6.20.2017

Love, Poppy

 

We really love our "statements" (as we call our most treasured accessories)!  No matter what we are wearing, we love creating our "LOTD" by just adding our favorite pieces to our outfit depending upon whatever mood we are in. So when we find a new jewelry designer we get all giddy and excited to share with our customers not only the new designs and styles, but the "story" behind the brand.  Handmade and from the heart is always special and makes your collection all the more uniqueWhen we met sales rep Laken with Love, Poppy in Dallas last week we were instantly drawn to her southern accent, charm and her excitement to tell us about the creation of Love, Poppy and how the company has evolved. We wanted to share a bit about the company with you. We are very excited to be carrying this new designer and we hope you'll pop in soon to check it out!
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Love, Poppy’s Story

Mississippi-based designer Chelsea McIntosh launched Love, Poppy in the fall of 2013. Love, Poppy started with just one store in Starkville, Mississippi, but has quickly grown to be featured in 300+ stores nationwide. Love, Poppy specializes in handmade bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Jewelry designs are driven by current fashion trends and Chelsea's own style, while maintaining an affordable price point and using quality materials.
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Why Love, Poppy?

The company name has deep-rooted meaning with fond memories intertwined. Chelsea was very close to her grandfather, Bud "Poppy" Jennings, who was a mailman for over 25 years. Because of her strong relationship with him, she wanted to honor Poppy through her company in some form or fashion. The "Love, Poppy" branding and logo sustains his memory by including Chelsea's name for her grandfather and honoring the profession where he spent many of his days. The logo's cursive lettering was chosen to resemble a signature in a representation of the many letters that must have passed through her grandfather's hands over the decades. This gives a special tribute to this cherished man and his career.
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Love, Poppy Gives Back

Love, Poppy is proud to support Reclaimed Project. Focusing on orphan care and adoption, Reclaimed works to directly impact the underserved and unclaimed. James 1:27 (NIV) says "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." In addition to awarding domestic and international adoption grants, they work to generate sustainable job creation in each community where they have a presence, from orphan care centers in southern Africa to community-based efforts in the Mississippi Delta. Learn more at ReclaimedProject.org. 

Salty Summer Days






It's that time of year! Days are longer, hotter and dripping with the itch to stay in the pool! Each summer we tend to favor a new taste and put our cocktail crafting skills to the test. Naturally, we switch from our spring fave pinot gris to summer water, but we always like to experiment with fresh fruits and locally distilled vodka. Currently we are loving The Cookie Rookie's Grapefruit Salty Dog. It's light, refreshing and so easy to whip up. Absolutely perfect for a backyard BBQ or afternoon at the beach or pool. (For us, there need not be any special occasion!) [recipe below]






Enjoy!

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Grapefruit Salty Dog

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons good quality vodka (I love Pearl!)
  • course sea salt for rim
  • grapefruit slice for garnish
  • 1 cup crushed ice
Instructions:
  1. Wet the rim of your glass with water or the grapefruit slice. Dip in sea salt.
  2. Fill glass with crushed ice.
  3. Combine juice and vodka in shaker and shake or stir to combine.
  4. Pour over glass.
  5. Enjoy!
 [recipe & images courtesy of Becky Hardin, The Cookie Rookie]

4.07.2017

AshleGryre GIVEAWAY - CONTEST CLOSED





CONTEST CLOSED

Let's get some Privacy Please!

REPOST, REGISTER IN STORE, OR SHOP and WIN! 

Let's Get Some "Privacy Please" contest with AshleGryre begins April 7, 2017.   Contest dates are from April 7, 2017 thru May 20, 2017.  You are eligible to win via three different methods:  Repost on Instagram with #loveAGstyle, or Register in Store with a Valid Email, and any purchase between now and May 20, 2017 will be entered into the contest.

With your choice of "entry" you are eligible to WIN "one" - a one-night stay at the beautiful oceanfront and luxury spa resort, "One Ocean" in Atlantic Beach, FL or a one-night stay at the beautiful "autograph collection" Epicurean hotel in Tampa, FL.

We are excited to introduce the Spring Collection of AshleGryre's newest line, "Privacy Please"!

Have you heard of "Privacy Please"?  TRUST US - You'll want to know this beautiful collection of feminine inspired refined designs with flirty dresses, playful jumpsuits and rompers...ready to arrive in your closet, suitcase or girlfriend's gift occasion!

With a focus on craftsmanship, high quality fabrics and modern silhouettes, "Privacy Please" will be your new "go-to" label to ensure you "stand out" in beautiful fashion form!  With accessible and affordable price points - any woman will feel not only luxurious but it's great on the pocket book!

 We are so excited to bring this collection to AshleGryre!  We are in love with the ethereal So Cal feel of these of feminine silhouettes and can't wait to see you in them.  Be sure to stop in and take a peek at the new collection and while your here...be sure to register to WIN...there are three ways to enter.  See Contest Rules Below!

Come see "Privacy Please" today !

