Friday, February 17, 2017

Fashion Friday

 Recently went to Brunch downtown and wore this outfit. It's perfect for that casual, effortless look. Loving the print and cut of the dress. It doesn't cling but lays very nicely. Forever21 is still having their sale on dresses right now. Definitely a good deal on their inexpensive dresses for spring and summer so go stock up!






Jacket: Windsor, Dress: Forever 21, Necklaces: Wet seal & Forever 21, Boots: Tj Maxx

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Conversations with an 8 year old








{Standing outside of back door staring inside.} 

Mommy: what are you doing?

Riley: we want to watch

Mommy: why?

Riley: you’re such a good singer!

Mommy: haha thank you.

Riley: you’re so awesome!

Mommy: {laughing}

Riley:....but you laugh funny


Little brother starts having a fit because he doesn’t want to sit next to Riley

“He’s so dramatic”



Little brother shaking his head around at table

Mommy: He doesn’t need a haircut. 

Riley: Yeah he's got flowing locks!




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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CopyCat Tuesday





Today's outfit is yet another one found on pinterest. 
Which is perfect for Valentines Day. This shade of pink is so flirty and romantic. Also great for spring. Which is basically the weather we've been having here anyway. It's got me in the Spring frame of mind. I'm already halfway to summer already. What's your look for Valentine's day? 









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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Can't stop the feeling

Today is my birthday! 
It's finally here. I've had awhile to get used to the fact that I'm turning 30! I want to say I got here kicking screaming, clinging to my 20s like no other! But I'm trying to embrace it wholeheartedly and rock this age like I've always done. Like my dad always said "choose happy"
I woke up this morning feeling like a girl on fire. I thought I would be depressed and stay in bed all day. I've gone through an enormous amount of things in my short 30 years. Being an army wife in itself is a big deal. You need a lot of strength, patience, understanding, commitment, and loyalty. The loss of a child in our first year of marriage. Being a cancer survivor at 22 years old. Losing my dad suddenly a year and a half ago. I've had my fair share but it has shaped me into the woman I am today. It's made me stronger. It's made me more compassionate, it's made me more accepting of things I can't change. I've overcome my circumstances they have not overcome me!





Dress: Target, Necklace, bracelet: Gifts, Shoes: Amazon




So I put together 30 things I've learned about life and about myself. I hope it inspires you to "choose happy" too! 

30: I have always hated my freckles. I remember going into my parents room at 9 years old maybe begging to wear makeup to cover up my freckles. Now I've just learned to live with him and always get complimented on them. They are even drawing freckles on models. Blows my mind. 

29: Like the Tim McGraw song goes always stay humble and kind. I was never a "mean girl" growing up. I have had "mean girl" experiences though. It's not fun and can really cause some damage. There's no benefit to being mean. It just makes you look ugly. 

28: Allow yourself time to learn from things. Whether it's a simple lesson. Or one of the worst things in your life. There is no getting over anything there is just getting through it. 

27: Find joy! Find it in everything! Your babies laugh, the beautiful sunshine outside, a tv show even. If you allow yourself to stay in the hole you will never get out. Make the effort to choose joy/happiness over everything. 

26: Explore! Take a chance and plan a trip. Save money for that vacation and actually do it. Once you start you can't stop. Or just get in the car and drive see what surrounds you. 

25: Create! I don't care what it is just make something. Whether it's a song, a painting, crocheting a scarf, a dance. Who cares what it looks/sounds like. Express yourself in a way only you can. It feels so great to create something from a good place, a bad place etc. It relieves so much stress. 


24: Cry! I don't know about you but it causes me physical pain when I hold back my tears. Or when I hold back my feelings I get really irritable. There's a reason why we were made to cry. We have to get all those feelings out of our body. To start again brand new. 

23: NO FEAR! I went through life being afraid all the time. Afraid of making the wrong decision. Afraid of getting lost. Afraid of success. You just gotta do you and the rest will fall into places. 

22: Timing. It's honestly all in God's timing. When you get disappointed in something. Whether a job, a relationship or opportunities remember God knows what he's doing and he may be protecting you from something. Trust in that. When it's right it's right and when it's wrong it's wrong. 


21: You're beautiful exactly as god made you. All the imperfections are what makes us unique and rare. Don't try and be anyone else but you. There's only ONE you! 

20: Musically. Don't try and sound like anyone else. You have a unique voice, a unique style if you just be yourself you'll be surprised by the reaction.
19: Nothing and Nobody can make you a victim. You allow yourself to be the victim. Take your situation and allow it to make you stronger. Sure cry over it, think about it. Ask yourself "What can I change about myself to be better?" then move on. Pick yourself up again and be strong! Be Brave!

18: It's ok to not wear makeup. I've tried it! You can rub your eyes! You look even more beautiful when you don't wear it.

17: Pat Benatar: "I believe there comes a time when everything just falls in line we live and learn from our mistakes the deepest cuts are healed by faith." All Fired Up. AMEN Pat! AMEN!

16: There's a movie quote for every situation in life!

15: It's ok to be silly! In fact I encourage it. Dance around, make funny/ugly faces at people. Make jokes. Don't be so serious all the time.

14: Know what you believe in stick to it. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. "If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything"
13: Try things outside of your comfort zone. It's such a freeing experience. Where you aren't worried about what people will say. People love confidence, authenticity, and truth. Be all those things.

