Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sail Away

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Here is another installment of my casual dressing series.  Okay, I'm not doing a series, but I'm trying to show you more of my casual side.  I don't actually have a casual side either but I've told myself I need to expand my narrow fashion niche.  I've always loved dressing with a nautical flair so it was very natural putting this outfit together.  I could actually be comfortable with this change of pace!
 
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Top- H&M
Skirt- H&M (remixed)
Tights- Forever 21
Shoes- Forever 21
Necklace- UrbanOG
Belt- Forever 21

I'm kind of bummed, but I think I'm going to back to a brunette soon.  It's not that I don't love the red (I really, really do), but I was thinking about going back to my natural color.  I think it's in the middle of dark blonde and light brown, but I guess we will have to see!  It may sound weird, but I just want to prepare myself for the days when I won't be able to color my hair.  All these restrictions with pregnancy are kind of scary so I want to ease myself into it.  FYI: I am not pregnant yet, but nine months of no hair coloring, nail painting, sushi eating, coffee drinking, and a whole new way of wearing my clothes is just a little bit scary to take in all at once!

xoxo

Ashley


33 comments:

  1. You look so cute in stripes!

    Hmm, I hadn't thought about all those restrictions (have people started asking you when you'll be having kids yet?) No sushi would be very sad.

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  2. Love this outfit, you look so pretty! That skirt is so cute, and made cuter with that top!

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  3. This look is perfect! I love the striped shirt with the red skirt, and your hair is so pretty!

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  4. beautiful! I love your flats!

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  5. I think you're doing this right. Otherwise it will feel like you've been cut off from the real you. It's funny because the first thing I noticed in your photos was the red hair.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. This outfit is really cute and simple! Totally something I would put together. I didn't know you're not allowed to wear nail polish when you are pregnant!! That would probably be the most difficult thing for me to do haha...good thing I'm no where near worrying about that kind of stuff though! Also it's funny that you want to go back to being a brunette...I've always wanted to dye my hair red but just can't gather the courage to do that right now.

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  7. Cute look! I love your skirt!
    xoxo
    Sara
    http://liveloveandlaughwithsassa.de/

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  8. gorgeous look as always! love the bold red too :)

    The DayLee Journal

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  9. B&W stripes with red - just a fab combi dear
    LOVE it
    x and many hearts <3
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  10. oh this is the cutest! loving your outfit
    kw Ladies in Navy

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  11. GORGEOUS! Love the red skirt with the striped top, totally adorable! Also the tights are super cute!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  12. I love this outfit (like all of 'em) and I can't wait to see your hair. I like having hair closer to my natural color, it allows me to save more money. I assume you are thinking about having a child very soon?!

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  13. You look absolutely fantastic! I love your skirt and tights and those flats are so cute! Well, I dont even remember the time I had my natural colour. :)

    Kisses, Lucy :)
    stylewithoutlimits.blogspot.cz

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  14. Wonderful look! I love to dress up like navy also <3 I love your red hair :D you look so sexy.

    Avi
    www.petitefashionmonster.com

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  15. lovely skirt :)




    chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.com

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  16. You know how I feel about stripes, so naturally I absolutely love this. And I'm actually excited to see your natural hair! And I know you're not pregnant yet, but I can't wait to see you become a mom sometime soon!

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  17. Your looks like a lovely doll, beutiful skirt!

    Xoxo

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  18. Ashley you're thinking of getting pregnant soon?! Oh my gosh that's so exciting!! I think your hair looks great both ways and that striped top is so cute. Love the nautical look.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  19. I think brown will look good on you. I like it in your profile photo (: Your new lens is absolutely perfect! I love the quality of your photos and of course your lovely outfit. It's kind of sailor-chic with the navy, white, and red. So cute! I'm looking for a DSLR now, so I was wondering, what kind of camera do you have and did you use the 50mm f/1.8 lens for these photos?

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  20. This nautical look is so pretty, I LOVE your bright red skirt and the stripe top :) And I can't wait to see what color hair you decide to do next, you seriously look amazing in every hair color. (even though I do love the red hair you have now!)

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  21. I absolutely love this outfit! You look great. I am working on dying my hair back to it's natural colors (I've been dying it black for a year but my natural color is a medium brown).

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

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  22. You are so pretty! I'm the same way with dressing in a casual way, I'm trying to more often. This outfit is great, your skirt is so cute!

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  23. Very cute outfit! You look great!

    X Laura

    http://bagsandsushi.com

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  24. Such a cute outfit! Love the skirt on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  25. you look fantastic the shirt is so pretty and the skirt is great!

    www.ladyparisienne.blogspot.com

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  26. I know what you mean! I used to have red peekaboo highlights that were so cute - but once I became pregs with my son, I gave it up - even though people were saying it wasn't a big deal. Now I'm just lazy about the upkeep with it, so I haven't gone back.

    Anyhow, I love the nautical look on you - so classic! I can't wait till it warms up a bit here and I can break out my nautical wear :-)

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  27. um hello! how the heck was i not following your blog before? Youre wonderful and your style is gorgeous (a fellow dresses and skirts girl, yay!) im also trying to show a few more casual outfits this year including some jeans etc. You look fantastic casual here lovely xxx

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  28. It's so nice how healthy your hair gets when you take a break from coloring it. Also, I love your skirt here.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  29. Really cute outfit! I have always really loved red and blue together and the tights really give it that extra touch!! By the way- I replied about the action photos you asked about on my blog- but it was a reply to your comment so hopefully you saw it! haha. I just talked about using the action setting (the running man) on the dial :)

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  30. Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your skirt, what a great color and that top is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful and your flats rock! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  31. Aw. I used to love having red hair all the time, myself but I have been enjoying brunette these days. I spent 10 years as a redhead (and my brothers are natural ones, so it always worked for me). You look great no matter what hair color you have. This outfit is beautiful!
    +Victoria+

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