When I woke up this morning and went downstairs this is what I saw. Lots of Dresses. 10 to be exact.
I really do not like dresses so much. They are itchy. And I have to sit with my legs crossed like a lady. Oh and I HATE pantyhose. I do like some of these. I will have to have a fashion show for my dad later tonight. He likes it when I model clothes.
A MESSAGE FROM MOM: Over the years it has become progressively more difficult to find clothes for Sarah, especially dresses. As her body has matured, she has put on weight around the stomach and hips but her arms and torso have remained extremely short. A few years back I discovered that girls dresses in size 14.5 or 16.5 work well. The half size gives the extra room for the waist and hip expansion, yet the sleeve length and the bodice length are still designed for girls, so they are shorter. The hem length is much better too, as Sarah has maxed out at 4'10." The only problem is finding those half sizes. Each season Dillards usually gets a few styles of party dresses in half size. Sometimes they are just too little girl looking, but we usually find at least one. The most recent find she wore to the music program last week.
So this weekend, I was in Akron(about one hour south of where we live) for a soccer tournament with Matthew. They progressed on to the semi finals, with a few hour delay between games. So I headed down the street to a mall with a Dillards. I first sought out the restroom which they had located in the children's department. As I am walking through, I spot several racks of dresses with a 70% off sign on top. Hmm...it's worth a check a suppose. Holy cow. I found the above 10 dresses all in either 14.5 or 16.5. The best part: they were all marked down to either $10.80 or $15.00. Can you believe that!!!!! Now we will have to see if any fit and they can't be too scratchy.
I better put this part in for Matt: His soccer team went on to win the semi-finals and the FINALS!!! They beat teams from Indiana, Columbus and two premier teams to take home the gold - well in this case a large crystal soccer ball trophy and "Champions" gray t-shirts.