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{outfit} Like Mother, Like Daughter



  Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,, 
This past weekend when I was home, my mom and I went through her old patterns because we are trying to recreate this Michael Kors skirt (because I obviously can't afford it.) We came across one for a dress she wore to some weddings. I asked if she still had it and, it turns out it was one of her favorites, so she did!

She made the dress back in 1994 (when I was 5) and here I am wearing it in 2012, 18 years later, funny how things work out that way.  She used to make a lot of her clothes, clothes for my sister and I, and even our American Girl Dolls! Unfortunately I didn't inherit her patience so I'm not very good at sewing, though I have made a few pieces (and quilts)

The last picture is my mom in the dress at a wedding with my brother. Sadly I couldn't find a really good shot of my mom in the dress, it looks better on the videos we have, but I didn't have time to get a screenshot from a home video.

Dress: Made by Mom, Heels: Marc by Marc Jacobs (net-a-porter) gift card, Bangles: Burlington Coat Factory $7, Necklace: Acanthus giveaway win
I look freakishly skinny in the last shot, I swear I didn't Photoshop it, haha...

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42 comments:

  1. I love that dress! It looks so beautiful on you! The length is perfect too!!

    Nora
    Nora Finds

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  2. That is so cool that you were able to wear a dress your mom once wore. I love that you had a photo to document it too!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com//

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  3. Such a pretty floral print:)

    xo
    Alison

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  4. I love this story!! That’s so awesome - and a GORGEOUS dress. And, so funny because I used to have matching clothes with my American Girl dolls too :)

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  5. it is a lovely dress indeed!
    I stole from my mum's forgotten wardrobe a midi leather skirt she had from 1991, I got it cut and had my dearest leather mini skirt for like 3 years!

    xxx

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  6. What a beautiful dress! You look absolutely gorgeous in it!

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  7. Lovely dress and the shoes look delicious :)

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  8. Oh my gosh the dress fits you like a glove! It looks like it was made just for you! And how awesome that you have a connection to your mom through the dress. That is really neat.

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  9. It looks so cute! I've made some stuff before but I wouldn't want anyone to look TOO closely at it. That dress is really well made!

    Amy



    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  10. Love that dress and it looks amazing on you! Ouch--that MK skirt is a bit pricey!

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  11. your mom did a lovely job, and i think that is so cool you can wear her old clothes!
    good luck recreating the MK skirt!

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  12. A great cut and fit makes a dress timeless! I love the color of your shoes, perfect for this fall.

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  13. that is AWESOME! your mom is quite the talent and so cool that she still had it. i love it on you - and i love the memories it must have for you. and you look great in these - the dress fits you like it was made for you

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  14. Lovely dress. I like your blog. What about following each other?

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  15. That's so fun, I love that it's back in style again. The length is perfect on you. I would go through my mom's wardrobe, but I know that quite a few of her ensembles included heavy shoulder pads, not a good look on me!

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  16. I love this dress and lol you do look super tiny int he last shot!

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  17. i just love using moms stuff. this looks gorgoues

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  18. It's a beautiful dress and it looks great on you! I love clothing with a special history, which this dress certainly has.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  19. I adore that dress! It's so classic hollywood. Damn I wish I knew how to sew.

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  20. Wow, love the dress, so classic. Your mom did an amazing job!! Please check out my blog if you get a chance, would love to know what you think.
    http://glambrownie.com

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  21. wow she made that? Its wicked cute.

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  22. Gorgeous dress!! I love going through my mom's closet too, it's so fun:) And hooray for everything 90s being in again!

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  23. Such a lovely dress. The print is amazing!

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  24. Wow that is a stunning dress!! Beautiful!!

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  25. I love the daisy print. There is nothing better than having a dig around in mum's old stuff ;)!

    Can't believe how pricy and GORGEOUS that Michael Kor's skirt is... ahhhhh.

    Ava Tallulah

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  26. Oh how sweet! My mom used to make us kids lots of clothes too!

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  27. that is SO awesome!!! and girl you ARE skinny!

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  28. La robe est magnifique!J'adore

    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

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  29. Love the photos and your outfit! Love the title drawing too! Great blog! Want to follow each other!?

    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  30. Pretty dress! I'm loving floral print lately! If you get a sec, I would love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  31. Okay wow so this is cool. I love that your mother sewed that and it's still relevant toda and looks beautiful on you! My yiayia used to make a lot of my clothes when I was younger but not so much now :)

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  32. Nice dress!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  33. i LOVE that you have a picture of her in the same dress from back in the day! and you look great in it!

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  34. wow I´m definetly following,your blog is so classy! maybe you could follow me also?

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  35. OMG I'm totally into that lovely floral dress....& you ROCK IT!!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  36. This dress is SO flirty! I love it!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  37. It looks awesome on you! And it's such a nice dress... I love the pattern and the neckline is super-flattering and pretty. My mom was saying I should take up sewing yesterday, but then we agreed my lifestyle makes it a bit difficult...

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  38. love love love that dress! so cute!

    I would love if you could check out my blog :)

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  39. the dress fits perfectly and how awesome your mom held on to it!.

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  40. I love this dress! I love that your mom made it and wore it and now you can too! So awesome!

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