Meet Ashley Tarkington from Ash N’ Fashn, she is a wardrobe stylist and a fashion blogger. As a child, she loved back-to-school shopping the way most kids looked forward to Christmas. She loved having a fresh slate to create a new wardrobe and drove her parents crazy with all the shopping she wanted to do. In second grade, she purposely failed an eye exam so she could have reading glasses as an accessory and it has all been uphill from there. You can follow Ashley on @ashnfashn on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Tell us a little bit about yourself. What inspired you to start a fashion and lifestyle blog?
I’ve always been obsessed with fashion and putting together looks. A few years ago I found myself working a job I was no longer passionate about and needed a creative outlet. I love getting dressed for work and was always getting questions on where I purchased a certain item, etc. My boyfriend (now fiancé) was the one who suggested I start a blog and gave me the push I needed to get started.
You are a stylist at Access Hollywood, what do you love most about your job?
The best part of my job is every day is different. We tape two different shows each day so the hours are long. If I’m not in the studio dressing the hosts I’m out shopping, pulling from PR companies and attending fashion events. As crazy as awards season is, I love being on the red carpet and seeing the amazing gowns in person!
Who has been your favorite celebrity to dress?
I’ve loved them all.
What was one of the biggest challenges you had to overcome as a stylist?
Everyone has a certain idea of what they want to wear but not everyone can visualize it. It can be tough to get someone to go along with your vision until they can see the final look put together.
Where do you find fashion inspiration?
Everywhere! Girls on the street, my friends and the internet.
What trends are you loving right now?
Right now I’m embracing a “less is more” style philosophy. That being said, I love clean lines and dainty jewelry.
What should every woman have in her closet?
A cocktail dress they can style multiple ways.
What is your most prized piece in your closet?
Vintage pieces passed down from my mom.
If you can give us one piece of fashion advice, what would it be?
Always wear clothes that make you feel confident.
Where do you see your career and your blog, Ash N’ Fashn in 5 years?
I’m very happy with my career as of now, but as far as my blog goes, I’d would love to grow my audience and expand into more lifestyle content.
Check out her blog to see how she wore our Rose Grace Wrap Dress.
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