Ashley Brooke Designs Sunshine State Creative Studio & Lifestyle Brand on a mission to make everyday just a bit more fancy. 2016-09-30T11:00:04Z http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[October Things, PLUS Free Download!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/september-things-plus-free-download/ 2016-09-30T10:56:54Z 2016-09-30T11:00:04Z  

HAPPY (almost) OCTOBER, FRIENDS!

Fall is officially here, and I'm loving it! October means apple picking, pumpkin patches, and cozy sweaters! Call me basic, but my love for Fall runs deep, and I am so excited it's here!

If you are new here and haven’t seen our downloads before, first welcome, and second, OMG we have so many! Hop on over to our downloads page and just download your little heart out! We literally have pages of them! We want to make sure each month you get a little something fancy that will brighten your day, so consider this my September gift to you!

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HAPPY (almost) OCTOBER, FRIENDS!

Fall is officially here, and I’m loving it! October means apple picking, pumpkin patches, and cozy sweaters! Call me basic, but my love for Fall runs deep, and I am so excited it’s here!

If you are new here and haven’t seen our downloads before, first welcome, and second, OMG we have so many! Hop on over to our downloads page and just download your little heart out! We literally have pages of them! We want to make sure each month you get a little something fancy that will brighten your day, so consider this my September gift to you!

 


 

 

TOP THREE OCTOBER THINGS:

Also, I thought it would be fun to give you a few things that are on my radar this month so … here we go!

 

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#1 Navy Florals

You know me, I love a good floral print…. but I’m loving this navy floral (and it’s on SALE!), perfect for all things FALL!

 

 

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#2 Pumpkin Smoothie

I’m all about that smoothie life, but this pumpkin one sounds EXTRA magical! I’m definitely going to have to give it a try this month! 

 

 

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#3 Rose Colored Sunnies

I’ve had my eye on these J.Crew sunnies for a while now, I’m thinking I may just need to pull the trigger on them! Let’s be real, they’d match pretty much everything I own! 

 

 

Okay, now it’s your turn! What’s on your list for October?!

 


 

 DON’T FORGET YOUR FREE DOWNLOAD! 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[The Easiest Braid Tutorial Ever!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=25123 2016-09-29T16:46:42Z 2016-09-29T16:46:42Z  

Milkmaid Braids Made Easy

Sponsored by L’Oreal Paris 

 

I'm all about a good tutorial, but sometimes they're too hard with too many steps...

It just needs it to be simple but impactful, and this tutorial is just that! Easy, and fun! Also, I really love this hairstyle for Fall.  Just imagine this adorable braid situation the on your Fall apple picking trip, you are going to be adorable, I promise!

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Details:

Old Navy Shirt (similar here) // Loren Hope Earrings // L’Oreal Lipstick (“Blake’s Pink”) , Volume Filler Densifying Gelee, & Blow It Dry Spray 

 

Milkmaid Braids Made Easy

Sponsored by L’Oreal Paris 

 

I’m all about a good tutorial, but sometimes they’re too hard with too many steps…

It just needs it to be simple but impactful, and this tutorial is just that! Easy, and fun! Also, I really love this hairstyle for Fall.  Just imagine this adorable braid situation the on your Fall apple picking trip, you are going to be adorable, I promise!

A Few Notes:

  1. If you have fine hair like me, then you need to thicken it up! I used L’Oreal Volume Filler Densifying Gelee & Blow Dry It Extender Spray… both work like magic!
  2. You will need clear elastic bands, and of course hair-matching bobby pins!
  3. It’s okay if it’s a bit messy… messy is good! 

Now that you have that down, let’s get started! 

 

Step 1. Volume Filler

I have thick hair, but it’s REALLY fine and slippery, it barely holds a curl, let alone a braid. So L’Oreal Volume Filler Densifying Gelee gives my hair both texture and height! 

I just run it through my wet hair before I blow dry, and it works like magic… just wait till you see! 

 

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Step 2. Blow Dry It

The more texture, the better! Seriously! After I blow out my hair, I spray it down with a dry shampoo. L’Oreal’s Blow Dry It is awesome and works wonders for extra texture!

 

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Step 3: Look at your volume!

… see, I told you! MAGIC! 

 

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Step 4: Pigtails

Separate your hair into two pigtails, one on each side, then start a low french braid on one of them! 

Make sure you don’t skip the french braid part. If you just do a regular braid, a lot of the times it looks a little wonky… which is not the look we are going for.

