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DINNER IS SERVED!

A few weeks I posted an Instagram of our shrimp pasta and said that it was the easiest and most 'instagramable' dinner that there ever was, and friends I was not lying, today's post is proof! 

Click over for my recipe and enjoy!

 

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DINNER IS SERVED!

 

A few weeks I posted an Instagram of our shrimp pasta and said that it was the easiest and most ‘instagramable’ dinner that there ever was, and friends I was not lying! And so that you’d believe me, I thought I would share the recipe with you today! Also, because… let’s be real, we all want dinners that look good enough to photograph! 

Oh, and a random side note. I literally make some variation of this dish every single week. I usually substitute the whole wheat noodles for ‘zoodles’, but for special occasions… it’s pasta all. the. way!

Okay, so here we go!

 

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Ingredients:

  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • Lemons (2)
  • Basil
  • Minced Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • Grape Tomatoes (1 dozen or so, sliced in half)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Whole Wheat Noodles (or zucchini for zoodles) 
  • Rosé (duh.)

Directions:

Place noodles in pot and bring to a boil. While noodles are cooking, add olive oil and garlic to a large sauté pan, and cook until fragrant. Then toss in the shrimp and tomatoes! Add in salt, pepper, lemon from one lemon, and sauté until the shrimp is fully cooked. Then drain the pasta and toss with a bit of olive oil and salt, and plate. Top pasta with shrimp, tomatoes, and fresh basil. Add in lemon wedges as garnish. AND THAT IS IT. 

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Try this recipe out, I pinky promise you will LOVE it!!

 

Photographed by:  Danielle Nichol Photography 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[WHAT’S NEW IN MY CLOSET: White Short Set]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24250 2016-07-28T17:10:34Z 2016-07-28T11:00:04Z Ann Taylor top, shorts, and earrings. (all 60% off!!!)

 

White on White on White

Let’s Take a Peek!

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was dying to try out this matching white on white short set from Ann Taylor! I love the matching short sets and how cute and put together they look, so when this one went on sale for SIXTY PERCENT OFF, it was time to pull the trigger! 

I was a little nervous about it at first, but as soon as it came in I knew that this short set and I were going to be fast friends!

Hop on over to see this look styled two ways! 

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Ann Taylor top, shorts, and earrings. (all 60% off!!!)

 

White on White on White

Let’s Take a Peek!

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was dying to try out this matching white on white short set from Ann Taylor! I love the matching short sets and how cute and put together they look, so when this one went on sale for SIXTY PERCENT OFF, it was time to pull the trigger! 

I was a little nervous about it at first, but as soon as it came in I knew that this short set and I were going to be fast friends!

I’ve worn this look to meetings, out to dinner, to a BBQ, it’s so versatile and a look that is just too perfect for Summer! Below are a few ways I’ve worn it so far…

 

White Top from Ann Taylor with Sued Cuyana Saddle Bag
White Top from Ann Taylor with Jack Rogers Wedges

Cuyana bag c/o // Jack Rogers Wedges c/o

 

Wedges and sued saddle bag! This is the perfect meeting/out to dinner look. I love the soft pink, gold, and white together. It’s sophisticated Summer at it’s finest!

 

White Top from Ann Taylor with Color Block Tote from Charming Charlie
White Top from Ann Taylor with Kate Spade Sandals

Charming Charlie Tote c/o (only $39!!) // Kate Spade Sandals c/o 

 

Color blocked tote and tassel sandals! I recently just picked up this tote at Charming Charlie for $39 and it legit fits ALL THE THINGS! Also, these tassel sandals are hands down, my favorite of the Summer, I seriously wear them almost every single day… you definitely need these. This combo is the best run-around-town look I’ve ever seen!

 

Anyway, the moral of this story is that yes, you need to try out this white on white look and YES now is the time since it’s 60% off!! Happy shopping friends! 

 

Photographed by: Danielle Nichol Photography 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[My Favorite Business Books]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24205 2016-07-27T14:36:19Z 2016-07-27T11:00:05Z  

Amazon Prime, here we come!

