a blogger's workspace

I've always dreamed of having a perfect space to work in and out of and as of a few months ago, the hubby and I moved into our first house (rental, but still ... a house!) Until this major life move, we had existed in tiny apartments with tiny bathrooms and tiny closets and hardly enough room for a Costco shop, let alone an office. But now the "office" is filled with crafts (trust me, a wonderful thing to be full of), but I buy crafts every time I get bit with an idea, so the piles are growing, and my sweet little desk, it's nearly bare. I do most of my work perched on my sofa, staring woefully at the office just across the way. Clearly my little office/craft-room needs an upgrade and a little TLC!

Because I know everyone dreams of a glamorous office (I mean, who doesn't pin gorgeous workspaces on Pinterest?), I thought I'd break down what's in my dream office first ... 1. If I'm going to try out this whole fashion blogger thing with my very own fashion blogger office, I'd like to look the part! I'd love a bold chair (preferably with grommets or animal print!), a bold floor rug, and a sleek desk big enough to accommodate all of my junk. #hoarder 2. An inspiration wall. I'm torn between a chalkboard wall and a corkboard wall, though I'd venture to guess the corkboard is easier for tacking idea after idea. 3. Organization! I dream in organization -- in perfectly-placed shelves and ergonomic storage. I'd store documents, ideas, and most importantly - my crafts! Also, the Container Store is magical. So there you have it! Now it's your turn. Tell me, what is it you look for in a perfect place to work/get-inspired? Are you happy on the sofa? Do you work best at a desk? Are you a neat freak or a stuff-collector?

 
 Lexi is the Editor of a Lifestyle blog: Glitter & Pearls and a Weddings + Events blog: Glitter Weddings. She's a part-time lawyer, part-time blogger, full-time wedding + fashion obsessive. 

Image Board Created by Glitter & Pearls // Illustration by the ever-talented Caitlin Mcgauley // Office images: 1 // 2 // 3

guest post: classic + glam blog

Hi! I'm Halle, from the Classic+Glam Blog! It so much fun to be doing a guest post for Ashlyn today! In this post, I showed an example of how to create a spring outfit from day to night. As you can see, I made the dress the main focus because of the brighter color. The accessories were all neutral, and the lips were bold during the day. For the night, I made the accessories a bit more metallic, and made the lips more neutral, and only the bag and dress stayed the same.

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I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I'm sure Ashlyn would love to read some comments!


by Halle, founder and editor of the Classic+Glam Blog

monogrammed iphone case + derng jewerly giveaway.

Hello! For those of you who don't know me, I'm Emily, the writer behind The Pink Elephant Blog. My passion for graphic & interior design sparked me to start Pink Elephant on a whim, and I'm so blown away from how welcoming the blog world is! And I can't wait to meet some of you that follow Ashlyn's blog. :) I'm a Realtor by day, blogger by night, newlywed, and true story: Ashlyn and I have known each other for years...

She was even in my wedding! :)
And I'm SO excited to host my first giveaway ever on Ash's blog! I'm also very fortunate that Emily from Derng has joined in the fun and donated one of her awesome bracelets. She's an amazing jewelry designer, and one of the nicest girls ever. If you aren't familiar with her work, you're missing out!

Okay, so now to the fun stuff! I am giving away an iPhone case, that will be customized with your personal monogram. There are three options of cases, one for every type of girl. AND I will personally customize it with your very own monogram. (if you win and do not have an iPhone, we will find another case for you). In addition, Emily from Derng is giving away her MAX double mixed metals in silver and gold bracelet. One of my all time favorite pieces from her shop. 

Hope you all enjoy the giveaway, good luck! xo

MANDATORY TO ENTER: 
MUST be a follower of { let it be beautiful } on google friend connect

ENTRIES: 
{Please leave your email in atleast ONE of the entries}
{1} :: MUST be following The Pink Elephant Blog

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:
{2} :: Follow The Pink Elephant blog on Bloglovin' 
{3} :: Follow @mrsemshh on Twitter
{4} :: Tweet about the giveaway, and mention @mrsemshhh + @loveeashlyn
{5} :: Follow @mrsemshhh on Instagram
{6} :: Follow @derng on Twitter
{7} :: Favorite Derng on Etsy
{8} :: Tell me what your favorite Derng piece is from her Etsy shop

leave a separate comment for each entry & be sure to include your email in one of the entries!

that's chances to win!! -- good luck gals.
giveaway ends at midnight next Wednesday March 21st EST.