What I Wrote When I Wasn’t Here…

by Ashley on December 30, 2013

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Since returning from our Thanksgiving London & Dublin trip, I’ve spent most of the time a) battling a nasty, lingering chest cold, b) curled up and enjoying the holidays with our friends, c) writing guest posts at Trashy Diva!

Trashy Diva is a wonderful, local New Orleans business that I’ve been supporting since college (otherwise known as: 10+ years!). It’s been a lot of fun to have a new space to write in, and I thought I’d share some of my posts from the past few months…


Holiday Hollywood Pinups! I came across a ton of darling Classic Hollywood actresses doing cute Christmas pinup shoots. I love this photo of Cyd Charisse posing with a sweet St. Bernard.  They’re one of my favorite dogs (I’m DYING to own one).   There are also fabulous photos of Clara Bow, Marilyn Monroe (posing IN a Christmas Stocking!) and Rita Hayworth!

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Outfit of the Day: Christmas Cookie Swap – I paired my favorite Ballerina Mini with a striped shirt & woodland creature necklace. I also share my favorite holiday cookie recipes (many I received from friends, after tasting their amazing cookies!).  This outfit was perfect for the mild winter day AND being around kids all day long!

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Sometimes I enjoy the sweet simplicity of recreating iconic looks with modern pieces… in this case, I had a BALL trying to recreate famous Christmas pinup art by Gil Elvgren and Vargas into wearable outfits. Most of these are lingerie-based outfits from pinup art which isn’t a bad thing! We can all use a few more pinup worthy moments in our lives, right?

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Garren and I enjoyed a fun night out to celebrate the opening of Trashy Diva’s Uptown Lingerie store!  There were delicious cocktails, super great giveaways, belly dancers, burlesque dancers, and amazing discounts.  I picked up a stunning kimono-esque shawl that is what I call my “Misty Day” wardrobe. (Anyone else obsessed with her Southern Swamp Girl meets Stevie Nicks style?)

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And if Santa didn’t get you anything good for Christmas or you want some vintage, va-va-voom accessories, check out my post on sweet Stocking Stuffers.  My stocking had two bags of Cherry Cordial Hershey Kisses, which are the best and only kisses I eat! I love that they taste like chocolate covered cherries, without the actual cherry.  I used to eat them as a kid, and leave the cherry in the box. What an asshole, kid Ashley!

And if you want to meet the awesome women who work at Trashy Diva, check out the Meet the Divas series! I’ve been interviewing the staff – you can say hi to Kaci, Donna May, and Mia!

I have a few wonderful reviews coming up for local and independent brands that I’m excited to share soon! Hope you all had a fabulous holiday!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Madame Ostrich December 30, 2013 at 10:57 pm

“We can all use a few more pinup worthy moments in our lives, right?”

You couldn’t have said it better, dah-ling. I love that red dress–very classic and elegant!

Happy New Year!

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Ashley January 14, 2014 at 10:26 am

Oof! Sorry for the delay – happy new year, m’dear!


Courtney December 30, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Ahh! How did I miss that you went on this awesome trip?! I love me some Trashy Diva :)!
Courtney´s last blog post ..How Long Does It Take to Apply a Full Face of Makeup?


Ashley December 31, 2013 at 8:50 am

Honestly, I’ve been pretty quiet about the trip! That and trying to get through the 300 images of 1300 I took has been… well, something I haven’t wanted to work on, hah! I’m hoping to have a mini-review up for Trashy Diva soon, as well as some more detailed posts here :)


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