Hey friends! I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration!

A couple weeks ago I found this black dress at one of my favorite thrift shops. When I bought the dress {for $4} it had long, sheer sleeves, shoulder pads and a belt around the waist. I cut off the sleeves at the seam, removed the shoulder pads and took off the belt. I don’t know if you know this about me, but I love to dream up stories about my thrifted treasures and imagine the life they’ve had before I discovered them.

In my imagination, this dress has quite a story to tell!

The dress belonged to a girl named Rebecca in the 1980’s. Rebecca had long, wavy brown hair and a smile that made a room light up. Her college sorority was hosting a spring dance and Justin, her boyfriend of two months was planning to take her. The week of the dance, she got her bangs trimmed and her nails painted. She found black shoes and a sweet necklace to complete her outfit. Everything was coming together! The dress was perfect, how could the evening be anything but perfect?

The day quickly arrived. The night sky was clear and the stars twinkled like diamonds. Rebecca dabbed a bit of lip gloss across her mouth and let one more mist of white rain hairspray fall lightly on her feathered bangs. Just as she slipped into her new heels, the doorbell rang.

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{Dress, thrifted. Pink top, thrifted. Gray heels, H&M. Charm bracelet, my shop}

As they climbed into his Ford pick-up to make the short drive over to the dance, Rebecca noticed that Justin seemed quiet. He easily pulled the truck into a parking spot and made his way over to her side of the car to open her door. Rebecca couldn’t put her finger on it, but something strange was in the air. Was Justin acting different or was she being crazy? As they walked into the dance, he put his arm around her and gave her a reassuring squeeze. The dark room was  lit only by small twinkling lights. The DJ was playing a slow song and everyone was swaying to the music. And then it happened…

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Okay, friends! Here’s where you come in. Leave a comment and tell us what happens next. I’ll pick one ending and the winner will get a $50 gift card to my shop! Let your creative juices flow!!

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