Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Dress Shopping...And Not For Me This Time!

I think I'll start off with the most recent activity, as that is what's fresh in my mind. My parents were here over the weekend and my mom and I began our shopping expedition to look for the mother-of-the-bride dress. Let's just say by the end of the weekend we were wishing we had worn a pedometer to see how much we had walked! neutral

As they didn't arrive until around lunchtime on Saturday, first things first we grabbed some lunch so we'd have some energy for our marathon shopping. We started out at Chesterfield Mall and began our search at Dillard's. Out of all the stores we went to all weekend, Dillard's had the most and best selection. It seems that most stores don't carry much evening formal wear for women at all. We spent quite a bit of time in Dillard's - one of the dresses my mom tried on would have been purchased in a heartbeat, but she felt the color wasn't quite right. It was a light seafoam green, which we both thought screamed spring, instead of the rich colors of fall. She tried several dresses in gold, bronze and brown shades, one of which she liked enough to be a "contender." It was cute...a Cachet fitted taffeta dress with spaghetti straps with a front button jacket. However, the one con according to my mom were the spaghetti straps. Besides, it was only the first store. We had plenty more looking to do! wink Here's the dress (or something similar) in a different color. The one she liked was a bronzy gold color.

{Image from Nordstrom.com}

Continuing on, we stopped in at Macy's where we bought a couple of other things, but they had nothing as far as mother-of-the-bride dresses. Very disappointing. We made a quick sweep at Sears. Worse than Macy's. So after we picked up a few other items on our list, we blew that joint.

We decided to try St. Peters, which boasts another mall and David's Bridal. We swung by David's Bridal first. They had a couple of cute things, but nothing in the proper sizes to even try on. And the colors weren't quite right either. Then again to the mall, where we looked at JCPenney (no luck) and at Dillard's (again). By this time we had been at it a good six hours, so we decided to call it a day.

To be continued...



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