Megan's Sweet Pink Dress

Hi friends, I'm Megan and I blog away at Freckled Italian. I live in Virginia and have just finished a master's degree in Children's Literature! I love to read and run and write. I cook a lot of food, drink a lot of wine, and I wear a lot of clothes. 

This is a story about a dress.
Once upon a time, I dated a boy who ended up being quite the disappointment. Haven't we all been there? Well, for some reason, in my not-quite-yet-completely-heartbroken delusion, I bought a Christmas present for him in the middle of July, while we were still together. I held on to it with excitement, and as our relationship slowly and painfully fell apart, I would tell myself that we at least had to make it to Christmas.

When we broke up in October of that year, there were so many things that I wanted to say. For some reason, the main one was, "I already bought you a Christmas present, ya jerk." I was sad, but then I moved on, because that's just what you do when you've just spent a year dating a guy who didn't really like you that much.

That Christmas present, however, sat in the corner of my room for years. Years! I tried to sell it on eBay, but no luck. I finally just left it there. I had started seeing someone wonderful and after about two years, we moved in together. We moved again a year later and I discovered the wonder that is a vintage store. There was one in our new city that had all kinds of stuff, so I brought that old Christmas gift and asked the owner if I could sell it to him. He said no, but that I could take something from the store as a trade.
I found this dress in the children's section, buried deep behind piles and piles of ugly clothes. I knew that it was perfect for me the minute I saw it.
Outfit Details:
Dress: Thrifted
Bra: Victoria's Secret
Bag: Carlos Santana
Watch: Fossil
Shoes: Steve Madden 
Sometimes, things in your life just don't fit right. But sometimes, they do.
A big thanks to Megan for dropping in today to share this super sweet outfit! Be sure to pop over to her blog and say hello! Stay tuned for a fun giveaway coming your way later today, friends! Happy weekend

26 comments:

  1. What a cute story! I'm so glad she ended up getting something as a result of the disappointing boy.

    Becky
    xx

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  2. What a cute story! I think the dress is beautiful! It certainly worked out in the end!

    http://livefreeandfashionable.wordpress.com/

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  3. I love this dress, such pretty little details and colour! xx

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  4. What a cute story- and dress! :)

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  5. Thats such a cute story I love it and that dress is awesome :)

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  6. What an interesting story, I really enjoyed it. The ultimate trash to treasure, no? ;)
    Also when I first clicked this post I thought you were Rashida Jones - the resemblance is uncanny! :D xx

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  7. I love this whole outfit, especially that wonderful soft pink color of the dress! I'm also insanely jealous of your hair... it's beautiful!

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  8. That is a surprising story! Love it!

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  9. Love this story! Megan, you have awesome hair in this shoot too, I'm totally jealous :-) The dress is adorable, I'll make sure I rummage in children's sections from now on!

    http://katyclouds.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh, this outfit is so sweet, I'm glad you got something you love out of something that was really just baggage taking up space. I like how this is styled, I have a similar dress that's too small in the bust, I may have to give something like this a try :)
    --Erin
    predictionspast.blogspot.ca

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  11. This is such a sweet anecdote! I loved the personal touches to this post so much! And you're a great writer, Megan!

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  12. I love this! :)

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  13. Thanks for this story its inspirational. It is very easy to let life get you down, and sometimes we all just need a little reminder of how we can turn the negative events in our lives into something positive.

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  14. I love the soft pink and neon combination. Definitely suits you.

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  15. i love the story behind this! turned something bad into something good - and i love how adorable you look in this dress.

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  16. such a cute story! and a lovely dress (:
    thanks for sharing!
    xo, cheyenne

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  17. This is beautiful story and that dress is just perfect. You look so happy wearing it :)xx

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  18. Hehehe I love these sorts of stories, this one especially is great. Love the dress too, so so so cute!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  19. Aw, what a cool story! So glad everything worked out in the end!

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  20. That dress is really pretty! I love the pink colour!
    Your hair is pretty too!
    I will check out your blog, definitely.
    ~Jenny

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  21. Oh man, adorable! I love the little story behind that dress. Clothes are always better when they have stories attached to them. I'll have to check out her blog too!

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  22. what an interesting story behind that beautiful dress, glad it worked out well in the end w/ the dress & much more! thanks for the introduction to megan's blog, she's adorable : )
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  23. The pink dress is very pretty, but it seems easily folds?

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB