Thursday, March 26, 2015

Then and Now


Hey everyone!

Hope that you are all doing well and are having some sort of Spring weather popping up! We had two weeks of gorgeousness...and then we got six inches of snow yesterday. I was not a happy camper. 

Anyway, this dress is one of my favorites! I wear it to the office a lot usually with the same shoes and tights - yikes, I might need to mix it up a little. (Leave me some other styling suggestions in the comments!) 

But, the main reason that I love this dress is that it was my mom's! I swear every time that I head home, I find some of her clothes hidden somewhere in her house. The time that I found this dress though was when I needed the old clothing rack in the basement, so I helped her clean off "all the old coats" that were on it. Old coat! Pftsh - I found some of her high school dresses and some amazing 1970's bridesmaids gowns. And they all fit freakishly well. Genes are weird and amazing things. 

I think that this is the best kind of "thrifting"; when you find some amazing vintage things in loved ones closets because you get the story behind it! When I wear this, I don't just picture myself wearing it typing away at my computer in my office. I can also picture my mom wearing it, typing away at a typewriter in her high school typing class or working on a piece for the high school newspaper. While I can imagine wearing this for a casual Saturday date with Kuchanda, I can also picture my mom wearing this out when she met my dad. 

And that is what makes vintage clothes so awesome. 








Dress - Mom's 
Belt - Vintage - Given to me from my sister-in-law; it was her grandmother's. 
Gold bracelets - Consignment store - $5
Shoes - Thrifted - $.75


xoxo, 

Laura



5 comments:

Night Chayde said...

So stinking cute!!


Nightchayde

Jamie Rose D. said...

That's so awesome that this dress was your mom's! I love the plaid detailing at the top. I agree that finding pieces from family members is some of the best "thrifting" you can do!

Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

Kati said...

Ooh, that dress is sooo pretty! So your mum also had great style, seems it runs in the family! :-)
And those shoes for $0.75 - well, now I'm getting real jealous!!

:-)

Have a great day,
-Kati

Hannah Rupp said...

A big ol' YES to your reason behind vintage. That is way cool that this dress belonged to your mom. I used to have a lot of my moms clothes in my dress up box but they've all mysteriously disappeared. I'm pretty bummed because I bet I'd look great in them now that I'm all grown up. haha

-Hannah | The Outfit Repeater

Midwest Muse said...

What a great dress! You look so perfect in blue!

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xoxo,
Laura