a day in my life in quarantine *alone in nyc*

a day in my life in quarantine *alone in nyc*

instagram ➭ @best.dressed
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Hello and welcome to my quarantine zone. In this chill vlog I show you a day in my life in quarantine alone in New York City and chat about all the emotions / anxieties / phases I’ve been having the past couple months. I try to stay busy and somewhat productive by painting, decorating my apartment, baking, doing laundry, and playing way too much Animal Crossing.

cami: cynthia rowley (https://cynthiarowley.com/products/mae-lace-trim-cami-1?variant=18379037737025)
hoop earrings: mejuri (http://youtube.mejuri.com/bestdressed)
jeans: reformation (https://bit.ly/2YFqgWh)
black sandals (https://bit.ly/3cnxse1)
scarf i used as a face mask: thrifted

paints i used: himi gouache jelly set (https://amzn.to/2A6vzE8)

off the wall by dan universe
talk by henry hall (https://spoti.fi/3cgESzF)
you (ft. geoffrey underwood) by wyattjmoran
canada ft. alessia cara by lauv (https://spoti.fi/2yyRG5G)
didn’t i by esbe (https://soundcloud.com/esbe1988/didnt-i)
warm for the winter by middle school x aso
modern loneliness by lauv (https://spoti.fi/2WxUB6v)

special thanks to lauv for allowing me to use his music ♡
his latest album: https://lauv.lnk.to/howimfeeling

✰ FAQ ✰
what’s your name? ashley
what’s your instagram? @best.dressed
how old are you? 22 (born in 1998)
how tall are you? 5’5″
what’s your ethnicity? half british and half burmese
what equipment do you use to film?
➭ main camera: panasonic lumix gh5s (https://amzn.to/2Nb0W1z)
➭ 12-35mm lens (https://amzn.to/2JiSrz7)
➭ mic: rode videomic pro+ (https://amzn.to/2QHfZBU)
➭ vlog camera: canon powershot g7x mark ii (http://amzn.to/2DfL4cZ)
➭ canon m50 (https://amzn.to/2Dp1bnk)
➭ editing: final cut pro

FTC: Not sponsored. Some of the above links are affiliate links, meaning I earn a small percentage of sales made via those links, but it doesn’t cost you anything extra!

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41 Responses

  1. Raan says:

    Am i the only one who really likes the fact that lauv allowed ashley to use his music
    Two of my favorite people working together 🙂

    • Julia Toda says:

      YES! that’s what I was thinking too. it’s so cool!
      i absolutely love his recent album <3

    • Cassy Law says:

      Raan literally about to comment that

    • JérémyCornellier says:

      Sadly it is probably not Lauv but his label that gave permission but still I love his new album too!

    • Rachel Sharaf says:

      I was literally crying when his music came on, I’ve been watching Ashley since before 50k and have been listening to Lauv for over 3 years and seeing both how both of them grew so much in that time and the little combination and my brain is racing quite a bit now lol, but like it’s how when ur kids are all grown up like that saying is how I feel 🥺

    • Raquel Neves says:

      ari is amazing <3

  2. Julia Castro says:

    When lauv started playing I screamed ugh AHLEY THE TASTE

  3. Lauren Griffith says:

    I absolutely love this woman with all of my being. I can’t believe how raw and real she is and that we have the ability to listen to her life thoughts and feelings. It makes me feel like there’s something out there for me too

  4. Erica Friedman says:

    i love how transparent she is with her feelings abt everything

  5. bailey elizabeth says:

    No other Youtubers’ videos makes me feel the way that yours do. I almost always end up in tears by the end (in a nostalgic/good way) Also you’re one of the only Youtubers who doesn’t seem pretentious or make me feel shitty about myself.

    • Misbah Rindani says:

      me too! i literally always end up in tears (not sad ones) watching ashley’s videos and i’m like??????? am i okay???? probably not

    • august bougie says:

      DUDE right i’m always left crying by the end ashley makes movies not videos

  6. Pandora box says:

    im still struggling ln finding balance with school 🙁 i feel like my lecturers arent good with technology to begin with, so online classes are just not efficient at all, but my mind is also confused? I go back to my parents house because my dorm would be too empty during the quarantine and restaurants would close down, now it feels like a holiday bcs im at home? but im not? because i still have tons of deadline due today?

  7. kat says:

    she looks so cute talking about the things she likes omg

    also she ended up looking like one of those girls from a music video as i imagined when i walked through my high school listening to music in my earpods

    • Albert Einstein Vs Charlie Chaplin says:

      I heard someone was horney. I came as fast as I could with a jar of mayonnaise. I will eat you like a sandwich with mayo all over

  8. Zoe life says:

    Ashley: BrEcKfAsT fOoDs ArE a SoCiAl CoNsTrUcT
    Me: oh hello Hazel Grace

  9. White Rabbit LPS says:

    Thanos really snapped his fingers on my city 🙁

  10. yola says:

    The wheel of capitalism….

    I feel like Ashley is like stuck in a limbo like she desires to go living in the wild consuming nothing but wild grass hehe

  11. Emily Gable says:

    I know people throw around the ily and you’re my favorite youtuber all the time, but I really mean it. Sometimes your videos are all I need to have a better day than I was having before. You’re my favorite person and I love you. Thank you so much for being you Ashley. Really.

