Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bright Lights


Happy Sunday!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Most people in the states get to enjoy a three day weekend thanks to Labor Day.  While I have Monday off, I worked yesterday so it kind of feels like a regular old weekend.  I'm just thankful to have a few days to relax and be off my feet as much as possible.

On Friday night I went to my first ever quinceanera.  A friend at work had one for his daughter and I couldn't believe how much work is put into this occasion.  It pretty much has the same aspects to a wedding.  The dresses, the venue, the band, the father/daughter dance, it was all very sweet and reminded me of the many weddings I went to over the summer.  It's interesting to experience an event of a different culture.  I'm always in awe how different things can be depending on where your family is from.  I was just honored and happy to be invited to such a momentous occasion.






Dress- Modcloth
Shoes- Target
Necklace- Forever 21

This was the outfit I wore for the quinceanera.  It was over 100 degrees that day so I decided to put on something light and airy.  While I was a little under dressed, I was completely comfortable.  I also styled my hair with heat curlers.  I've always been faithful to my curling wand but I actually really like the results of the curlers.  I may have burned myself a few times during the application though.  I guess there's a bit of a learning curve!




  1. Your hair! What are heat curlers? I am the most clueless girl. But whatever, because your hair looks really full and editorial-esque. I'm making up words now. This dress is really great on you! I think blue works really well with your skin/hair. And that event (i'm not going to try and spell it) sounds like a lot of fun. I worked Saturday and work tomorrow, so no long weekend for me either.

  2. You look fantastic- gorgeous colors on you. Romantic colors, somehow.

    I've never been to a quinceanera but have seen quite a few- it is still quite common here, if celebrating one, to parade through town with the girl in her pink dress on a horse or donkey! Growing up, I found it interesting that the girls were not supposed to wear make-up till they turned 15 (ironic as the girl who was tell us this was the middle school's local make-up guru. She immediately pointed out she didn't follow this rule!) I imagine it would be a fun event to attend though.

  3. Ashley the pregnancy looks so good on you, it makes you shine like a star. What fun flirty print, very darling dress. Plus love your new hair colour :-)


  4. Ashley, you look really fantastic :)

  5. That dress is so lovely, once again I love the colors! You hair looks awesome, I love how it turned out!

  6. You styled your hair perfectly, it looks INCREDIBLE. Gorgeous dress too :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  7. You look glowing and I love your hair. X

  8. Lovely colors<3

  9. I love this! You look so beautifully gorgeous.


  10. I love this dress:) your bump is gorgeous:)

  11. Your hair and your dress are gorgeous!! I've never been to a quinceanera before, buy my husband was part of the 'court' or 'attendants' for several of his cousins quinceaneras...and from the looks of the pictures, he was more dressed up for that role than he was dressed up in our own wedding!

  12. OH goodness, your baby bump is so cute. It makes that dress even more perfect. :)


  13. so pretty!!Your blog is lovely!!!! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin' ? xxx
    Gleaming Spire // Bloglovin'

  14. That dress is so pretty! The colours and pattern are gorgeous.

    Your hair looks amazing! No matter what colour you have it, it always looks shiny.

    Thanks for the kind comments on my blog and the reassurances about the upcoming cystoscopy.


  15. Ahhh quinceaneras are so much fun!! This dress is amaaaaaaazing on you!! And your skin looks beautiful too. You are truly glowing!

    Xo, Hannah

  16. It sounds like a beautiful event! I love this pretty printed dress, the colours blend so wonderfully! the clutch is a winner! Happy September Doll!!

  17. Ooh, this dress is gorgeous! The print is so unique, and I love how it shows off your beautiful bump :) Definitely perfect for the occasion. I've never had the opportunity to go to a quinceanera, but I've always wanted to! Sounds like so much fun!

  18. Oh nice result from the curlers! They never work out so well for me. That dress is so pretty too. Looks very comfy but cute/fancy.

    Flounces & Hubbub

  19. You look absolutely gorgeous pregnant!!;))

  20. You wear the cutest dresses!
    Love the print and quinceanera's are fun.

    Breakfast at Cindi’s

  21. I adore the print on this dress- and the color palette, too!

  22. Quinceaneras are SUCH a big deal. What the perfect dress to wear! You look absolutely stunning.

    Kate from Clear the Way

    (P.S. Check out my new site... I'm finally self-hosting!)

  23. Your dress is so gorgeous! I love the pattern and how airy it looks:) I've never been to a quinceanera but they look like fun!

  24. Your hair is beautiful and you look adorable in this dress :)

  25. Gorgeous dress, the colors are so vibrant and beautiful! I also love your bag, adorable!


  26. Well I have to say you look great I hope you enjoyed your occasion

    Ali of Dressing Ken

  27. U look amazing girl! How about followin eachother? X

  28. This dress is heavenly on you!! The colors are divine, and you look gorgeous.

    xox Sammi

  29. I am so terrible at putting in hot curlers, the result looks fantastic though!! Makes me almost miss having long enough hair to do that.
    This dress is so gorgeous on you, perfect for a hot day and the colours are fantastic with your hair!

  30. Oh gosh that is such a pretty dress. You look gorgeous...always loving your hair.

    xo erica

  31. I don't have a clue how to use any type of curlers, so I'd be curious to learn a bit more about this once you've figured out some of the tricks of the trade.

    That dress looks fabulous on you and I'm sure you had a great time! I'd think being pregnant is a good excuse for being "underdressed," even though I'm sure it was perfect.

    xoxo Jackie

  32. I admire you so much Ashley in so many ways. You are just so amazing and very beautiful.

  33. I think you were dressed perfectly for the event! I have never been to one of those but it sounds so fantastic! I adore your printed dress!


  34. I obviously need to check out heat curlers because your hair looks amazing! I love the light and airy dress with the fun print and congrats on 6 months today!!!! <3
    Have a great day!
    xo Hannah

  35. Your hair looks sooo cute like that! I've been wanting to get some curlers but I'm not sure if my hair is long enough to try that yet. But yours looks perf! Hopefully next time you won't burn yourself!

    I love that dress too!

  36. Your hair is beautiful :) I really miss the pink though! Soon enough, eh? *fingers crossed*

    xo Ashley

  37. Never been to a Quincinera but it sounds quite a celebration! :) I love experiencing events like that because it opens my eyes to other cultures and family traditions.

    And we must not forget to say, you are one gorgeous momma-to-be!

    aka The Belated Bloomer - Blog Giveaway Still Open!

  38. I am loving the colors of this dress! The quincinera sounds like such a fun event! Its so fun to see new cultures and traditions :)

  39. Sounds like you had a great time! I've never been to a quincinera before. And I love your dress!

    fashion and tea

  40. Stopping by to say Hi...Thanks for your comment doll (",)

  41. I love the print on this dress! it's so pretty. and you look absolutely fantastic, mama-to-be. :) pregnancy looks good on you!

  42. You've been looking fantastic lately! And the quinceanera sounds fantastic - what a party!

  43. Your dress is so beautiful and so are you, I love your hair! <3
    Love from France <3

  44. I don't know what a quinceanera is. What is it?
    You look gorgeous in this dress! I love the colors and the length so much!


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