Tuesday, July 12, 2011
dress - H&M, necklace - Etsy (gift), shoes - Matt Bernson, belt - H&M
When I was little, maybe around 6 years old, I had a sundress in the exact same print as this. It was my summer favourite and I wore it constantly, despite getting grass stains on the skirt and spilling a small amount of nail polish near the hemline... which of course, I tried to hide from my mother without success. It was also the first of many nail polish incidents in my life. Lesson to parents: do not let your little kid put on her own nail polish because she will do things like spill it on her clothes, her desk and her pale yellow carpet although the carpet incident wasn't my fault (but yes, I was an accessory to the crime).
Whenever I picture my 6 year old self in that dress, I see her on the swing set of my parent's backyard with her hair in pigtails. Oh to be that young again, playing outside where the summer days seemed to stretch out forever.
The nostalgia of that memory was enough to send me rushing to the cash register. And whenever I put on this newer grown-up version, it brings back just a touch of that endless, lazy, yet chock of I-can-do-anything-possibilities, feel of my childhood summers.