Who says no white after Labor Day?

(Top - Old Navy, Vest - Loft, Denim - Victorias Secret, Bag - Steve Madden, Shoes - Levity from DSW)

Rules Schmules - I got this fun vest and wanted to show it off!!!  

Christie is now off living in Spain!  I can't wait to see what posts she has in store from over there.  While she is away I have recruited Ryan to help take photo's for me, so get ready for tons of posts from the middle of our road.  He isn't going to be quite as enthusiastic about seeking out fun backdrops, but here and there maybe I'll talk him into it :)

Until Next Time!

~~*Ashley-Jane*~~







The Charlotte Model Experience

The next big thing in modeling has hit Charlotte, NC.  

Models looking to begin a portfolio - look no further!

"We exist so to assist aspiring models by creating the type of photos that will help them achieve recognition. We develop relationships with our clients and provide the kind of service that makes them view us as their photographer and not simply another photographer."

The Charlotte Model Experience offers a low cost session that includes your basic head and full body shots, as well ass full hair, make up, and styling from local Charlotte professionals.   Let's not forget the photographers themselves,  Michael Burgan and Matt Vivanco

You all know Michael, right?! He has done some photo's for our blog, and my (Ashley Jane's) engagement and wedding photos! 

All in all, you are in good hands and in for an amazing experience!

I had the chance to style at one of these amazing photo shoots.  It was an all day affair filled with fun, friends, and of course fashion.


Ashley Jane in the background consulting with Matt, and a Model being prepped by a guest MUA front and center.

Michael photographing model Alexya. Outfit styled by Ashley Jane

Alexya Papadog, styled by Ashley Jane

Jessica Hall Wallace and Alexya Papadog, styled by Ashley Jane

There were tons and tons of looks that day, however I can only post what the models choose to share. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes from future shoots and definitely check out The Charlotte Model Experience! 

~~*Ashley-Jane*~~



Hey Morocco!

(top- Forever 21, pants- Forever 21, shoes- Urban Outfitters, crossbody- vintage, necklace- Forever 21, ring and bracelet- circa 2005 from an ex-boyfriend....handmade in NM)

So...I got my VISA. Got my plane ticket. Purchases luggage and a bookbag, starting to pack... and countdown. Only 18 more days until I will be living in Spain.
On an island.
In the Mediterranean.
Words cannot describe how excited and how scared I am!
I've put off packing the past week because I am so nervous, when I start to pack I just get overwhelmed and crawl into bed and pass out!
And I have completely forgotten about the blog! I have been so wound up in all of my plans that I haven't posted any looks in forever! We need to keep this ball rolling. I can't wait to post pics of fashion in Spain!
Side note-love these pants, they remind me of a spread in one of last year's fashion mags of tiled wall paintings in Morocco.

~*Christie*~

p.s. sorry about the wrinkled shirt. I had it in a suitcase. oops.

Casual Friday

(Dress - Target, Sandals - Madden Girl from DSW, Satchel - Thrifted, Necklace and Ring - Jewels by Park Lane)

Even going out and about to run errands, it is nice to get dressed up at least a litttttle bit.  Throw on some funky shoes and some cute jewelry to take that casual dress up a notch.

~~*Ashley-Jane*~~

Shine On

(Top - Free People, Skirt - Loft, Necklace and Bracelet - Jewels by Park Lane, Shoes - Nine West at DSW)

I love love love love love this outfit!  I can wear it day time, night time, date time, work time - whenever! And I always feel like a glamazon.
A sequined skirt is definitely a piece you can not go wrong investing in - I say investing, but I snagged mine from the clearance rack for like $15.  Don't be afraid to do a little digging for that gotta-have-it perfect item!
My cage sandals were a perfect grab, also. I didn't think I'd wear them as much as I actually do.  So my last bit of fashion advice today is, don't be afraid to get that thing that you were a littttttle unsure of!!!
Lot's and Lotttttt's happening with us these days!  A little bit of my end ~
I recently helped style at a photo shoot for The Charlotte Model Experience (behind the scenes and finished looks to come soon!)  I'm hoping to work with that team more in the future too!  But for now I'm still settling in to my married life.  I'm sorry I've been so delayed in getting some photo's of our new place!  I promise I'll have some soon...we have been having some troubles uploading photo's recently. 

~~*Ashley-jane*~~

Lin-e-mal


(top- Courtesy of Ashley Jane from PacSun, pants- Target, shoes- Shoedazzle, necklace- Forever 21, sunnies- D&G, bracelets- Charlotte Russe)

I love love love this look. I wish we could have found a cleaner backdrop...but we do what we can!
These pants are a tad too big in crotch and butt, but I just can not get rid of them! I <3 them too much.
I also love this shirt that Ashley-Jane got from PacSun! It is super soft and super sexy and sleek.
~*Christie*~

shooting daggers

(Top- Nasty Gal, Denim-Loft, Shoes - Shoedazzle, Pointed Necklace - Rue 21, Gear Necklace - Handmade, Bracelet - Swell, Sunglasses - Vans, Clutch - Urban Expressions)

You guys may remember this top from a post a loooong time ago, but I had worn it with black pants and different accessories. This top is already a little edgy, but I had worn it to accentuate that. This time around, I wanted to see if I could make it a bit more girly. Did I succeed? You tell me!
In other news, The wedding was fantastic!  I'll be getting the rest of my photo's soon and can't wait to share even more with everyone.  Our new house is coming along really well too, so I'll have some fun focal area's to show off. Yay!
Stay tuned!
~~*Ashley-Jane*~~