^^^ It's something you don't see all too often around here, as I tend to favor neutrals.
But how could I resist this beautiful red dress from Honey Lake Boutique for summer?! You're right, I couldn't.
Evan Charles loves red, so I know this beautiful number will be on repeat for date nights...as soon as we get over this Bar-studying-24/7 hump. Right now we're mostly staying in and trying to keep him sane via study breaks.
This dress lays so nicely, and is wider at the hem which makes it sway and swish just right. The adjustable straps make it work for an array of heights, and even got short enough for me!
The back of the dress is without adornment, which I think helps the embroidery on the front stand out better. I think I could even pair this with a cropped leather jacket and booties in the fall for an edgier fall look!
What do you think of this bright summery look? You can use code ASHLEY20 for a discount on Honey Lake's site (link above and HERE. Do you love pops of color for summer or find yourself sticking to neutrals? I hope your summer is off to a great start!
If you've been around me for any length of time (or followed me on Instagram or just happened by a random photo of mine even) you have probably noticed my obsession with all things stationery. I love my planner, but a blank notebook is infinitely more fun for me to tackle as it is a blank space to be filled up entirely in accordance with my whims! My fellow letterpress freaks will surely understand this sentiment, and if you don't fall under that umbrella but have been in need of some inspo-- I highly suggest buying a journal.
The darling notebook pictured above comes in a set of three for only $6! I like to keep any of these three handy for notes on the go, as the size and weight of the notebook make it easy to take wherever I go! As I've mentioned before, I am a lover of quotes. This is where I'm keeping some of my newest favorites. I found it appropriate since these notebooks say "Words of Wisdom" on the front.
The "snail mail" printed note boards (on my right) are the most darling notes I have probably ever sent...and I love the nod to our old way of communicated which goes largely neglected nowadays! Getting notes in the mail is the best, and my grandmother loved the note I sent her on this darling set.
This graph paper notebook has done my type A mind some favors in my bullet journaling forays. The lines make a cleaner outline for me than do the typical dot grid journals used for bullet journaling!
The area in life which I openly, truthfully suckkkk at is the kitchen with all things culinary! This darling steno-esque notepad has actually made it fun for me to try my hand at weekly meal planning along with the added bonus of space to make a grocery list. It is easy and efficient to rip out the weekly sheet and get rid of it when it's on to the next! P.S. If you have any tips or tricks to share with a clueless cook, I'd love to hear them!
Elūm's site is recently relaunched and so so beautiful along with the added benefit of being mobile device-friendly! I can assure you that whatever your stationery needs, Elūm has you covered and is without a doubt the most budget-friendly high quality paper goods I've found! I'm also excited to share with you the offer for free shipping with code "FIRST50" -BUT- it's only for the first 50 purchases on their new site! If you order from them, I'd love to see what you chose! I'm certain you'll love their products as much as I do.
Have a happy weekend!
Long time no talk, I've missed you!
Luckily, I've tried out a bunch of fun new products I get to share so...let's get started!
I've got a bit of a hodge podge from Eva Maison Beauty to share with you today, and I am happy to say I am in LOVE with each and every one of these products!
My skin has been wreaking havoc on my sanity this past month, so the name alone of this little beauty had me adding to cart. To my delight, it's lived up to that promise! One Love Organics: Skin Savior can be used as a cleanser, a moisturizer, OR combined with mineral foundation for a flawless dewy coverage! I've been using it as a moisturizer, and I can't say enough about the wonders it has worked! The scent is as delightful as it is indescribable, and it adds to the greatness of this little wonder cream.
This RMS lip shine in "content" has been my go-to since its arrival in my mailbox! The color is incredibly moisturizing and wearable despite the darkness in the jar. It feels like a balm but looks like a satin lipstick, and that is exactly what I want for daily wear! I can't wait to try more colors, These little beauties contain buriti oil, which is instrumental in making them equally favor care + beauty.
As you may know, my hair holds a special place in my heart. I love trying new products to keep it as healthy as possible, and I can't wait to see what my long term results using this will show! I read a lot of reviews that this product is amazing for a dry scalp (bonus!) but I don't have any issue with that particular aspect of my hair health, so I've been using it as a mask before washing my hair. This can also be used on cuticles and as a cleanser! I have been loving the softness so far, and can't wait to see if it really does improve the longevity of my hair health!
If you would like to try any of these out yourself (or anything at Eva Maison!), you can use code DAINTY15 for 15% off online and in store! If you do, I'd love to know what you order!
Happy Monday <3
If you've been around long (or actually even for a
week), I'm sure you've noticed I don't often
tiptoe out of my comfort zone and into anything athletic inspired. I do pilates twice a week and cheered my heart out until age 21, but an athlete I am not.
But today is a new day, and I have styled these AMAZE Mary Jane-esque tennis shoes from Off the Beaten Track two different ways! My usual reluctance toward athletic wear is its general lack of femininity, but these shoes eliminate that issue! They're the perfect athletic/athleisure/girly shoe.
I keep my workout attire super simple, and my this is one of my favorite Pilates outfits! The shoes are easy to throw on and go (which is ideal since Pilates starts at 6 a.m.), and I love not having to wear socks with them!
For my casual day look I kept a monotone palette and picked my step-hem denim to highlight the shoes. I love that they have black, cream/white, and camel on them so they match any neutral!
How do you like to style tennis shoes for everyday wear? Thanks for reading, friends!!
When I saw this denim lace up dress at Maude, I knew she had to be mine! I love how their models are all different heights, and the model wearing this dress was shorter like me so I figured it would be a good cut on my legs!
The lace up detailing in front allows for a cute bralette to show through (I think I'll do a lace one next time I style this!).
I wanted to keep the styling minimalistic so that the dress stands out on its own, and these beautiful sand colored clogs were just the ticket! These are the Saragasso from Sandgrens Clogs, and they are positively amazing! They're so comfortable, feminine, and will match most anything! I will be styling these allllll summer long. If you want to check out all they offer, you can find them here.
How thrilled are you that spring is finally within our midst? I could not be happier!! I want to know what you've been loving so far this season :)
Behind the dainty days is a whole lot of planning. And coffee.