Sunday, September 25, 2016

Life Lately: A Huge Update & My First Post in a YEAR!

Hi dolls! 

Oh my goodness. It has literally been over a year since I have posted on my little corner of the Internet, on my beloved Ashley's Passion for Fashion. I started this blog back in 2011 as an outlet for me to share with whoever wanted to read about my LOVE for fashion. Since then, fashion blogs have exploded left and right, and also since then, my life has gotten INSANELY busy, and unfortunately posting about my passion for fashion took a backseat (however, that is not to say that I am not still SERIOUSLY obsessed with fashion). 

When I first started this blog FIVE (wow! FIVE!) years ago, I had just graduated from UT Knoxville (GO VOLS!!! Who saw that big W last night against the Gators?!) and was in the process of figuring out my future plans. Since my last post on June 12, 2015, a LOT has happened!!! I thought for my first post back, I would give y'all a little recap in pics (because if you didn't take a picture it didn't happen right??) 

1. I found the LOVE of my LIFE! He popped the question April 24 of this year...best day EVER! More to come on that later :) We can't wait to become husband & wife! 






2. I graduated nursing school & work as a cardiac nurse now!! 

Our graduation caps are me & my bestie in a nutshell. Blingy with big hair! HA!

He is SO supportive of all my career hopes & dreams! 






3. I am currently studying to become a Family Nurse Practitioner! This has been such a huge blessing in my life. I am SO thankful to God for all the doors He has opened. He has guided my path every step of the way and I continue to go where He leads!!! 



4. I bought a Tiffany Blue KitchenAid Mixer (or technically "Ice Blue" if you wanna get technical thanks to KitchenAid). Yes, that is a VERY important life event because it makes our life so much YUMMIER (is that even a word? lol). And also, I LOVE decorating...so stay tuned for some home decor (and maybe even cooking) posts as well! 

Blueberry muffins made by ME (oh and THIS beautiful mixer)

 Blueberry cobbler. I promise I make more than just things with blueberries though...

Fall decor from Target & Hobby Lobby!

My black/white/gold/silver/Tiffany blue Christmas tree!

Queen of Southern Cuisine...or so I wish....

Sooooo....as you can tell, life has been BUSY, but has been filled with SO MANY blessings!!! 

To make a long story short (if you call the above approximately 50 pictures short ;)), I want to start this blog back as just an outlet/hobby to post about fashion/beauty (I seriously have missed posting OOTD's and OOTN's), but also to document my journey of wedding planning, nursey life, travels, fun stuff my fiancé & I do together, home decor, and cooking! 

Thank you SO MUCH for reading!!! Be checking back for my next post :) 

XOXO
Ashley

Friday, June 12, 2015

Every Girl Needs a Tulle Skirt!







 {Outfit Details}
Skirt: c/o Shabby Apple (here)
Top: F21 (old, similar here & here)
Necklace: TopShop (similar here)
Heels: Isola (here)


Hi dolls!!

Happy FRIDAY, Happy JUNE, & I am SO happy to be back blogging! :) It's been just a little while since I've posted on here, but hopefully y'all have still been following my fashion shenanigans over on my Instagram page! So as you can see from the pictures above, today I bring you the ultra feminine, girly & BEAUTIFUL tulle skirt!!! 

Tulle skirts are not just for ballerinas, but are a true statement piece for any fashionista. I mean let's all remember that Carrie Bradshaw was known to style more than one tulle skirt on Sex & the City! Thus, it's no surprise that I have wanted a tulle skirt for FOREVER, and this Shabby Apple tulle skirt fits exactly what I had envisioned. The skirt is full and the absolute perfect length. It comes in TONS of colors, but I just loved the classic black because I knew it would be appropriate for every season. For my look above, I went with a black, white & red color palette but I'm also excited to wear it with a super bright neon color (hot pink & black anyone!?)! 

The thing I love most about the skirt is that it can be dressed up or down. With heels, it makes the perfect outfit for all those summer weddings you may be attending (if your summer schedule is anything like mine). However, it can also be dressed down & styled with sneakers, a t-shirt, & leather jacket. Perfect for this fall as well. What's not to love about such a versatile piece?! Every girl needs one in her closet!

So leave me a comment below & tell me what your thoughts are about this look! Thank you SO much for stopping by. I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!

XOXO
Ashley


Thursday, March 12, 2015

{Patterned Shift Dress}





{Outfit Details}
Dress: Old Navy (my pattern not online, same dress different pattern here)
Heels: Old Navy (black not online, but cute pink pair here)
Clutch: MMS Design Studio (not online, but love this clutch HERE)

When I saw this dress at Old Navy, I knew I had to have it! I absolutely love the colorful pattern on it. It's really light weight so it's the perfect transitional piece for the type of weather we are having now in Tennessee (you know...30 one day...70 the next...). I wore it this weekend to a good friend's bridal shower & then for a date night with my boo. It also looks great with boots & tights for colder temps. :) I don't know about y'all, but I'm SO ready for some warmer weather! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO
Ashley