Black, White, and Ladylike

Some Thoughts on personal Style

My girlfriends and I were recently talking about style and what makes us feel the most like ourselves. Even though some of us have similar styles, none of them are exactly the same… and we all felt that style changes depending on what season of life you are in (single, married, motherhood…). Yet there is usually a consistent theme for everyone. For example, even though I like to bounce back and forth from preppy to old Hollywood glam, the main theme that never changes is feminine

I can’t pull off boyfriend jeans and a tee shirt, I’ve tried.  I barely can do a baseball cap and forget any kind of “oversized” anything. But give me a midi skirt that hits right at my waist and a tube of red lipstick, I genuinely feel like I can conquer the world!

What Makes You Feel Confident?

I find myself feeling the most confident when I’m wearing some version of this classic look and I have a very hard time turning down a midi skirt like this one. 

Honestly, I’d rather wear this over jeans and a pair of sneakers ANY day of the week! 

Last week Ryan and I decided to explore our new local coffee shop, Jacq & Jack, for an afternoon coffee date… Coffee is kind of our “thing” and as soon as we hear about some place new we like to scope it out (it was amazing, by the way!).  And on this particular date I knew just what to wear! 

I’d recently picked up this skirt on mega sale from Lord & Taylor along with this crop top, which made the whole look feel modern and flirty yet still very classic. And with a swipe of NARS in Bloodflower, I went from not ready to having a full “look” in seconds. 

Another thing I love about buying and wearing classic pieces is that they mix and match so well. Like this black leather shoulder bag (30% off!), it’s beautiful and timeless… I’ve been toting it around for the last week straight.  It’s downright adorable!

What’s Your Style?

So what style are you? Are you trendy, preppy, eclectic, girly, or glam?  My advice is to find what makes you feel the most like yourself and wear that. Who cares what everyone else is wearing!?

If you feel good, you’ll look good!

It’s always a work in progress, but if you start there you can’t go wrong, I promise!

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10 Comments

  1. June 7, 2018 / 2:33 am

    I love your style, lovely.

    • Ashley Brooke
      June 7, 2018 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you so much! xx- Ashley Brooke

  2. June 7, 2018 / 7:39 am

    I can see why it’s a go to for you, you look beautiful! So classy and elegant. My comfort outfit is a bright colored shift and white sandals, or skinny jeans and riding boots (depending on the season). I’m like you though, feminine all the way with my wardrobe!
    Have a great day! xAllie
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

    • Ashley Brooke
      June 7, 2018 / 1:10 pm

      Allie! Oh my gosh, you are so sweet! I love a good classic look! Love that you know your style and work it… also you can NEVER go wrong with a shift dress! xx- AB

  3. Linda
    June 7, 2018 / 11:18 am

    I agree with everything you have said in your post. I also can’t come anywhere near to pulling off jeans or casual tops and definitely nothing with slogans or pictures on them. I feel best when I’m wearing classic pieces and I am always complimented when I’m wearing my signature red lips – I never leave home without them (and I’m much older than you). Classic feminine pieces last forever.

    Also, I have to tell you – you are so very beautiful inside and out. You look gorgeous in everything.

    • Ashley Brooke
      June 7, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      Linda! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I love that this post resonates with you and that I’m not the only one who loves a classic red lip!
      Thank you for reading and taking the time to connect, means the world!

      xo – Ashley Brooke

  4. Christina Thomas
    June 7, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    You look gorgeous as usual. You are such a classy lady. I love your feminine style. That bag is so classic and I love the red lipstick. Thank you for helpful tips.

    • Ashley Brooke
      June 7, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      Christina! Thank you so much for your sweet note! You made my whole day!

      xo – Ashley Brooke

  5. Jessa
    June 7, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Led Zepplin tee, black skinnies and boots Happy to have friends like you that show up lookin like a dime in a midi

    • Ashley Brooke
      June 8, 2018 / 10:28 am

      I love you!!! If I could pull off a Led Z tee… you know I would! 😉

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