Monday, March 23, 2009

From my mother's closet

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(vintage silk dress, Jeffrey Campbell boots, Isharya earrings)

This weekend when I visited home, my mother cleaned out her closet and tossed a bunch of her old clothes onto the floor. I saw a patch of bright yellow somewhere in the middle of the heap and pounced on it, salvaging this beautiful yellow silk dress she had worn decades ago. Originally a design from Paris, the dress was imported to Hong Kong and sold at a boutique there, where my mother bought it long before I was even born. 

Though the dress was a bit loose on me, I immediately slipped it on, jammed my feet into my new boots, and pranced around in my spectacular find! I love the sunshine yellow color and floral pattern down the front, and the more I inspect this piece, the more I adore its many pretty details--the voluminous bell sleeves, drop waist, crinkled silk fabric, the white silk underskirt. The only thing that makes it better is having it passed down from my mother and knowing she once loved it as much as I do now.

8 comments:

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hi.
Oh, your darling photos always brings a smile to my face.

I love the way you take your photos: there is so much fun, joy and happiness in it!!!

Lobelia said...

You look very happy:)

Lluviaschick said...

love your boots, and the kind of weird but ecletic effect of the whole outfit

Anonymous said...

You always have the cutest outfits and the happiest look on your face! You're rocking your mom's dress!

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

I absolutely LOVE seeing your exuberant shots...you're always in motion :) The dress is perfect for you--it matches your cheery personality!

I, too, love vintage items from my mom. It's like you're wearing a piece of history!

Gerri Ward said...

This is what I luv about your concept of Style. You take a piece of clothing that isn't just a piece of clothing but is history and you personalize it with your own signature touch of elegance and beauty! I luv how you have paired this beautiful,soft, vibrant dress with these fab ultra-modern soles.
You've done it again!!!

maggie said...

i love those boots! and the last picture haha. makes me wish i could go to ballet class again but i'm exempt from breaking a bone in my foot XD

I Like Stuff said...

Wow, you somehow manage to have so many of the pieces that I've been dreaming of owning...like those Jeffrey Campbell boots, which are divine. I'm assuming they're comfortable too, which makes me love them even more.