a little over four years ago, we came across a set of matching + truly amazing handmade dresses. at the time, the girls were only 3 years old and the dresses were full length gowns on them, but i knew they were too good to pass up. i seem to remember the kindly ladies at the rummage sale remarking how cute the girls will look wearing them together, which almost swayed me against buying them because matchy-matchy is not our thing. that said, i knew they were gems too good to pass over, and so they came home with us. they were fun for imaginary play and mostly stayed tucked back in the closet until the girls grew a little.
last year, i converted one into a skirt (the shoulder was torn and i was too lazy to mend it, to be honest). that sweet little number continues to be worn regularly and enjoyed thoroughly. and then last night, a certain someone was picking out her clothes and begged to wear her "Julie Andrews Dress" to school today. really? (incredulous gasp!) um, YES! i love that on so many levels.
which brings me to the first item on my Treasure Hunting Manifesto...
confession: i can be a snob about these things sometimes, it's true. but i am so happy to have kept an open mind, getting both dresses for the girls to enjoy in our own way - repurposing one and saving one as is. to be worn to school, even. and it underscores her unique personality all the more. love that. xoxo
is there something you have come across while treasure hunting that you were hesitant about for whatever reason? something that turned out to be truly special to you + yours? share your story in the comments if you like. we've love to hear!
...and just for fun, this is what she was singing while waiting for the bus -