Repeat for the other side.

 

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Step 5: Secure it!

Now it’s time to get this braid into place. Flip one braid over and secure it to the crown of your head, then do the same with the other side. 

Make sure once you get to the top that you either take out your rubber bands and or hide them… you definitely don’t want those showing! 

 

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Step 6: Fly Aways 

And lastly, it’s time to pull out a few fly-aways to frame your face and just to “messy” it up a bit! 

Then, spray it down with your favorite hair spray and you are good to go! 

 

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Step 7: Show it off! 

Snap me and let me know if you try this tutorial out, I’m dying to see your handiwork! And remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect… You can do it! 

 

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Details:

Old Navy Shirt (similar here) // Loren Hope Earrings // L’Oreal Lipstick (“Blake’s Pink”),L’Oreal Volume Filler Densifying Gelee , & Blow It Dry Spray 

 

 

 

 

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[Dressing up the Entryway!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=25094 2016-09-28T21:54:27Z 2016-09-28T21:54:27Z  

Let's Fancy it Up

So here's the deal about Florida. We have foyers, but not typically mud rooms... which is both weird and nice. It's weird because OMG it is "muddy" here, especially during the rainy season... we track dirt, grass, and mud everywhere! But on the other hand, who doesn't love a "foyer"?! Now don't get me wrong, a foyer sounds extra fancy, but in our house, it is truly a glorified hallway/wall that we have to use as both a foyer (i.e. to welcome guests) and also to store boots, umbrellas, bags, leashes, and etc. To be honest, I have had to get pretty creative with the space. And not to mention, it opens up right into our dining room, so it REALLY cannot be messy! 

After moving around our existing furniture every-which-way we could think to, we finally gave up and decided we needed a whole new look for the room! 

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Furnishings:

Joss & Main Table, Mirror, Umbrella Holder c/o // Rugs USA Runner (similar)

Accessories & Decor: 

Ann Taylor Skirt (similar ON SALE), Top (similar ON SALE) // Steve Madden Heels (ON SALE!) // Home Decorators Bowl c/o (similar) // Anthropologie Frame // Sugar Paper Letter Holder // Coffee Table Books 1 & 2 // Hunter Wellies // Cuyana Bag c/o 

 

Let’s Fancy it Up

 

So here’s the deal about Florida. We have foyers, but not typically mud rooms… which is both weird and nice. It’s weird because OMG it is “muddy” here, especially during the rainy season… we track dirt, grass, and mud everywhere! But on the other hand, who doesn’t love a “foyer”?! Now don’t get me wrong, a foyer sounds extra fancy, but in our house, it is truly a glorified hallway/wall that we have to use as both a foyer (i.e. to welcome guests) and also to store boots, umbrellas, bags, leashes, and etc. To be honest, I have had to get pretty creative with the space. And not to mention, it opens up right into our dining room, so it REALLY cannot be messy! 

After moving around our existing furniture every-which-way we could think to, we finally gave up and decided we needed a whole new look for the room! 

We started with the anchor pieces first, and found both the mirror and the amazing table at Joss & Main and I was instantly sold! One of the many things I love about Joss & Main is there fast shipping. I don’t know about you, but as soon as I buy something, I want it now… and J&M get that! 

Once we had our big pieces in, I’m going to be honest, I started to really get excited about the possibilities for this space and from there on out, it was all about the details! 

Books, flowers, candles, and little personal touches like a photo of Ryan and I in front of the Eiffel Tower and my bright red wellies make the room both sophisticated and quirky. A space that used to drive me nuts is now useful, pretty, and a great “first impression” for guests.

 

Before Styling:

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Three Entryway Styling Tips:

  1. Function First: Don’t gorget function. Pretty is great and all, but if it doesn’t work for your lifestyle… what’s the point!?
  2. Buy What You Love: Find anchor pieces you love, and then fill in the rest with items that can be interchangeable! I love the idea of changing this room up during the seasons.
  3. Treasure Hunt in Your Home: Most all of the accessories in our foyer I already had. I just went through our bookcases and closets and fished out a few odds & ends to pull the room together! 

 

After Styling:

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See, you can do it: 

 

Don’t forget, it’s all in the details!

