Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Dress to Live In

 Dress: 'Public Library Dress' in Navy c/o August Wrinkle
Cardigan: Cotton Emporium 'Oversized Cardigan' from Nordstroms - get similar version HERE
Tights: Target
Boots: Steve Madden 'Midorii'
Ring: Forever 21
Watch: Fossil 'Heather' - get it HERE

You know when something fits you absolutely perfectly and you want to wear it like every single day? Meet that piece of clothing in my life at this moment, the 'Public Library Dress' from August Wrinkle. This dress is AMAZING. I rave about a lot of clothing items, but seriously, seriously, can I live in this dress??

Pairing it with my favorite cozy sweater from Nordstroms, patterned tights, and boots (my go to!), I wore minimal jewelry and let the dress do all of the talking. I mean polka dots, a pretty collar and cute gold buttons? Does it get any better?! This outfit was perfect for a chilly, WINDY, winter day and transitioned perfectly for dinner in the evening.

On a side note, if you haven't noticed, is in desperate need of a facelift. I'm ridiculously picky and indecisive, hence the extremely plain, non-design. I am also 100% tech challenged and can not do anything design/html worthy. So many blogs I follow have adorable designs/layouts. Do you guys have any suggestions? xo


  1. can i live with you in that dress???!! haha just kidding... kinda.
    but seriously, you look amazing! also love your cardi :)

    The DayLee Journal

  2. So dang cute!!! I love how it's a neutral palette but is made interesting with all the fun textures! :)

  3. Lovely outfit! Your dress is so adorable :)

    Love, Maria

  4. just found your blog! too cute


  5. oh Ashley, you make my day!!!
    just so you know YOU are one of my favorite bloggers because of your amazlingly cute style.
    you need to post more often so i can stalk you more often :)

  6. Haha, we're posting August Wrinkle outfits on the same day!
    I love this adorable dress on you and how you styled it - the riding boots, cozy cardigan, and textured tights? Oh yes, you know how to layer flawlessly!
    Ooooh, and I know, I totally sympathize with you on the designing problem...gah, I am so lucky I won a giveaway once from a blog designer...but now, even I'm ready to update my blog. Only I'm the same as you - clueless when it comes to web design. If you find someone let me know!

    Trendy Teal

  7. already second polka dot dress I have seen in my blog list today. makes me miss wearing my own even more.. yours looks absolutely great with those brown leather booties and black lace tights. oh and I LOVE the watch! should look for something similar :P

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  8. What a lovely and comfortable outfit, I love your boots! xx

  9. Hi Ashley, lovely to see your dresses. I also loved your socks, great style, you rock girl! loves from stanbul

  10. Great post! I love shoes!

    Good weekend,

  11. I love these tights! Patterned ones always makes outfits a touch more fun!

    The Glossy Life

  12. Oh Ashley, you're just too cute! I'm glad that you've found such a lovely dress to live in. :) It's awesome when it fits just right, yeah? You're totally allowed to live in it forever. And sleep in it. And shower in it. It can be whateeeever you want. ;)

  13. Such a versatile dress- the color and pattern are great for every season and occasion!

  14. Love this look of the dress and cardigan together! :)

    xo – Sheila
    Win a $30 Target giftcard!!

  15. Love it! The dress is so cute and I think you did a great job to combine it with this beautiful and casual cardigan. It matches really well. X

  16. Okay, I had to comment back in response to that last sweet one you left me. Haha, thanks so much for the compliment Ashley! You know, when I was 14 I was such a bookworm and would often write my own short stories. I'd dream about writing my own novel, although I never hit on a storyline that I'd finish completely. Haha, maybe I've finally found one, huh? :)

  17. hi beautiful! i just found your blog and after going through it i must say i love it! you have great style...would you be interested in following each other? let me know

  18. you looking so lovely!!!
    love ur dress

  19. What a cute dress! And I really love that watch so much!
    With Luck

  20. Awesome outfit matched with perfect Designer footwear.. Loved the appearance and of course your smile too.. :-)

  21. I ADORE that dress . . . but it's out of stock! :( Have you seen any similar anywhere? Preferably in black and white versus the blue and white. Please let me know!!! Thanks! :)