Welcome to Kinks are the new Pink

The online toolkit for bloggers, designers, and creative rockstars to find more joy, make things happen, and create a life they love to live.

Starting in 2012 as a natural hair and fashion blog, KATNP has evolved into a site dedicated to inspiring and empowering savvy, goal-driven creatives and those aspiring-to-be with tools to dream big, make things happen, and create the best version of themselves.

Here on KATNP I'm all about breeding a positive mindset, living everyday with intention, creating balance, and above all else - keepin’ it real. {translation: no cheesy, over-the-top, gimmicky life advice here}.

So, if you want to learn how to:

  • Build healthy habits
  • Cultivate positivity and daily mindfulness
  • Fully tap into your creative genius
  • Develop authentic self-confidence
  • Supercharge your productivity
  • Rock your goals
  • And create a work and home life that you LOVE

Then Kinks are the new Pink is the place for you!

If you want to make it official enter your details below to join this par-tay {psst..you'll also receive a FREE copy of my 50 Ways to Break a Style Rut. #win}

I believe in honesty, freedom, & dancing to the music in your own heart. I’m all for dreaming big and doing even BIGGER.

I also believe...​

That finding inspiration in your everyday and saying HECK YES to your curiosities is key to a life that’s bigger, happier, and hell of a lot more interesting. Follow along and you’ll see - trust me.

That anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve. It doesn’t matter how slow you go, only that you take daily action to get where you want to be. I’ll show you how an accumulation of baby steps can come together to create something EPIC.

That there is no right or wrong way to BE YOURSELF. What you say, wear, and do should honor who you are and what you stand for.

That you have hidden treasure buried deep within you - a powerful resource of imagination, secret talents, and creativity. My mission is to give you the tools to help you bring forth those treasures and tap into your zone of genius to create your extraordinary “I can’t believe this is REAL” life.

And lastly, if I’m being totally honest - I believe a good book, home-cooked meal, and {very} tall glass of wine can cure any bad day. #SorryImNotSorry

To make a long story short: you have the power within you to create a life that makes you excited to wake up every day {Mondays included}.

And I’m here to inspire you, support you, and guide you in uncovering that power to live your life to the fullest!

So I guess I should introduce myself, huh?

Hi there! I’m Ashlei.

By day I’m a writer, mentor, and content creator.

By night I’m a newly-wed cat lady with a penchant for no pants, dance parties, bourbon, and Netflix.

Underneath it all I’m simply, fiercely, wholeheartedly passionate about creative self expression, cultivating positivity, and being unmistakably you.

How did I get here?

I’ve always lead what most people would describe as an unconventional life. But these past five years have been especially baffling to my family, friends, and sometimes even me.

From completely disregarding the 9-5 work life, to quitting a {relatively} high-paying job only 3 months in to start a clothing store, to quitting said clothing store and starting a life coaching business, and then quitting said life coaching business to try writing full-time. I’ve never been one to follow the conventional life path.

Throughout this period of ups, downs, circles and zigzags I always thought I was following my heart and what brought me the most joy, at the time of each abrupt change of direction I truly believed it was what I needed to do to be happy.

I’ve learned, however, that it wasn’t just my heart and happiness I was constantly chasing - it was my best, most authentic sense of self.

I was chasing the person I was meant to be, a journey that is never truly over, but a journey we all must commit to if we want to see more joy, confidence, and just pure awesomeness in our lives.

I’m the type of person who refuses to settle, as such I’ve begun to emerge from this quest as the most vibrant, joyful, and authentic version of myself that I’ve ever seen with an unshakeable belief there’s something bigger I’m meant to be doing. A calling, if you will, to connect, inspire, and uplift the people around me

People like you.

Which is why I’m so avid about helping others uncover their best, most vibrant, and authentic selves. Whether it’s sharing the lessons I’ve learned so you can grow and improve in multiple aspects of your life or reminding you why you’re freakin’ awesome, even when you think you’re not. It's my hope KATNP unlocks something BIG deep inside you.

And with that, I would love for us to become internet pals!

While I'm no longer updating this blog I have another that is getting all my love and attention - that I think you'd enjoy too!

Come visit Intentionally Creating where you can follow along in my adventures as a London expat pursuing a creative and inspirational life.

I hope to see you there, otherwise feel free to poke around here for as long as you like!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Questions? Thoughts? Just want to say hey girl hey! - Drop me a line.