A couple of times a year Costco carries little girls' party dresses for a great price. I buy one for each of our grand-girls around Easter time. Satin bows, tulle skirts, pleats, tucks, ruffles--is there a little girl anywhere who wouldn't enjoy having one of these dresses? Costco carries a selection of 10 or 12 to pick from. They are colorful and fluffy and pretty in an old-fashioned way. Right now I can't find a photo of any grand-girls wearing them, so I stole these photos off the internet.
MSP was so not enamored of the dress. Finally she was able to blurt out a poignant teary declaration, "It doesn't fit my personality!" Yeah. An eight-year-old who is so in touch with herself that she could make that statement . . .
She came along on a Costco trip to return the dress. We browsed for a new one without success. But then, on a different rack she spotted a funkier style, one that does fit her personality. It had a peasanty-country-casual feel to it, the type of dress that could go with sandals or cowboy boots or whatever. We brought it home, she tried it on, she was a happy camper. Wish I had a photo of her smile when she wore it later that day!