Sweet Street

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Top, Jeans & Belt - H&M  /  Tank - J.Crew  /  Earrings - Forever 21  /  Clutch - Stila  
  Shoes - Aldo (also seen here)

The moment I saw this shirt I was reminded of my grandmother. The colors and pattern were popular in her home decor and wardrobe as was the robe sleeve like draping - she was quite the fabulous dresser in her day and around the house favored frocks we affectionately called "Mimie gowns". Something about this top gave me flashbacks of Mimie gowns and I just had to have it. Funny how certain items can evoke vivid memories. Though I have a few pieces from her closet, it's nice to incorporate some modern items that feel just as sentimental. I was thrilled to take these pictures on the street I grew up on in Tennessee, the street where she and my grandfather built a home, raised a family, made wonderful memories and where their children would eventually live with their children. Being back there soothes my soul. There's no place like home

Do you have any special sentimental items in your closet? Do share. 

P.S. Please forgive the wrinkles, it's a huge pet peeve of mine but I couldn't pass up this photo opp, steamer or not. 


  1. love this look! the shirt is amazing and the jeans look great on you!


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  2. What a beautiful outfit!

  3. Great top, but your legs seriously look a million miles long in those jeans!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  4. Ash...you look so so pretty! I love that top. What a great outfit post and I love your hair!

  5. Such pretty pics! Love the top top and your hair is perfect!

  6. These photos are beautiful and you look lovely in this top - yayy! for nostalgia <3

  7. that so sweeet. romantic and lightfull! :D i love it! hair mostly! :D

  8. LOVE this look, and those earrings are absolutely divine!

  9. Super cute! You make me want to finally hem my bell bottoms!

  10. You look so tall and lean in this outfit. I like those jeans on you. I wear my late greatgrandmother's wedding ring every day. It is an amazing reminder of the selfless person she was.

    <3 Rachel

  11. You look gorgeous!!! Your legs are like a mile long, seriously jealous over here =)

    P.S. we need to talk about that beautiful nail polish! Color please?

  12. The pattern on the shirt & nail polish colour are INSPIRED, but your hair really steals the show! You look so elegant!

  13. I do love the styling of the top but your hair is so neatly and superbly done

  14. Please tell me if this is a joke! You are so cute! I can't believe how darling you look here- from the hair to the shoes to the background story, I LOVE it. So much. I have a lot of clothes from both my Grandparents so I have memories from them that I can wear like you do. I haven't really found anything in current stores but I would like to think I could. I LOVE your jeans here by the way, they're amazing. And the pic of you 3 times is tres cool!

  15. great outfit. i love that top, it's so feminine and fun.

  16. Ashleigh, just a sweet, heartfelt, beautiful post. In the fourth picture facing the heavens, I could easily imagine hearing Mimie (in a Mimie gown of course) calling to your grandfather to 'hurry, come look, our Ashleigh is home'...with the same excitement I will forever feel. You look amazing my precious daughter.

  17. That top is absolutely gorgeous! It kind of reminds me of a silk Chinese kimono jacket that I desperately wanted (but it was way too expensive). This is a great alternative. I'm going to look for this at H&M the next time I go.

  18. I love the sweetness of this outfit!
    I don't have too many pieces from my mother but it's never too late right?

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  19. Beautiful outfit! I love your earrings!



  20. 1. love how you belted the top
    2. your legs look a mile long!!
    3. Earrings are gorge
    4. Your hair is stunning!

    I think it's safe to say I LOVE this look...xoxo

  21. you look so sweet and your outfit is so classic. love it!!


  22. you are so darling. this look is so amazing!! i love your earrings, too! mwah!

    x jamie

    formerly blogredhead.blogspot.com

  23. Look at this gorgeous woman! Love this outfit! Something that I might actually wear :)

  24. Love the shoes, the bag, love the hair, love the earrings, love the clothes....so cute! xo

  25. your earrings are beautiful! i can't believe they're f21!

  26. Loving this look - especially the pants!:D

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  28. This outfit is fabulous! Love your beautiful earrings and your hair do!

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  29. Aw that's really nice about your grandmother...I guess fashion isn't just about looking good! I really like your jeans...you pull off a flare really well!

    x x x


  30. This shirt is fantastic..I love the details in the front...and it's perfect with those jeans!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired


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