Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Festive for the Fourth!

Ashley Ciaccia












Independence day, the historical day when our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was approved, is soon to be upon us! What joy it brings me to see people decorating their porches with flags and signs of our beautiful country. I can't help but to become a little bit giddy this time of year; reminiscing of past barbecues with family, parades, fireworks, and playing in the pool with my cousins. This year I hope to have some equally memorable times, in Chicago, with my husbands side of family!

Yes, It's another off-the-shoulder dress, and I will continue to sport this style all year long. I also enjoy exhibiting wedges throughout the season, but you could pair a dress with some sandals by the pool or with heels for a night out. You don't necessarily have to wear the common "America" shirt to join in the festivities. Just dive into your wardrobe and see what items you have that would compliment our country colors. I'm always a fan of a red lip if  you have nothing else, get creative!

Thank You for checking in & I hope this inspired you to celebrate our great nation.

DRESS: Red, White, Blue / SHOES: Cork (& on sale) / HAT: Love This / SUNGLASSES: Chic 

Gotta Blast, God Bless!
-ash

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Jean Dress with Pops of Pink

Ashley Ciaccia
















While driving through downtown, I admired this mural as it was being painted and promised to come back to view it in all of its glory. Well, what a work of art! I'm always amazed at all of the art to be found in my city. There will be future mural finding adventures with my awesome photographer and brother- that's for sure!

The color combination of blue and pink has always had a sweet spot in my heart. Actually, I just got a pair of sneakers in those colors that I posted on my Instagram (@theashleyciaccia). Maybe its because they resemble my favorite candy, cotton candy, or perhaps just because bright colors have the ability to make my outlook more positive. What are your favorite color combinations?

DRESS: similar and under $30 / WEDGES: I'm loving these comfortable ones / BAG: similar 
SUNGLASSES: fossil, similar here / HAT: asos

God Bless, Gotta Blast!
-ash

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The Perfect Summer Dress

Ashley Ciaccia
Today, I'm sharing the perfect summer dress in bright yellow to replace the sun that seems to have gone missing here in South Florida. Not only has it been m.i.a for a few days now, but will continue to elude us for approximately 4 more days this week. Don't worry, I've just started the book "Me Before You" (who's seen the movie!?) Hopefully that, among other things, can keep me occupied inside on these dreary days. 

Now, about this dress...I wore it twice over the weekend, which should tell you something! The material is cotton, so of course it's super comfortable and lightweight. I will warn you to size up, because it is a bit short; I'm 5'3 and wearing a size 6 for reference. Asos has this dress in multiple colors, which I will be ordering at least one more (especially at $25). I can't tell you how much I adore when a piece makes me feel this feminine and chic. Off-the-shoulder is nothing new, but it is a classic style that looks great. It has made a huge appearance this season, and I for one am glad.













Gotta Blast, God Bless!
-ash

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Vibrant Summer Maxi Dress

Ashley Ciaccia
Happy Ash Wednesday, and hope you're having a great week so far. I utterly adore this maxi, especially for in the heat of the summer. Today, I styled this vibrant maxi-dress with some darling accessories. Normally, I wouldn't go for something with such a busy pattern or so many shades. After trying it on, I found it to be perfect for so many occasions and you're sure to stand out. You could wear something like this for a day in the city, date night, church, or a summer picnic.














Similar Maxi Dresses that I like: Pink / Tropical / Blush / Tie-Dye / Favorite!



God Bless, Gotta Blast!

-ash


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

"Amish Dress" + Pink heels

Ashley Ciaccia









I hope that you all had a wonderful memorial day week/weekend. It is super sad that it's already come to an end, because I loved every school-free moment. For me, the time off consisted of so many of my favorite things; fireworks, family, double dates, ice-cream, a beach day, naps, and a concert. Oh, to be on vacation forever, how sweet that would be. David (hubby) and I went to a concert on Wednesday to see one of my favorite bands, mewithoutYou.


 I wore this fun dress that I refer to as my "Amish dress", haha. I can't help but call it that because of the simple design and style of it. My dad actually used to live with an Amish family and I loved that they made their own clothes! You'll never guess where I got this neat piece....Goodwill. Yep, it was probably over five years ago, but I used to shop at thrift stores more and found many good items. I love that it elongated my short frame and makes me feel dressed up but still casual. Obviously, I changed my shoes into some comfortable moccasins before going into the concert. 

Have you found any pieces for a steal from thrift stores? Do Share them with me!

Thanks for stopping by!
-ash

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