About BF

When did Bramblewood Fashion start? 

Bramblewood Fashion was started back in August of 2009, and it was just a place for me to share my latest sewing projects, dabble with outfit & fashion posts, and sharing of any random news that struck my fancy. As time went on and my sense of styling and fashion grew, the “What I Wore” posts kinda took over the blog, and BF moved from a more crafty/sewing-type blog to a modest fashion blog.

What does BF stand for? 

The name itself doesn’t have any deep meaning or anything, it was just a name that came to me after weeks of praying and googling for a blog name. Personally, we stand for showing ladies of all ages how to dress modestly, yet fashionably -- without ever looking frumpy.
  • We also don’t stand for legalism, so you can kinda say that our tag line is: ...fighting legalism one outfit at a time. 
  • We believe that everyone needs to follow the guidelines that their husband/father set for their household, plus what God lays onto YOUR heart personally. 
  • Modesty is also a heart matter, for if you don’t have a modest heart and spirit, no matter how conservative you dress you won’t be representing Christ with how you dress. 
 "For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” -- 1 Samuel 16:7

Who is behind BF?

Two sisters, Ashley & Gabrielle work behind the scenes for BF. Y'all see me the most [Ashley], since I'm the one who is most comfortable with blogging. I also reply to all of the emails, do all of the social media, edit the YouTube videos, and what ever else needs to be done.

Gaby does the photography for almost every outfit post, and has been doing so since day one. I've been pushing her to do more on the forefront of BF, and have encourage her to share more [when she first joined BF, she did more outfit posts & such], since y'all want to hear from her too.

Sometimes my other siblings help out with blog work too. When Gaby is at work and the weather is going to be bad that evening, I will have either Hanne-col, Abby, or our brother, Nathanael take outfit pictures for me. Also, Hanne-col likes to help with the filming of my fashion videos & making sure I'm in focus when filming YouTube videos with Gaby's super nice camera.

Meet the Girls

Ashley -- I'm twenty-six, a stay-at-home daughter who loves Jesus Christ, my family, and friends! My home can currently be found in central Indiana. Currently I'm working at Ulta Beauty and my Dad's office.

I adore fashion, beauty, sewing, history, old books, blogging, making YouTube videos, shopping, baseball, British television, cherry coke, frozen yogurt, ice-cream, Starbucks, polka-dots, whipped cream, peach pie, traveling, Old Hollywood, anything vintage, doughnuts, browsing Pinterest, and various other things!

24 Random things about Me:
  1. I adore vintage hair, makeup, and fashion from the 1940s - 1960s.
  2. I was born in southern California. 
  3. I have lived in four states: California, Nebraska, Michigan, and Indiana. -- No, my Dad isn't in the military. 
  4. I'm 5'8".
  5. I wear a shoe size 6 1/2. Yeah, I have small feet for my height. 
  6. I have tried most of the Frapps on the Starbucks menu. 
  7. I drink a cup of chai almost everyday.
  8. I'm a lip product junkie, I typically have 5 or more lip products in my handbag at any moment. 
  9. I listen to music almost non-stop everyday.
  10. My favorite superhero is tied between: Captain America & Spiderman.
  11. My favorite Psalm is Psalm 23 -- has been since I was knee-high to a grasshopper.  
  12. My worst subject in school was always English. Which is ironic now, since I love writing on BF & would love to write a book someday.
  13. My favorite modern book is, The Help.
  14. I always get excited when ever mail arrives for me. Gotta love snail-mail. Of course, I don't like junk mail, but then who does?
  15. It is my dream to live in England someday -- a flat in London would be amazing!
  16. I share a room with my sister, Hanne-col.
  17. I adore cooking big southern type dinners, dessert included.
  18. I didn't get my drivers license until I was almost 23.
  19. I love collecting old books, vinyl records, vintage magazines, vintage sewing patterns, and I used to collect baseball and basketball cards [I still have my collection].   
  20. Some of my favorite foods are the following: ice-cream, pizza, spaghetti, fried chicken, barbecue ribs, homemade mac-and-cheese, bacon, green beans.... 
  21. Someday I would like to write a fashion/styling book from a Christian viewpoint. 
  22. It takes me forever to do winged eyeliner, hence I hardly ever do it.
  23. I'm the oldest of five kids. There are three other girls: Gabrielle [Gaby] who is 21, Hanne-col [Hanne] is 19, and Abigail [Abby] who is 13. Then we have one brother, Nathanael who is 16.
  24. I think that it would be amazing to work on the set of either Doctor Who or Sherlock
You can find me on the following social media sites: Instagram -- Pinterest -- Twitter -- Facebook -- YouTubefood; biking; learning about other people, places or things; coffee; books; and Pinterest.

You may follow me on Pinterest if you like.


If you would like to email us you can reach us at: bramblewoodf {at} gmail {dot} com

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~ F.A.Q ~

"How did you learn how to sew?"

My mom taught me how to sew the basics. Hand sewing when I was about 5. Embroidery when I was 7 or 8. Then she showed me how to use the sewing machine when I was 8 or 9. I learned to sew clothing mostly from books, tutorials on-line, online classes given by Mrs. Chancey, and just by doing it.

"How did you get into blogging?"

Back in 2008, our mom came up with the idea that us three older girls {Gabrielle, Hanne-col, and myself} could run a blog with her. It was called, Vintage Home Life and was hosted on Wordpress {the blog is no more, by the way}. Except, I was the only one who would blog on it. It was a good experience for me to learn the ropes of blogging, as not many people read it. In August of 2009 I started, Bramblewood Fashion and stopped blogging on Vintage Home Life. Then in October of 2009 I started, A Girls Guide to Home Life {it is basically how Vintage Home Life was}.

"What kind of camera do you use?"

A Sony Cybershot DSC-H10 8.1MP (2009 - 2013)
Nikon D7000 (Fall of 2012 - 2015)

"What's your favorite era of fashion, and any special tips on achieving that look in real life?"

Like I said above, my favorite eras are the 40s/50s/60s. One of my tips on achieving a vintage life in real life, is to pick out clothing that has the same basic look/lines as the era you are wanting to replicate. For me, it is all about capturing the look/mood/feel of the era when copying vintage styles.

"What sparked your love for everything vintage? Or have you just always loved those styles?"

You know what, I grew up watching old TV Shows {50s/60s/70s} and old movies that I just fell-in-love with their clothing at a young age. So, I guess I've just always loved these styles.


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