I get a lot of questions about business, which is funny because I definitely do not have this whole thing figured out, but I do know a few things... and I tend to use those few things I know over and OVER again. And a lot of those things that I have in my arsenal I learned from reading business books.

Hop on over to the post to see my 6 favorite business books of all time!

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Amazon Prime, here we come!

I get a lot of questions about business, which is funny because I definitely do not have this whole thing figured out, but I do know a few things… and I tend to use those few things I know over and OVER again. But a lot of those things that I have in my arsenal I learned from reading business books.

I didn’t go to school for business.  I went to school for interior design. But coupled with growing up in a entrepreneur’s home and my love for strategy/creative problem solving, running my own business was always in the cards for me. 

Over the last few years as I have build Ashley Brooke Designs, one of the most asked questions I have received, is “What are your favorite business books?” So today friends, I am spilling it! Here are six must reads in my book (no pun intended!).

 

ZAG by Marty Neumeier
ReWork by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

 

ZAG Oh my gosh, such a good book on marketing! It’s a must read!

ReWORK Will make you re-think how you are doing pretty much everything

 

Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Purple Cow by Seth Godin

 

The Power of Full Engagement – If you think you were focused before… you were wrong. It also covers work-life-balance, stress management, all the good stuff! READ. THIS. BOOK.

The Purple Cow – I love this book… the list of reasons why is far too long!

 

Great By Choice by Jim Collins
Linchpin by Seth Godin

 

Great By Choice – This book is the sequel to Jim Collin’s Good to Great – super insightful and inspiring!

Linchpin – I legit think about this book pretty much every single day. 

 

Okay, now that I’ve spilled ALL of my secrets… tell me yours! Reading anything good lately!?

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[ABD is Now Boxed!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24196 2016-07-26T11:51:51Z 2016-07-26T11:47:13Z  

Seriously, though.

I know that I have done a few social media posts about our new boxes, but I wanted to formally introduce them to you here! 

I can not tell you how excited we are about our new F-A-N-C-Y packaging. We've been working on these pretty little things for well over a year, and I've had to keep them a secret... and let me tell you, that was not easy. Not spilling all the details on the hot pink, gold foil, polka-dotted magic that we were creating was making me crazy! I am over-the-moon that they are finally here. 

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Seriously, though.

I know that I have done a few social media posts about our new boxes, but I wanted to formally introduce them to you here! 

I can not tell you how excited we are about our new F-A-N-C-Y packaging. We’ve been working on these pretty little things for well over a year, and I’ve had to keep them a secret… and let me tell you, that was not easy. Not spilling all the details on the hot pink, gold foil, polka-dotted magic that we were creating was making me crazy! I am over-the-moon that they are finally here. 

One of the many great things about these boxes, besides the obvious pretty factor, is that they make the perfect gift box! Over 35% of our online orders are gifts (which is AMAZING!) that you guys are sending to each other, so we wanted to make sure that each little present you send gets the extra attention it needs! Plus, trust me, I’ve tried to wrap a coffee mug every-which-way-possible and it just never looks cute! Now, with the boxes, everything is ready to gift!

 

Water bottle box

 

All of ABD drinkware will now come in a pretty little box, and when you hop on over to the online shop you will see! Each product has a photo of the box that is will be arriving in, that way you can see it up close and personal. Also, I just kind of love that every product has it own little image of its own little box. It kind of makes my heart want to explode! 

 

 

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Okay, so now that you’ve been formally introduced, it’s time to become friends!

Happy shopping!

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[My Weekend Lookbook: July 23-24]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24180 2016-07-25T10:53:19Z 2016-07-25T11:00:18Z  

GOOD MORNING & HAPPY MONDAY!

This weekend was full of house projects, crafts, and of course shopping! Hop on over to take a peek at what we've been up to…

 

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GOOD MORNING & HAPPY MONDAY!

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

 

PHOTO 1: Pink Dining Room

It’s officially happening. My dreams of a dusty rose METALLIC dining room are coming true! Last week we did the whole paint sampling thing, and after living with three paint samples on our wall for one full week, we finally decided that yes, a metallic pink dining room is just what we need. Honestly, I can’t believe I have convinced Ryan of this, but let’s be real it’s Ralph Lauren paint, and there is no one he trusts more than Ralph himself! 

