From Grandma with Love // Capelet Dress



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I’m a day late and a dollar short, but I didn’t want to save this for next week!

style of sam, vintage capelet dress, green butterfly brooch, prada baroque sunglasses, pink lambskin gloves, vintage pearl cluster earrings, vintage framed bag, MAI TAI horn bracelet, franco sarto t-strap pumps
dress FROM G-MA {modern version} // earrings VINTAGE {similar} // gloves and bag THRIFTED {pretty pink gloves} //
brooch STEINMART // bracelet MAI TAI // heels FRANCO SARTO {similar} // sunglasses PRADA
Photography by Mr. S
I was truly excited to show y’all this outfit from Mr. S’s grandma.  The capelet is detachable, but I forgot to take it off for the pictures.  It was a little chilly – notice the goosebumps? And THAT DRESS, well… it’s kind of a cross between Mary Poppins and school marm.  I LOVE it!  And of course you need to wear a dress like that with pink gloves! {Shhhhh, I got the gloves at an estate sale for $4.  Why would anyone pass on that?!?!}  They add just the right touch of lady to the outfit.
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Hope everyone is having a FABULOUS weekend!
It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate. – Henry David Thoreau
{I treat myself with love, esteem, and respect.}

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  1. Just beautiful, what a woman she must have been.

  2. LOVE the outfit! The capelet really makes the outfit so retro chic! Your husband’s grandma must have been quite the fashionista :)

  3. Natasha xoxo says:

    Love the shape of your sunglasses!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  4. This look is EVERYTHING

  5. Wow you look amazing! :D And that bag is perfection!

  6. Mica says:

    That dress is amazing – perfect with the capelet too and you’ve accessorised it so well! What a bargain with the gloves :)

    Away From The Blue

  7. I think these pictures look so pretty and editorial, I was totally taken back in time with this shoot. What a pretty, lady-like look.


    The Fashionable ESQ

  8. Lisa says:

    Such ladylike grace. You look just like you walked off the set of Madmen….

  9. so chic! I love this look!

  10. cute post and this outfit is tres chic!

  11. Such a wonderful look so chic and retro and fits you like a glove! LOVE it. How do you avoid dark contrasting shadows when shooting in sunlight, do you use an external flash for fill?

    Ali of

    • Samantha says:

      Hi Ali!! Sorry it took so long for me to reply. We usually take pictures on the weekends when we have time so sometimes harsh light is unavoidable. I try to “soften” the pictures using some of the levels, curves, and filters in Photoshop! In levels, I adjust the middle button to left, and the left output button to the right. Hope that helps!

  12. Alyssa says:


  13. You always nail it Sam…..this time in a lovely vintage look!! So Audrey Hepburn!!!


  14. LyddieGal says:

    You look so cute in the dress – I’d love to see it without the cape – perhaps in the summer when we aren’t all freezing!
    Chic on the Cheap

  15. Your grandma had phenomenal taste in clothes!! This is stunning!

  16. Peggy says:

    i simply adore all your from gma with love posts!

  17. Noor says:

    I LOVE this outfit.

  18. This might be my favorite ever. I die over your G-Ma treasures. This looks like a magazine shot.

  19. Kimberlee says:

    OMG I love it!!! So vintage looking and chic – Audrey! Grandma had awesome style :)

  20. This looks so nice, absolutely love it!

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