What I'm Wearing: Weekend Wear | The Casual Silk Maxi!

2:00 PM

Yesterday, I was feeling solemn and heavy-hearted.  I just wanted to embrace family and hug my kids.
We decided to turn off the tv and disconnect from social media for a while and enjoy the beautiful afternoon.  It rained so much last week that a sunny day felt almost like a novelty.
It was a perfect day for a flowy dress, comfortable -- yet stylish sandals, a head scarf to combat the high humidity and aviators.  We hung out at the park and lake.  We took a moment to watch the world through the unbiased eyes innocence as she took in every bird, duck, turtle, piece of tree bark.  We wished that life could always be that simple and unvarnished.
Wearing: dress:  Butterick 5886; scarf: Jason Wu x Target; vintage aviators; Gladiator sandals: ASOS.com

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28 comments

  1. Gee is that how you look when your feeling forlorn, I need to get my act together. Love the head scarf.

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  2. Looks like you have the perfect summer dress! Just putting on such a lovely dress has to raise your spirits.

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  3. Erica....you are amazing! Keep up the good work

    Karen

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  4. As usual, you look gorgeous and your style is an inspiration.

    I haven't lived in the US for a long time, so I might be confused, but I assume you are alluding to the Zimmerman trial. It's probably not much consolation, but folks here in the UK are gobsmacked. It's incomprehensible that a "free society" could make laws where you can legally shoot an unarmed teenager on his way home through his own neighbourhood after buying snacks at the local minimart. It seems that Zimmerman, at a minimum, should be getting help to deal with his mental health issues, which are paranoia and delusion. How can someone with such poor judgement be allowed to run around with a loaded gun?

    Given that this is a public forum, I'll leave it there. I know better than to comment on contentious stuff, but this one is just so worrying.

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  5. I too tried not to fall into total despair and admire how you handled this as a family. Sometimes the pain and suffering in the world can overwhelm me but yes, beauty and nature and family and friends can restore your generous, kind spirit.

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  6. i almost always able to turn a phrase but find myself still pondering the (sadly not inexplicable) results and struggling to find words to express how depressing i find this verdict.

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    1. I'm right there with you June.

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  7. You look lovely, as always. I do not feel bad about the verdict. The jury spoke. If injustice took place, then God will have the final say. Maybe Travon is getting the final say now, or maybe Zimmerman will get his in due time. God really only knows the truth and His justice trumps all others. Both families deserve our prayers.

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    1. In theory that's a lovely thought process. But as the mother of a 23 year old Black son, feel strongest for Trayvon's family.

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  8. A gorgeous look, as always! Love this flowy maxi. My heart is very heavy too. I'm not sure how, but I really hope the world can right itself on this one...

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    1. Thanks Sallie... so do I.

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  9. Erika, I'm heavy hearted with you! I've been glued to CNN trying to understanding how the verdict was reached and how the now very talkative juror 37 could find sympathy for the man that took the life of a CHILD and HE gets to go on with his life and his gun! I have two young boys and I still remember the dread I felt when both were newborns about how my husband and I were going to have to educate them on procedures to follow if they're ever stopped by the police (heaven forbid) or the clothes that they wear! Those "lessons" are unheard of in other communities!

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    1. Norie, I remember those conversations when my son was young. Now, how do you explain the possibilities of negative confrontations with REGULAR citizens with itchy trigger fingers???

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  10. Beautiful dress, for some reason I don't remember your original post/review on this. Heavy heart indeed, I feel so sad for Trayvon's parents and family.

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  11. Beautiful dress, and a classy way to get away from it all on a sad day.

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  12. This is a lovely outfit, despite the sadness of the time. It's so hard not to feel like there's something so fundamentally broken about a society that's so willing to accept and sometimes even embrace violence. My heart breaks for all the parents like you that live in even more fear than they did before since this verdict was announced. The only thing that gives me any comfort at all is knowing that there are so many other people who are heartbroken and outraged. Maybe someday we'll see some change.

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    1. Here's hoping Ginger! Thanks!

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  13. This I love, especially the fabric choice.

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    1. Thanks TurquoizBlue! That fabric is really amazing!

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  14. I love this. I can't replace lost buttons, but I am in complete awe of a great seamstress.

    Also, would you mind including a Pin It button? My Pinterest and Facebook friends would love to see your blog, and I'm sure I'm not alone.

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    1. Karen, there is a "Pin It" on each image. Thanks!

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