Dallas Redhead Blogger in Black and White Embroidered Dress

The Perfect Summer Dress

Hi, everyone! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! We left Montgomery on Saturday to drive to Rosemary Beach in Florida. When we got there, I could not believe how many people were there. It was like Coney Island! No one was wearing a mask, and the beach was so crowded. The chairs on the beach did not seem to be spaced out at all. We took the longest bike ride on Sunday morning and then sat on the beach for a while. Our trip was cut very short because we got up on Monday morning and drove eleven hours back to Dallas.

My dad had been status quo (for him) before we left, and on Saturday, my mom said that he seemed to be having a little trouble breathing and that they were giving him oxygen. I asked if she thought we should come back and she said she didn’t think so. On Sunday evening, I called and told her that I thought we should come back, and she said that we probably should. We got back Monday night and went straight to see him.

Their building has been on lockdown, but because things are dire, they let us in. I could not believe how fast things have changed in the week it’s been since I saw him last. I know there are so many tragic ways to die, but Parkinson’s has been horrible to watch. My dad has had so many bad health issues (polio, cancer, deadly peanut allergy, Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome, and was toxic from MRSA staph), but he has been like a cat with nine lives and fought them all. Parkinson’s is what is definitely going to take him, and it’s not nice. I’m praying that it goes quickly with no pain.

Sorry to be such a downer, but it’s where I am right now.

I am so blessed to have had both my parents this long when so many of my friends have already lost theirs. I am not sure what the next few days or weeks will bring, but we are in preparation mode.

So, let’s get to what I usually do post about, and that is fashion and fluff! The dress that I am showing is, in my opinion, the perfect summer dress (especially for this crazy time). This embroidered dress has a relaxed fit with an adjustable tie front. It’s 100% cotton and machine washable and falls loosely over the body. It’s available in black here but does come in a few more colors (some limited sizes). It looks great with a flat sandal, wedges, or a boot. It’s a great dress for running around, wearing at the beach, or just lounging at home. I am wearing the XS. The best part is that it’s on sale making it THE perfect summer dress! This will be a go-to throw on dress for me all summer, but first, I really need to throw on some self-tanner!

Speaking of self-tanner, I am OBSESSED with this one! It is truly the first self-tanner (developed in Dallas) that does not make me smell like a dirty wet dog. It’s also the first to have CBD in it.

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I have to admit that I do love shoes, but since Covid-19, I have only purchased one new pair for summer (which I just got). I have been pulling out all of my sandals from last summer and wearing those. Still, I love the Gucci sandals that I am wearing in the photos. I bought them in black and gold last year. They work with everything I wear in the summer. They might be a little more expensive, but I wore them everywhere last summer and will again this summer  (cost per wear!).




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Shooting at Home

I am sure you all are getting sick of the locations in my recent photos because I am. I have been shooting at home, and I hope to venture out for the next photoshoot. It has been so nice though, not to have to change my clothes in the car and flash everyone that walks by! I hope you all will bear with me.

As I said, I am not sure how the next days or weeks will go. After my dad transitions, we will be moving my mom to our house for a while. We have a condo in Dallas that we have kept for her, but we have a renter occupying it, and he is 99 years old, and we adore him. You see the predicament we are in! We think that my mom being with us will be good for her to start to get her life back. She has taken care of my dad for such a long time, and that has been her life. If your parents are still here, make sure you call them or visit them. I am regretting not spending more time with my dad.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you have a great day!

Photos: Danielle Sabol

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