Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Homecoming Dress

This last week has been a little wild and crazy to say the least.  The only time I had available to go Homecoming dress shopping with Tessa was last Friday after school.  We had about two hours.

We headed across town to our favorite vintage shop in Southeast Portland - Xtabay.  It is a very nice vintage shop and it is where Tessa found one of the dresses for her senior picture.

She tried on a few dresses that didn't fit (those vintage dresses are SMALL) and then we saw this pretty emerald green one.  It was a 1950's dress and was gorgeous.  She tried it on and it fit PERFECT!!!  It was beautiful and modest.  But we thought we shouldn't buy a dress at the first place we stopped - that would be TOO EASY - no, we needed to go look a few more places so we headed over to North Alberta to another vintage shop we liked.  No luck there and we were running out of time. 

We decided we really loved that green dress and so I called the shop and asked them to hold it for us.  We met Jim for a quick dinner over on North Mississippi at a new pizza place and then had to get back across the river so Tessa could be at Love and Laughter and I had a ton of cooking to do to get ready for the bridal shower I was doing the next day.  I went back to the get the dress the next day.

But we were excited because we had a dress.  We had a gorgeous dress and it fit her perfect and was modest - no alterations necessary!  She already owned a pair of shoes that would look perfect with it and we decided it didn't need any jewelry, that it was gorgeous enough on it's own.  I picked up a pretty emerald green pashmina shawl for her to wear since it would probably be chilly.

Warning:  There are a lot of pictures.  I just couldn't help myself - she looked so beautiful!!

So here's the dress - isn't it perfect?!  She looks like she just came out of the Emerald City!

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