Wednesday, February 10, 2016


vintage pink dress

I'm feeling sort of indifferent towards Valentine's Day this year. Don't get me wrong; I really enjoy the kitsch of this particular holiday, and any excuse to eat a lot of candy and celebrate the people you love is always great. But I don't really know what (if anything) I'll be doing – other than perhaps going out for brunch with my best friend – and I feel neither bitter about nor excited by February 14th. I guess I just have no expectations, and maybe that's okay. If it ends up being a delightful day, then that's wonderful. And if it's not, then I won't be disappointed. Managing my expectations is actually a goal of mine this year, and there's no better time than the present. This all sounds sort of depressing, but it isn't meant to be. I actually just feel sort of content about the whole thing. Whatever will be, will be (a rare sentiment for an anxious, sensitive person!)... and if nothing else, I will have Reese's peanut butter hearts. So that's enough of a reason to rejoice.

vintage pink
pink nightgown vintage
peach rose brooch
pink dress

This dress (which actually might be more of a nightgown?) is a vintage find I snagged from one of the clothing swap + sell groups I belong to on Facebook. If you're trying to hunt down a specific piece or are a vintage-lover, I highly recommend seeking out some of these groups, since oftentimes items are listed there before eBay or Etsy. I'm honestly not 100% happy with this outfit (i.e., I wish I could find my nude slip and wore a different cardigan), but I like that it's a bit dreamy and romantic, and it's a bit of a departure from what I've worn as of late. The rose brooch is also vintage, and reminds me SO much of my late-Grandma (peach was her favorite color, and for whatever reason, the pin immediately spoke to me). Wearing vintage pieces already makes me feel like I'm carrying a bit of the original owner(s) around with me, and I love the idea of being able to wear someone's history and continue it by giving a piece new life. And being reminded of someone you love while wearing a vintage piece is even better!

valentine's outfit vintage
pink nightgown
pink vintage dress
Outfit Details
Vintage dress/nightgown: Facebook group
Brooch: Sweet Bee Finds
Cardigan: ModCloth
Hair flower: similar
Heels: similar

valentine vintage outfit

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  1. Oh I think this outfit is darling! In fact, I like the cardigan! I keep seeing gals with tied up cardis and now I'm all "DUH! Why haven't I tried that???" haha

    Happy Valentine's Day! If nothing else, I hope it's a happy and relaxing Sunday for you! =D

  2. Lovely outfit, i'm afraid i'll have to wait for summer to wear light clothes but anyway it's adorable.

  3. What a gorgeous vintage dress! It has an Easter-y feel and I love the brightness especially it's getting colder this week! I totally love your mindset of managing your expectations, I am a very anxious and sensitive lady as well and need to do the same, but it is definitely hard.

  4. You're like a dream! There's something incredibly light and lovely about this look. The brooch and dress are stunners. Wishing you a lovely Valentine's - even if that's just pyjamas and Netflix! xx

  5. You certainly look very romantic in this!! I love your beautiful outfits Sammi!


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