Miles of Style

On a beautiful Saturday evening, Kyla and I headed to the Scioto Mile in downtown Columbus to snap some pictures of our latest fall outfits. It’s a great spot right along the river, showing off the best of C-bus architecture.

With the pesky, unpredictable Midwestern weather, we can be in the need of cut off shorts one day and pants and a bulky sweater the next. It’s all about balance. Cut off shorts day? A boyfriend blazer adds a bit of class to the carefree bottoms of choice. Bulky sweater day? Opt to wear it with a pair of tight trousers or skinny jeans. And alas, the woman’s most powerful weapon of mass destruction…the dress. For fall, it’s all about lace. What used to be considered Grandma’s doily fabric of choice is now a chic, vintage collector’s item that you can pair with a sharp leather jacket and boots. Dress it up, dress it down; either way it is a great investment.

Dark colors like oxblood and mixing prints will be your friend this fall. Don’t match? Don’t care! Play with different fabrics and textures to make your outfits stand out.

With love and style,

Ash & Ky

Photo credit: Alex Giffin Creative

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37 Dresses

Any girl who loves a good chick flick saw the 2008 hit 27 Dresses. I was no exception as I love a good romantic comedy and I am quite the wedding junky. Despite the fact I have yet to be in a wedding (ahemm friends… get on getting married) I do share one thing in common with the main character Jane Nichols, played by Katherine Heigl; a HUGE section of my closet is dedicated to my respectable collection of 37 dresses.

Yes, 37 is the magical number, and currently I have instituted a strict freeze on purchasing them. But why has my collection grown to be so large? The way I see it, as women dresses are our one weapon of mass destruction. Think about it, what is the one best way to look hot, make you feel beautiful, evoke that quick up down from your date, or look powerful in an office setting? The answer is in the dress.

Contrary to popular belief dresses do not take time, nor are they uncomfortable. Throwing on a dress in the morning is just as easy as that pair of sweat pants you are eyeing and will inevitably make you feel better throughout the day. So go ahead, buy a few timeless dresses. They will make a difference in your wardrobe and sure enough you will start an impressive collection yourself in no time.

~Ash

Black stretch bodycon dress: Target
Blue dress with cut-out back: H&M