6.10.2017

Ashley Sunshine


Welcome to my little blog! If you've been an avid reader for the past four years, or have just randomly come across this page today, I'm so happy you're here. The Yellow Petunia, and all it encompasses, is a passion of mine. I absolutely enjoy sharing my travels, style & favorite quotes with you. I love bringing sunshine and happiness into this world--and focusing on the products, places and people who share my vision. 

With that being said, I also lead an extremely busy life outside of my blog, and must take extended breaks from time to time. Between my commitment to The Walt Disney Company, as well as my ever-expanding e-commerce boutique, not to mention cruising and visiting with friends and family the world over, I'm often reminded of my fellow Florida gal and blogger, Emily Ley, and her constant commitment to "grace, not perfection."

I want to live in a world where one truly LIVES. Where I can take time to relax by the sea, read an actual book, enjoy a glass of wine with my mom or explore a new culture and country.

I miss Key West. I miss Palm Beach. I miss Williamsburg, Virginia and Washington, DC. I miss Jordan and Italy and every Royal Caribbean ship that ever sailed! I miss learning new languages and working for the foundations and charities I so admire. I want to make the world a better place. And I want to get back to my roots, and not let a single moment of my life pass me by. 

I realize now that not every meal, outfit of the day or random life event has to be documented and shared on social media. I want to re-capture some serenity and privacy, and choose who and what I share the spotlight with. I challenge each and every one of you to do the same. 

This doesn't mean I'm leaving you forever. I'm just re-adjusting my priorities and plan to continue "micro-blogging" here and there. Do feel free to follow me, if you're not already, on Twitter, Instagram and especially Pinterest, where I've started a board called Ashley's A-List of all my favorite things...curated by sunshine. 


I also invite you to visit my pride and joy, my Poshmark closet & boutique. Here I have partnered with like-minded brands like Adia Kibur, T&J Designs and Ily Couture to bring you the best in style. I also sell the many, many clothes I have in my own personal collection from my years of cruising, shopping and working in fashion, so be sure to check out the classics from Tory Burch, Lilly Pulitzer, J. Crew, Kate Spade New York and everything in between. My mom {& my lucky charm, Petunia herself!} have closets as well, but we recently merged into one big happy family under the Ashley Sunshine brand, so be on the lookout for their upcoming fashions as well! 


If you haven't dowloaded the Poshmark app, or visited Poshmark's website, now is your chance! Use my exclusive code HSVAE for $5 off your first Posh purchase.

...and yes, will I be back from time to time? Of course! When the mood hits, you may just visit this site and uncover the most fabulous post you've ever seen about some exotic locale or uplifting experience. So please do stay tuned, for it isn't the end, it's just the beginning.

"...one day it just clicks. You realize what's important and what isn't. You learn to care less about what other people think of you and more about what you think of yourself. You realize how far you've come and you remember when you thought things were such a mess that you would never recover. And you smile. You smile because you are truly proud of yourself and the person you've fought to become."


May love & an abundance of sunshine bless all of your days.

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