You know how I feel about certain clothes or accessories – when I have an interesting experience finding something, that piece is forever dear to me. Finding this inexpensive (cheap, really) teal sundress was an interesting experience.
I don’t have children. I have a great niece, Amelia. She’s two and as big a character as any I’ve ever encountered. This kid doesn’t just sing and dance, she stages an entire Broadway show that she’s made up on the spot. And it doesn’t matter where you happen to be at the time, when she’s inspired, the show is ON.
One weekend while she was staying with me, I decided to stop in at Old Navy to check out their sales. Probably because I don’t have children, I thought it would be an easy, quick trip. It was quick alright. But easy? Something – I don’t know what – inspired our sweet girl and she needed to share that inspiration with the world. Or, at least with everyone who happened to be in the store at that time.
Amelia, come help me find a pretty dress.
Amelia, over here. Come here. Over here. No, where I am. Here. Today.
Amelia, inside voice. Don’t act like you don’t know what that means.
Amelia, don’t dance on the display. No, the mannequin can’t dance with you.
Amelia, look before you…Sorry!…before you run into someone else.
Amelia, come in the dressing room with me. Or, dance into the dressing room with me.
Amelia, DON’T OPEN THE DOOR! The show is in here right now.
Amelia, I can’t pick you up right now.
Amelia, DON’T put that in your mou…! Spit it out. All of it. Jeez, what WAS that?
Amelia, I can’t give you a pedicure right now. Wait. Where did you get that nail polish?!
Amelia, I can’t sing your song – I don’t know the words.
Amelia, do you like this dress? Okay, let’s go pay for it. NO, WAIT FOR ME TO GET DRESSED FIRST!!
So, we picked this dress ($12 on sale) and it looks great with my Cole Haan chocolate brown, yellow and teal open-toed slingbacks (um, slightly more than $12). On its own, the spaghetti straps aren’t office appropriate, but my yellow Boden cardigan brings me up to code.
FYI, mine and Amelia’s next quick stop was the liquor store. She needed a nap and Aunt Felicia needed a little quiet time with a glass bottle of wine.