Fashionista’s Flea at Touch Boutique {Recap}

Good Morning Loves!! I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend! This past Saturday on my way to volunteer at a casting call for a fashion show that will take place next month, I stopped by the Fashionista’s Flea at Touch Boutique in Miami, FL. There were about six or seven tables set up with cute items that fashionistas and bloggers hoped to get rid of. I enjoyed perusing through shoes, accessories, never worn make-up, scarves, the list goes on. Let’s take a look at the pictures below!

Shilesa of Hey Girlfriend, Kelly – a makeup consultant for Mary Kay, Priscille – Stylist, and {Blogger}Lynette of Lynette Joselly

 Blouse, Scarf, and Earrings: Forever 21//Leggings: JcPenney//Flats: Sam Edelman (Similar)//Belt:OLD//Sunnies: Nine West

I departed with a couple of items that can be used during the fall as well as in the spring! I hope you all have a wonderful day and thanks so much for reading.

With Love,

Ashley

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ASW Reviews: Artistry

Good Morning lovely ASW readers!! We made it to another wonderful Friday. I hope that everyone had a joyous and productive week. Today I would like to talk about a few products that a sweet young lady named Christina over at Artistry sent me to try and share with you all. Are any of you familiar with Artistry? For those who may not heard of the company please allow me to enlighten you. Artistry is a leader in the direct selling skincare market. It’s among the top 5 prestige skincare lines in the world, according to Euromonitor International. Artistry sponsor the Miss America pageant, and all of the contests use the line. Also, Artistry worked at NY Fashion Week this year!

I was given a three step hydrating skin care system, light up lip gloss, a mini travel case, as well a time defiance skin refinishing lotion. So let’s get right into it!

This is my absolute favorite lip gloss. Not only does it light up when you open it but it can actually last up to 5 to 6 hours without having to re-apply another coat! Isn’t that amazing? Most of the time we have to continuously apply lip gloss after 3 hours or less because it doesn’t stick and sit properly like lipstick. The lip gloss that I chose was Glitz. It compliments my skin tone and it gives my lips an extra boost!

This was my first time using a three step hydrating skin care system and so far I have really enjoyed using it. From my experience, the cleanser is quite effective at washing away the dirt and bacteria from the environment, as well as any makeup or residue on my face. The toner is the most important step. It has a micro exfoliator that sloughs off dead skin cells, reduces the size of your pores and locks in moisture which is helpful for my dry skin. The hydrating lotion of course infuses moisture into the skin. In addition to the three step care system, I also used the skin refinishing lotion and this product makes my skin feel very soft and it is also used as an exfoliator and firms the skin and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines by 52%.

I hope you all enjoyed my review and if you interested in purchasing items and finding out more about Artistry, Christina over at Amway would be more than happy to assist you. Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a wonderful Veterans Day Weekend!

With Love,

Ashley

ASW’s Fall Wish List

(1) Bow Trim Fedora $12.50

(2) MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Jet Set – Medium’ Travel Tote $248

(3) Metallic Sequin Blazer $50.00 (purchased)

(4) Coquette Collar Necklace $56.00

(5) Forest Dark Green Blazer $34.99

(6) Leather Pants $52.99

Happy Monday lovely people!! I hope everyone had a great weekend. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I spent my Saturday morning in line waiting to vote early! It took my family and I about five hours to vote but it was worth the wait! If you are in the state of Florida make sure that you take advantage of early voting! It started October 27 and ends November 3.

Anywho, I put together a few items that I would like to purchase during this Fall season. As you can see I already purchased one of my items on the list courtesy of the gift card that I won from Living Royal. I plan to purchase the other five items within the next couple of weeks.

What is on your Fall Wish List?

With Love,

Ashley

Fashion Designers Expo’s 2012 Fall Runway Shows + What I Wore

Happy Monday!! It’s a new day and the start of a new work week! How was everyone’s weekend? I had a jam packed weekend of fashion and fun! As you know I attended the Fashion Designer’s Expo this weekend. It started on Thursday and ended on Saturday.

So yesterday I headed to the mall in search of a cute dress to wear to the fashion show. Instead of finding a dress I fell in love with this high slit maxi skirt. The one thing that I absolutely loved about this skirt is that it came with shorts underneath opposed to having a mini skirt underneath that has the tendency to ride up. Ladies who wear the high and low skirts know exactly what I mean. The skirt was a little loose around the waist area so I added a belt to the look. I won this belt last December in a giveaway on Christina of Love Brown Sugar’s blog and I’ve worn it a couple of times. It definitely came in handy!

I threw on my favorite wrap around purse to add color to my look. This purse goes with so many items of mine and I love it!

Forever 21 top (OLD)//A’Gaci animal print high slit skirt (Similar,Similar)//Kelsi Dagger heels//Modalistas belt (Gifted)//Rampage wrap purse//Thierry-Accessories earrings

Posing with the lovely Natalie, LaShannon-Founder of Styling Purpose, and Moi!

