// Dress: Eliza J via Nordstrom (it’s even on sale!!) // Clutch: My Sister (similar here) // Shoes: Steve Madden //
From the moment I found this Eliza J dress at Nordstrom I knew this was going to be a special post. I had no idea what I would write or what photos I would choose but I knew that a dress this beautiful HAD to be special. I put a lot of time and thought into what content would match the beauty of this dress and I finally came to a decision. The only thing that would match the beauty of this pink dress would be my grandmother, Gwen. I have talked about her on the blog before but there is just something about this dress that reminds me of her.
When I was a kid she would tell me about how when her and my grandpa got married, they had no money so she didn’t have funds to have a big wedding. No funds meant no bridal party and barely any decorations. She would tell me about the time they got married and even though they barely had a penny to their name, they were in love and happier than ever. She would tell me that had, they had the money she would have loved to have a wedding with accents of pale pink. From that moment on I knew when it came time for me to get married I would have the color pink heavily involved in my wedding.
Now clearly i’m not getting married and have no plans to do so in the near future. However when I saw this dress it reminded me so much of my grandma because of her love for pink. I went to Nordstrom with the intention of finding a dress for some pretty important work meetings and came out with a dress that not only makes me feel beautiful but reminds me of my wonderful grandma. I found these pale pink shoes and knew they were the ones. It took some convincing for my mom to agree seeing as how they are ridiculously high and I have a bad knee, but eventually she agreed.
This dress embodies everything my grandma was about. It’s classy, conservative, feminine and pink, all the things that remind me of her. I am so blessed to have had the time I did with her. I’m thankful for little reminders like this dress that remind me of the woman I want to be, classy, conservative, feminine and obsessed with all things pink! Luckily whenever I need encouragement I can always turn to my mom. She is so much like my grandmother. She inspires me to be a woman of God and a woman who knows what she wants and will work her butt off to get it.
This might just be a dress to you, but to me it is a dress that reminds me of a woman who helped shape me to the lady I am today. For that, I am forever grateful.
Have a blessed day! Hug someone a little tighter today. God bless!