13 May 2014

hand-me-downs




One of the best things about being a girl, if you ask me, is hand-me-downs. Oh, hand-me-downs! Bags + bags passed through friends of free treasures to sift through! Perhaps my good feelings on the topic of hand-me-downs is related to the (sad) fact that I have no sisters...and was thus never privy to the practice as a child. It might be somewhat less romantic for others. But adult hand-me-downs is its own fun (fun, fun!) game. Go with me on this.

Anyway, this particular ultra 90s frock was thrifted by my pal lane -- I was there with her when she pulled it from the rack. I remember when she tried it on....I may have seethed ever so slightly with jealousy...because it was like Topanga Lawrence incarnate. Which, in our age of rampant 90s nostalgia, is about the highest compliment one can hope to receive, no? But, oh, now she's mine, allllll mine.

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  1. So cute. I'm dying over this dress.

    xo.

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  2. So lovely!

    I absolutely agree that adult hand-me-downs are wonderful.

    And, I have a major smile on my face upon reading the line, "...because it was like Topanga Lawrence incarnate."

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    1. never miss an opportunity for a boy meets world reference, ya know?

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  3. Such a lovely dress!
    Becca from Becca Said x

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  4. Love that dress! It helps when you have fashionable friends:) Great "Boy Meets World" reference. Are you excited about the new "Girl Meets World"?

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  5. Love it! Love hand-me-downs!!

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  6. When I worked at a chipotle a few years ago the actress that played Topanga would always come in for dinner since she lived near by. And sadly the most I ever would say to her was, "is this your chicken salad?". I was always so disappointed in myself!

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    1. oh my gosh! but hey, you got to ask topanga if it was her chicken salad! still a win!

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  7. I love both the dress and the bag! That fringe, so good.

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  8. This dress is just too lovely! Suits you so perfectly.

    You're right about hand me downs, that is the only good part of outgrowing something, is giving it to someone you love so they can hopefully enjoy it too :)

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  9. It works perfectly with the dress!
    I've been swapping things with my suitemates the whole year. It's such a fun experience to do with friends! :)

    xx
    destroyed-beauty.blogspot.com

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