In this week’s Sunday Spotlight, we hit up Ashley Rudolph, the lady behind What Would Ashley Wear?, a fashion blog featured on the New York Times, Refinery29, New York Fashion Week and many others. She is one of the founding members of Blogger’s Collective, a group of NY fashion bloggers who curate great fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content to their readers.
Ashley first became interested in fashion blogs while traveling abroad, when she realized thru reading local blogs that fashion transcends all international borders. For those of us who aspire to be fashionista ourselves, Ashley advises to “find some bloggers that you absolutely love (here are her favorites) and start figuring out what silhouettes and shapes work best for you.”
In the summer, you will spot Ashley in denim cutoffs, cute wedges, and a tank top/blouse (Adorable!).
To keep up with her latest & greatest, follow Ashley on twitter @WhatAshleyWears
1. Could you recommend this summer’s best “first date look” for our ladies?
For a first date, I’d suggest focusing on wearing something that you know looks great on you (a favorite dress, top, pair of shoes, etc). The last thing you want to be worried about is whether or not your outfit looks ok! I thought I’d mix up my perfect first date outfit by incorporating this season’s hottest trend: animal print!
What I’m wearing: This top is actually a vintage slip dress I purchased from Closet Rich. I love the color and the versatility (a dress that can double as a top? Yes please!). I paired the vintage slip with a midi skirt from American Apparel, leopard print ballerina flats, a vintage satchel bag, and red lipstick for an extra pop.
2.For our gents: what is the trendiest gift items we can buy for their Bagel & girl friends now?
One of the trendiest gift items a guy can buy for a girl right now is some arm candy. Try a wrap watch from La Mer, a Michael Kors rose gold watch or a cool cuff bracelet.
3. (For New Yorkers) What is your idea of the best Sunday date in NYC?
My ideal date would start at the Highline, it’s a great place to walk, take in the awesome view, get to know each other, and enjoy some gelato! Then we’d head to Westville Chelsea for lunch, it’s one of my favorite places to grab a bite to eat in the city and it has a pretty laid back and inviting atmosphere. The icing on the cake would be a trip to Raines Law Room, a speakeasy with a banging cocktail menu and a sexy vibe. It’s truly a hidden gem!
4.(For Bostonians) What is your idea of the best Sunday date in Boston?
My ideal date in Boston would start with brunch at Upstairs on the Square. I’ve never been but I’ve heard so many great things and a handful of my friends have recommended it to me, so I’m itching to go! I love art, so I’d opt for a trip to the Gardner Museum after brunch. The courtyard is beautiful and you can get lost in the surrounding galleries (in a good way of course!). I love the Liberty Hotel so ending the date with drinks at Alibi would be perfect!