it's friday, it's friday :]




1.  I started my blog because   I wanted to have a place to share my thoughts & document my life. Now I blog more about the things I love like fashion, style, & design. I love sharing my inspirations with others.

2.   One thing I love seeing on other blogs   are real people with real stories. I am not always a huge fan of alot of writing but when I find a blog where a person can grab my attention & be real I am def going to keep coming back to read more. 

3.  Something I love about blogging   is meeting other amazing bloggers who love me for me. The relationships that I have built through blogging are some of the best relationships I have & I can't wait to meet some of them one day. *cough* stesh *cough*

4. A favorite blog post of mine is probably  my best friend post. about how I met her in an airport

5. Something my friends in real life know about me that I've never before mentioned on my blog is   that I can be a defensive person. It it not something that I am proud of & am constantly having to work on not taking everything personally & taking responsibility for my actions. It is a work in progress but I won't give up.


6.  My new favorite blogs to read are  I really haven't had the time to find too many new blogs because school is hectic right now -- but a few of the new ones are Fancy Things BlogCapernaum Home, Pink Wallpaper Blog, The Purple Pomegranate & A Night Owl Blog.

7.  Some things I tend to avoid doing on my blog are  being negative or not true to myself. Sometimes it is hard to let people fully understand who you are as a person -- I don't want people to think that I have a perfect life or that I am always happy because trust me that is far from reality. I strive daily to be a happy person. 

happy friday friends.
xx. ashlyn

{linking up with the little things we do}

friday fancies + some blanks.

It's Friday Ladies!! I hope everyone has had a great week & are looking forward to their weekends -- I know that I sure am :] I will be spending the whole thing with my love, which is pretty rare since he usually works allll weekend -- BUT not this weekend! YAY! :] 

Anywho it is Friday & that means I am going to be sharing an inspirational outfit with you pretties -- along with some blanks from the little things we do. But first of all -- {AV}'s Friday Fancies theme this week was Mix + Match & man was I excited to get her email this week, because I am in love with mixing + matching clothes {even tho half of the time I could never pull it off}! But I am def in love with the outfit I put together -- pairing a floral blouse with a striped yellow rugby cardigan & some simple trousers. This outfit is perfect for the Fall! & would be perfect if it was actually apart of my wardrobe! hehe.
 polyvore created by loveeashlyn

Long sleeve cardigan // Tucker button down blouse // Aldo wedge // Robe di Firenze brown satchel // Kamsmak bangles jewelry // Thea's splashes // trouser jeans

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time for some blanks yo -- linking up with the little things we do


1.   A nervous habit I have is   twirling my hair. I am probably a worry wart -- so I am always twirling my hair. Nick ALWAYS knows when I am thinking or have something on my mind because that is what I will be doing. I even start twirling my hair faster the more anxiety I have -- which sucks because I def give myself. {no hiding my thoughts. haha}

2.   Something that makes me sad is  thinking about not having my mommy around. I don't think about it very often -- but whenever I watch a movie or hear that someone close to someone has passed away I just have these unwanted thoughts about her no longer being here & immediately I start crying. I don't know what I would do without that lady even through all our pinny-anny arguments

3.  Today I am thankful for    my comfy bed. I have only had this bed for a couple months now, but man do i LOVE it. I have been getting much better sleep which has really helped me be less irritable -- which is a good thing since I don't get much sleep as it is. ha

4. My favorite room in my house is    my bed room -- since I live in an apartment with 2 other girls. I mean the living room is always overtaken by people studying & the kitchen -- well is not fun to be in since it is ugly. haha

5.  I can't stand    when people smack their lips when they eat. ANNOYING. my daddy always taught me to eat with me mouth closed & elbows off the kitchen table -- i mean we even got in trouble when we didn't follow the rules. but seriously people need to learn some manners!


6.  If I had an extra $100 to spend on whatever I wanted today I would   go buy myself a whole new fall outfit. I can never buy myself an entire outfit because I always feel guilty when I buy stuff -- so to be given a $100 that I could do anything with would be AMAZING!


7.  The last person I hung out with was   my mommy! We were going to go see a movie but there were absolutely NO chick flicks out -- so instead we went to Plaza & had Mexican {my absolute fav} -- guacamole, tacos, + two jumbo margaritas :] -- & then we went to TJ Maxx & walked around & I watched her Christmas shop! haha

margs with my mommy :]
Well I hope all you ladies have a lovely weekend! Don't forget to enter the two giveaways I have going on -- mark makeup giveaway & artwork giveaway!!! xoxox.

my attempt at graphic design + some blanks because it's friday.

Without furthur a do -- HAPPY 11/11/11 & Happy Veterans Day!
I mean really this is probably the coolest day EVER -- you get to make your normal wishes at 11:11 {twice} & then their superfied because it's all-11-kind-of-day! haha oh yeah & it is Friday so that makes these wishes EVEN better!
& thank you too all who fight for this country -- you truly are amazing!

Now on another note I had an amazing skype blate last night with the lovely Drew from Coral Cafe. I am pretty sure that was the most awesome skype date I have ever had & I am really not a skype person {even tho I do it daily with my boyfriend}. She is the sweetest girl & honestly after we talk on skype for four hours {yes 4 hours} -- despite -- the technical difficulties we had in the beginning with our camee ras -- I am pretty sure she is my new best friend who lives in North Carolina! I already can't wait to skype with her again! & We are already trying to figure out ways to meet up somehow, somewhere. All I have to say is that it will most def happen soon! :]

Well during out little skype date I had the pleasure of being taught how to make arrows on Photoshop -- well this is what it looked like. I am pretty sure that it looks like a little kid decided to doodle & press a bunch of buttons -- but no it was really me trying to make arrows. I will have it mastered soon & then I will share my amazing work of art. But until then -- this is the artwork I have to share!

my amazing artwork
now for some blanks -- 
linking up with {the little things we do}


1.   My favorite new blog of the moment is   getting a 100 followers. I never would have thought that 100 people would want to read my blog. EVER.

2.   Something I am thankful for is being able to pursue my dreams of becoming a Physicians Assistant.

3.  Something that made me laugh this week was   skyping with Drew & attempting to draw arrows on photoshop but failing miserably.

4. An item that is currently on my wish list is   a pair of black hunter rain boots with the red comfy socks to go inside {i really, really, really want these!!!} .

5.  I am excited about   spending this weekend with my amazing boyfriend -- we have special dinner plans tonight for tonight 11/11/11, the Hockey game on Saturday night, & I get to spend an extra day in NOVA because I don't have class on Monday morning! && I get to go on a blate with Ashley {i am super excited}.

6.  If I were a color I would be   purple. I love purple. I am currently wearing it now :].

7.  My favorite way to spend a chilly fall day is by   having coffee with a friend. & going on a walk all bundled up in scarves & comfy clothes.