Re-Styling Dresses+Sweet Sixteen Recap

Two weeks ago I had my sweet sixteen party. For a long time wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to have one, but in the end I did and it was a lot of fun! For my birthday my sister bought me a dress that I ended up wearing for my birthday party, and I thought I would show ya'll how I wear a dress two ways and also, for those of you who are interested, a recap of my birthday party!

Our pear tree needed picking, and I can't believe how incredibly blessed I am to have friends who are willing to pause a birthday party and help out with yard work. Having all of them pitching in made it so much more fun and it went 10x faster. 

I love setting off paper lanterns, and even when I had no idea what I was doing for my party I knew I wanted there to be be paper lanterns there. Turns out I'm a genius because setting them off was so crazy fun. 

group phootoooooooooooo

And of course there's gotta be a picture of the food. 

I love this dress because it's a Summer dress but can so easily be layered for Fall, and it can be dressed up or down just like that *snaps fingers*. It's basically a perfect LBD.

cardigan - target // dress - charmin charlie // tights - target // shoes - famous footwear // nail polish - sinful colors you goji

How would you style this dress? What's your most memorable or favorite birthday?

Autumn Bucket List

Happy first day of Fall everybody! I don't know about you all, but for me, Autumn is the season when I feel most inspired to create things and do fun stuff. Here is my 'bucket list' of some things that I hope to do this season!

   1. Try something new!

What better time to try something new than when all the leaves are getting rid of the old and making way for the new. I think Fall is the perfect time to do something you've always wanted to but were maybe too afraid to try? This can be anything- joining a Christmas pageant, making a new friend, wearing funky clothes- I'll probably try a new hairstyle.

   2. Make apple pie


    3. Embrace your inner hipster

Or prepster, or hippie- whatever little fashion voice is inside you trying to get out for just one day!

  4. Enjoy the view

Fall is a truly beautiful season. Why not make the most out of it by going to a look-out-point and enjoying it? 

   5. Sew something

Okay, okay, so not everybody likes to sew. I've barely sewn at all in my life time, but it can be really fun! It doesn't have to be anything big, like a dress- it can be something small, like a pair of mittens for your friend.

   6. Try dark lipstick

Autumn is the best time to try dark lipstick. 

   7. Have an adventure-and vlog it! 

Adventure is in the eye of the beholder. Do something- anything- and vlog it so you will remember!

   8. Jump in a pile of leaves

Why pass up an opportunity to jump in a pile of leaves? Remember to bag them up afterwards so they don't kill your grass.

What's on your Fall Bucket List?


Hello my lovelies! I'm sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I wanted to do a lately post for you all to catch you up on what I've been up to lately. Sometimes I have trouble getting across what I'm thinking in a blog post, so I feel like there's a lot I could be sharing but it just never happens when I'm writing outfit posts. And I want this blog to be more personal and for you all to know who I am. I heard a tip once that was something along the lines of, 'write like you're talking to a friend in a coffee shop.' That's a pretty fabulous thought!

So without further adieu here's my life lately.

1. I mentioned in my last post that I started volleyball! This is my first time ever playing. I've always wanted to do something like this but was always very intimidated to do so because other girls have been playing it for years and I'd be such a newb. But two of my friends who have also never played decided to join a team this year and asked me to join them. I couldn't be happier that I said yes! It's a lot of hard work, practice is tough and they make you run laps. Uuuggh. That's one of the downsides of it for sure! But, it's also a really, really, fun sport and I always leave practices and games happy, even if I'm hot and sweaty and even if we lost. I love my teammates and I've gotten to know my two friends who invited me a whole lot better because of volleyball!

2. Fall is coming. I know it's so cliche, but guys. I love fall. Something about it gives me such happy feels. I adore chilly weather. And cozy sweaters are my jam... I wore one once this Summer, with shorts. Sometimes I just can't stand to wait until it's cool enough, you know? Also Fall has so many happy events that go with it. My family always goes camping with our homeschool group. We've been going since I was a baby, so I have memories from it as far back as I remember. I've grown very attached to the campground that we always go to because it was such a big part of my childhood. I love camping. Something about waking up early to the smell of smoke and the sounds of early morning and putting three sweatshirts on because you're cold. What could be better?

3. I turned sixteen! My birthday was Tuesday and it was spent playing volleyball followed by taco bell, then after the long drive home my siblings and I decided to drive to Dollar General and get movie watching snacks. It was also my dad's birthday, so we also bought him a present that consisted of different kinds of candy because what else could he want besides that? Tomorrow is my birthday party, and I'm getting pretty excited + nervous. I'm happy that a bunch of my friends are coming to celebrate my sweet sixteen with me but I'm also not a big fan of too much attention, and having a bunch of people over specifically to celebrate me is making me kind of anxious. Like, do I have to do the thing where we sit in a circle and everyone watches me open presents? (I told everyone I didn't want anything but I know of at least a few that are ignoring me. Ugh, generous people. Who needs 'em right?)

party supplies + tissue paper flowers for decoration 

Well, that's all for now, dears. I hope you enjoyed this little insight into my life! Congratulations if you even made it all the way to the end. ;) Until next time,

-Ashley xx