My Weekend Lookbook: May 20-22, 2016

Good Morning and Happy Monday to You!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend…
 

Back Home - Ashley Brooke Designs

 

Photo 1: Home Sweet Home

After a busy week in NYC it was so nice to spend Saturday and Sunday at home. I absolutely love to travel and jump at any and every chance I get to hop on a plane, but there is nothing quite like being at home. This past weekend was full of folding laundry, catching up with family, running errands, and gardening. It was such a wonderful few days!

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Free People Sunglasses // ASOS Clutch // ABD Travel Mug ( // Pottery Barn Gallery Wall

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In The Kitchen with ABD: An Oatmeal Makeover!

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Vineyard Vines Button Up (similar here & here) // SHASHI Bracelets // J.Brand Jeans  // Laura Mercier Lipstick //

 

Breakfast Done Right!

A few weeks ago we ran out of eggs and I resorted to whipping up a big batch of oatmeal for breakfast. It ended up changing lives! Okay, I realize that is a bold statement, but stay with me…

I am the breakfast maker in our house, the coffee situation has become a bit of a scene, grinding, pour overs, exact measurements, you know, the whole thing, so we have split the morning tasks! I take breakfast and Ryan takes coffee. This has been all fine and dandy, but it has limited my breakfast options.

 

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Link Love: All The Crochet!

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Crochet Everything

I’ve never really been huge into crochet pieces until recently. My mom gave me this pretty crochet top a few months ago and ever since these little crochet pieces keep catching my eye! Here are a few things that are on my wish-list at the moment!

She Made Me Bikini // Top: $95 Bottom: $90// There is something so chic and effortless about a crochet bikini, don’t you think?!

Adelyn Rae Romper // $108.00 (free Shipping!) // At $108, I feel like this one is a total no brainer!

B.P. Hat //$28!!!! // The. Cutest. 

Intermix Sandals // $255 // I would wear these all Summer long! 

Alice & Olivia Crop Top // $260 //#croptopsforever!

Lilly Pulitzer Clutch // $118 // Lilly Pulitzer knows!

 

 

What are some of your faves this week?
 
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Primping with ABD: Braided Ponytail Tutorial

Ashley Brooke Designs French Braided Pony-tail

 

ABD French Braid Tutorial

 

J.Crew Tassel Earrings // Old Navy Linen T-shirt // Elizabeth Arden Lipstick //  Batiste Dry Shampoo // Big Sexy Hair Spray 

 

A French Braid With A Twist!

Last week on I posted a photo on Instagram & Snapchat of my braided ponytail. So many of you asked if I would do a tutorial, so, my wish is your command! Below is a little step-by-step on how to do this super easy ponytail, and at the bottom I attached the short Snapchat video I filmed last week.  That way you can also see it in motion! I hope you enjoy this and that it’s helpful. Please let me know if you try it out, I’d love to hear your thoughts! 

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Shop ABD: For Your Big Day! Bridesmaid Gifts!

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The Perfect Bridesmaid Gift

If there is one thing I know in life, it’s how to be a bridesmaid. I like to consider myself a professional, really,  the sheer amount of candy colored dresses in my closet is proof of my professional bridesmaid status! I have THE best girlfriends in the world, literally the best, and I have loved every second of being a bridesmaid.  One of the many “Bridesmaid Lessons” that I have learned from my years of experience is the art of the bridesmaid gift. They don’t always have to be extravagant, but they should be fun, simple, and memorable.

Getting those little goodie bags was always so much fun! I just knew the bride had thought long and hard about the gifts she was giving us to remember the big day by, which made them all the more special!

 

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Flashy Ways Zip - Ashley Brooke Designs

 

Best Day Ever Coffee Mug // Flashy Ways Zip Pouch

 

The best bridesmaid gifts are gifts that are usable, girly, and FUN! Because let’s face it, the day of the wedding is pretty much a big Girl’s Day until those church doors open! Our Best Day Ever mugs and Flashy Ways Zip Pouch are two of my favorite bridesmaid gifts that I’ve seen people purchase together! They are fun, completely girly, and totally usable after the big day!

Also, brides, don’t forget that we have a mug gift set that will save those wedding budget dollars if you are ordering in bulk! Trust me friend, your best girls will flip over these!!

 

 

 

 

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My Weekend Lookbook: May 13-15, 2016

Ashley Brooke Designs - NYC

 

Good Morning and Happy Monday to You!

Here is just a peek at what I was up to this weekend… 

 

Photo 1: Welcome to New York

Early Sunday morning we caught a flight to New York City for the week! We have a full four solid days of meetings ahead, so we decided to arrive a day early settle in, do some shopping, stroll the streets, and of course… have dinner at our very favorite restaurant, Babbo (try the black spaghetti!). 

I love being in the city, and we’ve made so many great friends…

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Getting Social : ABD On Tumblr!

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Officially. On. Tumblr!

To be honest with you Tumblr has confused me for Y-E-A-R-S! And yes, I realize it’s mostly because I never took the time to look into it or you know, learn! We have since rectified that situation and I am now getting into Tumblr! Not going to lie, I kind of love it!! 

I’m still learning how to use it fully… but I am getting the hang of it! Follow along and let me know what you think! —> ashleybrookedesigns.tumblr.com

Also, send me your tips and tricks! I’d love to know all the Tumblr hacks you have up your sleeve. Oh, and let me know who I should be following. If we’re going to do this, let’s do it right!

Below are a few of my favorite posts so far: 

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Source: Ann Street Studio

 

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Source: Minadomarr

 

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Source: Styled by Kasey

 

First Snapchat and now Tumblr…. what’s next?! 

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