Monday, June 24, 2013

Heavy Metal Thunder

These photos were actually taken awhile back, and for some reason I keep forgetting to post them! What's wrong with me, haha! When Michelle took these we were driving around and happened to pass this AWESOME old Ford truck, and we had to stop, it went so well with my sort of "grungy" outfit!

Top is from Sheinside, and vest is from Choies.

I don't know why but I just love junkyards and the like!

This wolf shirt from Sheinside is one of my favourite printed t-shirts! Necklace is by Angel Court.

Love love LOVE these shoes from Cozbest! I want too wear them again on the 4th of July! 

Also, Michelle took some photos of Josh this day too, so I wanted to include them!! Josh actually cut his hair short really recently, so looking at these photos is sooo weird to me!

He looks so amused at the eagle mural, haha!

top- Sheinside
vest- Choies
shorts- Forever 21
necklace- Angel Court
shoes- Cozbest

hat- Romwe
top- Macy's
jeans- Van's
shoes- Van's

As always, thanks so much for reading my blog, and have a wonderful rest of your day!!

xoxo, ashlei

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Happy (early) Father's Day!! // Xperience Days Lunch Cruise!!

For those of you who celebrate, Happy Father's day!! (Well, tomorrow anyway). For this occasion, I was lucky enough to be contacted by a company called Xperience Days who let me take my dad on a lunch cruise last weekend on the Portland Spirit along the Wilamette River!! (Also haha, my dad is totally squinting in this photo!!)

I really love my dad, and he works so hard every day to support our family, so he really deserved this little cruise, I think! I hope I can treat my mom to something awesome next Mother's Day, too!

My dad really likes this song, so I thought I'd include it in this post! It's called "It's a Long Way There" by the Little River Band. If the video player doesn't work, just click to view on Youtube!

There were so many little sailboats EVERYWHERE. It turned out to be a really great day, so it seemed like everyone and their grandma was out playing around in the water!

Dragon Boats! There seems to be a pretty huge community of people here that love them!

Jim is really excited to eat his burger! These things were fuckin' massive.

There were a lot of floating homes, too! They were really pretty, but I'm not really sure I'd trust living on one, haha.

Some of the skyscrapers of the City of Portland in the background! As you notice, we tend to have short and wide skyscrapers rather than super tall ones--we actually have a law here on the height compared to width of each building, so that the natural scenic skyline isn't ruined with buildings! (Not surprising that we're also basically the greenest city in the entire United States, too!)

While taking these photos outside it was SOO windy! When I came back inside and looked in the mirror my bangs were EVERYWHERE, haha!

This was the captain! He was really nice and showing this kid how to steer the boat! All along the cruise you could hear the captain on the loudseaker telling various facts about the boat, Portland, Oregon, and the river. I actually learned that the Willamette River is one of the few rivers in the entire world whose current flows to the North. So strange!!

More big ships!!

My dad looking stoic, haha! I'm really glad he had so much fun on the trip!!

My parents came to visit from out of town to come on the cruise, and when they came, they brought my dog Kibo with them! He was so excited to see me, I thought he was going to wag his little tail off!

I was actually looking through the Xperience Days website and you can buy some pretty cool "Experiences"! The entire premise of their website is that you can buy a day of fun with different options they have. For example, you could go for a hot air balloon ride, go whitewater rafting (which was almost the experience we picked instead of the lunch cruise!) could even be in an AIR COMBAT MOCK DOGFIGHT. Like, are you kidding me?! How badass does it get? (I'd love to try that one someday!)

I'm really thankful they invited me to have an experience with them, and I would totally use their services again!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed looking at this Father's Day post--I sure enjoyed the lunch cruise!!
I love you dad, thanks for being a great one!!

Thanks so much for takin' a look at my blog, and have a wonderful rest of your day!!

xoxo, ashlei

Friday, June 14, 2013

Cotton Candy Submarine // Thank you for 14,000+ followers on!!

Recently I wore this outfit to the Eugene, Oregon Rhododendron Garden! It was super hot the day I wore this, but even though the shirt was long sleeved I wasn't very hot! It's super breezy. I always love going to the garden!

(Top is from Choies, shorts are from Romwe, and necklace is from Oasap!)

Also, here's the song that inspired this look! It's a remix of "Strawberry Letter 23" by The Brothers Johnson, this one is by XXYYXX called "Letter 23."

Sweater is a gift from Crossroads Trading!! Love them <3

Seahorse necklace is SO SICK! I'd been wanting to get it forever but it kept selling out! I've always thought seahorses are interesting cause the males incubate the babies and THEY actually "give birth" to the babies. Sea life is so cool!

Cute little skulls!! <3

Shoes are by Deandri!

top- Choies
shorts- Romwe
necklace- Oasap
shoes- Deandri

Thanks so much for checking out my blog, and have a wonderful rest of your day!!

xoxo, ashlei

PS: I also wanted to say thanks so much to everyone who follows my posts on!! I just reached over 14,000 fans so that means a lot to me!! I hope I can keep making interesting looks for you thanks! <3

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Full Bloom // Starfall

So I really want to preface this post by saying: THERE WERE SO MANY MOTHERFUCKING BEES BY THESE FLOWERS. It's not that I expected anything different, but I wasn't expecting them to be so close to my face I guess. There's quite a lot of out takes of this shoot of me running away in terror. Not exactly afraid of bees or anything...but once while taking photos for my blog I got stung IN THE EYELID so I'm a little weary, let's put it that way!

Anyway, this lovely dress is from Chicwish, the acorn necklace is from Oasap, and the shoes are from Deandri!!
(Photos by Michelle M.!!)

I also wanted to share a song I'm super into right now! It's a remix of one the song "Get Lucky" (Vanderway Edit) off of Daft Punk's new album, Random Access Memories.

Wisteria is such a pretty flower! I love how elegantly it hangs down.

I decided to give the acorn necklace from Oasap to my mom, cause acorns are one of her favourite motifs!!

Shoes by Deandri!

Josh running away to climb around in trees like a monkey or something...which is usually what he's doing when me and Michelle are taking photos, haha.

dress- Chicwish
necklace- Oasap
bracelets- Angel Court
shoes- Deandri

Thanks so much for reading my blog, and have a wonderful day!!

xoxo, ashlei

PS: As you may or may not have noticed, I just changed the blog header and background of Faltering Bird today! Hope you like the new, summery look for the warm season!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey

Long time no post! Portland life is treating me well, but I've been very busy! Today I wanted to show off a Jack Daniel's t-shirt I got from Freestylextreme! I'd be lying if I said I hadn't seen this very same shirt on other people about a million times, but I can't help it...I like Jack Daniel's!

(Shorts are from Chicwish, and bag is from Nasty Gal // Photos by Michelle M.)

Today's look was inspire by "Sweet Home Alabama" ! 

Antler necklace is by Angel Court!

Jack Daniel's top- Freestylextreme
lace shorts- Chicwish
boots- Durango
bag- Nasty Gal
necklace- Angel Court
Cross bracelet- Pacsun
bead bracelet- gift

Really hope you enjoyed these photos, and thanks so much for looking!!

xoxo, ashlei