I am an island

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This is what I wore to the Goodwill Good Style fashion show. Ashley let me borrow this beautiful dress and I couldn't resist showing it off. It's one of those conversation starter dresses. I wasn't sure how I could casually wear it, so I wore it to a fancy event. Mission accomplished. These photos were taken by Abby and Rachel. I'm not sure which took which, but you should all visit them because they are hilarious and beautiful and lovely. I feel so lucky to live in a place with such a strong blogging community. These ladies have surpassed blogging friends to become real life friends. I mean, we text each other, ride in cars together, and hang out at each others places. That's like real friendship, right?

Last night I got caught in a flood/semi-tornado. It was one of those crazy moments when you question every choice you made in the last hour and start hyperventilating. My boyfriend and I live on the second floor of an apartment complex with no basement. We were out before it got bad and he REALLY needed some medicine. Our plan: get medicine and head to a friend's basement a few streets over.

In an instant, the weather got insane. I saw a cart fly into the air, we couldn't see anything, our car was shaking. It totally seemed like an achievable task until we hit about three feet of water. Our car shut off and we were submerged. We weren't the only ones floating, but I was terrified. To me, it was like those end of the world movies where you know you're gonna die. Like looting and learning to swim will be the next step in your life.

Can you tell I'm not a calm person in life threatening situations? After about two hours he rain slowed, the drains started working, and the traffic picked up. While it was all very horrifying, it was nice to see all the other people stuck coming together to help us get out of the middle of the street and into safety. The car still won't turn on, but we aren't sure the level of damage. Mostly I'm just glad I survived and live tweeted the whole thing for the memories.

Outfit Details:
Dress: borrowed from Ashley
Shoes: Payless
Hat: Francesca's
Belt: C/O Versona

Photos by Abby and Rachel
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