Monday, December 23, 2013

Forever Young

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Well, my birthday is on Wednesday and I'm entering a new part of my life: my thirties!  Most people would be freaking out but I'm actually quite content with starting a new decade.  Maybe because I don't feel old, or it might be that I'm really happy with how I spent my twenties.  My early twenties were kind of crazy.  I partied a lot, went to clubs, drank more than I should have.  Then I buckled down and starting taking education seriously.  By my mid twenties I was well into my career and dating a wonderful man.  My late twenties was when I became a wife, a homeowner, and a soon to be mommy.  Overall it was a great decade and I don't think I'd take a single day back.  I just can't even imagine what the next ten years will bring!

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Cardigan- Forever 21
Tights- Modcloth (similar)
Shoes- UrbanOG (similar)

I'm absolutely in love with this Bonne Chance Collections dress.  I bought it a couple sizes bigger to accommodate my belly and I'm so glad I did.  It's a perfect fit right now and it will be an easy alteration after baby is here.  I often ask my husband if he's okay if I wear dresses with "funny" prints.  He never cares, and even if he did, I would definitely still wear them.  I think a great print is not only fun to wear but a conversation piece.  I can't count the amount of conversations I've had with complete strangers about my clothes.  I love it!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!  I'm looking forward to lots of relaxing, some birthday presents, and a yummy turkey dinner :)

xoxo

Ashley

21 comments:

  1. Oh, I'm so glad you feel like your twenties were well spent (sounds like it to me too!) and have the Happiest of Birthdays!

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  2. bonsoir Ashley, je vous souhaite de passer de merveilleuses Fêtes.

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  3. I loved your honestly in this short little "recap" of your 20's Ashley! it sounds like your 30's will be even more wonderful w/ your new little addition the family coming soon : ). Have a wonderful birthday if i dont talk to you by then! also, i love that your'e wearing a super girly dress since many people say they're too old to : ).

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  4. Oh darling, how exciting that you're turning 30! It sounds like you're entering a wonderful new stage of your life-- that of motherhood! You sound like such a responsible and happy adult!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  5. Hope you have a relaxing birthday & Christmas!

    You look gorgeous as always :)

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  6. This is such a sweet look, I absolutely love the light colours on you!! This dress is really wonderful and such a fun print. I hope you have an amazing birthday and enjoy entering into this new phase of your life!
    xJennaD

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  7. I saw this on Instagram and I felt the need to come here immediately and tell you how incredible your dress is and how beautiful you look. This is my dream dress it's absolutely perfect. There are no words to explain how much I love this. I just bought a cupcake dress from modcloth and I'm wearing it tomorrow, can't wait!

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  8. Silly me... I forgot to say happy birthday!

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  9. I LOVE this outfit!! It's so lovely. You look great! Happy early birthday!

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  10. Happy birthday to you!! It's a very good thing to look back on your life and be happy with the way you've lived it! I'm sure the next decade has many exciting adventures in store for you!

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  11. Oh my gosh this is way too cute! I'm obsessed! Your hair looks so cute like that!

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  12. You are so very adorable, and happy birthday! Happy holidays, for good measure :)

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  13. This dress is just so adorable! Hope that you have a wonderful birthday! And a good holiday as well!

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

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  14. oh my you look like a baby doll! so sweet!

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  15. How are you okay with the idea of 30? I am still adjusting and I've been 30 a little over a month. Tell me your secret!!! hehe.
    You are so cute by the way! Happy birthday too!
    +Victoria+

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  16. Happy birthday mommy! And merry christmas too!

    xoxo, The Occasional Indulgence

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  17. You look so beautiful, Ashley! Happy Birthday (officially!) - I hope you had a wonderful day! You certainly do not look like you're entering your thirties, my dear!! This BCC dress is so darling on you. I think funny prints are pretty essential :)

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  18. You look so cute! I love your thighs!

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  19. I think I might freak out a tiny bit when I hit 30 because I was so tame in my 20s (at least that's the trend so far). I rarely do any crazy things and am quite lame to be honest but that's another story!
    Annnyyway. I love that you wear fun prints. I enjoy a good quirky print and wear them whether my boyfriend likes them or not - but he never complains either. I really love your adorable dress here. Your dotted cardigan looks perfect with it and is such a pretty color too.

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  20. happy belated birthday and you look gorgeous! that is such a cool outfit!

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  21. Happy belated birthday Ashley! You are so precious! I love that dress and your cute hair bow!

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