Ashley’s Favorite Things: Jules Reid

Fun Resort Wear Attire to Wear at Your Next Pool Party

I am so excited that I recently discovered Jules Reid clothing!  Her
apparel is so chic and stylish.  The styles are bold, the patterns are
bright, and the materials are all very nice!
There’s definitely a transformation that happens when you put on a
piece of clothing by Jules Reid.  It’s like the clothes have a
personality of their own, and then you find matching accessories and
get in an atmosphere that fits the scene.

Life of The Pool Party with Jules Reid

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THE QUEEN BEE

I picked out the Parisienne in Fushia Floral, I love the pattern and
the long gown style dresses right now.  It’s a classy and elegant
dress that’s perfect for any type of summer party or event.  You will
be the Queen of the party in this dress!  People will be asking you
where they can buy your dress and want to know what big event you are
heading to next.
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HOSTESS OF THE PARTY

I love The Long Beatrice in Orange Kiwi print.  It’s like nothing else
I have ever seen.  When I put it on, I feel like I’m the hostess of
the pool party!  It has such an elegance to it, with its long length.
It has a statement of, “I don’t take myself too seriously, but I
always want to stand out and be amazing!”

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

Rompers are great to wear in the Summer.  I love that they are one
piece and so easy to throw on and perfect for every occasion.  You can
run around and be ready for everything that is thrown your way.  I
picked out the Rosie Romper in Round@Blue.  The pattern is
eye-catching and vibrant!  Everyone will want to be your friend in
this fun romper!  It has an approachable and friendly vibe!
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THE LIFE OF THE PARTY

My favorite pieces from the collection are The Beatle Dress in
Multicolor Ikat and the headscarf.  Hair accessories really dress up
an outfit, and Jules Reid makes a fabulous headwrap!  The  Ikat print
of The Beatle Dress is like a painting! The dress fits really well and
can easily transition from being at the ultimate pool party to an
evening out.  In this outfit, people will find you fun, outgoing, and
exciting!
We’re really excited to go to our next pool party with Jules Reid!

Jules shares some of her favorite things with us:

1.) What’s your favorite vacation destination?
My favorite vacation destination is Sardinia, the island off of Italy.
I had the chance to go there for a week this summer, and it was truly amazing.
The southern part of the island is called the Emerald Coast. The water and the rolling hills are truly
stunning.
2.) Do you prefer: road trip, plane or train?
Plane trip
3.) Who are your favorite travel companions?
I love to travel alone, believe it or not.
But when I do travel with a companion…it would be with 1 of my 3 sons. ( not all together!) or with my best girlfriend.
4.) If someone inspired your success in the fashion industry, who would it be and why?
My inspiration goes directly back to Emilio Pucci in the 60’s.
5.) I always have… in my purse?
My GUCCI wallet, 3 shades of lipstick, my Petales Chantecaille perfume, my PEACE sign key chain by Edie Parker, dental floss, band-aids, and some cash. ( hopefully)
6.) Where’s your favorite place to go for inspiration?
I get A LOT of inspiration in Palm Beach. My other go to spot for inspiration is Tulum, Mexico.
7.) What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?
The craziest thing that has ever happened to me is believing that you can meet and know a man for only 3 months, and decide to get married. It has been a life lesson that affects me daily.
8.) What are your favorite words of advice?
Do No Harm~ the Dahli Lama
Well behaved women rarely make history ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Shine like the whole universe is yours ~ Rumi
9.) Anything you’d like to add?
Yoga has been my salvation, color adds happiness to every day, EVERYone deserves a fighting chance.
Special thank you to the fabulous Jules Reid for working with us on this post.
All apparel C/O Jules Reid

