Hey there, I am Ashley Marie + Welcome to The Vintage Urbanite!
I am a passionate Columbus, OH native that recently graduated with a degree in City + Regional Planning from Ohio State. I aspire to make a difference in the world, which is a big part of why I picked Urban Planning as my major. I love the energy of urban centers + city life, hence the “urbanite.” I currently work for a non-profit community development organization in Columbus. In addition to being a city-lover, I also have a passion for style. I try to shop small + sustainable when I can, plus I love to re-style vintage pieces. I feel my best when I am dressed up + expressing myself through my appearance. I spent way too many years hiding in a sweatshirt + jeans, which is why I’m usually over-dressed.
Some fun facts about me? I’m a kitten-mommy! I have two calico cats that I adopted in 2012 – Pickachu Squeak + Polka Dot Dos. I’ve worked at a local salon since 2010 + I love to change up my hair. I’m not naturally a red-head (my natural color is dish-water blonde). I serve on the planning commission in my neighborhood + manage the social media for the commission. You might hear about a guy named Chase pretty frequently on here + he is my fiance. We’ve been together since 2011 + we are getting married in August 2017 on our six year anniversary.
This blog started out as the “Adventures of the Crafty Critter,” but it morphed into “The Vintage Urbanite” after six months of blogging. Blogging has allowed a place for me to creatively express myself while growing my passion for photography, traveling, + style. I hope you stick around!