Last night was fun. Since Sophia was at a friend's house and we had about a three hour block of time before we had to pick Alexander up from a party, Steve and I ended up with a date night. As we were eating we discussed Steve's Christmas work party we are attending tonight. Steve mentioned that he would love to see me in a little black dress. I don't own one. So, we decided to head to the mall afterwards and just see if we could find something.
I don't like shopping. At 5'0 I generally have a difficult time finding dresses the right length and then with a size five foot, shoe buying (except online) is a huge chore. Nevertheless, we headed out to see what we could find. I recommended the first store where we found nothing that interested us. Then Steve suggested a store we had passed by earlier and right away he found two dresses he liked. They looked like something I would feel comfortable in too.
I didn't realize when we entered the store that it was was about to close. It obviously didn't matter to the two gals helping us. They were truly wonderful. As I headed to the dressing room, they asked my shoe size and within minutes I had a few selections of shoes sitting in my dressing room. When I came out to show dress number one to Steve, his eyes popped! Of course this is the reaction any woman appreciates from a man, but it is especially welcome from a husband of 22 years. From that moment on he took charge of this little unplanned shopping spree. He asked the gals, who were having a ball dressing me up and seeing his reaction, for ideas on necklaces. He even had ideas of his own. Then I tried on dress number two. The same reaction!
Deciding on which dress to purchase was difficult. It is very rare that I walk into a store and find clothing that fits perfectly. As I headed to the dressing room to dress I told the gals it was up to Steve which one we purchased. Guess what? I now have two dresses, a new pair of shoes, two necklaces, a pair of earrings, a sweater and panty hose. I love it! Steve felt like both dresses are classic styles that I can wear for a long time and something I have needed for a while. Plus, he is looking forward to seeing me in one of the dresses tonight at his party.
This experience was so fun! As I originally headed to the dressing room I thought, "Well, if this dress does fit I am going to spend all of tomorrow looking for shoes and accessories." But this was truly the most fun I have had shopping. It was fast. Everything just came together perfectly. I loved the attention I received and I especially loved the way the gals laughed and worked off Steve's reactions. I felt like Cinderella. Now I just need someone to come do my hair and makeup!