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Furnishings:

Joss & Main Table, Mirror, Umbrella Holder c/o // Rugs USA Runner (similar)

Accessories & Decor: 

Ann Taylor Skirt (similar ON SALE), Top (similar ON SALE) // Steve Madden Heels (ON SALE!) // Home Decorators Bowl c/o (similar) // Anthropologie Frame // Sugar Paper Letter Holder // Coffee Table Books 1 & 2 // Hunter Wellies // Cuyana Bag c/o 

 

In Partnership with Joss & Main

Photographed by Photographed by: Danielle Nichol Photography 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[It’s Time to Play Dress Up!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=25085 2016-09-27T11:13:01Z 2016-09-27T11:00:24Z  

Carrie Bradshaw, duh! 

Dressing up for Halloween can be so much fun, but can also be expensive when doing the whole "costume store" routine! So when it comes to shopping for a fun and innovative costume, I try to think "wearable" — i.e., what can I wear again!?

 

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Carrie Bradshaw, duh! 

 

My friends over at PopSugar asked me to put together a fun look for Halloween, and I instantly thought, Carrie. Because let’s be real, who else would you want to be for Halloween anyway!?!

Dressing up for Halloween can be so much fun, but can also be expensive when doing the whole “costume store” routine! So when it comes to shopping for a fun and innovative costume, I try to think “wearable” — i.e., what can I wear again!?

I am going with a classic Carrie Bradshaw look that is so perfectly timeless and over the top! But the great thing about this look is that each piece is a closet staple. You might already have some of these in your closet! Cream slacks, pink pinstriped shirt, silver clutch, black heels . . . I mean, come on, every single one of these items is 100 percent rewardable! No more $85 catsuit that you wear once and throw in the Goodwill pile. This year, we are actually going shopping!

And to help you with your costume shopping PopSugar is giving away $200 to one lucky winner! So if I were you, I’d totally go enter to win! Because, who doesn’t need a new pair of shoes?!

 

Looking for a few more costume idea… look no further, we’ve got you covered over on Pinterest! —> COSTUME IDEAS (Audrey, Cher, Daisy, and of course more Carrie!) 

 

Details:

pink pinstriped shirt, lace vest, cream slackssilver clutch, gold broch, black tie, and black heels

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Weekend Lookbook: September 24-25, 2015]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=25070 2016-09-26T11:52:36Z 2016-09-26T11:00:32Z  

HAPPY MONDAY!

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

 

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HAPPY MONDAY!

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

 

PHOTO 1: Saturday Morning Bagels

On Saturday morning Lucy and I headed down to the Winter Park Farmer’s market (for the second weekend in a row!) to meet Ryan for breakfast after his morning of tennis. We first swung through the bagel line at the Farmer’s Market and then headed to our favorite spot to enjoy our breakfast. We switched it up from our normal lattes to ice cold, fruit puree teas! There is nothing quite like a slow Saturday morning with my two favorites. 

  

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Details:

Sunnies // Shirt 

 

 


 

PHOTO 2: Cupcakes For The WIN 

Late Saturday afternoon we headed over to a friends house to watch the Florida Gators vs. Tennessee Vols game, and I brought cupcakes! I married into a large Tennessee Football family, so by default… I’m all orange and white! And to be fair, we were all hoping for a win on Saturday, but expecting a loss. So by the forth quarter when it became clear that we were actually going to win, the game became THAT much more exciting! All in all it ended up being such a fun afternoon filled with pumpkin chili, Fall sangria, and fancy cupcakes… and of course the win, just made everything that much sweeter! 

  

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Details:

Cupcakes from B-cupcakes in Winter Park

 


 

 

PHOTO 3: Fall Mani-Pedi

 

On Sunday afternoon I officially brought out the Fall nail polish for my first dark mani-pedi of the season! It’s still 1,000 degrees here, but whatever, I’ve committed. 

 

 

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Details:

Formula X shine, prime, and cleans (<– magical) // Revlon “Hold ‘Em” 

 

Alright, this week is full to the brim of projects so I’m off to get it all started! Let’s make this our best week yet! xo – AB

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Phone Case Giveaway + Monogram Giveaway!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=25058 2016-09-23T11:46:17Z 2016-09-23T11:00:35Z  

Oh yea, It's Happening!

Seriously, I am getting ready to blow. your. mind. We are officially giving away F-O-U-R of our brand new phone cases (in just about any style and any size! See end of post!) AND custom monograms for all four. That means there will be two sets of winners, because we don't want just you to win... we want you AND your bestie to win!! I know. It's insane! 

