And me, I was tired emotionally. Watching her put on all these lovely dresses, really showed me my first little girl has turned into a lovely young woman. All these memories of her growing up were flooding my mind as I sat in the chair outside the dressing room, waiting. And waiting. And waiting. Making me turn a little melancholy and teary.
And a lovely young woman she's become indeed, who knows her own mind and what she likes, that's for sure. She knew exactly what she wanted before going in, and no trying to talk her into other stuff. She didn't want long. She didn't want poofy. She didn't want rhinestones or sequins. She didn't want too revealing. What she did want was something simple, elegant, cocktail length, with black, red or green or a certain kind of blue I have no idea what the name of is. And she didn't want her mother to have to spend $400 like her friend did. Bless her heart, I love that girl. She just could not fathom spending that on a dress she'll wear once for a few hours when she could use that money for another chance to go to the drama/dance and missions summer program she attended last year. The choice was simple for her.
She ended up with a beautiful, elegant dresss that has a touch of spanish flavor to it. You'll have to use your imagination a bit with these pics. Her dress is the black illusion halter dress on the left, but take out black cumberbund and put in the lace waist (except not quite so wide and more fitted like the cumberbund) from the dress on the right. Now imagine that whole thing with the black meshy stuff and black lace from the waist over red (instead of over black like the picture). Clear as mud? I know you can do it. Are you seeing it? I guess that's why I think it's sort of spanishy because of the red, black and lace. But it's lovely.
Next on the grad to do list? Learn how to walk in some kind of heel. Now this should be interesting.