Meet Ashley. She is the winner from the giveaway I hosted on my Instagram a few weeks ago where she won 2 style boards. One her look, a #Uboard with my twist on it and then one board of my picks, #BrookePicks. I had so much fun doing this for Ashley! After asking her some questions I definelty had a good vision of where I wanted to go with this. I made sure to include pieces that could be mismatched into many different looks that are edgy, yet practical for everyday. She is a hairdresser, so I wanted to give her some looks that are still stylish, but professional for her career! I really hope she likes it! Ashley was so easy to style. I mean c’mon look at her!
1. What is your style in your words?
If you could blend relaxed/beachy/boho/biker chic.. I feel like you would get my dream closet.. im working at it! so random.. but I’m okay with the randomness.
2. What kind of outfits are you looking for?
I need more outfits for work! any color/style.. as long as I can move my arms, while I do hair.
3. Where do you shop?
I typically shop at F21, Royalie (boutique in Oceanside), Surf Ride, Captain’s Helm (consignment store in Oside), sometimes nordies/rack/brass plum..there are a few boutiques in Carlsbad Village that I love.. The Beat/ Blues&Shoes.. but I’ve always got my eyes open, anywhere I go. (I’ve found a lot of good stuff at Target, The Closet, Marshall’s/TJmaxx🙈)..
4. What is your spending limit for each board?
Part time mama, on a budget; would love to keep it under a $100 (if possible!!)
5. What are things you won’t wear?
I don’t like to wear anything that is uncomfortable or clingy.
6. What are pieces you find yourself always wearing?
I always have on at least one of the following: cut off shorts, kimono, ankle booties, loose/off the shoulder tops, flannels, pleather leggings, baseball tees. I found a pair of the leopard slip ons, that I love🙌 .. Converse/Vans shoes. pieces that can be dressed up/down and/or can be worn with anything.
7. Are you risky with your style?
Not so risky.. but open to options! I need help! I want a fun style!
8. Is there something you really want to see on your boards?
I wanna see stuff I like, with your fun twist on it!
9. Anything else you’d love for me to know??
I typically stick with solid colors (because it’s safe); and because of all my tattoos, I don’t want to feel like I have “too much going on”.. too busy. although, I love simple floral (mixed with something edgy, so it’s not too “soft/pretty/girly”), leopard print, and (most) thin stripes! I’m looking to go a little outta my comfort zone here! I’m trying to break away from being too plain. I feel like I just need a few fun pieces to spruce up my existing items.
I’m the type that needs a friend to be like “TRY THIS ON!” and I don’t think it looks good, even on a hanger.. but then end up falling in love with it in the dressing room.
So with Ashley, I felt she can totally rock the mismatch wear that I love. I also know that she likes solid tops so I made sure to include that and also add a little bit more color into her wardrobe. I am also a HUGE fan of color! Like she said she likes to play it safe, but I soooooo think she does NOT need to! 🙂
I also wanted to try to keep each board under $100 each and I wanted to find some stuff at some of her favorite shops as well. With these boards, Ashley has the options to buy some or buy all, but the items can be made into different looks when put together. My best advice…. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns together. It adds so much to an outfit and can give it that edgy fun look!
P.S.… As I am working on this post, Caprice is pointing to everything and saying, “Oh cute! That looks like you Mom!”….. I think that’s a good sign if my 4 year old likes it!!!!
I’d love to style you too…. Contact me so we can chat!
#Uboard^^^^ from left to right……
1] MoonDust Floral Kimono @ Royalie $46 2] Pink Floyd Album Tee @ F21 $15 3] Trapeze Cami @ FP $48 4] Free Swing Cami @ FP $30 5] Lace Cami @ Urban Outfitters $49 6] Malone Tribal Bells @ Top Knot Goods $30 7] TOMS Desert Cheetah Bootie @ Nordstrom $73 8] Vigoss Skinny Jeans @ Nordstroms $29 9] Marled Rugby Stripe Cardigan @ F21 $22
#Brooke’sPicks^^^^ from left to right….
1] Beatles Muscle Tee @ F21 $15 2] Simply Stated Felt Fedora @ Cotton On $17 3] Hooded Jacket @ H&M $20 4] Sequin Crop Camisole @ Nordstrom $39 5] Multi Tone Faux Fur @ F21 $41 6] Crochet Hem Bell Bottoms @ The Minted Exchange 7] Steve Madden Ponncho Bootie @ Nordstrom $130 8] Diamond Moto Jeans @ F21 $28 9] Velveteen Damask Kimono @ F21 $30