@ashleylarea Ashley Larea

🌻blogger based in dallas, tx fashion | lifestyle | home decor | travel ✉️hello @ashleylarea .com shop my looks or read the latest post 👇🏼

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2 days ago

I miss real clothes. ⠀ —— link in bio to shop! http://liketk.it/2SgWG #liketkit @liketoknow .it #LTKDay #LTKfit

5 days ago

Woke up this morning to a surprise lululemon sale! Y’all...I thought they never had sales??! Shocked & coffee in hand, I raced through the pages to find the best of the sale and posted a blog post with all the details. Things are selling out fast though so go quick!! Link in bio to shop or read the post💛 Happy Saturday everybody! #ltksalealert #lululemonsale #dallasblogger

2 weeks ago

Feeling blessed and happy this morning 💙 Continuing to stay active and getting out of the house has been so good for me. I’m usually a 0 or 100 person. It’s always all or nothing with me! Lately I’ve been working on allowing myself the idea to just get out and workout however I can, whenever I can. If 30 minutes is all I got, I should still do it! AND be proud of it! It still “counts.” With the combination of an all or nothing personality and a perfectionist, I am constantly not “counting” things. For not doing enough, being good enough, not the right time, etc. I’m thankful for this quarantine time to slow things down a bit where I can see the value in the middle. Not 100, not 0, but just sitting in the middle. 👏🏼 ⠀ What’s something quarantine has taught you? ⠀ —— link in bio to shop! http://liketk.it/2RbAe #liketkit @liketoknow .it

2 weeks ago

Happy 4th of July ❤️💙🇺🇸 wishing everyone a fun & safe holiday celebrating in whatever way you are! This holiday may look different than many we have celebrated but having fun and being surrounded by family (safely ) never fails to lead to a party! Enjoy the day and make the most of it 🎉 ⠀ P.s. wow @ my quarantine nails 🤣🤣 almost didn’t post this bc of how bad they are! But oh well. It’s been a crazy time and I’ll get them done soon 🙃

3 weeks ago

Who run the world? ⠀ ⠀ —-This flattering one piece and tie skirt has been one of my favorite purchases of 2020! The skirt is only $10 and suit is $32🖤🖤 You can instantly shop my looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app (link in bio! ) and see exclusive content I only post in the app! http://liketk.it/2POkr #liketkit @liketoknow .it #LTKswim #LTKtravel #LTKunder50

3 weeks ago

At the beginning of COVID, I wasn’t doing much moving. Since being in Florida I’ve been walking everyday, working out, going out to the beach, biking, and staying active! No matter how small or slow I do something, I always feel better doing it than if I don’t. ⠀ I wish I was obsessed with working out, but I’m just not. (Unless @ariguezfit is involved of course🤩 ). I’ve always gone through phases but it never quite clicks with me. 🤞🏼*still crossing my fingers it does one day*🤞🏼But I always try to make myself do at least SOMETHING, because that simple action of taking care of my body acts as a chain reaction to a better mind, soul, and heart for myself. I eat better, have a clearer head, feel productive, and feel like I did something just for me. That’s why I’m active 😌 ⠀ Why are you or in what ways does it help you? ⠀ ——-http://liketk.it/2RbE6 #liketkit @liketoknow .it #LTKfit #LTKunder50 #dallasblogger

4 weeks ago

Happy hour cruise to celebrate some exciting news 🥂☀️ Also can’t believe we’ve been in Florida for over a month now! I could totally see myself living here one day and enjoying the ocean life. Then again, I miss the NYC chaos and want to be back in the hustle. How could one ever pick?! Guess I’ll stay in Dallas 🏡 ⠀ http://liketk.it/2PVoP #liketkit @liketoknow .it #LTKswim #LTKsalealert #LTKtravel

4 weeks ago

Enjoying the sun all day is the only thing on my to-do list today☀️☀️☀️ Got a lot of DMs about this swim suit and cover up shorts! I linked both in the @liketoknow .it and stories 🤍 the shorts are over 40% off right now too (no code needed ) with all sizes in stock! ⠀ Also have to mention my sunscreen that I just got from @TULA and have been using non-stop! It has pineapple + papaya (superfoods ) + probiotics in it to protect and leave your skin feeling sooo good! 🍍🍍 Use code “ASHLEYLAREA” for 15% off your purchase! #TULAObsessed #TULApartner ⠀ ⠀ http://liketk.it/2QK71 #liketkit