Ashley’s Favorite Things: Lisi Lerch

Summer Fun Earrings

Lisi Lerch has such a wonderful story! We love that she freed herself
from her 9-5 full-time job to follow her true heart! What began as an
adventure of creating Kentucky Derby inspired-hats, turned into the success of
her very popular jewelry line.
Lisi was inspired by her grandmother’s jewelry collection and has
taken her love of beautiful accessories to each piece she
creates!
We love that her earrings are bold, bright, and creative!  Brittany
and I picked out the Margo-Ear Candy earrings, as they literally look
like candy!  We love statement pieces that speak for themselves!  When
you’re getting dressed, why wouldn’t you make your outfit fun?  These
earrings are bound to put you in a cheerful mood!
We also picked out the Firecracker Earrings!  They literally look like
fireworks!  They’re really fun and easy to wear, as they go with
everything!
We’re really excited to see what Lisi comes up with in the next few
years!  She’s definitely a fun brand to put on keep on your radar!
She will not disappoint!
Earrings c/o Lisi Lerch 

Brittany is an award winning fine art photographer and internationally published writer who is more than busy, and happy, putting her skills to work on TheJeepGirls and TheJeepGirlsBlog with her little sister. She never thought that she would be managing a blog biz, but if she admits it, she has been “blogging” for 15+ years through internet platforms. She loves learning about neurolinguistic programming, is a voracious reader, sometimes sappy romantic fiction, and works best on deadline. Her best buddy is her white Pomeranian, Glacier, but her family and her boyfriend make her world possible. She feels at home in Spandex with sparkling water, and a 1lb. bag of baby carrots beside her and her furry friend.

Ashley’s Favorite Things: August Morgan

We love the stylish flair that Kate Hersch has added to such classic
and timeless pieces with her August Morgan apparel line.  Brittany
picked out the Greyhound in Pink & White.  It’s an elegant shirt dress
with the cutest ties on the sleeves.  We love it as a pool cover up or
an everyday dress.  It is lightweight and a perfect staple to our
summer wardrobe.
I picked out the Shany dress.  I love the full sleeves and the length
of it!  These items are practical and perfect for the gal that is
always on the go, but doesn’t want to compromise her style!
We also love the cloth coasters.  They’re so cute and fun!
We are constantly inspired by the Kate Hersch of August Morgan!
Here she shares some of her favorite things with us:
1.) Where’s your favorite place to go to relax?
http://www.clarksoysterbar.com/ in Austin. I love a weekend lunch with
oysters, wine, and perhaps caviar!

2.) Favorite accessory?
Vintage Native American jewelry

3.) Who are your favorite travel companions?
My family!  We love a beach and we love to eat!

4.) If someone inspired your success in the fashion industry, who
would it be and why?
Lilly Pulitzer.  She started with a basic idea; a shift dress and her
idea turned into phenomenon.

5.) I always have… in my car:
Unsweetened iced tea

6.) Where’s your favorite place to go for inspiration?
Mexico.  So much history, beauty and art.

7.) What are your favorite words of advice?
Don’t give hoot about what others think about you!

8.) If you could have dinner with anyone (past or present), who would
it be and why?
Diana Vreeland.  Such vision!

9.) Where’s your favorite place to go on vacation?
Bridgehampton, NY

10.) What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you?
Not fit for print!

11.) What song can you listen to on repeat?
Whiskey River by Willie Nelson

Shandy Dress and Greyhound Dress C/O August Morgan.  Headbands C/O France Luxe.

Ashley’s Favorite Things: France Luxe (L. Erickson)

The perfect headband always has a bow!

Hats, fascinators, hair clips, hair combs, headbands, and any other
type of hair accessory is always one of my favorite things to buy! I
always gravitate to big statement items with sparkles and giant bows.
I recently was talking to Brittany about my love of hair accessories,
and I said they are always so pretty, and they easily make an outfit
look that much better.  Pants are always hard to buy, but if you
stick to buying hair accessories, you will always have something
pretty to look at!
Since 2007 when one of my college roommates introduced me to the show
Gossip Girl, I’ve created an extensive headband collection.  I’m
always looking for the best bows, most comfortable and most stylish
headbands.

