Sunday, February 9, 2014

Being Human

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It's been over a month since I've given birth and all I can think about is yoga.  In about two weeks I'll be cleared to work out again and I really can't wait.  Although I've gone back to my old size (except my chest... that will remain "out of control" until I decide to stop breastfeeding) I have no muscle tone.  I was pretty bummed when I was forced to stop working out many months ago and the hiatus has had quite an effect on both my body and my self image.  I hate to sound like I'm obsessed, but I guess I'm just really determined to feel normal again.  It's not a matter of "if" but "when".  I happen to be a self motivated obsessive compulsive person with a great desire to have some inner peace these days.

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Tights- H&M
Shoes- Forever 21
Bracelet- Betsey Johnson

I absolutely love this dress (I even blogged about it here)!  It's just another addition to my growing smock dress collection.  I love the detachable gold sequined collar and I actually found some side pockets while taking it off yesterday.  It's kind of perfect for me.  It's super comfortable and really easy to build an outfit around it.  Since I don't get out very much these days and I'm always busy at home, the easier it is to get dressed, the better.  Like I said pre-motherhood, I am determined maintain my style no matter what!

xoxo

Ashley

14 comments:

  1. This dress is a great piece, it looks incredibly comfortable!! And I love that sequinned collar, what a great statement.
    I hear ya, I know after surgery not being able to work out for 6 weeks killed me, and then slowly getting into things was frustrating. I am the same way, with that kind of stuff. But you'll get there!!
    xJennaD

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  2. you are glowing :)
    such a cute dress, the collar really makes it special and great styling with the boots! xx

    http://littlekittyscloset.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. That dress is so cute, that purple color is so perfect on you! You're definitely a styling mom!

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  4. I can't believe that F21 is selling these! They are knock offs of those beautiful designer ones that I dream of. They look so good with this dress. I personally would never wear a dress without any shape -- that TERRIFIES me, but I think you pull it off so very well and the color is stunning on you. I imagine this will be a dress you can wear over and over a million different ways.

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  5. 1. Your dress is beautiful, the shoes are fabulous, and the ombre in your hair is stunning!
    2. I appreciate your honesty about your body frustration, but let's not forget that you GREW a human! Your body is amazing no matter the shape, size, or type. I hope that you get the okay to work out soon so it makes YOU feel good, but just know we all think you're gorgeous now. ;)

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  6. This is a different silhouette for you but very glamorous. I don't think it is weird or obsessive of you to want yoga and can't wait for you to be able to do something you love and enjoy.

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  7. It is great that you already have your pre baby body back. Plus I'm sure your husband doesn't mind the bigger boobs : )

    I love the colour of that dress. So pretty with your hair.

    Hope you get back to the yoga soon. I know it'll sooth your mind and body.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  8. i think every lady feels you on that- it's so weird to see your body get different. but if you like working out and are even excited to start it, it should be a breeze! also,this velvet dress is all kinds of amazing :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  9. Ok, first off your hair is GORGEOUS! Second off, I adore your blog. You have such a sweet space :)

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  10. Those sunglasses are the bomb! I'm glad to hear how determined you are about getting back into your routine. I need to get MY ass in gear, too, and I don't have an excuse, like having a baby.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  11. as pretty as always..purple always looked nice on you..

    xo josephine
    www.joselovincolors.com

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  12. I think you look awesome in this blue velvet dress! Those boots are super cool too and look fantastic with it. You look wonderful!

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