Vintage Haul from Grandma's House
|Vintage dress via Etsy, Vintage belt via Nashville Flea Market, thrifted peach brooch, B.A.I.T Hansel Heels in Yellow|
We did the southern, post-church lunch with family + friends (in our family that's usually a 30 person minimum for holidays) and then it was just grandma and I! We were hanging out in the living room talking about vintage clothing when she suggested we'd take a trip upstairs. She keeps an amazing antique wardrobe (god only knows how long that thing has been in the house, but it's quite lovely) on one of the landings of the second floor. She opened the wardrobe and started pulling out all these garment bags. I've been waiting Y-E-A-R-S for this moment because you can't help but hope your grandma kept some of her clothing when you're into vintage.
My grandma was TINY in high school, like 24" waist Amelia Jetson tiny (shut it, Amelia we all know your figure is perfect). So, I came to the realization long ago that if she DID have any of her old clothing, even if I could zip it in the waist, it wouldn't fit my awkwardly large-for-my-size bust (thanks a lot genetics). But current weight loss partnered with tightlacing progress made me think I might be able to wear something that had been my grandma's! She opened the wardrobe and started pulling out the garment bags...
And this is what I saw:
|Her Senior Prom Dress, eat your heart out Susie Q.|
|A Bridesmaid Dress, her least favorite, because she says it's itchy... it totally itchy, she's right.|
|Another Bridesmaid Dress, look at the little hair piece she also saved wrapped around the hanger.|
|Her Junior Prom Dress, my personal favorite.|
Some of the dresses definitely need some TLC, and some might not zip over my chest currently, but so help my god I will wear each of these dresses somehow. haha. As I was driving home, started thinking about how all the Alfred Shaheen pieces I've coveted for years and am currently lurking and all the full skirted, novelty print +floral dresses that I pine over on Etsy can't measure up to these, because they were my grandma's. I feel like I own the most important clothing items I'll ever own! (Unless there are more hiding away somewhere, you never know!)