I Told Her I Loved Her Butterfly Dress

by Erica

Yes, you all know that I love American Idol and even auditioned for it. I also adore Brooke White. I was such a fan of hers during her season of Idol. I loved her personality, her vocal style and her clothes. I especially loved her butterfly dress.

butterfly I can get a little obsessive about things that catch my eye. I remember googling as soon as that episode aired to find out where I could get that dress. I did finally find it, and the designer and saw the price tag.

And some obsessions, well you just have to let them float away, because there was no way I would be able to afford Brooke White’s dress.

If you want to know, it’s alice + olivia. $396 for the long dress, $330 for the short version. But that was awhile ago, so it might not even be sold anymore. Or maybe it’s on clearance somewhere…hmmmmmm

Anyway, this past July at BowlHer, I had the pleasure of watching Brooke perform a few songs from her new album, High Hopes & Heartbreak. She also included her version of “Let It Be”, which she performed on Idol.

Because I am obsessive such a fan, I caught her right after her sound check, but right before hair and makeup, and talked briefly with her about American Idol.


I also told her that I loved her butterfly dress. She laughed and said, everyone remembers that dress. Supposedly she wore it on the night she infamously stopped her song and asked to start over. I honestly didn’t remember that.

Anyway, we snapped a picture, and I left so that she could go get all dolled up for her performance later that night. A little later on in the evening, Janice interviewed her.


While the interview was being conducted, I chatted briefly with her manager and almost begged him to um, listen to me sing, or help me make an album..or anything..something. Actually, I awkwardly asked him his advice on how a young mom can get an “in” into the music business if they have no demo or representation….he looked at me like I was an idiot…and told me that Youtube helps to get exposure.

So, check out my Youtube page soon for various karaoke style numbers … KIDDING!!!

I am over the whole wanting a music career deal. I love the life God has blessed me with. Anyway, enough about THAT.

Check out our interview with Brooke White. She dishes about American Idol, talks about her new album and shows us once again that she is just the sweetest person EVER.

Oh, and check out her album too. :) I think you’ll really like it.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing editor Erica.

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Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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1 Kathy C. September 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Oh, I really liked her on AI as well. She seemed so sweet and had such a lovely voice. I don’t remember the dress, lol, but I’m sure we could find the fabric and whip it out on the machine! :)


2 faerylandmom September 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

You’re so cute, Erica. :-)


3 Alyson September 1, 2009 at 9:36 pm

We loved her voice and style too. Hoping she has much success.

Alyzabeth’s Mommy for Eleven Months


4 Shannon September 1, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Me and my hubby always loved Brooke White! We were rooting fo her from the beginning and she reminds us so much of a friend of ours! And Brooke… if your blog-hopping… come check us out! ;)


5 Adventures In Babywearing September 2, 2009 at 12:43 am

Erica, I think YOU are the sweetest person ever!!!



6 Rachel September 2, 2009 at 9:13 pm

That was such an awesome concert, especially how intimate of a gathering it was! I had such a great time hanging out with you!

Great review!


7 Casual Friday Every Day September 3, 2009 at 8:58 am


It’s all in God’s timing and his plan for you. In Christian music (which I believe I read you wanted to get into) there aren’t those expectations of being young like in popular music. Maybe God’s plan for you is to sing after your children are older. You just never know.

I’ve heard you sing and think you have an angelic voice. So beautiful and lovely. I can see you using that to glorify God :)



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