Accessorizing with France Luxe

Some of my favorites are my L. Erickson headbands by France Luxe.
Their amazing bows are custom-made.  All of their headbands are
really comfortable to wear and every time I wear one, someone stops to
ask where it is from.
I recently discovered their earrings.  All of the France Luxe
accessories are timeless and classic.  They make so many
types of accessories!  From hair bands to hair clips and earrings,
they’ve got the accessory department covered, especially at our house!
Accessories shown C/O France Luxe  Dresses C/O August Morgan
-Double Loop Bow Headband- Silk Dupioni Color: Dandelion
-Two Tier Bow Headband-Silk Charmeusa Shades of Fall Color: Navy
-Flower Bomb Earrings Color: Tokyo/Gold
-Two Tine Knotted Bow Headwrap- Silk Dupioni

Ashley’s Favorite Things: Julie Brown

I have always been a fan of Julie Brown Designs!  I guess you could
call me a Julie Brown Girl!
For our recent road trip to Las Vegas, Brittany picked out a Julie
Brown Romper for me, and I fell in love with it!  It was so easy to
travel in, and I found so many uses for the matching belt.  When we
went to the Seven Magic Mountains outside of Las Vegas, the wind and
dust were so strong, that I tied the belt on my head like a headband.
When we went out to dinner, my new-found headband became a bow around
my neck, sort of like a scarf.  I love when an outfit can transition
with my mood and personality!  (Anytime there is a removable belt, I
find more uses for it!  It usually ends up in my hair.)
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I love the romper so much that I just picked out the new Annabel
Romper!  The pattern is fun and bright!  (My two favorite things).  I
wish more designers made apparel like this.  It’s literally like
wearing a romper and a swimsuit at the same time.  What I mean by
this, is that it fits really well, but the materials are perfect for
really hot days.  I put the romper on at the gym the other day, and
the National Nutritionist at Lifetime Fitness loved it!  It’s such a
funny story because when I showed her the Julie Brown tag, she was
shocked because her name is also “Julie Brown.”  It’s always funny how
things work like that.  She will now forever be a Julie Brown Girl.
Brittany picked out the Scarlett Dress.  It is so beautiful! I’m glad
that it fits both of us!  I just recently got interested in long gown
dresses, and this is one of my favorites!  It’s perfect for a Summer
wedding or event!  It’s simply classic and stunning!
 Annabel Romper and Scarlett Dress C/O  Julie Brown .

Ashley’s Favorite Things: Deva Curl

Finding the Perfect Curls with DevaCurl

Best of CO Vail
Finding the perfect curl routine is always an evolution.  When I was
very young, we use to travel to LA to visit our aunt, and one of my
“must have travel essentials” was a spray bottle and a comb.  I would
use a spray bottle filled with water to flatten my curls.  My mom said
I would have comb marks on my forehead trying to get rid of the curls.
After grade school, on Friday evenings, our friends would spend the
time to straighten my hair.
I started to embrace my curls in high school when Brittany’s friend
Vanessa Diaz had me over one Friday night, (Brittany had to work) and
showed me how to style my curls.  I have loved my curls ever since!
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When I saw that Nordstrom was carrying DevaCurl, I started to
investigate and all the girls that I found using DevaCurl had
amazing curls, so I decided to try the magic myself!
My DevaCurl Routine:
1.)    Wash with NO-POO ORIGINAL
2.)    Condition with ONE CONDITION ORIGINAL
3.)    Brush hair when wet in the shower
4.)    Dime size amount of B’LEAVE-IN
5.)    Quarter size amount of ULTRA DEFINING GEL
6.)    Diffuse roots with DEVADRYER and DEVAFUSER
7.)    Touch up frizzy curls with BEAUTIFUL MESS
DevaCurl has so many products to try! Their products are
100% sulfate, paraben, and silicone free. I love how soft and defined
my curls feel with DevaCurl.  It’s such an easy process that makes a
big difference!
Products C/O DevaCurl

Eureka! We’ve Found Gold!

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As any Prospector will tell you…you have to believe that you will find
gold and YOU WILL!

This year, we were mining for gold on our hike to Delicate Arch. We
dressed up each of our Prospectors with neon colored bandanas from
Oriental Trading. The bandanas made the best headbands, arm bands,
scarves, and handkerchiefs. The best thing about bandanas is that
they can be worn any way you’d like, and they are always in style!

