Gray Ruffle Sweater
~ Outfit Details: Sweater by Lilly Pulitzer, also available in…
~ Photos by Ashley Jahncke ~
~ Outfit Details: Gown is a true vintage find ~ Bow Bracelet(old) by Kate Spade ~ Earrings are vintage ~
~ So, this amazing gown has a great story. This summer, I walked to the local New Canaan thrift store with both of my bosses to pick up a change of clothes so that we could all do the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research, which we all did on Elm Street (the main street)! I found these amazing denim overalls for the challenge….score! But, then I wandered to the back room and the bright coral color of this dress immediately caught my eye. Then…gasp…there was a breathtakingly beautiful beaded bow on the front! There was no tag inside, but luckily it fit me perfectly….I think it was meant to be. My best guess is that it is probably early 70s vintage? Whoever first owned this dress was definitely my soul sister/kindred spirit (and I like to think she danced the night away and had a wild time in this dress…after all there are a few wine stains on it). Heading to the thrift store to get something for the Ice Bucket Challenge and then finding a perfect, dream, vintage gown that magically fits you?! Good really does come from good.
Gratefully With Love,
P.S. Did you know that you can still donate to the ALS Association (especially if you didn’t get the chance to do the Ice Bucket Challenge but were nominated by all of your friends…now’s your chance!)!