OUTFIT OF THE DAY, NOVEMBER 7 (2018) – BEATLES & PASTELS

Beatles Abbey Road t-shirt // pastel Chevron shorts // sushi print novelty socks // Doc Martens // purple lenses glasses used as hair accessory // Wet ‘n Wild pastel paint palette eyeshadow in orange 


I love the contrast between the darkness/masculine elements of the Beatles t-shirt (which is a new addition to my wardrobe, & I wore it for the first time a week ago at my Busch Gardens Tampa audition!) & the feminine pastel of this shorts (which I got in the children’s section!). The same contrast also occurs between the edginess of the Doc Martens & the playfulness of the purple fake glasses (which as they are unreasonably big for my face, I decided they looked quite nice as a hair accessory). And the sushi socks are just there to be funky. I love contrast in an outfit, & I love funkiness more than pretty much anything, so when you take funky things THAT contrast, it takes it to a whole new level of Funkytown.

Recent Outfits of the Day : March 29, 2017

Black & White Plaid Shirt

Ashlee Craft wearing a black & white plaid shirt & sparkly headband

Black & White Plaid shirt from Joe Boxer / sparkly black headband / round glitter earrings / pale purple round earrings / minor makeup / ponytail

The first time I wore this black & white plaid shirt that I bought at K-Mart, I fell in love with how it fit me & how nice it looked on me. It was very comfortable, & I liked how the whole outfit looked with my hair pulled back & this yellow wall at the theatre.

My Drama Face

Ashlee Craft wearing a blue sweater, green eyeshadow, theatre makeup, a dress shirt, & ponytail

Cream dress shirt from Devon & Jones / blue sweater from Target / coral lipstick / dramatic theatre makeup (for my role as Puck in Ken Ludwig’s Shakespeare in Hollywood) / ponytail

Because I was wearing such exaggerated, dramatic makeup, I couldn’t help but make a humorously dramatic face as I took this selfie. I like how the bright blue of the sweater looks with the red of the lipstick, & even a less dramatic green eye shadow could look nice in a different version of this outfit. The cream dress shirt also matched it nicely.

Ruby Noir

Ashlee Craft with Schwarzkopf Ruby Noir 1.8 hair

Glow-in-the-dark Batman t-shirt / hair colored the day prior with Schwarzkopf Ruby Noir 1.8 hair dye

These photos were taken the day after I colored my hair with the Schwarzkopf Ruby Noir 1.8 dye that I bought. It’s my favorite hair color that I’ve used, & using it was also the first time I’ve applied hair dye to all of my hair & not just the ends. I’m squinting & making weird faces because the sun was in my eyes. I colored my hair probably almost two months ago & it still is visible in my hair, which makes me happy. It didn’t dry out my hair, & I’m really pleased with its quality.

Ashlee Craft with Schwarzkopf Ruby Noir 1.8 hair

Ashlee Craft with Schwarzkopf Ruby Noir 1.8 hair

Ashlee Craft with Schwarzkopf Ruby Noir 1.8 hair

Lumberjack

Doc Martens / blue jeans / red plaid shirt / white camisole / multicolored headband / blue crystal earrings

I liked the rustic workman look of this outfit. I used to dress like this a lot when I was in my Bob Dylan phase. I still like how it looks, & adding Doc Martens to this type of ensemble just makes it even more epic & badass. For a funky, unexpected touch, I wore a great multi-colored headband that technically belongs to my sister,

Ashlee Craft wearing jeans, boots, a red plaid shirt, & a multicolored headband

Kawaii Eggs

Ashlee Craft wearing a white t-shirt, cute kawaii egg earrings, & multicolored headband

white t-shirt with pocket / cute kawaii egg earrings from Claire’s, multicolored headband / ponytail

I wore this outfit when I went shopping & then to a carnival. The shirt kept me cooler in the sun than a darker one would have, the headband & ponytail kept my hair out of my eyes, & the egg earrings added a touch of funkiness.

