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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It was pink and glittery and 100% polyester. What's not to love?

This past Sunday was the annual Mother-Daughter tea at our church.

Sarah and I attended the tea for the first time last year and she loved it.  And why wouldn't she?  She got a new dress and a whole girly afternoon devoted to just Sarah and Mommy.

So we were definitely going this year and of course, I promised her a new dress.  But due to lots of snow days, sickness and other annoying schedule conflicts, I wasn't able to get to the store to pick out the dress that I thought she would look best in.

Instead, we went together. 

Before we headed to the store we went to to get an idea of what they had.  We picked several very pretty dresses that were all less than $16.00.  And I had a 15% off coupon to make the price even nicer.

But on the very last page of girl's dresses, Sarah spotted this little number...

The IZ Byer California Glitter Bubble Dress.

And it could be ours for the low, low price of $30.00.


Well of course, I also had my coupon but we also had to get new shoes as well and I was less than thrilled with the look of the dress. It looked a little Wal-Mart to me but I figured I could steer her toward something I liked better once we were in the store.  (And heavens knows I don't  have anything against buying clothes at Wal-Mart.  I get lots of the kid's clothes from there.  I was just hoping for something a smidgen less trashy for the Mother-Daughter tea.  Something more along the lines of what she wore last year.)

As we browsed through all of the dresses at Kohls, Sarah kept turning down dress after dress and I knew why.  Girlfriend was on the lookout for the Wal-Mart dress.

And sure enough, as soon as she spotted it she squealed and screamed, "This is it!  This is the dress I want!"

I held it up and determined it was even more Wal-Mart in person.  It was 100% polyester and it was loaded with glitter.  Glitter that we later discovered came off on everything.

My sweet Sarah was positively giddy as we took it into the dressing room.  I was secretly hoping that the size 6 wouldn't fit but it did.  She swirled and twirled and gleamed as I was telling her that we would have to wear tights and her white sweater to the tea.

She said she didn't care.  I believe her exact words were, "Yeah, yeah, whatever." 

As we walked into the tea on Sunday, she took off her sweater, shook her hair and proclaimed, "I'm really hot in this sweater.  And besides, I want everyone to see my dress." 

So who am I to keep the parishoners of Holy Family Catholic Church from seeing my 5 year old in all of her polyester and glitter glory.  And I guess it really didn't matter.  Because as Sarah put it, "I am so beautiful Mommy!"

And she's right.  She was.  (And self-confidant.  This girl knows she's got it going on!)


Annikke said...

She is adorable!

Mari said...

You both got it goin' on! Great pics!

Denise said...

She is precious.

Swati said...

She does look cute :)

Grandma T said...

...and delightful she was!

Chris said...

She looks beautiful, just like her mom! ;)

I remember those days! The more pink and sparkly the better! :) (Actually, I still aspire to a bit of that myself ... at 45... and people have been known to make fun of my pink shoes! But I don't care!) :)

My Sarah is 13 now and trying to find an Easter dress is awful. It's so hard to find a dress for church!

Personally, I think you did just great. The dress looks very pretty in the photos ... and your daughter's smile is priceless.

Kimberly said...

This day will seem like a dream when you guys go prom dress shopping! In all seriousness, Sarah is absolutely beautiful in that dress, and you had georgeous weather to go with it. Glad you both had fun!

Tracy said...

Beautiful indeed!!! She has very good taste!

Jaina said...

I think she looks awfully cute. I love glitter. One of our "rules" senior year was that glitter wasn't an accessory, it was a necessity. Lol. One of my friends was obsessed with it. Haha. I think their apartment is probably still covered in glitter. :)

Corey~living and loving said...

This is great. She knew....and so was so delighted. that is wonderful. So pretty, that girl! ♥