Old Fashioned, Ashley

Describe yourself in 5 words or less:

Poised, empathetic, silly, observant, optimistic

What's playing in your car/iPod right now? 
The Current, Caroline Smith or Meg Mac

Tell us about the last dream you remember having

My dreams are usually so incredibly weird that it's hard to write them down. It would probably look something like, 'my sister and I were on a pirate ship trying to make waffles when an aardvark (my mom) came along and then started performing Mamma Mia before we fell into a giant marshmallow and ended up being rescued by a hot air balloon (George Clooney) and my co-worker, one of which I made out with.' 

If you were a nail polish, what would your name be?

How have you grown as a woman in the past 5 years?
I look back at myself five years ago and can't believe how both proud and embarrassed I am. How can two opposites be felt so concurrently? I've learned a lot about who I am and what I need out of relationships, work and personal time. My style has also hit a high point (thank-you neutrals!). 

You're throwing your dream dinner party. 6 people dead or alive can come. Who's on the list?
Charlotte Bronte, Amy Poehler, my Best Friend, my Sister, and Beyonce (duh). 

What's your go-to outfit? 
Tights and shift-dresses with ankle boots. Half the struggle of getting ready in the morning is figuring out the whole under-garment sitch. (Does this show my underwear line? Do I HAVE to wear a thong? Is this a strapless bra situation or a cami+bra scenario?) Shift dresses don't care what you wear underneath. #Readyin5

You're President for a day. What's the first issue you tackle?
Equal pay for women. 

What's on your pizza?

Pepperoni, green olives, onion and mushrooms. 

Why is an old fashioned your drink of choice?

The good ones are enough bang for your buck and the bad ones at least taste good. Not to mention I find them sexy. 

What's your favorite thing about Minneapolis?
UUUGH. EVERYTHING. I love that there's a giant mural of Bob Dylan downtown. I love that we put bike lanes everywhere. I love the food scene, the music scene and the fashion scene. I love that if you squint your eyes just right you can pretend your in a quiet forest when you're really just on Minnehaha Parkway.