2.16.2011

BIG NEWS.

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My apologies for lagging on posting the giveaway winner (I'm the worst), but Miss. Brittany from ITTY BITTY BOMB is lucky #50. Congratulations lady!! Thanks to everyone who entered and don't worry, I'm sure i'll whip up another giveaway in the not so distant future.

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Okay, so the really big news is: I'm one of the five semi-finalists for the Refinery 29 Next Style Blogger competition!!!  Ahhh!!! How insane is that? I'm definitely surprised, shocked, excited, etc. etc. So suffice to say there are lots of exciting things that will be coming from my end in the next few weeks and let's just say you'll be seeing pllleeennntttyyy of Orange County. But um, yes. Super cool and I'm a little freaked out. If you go to my profile on the site it will show the abridged version of my winning entry (silly me, I forgot about a little thing called word count and definitely wrote way over my limit...oops) on style cues from (my) favorite lady literary characters. I'll post the full entry with the different polyvore looks I made in a few days.

Also, for the contest I made a Twitter (something I vowed never to do, but never say never right?) and it's linked on the right side of the page. If you wanna be pals let me know, my page is pretty sad looking.

Okok enough about that, on to some photos from the last few days!

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Outfit Details:
Mens wool hat, Buy it from me HERE
Tiered blouse, Target
Wool slacks, thrifted
Loafers, thrifted

Grant and I found ourselves at none other than Orange County's "Great" Park (but a stones throw from where I live), and i've said it once and i'll say it again: getting a ride on that balloon has to be the hardest thing in the world. You can't be too early or a minute late or else you're out of luck. This time we were too early and the guy behind the counter with the ironic mustache (complete with waxed tips) wouldn't let us sign up. Hrmph. Thems the rules, I guess.

Anyway, check out Grant's wrist! He broke it thumb wrestling. Isn't that crazy?


Just kidding. He broke it skateboarding but he's been telling people who have been asking stories such as the one mentioned above.



Later on...
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Outfit Details:
Basically what I wore during the day but with a huge knit jacket (thrifted) thrown on top and a cheery sequined head band (F21)

Later that night we found ourselves in Seal Beach. I found a cute little bakery and we shared a huge strawberry cupcake and a thing of milk while an impromptu musical performance carried on below the pier. Super sweet, yes?



Extra Credit:

++Check out my R29 profile and if you're feeling generous, click that heart next to my photo? You can find my profile HERE

30 comments:

  1. ASHLEY! I'm so proud of you, and you totally deserve it dude. I'm going to be tweeting my followers to vote for you! Blow them fishies out of the water ;)

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  2. !!!! a finalist, how exciting. good luck! i def voted. for you.

    i've been to a lot of places in CA already, but i also really want to see some of the caves, death valley, big sur, & lassen. fort bragg seems awesome, too! let me know if there are any cool CA places that i should see :]

    oh! & im following you on twitter now. haha i'm @katrinakay

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  3. YAAAAAAAAAY!

    That's awesome. I knew you'd make it far, dude. Anddd, you're looking gorgeous as always. I'm such a sucker for mixing menswear with more delicate pieces.

    Sucks about your boyfriend, but I do like his sense of humor.

    EEEEE! G'luck on the next leg of the competition. YOU CAN DO IT!
    ♥♥♥

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  4. congrats on being a finalist! i miss visiting your blog..
    and oh he broke it with thumb wrestling?haha he should have told people that be broke it when he killed a guy with just a thumb.haha

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  5. Congratulations, I really hope you win, you totally deserve it!! These pictures are all amazing!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  6. I'm so happy that You're in a final! :)))

    Poor Grant. But he is a tough guy. Full of optimism. A story with tumb wrestling is great!!! :)

    I love a photo with You and a seal.
    ♥♥♥

    Thanks for good words. I'm feeling better today.
    ps.I love (green) tea with lemon and honey. It is good for a cold and it warms up.

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  7. Congrats on making it to the Top 5! You have such great style and I always enjoy reading your blog posts. They are down to earth and fun. I hope you win!

