Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Cherry Dress

A children's fashion standard is the cherry dress, or so I learned a couple of years ago when my mother-in-law ordered one for Snook, and it arrived a whole year later. Why did it take so long to get here? Because there is only one place in the whole world where they make the cherry dress, and that is the St. Louis Woman's Exchange. You can read all about this amazing, enduring, historic place right here.

Although the cherry dress is traditionally an Easter frock, I couldn't resist putting Snook in it on Christmas morning, what with the red, white and green color scheme and all. I'd also love for her to get as much use out of it as possible before she grows out of it (especially since I'm not too adept at letting out hems). She did get chocolate on it, so a trip to the cleaners is in order before her next wearing for sure.

Jackie put John-John in the boy's version of the cherry dress many years ago.

Bubs, however, opted for this even more timeless ensemble on Christmas morning.


jora said...
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jora said...

That dress is too cute!!! I want one for Baby J now.

Marcy said...

Cute! And I love "Bubs" in his santa outfit.