I had the pleasure of chatting with the owner of the DVN shop, Debby Nilsson about accessories, blogging, and Google Analytics. She has the cutest accessories so make sure to visit her online shop!

This woman is a three year Breast Cancer survivor!! She looked stunning! There were so many different clothing lines in one fashion show. A few of my favorite’s included: Jama Clothing, PINK Hits the Runway, Christian Segui, and the Student Designers Group! Overall it was a great experience. I loved the way the runway was set up as well as the venue. I will definitely attend next year’s Fashion Designer’s Expo!

Atelier Yvette

Well folks, I hope you enjoyed my recap and thank you so much for stopping by. Have a magnificent Monday!

With Love,

Ashley

What I Wore: Makers Shoes Event

Good Morning lovelies!! I hope you all are having a wonderful morning so far. It’s Friday and I am looking forward to the weekend. So last night I attended Day 1 of the Fashion Designer’s Expo in Midtown Miami with my fashionable blogger friends. Opening night consisted of the launch party of the company Makers Shoes. All of the bloggers were able to depart with a free pair of shoes! How cool is that! I will share more about the launch party in a later post. Let’s check out what I wore to the event. Blazer, Belt, & Pants: Forever 21//Top:OLD//Heels: Zara Patent Court Shoe //Bracelet: Arts and Crafts Festival//Necklace: Chico’s//Earrings: IN Pink Earrings (Similar)//Ring: Miami Accessory store//Watch:Marc by Marc Jacobs

There is nothing like having a classic black pump! It goes with all sorts of items. I paired them with my forever 21 cropped trousers and an old screen tee which I still love. To complete my look I threw on my fuchsia blazer to add some color to my outfit. I won a $15 gift certificate over at IN PINK a few weeks back so I picked out a pair of blue and rust gold color dangle earrings which I wear at least twice a week. If you haven’t shopped IN PINK head over now for great accessory finds.

Miami Bloggers! (L to R) Natalie, Ju’lia, Dionne, Deidre, Shea and yours truly!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

With Love,

Ashley

AlwayzLadyLike Glam Party with Keyshia Ka’oir {Recap}

Happy Wednesday Loves!! I hope everyone is in high spirits this morning. We are half way through the week and we are blessed to see another wonderful day! This past Sunday I attend the AlwayzLadyLike Glam Party which was hosted by the founder of the mentoring program, Eboney Johnson! Many of you may recognize her from the feature that I did on her a few months ago. Check out the post HERE. The event was such a success and she did a fabulous job. She adores the young ladies that she works with in her program so she decided to surprise them. They were able to get their nails, hair, and make up done and they were each given goodie bags which were filled with feminine and hair care products, make up, and much more! Check out the pictures below.

The owner of Hot Looks Makeup Lounge did a great job with the make up for the young ladies!

Nail care

Eboney with City Council candidate for Miami Gardens, Ulysses Harvard

CEO, Model, and Cosmetics Mogul, Keyshia Ka’oir stopped by to speak to the young ladies about staying focused in school, set goals for themselves, and give them more of an insight of how she got started with her make up line!

Hair stylist and model-Schacle, Make up Artist- Monet, Founder of Worthy Magazine-Ju’lia, Hair and make up artist-Richette, and Moi!

Keyshia Ka’oir and I

I had wonderful time chatting with some of the ladies in the program and I plan to get more involved with AlwayzLadyLike. It is great to spend time with young ladies who are in need of attention and who are looking for role models because that may not be present within their homes.

Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

Hot Looks Make-Up Lounge

19327 NW 2nd Avenue

Miami Gardens, Florida

Legacy Status: Deals by City

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! How is everyone’s week going so far? Mine is going pretty well. I would like to share with you all an exciting and fairly new business called Legacy Status, where you can purchase deals for beauty and spas, B2B, and local events. Also, do you own a business and would like to sell your products on Legacy Status? There is a contact tab on the website where you can get in touch with one of the owners.

Click on the links below to find out which deals are currently offered in a city near you!

Orlando

Fort Lauderdale

Tampa

Los Angeles

Nationwide

*Click HERE to sign up today and receive emails on new promotions!

I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

With Love,

Ashley

ASW’s Top 5 Blogger Looks of the Week!!

Good Morning lovelies!! This week has truly been a busy one for me and I am so grateful that today is Friday! Next week is I will resume my top blogger looks of the week on Thursday. So let’s take a look at my favorite looks for this week!
Jessica of Girls Off Fifth looks amazing in her street wear attire! I am really feeling the mix of prints and the leather shorts. For more information check out Janelle and Jessica’s blog!

Cortnie of Style Lust Pages killed it! I love each piece of her outfit and I could definitely picture myself re-creating this look. Check out her blog for more information.

Khatu looks stunning! I love the color of her dress and the print. She recently got married and the picture was taken in Monaco. I love her modern and trendy style. To find out more about Khatu as well as her style, click HERE.

