Great Minds…

They say great minds think alike. In our case, we don’t know if great really applies, but our minds often go in the same direction. In this case, unknown to the other, we both ordered this dress around the same time.

Could we be any cuter??? We both fell in love with this great summer dress, but chose the two different color options offered. However, according to the website, coral is the only option now available but you can sign up to be notified when the pink is back in stock. Not only is this dress fun, it’s price ($44) is fantastic! And to be even cuter, we styled it with matching shoes and gold accessories (Bracelets: here, here, here, here and similar here. Earrings: here and here. Sunnies: here and here). We do want to make this perfectly clear…although we love each other and each other’s style, we NEVER dress alike out in public!!!

When we decided to post our dual purchase of this dress, we thought it would be a great opportunity to segue into one of our favorite things…sisters. We are the middle and youngest of three girls (our father said he really wanted girls and our mother complied) and are lucky to all live in the same area and spend a lot of time together.

A little background…our mother always said she had three only children. When Cindy (the oldest) was beginning her freshman year of college, Alison (the baby) was entering kindergarten. Tracy (the often forgotten middle child) was in middle school. And as Tracy is typing this, Alison is rolling her eyes and trying to keep her lunch down. We were very blessed to have been born into a very happy home with the best parents ever!

Growing up, it was difficult for the three of us to have close relationships. With that much age difference, we were all in a different stage with almost no commonalities. What seemed to really unite us was the birth of our older sister’s first son. Now that we have all had children, we excel at being aunts. Following the lead of our parents, aunts and uncles, we value the role of extended family.

But when push comes to shove, each of us first turns to the other two. Sisters before friends. We cherish our shared history, unconditional love and mutual interest in really good wine. (We had to get that in there at some point!!!) Sisterhood is not work, it just is. Value those relationships cause there’s nothing like a sister.

A quick disclaimer before the pictures below: Please don’t judge our fashion choices…it was the 80’s!!!

And our taste in wine and champagne has improved!