Sunday, August 9, 2015

Tanger Outlet Shopping

 A couple weeks ago a brand new Tanger Outlet shopping center opened 
right around the corner from my house!
The huge shopper in me is so excited about it; yet the budget that I am supposed to be sticking to could be in trouble. ;)
First, if you are from around the area (Grand Rapids, MI) and are interested in visiting the center... here is a link to the Tanger website where you can find a list of the stores you can shop!
Tanger website.

My sister-in-law and niece met me there today to check it out.
Here I will share my experience with you, tips and advice, and my favorite fashion finds spotted!
First, my outfit for the day..

This top is so comfy and cute and LESS than $12!!!
Find it here.

One thing I really liked was that all of the shops were close together and within easy walking distance from one another. I have been to other outlets that are pretty spread out and you find yourself walking through parking lots to get to other stores. These stores were all mapped out well and had great benches/lights/outdoor decor.

I am so excited that ankle booties are back again this Fall. 
They are SO cute to dress up and down!
Here is a collection found at Old Navy.

Fall and Winter are all about leggings for me! 
I could live in them during these seasons.
These are some found at Express Factory Outlet and my favorite are the Olive colored ones!
They are cargo style and had a cute zipper at the ankle!

 I have a crush on that Olive tone.
I feel like it is perfect for Fall and have found some cute tops and pants in the color.
J.Crew Factory also had the most fabulous Olive colored pants, they felt SO comfy!

Well it wouldn't be a complete shopping trip without a pretzel stop, am I right!?!?
Speaking of food... that would have to be the one MAJOR downfall here. 
There is only a Subway and an Auntie Anne's pretzel shop.
More food options including maybe one or two sit down restaurants would be great additions.

 This jacket is probably my favorite find of the day!
These army/cargo jackets and vests are SO in for Fall.
My sister-in-law purchased this one from the Lucky Brand store and got the greatest deal on it!
Retail: $99; out the door: $32
((That Olive color again!))

This was my one purchase of the day (**sticking to the budget!).
I found this top at H&M!

I wasn't sure what to expect when it came to prices and deals at the outlets.
I found that some of the stores had decent deals but others were very similar prices to the stores you would shop in the mall.

Tanger does offer the TangerClub which is an exclusive offer and reward program.
This may be a great option if you do plan on shopping here a lot. 
It offers rewards for spending levels, surprise offers throughout the year, a birthday reward, and coupon books with each visit to mention a few perks of the club.
There is a one-time $10 fee to join the club.

What are your favorite things about outlet shopping?
Thanks so much for checking out the blog post tonight!!
If you ever need a shopping buddy, or, are in need of something... I can help! :)

Have a great week!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Whoa.Wait.Walmart. Spotlight!

Walmart: you either love it or hate it.
I don't frequently shop there but when I do, I often find the cutest things at unbeatable prices.
If you are on Instagram you must follow @whoawaitwalmart!
Bethany and Amanda are my two favorite Walmart connoisseurs!
These two sweet ladies discover and share their great finds at the department store.
You can also check out their blog: Here.

I love some of the things they post and even went to Walmart today in search of this super comfy-looking top shown here. Unfortunately at my local store I was unable to find it, but I did find some other cute things!

I am in LOVE with this tote! 
My husband and I are traveling to Utah in a month or so and I have been keeping my eye out for a cute tote to take on the plane with me that can fit lots of stuff. This one totally fits the bill! 
The leopard just tops it off! I pretty much can't refuse anything with leopard on it! :)
Black & Leopard tote: $19.98.

I already own a couple of these headbands from here in fun Spring/Summer patterns.
They are comfy and stay on your head (which I know is a problem we ladies have with headbands!)
When I saw these two styles I knew I had to have them too!
I can't wait to wear the plaid one this fall.
And remember what I said earlier... I can't refuse anything leopard!!!
Headbands: $3.98.

Walmart's jewelry section never disappoints! 
I love that I can update and add some new accessories to my collection without spending 
an arm and a leg to do so! 
For $5 a piece.. how can you not!??!

Thanks for stopping by the blog tonight!!
Hope you love my finds as much as I do.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Pineapple Express

Pineapples: most commonly known as a fruit you eat. Yet, lately it has become a popular fashion trend. Pineapple tees, pineapple decorated shorts and dresses, and pineapple adorned accessories. To be honest, I am a huge fan! I love all the cute fruity fashion that I have been seeing all over Instagram and Pinterest.

Actually, this trend started last year, and has become even bigger this year! That is where I jumped on the pineapple express... last year... when I bought this gold foiled pineapple tee from Kohl's! But, I want you to join in too! So, I have linked some super cute options for you!

