Thursday, June 27, 2013

Proud of You

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Oh, this dress.  We have such a love/hate relationship.  I had it made years ago for a wedding and I ended up losing too much weight during the process.  I loved it too much to give it away so it's been hidden in my closet ever since.  I figured since I've gained about four pounds now it would probably look better.  While it does look better, it still looks off.  I think I'm just going to wait until I gain a little more and try again.  I refuse to give up on this dress!

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Dress- Handmade
Shoes- DSW
Bracelet- Betsey Johnson
Ring- Forever 21

If you know me in real life, you know I'm not in any way political.  I tend to stay out of most issues because I just don't have that much emotion invested in them.  But yesterday I was overcome with happiness when I found out that DOMA was done and Prop 8 was considered unconstitutional in California.  I've always been an advocate for equal rights and it was such an overwhelming feeling when our state once again institutionalized marriage for everyone.  I'm so proud of California right now!

I hope you're having a lovely (almost) end of the week.  I'm going to a really big wedding on Saturday and I haven't nailed down what I want to do with my hair.  I have a feeling I'll be practicing some sorts of updos tomorrow night!

xo

Ashley


41 comments:

  1. Such a cute dress!! I'm so impressed you MADE it!! And those shoes are just fab girl! Adorable

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  2. Hi dear, its such a beautiful and elegant dress, love the colour and the pretty heels with it. thats such a pity about the fit, is there no way you can have it taken in?

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  3. I like this dress a lot- it's so girly!

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  4. I love purple on you, it goes so well with your hair! I'm uber jealous of your wedding plans this weekend, they're such a wonderful time!

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  5. That dress looks so cute on you.
    California declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional is very exciting!! Can't wait until the whole country is in sync with this!

    ~Bristol
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  6. I'm so impressed that you made the dress! The lavender color is so pretty on you!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. You look so lovely and your hair is beautiful :) I love the color of your dress, I've been searching for a dress in lilac/lavender but haven't had any luck finding one yet.

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  8. The colour of the dress goes so perfectly with your hair! and YAY america :) xxx

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  9. I hope you'll keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.

    Terry

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  10. I can see why you wanted to keep this. It is so lovely! and unique.

    Gay marriage has been possible here for a while now. I never understood what the big deal was. Everyone should be able to get married if they want to. Who are we to judge?

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. Good thing you keep that dress and didn't give it away coz you look good in it :)

    I agree with you about the equal rights. Hope others would just go with it for everyone's happiness coz we deserved it.

    DANEY

    THE UNCANNY GIRL

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  12. LOVE this colour on you, especially with your hair right now. So perfect together! And this dress is gorgeous, i can see why you would hold onto it to make it work :)
    I was pretty happy to hear that news too, I am definitely all for equal rights everywhere! A step in the right direction :)
    xJennaD

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  13. Wow. A few things.
    First - I NEED to see you when you're a sweet pregnant mama. ASAP. So I can be there when your beautiful bean is BORN. Second, LOVE this dress and can't wait till you're preggo enough to fit it better (is that weird? An insult? I don't mean it as one!!! It's just so lovely!) and three, I also don't like to get involved in politics, but I am also SO proud of CA right now. My cousin is having a wedding next month to her fiance (both amazing women) and now it can be a LEGAL wedding!!!! <3

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  14. You look great in this dress! Why don't you take it in a bit?? Soon you may have a bump good enough to fit it though! :D Eee! Good for Cali, by the by :) Equal rights makes my heart smile.

    xo Ashley
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  15. This will make SUCH a cute baby bump dress! You need to do another shoot a few months down the road. It's very princess-y & just darn adorable.

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  16. Such a beautiful color (and omg you made it!?), but I think you're right that it's still a tiny bit big on you. And I try to stay out of politics on my blog as well, but I'm with you on everything you wrote. So happy. :)

    xox Sammi
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  17. wow, great job on the dress! hope you do get a chance to really wear it in the future :)

    love the shoes!!

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  18. Lovely dress! Although it does look a little big on your shoulders I think that could be easily adjusted? Either way, you rock it! And yay, go Cali!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  19. Ooh, please don't give up on that dress! Is seriously so lovely! Your hair is so pretty and I love those fierce heels.

    Yes, cheers for CA! I totally agree.

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  20. You handmade this dress?! SO AMAZING!

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  21. You must never give up on that dress, it's gorgeous! I love the soft shade, the bow and the ruffles. Good to hear that your state reached such a desirable political outcome. I usually don't invest much emotion into political opinion either but this week was the one time I did too when we had the prime minister change.

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  22. The dress is so cute! I love that shade of purple on you and the shoes are amazing! I'm not political either and I'm so happy about the news!

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  23. I looove your haircolour with the colour of this dress! Amazing!

    XX Red Sonja

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  24. This dress is so pretty and I love your hair! It looks stunning in the close up!

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  25. Even if it's a little big, this dress is still stunning! The color is especially gorgeous. Also, these shoes are perfect.

    And HOORAY for marriage equality and finally joining the 21st century!!

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  26. I'm SO happy about Cali's decision- hopefully other states will get their shizz together soon, too. And that dress is so pretty (the color!), I can see why you can't give up on it. And don't even get me started on those heels. You have the most crazy cool collection.

    xo Marlen
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  27. Oh my goodness, this is so stunning! That dress is a dream.

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  28. love the dress and you are looking more fabulous! when are you gonna find out if your a boy or girl?

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  29. grr my whole comment is gone because i was signed into a diff account. anyway, i'll keep it shorter this time but I am SOO happy about Cali's decision too! and you look gorgeous in this dress, looks great to me!

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  30. Thanks for your comment dear, have an awesome weekend!

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  31. I love your hair! This dress is really cute and I love your style. So happy I found a new blog to read :)

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  32. You are so gorgeous and your dress so absolutely stunning! I think it already fits well, but in a few months you can make a direct comparison!

    Have the best weekend ever,
    -Kati

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  33. I am loving the new hue of your hair - and that dress is too pretty! You can always get it tailored to fit better.

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  34. Hi Betsey! I read a interview of you in chocolatefashioncoffee blog and I love it your style, Im your new follower :) if you like visit my blog, kisses from Perú.

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  35. I love the dress, but I agree with you. I think it'd look a little better more filled out. Or, you could take it in later. I love it.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  36. That dress is very pretty, but I agree that it looks a bit like it's hanging on you--maybe pregnancy will suit this dress well! And of course, I love your hair! It looks so vibrant!!

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  37. I think this dress is super pretty on you even if it's a little bit big. It's such a great color and looks wonderful with your pink hair.

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  38. This is such a lovely dress, and super cute on you! Also love your shoes, so cute! (Also, Pride parades were even better for DOMA being done with...so fantastic!)

    xo
    Sue

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