(Shameless plug- I must tell all of my moms out there... I may have gotten 10+ compliments from women coming up to me telling me how much they loved my dress. Forgive me when I say I did a small cabbage patch dance each time knowing this dress is in our salon and PERFECT for a young mom such as myself who is gettin' fancy for her daughter's wedding day!
I LOVED this dress for several reasons:
1. The random strangers complimenting me... it was awkward, but the dress was killin' it!
2. I WORE A REGULAR BRA. (Hallelujah, cue the choir angels singing!)
3. Comfort factor was legit for being a fully beaded dress! (I may or may not have been on the dance floor the ENTIRE time the band was playing - sorry not sorry.)
4. Last but not least... NO SPANX NEEDED PEOPLE! Yes, you read this right... I know, I know... I almost don't believe it myself. The beading is patterned in such a way that is flattering to the lower regions (if you know what I mean). I fully expected to partake in my usual Spanx routine, but not on this bad boy!
Allison's mom Janet had her battle with cancer. I had my experience with the same cancer. Cancer taught me how to change the way I think. In the past, I allowed negativity to stay with me. If faced with a negative person or negative situation, I struggled with walking away quickly from those people/situations. Cancer has taught me there are two types of people in the world... those who are genuinely happy and those who aren't.
I make a conscious effort to recognize negative situations/people early on before I get myself too invested. Life is not happy every day. Life is actually pretty doggone hard. Happiness is a choice. It's not always easy to embrace negative situations with a big ol giant hug, but you have to do it. Then, you gotta get yourself out of there as quick as humanly possible!
Thanks for taking the time to read the inspirations I took away from the Beat Leukemia Ball last night.