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Oh yea, It’s Happening!

Seriously, I am getting ready to blow. your. mind. We are officially giving away F-O-U-R of our brand new phone cases (in just about any style and any size! See end of post!) AND custom monograms for all four. That means there will be two sets of winners, because we don’t want just you to win… we want you AND your bestie to win!! I know. It’s insane! 

We’ve teamed up with our bffs over at Dixieland Monograms to provide you the perfect personalized piece to top off your shiny new phone case, and I pinky promise you will LOVE it! 

 

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So, all you have to do is enter in, cross your fingers, do the fancy phone case dance, and wait! We will be naming winners next Friday, but until then… enter and then tell your bestie to enter, because we all love doubling our chances! 

 

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Good luck friends! 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

P.S. Giveaway valid for U.S. residents only!

*Phone cases are limited to iPhone 5s, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, and Galaxy S6 and S7

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Jewlery Organizer]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=25049 2016-09-21T20:40:12Z 2016-09-21T15:15:05Z  

A Perfect Place for your Sparklers!

On Sunday evening I snap-chatted a photo of my jewelry organizer as I was organizing all of my sparkly things, and I was SHOCKED by how many of you snapped me back asking for the details! I tried my best to get back to everyone by sending them the links, but I figured I would just do a quick blog post on it so that you could have all the details in one place! 

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A Perfect Place for your Sparklers!

On Sunday evening I snap-chatted a photo of my jewelry organizer as I was organizing all of my sparkly things, and I was SHOCKED by how many of you snapped me back asking for the details! I tried my best to get back to everyone by sending them the links, but I figured I would just do a quick blog post on it so that you could have all the details in one place! 

 

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I found this magical organizer on Etsy, and it has quite literally changed my life. I used to have all of my jewelry in bowls, plates, and pretty boxes that ALWAYS, no matter what, looked like a hot mess. I never EVER could find anything, and once I finally found the earring I was looking for, good luck finding the other one, because it just wasn’t going to happen. And, don’t even get me started on how many necklaces I have untangled in my lifetime. It was getting intense and WAYYYY out of control. After doing some research late one evening after the jewelry debacle of 2014 I decided either I had to donate it all (because lets face it I wasn’t wearing it) or figure out a long term solution…. and thats when I found this

 

 

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I honestly love it so much and use it every single day. I now get ready a thousand times quicker, and I actually now wear all of my jewelry! It was worth every single penny and I would buy it again in a heart beat!

P.S. You’ll have to snap me and let me know if you pick one up, I’d love to see your jewelry collection! 

 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Minted Gallery Wall Saves The Day!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=25037 2016-09-20T11:41:14Z 2016-09-20T11:00:10Z  

Gallery Wall Magic 

Okay, so... can we just talk about how romantic and magical gallery walls seem UNTIL YOU TRY AND DO ONE YOURSELF. Seriously though, WHY are they so hard?! Especially when Pinterest mocks you and makes you feel like you need an art wall in your house that is perfectly curated with the mix of new and old, trendy and weird, etc. etc... I mean honestly, where do you even start to try and pull that off? Thrift stores? Art galleries? Garage sales? Ebay? and not to mention, who has time for that?!

In all reality, I just want something pretty on my walls, and I hate to say it... but time is of the essence. And THAT my friends is where Minted comes in. 

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Gallery Wall Magic 

Okay, so… can we just talk about how romantic and magical gallery walls seem UNTIL YOU TRY AND DO ONE YOURSELF. Seriously though, WHY are they so hard?! Especially when Pinterest mocks you and makes you feel like you need an art wall in your house that is perfectly curated with the mix of new and old, trendy and weird, etc. etc… I mean honestly, where do you even start to try and pull that off? Thrift stores? Art galleries? Garage sales? Ebay? and not to mention, who has time for that?!

In all reality, I just want something pretty on my walls, and I hate to say it… but time is of the essence. And THAT my friends is where Minted comes in. 

I’ve literally been hiding under a rock apparently, because I totally missed the whole “Minted is selling framed art” situation! And when I actually started to dig into it I realized, Minted isn’t just selling framed art, they are selling REALLY great framed art! This was juuuust what I was looking for… a one stop shop, if you will. I could design my gallery wall, find my art (funky, classic, modern, and weird) all right there, AND BONUS have it delivered to my house already framed and ready to install. It might just be the best thing that has ever happened. 

