;; Ashley Chloe. ; ;;

I'm Ashley, a 23 year old full time designer, lifestyle blogger, and part time stylist from the sunny city of Miami who has a constant crave for traveling, photography, new things, and art. I've been blogging since I was a late teen in high school about my every day life, what I buy, thoughts, and things I'm currently wanting or lusting for- you can say I've grown up a lot throughout my past few years while blogging about my life. This is my personal blog where you will find my day to day activities from new buys, days out, my travels around the world, new finds, and a bunch of tid bits in between that make up the nutshell I call my life. All the photos you will see on my blog are all captured on my simple Cybershot, nothing special but it works when I want to share what I see through my eyes to you. Please do keep a mental note on any of my social media sites that I do have a full time job as a fashion designer so blogging or updating regulary isn't something that I can do at all times of the day but I do try to make due.







    

New Splurges & Afternoon Lunch At Aoki’s

I recently discovered a new little boutique via instagram with dozens of cute affordable Miami inspired outfits and when I mean Miami inspired, it’s technically the kind of clothes you would kind in general at any small Miami boutique more inland from Miami Beach. I fell in love with a few items and decided to drive by and snag a few pieces to bring to my trip back to Italy just to change up some of my outfit options. I first stopped off at Aoki’s Sushi Restaurant which I have been cravings for days since this little gem opened up and it has quickly become one of my favorite sushi spots to dine at. I had Shrimp Tempura, Salmon, and Spicy Crab which where all delicious beyond words. After a good hour of catching up with my mother, we stopped at The Closet Boutique to see what was in store. I picked up two boho inspired chic bottoms which I’m really into lately being that you can obviously see I’m wearing something similar in my outfit photo. I also picked up a loose fitted open back halter top which has been my latest obsession since I bought the same one but in a yellow tone right before Summer started. I also decided to splurge on a new cuff to pair up with my new buys. I was also given a free pack of Flash Tattoo’s which is the latest craze and although I’ve been a little unsure about spending money on something that washes off, I was more than happy to try out a free copy, so I may decide to do a review on those who are curious on buying it or not. 

I recently discovered a new little boutique via instagram with dozens of cute affordable Miami inspired outfits and when I mean Miami inspired, it’s technically the kind of clothes you would kind in general at any small Miami boutique more inland from Miami Beach. I fell in love with a few items and decided to drive by and snag a few pieces to bring to my trip back to Italy just to change up some of my outfit options. I first stopped off at Aoki’s Sushi Restaurant which I have been cravings for days since this little gem opened up and it has quickly become one of my favorite sushi spots to dine at. I had Shrimp Tempura, Salmon, and Spicy Crab which where all delicious beyond words. After a good hour of catching up with my mother, we stopped at The Closet Boutique to see what was in store. I picked up two boho inspired chic bottoms which I’m really into lately being that you can obviously see I’m wearing something similar in my outfit photo. I also picked up a loose fitted open back halter top which has been my latest obsession since I bought the same one but in a yellow tone right before Summer started. I also decided to splurge on a new cuff to pair up with my new buys. I was also given a free pack of Flash Tattoo’s which is the latest craze and although I’ve been a little unsure about spending money on something that washes off, I was more than happy to try out a free copy, so I may decide to do a review on those who are curious on buying it or not. 

Sunny Days In Miami

Spent my earlier morning soaking in some rays for the first time in weeks since I arrived back to Miami from Italy. It’s always raining during the afternoon in Miami around this time of year so you’re considered lucky if you even get most of the afternoon rain free to relax at the beach. I picked up three new nail varnishes to sport during my stay in Italy, and you all know just how much I love varnishes in between the lines of coral and creme. I bought (from left to right) OPI’s I Reached My Gold, OPI’s Barre My Soul, and Essie’s Serial Shopper. All together, this month has been a very slow month for me, I’ve spent most of it relaxing, spending time with my family and close friends and simply counting down the days for September not only for my birthday but also to be back in my fiancé’s arms. 

Spent my earlier morning soaking in some rays for the first time in weeks since I arrived back to Miami from Italy. It’s always raining during the afternoon in Miami around this time of year so you’re considered lucky if you even get most of the afternoon rain free to relax at the beach. I picked up three new nail varnishes to sport during my stay in Italy, and you all know just how much I love varnishes in between the lines of coral and creme. I bought (from left to right) OPI’s I Reached My Gold, OPI’s Barre My Soul, and Essie’s Serial Shopper. All together, this month has been a very slow month for me, I’ve spent most of it relaxing, spending time with my family and close friends and simply counting down the days for September not only for my birthday but also to be back in my fiancé’s arms. 

