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.