Launching a new city can be hard, but thankfully we meet people like the wonderful Ashley from Impossibly Imperfect. She has become one of our best renters and now a lender and we are excited to share more about her style.
When did you start renting/lending from Style Lend and why?
I was introduced to StyleLend over the summer! My first renting experience was when I got an invite to attend the Diner en Blanc party in NYC, it’s an all white party and I had nothing to wear as I do not own all white pieces. I searched and searched for an option and two days before the event I remembered Style Lend, I went to the app found the most perfect Reiss white jumpsuit, rented it and had it delivered within a few hours. The jumpsuit was spectacular on and the app saved me in a moment of fashion panic.
Shopping habits (do you shop online, flash sales, in person, etc.)
When it comes to my shopping habits I love to shop in person but most of the time I find it’s just easier to hit my go to e-comm sites like ASOS, Nasty Gal and Shopbop! Not to mention, they have a much wider selection!
Favorite brands/designers and why?
I have always been an avid supporter of smaller designers, hence the series that I do every so often called “Get in the Know” where I highlight a new designer. At the present, I am absolutely in love with Self Portrait! Everything he creates is simply lovely and the attention to the intricately beautiful detail truly makes his pieces special. Nonoo NY is a great up and coming designer who creates beautiful pieces with a bit of edge, I was obsessed with her rose gold mini dress this past spring! I’m also a huge fan of Jimmy Choo, Alexis, Zimmermann and For Love & Lemons! All gorgeous, very feminine brands!
What are your favorite things to do in NYC?
I’ve lived in NYC for quite some time now and one of my favorite things to these days is to pop my headphones in and wander the city. You never know what you’ll get yourself into! I’m also a big vintage shopper so doing some damage at the flea markets on the weekend is always a good time.
Though when the weather is gorgeous during the springtime it’s always nice to picnic in one of the parks, you have to take advantage of the nice weather while you can!
Can you tell us a little blurb about your background, job, and how long you’ve lived here?
I was born and raised in a suburb outside of Dallas and went to college in Oklahoma so as soon as I graduated I flew myself out to NYC and found a job in PR at a huge agency. I thought I’d be here for a few years and now eight years later I can’t imagine what life would be like anywhere else.
Any little quirks?
Haha there might be too many to share here! * Little secret, she is a sneaker lover 🙂
What do you love most about being in PR?
I’ve always been a person who thrives in a fast paced environment. I like the constant change that comes with PR, it’s always something new and different no matter what brand I’m working on. One day I could be on set with Scott Foley for a bedding brand and the next watching Kevin Love and Eric Decker shoot hoops for one of my men’s brands.
How would you describe your style?
One thing that would be your “dream item” to rent on Style Lend?
Such a hard question! I’d love to rent a couture gown from a big design house such as Chanel or Oscar de la Renta! A girl can dream right??
Why do you like the concept of renting vs. buying?
I live in a miniature apartment in NYC and while I love my life in that apartment it is lacking in closet space! I also am a person who likes to wear things once or twice so renting has allowed me to incorporate new pieces into my wardrobe without making a huge commitment to them being there permanently.
We had a blast getting to know Ashley and we thank her for letting us come over. Love her style? check out all her amazing pieces available for rent on our app!