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A lifestyle/ fashion blog from Portland & Eugene, Oregon fashion blogger Ashlei Louise. Photography by my boyfriend, Josh M. My life is spent in the usually rainy, sometimes sunny land of the Pacific Northwest, traveling around in our beat up old Ford truck, looking for new adventures. CONTACT: falteringbird AT gmail DOT com
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Getting in gear for winter!
Being someone who loves winter, but is stubborn to change from my uniform of shorts and skirts to winter clothing, finding a gem like Simons brand clothing for winter is awesome!Below I have shared some of my favourite trends for the winter season, all from Simons!You can never go wrong with a...
Obsessions & collections: bindis & body jewelry
I'm sure we all have a few obsessions--things we collect ridiculous amounts of because we're just THAT entranced by them. One thing I've always had a metric ton of are bindis! Bindis are decorative dots one wears on their forehead, between their eyes, in the location of the third eye chakra....
Yoyo melody x faltering bird $110 summer giveaway!!
Hey everyone! To celebrate summer finally rollin' around, I wanted to start off with 1 of 2 giveaways I'll be hosting in the near future! This one is for Yoyo Melody, & there are 3 prizes!--PRIZES--Grand Prize: $50 to spend on the Yoyo Melody websiteTwo Second Prizes: $30 each to spend...
Sasquatch! music festival, 2014
My boyfriend, best friend, her boyfriend & I went to Sasquatch festival just the other week! We'd never been before, and it was really fun! It was held in the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State. It was really quite beautiful! (And not nearly as cloudy as it appears in these pictures--we...
California dreamin' ~ trip pt. 2!
Our friend Ryan took film photos of us on his old camera from the 1970's! The photo below is actually a photo of 4 of us friends, but for some reason the camera messed up and we all turned into pillars of light!These shirts are from Ryan's clothing line, Lemurian Paradise! Love the designs he...
Holly's spring wedding!
A few weeks ago, one of my very best friends from High School, Holly, got married to our friend Jake! I was lucky enough to be invited to be one of her bridesmaids! This was a first time for me--I've attended a small handful of friend's weddings, but never been in the wedding party! (You can see...
Alienz & trollz california trip, part 1!
I know this doesn't look like much looking down on it, but we totally climbed up it! I'm not that much of a weenie but it was kind of hard!| Hat by Banggood | Necklace is handmade | Jumper by Chicnova | Socks by American Apparel | Shoes by Rose Wholesale |A few weeks ago, my boyfriend &...
Stones & gravel
| Hat by Banggood | Handmade necklace | Dress & tights by ROMWE | Shoes by Rose Wholesale |Hey guys!! As you can tell, I am totally wearing the crap out of this hat. It's just way too much fun! I really wish I had a lighter coloured one, too. In the spirit of spring, I decided to take photos...
Long time no post! Tryin' to finally get back into tha swing of things. Today I have a sorta funky outfit for you...and the funny thing is that I wore it on Easter, haha! Josh & I went with our friend Michelle to a popular rhododendron garden in our city, and there were so many cute families...
((I've had a super long hiatus from this blog, and moved back and forth a lot...but I'm happy to announce I'm back in a location where I'll be able to take photos for Faltering Bird!))As the first day of spring is right around the corner (which I am counting the days until!), the weather is...
Happy new year // merry christmas // happy holidays
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Here's the song that inspired this post, "Sleepwalking" by Chain Gang of 1974. I feel like a lot of people make New Year's resolutions, but I'm never really honestly sure what to make mine. To eat more vegetables and be healthier? To be a nicer person and less angry? To...
Merry christmas & happy holidays!! (+ $100 jollychic giveaway, details at bottom of post!)
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!! (Or, if you don't celebrate anything, Happy Winter to you nonetheless!)Personally, I celebrate Christmas, so in the spirit of giving, please stay tuned to the end of this blog post for a very special $100 giveaway to JollyChic!!(Top is from Vesst, skirt is...
Snow flower // ankit headphones
Hung out this day and took photos with my friend Michelle! Surprisingly, it wasn't cold like...at all! It was so sunny even though the ground was blanketed with snow! We walked a few miles to downtown and got pizza and went shopping. Along the way we came across a creek that was totally frozen, so...
Took this look a few days ago, and was really sad cause I thought all the files got corrupted! Thankfully they didn't, so here's today's look! It doesn't look it, but it seriously was like 20 degrees or something when these were taken. And the wind was blowing so hard! I can deal with rain and...
Me & you, as chilled as 1972
(Coat by Banggood, dress by Oasap, and necklace by Romwe)My hometown totally got dumped with a foot of snow!! We don't generally get this much snow, so this is really fun for once. Our truck broke down the day before Thanksgiving, so Josh and I ended up being about a week late going home to visit...
High rise drift off skies
Hey everyone!! Long time no post! I've been mostly without a camera for a long while, but have been taking a lot of photos recently, so here's one of the outfits! It's been really cold so far this fall, and, oddly enough, NOT raining! If you know anything about the Pacific Northwest from the...
Nothing drives like a camero // beleated summer post!
Hey everyone! First of all I need to say WOW, I have been so busy it's been ridiculous! I promise, I haven't forgotten about Faltering Bird! Anyway, I have a lot of photos to share with you guys from a recent trip I took to California to go gold panning!We stumbled upon this car overgrown with ivy...
Heavy metal thunder
These photos were actually taken awhile back, and for some reason I keep forgetting to post them! What's wrong with me, haha! When Michelle took these we were driving around and happened to pass this AWESOME old Ford truck, and we had to stop, it went so well with my sort of "grungy" outfit!Top is...
Happy (early) father's day!! // xperience days lunch cruise!!
For those of you who celebrate, Happy Father's day!! (Well, tomorrow anyway). For this occasion, I was lucky enough to be contacted by a company called Xperience Days who let me take my dad on a lunch cruise last weekend on the Portland Spirit along the Wilamette River!! (Also haha, my dad is...
Cotton candy submarine // thank you for 14,000+ followers on lookbook.nu!!
Recently I wore this outfit to the Eugene, Oregon Rhododendron Garden! It was super hot the day I wore this, but even though the shirt was long sleeved I wasn't very hot! It's super breezy. I always love going to the garden!(Top is from Choies, shorts are from Romwe, and necklace is from...
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