christmas time

hello loves.

this past week i went back home to tennessee to be with my parents for a few days.
due to my husband's job, we can not be with either of our families during christmas day.
(he works christmas eve and day after christmas)
so i thought i would spend the week before christmas with them and it was wonderful.
i really wished we lived closer... the 6 1/2 hour drive is never fun. 

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while in tennessee, my mother gave me my christmas present. 

to my surprise,
 it was her beautiful dress she had gotten in paris, france when she had visited about 14 years ago. 
my mother had it made especially for her & i was astonished when it fit me perfectly.
it is probably the most expensive thing i own now.
i am utterly in love with it. 
sadly, it will most likely sit in my closet.. due to it being so fancy. 

i can not wait to pass it down to my daughter...

(i would like to thank my wonderful mother for taking these pictures.)

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i hope you all have a wonderful christmas. 
enjoy your loved ones & eat lots of food.

xoox.



80 comments:

  1. That dress is absolutely gorgeous @ looks wonderful on you, simply stunning!
    If only we all had beautiful sentimental dresses like these in our families! xo

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  2. Megan, you look absolutely gorgeous! This dress is so fitting for you. I absolutely adore the shape of that neckline.

    Oh, and it doesn't have to sit in your closet. It can be a reason for your husband to take you out more often ;]

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  3. Wow, I can't believe that dress is 14 years old. It so perfectly suits styles today! It is such a classic piece, perfect to own forever!

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  4. Wow, I don't even know what to say! This dress is sensational, beautiful, lovely, and every other synonym for gorgeous! Seriously, what an amazing, amazing AMAZING gift. I'm extremely jealous! These pictures are so pretty too, I love the light coming through the window and the tea set. All so perfect! Hope you have an amazing Christmas love!

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  5. I'm speechless. Yo have such an ephemeral beauty and these photos capture it perfectly.

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  6. Amazing, That dress looks stunning on you!!! By the way love your blog!!

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  7. That dress is gorgeous! It looks fabulous on you!

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  8. this dress is STUNNING! seriously! what a gem. you must wear it more often. don't let it sit in the dust! it needs to be shown.

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  9. What a gem of a dress! I love it! You are one lucky duck.

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  10. Best Christmas present. Give your mom a hug for me cause she is awesome. And it is funny how it can fit you perfect! So pretty.

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  11. Are you kidding me with these photos Megan?!!?! They are SO INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS! Honestly, I've scrolled through so many times. The dress is perfect for you. *sigh* It has such a lovely story too. I'm glad you were able to have a nice early Christmas with your parents. (:

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  12. what a gorgeous dress! looks great on you. and i think its the perfect amount of fancy to go out w/ your husb, or even a nite out w/ the girls.

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  13. Ohmy, that dress is stunning! And it fits you like a glove! How nice of your mom to give it to you :) You look gorgeous! And happy holidays :)

    xo
    Sealverland

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  14. WOW! It looks absolutely stunning on you! I hope you get to wear it to some sort of event soon :)

    You're very lucky!

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  15. I literally let out a gasp when I saw the first picture! You look stunning!!
    What a lovely gift.

    Have a wonderful holiday.

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  16. omg, you look so lovely and elegant!
    I seriously love this outfit =)

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  17. So beautiful. I love how clothes that cost more tend to last longer and remain classically in style. I wish my mother and I shared the same dress size too!

    Arianne from A + B in the Sea

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  18. What a lovely, lovely dress! It's gorgeous and you look amazing in it. How touching that it came from your mother. It just makes it even more beautiful.

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  19. oh wow, the dress is absolutely gorgeous and so meaningful!!

    Carrie
    In the Hammock Vintage

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  21. What a lovely heirloom to have in your family. It looks gorgeous on you; I hope you find an occasion to wear it.
    p.s.: Sorry for the deleted comment. I misspelled something and I hate that. (I really should preview before publishing.)

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  22. what a christmas present! it's so beautiful, and looks like it was made to order just for you! don't be too afraid to wear it out and show it off!

    www.alwaysfreyday.com

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  23. That is such a special gift! I'm sure you'll find an event to wear it to someday. Maybe a winter wedding!

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  24. Merry Christmas to you too. I love this dress. These pictures are simply elegant too.
    No Guilt Fashion

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  25. ohmygoodness these photos are just so beautiful!!! you look amazing, the dress is so gorgeous, what a awesome heirloom!!

