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Johnie
06-03-2009, 12:14 AM
So I have been wanting to share this story since last night but Snapfish doesn't seem to want to take my cell phone pictures. So I have found the dress online and will share it with you.

Alysia and I went dress shopping last night. She at first wanted a short dress since she is petite. The salesclerks were awesome and got her all sorts of great dresses. All were very cute but none WOWed her. So we went looking throught the racks ourselves. I found a long dress with lots of sparkly things on it. The color is peach and I have always thought this one of Alysia's best colors.

Here is the dress on the model. It looks MUCH better in person IMO. I wouldn't have picked it based on the picture here. There is also a picture of the shoes we bought as well. The wonderful thing is it doesn't need any alterations. It is the perfect length with heels!! YEAH!!

It was also probably the most expensive dress we looked at as well. It was also the only one she tried on that she and I both gasped out loud. You can't put a price on that.

We took our first trip to WDW when she was 5. On the last day, she really wanted a Tinkerbell costume. It was $50. We were going home that day. $50 was A LOT of money back then. I so regret that I didn't buy that dress. I guess this is the current day Tinkerbell dress :yes:

Tink
06-03-2009, 12:33 AM
Ohhhhhhhhhh MYYYY GAWWWWWDDD!!! She's going to be drop dead stunning in that dress and those shoes!!!!!

I cannot wait to see a photo of her in it!!!

Johnie
06-03-2009, 12:36 AM
Prom is April 18th so I will have lots of pictures then.

You can't really see it in the picture but the dress has a bit of gold in the under layers.

I found this nifty site for shoes. www.shoeocean.com The shoes were only $16.99 with $2 shipping.

Tink
06-03-2009, 12:39 AM
Seriously? Those are pretty elaborate shoes for under $20!!! Wow!

It's nice that it has a touch of gold. The shoes will bring it out a bit. I wondered if the sparklies had some gold to them. :yes:

Whew. You are sending Mike along with her (armed) right? :unsure:

Beccaberry
06-03-2009, 12:44 AM
Hi honey...

Sorry I'm so stupidly delayed in answering your text...my phone is having "issues" (apparently it's been reading all this I phone talk)..but I *did* get the photo, and I'm sending it to my email with what remains of my battery right now...I'll try and post momentarily...it's gorgeous!

Johnie
06-03-2009, 12:45 AM
That is a good idea! Mike should definately go along to keep the boys in check :yes:

I told her we were going to Payless for shoes! :tongue: they didn't have anything but a google search came up with the site I mentioned.

Tink
06-03-2009, 12:46 AM
My cousin (who's mother worked for an airline at the time) in NY (Syracuse) flew to Boston to buy shoes for her senior prom! :lol:

Johnie
06-03-2009, 12:46 AM
Hi honey...

Sorry I'm so stupidly delayed in answering your text...my phone is having "issues" (apparently it's been reading all this I phone talk)..but I *did* get the photo, and I'm sending it to my email with what remains of my battery right now...I'll try and post momentarily...it's gorgeous!

:hug2: that's ok honey. I figured you were just busy.

Johnie
06-03-2009, 12:47 AM
My cousin (who's mother worked for an airline at the time) in NY (Syracuse) flew to Boston to buy shoes for her senior prom! :lol:


WOW! Those must have been some shoes!!

Beccaberry
06-03-2009, 12:50 AM
YAY!! I managed to get it...
Would you please tell that girl to SMILE! She's GORGEOUS!!!

This is an awesome photo, too...I love how you can see the back of it...I think that's my favorite part! And once she gets into those shoes!! VA VA VOOM!

Johnie
06-03-2009, 12:52 AM
:tongue: the funny thing is she WAS smiling the whole time. I swear I caught her the one moment she wasn't!!

Beccaberry
06-03-2009, 01:01 AM
LOVELY!!

Johnie
06-03-2009, 01:04 AM
Alysia wants everyone to know that she will NOT be wearing her bra underneath it :tongue:

Beccaberry
06-03-2009, 01:05 AM
As long as she's wearing a SMILE, I'm happy :D :D :D

So then, how is she going to wear her hair?

Beccaberry
06-03-2009, 01:06 AM
Baleigh wants to know if she's going with Cody?

Johnie
06-03-2009, 01:06 AM
You know what was so great about the shopping trip? There were a couple of other girls and their moms there. All of the girls looked so good in their dresses. I swear I don't ever remember feeling like that while trying on clothes.

Johnie
06-03-2009, 01:08 AM
No, Cody is history. There is a new boy named Justin now.

