I guess it’s a part of growing up-your parents get tired of being your free storage unit. My mom has been giving back or throwing out things left and right. My childhood books, papers from school and odds and ends made at summer camp have made their way back to my house or into the trash.
My mom called me a few weeks ago and said she was going to donate my old dresses to Goodwill unless I wanted them. The crafter in me couldn’t stand the thought of all of those fabulous dresses going away. Maybe I could make them into something? The next time I saw my mom I walked away with a giant bag of dresses and had a serious walk down memory lane.
This little number was my junior prom dress. I found it on a clearance rack in JCPenney for about $30. I fell in love with it and begged my mom to buy it. That was an easy sell-my mom got out of prom dress shopping and spending a ton of money on a new dress. This dress included the mandatory bow in the back. (I’m pretty sure that was a legal requirement in the 90s, but don’t quote me on it.) True story-when I saw my friend Debra at the prom and we hugged we got stuck together. Her dress was completely sequined on the top. Sequins and lace don’t like each other. I think it took about half an hour to get us “un-stuck”.