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

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What I Wore : Mama's Dresses

A few weeks ago, I was dropping Ava off at my mother's so that I could run a few errands.
I was wearing a black printed maxi dress. 
My mom didn't say a thing to me at the time about said dress but a few weeks later, asked me to come downstairs with her.
She pulled open a drawer and began to pull out piece after piece of beautiful vintage clothing. 
Among it, these two incredible Diane Von Furstenberg maxi dresses from the '70's. 
I literally jumped for joy. Truth. 
Her reply "I couldn't believe you were wearing that ugly maxi dress when I had these". 
Thanks mom. She's nothin' if she ain't brutally honest.
Sunglasses - Tom Ford {old, loving these}  
Dress - Vintage by Mimmo Ferreti for Diane Von Furstenberg
Necklace + Earrings - RW + Co.
Bracelet - c/o Henri Lou Jewelry
Shoes - Target {not avail online, love this option}
Headband - Forever XXI {exact : also loved this}
Sunglasses - Michael Kors
Dress - Vintage by Diane Von Furstenberg
Cross Body - Banana Republic Outlet
Bracelets - RJ Graziano c/o The Shopping Channel
Shoes - Naughty Monkey {old, option here}
I have "shopped" mama's closet before.
See those finds ::  one and two

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35 comments :

  1. Oh wow, how wonderful! These are beautiful! Love the details in the first one :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes! I thought it was crazy fun!

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  2. Looking amazing Susan, really loving that second one!
    xo K
    www.lilieslattesandlace.com

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    1. Thanks Kendall. Yes, it's definitely my fave of the 2.

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  3. that second one is incredible and looks incredible on you!!!!!! How exciting, I love unexpected surprises like that...your mom sounds alot like me ...ha!
    Sheree xxx

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    1. I think so! And she has a ton of clothing that would SO suit you Sheree!

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  4. OMG, these dresses are just fabulous!!! You look like a star!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  5. I love the way you styled the first dress and adore everyyything about the second :) i have too much a moon face to wear my hair like that but it is such a cute look especially on you. "the cherry on top" of your outfit :) Jess

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  6. Love these dresses you styled them perfectly!

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  7. Dearest Susan,
    Good for your Mom; those dresses are lovely! To be brutally honest, like your Mom, I would not combine leopard with that last dress...
    Hugs to you and enjoy these treasures!
    Mariette

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    1. Ahh, pattern mixing. You either love it or hate it. With this subtle print, I kind of think the leopard is fun.
      Hugs to you sweet Mariette! A little something from my mama to you is on it's way...

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  8. This makes me want to go raid my mother's closet right now! You lucky girl - you look great!

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  9. NO way!!!! This is CRAZY good!!! I would not find anything like these in my mom's closet!! LOL! That first one is a classic....I need it for Texas living!! :)

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    1. You do girl!! It would be incredible on you.

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  10. these are so chic...camel prints and all! miss being here =)

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    1. Miss you Rachel! Coming to visit. Now.

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  11. OMG!! They are both truly incredible! You look wonderful in them & its so lovely that your Mum wore them too! Andrea x

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    1. I think that's what makes them so special. Thanks Andrea!

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  12. your mama was one supah stylish lady! i LOVE the camels!! i can say i've never seen them on anything before!

    rockoomph.blogspot.com
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    1. You have NO idea! She was seriously fab.

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  13. Sometimes all we really need to do is rummage through our mom's - or grandma's- old stuff to find fashionable pieces. Both those dresses look lovely on you.

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    1. Thanks Pepper! Yes, you never know what hidden treasures you might find.

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  14. GORGEOUS!!! Your mother is super stylish ... Izzy and Ava will be shopping your closet no doubt ... You have learned well from your mama... xo C. (HHL)

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  15. I love the first one that you tried on. The blue dress looks great on you.

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  16. well I see where you got your style from your mama ;)

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  17. Too bad, my mum doesn't have anything similar hidden in her closet. You are very lucky :-)
    Both dresses are fabulous!!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  18. Love your sunnies! You look fab in both dresses, but the second one is my fave!

    Have a great week!

    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/06/a-look-ahead-my-fffweek-wardrobe.html

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  19. Those dresses are un-freaking-believable. Lucky lady to have a Mom with excellent taste (who is also the same size). Great outfits!

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  20. I simply cannot believe your mother was smart enought to store those dresses. I tend to get rid of clothing after the trend goes away. Your mother has taught me a great lesson. I don't believe there are any maxi dresses at any store today that would top those. Although, you make an incredible model for them.

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  21. Oh my gosh, these are gorgeous! What a great surprise from Mom! You look amazing!

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  22. I love stealing my mom's old vintage clothing, she had a fabulous sense of style, which I only HOPE to embody one day! The good stuff's already there - no need to go to the mall! And the quality is something that is rare these days! I'm thinking about YOU forever21.....!!!

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