life in the pack: then & now

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In keeping with my vintage "hope chest" finds, here is an example of how too much of a good thing is no longer a good thing... I love lace. I love gingham. I love rosettes. I love gathering. I love a little poof in the sleeve. Even a mock turtleneck has it's moment... All together though? A hot mess. Sorry to whatever dear relative surely made this (there are no tags), but it's pretty clear that even Alice finds it a little offensive (see her picture below). The saddest part of this story (aside from the dress) is that I actually took a picture of Lily (my seven year old) wearing it when she was one. I spent the day searching for that photo and I cannot find it anywhere!! I promise if (when?!?) I do, I'll re-post. Until then, isn't it funny seeing my baby picture (top) next to my baby's pictures in the same dress? Do you have anything like this? If not, start thinking about saving some of your child's favorite outfits- but be sure to snap and save a photo of her (or him) in it first. It will be a treasure one day... even if it looks something like this. XOXO, Sarah

life in the pack: vintage charm? hmmmm

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Image Looking through some old photos, I came across this lovely picture, forcing me to amend something I said earlier... not necessarily everything old is charming. While my mother is the picture of youth and beauty, her baby and the interesting frock she's wearing are much less attractive (I can say that because the scary looking kid is yours truly). Note to self: never dress a child like a clown when she's already a little goofy looking.    

life in the pack: vintage alice

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I'll always love my mother (a notorious non-saver) for storing a few of my favorite childhood things in a "hope chest" designated just for me. She did the same for each of my siblings (correct me if I'm wrong , mom!)... It's funny how old things are innately so charming. Certain classic styles will always be in fashion.       And yes, those are two different shoes on her feet... should not come as a shock to those who know us well... XOXO, Sarah

color inspiration: lemon + sand

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Thank you, pinterest and thank you, Seana for bringing this awesome outfit (and my style pill) to my attention! This is quite possibly my favorite color combo of the season.

inspiration: summertime sally

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I love the sweet, nostalgic feeling of this picture... even more because that darling little girl is my own mother and her very first summer love. She still remembers wearing that dress (her favorite at the time), and to me it still looks current. Real style lasts through the ages.