June 14, 2012

hand-me-down love

This dress, this lovely dress, is a hand-me-down. I grew up on hand-me-down's, from friends and cousins and my sister, so I'm more than comfortable taking someone's once-loved items. The fun thing about this particular hand-me-down piece, is that I originally picked it out for a friend. I barely remember it, because it was a few years ago, but my sister, myself, and our friend Erika went thrift shopping and I picked out this dress for Erika. I think she only ended up wearing it a few times, but when she recently moved out to the east coast she passed it along to me, knowing it would be something I would love.






Hand-me-down vintage dress
Vintage belt and purse
Forever 21 heels
Do you have a good hand-me-down story?

<3 Lo

20 comments:

  1. oh my that dress is perfection... how wonderful that you got it back - it's seriously made for you and those shoes - swoon!! xo

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    1. Thanks lady! I really love it. A nice surprise indeed!

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  2. oh my gosh that is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it- the color, the flowiness, the pattern. I love thrifting, look at these treasures :)

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  3. That is a gorgeous dress! It looks lovely on you. :)

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  4. It looks amazing! It's been a while since I went thrifting I want to go soo bad, it's fun to see what treasures you can find!

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    1. My roommate and I try and go 1 or 2 Saturday's a month. Some of my most favourite wardrobe items were cheap thrift store finds!

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  5. very very cute!! i love it! thrifting is my favorite.

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  6. I love this outfit! Reminds me a little of Zooey Deschanel :) xx

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  7. What a beautiful dress! I wish I knew people who would give me their fantastic old clothes. You look lovely!

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    1. You should host a clothing swap! It's a fun and free way to freshen up your wardrobe, and I would say would count as hand-me-downs!

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  8. that dress is beautiful :)
    Don't you love accidently coming across GORGEOUS blogs like this :)

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  9. You look lovely :) such a beautiful dress, and it fits your style so perfectly. It looks super cute with those heels and your adorable bangs!

    Sorry to hear you missed out on my giveaway, I'll make sure to let you know about the next one :)

    ~Britta

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    1. Thanks B! And yes, please let me know about your next giveaway and I will be sure to jump on it!

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  10. That dress is amazing!!! Ahhh!
    Unfortunately I have only one hand-me-down story.

    My Babushka bought an ushanka for herself a few years ago, and then said, "Oh here honey, it looks better on you. Oh look at you! You look so pretty! Like a pretty dark haired Ukrainian girl!" It may not have been vintage... not at all old... but it came from my most glamorous, European relative, which of course made me feel really good, and really Russian whenever I wore it in the winter. The End!

    I tell such amazing stories, no?

    -amelia de thenewvisage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for sharing your hand-me-down story! I'm not even sure what an ushanka is, but I'm sure it's pretty neat looking!

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