Monday, July 8, 2013

The Sweetest Escape

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Well, it's back to real life today.  While most people enjoyed a four day weekend, I had to work on both the 4th and the 5th.  I was initially pretty bitter about it, but I actually had a really good weekend... even if it was the standard Saturday and Sunday.

On Friday night Erica and I had the chance to meet up with Katrina and her road trip buddy, Ines.  They had been trekking down the California coast and we were lucky enough to have dinner with them at Umami Burger.  I love meeting up with other bloggers, especially ones who I follow and I'm constantly inspired by.  Katrina was super sweet and even bought my baby a cute little gift.  How sweet is that?

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Top- Marshall's
Skirt- Threadsence (remixed)
Shoes- H&M
Bag- Ruche
Sunglasses- House of Harlow 1960
Necklace- Forever 21
Chihuahua- Mine!

All I have to say is, thank heavens for skirts with an elastic waist!  Like I've been saying all along, I'm trying my hardest to play with my own wardrobe for as long as I can.  I've done a little bit of maternity clothes browsing but nothing has even slightly impressed me.  ASOS has some great pieces but I'm pretty stumped beyond that (I'm open for suggestions!).  I've always loved this skirt and I'm glad that it has enough stretch for about two more of me.

Next week is yet another doctor's appointment.  I'm hoping I get to find out the sex (fingers crossed!) but it may not happen just yet.  I actually booked an appointment at a 3D ultrasound facility the very next week just in case my doctor can't tell.  I don't think I need to stress how anxious I am to find out what we're having!

I hope you have a great start to the week!

xoxo

Ashley


41 comments:

  1. Really gorgeous outfit, and your hair looks great up!
    It's so different to hear someone eager to find out the sex of their little one but lovely!! :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  2. Your hair looks so pretty like that! How exciting that you're going to find out the sex of the baby soon :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  3. Great post,love your outfit!!! That is super cool to meet other bloggers, i wish I do that some day in my island!!! :D
    http://life-fashion-freedom.blogspot.com/

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  4. I have loved all my skirts with elastic waistbands right now! And if you have any maxi dresses, they work great too!!

    I still don't know the sex of my baby either - but we find out on July 24th!

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  5. I LOVE your hair in braids like this! I can never do it because my hair is layered and i get teeny bits sticking out all over the place. ughhh it's the worst :(

    Thanks again for hanging out! Hopefully we'll get to hang out again soon. Makes me wish I actually lived in LA closer to the two of you.

    p.s. you're doing a really amazing job working with your existing wardrobe through the pregnancy!

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  6. Super cute! I love elastic waists haha. I've managed to find some cute maternity dresses at my thrift store. I'm kinda stumped at where you go shopping for it because I've seen how not cute most of it is D: Maybe some DIY projects?! Have a good day! :D


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  7. Love this. I feel your pain I worked on Friday so my Fourth was cut short. But great weekend nonetheless and I am looking forward to a vacay on starting Thursday!

    -C.C.
    http://rosecolored-telescope-eyes.blogspot.com/

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  8. You look adorable (god bless elastic waists), and I'm loving your hair like this! I need to figure out how to do heidi braids! And yayy for finding out what you're having! Hooray!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  9. I miss your puppies! Also your hair looks wonderful like this and you look so pretty!

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  10. Sorry about your standard only weekend. My boyfriend works at the dialysis center in the hospital as an RN/runs the dialysis machines, so he has dumb days off as well. And works every holiday, I swear!

    That's cool that you meet up with other bloggers. I've been blogging about 2 years and I've never seen another blogger in real life!

    I can't really relate to a pregnancy wardrobe, but good luck! Also, good luck at your doctor appointment :)

    Also, how do you do that braid thing!? I've seen it everywhere and I'm baffled by it.

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  11. Love your pretty hairstyle...please do a tutorial some day :) The skirt is so sweet, a really great shade and wonderful print.

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  12. Aw that picture of you and your dog is too cute! I ended up having to work both the 4th and the 5th too (damn on call shifts) but I get a day off today and that feels nice! I can't wait to find out the gender of your baby either, thats so exciting! I hope you'll share it with us!