 And in case you’re wondering about the pieces I chose…

 

My Minted Gallery Wall Details:

(left to right top) rose // blue water // paint strokes // female figure study // golden abstract

(left to right bottom) ampersand // male figure study // pink feathers

Outfit Details:

J.Crew Earrings  (ON SALE!) // Vineyard Vines Top c/o  (ON SALE!!)// Flying Monkey Jeans 

 

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Gallery Wall Layout Tips

When we sat down to order our gallery wall, I sketched out a general idea of what I wanted… if you are having a hard time figuring out your ideal layout, just search “gallery wall layouts” in Pinterest. This search will either make you jump for joy or make you in need of a strong cocktail, so proceed with caution!

We went off of my sketch while we were ordering, and then once everything came in (and OMG it ships quick!) we laid it out on the floor and made a few last minute adjustments before installing it on the wall. 

I am so happy with our choices, and I am kind of wanting to expand the wall out even further! I am a gallery wall addict, and am never sure when one should actually stop. But regardless, I LOVE it and want more!  

  

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One really important thing about any art piece going into my home is whether it has a degree of exclusivity. I don’t really want one million people with my exact same art. A few is fine, but it just can’t be too many.

Fortunately Minted’s collection offers hundreds of Limited Edition Art prints where only a small number of each piece is created. So it lowers the chance of walking into your neighbor’s house and seeing your painting on their wall. 

 

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Minted Gallery Wall Details:

(left to right top) rose // blue water // paint strokes // female figure study // golden abstract

(left to right bottom) ampersand // male figure study // pink feathers

Chandelier:

Light Fixture: Park Studio LA 

Outfit Details:

J.Crew Earrings  (ON SALE!) // Vineyard Vines Top c/o  (ON SALE!!)// Flying Monkey Jeans 

 

 

In Partnership with Minted

Photographed by: Danielle Nichol Photography 

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Weekend Lookbook: Sept. 17-18, 2017]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=25027 2016-09-19T10:55:31Z 2016-09-19T11:00:30Z  

 

HAPPY MONDAY!

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

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HAPPY MONDAY!

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

 

PHOTO 1: Breakfast Date 

On Saturday morning I had to get some work done, so I thought I would pack up my laptop, notebook, and of course Lucy up in the car and head somewhere fun for breakfast with a side of e-mails. We had been cooped up in the office all week and I was dying to get out of the house! It ended up being the best morning, we did breakfast at Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen and then stopped the Winter Park Farmer’s Market for a few extra treats.

 

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PHOTO 2: Green Thumb

We are still on a mission to get our yard back into shape after what seems like the hottest Summer we’ve ever had. Like I said last week, all of our plants turned extra crispy in the Florida sun, so little by little we’ve been replacing just about EVERYTHING! And this weekend, we planted these little happy daisies in our hanging porch pots. Daisies are my absolute favorite!

 

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PHOTO 3: Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

I am officially WILLING Fall and cooler temperatures to get here so I figured I would go ahead and bust out the homemade pumpkin bread (or muffins!)… this is my version of a Fall rain dance! Ha! 

Anyways, I just couldn’t wait any longer and decided it was time to bake! I ended up using Amy’s Healthy Baking Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread recipe and it was delicious and easily adaptable for gluten and dairy free! You should totally put these on your baking list this Fall, they are extra yummy! 

 

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Alright, this week is full to the brim of projects so I’m off to get it all started! Let’s make this our best week yet! xo – AB

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Ashley Brooke <![CDATA[Style: Summer to Fall!]]> http://ashleybrookedesigns.com/?p=24921 2016-09-15T14:34:22Z 2016-09-15T11:00:46Z  

 All you need is a little lipstick! 

Fall is literally right around the corner (actually is 1 week away from today!) which means it's officially time to switch up your look from Summer to Fall!

Now, before you freak out on me, let's talk about some really easy ways to "Fall-up" your look with out investing in a whole new wardrobe!

Especially for those of us who are still living in 90 degree heat, the last thing we want to do is put on a pair of riding boots and cable knit sweater.... we are still wearing bikinis for heaven's sake.

So here's a genius plan you'll want to see for yourself!

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Blue Ruffle Dress (under $60) // Blue Suede Shoes (under $100) // Elizabeth Arden Liquid Lipstick, Eyeliner, and Highlighter c/o

 

 All you need is a little lipstick! 

