Wednesday, December 25, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! (+ $100 JollyChic Giveaway, details at bottom of post!)

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!! (Or, if you don't celebrate anything, Happy Winter to you nonetheless!)

Personally, I celebrate Christmas, so in the spirit of giving, please stay tuned to the end of this blog post for a very special $100 giveaway to JollyChic!!

(Top is from Vesst, skirt is from Wizards of the West, and necklace is by Oasap)

I think I have been wearing this warm fuzzy coat from Banggood all winter. With like every outfit. I can't stop, help! It's just so fuzzy!

Necklace by Oasap

Isn't this tree cool looking?! I feel sorry for it though--vines like this strangle trees until they are dead.

BONUS PHOTO!! Lol, my cat kicked me in the face today. I don't think she's in the Christmas spirit!!

necklace- Oasap
top- Vesst
coat- Banggood
skirt & gold bracelet- Wizards of the West
shoes- Can't remember :(

Anyway, finally, on to the giveaway!! I haven't a giveaway in a long time, so I hope you'll all enter this one!!

PRIZE: 1 winner will receive $100 to spend on JollyChic's website!

1. You must register at, and also follow this blog via Google Friend Connect, on the right side of the blog.
2. You must click "like" on both JollyChic, and Faltering Bird's Facebook pages.
3. You must comment on this post, with a link to an item you love on, along with your e-mail address. (This will count as your entry, and will help me contact you when you win!)

A few short steps, and the winner could be you!!
(Contest starts on Christmas Day, and will end on Jannuary 8th, 2014)

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!! I wish I could give you all $100 coupons!

Thank you so much as always for reading my blog, and I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day!!

xoxo, ashlei

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Snow Flower // Ankit headphones

Hung out this day and took photos with my friend Michelle! Surprisingly, it wasn't cold all! It was so sunny even though the ground was blanketed with snow! We walked a few miles to downtown and got pizza and went shopping. Along the way we came across a creek that was totally frozen, so we all decided to throw huge rocks at it...and it didn't even break the ice! 

(Coat is by Banggood, and skirt is by Oasap)

Here's the song that inspired this look! It's a Japanese song by Suneohair called "Akai Coat"

Even in winter, I think florals are really great! My headphones from Ankit totally match the backpack, too!!

Backpack by Banggood.

Ankit headphones.

Gold bracelet by Wizards of the West, and heart ring by Rings & Tings.

Headphones- Ankit
Coat & Backpack- Banggood
Top- Jovonna London
Skirt- Oasap
Shoes- Deandri
Heart Ring- Rings & Tings
Gold Bracelet- Wizards of the West

As always, thanks so much for looking at my blog, and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

xoxo, ashlei

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Side Effects

Took this look a few days ago, and was really sad cause I thought all the files got corrupted! Thankfully they didn't, so here's today's look! It doesn't look it, but it seriously was like 20 degrees or something when these were taken. And the wind was blowing so hard! I can deal with rain and snow, but the second the wind starts blowing, I do not stop complaining!!

Beanie by Pacsun. (You cannot believe how much I have been wearing this. The answer is baaaasically everyday, haha!)

Aren't these tights from Banggood cute?! I found them hiding in my closet--I had forgotten I even had them! I felt like adding a bit of a "cartooney" element to this otherwise kind of dark look would make it so much more fun!

And these AWESOME shoes are by SwayChic!! I relly love the detail of the buckle and how it's not quite a full boot. Good for winter, even though a bit of skin is showing!!

