Monday, April 30, 2012

Ashley Gale Photography - Jason 1 Year

Remember this {cute little man} at 6 months?  Well, I had the pleasure of taking photos for him again - he is one now... and he is still ALL smiles!  We took photos of him indoors and outdoors - and even got a few great ones of him riding his brand new 4-wheeler in his super cool shades! :)  Jodi & Jeff - can't wait to share to rest with you!  Thank you again for allowing me to photograph your little guy! xxoo.

Instagram: ♥ my chucks

These classic shoes are always an easy go to!  I wore them as a kid, I wore them in college and now I'm wearing them as an adult!

But... I'm not the only one still wearing my chucks - check out these images I found on {pinterest} of all kinds of chuck inspiration!  They seriously go with everything....

Black and white perfection...

Oh, and if you didn't believe me that they go with everything - I bet you will now...

colored chucks :)

Feel free to link up your instagram posts throughout the week!  And... thank you to those who already link up every Monday!  I truly enjoy looking at your photos!!

Have a great week!! Check back soon... I have a great giveaway coming up this week!! xxoo.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Instagram Photo Boards

Just came across this creative way of displaying instagram photos! I think I am going to make this my newest summer project!  Check out the details at {Daffodil Design}. Have a great weekend!!

Friday's Fancies: {Date Night} ♥

Happy Friday!  Sorry I didn't post much this week - I decided to take a couple days off and just relax in the evenings.  I didn't have too much going on this week, but I feel like the week still got away from me -!  Today's {Friday's Fancies} theme is date night. I ♥ date nights with Alejandro, so this was a perfect theme for me! :)  Whether our date is a quick getaway to NYC, a fun restaurant in Philly (I love BYO's) or a cozy night in with homemade dinner and wine - I look forward to any kind of date with him.  And with the warmer weather (slowly) approaching, I have been dreaming of some outdoor dates. I love patio dining and summer cocktails - so here is my inspiration for a summer date night! xxoo.

all images {via}
Linking up with {av} for Friday's Fancies.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Instagram: Maryland Wedding

Happy Monday! :) I just got back from a great trip to Maryland with Alejandro!  We had our first wedding of the season... I say "first" because we have quite a few between now and September!  No complaining here - I love wedding season!  Also love this photo of us...

Yesterday, I finally got my phone fixed! I actually kind of got used to the completely shattered screen, but the glass was starting to fall out piece by piece... so my phone was actually becoming a little dangerous - oops!  I found this little kiosk in the mall that fixed shattered iphone glass, but not only did they fix my screen, they converted my black phone to a white one - all for 50% of what Apple wanted to charge me!  Yes, please!!! :)  Happy to be back in the world of iPhone apps - especially "draw something"!!

Also, congratulations to {Ashlee Nichols} for winning the JewelMint giveaway!!! AND... a big happy birthday to {Kristin}!! Hope everyone has a great week!! xxoo.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ashley Gale Photography: Sisters

I had to share a couple cute photos of the sweetest little sisters ever!  Say hello to Claire and Lucy --  I have the pleasure of working with their Momma and was so excited when she asked me to photograph her little ladies!  Such a fun afternoon with them! xxoo.

Friday's Fancies: {Picnic Primped}

It's pretty much my dream to go on a super romantic picnic in the woods or a park - as long as I have a cute place setting with pretty flowers and a bottle of wine... (oh, and the boy of course, too :)!  How adorable are these little picnic set ups --

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I am very aware that I am living in a fantasy world right now... but my boyfriend reads my blog, so maybe this little fantasy will become a reality one day! ;)  Since I am linking up with {av} for {friday's fancies}, I thought I would put together a little picnic outfit... inspired by the classic red and white check tablecloth!  Hope you have a great weekend!! xxoo.

Shop this look:

Checkout my {JewelMint Giveaway} - 2 days left! 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Navy + White...

Stripes!!! Can you think of a more classic pattern? I’ve always loved {stripes}, but my favorite is definitely the perfect color combo of navy + white! If you’re like me, you own at least 3 different navy and white striped shirts (wait, I think I have like 10 – I swear they are all different, haha!). Check out these amazingly- fabulous, super-chic way to wear this classic pattern… I want every single one of these outfits – ahhh, dying over them.

all images {via}
Checkout my {JewelMint Giveaway} - 3 days left! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wishlist: Octagon Initial Bracelet

Newest item on my ever-growing wishlist... the super fun {octagon initial bracelet} from Bauble Bar!! I seriously want 3 of them with each of my initials... and the colors, ahhh, how would I pick which colors I like best?!! :)  Ps. They really should have modeled these with an "A" (best letter ever, obviously)! ;)

Just Saying...

