Saturday, July 30, 2011

Becoming a Newspaper

I was exploring mixing check prints today. Hype my look up on if you like it :D ! Here are more photos from the day:
How To Become A Newspaper:
Dress - Glam/Street Market in Athens,GA - $19.00
Vest - City Streets/Goodwill - $2.00
1) Dress in B&W 

 Bag - Nine West/Goodwill - $3.00

2) Be tossed around by the wind making your owner chase you

 Horn Necklace - Claire's - $9.00
9mm Bullet Necklace - Hodge Army Navy - $5.00

3) Have grainy bad pictures so no one REALLY can see what is actually going down. 
**This was my attempt to use film grain with a photo...alright I guess :/
 4) Be dismal, you are the news....when is news ever good?

 Boots - Dirty Laundry/DSW - $38.00
Tights - DIY/for sale at - $14.99
5) Beware of feet! They will stomp you!
Spike Bracelet - Claire's - $ 0.10
6) Have horrible hair like a reporter...they always have the most stiff hair...

So there you have it, steps 1-6 on how to become a newspaper. On a happier note, I chopped my hair today!! It looks soo much better. It actually has movement/choppy spots and is not so plain and one length blah! I am much happier with it. The day of this shot I was soo frustrated with my hair (and the 90 degree temp) I wanted to scream!!

I am going ice-skating tonight. Hopefully I will burn off some calories to get rid of my dumpy-looking frame and capture some winter pics for the winter contest at

FYI! tights may not me on the website tonight. I will have them up by Monday for purchase. If you would like to buy something from me that I have worn in any of my shots just mail me/comment and I'll let you know the price I would be willing to let it go for.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Fast Times At Ridgemont High...

Or actually the Library...I had to check out A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. I am actually pretty excited to read this novel. I haven't had a good book in a while due to lack of funds. All the series I read I currently can't afford the new releases....AND IT IS KILLING ME! If you would like to donate to my tuition fund you can here. I really do need help. Anywho...trying to not let that get me down and stay focused on school.
Here is the shots from my look today:
 Mood Ring - Vintage (Free)
White Stone Ring - Claire's (.10)
Golden Cocktail Ring - Cumberland Jewelry Stand (2.00)
Leather Wrap - Found Scraps - (Free)
Charm Bracelet - Vintage - (passed down to me)
Beaded Bracelet - Claire's - (.10)

Top - Boyfriend's Sweater - Free
Dress - Lani/Goodwill - $6.00
Socks - Target - $1.99
Bag - Nine West / Goodwill - $3.00
Shoes - Wanted/Goodwill - $4.00
Sunglasses - Cumberland Mall - $4.00
Necklace - Father's - Passed Down

I may do another update later but makes you wait. If you want to hype my look there should be a button somewhere if not you can do it here. Back to studying :D

♡Ashley ♡

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Runway 2 Realway

I was inspired by the runway look by ADAM for Resort 2012. I glammed it up a bit :D! I am going to try and do regular posts/updates where I take a runway look and get it for much less! My outfit, minus the handbag totals about 69 dollars. Pretty cheap... anywho I am going to try and do it more regularly. Having to post daily should kickstart me into actually losing the last 10lbs and help me get off my lazy but and actually start wearing my clothes rather than just looking at them.

Here was the inspired runway look from ADAM Resort 2012:

And here is my look:

If you like my look, hype it up at  lookbook (there should be a button somewhere on my blog) if not go :D. Well I am off to study. Due to my mental breakdown the other day (I was freaking out about my college tuition and not being able to finish on time then realizing if I don't finish I won't have insurance blah blah blah...) basically, my thoughts were racing out of control. If you want to support my fund, you can do so here:BiPolarFund I am doing much better today and ready to catch up. 
Until tomorrow!


Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Bi-Polar Runway: My Story

I am Ashley Norman, A diagnosed, in treatment Bi-Polar 1 patient who loves fashion. I want to show the world that being Bi-Polar isn't this horrible thing I need to hide or be ashamed of. Bi-Polar Disorder, with effective psychiatric treatment and medication, is a farely manageable disorder. I have successfully started an awesome website that is dedicated to fashion designed by it's customers, YOU!!! I appreciate all your inspiration and I want toThank-You from the bottom of my heart!!!