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

Happy Boxing Day!

I hope you all survived Christmas! Ours was busy. We hosted Christmas Eve, then had another family event on Christmas day. I’m glad I don’t have any sort of medical tests today, because my cholesterol has got to be through the roof with all the cheese and other fatty foods I shoved down my pie hole. I’m ready to relax and detox now. I already know what my New Year’s Resolution will be…  It’s going to be to drop these 10 pounds that I put on during the fall and the holidays. Oooooph. Thankfully, I can still layer up while working on shedding my fluff.

I stopped into H&M for the first time in forever the other day and actually found a couple of items that I liked. I generally don’t shop in the “fast fashion” stores because of the poor quality, but decided to give this shirt a go. Every once in a while you can find some gems that actually hold up OK. I like this shirt because it’s different from everything in my closet. Look at me turning over a new leaf! It’s a fun layering piece, and more interesting than a typical button up shirt.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

Olive Green Gingham and Black

As I write this we are awaiting the impending arrival of the white death. We are supposed to get dumped on. “They” are forecasting 5-11 inches. So, that’s fun. Who knows what will actually occur. However, I do live in Michigan and snow happens. My kids are hoping for the upper level so they can have a snow day. I’m not hoping for the upper level.

The cold weather hit this past week. We’d been floating around in the 40° to 50°s for a while and we’d flirt with the 30°s, but that’s over. We are now in full on relationship mode with the cold weather. I’m going to have to start layering for REAL now. Not just for cute.

Where did I wear this? I wore this out and about on Saturday while running Christmas errands. I’m almost done with gift shopping. Phew. How are you guys doing? Of course, next I move on to the wrapping and Christmas Eve party prep. There is no rest for the wicked this time of year!

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Wearing: Sweater – J. Crew Factory (old), Shirt – J. Crew, Denim – Joie, Booties – Madewell, Bag – Coach (old), Necklace – J. Crew, Lips – MAC (Viva Glam I).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley