Hi! My name is Ashley and I’m a Los Angeles-based blogger, but I’m originally from the Washington D.C. area. I cover fashion, plant-based food, travel, and lifestyle for my personal blog. I also write about sex and relationships for publications like VICE and Bustle.
What inspires your fashion style and where do you love to shop from?
I feel like anyone would be lying if they said they didn’t get inspired by Instagram these days. Even if you’re not looking for fashion inspo, it’s everywhere on my feed. I was going to the beach the other day and randomly was like, “Hey, I saw my friend @lexiejayy wear a bandana on her head and it looked cute, I’m going to try it.” I ended up wearing that style nearly every day when I was in Mexico last month.
Other than that, my style staples have always been kind of the same. I’ve loved cheetah print, leather, spikes, and high heels since I was a kid. In terms of shopping, ever since Dolls Kill got cancelled I’ve been struggling to find my favorite store. Believe it or not I don’t actually shop very often these days. I do rent clothing through FashionPass, which is one of my best purchases ever (you can read my full review of it here).
Do you have a lifestyle or fashion hack that you can’t live without?
I always keep a pair of sneakers in my car in case I decide I want to walk around after dinner or wherever and I’m wearing the wrong kind of footwear. When I was working in an office, my favorite “hack” was just throwing a plain black turtleneck or a white or black t-shirt under all my non-office appropriate clothing to make it work for the office. Plus, I could take it off after work if I was going out.
Which 3 things do you enjoy doing most in the city you live in?
I love going out to eat and trying new foods so much, and I’m lucky that LA has a ton of great plant-based spots, so that’s definitely number one (a recent fave is PSY Kitchen).
I also love just getting outside in some way—whether it’s laying out at a friend’s pool, taking a walk on the beach, or doing a quick hike up Runyon Canyon which is conveniently located in my backyard.
Third…maybe hitting a great house party. I don’t really drink, so bars aren’t really my vibe, but I like house parties because you get to meet new people and actually have real conversations without music blaring in your ear.
Are you more of a morning person or night owl?
I never know how to answer this question because I’m more of an in-between person. If I had it my way I’d wake up at 9 or 10 and go to sleep around 10 or 11 (I sleep A LOT). I definitely am more productive in the mornings though, I can’t get shit done once the sun goes down.
If you can have a super power, what will it be?
Probably teleportation. I like driving, so it’s not even about LA traffic, but imagine all the traveling you could do if you could skip those long-haul flights! I could also probably just get so much more done without all that commute time.
What kind of music are you into and do you have any favorite artists?
My best friend once said that my Spotify account sounded like it was shared by multiple people, so when I say “everything” I really mean everything! My favorite genre is probably alt pop with rap (specifically by women) coming in at a close second. I love Black Bear, the 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Megan Thee Stallion, Saweetie, Flo Milli.
What turns you off on a date?
Flakiness/tardiness/inability to plan. That’s definitely one of my biggest pet peeves with dating and social interactions in general. I’m a big planner and I’m a busy bitch (especially during non-COVID times), so if you can’t make a dinner reservation a week in advance, you’ll probably never see me.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Ashley. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
I think sexiness is directly related to confidence. It’s not so much about how you look, but how you carry yourself and the confidence you exude.
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