BFFs We Love: Valentine’s Day With Ashleigh + Audrey

Photo via Vanessa Granda

When someone says they’re in a relationship, you most likely assume they mean a romantic one. Not the completely obsessive totally normal friendship you have with your BFF. However, here at TTS, we solely believe in the power of female friendships. And if there’s one day we think you should hang with the girls, it’s Valentine’s Day. Why? Because honestly, who wants to waste their time going on a last-minute, C-grade Tinder date when you can hang with your best friend, drinking glasses (okay, bottles) of wine and eating bottomless slices of pizza without the slightest bit of guilt? *raised-hand girl emoji*

So to help celebrate #girlpower, we connected with our favorite designer women’s fashion retailer, Shopbop, to showcase three creative besties to see what they’re planning on doing and gifting each other for V-Day. Check out the first installment below.

Audrey Amelie and Ashleigh Hults are the two girls you want to invite to every party — ever. While they may be partners in crimes in the workforce (check out Poolside Collective), their friendship flourishes way beyond the typical nine to five shift. So it totally made sense when they decided to celebrate their friendship by hitting the rink — the ice skating rink that is — for V-Day a few days early. See how they spent the day, what they gifted each other, and how they choose to show love way beyond Feb 14th.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Shop: Zimmerman Tropicale Lattice Dress + edition 10 mock neck top  + Theory Terena Wide Leg Pants + OC varsity jacket 

Flowers or chocolates or wine:

Flowers! Nature always come first.

Describe your friendship in three words:

Whimsical, lighthearted, dynamic, creative — oops I put 4… sorry!

Love the gift you gave! Why did you decide to give your bestie this gift from Shopbop?

I choose Ashleigh something cozy, cute, and feminine. It is reflective of her personality. She’s an entrepreneur-minded woman who sometimes would rather stay in and get work done than go out. I respect her hard-working mentality.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Shop: Fur Fila Slides Baja East

If you can tell Ash the one quality you love most about her, what would it be?

I love Ashleigh’s ability to stay present in so many different forms. She always shows up and somehow manages to keep 48 projects afloat at once. At the same time, she’s tending to many people’s needs on email, text message, in meetings etc, all at the same time! You go, girl!

How do you choose to show love way beyond Valentine’s Day?

My way of showing love every day is by taking care of myself so that I am (hopefully!) not on anyone’s list of “people who stress me out”  and just enjoy my time with the people I love.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Flowers or Chocolates or wine:


Describe your friendship in three words:

Natural, Fun, Energized

Love the gift you gave! Why did you decide to give your bestie this gift from Shopbop?

Audrey loves sunglasses — especially big, retro ones. Every time I see her, she’s just bought a new pair. She’s a photographer and is heavily involved in styling and creative concepts. She always packs sunglasses as a prop for shoots, as well as for everyday life. I think it’s because the right shades can totally change your look or the mood of a photo.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Shop: Stella McCartney Aviators

If you can tell Audrey the one quality you love most about her, what would it be?

Her open-mindedness and down-for-anything personality!

How do you choose to show love way beyond Valentine’s Day?

I always try to help and support my friends as much as I can. Valentine’s Day is great, but it’s important to lift each other up every day! A small way I show love throughout the year is cooking dinner for friends on Sundays. Everyone comes over for a home-cooked meal. It’s such a great way to spend quality time and to care for people.

Photo cred: Vanessa Granda

Shop: VEDA Jayne Best Friends Jacket + VEDA Jayne Best Friends Jacket

This post is in partnership with Shopbop. Gift your girlfriends their Valentine’s Day picks here

Written by Raven Ishak

Photography via Vanessa Granda 

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