Love everything about this little message... the perfect Wednesday pick me up! Hope you guys are having a great week! Not sure about you, but I am definitely ready for the weekend - heading to DC for a Wedding on Saturday!  Do you have any fun plans?? xxoo.

Checkout my {JewelMint Giveaway} - 4 days left! 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Instagram: Drinky, Drinks!

Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  I can't believe how amazing the weather was!! On Saturday, it was almost 80 degrees, so we headed to the Philadelphia Zoo (first zoo in America) to walk around! It was fun!!  And.. on Sunday I had a couple photo sessions (sneak peak coming soon).  Last night I was scrolling through my phone and found some photos of fun drinks - thought I would share a few with you today!  Cheers...

an oldie... but a goodie! :)
This week is going to be another crazy one for me at work, but I'll try to be back a couple of times this week!  In the mean time, checkout my {JewelMint Giveaway} - 6 days left!  xxoo. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Coachella Giveaway: {JewelMint}

I am very excited to be a hosting a Coachella inspired giveaway from {JewelMint}.  But before I share the giveaway - check out this desert chic video featuring JewelMint muse and designer, Kate Bosworth.  The video showcases shots from Coachella hot spots like the ACE hotel restaurant and Lautner hotel. I love the inspiration featured below and love that the desert vibe and vibrant spring colors are reflective in {JewelMint}’s latest collection.

Ok, back to the giveaway :) {JewelMint} is hosting an exclusive giveaway of the Raj Bracelet, which is a key style featured in the video above (scroll over to .20 to spot it)!! Just in case you missed it... here is what one lucky ready of a {little} dash of ash will win:

Ahhh, love that it is a ring and bracelet in one!! Please use Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway!  Good luck and have a great weekend!!! xxoo
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday's Fancies: {Festival Girl}

Happy Coachella Day!  Today is the first day of the sold out music festival in the California desert!  I've never been to Coachella, but I secretly really want to go - even though I feel like my time is kind of running out to spend crazy amounts of money to camp in the desert for a wild, out of control weekend.

images {via}
This year I am extra inspired by festivals since there has been a lot of talk about them at work!  {Free People} has a {festival shop} online - complete with apparel, accessories and the cutest {tents} in the world!  Seriously, I think I might need to buy one of the tents... just in case I make it to a musical festival this year! ;)

If I were attending the party out west... here is a little {Friday's Fancies} inspiration of what I would wear:

{Shorts} {Tank} {Crochet Foot Tie} {Bracelets}
So fun!!!  And... since I am so excited about the festival, I am hosting a Coachella Inspired giveaway from {JewelMint}!!.  Check it out {here}! :)  xxoo.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

LC + Glamour Mag = Fab

Ok, I have a little secret - I may or may not have a little girl crush on {Lauren Conrad}!  And... her photoshoot in {Glamour Magazine} has me wishing for adorable summer clothes and that itty bitty body of hers! Check out some of her cute photos...  Ohhh, and those purple shoes - I just ordered!!! They are on sale for only $28 at {Kohl's}!!!! :)

images {via}

Shop my favorite look by LC below:
Pink/White Stripe Purple Crown {Dress}
FABULOUS Purple LC Lauren Conrad {Wedges}

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yellow + Grey

Happy Wednesday!  Just wanted to leave you with a little yellow "sunshine" inspiration for the rest of this week!  Rumor is.... it will be 80 degrees on Sunday!  Can't wait!! I have a couple photo sessions schedule for Sunday - can't wait to shoot outside again! Have a great day! xxoo.

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Monday, April 9, 2012

An 'Eastergram' Weekend! :)

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter / Passover!  We spent the weekend in Philly (finally) and enjoyed the fabulous spring weather and holiday!  I finally took a few new photos this weekend  (even with my cracked iPhone screen)...  here are a few of my favorites:

1. Alejandro's basket! He got a new pair of {sneakers}, cute nautical no-see socks (you can't see the navy pair with the anchors) and eggs filled with candy!  2. My basket from Al!! Isn't it adorable? And... a little Kate Spade pouch - that made me perk up more than the candy! ;)  3.  Pretty yellow tulips... inspired by Friday's {blog post} 4.  They are starting to bloom  and look just lovely - thanks baby! Oh, and that decorative piece behind the flowers... I am not quite sure what it is? I picked it up at the Anthropologie sample sale on Friday and it's starting to grow on me!! 5. A little evening snack for us on Saturday - our favorite!! 6. My sweet Kate Spade surprise!  Love these  adorable {gum drop earrings} so much!!

