Friday, July 10, 2009
what was i thinking when i let go of you?
I feel terrible about my treatment of this dress. It very rarely sees the light of day, and for that I'm sorry. I came across it when I was assigned to clean out the costume closet in my junior year of high school. It was such a wonderful dress that I simply couldn't let it slip away from me. I asked my teacher if it would be ok if I took it, and she hesitantly said yes. The original game plan was to wear it as my prom dress, but the bodice was just too snug and I felt kind of uncomfortable in it. I can't even count how many times I would just put on the dress and stare at it in the mirror wishing I felt comfortable enough to leave the house in it.
I've lost a bit of weight since I inherited the dress and now I fit into it, but I just can't get the image of what I used to look like in it out of my head. I feel like all the little imperfections are the only things people can see because they're so blaringly obvious to me. Originally I took photos in the dress with the intention to sell it, but after seeing the photos and just how wonderful this dress is, I just can't say goodbye.
What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Vintage 1970's Gunne Sax Dress.
What I'm Listening To:
"I Am Trying To Break Your Heart" Wilco
Photos by Anjuli.