I feel as if I need to personally write Mr. Lauren a thank you note for this one. Ha!

 

Ralph Lauren Metallic “Fairy Circle”  // Behr Marquee “Stolen Kiss” // Nike Shoes 

 

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PHOTO 2: Fit for a Queen

A few weeks ago we threw away all of Lucy’s dog beds. They had been around far too long and it was time for some fresh “linens”! Anyway, I ended up feeling terrible because I thought I’d be able to find her a new bed ASAP, but sadly she was bed-less for weeks! For me, the challenge was trying to not spend a small fortune on a dog bed at the store – they are so expensive and, honestly, not very attractive. After coming up dry on the dog bed front I resorted to the fabric store and the talents of my Mother-in-Law. I am beyond excited about the way they turned out and how they perfectly match our master bedroom and office (I’ll show you a peek at the office one later!). Also, bonus, she LOVES them!! I’m so thankful for the craftiest mother-in-law that there ever was… and so is Lucy! 

Now I’m starting to dream up all sorts of other projects we can do together! Up next? Custom pillows for our gorgeous new navy velvet Society Social sofa!

 

 

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PHOTO 3: Tropical Vibes

We have lots of fun travel coming up over the next month or so, and Palm Beach is one of the many places we will be visiting! Both Ryan and I love Palm Beach and I am so excited about going back. So, naturally, over the past few weeks I’ve been collecting all things tropical! And when I spotted these quirky earrings I flipped out and just had to buy them! THEY ARE SO CUTE. 

 

Embroidered Clutch // Bird Earrings (40% off!!)

 

Alright! I’m off to get this week started! Let’s make it our best week yet! xo – AB

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Four Steps to The Perfect Cat Eye]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24120 2016-07-27T19:07:46Z 2016-07-22T11:00:01Z  

Perfecting the Look

Sponsored by L’Oreal Paris 

Let me start by saying that applying eyeliner is not easy, so if you struggle please don't think you're the only one. For the Cat Eye look, drawing two perfectly symmetrical winged lines and then making your lashes look long and thick can be difficult and definitely takes practice.

But over the years I have perfected a system that works for me (thank goodness!).  A look that used to take me all morning I can now do in minutes! And I'm going to show you how to do it too!

Click over for 4 easy steps to the perfect cat eye!

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Perfecting the Look 

Sponsored by L’Oreal Paris 

 

Let me start by saying that applying eyeliner is not easy, so if you struggle please don’t think you’re the only one. For the Cat Eye look, drawing two perfectly symmetrical winged lines and then making your lashes look long and thick can be difficult and definitely takes practice.

But over the years I have perfected a system that works for me (thank goodness!). A look that used to take me all morning I can now do in minutes! And I’m going to show you how to do it too! Honestly, all you need are the right tools, a little bit of practice, and girl, you got this! I pinky promise. 

Also, the BEST thing about this look is that you can pick up every single tool I use at the drug store or grocery store. I know, it’s magical. So ladies, get out your pen and paper, because you need to WRITE THIS DOWN.

 

Step 1.

Choose the right Eyeliner, and save it for last.

Finding the right eyeliner is also not easy. Personally, I use Superstar Liquid Eyeliner. This stuff REALLY works. It’s not too runny, too dry, or too smudge-y… all things that are extra important in a liquid eyeliner.

So here’s the deal, I leave the “finishing” of my eyes last, meaning I have already put on my foundation, bronzer, blush, eyeshadow, and lightly penciled in my brows. The liner and lashes I put on last. 

Ashley Brooke with Superstar Liquid Eyeliner by L'Oreal

 

When putting on liquid eyeliner, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Dramatic is good. Don’t let the boldness of the liner freak you out! You are allowed to be bold!
  2. Start in the middle of your eye. I have found that this works best for me. I start in the middle and draw the winged portion first, then I go back and fill it in and line the rest of my eye. 
  3. Keep your brows in mind. I like to keep the tip of my wing parallel to the end of my brow. 
  4. Try, try, try again! That’s what eye make-up remover and pointy q-tips are for. Also, no one gets it just perfect! I always take my concealer brush and clean up the lines after I’m done. So you can too!

