Knowing how much my mom dislikes trying on clothes and spending money on said clothes, I knew it was going to have to be a sneak-attack. The opportunity was perfect this past weekend when we took Saturday to drive over to New Mexico to get some wedding tasks accomplished...I had a full list of things and on that list I didn't mention one time we were going to look at Dillard's for a dress for her. She probably wouldn't have gotten in the car, plus she was just getting over a horrible cold and wasn't feeling her best that day. We ran the first few errands and then I casually mentioned that we should check out Ross for some baskets, knowing that to get to Ross, we had to walk through Dillard's. It was perfect, within the first few steps of the store, I spotted a cute dress, grabbed it and demanded we look around some more. I'm so clever!
Next thing you know, we had a good 10 dresses and my mom was getting into the spirit. Once we had the selection and she began trying them on, it was easy peasy lemon squeezy. There were very few requirements for her dress; nothing too formal, flattering, comfy, and the option to wear tights and other warm accessories.
She didn't even come out of the dressing room if she didn't like the dress on her, so the first one I saw was one I pulled, this cute black number:
|Heyy Mama Honey!|
This color looked great on her skin tone, and it coordinates with the rest of our color palette. Now we had to decide which of the two she wanted; we walked away and got an Icee, came back and she confidently declared she was getting both! She had planned to spend around $150 for her MOB dress, and instead she got two for $150. The black dress was $99, and the purple dress was on sale $54. One she may wear for the rehearsal and the other for the wedding, but she hasn't decided that part yet.
I bet if we had declared that day that we would find her MOB dress, it wouldn't have happened. Isn't that the way it always goes? Instead Mama Honey found two perfectly gorgeous dresses, making this one of the easiest tasks to date. Now we are on the lookout for suede boots and jewelry to round out her outfits.
Was shopping for your mom's dress easier or more difficult than you expected? Anyone else have to plan a a covert-op?!