Style Influencer #6 - MOMOCHROMATIC

Style Influencer #6 - Jennifer Doerr of MOMOCHROMATIC

Our next feature, MOMOCHROMATIC is actually one of our dearest friends.  Jennifer, a wife and mom is often seen brunching in the most chicest places in Houston or chasing her sweet little girl around Tiny's No. 5 while still managing to capture the prettiest coffee pictures (seriously!) We joke with her that she must spend a lot on coffee, but in all reality we're pretty sure "coffee is the new wine".  Not surprising at all this trendsetter is ahead of the game in fashion and even in what to sip! 

Jennifer's style is "monochromatic" (literally) and simple, yet elevated.  She always puts together looks that are polished, and aesthetically pleasing (trust us, her instagram verifies this). 

Another reason we follow MOMOCHROMATIC is that she showcases affordable styles with a splurge, whether it be an "IT" bag or the latest must have shoes.  Not every outfit has to be so pieced together and she always manages to achieve an effortless look without it being predictable.  We love that she has chosen to start her blog recently (amongst the countless ones) because she touches on topics of motherhood, life and fashion in one realm, which we find to be super relatable (especially for new moms). We're excited to see her grow in this industry and more importantly, we like seeing an influencer who doesn't conform and stays true to their style.
Fun Fact: Jennifer assisted us in the design and lay out for our website and blog at the beginning of our adventure with AshleGryre.  



Style Influencer #7 - West Village Wasp

Style Influencer #7 - Leckie Roberts of West Village Wasp

Leckie is a larger than life personality and she keeps us wanting more of whatever kool aid she's drinking!  A fashion design graduate, she's styled everyone from Donald Trump to Katy Perry. Her past experience includes working for Marie Claire Magazine, Carolina Herrera, and Marchesa. And her modern day "Great Gatsby" vibe has us itching to throw on a sequin frock and a bold lip and hit the town for cocktails and gabbin' with the ladies. Following her instagram, we find inspiration in all the color she incorporates and girlfran is not afraid of wearing a turban or oversized sunnies.  She currently resides in Manhattan, but is originally from the south.  Her IG game is strong and by strong we mean so quick witted and dripping with originality. Something that's hard to come by in a world of growing "bloggers".

Be sure to pop over to West Village Wasp to catch up with a true girl's girl. We're secretly hoping we bump into her on our next NYC adventure!

fun facts about Leckie: 1) She made her first hole in one at age twelve 2) She played on the high school golf team 3) She played on her college's golf team 4) Her golf game has since gone down hill from there!




Style Influencer #8 - Fashion Unfolded By Mandy

Style Influencer #8 - Mandy of Fashion Unfolded By Mandy

How cute is Mandy?  Dyingggg over her adorable pixie cut!  We are a huge fan of Mandy because she's taken her love of fashion and styling outfits and turned it into a full on wardrobe editing and styling business.  She offers a wide range of services and spends one on one time with each client to make sure they are organized and feel confident in their clothing.  We follow her instagram here, where she posts daily outfits she's wearing.  (Girl has killer boots, yall!)  She's got a knack for accessorizing to a tee, whether it's a belt, a brooch, or a statement jacket she doesn't miss a beat.  

So back to business.... she can literally do it all!  She consults with her clients on wardrobe planning for corporate events, personal travel, and even documents your wardrobe with a lookbook of your most coveted pieces for easy reference! We love the personalized services she offers and let's be real (all budgeting aside) who doesn't want a wardrobe consultant?!  Someone to guide you on those days you're not so sure about a specific ensemble.  Be sure to check out Fashion Unfolded By Mandy, and follow her day to day fashion on her Instagram!





Style Influencer #9 - Carrie Bradshaw Lied

Style Influencer #9 - Kathleen Barnes of Carrie Bradshaw Lied

Carrie Bradshaw Lied - Kathleen sure has that right! We're crushing hard on this Mississipi-raised now California-living cutie for all the right reasons.  Her lifestyle blog is in fact, actually that.  It's not just a bunch of posts highlighting "outfits"... she has literally tapped into it all.  Covering topics from must see movies, to shopping for your spouse, and even making the perfect game day cocktail! Not to mention she is relatable to the everyday woman, from her known love of the Real Housewives, to her impeccable sense of humor, and her openness on the struggles of being married to a medical resident. Her blog or Instagram @kathleen_barnes, and let us know if you crush on her as hard as we do!
While Kathleen loves to get dressed up and glamorous, she isn't afraid to get down and cozy with a glass of wine cuddled up next to her pup and three-legged kitty. Sounds like the type of gal we'd love to grab a cocktail with! Be sure to check her out!




Style Influencer #10 So Sara Hunt

As 2017 quickly approaches its' end, we're so excited to be featuring our Top Ten style influencers to follow in 2018! In today's world, there's a constant chase to evolve and stand out, especially amongst the growing industry of fashion influencers. We are constantly seeking appropriate channels and platforms that marry with our vision and efforts to provide our clients and followers with the most cutting-edge trends along with showcasing individual personalities and their original curated style, always proving what works and what doesn't. The reality is, our closet is evolving as quickly as the once said, "blogger" is.  We find inspiration in the influencer who has built her brand on style that's simple or broad, colorful or black and white.  Each individual that brings something "new" and "fresh" to the spectrum always give us that "ah ha" moment, sigh of relief..... that fashion after all, will never be boring.

In today's post, we're featuring our first style influencer, So Sara Hunt! She embodies HAPPY and lives in a world that is so colorful.  We love how she incorporates her local hometown attractions and must go-to destination spots. A girl after our own heart, she's simply content being waterside and in her go to look, a maxi and flip-flops!  Soon after opening our Tampa location we discovered Sara and have since been following along her journey and what inspires us most about her, is that she still works full-time and manages an even more full-time blog.  Not afraid to own her feminine and girly side, something tells us Sara is the type of girl you could sit down with for brunch as a complete stranger and before you know it, you've gone from brunch to happy hour and cocktails!  Check out her page and Instagram @sosarahunt to see this Florida cutie!


Stay tuned to see our next Style Influencer feature this week!



Beaches Freedom Festival

The Beaches Freedom Festival is quickly approaching and we're having wayyyyy too much fun piecing together our ensembles for the weekend.  The festival will begin at noon on Saturday, July 15th at the Seawalk Pavilion featuring live music, arts x crafts for kiddos, a beer garden, and food trucks galore!  We're excited to wear all NEW goodies from Saltwater Luxe! From babydoll mini dresses to kimonos and rompers we've got OPTIONS and who doesn't like options?!  Pop in to see the AG ladies and get styled up for all the fun in the sun!

Scroll on to see some of our favorite #SWLbabe looks!



Summer Inspo

The summer season has us craving salty air, beachy waves, and looks that are classic and clean. We love to incorporate pops of color this time of year whether it's in a solid or citrus print.  White eyelet everything is all we want to bathe ourselves in!  Whether you're dressed head to toe for an occasion or spending countless days soaking up sun don't skimp on the details... add a special statement piece of jewelry, amp up your beach tote game, try a new bright hue and rock the top knot [lord knows, in this heat it's the only thing that helps tame the mane!] What summer trends are inspiring you to step outside of your "fashion" comfort zone?