 

Ashley Brooke showing how to apply eyeliner

 

 

Ashley Brooke drawing the cat eye

 

Below is a step-by-step diagram of my process. Screen shot this and keep it for when you try this out later! Hopefully it will be helpful and not creepy that you have a large photo of my eye on your camera roll, ha!

 

Step by step guide to making the cat eye by Ashley Brooke Designs

The right beauty tools make a big difference:

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Step 2.

Curl those lashes!

Phew! You did it! Okay, so after you have successfully lined both eyes, it’s now time to move on to those lashes. But before you apply mascara, you are not allowed to pass go without curling them first! Seriously, people, USE A LASH CURLER. Do not make me tell you again. 😉

Ashley Brooke using lash curler for the cat eye

 

Step 3.

Lash Primer

Okay, now that you’ve curled your lashes it’s time to prime! I have started using L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Primer and I love it. But careful, you can accidentally apply too much. So make sure that it’s only a light coat. The primer will bulk up your lashes (which is a good thing!) but too much will make your lashes look grainy. So keep it simple with one coat and you’ll be fine!

Ashley Brooke with L'Oreal's Voluminous Lash Primer

 

Ashley Brooke applying lash primer

 

Step 4.

Mascara

Lastly, finish your lashes off with a few coats of L’Oreal’s Voluminous Mascara.  I like to put on a good 2-3 coats and let it set. Then put on one more, just so my lashes REALLY pop. Because, honestly, we are not going for subtle here… so go for it! The more the better! 

 
Ashley Brooke applying L'Oreal's Voluminous Mascara

 

Ashley Brooke in mirror using L'Oreal's Voluminous Mascara

 

Ashley Brooke showing how to use L'Oreal's Voluminous Mascara

 

Flat lay photo of L'Oreal products

 

That’s it friends! Can you believe it?! Four easy steps and you have perfected the cat eye.

Okay, now it’s your turn. Try it out and let me know how it goes! Honestly, I’m dying to hear all about it! 

 

Ashley Brooke showing off her complete cat eye makeup

 

Ashley Brooke is a L’Oreal League Ambassador and this post was created in Partnership with L’Oreal Paris.

The L’Oreal League sponsorship is a paid program.

Photographed by: Danielle Nichol Photography 

 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[3 Favorite Summer Nail Polishes]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24107 2016-07-21T15:57:55Z 2016-07-21T15:56:06Z  

My Go-To's!

Lately I've been going back to the same three polishes over and over; so today I thought I'd share with you my faves of the moment! 
Click over and enjoy!
 

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My Go-To’s!

When my sister and I were growing up my mom used to paint our nails and toes every Sunday night.  It was our thing. After all of the hustle and bustle of the weekend we would put on a movie and my mom would give us each a little mani-pedi, then braid our hair (or sponge roll!). That way, first thing Monday morning we would have freshly painted nails and crimped hair from the braids. It was truly THE BEST and one of my favorite childhood memories.  

And, as you can see, this tradition has stuck with me! I make it happen just about every Sunday night, except for the braid part… although, maybe I should break out my sponge rollers and see what happens!? ha!

Lately I’ve been going back to the same three polishes; so today I thought I’d share with you my faves of the moment! 

During the Summer I like to wear all the bright colors! And these three are the perfect shades of pink, coral, and red! Also, I love that all three colors look good on your toes and fingers…I don’t liked mixing nail polishes so that is always an important factor! 

 

OPI

OPI Kiss My I’m Brazilian

The perfect pink! I love this color and have purchased the bottle twice, it’s that good!

(This is what it looks like on!)

 

Julep

Julep Alicia

The perfect coral! I really love this one! It’s a really soft coral, but not sheer… also, it goes on so well!

(This is what it looks like on!)

 

 

Essie

Essie Lollipop

The perfect red! Not too orange, not too pink, and it’s oh-so-glam!

(This is what it looks like on!)

 

 

 

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What are your favorite Summer colors?! I’d love to know!

