Jul 10, 2014

Style: Birthday Dress

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dress: anthropologie // necklace: versona (similar) // wedges: toms

The first time I wore this dress I was bummed because I felt like it did not photograph well (I know, I know, first world problems). I recently wore this outfit to my cousin's wedding and I think it turned out much better. Maybe it's just the short hair?

So, my birthday is tomorrow. The big 2-8. Birthdays are becoming less and less of a big deal to me, so it's kind of feeling anti-climactic at this point. BUT, a few of my closest friends are getting together for a girl's weekend that includes some birthday time and I am so looking forward to that. I think as you get older, your birthday becomes more about spending time with people you love than celebrating yourself. 

I love that I have had this blog for a few years because it is fun to look back at birthdays past (26, 27). So much has changed, and also so little. Apparently I am writing like a philosopher today? Anyway, I am so thankful for another year of life and for wonderful internet strangers to share it with :)

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31 comments:

  1. I think your dress looks super cute, especially with your necklace! Isn't it funny what a haircut/style can do? Happy Birthday a day early too! I hope you have a fun girls' weekend :)

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  2. Love that dress! Looks so pretty on you! Happy early birthday! Hope you have a great day tomorrow!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  3. Happy Birthday! I like little family celebrations for my birthday. This dress is adorable and your hair looks really cute here! I just love navy dresses because they go with all type of accessories!

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  4. Happy birthday! I think the dress is really cute!

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  5. Happy birthday! I turned 28 in January and it seems so much older to say it than 27. But I don't feeeeel old. It's just the unstoppable march of time, my life is slipping past me, soon I'll be 100, etc. feeling. Have fun this weekend!

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  6. Beautiful!! That dress looks amazing on you. Has anyone ever told you that you remind them of Lady Mary on Downton Abbey? You remind me of her! Happy birthday, girl!!!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Ashley!! I love this dress with your short hair!

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  8. Happy birthday sweetie! I spent my birthday with my loveones too last 7th of july, and I agree with you. As we get older time is more important thag we spent with them than how grand our celebration... :)))


    cassiecadiz.blogspot.com

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  9. I love that dress and think it photographs beautifully. The necklace is great with it. Happy early birthday and have fun with the girls! I agree, birthdays are getting progressively less fun, ha.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  10. Happy Birthday! Love the detailing on this pretty dress, which goes quite well with that necklace :) Also, are those wedges really comfy? They're like the perfect neutral.

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    1. Thanks Danielle! You know, I've been really happy with these wedges. I bought them on super-sale last fall and I was nervous about the height (I normally only wear flats) but I think for tall shoes, they are comfy. They don't have like a super-cushy insole or anything, but they are pretty supportive and solid. Definitely a win!

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  11. That dress is beautiful on you. The deep blue is gorgeous and I love the subtle details.

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  12. Happy Birthday!! I love the dress so much! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. Each piece of this outfit is perfect - they go together so well and create such a complete look. Love it!

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  14. Happy Birthday! I love your short hair with that dress! It is so good. It takes the dress to super fun and flirty. And the color is great on you!

    Jenni

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  15. Happy Birthday!! I love the dress on you! The cut is great and I love that the material is a bit textured.

    I do long for the days where birthdays were super exciting, but as long as you do something to celebrate with family and friends, even if it's small, it can still be a really nice day.

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  16. Have fun celebrating your birthday! One of my favorite things about birthdays now is having that reason to get together with friends and have lots of fun. Love the dress, and those wedges are fantastic!

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  17. Happy early bday girl! You look so dang cute in this! The texture of the dress is perfect and works so well with your skin tone and your choice of necklace is right on!

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  18. Happy Birthday! Such a cute dress! Love the color and texture! Hope you have a fabulous weekend with your friends!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  19. I think your short hair, statement necklace, and neutral wedges make a huge difference. The way you've styled your birthday dress really draws attention up to your face. Such a pretty look! And, of course, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

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  20. Happy birthday Ashley!! Even though birthdays lose their excitement after 21, I hope you'll get to do a little something fun to celebrate :) LOVE that dress!

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  21. Love this dress, and totally agree about birthdays - they are getting to be more and more about being with those I love and less about celebrating anything specifically ME. Happy Birthday & have an amazing weekend!!

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  22. Happy birthday!! And I'm loving the shorter hair, too!

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  23. Happy now belated birthday!! That dress looks great on you, and the statement necklace and feels are perfect for a wedding look!

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  24. Happy belated birthday!! I really like this dress on you and that statement necklace is great! I totally agree that as you get older the best birthday are low key ones with your loved ones. I hope you had a great one!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  25. Happy belated birthday!! I love the dress. And the necklace! :-)

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  26. happy belated birthday! i hope it was a great one. I agree, as you get older its more about who you spend it with than what you get.

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  27. Happy late Birthday, what a stunning dress, you look lovely Ashley.

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  28. I love this dress it suits perfectly on you ....lovely <3

    www.theeche.com

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  29. I feel like once you get over 21, the rest of your 20s just kind of mesh together since there's no major milestone there. Love how you wore the vibrant statement necklace with your dress!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  30. Happy Belated Birthday Gorgeous Ashley. This dress is divine and so celebratory for a new year. Love the necklace - together they are perfect. Also, how cool to start off your birthday with a huge happy announcement. So happy that you will become a Mommy soon and the Blue Dress is perfect too, since you are having a boy.

    I am so happy for you. You will be a Fantastic and Stylish Mamma and Mom-to-Be. I am sure of it.

    Much Love, Ada.

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