Monday, August 12, 2013

Every Dress has a Story

This weekend I got to see a production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. performed by young actors in our community. It was so great! Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite stories to begin with, and it was so fun to see some of my young friends perform it-and splendidly at that! This is what I wore :)

As always, this dress has a story to it as well. It was my grandmother's (surprising, I know) and she made it herself! According to her, she had a dress exactly like this one that she wore through. Since it was one of my grandpa's favorite dresses, he wanted her to make another one and so she made this one out of the same pattern. As it turns out, she got pregnant and was never able to wear this dress that she made. It has just been sitting in a box waiting for me for 50 years! So I have a brand new dress from the 1950's, ah, the best :)

Tomorrow I go back to work...sigh. The summer has gone much too quickly...

God Bless!

1 Corinthians 8:9-11
Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.

Dress- Grandmother's
Cardigan, Belt, Bag- Vintage
Earrings- Gift from sister
Shoes- Target


JennaStevie said...

i love the story behind this dress, it probably makes your grandma so happy to see you wearing this dress too!! It's such a lovely piece, the colour is gorgeous on you

Charmaine said...

Such an elegant, feminine outfit! I would absolutely wear this.

Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

It's so awesome that your grandma made this dress- it seems to fit you perfectly! I'm sure you are flooded with great memories of her each time you wear it!

Xo, Hannah

Taylor Laree said...

That is such a cool story. :) I feel like most of my clothes have a story too, although none are as interesting as the one for this lovely blue dress!

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Juci said...

prettyest dress ever! i also have many clothes from my Grandma, and it is amazing to imagine that my grandma was wearing that dress when she was young! it is one of the greatest feelings, haha! ;))

and it is soo good to think about that your lovely Granny made this dress! it is B E A U T I F U L !!! also love your cardigan!

Kristian said...

A really cute story to go with that dress! Also, I love the two-layers and how the white layer on on the bottom...and the bodice of this I love too...oh, who do we kid? I love the whole dress?

You look great, Katie!

Jessie Swenson said...

I love that dress and the story behing it Katie!

Hattitude said...

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katie are you for real? a 1950's dress that is yours from your grandmother that was never worn from her! oh my goodness that is so heavenly! So specialy. you are a lucky gal. the colour is just stunning! and i love the feminine sweater you put with it.

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Elliementary, My Dear said...

How lucky your grandmother must feel to have you to appreciate all of her old clothes :) This dress looks perfect for you and I absolutely love your sweater. You remind me somewhat of Cinderella in this outfit.

Bookworm said...

Such an adorable dress - and I love the story behind it. The cardigan and purse are completes the look perfectly.

Samantha said...

Oh I love your Grandma's dress, it suits you so well and the colour looks great on you! I wish my Grandmother had saved her clothes, dang! Haha. Your hair looks so pretty too; I've been looking for different ways of wearing it, I'll have to check out the various ways you wear yours 'cause it always look so beautiful!

Sammi said...

Incredible story and incredible dress! And the rose cardigan is perfect for seeing Beauty and the Beast! :) I'm so fond of that show; I played Mrs. Potts in college, and it's one of my favorite show memories!

xox Sammi

Linda B said...

I hear ya on summer ending too quickly. Although yikes, yours ended much faster! I've still got almost two weeks left.
Anyway, I adore this lovely blue dress on you! The delicate cardigan and belt were the perfect touches :)

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Charmaine said...
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Laura said...

Seriously, where did the summer go?

And that dress is brand new vintage?! That is amazing! I love the story that goes behind it. So perfect that someone gets to wear it now - especially you, since it looks ah-mazing on you!


Star White said...

That's one reason I love vintage clothing! Each piece has a story! How cool this dress was your grandmas. So special!

Blessings, dear!