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Monday, December 31, 2018


Jordan rocking a gorgeous velvet dress & we are both wearing on of our favorite Designers, Ulla Johnson.

We lived our teen years in the 90's and wore a lot of velvet back then. It's great to see a trend come back better than the original go round, and that is how we feel about velvet. It's such a luxurious fabric, and instantly makes you feel glamorous! We have chosen some of our favorite high end and more affordable options for you to add to your wardrobe. 

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Friday, December 28, 2018


It's no secret that we love a good serving board. Whether it be used for serving a charcuterie spread, appetizers, or sweet treats, it really helps to create a gorgeous presentation. We selected a variety of pretty finds that are as practical as they are decorative. There are so many ways each one can be used. We will take one of each please!

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Serving Board made by Ash's husband, Scott, and inspired by the JordAsh Blog. Scott decided he was going to make this for Jordan for Christmas this year๐ŸŽ.


Sunday, December 23, 2018


With New Year's Eve a little over a week away, we selected some fun Party Tops. There are so many ways each top can be styled. All of these would be super cute paired with black or regular high rise skinny jeans or a pretty midi skirt. Either way, you are sure to be fun and festive. Cheers to a fabulous New Year!

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Friday, December 21, 2018


Top / Skirt / Booties

Midi skirts are quickly becoming one of our favorite closet staples. You can dress them up or dress them down, they are comfortable, and they look flattering on everyone. A midi skirt works well with booties, heels, and even sneakers. There are so many good ones out there right now. We narrowed it down to these favorite finds. 

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Monday, December 17, 2018


Christmas Eve is one week away, so we made a wish list of our favorite items for anyone needing some great ideas on what to buy us (totally kidding). We are here to help you with any last minute shopping needs. Everything is under $200 and over half of the items are under $100. If you have a family member, loved one, or friend who needs gift ideas for you then this is a great list to share. Or use these Must Haves the other way around if you have anyone left to buy for on your list. These are all fabulous ideas if we do say so ourselves.

  1. Blush Leaf Earrings - We are OBSESSED with these for the spring/summer. Can you tell we always have warmer weather on our minds.
  2. Client Cat Eye Sunglasses - We are always wearing this brand of sunglasses. We love the price, durability, and all the gorgeous styles. 
  3. Blue Dragon Dinner Plate - For years now, Ashley has gifted Jordan one of these plates for either Christmas or a Birthday. We both love this timeless pattern.
  4. The Southern Living Party Cookbook - This book has so many great recipes and gorgeous photos. 
  5. Pure Silk Pillowcase - If you aren't sleeping on a silk pillowcase buy one ASAP.  It's seriously a game changer. Your hair will look so much better when you wake up and it's better for your skin too.
  6. In the Wild Throw Blanket - The softest and coziest blanket ever!
  7. Cozy Chic Robe - The absolute best robe! It's a total Must Have.
  8. Benefit Brow Set - We are always sharing our favorite brow products and this set includes our faves. Such a great deal!
  9. Venice Top & Venice Bottoms - This swimsuit continues to be a favorite and now it comes in a gorgeous shade of lavender.
  10. Buxom Lipgloss Set  - Sometimes lipgloss sets can have some weird colors but this set has all of our favorites.
  11. Rona Wicker Tote - Basically the perfect wicker tote for half off right now.
  12. Fiona White Hoops - How stunning are these earrings. They will be the perfect staple for spring/summer.


Friday, December 7, 2018


It’s the time of year where we can pick all the fancy things that we would want on our holiday wish lists and dream that we may receive one of them on Christmas morning!  These are our top choices of the luxury items that we are just lusting over. As you can see from our pics we have a little bit of warm weather on our minds with some of the resort items. This also could be because Ashley is currently in Aruba, and it is about to snow in Raleigh, but either way we just love all the bright colors and crisp white paired with neutral accessories. We will never tire of designers like Zimmerman and Saloni that have such feminine details and prints, but also love a leather jacket and comfortable sneakers. We hope you have fun looking at all of these beautiful pieces!

