Thursday, August 31, 2017

Picking Up The Pieces After Harvey - What's Next?

Jeans | Blouse (sold out; similar style) | Shoes - 50% off!! | Purse (similar style) | Necklace (sold out; similar style here & here) | Earrings | Bracelet | Sunglasses 

I started this post last week, and in the wake of Harvey, I never finished working on it. When I picked it back up yesterday, I thought for a long time whether I thought it was an appropriate time to post something fashion related and cheery after all that has happened. My conclusion was, no. Why then am I still posting this then?

I overheard some people talking yesterday while I was bringing in some additional donations, and they were discussing how during a time of hardship and turmoil, there has to be some relief. Relief being the sun finally coming out on Tuesday, witnessing how our community has come together, or even just stepping away from the news for a few minutes. Relief needs to be something that can turn tears into a smile, even if just briefly. At the very least, relief can provide a temporary distraction. That being said, I wanted to share something slightly more lighthearted with my readers and followers.

It's going to be a long time before 'business returns to usual,' and it is going to take us, as a city, a long time to rebound from Harvey. On Instagram the other day, I shared one of the best quotes someone once told me during a difficult time in my life. For the last week, I've kept reminding myself of it while I see the pain and suffering firsthand and on television. "If God brings you to it, he'll get you through it." Religious affiliations aside, I truly believe that this is something that everyone can relate with, and something that is important to remember when it looks like there's no light at the end of the tunnel.

I really appreciate you stopping by, and would like to urge you to consider donating to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. No amount is too small, and there are so many great causes which need our help. I listed the majority of them in my previous post, which you can read by clicking here.

Photos taken in Chicago by Rachel Bires Photography 

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