Family Photos in Paris

Paris is my absolute favorite place in the world. There’s beauty and elegance everywhere you look in the city, and it’s really just a magical place. A couple years ago Jr and I decided to have photos taken of us, so we thought it would be fun to have some family photos taken on our trip there last month to capture Jaden’s first trip to Europe!

I want to share some of my favorite photos and outfit details because I’m obsessed with this pretty lace dress! I need to find excuse to wear it again soon!

Where is your favorite place you’ve travelled to?


Dress: Lovers & Friends

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

On Jr:

Shirt: Express

Pants: Express

Tie: Express

Belt: Express

On Jaden:

Shirt/Pant Set: Carters

Shoes: Carters

Photos by Paris For Two

Lace Dress and the Eiffel Tower

imageOne of my favorite views of the Eiffel Tower is from the Pont de Bir-Hakeim. I just love how it looks over the River Seine. It’s a must for some beautiful photos in front of the Eiffel Tower and great alternative to the usual places like Trocadero and Champ de Mars.

I was on the hunt for some t-shirts while shopping in Express when I found this beautiful lace dress and absolutely fell in love with it. I thought it would be so perfect for a nice dinner in Paris. It comes in two other colors and would be so perfect for many different occasions.

💗 Ashley

Dress: Express

Coat: Zara

Shoes: Valentino


Palais Royal

imageIf you’re not following me on Instagram you might not know that I’ve been away in Europe for the last two weeks. My husband and I are huge Real Madrid fans so we went for the Champions League final in Milan. We got to watch them become European champions for the 11th time so it was a pretty successful trip!

Any time we go to Europe we have to make a stop in Paris. It’s our favorite place and we could never get tired of visiting such a beautiful city!  One of my favorite places to visit in Paris is the Palais Royal. The courtyard is so beautiful and I just love the black and white striped columns.

It was a little cold in Paris so I’m glad I took one of my favorite coats with me. We do a lot of walking in Paris so I wore comfortable shoes most of the time and a cute casual outfit.

💗 Ashley

Coat: Zara

Top: Topshop (similar here)

Jeans: Topshop (wearing petite version)

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (similar here)


Europe Vacation Outfits

For the past two weeks my husband and I have been in Europe visiting Madrid, Lisbon, and Paris, so I wanted to share my outfits.



Scarf: Nordstrom ,Top: Zara, Jacket: Nordstrom ,Jeans: Express, Shoes: Nordstrom Rack, similar here

We started off our trip in Madrid.  We’re huge Real Madrid fans and the whole reason for our trip was to catch the Real Madrid vs Barcelona soccer game.  Unfortunately the score didn’t end in our favor, but it was a fun experience.




Coat:Express, Jeans: Express, Shoes: Target, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

We had such an amazing time in Lisbon.  We weren’t really sure what to expect, but it was such a beautiful city with gorgeous tiled walls, detailed sidewalks, and delicious food and wine!

Scarf: Old Navy,sold out, similar here, Coat: Express

Coat: Express, Scarf: Old Navy, sold out, similar here, Jeans: Express, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Shoes: Target


Coat: Bebe, Shoes: Louboutin, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, old, other option here, Leggings: Express

Paris is my favorite place in the entire world.  There’s no place like it.  There’s so much beauty everywhere you look.  Seeing it during Christmas time was magical all lit up with twinkling lights!


Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana, old, other option here, Coat: Express, Scarf: Nordstrom


Galeries Lafayette beautifully decorated for ChristmasIMG_5220

Coat: Bebe, Shoes: Louboutin, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, old, other option hereIMG_5561IMG_4507

The best hot chocolate ever, at Angelina!IMG_4745

Coat: Bebe, Sweater: Express, Shoes: Valentino, Jeans: H&M, old, similar here, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, old, other option here


Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana, old, similar here, Coat: Express, Scarf: Nordstrom, Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Leggings: Express


No trip to Paris is complete without a trip to Laduree, or a few 😉


Dress: Asos, Shoes: Louboutin

Love to Paris

IMG_3572Paris is a place known for love so its so heartbreaking that so much hate could be shown to the people there.  I’ve been there three times and it is my absolute favorite place in the world.  Paris has been on my mind a lot since the tragic events only a few days ago and I wanted to show my love for Paris by wearing one of my favorite shirts that reminds me of the city of light.

I have a trip scheduled to go to Paris in about a week, but after what has happened, I haven’t decided whether or not I will be going.  Hoping that the people of Paris stay safe for future terrorist attacks, as well as everyone else throughout the world.

❤ Ashley

Outfit Details:

Top: Forever21

Jacket: Nordstrom

Jeans: Joe’s Jeans (similar here)

Shoes: Urban Outfitters

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Dreaming of Paris


Paris is my most favorite place in the entire world.  I’ve been twice and I just feel like its such a magical city.  Its so beautiful everywhere you look, no matter the weather.  I say a rainy day in Paris is better than a sunny day anywhere else!  Since I have such a deep love for Paris, I’m a sucker for anything that reminds me of it, so I had to pick up this cute tee when I saw it in H&M.  In particular, this reminds me of my first trip to Paris when I splurged on a bottle of Chanel No.5 perfume from the original Chanel store on the Rue Cambon, which makes me love it even more.

I love wearing jeans and a tee a lot of times because its so easy and casual, but pairing them with some cute heels just makes it a little more fun.  I love these heels that I’m wearing because the lace up detail gives the outfit a little edge.  Since they’re not too high, they’re pretty comfortable and great for wearing during the day.

These are my go-to jeans because I love the color and the fit.  If you’re a shortie like me (I’m only 5’1″), you know how hard it is to find jeans that are the right length.  Most of the time I end up having to hem them, but these ones from Rich and Skinny Jeans are actually a cropped style and fit me in length perfectly.

Hope you enjoy!





Outfit Details:

Top: H&M

Jeans: Rich and Skinny, old (similar style here)

Shoes: Simply Vera Vera Wang (Kohls), old (similar here, here, & here)

Wristlet: old, (similar here)