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  13. I got to have dinner with Katrina last night and she is so so sweet - AND GORGEOUS. holy smokes, that was semi intimidating. gorgeous, super smart, and kind. I hope you ladies had a great time together. Your braids are adorable - makes me miss my long hair :(

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  14. Haha i can totally tell you're anxious about it ;) I'd so be too! And your blogger meet up sounded so fun- it's so sweet she bought your baby a gift. Also, i've never been impressed by maternity wear either- it all looks so blaaah and it's super expensive. All the people that i've known that were pregnant just bought normal clothes that were either loose fitting or had stretchy waists :)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  15. Your hair is sooooo cute like this!! Perfect with the cute blouse and that funky skirt. Thank god for elastic waists is right, even though I'm not pregnant there is nothing better than an elastic waist!
    Hanging out with fellow bloggers is always such a great time! What a sweetheart, buying your little one a present!
    xJennaD

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  16. Great outfit - I love the skirt and the colour of the shoes! :)
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  17. I love the way you styled you hair! And I also love how creative you're being with making your normal clothes work for pregnancy!

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  18. What a beautiful outfit! I love how the skirt is falling!
    I also really enjoy meeting other bloggers...

    Love,
    -Kati

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  19. I don't think I've ever seen your hair up like that before; it's cute!

    I didn't have to work on the 4th but I did have to come back for the 5th and then trot off into the weekend. It was pretty annoying to have to come back that one day because parents really, really, really can't stand to have their toddler for four days in a row. Or something like that.

    Hang onto your clothes as long as you can! My sister hated her maternity clothes. Not that I'm trying to freak you out or anything. :P

    love,
    a

    ps: baby!

    www.missdecaf.blospot.com

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  20. Great hairdo!
    And yeah, yay for elastic waist! This type of skirt was my favorite when I had weight problems and I can imagine they are perfect for pregnancy.

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  21. I'm excited to find out what you're having too! I think with your belly growing and all, you should live in long flowy skirts and dresses. No need for ACTUAL maternity clothes right? Just do high waists!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  22. You look so adorable! Love your hair like that! Can't wait to hear what yoou'll be having. :)

    ~Bristol
    colourmebristol.blogspot.com

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  23. Yum I haven't had Umami burger for a while!! So THAT'S why elastic bands were invented ;)

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  24. Adorable outfit and I love your hair like that! Can't wait to hear back when you announce the sex of the baby!

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  25. Elastic waist - brilliant! Good to hear everything is going good with the pregnancy. And your weekend sounds nice - yay for meet ups! And I LOVE your hair in this?!! Goodness it's amazing.

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  26. i love all the pops of color! from your hair to you dress down to your shoes, gorgeous! your dog is adorable as well!

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  27. pretty!!! I love everything about it :)

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  28. very cute outfit, looks comfy and chic all at the same time. I really love how you've braided your hair, it looks awesome!

    -Tara x

    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  29. just love your hair, dear! and such a great outfit :) cannot wait to hear the big news :)





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  30. I love your oversize sunglasses <333

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  31. Thanks for your kind comment sweety, have an awesome day!

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  32. thank you for the comment you left on my blog :) <3
    your hair style is so lovely and of course another cute outfit! I hate working when everyone else is on holiday :( but at least you had a good time on friday night! xx

    iampolkadots.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Ooh, this top is from Marshall's? I'm in love! Such a great basic. And of course, this skirt is adorable. I love how you're playing with your clothes to fit a maternity style, I think you're doing a great job so far. You should look at the Ruche blog of how Mai (the owner) dressed when she was pregnant not that long ago, I think she documented her style the whole way and was adorable!

    Also, Umami burger is the best. I've only been to the Anaheim one, but I love it. And yes, meet-up ASAP! What about next weekend or the weekend after?

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  34. I'm excited to find out if it's a boy or girl too!

    Also hooray for elastic waistbands! This skirt is just so cute. This whole outfit is, actually! Your hair looks adorable like this too.

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  35. Adorable outfit! Love the color palette and the bird print on your skirt! And congrats by the way!

    -Jessica
    www.thischarmingwanderer.com

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  36. A blogger meet-up does sound so fun! Also, hope the doctor's visit goes great!

    As for this outfit- I really like it, but what struck me the most, was your hair- very cute in heidi braids (but not something I've seen you do before?) , and the big oversized bag! We don't often see your bags, so that was fun too.

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  37. aww you dont even look preggos here at all. i love the loose fit of it on you & the braids are so cute! now i realize you always have your hair up so this was fun to see. sounds awesome getting to meet up w/ other bloggers. for maternity clothes, i dont know if it'll stretch your stuff too much, but I loved that Marisa seemed to wear a lot of her things throughout her pregnancy just w/ a little diff twist like no belt, dress as a top, etc. Or I'd say get a size bigger at secondhand stores? it always seems like a pity to buy so many new things you'll hardly use again and maternity stuff can often be really big it seems.
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  38. You are just the cutest mom-to-be! I love this outfit on you, it's so fun and perfect for summer. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way for your next doctors appointment! I'm sure you will make an amazing mama!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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