I know.. I know.. I must stop posting these things.. but Old Navy really has some cute clothing this time around. I’m a little in love with this blue and black polka dot blouse, perfect black khaki shorts, antiqued metal leaf necklace, black snakeskin cap ballet flats and overnight bag/purse. This outfit is perfect for that summer happy hour into date night with your favorite beau. Got to love Old Navy.
I sometimes think that Old Navy does not have cute clothes.. and fortunately I just proved myself wrong.. OH YES.. check out this fit for under $120.00!!!
The cardigan pictured normally wouldn’t have a white strip of fabric under it, BUT i couldn’t quite photo shop it out.
There are two necklaces, one that is made out of wooden blocks (multi-colored) and the longer one is made out of glass beads. Dress is a limited edition.. SOOO.. if you like it.. buy it now before it’s too late. Shoes are a wedge heel that wrap around the ankle.
This summer I may need to start shopping at old navy, They really do have some cute finds!
Again… I can’t seem to pull myself away from the Tillys website. This outfit I put together because it reminds me up the farmers market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco when it goes from being super hot to a little chilly and back to being warm. Naturally you have to take in all the amazing smells of the fresh fruit and vegi’s and head in doors to taste some of the best cheese in the world at Cowgirl Creamery. Ask for Hannah, Zara or Devon.. they are the most knowledgeable and the best at their craft. Feeling like fresh bread? Acme is the best for that.. don’t let anyone tell you any different.
Now back to the outfit…. It’s a perfect Saturday afternoon lunch with the girls outfit as well.. Got to love the chunky heels, they allow for you to walk for longer periods of time without feeling like yout little feet are going to fall off, skinny jeans show off your sexy legs, longer blouse hides the hated “muffin” top just in case the jeans don’t over it, jacket for the chilly breeze, bracelets for noise and BLING, purse because.. where else do you expect me to put my cell phone, kale, oranges and that amazing cheese?
What do you think of this look?
Ok.. so I’ve been surfing the Tilly’s website AGAIN.. I can’t stop myself.. I have a problem.
HOWEVER.. I have found my new summer inspiration look and I wanted to share it with all of you.. what do you think?
New look you can get for under $200
So what do you think? Would you wear it?
Coming from San Francisco it’s hard to search for jobs when my expectations are so high. Sadly here in the wonderful state of Texas I am under qualified for most positions. I don’t have an education, I don’t speak any other language other than English and I don’t have experience.
Sooooo.. what does that leave me with? Retail and food service.
Now, you may be thinking, ” Ashton, weren’t you just working retail AND food service before you left San Francisco?” The answer my dear friends naturally is YES. However, I felt a sense of accomplishment while working at BeeKind. I felt like I was really helping my customers, providing them with a quality product that would not only taste good but keep them healthy at the same time. It was simple and rewarding. The bartending pay was less than awesome but I ate some amazing food, met some really awesome people and although I didn’t learn much about how to make drinks..I had fun anyway.
On to reality. I started my new job on Wednesday. It pays me $8 an hour and is a packing/shipping company. It’s totally not me but at least it’s a job. I already miss dressing up for work, having that feeling as if I was making people’s lives better and most of all having fun. My boss Scott is awesome, don’t get me wrong, but Packing/Shipping is soooooo not my thing. It’s like working at a really expensive post office and no one likes the post office.. it’s up there with the DMV.
*sigh* so what’s a girl to do. I have to pay taxes this year, save up for a car, pay for tuition costs from CCSF and pay for the last two weeks of rent on the SF apartment.
I will begin searching for a second job right after I press send. I really want to buy a new camera and start doing video.. which of course leads to wanting a new computer..
Oh the high hopes and lost list of wants.
$8 an hour.. really people?
As must as it pains me to write this I know a lot of you (my family) would like to know what I am doing, how I have been and just making sure I am alive. Some of this is going to seem like a bash on Travis, so I apologize if I offend him, his family or anyone close to him. I feel like writing this is helping me get through this whole break-up period. I know everyone just wants to move on. So this is my last mention of it.
Weeelll…. Yes, I’m still alive.
Chapter 1 – The Break Up
First of all.. I don’t care whose side you are one.. we were both in the wrong on many levels. I’m sure our stories are VERY different… soooo this is how I see it.. if you don’t agree, please keep it to yourself. Thanks.
Travis and I were on the rocks (various reasons) for a while and we both agreed that after our lease was up we were to part ways. I be perfectly honest, I still love Travis and I will probably always have a place for him in my heart. And no… before you even ask, things did not end well at all. I had expected to leave quietly, secretly hoping he would miss me and feel bad for the shit he had done and that I would feel bad for the shit I had put him through as well. Though, tragically and thankfully my loving mother opened her mouth in what she thought would be a moment to defend her daughter and turned out to be a yelling match between her and Travis and then Travis and I. Yes, threats were made on both parts and yes all I wanted to do was break down and cry… but then again it reminded me as to why I was up rooting my whole life to moving to a completely different state.
Note to all of you boys and girls. When your partner get’s angry for something you’ve done, hear them out. If it is something small, try to resolve it quickly. If it escalates to the point of explosive anger and lies are thrown around to win the fit….. stop fighting and then run for the hills. Anger to the point of screaming and that moment when it goes from anger to explosive is never right in ANY situation and believe me I have learned my lesson. Anger in that sense never solves problems.. it only creates a fear in the person who is being yelled at which can last a lifetime… forever making that person walk on eggshells..