Shoes- SwayChic
Beanie- Pacsun
Dress- Can't remember :(
Outer shall- Mom got it for me second hand
Leggings- Banggood
Necklace- Crafted from a christmas tree ornament

Again, thank you as always for checking out my blog--and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!!

xoxo, ashlei

Monday, December 9, 2013

Me & you, as chilled as 1972

(Coat by Banggood, dress by Oasap, and necklace by Romwe)

My hometown totally got dumped with a foot of snow!! We don't generally get this much snow, so this is really fun for once. Our truck broke down the day before Thanksgiving, so Josh and I ended up being about a week late going home to visit my family for the holidays--but in a way I'm thankful for that, because I would have missed all this wonderful snow had we come earlier! (Well, that and the auto shop told us if we'd broken down on the freeway instead of in the city, the engine probably would have exploded. I guess sometimes things happen for a reason, right?) It's funny because at first, when I found out I wouldn't be going home for actual Thanksgiving, I was pretty upset. But when I thought about it...the random people who helped us push our truck, my parents who helped us figure out what to do with it, Josh's parents for getting it towed and fixing it, my friend for driving us home the night it broke, our other friends for driving us to the autobody shop...well, there's really a lot of people and things to be thankful for, aren't there? Sometimes I think it's easy to forget these things.

Here's the song that inspired this look. "Sweater Weather" by The Neighborhood

The day Josh took these photos, it was the coldest it's ever been in this city since 1972! It was -15 degrees fahrenheit! (This is the street I grew up on!)

Coat by Banggood, and dress by Oasap

Necklace by Romwe.

It was so cold, but Josh always likes to have fun :P

Oregon is a really beautiful place!

This winter season, I hope you all get to spend time with your families and pets and loved ones--we all have so much to be thankful for! (Even if you get snowed in for a week!)

Coat- Banggood
Dress- Oasap
Necklace- Romwe
Socks- Can't remember!
Shoes- Romwe

Thanks for looking at my blog, as always, and have a wonderful rest of your day!!

xoxo, ashlei

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

High rise drift off skies

Hey everyone!! Long time no post! I've been mostly without a camera for a long while, but have been taking a lot of photos recently, so here's one of the outfits! 

It's been really cold so far this fall, and, oddly enough, NOT raining! If you know anything about the Pacific Northwest from the USA, you know it rains...a lot. Like 90% of the year it's raining, I shit you not. (If you can have decent looking hair here, believe me, you can have it anywhere! So hard to control the frizz!)

Anyway, my cardigan and dress are both from Romwe!!

Have had this necklace from RIRE Boutique for a while, but I still really like it!!

dress- Romwe
cardigan- Romwe
socks- from friend
shoes- can't remember!
necklace- RIRE Boutique

Thanks as always for looking at my blog, and I hope to start posting a LOT more frequently, so I hope you'll keep checking back!! <3

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Nothing drives like a Camero // Beleated summer post!

Hey everyone! First of all I need to say WOW, I have been so busy it's been ridiculous! I promise, I haven't forgotten about Faltering Bird! Anyway, I have a lot of photos to share with you guys from a recent trip I took to California to go gold panning!

We stumbled upon this car overgrown with ivy and we couldn't resist taking some photos! 

Really love this "Nothing drvies like a Camero" top from Jack of All Trades!! They have some super cool t-shirts!

The lighting was SO magical!

These wines were so cute! We thought it was a pretty fitting label for camping! It's still SO warm and nice where we live, I'm really enjoying this summer. As we're still in the hotter summer months, having comfortable yet stylish swimwear is important, and both Kohl's and Roman's (plus size) have lots of awesome options to choose from!

Speaking of swimsuits and swimming, I had so much fun swimming in this river and diggin' around in the dirt for gold! Here's Josh gold panning with his mom & grandparents!

It's like real life Minecraft, haha!

Some of the gold in one of the pans!

Some really awesome little pies Josh's grandpa was making--they were so easy to make and so good!

We ended up taking a bunch of photos in front of old cars...I guess I must really like trucks!

Bag is by Bang Good!

The day we got back from California we actually ended up going to a local festival called the Oregon Country Fair! It was super fun, we like to go every year!

This guy was outside blessing people I think! He was really cheerful, he made me happy!

top- Jack of All Trades
shorts- Levi's cut-offs
bag- Bang Good
necklace- Angel Court
shoes- Durango