Hi, I’m Ashley!
I am a 22-year-old lifestyle blogger and writer living in NYC. I love earl grey tea, my bicycle, interior design, and a quality pair of shoes. I would describe my style as pared-down and vintage-inspired. I believe in quality over quantity, and I love to pair my affordable thrifted finds with high-quality pieces in my home and my closet.
I also share a lot of my personal life, specifically with my experience as a queer person and someone living with an anxiety disorder. I feel that sharing my experiences and how I deal with them can help others.
Some other random facts about me: I have a journalism degree, macaroni and cheese is my favorite food, I can play the cello and I have a black belt!
Closet Vomit was started in Phoenix, Arizona in 2014 by an eighteen-year-old with issues that are not exactly rare: depression, anxiety, insecurity, and a path that could go in a million different directions. In need of a creative outlet, I picked up my camera, went outside, and started taking photos of my outfits. I found empowerment in myself and realized that I wanted to document my growth as a person on the internet.
After first dipping my toes in the blogging world, I realized the toxic effect that social media can have on the self-esteem of people, and I felt it had to change. Traditionally, blogging seemed so staged and perfect (and it still does at times) and it just didn’t seem fair to open my phone and see a bunch of people who seemed perfect, when in reality every single person is complex and beautifully broken. So this is my little piece of the Internet, raw and unfiltered. I cover topics from fashion and lifestyle to mental health advocacy and dealing with sexual assault trauma.
Four years later, in 2018, I have found myself in New York City, where I share my life, style, and personal growth with tens of thousands of people on the internet every single day. The community surrounding this blog is so strong and I feel a personal connection with everyone that connects with me here (including you!).
This is a place where I share exactly who I am, even if I don’t like all of it. The reality is this: every aspect of you, even the broken parts, is beautiful.