7/11/12

A Hand-Me-Down of Sorts


top: costco, skirt: vintage, belt: thrifted, wedges: target
I'll be putting up some photos from my trip to Minnesota before long, but I wanted to throw a post together with what I wore today because I've got a cool story to tell about this 70s vintage skirt that I'm wearing. This, along with a whole box of other vintage clothes, came from my Great Grandma Sylvia. Not the one that I went to Minnesota to see (that was my Grandpa's mom), but instead my Granny's mother, who passed away a couple of years ago. My Granny and her siblings were going through her things and very fortunately, asked if I wanted anything. Long story short, while we were in MN, my mom picked out a bunch of things that she thought I might like (either to have, or perhaps to sell on my Etsy).

While I wasn't extremely close to my great grandma, I think it's very special to be wearing her clothes. This is why I love to wear vintage - it's just so fascinating to think about... Someone 30, 40, 50 years ago wore this dress; this blouse. I just think it's so neat! :) What are your thoughts on that? Have you worn vintage that belonged to someone in your family? I can't wait to show you all the other pieces that were passed on to me! ♥ xx
currently listening to // Wax Tailor - A Woman's Voice

16 comments:

  1. That's the same reason I love vintage! It's clothing that's got a story attached to it, which I love. It's so nice that you were able to find some of your great grandma's things to wear! That skirt looks wonderful on you, lady :)

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  2. You always have the most perfect accessories! I'm so jealous.

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  3. well my oh my if that isn't the best execution of chevron i've ever seen!

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  4. such a cute kitty, and love the chevron!

    xo,
    steffy
    http://steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  5. It's stupendously cool that your family would think to pass your great-grandma's clothes onto you! It's funny how this chevron skirt looks perfectly modern the way you've styled it-- I wonder how Sylvia wore it!

    My grandmother just gave her 1957 sewing machine to me. While I don't have any vintage clothes from inside my family, I intend to MAKE clothes on this vintage machine!

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  6. It is special to know the story of behind things (or even to know they have a story). It is a lovely skirt, and lovely memory to wear dung the the day.

    http://www.neverfullydressedwithoutastyle.blogspot.com

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  7. i have some of my great, great grandmothers old costume jewelry. i have been told she was a real b!+ch...but the pieces are still some of my most prized possessions! ;)

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  8. your eyeliner looks cute! and i don't have anything from my family. yet...

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  9. That last picture of you is so so pretty!~ you have such a cute haircut and such lovely makeup. <3

    I have an old mickey-mouse sweater that was my grandmas! It seems so well made--I really like that lots of vintage pieces are such good quality, you know? :)

    This skirt has such a neat pattern. That's another thing about vintage things, they have such unique patterns!

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  10. I love the pattern and the colors. Cute cat!

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  11. Your ideas inspire others because you do things with passion, keep on!

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  12. That skirt looks great on you!! Can't wait to see what else you got, and what you do with it.

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  13. Aw, that photo of your kitty is so precious. And you look beautiful!! I adore that skirt... so true about vintage I love that it can hold so many memories!! Happy weekend, sweet girl! xo V

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  14. Beautiful photos and lovely skirt (and background story too!)... I wish I could wear heirloom cloths <3 And Zoey is gorgeous as well!!

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  15. Getting things passed to you from relatives is always so exciting. I love that that skirt was your great grandma's. It makes for an interesting story. I really love the print on it too.
    I've only ever gotten jewelry from relatives but a lot of it is costume stuff so it's really fun to incorporate it into my wardrobe.

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  16. Fantastic skirt! That is so cool that you have those clothes!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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