Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Labor Day Blues


Dress: Nasty Gal - identical version HERE
Shoes: Target
Necklace: Gentry - get it HERE












Labor day weekend is always the unofficial end of summer for me. I spent my time hanging by the lake with my family, reading good books and relaxing in the sun. I was torn between enjoying my long weekend and already missing summer, but overall the weekend was a success. I definitely feel more relaxed and ready for fall (pumpkin spice lattes, boots, and pretty fall colors outside...yes, please) and have accepted that summer is coming to a close.

Accepting summer being over was way easier wearing this gauzy dress with lace detailing and my new chunky bubble bib from Gentry. Saying I'm obsessed with this necklace is an understatement. I want to wear it with everything! It's so pretty and adds the perfect pop of color to just about any outfit.

I purchased this dress for graduation but ended up wearing another one. I just pulled this beauty out of my closet, tags and all, and mentally kicked myself for forgetting it all summer. I probably would have never taken it off if I would have worn it sooner. It's the perfect LWD for summer and I'm already figuring out if there is any way I can make it work this fall. Wouldn't  you say YES to white after labor day for this dress??

As for my hair, it was pretty and bouncy all day, but by sunset and the time of taking these pictures, it was a hot mess. Rather than put it up into a top knot like I would usually do, I took a note out of Lana Del Rey's book, and threw it all over one shoulder. While my hair looks nothing like Lana's (smooth, beautiful perfection), I liked the messy, easy look, that was so reminiscent of summer. I will definitely be bringing this look back in the months to come!






102 comments:

  1. Love this Ashley!!! Love the shoes too!

    xo
    Melissa

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  2. I love this dress- so feminine and sweet!

    Life Unsweetened

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  3. Ohhh man that dress looks AMAZING ON YOU!!! I love the cream color and the cutouts with lace in them...wow. This is basically my dream dress! LOVE the statement necklace with it too. Could this outfit BE ANYMORE PERFECT???? :) And I gotta say, your hair looks fabulously bouncy. Love it!
    Rory
    p.s. This dress is so worth breaking the white after labor day rule for. Do it. ;)
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  4. very beautiful look,my dear!!!:)

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  5. I Like your dress !

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  6. Omgsh, how could you leave that beautiful dress alone??? Haha, it looks stunning on you girl, especially how you styled it. That statement necklace is so awesome!
    It's hard coming to grips that summer is over...I went through my first week of school and am still in denial...

    Trendy Teal

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  7. Of course white after labor day..who made that rule anyway ;).
    xo,
    katie
    www.toliveforstyle.com

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  8. Beautiful dress! I absolutely love it. And I am all for wearing white after Labor Day (who needs rules)?! The detailing in the dress is amazing and I love the cut of it at the bottom. Glad your weekend was so relaxing!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  9. Cute dress! ^^ Love the colour of your necklace, great accent!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  10. amazing necklace :)
    xo
    http://the-caramel-dream.blogspot.com/

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  11. im in love with your necklace! its such a beautiful shade of blue, it works so well with your dress too :') thanks for the comment on my blog, definitely following you! xx

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  12. this is such a wonderful dress. I love it. Ive been looking for such a great white dress for month now and i couldnt find one that i really really liked (except for one) but your dress is just so much prettier :D and you look sosoo good in it. and i am totally in love with your necklace. very very beautiful color :-) great outfit i really love it!!!

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  13. Stunning dress, you're gorgeous, keep in touch, B x

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  14. The necklace is gorgeous, it brings out the entire outfit :) lovely blog

    xoxo
    Lots of Luv from Ruth
    I'm following you :)
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  15. So pretty! The necklace and the dress go perfectly together!

    HippieChicPao

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  16. amazing dress so romantic and lovely pictures;)
    Kiss
    Monika;)

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  17. I love your dress! and the necklace too <3
    lovely blog,I'm following you now!

    xoxo,Camila and Carola.



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  18. thanks for checking out my blog!

    you look absolutley adorable in that dress!!

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  19. I love, love, LOVE this dress!! It’s so summery and flowy (I don’t want Summer to end!!) ... and love the pop of color in the necklace. Seriously, you look so pretty!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  20. Beautiful look! Love your necklace, great color =)

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  21. amazing blog! keep posting! would you like to follow each other on gfc and bloglovin?
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  22. You look beautiful, your necklace is amazing!!!

    Kiss, Vera
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  23. Love the outfit & your gorgeous blog! I just signed up as your latest follower. It would be great if we could follow each other!
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    Melissah

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  24. Everything about this outfit is perfect, and beautiful. I love it.
    xo
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  25. I love the idea of throwing you hair over your shoulder when it has gone wild! and I love the dress! it would be nice to see a post on how you work it for fall :)

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  26. Gorgeous white dress! You look stunning in it! Love your blog, I'm following you now, having a little ray of light that you follow back! :D

    xoxo

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  27. Absolutely in LOVE with your lace dress! So lovely and feminine :) You look GORGEOUS as always girl!!!
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed 

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  28. I love how stunning this dress is! You look beautiful!


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  29. Your dress is gorgeous and I love your statement necklace! :)

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  30. ASh, you're necklace is perfectly awesome.. :D

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  31. OMG - that dress is so perfect! LOVE it!
    XOXO
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  32. love your dress so much
    and the statement necklace makes everything perfect

    xo
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  33. This dress reminds me of Kirsten Dunst in The Virgin Suicides.

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  34. gorgeous dress!!

    XOFEMKE.
    www.myfashion-expression.blogspot.com

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  35. You look very pretty dear!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  36. I love the dress and your look overall, the necklace is just perfect as well, beautiful looking as always.

