Style Showcase: Ashley

Hello! I hope everyone had a fantastic fourth. Today I'm thrilled to introduce the adorable Ashley from her style blog,  Raspberry Glow. Ashley says, "I created Raspberry Glow to share my passion for the Beauty & Fashion industry! I have been a cosmetologist for over 8 years and love everything about it. I love making people look and feel beautiful. My favorite aspect of cosmetology is hair coloring. It's amazing how someone's image and confidence can be greatly improved with something as simple as a little hair color! When I'm not working, you can usually find me shopping or hanging out with my hunky husband. We have been married for just over a year and we are loving the married life. :)"

Her Personal Style- I would describe my style as girly with an edge. I love feminine details like bows and flowers, but I also love black clothing and spikes and studs details. I love mixing styles and trends and I am a firm believer that there are no rules to fashion! As long as you feel confident in what you are wearing, there is never a need to second guess your style. Some people may not like it, but who cares! I learned the lesson "you can never please everybody" the hard way.

Her Go-to Outfit- My go to outfit is leggings and boots for the fall/winter and maxi dresses or skirts for the spring/summer. Both can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Outfit 1- The first dress is a structured white dress that I paired with turquoise jewelry and shoes to add a pop of color. 

Dress- Bohme. Shoes-Forever Young. Necklace- Forever 21.

Get Her Look- 1. Dry shampoo is my best friend. I use it every day whether I have washed my hair that day or not. Spray it on your roots to absorb oil and add volume, and spray it on your ends if you feel like your hair is looking too "piecey" (which is usually a result of product overuse). My favorite dry shampoo is Suave. Yes, the Suave you get from the drugstore. I have tried almost all the expensive and inexpensive brands and this one is my favorite! And you can't beat the $3 price tag! :)

2. I am obsessed with bargain shopping. My best advice is go to stores like TJ Maxx & Ross right when they open. It will make your experience so much more enjoyable because not only will you avoid all of the terrible things that come with shopping at a discount store (unorganized inventory, moms who bring their 10 screaming children, long dressing room & check out lines) ,but you will have the best selection of inventory. Another tip is to ask an employee what days of the week they receive their shipments. These types of store usually get shipments twice a week

Her Favorite Beauty Product- Nail Envy by OPI. I have really brittle nails and if I don't have this nail strengthener on my nails at all times I go a little crazy. I usually wear it alone, but it is also a good base coat if you are applying color on top. I also can't live without chap stick. There is nothing I hate more than not having chap stick when I really need it, which I why I carry around like 5 tubes in my purse all the time...just in case!

Outfit 2- This outfit is a comfy casual outfit with a slouchy trouser pant,a chiffon blouse and some fun strappy heels. 

Top- Charlotte Russe. Pants- TJ Maxx. Shoes- Nordstrom Rack.

Her Style Inspiration- My main style inspiration right now comes from reading other blogs! I am new to the blogging world, but I have been discovering so many adorable blogs written by fabulous people with great style. I also like to go the mall to window shop and people watch for inspiration, and to keep up on the latest trends!

Outfit 3- This last outfit is a classic printed dress. I added a matching floppy hat for a fun "city" vibe.

Dress- H&M. Hat- American Eagle Outfitters via Marshalls Shoes- Urban Og.

Thanks for sharing your style city chic style, Ashley! Be sure to check out her darling blog for more outfit inspiration!