Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Dress Came Back



Dress: thrifted Laura Ashley
Shoes: Miz Mooz from Nordstrom Rack
Lipstick: Kiss Me Coral

I’ve worn this dress for blog photos a couple times before, but I realized I’d never shown it without a sweater, so here it is! This is one of the few clothing items I own that I’d never sell or give away. (Well, I’d give it to a daughter or a niece, but you know.)

I first saw this dress in the Laura Ashley store at South Coast Plaza (long gone now) when I was 11 or 12 years old. I was shopping with my mom and aunt and spotted it hanging on a side wall in a dark wood display area. I, of course, had no money at that age and would never ask for something so expensive, but I remember thinking it was the perfect vintage-style dress and obsessing over the sunburst print and the little waist tabs in front and back.

Then…amazingly…about 10 years ago, I found this dress at Quality Thrift in Montclair while shopping there with my mom! I could not believe it. The exact dress I’d wanted as a preteen. And I still loved it, and it was my size, and I’m still wearing it today at 31 years old. I love it even more now because it reminds me of spending time with my family and the ’90s.


  1. That is so cool that you remember seeing this dress in the store when you were little. It's even cooler that you ended up finding it years later! It's a great color on you and I love the classic shape.

  2. Love the dress, like the smile as well wink wink ;)

  3. That's pretty amazing that you found it again after 10 years. How often does that happen??

    chīsana blogger

  4. I love this story! It's such a cute dress, reminds me of the 40s and the 90s!



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