More Egg Earrings

Ashlee Craft wearing a pink t-shirt & cute kawaii egg earrings

Pink t-shirt from Target / cute kawaii egg earrings from Claire’s / minimal makeup

An outfit involving the same adorable egg earrings from the previous photo, along with one of my favorite shirts. A nice simple everyday outfit.

Yellow + Stripes

Ashlee Craft wearing black heeled jelly shoes, sloth socks, striped shorts, & a yellow shirt

Yellow t-shirt from Target / gray & white striped shorts from Target / cute rainbow monsters with wings earrings from Claire’s / blue star stud earrings from Claire’s / black heeled jelly shoes / sloth socks from Target

I really liked how this whole outfit came out. It had lots of colorful, bold elements, like stripes, the bright yellow, & black shoes, as well as lots of whimsical, funky elements, like the sloth socks, the fact that the shoes are jelly shoes, & the rainbow monster earrings. These photos also show how nicely my red hair color faded & still remains visible even now.

Ashlee Craft wearing black heeled jelly shoes, sloth socks, striped shorts, & a yellow shirt

Previous Outfits of the Day, #1 (Including Ombre Rainbow Eyebrows & Red Ombre Hair!)

Special Effects Nuclear Red Ombre & Debut of Rainbow Eyebrows!

Special Effects Ombre #2

red ombre hair / blue & teal rainbow eyebrows / blue & gray striped shirt customized by me by adding the gray flower I crocheted & embellished with beads

Ombre Hair with Nuclear Red Ombre & Teal & Purple Rainbow Eyebrows

A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to lighten the ends of my hair so I could dye them a bright color. I watched a YouTube video where someone used a blonde Garnier hair dye to lighten their dark brown hair. I decided to try Nutrisse Nourishing Color Crème in 93 Light Golden Blonde, & as I’d had good luck with the high-lift red I used last summer for my red & brown ombre, so I assumed this one would work just as great. Unfortunately, my hair is quite impervious to coloring, & the dye had little effect. Luckily though, it added a few lighter brown highlights, as well as damaging my hair a little bit more to allow the hair dye to soak in more.

Originally, I was going to do a rose gold ombre, but as my hair didn’t get light enough for that, I decided to go for my Nuclear Red Special Effects hair dye. The Special Effects dye definitely works better on my hair than Manic Panic, although it didn’t show up very well with my natural hair color. I love Special Effects, btw. I put the Special Effects dye in my hair, & let it sit under a shower cap for 30+ minutes. When I rinsed it out, I was pleasantly surprised by the bright color! It was just what I had hoped for with the Nuclear Red. The dye faded out over a little more than a week, & now is a subtle red color, which is also pretty. Soon, I hope to go to the salon & get the ends of my hair bleached for real, so that I can dye it whatever color I want.

Purple & Blue Colorful Eyebrows

Also, my sister taught me how to do rainbow eyebrows, because I’d seen plenty of photos online of them, & my sister has done them quite a few times on herself. Thanks to my e.l.f angled brush & some bright-coloured shadows, I soon achieved a teal & purple ombre effect, which I was happy with. I definitely want to try more things with the rainbow eyebrow trend, because it’s one more way to look cool + colorful.

Blue Bow & Stripes

Blue Hair Bow and Striped Bon Worth Blouse

Red and blue striped blouse from Bon Worth / cherry earrings / diamond earrings / blue hair bow headband

A cool picture I took with the sky as my background. The sky ended up looking cool & washed-out, which goes along well with the slightly-wistful expression on my face. I matched the colors of this blouse with my red earrings & blue headband.

Gold & Winged Liner

Gold & Winged Liner

gold short-sleeved blouse from my grandmother / winged eyeliner over gold glitter eyeshadow / sparkle “celebration” earrings. worn during winter/spring.

I had been wanting to create an outfit with this awesome glitter blouse for a long time, but the last time I’d tried it on, a few years ago, & the fabric was very scratchy. Thankfully, I discovered camisoles, & wearing one under this blouse made it comfortable to wear. I decided to pair it with the Elizabeth Taylor elegance of winged liner, & one of my favorite pairs of sparkly earrings, which I have just dubbed my “celebration” earrings. For added measure, I added gold facial glitter to my eyelids, because if you’re going to wear a sparkle outfit, you might as well go all out.

