I am a huge fashion blog junkie. I am always on the hunt for new bloggers who are inspiring, fashion forward and incorporate affordable garments into their looks. Thus, I was super excited when I found celebrity blogger and actress, Ashley Madekwe’s blog Ring My Bell.
Ashley Madekwe is an English actress who attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Although Ashley is best known for her role as Ashley Davenport from the popular television series, Revenge, she has been in a variety of films and television shows including, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Bedlam and Storm Damage.
Most recently Ashley has a fashion flourishing blog that recently announced it has over one hundred thousand followers! Like most of my favorite bloggers, Ashley poses for the camera, while her husband snaps the pictures! The happy couple recently wed in June 2012. Ashley looks beautiful, healthy and comfortable in front of the camera.
I often become disinterested in bloggers that only wear designer garments because I find that their styles are hard for me to relate to or replicate. That is why I appreciate Ashley’s ability to intermix a variety of garments that range in price. She is able to achieve a harmonious balance that I am sure many pf her followers can understand.
Ashley’s style is feminine with splash of boho-chic and a dollop of sass! I would not classify Ashley as a risky fashion blogger; instead, she focuses on simple looks with clean lines that use layering to add depth.
I enjoy most of her posts, but in an effort to save time I will highlight two of my favorite blog posts:
In this look Ashley is wearing, leather J Brand shorts, a Madewell top, TopShop sandals and a Rebecca Minkoff bag. I love the simplicity of this look. It plays up two basic colors — teal and white — with varied textures ranging from crocheted lace, to studs to pastel leather.
And to top off this cute feminine look, Ashley sports a Tiffany green Rebbecca Minkoff cross body bag that I adore! I love everything from the hardware, to the shape to the color. It is simply perfection!
Sometimes when people think of bloggers, they think of women who are always perfectly manicured, prancing around town in high heels and vintage couture. Fashion is more than just labels; it’s about wearing what makes you feel comfortable, attractive and confident.
The next look is a little dressier, but continues to use a basic color palette — black and white. In this look Ashley wears an Armani Exchange Dress, TopShop shirt, Miu Miu shoes and Chanel bag.
This look may include some more designer pieces than Ashley usually wears in a single post, but they are investment pieces that are timeless and will last a lifetime.
I am bit weary of leather shift dresses because I do not want it to look too boxy on my small frame, but I love the way that Ashley wears it. This dress seems to cinch in at the waist, which outlines her frame and adds some curve. This is a great example of a LBD.
The shirt underneath seems to have a Peter Pan collar that peaks out right at the top of the dress. I also like that she rolled up the sleeves on the shirt. This look can easily go from daytime to nighttime.
Finally, the shoes… Miu Miu is one of my favorite designer shoe brands because of the youthful, elegant playful design. I also love the chunky heel. On this particular shoe, I am obsessed with the way the straps are cut in different widths and the way they seem to contour perfectly to the shape of her foot.
Lovelies, check Ashley out on Revenge! What do you think about Ashley’s blog? Have you seen her it before? If not what’s your favorite look?