A 30-something year old dress

Thursday, September 24, 2015

I know, something hideously-vintage maybe comes to mind..?! But this one is NOT.
It's simple, flow-y, and just cute.. And 30-something years old.
This little tropical number was my sister and I's when we were kids.
Now, to get all sentimental - it was brought back from Hawaii, along with another matching print dress, for us by my Grandma.
That's right, Grandma that Homegirl and I got our middle name from.
So needless to say, watching her in this dress led to nothing but a big lump in my throat as I imagined how tickled my grandma would be seeing another precious little girl wearing it.
Elastic headband: June Park
One of the things I was looking forward to with a little girl, was being able to pass some things along to her-clothes, jewelry, wedding dress(?!).. And so it begins, and it's as cute and fun as I had imagined!!
As you can see Homegirl was thoroughly distracted - grass, leaves, big bro playing at the water table five feet away (which she eventually ended up in, of course!).. So a similar pose/looking at the camera was not in the cards this day, but I kind of like just looking at the little details of her in the dress.

Me-3mo (in matching dress/same print) // Homegirl-10mo


  1. Oh my goodness!!! That dress is SO cute and so special! You should frame a picture of her in it for your Grandma. She would LOVE it!

  2. Oh, I love love love this!! My mom sent Mim one of my little dresses right before her house burned and I'm so glad we had something, even as small as a dress, to pass down. So many emotions! I totally understand!

  3. LOVE!!! That dress is simply gorgeous. How fun that you've been able to pass along such a wonderful, meaningful piece.
    As a new 'girl' mom (I have a 3 1/2 year old little man) I quickly learned in the last 8 weeks of my daughters life that dressing her is going to be so. much. fun.! I've already started begging my mom to pull out all of the baby clothes she kept of mine.
    Discovered you through the MotherBoard. :)

  4. Adorable!! I'm a girl mom now too and never thought I'd have a girl, so I'm so excited about it. The dresses, bows, etc just get me. I love having things that were mine or my sisters that I can pass on to her.

  5. Oh how special! And yes, a beautiful dress! My mom has some of my old clothes if I ever have a girl.