5 weeks ago

Me vs. the wind went well🌪 @liketoknow .it http://liketk.it/2QvkL #liketkit

last month

These last couple of weeks I have opened my mind and heart to truly listen and learn. I’ve gone through many emotions watching, reading, and listening to take in as much as I can. And I still have a long way to go. ⠀ There have been times where words have escaped me and times I could argue the injustice thoroughly. I’ve come to a point where I am inspired and empowered where our country is at right now. I feel change and the destruction of beliefs + silence crumbling. I’m electrified by the feeling that staying the same is simply impossible and we WILL succeed in creating a new normal. ⠀ I feel awakened in recognizing my own downfalls and educating and improving myself to be a better ally. 2020 is the year of CHANGE. I believe whole-heartedly we are writing history and #blacklivesmatter will no longer be an argument but COMMON SENSE. ____________________ I don’t want the movement and progress we’ve made to be interrupted by us going back to what we used to be. As I start posting original content, I want anyone reading this to know, things are far from “normal” for me. Very far. I will continue posting resources, helpful links, ways to help, uplifting news, and triumphs. I will also continue learning and having conversations with new and familiar faces to challenge ideas and minds to grow further in knowledge. My new normal will be continuously learning in all ways how to show up as an anti-racist. ⠀ How we all move forward in this fight may look differently, but what’s most important is staying on track with the same momentum as when we began. Take this beyond social media. Live the words you’re posting. Change happens in small ways before it changes the world. We must keep this energy and fight for change not just today but for however long it takes to eradicate this ideology. ⠀ Enough is enough. No one matters until Black lives matter👊🏿👊🏾👊🏽

last month

Muted to #amplifymelanatedvoices ⠀ My heart is so deeply broken and heavy and as I try to find the right words to appropriately express the tragedy of the recent events our country has come to. I will never understand the pain or hurt of living in a country that fails me in EVERY way possible. It’s gut-wrenching to try to understand how anyone could treat another human in ways we have in our history but to come to terms it’s STILL HAPPENING TODAY, my mind can’t comprehend. But it can’t stop there. I refuse to stand in the unknown of injustice and I am dedicated to listening, learning, and supporting. It is no longer an option to avoid these topics in the spirit of being “uncomfortable” or not wanting to provoke attention to disagreements. ⠀ I will be putting my content & collaborations on hold to #amplifymelantedvoices . It’s time to listen, learn, and support the voices of the Black & POC community. During this time I will continue to educate myself in all possible mediums as it is no ones respobilities but our own to be educated. I will amplify their voices, words, art, movements, ways to help, links, businesses, and resources on my stories. ⠀ I also mentioned on stories today how I will prioritize sharing good news, moving stories, and positive & hopeful acts to allow for mental breaks of the vicious news/media cycle we can drown in daily. There is positive things happening and it’s important to uplift the good while staying informed of the painful. ⠀ A highlight will be added to my profile to revisit any resources to help and positive stories if needed. This goes beyond just posting on your socials, I encourage you to act and do your part. Speak up. Donate. Sign the petitions. Use your voice. This has to end. ⠀ #blacklivesmatter or no one matters. ✌🏻✌🏼✌🏽✌🏾✌🏿 ⠀ Learn more about #amplifymelanatedvoices : @blackandembodied + @jessicawilson .msrd

May 2020

Bad ass babes club ⚡️ One rule to join: not care what people think. ⠀ Truth is, I’m still working on that. In this crazy social media driven world, it’s hard to not see everyones perfect moments. To compare how “together” or not together your life is. My perfectionist side mixed with the desperate need I have to please everyone often keeps me stuck. It keeps me from creating content because I constantly put myself down for not being “perfect” enough to post or God forbid do I start playing the numbers game! My fear of my creativity, beauty, or vulnerability being defined by likes or comments has always paralyzed me. I for one wish Instagram would take them away already. I want to get back to just creating to create. To erase judgment from myself and others by the simple action of who takes time to double tap. I’m walking away from the comparisons and making a promise to myself to post not to impress others but to just simply get back to why I started this account in the first place five years ago. Just sharing my passion, my mind, and to create a bad ass girls club. If you just started following me or have followed me for awhile, it means more than you will ever know. I hope you’ll stay for awhile! 💗

