Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Vintage, Sharon Rothfield pleated dress/goodwill

Hello darling readers, so glad you've stopped in for a visit.  I am feeling more like myself lately, thank God.  I am sincere  when I say, thank God.  I am so grateful to be feeling better and more renewed and spiritually lifted.   God has a funny way of drawing us nearer to Him.  I have known Him for a long time but feel that this experience has helped me lean on Him in a big, (huge way) as He has brought me out of some pretty dark days full of pain and turmoil.  So you can understand my appreciation for my rejuvenation.   

I finally fit the top of this vintage dress in which I have had hanging in my closet for over a year.  I could "not" thrift for probably several months and still not wear the same things twice.  Are you guilty of the same thing?  I am making an effort to wear the things that I have since I really liked them when I bought them. 

This shot is probably when the deer tick crawled on my skin and bit me.  I found it on my skin yesterday and went to the doctor's with the tick in a medicine bottle as she confirmed what it was.  I took the prophylactic antibiotic which made me terribly nauseous last night.  I was happy to have discovered the little critter since they are about the size of a dot.  Anyway, I am making my way to your blogs and looking forward to seeing what you've been up to.  

Have a great day and stay encouraged and to all. dawn xo
necklace gifted from my friend Bev./handmade
thrifted dress goodwill
thrifted belt goodwill
thrifted mossimo shoes goodwill


two birds said...

dawn, you look amazing! like a model, a gorgeous model!! i love this dress on you and am happy you can now wear it! i love that you buy clothes for the future...i do that sometimes, too! sorry about the tick, that always scares me that they are so small! glad you found it!

Mrs. T. Mac. said...

Hey Dawn...this dress is stunning and you look fabulous in it! I am guilty of having enough thrifted clothes to not repeat anything for a long time but I do it I sorry to hear about the tick. Good thing you found it.


Teddi said...

dawn, hello lovely! yes, i'm guilty of having thrifted items, i have yet to wear, but intend to. the photos are stellar, the deer tick, & what became out of it, not so much. sorry you had to endure that, on top of everything else. glad you are feeling more like your soul self, & that your spirituality is helping you through. gracious of you to share your journey, with love. :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You look radiant & I can see the difference for sure in all look marvelous. I am really happy you are feeling better now and more yourself!! God is marvelous and has always been my rock too & I'm happy to know he brought you through your dark days!! What a find in this dress..I love it!! I hope the rest of your week is splendid. Glad you find the tick as well, how yucky. BIG hugs XX

Beth Kondrick said...

What a gorgeous dress! You look beautiful, totally beautiful. Eek about the tick, but good you discovered it right away!

KelleyJohnson07 said...

Oh goodness! Having a tick live in my skin may just freak me out to the point of death haha! We don't have them here in AZ, but we make up for it with scorpions.... EW!

That dress is BEAUTIFUL! If I were you I would be wearing it all summer long.

Oh, and one last thing. I pretty much want your hair, it's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

The dress is absolutely beautiful on you.
I know what you mean about feeling closer to God at a time of a major health problem - I am off to my Dr. this am to find out what the biopsy of the tumour 'said' and what we will do about it. It (tumour) causes a good deal of pain - I know my pain is rather short term, compared to what many deal with, but at the time it is consuming! Thank God for being there to listen.


Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Dawn,
I am happy that you feel better - Sometimes life is not easy but it is all for a purpose- see the good in the bad -
Love your dress- i am a fan of vintage dresses, yours is fabulous

Me too cutting down on spending---big trip coming up in 2014 - Asia!
Leaving for 10 months or more

Take care of yourself

Ariane xxxx

pastcaring said...

You look absolutely stunning. The dress is beautiful, so are the shoes, but just look at you! You could be wearing a sack and still look great! So glad you are getting back to full health and feeling comfortable. xxx

Sara Flynn said...

I LOVE this vintage dress! You look great by the way!


Shayla said...

Such a pretty dress and it looks great on you! That's the most beautiful background in your shots - dear tick or not, it was worth it! Gorgeous green is a great color for you doll!

silvergirl said...

cute dress, love the pleated skirt
you are look beautiful and i am glad you are feeling better

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

dawn that dress is exquisite! it looks soooo good on you. oh noooo about the tick! blood suckers. glad you went to the doctor. if it isn't one thing it's another!

tammy Silverstyle said...

My friend, you look fantastic. So glad you are finally up and running.
And, yes these last 12 months have been like a living hell. I really can't say anything about what is happening but I hope to be able to soon.
Thank you for you blog love and support!

The Funky Junkie said...

WOW, you look incredible! I love that dress. So happy to hear that you are feeling good and renewed. God is good, isn't he?

my thrifty closet said...

you look beautiful in that dress Dawn, I appreciate your sharing, God is so good. You have an amazing wardrobe. I am sure it can last you months without repetition. You have a gorgeous body now and a renew spirit. God bless you!


Lisa said...

So glad you're feeling better, Dawn. This dress is so pretty and I love how you styled it with the belt. I am guilty also of having and extensive thrifted wardrobe. But, oh, isn't it fun!! I do fret over how I'm going to possibly squeeze in unworn items before it's too warm though. I know some of them will just have to be patient and wait till the next fall rolls around to make an appearance.

Kezzie said...

You loook radiant here Dawn! What a lovely dress. I am totally the same, I have WAAAAy too many clothes! Sorry to hear you haven't been well but it's lovely to see your positivity and your gratefulness towards God!

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