Ava Grace's Closet: What I Wore : My Mama's Dresses

Friday, November 11, 2011

What I Wore : My Mama's Dresses

Two What I Wore posts this week? That's right.
I pulled these old dresses out of my mother's closet only yesterday.
They smell of her. They smell vintagey. {yes, that's a word}
I just had to play with them today.
Tell me this one isn't crazy. Pure italian wool.
And in absolutely perfect condition.

I'm not sure these photos do the piece of marvelousness {also a word} above justice.

The fabric looks like the most beautiful watercolor you have ever seen.
I saved my favorite for last.
Seriously contemplating wearing this one {sans the whitey-white legs} for an upcoming event.

I mean, look at those sleeves! I die.

Dear mama. I know I tell you that you're crazy all the time for keeping this stuff.
Today, I say thank you. 
And I will be there again next week for more goodness.


  1. Elegant ! Timeless! These are gorgeous and look absolutely great on you! How lucky to have a mama that is so fashionable... and you have certainly inherited that trait and are passing it on to your little darlings! You must also save these, your girls will thank you one day!

    Can't wait to see what other fabulous finds you discover in your mama's closet... Happy Friday...xo HHL

  2. I absolutely LOVE these genuine vintage pieces...I always admired the fashion of the 60's and 70's. They are timeless and so chic. Your mom has great taste...it OBVIOUSLY runs in the family ;)

  3. OMG !!! love love !! i wish my mama kept all her stuff!! can you wear that for my party :)

  4. I wish my mom had saved her old clothes! My best friend used to wear her mom's 70's dresses & I was always so jealous. These are great.

    visiting from The Blonde Episodes!

  5. love this look! I never get rid of any of my dresses...for the simple fact my daughter might want them one day :)

  6. You are so lucky that she saved those dresses. I love the prints. Gorgeous.

  7. Your mother has some FIERCE style! I am dying over these dresses! I am so jello! Can she adopt me ????

  8. These are amazing! :) I love that she keeps them and that you rock them! :)

  9. WOW what awesome finds in your own family! I am dying to see what my mom and Grams have kept.

  10. Those are awesome dresses! The first is my fav.

  11. These dresses are so beautiful and the sleeves on the last one are completely make it! I think it would be perfect to wear to an event.

    I'm visiting from Kori's blog for Fashion Friday!

  12. Susan!
    How are you? I somehow stumbled into your blog, so happy when I realized it was you :) Such beautiful pictures!

    I literally just started a blog of my own about 4 weeks ago (trying to satisfy the creative side that big red doesn't) but your blog is a great inspiration!

    I hope life has been wonderful since you left, and I will definitely be checking in on you here!

    All the best,


  13. OMGHAD I Adore these! And the sleeves on the last, all the prints...so amazing.

  14. I'm loving the first one! What great pieces honey. Thanks for linking up today! Kori xoxo

  15. So beautiful and you look great in all of them!

  16. how special to be wearing your mama's loveliness.


  17. what a beautiful blog! Just visited from Blonde Episodes and am following now. LOVE that last dress. I wish I fit in some of the outfits my mom kept, but she was so teeny-tiny!

  18. i adore this post! i recently wore my grandmother's dress (ok, it was for halloween) but i still loved every minute of it.

    stopping by via blonde eps...can't wait to read more.

  19. That's so cool that you have your mom's old dresses. I looove the colors of the first one.

  20. I like the new dictionary your coming up with! :) How fun those dresses are! You should definitely wear them if you have the occasion. So fun! :) I have an old skirt of my mom's from the 50's but the waist on it is way too tiny... I think she wore it in high school. :)

  21. Your mama had style! You look AMAZING in those!

  22. Wow! Your favorite is my favorite too. But you look gorgeous in all of them. I also adore shopping in my mom's closet, so nice that we're the same size!

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