Saturday, 26 October 2019
#SoCS - 25/10/19 - Dress
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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dress” Use it anyway you want.
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I am not known for wearing dresses. Or even smart clothes really. I prefer jeans and comfy tops. Nothing fancy or frilly. My priority is comfort.
But of course there are times when smart dress is required. Obviously I had a work wardrobe which did contain a few dresses but also a lot of trousers. Much more practical when dealing with emergency situations. (I was a school Business Manager which included being responsible for Health & Safety. Rushing around the school in a dress and heels wasn't my idea of fun - trousers and flats were more my uniform.)
Yesterday's prompt of "dress" was rather apt as it was my daughter's 4th wedding anniversary. As the Mother of the Bride at the wedding a dress was almost compulsory! But tricky. It was only a year since I'd been the Mother of the Groom at my son's wedding.
Finding another bridal dress was proving harder the 2nd time around. The designer I'd favoured before had updated their range but it still felt too similar so I was still looking for something different and finding nothing.
Then we went on holiday. To Wales. And I stumbled across a very small bridal shop that had what could only be described as "Mother of the Bride" dresses. But it was CLOSED! Fortunately it reopened before we left to come home and I found THE dress. (And matching jacket.)
But if my search for a dress was hard don't even get me started on the wedding dress.
(And the following year I had to do it all over again for my other son!)