Blogging Q & A

About 1.5 years ago I started this blog and have taken it slow and steady so far. I am excited to share the little tools I love and also answer some questions that were DM’ed to me on IG. <3 The most frequent question I have been asked as of late is: What app have I been using to create the Instagram stories that slides text in and out? The app is called Hype Type and it is so fun for making interesting IG stories! How did you get into blogging? I have dabbled with blogging back in my college days when I was obsessed with fitness but did not come back to it in a serious way until I started ashleyrainne.com. My husband and I were planning to move from San Marcos, TX to St. Louis, MO in order for him to start his PhD and I knew that I would want something to do in that transition. I was really needing a creative outlet in my life and had so much fun learning all the beginning ins and outs that this time, I saw more opportunity with blogging than I had in the past. I’m worried that if…
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Love more

Top from  Nasty Gal / Jeans from Good American / Belt Urban Outfitters. Today was a day off and I was lucky enough to get coffee with a new friend and her gorgeous baby, take Z for a walk, write and eat a great dinner with my husband with a movie soon to follow. I am lucky to be able to do the small things that I love today when so many people were robbed of the chance to live this beautiful life due to senseless violence. Today, I tried to fill with as much love as I could and love the people around me with my whole heart. Is that what the world needs? A lot more love. I am completely in shock with what has occurred in Vegas. My heart breaks for the friends and families that lost their loved ones to such violence. It’s unnecessary. I wish beyond words that we could be a people of love. I pray for humanity that acts such as these do not continue to occur and that we come together to ensure that they are stopped. I hope you hug your family and friends a little tighter tonight and all of your days. “What could you do…
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white + clean

       I was so excited to grab a few pieces from the Treasure & Bond X Something Navy Collaboration at Nordstrom that came and went before most people could get their hands on the pieces! That is the plus of STL I suppose, it’s big enough to have pieces from a collection like this but not too big that things fly. I also snagged my first pair of Good American Jeans  and I am beyond obsessed. I have never worn a more comfortable yet flattering jean in my life. I linked all of the items down below, just click on the picture to shop the exact piece! I am sitting here with Teddy, about to wind down for the night since I have to be to work super early tomorrow morning and thought I would rattle off 10 random things happening right now that are on my mind so, here we go. I have been loving shooting more outfit stuff lately. I think I go in phases with what I want to create and my style is really growing with me, I hope you enjoy these posts! I started the show Riverdale and love it. It’s slightly cheesy but mostly…
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weekend outfit round up + wedding fun

What a weekend! We traveled home for a friends beautiful wedding and had such an amazing time. It was an incredible wedding at a berry farm in River Falls, WI. They have been together since 14 years old like Teddy and I, I love young love that lasts! They are the most selfless and caring couple and you could tell just by all the love around them for the day. People from all over all knew how amazing they are and they truly bring people together in such a special way. Congrats Zane and Tara! We love you. I loved the striped slouchy pants that I traveled in on Friday, they are perfect for a road trip because the waist band is comfortable and they are super light weight. I linked them below, they are on sale! I linked all of my outfits from this weekend below, just click the picture and it will take you directly to the item. It is so much fun to dress up and get together with amazing humans. I may have had a glass or two too many of wine but hey, it was a fun night. We really wish them all the best…
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with flare

Happy Monday, beautiful souls! Today is my handsome hubbies bday so we spent the morning getting breakfast and walking around a bit in the neighborhood with the pup. Nothing elaborate by any means today since we both have to head to work soon but we will celebrate mostly tomorrow! This weekend I snagged my new favorite jeans from Free People and I just cannot get enough of them. The denim has a good amount of stretch to them, which I love (stiff jeans are stressful) and the flare is plucked right from my bohemian dreams. I linked the outfit below, click on the picture of the piece and it will send you right to the item! I hope you all have a wonderful week. with love, ash.
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