Wednesday, October 3, 2012

You can't always get what you want...

... but sometimes you do!
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this dress a few weeks ago. My neighbor brought it to my mother to have it altered, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.
It turns out, my neighbor inherited this dress from an aunt that recently passed away. They were very close, so she took a few items from her wardrobe to keep in her memory. But they had very different taste in fashion, and she didn't think she was going to wear her aunt's clothes at all.

So, when she heard how much I liked this dress, she asked me if I wanted to keep it! She was much happier to give to someone who was going to wear it and love it, instead of keeping it unused in her wardrobe, so I jumped at the chance!
And of course, it fits me like a glove (in these photos, it looks a bit tight across the midriff, but I was just swollen because of "those days").
Fate, destiny, coincidence, call it as you want, but I'm so drawn to this dress, I think we were meant to be together :) Sometimes I just take it out to look at it and it makes me smile.

26 comments:

  1. what a stunning dress and a lovely gesture by your neighbour. At first glimpse I thought you'd made it because it is SO YOU!

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  2. Oh that dress is so so beautiful! And it looks a bit like a modified Macaron <3

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  3. Simply stunning! I love the neckline detailing. And what a kind and generous gift. Wonderful!

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  4. Oh sighhhh! I love that dress too! It really is beautiful on you (you look amazing in jewel tones!) and the fit is superb. So dreamy.

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  5. OMG ! This dress is beautiful and you are too ! I must say I was a bit disappointed when I discovered there was no pattern responsible for this gem ^^ . But I agree with the other comments : this is so you !

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  6. that dress is sooo beautiful!! I love the yoke. Maybe i'll just have to go and copycat that dress...

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  7. What a perfect dress, how wonderful that she gave it to you! It fits you great and those scallops are swoon-worthy. *Yay*

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  8. This dress is just so perfect!
    My mother-in-law bought me a beautiful 1950s lace dress on the weekend. Its for my birthday so I won't get it til the end of November - but I smile every time I think about it.

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  9. I like the dress...there is something to it, you just can't stop looking at it. :) ...and it's so you!


    -Ashley
    http://distractedashley.blogspot.com

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  10. You lucky duck!! What a gorgeous dress, it is perfect for you! Hooray for lovely neighbours :-)

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  11. What a gorgeous dress and incredible that it fits you so well. It suits your style as well - it was meant to be :-)

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  12. Ooo Ooh OOh! I love it! I want it! I love the colours and the scalloped neck. You lucky lady!

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  13. asewingodyssey.blogspot.co.ukOctober 4, 2012 at 1:06 AM

    What a beautiful dress, you look stunning in it! Definitely meant to be!!!

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  14. What a find! This is very flattering on you :)

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  15. It is sooooo cute! Fits you and your personality so very well, like it was made just for you! So sweet!

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  16. 'tis gorgeous :)

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  17. I love the scallop detail - this is a gorgeous dress - I am very envious!! :)

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  18. I just bought a vintage pattern just like this on etsy, it's nice to get an idea of how it will look made up. The scallop yoke is so pretty!

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  19. Glad you got what you wanted! You deserve it girl. The dress will have better life with you :)

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  20. Hmm, actually, I think this dress looks pretty much perfect on you. Not too tight anywhere across any part of your body at all.


    -- kate-and-rose.com

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  21. How beautiful! I'm so glad that you'll have the chance to love this dress!

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  22. féenambulle fairyOctober 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    This dress was made for you! So pretty :)

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  23. Maria at inredningsvisOctober 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    AMAZING post:) you look fab.


    I like your blog and Im now following, I hope you follow me back:)


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    have a great week dear


    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

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  24. i love this dress anna! sooo cute, love the scallops. It fits great on you too!

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