A-Z OF 2014

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Goodmorning, Goodafternoon, Goodnight
2014. Where did you go! Is it only me, or does it still feel like 2012? So to end 2014 i've decided to put together a blog post that i've called "A-Z OF 2014" which was a really fun post to make! I went back through all of my photos, old blog posts, and holiday journals to try and find out all of the fun things I did in 2014, and I found so many that I decided to make a whole blog post about it! And that's where the idea for an a-z of... came from. Enjoy!

A is for Adventures
And I went on quite a few last year! From little adventures along the beach, to weekends away in the countryside, exploring new places and finding new and interesting things make all my adventures in 2014 memorable.

B is for Birthday
And I turned the big one-three! I had my birthday on the best day of the year, Pancake Tuesday, and what better way to celebrate it than having a big get together with all of my close friends at The Pancake Parlour!

C is for Chopping of my hair
Twice, in fact! From having really long hair, to having mid - length hair, to just chopping off ponytail the completely, 2014 seemed to be the year of change. The year when I finally plucked up enough courage to cut my hair short, like short - short, and it's left me thinking, why didn't I do this sooner!

D is for Day trips
To the beach, the country and the city, it was great spending the day out and about many many times in 2014. Just relaxing, swimming, shopping and exploring with my family and friends in so many new and exciting places.

E is for Everything
What a year it's been! Everything that has happened in 2014 was memorable for me, wether I remember it for a good reason, or a not so good reason, everything in this past year will stick with me.

F is for Fro-Yo and friends
I just couldn't choose between the two! On nice sunny days, enjoying a nice, ice cold cup of frozen yoghurt was a great and tasty way to pass the time. And spending fun times with my friends was also a great, but not so tasty way, to pass the time.

G is for Great moments
And i've had a lot of these in 2014, starting high school, getting a dog, meeting new people, exploring new places, travelling, swimming and having a ball! The list goes on and on and on, so many things have happened and so many great moments have been shared.

H is for Holidays
Not just spending the day in a new place, staying for two days, a week, a month, a year (maybe not that long) in a different surrounding was memorable. Tucking up in a different bed, eating breakfast at a different table, finding my way back to a different home after a long day, it's always fun to take a break.

I is for Inhale Grace Blog
The beginning of it all! When I first started out my blog I called it Inhale Grace Blog, and got a lot of people asking me if my name was Grace! But that was the start of the new and improved Echoed Blog, which all begun back in May 2014, it was the start to a whole new world of opportunities.
J is for Jasper
My adorable little something or other! We don't actually know what type of dog he is, but the little white bundle of mischief has become a real member of the family, and sooner or later, he'll be turning two!

K is for Kiwi fruit
Totally irrelevant but oh well! I got a bit stuck trying to think of something that begun with the letter K, the only words that came to mind were, king, key, kangaroo, and kiwi fruit!

L is for Lunching and Brunching
And i've lunched and brunched on so many goof foods in 2014. I've had pastas and pizzas, roasts and rice dishes, salads and sushi, but nothing could compare to my all time favourite dish of 2014, as boring as it may sound, my favourite dish of 2014 would have to be the smoked salmon bagel.

M is for Movies
And we've had quite a few good ones this year! Guardians of the Galaxy, Maleficent, Mockingjay, The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent, Captain America-The Winter Solider and If I stay to name a few. 2014 has produced some pretty great movies!

N is for No Idea
I've got no idea what to put here for the letter N, so let's just keep going and skip to the letter O instead :)

O is for OOTD's
And i've posted 11 outfit of the day's in 2014. Denim + Stripes, Charmed, Print, Styling Boyfriend Jeans + Part 1, Skirts in Spring + Ivy Designs, Styling Boyfriend Jeans + Part 2, Some fun, Henry, Got a Secret, Revealed and Pop! It's been really fun making these sorts of posts. 

P is for Polaroids
And a lot of these were taken in 2014! At birthday parties, sleepovers, day trips and more, a Polaroid picture is a great way to keep a fun and exciting memory, plus they look really really cute on display!

Q is for Quotes
And these are just a few of my favourites from 2014.
R is for RIP to my watermelon friend
Mmmmmm OK so i'm starting to run out of ideas, but oh well, who doesn't want to see pics of the smallest watermelon ever.

S is for Sunsets
Sunsets on the beach, what a great way to finish off a long day, a swim at the beach, then sit on the sand and watch the sun go down, taking some cute pictures, and just enjoying the wonderful colour display that the sky has to offer, going down in a ray of beautiful reds, oranges, pinks and purples.

T is for Trends
According to Vogue, these are The Top 10 Trends That Shaped 2014 :)
One earring, all - in - ones, head - to - toe knits, frayed denim, faux fur, designer sneakers, hard-sided lady bags (don't even ask me what that is, I have no clue) miniskirts, mod boots and shearling (?) Apparently this is a perfect summary of fashion in 2014??

