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Ashlee: Friends and Fabulous Footwear

Ashlee admires Casey's strength.

By Ashlee White

Hi everyone! This week’s episode is chocked full of laughs and drama, but the main thing that’s on mind right now is friendship. I came across this quote and I absolutely love it: 

“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali

I count myself really lucky to have some amazing friends in my life, and I’m glad you get to see some of that in this episode. First off, girls have to have each other’s backs so I was so happy that Amanda took Chanel out to get her mind off of her ex -oyfriend. It was much needed. It’s so tough to see someone you care about going through a rough time no matter what the situation. 

I’m worried about Erica. I would never want her to think we were ganging up on her and attacking her character, so it was out of the question for us to all go confront her together. Chanel asks Casey to go with her to talk to Erica, and I’m continually amazed at Casey’s strength. Loyalty is so huge for me, so the fact that Casey would do anything for Chanel, and the fact that she can put Erica’s well-being over any awkwardness is admirable in more ways than one. Casey will tell it like it is, and at this point Erica needs help -- she doesn’t need the truth sugarcoated. 

I call Casey an “inspirational magnet,” and I totally mean it! When we’re together, it feels like we’ve been friends forever. Her laugh is so contagious! The two of us have the best time shoe shopping at Steven Dann (@StevenDann). I’m so grateful for her friendship. We can have so much fun together because I respect her so much as a person. I know that when I need her for anything more than shoe shopping she’d be there for me in a heartbeat. On to my date… Isn’t he so cute?! Here’s the deal. I come from a very proud Jewish family, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t marry outside the faith. We’re all for Christmas trees and Easter eggs, but Jesus bracelets might be a little too much for this Jewish girl. My family is festive -- we light a menorah and a Christmas tree. We hide the Matzah and paint Easter eggs. Still, he was really cute. 

I’m proud watching Casey and Chanel talk to Erica because I know that they are the types of people I want in my life. I know that they’d be there for me in the exact same way I’d do anything for them. That’s true friendship, and I value it so much. Putting myself in Casey’s shoes (which are always fabulous heels, so I’m pretty comfortable with that idea), it’s upsetting to watch her get called just a cocktail waitress. There is so much more to people than their job, and I have so much respect for Casey paying her way through art school. The girl has a double degree from NYU -- that’s pretty awesome in my book. 

If you have people in your life that you can count as true friends, people who have learned the meaning of friendship, then you’re living a very full life. I hope everyone enjoyed laughing along with us this week and that you also got a taste of how blessed I feel to have found some kindred spirits in these girls. As always, grab your stilettos and follow me @ashleewhite23 on Twiter and Instagram and LIKE my official fan page.

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