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Monday, December 3, 2018


- GIFTS $30 & UNDER -

This time of year gets so busy. We know trying to figure out all the gifts can sometimes be daunting so we are here to help. These are our favorite Hostess Gifts, which are all $30 or less. 
  1. Yeti Mug - These are the best! Perfect for that coffee lover to keep their coffee nice and toasty while still feeling like they are drinking out of a regular mug.
  2. Vegan Leather O Key Ring - These are awesome key rings. Wearing them on your arm makes things so much easier when your hands are full, plus you can always find it in your purse.  
  3. Wild Rose Marseille Soap - Trust us, this soap is so good! 
  4. Voluspa Candle - We love that this candle is not only pretty but also smells amazing.
  5. Williams Sonoma Towels - These towels hold up way longer than your typical kitchen towels. Every kitchen needs a set. 
  6. Cheers Candy Bento Box - We are pretty much obsessed with all things Sugarfina and how fun is this gift box. Yum!
  7. Marble Cheese Board with Slicer - This would be cute paired with some nice cheese and crackers. 
  8. Bunny Williams Set of 6 Cocktail Napkins - We love giving a personalized gift. These are so pretty and even with the personalization it's still under $30. 
  9. Christmas in a Cup - How fabulous would this be paired with a bottle of champagne and a set of champagne flutes. 
  10. Herend Monogram Coaster - We love these coasters. They make the perfect Hostess Gift.


Friday, November 30, 2018


Parka Picks!
When it starts to get cold, this is the kind of jacket we reach for. A parka is the perfect jacket choice because it can be casual or even glamourous, depending on which one you chose. This is also the type of jacket that you can buy every couple of years as an investment item, or just buy fun and trendy options each year. Either way, the parka is a staple in your winter wardrobe. We put a lot of thought into these choices, and these are great ideas for your holiday lists. Can you pick just one?? 

  1. SAM Freestyle Jacket – Perfect fitting down jacket that is modern and warm and comes in so many fun colors!! You will want them all, but make sure to size up because it does run small. The shine makes it really stand out.
  2. The North Face Womens Monlight Down Jacket in White – Who doesn’t love the glamour of a white down coat? This is a sporty coat that would be perfect for running errands, going to outdoor sporting events, or even the ski slopes. It is a great coat to add to your closet for both warmth and brightness this winter.
  3. Filson Moorcroft Jacket – This is parka that is good in both rain and snow, and Filson produces excellent quality jackets. It is great to take on many adventures throughout the years.
  4. Canada Goose “Lorette” Hooded Down Parka – This is our total dream coat! It keeps you SO warm and gives you the absolute best shape! This is one that you can have forever in your closet, and the fur hood adds a little glamour.
  5. SAM Blake Jacket – This white gold jacket is a down filled jacket that has a lacquered look. How fun is that for winter? We both need this in our closets! Then they elevate it even more with a fur trimmed hood!  There is also a baby version, toddler version and kids style to match. Love!
  6. Gotham II Down Parka (North Face) – This is a 550 fill Down coat that will keep your warm in the winter and we love the longer length and flattering waist detail.  This is a great alternative to Canadian Goose if you want to spend a little less, but not sacrifice the warmth and still have a nice fit.
  7. GAP Cold Control High Shine Max Puffer Jacket – This is very similar to the SAM Freestyle Jacket, but 1/3 of the price. You can’t beat that! It also comes in petite, regular and tall.
  8. Asos Brave Soul Thunder Padded Jacket in Pearlescent Effect – This is a fun puffer that has a pearly sheen to it. It is under $100 and a nice addition to any closet.
  9. Brave the Cold Jacket/Lululemon – This is a 700 fill down parka that is warm, but still lightweight.  It is cinched in at the waist. The perfect jacket for an active lifestyle!
  10. Orolay Women's Thickened Down Coat - We love the style of this coat. It reminds us of one by a very high end designer for a fraction of the price.


Thursday, November 29, 2018


We can't believe it's already time for Elf on the Shelf to make his return. Jordan's Elf has been making his rounds for a few years now but last year was my Elf's first debut. Liam had just turned 3 and Lanier was 4 months so lucky for me I can just repeat everything from last year. I did quiz Liam to see if he remembered anything at all that the Elf did last year and he didn't. Of course I document it all, so when they are grown up I can remind them of the great Elf experience they had when they were If you have more than one kid do you have multiple Elves? I do feel like I could come up with so many more ideas with a pair of Elves. Maybe I'll add another one for Lanier next year...stay tuned..ha! So, to help make your life a little easier this Christmas Season here are some ideas. Some are really easy and some are a little more intricate.
This took some effort but turned out pretty cute. Plus, breakfast is served!

All you need are some permanent markers and just draw whatever you think your kids will like on the eggs. This was a favorite. 

This one is SUPER easy!

I like to pick up some little craft items in the dollar section at Target or Michaels to incorporate with Elf. It makes it easy on you and the kids get a fun activity out of it too. (I put clear tape on the elf and then added some paint on top.)

This takes a little more effort but it was my favorite one! I mean, how cute did this turn out. The cup is a bottle lid filled with hair conditioner. (I wasn't sure how well milk would hold up sitting out for 24 hours but it could be fine.) The cookies are mini oreos and they are sitting on a little piece of a cocktail napkin that I cut out. 

This is another easy one.  Just fold up a tissue for the pillow and cover with another tissue and done.