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2.03.2017

Shop Gal Feature: Taylor



AG Gal Name: Taylor

Favorite spring trend: White Shirt-Dresses

Favorite spring color: Raspberry

Favorite spring brand at AshleGryre: Adelyn Rae, especially the new canary yellow "Sunrise Maxi" that just arrived in store!

Favorite hair trend for spring: Braids- there are so many different kinds to play with that can go with  any outfit

Favorite spring lip color: Nude with just a hint of shimmer

Celebrity fashion inspiration for spring: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is always my inspiration

Favorite shoe for spring: I love a good wedge! They can be casual or dressed up

Go-to look for date night: a black bodysuit with dressy shorts and heels

Go-to look for class or lunch with the girls: A maxi dress, jean jacket and leather sandals

Favorite denim for spring: White jeans with a colorful top

Where will you be dining this spring?: Cask, so I can get my comfort food fix

Where do you like to go to sip a cocktail?: The Getaway at sunset is perfection

What is your favorite weekend getaway location?: I’m a Minnie Mouse girl- I love Disney!

What is on your must-read list?: “I Am That Girl” by Alexis Jones. It's all about having confidence in yourself and female empowerment

What is the class or obligation you dread the most?: Laundry Day, always!

12.07.2016

Shop Gal Feature: Jenna


AG Gal Name- Jenna (JP)

Favorite Fall Trend- Bold cranberry lip color! My favorite is Media by MAC

Favorite Fall Brand at AshleGryre- Elizabeth & James

Favorite Hair Trend for the Fall- High, sleek topknot!

Celebrity Inspo for Fall - lifestyle and fashion blogger Sylvia Haghjoo 

Favorite Shoe for the Fall- Over-the-knee boots are so fabulous and chic right now!

Go to Look for a date night- Olive moto leggings, booties, flowy tank, and a leather jacket

Go to Look for class or lunch with the girls- white jeans (any season!), chambray button down blouse, a bold statement necklace, and sandals

 Favorite Fall Color- Navy blue or camel

 Favorite fall lip color- Neutrals like Abu Dhabi by NYX or Bangkok by NARS are my go-to!

 Go to Denim for the fall- McGuire skinny jeans

 Where will you be dining this fall- CevichĂ©, and Miguelitos

 Where do you like to sip and go to cocktail- ElevagĂ© at the Epicurean in SoHo

 Weekend getaway- Savannah, GA is so gorgeous this time of year!

 On your must read list? - We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 Class you dread the most- Research and Evaluations Methods is the WORST!

12.05.2016

Shop Gal Feature: Jordan

AG Gal Name- Jordan

Favorite Fall Trend- Loving the cape coats and mid-calf booties at the moment. 

Favorite Fall Brand at AshleGryre- Goldie and Elizabeth and James!

Favorite Hair Trend for the Fall- half-up bun or a choppy lob. 

Celebrity Inspo for Fall- Sarah Ashcroft. (blogger in London)

Favorite Shoe for the Fall- tall over the knee boots with a chunky heel.

Go to Look for a date night- loose sweater dress, over the knee boots, and a choker. Flirty but fierce.

Go to Look for class or lunch with the girls- light-wash jeans, flowy white blouse and a pair of chunky heeled cognac booties. 

Favorite Fall color- camel or taupe

Favorite Fall lip color- Double shot by MAC or Istanbul by NYX

Go to Denim for the fall- Flying Monkey. You cannot beat the fit!

Where will you be dining this fall- Roux. Love the Louisiana vibes and brunch is amazing. 

Where do you like to sip and go to cocktail-The Birchwood in St. Pete or The Wine Exchange in Hyde Park!

Weekend getaway- Atlanta, Georgia. Like a southern NYC!

On your must read list- Mom & Me by Maya Angelou and #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Class you dread the most- Honestly, all of them currently LOL

11.17.2016

Shop Gal Feature: Morgan

AG Gal Name- Morgan Eng

Favorite Fall Trend- Lace up sweaters

Favorite Fall Brand at AshleGryre- By Chapter

Favorite Hair Trend for the Fall- Mid length haircut with a little bit of balayage

Celebrity Inspo for Fall- Obsessed with fashion blogger Julie Sarinana, also known as Sincerely Jules

Favorite Shoe for the Fall- Cut out ankle boots

Go to Look for a date night- Dark jeans, suede ankle booties and a casual tee

Go to Look for class or lunch with the girls- Ripped jeans, plaid shirt, converse or shift dress and gladiator sandals

Favorite Fall color- NYX matte Cinnamon pink

Go to Denim for the fall- My go-to pair of jeans are Free People. They don't shrink or stretch out and are so comfy.

Where will you be dining this fall- Datz in Soho

Where do you like to sip and go to cocktail- Green Lemon in Soho has the best margaritas

Weekend getaway- Savannah, Georgia would have to be the perfect getaway spot. There is lots of shopping and sight seeing to do there.

On your must read list- The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian 

Class you dread the most- Portfolio Building for Advertising