Apr 2020

Having a few rounds of morning coffee today... For not knowing what day it is most of the time, this is the most Monday feeling Monday since we’ve been at home! I’ll have a new post on the blog tomorrow about losing a job amid the pandemic and what’s next for me✨ Also, swipe to see all the laundry we shoved in the corner to take this photo🤣 BRB, gotta go fold that. ⠀ I always link everything in the @liketoknow .it app or click the link in my bio to shop any photo! #StayHomeWithLTK #LTKhome @liketoknow .it.home #liketkit http://liketk.it/2MTYk

Apr 2020

So I sparked some controversy on stories today 🤣 I rarely take things out of the plastic. I will keep them wrapped up for YEARS (yes - years ) and all I can say for myself is I like things to always feel new and pretty 🤦🏽‍♀️ If you know me, I keep tags, plastic, boxes, etc. leaving everything unopened. My friends and family love to tell the story of me not opening an iPhone box for over two months until I deep cleaned my room enough and could introduce something so pristine😂😂 Y’all, I’ve done this since I was a kid with markers and pencils packages. I DON’T KNOW WHY! ⠀ I received so many messages of being totally understood and others wondering why I wouldn’t just open it if I bought it. I succumbed to peer pressure and totally had the willys taking the plastic off these books🤷🏽‍♀️ ⠀ What do you think? Do you ever leave plastic on things? . . . #StayHomeWithLTK #LTKhome #LTKsalealert #coffeetablebooks #fashionbooks http://liketk.it/2MMwa #liketkit @liketoknow .it

Apr 2020

Hey Outside, how you doin? 🖤 // http://liketk.it/2MCQO #liketkit @liketoknow .it

Apr 2020

Taking walks have been my daily have-to during quarantine ☀️ I always underestimate what a little fresh air will do until I’m finally out the door. Even getting dressed I’m dragging my feet, wondering why I need to do anything but just keep finding things to do inside. (Also exhausting ) I make myself get outside to be in some other environment than feeling stuck indoors. It never fails to add a jolt of energy and clear my headspace. I’ve never once regretted taking a walk or making myself catch some fresh air. If you ever feel stuck or get in an unhealthy headspace, just try it. Step outside for even five minutes, take a walk around the block, or just sit outside for a few minutes. It helps! (But stay safe, be smart, and 6 feet away😊 ) #happysunday #orwhateverdayitis

Apr 2020

Back & better👏🏼 This quarantine has shown me a multitude of things. ⁣Some of them being, ⁣ ➖How important it is to keep a passion of yours alive no matter how busy life gets. ⁣ ⁣ ➖Nurturing and being present in your support system that keeps you afloat without realizing it. ⁣ ⁣ ➖And, how immesensley connected we all are in this world... beliefs, race, or (dare I say ) political interests separate no one from just being human. ⁣ ⁣ We are all feeling the weight and stress from the severity of this virus and the new normal we are facing. I unfortunately, like many others, was laid off from my job in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye but I refuse to do anything but look forward to the next chapter with optimism on whats to come. This is a scary time as a community, nation, and world but I hope in this time we can recognize that the only way out of it is with each other and maybe some rose colored glasses when needed. Stay positive, call a friend, and be kind... ✨

Nov 2019

Thankful.... 🧡 Everyday I’m filled with such gratitude for my family & friends and this one that always makes me dance in the kitchen. Mostly at the most stressful times like when we’re late, I can’t find an outfit (usually what makes us late ), we can’t decide where to eat, who wants to clean the kitchen this time, or just not our day. Santos without fail, puts a song on and whether I want to or not, makes me pause to just be present and restart. It’s moments like these I look back and realize how much a moment of gratitude can effect any day. Thanksgiving is today, but being thankful can be everyday. 💛 📷: @abigaillanenelson

Sep 2019

Dancing in September 🎶 (do you ReMeMbEr? ) it’s been stuck in my head all weekend 💃🏾 I would say we’re close to fall, but here in Texas we’re still in triple digits and sweating soooo hopefully we’ll see you soon autumn? Missing NYC so bad right now! // everything linked in the @liketoknow .it APP or link in my bio • http://liketk.it/2EERV #liketkit

Aug 2019

Oh heeeeeyyy Monday 👋🏼 Starting this week out with a full agenda and just wishing myself some luck I get it all done. Do you ever just wish yourself some luck?! Like damn girl.... good luck with that 😂 Or just me? Im so weird. / I loved this little leopard dress I wore to the @ralphlauren party at @thejouledallas last week💗 (TTS & wearing a small! ) The @liketoknow .it app saw it first! Make sure you’re following me on there to see all the posts that don’t always make it to instagram or see it before I even post 👏🏼 http://liketk.it/2ErzA #liketkit #LTKshoecrush #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100

