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.
Photos by Julia Dags.