Everlane Collarless Shirt Dress Worn as a Tunic

I feel like all I ever do is apologize for my infrequent posting these days. Life, man…  It’s super busy. Between work, family and everyone’s activities it’s just been crazy. I’ve also been doing a lot of traveling for work lately and I’m ready for a long stretch of time when I’m home. My workout schedule and health are severely lacking. I have to make it through this week and then I may actually get my wish. I’ll be in the Toronto, Canada area this week then I don’t have any other trips booked on the calendar. YAY! Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I was Paris a week ago. While that was travel, that was personal travel and doesn’t count. My personal travel bug is already itching for our next adventure.

Spring has finally arrived here in Michigan. Thank the good, sweet Lord! I packed away all of my heavy sweaters and boots this weekend. We will likely still have some chilly days, but the worst is over. I’m fully enjoying the warmer temperatures, and longer days. How about you?

Have you ever liked something so much, but you just couldn’t get the sizing right? That’s this Everlane dress. I bought this dress three times. THREE TIMES. I could not for the life of me get the sizing right. I’m not a patient person, so the return and repurchase process was killing me. Good gravy. Finally, I got it figured it out. Of course, I couldn’t wait until it was warm enough to wear it alone, so I decided to wear it over jeans like a tunic. It’s fun, right?

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Thanks for still stopping by, friends. Here’s hoping to more consistent posting. I hope things are going well in your part of the world.

XOXO,

Ashley

Utility Jacket | Striped Shirt | Bandana

I’m not sure why it took me so long to jump on the utility jacket bandwagon, because I’m in serious love. I like layering light weight jackets for a bit of warmth and to zhush up a basic outfits, but I have become a bit bored with my denim jacket. Plus, I don’t like denim on denim unless it matches well. I’m sort of anal about that sort of stuff. I also hate it when blacks don’t match. Some are brown based and some are green based. Yes, I know I have issues…

I was in Gap with my daughter the other day and saw this jacket and decided to give it a try. I’m really trying to focus my spending on more ethical brands, but there are holes in their offerings. I’m not going to be able to be 100% ethical as much as I’d like to. I guess I could be, but I’m also a bit vain and still want my butt to look OK in stuff. Do I still get points for trying?

So, anyhoo…  I’m sure that this jacket is going to get some serious use this spring. Be warned. You are likely to see it a lot. Oh, and how fun is this bandana?

Wearing: Jacket – Gap, Shirt – J. Crew (old, but this one is similar), Jeans – J. Crew Factory (old), Booties – Loeffler Randall, Bag – coach (old), Sunnies – SEE, Bandana – Madewell.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a fabulous week.

XOXO,

Ashley

Everlane Camel Colored Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater

Hi friends! I’m sorry for the long radio silence. Life has been absolutely nuts for me lately. I’ve been crazy busy at work and have been doing a lot business travel (Canada and Germany). Then there are my kids, whose activities pretty much keep me in the car. There have been medical appointments and hair appointments. Plus the weather has been awful. While it might be spring in some parts of the world, winter is hanging on for dear life here in Michigan. I’m SO over it.

I’m SO over winter clothes too. Ugh. However, it’s fracking freezing out, so I still have to wear warm clothes. I decided to add another cashmere sweater to my arsenal because I’ve been wearing the heck out of them all winter. I’m still absolutely in love with my Grana cashmere sweaters (here, here, and here), but opted to give the Everlane cashmere crew neck sweater a whirl. Everyone and their dog raves about it, plus and I wanted a camel colored one which Grana does not offer.

After having cashmere from both Everlane and Grana and wearing the heck out of both of them, you are probably wondering which I like better? You know…  I like them both about the same. They are both incredibly soft. They pill about the same and they wear about the same. I really don’t think that you can go wrong with either option. I’m loving having these classic pieces in my wardrobe. They are getting some serious use.

(Sorry for the craptastic photos, but I woke up to 2-3 inches of snow the day I took these. It was inside or not at all.)

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Wearing: Sweater – Everlane, Pants – Gap, Booties – Madewell, Necklace – J. Crew.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve missed you all. I’m hoping to get back to some more consistent posting soon.

XOXO,

Ashley