4/11/11

sittin' up in my room

 my heavy rotation rolling rack. sometimes i discover things hiding in my actual closet and put them here to remind myself to wear them. and i am creepily o.c.d., so yes, i line up all the hangers like a freak.
that little track that you see used to have 4 mirrored sliding doors on it. not anymore. took those babies right off in a moment of "where the hell is that top?" frustration. now, there's nowhere to hide.
 a caravan of cardigans.
jewelry on every possible surface. like an easter egg hunt finding things.
 printsplosion.
boots boots boots boots boots.
got this missoni blanket a couple years ago and i love it. looks like granny's old knit throw. coco loves using her little claws to smash it into a ball and lay all up in it.
my favorite vintage levi's. my not so favorite carpet.
see, here she is about to start on the blanket mashing.
i have the majority of my necklaces on coat hooks hanging off of my door. which keeps them all from getting tangled. the downfall is the slamming of them all against the door with every open and close. 
i have an obsession with sud pacifique perfume. and they stopped making it. savoring every spray.
check out those ears. all the better to hear you with, my dear.
my little gypsy den. and yes, i quoted brandy in my post title. you know that song was the jam in middle school. so, alot of you ask where i get all of my clothes/jewelry/etc. let me explain. i have worked in the fashion industry since i was 16. retail, buying, merchandising, styling....you name it, i've probably done it. an ash of all trades. i did buying for a store for 4 years, and that's when the real stockpiling began. when you are able to get everything at cost, it is hard not to become a collector of sorts. alot of the styling work i do usually includes payment in the form of clothing. and now, since working for planet blue for 4 years, it's spend it while you make it city! hope that explains my abundance of stuff. it's not like i'm some spoiled brat, i work hard and hoard! you can totally borrow something.

80 comments:

  1. Ashley, I love these photos, and your jewrelly collection is to die for, I love it all.

    Thank you for letting us see into your world. Great post.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

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  2. damn guuuurl. i would love to have your wardrobe! and good, i love your jewelryyy!!
    xx

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  3. i am so bummed about comptoire sud pacifique! vanilla banana is my one and only.... aargh. love the closet photos... it's funny as a stylist myself how we get to be hanger freaks. although i need a little of your ocd over here for sure. loving all of your stuff gorgeous!

    xxx
    t

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  4. your room is great! I love how clothes is beautifully organised together :)

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  5. I LOVE a good closet post! Thank you for letting us in your gypsy den! I too am a hoarder of clothes & shoes. It's the only way to be, I tell ya!

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  6. OMG Love your room!! So perfect!!

    http://www.lightmymidnight.blogspot.com/

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  7. it looks so cozy with the carpet, what a perfect underground for your boots. everything is so fabulously organized, the boots are like perfectly stored. i am in love with that little mirror cabinet. you have so many precious and delicate fabrics, the lace, the sequins, so pretty. but i am so jealous of your jewelry collection, so eclectic and that is why i love it.

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  8. waow. you have a dream closet.. so big.. and the best clothing in it:) drool.

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  9. My dream wardrobe!
    http://www.linda-mari.com

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  10. First of all, your closet is like heaven. I'm living in a dorm room where my "closet" is more like an indent into the wall. Needless to say tears were brought to my eyes when I saw your beautiful closet ;)
    Have an amazing day!
    -Ellie

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  11. Holy sh*t.. I would DIE to have a scavenger hunt in your room. It's my wardrobe heaven, and it's exploded in every nook and cranny available, even the bathroom!! C'o)

    You know we're allll so totally taking you up on the borrow offer lol.

    Liv <3

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  12. Everything is to die for!
    Amazing again!
    :)
    M.

