Last semester I was taking a class where we had to make an outfit and wear it to class everyday. Yes, I know! At first I sort of freaked out and told everyone I knew to send me their old clothes so I could reconstruct things with them. Among the things sent to me was a dress from my grandma. She had worn it in her 20's to a hopping party only to find her friend wearing the same dress. Gasp! Anyway, I sort of tucked it away and only recently pulled it out and tried it on. It fit like a glove (my grandma is only 5'2" so it was surprising). I love the dress and have been wearing it despite the obviously browning lace and too short sleeves.
I paired it with a necklace I made last week. The pendant at the bottom is from a vintage chandelier that I found at the Chelsea Flea. I love the idea of repurposing old things and bringing the stories that go with them out for a second life. I am constantly inspired by my grandma's mom because of this. Hearing her story and looking at her clothes is always very inspiring for me. Below is a collage I did about her.