B~Inspired | Ashley from Turquoise & Teale

August 26, 2014
Hello lovelies!! This B~Inspired Series has been one of my favorites and I'm so happy with the positive response that it's garnered! I'm incredibly excited to have Ashley from Turquoise & Teale as the feature for this month! When she's not busy travelling or planning her upcoming Charleston wedding, Ashley is writing about finding the newest style inspirations, sharing amazing recipes and giving us the latest in beauty products!  I'm tweaking the series a little with each person featured and hope you all enjoy reading more about Ashley!!
Name/Blog: Ashley, writer & editor at Turquoise & Teale
Location: Atlanta, GA / St. Louis, MO / Charleston, SC
Current Title/ Company: Self-Employed, Sales Rep
Educational Background: Graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Public Relations
B: So I know you are constantly on the go for work, but what exactly do you do & what's a typical day like for you?
A: I'm a manufacture's sales rep and work in the hospitality/contract industry. Essentially I work with interior designers to help them furnish whatever contract project that they're working on (mostly hotels and restaurants). My typical work day is checking pricing/stock on fabrics, requesting samples for clients and helping them pull options. I often have appointments daily, so I cart around chairs, fabric books and finish samples for presentations. Mostly I'm juggling everything in my hands and praying I don't drop it all!
B: How did you decide on what you wanted your career to be - did you just sort of fall into it - or did you have a clear path?
 A: Being a sales rep is something I never thought I'd be doing. I spent two summers interning in New York working in PR and events and thought that was my dream job. Instead, I joined the family business when I realized it was too good of an opportunity to pass up. It's been such a great experience working in the same industry that my grandfather started in, my parents have been in my entire life and now training my younger brother who just started with us in July. We have so much fun together and it's the best support system. 

 B: What has been your greatest career achievement thus far? 
A: Working for myself is something that I feel so thankful to do every day. It's a lot of work and if I don't personally do it, it won't get done, but the rewards are so motivating. The first year was hard and was spent building the relationships with my clients. Three years later It's only getting better and I'm so excited for the future possibilities. 

 B: What/who encouraged you to start blogging and has it impacted your career in anyway? 
A: Moving to a new city is what initially made me start Turquoise & Teale. I read a handful of blogs at the time and loved the community it seemed to bring with it. I've made some of the nicest friends from blogging and there are so many girls I would love to get to meet, but live across the country. It feels like I have friends wherever I go! :) I keep the blog separate from my actual career, although there are a few clients that know about my blog. Working with interior designers is nice since they understand and appreciate a creative outlet.

B: What are three things you never leave the house without? 
A: My iphone, a snack (kind bar!), Listerine strips for fresh breath

B: If you could go anywhere in the world - where would it be?
A: Greece is next on my list!

B: Who would play you in a movie?
 A: Blake Lively (can I have her hair please?)

B: If you could have dinner with one woman, who would it be and why?
Jackie Kennedy. I read Mrs. Kennedy & Me and was fascinated by her role as first lady and how she handled the pressures that came with it. Plus she's a total style icon and rocked Jack Rogers like no other.

 B: Do you have a quote or motto that you like to live your life by?
A: "I have found if you love life, life will love you back" - Arthur Rubinstein

 B: What is your go-to scent?
A: Jo Malone's Nectarine Blossom and Honey. I always get stopped and asked what I'm wearing when this is on!

B: Do you have a major wish list item at the moment? 
A: The Prada Saffiano Lux Tote. A classic bag that will never go out of style.

B: What advice would you give your 21 year old self? 
A: Smile and laugh every day. You'll be thankful for unanswered prayers and where life takes you. It won't be what you expect, but it will make you happier than you could have ever imagined.

And finally...
B: What has been your most inspired moment? 
My most inspired moment for the blog was after the Southern Blog Society conference. Surrounding yourself with inspiring and crazy talented people is the best motivation. Of course anytime I'm back in Charleston I can't help but be inspired when I'm around that much beauty.
Huge thank you to Ashley for being part of this little series!! If you're interested in following along with her happenings, please visit her blog or follow on Instagram

If you want to check out the previous installments you can click here and here!

Thank you so much for reading!! 
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  1. Totally loving this series!! I want to Greece so bad! And absolutely in love with that palm maxi skirt, like seriously obsessed!!

    <3, Pamela

  2. Thanks for having me Biana! :)

  3. Love this series for sure! And Ashley is just beautiful -- loved getting to know more about her!

  4. Such great answers. Love Jackie Kennedy she would be fun to meet. A great quote choice too, very wise words.

  5. This is such a fun post! Love Ashley's blog!!

  6. Love getting to know other bloggers!! Love that maxi skirt and I definitely want to go to Greece!!

    <3 Shannon

  7. super cute interview! i loved learning more about one of my favorite bloggers! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  8. This was great! I loved learning more about Ashley. She always has the prettiest pictures! She's just as sweet in real life as she comes across on her blog!

  9. absolutely loving this series and learning about other bloggers.
    Ashley is freaking gorgeous! And I love that quote that she shared :)

  10. such an awesome idea for a series!! I love getting to know people better!

  11. I absolutely love this and Ashley! I for sure will start following along with her blog. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love this! Loved learning more about Ashley! :)

  13. aw - love ashley! esp bc she always has snacks on her. ha!

  14. I absolutely love this series and Ashley! I think I make every recipe she posts!

  15. Great series and great post! Love getting to know other bloggers more! xoxo

  16. I love these posts so much-- you ask the most interesting questions! I am going to be on the hunt for that Jo Malone fragrance the next time I'm out-- it sounds like it would smell amazing!

  17. Great feature! Ashley has awesome style. :) (Glad to have her in the Ashley Club.)


  18. Blake lively is a good pick! She's gorgeous!

  19. Great feature! Loving these posts! Thanks so much for sharing! XO


  20. Love this series! And Blake Lively would be a fantastic choice :)

  21. This series is so fun girl! I recently found her blog, love it!

  22. loving this series!! i would love to do something like this. how fun! i love ashley's blog :)

  23. She's precious....
    Love that she's a Jackie Kennedy kinda gal :)

  24. This is such a fun idea for a series! And now I'm off to check out Ashley's blog :)

    prosecco in the park

  25. Love this series! Headed over to check out her blog now (:

  26. How fun! I love this series and I loved hearing more about Ashley! I would so want Blake Lively to play me in a movie, too! She is my total girl crush!

  27. I always love reading these series! I've never visited her blog but it is definitely a stop I will be making on the regular now in the blog world! Thank you for encouraging and supporting other women and bloggers - I love it! :)


  28. How fun! I'm loving this featuring and getting to know a little more about fellow bloggers!

    Emily at Style Cubby

  29. Loved this!!!! Ashley is absolutely fabulous and I loved getting to know her more through your series! You seriously come up with the best questions girl!

  30. Love Ashley and her blog! So great to learn more about her.. I had no idea she was living in between three cities! And YES to that Prada bag.. I'll take one in each color, please!

  31. met her a couple of times and love her! just as wonderful as she is on here.

  32. These are my favorite posts B!! I honestly look so forward to each and every one. Love getting to know these ladies through you!

  33. Ashley is so gorgeous! Her job sounds so amazing! How cool! And I love that life motto/quote! Great one!


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