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  13. WOOOOW so much clothes, lovelovelove all the rings and the skate board haha xx

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  14. Love Love!! Such a cute doggie : D love the photos-its fun to see inside a bloggers place

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  15. Ashley your room/wardrobe is freakin insane!! looove it all! i'm a total freak and have my wardrobe colour co-ordinated and hangers all perfect too. but mine aint anywhere as big as yours.
    You deserve what you have :)


    xx
    http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au/

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  16. wow thanks for sharing. i love the closet. so neat and organized.

    http://www.postmodernrunway.com/

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  17. -___- ur closet is amazing. such a cool post,

    I'm kind of in the same situation as you, working in retail in forever so i have a collection of sorts. love ur blog!

    www.wecanpretend.blogspot.com

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  18. like the photos :)
    greetings from germany
    tanji

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  19. You have sooo many clothes and what a jewelry collection! Both your closet and your room are suprisingly tidy (don't take it the wrong way, It's just that you don't see it often) :)
    xx
    SurfAddictFashionista
    http://reapap.blogspot.com/

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  20. oh my goodness. i can't get over how much stuff you have and how much i dont!! you can add me to your will at any point!! haha

    romans-122.com

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  21. Great post! So happy to get to see inside your closet!

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  22. Can you IMAGINE the epic dress up we'd have if we saw each other's rooms?

    O. M. G.

    ps. I hang my necklaces in the same way behind a door and the swinging kills me too.

    pps. I think we have the same mirrored jewellery chest. Urban Outfitters? I almost bought another one. Too. Much. Stuff

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  23. LOVED the printsplotion!!

    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  24. you have a beautiful space. i love that you work hard for your things. there is an authentic love of what you do and a solid connection to your readers that comes out in your posts. so much respect for you.

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  25. I think if I did what you do...clothing would be hoarded and then hated. Ha. When I buy new things, that means an equal amount of old things get hated on. I look at them in disgust, even if I bought them not long before the new things. But I won't part with it. So dumb. Maybe you wouldn't have that problem though, because you only have awesome clothing. Not many choices here in the middle of nowhere, USA. Damn. I need to come there.


    Great post per usual, lady!
    strawberry freckleface

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  26. I am in LOVE with that sequin harness....Love these shots...I'm in much envy over the space of your closet. If you'd see my little whole in the wall, I'm sure you'd giggle :)

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  27. I love all the pictures. Your clothes are amazing.

    http://dassida.blogspot.com/

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  28. O I love it! I love digging thru girls' stuff,lovelovelove!! YEEYAY!!!

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  29. i needed to know how you get all your shizzz. i was starting to think you were made of money or something (your cringing, aren't you.) but, the styling thing makes sense. you're a lucky gal.

    work it work it get it get it, girrrrl.

    oh, and speaking of middle school classics, how much did you LOOOVE AALIYAH????

    Dirty Hair Halo

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  30. OOOOOO the fun I could have in your room!!! Love all the lace, and shoes, and rings and I am a sucker for dogs!!! So much fun!! And thanks for the comment...I think we will see 80 degrees by the weekend!! Perfect margie weather!!

    www.mrscapretta.com
    Fashion, Recipes, Marriage

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  31. your wardrobe is a dream! working in the fashion industry would definitely make it impossible to resist putting everything you make back into it.. but at least you look incredible ;) and good idea about a display rack for things you want to wear more, i'm always forgetting i bought certain pieces..

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  32. my closet is crap compared to this, haha.

    love your blog.

    x

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  33. WOW, I wanna come and raid your closet!!! It's to die for! Love all the pictures of your jewelry, I love all the rings, I have a slight ring obession, I have bowls of them all over my room, but nothing that compares to your collection!
    I love sud pacifique perfume too, it smells divine!
    Xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love the Brandy reference! Definitely takes me back...
    I used to hang my necklaces like that, but the noise when opening and closing the door made me paranoid that they'd all break one day. But I feel like gleaning some of your jewellery display ideas, so thank you for this post.
    I also love seeing your little dog pop up in photos too. So cute!

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  35. I love your wardrobe, it's so put together. I have like 20 different styles in mine..

