Vintage Lace Sweetheart Necklace Dress: Gift from reader Shelby Tugwell.
Rose Floral Crown: Handmade by me.
Patterned Tights: JcPenny's.
T-Strap Heels: Thrifted.
I am so excited to share these photos with you all; they're probably some of my favorite I've ever taken! I've been exchanging emails back and forth with one of my readers who is a good friend of mine, and was so blown away that she sent me this beautiful vintage dress for a Christmas present! Her kindness absolutely floors me and leaves me breathless...To think of me and be so kind to as see a dress she thought I would like and purchase it as a gift is something I am forever in gratitude for. I possibly could never thank her enough for her kindness!
I absolutely love this dress to pieces and it comprises of everything I absolutely love in a dress...Lace, a sweetheart necklace, and ruffles. Ah, it's perfect ❤ Since the dress was so special on it's own, I wanted something else special to whimsically pair it up with. So yesterday I finally checked off something on my 'bucket list' and crafted a floral crown! Roses are my favorite flower, so it was like heaven wearing this halo of them... It just made me feel so much like a forest nymph!
Ever so brave was I feeling to even wear this whole ensemble to school today! I knew I would receive many blatant stares and get rude comments today about my attire, but I in my heart that I didn't care. Perhaps a few years ago I would have been embarrassed to wear something so outrageous, but today I was...proud. This outfit is a depiction of who I am as a person and who I've developed myself to be. It perfectly shows without using words my femininity, my shy disposition, my innocence, and my love for pieces of olden days. If I had to pick one outfit to represent my style, this would be it!
Hope you all are doing lovely & I am terribly sorry or the overload of pictures on this post...I just felt so inspired by the images and wanted to share my affinity for them with you all! Hope that you like them as much as I do :)
With much love, Lauren.