Dress Well: Mission Critical

Madewell shirt, Paige jeans, Zara heels, Thai bracelet via The Distillery - 1, Thai bracelet via The Distillery - 2, Unknown bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff purse, Ray-Ban sunglasses

This Madewell shirt has not gotten nearly enough wear (last seen here). Maybe it's because the last time I wore it coincided with a bit of a systems meltdown at work (long story) or maybe it's because I know as soon as I put it on I'll inevitably drop food on it (which, yes, definitely happened not long after these photos were taken), but for some reason, I always seem to pass over it when I'm getting dressed in the morning. Regardless, I've made it a personal goal to pluck this sucker out of my closet more often. As you can tell, I have really inspirational goals.

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Yesterday was one of those days where everything seemed custom-designed to annoy me. Starting around 4PM, nothing went my way - from short tempers to battling with computer problems to driving in heavy rain, everything was a downer. I got home around 9PM and of course immediately started complaining to my husband about my lamentable day. And despite the fact that I was tired, and whining, and basically a total bummer to be around, my husband immediately went out and bought us red wine and chocolate ice cream to help me take the edge off.

While the ice cream and wine was nice (don't get me wrong) what actually took the edge off was being able to marvel at what an amazing husband I have. Seriously, I am steeped in good fortune. Today, I'm going to try my best to maintain a better attitude - I have no good reason to be anything but happy. I hope you feel the same way about your own situation.

Have a great day - see you back here tomorrow to close out the week!

Dress Well: Wild Thing

Anthropologie blouse, Joe's jeans (old), Steve Madden flats (old), Thai Bracelet via The Distillery (1, c/o), Thai Bracelet via The Distillery (2, c/o), J. Crew bangles, J. Crew bracelet

I mean, it has zebras on it - need I say more? A very special thank you to my mother-in-law for snatching this beautiful blouse up for me when she saw it at Anthropologie over the holidays. I've been in love with it since I first opened it on Christmas Day!

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DSC_6126In a complete reversal from last week, we currently have no plans this weekend - a situation I am completely fine with. The weather in SF has been gorgeous, so I'm hoping to squeeze in some rooftop reading and a few long walks around the neighborhood. Plus, we've got to knock out another Best Picture nominee - only three more left to go!

I hope you all have a spectacular weekend - see you back here next week!

Dress Well: Introducing The Distillery...

Thai Black Coral Bracelet and Bracelet with Black Beads (both via The Distillery c/o), Madewell shirt (old), Urban Outfitters cardigan (super old), Paige jeans (old), Madewell booties, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Unknown necklace, Rebecca Minkoff bag

Today I'm very excited to get to introduce you to two things. First up: my two wonderful handmade Thai bracelets. My friend Catelyn gave them to me when I was in Austin over the holidays, and I've been wearing them non-stop ever since. Which brings me to my second introduction: Catelyn's online shop, The Distillery, where you can buy these beautiful bracelets and many other one-of-a-kind items that are featured in their expertly-curated collection.

There's more to The Distillery than just awesome bracelets - they feature a wide selection of vintage and handmade items that they find locally or while traveling internationally, as well as art. Catelyn and her brother hand-pick each of the items listed on the site. I particularly love their colored glassware, such as this decanter - how amazing would it look on a bar cart?

And the good news just keeps on coming - starting today, if you follow The Distillery on Facebook or on Instagram (@thedistilleryaustin) you will be entered to win your choice between the bracelets I'm wearing here. Following them on both sites gets you two entries - what are you waiting for?

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DSC_5977The entry period ends on Sunday, so go ahead and follow them right now! I'll announce the winners next Tuesday, so be sure to check back in on that day!

Your support means the world to both Catelyn and me - I'm extremely grateful to you all for welcoming The Distillery into the Name's Not Ashley family!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!