You can't always get what you want...

... but sometimes you do!
If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this dress a few weeks ago. My neighbor brought it to my mother to have it altered, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.
It turns out, my neighbor inherited this dress from an aunt that recently passed away. They were very close, so she took a few items from her wardrobe to keep in her memory. But they had very different taste in fashion, and she didn't think she was going to wear her aunt's clothes at all.

So, when she heard how much I liked this dress, she asked me if I wanted to keep it! She was much happier to give to someone who was going to wear it and love it, instead of keeping it unused in her wardrobe, so I jumped at the chance!
And of course, it fits me like a glove (in these photos, it looks a bit tight across the midriff, but I was just swollen because of "those days").
Fate, destiny, coincidence, call it as you want, but I'm so drawn to this dress, I think we were meant to be together :) Sometimes I just take it out to look at it and it makes me smile.