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


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


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

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

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

    Rose Eva

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

  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

  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!

  8. That is a surprising story! Love it!

  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!

  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 :)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

  20. 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!

  21. 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 : )

  22. The pink dress is very pretty, but it seems easily folds?


HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB