Vintage 60s sundress from Raleigh Vintage
I love cornfields so much. This one is in the back of my brother’s house and I had to explore. When I visit my Uncle who owns a farm in upstate NY, I stare at the cornfields surrounding the land and adore the glow of the sun on the stalks as they stretch up towards the sky. The taste of corn is something I cherish even more. I recently found out that corn is a grain and not a vegetable and I was heartbroken because I told people for years that it was my favorite vegetable. I guess now it makes sense why I also devour the Corn English Muffins at the store. I eat mainly grains! I would love to work/own a cornfield.
You know what is fun about this set of photos? My hair is all over the place sticking out of my braid and out of sorts on my head. While most people want to make sure everything is “perfect” in their photo sessions, I’m a bit of a wild child. I actually have a VERY difficult time keeping white dresses clean and always get them dirty. I love this dress but I got a little bit of brownie chocolate on the back of it right after getting these shots taken. I am not good at keeping things 100%, and that is actually a wonderful feeling. Dresses are always so much fun to wear, but the reality is, even as old as some of them may be, like this one from the 60s, it won’t last forever and I am going to live in it as much as there is life left in it.
I often receive prayer guides and missionary updates from people/organizations, and they tend to share pictures of children they are with who are in dirty tattered dresses or types of garments. They live in the same outfit for months while people in our culture wear a dress once and have it sit in their closet for months and months before wearing it again, if they ever even do! Wear your clothes out! I have mended so many dresses and others I have enjoyed have ripped where they can’t be mended so I’ve had to throw them out. Material things do not last. Do not hold on to things as if they are your treasure here and idolize them, but make treasures that last forever through your relationships with others, how you help people, how you build your life, and how you serve and obey God through it all.