When it comes to dresses that I can wear over and over, Diane Von Furstenberg is top of my list. Even when she uses trendier prints, like this one, her dresses still look classic. I love the split sleeves and modest length-perfect for work! I paired it with over the knee boots and one of my favorite YSL bags in this beautiful sky blue color. And I couldn’t forget to add this gorgeous turquoise Kanupriya bracelet to finish it off!
Today’s post is also about something that has been on my mind lately: being a good friend. There are a few things I need to work on myself, and things I often contemplate when I run into sticky situations. I’ve been hearing these principals a lot lately, and wanted to jot them down:
- Tell the truth in love. There is a time and place to tell a friend something they may not want to hear. If you see a friend heading for destruction or making life choices that could harm them in any way, never be afraid to speak truth in love. Sometimes, we fear not being liked, so we keep our mouth shut and don’t say what needs to be said. A real friend will tell you the truth, even when it stings a little.
- Say thank you. I think a thank you can go a long, long way. If your friend wrote you a kind note, did you a favor, or gave you a thoughtful gift, tell them how much you appreciate it! (There’s nothing worse than your efforts not being appreciated by those you love most.)
- Show up on time. Sure, there are MANY circumstances that will keep us from being on time for a meet up with friends, but unless it’s dire, be respectful of someone else’s time. I’ve often heard that time is the worst thing you can steal from those you love.
- Follow up. If a friend is going through something rough, don’t make a habit of just one text or phone call. Follow up! Many people show up when a crisis occurs, but who is still there after the dust has settled? Be that kind of friend.
That’s it for today…I will be back later this week. Have a wonderful day!
Photography: S. Jackson