Purpose + Practice

Earlier this week I travelled to Atlanta for a day-long intensive personal development event for Lululemon. One of the reasons I love working for Lulu is that they care so much about your personal development and have really awesome ways of helping you grow. This day was so meaningful and special. I went alone, did not know a single soul in the city of Atlanta, completely got out of my comfort zone and really took a large amount of clarity away from the day. This whole day was centered around Mindfulosophy which is the new way that Lululemon is approaching their development for employees. It is all about being in the practice of personal development and living a life you love through the power of mindful practices. Now, I really geek out on this stuff so I have been around a lot of different types of conferences, events, meetings, etc. but this one was different. In true Lululemon fashion, it blends ancient yoga philosophy with behavioral science. They “believe mindfulness is the ultimate multiplier for greatness in all aspects of life,” and I could not agree more. We were asked to bring our yoga mat, clothes to do yoga in…
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warm summer days

  Wishing this was my view for coffee today! Some random Monday morning thoughts: I cut my old Levi jeans into shorts for the summer and have been wearing them non-stop ever since! I am on a hunt for a few more pairs so if anyone has good suggestions on where to find some, let me know in the comments! Really wishing I had a lake/river/any body of water to go frolic around in on this beautiful day! My family used to go white water rafting each memorial day weekend and have the most amazing time. We are a bunch of adrenaline junkies so, it only makes sense that we get a good rush in when most people slow down, right? For now, we will sit next to the a pond in the park in the middle of the city and soak up all the sun we can get-fair compromise until we live in Colorado ūüėČ Tomorrow we are heading over to the Ozarks to go for a long hike! We cannot wait. More Colorado pictures coming this week! I am in love with this light button up top from¬†SheIn.com. It is so easy to layer and light enough for…
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pretty little top

¬†¬† Happy Friday! Today is going to be such a great day. It will be filled with photoshoots, fancy dinners and wine, so who could complain? Teddy is taking me out tonight for my birthday since it lands on Tuesday and he has school. Tomorrow we are going to see The Lumineers play and I CANNOT wait! Needless to say, I am getting a pretty amazing birthday week. Last night was our holiday party for Lululemon and it was a blast! It’s easy to have fun when you work with incredible humans. I wore this little outfit and can not get over this top. It was $15 and so cute and light I will likely over-wear this one. I love when you actually find a good piece at Forever 21 since it can get quite overwhelming navigating through the huge selection they have. I paired it with this white skirt that I found at J.Crew ages ago (tagged similar below) to brighten the outfit and finished with these over-the-knee boots that I found on sale at Nordstrom Rack! I hope everyone has a fun weekend! XO-ash
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ice storm

¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†   I could not wait to upload these pictures because of the way the ice created a beautiful layer on the trees and what an amazing job Teddy did at capturing it. We woke up and were going to take Z on a walk but instead had to run to get some pictures before it all melted because it was spectacular! (Btw- Z got her walk in, she wasn’t left hanging.) The night before we were warned not to go out due to the weather so we stayed in, watched movies and made the best vegan tacos I’ve ever tasted. It was all-around not too shabby to have this little storm hit the folks of St. Louis, we made the best out of it. Last night I got a glass of wine with a beautiful friend and we connected on vulnerability, learning about yourself/the people around you and the visions we have for our lives. I always find it so powerful to connect with someone who gets where you are in life and what you want to make of it. It is hard for me, at times, to get clear on what I want but…
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fluffy jacket

¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬† ¬†¬† Z always comes with us to shoot and is so adorable while she waits. (Sometimes she will bark at us though- not so adorable) Welcome to Wednesday! Instead of a Wandering Wishlist this week I decided to feature this amazing jacket I picked up from¬†Shop Jessa Kae. I have been crushing hard on all of the fluffy jackets that have been all over my Instagram feed lately and had to pick one up for myself. So far this week has been really amazing for me. I have been focusing on making decisions for myself and for things that are better in line with the vision of my life. It felt like a huge weight off my shoulders to finally say, “this is what I want and this is what I’m going to do about it.” I think so often we get caught up in what we think is best based off of the circumstances around us instead of listening to what we truly want. I have been thinking for years now of starting to vlog on YouTube and I think that now is the time I am going to finally start. I just never want…
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