All in STYLE

MY SIZE AT FASHION WEEK // a NYFW photo series

Babes of all shapes and sizes now have a seat at the FASHION WEEK table.

When I decided to try and go to New York Fashion Week this February, I wanted to go with purpose. I’ve always dreamt of going, but what if I went and didn’t belong?

The stylist part of me would surely fit in, because I’ve been helping design costumes and wardrobe for film/tv for years and I just geek out over fashion in general. But the style blogger part of me thought… would I really have a place on my platform for these sorts of runway shows? Would my audience that I’ve worked so hard to genuinely build feel a little less empowered by seeing women that might not represent their body types on the runway?

PINK + RED // NOT JUST FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

JACKET | SHIRT | BELT | BAG

Hi, my name’s Ashley and sometimes I just want to wear all of my favorite colors at once. CAN YOU BLAME ME THO? True story: I wear pink and red together on all occasions… it’s my own crazy personal preference, but I love it. I thought today would be a good day to share this look from NYFW that I love, because it’s Valentine’s Day and this cute little shirt says “AMOUR!” on it. NAILED IT am I right?!

WHAT I WORE // DISTRESSED DENIM + LEOPARD BOOTIES

JACKET // TOP // LEGGINGS // BOOTS // SUNNIES // TOTE

First of all… let me just get this out of the way. The cut-out side of these boots IS SLAYING ME. It is so flattering what it does to your ankle and your leg. I’m in love! I’m also utilizing the theory that “leopard is a neutral” here - and in this case, I thought it brought out the warm colors of the shirt perfectly.

I rarely throw a cropped jacket with leggings, but today I’m showing you it’s possible!

STYLE HAS NO SIZE // DENIM TRENCH + EYELET TOP

Today I’m sharing a look I styled alongside Mireille from City Peach, my fave babe to team up with! This STYLE HAS NO SIZE features one of my favorite wardrobe items: A TRENCH COAT. Not just any trench though… a denim one.

I remember getting my first denim trench coat probably about 6 years ago and there was just something about it I fell in love with. I love the dramatic length that a trench coat brings to a look, first of all. But then denim makes it so different than anything your used to seeing in that style.

ON PRINT MIXING // + why you should try it

COAT // SKIRT // TOP // BOOTS

I finally ordered some items from Blair Eadie’s collaboration with Halogen at Nordstrom and I LOVE the versatility in this collection! I really appreciated that she had the opportunity to add extended sizing to her collection and she said YES. We need more Blair’s in the fashion world!

I love mixing prints and pairing unexpected colors together because it adds interest, and it also elevates your look.

PLUS SIZE & PREGNANT // BUMP FRIENDLY (non-maternity) TOPS

Guess what?! You don’t HAVE TO BUY maternity tops. During this last pregnancy, I tried something new. I ONLY bought a few actual maternity items. You can see the specific list here of what I think is important! For everything else, like tops - all I did was size up! I did this because in theory, I knew I wasn’t going to want anything tight fitting once I was postpartum anyway… so having an oversized sweater to wear that is cute would actually work out perfectly.

WINTER UNIFORM STYLE SESSION

I’ve teamed up with a few other great bloggers today to show you some easy go to winter looks! I started with cozy leggings, spanx leggings and jeans and styled each of those, and added layers. Make sure you tune in to my Instagram stories or highlights to see the full style session! You can find the shopping links to all items below. If something was sold out, I found something similar.

SELF LOVE UPDATE AFTER BABY #2

It’s been 2.5 months since I had Pearl Jo, and I’m finally starting to feel kind of normal. With that also comes the normal anxiety and the self love/body image struggles. To be honest, it really doesn’t have anything to do with having children. I mean… SURE. I’ve gone through the pain and heartache of losing the body that you thought you knew so well to pregnancy and having to adjust not once, but twice to a new and different body.

But these issues have been with me since I was young and long before having children.

KENDRA SCOTT // EMMIE COLLECTIONS + PRICING

Hey friends! Tomorrow is the day of the Kendra Scott event, and if you aren’t able to be there in person you can still shop for the cause!

Kendra Scott is giving 20% back to Kids at Heart, a completely donor funded program that supports cardiac inpatient and outpatient families. We are so grateful for Kids at Heart and are excited to be giving back to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta during Emaline’s birthday month.

Here is the order form for you to complete before 8pm tomorrow, and someone from Kendra Scott will contact you to process it asap.