.

Mom White Pants

I’d totally wear her outfit today… That’s the great thing about wearing the classics. THEY NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE.

For today’s ode to white denim look I opted to wear a blue chambray shirt with orange accessories. I love this color combination. It absolutely screams summertime. It’s such a simple, yet classic look. Was this photo taken in the 60’s or the 20-teens? You decide. Timeless… Right?

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Wearing: Shirt – J. Crew Factory, Denim – J. Crew, Bag – Longchamp, Shoes – M. Gemi, Necklace – Madewell, Bracelet – J. Crew Factory (old), Sunnies – Dolce & Gabbana (old.)

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

An Ode to White Jeans

You guys…  We are hurtling towards fall. FAST. Holy moly, summer is almost over. How did that even happen? I swear it was just May. I’ve got about two weeks to wear my white jeans without any guilt or fear of getting the side-eye from an old lady at church.

I know that the “no white after Labor Day” rule has been thrown out, but I still have a hard time with it. I am a traditionalist, and was brought up by a southern mother, y’all. So, I’ll wear them with pride through Labor Day, and then likely put them away until next year. I live in Michigan, so it will probably snow in September anyway.

This week I’ll share a couple of my favorite color combinations when wearing white jeans. Black, white, and red is today’s color combo, which should be no shock to my long time readers. It’s always been one of my favorite combinations, and one I wear frequently.

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Wearing: Shirt – J. Crew (I just got this a few weeks ago, but can’t find it on the website now.), Jeans – J. Crew, Bag – J. Crew, Shoes – M. Gemi, Sunnies – SEE.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope your week is awesome.

XOXO,

Ashley