If you have a pet and any kind of truck then this one is for you.

Okay, so making the tiny tree and presents out of Play Doh was a bit of a challenge but if you are feeling creative go for it.

Another easy one!

 If you don't have a bag of cotton balls I recommend getting a bag for Elf on the Shelf purposes. You can do so many things with them like this Elf bubble bath.

Yep, just some stickers and a little tape. Easy peasy!

This was another favorite. You can use whatever baked/store bought item you have on hand. Put a little flour and cinnamon in a mixing bowl and sprinkle it on the counter and on your Elf. (Shameless plug, those are our Pumpkin Muffins and the recipe can be found under our Recipes tab)

If you are planning on making a Gingerbread House then just make it look like your Elf brought it from the North Pole. It's a win, win!

Also, pick up some mini candy canes. You can do so many things with them.

I'm pretty sure this was a last minute....I don't feel like thinking moment...but, it's an easy idea.

Remember when doing this one to put it in a less high traffic area. This one was definitely in our way all day but still a good idea. 

Every year we give our kids an ornament. So, we have the Elf bring them Christmas Eve morning. That way we can add them to the tree before Christmas Day. The note also says that when they are hung back on the tree it sends a signal to the Elf to return. Our Elf doesn't come until the tree is up.

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Tis' The Season! Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 28, 2018


When entertaining, we think a charcuterie board is an absolute must. The good thing about a charcuterie spread is you basically just put a bunch of cheese, meats, crackers, dried fruits and pickled things on a board and it will pretty much always look good. We both literally started throwing all of these items on the board, in a rush, with no real plan and it all just started to come together.  I mean, it did look like a hot mess in the beginning, but if you just keep adding layers it will end up looking like you knew what you were doing. Just add wine and good friends and you are all set. Cheers!

Here are a few of our favorite items to add to your beautiful charcuterie spread. It's fun to get creative!

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Monday, November 19, 2018


We continue to be all about leopard print. We think of it as a timeless neutral. You can just add a pop of it like Ashley did with her heels or go wild like Jordan and pair a leopard top with a leopard skirt. There are so many other ways this outfit can be worn. Tuck a fitted black turtleneck into the skirt or pair the top with some high rise skinny jeans. 

Turtleneck Sweater | High Rise Black Jeans | Leopard Heels | Leopard Blouse | Leopard Skirt | Earrings | Black Booties


Wednesday, November 14, 2018


We had a little clothing try on session this week at Charlotte's, North Hills location in Raleigh. It was so much fun playing dress up in their gorgeous clothes. We fell in love with the fashion line, Hunter Bell. There are so many beautiful pieces that would be perfect for upcoming holiday parties. We picked out our favorites and linked them below. Most of these are currently at Charlotte's and we encourage you all to shop local. So, go by or call them first and see if they have it in your size at the store. They have so many other fabulous lines and great customer service.

We like to make things as easy as possible for our readers so we picked out some AMAZING shoe options that would pair perfectly with these outfits.  We are obsessed with every pair!๐Ÿ’—

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Monday, November 12, 2018


The Holidays are fast approaching! If you are hosting anything soon it is the perfect time to make sure you have great serving trays and platters on hand. We both enjoy entertaining and always love an excuse to buy a new serving piece to add to our collection. These are our favorite Must Haves that can all be used for so many occasions throughout the year.
  1. Bamboo Serving Tray - These are so timeless! You could use these for serving drinks, carrying food, or styled with accessories basically anywhere in your home.  
  2. Scalloped Platter - We just love this pretty serving piece and it would pair well with pretty much everything. 
  3. Oversized Serving Board - It is HUGE (measures at  32" x 11" x  3/4") and oh SO fabulous!
  4. Egg Platter - I mean, who doesn't need this gorgeous platter to display their deviled eggs.
  5. Gold Tray - Such a classic & elegant tray with endless possibilities. 
  6. Serving Platters - Everyone needs these! Available in three sizes and could be used for main dishes, side dishes, dips, chips, crackers, desserts...we could go on and on but you get the picture. 
  7. Serving Board - Perfect backdrop for cheese, charcuterie, small bites and so much more.
  8. Cluster Serving Tray - Okay, so we are obsessed with this! Can you just picture the amazing charcuterie spread you could create with this. Quite the conversation piece. 
  9. Platter with Handles - The perfect platter for displaying your turkey this year. 


Friday, November 9, 2018



Who can resist a nice snuggly sweater. Now that its finally sweater weather we are ready to bundle up...that is, until after Christmas. Once January rolls around we are pretty much over the cold weather and anticipating spring. Until then, we will continue bringing you warm clothing options. We have narrowed down our favorite sweater finds for you. Each one is a little more unique and stylish than your typical sweater. 

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