• Published: 12 April 2019
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    inspired by:
    emma chamberlain’s 24 hours without a phone (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTNSCmw4A4c)
    casey neistat’s goodbye, social media (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DfP10OeDP0)

    books about phone addiction:
    irresistible by adam alter (https://amzn.to/2UOtipF)
    digital minimalism by cal newport (https://amzn.to/2P5GOzX)

    This week, I spent 7 full days without a phone. No mindlessly clicking through stories, no getting stuck for hours on the explore page, no reloading my likes and views and comments every 10 minutes. I had a growing suspicion I had a phone and social media addiction and it was time to quit cold turkey to find out just what life is like without a smartphone.

    blue dress: thrifted
    gingham dress: urban outfitters (http://bit.ly/2UuwAyb)

    blue dress: sabo skirt (http://bit.ly/2Kuy2gu)
    sneakers: reebok (http://bit.ly/2EmJCno)

    cardigan: urban outfitters (http://bit.ly/2ULXzFR)\

    t-shirt: urban outfitters (http://bit.ly/2Kuiauq)
    denim jacket: levi’s (http://bit.ly/2T7xPUp)

    blue dress: urban outfitters (http://bit.ly/2UVxuEs)

    dress: american eagle (old)

    denim jumpsuit: madewell (http://bit.ly/2KvsHFz)

    earrings: en route (http://bit.ly/2G0h859)
    star choker: en route (http://bit.ly/2sGyfS2)
    long necklace: mejuri

    music ➭ epidemic sound (http://bit.ly/2VW00n4)
    lippity bop by dan & drum (smarturl.it/dananddrum, instagram.com/dananddrum)

    F A Q
    what’s your name? ashley
    what’s your instagram? @best.dressed
    how old are you? 20 (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?
    ➭ camera: https://amzn.to/2Nb0W1z
    ➭ lens: https://amzn.to/2JiSrz7
    ➭ vlog camera: http://amzn.to/2DfL4cZ
    ➭ on camera mic: https://amzn.to/2QHfZBU
    ➭ 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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Comments • 4 277

  • monica.
    monica.  2 hours back

    my school (san mateo high) has a system where we put our phones in magnetically locked pouches for the entire day. at first everyone pushed back on it because we were afraid to let go of our addictions and actually face the real world but it’s been 2 weeks and honestly it’s pretty fucking cool. everyone talks a lot more and classes are wayyyy less distracted

    • Schéhérazade BOUDARD
      Schéhérazade BOUDARD  11 hours back

      Just read! 🤔🙄😂

      • strangerthingsedits
        strangerthingsedits  11 hours back

        Ashley: *MY SCREEN TIME IS 3 HOURS!*
        Me: Oh! mine is 8h 58 minutes 38 seconds! Cool right?

        • Fabíola Duarte
          Fabíola Duarte  14 hours back

          Does she really speak so fast or is it part of the editing?

          • Emily Johnston
            Emily Johnston  1 days back

            do you not read books??

            • Ruby Alice
              Ruby Alice  1 days back

              Going without my phone for a week or two now. Pretty anxious but like I need it so

              • Rachel Pedeaux
                Rachel Pedeaux  1 days back

                Love you but porn is awful for your brain and for your sex life. Quit that habit.

                • daddy jade
                  daddy jade  2 days back

                  i use my phone for 5 hours and 41 mins wbu?

                  • daddy jade
                    daddy jade  2 days back

                    i really wanna do this but i have a mom and she is the only person that actually cares abt me so she would think i was dead if i didn’t answer her call

                    • Rianna Alvan
                      Rianna Alvan  2 days back

                      What's your ethnicity?

                      • starxflare
                        starxflare  3 days back

                        the way david looks at her... <3

                        • KooIkat112
                          KooIkat112  3 days back

                          I was thinking throughout the whole video, why doesn't she just Do Something! Like read, draw, some hobby or meeting up with friends.
                          By the end I realised, I guess when you really like your job, you get really sucked into being a workaholic 😊

                          I liked this video, tho it was more like a week without any distraction. However this resulted in some great increased productivity and self analysing.

                          • Alana Lewis
                            Alana Lewis  3 days back

                            I spend pretty much all my time of my phone but not actively. I kind of just have videos, music, or Netflix in the background.

                            • Jaiose Pantorgo
                              Jaiose Pantorgo  4 days back

                              How do you edit your videos? ❤️

                              • Cece Ponce
                                Cece Ponce  4 days back

                                I’ve been thinking about the soup she’s eating. it looks mad good :-(

                              • vanntaehyung
                                vanntaehyung  5 days back

                                the time i don't use my phone is when i am sleeping agahsgshsg

                                • Tiffany C
                                  Tiffany C  5 days back

                                  HELLO. I AM A LADY. OF FASHION. AND BIZNESS.

                                  • ya boiii
                                    ya boiii  5 days back

                                    I spend an average of 9 and a half hours on my phone a day😘

                                    • Ria Migo
                                      Ria Migo  5 days back

                                      Hi Ashley, can I have the recipe/link for that soup? Thanks

                                      • skylar
                                        skylar  5 days back

                                        i could NEVER keep my phone away.

                                        • Juliette
                                          Juliette  5 days back

                                          I think I’m going to do it ! It would be a good experience!