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  36. Love this post! I want your missoni blanket and those amazing pillows..and, well, your entire wardrobe? haha. and I swear, I though I was the only obsessor of sud pacifique!! me and my sisters are so obsessed..like a tropical vacation in a bottle, and now I just preserve the empty remains so I can smell the bottle from time to time..hahaha

    oh, and your pup is precciousss!

    www.lightsdrivemysoul.blogspot.com
    xxSea

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  37. Oh my gosh, definitely making me sick!! I would looovee to borrow something haha thanks for showing off your room!!! love it

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  38. You're so lucky! Being a buyer not only sounds amazing, but obviously has it's perks too seeing all of your items!I love the way you organize your amazing piles of clothes!

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  39. mad props for taking the doors off your closet! i hate wall to wall mirrors.

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  40. Wow! Such a drool-worthy closet--- that explains a lot! That's really cool that you worked your way up-- I think I would accept those clothes as payment anyday! You could start a closet library or something-- I want to check out some jewelry!
    La Petite Marmoset

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  41. ps. when trying to reorganize my closet i took off one of my mirrors.. only to have it land on the corner of my bed and shatter into pieces.

    it made for an awesome photoshoot though!

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  42. you can almost see me hiding behind the clothes

    xo small bites

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  43. I smiled at the Brandy reference. I'm pretty sure that was college for me which makes me old. I love Sud Pacifique, too! I recognized those metal cans! I think I liked the vanilla/apricot and cocoa? I was a fragrance 'model' in college and then again when I had my babies and worked part time.

    Just discovered your blog. Is your dog a papillon?

    Jen Hemming and Hawing Again

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  44. oh, lots of nice prints and patterns in your room!

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  45. Those photo are beautiful !

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  46. Favolous post!!!
    LOOOVE everything!!! Your closet,your favolous cloths,your rings...your puppy :D

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  47. you have a beutiful room, i tjink you're so lucky...kisses

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  48. such amazing collection of rings !!so jealous!!! love your little world, you have always a great look and now we know a little more of you
    s

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  49. I loveeee this post! You have amazing collections of everything, jealousy :)


    xx
    www.dragonnfruit.com

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  50. Beautiful jewelry! :)

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  51. the picture of coco as a pup is just adorable!!!! and don't worry you're not a freak...working in retail for 7 years has made me OCD with hangers too ha ha. and the worst is when hangers break...hmmphh

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  52. you look so cute with your dog:) I love how you actually answer your comments! appreciating your readers;)

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  53. now that's what i call HEAAAAVENNNNN...

    xx
    calla
    www.SHINYUPSIDEDOWNCROSSES.BLOGSPOT.com

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  54. I'm so jealous right now.
    Your closet is amazing!

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  55. Jeals City USA!!! Your collection is amazing.

    x kayti and kels

    http://www.koastokoast.com/

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  56. Holy jewelgasm! I cant even freakin believe how much jewelry you have *dies*
    completely epic (I know that word is overused but i think your closet merits it)

    <3 Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  57. ASHLEY! Such a badass closet.. I pretty much want everything in it. I've been thinking about getting a clothing rack and switching the display pieces out season by season. I'm currently searching for one now. Awesome shots.. I'm incredibly jealous :)

    xx
    http://lovelylittlevices.com

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  58. Okay. So I love your room...And I could possibly spend hours in your closet. Not to sound creepy or anything :P

    Kate
    http://grey-buzz.blogspot.com

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  59. one word: jealousy ^^hahaha but seriously nice stuff you got there. And how adorable is that lil dog:D??
    x
    camouflÄsh

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  60. Love this entry! And everything looks so neet, my wardrobe is a total mess!

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  61. neat to see the "behind the scenes" of PurseNBoots! and if i were in LA-i'd totally take you up on the borrow offer :))

    great jewelry collection indeed,
    jess s//LadyFlashback.com

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  62. It's just not fair...I want to have a wardrobe like this to!

