Last month, while my girlfriend was packing up her life for a month of festival hopping, she came across this dress in her closet, and the next thing I knew, she was at my work dropping it off, saying something along the lines of "This dress is perfect for you. You have to have it."
Never one to turn down worn in duds, especially ones that come from a pal with great taste, I took this baby home and wore it the very next day, and immediately it's become one of my favourites. There really is nothing better than hand me downs from someone who knows your style and your size... and who just happens to have a similar style and size. For me, this dress is so much more than a piece of clothing, it's a piece of Lisa. It's something I can pull out of my closet and wear when I'm missing her beautiful little face and it's something I can wear confidently, knowing that she hand selected it for me.
I remember all my girlfriends with older sisters used to complain when they were forced to wear hand me downs. I don't think I ever complained. There is something so special about wearing another person's clothes. It's like you get to take all of their experiences with you on your own journeys.
What are your thoughts on hand me downs?