Wednesday, October 31, 2012

BHLDN- Anthrophlogie's bridal line

Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you this beautiful dress I received from BHLDN. (They're Anthropologie's bridal line. Who doesn't love Anthropologie?!) If you get the chance, please check out their website, here! There's only about a million things I want, haha!

I really love how classy the neckline is! Brass necklace by Vanessa Mooney.

Silver ring & beaded bracelets are by Vanessa Mooney, and the skinny stack of bracelets is from Angel Court!

dress- BHLDN
brass necklace, beaded bracelets, and silver ring- Vanessa Mooney
skinny stack of bracelets- Angel Court
belt- Target
sboots- Durango

Happy Halloween!! + Faltering Bird's 1 year anniversary!



Here's a creepy little dude hangin' out in an old truck! My mom actually took these photos, I haven't been outside when it's been nice and not raining for like a week, it sucks. Went to a few house parties in Portland & Eugene though, it was pretty fun! Now it's Halloween and I'm way to tired to even do anything on the actual day, haha!

Anyway, I'm super fond of Halloween cause I met Josh (My boyfriend & photographer!) the day before Halloween 2 years ago! (Also, oddly, it's my parents wedding anniversary on Oct. 30th, too!) I always really liked Halloween, but now I associate it with love, and being warm and cozy when it's shitty and raining outside. Probably strange to get warm fuzzies when you think about Halloween, but whatever!

Today is also Faltering Bird's ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!! I've been updating this blog for exactly one year now, yay! (So many anniversary's in one post!)

Hope you guys have a great Holiday!

xoxo, ashlei

PS: Watch this music video--it's called Windshield Smasher, by Black Moth Super Rainbow. It's sort of Halloween themed, and the song is freaking SICK!! I only watched the video once, but it seems to me to be a message of being forced to conform which I thought was interesting.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Utopia Underground

I've been wearing this floral cross tank from Heart OMG a lot recently. It's super comfortable, and I got it in a size large so I can wear it as a dress, too! Sweater is from Romwe.

Song that inspired this look:


The floral print is so cute!

It actually has pockets, too, which I found really awesome and useful!

Faux  fox tail from Romwe, skinny stack of bracelets from Angel Court, beaded bracelets & silver ring from Vanessa Mooney, and claw ring is from Beginning Boutique.

Also really liked that there was a pattern on the back of this sweater!!

floral cross tank- Heart OMGHeart OMG
sweater & faux fox tail- RomweRomwe
shorts underneath- Forever 21
silver ring & beaded bracelets- Vanessa MooneyVanessa Mooney
skinny stack of bracelets- Angel CourtAngel Court
boots- Durango

xoxo, ashlei

Friday, October 26, 2012

Faltering against the autumn sky

I know I already talked about the Shop Lately sale before, but I wanted to show you guys the outfit I  wore with the necklace they named after my blog!! The ponch, that I am creepishly in love with, is from Crash & Burn Apparel.

Song that inspired this look: (Which is a guilty pleasure, because I know the lyrics are terrible. I just really love the guitar solo at about 2:30 in!!)

Recognize this sweater? I think I LIVED in it last winter. I'm not even joking. 

Zillions of closeups of this for you, because I love it!

Arrow ring is from Indressme, beaded cross bracelets are from Vanessa Mooney, skinny stack of bracelets is from Angel Court, and claw ring is from Beginning Boutique!!

faltering bird necklace- Shop Lately
shorts- Forever 21
arrow ring- Indressme
beaded cross bracelets- Vanessa Mooney
skinny stack of bracelets- Angel Court
claw ring- Beginning Boutique
boots- Durango

xoxo, ashlei

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Urbban Waxx: Wax-a-thon!

You may have noticed a few weeks ago I posted about a charity event in Portland, Oregon at a local salon called Urban Waxx. Here are a few photos from the event! Here's my Joshyyyy

Mateusz and the lovely Jenna of All That Glitters!! I drug them along for free beer an doughnuts haha. Also, I love that having a dirty camera lens makes for awesome magical glittery photos!!

This room was really pretty. Can I pleeease have that thing on the wall in my bedroom? Thanks.

Their salon was super awesome! The awesome lady pictured waxed my eyebrows killer good!

xoxo, ashlei

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Post Apocalyptic shooting range // Stevie Wonder- Very Superstitious

Today I want to share with you my outfit, and the outfits of my really good friends, Jenna & Ariel!! I'm in the middle, Jenna is on the left, and Ariel is on the right! 

