Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Childhood memories

Outfit Details:

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.


Style Journey said...

Oh my gosh! This dress is so adorable! Very girly and feminine. Love it!

Carly said...

Awwe, what a sweet, nostalgic post. It reminded me of some of my own favourite dresses when I was a little girl. You look beautiful - this is such a pretty, feminine dress.

Jenn said...

I remembered I had this white party dress with a whole bunch of frills and tulle and love it. Never knew what happened to it.

But I love the print on your dress, along with the necklace!

vintageglammz said...

i *thought* I saw this dress in H&M a month ago, but didn't try it on. Grrr...it looks wonderful on you and now i wish i could have tried it.
Cute story too. When I was little, i used my mums nail polish as paint (on paper though) :-)

matilda deathstar said...

What a perfect dress - it looks great on you!

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