Aug 2019

ALL THE BEAUTY! 💋💄 Everything I’ve been using lately on repeat and sharing some thoughts + reviews about a few products I shared on stories this week! | #complimentaryfromyslbeauty #complimentaryfromgivenchy #complimentaryfromdiptyqueparis 1️⃣ YSL All Hours Longwear Foundation - #complimentaryfromyslbeauty I got to try this and it exceeded my expectations. I’ve never tried their foundations but this lasted all day (in this Texas heat🔥 ) and didn’t feel caked on my skin at all, which is my pet peeve! This is lightweight and totally breathable, perfect for everyday wear! 2️⃣ Diptyque Do Son Eau de Toilette - WOW WOW WOW! I already knew I loved their scents from being a long time fan/user of their products. When #diptyqueParisgiftedme something new to try, I realized just how in love I am with just about anything they make! I described this scent to Santos as “sexy floral.” Which are probably two you wouldn’t put together but it totally works with this perfume. I’m all for it 😍 I already know it’ll be empty soon if I keep spraying it like I have been 😂 3️⃣ Givenchy Eau de Rosèe perfume - this is such a feminine and delicate smell with a kick of that rosé attitude. I was so excited when #givenchygiftedme this to try because it’s a Barney’s exclusive! 😍 If I could pick, this is what my daily smell of choice would be. Not too overpowering, a noticeable & neutral scent, and lasts all day! It’s been so fun trying new products outside of my comfort zone and working with these dream companies! I did a photo shoot with each and can’t wait to share 🤗 shop everything in the picture in the @liketoknow .it app or the link in my bio! ❤️ http://liketk.it/2Eqhl @yslbeauty @givenchybeauty @diptyque #ltkunder100 #ltkunder50 #ltkbeauty #dallasblogger #diptyque #givenchybeauty #maccosmetics #ouai #ouaihaircare #octolyfamily #texasblogger #yslbeauty #makeupflatlay #beautyflatlay #drybar #drbrandtskincare #iconiclondon #coola #allmakeup #amazonfashionfinds #sephorasale #makeupfavorites #yslbeautygiftedme #PerfumerAndArtist

Aug 2019

Maybe it’s just me, or the @chickfila I’m about to eat but red is my favorite color🐔 (wow just searched for a chicken nugget emoji... how does that not exist yet?! ) My best selling amazon find to date! Y’all have loved this skirt and I’ve had so much fun styling it in different ways for you! It’s such a steal being only $17! 👏🏼 I’m wearing a small (it’s TTS ) and have already gotten so much use out of it! They have several patterns as well (the leopard is superrrr cute ) Hope you are having a good weekend! #liketkit @liketoknow .it http://liketk.it/2EoIk #LTKshoecrush #LTKunder50 #LTKunder100 #LTKworkwear

Aug 2019

Okay this hat trend.... how do we feel? I neeeevvver ever wear hats so I’m stepping out of my box here👀 But in my head I can justify it because I almost bought the $50-$60 ones from the Nordstrom Sale and this one is only $17! It comes in 17 colors too so I can get almost 3 for the price of one 😂 I ordered the camel color after I tried this one on because I don’t absolutely hate it... I think I just have to get used to me in a hat🧢 What do you think? Yay or nay on the trend? ——————— This hat was just one of the items I shared in my #amazonfinds on stories yesterday! I saved them to my highlights if you want to see what other items I shared! You can shop everything at ashleylarea.com/instagram-stories or by clicking the link in my bio!! ❤️ #liketoknowit @liketoknow .it

Aug 2019

“About to go get some @chilis !” is what my boyfriend said I should caption this 🤦🏽‍♀️ Men are just great at captions.. really! 😂 I know y’all have heard me talk about this oversized sweater but I’ve been wearing it around the house so much, I decided to wear it out for a little! When it gets cold, I know the death of it will be the amount of washes I’ll put it through wearing it all the time. 😬 Sorrrry! Anyway, I guess we’re headed to go get some chilis. (They have the best ranch omg ) Hope you have a great Sunday night ❤️ http://liketk.it/2EfS0 #liketkit @liketoknow .it