weekend outfit roundup

Brunch + day dates with my favorites= the best way to end the summer. I love both of these outfits for the transition into fall that seems to be taking forever. The dark jeans, cropped button up and booties are amazing for the days when it is a bit cooler but still decently warm. The flowy skirt, body suit and oxford shoes are my favorite recent go to when it’s too warm to honestly think summer is over. I am so excited for next weekend. We are headed north to celebrate one of my favorite humans wedding! I linked all of the pieces pictured in above, below. Gingham Shirt Black Oxford Shoes Similar Metallic Shoes Sending all the positive energy and love to St. Louis. May we love more and hate less. May we live in a world with less injustice and more care for one another. May all find peace. ?utm_source=ashleyrainne.com&utm_medium=blogger&url_from=ashleyrainne
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Relationship Q & A

What’s your biggest piece of relationship advice? Respect each other fully and whole heartedly. Before anyone else comes him, he is the person I love and respect the most and from that place, all else grows. We allow ourselves to change + evolve and our relationship evolves along with it. We never pull each other down or hold each other in the past, we are so fully present in who we are today and love the people we have grown to be more than we knew we could. We prioritize each other because what we have is what we value most. We genuinely enjoy + cherish time together, it doesn’t have to be scheduled or a chore, we really just love being with one another. Even after 11 years, he is the one I choose to love with every piece of my soul and I cannot get enough of him. When did you know he was the one? Our first date. He took me to my freshman year homecoming dance and halfway through I walked off the dance floor and remember putting my hand behind my back and he grabbed it, we walked away from everyone else and everything felt…
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fall is in the air

THE TREES ARE STARTING TO CHANGE. Anyone else obsessed with fall?   I’ve had so many questions about these shoes and I found the link to share them with you guys! AND everything on nastygal.com is 50% off! I had to share, it’s a deal you cannot pass up!   This dress is also on sale at Urban Outfitters for $30, so the entire outfit is a steal and is such a comfy casual, yet cute, outfit. Put a nice cardigan over it once it cools off and it totally fits for fall as well.   I hope everyone is having a wonderful week, I’ll be back here on Friday for a relatonship/marriage Q&A- hit me up with your questions below in the comments!   Links for the outfit: DRESS SHOES
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Relationship to promise

Relationship to promise. What does that even mean? I was recently asked what my relationship to promise was and at first I wasn’t sure what that meant. Then, through the conversation it became more and more clear. What is your relationship to making promises, keeping promises and holding others accountable to their word? Mine? Kind of all over the place lately. In regard to posting regularly, doing book club, getting tedious check-lists complete, etc. things have felt off. I haven’t been keeping the promises to myself, really. That is where everything slides down from. The big ones? Relationship, marriage, family, work- those have been solid. It’s more the little things that I actually do for me and for others that I feel I haven’t been holding the correct space for. We can turn this around at any time. When we feel we haven’t been keeping our word, it’s time to be diligent about changing that. Readjust + realign. What needs to shift in order to feel like you can commit to fully to the things you are committing to? For me, it all starts with saying ‘no’ a bit more often. The things I tend not to follow through on…
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Seasons

I sit here on my new mattress, new bed frame and bedding with a fresh caramel latte candle burning along side of me and I realize how beautiful this life is lately. We had to replace our bed because we found some mold on the frame and secretly I am so happy we found it. I love the newness of fresh sheets, fresh blankets and a change in environment. But this post is not about me getting a new bed because frankly, who cares. It is about the transitioning of self + seasons. Seasons in the context of the weather changing is something that I never knew was something so important to me until we moved to warm climates that do not experience seasons the way the north does. Being a Wisconsin girl has apparently made it incredibly important to me now to have seasons be a part of our environment. There is something about the feeling of starting anew that takes place at the end of summer and beginning of fall, with the crisp air and changing leaves; it brings a sense of grounded coziness to life. This fall I am excited for fresh starts, a change in hair style,…
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