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  26. Wow! That dress fits you like a dream... And these photos are simply breathtaking.. perfect in every way. I bet that dress is so special to you.. definitely a great piece to pass down to generations to come. :)

    Happy Holiday sweetie!!

    xx Love & Aloha

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  27. that dress really is stunning and it looks lovely on you.
    your hair is so pretty when it's up. :)

    happy holidays <3

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  28. megan! you look incredible! that dress is absolutely gorgeous, it looks like it was made for you. these pictures look like they're straight out of a movie. you'll have to bring this dress out every once and a while, you can't leave it in a closet! :) merry christmas, love!

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  29. I love vintage items passed down by our moms! They are the best ever.

    This dress is to pretty to sit in your closet, you must take it to an elegant affair at once!

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  30. STUNNING! BREATH TAKING<3
    These photos are so gorgeous dear! I love the props and the window curtains/tassles! Your mom did an amazing job and it was so cool of her to pass it onto you and for you to pass it onto your daughter!

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  31. What a special, special gift. That dress looks absolutely divine on you. wishing you a merry christmas too! :) xx

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  32. This is so stunning I could just cry:) You look straight out of an old film darling - like Grace Kelly. That's such a special and amazing gift from your mom. What a legacy to pass down. Have a beautiful week love. So sorry your hubby has to work:( You look breathtaking as always! xx Marisa

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  33. That's a beautiful present, and it look great on you :)´
    Merry Christmas!
    <3, Jo

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  34. Wow, what an amazing gift! Your mother is one stylish lady, that's for sure. You'll need to go somewhere suitably fancy for champagne and dancing - that dress is too good to be left in the closet :) Sally x

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  35. very very very elegant and gorgeous. No wonder why you would want to pass this down!! Lovely!

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  36. Jesus take the wheel, I can't even.

    How are you so gorgeous? And that dress, oh lawdy that dress. Girl. Your mom has incredible taste, and I can't even handle how breathtaking these photos are. What even. Teach me your waayyys!

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  37. How breathtaking!!!!
    It fits you perfectly and those photos look like a layout for Vouge!!! Happy Holidays friend!!! Sending you lots of love,
    xoxoxoxo

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  38. WOW. I'm just in awe of that dress and how wonderful it looks on you! AND your parents dining room is MAGICAL. I swear you are a Southern fairy tale princess!! :)

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  39. wow, the dress is beautiful. so sweet of your mom :)

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  40. wow! that dress is breathtaking! you look so gorgeous! ^,^

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  41. What an amazing dress! I think you should wear it at least once a month....even if it's just for a decadent visit to the supermarket :)

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  42. The dress is FAB on you! Perfect neckline down to the perfect shape of the hem.... just gorg!

    Sherry

    gdo-family.blogspot.com

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  43. That dress is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the pictures!

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  44. Wow. That dress is wonderful... your mother is wonderful! :)
    I just fell in love with your blog, everything is so cute and peaceful here!
    I'll be back.
    :)
    xx

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  45. Oh gosh, what a beautiful gift. I used to play dress-up with my mom's clothes and if she every gave me any of her old dresses, it would be incredible.

    I hope you can find ways to wear your new dress often!

    - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chic

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  46. Oh wow, that dress is amazing! I wish my mum had clothes that she could pass down to me!

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  47. You look beautiful! That dress is gorgeous.

    And your mom did a great job with the pictures!

    :o)Sarah
    restlessromantic.blogspot.com

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  48. that dress is a dream! what a wonderful, beautiful gift... you look lovely!

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  49. Amazing photos! your dress is so beautiful, you look pretty and glamorous! :) im a new follower!!

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me

    www.sickbytrend.com

    xx :)

    sBt

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  50. That dress is so amazing!!!! You always have the cutest dresses!!!

    Marja <3

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  51. The dress is absolutely stunning :)

    L x

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  52. Oh wow. Okay, let me just say that those photos are simply gorgeous! I am also enamored with that beautiful dress, and your mother is a fabulous photographer!

    I'm your newest follower! I have only been to this post, but I'm excited to proceed! I love beautiful blogs like this!

    Let's be friends. :)

    Kristin
    http://dollparade.blogspot.com

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  53. Thanks so much for your sweet comments, love! This dress is absolutely STUNNING. I am head over heels in love! What a special & thoughtful gift! You look gorgeous, and the photos themselves are fantastic! xo.

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  54. I am going to echo the sentiment of everyone else but quite seriously this dress is amazing. Fits you so perfectely. It is quite fancy but I think you could dress it down with a cardigan, a long necklace and some tights and wear it for a night out that isn't necessarily a cocktail party.