Whimsy & Gold

Recently picked up a few whimsy inspired items jewelry pieces to add to my collection. I’ve given into the whole subtle details in jewelry with small designs, meanings, and what not and have decided to put away my ornate more extravagant pieces to the side for now. I’ve also been heavily in love with the whole “evil eye” trend once again after it passed a few years back when I was in yearly years in high school and made the mistake to sell my pieces once the trend passed. 

Recently picked up a few whimsy inspired items jewelry pieces to add to my collection. I’ve given into the whole subtle details in jewelry with small designs, meanings, and what not and have decided to put away my ornate more extravagant pieces to the side for now. I’ve also been heavily in love with the whole “evil eye” trend once again after it passed a few years back when I was in yearly years in high school and made the mistake to sell my pieces once the trend passed. 

I decided to make a post regarding my new lifestyle on healthy eating, I noticed a huge response from many of you who have seen my progress photos on my instagram asking what I do, what are my routines, my daily intake and what not. Now in no way am I a professional nutritionist nor trainer, I’m just like the majority of you who find video’s on youtube and have incorporated much of what I know along with routines I have seen to target parts of my body that I want to improve. Many people go into diets and work out routines for different reasons, mine was simple. Yes I will admit that naturally I’ve always been in very good shape for someone who ate loads of fast food and only worked out for a week every month to keep myself toned. However now that I am older, thinking about kids, and being around for my fiancé for the long run, I decided I needed to live a healthier lifestyle not only on the exterior, but in the interior as well. I work out every day for 2 to 3 hours, it’s literally how I start my mornings at 8am. I normally target different area’s every day, for example today was arm today, tomorrow is core, the following is leg. However I do incorporate running or walking on the treadmill to warm up every day for 30 minutes, along with 200 squats, 200 sumo squats, and 200 jump squats, then I proceed to targeting my focal point of the day for the rest of my hours. Food intake wise, I do take in loads of protein every day, black beans and rice every day, grilled chicken, nuts, steamed vegetables, fish, etc, even for breakfast believe it or not. I also always have either a protein shake or muscle milk every time I leave the gym. Keep in mind that I am not going for a thinner look, I am trying to build muscle, so what I normally do may not be right for you and the goal you are trying to reach. Just remember that if you want to see results, this has to be made into a lifestyle, I don’t believe in excuses for not going to the gym, nor do I believe in quitting. "Just eating one M&M, to burn it off you have to run the length of a football field, is it worth it?"

I decided to make a post regarding my new lifestyle on healthy eating, I noticed a huge response from many of you who have seen my progress photos on my instagram asking what I do, what are my routines, my daily intake and what not. Now in no way am I a professional nutritionist nor trainer, I’m just like the majority of you who find video’s on youtube and have incorporated much of what I know along with routines I have seen to target parts of my body that I want to improve. Many people go into diets and work out routines for different reasons, mine was simple. Yes I will admit that naturally I’ve always been in very good shape for someone who ate loads of fast food and only worked out for a week every month to keep myself toned. However now that I am older, thinking about kids, and being around for my fiancé for the long run, I decided I needed to live a healthier lifestyle not only on the exterior, but in the interior as well. I work out every day for 2 to 3 hours, it’s literally how I start my mornings at 8am. I normally target different area’s every day, for example today was arm today, tomorrow is core, the following is leg. However I do incorporate running or walking on the treadmill to warm up every day for 30 minutes, along with 200 squats, 200 sumo squats, and 200 jump squats, then I proceed to targeting my focal point of the day for the rest of my hours. Food intake wise, I do take in loads of protein every day, black beans and rice every day, grilled chicken, nuts, steamed vegetables, fish, etc, even for breakfast believe it or not. I also always have either a protein shake or muscle milk every time I leave the gym. Keep in mind that I am not going for a thinner look, I am trying to build muscle, so what I normally do may not be right for you and the goal you are trying to reach. Just remember that if you want to see results, this has to be made into a lifestyle, I don’t believe in excuses for not going to the gym, nor do I believe in quitting. "Just eating one M&M, to burn it off you have to run the length of a football field, is it worth it?"

My Typical Go To Items

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