perfect but a size too big

8:57 AM

dress - anthro (thrifted), bracelets - madewell, shoes - saltwater

So I actually first spotted this dress at Anthro last summer. It had all the elements of what I love in a dress except for... the price. I hoped it would go on sale but it was one of those elusive rare birds that never did make it to the sale rack. And so it remained only a dream. 
Then a few weeks ago while browsing a thrift store I spotted it from across the room. I practically ran to the dress aisle to grab it and place it safely in my cart. I did notice that it looked a little big but really, I didn't care. 
When I got home I washed and tried it on. It was too big. But I wasn't going to be stopped. I pulled out my sewing machine, pins and thread and got to work. All it needed it turned out, was to be taken in on the sides just a bit. No big deal. And that's how a dress that was too big turned out to be perfect just for me! And in case you were wondering I really do live in it now :).

P.S. I'm putting together a little faq page this week and just wanted to see if there are any questions you would like for me to include and answer there? Thank you in advance!! xo

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  1. You're so handy! I've been wanting to go thrifting more often but I haven't started yet. I'm putting it on my mental to do list!

    Questions...hmmm...How did you and your husband meet? How long have you been married? Does he take your outfit pictures? Do you want more kids? What do you do for work - or are you a stay at home momma? Did you write a blog before this one? I feel like you hinted at that at one point but I don't remember if that's correct or not.

    Those are all the ones I could think of for now :) xoxo!

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    1. Aww! Thanks! And thank you so much for all the questions! I'll be working on answering them this week! xo

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  2. Hello!
    Good job on the dress, looks perfect. :-)
    I would like to know, if you have any brothers or sisters, since you never seem to mention any. It is hard to imagine you, being an only child, since you seem to be such a family person.

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    1. Thank you sweetie! Thanks for the questions, I'll be working on them this week! xo

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  3. This dress screams summer. I love the way you styled it.

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  4. love it paired with your lipstick, too!

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