Leopard Print & Dress Shirt

Leopard Print & Dress Shirt

unbuttoned white dress shirt / gray & black sleeveless leopard-print shirt / round neon pink earrings / white plastic giraffe earrings / ponytail

I felt like wearing my leopard-print sleeveless shirt, because #funkypatterns, but my arms were cold so I decided to put my favorite white dress shirt over it. To add to the ensemble, as well as tie in with the color of the dress shirt & continue the safari theme, I added white giraffe earrings. For a small splash of color, I wore my favorite neon pink earrings in my second ear piercings.

Classic & Simple
Simple & Classic

multi-cabana stripe dress shirt by Devon & Jones / black ballet flats / black capri tights

I went through a big fashion phase last year where I pretty much just wore dress shirts, even when I wasn’t at work. I don’t wear them as often now, mostly because there are other things I like better (& are probably a little more comfortable). Dress shirts provide a clean, classy look, & they can be made more casual by both rolling up the sleeves, & by pairing them with less formal accessories, like the capri tights. Simple & Classic #2

With glitter & happiness,

Ashlee

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

Glitter + Dress

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016
dress by Simply Couture / black knee-length tights / glitter jelly shoes / coral lipstick / pink earrings + frog emoji earrings / gold glitter eye shadow / gold interlocking circles cuff bracelet

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

Let me just say how much I LOVE this dress. I bought it on zulily (which is another thing I LOVE, because I can get awesome clothes for a great price) & every time I wear it, I get so many compliments. I love it because of the unique pattern – polka dots & random artistic circles – & the interesting asymmetric cut. It’s definitely my favorite dress at the moment. I also am in love with the color combination of green & pink, which I utilized in the earrings that I’m wearing. The frog face emoji ones are especially great! & as always, everything is made better by the addition of sparkly jelly shoes.

Badass Negotiations

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

jean jacket from Bealls Outlet / yellow sleeveless shirt from Just Be… / black skinny pants by Be Girl / combat boots / diamond earrings / yellow triangle earrings from Claire’s / minimal makeup

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

For this outfit, I wanted it to look badass. So I did one of my favorite combinations of a sleeveless shirt & a jean jacket, which to me, just looks badass for some reason. I would have used a leather jacket, but because I don’t currently own one, I used my jean jacket instead. My love of utilizing skinny jeans to make an outfit a little edgier – an inspiration which I attribute to Bob Dylan – was also something I drew on here, along with combat boots, which instantly make any outfit look that much more badass. I think this was the first time I ever wore these great earrings from Claire’s, even though I had them for a long time, but I loved them. I practiced making a mildly unamused expression to top off the look.

Jumping For Joy

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

red blouse from thrift store / George white dress shirt / striped tights / combat boots

This was an outtake from the #radicalselflovejanuary photo challenge by Gala Darling. The photo I ended up using was this one, but in this photo you can see the whole outfit better. Earlier in the day, I paired up my red blouse with my “mime tights”, because they look great with red. I put on my combat boots, & because the weather was a little chilly, I put my white dress shirt on over my blouse like a jacket. It was the perfect fun & whimsical outfit for a fun & whimsical photo shoot.

Dark Plum Manicure

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

I had been wanting to paint my nails for a long time in order to go along with the new persona I was working on developing, but because I was busy (& because nail polish takes FOREVER to dry completely on my nails), I hadn’t gotten a chance to. When I finally did, I selected Revlon #490, Urban. It looked like a very deep royal blue when it was in the bottle, but when I put it on, it was more of a very deep, rich plum purple. I loved it. It also lasted for 10 days on my nails before I had to removed it, despite having a job in which I frequently hit my nails on things, so I was impressed.

