Posted by The Wizzle | Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:00 PM
When I was a little girl, my mom would take my sister and I to get "Easter dresses" every year. We went to (what seemed to me) the fanciest store in Arizona, to try on dress after dress: dresses with pinafores, lace petticoats, enormous sashes, in every color of the rainbow. Sometimes we got gloves and hats, too. To this day I remember one saleslady going on and on about a green dress and how it set off my hair so beautifully.
(I was very vain, you see, even then. And I remember distinctly imagining that I was Sara Crewe, with a wardrobe that was the talk of the school: silk stockings, ermine muffs, and shoes made to make my feet appear tiny and delicate.)
Now that I'm a grown-up, I haven't had a new dress for Easter since the year Eve was born 6 years ago. And for as much time as I spend in church, I think a new dress is jolly well in order!
The thing is, I know where to shop for myself. (I'm thinking maybe this, with these?) But I have no idea where to look for the girls!
- doesn't have to be the exact same dress for both girls (vastly different colorings)
- affordable ($30 or less per girl)
- natural fibers: no shining or squeaking or flameproof coatings
- available in sizes 4/5 and 6/7. Target is dead to me now that Eve is firmly past size 5 and in the "big girls" section, a.k.a. complete exile
- something not everyone will have, because I'm a snob like that
I'm toying with this, but I'm not sold. What would be your go-to stores for my situation?
P.S. Don't forget to opine and enter. Tomorrow is the last day!