My daughter has ALWAYS "beat to her own drum" when it comes to fashion. She does NOT like wearing the same Aeropostale shirt that everyone else has. And although she does wear the occasional pair of American Eagle jeans or a cute t-shirt from Old Navy, she LOVES going to thrift stores, shopping on ebay and anywhere else she can find something a little different, maybe a little retro or vintage.
This summer, her and my niece decided my Mother-in-law's closet was the place to shop. Number one, it was free. Number two, her closet was crammed full of old outfits and styles that have made it back around once more.
One of Kayla's favorites is what I call "The Little House on the Prairie" dress because of the print. Grandma made that dress and Kayla LOVES it. Who would have thought it? Kayla adds her boots, a belt and some jewelry and off she goes. Grandma beams with pride every time she sees her wearing one of her old garments.
(Please excuse my messy carport, it was raining so it wasn't the best picture taking day.)
My heart smiles because when I look at the pictures, I see more than my cute blue eyed daughter smiling for the camera. I see family history being passed down and all the love that goes with it. One day she will have her own stories to tell about Grandma's dress...
"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come..." Proverbs 31:25