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  63. dang. i am incredibly jealous of your closet space. i live in a tiny cottage with my bf and have left him some (minimal) space. i dream of large closets.... some day. for now the cottage works. i just have to do a lot of in with the new out with the old which isn't too bad.

    looove.

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  64. A beautiful and unique collection of things - i love the way you us the space and surfaces. Gorgeous clothes and colors. Awesome.

    Cityamidtrees.blgospot.com

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  65. HOly cow!!! you are so neat! I wish I was that tidy.. you have really cool stuff in there. Wish I could just raid your closet!!
    great pics
    xo
    http://www.frankvinyl.com

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  66. LOL... i always have my closet sliding doors open. I wish I could just rip them off too... but pretty sure I would get in trouble. I love the rolling rack idea though.. brilliant.

    I love all the jewelry.. freaking amazing.

    xo
    annette

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  67. Yes please!! To EVERYTHING!!

    www.inloveiwascreated.blogspot.com

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  68. omg.. i know i'm the same had my store for 12 years... and i was a total soiled brat.. but i sold it to come to colombia and i love being sort of light in my step.. however....i've already started the hoard, can't help it. btw, i love your doggie and apartment is awesome, i love you blog. xoox

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  69. I can TOTALLY relate..I have worked in retail since 20 years old (I am old lady now at 31) and had soooo many dresses (I workd for Nicole Miller for 6 years)BUT I am a habitual closet cleaner (actually do it professionally for clients) and would consign or give to goodwill every 6 months or so...my motto- if I haven't worn it in 12 months, I am never going to....now I wish I had saved some of those amazing one of a kind dresses and accessories....I am JEALY of your amazing collection- but you keep it REALLY well organized girlie. Thanks for sharing.C

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  70. Damn babe, now that's a closet! I'm jealous of the work you do and the collection you've established! Bravo

    http://andreas-7am.blogspot.com

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  71. you literally crack me up- i write to my readers like their sitting with me in the room too, so i totally can hear your personality through your writing. you just inspired my next blog post. i just did a closet clean, i am quite the horder myself, although yours is color coded and by style (which is so amazingly ambitious) but i'm gonna do a post about my hoarding as well. ps i used to wear escada collection perfume, then sud pacifique the extreme vanille when they discountinued mine, now they discontinued both! :( im very sad about it so i moved onto hanae mori. love your blog, love your style- i'm a super fan.
    xo lauren (www.diaryofafashionaddict.com)

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  72. sooooo jealous of all your jewelry! i still love u though... :)

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  73. StyleGasimGreen4/14/11, 6:45 PM

    I LOOOOOVVEEEE this post!!! Ur closet and room ROCK!!!! And Coco is a little angel!!!

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  74. LOVE this post!!!! love the closet and all the jewellery!

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  75. dude, i love closet posts... not just to lust... but to see how other grrls organize... i totally feel ya on the ocd hanger thing... i'm kinda ocd myself and i do that with my hangers all the time... haha!

    i think i'm gonna steal the roller closet idea for things i'm wearing a lot... never thought of that one.. duh!

    ohhhh and i'm with you on the carpet.... mine is the same color, blah!

    xoxo

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  76. oh my gaaaaad, i LOVE this post! i can only dream of having such a magnificent wardrobe someday, amazing!
    i would totally come over and rummage if i lived any closer, heh xxx

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  77. I think I aspire to make my closet look exactly like yours!
    I'd totally take you up on the offer to borrow things! Haha. I'm obsessed with all of your rings!

    xx.

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  78. love ur wardrobe. dont know how you cope having ur jewels everywhere. i have mine all in a massive wood tv cabnit and barely cope. im talking trays and hooks full of stuff organised in colour or style or material. i even have a 4 story bracelet tower with the wooden lift out pole thingys and have an aneurysm looking for things.lol

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