Song that inspired this look:

All of our full outfits! Incase any of you guys were interested, Jenna's blog, All That Glitters, is here, and Ariel's blog, Tainted Sweetheart, is here!!

We took the photos inside a construction site. It's a site that's currently in use, so we actually had to be really careful not to get caught! There's a shooting range across the field out back, so with all the graffiti and dilapidated buildings and sneaking around and guns going off, it kinda felt like we were in some kind of  apocalyptic war zone!

For some reason luckily, all the photos each of us girls took were so painless! Sometimes with blogging, you have to take so many pictures in order to get once decent one, it can start to feel pretty redundant. However, this was the only full body standing picture I took and it was fine! Thank god haha. Top is from Crash & Burn Apparel, and skirt is from Romwe!!

Long necklace is from Angel Court, and brass necklace is from Vanessa Mooney.

I didn't know this until just recently, but the Angel Court necklace is actually a real naturally collected piece of an antler! So cool.

Blue Sky stacked bracelets by Angel Court, top bracelet on the right by Shop Lately, and bottom bracelet by Chicnova.

Purse by Shop Lately.

Boots by Durango.

Wish I could go back with another outfit someday and take photos with these barrels! They're neat!

There were goats outside!

They both saw us from afar and GALLOPED AND PRANCED all the way over to us and clawed at the fence until we pet them. They were so ridiculously cute. Gahhh!!

One of the goats was actually peeing in this photo but I edited it out. HAHA.

Byebye for now!!~

top- Crash & Burn Apparel
skirt- Romwe
antler necklace & blue sky bracelets- Angel Court
brass necklace- Vanessa Mooney
bag- Wholesale Dress
bracelets- Shop Lately, Chicnova
boots- Durango

xoxo, ashlei

PS: I hope you'll all notice, I've updated the blog layout. Here are the things I changed:

~Changed it so you no longer have to do a captcha to comment (THANK GOD)
~Changed it to enable anonymous posting, so everyone can post
~Changed the blog header and logo to a autumn theme
~Added a "Recommended  blogs" section
~Changed the right-hand side bar
~Other various small changes

PLEASE do let me know what you think of these changes!! I want everyone's opinion. :P

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Giveaway #24: Asian iCandy!!

Very excited to announce yet another giveaway!!  
GRAND PRIZE: The sweater featured above, in a random colour.

1. You must click "like" on Asian iCandy's Facebook page.
2. You must follow this blog via Google Friend Connect along the right side of the blog, follow on Bloglovin', and click "like" on the Facebook page for this blog. (If you've already done this before, no need to do it again--that step is complete!)
3. You must comment on this entry saying which item from the Asian iCandy store is your favourite, and list your e-mail so that you can be contacted if you are the winner.

And that's all!! Giveaway will last for 14 days, and ends on Monday, November 5th, mid-day. 

Good luck to all you lovlies!!

xoxo, ashlei

Shop Lately Sale: Bloggers Picks!!

Soo one of my favourite websites to snag deals from, Shop Lately, is having a sale!! For this sale, they decided to work with a few of us bloggers. We picked our favourite items from their website, and they're having a sale with the items we picked!!

I've been sporting goods from Shop Lately for over a year at this point, and they are one of my dearest and favourite places to shop, so I hope you'll check out this rad sale! (Their prices are already awesome as is, so this is a great opportunity!)

I often feel like bloggers can sound insincere (Especially with how heavily sponsored some bloggers are, and especially when talking about sales) but this is one I helped work on myself, so I truly am quite excited about it!

Click here to go to the sale!! 
(Also, if you click "like" on their FB page, you can get a promo code for additional savings!)

This was my number 1 pick from their website. It's so awesome, every time I look at it I get really excited! They even named the item after my blog! It kind of fits considering it's a bird, doesn't it? "The Faltering Bird" necklace!!

I wasn't aware this was a two piece set (as I don't have pierced ears) but this one was far too awesome to pass up!

Bangles have been one of my favourite things to wear recently. If you'll notice, almost all of my looks have stacked bracelets! Do you like the look, too??

Delicate yet grungy!

The jewels on the inside of the spikes are a nice touch, don't you think??

Hope all you lovelies find something that jumps out at you in the sale!!

xoxo, ashlei

PS: Here's all the other lovely bloggers that worked on the sale with me!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Tevin Vincent

Just wanted to show off the AWESOME goodies sent to me from Tevin Vincent!! I can't explain to you just how awesome the "FUCK OFF" necklace is especially. There's something cute and shit eating about how delicate yet stern it is!

Have any of you lovelies gotten any sick jewelry recently?? Show and tell!!

xoxo, ashlei