Sunday, December 28, 2014

Good morning / afternoon / night 

So I've got some exciting news! I've been wanting to start up a YouTube channel for AGES but didn't know where to begin, and i've been thinking up so many different idea but have never been able to choose one that really sounded like a lot of fun to film and upload. Then on the 28th of December I spontaneously decided to get out my old camera and film a daily vlog!
After all the filming and editing was finished i got stuck trying to think u a good name for my channel, something that hadn't been already taken, and something that was a bit different (weirdly enough i though of my channel name in the shower... yeah don't think you needed to know that) but the name 'After Ashlea' just kinda popped into my head! By the way, my name is actually spelt Ashley but for some strange reason i just liked this spelling more!
 Now I know it's not the best quality (I got this camera when I was 7 years old) but it still does the job, and so I present to you 
My Very First Vlog!

Don't forget to like the video and subscribe to my channel so you can see all of my videos!




Thursday, December 18, 2014

So it's nearing Christmas, in fact, there's less than a week till christmas, in fact, THERE'S 5 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!!
Is anyone else as excited for Christmas as me?
But in preparation for this very special day i've put together a semi small wish list with more than just a few things that i've been wanting throughout the year.
It seems so strange how its December already, to me, it still feels like July
I can't believe how fast this year has FLOWN by, and even though I think i've said this so many times before, but wow, 2014 where have you disappeared to!

I am in love with making wish lists, and although I don't make them often, I can completely zone out and get lost for hours finding so many awesome items and arranging and rearranging them in collages. Like this one!




Sunday, December 14, 2014

Well hello there everyone my name isn't Tyler Oakley but it's time - for - the - big - reveal 
(I actually wrote that with the q and slay tune in my head, yep...)

Everyone are you ready? Are you prepared to see the most life changing thing ever? Well maybe not the MOST life changing thing ever but you get the idea right?

So let's do this

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so i tried to do a cool mid air jump 
 and this was the result

tee + ice, shorts + supre (@caity_sellingaccount)

Well? What do you think? I know it's really different, and most people thought it was brave, but, I love it! Something different. Something that makes me stand out from the rest of the long haired school girls (not saying that long hairs bad or anything) but I just got bored of having this mop of hair on top of my head so I thought and though and decided to just chop it all off! Simple as that! Even if I didn't like it (which I don't, I love my new look) hair always grows back! And mine grows quickly too!
Hopefully this'll make me a bit more of an individual, I'm still trying to find the real me, and honestly I don't know why I didn't cut my hair sooner!



Got a secret

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Got a secret                    Can you keep it                    Swear this one you'll save

Better lock it in your pocket                    Taking this one to the grave

 If I show you                    Then I know you                    Won't tell what I said

'Cause two can keep a secret                    If one of them is dead

Top + Target, Shorts + Factorie

Creepy right?

Anyway i've 'got a secret' can you guess what it is?
Well it's not much of a secret, but more of a little something i can't wait to show all of you!
It was soo so soooo fun creating this post, a little freaky / weird / unusual / i don't even know, but oh well, I'm just hoping that none of you know what my little secret is!
Don't worry though, hopefully the next post will be revealing this little secret, but well, who knows!
I ended up shooting 5 new blog posts today (all OOTD's) and although it started to drizzle a bit when I was standing in the back yard wearing shorts and a tee, it still felt like summer to me! (unintentional rhyme)

'Cause two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hello girls (and guys)

Guess what? IT'S DECEMBER!!!!! And guess what that means? IT'S NEARLY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah yeah, I know that Christmas is still 25 days away, but to me, as soon as the clock ticks over to 12am on the first of December it's officially time to get excited for Christmas! 
Putting up the Christmas tree, opening my advent calendar, hanging up the stockings, wearing my christmas tree earrings and listening to Christmas songs every day until the jolly man himself comes down the chimney on Christmas eve.
All these things and more can only mean one thing, it's time to get in the mood for Christmas!
And if you're not in a Christmassy mood already I've put together a small mixtape with a few of my favourite carols to help you feel less like a grinch, and more like a little kid again, waiting up all night (well only staying up to around 8pm when you eventually fall asleep) for Santa to come and deliver the presents.

You're welcome in advance

This time of the year is easily the best, because enow it's Summer a swell!
Only 25 days left!

Ashley x x


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Tee + Target, Skirt + Target, Henry + Coles (idk why I included that...)

So mum and I went grocery shopping yesterday, yeah I know, BORING. But really, in a matter of seconds, as soon as we walked through the doors, this shopping trip turned from boring with a capitol B, to tremendous with a capitol T. All because I spotted Henry.

You may be wondering who 'Henry' actually is. Well, Henry is my teeny weeny watermelon! 
Yes I know, it's a bit weird that I named it, but isn't he just the cutest! 
But Henry's life was short-lived, as I ended up eating him for breakfast with some 5am yogurt the very next day... 
RIP Henry, you will be missed.

Let's not end this on a bad note though, there's only 7 days of school left!
(maybe not for everyone, but at my school, there's only seven whole days left!)
I can't believe how quickly the year has gone for me, although one this does scare me about next year... I'm going to be in year 8.
It feels like yesterday to me that me and my friends walked through the school gates on our very first day of year 7, our bags overloaded with textbooks, and our very own laptops. I can still remember getting our locks for the first time, and the struggle of opening and closing our lockers after every subject. 
It only feels like yesterday. And It's already November.

Lots of watermelony love,
Ashley x x

Some Fun

Friday, November 07, 2014

Shirt + Jay Jays, Skirt + H&M, Ankle Boots + Cotton On

I really enjoy making these types of edits now,
they look pretty effective and are really fun to make at the same time!

I also really like OOTD posts, simple and quick to do. Take a few photos, a bit of editing here and there... And wow! You're done! I hope you guys like these types of posts because I've got so many OOTD's planned and ready to publish!

Until next time,
Ashley xo

Ivy Designs Video

Friday, October 31, 2014


About a mont or two ago I opened up a small Instagram boutique, selling beautiful hand made + hand painted clay necklaces

So far it's going swimmingly! I've made 8 sales, including one to NWS, and am slowly getting more and more noticed online

But I'm pretty sure this is the first time that I've made a whole post about my store, and so I thought, why not show all you guys a bit more about my shop, and why not put it all into my very first blogging video!

So I am very excited to present to you, my very first video about my small Instagram boutique, Ivy Designs! Enjoy...

Instagram - @ivy.designs
Music: Gone, gone, gone by Phillip Phillips

Sorry about the fuzziness of the video.

Until next time,
Ash X

Styling Boyfriend Jeans + Part 2

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Heeellllooo everyone,

So I'me pretty sure you remember part 1 of this 2 part series that I made for my friend Shelby's magazine, link to her blog with all the info in part 1, and so now I present to you...

Part 2 of how to style boyfriend jeans


Top + Target, Jeans + Cotton On, Shoes + Rubi Shoes, Sunnies + H&M

Until next time,
Ash XxX