Monday, July 22, 2013

Rock Steady

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Let the changes begin!  I had mentioned last week that my purple hair was going away (R.I.P.) and here is the end result.  It still kind of freaks me out when I look in the mirror, I'm totally not used to it!  Since bleaching my hair was no longer in my future I decided to go more natural.  My real color is actually lighter than this but I wanted something with more depth.  My friend did a such wonderful job and I'm really happy with the result.

If you haven't noticed, my blog has also gone through some changes.  Joyce of Joyful Outfits did such a fantastic job with the new design, I'm totally in love!   While I was happy with the old design, I thought it was about time to freshen things up.  I hope you like it too :)

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Dress- ASOS maternity
Shoes- Zara
Necklace- Forever 21

This dress is one of my maternity purchases.  I wasn't initially sold on the print, but I bought the same dress in a solid color and I loved it.  It's really comfortable and it's going to handle a lot of stretch when I get really big.  Kevin really likes it too, but I think he's just happy that I'm finally wearing dresses that actually show off my body.  Guys are just too predictable!

For once, I have a Monday off.  I'm taking today to have lunch with a friend and finally change my last name.  If you're not married yet, you have no idea how complicated it is!  If I weren't having a baby, I probably would never get the motivation to change it.  But when there's a will there's a way...

Have a great week!

xoxo

Ashley

51 comments:

  1. You look beautiful! That dress is pretty rad and your hair looks great! I love your shoes as well :)

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  2. Oh, and I like the new design!

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  3. Your hair looks great! And you're definitely rocking that svelte pregnant look.

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  4. You went darker like I had gone after my blue hair! yey! Dark hair looks great on you too!!! I love the dress and your beautiful baby showing!!!! aww. Gorgeous!
    +Victoria+

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  5. I think the new hair looks wonderful! Your bump is adorable in that dress, show it off :) And I LOVE the new blog design! I decided not to change my name when I got married and I'm glad I didn't have to go through the hassle. :)

    -Sharon
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  6. You seem to look good in any hair color and this one is great on you :) You totally look like a rockstar mom to be in this outfit too.

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  7. I think your natural hair looks pretty! And I love the dress you're rocking, your bump is so cute!

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  8. Haha, oh my goodness we ARE in the same boat! I've been married seven months now and I haven't changed my name yet, either. But I need to get on it before I have the baby! It's so complicated; ugh... so many steps you have to take! Ah well.
    You look gorgeous! I adore that dress to no end, especially with the red heels. And your dark hair looks amazing on you! I tend to go darker than my natural color as well; I think it's more fun, and when you can't go lighter, at least it's still a change!
    xo
    Kristina

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  9. I love everything about this post! The new hair color is PERFECT on you, but then again, I am partial to dark brown myself ;) Seriously though, it suits you really well and you look really sophisticated and sexy! Get it girl! I love the new dress too, I think the print is totally fab. And your blog layout is too cute!

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  10. Loving your new hair colour, and you look great in that dress with your little bump :)
    The new layout tweaks are looking fab as well.
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  11. AH I am LOVING this hair color on you! You look super stunning. And this dress is amaaaazing. I'd probably feel the same way about the print at first too, but it really looks awesome on. The red wedges look great, too!

    xox Sammi
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  12. Well, look at you, gorgeous! I love the new style that you've been adopting to fit your changing body; you are definitely doing it right! This is such a cool print too. And, of course, I love the new design! I like that it's kind of similar to your old one (which I also loved), but just fresher.

    I've been so behind on reading blogs, I have to read through your posts that I've missed :)

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  13. Is it really complicated? I just thought they change it for you when you get married? haha well i'd be in for a surprise. and i love the new changes! i'll miss your rad hair but you look really pretty dark- and that dress is awesome with the baby bump. i always loooved when women would wear tight things rather than loose ones when they were pregnant- that bump is too adorable to hide! and love the new redesign- joyce is amazing!

    xo marlen
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  14. I love the new look! I also love how your willing to show the baby bump in a such a sexy beautiful way without losing the comfort. So what's next...baby blog? First time mom? How to be a mom and still look sexy? Looking forward to what's to come. :-)

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  15. YOU LOOK SO FRIGGIN AMAZING. Holy crap, love this hair on you! I of course loved your colourful hair too, but you look glowing (the baby could have something to do with that too). I am loving this dress, the bodycon is wonderful and the print is so much fun. The bright red shoes are the perfect pop!
    xJennaD

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  16. You're so pretty & you have suche a nice pregnancy :)
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  17. YOU LOOK GORGEOUS!! Love the new hair color and this dress... was this one of the dresses that took forever to arrive because the package was rerouted? It fits you SO well.

