Wednesday, February 15, 2017

a story about a dress

Mabel had a school dance last weekend. It was a "Blast from the Past" theme or something like that, so we pulled this vintage stunner out of the closet. I found this amazing, handmade and very old dress at a thrift store in Salt Lake City, Utah when I was 18 years old. I almost didn't buy it because I don't usually buy things, but my friend convinced me to get it and I am so glad. It fit me like a glove and I wore it to a dance with Mike my first winter at BYU. Funny thing, Mike had moved home after the fall semester, and I thought I was going to the dance with a blind date. But it turned out to be Mike! He had driven all night to surprise me. 

And now, 19 years later, our daughter is wearing the same dress. Life is good like that. She finished her makeup at a friend's house before the dance and had such a good time! And now the dress is back safe and sound in the closet til next time.


  1. Beautiful story, beautiful dress, beautiful ladies.
    I'm just curious as to what the cat is seeing. It looks like he's about to pounce!

  2. Oh, I absolutely adore this story!! ♥ Beautiful dress and both of you are beautiful of course. :) There are so many times that I've wished I would have hung onto some of my own "vintage" clothing. Vintage being that my 21 year-old-daughter shops and wears vintage clothing and the clothes I wore when I was her age (from the 1980s) is now vintage, lol. She's often said she wished I would have kept many items.

  3. It looks like it was always meant to be worn by Mabel! She looks gorgeous in it!

  4. Whoa what a gorgeous dress!! And such a sweet story.


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