Ashley Williams

Recent Posts By Ashley Williams

The Throw On and Go Dress

We’re all in on this elegant and versatile maxi: Polka Dot Maxi Dress, $149; anntaylor.com 1. Timeless Print As Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman prove, when done right, a polka-dot dress never goes out of style. (Just steer clear of Minnie Mouse brights and oversize spots.) 2. Goes Anywhere Topped with an oversize hat, […]

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The Perfect Wedding Suite For You

  Wedding season has arrived and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. Check in each week to see what is leaving us love-struck! Grace Wallace of WritefullyHis, is our go-to for all things paper—from greeting cards to invitations. We looked to Grace to […]

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3-Step DIY Envelope Liners

Wedding season has arrived and here at Southern Living, we couldn’t be more thrilled. We’ll be bringing you weekly wedding-related posts—DIY ideas, etiquette tips, real weddings and more. This week, an ingenious DIY project from Kari Rider Events is leaving us love-struck!  Kari Rider Events knows how to make DIY projects look professional grade, the proof is in these envelope liners. They’re simple, quick, and you’d never […]

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Pastel Palette

Light scents and delicate colors help you shift into spring. 1. MINI PERFUMES Beloved Tocca scents, now in TSA-approved bottles. Travel Fragrance, $34; sephora.com 2. MAKEUP REMOVER The most effective (yet gentle) formula we’ve ever tried. Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, $18.50; clinique.com 3. PRIMER For dry skin, this cooling, oil-free formula leaves skin feeling soft. Photo Finish Hydrating […]

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Our 5 Favorite Trench Coats This Season

Gear up for rain season with the most stylish of water-resistant accessories: the trench. Go with the classic khaki-colored knee length version or try something with an updated twist like a cropped cape. Here are the five we love! 1. Cape Cut— This stylish take on the classic trench makes rainy days easy to take. MICHAEL Micheal Kors Double Breasted Trench $195; […]

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Most Beloved Style Icons: Southern Moms

Our March style section (the issue hits stands this Friday) is all about the original beauty icons: our mothers. Last fall we asked you to send in throwback pictures of your mom along with her “pearls of wisdom” in anticipation of this issue. Your response was overwhelming. Our inbox was full of hundreds of nostalgia-inducing family photos and they are […]

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Instant Classic: Gold Messenger Locket Necklace

Few things are as romantic as a good old-fashioned love letter, and Alabama-based ExVoto Vintage dreamed up a wearable take on the timeless gesture. The necklace comes with a gold letter engraved with the words “I Love You” on one side, and it’s blank on the other for your personalization; we’re thinking a special date or a monogram would be […]

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Sneak Peek! SL’s Container Gardening Collector’s Edition

Southern Living’s ultimate guide to container gardening hits stands next Friday. We are excited to showcase 118 of our most stunning plant combos for both inside and out. Plus, we are sharing all of our secrets for growing colorful pots all year long. Enjoy a sneak preview of one of our never before seen containers! Pick A Colorful Pot Few things have the zing […]

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Cozy Winter Resort Wardrobe

Whether your frosty escape has you hitting the slopes or lounging fireside, layers are key to staying warm and cute. 1. Button-back flaps keep fingertips text ready. Wool Cable Knit Gloves, $98; brooksbrothers.com 2. A soft, not-too-puffy vest keeps you warm without extra bulk. Quilted Riding Vest, $109; llbean.com 3. Hide flat winter hair, and warm up ears. 106, $95; […]

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Alabama Chanin’s DIY Series: Paisley Tote

We’ve teamed up with the DIY experts of Alabama Chanin to bring you a series of homegrown projects. Over the next six weeks you’ll learn how to make some our favorite Alabama Chanin pieces—from bath mats to totes.  If you are familiar with Southerner Natalie Chanin, designer of Alabama Chanin, you know that her intricate garments are not only beautiful but hand-sewn by […]

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