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

    p.s. hope you got the animal style fries the other night ;)

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  18. AMAZING! Ah the hair looks so so so good! And I love how it looks with this whole look, the dress is gorgeous and the shoes are the perfect pop of color!

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  19. Your hair looks great! And welcome to the Thom(p)son clan. :)

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  20. just love this look, dear! :)





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  21. OH MY GOOOOSH - LOVE the new hair and LOVE the new design!!! SO SWEET!!!

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  22. Amazing outfit! So great:)

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  23. Wow! You hair looks fantastic! Makes me think you can really rock any colour : )

    The freshened up blog design is cute too.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  24. Your hair, and the blog both look fantastic! I love the tinge of purple that's still left, in the hair of course :)

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  25. Ashley! You are a pregnant badass! You probably could've guessed that I would love this outfit. You look like a punk rock chick. :) The new blog design is really cute and its a great layout. Oh! And your hair! It looks great :D I DO miss your pink/purple hair but it looks so healthy, this dark. So many changes! I can barely keep up! Have a good day off :)

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  26. You look incredible. The dress. The hair. The baby bump. The new design. You are seriously lookin' incredible and beautiful.

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  27. You look so beautiful!! I love the new hair, the dress and your new layout :D

    I wasn't aware changing your last name was complicated and I googled it.. Just nope. That doesn't sound like fun haha

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  28. This new hair color is beautiful too! And that dress looks amazing on you! Loving the wedges!

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  29. bonjour Ashley, vous êtes adorable avec cette robe, cela donne comme des reflet dans l'eau; et je suis heureux pour vous trois; en Europe, l'Espagne depuis longtemps accolait le nom du père et de la mère; aujourd'hui la France aussi; vous êtes magnifique, je vous souhaite encore et toujours d'être heureuse et heureux pour le père: Thibault.

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  30. I LOVE your shoes. and your new hair looks great!
    the design is fab as well, love the bows!! <3

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  31. You're glowing honey so pretty love the entire look those shoes are beautiful!

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  32. cute! i love when mamas show off their bump. i never did, but kinda wish i did!

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  33. I think this looks gorgeous. Too many women wear drapes during their pregnancy.

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  34. You look great in every dang hair colour!!

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  35. I love your hair, it looks so pretty! The color is so rich and beautiful. I love that picture of you flipping your hair! And this dress is so cute, love the pop of red from the shoes!

    Francesca

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  36. Those shoes! love Please check out my newest post www.loveolia.com

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  37. your bump is finally really starting to show in photos - how cute!
    kw ladies in navy

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  38. Are you both changing names? We are, and that's so complicated! In the UK they assume only the woman will so they make it a bit harder for a guy. Eugh. Anyway, good luck with getting it all done! We haven't really been bothered, but we need to get on with notifying all the bill folks.

    I love the new blog design, totally suits you.

    You look delightfully happy here! It's wonderful to see!

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  39. Loveee the new blog design!

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  40. This dress is so pretty...the print is very cool. So is the hair. I love the last picture too. The hair flip is fun :)

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  41. I LOVE this dress on you, but I love the hair even more! You look so great.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  42. I know you loved your purple hair (& so did I!) but you'r hair this colour is so amazing. You look so classy and beautiful. I especially love the last picture, it's so fun.

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  43. Love the new design and your new hair! That dress and shoes are incredible together, you look stunning!

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  44. Beautiful dress & shoes! Your hair looks lovely too :)

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  45. You are such a gorgeous pregnant woman! :D This look is what we all ladies hope we look like when we start growing the bump. Fab!

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  46. Loving the new layout! And it is fun to see you in a new hair color as well.

    Totally hearing you on the name-changing thing. Got the govnermental type stuff done and starting now on all the rest! Seems never ending, but, even though I'm quite sad to be losing my (more unique than his) last name, it is kind of an exciting thing in the "we're newlyweds" sort of way, lol.

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  47. You are my hero for cute maternity style!! You look so chic and put-together. And who needs accessories when you have such a cute bump!?

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  48. you are the coolest pregnant chick I have ever seen.

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  49. You look amazing and I love your dress. I've just checked and unfortunately it's sold out in my size on the uk wrbsite! I could have got it for such a bargain too!

    http://rubee-rubee.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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