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?










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!

Dress Well: Double (Valentine's) Copycat

Anthropologie dress (wish I had enough $$ for this one), Urban Outfitters cardigan (similar), Old necklace (similar), Vintage clutch (similar), J. Crew bracelet, Coach sunglasses, Outfit 1 shoes: Rocket Dog boots, Outfit 2 shoes: Steve Madden flats

I have had not one, but TWO inspirations for the pairing of this eyelet dress and this red sweater. The first was two years ago, when Quinn wore this outfit on Glee:

Sorry for the low-quality picture, image source here

Yes, she is wearing the exact same dress that I'm wearing in the pictures above. And she's also wearing heavy brown boots, which I unfortunately could not find a picture of. When I first saw her in this dress on Glee, I hated how they styled it - brown boots with spaghetti-strap eyelet? Too unexpected. At the time, the only thing I thought this dress went well with was sandals. But as time has gone by, I've come around to the Glee version, and now my Rocket Dog boots are one of my favorite things to throw on with this dress.

Here are a few more photos of my interpretation of Quinn's outfit:






I am so proud of these curls.


I told you you'd see this bracelet soon enough!


My second inspiration came from Sequins & Stripes. When Liz posted about Valentine's outfit consisting of an eyelet dress paired with a red sweater, leopard flats, and the J. Crew heart bracelet, I realized I had every single outfit component and decided to put it together myself.




DSC_1578Where are you finding your Valentine's Day dressing inspiration?