OH SNAP. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY HANDS. I’M JUST SO EXCITED. ive been out of the blogging game for TWO YEARS if you can believe it – a time period that feels like just 5 minutes ago and 10 years ago simultaneously. some of you were loyal followers of Ashli with an Eye (RIP .com) circa 2012-2014 and for that, may i say i apologize for abandoning you and thank you for welcoming me back with open arms. *thank you for doing so by the way* for those of you just joining me/us, WELCOME. i assure you that you will enjoy yourself while here, if for no other reason than i give you plenty of opportunity to make fun of me behind my back and write mean comments on my instagram! i’m truly here for everyone.
SO MUCH HAS CHANGED YOU GUYS!!! both personally for me and also on the site, which you can see obviously changed because the site is TOTALLY different (ish) starting with the domain. some dorkus rude pants mcgee stole www.ashliwithaneye.com so they can hold it over my head and demand thousands of dollars of me to get it back. well SUCK IT DUDE cause .net was available so over i’ve moved and here i am to stay. i’m sure you can remember it. if not, just go to the old website and learn a new language while admiring the beautiful stock photo of a flower they’ve used to accessorize the site that used to be mine. see? losers.
WHAT ELSE IS NEW! WELL LET’S SEE. UM MY HAIR IS LONGER ? not what you meant, i know.
⦁ the overall look of the site – what do you think?? you like ?? you guys have no idea how many websites i looked at to find the EXACT everything i wanted…
⦁ quality > quantity – you guys, i was ob.sessed with my blog last time but i had zero chill. ZERO CHILL. i was like a high school girl in her first relationship wanting to spend every 5 seconds with her boyfriend because WE LOVE EACH OTHER MOM. now, i am grown and able to give and contribute to this site the way that i should, providing quality content whenever im able to. that means no, you will not receive a post every morning M-F at 830am EST but i CAN assure you that the posts you do see up on AWAE will be purposeful, will have my FULL stamp of approval and will be exactly what i think you *need*. we’re too busy for anything more than that.
⦁ no keeping up with the Joneses – last time i admit, i lost myself. i’m done with comparing myself to the big guys. this is not my full time job and i do not intend to treat it as such. this is my hobby, it’s something i find exciting, it’s something that comes naturally and combines many things i love into one act: writing, oversharing, trends, opinion pieces, etc. which always makes everything better.
⦁ lastly, my outfit inspiration shots aren’t going to be the trendiest most fashion forward looks on the street because in all honesty, i dont dress that way. i combine mixtures of things and yes, i like trendy aspects of my outfit to peek through but i still like to keep it “wearable”. the only outfits you will see me showcasing are outfits i *have already worn* and that i personally love. there’s no authenticity in telling my audience to wear purple lipstick if i’ve never done it myself except in my blog post. makes no sense. with that, i unfortunately can’t assure you that i can direct you to the EXACT item of clothing i’m wearing but anything i recommend to you, please trust i am recommending whole heartedly. deal?
that’s the JIST of it! you’ll see some new things here and there as well and of course some things that i’ve just gotten rid of in general (like the @ashliwithaneye instagram handle – 2 instagrams are unnecessary) or some things that will stay forever (like my all lowercase writing, it’s my thing get over it Mr Master). MOST OF ALL ENJOY! and just like last time, this is a collaborative effort – let me know what you hate what you love what you want to know what you dont care about, and i will do just that. i’m an open book (also why i have a podcast now with one of my best friends) and have always loved sharing my thoughts with the general public.
you loved it last time and i loved you for it, hopefully this time is just as wonderful <3 thanks for comin back