    <3 You look so great, I love these photos.

    xo Robyn

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  55. Oh my goodness, that dress is stunning on you! Like it was made for you :)
    And these pictures are so wonderful and elegant. You are so lovely <3

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  56. WOW!! This dress is jaw dropping!! SO beautiful. There's no such thing as too fancy! I'd sleep in that dress if I had it. Never take it off! hehe. On another note your parents house is so amazing. Such a perfect setting for a beautiful dress!! I hope it makes another appearance!

    Shy

    Merry Christmas!

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  57. these pictures are amazing. i love them! AND i love your blog! it's perfect. the background is amazing and i love your new header!! SO CUTE!!

    happy holidays love!

    allister bee blog

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  58. These photos epitomize elegance. That dress is beautiful, and the fact that it has such a wonderful story behind it makes it so much better. <3 Have a wonderful holiday!

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  59. do you hate that i comment on every post? well you are just so adorable all the time!

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  60. your blog is beautiful!
    new follower!
    looove <3

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  61. wow is your mother a photographer? She is very talented, and of course your gorgeous.

    merry christmas

    x christie
    www.christie86.blogspot.com

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  62. so so chic and alexa chung esque x

    www.pinstripeprince.blogspot.com

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  63. Oh man, sucks that your husband has to work at christmas! Hope you have a wonderful time anyway! You look stunning stunning stunning in that dress. Wow.

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  64. WOW! you look abolutly FANTASTIC!!! I love your dress and the background is just PERFECT!!! you have a great blog!Im happy i ran into you ! Its really a great read, you posts and style are amazing:)
    And you are very pretty:)
    Im gonna follow you! hope you visit me and follow me back,
    that would be amazing!

    Love,
    fashionfabrice

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  65. What a lovely dress! Looks great for tea. You may wear it more than you know. I love afternoon/high tea! (But I always forget to do it when we visit British Columbia which is such a great spot for it this side of the pond).

    I've been meaning to visit your blog from Hey, Monkeyface's blog link. Glad I finally did! Bookmarking you for now, but I'm sure I'll follow soon. I finally committed to following others I've been reading daily.

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  66. i wish you a merry christmas!!!
    have a beautiful day!
    xoxo, pink lady ♥

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  67. that is a Beautiful dress! what a wonderful legacy.
    merry christmas!
    <3mode.
    http://modestylist.blogspot.com

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  68. So nice that you got to spend time with your family! And that dress... is amazing! Its gorgeous!! What a wonderful family heirloom to have! I think I would have to find an occasion to wear something so beautiful! I hope you're having a wonderful Christmas!!

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  69. these are super beautiful. happy christmas! x hivennn.

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  70. oh my gosh, that dress is so lovely and you look absolutely stunning in it! what a special keepsake from your mom, she must have had many moments wearing this creation that brought much joy. one of the reasons i love vintage or pass-downs like this so much is because of the history they bring with them. they are a story themselves, so divine!

    i hope you do get to wear it more than you're thinking now. much happiness to you lades and i hope the time spent with your fams carried you through yesterday. we didn't exactly get a lot of time with ours either, it's hard to be apart, especially on Christmas.

    pea ess: i LOVE your new profile pic, hands resting over your heart with sunlight streams coming though from above, really beautiful. ♥

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  71. You look amazing in that dress, so 50s and vintage..beautiful!

    xoxo
    Miss Neira

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  72. beautiful dress and beautiful pictures!

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  73. so so so pretty! I love that tea set! and your dress is astonishing!! :)

    love, polly

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  74. Just stumbled on your blog! AND AH I CANT BELIEVE THESE ARE REAL PICTURES. aldsjkaldjlakd. They definitely belong in a magazine or coffee table book or SOMETHING. You look GORGEOUS.

    Check out mine?
    QUIRKYEXPLOSION.blogspot.com

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  75. your dress is absolutely stunning! & the setting for the photos is so very appropriate for showing it off! such a perfect christmas present from your mum :)

    hope you had a lovely christmas with hubby! :)

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  76. Gorgeous pictures!
    I just love your dress...
    And what an awesome tea set ;)
    hope you had a lovely holiday!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  77. OMG that DRESS! What a fantastic family heirloom. It is so on trend for now and will always be in fashion. I hope you will at least find special occasions on which to wear it because it looks too wonderful for it to languish behind closed doors. Happy Holidays, gorgeous!!!

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  78. that dress is so perfect! i am completely jealous!

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  79. Oh my word Megan these pics are so pretty.

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