    Lots of love,
    http://aclosetofchaos.blogspot.co.uk

    xo

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  37. That dress is absolutely gorgeous, and you look SO pretty in these photos!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  38. Wow amazing dress and you are so beautiful! Great style, love! If you get a second, I'd love to hear your thoughts about my latest post!

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  39. amazing pictures! love your necklace
    great blog, very good job!!

    xoxo P.P.

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  40. love that dress, the lace cutouts are a nice little detail. you look beautiful! xx

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  41. Gorgeous dress! I'm following you too,

    xoxo

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  42. Blue and white are always stunning together! lovely combination xoxo

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  43. This dress is gorgeous on you!

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  44. this dress is soo gorgeous <3 love the bright necklace! sounds like you had a fun weekend!

    Alexa <3
    http://sleepeatbreathefashion.blogspot.com/

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  45. You're seriously so gorgeous! Loving this dress and the lovely necklace - such a beautiful pop of colour <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

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  46. Lovely dress.
    I follow you, follow you back?
    Xoxo

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  47. wonderful dress :))

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  48. what a wonderful look :)

    xx m

    thisishowwerule.blogspot.com

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  49. Your dress is so pretty, you look great :)

    xoxo

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  50. I'm definitely lamenting the end of summer too.
    You look so fab, that dress is amazing.
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  51. Love the statement necklace! Your outfit is lovely, so pretty and feminine x

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  52. That dress and necklace are beautiful!! The necklace sits so beautifully with that white lace!

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  53. gorgeous dress!
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  54. Love the lace and high-low dress!! So pretty!! :)

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  55. That necklace is just perfect, such a pretty colour and matched beautifully with your dress. LOVE!!

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  56. You look so lovely!! I'm following you back now! :)

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  57. Love that lace dress on you! :)

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  58. awww that's pretty :)

    <3

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    u can find something for u
    thanks :*

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  60. Wow!! Lovely dress!!
    New post on my blog, I'd love to hear your own opinion:)
    kisses
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  61. Love that dress and necklace, gorgeous look
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  62. Lovely dress!

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  63. really cute dress¡¡ love your style dear¡¡ xoxo

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  64. Turquoise and white is my favorite color combination ala Eva Mendes at the 2010 Golden Globes. Love the lace detail on your dress!

    XO,
    Elizabeth
    www.tonicofwildness.com

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  65. OH MY GOSH!! I absolutley love your outfit - you look gorgeaus :-) <3
    really lovin the necklace!!

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  66. Love your blog! Just found you through GFC and so glad I did. Newest follower! xo.
    Meg

    www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

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  67. Nice blog you have. I liked everything here... cool cool!
    I believe that you would love my blog too. Visit.
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    Kisses & greetings
    A.

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  68. Sooo pretty! The dress is romantic and the statement necklace is georgeous with that. I am now your follower. Nice blog and style!

    Nataya (Chachamisu)
    Naty Ponders Style Blog
    Chachamisu Photography Blog

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  69. that is such a gorgeous dress, i really love the lace! :)
    i love reading your posts, they're very inspirational <3 XO

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  70. Wow you look absolutely stunning here! That dress is gorgeous and I adore that necklace!

    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  71. thanks for your nice comments dear! keep posted... =)


    <3's
    cassie

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  72. that dress is impeccable! look at the lace details gosh





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  73. Hi Ashley! Love your blog.... this outfit is amazing. Can't o wrong with a sumer white dress and a statement necklace!

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  74. beautiful necklace and dress! <3

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  75. Beautiful necklace!

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  76. That necklace is just stunning Ashley! I'm not surprised you are wanting to wear it do much

    - Ididtellyou.blogspot.com

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  77. Such a gorgeous dress, love the lace detail & the asymmetric hem.
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Enjoy your Sunday xoxo
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  78. I love your blog, I follow you and I hope you follow me:)

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  79. awww it's too bad you forgot that dress all summer long- it's SO pretty! i love the high-low hem, and the pretty lace detailing. and oh i LOVE that bauble bib necklace- i'm so mad it sold out for now :((

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  80. Ohhhhhhh, you look beautiful with this dress!!! Love! Have a new follower! Big kiss, Maira

    www.myselffashionshow.com

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  81. So cute! Love the dress, it's so pretty!!

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  82. really loving your blog. we are now following you, hope you like ours too!

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  83. That dress is seriously incredible & looks fabulous on you!

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  84. I have this necklace and have NO idea what to wear it with! Love it paired with a soft, delicate dress!

    Hosting a giveaway on my blog for a killer necklace! You should enter!

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  85. Oh my god, this DRESS. It's absolutely drool-worthy. I'm in love. Forget the no-white after Labor Day rule (it's silly to begin with), wear this all year long! Definitely one of my favorite looks from you!

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  86. You look just gorgeous in this dress. The necklace is the perfect accessory.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  87. LOVE that bubble necklace and your dress is gorgeous!!

    -Rachel @ A Preppy State of Mind

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  88. in love with this dress and necklace :) super cute !

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  89. You look so amazing. I love the necklace and the dress is great.

    XX,
    Jenny

    PS.: Gorgeous blog. Maybe we could follow each other?

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  90. Thanks for your visit.Love the necklace so pretty!!
    Kisses

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  91. you have a great blog:-) love your necklace!!
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  92. love the dress

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  93. Holy gorgeous!! And, you are about the size of my right thigh, you lucky duck :) LOVE this dress, fits you like a glove!

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  94. so lovely, I love this look, the dress the necklace everyrhing.. xoxo
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  95. I'm in love with your high low dress and statement necklace. So very stunning. :)

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  96. Amazing look! So clean and beauty!

    I invite you to visit my blog, I hope to see you there!

    Kisses*

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