She said something about curls. I told her I'd have to see it to actually see it. I don't think she has enough hair for curls. She then lectured me that Marilyn Monroe's hair was shorter than hers is and she had curls :surrender:

PsychoAlice
06-03-2009, 01:11 AM
Oh goodness how gorgous is that!! Gotta love it when things come together like that!

Johnie
06-03-2009, 01:17 AM
I know! The salesclerk said she would have never picked that dress from what Alysia had said she wanted. Alysia then said, "I didn't know I wanted a long pretty dress!"

Tink
06-03-2009, 01:45 AM
I think curls would look wicked! :yes: I wish she had the shoes on! I keep envisioning her tripping on the long hem! :eek: (That's my inner klutz coming out). :D

foreverducky
06-03-2009, 02:00 AM
Oh my!!!! That dress is stunning and she looks beautiful in it. The back totally makes that dress!!!!

Mari
06-03-2009, 04:13 AM
JOhnie... do you now you made me cry??

She looks STUNNING!!!!!!

the dress is beautiful, but the model is GORGEOUS!!

Johnie
06-03-2009, 04:28 AM
:hug2: I didn't mean to make you cry!

Just remember to buy that little princess dress when she asks for it :yes:

Deb
06-03-2009, 07:03 AM
Oh, wow!! The dress is so lovely, she is going to look even more stunning when she's all "done up" on the night! The back of the dress really makes it extra special...makes me long for the days when I could wear something like that without having to strategically cover certain areas up :tongue: And very sexy shoes!!!

Your story of not buying her the Tinkerbell dress made me tear up a little too....

Dawn
06-03-2009, 08:05 AM
:jawdrop:

lisaw
06-03-2009, 09:40 AM
The dress and Alysia are stunning Johnie :yes: She is sure going to make an entrance to her prom. :D

Wendy
06-03-2009, 10:38 AM
Alysia looks beautiful Johnie, the dress and the colour really suit her, see Mom does know best :wink:

She will be the belle of the ball (or prom in this case) :D

Britchick
06-03-2009, 01:35 PM
wow, stunning, can't wait to see the complete ensemble

mumof2
06-03-2009, 01:39 PM
WOW! Alysia looks absolutely stunning! :yes:

Taja
06-03-2009, 02:13 PM
Gorgeous! Both the model and the gown! :D

The colour is a bit more coral on my monitor, but what ever we call it, it's perfect on Alysia! :thumbsup:

It looks more like a costume from Dancing with the Stars (think Vienese waltz) than a prom dress--at least from my era! :lol: Certainly more beautiful than anything we had available! :)

Dorothy
06-03-2009, 02:49 PM
I wish she had the shoes on! I keep envisioning her tripping on the long hem! :eek: (That's my inner klutz coming out). :D

My inner klutz would come out if I tried to walk in those shoes :lol:

She is so pretty to begin with and in that dress she is just beautiful!!!!

Isafari
06-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Gorgeous dress and a beautiful young lady....what a gorgeous combination :yes:

Tinker
06-03-2009, 05:27 PM
GORGEOUS !!! both Alysia & the dress . :biggrin:

Disneybumble
06-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Stunning Johnie. She looks so beautiful did you cry when she came out in it.

Johnie
06-03-2009, 06:10 PM
No, I didn't cry but I did gasp. She just looked so beautiful :yes:

josh.p.
06-03-2009, 10:56 PM
:jawdrop::anxious:

Tink
06-03-2009, 11:29 PM
So, Mister Josh...you planning on visiting Virginia any time soon? :wink:

josh.p.
06-03-2009, 11:45 PM
I may have to re-think, Johnie has a shovel!!!

Johnie
07-03-2009, 12:55 AM
:tongue: I do indeed.

Mari
07-03-2009, 05:16 AM
:hug2: I didn't mean to make you cry!

Just remember to buy that little princess dress when she asks for it :yes:

I promise....


YOu have a beautiful daughter.... but what I absolutly love is your relationship with her... CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Johnie
07-03-2009, 05:25 AM
She's a great kid. I am very, very lucky.

daveann
07-03-2009, 08:49 PM
wow does she look stunning :)

i didnt have any girls and would have loved to have had the relationship you seem to have with your daughter :)

mainecoon lover
07-03-2009, 09:01 PM
Aww stunning. She will be the bell of the ball.

Mari
08-03-2009, 04:03 AM
She's a great kid. I am very, very lucky.

luck is not even 20%.....

You are and excellent mother who has done a PERFECT job :yes:

Johnie
08-03-2009, 06:57 PM
awww thank you hon :hug2:

Mags
08-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Oh wow! The dress is absolutely gorgeous. She is going to be the belle of the ball.

Margaret