Ashley Barlow Art

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Ashley Barlow is hands down one of my favorite local artists. I met her last year at the Edina Art Fair, and have been in love with her collages ever since. The vintage element, the combination of colors, the DIY element (stitching) and the thought process that goes into her pieces is amazing.

Edina art fair took place a couple weekends ago, and I naturally stocked up on some more Ashley Barlow for my house. You see, I have this vision for my living room, which I can’t wait to bring to life, and Sam is finally okay with it. So now it’s a waiting game! But I will definitely be sharing that with you, be it next week or next month!

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Sleeveless,Chiffon, Edina Art Fair

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Top –, Skirt –, Hat – Forever 21, Shoes – Forever 21

Sleeveless tops are my dream come true this season. The breezy feeling, the many different colored tanks I can layer underneath, the chiffon skirt I paired it all up with. Yes, sometimes I feel like the hi-lo trend has to go, but maybe let it stick around for one more summer?

The top has a famous Tolkien quote – Not All Who Wander Are Lost, from this poem

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

Do you have a favorite quote? I feel like I’ve been wandering a lot over the past 3 years, but I definitely know that the decisions I am making right now, and directions I am going are right.


Edina Art Fair took place this weekend, and it was so refreshing to go there with one of my friends, Katie, who is also a beautiful blogger. From Ashley Barlow art, to mini donuts kebob, it was a perfect Sunday morning.

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How was your weekend? Are you ready for Monday? And let’s connect on Instagram! Make sure to follow me @BeingZhenya, and I’ll follow right back!

The clothes I am wearing have been generously provided by Moddeals. To find out more, go to!