Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Long time no post! Tryin' to finally get back into tha swing of things. Today I have a sorta funky outfit for you...and the funny thing is that I wore it on Easter, haha! Josh & I went with our friend Michelle to a popular rhododendron garden in our city, and there were so many cute families picnicking in all pastels. I must've looked like some sort of weird evil witch, lol.

Leggings & top are by Romwe!

~Here's the song that inspired my post~
(Mostly cause  Sunflowers remind me of little medallions!)

Hat by Bang Good.

Made this necklace myself! :3

Shall by Vesst! I really really love their stuff, they have a lot of cheap black shit, which I am deff. all about.

Top & Leggings- Romwe
Shall- Vesst
Hat-Bang Good
Necklace- Self made
Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell

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

~xoxo, ashlei louise~

(All photos in this post by Josh Morris & Michelle M.)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


((I've had a super long hiatus from this blog, and moved back and forth a lot...but I'm happy to announce I'm back in a location where I'll be able to take photos for Faltering Bird!))

As the first day of spring is right around the corner (which I am counting the days until!), the weather is warming up. Which means sunglasses season is just around the corner!

And I have something pretty unfortunate to admit--I look awful in most sunglasses. While most of my friends sport attractive, well fitting sunglasses, I succumb to squinting in the sunlight all spring and summer long. Why? Because I can NEVER find a pair that fits my face! And I know I can't be the only one--there must be others out there who trade looking lame in sunglasses for an eye straining headache! (Raise your hand, I know you're out there!)

This probably wouldn't be as much of an issue if I liked shopping in person, but frankly, shopping at real stores is hella nerve-wracking for a lot of people, myself included. Why brave the mall when you can shop from the comfort of your own home in your PJ's?!

And then, I came upon BON LOOK. They sell glasses/ sunglasses, and have this nifty option of uploading a photo of yourself to try glasses on with--finally, I can buy sunglasses that look nice on me without having to step out the front door! It's a pretty neat way to see about what something is going to look like on you, before you buy it! When I first saw this I thought "Oh no, it's going to be lame!" but nope--the Virtual Try On works super well!

The best part is that they also have a section where you can shop for glasses based upon your face shape, rather than just browsing the whole website. What shape of face do you have? I didn't even realize there WERE different shapes like this until now...probably why I've been buying the wrong glasses my whole life.

Anyway, this website is super rad and I'm excited to finally get a nice pair of sunnies that don't look like crap on me! Hope you all can find something that suits you, too! <3

xoxo, ashlei

Saturday, January 4, 2014


HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Here's the song that inspired this post, "Sleepwalking" by Chain Gang of 1974.

I feel like a lot of people make New Year's resolutions, but I'm never really honestly sure what to make mine. To eat more vegetables and be healthier? To be a nicer person and less angry? To appreciate things before you're already at the finish line and it's too late? I don't think I could ever pick just one. Because really, we're all works of art in the making, and we're far from our final brushstroke. There's so many things to work on, for all of us, and I don't want to rope myself into thinking I should just focus on one thing. I think I'm just going to take things as they come.

On New Years day I had a strange dream. I'm not sure what it meant, or if it meant anything at all. But I was surrounded by all my friends and family, and I guess the world  was coming to an end, and for some reason everyone had to jump through portals to escape to another world. (lol). In the end, there wasn't enough energy for everyone to pass through, so me and my boyfriend Josh stayed behind because he was injured. We sat out in the yard of my childhood home with one of my cats, Saber, and waited for it to all end. We heard a low but loud rumble, and all the earth started falling away into nothing. For one short moment, there was nothing, and everything was one and the same, everything was pure and white. Then everything snapped back to normality--just the same as it had always been. And all across the earth, everyone who had been left behind heard a voice that said:

"Every ending is a beginning."


I look gross in this one but everyone else looks cute so oh well! :P

Sky & Mitchell the kitties make their cameo appearances!! (As does Ariel's butt)

Me & Ariel!

Some of these are kind of blurry, sorry! Although I feel like that's how a good portion of the party remembers this night anyway, so it's probably more accurate, haha.

All swagged out! Let's go to sleep, now...

...and close the door to 2013....


But before I forget, I still wanted to share a few photos from the gift exchange Christmas party that was at my best friend Jenna's house!!

The tree, with most of the presents under it!

Schoolgirl Matt!

Oh Mileeeeey! Christmas time Miley!

Maniacally flippant :P

Concerned Anna!

Jenna, Matt, and Yaz all hangin' out

Miley & Rylee kisses!

Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014. 

...Hope you're as excited for this year as I am...

All photos in this post by Josh & Ariel

[[Post dedicated to Miley the dog, 1/6/14, R.I.P.]]

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 JollyChic.com, 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 JollyChic.com, 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