Kindred Spirits

Dress: Vintage (from a friend)
Sweater: Vintage (grandmothers)
Shoes: Thrifted
Purse: Sam Moon
**Photos by my uber talented brother who is thankfully willing to take pictures when I ask**

Social media will never cease to amaze me with its ability in connecting people who live in different places, states, and countries. I have met so many wonderful people through social media and I am always thrilled when I meet fellow "Kindred Spirits" who share many of my same loves. The dress I am wearing in this post happens to be a true treasure from a dear Kindred Spirit in Canada! I don't even remember how we even met, but it probably had to do something with Tea, Anne of Green Gables, or The Royal Family (of which we are both obsessed)? And it seems like each time we post something we learn that we are even more alike, for example we are both in the 1%-2% of our personality types (which explains a lot). 
I couldn't get over how perfect this dress was when she asked if she could send it to me! You know people are kindred spirits when they understand your love for vintage, plaid, and also say that the dress is very "Taylor Swift" which I 100% agree with, and was thrilled to add it to my collection. Vintage has always held a special place in my heart, not only for its classic style, timeless prints, and artful craftsmanship, but also for it's story. And while I don't know the original story of this dress and the many adventures it had before my friend in Canada had it, I do know it has been worn to meet the cast of one of my favorite Canadian Period Drama Mystery TV shows called Murdoch Mysteries. It's a treasure in and of itself and as soon as I saw it I knew it would make the PERFECT Thanksgiving dress.
The dress itself has so many rich autumn colors so I decided to draw out more of those hues with my accessories. Since it was a bit chilly on Thanksgiving I paired this vintage mustard sweater (that belonged to my grandmother) with the dress which really drew out the golden yellow tones (which are my favorites). To finish off the look I grabbed my ruby red purse and slipped into my favorite pair of flat loafers and called it a day. You know me and dressing for the occasion :) so this dress was absolutely the perfect piece for a Thanksgiving feast! 

-Madison

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  1. I nearly jumped out of my chair when you mentioned Murdoch Mysteries! It is my absolute favorite show and I'm always trying to get more people to watch it :)

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    1. YAY! I love the show so much:) I still have to watch season 8-10 though.
      -M

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  2. I love how you used the accessories, and even the sweater to make the dress look soooo good! I would totally wear that whole outfit! It's gorgeous!
    ~ Megan Joy

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    1. Thank you so much Megan! Isn't it a fun look, I could wear this every day and never get tired of it:)
      -M

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  3. Madison, you are my constant inspiration when it comes to vintage style! Love the print of this dress!

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  4. That is such a cute outfit! The dress definitely looks like something Taylor Swift would wear. And EEK it was worn to meet the cast of Murdoch Mysteries?! I LOVE Murdoch Mysteries! That is so neat! :D
    Great post!

    ~Lydia~ <3

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  5. This is a sweet outfit, and the story of how you got the dress is fun! I'm sure you will treasure it for a long time to come. :)

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