Wednesday, February 24, 2010

what to do what to do

So here I sit, watching the rain trickle down outside my window. Baxter is laying with me, blissfully staring as well. (Baxter is my dog, btw). And I'm doing what I always do before I have to make the trek to work...I read my fashion blogs. I have an extensive list of sites I frequent and all of them give me a little something extra for my fashion palette. I wish I knew how to get started like that. I love all things fashion, the photos, the combos, the make up, the hair, the fact that one can wear nothing that matches and have it match perfectly, I thirst for all of that. I've never been much of a writer, so excuse me if this sucks majorly, but I'm going to give my blog the good ol' college try...for once. I'm taking up blog-space anyways, so I might as well try to make this nothing into a something.

I dont consider myself "fashionable" but I do consider myself knowledgeable in fashion. (there is a huge difference). Since my bank account and budget doesn't exactly let me purchase any YSL pumps or a beautiful Burberry trench, I try to make due with the little morsels I find elsewhere to fit the same look or trend. I find that sometimes even the simplist pieces (a $20 t-shirt from the Gap is better then the $250 designer brand one from Nordy''s a t-shirt, you cant really eff it up) are the most tried and true ones and the end up staying in your closet for longer then the trend lasts. Thus being said, whenever I post a look of mine you can almost be certain you wont find any MAJOR designers in them, though I love to read about them in the mags, look at their fashion week presentations, and read about the changes they are making in their fashion houses. Unless someone decides to friend me some YSL pumps or a Balenciaga bag...which I wouldn't mind either :)

My name is Ashley, and I am an aspiring fashion merchandiser/stylist. I am moving to San Francisco, CA in the summer to start my first semester @ the Academy of Art University for Fashion Merchandising. I spend a good $30 a month on magazines alone (sure I get a couple american ones in the mail because hello! Subscriptions are like less then half the cover cost) but I prefer the international mags to the US ones (I love UK Elle) and one of my goals is to one day learn french so that i can ACTUALLY read and understand the Paris Vogue. I wear heels even when I'm not going out, I love all things shiny, and I'm typically never without a Coach bag or tote on my arm (I <3>

**Please dont judge me by any of my previous postings, I'm sure I seem slightly wacko.