Thursday, May 24, 2018

Red & Pink Petal Dress

Dress (sold out, similar here) | Shoes (available in-store, similar here & here) | Clutch (similar here) | Bangles | Earrings 

If you follow me on Instagram you may recognize this dress from the iWRTIE Bingos & Bubbles Bash that I was the decoration co-chair for in April. I got so many comments on it, that I figured I should post it. Plus, I felt like the picture/lighting didn't quite do it justice, especially the cute cut-outs. 

With summer wedding season upon us, I think this look would be perfect for daytime or evening - just switch up the shoes and accessories accordingly! Unfortunately this exact dress is sold out (I was lucky enough to snag it on sale), but I found two similar styles here and here! Both are available in all sizes! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, and thank you to those who served our country bravely. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Fiery Red Cape Dress

Dress (similar style here, here & here) | Shoes | Clutch | Necklace (similar style) | Cuff (similar style) | Earrings | Sunglasses (similar style)

With Memorial Day this weekend, it felt only right to kick start the week with a gorgeous red dress! 

What is it about the color red that always makes a bold statement and is everlastingly eye catching? This dress is everything and then some that you could want out of a cocktail dress. Perfect for a night on the town, or a summer wedding, it can be worn several different ways. Although it's a simple silhouette, the draped cape adds intrigue but doesn't require you to be a style expert - it can be worn with nearly anything and accessorized with any color. 

I felt "oh so 70's chic" in this look, and wanted to up the ante with this oversized statement necklace. I bought this necklace for my mom  a few years ago for her birthday, but ended up keeping it. #sorrynotsorry! Can you believe that it's made out of wood and covered in gold leaf? Meaning it's lightweight, but still packs a punch. I've tracked down two similar styles here and here

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pretty Pink Gingham Dress

Dress | Wedges (similar style) | Bag | Earrings | Rhinestone Cuff | Stud Cuff | Hermes Bracelet (similar style) | Sunglasses 

There's nothing that screams summer more than gingham print, and this pink A-line dress takes summer style to the next level. The bow straps are detachable, which is perfect for making the dress go the extra mile. Plus, as you can see, it has pockets! I think all that's missing is a picnic and a bouquet of flowers!

Play up the "weekend vibe" by pairing it with a cute box bag (under $25) like I did, or dress it up with some open toe heels and a colorful clutch. This dress runs TTS and also comes in navy

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Black + White Stripe Floral Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit (sold out, see similar styles below) | Purse (under $40) | Heels | Earrings | Sunglasses 

Jumpsuits are perfect for summer, and are a great alternative to wearing a dress. They can easily be dressed up or down, and are perfect for the city and on vacation. 

From stripes, to ruffles, floral print and peek-a-boo cutouts, there's a jumpsuit for everyone. Style tip: your figure can often get lost when you're wearing a one-piece, so be sure to define your waist! 

 Below I've rounded up 15 super cute jumpsuits, and most of them are under $100!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Casual Style - Gucci Shirt & Belt

Jeans (on sale - under $100) | Shirt (affordable version here) | Jacket | Belt (affordable version here) | Bag (similar style) | Heels | Earrings (similar here, here and here) | Rhinestone Cuff | Bangle

I definitely am a girly girl and tend to gravitate toward dresses and feminine silhouettes. From lace, to patterns, prints and of course, pink, my style inadvertently is on the dressier side. 

That being said, I'm always surprised when I show up in a casual outfit, and my friends say to me, "I didn't think you owned jeans." Like...seriously?!? Of course I do! Truth be told, I own more pairs of jeans then I am willing to admit, and I wear them more often then my friends (and maybe my readers/followers) may realize. 

I'm a huge fan of street style, and like to try my hand at it once in a while. I wanted to double-dip in the Gucci trend that's everywhere and pair this belt with this shirt. It may be a little extra, but it's definitely a look I feel like I'd see on the streets on NYC! It would also be the perfect travel outfit, especially if you swapped the pumps for flats or even a pair of sneakers. I tracked down exact dupes for my shirt and my belt that are both under $40! Be sure to check them out here and here

Would you like to start seeing more casual looks on Ashley Nicole Style? Send me a message - I'd love to know!  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Timeless Navy & White Dress

Happy Wednesday, my friends! 

You know I am a dress fanatic, and I could't wait to share this one with you. I'm always looking to refresh my closet every season, and I love branching out and finding new brands to incorporate into my wardrobe. 

 I recently discovered this dress from Elizabeth McKay and it's been my go-to lately. Whether it's for work or play, it easily takes me from day to night. Not to mention, it's as comfy as can be. The silk material and hidden pockets update the timeless silhouette, and the ruffle sleeve adds girly flare. Speaking of timeless, this dress would literally look good on women of any age, with any body type. It's forgiving in all the right places, and the length is appropriate for any situation. 

 The neutral navy and white pallet gives you a lot of flexibility to play with different colored shoes and accessories. Plus, the tie belt could easily be swapped out for another cute waist cincher to give you a completely different look.

As always, thanks for stopping by! xo


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