Sunday, March 22, 2009

Prom shopping part III....

We went to 4 more stores... this is the only store she tried things on in Smryna... gorgeous purple but needed altered... that would put the price at around $400... Sound familiar? So we went back to the Special Touch... now we found a gown on line that is very similar to the ONE but it comes from China and it may need altering once it gets here to alter it may cost $35 to $100. Plus it just might not make it! After all Jim's dealing with China I'm leery to say the least. So the solution Courtney I came up with is, she has to earn as much money as she can toward the dress, hopefully half. Now she has to see if Jackie needs her at Jim's office and/ or drum up some babysitting jobs. hopefully she gets both! Cross your fingers for her! She is going to wear the same shoes she's worn for her last two formals. You can't see them under the dress any way. I'll probably have to cough up the hair money & nails. Not sure what we'll do about the jewelry. last time she wore my 10th anniversary diamond earings with my diamond jackets on her ears and Grammy Margie's pearl with the crystals around her neck. But if she doesn't come up with the money i don't know what we'll do... Lady Godiva?

4 comments:

vtpuggirl said...

Wow, that seems to be so much for a dress! Plus all the other costs, yep that's crazy. I think you are doing the right thing making her pay some. Crossing figures for a job, if you lived closer I need a baby sitter!

MollyPeckham said...

Oh wow, how I remember those days. And then I remember them as being a person who use to sell those dresses...lol. Granted, the most I spent on a dress was $170, but still...I remember those price tags...and the girls giving 'those' looks to get them! LOL! good luck!

CB said...

Formal dress prices are outrageous (wait until you are shopping for a wedding dress!) but what can you do? Any consignment shops around?

Kate said...

You know what the funny thing is I (not mom& dad) only paid $200 for my wedding dress. It was a sample sale I lucked out. Because it was THE DRESS I tried some on up to $1000.00 this is back in 1990 so $1000 was way more $$$. So I kept telling Courtney that these dresses are more than I paid for my "BIG DAY" dress...ROFL!