Thursday, June 9, 2011

Denim sheer.

So, it was totally overcast, cloudy and kinda chilly when I got dressed today.
And then the sun came out. 
While I was wearing tights and a button up (all the way to the top), other people were walking around in shorts and flip flops.
  I decided that I'm not completely ready for summer and plan to wear fall/winter-like stuff until it becomes unbearably hot--even if that means enduring weird stares from other people.
All I can say is, to each his own. And I like my own. Style that is.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Changing it up.

Striped shirt (with orange!) and cuffed military green cargos.
Straight hair and no bangs.

So not the usual.
 A nice break from the daily.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Skinny jeans + easy breezy shirt + trusty fedora.
Perfect Ash combo.

Total chill mode today.

And in case you didn't know,
 I love LA.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Grey matter.

 Second to my beloved black, I love the neutral color of grey.
I love all shades of grey from the lightest to the darkest.
And I love mixing the different shades. Hence, my grey on grey today.
This dress is perfect for summer. Light, airy and oh so ruffly. 
I've worn it in a more casual way sans belt with sandals. 
But, per special request by the hubbs, I dressed it up a little more today.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekend merriment.

Yesterday, the hubbs and I hit the streets of Dtown LA to experience all the fun at the Red Bull Soapbox Race. It was a beautiful, sunny day to share with about 115,000 other SoCalifornians.
I had the amazing opportunity to see the race up close with the rest of the media people while the hubbs worked on covering the event.  
We ended the afternoon with some photos of yours truly (Of course! What blogger wouldn't?!) and a couple of bacon wrapped hot dogs with everything. True LA steeez.

To see all the crazy pics of the Red Bull Soapbox Race, visit the hubbs here at KOUNTERKULTURED.COM and let him know I sent you!  ;) 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gettin' my groove back.

I thought I'd make the effort to do a post today. I was definitely feeling bloggerish for the first time in days.
 Still don't have my groove back completely, but sometimes I need to just do it.
There's a storm over SoCal and I think that the weather was being empathetic to my funkiness.
Thank you, Mr. Rain.
I owe you one.
I promise not to complain about how wet and gloomy it is the next time you're around. 

Lunchtime today was spent with the fam at a suuuuper yuuuumy all-you-can-eat Korean bbq place right in the heart of K-Town for a mere 10 buckaroos.
If you're ever in the area, make sure you hit up Sanya--nothing fancy, but I guarantee you a happy belly full of food!

And one last thing,
Happy birthday, Pops!
Love you always.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tie dye for.

Happy Friday to everyone!
I know I've been slacking on the posts and I apologize.
 I'm in some kind of funk. Can't put my finger on it. I've been so uninspired lately. It's even caused me to stop shopping! Can you believe it?! Shocking, I know.

 Yesterday, my fam and I went to see the Pasadena Showcase House. Every year, a mansion is chosen and different designers come to decorate each room to their liking. This year's house was built in the 1920's and was originally used as a second getaway home. It had 14 different rooms and huge grounds that included a cottage, pool with adjacent pool house (of course!), outside sitting rooms and at least two beautiful gardens complete with monarch butterflies. It was AMAZING!
Anyway, this was the outfit I wore. A tie dye dress. Flowy and fun. But I topped it off with the blazer for some structure. And since we weren't allowed to wear heels in the mansion, I opted for some jeweled sandals in a muted grey. And I chose some jewelry that felt a little more "mansion" appropriate.  
The blazer was a good choice that night since we attended a private dinner party at the mansion after our tour and I was able to schmooze comfortably with some corporate folk. 


Friday, May 6, 2011

As boho as it gets.

This week has been extremely warm. I've been living in dresses. They are my favorite thing to wear in warm weather because they are so effortless. I just throw one on and go. Unfortunately, after "womaning out" as I mentioned in the last post, I am left with less than half of the dresses in my closet to wear that I've acquired through the years. They're either too tight or too short for my taste and hips. Boooooo. Guess it's time to shop for new ones!

This dress on the hanger looked extremely too boho for me. I don't usually make the best boho girl because I prefer a little more structure with more defined silhouettes and color palettes. I am a city girl in love with black and a touch of rocker edge. But, at times will choose to play up my feminine, classic side. I may mix in a dress or shirt that looks bohemian into my city style but I would never be able to pull off the "just rolled out of bed, threw this on and my hair looks perfect" look on a daily basis.

What is your personal style?   

Friday, April 29, 2011

Long overdue.

Amazing how just one post ago I was in a jacket and boots
and now I'm spending my days in skirts and dresses.
Loved this outfit. Especially the cropped-top lace. So easy breezy.
I am a creature of habit and this will definitely be on rotation in my closet.
And also with this post comes the realization of just how much I've "womaned out" these last couple of years. Long gone are the days of size 0/1 and I now welcome a world full of curves.
And I must admit, I kind of like it this way.
Now, on to more important things.
Throughout the time that I've had this blog, I have received some really great blogger awards. And I am so honored and thankful to receive each of them. I know I'm suuuper late in replying to them and I apologize. I'm actually the worst person to give these awards to because I don't ever follow through with all the rules that come with receiving them. But, it doesn't mean I don't appreciate them!
I'm just that lazy.
So, I'd like to properly say THANK YOU for noticing my lil' ol' blog. If I could, I'd give you all a BIG hug! But, unfortunately that isn't possible, so this will have to do. ;)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Weekend love.

Whew. This week flew right by me! Again.
Busy bee. That's me.
But, it's Friday.
And it's my weekend off.
 And I've got a shopping day planned for Saturday.
 Aaaaand I will also be getting a much needed massage.
But, the absolute BEST part about this weekend is Resurrection Sunday.
And my Lord lives!

By the way, if anybody has any great ideas on where I should spend my money buying pretty items for my closet anywhere in the LA area, lemme know!

And it was super funny that the hubbs wanted to shoot in a sort-of alley near dumpsters just because I wore this jacket. Lol. 
Not my first choice, but I'm just happy he's more than willing to be creative with my blog and take my pictures.
Thanks, babe!
By the way, check out his blog: KounterKultured and spread the word. Especially to the man in your life! It's a very male oriented blog complete with cars and other such things. They'll love it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Can't stay away.

Red. Lots of it. In my wardrobe. Sheeeesh.
I've got such an affinity toward this color and all it's different hues. It has definitely showed it's dominance over all other colors in my closet throughout the years. Except for my beloved black, of course. So, please bear with me when I go through my red spurts.
And enjoy the squinting. It's the new blogger thing to do. Didn't you get the memo??  ;)

Thrifted belt & shorts. H&M shirt. Steve Madden sandals.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Crochet of the day.

Post brunch with a tummy full of french toast and powdered sugar. And lots of coffee.
Good food = Happy me.
Thus, the twirling session.

The only items never before seen are the skirt (F21) and crochet vest (local boutique). Nothing fancy. But always, always what makes me feel good. Regardless of any label. :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The next generation.

Received these pics in my email just a few days ago.
Taken by my sis-in-law across the world of a couple of my favorite little girls!
They love their Auntie Ash so much that they wanted to be part of my blogger world.
And I love them twice as much.
I can't wait to have them back here in California.
And without further ado,
here is the future of fashion and blogging.

Jaelyn Audrey
Don't you just love the knee-high polkadot socks and matching hat?!

Keilah Naomi
My bohemian glamour girl in a diy dress that belongs to her mama. Complete with tons of accessories!

Total naturals!
My little fashionistas.
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