Marche of Eye Candy 828 is wearing this beautiful snakeskin skirt and a yellow button down top which really compliments each other quite well. I could most certainly see myself wearing this outfit to work. Make sure to stop by and check out her blog!

Roni of Style and Poise is wearing a double duty of polka dots! She always nails it and I love the fact that she puts together outfits that can be worn to work as well as to other occasions. Make sure to stop by and check out her lovely blog!

Which look is your FAVORITE?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

With Love,

Ashley

Miami Spice Luncheon @ City Hall the Restaurant

Good Morning Beautiful People!! I hope everyone’s weekend was great. The highlight of my weekend was co-hosting a Miami Spice Ladies Luncheon with my friend Shilesa of Hey Girlfriend Online. Miami Spice is an event which occurs 2 months out of the year and over 200 restaurants participate to showcase the very best of Miami cuisine! Last year was my first time participating in this fun promotion and I knew that I wanted to do it again. The restaurant that everyone voted for was City Hall the Restaurant and the food was absolutely delicious. City Hall is definitely on my top 5 places to eat at in Miami and I can’t wait to go back!

Shilesa and I invited our girlfriends and we wanted to make sure that since not every knew each other that we make it as comfortable as possible for our guests. We provided an ice breaker (which went really well), a game and a raffle ticket which gave our guests two chances to win either a Hey Girlfriend t-shirt or Survival Kit. The winner of the game won two pairs of earrings which I selected. You can never go wrong with a great venue, food, and your girlfriends. Check out the pictures below ↓.

{The ice breaker}

{Raffle ticket & Hey Girlfriend flyer}

The ladies mixing and mingling

Ju’lia, Editor-in-Chief of Worthy Magazine & Shilesa sipping on one of City Hall’s drinks called The Permit!

It’s Game Time!!

A table full of Beauties!!

Shilesa of Hey Girlfriend Online and I

{Fabulous Hostesses}

Ju’lia and I

What I wore ⇒ Dress: 5/48 from Saks Fifth Ave.⎥ Shoes: {OLD} Nine West⎥ Necklace & Earrings: Beya and Betsy Johnson⎥ Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs 

Debra was the winner of the two pairs of gorgeous gold earrings!!

Lashara of Love Child Essentials was the winner of the Hey Girlfriend Survival Kit which included: hand sanitzer, body wash, lip gloss, nail polish & file, chocolate kisses, and much more! Enjoy!

For my appetizer I indulged in the seafood and andouille gumbo with rice which was delicious.

For my main course I chose the Pan Crispy Mahi Mahi which came with roasted vegetable Quinoa, wilted spinach and maui onion buerre blanc. Another tasty dish!

My fellow blogger Deidre of Frugal Flirty n Fab selected the Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, green beans, cripsy onions and homemade gravy.

Love these ladies to pieces! (L to R) Moi, Dekishea of The Fabb District, PR woman Donnet, Dionne of The Prissy Shopper and the lovely socialite Iris!

{A picture of me taken for Instagram – SassyWoman25}

I hope you all enjoyed this post and if you are ever in the Miami area make sure that you stop by and check out City Hall. You will surely be pleased with your meal. Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by ✌.

With Love,

Ashley

ASW’s Top 5 Blogger Looks of the Week!!

Good Morning lovely people!! I would like to thank you all for the sweet feedback! I’m thrilled that you all enjoyed this new series on ASW. After starting this series last Thursday I decided to continue to post my favorite looks on the same day each week. Let’s take a peek at the my favorite looks of the week. 
Doesn’t Ariel of Fashion Devotee look sensational in this cream strapless dress? The dress fits her very well and I absolutely adore the accessories and shoes that finished the look. She purchased this dress from Forever 21 to wear to one of her birthday festivities and this dress was perfect for the occasion. To find out more details on Ariel’s look click here.

Tanya of Major Must Haves is wearing a trendy chic outfit! I love the mixture of yellow, gray and black. She looks fabulous and ready for a fun evening out. The pants are fitting and the shoes are BAD! Make sure to head over to her blog for more information!

Nifesimi of Skinny Hipster is rocking a v cut high low dress from H&M. The color orange compliments her skin and the beaded necklace by Restycle is beautiful. I could definitely picture myself wearing this dress. She looks great! Be sure to visit her blog for more details on this look!

Krystal of The Feisty House wore black floral romper to the Style Colorfully Mixer in New York during Fashion Week! I’m in love with the fit of the romper and how versatile it is. This piece can definitely be worn year around and the purple pumps really make this outfit special. Check out Krystal’s blog for more information on her look!
This look by Kela of KelasKloset is fun and can be worn during the day or night time. The sequin jacket adds a twist to the look and jazzes up the outfit! To find out more about Kela’s look check out her fashionable blog!

I really enjoyed putting this blog post together and these ladies inspired me to take a few risks this fall when choosing outfits for different events! Thank you all for reading and have a terrific Thursday! Before you go I’d like to know…

Which look is your FAVORITE?

With Love,

Ashley