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To have the urge to spend £40 on a dress for a . . .

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expatinscotland · 12/03/2007 22:26

daughter's 4th birthday?


I saw it in a shop window by chance when a bus I was on broke down.

It's in her family's tartan.

But cut just right for her summer birthday.

She'd look so lovely in it.

With some little red shoes.

Oooo, the photos!

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Gobbledigook · 12/03/2007 22:27

Buy it, buy it, buy it, buy it.....


Then I want to see a pic

fryalot · 12/03/2007 22:28

that all depends on how rich you are....

My mum always says "if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it"

expatinscotland · 12/03/2007 22:29

I think I might be able to cajole it out of my mother .

She's a sucker for things like this.

I'll snap a photo of it tomorrow and email it to her.

It's so, so pretty and absolutely perfect for her colouring and her hair.

She loves dresses.

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fryalot · 12/03/2007 22:30

now, that's a good idea.

Cajole the mother. Definitely.

Tamum · 12/03/2007 22:30

The thing to remember is you've got another daughter, so it's only £20 really. Sorted.

expatinscotland · 12/03/2007 22:32

Yes, that's so true, Tamum.

I feel better about this purchase already.

I can just see DD1's sweet face lighting up when she sees the dress.

'Oh, Mummy! It's so pretty! Can I put it on?'

'Of course, you can, sweetpea!'

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Tamum · 12/03/2007 22:33

Oh blimey, you've just got to

expatinscotland · 12/03/2007 22:33

I'm going to take a photo of it tomorrow.

I might have to go into the shop and pretend to be a tourist.

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MrsPhilipGlenister · 12/03/2007 22:33

Tamum and expat, I am loving this Edinburgh sophistry and sophistication!

Am completely boracic lint myself atm, sucks doesn't it?

expatinscotland · 12/03/2007 22:34

I can hear her wee voice, 'Where are my tights?'

She'd let me brush her long hair - she never whinges about it when she's wearing a nice dress - and tie a ribbon in it.

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expatinscotland · 12/03/2007 22:34

MIL would love it because she wears MIL's tartan - so does DH.

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expatinscotland · 12/03/2007 22:35

There's a fabric shop just up the road.

For the matching ribbon for her hair.

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misdee · 12/03/2007 22:36

if its family tartan you have to! my MIL would insist! (they are scottish as well)

well done on knowing her tartan, i dont have a clue!

unknownrebelbang · 12/03/2007 22:36

There's no question really, is there?

She's gotta have it, courtesy of grandmama.

Tamum · 12/03/2007 22:36

My friend always used to say "oo, you'll get your wear out of it" about anything I wanted to buy, and it was just so comforting I was obliged to buy it. I really think you must, expat

Hello dino

fryalot · 12/03/2007 22:36

you are only allowed to buy the dress if we get to see a photo of her looking gorgeous with her tights, and her beautifully brushed hair with its ribbon that matches the dress perfectly.

Does the shop have a website? can you buy it NOW?

misdee · 12/03/2007 22:37

little pretty black shoes as well expat.

fryalot · 12/03/2007 22:37

patent leather?

misdee · 12/03/2007 22:38

or if you insist on red shoes, then make them pretty ones as well.

i am a sucker for patent leather black shoes for parties for little girls.

Tamum · 12/03/2007 22:40

Just think how disappointed we will all be if you don't get it....

KristinaM · 12/03/2007 22:42

no no no. I am the voice of reason - tartan dresses are naff. they all just think they are cute because they are sassenachs and dont know any better

next you will be buying tartan trews for your DP

[ducks for cover]

suedonim · 12/03/2007 22:59

Buy it, buy it! It'll be good quality at that price and dd2 will get the benefit as well! There's a shop in A'deen that always has little dresses in the window and they look sooo cute.

KristinaM · 12/03/2007 23:16

Aberdeen is hardly the style capital of Europe sue

['re not a quean are you???]

KristinaM · 12/03/2007 23:18

Aberdeen is hardly the style capital of Europe sue

['re not a quean are you???]

expatinscotland · 12/03/2007 23:58

MIL has bought tartan dresses for both the girls for their 1st birthdays. In her family's tartan, of course .

And it doesn't get 'mair' Scottish than MIL .

My work colleague was brought up in Aberdeen, although we never let her forget she's really from Greenock , and she likes the idea of this dress 'for weans, it's sweet'.

DH wouldn't be caught dead in tartan trews. Or Birkenstocks. Or clogs. The man doesn't even own a brolly - he wears a cap when it rains. I asked him once about putting lotion on his hands and he looked at me glaikit, then said, 'I'm no' doing that.'

I might do black shoes with it.

I'll ask DD1 which she prefers.

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