Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sisterhood of the Multiplying Dress. (or) THE Dress.

So many moons ago, I found out I was pregnant. I knew it was going to be a girl because, well, because I had a dream. I really did have a dream, but that is a whole other story. I also knew it was going to be a girl because I come from a house of girls. I never had brothers. My parents were divorced. I knew girls. My mom had all of these sisters who were a large presence in my life, I knew women. Jack came from a family of seven sisters. We were having a girl. Hands down. So when GAP had this velvet ice skating dress for sale, of course I bought it. In 1998. I might have even bought it full price (or maybe like only 20% off, which by my standards, is full price.) Then it went on sale, so I bought another one in another size. And then another. I eventually owned four sizes of this dress. Well as you know, Finn was a boy. Then another boy, then another boy. Clearly, no girl. Slowly, as my sister and friends all began having girls, I started gifting (surrenderring) the dresses. For someone to recieve the gift of "THE dress" meant clearly our friendship was important to me. I kept one. I did keep one. Fast forward to 2013. Here are the three of us, and our three daughters, wearing various incarnations of THE dress. Time has passed, so much has changed, but man, those dresses are still solid. Solidly awesome! Solidy adorable! Of course, it doesn't hurt that the models are pretty awesomely adorable as well!
 ANTM Note: If I were hiring a model amongst the crowd, I am sorry to say it would not be my own daughter. Macy was the star of this show, as the old pro of the photo shoot. She looked great in all of them. The other two, not so sure about this little endeavor. I had to include my favorite of each girl. 



1 comment:

Lauren in GA said...

Oh. my. starry-eyed. surprise. I LOVE THAT DRESS. And I totally understand the reasons that you bought them. I, too, have... well, "surrendered" darling girl clothes to Stephanie's beautiful Abigail. (I love the word surrendered concerning the gifting. It truly spoke to me.)

I kind of HATE Facebook. I don't see the posts that I truly want to see (because sometimes they don't come up in my news feed) and then I neglect blogging and miss INCREDIBLE gems like this!! I need to get my online priorities straight!

Also, I love the pictures...and love Sterling's little shoes.