Acrylic Nail Rack

Photography: Danielle Nichol Photography 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Vanilla Iced Coffee, At Home!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24088 2016-07-20T19:56:20Z 2016-07-20T19:48:14Z  

A Tale of How I Became an Iced Coffee Devotee

If you follow me on Snapchat you might be seeing this reoccurring iced coffee situation happening, so I thought I would officially share with you my new afternoon obsession. Now, let me preface this by telling you that, historically, I hate iced coffee. I realize hate is a strong word, but honestly, coffee is meant to be hot, extra hot in fact. And making it cold is just all kinds of wrong. Until recently when I ate my words....

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A Tale of How I Became an Iced Coffee Devotee

 

If you follow me on Snapchat you might be seeing this reoccurring iced coffee situation happening, so I thought I would officially share with you my new afternoon obsession. Now, let me preface this by telling you that, historically, I hate iced coffee. I realize hate is a strong word, but honestly, coffee is meant to be hot, extra hot in fact. And making it cold is just all kinds of wrong. Until recently when I ate my words….

A few weeks ago Ryan came home from the grocery store with a couple of bottles of cold-brew and I thought to myself, grosssssss. After that initial response, I decided to be a big girl and try a sip of his coffee and that’s when I completely and totally ate ALL my words. Every single one of them. 

What was this glorious nectar?!?! And why in the world have I been drinking piping hot coffee in 100,000 degree Florida weather?! 

Okay, so now that I’m an iced coffee fanatic it’s only fair to turn you into one as well! So here we go…

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Society Social Sofa c/o // Pottery Barn Frames // Ashley Brooke Designs Tumbler // West Elm Pillows // Joss & Main Coffee Table c/o

 

Vanilla/Coconut Iced Coffee Recipe:

 

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Step 1: Cold Brew, we really like this one!

 

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Step 2: Almond Milk, Cream, or Coconut. My personal fave is Almond Milk!

 

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Step 3: Add just a dash of light Agave!

 

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Step 4: Add just a dash of your favorite extract! I love coconut, but vanilla is really good as well!

 

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Step 5: Stir and Serve!

 

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If you try this recipe out you’ll have to let me know what you think! Happy sippin’ friends! 

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Society Social Sofa c/o // Pottery Barn Frames // Ashley Brooke Designs Tumbler // West Elm Pillows // Joss & Main Coffee Table c/o

 

Photography: Danielle Nichol Photography 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Lovely Finds: #NSale 10 Under $200]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24051 2016-07-19T11:48:11Z 2016-07-19T11:00:52Z  

What You REALLY Need!

Unless you've been totally living under a rock, you've heard the news... the biggest and best sale of the year is here and it's magical! Early access to the sale started last week (if you have a Nordtrom Debit or Credit Card you can get in!) and the sale will open up to everyone on the 22nd, so if you haven't already scooped up your favorites, you need too! Because it's really REALLY good.

Click on over to the full post to shop my favorite and most worn basics that are on MAJOR sale! --->

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What You REALLY Need!

Unless you’ve been totally living under a rock, you’ve heard the news… the biggest and best sale of the year is here and it’s magical! Early access to the sale started last week (if you have a Nordtrom Debit or Credit Card you can get in!) and the sale will open up to everyone on the 22nd, so if you haven’t already scooped up your favorites, you need too! Becuase it’s really REALLY good.

During the Nordstrom sales I like to try and grab my staples, the things I know I like and pretty much “wear out” throughout the year! So instead of doing the same post you are most likely seeing all over the internet this week, I thought I’d put together a list of my top 10 must have staples under $200! And freinds, this list is GOOD! 

 

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Pink Illesteva Sunnies!

I have these exact sunnies in tortoise and I LOVE them. I wear them all the time! They are my total go-to pair, plus they are so well made, I’m never worried about them breaking…. which seems to be a thing that happens oh-so-often to me!

 

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(proof of my love for Illesteva, here, here, and here!)

 


 

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Neu Lash!

OMG, this stuff is AH-MAZING! I use this religiously every-single-night and I pinky promise it works! Honestly, my lashes have doubled in length since I first started using it! It’s normally pretty pricey, so now is the time to scoop it up!

 

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(Proof of my love for NeuLash here!) 

