Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cinderella

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!