Monday, July 27, 2015

Butterflies From Heaven

My mom recently told me that butterflies can be signs from those who have passed on. They are supposed to represent the freedom a soul feels in the After Life, where there is no pain or sadness. I know it sounds hokey, but it makes me feel better to know that a butterfly could be a signal from George, or one of my grandparents, telling me they are thinking of me. I think that was why I was so drawn to today's featured dress.

Right now, though, my thoughts are with my little sister, Laura, who is having to make a painful decision about her pug, Bentley. He is a very old pug, whom Laura has had for most of her adult life. He helped her through a difficult period when she was in college, was with her when she started dating her husband, Matt, and has been by her side as she became a mom to my two young nephews.

Now, Bentley is showing signs that his quality of life has severely diminished. He isn't himself, and he barely recognizes those around him. Laura is having to decide whether it's time to let him go, which I believe to be one of the hardest decisions a person (a fur-parent) ever has to make.

Laura, I am thinking of you.

Today's outfit details:

Dress: Erin Erin Fetherston Madame Butterfly Fit and Flare Dress

Also available at Dillard's and the Erin Fetherston website.

The dress also comes in a longer shirt dress version and gown.

Shoes: Schutz Adeline Strappy Metallic Sandals in Rose Gold (sold out)

Erin Fetherston is a popular up-and-coming brand, and celebrity fans include Taylor Swift. You can find her designs in most major department stores as well as online retailers like Amazon.