Hope you have a great week! xxoo.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Congrats - Winner of April Showers Giveaway!

Congratulations to Jessica Finical for winning the däv rainboots giveaway!!  Not only did she tweet about the giveaway once, but I think that second tweet gave her a little extra luck! :) Congrats, girl!  Send me an email with your size and address and we'll make sure to get them out to you very soon! xxoo.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Happy Weekend!

Just wanted to say that I hope you all have a great Easter weekend!!  I hope it is as fun and beautiful as these yellow flowers in this perfect {Tory Burch} bag!  xoxo.

Ps. Only a couple more hours to enter my {April Showers Giveaway}! Good Luck!

Friday's Fancies: {Flower Power}

I know this is a trend you have seen on my blog already - {last year}, {two months ago}, {last month} - but I just can't get over floral printed - everything!  Since it is officially Spring, florals have been popping up more and more in my outfits!  But... I am completely inspired by this photo right here....

... because seriously, whoever can off two different floral prints at the same time is my hero! :)  Here is a montage of other floral inspirations I am loving right now!  Sorry it is a little floral-overboard! Happy Spring!! PS. Linking up with {av} for {friday's fancies}... hop on over to see other floral inspired outfits this week!  xxoo.

all images found {via}

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I feel like I laugh out loud at least once a week at a completely relatable ecard floating around the web!  {Someecards} (especially the "your ecards" that users create themselves) are absolutely hilarious!! Here are some of my favorites...

Why are half of these related to pinterest??! I'm an addict. Ha. I think I need to find a new hobby! ;)

Update 7.15.12 - Did you get to this post by googling "funny ecards"? If so - Welcome!! Check out my latest favorite ecards {here}! And feel free to follow my blog under "My Readers" (to the right hand side) for more daily inspiration and funny ecards! Hope you stop back soon! xxoo.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Showers Giveaway: {däv rainboots}

Happy Tuesday!  I am excited for today because I am hosting a little giveaway by {däv} who specializes in weatherproof luxury footwear.   

Who is däv?
"däv rainboots is a stylish, trendy alternative to ordinary footwear for those wet days. We pride ourselves in unique and trendy designs that are perfect for everyday wear, but are also practical and well constructed to keep your feet dry during rainy days. Launched in fall 2008, däv quickly rose to the top of performance rain wear with over 800 retailers ordering the brand in the first year.  Crafted with the finest materials such as ultra-plush fleece linings, shock absorbing insoles and contour fit technology, däv is becoming a must-have for celebrities and shoppers in trend-setting boutiques worldwide. Covered in top fashion magazines, news programs and high profile events, däv features cutting-edge innovation, original silhouettes, hardware and prints. Each design is wear-tested for comfort and durability, assuring the highest quality possible."  

Why I am excited...
When I first received my däv rainboots, I thought - "these are too trendy for me"!  Probably because I am used to my classic hunters.  However, I put them on and they were the most comfortable rainboots ever (lined with fleece and fit perfectly to my foot, not chunky like many other weatherproof boots I have tried)!! Also, they added a fun element to my outfit! :)

The Giveaway:
One reader of a {little} dash of ash will win the English Solid Black Rainboot with removable silver studded ankle belt in your size, $90 value.  The giveaway will go from 4/3 - 4/7.  Please use Rafflecopter below to enter and check back on Saturday to see if you have won!  Good luck!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Instagram: April Showers

Why do the weekends go by so fast?? Last minute, Alejandro and I headed up to NYC on Saturday morning to find him a place to live this summer (success - super nice place in Greenwich Village), as well as check out the new {Free People} store at Rock Center (beautiful) and have lunch with {Kristin} (we showed up in matching outfits - can't go wrong with dark skinny jeans, a faded chambray shirt and gold flats).  It was a fun day in the city - except it was freeeeeezzzing!  The rain this weekend didn't help either!  Luckily, {däv} sent me a new pair of rainboots that I wore out and loved!! Didn't think I could pull them off since I'm not quite the "black/studded type" - but surprisingly, they worked! :) More about them tomorrow because däv will be hosting an April Showers giveaway on my blog and these fun, studded boots can also be yours!  Check back at midnight!!  Have a great week! xo.

Thanks to everyone who links of weekly!  I truly enjoy looking at all of your photos! 
The link list is open to everyone! :) 

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