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Hair, Bible Study and A Drag Queen

Yeah, you read that right.

I'll explain,
just give me a minute. 
My 13 year-old daughter goes to a wonderful girls bible study lead by an awesome, energetic, hip, on-fire-for-the Lord gal named Jennifer. The girls love her.

So do I.

Jennifer is in her 20s and just graduated from the Aveda Institute. She was given the honor of doing hair at the institute's fashion show which donated all the proceeds to the Ohio Sierra Club to clean up our rivers.

Which is lovely.
The graduates were put into groups and given a color that they had to depict through a theme doing the hair and makeup of models to support that theme.

Are you still with me?

Well, Jennifer was kind enough to give us tickets so I could take my daughter and a friend from the bible study to go to the fashion show.

I have been to maybe three fashion shows in my entire life. I was in two of them.

(Feel free to laugh here.)
I was in high school and it was some kind of honor to be asked by this women's clothing store calle…

Damsel in This Dress

I rarely wear dresses. My lifestyle of carpool and making dinner and doing laundry doesn't require it.

I have an event coming up that is dress worthy so shopping was necessary.

I am not much of a shopper. 

A thrifter:  yes.  Taking items from my neighbor's curb on trash day:  yes.  Going to the mall:  no.  BIG no.  Don't love it.
I find shopping easier when there is a clear mission. I am easily distracted so I am most successful when I know exactly what to look for. In this case the mission was a dress so I was good to go.

For many reasons I decided to avoid the mall (mostly because of the aforementioned lack of love) and go to TJMaxx. I guess it has been awhile since I have dressed shopped because I was shocked by all I found. The dresses were either extremely short or floor length. Nothing in between. They were strapless or off one shouldered. There were several that I didn't understand on first glance. I decided that if it took me more than 5 seconds to "figure …