I've Got Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

Dress: Made 
Shoes: Old Navy (old)
Purse: Vintage
Belt: Vintage
Earrings: Vintage


It feels like FOREVER since I have posted something on the blog! Student teaching has definitely put my life in a while different gear work and time wise. Oddly enough however, I have actually had the entire week off, but blogging just didn't seem like a top priority with everything else going on.
If you keep up with the news you might have heard about Hurricane Harvey that hit the coast of Texas and Houston. Thankfully my family and I didn't have any damage from the storm, but sadly we know a number of people who lost their homes.

Seeing the destruction that hit Houston and other towns was heartbreaking and seeing the number of people who lost their homes and all their possessions made me realize how fortunate and abundantly blessed I am. While it almost seems horrible to realize that my family and I were spared while others lost so much, it gave us an opportunity to go out into our community to volunteer, pick up supplies for local shelters, and help those who were hit hard by the storm.

Despite the horrible events and aftermath of a disaster such as a hurricane, it has been AMAZING to see people come together and lend a helping hand, financial support, supplies, and prayer....often times for complete strangers. Even more incredible, is that in the midst of a divided nation whether it be in regards to government, religion, or anything else, people were willing to drop everything, forget about their differences and help one another. Sometimes it takes storms (physical and metaphorical) to teach us lessons and pull our focus off of ourselves and instead focus on others and the world around us. Even amidst this devastating destruction, my hope for the American people has truly been restored this week! Yes, there is still much to recover from and our country is still divided, but if the events of Hurricane Harvey have taught me anything it is that people still care for their neighbors and for complete strangers, and above anything there is still HOPE!

I pray that in the aftermath of this storm and in the midst of Houston and other towns recovering and rebuilding, that people will hold onto that hope and that it will become our focus every day!

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In regards to this outfit, these pictures were actually taken back in June (I know....why has it taken me this long to share them)! However, this is definitely one of my FAVORITE sheet dresses.....yes, you heard me right, I said sheet dresses because I do in fact have 7 dresses (all my favorites) made out of sheets (see herehere, here, and here). I don't always wear things that are fully, cheerfully colorful but this dress reminds me of a lollipop and I LOVE it! Plus it's ridiculously comfortable and cool and twirly so:) I decided that with color comes color and paired it with a cheerful bouquet of flowers from Trader Joe's (who doesn't love their flowers), heels from old navy, vintage clip on earrings, and this colorful embroidered vintage purse. Plus an pop of pink lipstick and a milkmaid braid (which my hair is long enough to do now) didn't hurt either!

-Madison

7 comments

  1. Thank you for sharing about Hurricane Harvey - I too have been amazed to see how much everyone has done to help. Praying for everyone affected!
    Also, what a cute outfit - I wish I had the sewing skills to make sheet dresses like that. I love those shoes too, and that lip color is super pretty on you! :)

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  2. That hurricane is so awful, I am so glad you are ok. I feel terrible for everyone who lost their homes.
    I love this dress and it is so cool you made it out of sheets. Where do you buy your patterns I want to start sewing again.
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  3. That dress is gorgeous[you did a great job]as is all the accessories. Thanks for sharing. it is good to hear from you. Prayers for all of the victims of the hurricane.
    Marilyn

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  4. It is sad to hear of the disaster hurricane Harvey has caused but bringing man kind together is joyful to come of it. Mankind helping each other is awesome. What an adorable dress you made. Very springy and bright and cheery! Love your hair like that too! Enjoy your student teaching;) Stephanie

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  5. I'm happy that you and your family are safe? Despite the devastation, it's good that you have been able to see people step up to the plate.
    Your outfit is so cute and cheerful! :)

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  6. Absolutely LOVE this outfit! Especially love the way your hair is styled! And your flowers are gorgeous!

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  7. you are so beautiful and these flowers compliment your attire and your personality really well. the dress is amazing too. its sad that the season for light healthy colurs is fading

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