If you love your partner.. do not make them walk on eggshells just to make you happy…
Anyway.. I left a few weeks early, sent my keys back this week and still owe money for the first two weeks in March. The blow up between Travis and my mom made it impossible to be organized or calm or figure out what needed to be done before I hopped on a plane. Leaving with words, ‘Get the fuck out of my house…” and knowing that the love he had for me was gone stung more than anything… those words still ringing through my ears today.
Three minutes after I left the apartment his status on facebook had been changed to single, then an hour later I was deleted and blocked, 24 hours later I was unblocked only to see that he added a girl who we both know is a serious SLUT on facebook… I blocked him after that.. I can handle the yelling.. I can handle him not loving me anymore.. but moving on so quickly was the last straw for me and when I thought things couldn’t get any worse I got a screen shot from a friend that read, ” I broke up with the lady….whatevs. Happy to be living the single life”…. or something to that nature..written of course to some chick who wants to get drinks with him.
I think was hurt the most was that when we agreed to part ways it wasn’t because we didn’t love each other dearly.. it was because we were both holding each other back from doing great things in life. We both need to figure our lives out before we can be together… sadly.. I was the only one who followed through with that. I haven’t moved on. I AM trying to figure out my life… but now of course I’m doing it for me and me alone.
CHAPTER 2 – Moving to Houston, TX
Sooo on top of leaving a man who I deeply love, I watched for two weeks as people came to pick up all of the items in the apartment that I had grown to love so much. Most of them I had purchased years before Travis… (somehow I managed to feel bad enough to give him the money for these sold items) and cared about all of them. Watching them go hurt, trying not to leave Travis in a financial bind hurt worse and seeing how much I was going to pay in shipping and bills hurt the most. Especially when I found out he was making me split the last two weeks of rent in March.. even though I wouldn’t be there. Yes.. I know it’s only $250 and that we are both financially responsible.. but after giving him money from MY sold items I figured he would pay the $500 it would cost to be there until March 10th.. alas.. I was wrong.. I owe $250 on the 1st. LAME. *sigh* Somehow I have ended up on top *THANK YOU UNIVERSE*… I then put my entire life into 5 medium sized boxes and hit the road…er plane.
My parents here have been a complete God send. Being around them makes me feel more responsible and more motivated to do great things with my life. Instead of blowing what money I did get from the move on clothes like I wanted to do, (I sold most of my clothing) instead paid off my credit card, dealt with Comcast, paid my cell phone bill and still have enough to pay rent in March.. WOO.. just barely though.
Now that I am here living in a beautiful room, set inside an even more beautiful home, enclosed in a gated community that is divine and a great place to run… I finally feel like I can get back to being myself.
My parents are great, super supportive and motivating.. UH.. Love them to death.. OH and my super cool sister and her bf who keep me on my toes and remind me that I don’t need to feel lonely all the time.. thanks guys!!
I love where I live now!
CHAPTER 3 – Starting Over
I haven’t found a job yet… but I plan on it. I also plan on going back to school. I already signed-up at HCC and I plan on doing their 2 year fashion design degree and then going back to working for myself.. of if I am lucky.. running a Woof Gang Bakery (*hint* *hint *Chel) and designing “mommy and me” clothing for women and their pets.. matching/complimenting of course.
When I got here I gave up coffee (Mochas), stopped eating candy, started running, drink mostly water and juice (though I did have rootbeer today) and I’m just trying to get my health back into check.
I have only had one headache (YAYA!!) which I think was caused from being a too warm car for too long and it went away pretty quickly
All in all I’m really glad I made the move. Yes, I’m super lonely because I don’t know anyone other than family here, I ruined my credit while dating Travis and can’t get a car yet (bummer), I sold most of my sewing supplies and what I do have is split up into two boxes.. one that arrived this week and one at my mom’s house.. soooo I can’t really do much until I get my full set back… must find something else to do/make.. Maybe watches this time.. takes up less room.
I am very thankful for my best friend Amy who has kept me sane throughout this whole process, my parents who are just great in every way, Alfonzo for texting me everyday and not letting me feel forgotten, my sister for keeping me from being lonely an
I have a TON of fabric. A tiny bit of what you see here is going with me to Texas, but if you really love it, I will sell it to you.
I also have a huge basket full of scraps, a giant jar of buttons, sewing trims, a box of zippers, thread on the cone and on the more portable sizing, extra sewing needles.
Lastly and separately I am selling my Brother Serger… I’m in love with it… but I can’t keep it. Originally I bought it for $200 and I’ve have it for two years. It’s an amazing machine and will be a great addition to a sewer at any level. Great for beginners even. YAYA. I am selling it for $150..
So technically you get a whole new sewing kit for $350… but if you will take it ALL off of my hands I will sell it for $300.. it’s a great deal, I promise!
I was recently involved in a fashion show that required the use of mostly condoms for the garment… now I am moving and selling them.
I have boxes and boxes of them. Some un-lubricated, some lubricated…. make me an offer. All unused of course.
Ideally I’d like to sell all of them for $150
There is easily over 5000 un-lubricated condoms in blue, green, yellow, pink and red
As far as lubricated condoms go i have Durex and Lifestyles and easily over 1000 of those too..
Condoms can be expensive.. so this is steal of a deal..
So as you know Travis and I are moving and selling everything we own.. here is the bedding section of the sale.
White Old School Diner Style Head Board
Mattress and memory foam pillow topper
Total for everything – $260.. or save $60 and buy EVERYTHING for $200.. then if you hate the mattress you can leave it on the street