Pastel Zig-Zags

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

yellow sleeveless shirt by Just Be… / jean jacket from Bealls Outlet / pastel zig-zag skirt from Bon Worth / Revlon nail polish in shade 490 – Urban / gold glitter eye shadow /  combat boots (not shown)

Recent Outfits of the Day // February 12, 2016

I bought this really great skirt at Bon Worth a while ago, but I hadn’t got around to wearing it yet, mostly because I didn’t really know what to pair it with. I decided that wearing a yellow shirt would match the pastel pink & blue hues of the skirt well, so that was what I ended up wearing. I was going to go shopping in the evening & the weather was pretty cold, so I added a jean jacket & my combat boots. I was thinking about wearing my sparkly jelly shoes with this, but I thought it might be too much & wanted the focus to be on my skirt & not my shoes. I really liked this outfit, & I really liked the way my hair looked in the second photo. I’m loving the new way I’m parting my hair!

Recent Outfits of the Day // October 20, 2015

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Mime

Mime - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Red collared blouse / combat boots / striped tights from Amazon.com / “Happy” earrings / diamond earrings / bright pink lipstick / gold glitter winged eyeliner / black shorts from T. J. Maxx / ponytail

Mime - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

What I liked about this outfit was the contrast between the bright, bold red of the shirt & the black & white stripes on the leggings. I am trying to find things other than plain white shirts to wear with each pair of patterned leggings that I have, & I think I hit the nail on the head with this one. There’s just something about red, black, & white stripes that just looks bold. Also, I really liked how the bright pink lipstick looked on me, as well as the idea of winged glitter eyeliner. My sister said I looked like a mime.

Mime - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Leaf Scarf
Leaf Scarf - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Minimal makeup / white t-shirt / hair down / black & white leaf patterned scarf from Bon Worth / canvas Indiana Jones bag

Pretty sure that I wore this with the black shorts from T. J. Maxx that I’m wearing in the above photos, & my Converse-style tennis shoes. It was an outfit for a quick jaunt out, so I didn’t bother to add too much to the outfit. I liked how the scarf looked, especially with the windblown hair & the canvas medic bag – it made me look like a traveler. Unfortunately, the way I wore the scarf caused it to slide around on my neck, requiring frequent adjustment. Oh well. This was my very first time wearing a scarf, so I guess I just need a little more practice to discover what works best!

Pink Polka Dots

Pink Polka Dots  - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Converse tennis shoes / black shorts from T. J. Maxx / pink & white polka dot shirt from thrift store / ponytail / pink sparkly heart-shaped hair clip / plastic rose earrings / pink eyeliner from Claire’s

Pink Polka Dots  - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

This outfit was a transition from the outfit I wore earlier in the day out shopping, to the outfit I wore for spending some time outdoors. It was a rather simple outfit, but it was warm outside & the no sleeves were very suitable to the Florida weather! I love these rose earrings. The color on them is so pretty!

Pink Polka Dots  - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Pink Polka Dots  - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Red & Blue

Red + Blue  - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Red & blue striped blouse from Bon Worth / black shorts from T. J. Maxx / silver & black zigzag earrings from Walmart / single hair braid / combat boots

I liked the single braid in my hair, as well as the combination of the stripes on my shirt + the zigzag stripes on my earrings.

Red & Blue, Again

Red + Blue, Again - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Side ponytail / red & blue blouse from Bon Worth / canvas Indiana Jones bag / pink sparkly heart hair clip / black shorts from T. J. Maxx / pink eyeliner / gold facial glitter / strawberry photo print socks / clear sparkly jelly shoes / a variety of bracelets / pink glitter lip gloss

Red + Blue, Again - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

I really loved the way this outfit looked. This shirt from Bon Worth is so, so comfortable! I try working it into many different outfits of mine. Let me note how much I adore my strawberry photo print socks, my jelly shoes, & the combination between great socks & clear jelly shoes. Since I bought the jelly shoes, I’ve been buying all sorts of great, whimsical socks to show off in the jelly shoes.

Red + Blue, Again - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Many of the bracelets I’m wearing here are ones that I’ve made – I’ve beaded & strung them myself. Some of them, like the red one I’m wearing here, I made when I was as young as 13, & I still wear them now. I also got a few of the bracelets here from my cousin.

