Last week my wonderful friend and fabulous fashionista Dionne Peters invited me into her closet to see her post Hurricane Harvey renovations. While we were there we did plan a few outfits, but as typically happens, she didn’t get to wear all of them last week. I thought the two that did make the cut looked great though! Check out this very on trend plaid flannel dress – so cute with Dionne’s black boots and so perfect for the unseasonably freezing (literally) temperatures here in Houston! And then how about this black and white dress with the fabulous millennial pink accessories?? Love it! But, let’s face it, the star of this video was Dionne’s closet! Click on the following picture to watch our video and see more of how Dionne redesigned her closet space to suit her style and habits.
Dionne had so much great scoop in fact that we made a second Tuesday video with additional information on purging and staging post flood and then a Thursday tip dedicated to shoe storage. Dionne even inspired me to do a little experimentation with shoe storage and display in my closet (click following pictures to watch our videos).
And we’ve got a few more tips still to come. Dionne really is amazing! She is one of the most resourceful people I’ve ever met finding solutions I never dreamed of and effortlessly sniffing out invaluable information. But those are not her strongest traits, not by a long shot. My girl Dionne has a heart of gold and a resilience worth emulation.
It’s hard for most of us to imagine what it is like to go through the trauma of losing so much and living with such turmoil for so long. And it seems like more and more of our friends and neighbors in Houston, in Texas, in the United States, and all over the world are dealing with these situations lately. After 14 months, Dionne is finally getting back to normal, but in Paradise, California, we’re not even sure who survived yet.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I look to Dionne and all other survivors and am so thankful for their safety. I am so thankful for the wonderful community that I am blessed to live in that stood beside people who lost everything and that will continue to do so. I am so thankful for the best in human nature that can and will surface in times like these. We could watch the political news just about anywhere in the world and be reminded of what divides us. But, this Thanksgiving, I choose to be thankful for the humanity that binds us together.