Monday, May 2, 2016

Stripes and a Must-Read

Nothing says spring quite like stripes, and they seem to be everywhere this season.  I wore this casual outfit last week after I discovered this striped shirt-tail tee in the back of my closet.  This is a super easy look to recreate with any striped tee and jeans, and it is totally on trend right now.


Striped Banana Republic tee (old, similar here and here)  |  Express jeans (sold out, similar hereSunglasses  |  Michael Kors crossbody  |  Watch
This particular shirt is from Banana Republic last season, but there are tons of similar shirts out right now at all price points.  I'll link to them below.  And don't forget, today is the last day of the Macy's 25% off sale.  You can pick up my Michael Kors crossbody at 25% off with the code FRIENDS, making it under $200! 
So let's switch topics and talk about my latest read - The Luckiest Girl Alive.  I've been wanting to read this for months, and it's finally my turn on the horribly long waiting list at our local library. I've been tearing through it and am about 3/4 of the way done.  So far I'm loving it!  Another dark, twisted novel (it's been compared to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, two of my favs!) with lots of fashion references that make it even better, since the main character lives in New York.  (EDIT - I just found out they are making a movie of The Girl on the Train that comes out in October - cannot wait!)  Have any of you read it yet?  If so, what did you think?   


  1. Ashley, you look SO beautiful, girlie! I love that pink color you're wearing on your lips and I of course adore that striped shirt, too, a perfect spring staple indeed! I've never read any of the books you've mentioned before, but they sound interesting, especially since they reference fashion! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a wonderful start to your month!



  2. Oh my gosh, I really love this striped tee... it's so common to see navy and white or black and white stripes with this style tee.. so I love the pretty blue and white combo in yours. I want the top!! Ha.
    I haven't heard of Luckiest Girl Alive, but I really appreciate your recommendation and I am adding this book to my must read list!!

    All the Cute 🎀
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    1. Thanks Amber! I'm so glad you like the top. And yes, definitely add it to your to-read list!

  3. Cute top! Love the look!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  4. casually awesome look! Great job styling basic pieces x
    Jill D Blog

    1. Thank you Jill! So glad you stopped by and enjoyed the post.