Frills & Lace

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Hellooo!

I bring to you today a real fashion treat I’ve been dying to wear and blog about!

This little number is a vintage piece, and guess what? It’s actually a 1960’s nightgown/robe. So I am totally walking around today in vintage sleepwear, although I have re-styled it into a dress!

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How’s that for transforming a nightgown into daytime wear? 

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The SLEEVES, PEOPLE. That is what initially drew me to this lovely garment, because they’re lace and they flare at the bottom. Plus, the skirt portion is lavender/pink-ish and I knew immediately it’d lay perfectly over my matching lavender skirt I already own and wear frequently.

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It was originally floor length, but I cut it into a mini-dress. I was really nervous about this because it’s vintage and I was worried about how it’d turn out, but I grabbed the scissors and fortunately it ended well.

I’m seriously in love with this little robe, not only because I find it beautiful but because I wonder what life it led before it fell into my hands? There’s a history I’ll never know about it and that’s a big reason why I love vintage items in the first place.

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I love how the color varies depending on what kind of light it’s in. Sometimes it looks more pink, and other times it’s more purple. Either way it works because I love both colors!

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It is ridiculously windy today!!! And I promised my friend we’d go for a walk early this evening?! Oh well, I will brave the elements. Plus, this outfit was made to walk around in! I feel like I’m back in time wearing this.

On a random note, this past week I have discovered a new musical genre I’ve become quite fond of:

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Basically, Viking metal. YESSS!!! This is what I love about Spotify. I end up off the beaten path and find music I never even knew existed. One minute I’m listening to one band, then BAM! I trip and stumble into some other music category and end up liking it, like this one.

I feel like I’m on the way to fight dragons when I have this on in my car…when really, I’m just going to Starbucks to do some work on my laptop.

Isn’t imagination everything, though?

Like last night, for example. I spent my Saturday evening at Barnes & Noble, got myself a drink at the café and went to my favorite section: the travel section. It’s nice to imagine what other places are like. I looked through ones at random: Belgium, Finland, Norway, Turkey. I’m endlessly fascinated by geography, so much that when I was a kid in elementary school, I got in trouble for checking out too many geography books from the library.

Yes, you read that right. I got in trouble for checking out too many books.

I enjoyed reading the Cultures of the World series and I still remember the librarian yelling at me that I was checking out too many books. LOOOOL! So as you can see, nothing’s changed. I’m still a geography nerd. 🙂

Thanks for reading! See ya soon!

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