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Friday, March 5

send in the clowns



things i love: red lipstick, stripes, and bright florals.

when i was a kid i was deathly afraid of clowns. as in, run-and-hide-under-my-mom's-skirt terrified. there was just something about that huge, painted on smile that really bothered me. my fear wasn't limited to circuses and fairs, though. i was also terrified of ronald mcdonald. 

although my aversion to clowns still lingers today, i was thinking about them when husband was taking these pictures. here is why...

sometimes people give me bizarre looks in public. i live in a pretty small town outside of the city, and i am certain that the general population here thinks that i dress weirdly. i'm not really used to being thought of as the quirky girl who thinks she's fashionable. i'm used to seeing people dress the way they want to dress, fashion forward or not. i lived in the city for six years and was surrounded by music, art, and quite a bit of self-expression {i went to a liberal arts school}, so this concept of being the "weirdo" on the street is new to me. but you know what? i don't mind.


blazer & cigarettes, urban; tank, f21; watch, nordstrom; bangle, vintage; shoes, nine west

so here's to bright colors, mixing patterns, and wearing bright red lipstick. besides, if all else fails in my academic endeavors, i can always join the circus.
xoxo

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15 comments:

Constance said...

Love the striped blazer!
x

Sean said...

I watched "It" again last year and it wasn't as scary as it used to be. I guess I shook off my clown fears too haha

PS. I still don't like Ronald McDonald though.

Lindsay said...

Goodness, I'm still trying to get over my fear of clowns. I really don't think it's going to happen, hah!
Adorable outfit though, I love how you aren't afraid to mix two bold prints together. You pull it off wonderfully.
Did you attend a liberal arts college in Georgia, by chance? I'm transferring to GCSU for my sophomore year in the fall, which is why I was curious :)

McMel said...

once again, i love what you're wearing! seeing your outfits lets me know that i definitely need one item in my closet: skinnies! now, to fit into them...

ps. i tried to find the cardigan i blogged about @ h&m, and our local one isn't carrying the line- any luck in atl?

passport in my pocket said...

I adore those shoes, Ashley! :)

Taj Acosta said...

I love the striped cardigan with the florals it's glam! great blog! xoxo
www.gorgeousglam.blogspot.com

augustalolita said...

i love your blazer!! very cute outfit!!

OneCraftyFox said...

Luv the blazer!

Erin said...

Jealous of the blazer c-u-t-e!!

xoxo

me

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

love your mix of florals and stripes!

trishie said...

I find clowns really creepy too, esp after watching stephen king's It when i was a kid.

Great outfit btw!

jessie said...

you look di-VINE, my dear! i adore this outfit... too cute for words!

Viktoria with a K said...

Love this look! The jacket looks so comfortable!

viktoriawithak.blogspot.com

April said...

your shoes are, like, the best ever!

bonjouritsjinah said...

I don't know if it's Georgia/Atlanta or maybe the parts of town I go to, but I feel like people look at me like I'm dressed "weirdly" too. I remember when like, the skinny jean came out and people stared when I wore them. Oh man.