Merriam-Webster defines whimsical as lightly fanciful or subject to erratic behavior or unpredictable change. The dichotomy between these two separate definitions just gave me a right hearty chuckle. While I am feeling lightly fanciful in this adorable lacy dress from Rosegal, I am simultaneously suffering from yet another whimsical decision made by the Army! Any member of the military or their dependents reading this knows exactly what I mean. Yes, my friends, the Army is classic for its erratic behavior and unpredictable changes. And we members of the military community suffer all too often at its whim!
*Disclosure: This dress was provided to me for review. All opinions and thoughts are completely my own.
Just today I began the final countdown with my children…Daddy would be home in 18
long short days after being gone for the past 6 1/2 weeks. This conversation was quickly succeeded by the phone call. Yes, the dreaded phone call that often comes so very near the day when your spouse’s return is expected. It went something like this…
Husband: “Is there anything I need to be home for in March at all? Like need, need to be home for?”
Me: “Um, whyyyyyy?”
Husband: “Because they are extending us 2 1/2 weeks down here. But if there is a reason that you absolutely need me home, like a real valid reason, then they will release me as originally scheduled.”
Me: “Is my sanity, or the fact that I am quickly losing it, a real valid reason?”
Husband: “Probably not.”
Me: “Okay then. I guess I will see you in 35 days.”
And there it is folks, the whim of the Army dictates our lives. But I love my husband and he loves his job and so we do what we do and we do it as well as any other military family.
And I just continue to remind myself that I’ve got this. I’ve always got this. I am, in fact, a freaking super hero. And I’m wearing the dress to prove it! Thank you, Rosegal!
Dress: Pink Embroidered Lace Insert Plus Size Dress (c/o Rosegal).
Jeans: Mossimo Jeggings for Target (Old. Similar here.)
Shoes: Adrienne Vittadini from DSW (No longer available, but similar option here).
Hat: Velvet Sparkle Band Cloche Hat by Merona for Target.
Clutch: Old Navy (No longer available).
All Jewelry: Old.
As frustrated as I may get sometimes with these erratic and unexpected changes, I will continue to do my part to #SpreadTheKindness! Won’t you all join me in doing the same.
Your favorite posts from last week’s link up were…
Audrey of Five Foot Nothing with her post Valentine’s Day Outfit Tips (StyleWe Collaboration). Speaking of whimsical, Audrey is the epitome of whimsy is this gorgeous white dress with her bright pink bag!
Amy of Styling Granny Mama with her post Pantone Spring/Summer 2017: Fashion Color Report in collaboration with Liz of With Wonder and Whimsy. Isn’t that fabulously coincidental that I had chosen to write about whimsy in this post? And how fabulous are these two gorgeous women?!