Candice’s Red Dress Magic

Red dress joy


This, to me, is one of the most delicious posts here, EVER!

Below is the email I received from our beautiful friend Candice. It made me #furiously happy and I think it will you, too:

Candice red dress I jumped for joy when I received my package on my doorstep on Monday afternoon! It felt like a dream! I have never had someone care enough to send me a piece of joy, just to help me to feel better about myself!

red candice













I promised you that I would document it on Twitter and that was exactly what I did!

I got ready that morning and felt fancier than ever, so I made sure to throw on the RED lips too!

red lips lady












I went to work, (and had a glorious day) went to the grocery store, twirled around in the park while my buddy, Paige Bickerstaff from Peace Photos, took pictures of me, and even pumped gas in my red dress! ;)

I wanted to make sure that I got as much use out of it as possible.

red dress tea cup












I wish that I could send everyone just a mere GLIMPSE of the joy that it brought into my life on Wednesday. Some people got it, some people didn’t, but honestly, it was for ME and nobody else so I didn’t let them steal my joy.

red dress snickers












That dress has some serious magic in it! (All the way to the bedroom! Totally not kidding) *hee hee*

red dress leopard sweater















Thank you for being the thoughtful, kind, wonderfully caring individual that you are, Heidi! Without you, I would still be leading a boring life. You spiced me up, buttercup! ;)

I can’t describe it, but you gave me some courage back. I don’t care what they say, this is about me and my life. It only matters what the people I love think about me. Luckily they love me back.

You are like a Knight in shining armor, but BETTER!

Red love


Thank you again. More than you will ever know.

yoga red dress


With every good wish, I am

Very Truly Yours,

~ Candice

Dear Candice,

Truthfully, I didn’t do much, thanks as always to our inspiration who started this movement, Jenny Lawson the goddess Bloggess — and Candice, all of the magic was in YOU!

It’s my privilege and my heart is dancing for you.


~ Heidi

P.S. This fabulous and generous photographer deserves a shout out:

Paige Bickerstaff from Peace Photography

Facebook: PeaceFotos

Photographers: Anyone who does a red dress shoot for free for one of my red dress girls gets a plug right here and I’ll put up the link to your website!

There is so much beauty in giving and it comes back to you tenfold.


~ hf

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9 Responses to Candice’s Red Dress Magic

  1. Melanie says:

    Love her pics and her letter. What an adorable lady! Good on you for sending out those dresses. Such a great idea. I did something similar with a fluffy blue coat of mine. Another blogger has it and is going to pass it on when she’s done enjoying it. I sent along a journal that had written in it what the coat has done for me, and what it meant to me over the years. I love things like this!

  2. Dani says:

    Beautiful!! Love it so much!!

    I could feel Candice’s joy and self-confidence radiating through her photos.


  3. Wow. You are awesome. Thank you again! It was a beautiful experience and I seriously can’t thank you enough. I can’t believe I’m on your freakin’ blog!

    Whoah! (in a Joey way)

    You totally rock my socks! I have learned that things get better every day. If you just keep movin’ everything will work out. Thank you

  4. Paige says:

    Whoa…I’m digging the shout out, Heidi. Thank you so much, too, because Candice’s joy filtered right into my heart and filled me up also ♥ It was a quick shoot, mostly because Candice was feeling beautiful in her red dress and it doesn’t take much to capture that kind of peace, love, and joy ! I was tickled pink(red?) to be a part of her special day!

  5. Nicky says:

    I so, so enjoy the Red Dress movement.

  6. Sierra Frerer Summerville says:

    I loooove these photos of Candice. This makes me very happy.

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