U is for Upside down
I really couldn't think of anything else, so enjoy a coupe of upside down pictures!
V is for Very hard to think of something that starts with V

W is for Weird things i do with my arms
Can you tell that i've run out of ideas.

X is for X X - X I V
I'm pretty sure that says 20 - 14 in roman numerals...

Y is for YOU! 
I couldn't of done all of this without you! You all reading my blog, following my social media accounts, giving me feedback, tips and tricks, helping me to grow to where I am now in 2015, none of this would of been possible without all of your help and support!

Z is for Ze end! 
2014 has been a fun, slightly strange, wonderful, exciting, memorable, awkward, adventure - filled year that has flown by so very quickly, and guess what? It's nearly the end of January, already! School is starting up again very soon, but i'm the type of person who loves school, and i'm really looking forward to going back to school and starting year 8!
Describe 2014 in 5 words:

'I hope 2015 is better'


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hello, ello, ello!

What's the time? It's Q + A time! (i'm so lame)

@itstymadden24 asks what’s your favourite singer and favourite song from them?
My favourite singer at the moment would be Phillip Phillips, and easily my favourite song of his would be Home

@itstymadden24 also asks what’s your favourite thing to blog about?
Well there’s a lot of things that I like to write about, but one of my favourite types of posts to do would be OOTD posts, I don’t really know why I mean I like looking at other OOTD's, and I guess it’s just fun to go outside and take some pretty pictures!

@lucyy.poole asks what’s the best website for a blog?
I’ve only tried using Blogger to start my blog and it’s really easy to set up and customize and look a stats and write posts, so if you’re going to start a blog use blogger

@lucyy.poole also asks what’s your favourite band?
I buy so so many things from Factorie, from shoes to shorts, totes to tees, they sell anything and everything that is amazing!

@earthed.soul asks would you rather be in pain all the time or be anxious all the time?

@the.new.blur asks why did you start blogging?
I think I’ve answered this question so many times already but lots of other people in my year 7 class owned a blog and to me it just looked like something I wanted to try out, and I loved it!

@the.new.blur also asks why did you start vlogging?
Boredom, and I wanted to try something new

@beccaandbea asks what’s your favourite outfit?
Actually my favourite outfit would probably be my BooHoo collar dress, paired with my white Miss Shop shoes :)

@beccaandbea also asks what’s your favourite piece of clothing?
(holds up silver birks) these shoes are my all time favourite thing in my wardrobe, even though in my last q+a I said that I hated birks, I have made an exception for these cute silver ones

@beccaandbea also asks what’s your favourite song on the 1989 album?
So I recently bought Taylor Swifts 1989 album and I have been listening to it non stop! My favourite song is easily Of The Woods

@beccaandbea also asks what are your top accounts on instagram?
I get most of my inspiration from these five amazing people @hollydainty, @miaaputtick, @broookereid, @dominiqueniko, and @freshlypickked

@lucypoole asks what are your top 4 clothes shops? 
Factorie would have to be number 1, then Jay Jays number 2, I’d say Cotton On number 3, then H&M as number 4

Thanks for watching the video, and having a read of this quick Q + A, I'll definatley be doing another Q + A soon, so keep a look out on my Instagram (@ashlleybell) because i'll be asking you guys for more questions very soon!




Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hello everyone!
Just a quick blog post for this week, here are some of my favourite items from December, enjoy!

Links to all the items featured in this video are down below.
Factorie Boots : (not available online)
Frank Body Scrub : https://frankbody.com/

Top : Supre
'A' necklace : Lovisa


Tuesday, January 06, 2015


top + factorie, jeans + target 

Hello Hello Hello

So it's been pretty hectic lately. I've recently started up my own youtube channel, After Ashlea and because i've been focusing so so much on making these daily vlogs i haven't had any time to grab out my camera a shoot an OOTD! So a little while ago when i was up in the country i decided to head on outside and shoot a blog post!
I'm really happy with how all these photos turned out, and it was actually one of my favourite posts to shoot, because of how amazing and sunny the day was, it just felt amazing to be outside!
I also recently hit 50+ views on all my daily vlogs, and 5 subscribers! WOW. Where did that come from!
So thank you to everyone who has subscribed to my channel, and to all those who have been watching my videos, it means a lot!

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

Hi guys!

So my last post featured My Very First Vlog, which was a bit of a trial i guess.
But a trial that was a success, and since then i've uploaded 4 more daily vlogs to my channel, After Ashlea
It's been really fun making these daily videos and i can't wait to make more when i get back from this amazing holiday in the country
So for now, enjoy these few videos, and make sure to subscribe to my channel to be told when i upload a new video :)

29 / 12 / 14
30 / 12 / 14
31 / 12 / 14
1 / 1 / 15
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