Happy Friday lovelies!
Wow, this has been the wildest week! Lots of life updates and of course, details for this floral petite maxi dress 🙂
Chicwish Floral Maxi Dress c/o (similar here) | Franco Sarto White Boots c/o | Teddy Blake Blue Handbag c\o – Use TBLizzieInLace30 for $30 off! (similar here) | Kendra Scott Pendant Necklace c/o | Kendra Scott Layered Necklace c/o | Kendra Scott Bracelet c/o
You guys know that I LOVE a good maxi dress, which is funny because as someone that is under 5 ft, I never thought I’d be able to wear them! Boy, was I wrong 😉 They are super flattering, comfortable and feminine. I honestly think that they are my favorite type of dress to wear and that certainly says a lot. Maxi dresses are super easy to throw on and somehow still manage to make you look polished. This floral petite maxi dress is my current fave and I’m sure that’s not a surprise since I’ve already worn it on the blog, YouTube and Instagram haha!! Anyway, a little advice for other petite ladies that are looking for maxi dresses – go for a 52″ length or shorter (if you’re around 5 ft and under).
Okay so now for some life updates!
Firstly, I’m going to be an aunt again!! My sister just told us that she is pregnant and due later this year. My niece is almost four years old and she is such a doll! I can’t wait to find out whether it’s going to be a boy or girl 🙂 Will update haha!
Secondly, my little brother called me yesterday morning and told me that he is officially a SAILOR!!! Words cannot express how proud I am of him and how excited I am for his future. His division was the last to call so this week was full of anxiety just waiting to see that number pop up lol! He sounds really happy, which is great because he was immediately regretting his decision when he got there haha. But he did it 😀 He passed his test and we are watching his graduation from home today 🙂 This has definitely been an emotional roller coaster. He left in early February and I shared my honest and raw thoughts in this post.
When I first found out… I was not happy at all. I mean, I was supportive, of course, because I would be supportive of anything he chose to do. But I was sad for him to go for my own selfish reasons. We have always been very close and after the tough last few years we’ve had as a family, it was hard to let go of him. I just didn’t want him to grow up and I didn’t want him to change. I still wanted to go on trips, visit theme parks, play guitar and just talk about life. The first couple of weeks were really hard. I’m not a mom yet so I cannot even comprehend the situation from that perspective but now I can understand (just a little bit) how it feels to let go… and it hurt. But now, I think we’re all in a better place and instead of sad tears, I’m crying happy tears. I’m just so proud of him!
Now he is going to A school and will be there for a while. I’m hoping that we will get to see him before the end of the year but as I’ve found, the Navy is unpredictable so any time with him will be an added blessing. Until then, at least he will have his phone so that’s a huge plus haha!
Anyway, thank you for all of your support and encouragement throughout this time. And thank you to those of you that shared your own experiences with boot camp and the service in general. It helped more than you know!! Thankful for all of you <3
Have a wonderful weekend!!