After my grandmother passed away, I inherited heaps of vintage clothing that she had stored among the many closets in her decades old farmhouse. I have so many fond memories of sifting through those closets when I was young. They were full of hand-made treasures, well-worn hats - many still in their boxes, quality handbags (and in some cases, designer), and imported pieces from all over the world.
This particular dress has been sitting in my closet ever since I brought it home nearly 6 years ago. At first, it just didn't fit. After that, I think I just plain old forgot about it. But I've always had a faint memory of the black background and vibrant flowers - and all the sifting through fashion magazines of the season once again sparked the memory. Once I slipped it on, I fell in love.
It from an Italian clothing maker, and I think I would place it in the 60's or 70's. There's a pretty good possibility that it wasn't my grandmother's at all and may have belonged to a great aunt that I never knew. I can't wait for Thanksgiving to get here - maybe someone will remember its actual origins.
Few things bring such satisfaction as a sartorial connection to loved ones who are no longer here. It's no secret that I love clothes, and the fact that this number is still around means that someone else in my family tree felt the same way.
Vintage dress, inherited (Get the look!)
Report Marks booties, $50ish (Get you own!)
JCP jacket, $20 on super clearance last year (Get the look!)
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