Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Adapting to Campus Style // Pratt Institute

Hey guys! It's been over a week, but as I mentioned in this post, I'm crazy busy at this time in my life, so please bear with me!

Anywho, before I get back to my literary studies reading work (ahhh), lets talk for a second about street style and it's relation to campus life.

Truly Madly Deeply t-shirt, Levi's high waisted shorts, Gap flannel, Deena & Ozzy bag (similar here), Target tights, vintage Guess boots.

Street style to me has transformed drastically in my week here at Pratt (as I'm sure many of you new college freshman can relate!). Back home, it used to be whatever was cutest with whatever. Now its more like, what can I wear that is as comfy as possible with the comfiest shoes I can get away with while still dressing for the weather? And let me tell you, here in Brooklyn it has been hot hot hot, with sporadic rain. Which calls for minimal/loose clothing, and also rain coats... I must say, I can truly appreciate the tied waist flannel style after having been caught in the rain/wind a few times already!

Let's just say, when your surroundings change, your wardrobe lifestyle also changes. While I'm still getting used to this situation, I'm trying not to compromise my personal style. So, keeping it basic is a terrificly easy transition option! With the help of a nice plain white T-shirt, some jean shorts, flannel, tights, and some incognito rain boots, simple can be made super possible! You can really never go wrong with a white shirt and jeans combo! But it is nice to add a pop of color, like I did with my red lipstick and bag here.

Also, lets just take a moment to appreciate how adorable my friend/suite-mate Maggie looks in her Little Mermaid skirt! Pairing a graphic skirt with all black was such a perfect choice, hats off to Mags! 

Finally. What are we looking up and waving are arms at? Why, its our other friend/suite-mate Emily waving from the window, of course! 

To conclude I will say that I am really having a blast here at Pratt! Between new people, my amazing classes, and the street Fashion, there really is never a dull moment. 
How are you guys liking college // how has your style changed since you moved somewhere new? I'd love to hear all about ya life in the comments!

All photos of me by Maggie Barnard, all photos of Maggie by me! 

Thanks for reading! See ya next time loveys. 
Until then, here is a ridiculously majestic photo of myself...

Have a lovely week!!! Ta ta for now!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Playing With Wire

Rings left to right: Etsy silver/opal ring, pointer and middle made by myself. Nail polish is OPI's Hawaiian Orchid.

So, get this. I've literally been playing around with jewelry wire recently (while I really should have been sorting through clothes to consign before I leave for NY). Turns out, its a big hit! I've sold quite a few little rings already after posting THIS photo on my Instagram! Granted, I'm only asking $3 a piece. But, hey, its still a little something something! Haha anyways, I'm having a blast making these little cuties, and just glad all of this jewelry wire isn't going to waste! Could even be a fun new hobby. Too bad they are completely un-mailable due to there malleability (haha more fun word play, mailable/malleable) so after I leave Sunday it is bye bye ring sales. But, whatever. It all happens for a reason, go with the flow, wherever the wind takes me....
Speaking of wind and bye byes, the moment is here, my friends! Sunday my family and I are driving on up to the Big Apple. Exciting stuff!! I mean, lets be honest, I'm absolutely terrified. But, you know what, with a little sanity and a whole bunch of believing, I know I can do this. And that goes for all you college freshman. We can do it, just have a little confidence! Take these wise words of advice I heard on a TED talk once..... FAKE IT TILL YA MAKE IT! (seriously motivational video, you should watch it for sure!)
I'm not sure when this drastically turned from a ring post to a philosophical life post? Idk, I like these rings, and its good fun. That's really all. Anyways, just wanted to post real quick and give you lovely readers the scoop on my life! Time to get back to packing! (so. many. clothes!)

Thanks for always reading my nonsense, lovelies

Happy Friday, and have a fantastical weekend!

Next time we speak, it will be posted from Brooklyn! (too stoked!)

For now, please enjoy this super awkward photo I took of myself making rings
Toodles! xoxo

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Be a Mowgli

Mowgli's t-shirt, Old Navy shorts (old), Urban Outfitters loafers (old)

In love with this super comfy Mowgli's T-shirt I picked up at lolla. Rocking it on this lazy day with a cool pair of boyfriend shorts and some yellow loafers. Easy peezy, lemon squeezy.

Of course their hit song San Francisco is how I heard of them, but the Mowgli's track Love is Easy is what really got me hooked. 

At lollapalooza last weekend, my boyfriend I had the pleasure of seeing The Mowgli's live and in person.
The Mowgli's are seriously some magnificently fun performers! (As you can see on my Instagram video HERE) Not only are they full of love, but actually some pretty solid wisdom. They spoke of accomplishing anything as long as you believe, and confidence in the true power of love. I can honestly say that if everyone shared the ideals of a Mowgli,  I believe the world would truly be a better place. Reasons why the Mowgli's have become my absolute favorite band, such great motivational role models, right?! Super right.
How does one go about becoming a Mowgli? Please, take a quick little moment to read about it HERE! And while you're at it, check out their rockin tunes HERE.

Have a beautiful Sunday, and always remember, Love is Easy.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Kale Kreations // Life Update

Hello, my name is Ashley McGee and I haven't blogged in 6 days. 
I know! I'm terrible! I keep doing this to you guys, slacking on my blog posts. I would love to say that it's all better now and that I'll start a regular blogging routine, but honestly crazy and exciting things are happening in my life right now, and I'm rushing to keep up and prepare! Once I am settled in school in a few weeks, then I can start blogging regularly. But for now, I will start stocking up on blog post ideas and just stick with quick posts whenever I have the time! All I can ask is that you bear with me through this shifting time in my life! Thank you to those of you who keep up with my blog regardless, you guys freakin rock! 

Anyways, about my breakfast this morning! Kale smoothies are the new craze, ya dig? Which is too understandable, I mean Kale is a magic health/power food! Check out it's benefits HERE. Sometimes using it can be pretty daunting though. THIS WEBSITE can help for all of your Kale Smoothie needs! 

I woke up to Kale on the counter and was like, hey, why not? Just finding the website this morning,  and wanting to make a quick smoothie, I tweaked this Really Basic Kale Smoothie with the ingredients I had in my house. Apple sauce instead of juice, a bit of ginger powder instead of fresh (I recommend fresh though!) and I just added some grapes and some blackberry juice for the flavor I was craving!
But, use this website as you wish. It is great inspiration for your own Kale Kreations, if nothing else!

Cheers, beautiful readers! I'll talk to you again ASAP!