This vintage ’60s lime green dress is hands-down one of my favorite things that I own. I wore it to an event for the magazine last year that ensued a few rips in the delicate lace, and it’s been hanging in my closet ever since. But when I needed an outfit for a gala last week (celebrating the Designer Showhouse on the Green in Fairfield), my heart ached for this dress. Enter my mom/seamstress, who had no problem fixing the holes with clear thread and restoring it to its original beauty. She even shot these photos during the perfect autumn golden hour before the event. She’s literally superwoman.