This outfit is my very favorite. I am wearing one of my most prized possessions-this dress of my grandmother's. I've seen pictures of her wearing it holding my aunt in the early 1960's. I styled it quite differently than she did however. In the pictures she has a straight bob cut in her hair and pearls round her neck with simple heels. I'll have to get a hold of that picture someday.
Here are my sister's and I playing dress up in grandma's old clothes. I am on the left wearing the dress I speak of. We used to have tea parties and run around the farm in these fancy dresses. It was the best. One sister got to be princess that day and she got the best dress and a tiara. We'd sit around the table and use grandma's nice plates while eating crackers and jam and sipping on juice. Those are some of my most wonderful memories :)
My how I've grown!
I loved how soft and glittery the snowflakes appeared. The snowfall we had was so gentle and light that it created a perfect 'time stands still' look to it.
I finally tried my hair in curlers that had been wet set the night before. It was much curlier than I expected! I love curls though. I'm one of those straight-haired people that wished they had naturally curly hair (to which all the nat.curly haired people respond, "No you don't!" But no really, I do :) ). I love how soft and wonderful it feels. I may start using curlers more often. It really only took about 30-45 minutes to put up, and I'm sure with more practice it would take less. I'm going to have to experiment using different types of curlers as well as various techniques.
I didn't quite plan to wear my yellow tights with this, but when I saw how perfectly the color matched the yellow roses on the dress I couldn't resist. One doesn't just pass up an opportunity like that. Especially a color enthusiast like me :)
I believe these gloves were made to match the dress, they are also my grandmother's and match the gray/lavender color of this frock perfectly.
I had to throw my great-grandmother's peacoat on to complete the look. It has the most magical shimmering threads sewn through it.
What are some of your favorite childhood memories friends?
Have a happy Sunday!
1 John 3:16
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
Beret- Gift from my sister-bought in France (so it's authentic! haha)
Cardigan- Hand me down from sister
Dress, Gloves- Grandmother's
Shoes- You by Crocs, Thrifted
Bag- Vintage, Thrifted