|Consignment store dress; thrifted carpet bag and Kenneth Cole booties - all found in Toronto; |
ring, a gift from Hubby from eastern Europe;
necklace, found in a France thrift shop
I have such a love affair with this dress. I bought it in Toronto, Canada a few years ago for about $35 in a consignment shop. It was a bit steep for what it was, I thought, but I loved it so natch, I bought it.
|Single gal when I bought it: Sept. 2010, with consignment store shoes, thrifted earrings and lacy tights.|
At the time, it was fall 2010, and I was getting ready to fly overseas to the UK to visit my then beau, now my hubby. I bought this dress especially for that trip.
|It took me through the courting phase, haha. (EDIT: Had to crop hubby out on request).|
During that trip, hubby-to-be took me to the lovely Inn at Whitewell on the edge of the Lake District. Here we are getting smashed at dinner. I wore the dress with black tights and pewter-toned heels. Great memories!
|Single gal to wife-to Mom-to-be dress!|
I almost got rid of it while doing my closet-cleanout before moving overseas - and I'm so glad I didn't. At this stage in the game, it makes a perfect pregnancy dress. I just tied the removable belt under my boobs for comfort, and to give me the illusion of a waist.
(You can see in the background that I've been reunited with one of my long-lost vintage bags left in Canada - a gorg and great-sized satin-lined carpet bag in boo-tiful colours - that a friend brought over for me - YAY!).
I don't think I'll ever get rid of this dress - it holds too much meaning now. I tend to be like that with clothing.
Do you have many love affairs with clothing or accessories, for sentimental reasons?