Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Time Traveler's Daughter

If you're somewhat close to me in any way, you probably know that my dad has been working diligently over the last two years on a vintage car. Either I have told you, posted about it via Facebook, Instagram etc. or you know me well enough to have met my dad and the car was probably one of the main topics of your conversation.  Two years ago while I was a junior in college, my dad found a 1936 Dodge on Craig's list that was in "immaculate shape" (so he said) and just couldn't pass up.  When he bought the car, I was thoroughly annoyed because I couldn't see its full potential and thought that it was the biggest waste of money! After hundreds of hours of patience and hard work, my dad (along with the help of my mom) has turned this old beater, called "The Adam's family car" by my sister, into a beautiful dream boat! :) I'm so proud of my dad for all of his hard work and now instead of giving him grief for the ol' thing, I'm asking him to take me for rides around the town in it! Someday this will be my wedding get-away car.... someday... ;). It really is a beautiful car. 

Here is my Dad with his car before the restoration process started

I titled this post, Time Traveler's Daughter not only because of the photos of me with my Dad's 1936 vintage car but also because of my vintage inspired outfit. The dress that I am wearing reminds me of something a 1950's housewife would wear.  Its somewhat "Stepford-esque".  Imagine me as a character from the movie "The Stepford Wives" haha... that's kinda silly ;) 

Xoxox Ashiee B

Dress: Boutique in Vancouver, Canada. Shirt: Splendid. Belt: Vintage. Necklaces: Forever 21. 
Shoes: Bata (Italy). Watch: Michael Kors. Sunnies: BP, Nordstrom. 

Feeling: Proud of myself for running in the Beat the Bridge 8k this past weekend without previously training. I need to kick my butt back into shape!
Anticipating: The biggest move of my life (Don't worry, if I haven't told you in person... I will eventually blog about it)
Listening: To my dad talk to our cat, Reggie... "Hey Dude!!" -Dad (spoken in a cartoon voice) haha why do all people interact with animals in an accent??

As always, thanks for following my blog and continuing to give me a reason to write and share my passion with you! I really appreciate it! XOXOX

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lime- you will be my main squeeze

Loving the neon trend and just cant get enough of the color lime! :) I had been eyeballing this pair of lime denim at Nordstrom for a while now. They had recently been marked down so I jumped on them first thing. Paired it with my favorite new Zara piece (beaded peter pan collared white top) that I picked up while I was down in San Francisco. If Zara were to open a location in Seattle... I would be one happy girl!

Just wanted to thank all of those who follow my blog! It really makes my day when I bump into you somewhere and you compliment me on it. Your continued support, positive feedback and encouragement constantly motivates me to keep pursuing this adventure in blogging! :)

Xoxox Ashiee B

Beaded Peter Pan Collar Top: Zara. Neon Lime Denim: Love Fire, Nordstrom. 
Beaded Bow Sandals: Naughty Monkey, Nordstrom. Sunnies: Ray Ban "Wayfarer". 
Watch: Michael Kors. Lips: MAC Viva Glam- Nicki Minaj

Listening: "I feel it all" Feist
Feeling: Rested after 11 hrs of sleep... Guess I needed it!
Loving: Sunny day after sunny day in Seattle. Love, love, love! :)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Savory "Sundaes": Italian food, family, and a concert- oh my!

I have decided recently that Sundays are my favorite days. I like them more and more because it is usually a day that I have off and so do my friends and family. This past Sunday I went to Ballard with my parents for the Sunday farmers market.  There is a new gelato shop in Ballard that is really authentic so of course I coerced my parents into taking me there! ;) I got two of my favorite flavors I discovered while living in Italy, Melone which of course is melon and Riso Naturale which is a natural rice that is somewhat sweet and savory at the same time. It was delicious! We didnt stop there... We rounded out our Sunday with dinner at Piccolino's (my favorite Italian restaurant in Seattle)! My parents and I split homemade lobster ravioli and margharita pizza (both just to die for) all while sipping a reserve bottle of Italian wine. Buon Appetito! ;)

Dress: H&M. Pink Blazer: Thrifted. Sandals: Handmade in Capri, Italy. 
Necklaces: Chunky chains- Nordstrom Rack. "ooh la la"- Kate Spade. Watch: Michael Kors. 
Bangles: Various brands. Sunnies: Ray Ban "Wayfarer"

After dinner, I made my way over to my friend Dana's house in Queen Anne. From there her and I went to see James Morrison live in concert (and no, I'm not confused with Jim Morrison).  We both love his music and had been so excited to see him perform.  I had a feeling that he would be good in concert but he totally knocked my socks off! He was AMAZING! I think it was one of the best concerts that I had seen in a while.  In addition to having an outstanding voice, he is from Australia so he had a really cute accent and had larger than life stage presence. He didnt stop joking around all night and had the crowd singing, laughing and dancing until the bitter end.  I would definitely see him again the next time he comes into town!

Sorry I've been lazy about my blogging lately. I think I might just blame it on this totally un-motivating rain that we've had in Seattle... Bring on the sun!

Xoxox Ashiee B

Listening: James Morrison "You give me something"
Loving: My week filled with time with my friends :)
Anticipating: My friend Schoon's going away party and the bridal accessory photo shoot I'm in on Sunday :)

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