    PS: I now follow you on Twitter.

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  8. aww his poor arm!!! and yes you should def get him to share some of his moleskin work! and CONGRATS on the refinery thing!! that's awesome :)

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  9. Congrats! :)

    Love your outfits and sorry to hear that your boyfriend is injured! Whenever I get a cut or some sort of injury, I always make up an elaborate story involving tigers and hands tied behind my back, usually ending with "you should see the other guy."

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  10. LOVE That maroon top!!!! And oh no! Poor Grant :(
    YAYYYY for the Refinery 29 thing!! Congrats :D :D :D
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  11. I absolutely love your hat so pretty!
    And congrats! (:

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  12. Congrats! Keep up the lovely work ~

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  13. Congrats!

    Guilable me, I totally believed you. Thumb wrestling? Doh!

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  14. Oh my freaking gosh. Congratulations!! You totally deserve because you're AWESOME. Not just in fashion, but overall. ;) I am so excited and happy for you. OXOX

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  15. PS. I'm following you on twitter now. I'm Jenniferb02.

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  16. Congrats! That's fantastic news. Can't wait to read your essay. And lol on the twitter. I also thought I'd never have one, but I caved on that too. Still holding strong on the facebook front tho. Of course I'll follow you!

    Poor Grant. Hope he got some feel-better meds to go along with the cast. My bf broke his finger over the holidays and refused to go to the doctor. I don't think it's healed right, either. He also made up excuses about how he did it when people asked (it was purple and gnarly looking), although the real story is hilarious. My 2-yr-old nephew projectile vomited on the floor, the dog ran to "clean up" and was tackled by my brother. Then my boyfriend jumped out of the way of the ensuing brother-dog-baby-pile up and slipped in the puddle, slid like 5 feet, smacked his hand into the wall and kept going around the corner. It was like watching a cartoon, complete with sound effects. Too bad I didn't get it on video:)

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  17. Congrats on being in the top five! I love the headband.

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  18. congrats to you! and i love love LOVE those little fringed loafers <3 xoxoxox

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  19. Congratulations on being a finalist! That must be so exciting. I haven't voted yet, so let me do that right now...

    I love your vintage sense of style and the budget that you work with. That's something I definitely appreciate more than with bloggers who wear fancy brands. It's more relatable to the average girl and lets girls know that they can look amazing with vintage/second-hand finds.

    And also, I vowed to never get a twitter, but I've been thinking about it lately. It's a complete shocker to my boyfriend for even mentioning it, but I kinda do.. just to follow some restaurants, haha.

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  20. Ashley, I'm not sure if you were aware of this, but I thought you should know about these links:

    http://stores.ebay.com/milkteethvintage

    http://milkteethvintage.wordpress.com/

    I just stumbled upon it and I don't know what to think. I believe your blog has existed much longer and it seems kind of strange that someone would come up with the same name.

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  21. i love your blouse :) u look pretty and relaxed!


    -laura
    http://thesemanyyears.blogspot.com

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  22. Yay congratulations! I didn't even bother looking at the other contestants hehe. Your boardwalk thing looks so nice, we have a VERY nice waterfront here in Wellington but it's always way too windy to enjoy. Did you know I broke a boy's thumb when I was ten? He grabbed me so I grabbed him back. Serves him right haha. I love the sparkly hairpiece!


    Charlotte from ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES

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  23. OMG Congrats!! You totally deserve it - your blog rocks :)

    Love the pictures.. those loafer style shoes are especially cute. I'm so ready for spring, boots are boring!

    Courtney xoxo
    www.stickylipgloss.com

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  24. Aahhhh, I'm so jealous! I live in a land where it's cold for 264 days a year, so the photos of beaches and sunshine look like heaven..

    I also added yours to the list of 'blogs to watch' at the side of my blog - hope that's cool wit you!

    Sarah xx
    http://sockmyshoe.blogspot.com

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  25. Hey chica, awwwesome news on making the finals for the competition! And thumb wrestling? I kind of believed you for a minute! I'm looking forward to seeing more of orange county too. : )

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