Pineapple Party

Do you have a favorite way to wear this new favorite trend?
If you haven't tried it yet... whether it's adding an accessory or new top, I hope you give it a try!
Thanks for joining in the blog tonight!


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Rocksbox Jewels

Have you heard of Rocksbox yet!?!? It is a monthly jewelry subscription that is pretty awesome!
For $19/month you get jewelry sent right to your mailbox that you can style and try out, send back, and/or purchase! A stylist chooses three pieces each month for you. To help ensure that you get pieces that are tailored to your style, you take a style quiz to get to know you better, and you can add pieces to your wishlist.

I recently received my first box and I am loving it!
This statement necklace is totally me and totally the!
I am also loving this dainty silver bar necklace and can't wait to see how I can layer it!
And, these earrings are the perfect added touch to turn an outfit from day to date night.

Want to try out Rocksbox FREE for one month?
Head over to their website, here and sign up via your email. Then, enter the code: ashleybff776!
I can't wait to see what YOU get!

Stay tuned to see how I style these fabulous statement pieces!


Monday, June 1, 2015


Happy Monday!
I have collaborated with some awesome IG fashionista bloggers for a pretty sweet giveaway!
Check out my Instagram page for a chance to win this Tory Burch bag and make up bag too!!
Good Luck!!! 


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Looks Lately v10.0

Where the heck did May go? I can't believe tomorrow will be JUNE FIRST!?!?! As a child I remember adults saying to me, "The older you get, the faster time flies." This is SO true and I am feeling it lately!
May was a month of changes for me! I started a new job and became a "day shifter". I am getting more and more used to doing all things in the daylight now! Haha! It is quite a change though going from full time nights where I used to sleep my day away (exhausted from staying up for almost 24 hours sometimes) to waking up at 5:30 AM and falling asleep on the couch at 9PM! Change is good though!! The transition has been going well and everyone has been very nice. The job itself is SO different from what I had been doing and will take some getting used to as far as familiarity goes but I look foreword to continuing to grow each day!
Welp, since I completely missed posting this month... I will recap my IG outfits for you!
Jean jacket: TJ Maxx
Top: Shop Hope's
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Loft

 Top: Flourish Boutique
Jeans: The Buckle
Shoes: Target

 Top: VeryJane
Pants: Charlotte Russe
Flats: Old Navy
Necklace: Walmart

 Top: (gifted) from Forever 21
Pants: Old Navy Rockstar Jeans
Shoes: JC Penney

 Tee: Romwe
Pants: Forever 21
Flats: Kohl's
Ampersand (&) necklace: Carrie Grace Shop (Instagram)
Necklace: VeryJane

 Top: Kohl's
Pants: TJ Maxx
Flats: Mindy Mae's Market
Necklace: @highlowchicscloset (Instagram)

Top: LeBoutique Shop
Pants: Kohl's
Necklace: Meijer Stores
Flats: Old Navy

 Vest: Old Navy
Top: Target
Pants: Old Navy Rockstar Jeans
Scarf: Meijer Stores
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack
Flats: Flourish Boutique

 Tee: LeBoutique Shop
Pants: Old Navy Rockstar Jeans
Shoes: Macy's
Necklace: Carrie Grace Shop

Jacket & Top: local boutique; Tikal in Holland, MI
Pants: Old Navy Rockstar Jeans
Flats: Kohl's

Thanks for checking out the blog tonight!
Have a great week!!
And, look for a Giveaway link to my IG Giveaway tomorrow!


Monday, April 27, 2015

All the Rave about Rompers

Rave about Rompers

The more and more rompers I see, the more and more I fall in love with them!
They make the cutest little outfits and are perfect for dressing up or dressing down.
Pair them with simple jewelry and sandals for a casual look;
 or add some wedges/heels and a great statement necklace for date night or drinks with friends!
I think rompers are going to be my go-to this summer!
What is better than throwing them on and having your outfit pretty much complete!?!?
The whole bathroom thing though is still a little weird to me... that you have to pretty much undress to use the restroom... hmm... but I still love the way they look and how comfy they are!
This little fact has not steered me away from purchasing a few! ;)

Rio Ritz boutique is KILLING it with their romper selection!!!
So stinkin' cute, I want one of each of them!
I have the striped one and cannot wait to wear it when it gets a little warmer.
And, I am totally crushing on the first one I have pictured here.. coral and a little leopard-type print = LOVE!!!
Shop all of the styles shown here below:
(shop Rio Ritz here)

Fiesta Tiered Romper - Rio Ritz Boutique

Also check out the romper sections at these places too, 
they are pretty worthy of taking a peek too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Any questions, let me know! :)