 


 

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The Clarisonic!

If you don’t have one, you need one. It’s pretty amazing and truly cleans your face and I think really makes a difference with my complexion. And honestly, it’s one of Oprah’s favorite things, so if you don’t believe me, believe Oprah. It’s a must have.

 

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Nike Sports Bra!

Now is the time to stock up on your Nike sports bras! They are on SUPER sale, and let’s be real… as much as we try to make the Target one fit like the Nike one, it never does! But you really can’t beat a Nike sports bra for Target prices!

 

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Natori Feathers Bra

This past year I have switched from only wearing Victoria Secret bras to Natori Bras and I’m not going to lie to you, it was one of my better decisions. After reading a post Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere did on the Natori Bra I thought I’d give it a try… and I am so happy I did! Not only are they extra pretty and feminine but they are a perfect fit! I have one in blush pink, nude, and black! I’m dying to get a few more colors. Total staple friends, I wear this every single day.

 

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Zella Leggings!

Or as I like to call them, The Best Leggings Ever. I buy a new pair of these every time they go on sale, because nothing is worse than worn black leggings and these are the best of the best! 

 

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T3 Hairdryer

This is a game changer. I’m thinking about buying another one just for my suitcase so that I never leave home without it again. It’s one of those things that I pretty sure I would take with me to a desert island. SO WORTH THE MONEY.

 

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(proof of my love for T3 here.)

 


 

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Ted Baker Handbag!

Everyone needs a “good” black handbag and Ted Baker makes a REALLY great one! I have one that looks EXTREAMLY similar to this and I wear it all the time. IT just goes with everything and it’s extra sophisticated. Also, it’s a really great splurge because it will never go out of style. Also, can we just talk about the fact that it is under $200!? I can’t people. 

 

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(proof of my love for Ted Baker handbags here, here, and here)


 

Ashley Brooke Designs - #nsale 6

Nude Lace-Ups!

I dare you to try and find anything in your closet that these things wouldn’t match! They are beautiful, neutral, classic, and a MUST. You need them, I need them.

 

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Ashley Brooke Designs - #nsale 6

Navy Sued

Can we just talk about how cute these are? Also, they aren’t even $100, so there is that. I love the block heel, the navy color, and the sued…. OMG the sued. They are the perfect Fall staple shoe. We need them. 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[My Weekend Lookbook: July 16-17, 2016]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24039 2016-07-18T14:05:03Z 2016-07-18T11:00:58Z  

GOOD MORNING & HAPPY MONDAY!

Hop on over to take a peek at what I was up to this weekend…

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Ashley Brooke Designs - Pool Party

 

GOOD MORNING & HAPPY MONDAY!

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

 

PHOTO 1: Make A Splash

We spent the better half of Saturday afternoon at the pool with our very favorite people! My besties’ little girl had her 2nd birthday party poolside, so we grabbed our suits and sunnies and headed out for a day of fun in the sun. To be honest, I think the adults had just as much fun as the kids did, but then again, what’s not to love about a Summer Pool party?!

 

Sunnies // Flamingos // Swim Suit

 

Ashley Brooke Designs - Pink Floyds

 

PHOTO 2: Our New Favorite Place to Eat

After church on Sunday we had lunch with friends at Pig Floyd’s in Orlando. If you haven’t yet been to PF you NEED to go! Now, I realize this restaurant isn’t new, but for some reason up until recently we had never been! And since mid June, we’ve been three times! The tacos are unreal, and do not even get me started on their black beans & rice. Seriously friends, you need to make a quick pop in if you are in town, I pinky promise you won’t regret it! 

Also, as a side note… our meal ends up being $20 or less every time, and literally NOTHING makes me happier! 

 

 

Ashley Brooke Designs - Weekend Flowers

 

PHOTO 3: Fresh Blooms

 

There is something magical about a clean house, lit candles, and fresh flowers. Honestly, I think it is the secret combination for a successful start to the week! I love nothing more than waking up on Monday morning knowing that the house is put together and ready for me to get moving.

 

Wholesale Flowers of Orlando

 

Alright! I’m off to get this week started! Let’s make it our best week yet! xo – AB

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