Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fight The Good Fight


This is my absolute favorite dress I own. It's a vintage Gunne Sax dress that I got from my mother who I believe got it from my dad's mom. I've had it for as long as I can remember, and at first it was used for dress up, but now I can actually fit into it and love it more than any other article of clothing I own. I do love other pieces, but this love runs deep. This dress I will delicately treasure until maybe one day I have a daughter, and then she will hopefully love it as much as I do.

The school semester is almost over, and I am so relieved. I'm getting antsy in my classes, but I am more focused than ever. This is rare for me since usually by the end of the class term I'm slacking off horribly and giving my professor the puppy eyes so they can extend due dates for me (I know I'm terrible). These past couple of months have been the first time I've truly been on my own, and it's been really tough. It's hard for me to make new friends and put myself out there, and I've always relied on my family being there to fall back on, but now they're six hours away, and I've really had to rely on myself. There have been so many times where I've broken down and wanted to give up. Sometimes I had to fight myself and push through tears to get in the car and drive back to Tennessee, because it's the grown up thing to do. I'm teary eyed writing this, because it has been very emotional for me, but I know I will be so proud of myself for getting through it and achieving what I came here for. I'm not giving up and I'm going to keep on fighting, even if what I'm fighting is myself.



8 comments:

  1. Rock it girl! we both have the end of semester push to survive. Your dress is adorable!! I like it!! And your so sweet for noticing, I did update my banner :3 Keep it up! we can do this!

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    1. Oof good luck with your semester as well. We CAN do this. Or else we'll be forced to redo classes, and that's frightening, haha. Thank you for your comment and I love the new banner =]

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  2. Oh you are so lucky to have a Gunne Sax!!! TREASURE IT FOREVER! I keep looking at vintage patterns for them, thinking maybe one day I'll make one, but I think that might be beyond my skill level.

    Almost over. Semester is ALMOST OVER.

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    1. Oh my goodness I am SO thankful, because they are so very expensive and it's my favorite out of all the ones I've seen online. Maybe you'll get yo skill up so you can make a gorgeous gunne sax =] I believe in you!

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  3. Once you're finished with school, you will be SO GLAD you stuck it out! I know you can do it! And that Gunne Sax dress is lovely! I've looked at them on Etsy and EBay and I just can't justify the expense. Lucky you to get a hand-me-down!

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    1. Thank you. This is my 5th year of college I'm just ready to be OUT!
      Oh yeah I've looked at others and even toyed with the thought of a Gunne Sax for a wedding dress in the future, but they are QUITE expensive. I have a hard time justifying buying anything over $20 haha. Hopefully you'll come across one at a thrift store or Goodwill =].

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  4. what a beautiful dress. I work at a university so at the end of every semeester I watch all the students deal with exam and presentation stress, congratulations on making it til the end, student life is tough. xx

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  5. these feel so lovely and timeless.

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