It’s been a long time since my daughter has been invited to a party. The classes were mixed for Year 3 (or not mixed so much as a handful of kids were swapped) and her old friends seem to have forgotten her and the new class aren’t including her yet.
So she was very excited to finally be going to a party and of course wanted to look her best.
This lovely party dress was a Christmas present from the Indigo collection at Marks & Spencers. From a distance it looks like it’s black and red, but it’s actually an unusual shade of dark green. The skirt is a nice knee length and it’s got a row of understated bronze coloured buttons on the shoulder.
She hadn’t got round to wearing it before, so I hadn’t really appreciated how nice the dress is and how much it would suit her. I find the problem with getting kids of my daughter’s age clothes for Christmas is that they are already halfway through winter and they rarely get enough wear out of them (she will most certainly have grown out of it by next winter).
She wore it with her black ballet pumps shoes, sparkly bolero cardigan and black tights which all came from F&F at Tesco and she looked gorgeous. She looked smart enough for a party without being over-done.
I really hope she gets more chances to wear this out before the winter is out. (And I especially hope she gets invited to more parties!)