Friday, July 12, 2013

Ball and Chain

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My motto is: If you love something, buy it in several colors.  The lovely Jessica of Midwest Muse alerted me that this gorgeous dress was on the Ruche site a couple of weeks ago.  Not only do I have this dress in black, but Jessica has it in blue.  We both really love the cut and the fabric so I knew I had to have it in pink.  I actually snagged the very last one!  Thankfully one of us has it so it can be sent between California and Ohio :)

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Dress- Ruche (available at Modcloth in black here)
Shoes- Ruche (available at Modcloth here)
Belt- Forever 21
Necklace- Urban OG
Bracelet- Forever 21
Headband- Forever 21

This dress actually reminds me of the old "candy stripers" in past hospital days.  I actually thought the outfits were pretty cute back then.  They may still exist, but I definitely don't see them at my work.  Anyway, I really wanted to add color to more color and play with different blue hues.  Nothing makes me instantly happy like putting on a cute colorful outfit!

This weekend is filled with... well... nothing for once!  I'll probably be taking it easy on Saturday and I'll be meeting up with my brother and my dad on Sunday.  You know you're getting older when you actually look forward to an empty schedule.  I'm more than embracing this age/stage of life/nesting period, I'm enjoying every bit of it!

xoxo

Ashley


48 comments:

  1. I'd never heard of Ruche until I discovered your blog a few weeks ago and I love it! This outfit is really cute. It does look like a candy striper uniform!

    I used to work at the hospital and there were old lady candy striper volunteers. They didn't wear the cute outfit, they wore a red and white striped vest, white shirt, and white pants and shoes. They looked more like a barbershop quartet than candy stripers.

    I look forward to doing nothing too. Enjoy the nothingness :)

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  2. this is so beautiful! love ruche and this dress is no exception!
    kw ladies in navy

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  3. I love this dress! It does have a candy striper feel to it, but it's really cute! I need to look at Ruche more!

    Nothing sounds lovely! We're heading out of town for a week of R&R on Sunday and I cannot wait!

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  4. Another lovely look, the bright colours are ideal for summer! You are such a beautiful mom-to-be!

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  5. What an incredible dress! You lucky gals :)

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  6. Adorable striped dress! I can see why you had to have it in pink too :) Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. Looks stunning on you! :) I cannot wait for a quiet weekend either, just an hour left of work and then I'm free :)
    Rosie x Every Word Handwritten

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  8. Too cute, pink looks great on you and I love how you paired it with all blue! I love having nothing to do on the weekends, I usually work nonstop all weekend so when I have a day off it feels amazing to just sit on the couch and relax with my pets!

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  9. This dress is SO perfect, I can see why you wanted it in several colours. Love it with the punches of blue
    I am definitely looking forward to a chill weekend, I can only handle so much excitement before I need to take it easy. Yupp I am 80 years old evidently
    xJennaD

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  10. ahhh I love your baby bump! Great color on the stripes!

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  11. Goodness, you are oh-so lovely! I'm so happy to have discovered your blog and can't wait to follow up with your pretty outfits! This dress is just perfect on you!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  12. Ha! I'm defnitely not the "buy it in multiple colors" type but you may be on your way to convincing me. At any rate, you look ADORABLE in this!

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  13. I totally agree on you motto, I get obsessed at clothes too and when I really like something I want it in all the available options :) the dress is stunning!www.nymphashion.com

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  14. Oh my gosh.... You are so cute! Look at your little baby coming along! How precious. You just look SO great. Cutest pregnant lady ever!

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  15. This dress is SO YOU! Love the fit and the colour so much. Hehe it's so awesome to watch you document the baby bump. Do you know the gender yet?

    Enjoy your weekend off-- you deserve it!

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  16. Loving this candy-esque dress, and it's so lovely with that belt and those shoes! I love the clothes-swapping you all do at Flock Together... I never swap clothes with anyone! I can't wait to see all the different ways this gets styled. :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  17. Definitely a candy-striper dress :) I'd love to use this to style a shoot in a hospital. Pipe dreams! You look adorable as always and I know what you mean about free time. It's so rare anymore!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  18. This dress matches your hair so well! Lovely!

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  19. just love the dress! looks great on you :)




    http://chocolatefashioncoffee.blogspot.ro/

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  20. This outfit is perfect! I love the mix of colors and that dress is too cute! Enjoy your weekend!

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  21. I really love this dress! You look so beautiful. It's a shame that dress is sold out on Ruche!
    And I have the same motto, of if you love something, buy it in several colours! Ha. I have so many multiples in my closet.

    ~Bristol
    colourmebristol.blogspot.com

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  22. I already mentioned that I love this dress on you when you were featured on Ruche! That's awesome that you have it in an alternate color, too! I've never tried that strategy of shopping.

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  23. Love how that dress fits your hair!

    XoXo
    Venoma
    Venoma's fashion diary

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  24. It's your featured in Ruche outfit! Like I said before, I LOVE IT! That dress is so adorable and I see why you and Jessica would want to get it in multiple colors:) And ahhh sounds like you will be having a very relaxing weekend, yay. Those kinds are my favorite!

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  25. Pink suits you so well. I love it how the stripes change direction. The shape is wonderful and this dress is so fun. PERFECT.

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  26. I fully agree on that stance, buy it every shade! And its such a pretty and versatile dress too. Love it, you look so charming.

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  27. Weekends full of nothing are sometimes the best! I love that you got this in pink too! I loved Jessica's when I borrowed it! You're right the cut/fabric is awesome. I love that belt you wore it with :)
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  28. Amazing look! So pretty:)

    bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

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  29. Your dress is so cute! Love the stripes, and the color palette you used. I can completely relate to enjoying an empty weekend. They're so relaxing!

    -Jessica
    www.thischarmingwanderer.com

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  30. hello, thank you for the comment you left on my blog!
    I really love this outfit, its so fun but also grown up! your baby bump is looking so cute! xx

    iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. this outfit is just perfect. Looks amazing with your hair colour and I can see the bump!!! Yay exciting times
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

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  33. I can't believe I didn't buy this dress. I really don't know why I hesitated. It's seriously the best color and the best dress. I will need to borrow it and you will need to borrow the blue one too -- since you got it in black (still confused by that) and the colors work really well. You are perfect.

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  34. I LOVE that dress so much!

    xx
    Kelly

    http://thekelluuu.blogspot.com/

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  35. yea i can see why you guys have this in every color, haha, it's so happy and girly! and i love the cut of the neck line. so, so pretty.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  36. Thanks for lending me your fashion insight, Mollie is a singer part of a British girl group called the Saturdays. Wishing you a great start to the new week!

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  37. I love how you are definitely not afraid to wear colours! Love the matching belt and headband.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  38. Love that the stripes on the dress goes both vertically and horizontally! I'd prefer that kind of interesting take on stripes!

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  40. I'm catching up on blogs now so I'm a little behind, but obviously I had to tell you that this dress is perfect in so many ways. I really love that you paired it with blue shoes too.

    Congrats on the Ruche feature! So exciting!

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  41. This looks so good on you, it brightens you up!

    x

    Marielle

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  42. Saw this and thought candy stripers too! It's cute!

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  43. This outfit is SO beautiful! Oh, that dress! And I love all of the colors, and that it's kind of like a candystriper outfit. So fun!
    xo
    Kristina

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  44. This is very great!! I agree that it is like the old candy striper nurse outfits! You are such a beautiful pregnant mom!!!!!
    +Victoria+

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  45. This dress is absolutely perfect on you! I love the pretty pink color. It definitely reminds me of candystripers. The blue shoes look wonderful with it.

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