Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Take Me Back

h&m cat dress

Today I'm going out to lunch with a friend in my old neighborhood.  I'm happy that our family owns a home these days but I'll always miss living in such an eclectic city.  What once was miles of new, interesting, independently owned establishments has now been replaced with an endless abundance of chain restaurants and mega stores.  Moving to the suburbs has its perks but the shopping or dining experiences isn't one of them.  I guess it just forces me to get all nostalgic and make my way back every once in awhile!

h&m cat dress

h&m cat dress

h&m cat dress

Dress- swap with Elana
Shoes- Sidecca
Belt- Forever 21
Ring- Modcloth
Necklace- gift

Talk about tall(ish) people problems!  I've been dying to own this dress ever since I first saw it on the internet.  I had never tried it on but Elana was sweet enough to let me borrow it.  While I love pretty much everything about this dress, it's just too short for me these days.  Ever since I had Bianca I've been very attracted to longer lengths.  I don't even think it's about hiding certain areas, I just think I look better with a hem that hits my knee.  Either way, it was too cute not to wear.

Did you take advantage of that huge Modcloth sale going on right now?  I definitely looked but there was nothing I enjoyed in my size.  I think it was a blessing in disguise, I really don't need to be spending any money right now anyway ;).

xoxo

Ashley

19 comments:

  1. You look great in this though I did think it had been a long time seeing such a short hem on you. Either length really works on you though :)

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  2. Adorable dress, looks great on u!

    Check out my latest OUTFIT POST and my other posts on Venoma's fashion diary
    XoXo Venoma

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  3. Another great outfit post! I was weak and bought another ModCloth dress when their sale went up to 70% off!

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  4. Your hair looks especially gorgeous here, and I love the pops of blue with this dress. I always have that problem with dresses (especially with swaps, like when I borrow from Marisa or Elana, since I forget how much taller I am), but this really looks darling on you!

    xox Sammi

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  5. Adorable! I really like the size and variance of the print, it makes it stand out from other animal picture prints. I'm not that into wearing short hemlines at the moment, either - longer ones are just so much more comfortable and practical! Still, this dress looks great on you :)

    It's nice that your old neighborhood is still close enough to visit. Have fun!

    ~Isabella
    adventuresinhel.blogspot.fi 

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  6. I have not let myself look at that sale - I can only imagine the customs fees I'd land myself :( and I feel like I have the opposite problem to you - every dress is a bit too long and hits me at an awkward length! Mind you, this one could be knee length on me! I think you look great in shorter or longer lengths for the record - you've got the legs for it :) x

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  7. This dress is great! I don't think it's too short. It's just like your old neighborhood -- a throwback to the old Ashley.

    And that dress I mentioned to you was on sale for $25. Ah, persistence. It went from 85 to 40 to 25...so I had to buy it, right? But beyond that, nothing seemed that worthy (or cheap).

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  8. I have this dress! It is a little on the short side. I never really noticed until I evaluated it to wear to work without tights. I felt a little too exposed for that setting...lol. I love how the teal pairs with your pink hair and how both colors add a nice pop to the black and white of the dress.

    I did take advantage of that ModCloth sale. I got two dresses and I'm hoping that they fit good since they are non-refundable. Sales are always risky like that!

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  9. So cute! I really want a cat print dress... I also completely agree regarding the perks of living somewhere central and urban! For me, it's hard watching smaller business be squeezed out by gentrification and skyrocketing leases - a bit different to suburban living, but the sentiment is still the same ;). Looking great as always! I am so envious of your pink hair!

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  10. Wow such a cute cute cute outfit, girly! I just love the pattern so much:) Anyway, I can understand the pros and cons of living in a suburbia. My guessing is that you moved out there for a better environment for a family...I may be wrong but that's what I would do. But living in a city does have it's perks like you said-food and entertainment. You do live in the suburbs so I guess the city can't be too far away? Anyway, I hope you enjoyed your lunch with your friend and keep rocking!:)
    xo Olivia

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  11. Love this outfit and the print is great!!

    - SupaRadDinosaur

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  12. Love the print on that dress and how you accessorized it! Those teal heels can be surprisingly versatile. :-)

    www.lesoleilchic.blogspot.com (finally made my first outfit post!)

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  13. This is the perfect print and what a stunning shade of blue.

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  14. That dress is amazing! I get your problem though that looks too short for my liking. I love my dresses hitting just above my knee or below. Its my comfort zone. I also live in Chicago which is quite windy (haha yes the Windy City) because of the lake so I feel nervous wearing shorter dresses because Ive mooned wayyyy too many people in my short time living here.
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  15. I avoided the Modcloth sale like the plague. I waited a good couple weeks until I knew my sizes would be sold out, so I wouldn't be tempted to spend money lol. I get you with the dress lengths too. I actually hate wearing above the knee dresses, but half my wardrobe consists of them since I just can't help myself with cute dresses. I've always been wanting this cute cat dress too and I adore it on you! I love the bold pops of blue..just so lovely <3

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