Saturday, June 27, 2015

Happy National Sunnies Day!

It's Summer y'all! Get funky with your Sunnies! Shop all these sunglasses here and use code SUNNIE for reduced $2 shipping in the U.S.! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Live Clothing Unboxing on Periscope!

Since my recent obsession with periscope I have been scoping everything! I mean it's just so fun! I love unboxing new arrivals on periscope, I think the unboxings might be some of my favorites! Today I had a shipment with two new items, a romper and a dress, the romper by far won the favorite vote from the scope crew!

I must say I do LOVE this romper! It is summer perfection!  There is a fun mix of pastel and light neon colors. It's flowy and breezy with lined shorts and a semi sheer top. See More Here
I took approximate measurements of this romper. Measured laying flat from the center of the neck (where the tag typically is) to the bottom : Small 33", Medium 34", Large 35"

My tips for styling this romper:
  • Pair it with fun white sandals for a simple clean look.
  • Dress it up with some bright turquoise, royal blue, or mint heels!
  • Add a white blazer to make it a bit more profesional
  • The top of this romper is not lined. You could pick an accent color from the romper patern and wear a cammi under for a fun pop of color or just use white or tan! 
  • In the picture above I am not wearing a cammie just a neautral color bra and I have pinned the front so there are no oops moments!
  • Adding a snap button to the front of open top rompers (or dresses) is a wonderful and even more convenient idea then always using a safety pin!
  • Accentuate your waist by adding a fun belt!

If you want to join in on the unboxing fun follow me on periscope and twitter @hellocolie

Have some styling tips for this romper? Leave them in the comments! I love to hear what you think! 

xoxo - Ashley

Friday, June 12, 2015

Styling a Denim Dress

A few days ago on my new addiction Periscope I was unboxing some new clothing and everyone's least favorite item from the shipment was my absolute fav! I have been wanting a good denim dress for a while now and I took a chance by ordering it online but boy did it pay off. The dress I got is so super comfy and ladies IT.HAS.POCKETS. Enough said.

Gals I'm in love with it. I have to stop myself from wearing it every single day. I did a little pinning and found some awesome ways to style a denim dress! Here are a few of my favorites below.

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Here are some of my styling suggestions!
  • Belt it up! You can instantly dress up this look with a simple belt! Black, Brown, or maybe a neon color, it's really up to you and what you're going for.
  • Dress it up with heals! You can easily take this from day to night by switching from flats to heals.
  • Transition it to fall with some boots + a scarf! This is really one of those pieces you can wear year round. Add your favorite ankle boots and a light scarf to wear this dress into the fall.
  • Wear it in Winter with leggings + a sweater. As you can see in the second pic a denim dress looks effortlessly cool paired with your favorite sweater, leggings, and boots! Side note: Socks out of boots is my favorite.
  • Dress it up even more with accessories! We already pointed out how heals can dress up this look. If you add a striking clutch, maybe gold or sequined and a sparkling statement necklace or earrings you just took this to a whole other level! 
Do you have some styling tips for a denim dress? leave them in the comments below! I want to know how you would style this look! If you want to chat with me about looks and other randomness be sure to download periscope so we can have fun together! We can also play on Pinterest! You can find my Pinterest HERE and see more denim dress looks!

Hope all you ladies enjoyed!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth

A week ago I asked my Periscope friends to recommend a foundation they loved. One of the first responses was the Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth. Perfect! Not only could I just swing by Target and grab a bottle but I had never tried it! 

I'm not gonna lie I was a little nervous to try something with the word 'dewy' in the name. My foundation choices usually contain the words 'matte' or 'full coverage' not sure why but I always seem to lean toward those terms when it comes to my makeup. Let me just say before I tell you what I think about this foundation. ONE: This is just my opinion. You might try this foundation and love it, or think its garbage, or think it's nothing like I have described. And that is why I like to try things for myself! TWO: I am no makeup expert. I am just a girl who likes to wear makeup and try new things. Think of it as your best friends thoughts on a makeup.

