black ripped jeans

If you’re following me on snapchat (ashleyrainne) then you would know that I got a few new things from Urban Outfitters in the mail yesterday! About a month ago I saw this little bandana scarf at Urban but didn’t jump on it right away. I was browsing the site a few weeks ago and just thought it was too cheap to pass up! I love the way that it compliments this simple all-black outfit so much, I am really digging it. I also decided to pick up these black slip-ons since they were on sale! I am so excited about these because they are so easy and can be a staple with any outfit. Oh, and they are comfy so win-win. Teddy and I walked around today after he got out of work and decided to go explore this amazing basilica in St. Louis, which I showed a bit of on my snapchat. Although we didn’t know that the garden was a ‘private garden’ and got told sternly that no pictures were allowed, whoops! We got a few cute shots of the outfit before that though so not all is lost ;). We have so much fun running around trying…
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life update

Hey y’all, here with a little life update! On Monday I found out that I got the job at Lululemon in St. Louis and I could not be more excited to start working for such a stellar company. Everything I have heard so far has been so attractive to me and in line with things I am passionate about. This year has been the craziest journey of transitioning, struggle, happiness, love, tears and joy. My life is so dramatically different than it was last year but I am so happy with where life has taken me. Yes, I would love my friends from San Marcos to all move to St. Louis miraculously, but aside from that I am so thankful for where I am and where I am going. Just thought I would share as I am sure that working for them will shape me as a person and I want that to be in the blog! After I found out, my hubby got me a bottle of wine and a pizza so that we could stay in and watch NCIS on repeat to celebrate (I know, I know; party animals). Since I still don’t get started at the job…
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national dog day

Apparently yesterday was national dog day, or so I was told. I think it is pretty funny how there always seems to be a day for just about everything but this one I was willing to celebrate a bit more because we love our crazy awkward, fun-loving dog Elzi. We spoiled her yesterday to a long day date at the park and found an area with no people so she could run around, chase squirrels and roll in the high grass as much as her sweet heart desired. Teddy and I sat back and watched her and found ourselves laughing at her little personality so much. It made me so excited for one day when we are watching our babies play at the park and the future we are so excited to build together. Someday this space will be filled with chubby babies and family things but for now, our pup is our only child so she is pretty spoiled. I loved bringing everything we needed for a little picnic in the park in this L. L. Bean bag that we got as a wedding gift from a great friend. It is so big and could fit everything we wanted…
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black bralette love

Yesterday we spent some time walking around a neighborhood we want to move to once our short lease is up in our current apartment. It is very hard moving across the country and finding an apartment online when you can’t physically be there so we are taking our time finding the perfect next place! We want to find a 2 bedroom because then when we start having babies, it doesn’t feel crowded. Anyway, to the outfit! I wore this outfit to my sister-in-laws rehearsal dinner and got a lot of questions about what is going on with the black underneath! It is actually a bralette that crosses in the front from Windsor Store and then I paired it with this chunky black, velvet choker. I love this dress because it was under $25 from Forever 21 but looks like it could be For Love & Lemons, which is one of my favorite brands that my wallet cannot afford. Sunglasses are Ray-Bans, obviously. The lipstick I have been wearing daily is Kat Von D liquid matte in shade ‘Lollita’ and I am so obsessed with it! I hope everyone has an amazing weekend, I love you all. XOXO.      
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copper french press

This morning after Teddy left for work & school, I took time to treat myself to some coffee and snuggles with our not-so-cuddly pup. It was the absolute perfect morning and was so refreshing to slow down a bit before life starts to speed up again. After getting married, honeymooning, moving across the country and then going home for a family wedding, the relaxing nature of my life right now feels quite nice. I know that soon once we start to meet people and when I start working things will be different so I am stealing every moment of snuggles I can get (literally stealing because she doesn’t enjoy it much.) I posted this picture of our new french press on Instagram and got a few questions about it so I figured I would link it here! We have been using a tea pot to warm water and a french press for coffee lately instead of using a coffee maker for a couple of reasons: 1.) It’s much cuter in our kitchen than a huge bulky coffee maker. 2.) It gives the coffee a richer taste and often is a bit bolder as well. That could be because I tend…
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