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I’m Ashley and this here is the latest incarnation of my personal blog, where I tend to complain about the weather a lot. This ain’t my first rodeo. I’ve blogged before. I wrote on my first blog for over 5 years, way back in 2002-2008. It was of the mommy blogger/scrapbooky variety. That was all good and I really enjoyed writing all about the family happenings and such, but I also felt pretty exposed. I had a lot of readers and when you Googled my name that was the first thing that came up. After having some pretty major life events occur, I made the decision to stop writing. I eventually deleted the WHOLE thing and I’m OK with that.

Round two was a pretty anonymous online journal of sorts to help me work through those pretty major life events that occurred.

So, this here is round three. I’m less interested in sharing my personal life with teh Interwebs and more so interested in sharing fancy stuff and pretty things. Shallow? Probably. Whatevs.


  • I have been married to my best friend for 19 + years.  WOO!
  • I have two chilluns’.
  • I work in HR.  Middle management for the win!
  • I live in the ‘burbs of Detroit rock city.
  • I’m probably the biggest smart ass you will ever know.
  • I’m an introvert by nature, but once I’m comfortable around you LOOK OUT.
  • I suffer from RBF (resting bitch face) Syndrome.
  • I’m bigger than a bread box.
  • I’m an independent woman who don’t need no man. So, basically…  Yeah…  I’m a feminist.


  • My family (most of the time)
  • My dog
  • Stinky cheese
  • Art
  • Yoga
  • Clothes (duh)
  • Coffee beverages
  • Red lipstick
  • Fancy cupcakes
  • Talking in funny voices and fake accents
  • Making up words
  • Fart/poop jokes
  • Other inappropriate humor
  • Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead
  • Oh, who am I kidding…  I will watch anything that has vampires, werewolves and/or witches in it.


  • I really don’t like wearing heels.
  • The color mint
  • People that heat up fish in the microwave at work.  HURL.
  • Touching anything microfiber
  • Wearing sandals in the rain
  • Rude people
  • Mean people
  • Judgmental people
  • Gossips
  • (Don’t be a dick.  Got it?)
  • Adult acne
  • Seafood and fish
  • Paying to park
  • Uncomfortable shoes


Year of Birth?
1971.  That makes me over 40.  Math.

Favorite Stores/Brands?

Favorite Perfume?
Jo Malone – Oud & Bergamot

Last Concert I Saw?
The Hives.

Arcade Fire (03/10/2014).

Willie Nelson (October 2015)

Favorite Cosmetics?


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  1. So glad I found your blog. I’m 63 and petite with naturally curly silver hair but, I can still dream of being tall, 40ish with a blond bob. LOL, I cannot relate to you at all. It must be the written word. 😉

  2. Hello! I’m 41 years old and love to look at fashion/makeup tips online for ideas…I was looking for ideas of what to wear with my yellow shift dress when I stumbled upon your site.
    Unfortunately, I was feeling a bit bummed when I Googled ‘size 12’ and a lot of ‘plus size’ links appeared — what??!!! LOL
    Fortunately, I found you and your real, fantastic figure that I can relate to a lot more than a size 0 model. You are beautiful and I just love your style and cannot wait to see your other posts of outfit ideas. I have a hard time figuring out “what goes” together. I work at a high school where I’m on my feet most of the day, but I love dressing up….mainly because my former employment of almost 15 years was as a small-town journalist in very casual in work environment. I mainly wore jeans and t-shirts EVERY SINGLE DAY unless I had a meeting or was covering a court case, and NEVER applied any makeup other than powder and lipstick…sometimes. And, while that was super comfortable, I didn’t have any personal style. Since then I’ve purchased a lot of cute little pieces that I do not know how to put together. I hope you can help me 🙂

    1. Thank you for such a nice comment! You are too kind. I’m so glad that you can find something you can relate to here. There are so many of us 40 + women out there that aren’t super tall, size zero sticks, but still want to look great. I hate that the media makes us feel badly for not meeting their criteria of what is “beautiful”. Thank you again. Your comment really made my day. 🙂

  3. Sorry…I forgot to mention, by fashion standards, I’ve been ‘plus size’ since I was born…so tired of feeling bad about it.

  4. I LOVE your style and plan to shamelessly “borrow” from your looks. I am 57 and work in a corporation with a casual vibe, but still need to look professional. Like you, I love booties, tights and a nice skirt, but unlike you, as my own stylist, I tend to play it too sFe and the end result is a bit too matchy. Thanks for the inspiration, and keep your new looks coming!

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