Literally Lemon Stripes

When I first saw this Draper James lemon striped dress I basically fell out of my seat because it’s the most on-brand thing of all time! In my fantasy world, Reese was inspired by my blog in this design. A girl can dream, can’t she?

The lemon trend this summer has been quite exciting for me but when you add in blue stripes, I’m in dress heaven. It also comes in a cute flirty mini wrap dress that I also love. I mean I know I use the word “love” about clothing items probably too often but my feelings towards this dress are more like soulmate kind of love. It’s special. Sorry Anel!

On to a fun fact about me: I fall over in almost every photo shoot I’ve ever done. Seriously, ask anyone who has ever done a shoot with me! Julia always manages to snap a shot as soon as I trip as a joke so I included one in today’s post because they always make me laugh and I think we all could use a good laugh today after reading the news over the last few days.

I felt silly posting an outfit today, and was going to do a full post about family separation and immigration policy, but when I sat down to write it, I realized that I’m not nearly educated enough on the topic to write an informed blog post about this subject.

I read A Cup of Jo’s post and felt that she wrote it better than I ever could have done, so I urge you to both read it and, more importantly, to take action. Yes, there is an executive order now in place to stop this horrifying and inhumane act, but that’s not enough. There are still thousands of kids who are separated from their parents. We still have a mess of an immigration policy. No matter what side of the aisle you’re on, I think you can agree on that!

Yesterday was very emotional for me, as it was for many people, and I felt helpless and alone. I felt like there was nothing I could do to help the kids who were separated from their parents at the border. But reading her post and other lists with resources for how to help made me feel like even small actions could make some sort of difference.

So I urge you to donate (I donated to the ACLU and Raices Texas) and email your senator. I was about to write a letter when an Instagram follower who worked for a senator let me know that letters are often not looked at for months and an email or online contact form is more efficient.

If you’re in Connecticut, I’ll make it easy for you. Contact Senator Chris Murphy here and Senator Richard Blumenthal here.

Draper James Dress c/o / Steven by Steve Madden Sandals / Karen Walker Sunnies / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o


Draper James Dress c/o / Steven by Steve Madden Sandals / Karen Walker Sunnies / Lisi Lerch Earrings c/o

Photos by Julia Dags.


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  1. Allie said:

    This dress was literally made for you! You look beautiful! Thank you for the info on contacting senators. You can also call, I interned for a senator in college and they had someone manning the phones in the local office all the time.

    6.21.18 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Thanks Allie! And great tip.

      6.21.18 · Reply
  2. Shannon said:

    Love this dress! And yes, another reader is right. Best way to have your voice heard by a representative or senator in Congress is a phone call or email. Letters have to be scanned into a system, and they’re just filed away. Emails get filed too, but those are much easier to read.
    When a major policy issue like this is happening, their offices are swamped with calls and emails. In times like this, usually your name will not be logged (unless you’re a frequent caller). But the offices do keep track of the number of calls they get. When your call or email is one of thousands, that matters.

    6.23.18 · Reply
  3. The dress is definitely made for you!! Love it for summer!
    xoxo, Jenna

    6.25.18 · Reply
  4. Hannah said:

    I feel like this dress needs to be a part of your bio pic, no?! So cute! 🙂

    xx Hannah //

    6.28.18 · Reply