Okay my honest opinion: I love this for a light summer foundation. It gives you a soft luminous finish, plus it has SPF 18. I love foundations that have sunscreen! I picked the lightest shade available since I am very fair, porcelain 110, and I think it was a pretty decent match. I don't recall wearing a foundation and still being able to see my freckles which I love for summer. I like my freckles and every once in a while I don't mind showing them off! for a light foundation I think it wore very well. I did always use a face primer and powder with it, however I was not applying powder throughout the day. I don't think I would make this my all the time foundation but it will definitely go in the rotation for day trips and light makeup days! And for only around $6 I'll take it. 

The only downside I see is that if you have oily skin the dewy part could be a problem. For me I kind of liked the dewy finish but I could see how that could be a downside for someone with oily skin. The Fit Me Dewy only has a 3.1 rating on Makeup Alley, but I always like to read reviews and remember that it's just one persons opinion. 

Here are some links to more reviews on this foundation so you can get a good variety of opinions! 
This is the first time I've ever given my opinion of a makeup on the blog! Ekkkk! If you want to see me try more makeups, go on my adventures with me, get styling tips, and more be sure to download the Periscope app and follow me! @hellocolie

Hope y'all enjoyed! Let me know what your favorite foundation is in the comments below!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Shrimp Fest 2015

It's almost here! The 2015 Shrimp Festival is less than a week away! This time next Saturday Downtown will be bustling with people, music will fill the streets, and yummy local shrimp will abound! Colie's is fully stocked with fun tea towels made by local artist, and other gifts, accessories, and clothing!

If you are heading out for all the fun next weekend stop in to see us! The shop is located at 4 N 2nd St. As you are walking down Centre take a right on N 2nd St and we are the first double doors on the right!

While you're out and about having fun at the festival don't forget to use #DowntownAmelia
We'll be featuring our favorite photos of the festival on the Downtown Amelia Island Instagram and Facebook Page!

Click here to see our hours for the week of Shrimp Fest since they will be a little different than normal! 

Click here to see the official Shrimp Fest website and find a outline of events! 

See y'all Downtown!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Make Any Scarf a Summer Scarf!

Happy Earth Day y'all! Since the Map Scarf from Colie's is one of the shop's most popular items I thought I'd share some ways to transition it to Spring/Summer!

The possibilities with this scarf are ENDLESS! Almost any scarf can be worn as a beach cover up making it one of the most versatile items in your wardrobe and well worth every penny.

We all know that scarves are a must have winter accessory but they are also a summer must have. You can have it tied to your beach tote or folded up in a clutch. It's portability make it a essential part of your summer travels!

It is the perfect item for that spontaneous beach trip. Keep one in your car or beach bag so you know you are always covered when your friends call for that last minute weekend trip to the Keys.

Needing to travel light? Carry on only kind of trip? Pack a scarf or two! They fold up to practically nothing leaving you plenty of room for whatever else you might need with maximum outfit options.

Tonight till midnight get free standard shipping! Just use code EARTHDAY at checkout! Note that because of the popularity of these scarves they are currently on a 3-4 week pre-order. Note that standard shipping does not include some items like maxi dresses/sweaters/shoes. Regular shipping charges will apply if those items are added to your cart.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Coastal Cinema 10 : Yulee, FL

The new theater is here! Going to the movies is one of my favorites, so I am super excited that there is a brand spanking new theater right down the road! Wednesday night I had the opportunity to attend a party at the new theater and it did not disappoint! 

The theater has merged the ticket line and concessions line into a one stop deal. There's no waiting in line for tickets and then running over to get your popcorn, you purchase everything at the same counter once you've entered the theater.

Movie times and ticket prices are displayed on the screens above the concession stand. As well as prices for popcorn and other snacks! I got a $20 popcorn bucket that is refillable for the year at just $4 a refill! 

You can fill your own icee and drinks! I love the Coca Cola Freestyle machines! It does make it hard to choose between Vanilla or Cherry Coke though! 

And what's even more exciting is the beer and wine selection! That's right folks the new theater has adult beverages! Beer ranges from $4.50 to $5.50, and wine from $6 to $9. 

Have fun at the movies y'all!