                                          • Srah Lisabeth
                                            Srah Lisabeth  5 days back

                                            Me, watching this on my phone: wow how interesting I should try this

                                            Also me: haha that wou-

                                            • Angel Ross Flores
                                              Angel Ross Flores  6 days back

                                              every single teenager in this planet should try doing this! I'm 17 and I've been grounded from using my phone since feb 2019 and its already august. as a disciplinary action from disobeying my parents I can only have my phone back when i turn 18 and thats like in 8 MONTHS. every single thing that u said in this video i can totally relate (except the porn sexual stuff) and i would like to see how other teens my age would respond to it. the effect of this to me are all the same as yours except I've been dealing with it for 6 months now and above all, it just gives me frustrations every night and I still cry myself to sleep about it. I feel so disconnected to my friends and it feels like I actually don't have friends anymore

                                              love your vids! <3

                                              • Jess K.
                                                Jess K.  6 days back

                                                3 hrs isn’t even that bad compared to how much i use my phone :/

                                                • Krissy ASMR
                                                  Krissy ASMR  6 days back

                                                  there's a setting on iPhones now where you can schedule your phone to be put in "do not disturb" mode based on a schedule that you pick, for example, I set mine from 11 pm to 8 am and it'll automatically switch to "do not disturb" at 11 pm without me having to do anything, it's nice & sometimes I forget I have that setting and don't check my phone for long periods when I would have checked it a few more times before falling asleep even if I just got a spam mail notification :)

                                                  • Margo Miller
                                                    Margo Miller  6 days back

                                                    You gave me an idea for a writing assignment I'm going to use in my comp class: You need to change one thing about your routine/habits for a week, and you have to keep a log with your experiences and feelings. Watching this video will be an optional but recommended way to start the assignment. Thanks!

                                                    • Aihara
                                                      Aihara  6 days back

                                                      Its funny how I got a suicide prevention ad before this

                                                      • Kaitlynn McComiskey
                                                        Kaitlynn McComiskey  6 days back

                                                        do this again without david!!

                                                        • Nadine Van drunen
                                                          Nadine Van drunen  7 days back

                                                          I feel exposed watching this video first thing in the morning to distract myself from how miserable I felt when I woke up

                                                          • Jonathan Fataki
                                                            Jonathan Fataki  1 weeks back

                                                            Only 3 hours? *pfff* amateur

                                                            • ayuh
                                                              ayuh  1 weeks back

                                                              3 hours and 28 minutes??? WEAK
                                                              IM 7 HOURS AND 3 MINUTES

                                                              • ashley labrat
                                                                ashley labrat  1 weeks back

                                                                *watches this while on their phone*

                                                                • doubie
                                                                  doubie  1 weeks back

                                                                  a WEEK??? ur so brave

                                                                  • amelia taylor
                                                                    amelia taylor  1 weeks back

                                                                    She is *very very honest* but it’s good tho tbh..

                                                                    • Loufoqua Lovegood
                                                                      Loufoqua Lovegood  1 weeks back

                                                                      Ok this was a really good video but you didn't ate a croissant. If I saw correctly there was chocolate in it so it's a pain au chocolat or chocolatine (I'm an annoying French girl and nobody fucking cares about this I know)

                                                                      • Kayla Michelle
                                                                        Kayla Michelle  1 weeks back

                                                                        i have a problem with my phone at night as well. but i started using the bedtime function in the alarm app, and putting it accross the room at night 1. so i don't get on it while i need to be trying to sleep, 2. so that when my alarm goes off, i actually have to get out of bed. i hate it for the first 5 minutes of being awake but i am always glad i did it.

                                                                        • daisy wei
                                                                          daisy wei  1 weeks back

                                                                          ily and your video sm!

                                                                          • Julianna Otusajo
                                                                            Julianna Otusajo  1 weeks back

                                                                            Can we be friends? I would love a realistic funny considerate loyal friend like u.

                                                                            It's okay I'm awkward too...when I'm walking my sister's dog I hate walking past people because I'm afraid of having a conversation with a stranger I don't wanna talk too.

                                                                            13:00 is when with drawl starts 😂

                                                                            • Emily
                                                                              Emily  1 weeks back

                                                                              Please don't sleep next to your phone, I used to do that until I learned that your phone gives off a lot of radiation which causes cancer so I stopped

                                                                              • Vy Tran
                                                                                Vy Tran  1 weeks back

                                                                                Yes, I don't use phone, I use my laptop instead :))) lol

                                                                                • Shreyas Vivek
                                                                                  Shreyas Vivek  1 weeks back

                                                                                  DAVID OML PAPI WAS SWEATY

                                                                                  • No Name
                                                                                    No Name  1 weeks back

                                                                                    The only YouTuber that doesn't show off designer and fucking expensive clothing.

                                                                                    • Sarah Online
                                                                                      Sarah Online  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I can’t not use my iPad for an 1 hour.

                                                                                      (Or I’ll go into a mental breakdown)

                                                                                      • Ahmad
                                                                                        Ahmad  1 weeks back

                                                                                        iam ready to be grandpa damm i cant stand

                                                                                        • Peachy Aesthetic
                                                                                          Peachy Aesthetic  1 weeks back

                                                                                          I spent 8 hours so your good to
                                                                                          Go my glasses power is 300 now I’m dead :)

                                                                                          • Peachy Aesthetic
                                                                                            Peachy Aesthetic  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I spent 8 hours so your good to
                                                                                            Go my glasses power is 300 now I’m dead :)

                                                                                            • Vania Vanilla
                                                                                              Vania Vanilla  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Her: I spent a week without my phone

                                                                                              Me: I've spent 12 years without a phone
                                                                                              Sooooo yeah 🙃😄😃

                                                                                              • Chin Or
                                                                                                Chin Or  2 weeks back

                                                                                                "... to hang out with david, to have sex." Me: oh wow... friends with benifits ~ well I didn't know that ~~