Monday, September 30, 2013

Castle In The Sky

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I'm not going to lie, it's been quite some time since I've put on makeup AND curled my hair.  I don't even want to admit when the last time I put lipstick on was.  I feel like laziness has gotten the best of me which I would never consider a good thing.  So I finally peeled myself off the couch and did myself up.  I don't know why I get into these ruts because it actually feels really nice!  Hopefully this will be my motivation to keep it up...

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Dress- Ruche (on sale!)
Stockings- Macy's
Ring- Forever 21
Belt- from another dress

I got this dress from Ruche not too long ago on what I call "super sale".  The description of the dress mentioned an elastic waistband which was an automatic sold in my mind.  I find that as long as the dress has a free or elastic waist and I go up one size I can fit non maternity clothing just fine.  Now that I'm on a strict budget, every piece I buy needs to have longevity.  It's odd to think about how wasteful I was with my money before we bought a house.  If anything, I've learned to really invest in my wardrobe instead of purchasing things on a whim.  Another life lesson of being an adult, I guess!

xoxo

Ashley

31 comments:

  1. We're saving up money for a move right now, and it's taught me to think very carefully about what clothes I buys (or, mostly, NOT buy). This outfit looks very YOU!

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  2. The striped dress is adorable on you! I also think more carefully when I buy clothes now since I've got bills to pay!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Sept. Group Giveaway!

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  3. This is such a great striped dress, it looks so perfect with that blazer. Those glasses and knee high socks are the best accessories for this. We all get lazy sometimes, it must be so much harder for you being pregnant and working :( You look gorgeous!!

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  4. I've gotten so budget minded lately the closer to my due date I get! It's funny how that happens I guess!

    I love this dress on you!

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  5. Those sunglasses are fabulous! Makes you look like a Hollywood star.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  6. This is a fun remix of this dress. The sunglasses and knee-highs give it a really different vibe. More edgy-cool.

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  7. I love your striped dress and how you dressed it up. Beautiful.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  8. First of all, red looks amazing on you and I love the knee socks! If you are going for longevity with clothing, I think stripes are ALWAYS a good way to go! Hope you're having a wonderful day!
    xo Hannah

    thebraidedbandit.blogspot.com
    thebraidedbandit.etsy.com

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  9. I have been waiting for it to get cool enough for me to wear knee highs! I love this look on you, you look amazing! That dress is just adorable.

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  10. Is a great idea to buy dresses/clothing that would last you for a very long time. I always tend to buy things that I can mix and match with what I already have! That said, you look so adorable... as always! <3

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  11. You look wonderful! I really need to rein in my spending habits!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  12. It's so hard to go from buying things on a whim all the time to having to really save! You have such an awesome wardrobe though, I'm sure you can pull it off just fine :) You look so pretty in these! I'm loving the sunnies and the knee highs. I totally know what you mean about getting into lazy ruts. Sometimes after working all day I seriously don't want to do ANYTHING. But hey, you have an excuse! It's hard work growing a baby! Haha.
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  13. This dress is just so gorgeous on you! I really love the pattern and the color! And the makeup and your hair is amazing!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  14. We bought out house four years ago and it made me change my spending habits quite a bit! I used to waste so much money! We are saving for our next house and have a two year saving plan so I'm trying hard not to buy too many maternity clothes. X

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  15. I'm obsessed with this look! You look awesome, those socks are so cute! I need to learn learn how to save better I buy way too many things on a whim!

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  16. Being an adult is SO much harder, but so worth it, ya know? You look like a freakin' mod dream. Like you should be touring with the Beatles. That's awesome. You're awesome.

    xo Ashley

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  17. I love this look!!

    Realizing certain "adult" things can be so scary at times. I've been noticing these thoughts lately and it freaks me out!

    xoxo Jackie
    http://somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love that striped dress on you! You look darling. :)

    xoxo

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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  19. gah, i love striped dresses and this is no exception! it makes me think of carnivals and fair food ;)

    and don't worry--we're entitled to our lazy days! but yes, a little lipstick and putting on a dress does wonders for your mood.

    <3

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  20. OH my you look GREAT......love to see your quirky chic look again!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  21. You look beautiful with your hair curled and red lips. You have the perfect maternity style, I would love to dress like this when Im pregnant.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  22. Girl, you look so badass with those sunglasses and the dress! Your pre-maternity style translated so well over the last few months, I honestly don't know how you do it so flawlessly! How are you still rocking the heels/wedges too? You're such a rockstar!

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  23. You look gorgeous! I've been in a no-makeup and not-getting-ready rut for a bit now, too. It's nice to take breaks but I do feel better when I put time into myself. Appearance isn't totally important, but I really do enjoy doing my makeup and wearing something fresh.

    You look really lovely.

    Kate from Clear the Way

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  24. I generally fit non-maternity clothes still too! I hope to be able to do that right up till the baby comes. I've definitely been more longevity-conscious when buying clothes, too!
    You look gorgeous here! I LOVE that dress, and the red lip is so classic on you!

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  25. I adore that you are pregnant and still rockin' knee high socks - love everything about this look!
    http://www.buttonsandbirdcages.com

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  26. So this has to be one of my favorite looks of yours ever. I fell in love with this dress when I first saw it on Ruche and I'm so jealous you got it! It looks absolutely adorable with the knee-highs! It's been way too long since I've had time to comment, so I hope you and baby are doing well! :)

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  27. I always feel so happy when I put on a nice dress, do my hair and makeup, and feel super confident! I love this look, especially your knee socks!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  28. Budgeting. Such a party pooper. Haha! You look great in that super-sale dress though!

    Abi
    aka The Belated Bloomer

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  29. Omg the dress is on sale! I had to get it lol. I'm not crazy about elastic waists but you make it look super cute!

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