Thanks to Caroline of the blog beautyisasleepingcat (fantastic book reviews!) I remembered some photos I took before we moved.
While sorting stuff, I was trying to decide if I should finally sell a couple of my mother’s dresses, and thought I’d photograph them for keepsakes. My favorite is this simple black dress with pink appliques:
Couldn’t believe the pink in the dress matched my stepdaughter’s bedroom walls.
I come from a line of tall women: my mother and both grandmothers were 5’8″ tall! I’m an inch taller.
Here’s the lovely back:
Yes, that’s my faithful assistant, Rocky.
A closer look:
I don’t know what the fabric is. It’s kind of like satin and rayon combined–a bit heavy, but it drapes beautifully.
Here’s a close-up of the front:
I’ve carried this dress around for almost two decades, keeping it in a garment bag at the back of my closet, bringing it out from time to time to make sure it’s still intact. I’ve let go of the red satin taffeta ball gown (it wasn’t in good shape at all) but this one I’ll keep. I wish I’d asked my mom where and when she wore it. It must have been special, because she saved the dress for years and years too.
“Sharing tales of those we’ve lost is how we keep from really losing them.”
Hope your week’s going well so far. . . .