Yellow Off-the-Shoulder Dress

yellow off-the-shoulder dress

I’m totally, crazily, and completely obsessed with this yellow off-the-shoulder dress. I wore it on Friday around the French Quarter in New Orleans with my favorite hat and then while running errands in Dallas yesterday. And I’ll probably wear it this weekend. And a few days after that.

And a few days after that.

Because, again, I’m super obsessed with it.

ASOS Off Shoulder Sundress in Natural Fibre Kate Spade New York Rise and Shine Stud Earrings ASOS New Look 3d Flower Clutch Bag

What I’m Wearing:

Dress: ASOS / Clutch: ASOS / Shoes: similar / Earrings: Kate Spade / Ring: BaubleBar

But enough about a yellow off-the-shoulder dress. Today, I would like to talk about the events of this weekend.

It has taken me a while to be able to assemble my thoughts about what happened in Orlando on Sunday. Like the rest of the country, I was – and am – heartbroken for all of those who lost their lives or lost loved ones. I cannot fathom the level of hate that would drive a person to commit such a terrible act. In addition, I am horrified at the fact that such a person was able to obtain the means to commit such atrocities.

Yet, at the same time, the aftermath of this tragedy serves as a reminder of humanity’s ability to come together in times of hardship. The candlelight vigils all over the world prove that neither Orlando nor the gay community stands alone. The lines in Orlando that are over a mile long to donate blood to the victims of the shooting show that there is still goodness, and people who believe that love will always triumph over hate.

But something needs to be done. Why was or is a man who was once on the FBI suspected terrorist watch list legally able to purchase a gun? Furthermore, why was a man who was so obviously troubled able to purchase a gun? Despite the fact that I’ve known how to shoot a gun since I was eight years old, I honestly don’t know enough about guns or gun laws to know how this situation could’ve been avoided. I can say that I am for the right to bear arms. It is one of the pillars upon which this country was founded and – here in Texas – people really love that right. However, I do believe that more needs to be done in the way of gun restrictions and we need to make it more difficult for civilians to purchase these guns – whether or not they have a history of mental illness, whether or not they suspected terrorist ties. All civilians.

Now isn’t the time to point fingers at people of certain races or religions – it is time to come together as a nation to find a solution and stop future attacks like this one from happening ever again. Times like these are when we are reminded of the strength of our nation… so spread love today, and love will prevail. XO

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