so the kid's 6th grade graduation/promotion/whatever you want to call it ceremony is tomorrow. now, she's been talking about dresses, hair, makeup, shoes, the whole nine for months for this thing. i guess i shouldn't be too surprised, considering she's always planned out her halloween costumes damn near a year in advance. heh.
we managed to scoop up a really pretty anna sui dress from anthropologie about a month ago. the bargain shopper in me found it in the clearance section, marked down to $69 from $200+! it's black silk with a red floral pattern - empire waisted, with a red ribbon belt and falls just below the knee. too cute. and yesterday at the mall, she decided she wanted to spend some of her highly coveted birthday money on a pair of RED PATENT LEATHER PEEPTOES at aldo. [thud] they've got a 2-inch heel and i have to admit, they look adorable with her dress, but....man.
she's decided she wants to do a gwen stefani/rockabilly/glam 40's-style half updo. and, of course, the oh-so-predictable "moooooom, can i wear some makeup pleeeeeeeaaaaaase?" was asked ages ago. i didn't touch makeup until i was in the 8th grade. you're, what, 13 or 14 then? so as usual, she's way ahead of me.
i had to draw the line when we stopped at the MAC counter and she was eyeing colors like "lasting lust". "lip gloss, not lipstick", i tell her. after arguing the subtle differences, she got frustrated and decided to look at accessories instead. oy vey.
black eyeliner, red lips, and red patent leather peeptoes. i need some excedrin. make that EXTRA STRENGTH excedrin. and a shot of whiskey to chase it down.