great minds think alike

I wasn't going to post this today, but after glancing over at Rebecca's blog I just couldn't not embrace the coincidence: bath tub, spectator shoes, dresses. Come on.

If you were to ask me what was the most sentimental items in my closet, these would probably be them. My first perfect pair of shoes I bought all on my own, and a family heirloom dress. This dress is more than twice my age, and it's still as timeless as when my aunt first purchased it in Paris for herself. It's gone through my aunt, her sister, my mom, and now me.

It's also the dress that scared me out of my mind when I saw it in my closet, I thought it was ugly and frumpy and I'd get laughed at if I wore it. It took me three weeks after I discovered it to actually try it on, another week before I got up the nerve to wear it to school. It changed my life, really; I never felt that confident and comfortable in my skin before and it showed. I think everyone needs something like that in their wardrobe.

Do you? What's your favorite dress, pair of shoes, whatever--just something you own that makes you feel invincible?



Also, I have long given up trying to edit my videos to make me seem just a LITTLE less raging teenager but it's not gonna happen. Do you still want to instill torture upon your eyelids? Genuine question.

Cheers.

15 comments:

City Chic Please said...

that green dress is so beautiful. i wish i had it.

along with that bathtub. it reminds me of old victorian days...

to answer your question, my favorite "invincible" piece of clothing are my boots i got downtown for this past winter. they're just lovely: almost knee high and brown suede with some leather. they're slightly minnetoka, but they have a personality all its own. i can wear them with any outfit, and it'll crank the outfit's velocity up a couple notches.

and i always find videos to be interesting, esp. the idiotic ones... ;)

(i have a feeling this is quite long...i should learn when to shut up haha)

Stephanie said...

Yes videos please! Yours so far have been good.

Hmm also "invincible" clothing...maybe my high waisted jeans? It was the first time I tried wearing something on my natural waist (which is where nearly all my clothes sit at this point)and even though I was so scared about them being unflattering I wore 'em anyone and now they're one of my favorite winter things. Lots of people hate them but I always feel confident in those jeans. Wow that sounded like such a Seventeen article, sorry..

Amelia said...

I love love love that dress. It's so amazing. I don't think I really have any clothing that makes me invincible, but I have a favorite pair of shoes--they're green with a sort of tapestry-like print and they're really comfortable. I also have a favorite shirt--it's a sort of cream color, it has butterflies and it fits like a glove.

Farren said...

i love the last picture! very dreamy. =)

susie_bubble said...

I love the story behind your dress....

A dreamer said...

your photos are so amazing. i just discovered your blog . your shoes are so beautiful and your dress is equally sweet.

Isabel said...

If I had those shoes, i would feel invincible too. And thanks soooo much for putting my link up! i love you!

Arielle said...

i'm glad you changed your mind about the dress. It looks great especially with the bathtub theme of the photos

Anna Pope said...

Hello, I've just found your blog about an hour ago and can I say that I love it so much already after skimming through most of your posts? Would you like to exchange links? :)

The green dress is so lovely and I love the feeling of these photographs, very old victorian like.

MyMannequinMusings said...

I love the green dress


I love it when people find things that they are afraid to wear but then it ends up looking very chic.


I am crazy jealous of the beautiful photos and the bathtub though.

keira antoia rose said...

The green dress is so classy and beautiful. I love wearing things a little out of my comfort zone, after wearing it I feel so much better about myself. For example, today was HIPPIE DAY for me. I even walked around the mall at a mini concert that took place in the food court as a hippie. haha. A few weird looks.


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The Clothes Horse said...

Ooooh, I really like your shots! I think this bathroom is a lot cleaner too. That dress is lovely, but it is so my taste (old lady/50s style, yes please!) that it is impossible for me to dislike it!

cindiasaurus said...

these pictures are fabulous! and i love those shoes.

i think my invincible piece of clothing would be my swimteam hoodie from high school. i wore it so much that it actually formed its own thumb holes. it's so soft and feels like home.

MAUREEN. said...

i love those shoes.

my "invincible" piece? probably my old grey hoodie, from my friend's brother. i always feel strangely safe in there!

anyway, i really like your blog, and i've just started mine. i'd love it if you could check it out, quickly? xx

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