  12. Annie Ivy says:

    Sometimes your blogs feel like a POV; you’ve just been kidnapped but your capture really just wants to be friends. And other times it feels like I’m your little sister and you’re just giving good grown up advice

  13. Ant20 says:

    this was such a wholesome vlog in every way possible. And the story time in the shower literally felt like a dramatic story time with a close friend. Hope you’re keeping well ashley and to anyone reading this, take care my loves x

  14. Emma Qendro says:

    Watch her meet her husband sitting out the window. That’s like the perfect love story

  15. piano on the patio says:

    she’s literally one of the coolest bean I’ve ever seen on the internet – I’m relating to this quarantine video a lot

  16. Allyson Jade says:

    “We’re never alone but always depressed.”

    That lyric hit me hard watching this video while doing my laundry too. Storytime lol: I was in the US for an internship but the company had to send me home because of the pandemic. Sad thing is I wasn’t able to go straight home to my city and see my family because there are no domestic flights in my country. Now I’m stuck here in a place I’m unfamiliar with, living in a house with people I barely know (still appreciate them for taking me in) and spending most of my time alone, thinking about what ifs (mostly negative what ifs, very unhealthy lol). It’s just that I was happier where I was at before it all got taken away. Ashley’s vlog makes me feel less alone with the things i’m going through. Ps. stay safe everyone!

    • olivia hibbert says:

      Allyson Jade make a YouTube channel! I’d totally watch

    • ana cruz says:

      Oh man. I’m so sorry you are going through this. I can’t even imagine not being able to go home. I am sending you positive vibes your way! You getting through this puts things into perspective for me and I am hoping life returns to normal for you, and just in general ya know? Take care❤️

    • Allyson Jade says:

      Greg S I will, thank youuuu 🥺

    • Allyson Jade says:

      olivia hibbert I’ve been wanting to! I’m not quite there yet because I wanna have everything set up first but hopefully it’ll all come together soon.

    • Allyson Jade says:

      ana cruz Thank you for the sweetest message everrrr. It’s weird coz I mostly think my feelings are invalid because the world has bigger problems especially now but us acknowledging each other’s struggles is so nice especially for those who don’t have anybody to talk to. Comment section is like a shrink session but free lmao

  17. Um okay says:

    I love how relatable and honest Ashley is, we need more people like her.

  18. laughingplacegrace says:

    I think it is so interesting that each of your “stages of grief” were based on what you saw other people doing/hearing about it the news. Nothing wrong with that of course we are only human and I fall into that a lot too I just think that’s kind of crazy that even when we’ve all spent the most time alone we still let other people tell us what we should be doing

  19. nuh Lee nuh says:

    ashley literally just chillin in the shower having a whole conversation with us about a centipede🥺 love the energy

  20. A W says:

    This might come off as overbearing and feel free to ignore this and take it as a grain of salt Ashley but I really think you need to slow down and enjoy your life more. I admire how hard working and passionate you are and you didn’t get to where you are for just sitting around and doing anything so I understand grinding is important ESPECIALLY when living in expensive cities in the U.S. However, over the past couple of videos I can see how much you struggle with equating your self value with your productivity and have a really hard time balancing things. You’re still young and it definitely takes time to find balance and sort out priorities and whatnot but I think you should really focus on what matters in the grand scheme of things and how missing out on important things in your youth will make you regret a lot. When on your death bed… will you be proud of how you missed out on meeting people, enjoying nature, taking breaks to care of yourself and whatnot? Or will you wish you would have enjoyed those things more when you had the chance? Sure we always say we can do things later but sometimes there is no later and that later gets continually pushed until later until there is no time left to do all the things you want. Sure it is good to be disciplined and hard working but it is not good for your well being to be so obsessed with it that you put your health and well being on the back burner. It’s good to have balance and you will thank yourself later when you find it. Even dedicating one or two days a week to NOT WORKING and just doing things that make you happy and care for yourself is enough. I don’t want to see you super burnt out and unhealthy because not only does it affect you but also your viewers. It idolizes and romanticizes a life of burn out and over working yourself and puts health and self care on the back burner. I’m guilty of it too don’t get me wrong, I was a full time student working 30-40 hours a week for a couple years and felt absolutely exhausted and HATED it. I never looked back and thought proudly of those moments. I wonder how I got through it and I’m happy I made it through but I missed out on SO MUCH things that I regret not taking a step back and re-evaluating my decisions. I was miserable, depressed, tired and my grades slipped a lot. I had extra money which was nice but I don’t think it was worth it. Money is not more important than taking care of yourself. Sure it can help you do it and of course you have to make ends meet but realizing when it’s okay to not be so pre-occupied with it is important. Enjoy your life while you can. You have no idea what can happen in 2-10 years. As weird and sadistic as it sounds, would you be genuinely happy with your life as it is right now if you died tomorrow? Would you regret not spending more times with friends, meeting people, exploring NYC (of course if there wasn’t a pandemic), telling your loved ones that you love them, etc. Will you be more happy about being productive and your work out put over other things? Just something to reflect upon. For all I know you would be 100% happy and that’s great and what is most important but by the way you describe it in your videos you do seem quite stressed and struggle with balance so I just thought some words might help???

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