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Once we made it to the Delicate Arch, we stopped to enjoy some
brightly colored minerals, also known as rock candy. Oriental
Trading has a variety of candy options, and the rock candy was so
fitting for this environment! We choose the variety pack, as it was
brightly colored, with a variety of flavors!

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Once we finished our hike, every Prospector found a brightly colored
organza bag filled with GOLD! (gold coins, that is!) It was the
perfect ending for such a wonderful starry night hike!

Until next time,

Ashley

In exchange for our honest feedback, Oriental Trading hooked us up with some great items to check out on our adventures, though the opinions are all our own.

For more fun party themes, visit OrientalTrading.com

Ashley’s Picks: Las Vegas

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Brittany is an award winning fine art photographer and internationally published writer who is more than busy, and happy, putting her skills to work on TheJeepGirls and TheJeepGirlsBlog with her little sister. She never thought that she would be managing a blog biz, but if she admits it, she has been “blogging” for 15+ years through internet platforms. She loves learning about neurolinguistic programming, is a voracious reader, sometimes sappy romantic fiction, and works best on deadline. Her best buddy is her white Pomeranian, Glacier, but her family and her boyfriend make her world possible. She feels at home in Spandex with sparkling water, and a 1lb. bag of baby carrots beside her and her furry friend.

Ashley’s Favorite Things: Onzie

What To Wear For Hot Yoga

Our summers in Arizona are hot, and we’ve found the best way to stay
cool is with our apparel.
Every morning when we get ready to head to the gym, we look for
clothing that is going to keep us cool!  Luckily we’ve added a variety
of Onzie items to our wardrobe over the last year!

The best part about Onzie pants is that they feel awesome, and you can swim in them!

Here’s a few reasons why we love Onzie:
1.    The materials are wonderful! You can wear Onzie everywhere, from
spin class to the pool and to the beach, the materials are so durable
and they dry so fast (they can be worn in chlorine and in salt water)
2.    The clothes fit so well!  The pants seem to hold everything in, and
the tops are loose and flowy
3.    Everything is made right in Southern California (design, knitting,
dyeing, sewing)
4.    The clothes are super fun and stylish, you are guaranteed to get compliments!
 
Onzie also offers lounge wear, youth apparel, and mens clothing!
Special thank you to Onzie for sponsoring this post!

Ashley’s Favorite Things: L.L. BEAN

What To Wear To The Cabin

As Midwesterns, we love our stripes and preppy style. L.L. Bean
always has the best items that keep us looking classic! As girls that
try to take care of our things, we always want our products to last!

It is such a relief to have a brand like L.L. Bean that stands behind
their products, and designs them to last! They always offer free
shipping, with no minimum order requirement.

Every time we head to Northern Arizona, we feel like we are in Maine!
The pine trees make us feel like we are in the woods at our rustic
cabin. To compliment the atmosphere, we always gravitate toward The
L.L.Bean Signature Collection.

 

Our Look

Ashley by lake

L.L. Bean offers fine craftsmanship in wearable materials.

Ashley
Signature Poplin Dress in Navy Bird Print
Signature Madras Button-Front Shirt Dress in Bold Coral
Women’s Crescent Beach Sun Hat

Brittany in Madras dress

If you want to be covered yet in light clothing, L.L. Bean offers light materials and lovely bags.

Brittany
Signature Poplin Dress in Bright Navy
Signature Madras Button-Front Shirt Dress in Navy
Women’s Sunday Afternoons Havana Hat
Leather Handle Boat and Tote in Dark Green

c/o L.L. Bean

 

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Brittany is an award winning fine art photographer and internationally published writer who is more than busy, and happy, putting her skills to work on TheJeepGirls and TheJeepGirlsBlog with her little sister. She never thought that she would be managing a blog biz, but if she admits it, she has been “blogging” for 15+ years through internet platforms. She loves learning about neurolinguistic programming, is a voracious reader, sometimes sappy romantic fiction, and works best on deadline. Her best buddy is her white Pomeranian, Glacier, but her family and her boyfriend make her world possible. She feels at home in Spandex with sparkling water, and a 1lb. bag of baby carrots beside her and her furry friend.