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.


  1. This dress is perfect Bohemian chic! I just love it! I've been on a bohemian kick lately... but yet to give it a real try :'(

  2. Oh gosh that dress is so lovely! As is your blog! Would you like to exchange links?

  3. thank you so much and absolutely, Hannah! your blog(s) are wonderful! which link would you like me to put up?

  4. Hold onto it, honey, it looks as though it was made for you. Sometimes a dress and woman just click and I think you two truly have.

    Wishing you a splendid weekend,
    ♥ Jessica