Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Dress and Belt: Thrifted
Red Beads: Paternal Great Grandmother's
Turquoise Unicorn Earrings: Maternal Great Grandmother's
Turquoise Ring: Maternal Grandmother's
Ceramic Watch: TJMaxx
ID Bracelet: Birthday present when I turned 9 :o)
Tribal Bracelet: Charming Charlie's
"Want some more coffee Hon?" That is exactly what I thought as I was pulling this dress over my head Sunday morning. :o)
This dress was a diamond in the rough! The front was covered in stains and it had an odor that made me hold it with two fingers by the very edge of the fabric. I was afraid to try it on, but I knew it could be saved! Those sleeves were just too cute to pass up!
My niece (the one that gifted the Vintage Orange top to me) was with me and said if I wasn't getting the dress, she wasn't afraid to buy it. "Oh no," I said, "It's going home with me and I'm picking up some OxiClean on the way home!"
I even asked for it to be bagged separate from my other purchases!
We got home, the dress went straight into the sink with about three times the recommended amount of OxiClean. After soaking it allllll day and night, it came out beautifully. I'm so glad I wasn't scared off by the state I found it in.
Oh, it came with a tie-on belt, but it was a bit "Meh" to me.
PS: I also wore a Red Blazer to church, but didn't manage to photograph it. It had warmed up considerably by the time we got home and took outfit photos.
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