12: Don't apologize for being successful. Don't let people make you feel bad for being happy or content in life.

11: Take constructive criticism as helpful tools to be better not judgement to tear you down.

10: Don't be a know-it-all. There's always something new to learn.

9: People are the most important thing in life. Not money, not stuff, not experiences, not houses etc. When all is said and done we are left with people at the end of our lives. So invest in the people you love.

8: Take care of yourself or you will run yourself into the ground. Taking care of people 24/7 can take its toll on you too. You need a break too!

7: Just breathe! Whatever you're going through just take a breath.

6: Be present. Don't be so distracted all the time that you miss the moments. Moments with your children or your parents you will never get that time back.

5: Confidence is sexy!

4: Put time and effort into your craft. It takes time and practice to get better and whatever you do.

3: Things in life will not be handed to you even if they are. You should want to work hard for everything you get.

2: Be a fighter! Anytime something or someone tries to bring you down. Fight the negative whispers in your ear telling you you aren't good enough! Be an inspiration to others!

1: Most importantly just be you because everything else is just a trend. 
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Fashion Friday

 It's Friday and only a couple days left til my birthday! I'm kind of obsessed with chokers as I'm sure a lot of you are! This one is a cute suede with a bow on it from a local boutique here. 
What's your favorite 90's trend right now?





Top: Target, Vest: Ross Dress for less, Booties: Amazon, Faux leather leggings: Wet seal, Choker: Hanger 15 




I had a little helper here so I figured I would feature him in this weeks Fashion Friday!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Birthday Fun!

 Happy Wednesday all! I hope your week is going great! 
If you follow me on Instagram {@ashley.reed} you would see that that I've started the countdown to my birthday! Four more days! Things are starting to get exciting around here! This year is already shaping up to be a great one. One of my favorite things about Savannah is all the cute boutiques. I love that they are all owned by young women. It's such an inspiration to me! Girl Power right! One of my favorite boutiques { RMC Boutique } decided to celebrate my birthday month too! Use code BDAYSWEET15 to get 15% off of your purchase online and in store for the entire month of February! They have tons of amazing things! Jewelry, shoes, gifts, and clothes!  You can also leave a hint for your significant other to get a great valentines day present. Let's go shopping together! Can't wait to see what you guys get!


Shop My Outfit:
Sequin Top: RMC Boutique
Kendra Scott Necklace: RMC Boutique
Fringe Booties: RMC Boutique
Bracelet: RMC Boutique


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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

CopyCat Tuesday



I love when boutiques do these flat lays! It's a fun way to put together outfit inspiration. I had similar pieces so I just put them together for todays outfit. 
A fun little spring outfit. Yes it's 78 degrees outside today. Might as well be spring already and I am not complaining whatsoever! Loving this weather







Top: Stylesforless, Dress: Forever21, Necklace: Forever21, Ring: CharlotteRusse, Boots: TJMaxx

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Fashion Friday #WEARREDDAY

A special edition of Fashion Friday this week. Today is National #WearRedDay! Which is a part of the American Heart Association. A great organization that raises money and awareness for heart disease and stroke cause. The funds help support educational programs to increase women’s awareness and critical research to discover scientific knowledge about cardiovascular health. If you would like to donate click here. Remember wear red today and use the hashtag #wearredday.

I paired up with two amazing boutiques in downtown Savannah for these awesome looks. Please check them out! {Link Below}














Look 1:

Necklace: RMC Boutique
Jeans: Pacsun
Shoes: TJMaxx
Purse: Target 




Look 2

Necklaces: The Brass Belle
Jacket: Aeropostale
Shoes: Amazon
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Scotland Day 1


Flight:

We got our tickets out of atlanta so we decided to use the park and ride to make it an easier process. We parked and took the shuttle and of course we were there way too early. We ate airport food and watched funny instagram videos til our connecting flight.
After a little delay in New York we made it to Glasgow. 
We already had a car waiting for us. Our flight was late so I didn't get the whole seeing our name on a card experience but I still felt fancy just the same. We got to our hotel room. We stayed at the Glasgow City Hotel. It was so big! I was expecting it to be like European size. Especially since it was in the city. We got a nap in and then headed off for our hop on hop off tour. We had to figure out the bus stops but eventually found it. Those are seriously the best thing ever. I love that we can use it as our transportation all day long to all the different sites and pay a flat rate. We stopped at the Glasgow Cathedral first. I love old cathedrals! I love the intricate architecture. I didn't realize it before but we were later told that the hospital scenes in season two of Outlander were filmed here. 
















 Next we went to the Riverside museum. That place was awesome! If you love anything transportation related you would love this place. Even if not there were other exhibits to see as well. They had old trains, buses, subway trains, and cars. Real size not a miniature size. They had a little city set up with shops to go in. My favorite was the photography studio. Outside they had this giant size couch made out of grass. Sounds strange but it was funny so we took our picture on it.


































Since it was the end of the tour we decided to just get some food. We stopped at the Giraffe Restaurant and I got this amazing bread. I was so worried I wasn't going to like any of the food there. I'm kind of picky. But it was fabulous! Then we just walked back to our hotel room. It was a stress free first day.




Be on the lookout for the next part of our trip!







*Trip planned by Barbara Oliver of All Together Now Travel
*All photos taken on iphone for Day 1 

 





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