Fall is literally right around the corner (actually is 1 week away from today!) which means it’s officially time to switch up your look from Summer to Fall! Now, before you freak out on me, let’s talk about some really easy ways to “Fall-up” your look with out investing in a whole new wardrobe! Especially for those of us who are still living in 90 degree heat, the last thing we want to do is put on a pair of riding boots and cable knit sweater…. we are still wearing bikinis for heaven’s sake! 

The easiest way to transition into Fall is by first swapping out your beauty! It’s time to put away those glossy peachy-pink lipsticks and pull out those plums! I recently freshened up my lipstick drawer (yes, I have a drawer… I may have a slight problem) with Elizabeth Arden’s brand new Beautiful Color Bold Liquid Lipstick.

First off, let’s just talk about my Elizabeth Arden lipstick obsession, it is oh-so-real. I use a handful of lipstick brands on the regular and Elizabeth Arden, is definitely at the tippity top of that list. Their lipsticks are highly pigmented, smooth, and not at all drying, not even their matte lipsticks! So when I heard about their new “liquid lipstick” I was ALL about it! 

 

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I’d like to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved the new line, but that would be a total lie, I knew I’d like it. Like I said before, I’ve never met a EA lipstick I didn’t like! 

The Darling Beige, Lavish Pink, and Seductive Magenta are by far my favorite and ever since the beginning of September I’ve been wearing these three by themselves or mixed together.

The colors are still bright (which I love) but with a plum undertone that really lends itself to Fall. 

But before we get into exactly what I used to switch up my look for Fall, I wanted to show you a comparison:

 

Before – Summer Look

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Like you can see, same light blue dress, same accessories (or in this case lack there of! Ha!), same EVERYTHING. The only thing that will change is my make-up! But, clearly this is the perfect “Summer Look” sheer pink lips, light eyes, etc. The whole thing screams Spring and Summer! 

and then… 

 

After – Transition to Fall Look:

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Here is the after! Here’s what changed: I applied darker lipstick, liquid eyeliner, and liquid highlighter for a more bold and in season look… no outfit change needed! The best, right?!

 

Okay, so let’s talk about what just happened…

 

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Step 1: Apply Liquid Highlighter

I use highlighter during every season because I like to sparkle like a Disney princess, but during the Summer months I use a powder highlighter that is a bit more subtle. During Fall/Winter, I REALLY like to sparkle, so I use a liquid highlighter and EA’s Beautiful Color Bold Illuminating Liquid Highlighter is an AWESOME one! I apply it to the tops of my cheek bones and bridge of my nose.

Tip: Also, I am not even sure if the professionals would tell you to do this or not, but I also put highlighter on the tops of my shoulders/collar bone/and, on my shins! Like I said, I’m all about the sparkle. 

 

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Step 2: Layer on the Liner

Thick lashes are and most likely will ALWAYS be in style, and one of my favorite ways to make that look happen is liquid eyeliner. Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Bold Defining 24HR Liquid Eye Liner is all kinds of serious. It LEGIT lasts for 24 hours, not even kidding!

Now, to be honest, I have an arsenal of liquid liners that I like to use and I hadn’t ever put an Elizabeth Arden liner into rotation before. But friends, this is my new, favorite skinny liquid eyeliner. The tip is ultra thin, thinner than any other liner I have ever used, and I love the way I’m able to create a really subtle cat eye… because for this look, I am all about the lips! 

Tip: Liquid liner takes practice, but don’t be afraid of trying! You can totally do it!! 

 

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Step 3: Put on those lips!

Now, this is where your look will really transform, so don’t be afraid of the color! If I had a nickel for each time someone told me that they were nervous about wearing bold lipstick I would buy a pony.

Friends, just do it. I PROMISE you will love it and you will feel all kinds of “I-am-woman-hear-me-roar” like when you do. 

Tip: If you are still nervous about a bold lip (even after my pep talk) then buy the color you really want to wear and the color shade below it! That way you will be able to blend your way into it. 

 

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… And now you are Fall ready! 

Just three simple little tricks to take your look from Summer to Fall without breaking the bank! I hope you try this super EASY look out and let me know what you think.

 

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Blue Ruffle Dress (under $60) // Blue Suede Shoes (under $100) // Elizabeth Arden Liquid Lipstick, Eyeliner, and Highlighter c/o

 

In partnership with Elizabeth Arden

Photographed by: Danielle Nichol Photography 

 

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