Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Certain Romance

Modcloth Bernie Dexter Wizard of Awesome Dress

I love taking risks and trying new cuts when it comes to dresses, but nothing compares to a great fit and flare.  It's timeless and it flatters pretty much every body type.  I have so many fit and flares in my closet but I'd like to think each has their own special details.  This dress was on my Modcloth wishlist forever and I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!  I was obsessed with the neckline and how unique it was, plus the print is wonderful for pretty much any season.  After it was discounted a few times I finally had the courage to purchase it.  Good deals come to those who wait!

Modcloth Bernie Dexter Wizard of Awesome Dress




Dress- Modcloth (30%off!!)
Shoes- Zara
Belt- Forever 21
Bracelet- Swarovski

I'm almost eight weeks postpartum and I'm starting to feel normal again.  My body is becoming more recognizable and more dresses are zipping up comfortably everyday.  After going through a little bit of a sad period (just about me, not about Bianca) I've come through and started loving myself again.  I was always worried about postpartum depression but I never thought I would be feeling so down on myself.  As a mom I'm fulfilled with happiness, but as a person I was entirely sad and confused.  Things have cleared up and I'm glad I can say that I feel overjoyed with all aspects of my life.
Bianca is going to be two months old on Saturday and I can't believe it!  Time is really flying by.  She outgrew her smallest pajamas and upgraded from newborn diapers a few days ago.  It wasn't until then did I realize how I'd like her to be this size forever.  Everything happens so fast and I feel like I need to be present in every moment to savor it all.  I know that's not always possible but it keeps me in perspective.  I never knew I could love something so much so quickly :).




  1. Love the dress! I've had my eye on it for ages too but I still haven't taken the plunge.
    I'm really glad you're feeling yourself again. You've looked amazing this whole time, just so you know, but I know that we all tend to be our own worst enemies when it comes to criticism. And looking gorgeous doesn't mean much if we aren't feeling it! So its wonderful that things are looking up for you in that regard.
    Babies grow so fast! Take millions of photos and VIDEOS! I didn't have a video camera in the early days of my kids' lives and I so much wish I'd been able to record all the adorable things they said and did on a daily basis.

    Amber Jade
    Fairytales and Following Trails

  2. This dress is perfect for you! It looks great with your skin and hair pretty lady!

  3. You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress :) I love the colors and the print.

  4. This dress is incredibly beautiful, I adore the fit and the pattern. You look gorgeous!
    I'm glad you're starting to feel like yourself again, it's a huge change and not nearly enough people talk about how it can effect how you view yourself. It's easy for us as women to be hard on ourselves, I'm really happy to hear you're starting to feel better though

  5. The print and the cut of this dress are just AMAZING and it looks so good with your hair! I am so happy to here you are feeling better about yourself and life in general! I have been feeling not so happy with myself for these past months too and I am excited to start a new fitness/ eating challenge today which will hopefully help that. Anyway, you look wonderful here and this is one of my favorite looks of yours ever!
    xo Hannah

  6. You look amazing in this; it is such a fun print. Thank you for sharing a very honest post about postpartum depression and figuring out you as a person all over again.

    Bianca is growing so fast! But I think every size and age will have it's own delights too :)

  7. You look so fabulous. I love these colors and this cut on you. Now I am lurking this dress on the modcloth site as well! Hard to believe you just had a baby, you look great!

  8. You look so lovely, that dress is timeless! =) Is great to hear that you're feeling happier and more yourself. A big hug!



  9. Wow wow wow! This dress is so gorgeous on you! It is hard to do red and green together but this is smashing.

    So happy you are feeling more like yourself. You look great!


  10. Happy two months to your baby and you really look good. That dress fits you as usual! I'm so happy you are sharing what you're going through, 'cause I personally am pretty scared of everything that will come with and after pregnancy, so I'm happy to hear you are doing well.

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  11. Ohh Ashley, it's so gorgeous on you!!! I'm living vicariously hardcore right now!! You look happy and beautiful, and I'm glad to hear that you are feeling more like your old self again, my friend!!

    xox Sammi

  12. I love fit and flare dresses! They are the best. :) And this one is absolutely stunning and perfect for spring! I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better and more like yourself. You are beautiful and you look amazing and your baby is super cute. :) They grow fast (I have an almost 2 year old niece) so eat up every moment the best you can!

  13. I'm a jerk -- I read this on bloglovin' and forgot to comment. 1) your hair. Also Kevin nailed it when he called you "Rashida" on facebook. Seriously. 2) this dress is stunning on you 3) I love how you've been so open about being pregnant/post-pregnancy about your feelings. A lot of pregnant ladies never discuss these things or really anything other than being gross so I appreciate your view point. Also also this dress is so great I can't handle it.

    I'm very tired and uh, sorry if I make no sense/ramble.

  14. Gorgeous! I found you at Suzanne Carillo's blog.

  15. Wow you have this dress now. I remember it on a previous wish list. Happy for you. I have this dress too

  16. That dress is just so darn lovely! I really love the pattern and the fit is just perfect on you.


  17. That dress is made in heave. Nothing screams speing like a field of poppies.
    You and your blog are fantastic and so inspiring.
    I am inmediately following you.
    I am sure we will be great blogger friends.
    Have a wonderful Sunday

  18. Stunning, stunning dress!! Lovely. x

  19. That dress is so cute and it looks so good on you! The print is so pretty and the neckline/sleeves are so unique! Glad to hear you are feeling better too :)


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