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Winner of the See Eyewear Giveaway


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We’ve got a winner for the See Eyewear giveaway! Thank you all so much for participating – I wish I could give you all a pair! This time, the free pair of stylish sunnies or frames goes to Miss Tiffany Southworth – congrats, lady! Email to me claim your prize, and the rest of you, stop by See for a little shopping. I’ll have another giveaway for you soon!

xoxo

 

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Posted: 2nd March 2014 | by: ashley | in: Giveaway | Leave a comment
 

See Eyewear


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Last week I had the pleasure of attending the grand opening party for the new See Eyewear in downtown Seattle — the first boutique in the Northwest. Now, I’m not a glasses-wearer, but truthfully, it doesn’t really matter —the glasses and sunglasses here are trendy and stylish, so I’d gladly wear any pair without the prescription lenses — and I’m not the only one! Their tag line is “hip without the rip” because they source directly from the world’s most forward thinking designers — meaning, the price tag for shoppers is much more affordable then other eyeglass spots.

I spent the party trying on frames of all shapes, sizes, and colors and have marked a few for purchase on my next visit. I also had the chance to meet the founder, Richard Golden — who naturally, had very fashionable glasses and was entirely charming. I am planning to head back for a pair of sunglasses in the next week before spring hits.

And now, a little something for you. See Eyewear is helping me give away a free pair of their prescription or non-prescription eyewear for one lucky reader! Just leave a comment on the post, below, and a winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday, February 26. What are you waiting for? Go comment!


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xoxo, lovelies! And good luck.

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Posted: 19th February 2014 | by: ashley | in: Designer Spotlight, My Life, Shopping in Seattle | 20 Comments
 

Kate Spade Fall/Winter 2014


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New York Fashion Week wrapped up a week ago, did you follow along with any of the collections? I kept pretty close tabs through Instagram, but my favorite by far was — of course — Kate Spade. I love pretty much EVERYTHING about this collection for next fall and winter. It keeps to the Kate Spade basics – classic, throwback lines, bright colors, a little leopard print, ladylike silhouettes, beautiful coats, and bows. My top pick is the dress on the bottom — I adore the bright pattern and the origami style bow on the top, as well as the bell shape of the skirt. It makes me want to throw a party. The polka dot slip dress is pretty magical too — and I am a sucker for anything that combines black and tan together. In fact, can’t remember the last time Kate did something I didn’t like!

xoxo

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Posted: 18th February 2014 | by: ashley | in: Designer Spotlight | Leave a comment
 

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide


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Toiletry Case|Coaster|Shirt|Card Case|Lipgloss|Water Bottle|Chocolate Chips|Bottlestopper|Lipstick|Clutch|Heels

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Posted: 4th February 2014 | by: ashley | in: Gift Guides | Leave a comment
 

Red and Black Buffalo Plaid


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Via Ivory Lane

It may not be the dead of winter anymore, and we may be seeing spring clothes in the stores already, but here in Seattle, we still have very much winter-like weather. And I am completely obsessed with buffalo plaid. I am totally into channeling my inner lumberjack in red and black check. It would be so fun to mix this masculine plaid with sequins, sparkly jewels, heels, and skinny jeans.


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See Anna Jane|J.Crew|McKenna Blue|Brooklyn Blonde|Ivory Lane

 

I love mixing laid back masculine looks like this with more feminine pieces. The final result is cozy and casual, but chic. J’adore! I am a huge fan of the jacket from J.Crew because the shape and cut makes it eternally classic, but I would also rock the trapper hat with long loose waves and aviators.


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Posted: 19th January 2014 | by: ashley | in: Fashion Inspiration | 1 Comment
 

My New Emily Ley Simplified Planner


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All images via Emily Ley

Happy New Year, lovelies! I am so excited for 2014 – I’m getting married to the man of my dreams this year, and I cannot wait. With every new year, I get to shop for one of my favorite things – a new planner. Yes, I know I could keep all my meetings, dates and other important info on my iPhone, but I am old-school. I like a paper calendar that I can flip the pages in and write in with a real pen – somehow, having something tangible that I can hold, feels more organized to me. We’re a dying breed those of us that love the paper calendars. This year, I found my new favorite yearly planner OF ALL TIME. Before this Emily Ley planner came along, I was a Moleskine calendar devotee, but Emily Ley just blew all of that out of the water with her colorful, cheerful, oh-so-pretty, beautifully organized calendar.

It’s big, and spiral bound, and there is room for To-Do Lists and notes, a pocket in the front for stray papers, verses and inspirational quotes on most pages, even a spot for meal planning – something I am determined to get better about this year. And there are tabs – non flimsy, bright ones that make flipping to future months super easy. Truth be told, I also ordered her wedding planner. I couldn’t help myself – her planners are just too pretty.

I am in love with just everything about them. You should get one if you’re one of those non-digital calendar keepers, too.


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So, how many of you keep written paper calendars these days?

xoxo

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Posted: 6th January 2014 | by: ashley | in: My Life, Pretty Things, Retail Therapy | 3 Comments
 

Holiday Gift Guide for Beauty Junkies


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Perfume Sampler|Shimmer Powder|Nail Polish|Lipgloss|Eyeshadow|Travel Case|Illuminating Pearls|Palette

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Posted: 17th December 2013 | by: ashley | in: Gift Guides, Retail Therapy | 1 Comment
 

Gift Guide for Kids


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Sweater|Crown|Pencils|Penguin|Cookbook|Skateboard|Book|Stump|Elephant|Bats

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Posted: 17th December 2013 | by: ashley | in: Gift Guides | 1 Comment
 

Holiday Gift Guide For Him


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Flask|Beanie|Toiletries from Aesop|Speaker|Bottle Opener|Duffle|Book|Dopp Kit|Globe|Growler

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Posted: 13th December 2013 | by: ashley | in: Gift Guides | Leave a comment
 

Holiday Gift Guide for the Glamorous Girl


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Glamorous, luxurious, oh-so-chic prezzies for the fancy lady that enjoys the finer things in life.

Fur Neck Warmer|Solid Perfume|Clutch|Nail Polish|Bra and Panty Set (similar)|Sweater|Clutch

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Posted: 8th December 2013 | by: ashley | in: Gift Guides | 1 Comment
 
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