Red + Blue, Again - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

I made all the bracelets on this wrist except for the blue rubber one. I love the round blue beads on the first bracelet. The purple bracelet is made of Mardi Gras beads. I learned the technique of making bracelets out of Mardi Gras beads when I was a kid – a friend of mine taught me, & I’ve loved the look & simplicity of these bracelets ever since then.

Red + Blue, Again - Recent Outfits of the Day, October 27, 2015 // ashleecraft.com

Pink Giraffe

Pink Giraffe #2 - Outfit Photo

Zebra print high-tops by Op // black tights // black skater skirt // floral button up from thrift store // red sparkly headband // pink studded bow // rubber band as hair scrunchie // pink giraffe earrings from dollar store // diamond earrings // royal blue eyeliner + gold eyeliner from Claire’s // sparkly pink lip gloss from Wet ‘n Wild // purple eye shadow by Wet ‘n Wild 
Pink Giraffe #1 - Outfit Photo

Pink Giraffe #3 - Outfit Photo

Pink Giraffe #5 - Outfit Photo

golden ring thrifted // white diamond owl ring // bracelets made by me

Pink Giraffe #4 - Outfit Photo

Frog Sculptures

Cat Print Scarf

Funky + Fluer-de-lis

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Funky + Fluer-de-lis // Ashlee Craft

Dress from Amazon.com // owl socks from Amazon.com // combat boots by Faded Glory // white & teal bracelets from Wal-Mart // pink bracelet from thrift shop // guitar necklace from eBay.com // pink hair bow by Just Be… // rose earrings from Claire’s // cubic zircona earrings // eye shadow a combination of teal Wet ‘n Wild + light beige L.A. Colors eye shadows // emerald green eyeliner by Wet ‘n Wild // facial glitter by Wet ‘n Wild

Funky + Fluer-de-lis // Ashlee Craft

Funky + Fluer-de-lis // Ashlee Craft - Palm Tree

 

 

Funky + Fluer-de-lis // Ashlee Craft

Funky + Fluer-de-lis // Ashlee Craft

Funky + Fluer-de-lis // Ashlee Craft

Funky + Fluer-de-lis // Ashlee Craft

 

Stars & Owls

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Stars & Owls // Ashlee Craft

Devon & Jones Women’s Savile Patterned Dress Shirt in Multi Cabana Stripe // shorts from T. J. Maxx // star earrings from Claire’s // purple earrings from Wal-Mart // Just Be… High Top Tennis Shoes // eye shadow from L. A. Colors // purple eyeliner from Claire’s // white rubber watch from Wal-Mart // gold bangle bracelets from Wal-Mart // owl socks from Amazon.com // owl ring from eBay

Stars & Owls // Ashlee Craft

Stars & Owls // Ashlee Craft

 

Yellow T-Rex Outing

you stood with your back to the wind & the rain
& lied to the clouds about where you thought you belonged
in a cage, you said
but I knew you were wrong
& that your only true home could be the wind & the sky & the wild nature outside the door
that no cage could ever contain you

Yellow T-Rex Outing // Ashlee Craft

Yellow sleeveless shirt by Just Be… // skirt brand unknown // tights by No Boundaries // combat boots by Faded Glory // gel nail polish by L. A. Colors in Rockin’ It // sparkly hair bow from a dollar store // t-rex earrings from eBay // gold facial glitter on cheeks by Wet ‘N Wild // yellow eye shadow by Modeso

Yellow T-Rex Outing // Ashlee Craft

Yellow T-Rex Outing // Ashlee Craft

Yellow T-Rex Outing // Ashlee Craft

Yellow T-Rex Outing // Ashlee Craft

 

& the sky is still waiting to hear the sound
of the bird who is finally learning to fly

Yellow T-Rex Outing // Ashlee Craft

Yellow T-Rex Outing // Ashlee Craft

Yellow T-Rex Outing // Ashlee Craft