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Spring is Taunting Us and I LOVE IT!

2.23.2010 WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

It’s been beautiful and sunny the past several days in the Northwest which is what happens at the end of every February every year. Only for mr. weather to take a wicked turn in about 5 days and douse us with 3 more chilling months of “spring.” But, whatever, not important because we are royallyRead entire article »




Time to buy smarter, not buy everything.

12.05.2009 WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

We’ve heard the term tossed about left and right for the past several months now. Apparently, we’re living in the “new normal.” It’s time to buy smarter, not buy everything. This is a huge factor in why many women join Tog & Porter. The thing is, an overflowing closet of clothes that never get wornRead entire article »




What's Old is New Again

11.22.2009 WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

We’ve all heard the adage “fashion is cyclical”; this point rang true for me when rummaging through my mom’s closet on a lazy Saturday afternoon. The trends of today consist of leather motorcycle jackets, boyfriend blazers and sequin blouses, and to my amazement, I found the very same items hanging idly in mother’s boudoir, waitingRead entire article »




Hey ladies, get your glitter back!

11.17.2009 WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

Have you heard of “Fancy Nancy?”  Apparently, she’s a well-known character in a series of children’s books written by a woman named Jane O’Connor.  At first I was intrigued because I have a granddaughter, who while not yet old enough to appreciate the book series, I’m sure will be a “Fancy Nancy” once she’s oldRead entire article »




Off carbs…watch out world

WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

I know myself well enough that for me it really is all or nothing. 14 months post-baby, I was using “post-pregnancy” as a mental crutch every time I pulled into the Starbucks drive thru for a vanilla latte and chocolate chip cookie. This wasn’t like a weekly occurance, it started happening everyday. So, today, forRead entire article »




Halloween, the last minute costume…

10.30.2009 WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

Here’s the deal with Halloween for me. Either I’m way into it or I completely forget about it until the day before. Thus, leading to a crisis at Goodwill while I try to throw together a clever, fantastic costume by rummaging through used clothes that someone else used to think were, in fact, clever and fantastic.Read entire article »




Rule #644

10.14.2009 WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

At Tog & Porter we have a little book of rules in no particular order or numerical consistency that we like to pull out every once in a while. Thought this was a good Wednesday to share one.




My husband is baking cookies…

WRITTEN BY Ashley T+P Blog Central

No, really. He is baking chocolate chip cookies as we speak. I, a. hate him and b. love him. I’m usually the one baking the cookies. Every single time fall comes around and it starts to get dark and rain. I bake. I always make a list in my mind of all people I will bring theRead entire article »