When my husband and I were in Dallas last weekend, we stopped in the Vince store in Highland Village. I'd seen their stuff on bloggers before, but had never shopped it myself. It only took a brief touch of their t-shirt fabric to get me hooked - their shirts are so soft. It's ridiculous. As a result, I ended up making this heather gray version mine - long-sleeve tees are year-round wear here, so I'm sure I'll be putting tons of miles on this baby. Plus, it's always nice to go to work feeling like you're still wearing pajamas.
I've come to realize at least one thing in the process of writing posts this summer: my summer clothes are OLD.
These pictures were difficult to come by. Something about the light that morning looked harsh no matter what the setting. So I opted for the strategy that I find myself opting for so often in life: I found a spot in front of a gray wall that was simple and effective. No need to get fancy! Same goes for my outfit. I first paired this shirt and these jeans together on my honeymoon. Something about white on cream at the time seemed to say "Summer in Italy." However, the outfit has served me well here in the U.S. too. The best thing about white jeans? They allow you to feel summery and yet dress appropriately for 65-degree weather.
I am very much looking forward to the weekend - how about you? Between work, mornings at the gym, and evenings spent with my husband staying up later than we should to watch Arrested Development, I am thoroughly tired out. I can't wait for another weekend full of good meals, sleeping in, and lots of snuggling. We're headed back to AQ tonight to try out their summer tasting menu, and on Saturday I am getting a loooooooooong awaited haircut. Nothing drastic, but I can't wait to have my dead, split ends GONE! But enough about my thrilling weekend...what are you guys up to? I hope it's something fun!
Have a great Friday.
...And I feel like my 100th post was only yesterday.
Yes, you read that right - Name's Not Ashley turns 200 posts old today! Can you believe it? It still feels like yesterday that the thought of starting a blog was a giant joke...and here I am, 200 posts and many, many hours of effort later.
I took my 100th post as an opportunity to rehash my thesis. It was the Magna Carta of Name's Not Ashley, if you will. This time around, let's just enjoy throwing back to some pictures from posts 101-199.
Despite the fact that I'm not regaling you guys with another essay at this milestone, one of the things that I have loved about the past 100 posts is getting to take a chance on writing some essay-style posts. Based on the comments and the readership statistics it seems like you guys enjoyed them as well, a fact that makes my heart happy.
Today, as always, writing for you guys makes the time it takes to create this blog so, so worth it. Once again, thank you to every person who has ever gone out of their way to tell me that they enjoy reading what I write here. I never get tired of hearing it, and hearing it never fails to make me smile.
Now, the pictures!
Okay, so summer is this weird, eternally cold, funky season here in San Francisco. But I'm still trying (with mixed success, admittedly) to channel some summer sun into my clothes. So yesterday, despite the fact that it was chilly, I threw on my favorite Zara paisley blouse with my white jeans. Something about flowers + white just make it feel more like summer, even when your teeth are chattering.
Ever since I started my new job, my weekday life has looked like this: come home from work, eat the dinner that my wonderful husband has prepared for me, write this blog, and watch Breaking Bad. However, last night we finished the last Breaking Bad episode until the new season premieres in August. So I basically have no idea what to do with my life anymore. Any suggestions?