Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tomorrow marks the first day of spring break for my teenage daughter. We aren't making any big trips this year, just day trips where we'll be on the hunt for the perfect prom dress. I spent the day cleaning, sorting and dropping things off at Goodwill. I said goodbye today to some cookbooks, mostly low-fat, weight-watcher, no-butter-for-you, recipes. If I don't know how to watch my weight by now, at fifty, there's something wrong with me. When I couldn't handle one more dust ball, I headed out to the local resale shop. I spotted this beauty of a dress behind a table, with only the top peering out. I almost walked by knowing that I couldn't afford the hefty price these dresses always bring. What's the harm, I thought, just look at the tag. Oh my word, did I read that right? $5.00. Even the cashier couldn't believe it. What a beauty, lavender-gray over the palest pink. The vintage brooch is one of mine. The sewing on this is extraordinary. I wish you could see the ruffle strap, the ruffle is gathered and attached on a pink strip that is only 1/4" inch wide - I kid you not. I hope that Maddie and I can find something just as exquisite, even in this day and age of show-it-all and leave nothing to the imagination. We will do our best, with this one as our guide.