About a month ago, I was pleasantly surprised to find a package at my door from the lovely and ever-charming Amy Merrick of An Apple A Day. I had almost forgotten her long ago mentioning a certain ebay-acquired Gunne Sax sundress that she thought might work out better for me!
The package within the package was almost too pretty to open, but I was pretty excited about what was inside...
It turned out to be nothing short of a dream dress... velveteen lace-up bodice, ribbon-trim, tiny floral calico print... quite a lovely specimen indeed!
I'm so thankful to Amy for her generosity and beyond flattered that she even thought of me. As such, Thanksgiving seemed a fitting day to debut the dress. We spent a lovely afternoon with my family over at my sister's house, catching up and eating way too much... you know, the usual.
Though we did get some sunshine, it was anything but sundress weather, so layers were definitely in order. It has been all kinds of COLD around here lately.
Gotta love those hidden pockets! Amy, my gratitude abounds :)
If you've never crossed paths with An Apple A Day, I highly recommend doing so. Amy's posts are always beautiful with wit and charm to spare, and lately she's been posting the most wonderful photos of her travels through Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam with her sister. They've been filling me with wanderlust in a big way!
In other news, Clover's love for all things Gretel has not waned. This was a Gretel-inspired outfit from last week.
Over the weekend, she pulled this book of fairy tales out of my vintage children's book collection. I had forgotten that the story of Hansel and Gretel was in there.
And how many extra mom-points would you say this Hansel get-up is worth?... 'cause I'm thinkin' quite a few.
Not to be type-cast though, remember her interest in The Little Match Girl? Well, after watching this Disney short a few times...
Yup, you guessed it. It's amazing the little details she pays attention to, like the socks with no toes, she remembered that, I didn't. Though the best was when she got into character and then proceeded to warn me in all earnestness: "Mom, if I talk to you right now, it will ruin my performance."
I was like: "Ruin your what?" Her reply: "my performance." Though it's even funnier when she actually says it because of her tiny voice and the way she pronounces it "puhfoamance". Yeah, that one totally cracked me up.